• 2018

The Fabulous Midway

Step Right Up to the Most Amazing Attraction at NHRA (Besides the Races)

One of the most unique things about an NHRA race is the Manufacturers Midway and Team Pit area. Everyone who attends a race has instant access to this carnival-like spectacle. Where else can attendees have the chance to walk right up to the Don Schumacher Racing rigs and watch as they meticulously tear down the cars after each run? Or, stand right behind a top fuel or funny car dragster as it warms up! It’s here where our drivers are always somewhere to be found interacting with fans.

This year, Mopar® and Dodge/SRT® have combined forces to make one of the largest, most impressive displays this side of a P.T. Barnum circus tent. Visit it at 15 events throughout the 2018
NHRA season. Visit NHRA.com for the season’s full schedule.

Combining the rigs this year proves just how dedicated Mopar and Dodge/SRT are to the kind of teamwork that defines the sport. SRT engineers will be on hand to answer all burning questions and quiries. Attendees can shop Mopar Accessories, sit behind the wheel of a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and, for a real thrill, take part in the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulator (only at select races), which gives each rider the sense of popping a wheelie off the line and experiencing what it’s like to run a quarter-mile in less than 10 seconds.

Plus, there will be plenty of chances to win some incredible prizes throughout the weekend. Attendees can sign up for a chance to win over $40K, which they can use toward a new car! Each weekend event also gives you a chance to talk to product specialists about the cars on display or meet your favorite Mopar and Dodge vehicle driver during an autograph session.

Arrive early because the line fills up quickly!

  • Awning is 160’ X 20’ – 3,200 sq. ft. of awning space / 4,800 ft. display space
  • Trucks haul 150,000 lbs. of equipment
  • Trucks cover 100,000 miles throughout the tour
  • Tractors will have special hood ornaments – a Demon head/Hellcat head
  • 22,500 gallons of fuel – 410 barrels
  • 40,000 visitors a year under the tent
  • Takes 360 man-hours to set up/tear down
  • Will have 2nd level viewing platform

Schedule

Feb. 8-11 NHRA Winternationals Pomona, CA
March 15-18 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals (PSM) Gainesville, FL
April 20-22 NHRA SpringNationals Houston, TX
April 27-29 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals (PSM) Charlotte, NC
May 18-20 Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals Topeka, KS
July 6-8 NHRA New England Nationals Epping, NH
July 20-22 Mopar® Mile-High NHRA Nationals (PSM) Denver, CO
Aug. 16-19 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals (PSM) Brainerd, MN
Aug. 29-Sept. 3 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals (PSM) Indianapolis, IN
Sept. 13-16 Dodge NHRA Nationals (PSM) Reading, PA
Sept. 21-23 AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals (PSM) St. Louis, MO
Oct. 4-7 AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals (PSM) Dallas, TX
Oct. 11-14 NHRA Carolina Nationals Charlotte, NC
Oct. 25-28 NHRA Toyota Nationals (PSM) Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 8-11 Auto Club NHRA Finals (PSM) Pomona, CA

 

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