NHRA - National Hot Rod Association

May 21 - Oct 06

Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented By Pennzoil

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Saddle up because it’s time to go to Houston for a little Nitro Rodeo! The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series heads to Houston Raceway Park to an action-packed weekend of drag racing excitement. Top Fuel and Funny Car nitro-burning machines will coarse through the track at speeds over 330 mph while the ultra-sophisticated promises to deliver tight competition.

As always, fans will have the opportunity to interact with their favorite drivers, as Every Ticket's a Pit Pass® at the most powerful and sensory-filled motorsports attraction on the planet! Get direct access to the teams, see firsthand as the highly-skilled mechanics service their hot rods between rounds, and get autographs from your favorite NHRA drivers.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the TICKETS button above or by calling 281-383-7223. Purchase early and save! 


How to Get There: Baytown is 25 miles east of downtown Houston. From downtown Houston, take I-10 east to SH 146 (Exit 797) and go south to FM 1405 (approximately 2 miles). Take FM 1405 east (left) to FM 565 and take another left. The racetrack will be one mile east on your left.

Visitor Information: Baytown Chamber of Commerce, 281-422-8359

Event Schedule




Sportsman Qualifying Session 8:30 a.m.
Midway Opens (Suggested arrival time) 10:00 a.m.

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

 10:30 a.m.
Sportsman Qualfying Session 11:15 a.m.
Factory Stock Showdown Qualifying Session 12:15 p.m.
Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session 12:30 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session  12:45 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session  1:30 p.m.
Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions 2:30 p.m.
Sportsman Qualifying Session 3:05 p.m.

Factory Stock Showdown Qualifying Session

 3:45 p.m.
Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session 4:00 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session  4:15 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session  5:00 p.m.
"NitroMike" and the “Walking Tall” P.T. Cruiser Wheelstander Exhibtion 6:00 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations 6:00 p.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1 6:30 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations 7:10 p.m.

Sunday, May 23



Midway Opens (Suggested arrival time) 9:00 a.m.

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1


11:00 a.m.

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1 12:00 p.m.
Factory Stock Showdown Round 1 12:20 p.m.
Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Round 1 12:30 p.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2 12:40 p.m.
Nitro Eliminations - Round 2 1:20 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2 1:50 p.m.
Factory Stock Showdown Round 2 2:00 p.m.
Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Semi-Finals 2:05 p.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals 2:10 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals 2:25 p.m.
Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals 3:00 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals 3:15 p.m.
Factory Stock Showdown Eliminations - Semi-Finals 3:20 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations - Finals 3:25 p.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals 3:35 p.m.
"NitroMike" "Walking Tall" PT Cruiser Wheelstander Exhibition 3:55 p.m.
Top Fuel Harley Eliminations- Finals 4:05 p.m.
Factory Stock Showdown Eliminations - Finals 4:10 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Final 4:15 p.m.

Nitro Eliminations - Final


4:20 p.m.

All times are Central Daylight Time *Schedule subject to change* Items in blue colored text represent off-track activities.
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