Fans attending the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway March 31-April 2 are in for a special treat.

NHRA officials announced Thursday that the popular Top Fuel Harley motorcycle category will compete at eight events on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, including the Las Vegas event. The first race of the season will take place at the season opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona, Calif., Feb. 9-12.

The series will also race at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, NHRA SpringNationals, Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, NHRA New England Nationals, NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and the NHRA Northwest Nationals.

"The nitro-powered Top Fuel Harley category is wildly popular with fans of two-wheel racing action," said Josh Peterson, vice president of racing administration. "These machines travel down the track at amazing speeds and are incredible to witness. They will be a welcome addition to the racing weekend."

Log on to www.LVMS.com or call 1-800-644-4444 to order tickets.

2017 TOP FUEL HARLEY MOTORCYCLE SCHEDULE

Feb. 9-12
Circle K NHRA Winternationals, Pomona, Calif.

Feb. 24-26
NHRA Arizona Nationals, Phoenix              

March 31-April 2
DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, Las Vegas

April 21-23
NHRA SpringNationals, Houston              

May 19-21
NHRA Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals, Topeka, Kan.

June 2-4
NHRA New England Nationals, Epping, N.H.

June 16-18
NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Bristol, Tenn.

Aug. 4-6
NHRA Northwest Nationals, Seattle, Wash.