NHRA Releases Nine-Race Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series
The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has announced the nine-race schedule for the 2023 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series, which will feature a pair of Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum Hot Rod Reunions. The series will again feature racing action from the Nostalgia Top Fuel dragsters and Nostalgia Funny Cars.
This season opens with the Good Vibrations March Meet, March 2–5, at Famoso Dragstrip in Bakersfield, California. The NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series will then make its first-ever stop at Redding Motorsports Park in Redding, California, April 8–9, followed by the NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Opener, which is reserved for Nostalgia Funny Cars at Firebird Raceway in Boise, Idaho, May 6–7, and the Nostalgia Reunion at Sacramento Raceway (Sacramento, California), May 12–13. That leads into the National Hot Rod Reunion at Beech Bend Raceway Park (Richardsville, Kentucky), June 15–17.
The series resumes in August with a second trip to Firebird Raceway (Eagle, Idaho) for the track’s Nightfire Nationals, August 4–6, followed by a pair of September races on back-to-back weekends. The Nitro Nationals takes place at Osage Casino and Hotel Tulsa Raceway Park (Tulsa, Oklahoma), September 15–16, featuring Nostalgia Top Fuel, Funny Car and A/Fuel, and a second 2023 event at Sacramento Raceway, the Governor’s Cup, will run September 22–23 and hosts Groups 1 and 2.
The California Hot Rod Reunion will close out the season, October 13–15 at Famoso Dragstrip (McFarland, California).
Nostalgia Top Fuel will compete for points at five events during the season (March Meet, National Hot Rod Reunion, Nightfire Nationals, Nitro Nationals, and California Hot Rod Reunion). Nostalgia Funny Car will compete for points at six races (March Meet, Ignitor Nitro Opener, National Hot Rod Reunion, Nightfire Nationals, Nitro Nationals, and California Hot Rod Reunion).
For more information, visit nhra.com/hotrodheritage.