NHRA officials announced today that the popular Top Fuel Harleys will be added to the competition lineup at the 17th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, April 1-3.

The Top Fuel Harley portion of the event will be presented by NHRA and Harley-Davidson, in conjunction with the Top Fuel Harley Racers Association. It will serve as an 11th event in the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series for Top Fuel and the third of five to be held during an NHRA Mello Yello Series event.

Riders who compete in this event will earn points toward the NHRA Top Fuel Harley national championship.

The Top Fuel Harleys will join the exciting racing anticipated in the NHRA Mello Yello Series, which features the world's quickest and fastest race cars in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock categories. Racing in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series also will be featured at this event. Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) were winners of this event one year ago. The race will be televised on FOX Sports 1 (FS1).

To obtain tickets for the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, call The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway at (800) 644-4444, or purchase your tickets online at www.lvms.com/tickets.  

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.