NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series to Expand in 2018

Photo by Randy Anderson/NHRA
NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series to Expand in 2018
Photo by Randy Anderson/NHRA

The Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series category will expand to be featured at 10 events in next year’s NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA officials announced today. The first race of these will be the season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona, Calif. Feb. 8-11, 2018.

Once again, the series will visit the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals; for the first time, they will end their season at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. The category’s other events are the NHRA Arizona Nationals, Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, NHRA SpringNationals, Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, NHRA New England Nationals and NHRA Northwest Nationals.

“Adding two new venues to the schedule for the 2018 Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley series means more fans will experience the excitement these elite riders bring to the track,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson. “We’ve produced the best drag motorcycle tires in the market for over 20 years and are proud to partner with the NHRA and support the riders, teams and fans who help make the Top Fuel Harley series one of the most exciting.”

Qualifying sessions for the class will increase to four during the weekend. All 10 events will count toward the end-of-the-year championship, which includes a $17,000 purse.

“We are excited to welcome back the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley motorcycle category for an extended schedule next season,” said NHRA Senior Vice President Graham Light. “Top Fuel Harley has thrilled fans at events this year and we look forward to seeing their growth next season.”



Feb. 8-11 NHRA Winternationals Pomona, Calif.
Feb. 23-25 NHRA Arizona Nationals Phoenix
March 15-18 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Gainesville, Fla.
April 6-8 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals Las Vegas
April 20-22 NHRA SpringNationals Houston
May 18-20 NHRA Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals Topeka, Kan.
June 15-17 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Bristol, Tenn.
July 6-8 NHRA New England Nationals Epping, N.H.
Aug. 3-5 NHRA Northwest Nationals Seattle
Aug. 29-Sept. 3 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Indianapolis

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