Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31, 2016
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series

10,000 horsepower, 330 mile-per-hour speeds and unbeatable Value!

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series blasts onto the Sonoma drag strip, July 29-31. Track records were set in 2015 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. Check back as more exciting details are announced, or give one of our Raceway Specialists a call to hear how you can make the most out of your NHRA experience. Call 800.870.RACE

NHRA Weekend Pass

Experience all three days of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and save over 25% off single-day gate prices with the NHRA Sonoma Nationals Weekend Pass! That’s real value for our most dedicated fans!

Adult Reserved

Kids 12 & Under

$135 - $145


Weekend Pass Purchase Online
Call Today - 800-870-7223

NHRA Sunday

The most intense action in motorsports takes center stage during Sunday’s final eliminations. Witness Top Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars flying down the drag strip at more than 300mph and be there to see who takes home the Wally! 

Main Grandstand

Tower Grandstand

Kids 12 & Under




Sunday Pass Purchase Online
Call Today - 800-870-7223

NHRA Saturday

The final two rounds of qualifying in the Pro categories, Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Bike, will set the stage for Sunday’s final eliminations.  Saturday will also feature the Pro Bike Battle, plus racing in several sportsman classes and Pro Mods and Jet Dragsters. 

Main Grandstand

Tower Grandstand

Kids 12 & Under





Saturday Pass Purchase Online
Call Today - 800-870-7223

NHRA Friday

This is your only chance to see 10,000-horsepower, fire-breathingdragsters qualify under the lights in Sonoma. Friday features two rounds of Pro qualifying, including the evening session, which produces some of the quickest passes of the weekend. 

Main Grandstand

Tower Grandstand

Kids 12 & Under




Friday Pass Purchase Online
Call Today - 800-870-7223

Team DSR Hospitality

Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) has opened its 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.  Package includes: 

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

$137 - $145 depending on seat location

Call Today - 800-870-7223

Starting Line Party

The Starting Line Party will be a celebration of 50 years of Funny Car complete with show cars and driver appearances. This includes:

  • Sunday reserved ticket
  • All day access to Thunder Alley
  • VIP track access pass for a pre-race Q&A and fan track walk
  • Front row access for driver introductions 

Price is just $80 - $85 depending on seat location! To buy, please call (800) 870-7223.

Call Today - 800-870-7223

Blast on the Grass

It’s our 6th annual celebration of American muscle and it’s your chance to show off your ride at the Turn 11 lawn while you enjoy the races!  Includes:

  • Race ticket
  • Blast on the Grass / Turn 11 Lawn Parking Pass
  • Commemorative steel dash plaque

Weekend: $150 - $170

Single day: $77 - $92

To register your vehicle and choose your seats, please call the Ticket Office at 800-870-7223

Call Today - 800-870-7223

Nitro Club

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

VIP “Nitro Club” access is:

Friday - $345

Saturday - $310

Sunday - $345

3-day - $795 

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

Call Today - 800-870-7223

Track Pass

Sonoma Raceway's 2016 Track Pass offers unrivaled access and amazing value.

Race fans who have dreamed about taking laps of the world famous road course in their own car or getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the stars of the NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series during the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals can make those dreams a reality with a 2016 Track Pass—not to mention awesome VIP parking access in lot 2!

This is your supercharged ticket to every major event at Sonoma Raceway, it's the best that motor-sports has to offer.

Secure the best seats for the 2015 Racing Season, which includes the Toyota/Save Mart 350 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (June 24-26), Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals - Mello Yello Drag Racing (July 29-31), GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma - INDYCAR Series (Sept. 16-18).

The Track Pass is valued at nearly $1,000, but you can get yours for just $379—a savings of more than 60%.

*Limited quantities of Lot 2 Parking Passes are available. Purchase early to ensure your Lot 2 season parking. Limit 1 per account up to 4 Track Passes purchased. 6 or more Track Passes purchased are eligible for 1 parking pass per pair of tickets.

Seating Chart

Thunder Alley

“Thunder Alley” is located directly in front of the main grandstand and gives you all day trackside access and gets you up close to the NHRA action$10 Friday & Saturday, $20 Sunday. The Sunday Thunder Alley Pass includes access to the Starting Line Party*. 

The Starting Line Party will be a celebration of 50 years of Funny Car complete with show cars and driver appearances.

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


50 Years of Funny Car

During the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, NHRA will celebrate 50 years of Funny Car. The season-long promotion will feature fan-favorite cars, explain the evolution of the category, remember the greatest rivalries, and put the spotlight on the legends who drove the cars. Throughout the season, nostalgic Funny Cars will be featured at events and remembered through exhibitions, car displays, NHRA-exclusive Cacklefests, and special burnout and dry-hop performances.

NHRA Pro Bike Battle

The NHRA Pro Bike Battle returns as a race-within-a-race on Saturday. The riders who have accumulated the most qualifying points since last year’s NHRA Sonoma Nationals have earned a berth in the Pro Bike Battle.  It’s sure to add an additional layer of excitement to the lightening-quick Pro Stock Motorcycle action this weekend.

Nostalgia Get-Together

Classic dragsters and many more will also be on display in the 6th annual Nostalgia Get-Together, which will be hosted throughout race weekend. This year’s Get-Together will feature nearly 40 vintage racing machines and hot rods in the garages in the main paddock.  Entry to the Get-Together is free with admission into the raceway.

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 is just a short walk to the main grandstands. 

50 Acres Reserved Space - $147.15*
Campground Map 

*50 Acres Campground requires a minimum purchase of two Weekend Passes.

Call Today - 800-870-7223

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 view of the racing, from starting line to finish line, and a short walk to the paddock and midway.  All Carousel Campground prices are camping only, without a ticket. 

Spaces 1-24, 81-88 - $496.99 
Campground Map 

Call Today - 800-870-7223

Trackside Turns 7, 8 & 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 return road. All Trackside RV Terrace Campgrounds are reserved and are priced for camping only, without tickets.

Turn 8 - $457.80
Campground Map

Turn 7, 9 - $457.80
Campground Map

Call Today - 800-870-7223

Trackside RV Terraces

Gear up for a signature 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. Trackside RV camping prices only reflect camping with no ticket purchase.

RV Terrace A - $276.86
RV Terrace B -

RV Terrace D - $218.00
RV Terrace E - $218.00
Campground Map 

Check-In Times

  • Thursday, July 28 - Noon to 10 p.m.
  • Friday, July 29 & Saturday, August 1 - 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 Ticket Office at 800-870-RACE (7223).  

All prices above include 9% Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax.

Call Today - 800-870-7223

Schedule of Events

Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals


July 29-July 31, 2016


Friday, July 29

Spectator Gates Open                                                                   8 a.m.

Sportsman Qualifying                                                                    8:15 a.m.

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PS Motorcycle/PS Car)          4:30 p.m.

Nitro Qualifying Session (Funny Car/Top Fuel Dragster)      5:15 p.m.

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PS Motorcycle/PS Car)          7:00 p.m.

Nitro Qualifying Session (Funny Car/Top Fuel Dragster)      8:00 p.m.

Jet Dragsters                                                                                  9:10 p.m.



Saturday, July 30

Spectator Gates Open                                                                   8 a.m.

Sportsman Eliminations                                                                 8:15 a.m.
NHRA Pro Stock Bike Battle Rider Intros                                 12:40 p.m.

NHRA Pro Stock Bike Battle Round 1                                       1 p.m.

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PS Motorcycle/PS Car)          1:10 p.m.

Nitro Qualifying Session (Top Fuel Dragster/Funny Car)      1:45 p.m.

NHRA Pro Stock Bike Battle Round 2                                       3 p.m.

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PS Motorcycle/PS Car)          4:15 p.m.

NHRA Pro Stock Bike Battle Final Round                                4:50 p.m.

Nitro Qualifying Session (Top Fuel Dragster/Funny Car)      5 p.m.

Jet Dragsters                                                                                  6:15 p.m.



Sunday, July 31

Spectator Gates Open                                                                   8 a.m.                 

Pre-Race Ceremonies                                                                   10 a.m.               

Nitro Eliminations (Round 1)                                                      11 a.m.

Pro Stock Eliminations (Round 1)                                             Noon

Nitro Eliminations (Round 2)                                                      12:45 p.m.

Pro Stock Eliminations (Round 2)                                             1:15 p.m.

Nitro Eliminations (Semi-Finals)                                                2:15 p.m.

Pro Stock Eliminations (Semi-Finals)                                        2:30 p.m.

Sportsman Final Eliminations                                                         2:40 p.m.

Pro Stock Eliminations (Finals)                                                  3:30 p.m.

Nitro Eliminations (Finals)                                                          3:40 p.m.

Eric Medlen Ice Cream Social                                                       Approx. 4 p.m.    


**Schedule subject to change without notice.

Preferred Parking

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