Persistent rains have forced NHRA officials to postpone the 58th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis to Sept. 8-9.
“The persistent weather has affected the racing surface and we have chosen to make the tough decision to postpone the race until next weekend,” said Graham Light, NHRA senior vice president racing operations. “We are planning to run the remainder of the event next weekend on Saturday and Sunday.”
NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing categories — Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle —qualifying will reopen with two sessions on Saturday, Sept. 8, with eliminations will be on Sunday, Sept. 9. The Funny Car NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout, the NHRA $100,000 bonus race within a race, will be run on Saturday, Sept. 8.
ESPN2 coverage will air Sunday, Sept. 9, from 3-8 p.m. Eastern. A preview show air today, Sept. 3, from 3:30-4 p.m.
Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing series and the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Pro Care RX will also continue qualifying on Saturday, Sept. 8, with the rest of sportsman eliminations scheduled for Saturday.
Tickets from Sunday, Sept. 2, will be honored Saturday, Sept. 8. Tickets from Monday. Sept. 3, will wil be honored Sunday, Sept. 9. story & photo courtesy of NHRA.com