Inclement weather finally forced the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series to reschedule the 58th Annual U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis to next weekend, September 8–9, at Lucas Oil Raceway when the series will reopen qualifying with two sessions on Saturday.
“The persistent weather has affected the racing surface and we have chosen to make the tough decision to postpone the race until next weekend,” said Graham Light, NHRA senior vice president racing operations. “We are planning to run the remainder of the event next weekend on Saturday and Sunday."
NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – qualifying will reopen with two sessions on Saturday, Sept. 8, with eliminations will be on Sunday, Sept. 9. The Funny Car NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout, the NHRA $100,000 bonus race within a race, will be run on Saturday, Sept. 8.
ESPN2 coverage will air Sunday, Sept. 9, from 3-8 p.m. Eastern. A preview show air today, Sept. 3, from 3:30-4 p.m.