The 2021 NHRA season hasn’t even started yet, and the schedule is already changing. The NHRA and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park announced on Friday afternoon that they will be cancelling the 2021 NHRA Arizona Nationals due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in Phoenix and Arizona as a response to the public health crisis in the area.
“We’ll miss our annual stop at Wild Horse Pass, but we are working on new options for 2021,” said NHRA president Glen Cromwell. “We hope that fans in the area will try to make it to another one of our events.”
This comes after the NHRA schedule was released with the Amelie Gatornationals in Gainsville, FL kicking off the season instead of the traditional Pomona, CA opener.
“We have enjoyed being host to the NHRA Arizona Nationals for the past 36 years,” said Mark Grado, General Manager of Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. “However, due to many circumstances beyond our control, including current COVID-19 restrictions, unfortunately the event is not feasible for the 2021 season.”
The 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series is set to begin March 11-14 in Gainesville and currently includes 22 events at race tracks across the country.