The Strip at LVMS to host two 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway once again will host a pair of Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events in 2017, the National Hot Rod Association announced Wednesday.
The DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals will take place March 31-April 2, and the NHRA Toyota Nationals - part of the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship - is slated for Oct. 26-29. The Strip at LVMS is one of just three drag strips, along with Pomona, Calif., and Charlotte, that will host two Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events in 2017.
The DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals is the fourth of 24 events on the series schedule, which will be carried on FOX Sports and FOX Sports 1 again next year. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) won titles at this year's Spring event, which was the most-watched NHRA event in 14 years at the time of its airing.
The NHRA Toyota Nationals is the penultimate NHRA event of the season and was the site where two world champions - Antron Brown and Erica Enders - clinched their titles in 2015. This year's event will conclude LVMS's Furiously Fast Fall 2 when it comes to town Oct. 27-30.
One of the most beloved and iconic drag strips in the country, The Strip at LVMS has hosted the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals for 17 years and the NHRA Toyota Nationals the last 15 years. For tickets to any events at The Strip at LVMS, log on to LVMS.com or call 1-800-644-4444.
Click HERE to find a complete 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.