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NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Friday, July 25 - Sunday, July 27, 2014 6:00am-10:00pm
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series

8,000 horsepower, 330 mile-per-hour speeds and unbeatable Value!

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series blasts onto the Sonoma drag strip, July 25-27. Five track records were broken in 2013 and we’ve got your front-row seat to see John Force, Antron Brown and Ron Capps as they push the limits to be quicker and faster than ever before.

Get your individual or weekend passes early for the best savings and remember - every ticket is a pit pass!

What's Happening at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals

JUST ADDED:  Brigade FMX
The freestyle motocross stunt team of Brigade FMX has just been added to the NHRA Sonoma Nationals lineup!  Stay tuned for more information on when you can see the Brigade FMX team light take to the skies, doing jumps, flips, and tricks.

5th Annual Nostalgia Get Together
Visit the Nostalgia Get Together inside the main paddock garages to check out a stellar collection of vintage dragsters, hot rods and more. This year’s show will feature the 1955 Chevy from American Graffiti, the yellow Masters & Richter 1964 dragster, the Blue Max Funny Car, the Waterman/Hampshire Top Fuel car and many more!

4th Annual Blast on the Grass
Check out the Blast on the Grass Car Show featuring hot rods, muscles cars, rat rods and exotics.  This great display will be located on the lawn behind the staging lanes. Don’t miss it! 

Jet Cars
The MavTV Missile and Terminal Velocity jet cars will hit the drag strip on Friday night and Saturday afternoon for a can’t-miss experience. 

Track Talk
Head to the Wine Country Winner’s Circle on Friday or Saturday to ask your favorite NHRA drag racer a question!  Check the posted board for times and drivers. 

Sonoma Raceway Girls 
Be sure and say hello to the popular Raceway Girls this weekend!  Don’t miss your chance to have your picture taken with them!  And be sure and pick up a Raceway Girls poster at the Ticket Pit Stop behind the main grandstand. 

Nitro Alley
Visit Nitro Alley to visit interactive displays, merchandise haulers and to check out cars on display. 

Nitro Mall
Get all the latest NHRA merchandise at the Nitro Mall, which features gear from your favorite racers. 

Heroes in our Community Booth
Fans can send a hero to the upcoming GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Verizon IndyCar® Series race in August through a $10 donation at the Heroes in Our Community Booth.  The booth is also a hub where fans can sign banners thanking military and first responders for their service. 

CHP, Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Booth
The California Highway Patrol has teamed up with Budweiser this weekend to help promote designated driving at the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Booth. Fans who pledge to be the designated driver for their group will receive a free non-alcoholic beverage in exchange for refraining from drinking and thus helping to make sure the people in your group have a safe ride home. Part of the funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Thursday, July 24

Eric Medlen Nitro Night Dinner, presented by PG&E
Fans are invited to honor the memory of NHRA driver Eric Medlen at the 8th annual Eric Medlen Nitro Night Dinner, presented by PG&E, on Thursday, July 24, at Stone Tree Golf Club.  Top NHRA drivers, including Ron Capps, Jack Beckman and Brandon Bernstein, will attend and cost is $125 per person. All proceeds benefit Speedway Children’s Charities in Medlen’s name. Contact Cheri Plattner at 707-933-3950 or cplattner@racesonoma.com.


Saturday, July 26

NHRA Pro Stock Bike Battle 
The MiraMonte Records NHRA Pro Bike Battle will be hosted as a race-within-a-race on Saturday and will feature a total purse of $68,000. The eight riders who have accumulated the most qualifying points during the seven races leading up to the NHRA Sonoma Nationals have earned a berth in the inaugural Pro Bike Battle.  It’s sure to add an additional layer of excitement to the lightening-quick Pro Stock Motorcycle action this weekend.



Sunday, July 27

Sonoma Champions Starting Line Party – 9:30 a.m. 
Join the Sonoma Raceway NHRA defending champions for a Starting Line Party on Sunday morning! 2013 NHRA Sonoma Nationals champions Ron Capps (Funny Car), Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will all take part in the SealMaster NHRA Track Walk down the drag strip as well as a Q&A with race fans. Be part of the celebration and add the Sonoma Champions Starting Line Party to your ticket for just $20. Upgrades to your race-day ticket are available at the entrance to the track next to the Wine Country Winner’s Circle.

Racer Introductions
Join us in front of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series stage for racer introductions before final eliminations.

Eric Medlen Ice Cream Social 
Join us as we honor the late Funny Car racer Eric Medlen after final round eliminations on Sunday. Fans are invited onto the race surface for a free scoop of ice cream, compliments of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream. Fans are also encouraged to donate to Speedway Children’s Charities.

What's Happening at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals

JUST ADDED:  Brigade FMX
The freestyle motocross stunt team of Brigade FMX has just been added to the NHRA Sonoma Nationals lineup!  Stay tuned for more information on when you can see the Brigade FMX team light take to the skies, doing jumps, flips, and tricks.

5th Annual Nostalgia Get Together
Visit the Nostalgia Get Together inside the main paddock garages to check out a stellar collection of vintage dragsters, hot rods and more. This year’s show will feature the 1955 Chevy from American Graffiti, the yellow Masters & Richter 1964 dragster, the Blue Max Funny Car, the Waterman/Hampshire Top Fuel car and many more!

4th Annual Blast on the Grass
Check out the Blast on the Grass Car Show featuring hot rods, muscles cars, rat rods and exotics.  This great display will be located on the lawn behind the staging lanes. Don’t miss it! 

Jet Cars
The MavTV Missile and Terminal Velocity jet cars will hit the drag strip on Friday night and Saturday afternoon for a can’t-miss experience. 

Track Talk
Head to the Wine Country Winner’s Circle on Friday or Saturday to ask your favorite NHRA drag racer a question!  Check the posted board for times and drivers. 

Sonoma Raceway Girls 
Be sure and say hello to the popular Raceway Girls this weekend!  Don’t miss your chance to have your picture taken with them!  And be sure and pick up a Raceway Girls poster at the Ticket Pit Stop behind the main grandstand. 

Nitro Alley
Visit Nitro Alley to visit interactive displays, merchandise haulers and to check out cars on display. 

Nitro Mall
Get all the latest NHRA merchandise at the Nitro Mall, which features gear from your favorite racers. 

Heroes in our Community Booth
Fans can send a hero to the upcoming GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Verizon IndyCar® Series race in August through a $10 donation at the Heroes in Our Community Booth.  The booth is also a hub where fans can sign banners thanking military and first responders for their service. 

CHP, Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Booth
The California Highway Patrol has teamed up with Budweiser this weekend to help promote designated driving at the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Booth. Fans who pledge to be the designated driver for their group will receive a free non-alcoholic beverage in exchange for refraining from drinking and thus helping to make sure the people in your group have a safe ride home. Part of the funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Thursday, July 24

Eric Medlen Nitro Night Dinner, presented by PG&E
Fans are invited to honor the memory of NHRA driver Eric Medlen at the 8th annual Eric Medlen Nitro Night Dinner, presented by PG&E, on Thursday, July 24, at Stone Tree Golf Club.  Top NHRA drivers, including Ron Capps, Jack Beckman and Brandon Bernstein, will attend and cost is $125 per person. All proceeds benefit Speedway Children’s Charities in Medlen’s name. Contact Cheri Plattner at 707-933-3950 or cplattner@racesonoma.com.


Saturday, July 26

NHRA Pro Stock Bike Battle 
The MiraMonte Records NHRA Pro Bike Battle will be hosted as a race-within-a-race on Saturday and will feature a total purse of $68,000. The eight riders who have accumulated the most qualifying points during the seven races leading up to the NHRA Sonoma Nationals have earned a berth in the inaugural Pro Bike Battle.  It’s sure to add an additional layer of excitement to the lightening-quick Pro Stock Motorcycle action this weekend.



Sunday, July 27

Sonoma Champions Starting Line Party – 9:30 a.m. 
Join the Sonoma Raceway NHRA defending champions for a Starting Line Party on Sunday morning! 2013 NHRA Sonoma Nationals champions Ron Capps (Funny Car), Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will all take part in the SealMaster NHRA Track Walk down the drag strip as well as a Q&A with race fans. Be part of the celebration and add the Sonoma Champions Starting Line Party to your ticket for just $20. Upgrades to your race-day ticket are available at the entrance to the track next to the Wine Country Winner’s Circle.

Racer Introductions
Join us in front of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series stage for racer introductions before final eliminations.

Eric Medlen Ice Cream Social 
Join us as we honor the late Funny Car racer Eric Medlen after final round eliminations on Sunday. Fans are invited onto the race surface for a free scoop of ice cream, compliments of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream. Fans are also encouraged to donate to Speedway Children’s Charities.

Friday Night Qualifying

This is your only chance to see 8,000 horsepower Top Fuel dragsters qualify under the lights in Sonoma.  This record-breaking night features some of the fastest speeds of the weekend and the power of these fire-breathing machines.

Main Grandstands Tower Grandstands Kids 12 & Under
$59 - $63 $55 - $59 $20
Purchase Online
800-870-7223

Saturday Qualifying - Round 2

Features the final two rounds of qualifying in the pro categories, Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Bike, which will set the stage for Sunday’s final eliminations.  Saturday also features racing in several sportsman classes as well as Pro Mods and Jet Dragsters.

Main Grandstands Tower Grandstands Kids 12 & Under General Admission
$59 - $63 $55 - $59 FREE* $39

*Only valid for General Admission.

Purchase Online
800-870-7223

Final Eliminations - Sunday

Take part in a track walk on the drag strip, attend driver introductions and then head to your seats for final eliminations on Sunday as you’ll experience Top Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars fly down the drag strip at more than 300 mph.

Main Grandstands Tower Grandstands Kids 12 & Under
$65 - $70 $60 - $65 $25
Purchase Online
800-870-7223

Weekend Pass

Experience all three days of the NHRA Mellow Yello Drag Racing Series this year with the NHRA Sonoma Nationals Weekend Pass!  You'll save over 25% off individual day gate prices plus you'll be able to share your tickets with family, friends or clients! 

Adult Reserved Kids 12 & Under General Admission
$125 - $145 $65 $135*



*General Admission Weekend Passes only available at the gate

Kids Day! - Sonoma Saturday Final Qualifying

Sonoma Raceway is dedicated to growing the next generation of NHRA race fans, so for the second year in a row, the raceway will offer free tickets to children 12 and under at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Saturday, July 26!

This FREE kids ticket includes General Admission for one on Saturday plus you'll be able to upgrade to a Reserved Tower Grandstand seat on race day! 

Kids Day! - Sonoma Saturday Final Qualifying

Sonoma Raceway is dedicated to growing the next generation of NHRA race fans, so for the first-time ever, the raceway will offer free tickets to children 12 and under at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Saturday, July 26.

The child’s ticket, which is available with the purchase of a  full-price reserved or general admission adult ticket, allows young race fans to experience the thrill of NHRA drag racing for FREE. In addition, Saturday adult general admission tickets start at just $39. Or, if you’d prefer to save your seat in advance, Saturday grandstand seats start at just $56.

O'Reilly Auto Parts Flex Pass

Save up to $20 on your NHRA Sonoma Nationals tickets with the O’Reilly Flex Pass!  Just visit any Northern California O’Reilly Auto Parts and ask the for your exclusive in-store ticket discount!  All O’Reilly Flex Pass holders will receive a FREE reserved seats upgrade at the event.    

O'Reilly Auto Parts Flex Pass

Save up to $20 on your NHRA Sonoma Nationals tickets with the O’Reilly Flex Pass!  Just visit any Northern California O’Reilly Auto Parts and ask the for your exclusive in-store ticket discount!  All O’Reilly Flex Pass holders will receive a FREE reserved seats upgrade at the event.    

Starting Line Party

The NHRA Starting Line Party ticket package includes a Sunday reserved ticket, all day access to Thunder Alley, VIP track access, pass for pre-race driver Q&A/track walk with all four 2013 champions, including Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle)!

All four of the 2013 Sonoma NHRA champions will be featured as part of the Starting Line Party ticket package, which includes a reserved seat in the main grandstand and access to a special Q&A with Capps, Langdon, Nobile and Arana Jr. prior to final eliminations on Sunday. The Q&A will be followed by the SealMaster Track Walk down the strip with all four racers. 

Upgrade cost for the Starting Line Party ticket package is just $20 or $77 - $87 depending on seat location.

Starting Line Party

Sonoma Raceway winners traditionally celebrate with a toast of the Champion’s Goblet, and now drag racing fans can get in on the festivities at a special pre-race Starting Line Party with the 2013 NHRA Sonoma Nationals champions.

Join Sonoma Raceway as we celebrate all four high-speed stars, including Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle), during the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday, July 27.

All four of the 2013 Sonoma NHRA champions will be featured as part of the Starting Line Party ticket package, which includes a reserved seat in the main grandstand and access to a special Q&A with Capps, Langdon, Nobile and Arana Jr. prior to final eliminations on Sunday. The Q&A will be followed by the SealMaster Track Walk down the strip with all four racers.

The package also includes a Thunder Alley pass, the closest access to the strip for race fans.

Upgrade cost for the Starting Line Party ticket package is just $20, or $80 for the full ticket package. 

Blast on the Grass

Only available by calling 800-870-7223.

Blast on the Grass

Show off your ride in the Turn 11 Car Show parking and enjoy the races! Just a $25 ticket upgrade for front-row grass parking or $185 for a weekend pass and weekend car show registration! Only available for purchase by calling 800-870-7223.

Team DSR Hospitality - SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Don Schumacher Racing has once again teamed up with Sonoma Raceway to open their exclusive team hauler hospitality just for you!  This is your opportunity to go behind the scenes and experience race day with one of NHRA’s most dominant teams.

This package includes: 

  • Friday Reserved Ticket
  • Access to DSR hauler hospitality
  • Team-chef-prepared meal and snacks
  • Appearances and autograph session with Team DSR drivers

Pricing starts at $137-$145 depending on seat location.

Nitro Club

A select number of seats in our trackside luxury suites have been made available to race fans for the NHRA Nationals weekend, July 25 - 27, 2014.  These choice seats will put you just a few feet away from the ground-pounding excitement of NHRA drag racing.

This package always sells out early and amenities include:

  • Catered meals and snacks with unlimited soda & water
  • Two beer/wine drink tickets per day
  • VIP parking for each pair of tickets
  • Fully air-conditioned suite
  • Television monitors and private restrooms
  • Special VIP access near the staging area in front of the suite*

This exclusive VIP “Nitro Club” access is $295 per person per day or $645 for the 3-day weekend pass.  

* Signed waiver required. Must be 16 or older to access this area

Thunder Alley

Not Valid for Gate Entry - Must be accompanied with a race ticket

Thunder Alley

Trackside access throughout race day that gives you a racers-eye-view of the action! $10 Friday & Saturday, $20 Sun*                             

*Includes Starting Line Party Not Valid for Gate Entry - Must be accompanied with a race ticket

Starting Line Party

The NHRA Starting Line Party ticket upgrade includes  all day access to Thunder Alley, VIP track access, pass for pre-race driver Q&A/track walk with NHRA stars Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle)plus driver introductions! 

All four of the 2013 Sonoma NHRA champions will be featured as part of the Starting Line Party ticket package, which includes a reserved seat in the main grandstand and access to a special Q&A with Capps, Langdon, Nobile and Arana Jr. prior to final eliminations on Sunday. The Q&A will be followed by the SealMaster Track Walk down the strip with all four racers. 

Only available for Sunday.  Only $20!

Not Valid for Gate Entry - Must be accompanied with a race ticket

Starting Line Party

The NHRA Starting Line Party ticket upgrade includes  all day access to Thunder Alley, VIP track access, pass for pre-race driver Q&A/track walk with NHRA stars Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle)plus driver introductions! 

All four of the 2013 Sonoma NHRA champions will be featured as part of the Starting Line Party ticket package, which includes a reserved seat in the main grandstand and access to a special Q&A with Capps, Langdon, Nobile and Arana Jr. prior to final eliminations on Sunday. The Q&A will be followed by the SealMaster Track Walk down the strip with all four racers. 

Only available for Sunday.  Only $20!

Not Valid for Gate Entry - Must be accompanied with a race ticket

Preferred Parking

Lot 1 parking just a short walk or shuttle ride to the paddock.  $10 per day.

Not Valid for Gate Entry - Must be accompanied with a race ticket

Purchase Online
800-870-7223

Camping

50 Acres Campground 

Located just across Highway 121 from the track, 50 Acres is the largest campground on property with just over 1,000 camp spaces. This campground is known for letting the good times roll, and includes a movie under the stars and an added dose of horsepower with the addition of the Brigade FMX freestyle motocross performance! Plus, your seats can be just a short walk from your campspace.

50 Acres Reserved Space - $136.25
Campground Map 

50 Acres Campgrounds require a minimum purchase of 2 Weekend Passes. 


Carousel Campground 

Overlooking the top-end of the dragstrip, this is one of the most coveted camping areas on the track.   You’ll have a great angle on the racing from starting-line to finish-line and a short walk to the paddock and midway.  Get your name on the list now for one of these spaces when they open up. All Carousel Campground spaces are reserved and include 4 weekend passes.   

Spaces 1-24, 81-88 - $1036.99
Campground Map 


Trackside Turn 7, 8 and 9

Positioned at the top-end of the drag strip this campground stretches from the Turn 7 Terrace to the Turn 9 Terrace.  These are the closest camp spaces to the track on the property, offering views of the strip and the racer return road. All Trackside RV Terrace Campgrounds are reserved and include 4 weekend passes.

Turn 8 - $997.80  SOLD OUT!
Campground Map

Turn 7/9 - $997.80  SOLD OUT!
Campground Map


Trackside RV Terraces

Gear up for a truly Sonoma camping experience.  The Trackside RV Terraces for NHRA offer 85 spaces in five rows overlooking both the raceway and the rolling hills of Sonoma Valley. 

RV Terrace A/B - $816.86
RV Terrace D/E - $758.00
Campground Map 

All prices include 9% Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax.  


Check-In Times

  • Thursday, July 24 - Noon to 10 p.m.
  • Friday, July 25 & Saturday, July 26 - 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Check-In Gates

  • 50 Acres Campground - Gate 6
  • Trackside RV Terraces - Gate 1
  • Carousel Campground - Gate 1
  • Turn 7/8/9 Campground - Gate 1

For more information or to reserve your campsite, please contact the Sonoma Raceway ticketing department at 800-870-RACE (7223).  

Weekend Schedule

Friday, July 25

Spectator Gates Open 7 a.m.
Sportsman Qualifying 8:15 a.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PS Motorcycle/PS Car) 4:15 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (Funny Car/Top Fuel Dragster) 5 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PS Motorcycle/PS Car) 6:15 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (Funny Car/Top Fuel Dragster) 7 p.m.                       
Jet Dragsters 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

Spectator Gates Open 7 a.m.              
Sportsman Qualifying 8:15 a.m.
MiraMonte Records Pro Stock Bike Battle Round 1 12:45 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PS Motorcycle/PS Car) 12:55 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (Funny Car/Top Fuel Dragster) 1:30 p.m.
MiraMonte Records Pro Stock Bike Battle Round 2 2:30 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PS Motorcycle/PS Car) 3:15 p.m.
MiraMonte Records Pro Stock Bike Battle Round 2 3:55 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (Funny Car/Top Fuel Dragster) 4 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations 5 p.m.                       

Sunday, July 27

Spectator Gates Open                                                                             7 a.m.
Opening Ceremonies 10 a.m.
Nitro Eliminations (Round 1) 11 a.m..
Pro Stock Eliminations (Round 1) Noon
Nitro Eliminations (Round 2) 1 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations (Round 2) 1:30 p.m.
Nitro Eliminations (Semi-Finals) 2:30 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations (Semi-Finals) 2:45 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations (Finals) 3:50 p.m.
Nitro Eliminations (Finals) 3:55 p.m.
Eric Medlen Ice Cream Social Following Final Eliminations

**Schedule Subject to Change Without Notice**

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