NHRA - National Hot Rod Association

Apr 22 - 24

NHRA SpringNationals

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Houston Raceway Park, a staple on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour since 1988, will stage its final NHRA national event in 2022. The track benefits from incredible atmospheric conditions because of its proximity to Trinity Bay, which feeds the facility cool air and has yielded scores of record-breaking performances over the last quarter-century. You won’t want to miss this year’s send-off event, which is sure to be another memorable record breaker.

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

Friday, April 22

Sportsman Qualifying 8:00a.m.
Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions 1:15 p.m.
Midway Open/Suggested Time of Arrival 12:00 p.m.
Summit Series Time Trial 4:30 p.m.
Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions 5:00 p.m.
Dodge Autograph Session at the Dodge Display 5:30 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session 6:00 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session 7:00 p.m.
“Walking Tall” P.T. Cruiser Wheelstander Exhibition  8:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 23



Sportsman Qualifying Session 8:00 a.m.
Midway Opens (Suggested arrival time) 10:15 a.m.
Toyota Autograph Session at the Toyota Display 11:30 a.m.
Summit Series Eliminations 11:30 a.m.

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

 11:45 a.m.
Nitro School with Del Worsham  12:00 p.m.
Dodge Autograph Session at the Dodge Display 12:30 p.m.
Summit Series Eliminations 12:45 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session  1:00 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session  2:00 p.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1 3:00 p.m.
Summit Series Eliminations 4:00 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session  4:15 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session  5:15 p.m.
“Walking Tall” P.T. Cruiser Wheelstander Exhibition 6:15 p.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2 6:15 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations 6:45 p.m.

Sunday, April 24



Midway Opens (Suggested arrival time) 9:00 a.m.
SealMaster Track Walk and Pre-Race Ceremonies at the Starting Line Open to the Public 10:00 a.m.

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1


11:00 a.m.

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1 12:00 p.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals 12:40 p.m.
Nitro Eliminations - Round 2 1:00 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2 1:30 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals 2:00 p.m.
Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals 2:35 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals 2:50 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations - Finals 3:00 p.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals 3:10 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Final 4:00 p.m.

Nitro Eliminations - Final


4:10 p.m.

Winner's Circle on the Starting Line Open to the Public After Top Fuel Final
All times are Central Daylight Time *Schedule subject to change*  
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