NHRA officials today release the 2020 schedule for the Pro Stock category of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, which will once again feature competition at 18 of the 24 contested national events. Most notably, the 2020 season will mark the 50th anniversary of the tradition-rich, history-laden factory hot rod eliminator, with a host of special celebrations taking place throughout the campaign.
Pro Stock will return to several venues that it did not compete at in 2019 — its first season racing on a limited schedule — including Houston, Atlanta Topeka, Bristol, and Epping, New Hampshire. In a departure from years prior (including 2019), Pro Stock will have just a five-race Countdown to the Championship schedule rather than all six (Pro Stock will not compete at St. Louis).
In picking up the aforementioned races, Pro Stock will not return to Richmond, Chicago, Denver, or Brainerd, as it did in 2019. The Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte will remain off the schedule, as well.
2020 NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES PRO STOCK SCHEDULE
NHRA Mello Yello Series Pro Stock Regular Season
Feb. 6-9 – Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, Pomona, Calif.
Feb. 21-23 – Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals, Phoenix
March 12-15 – AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Gainesville, Fla.
April 3-5 – DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Las Vegas
April 17-19 – Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals, Houston
May 15-17 – NHRA Southern Nationals, Atlanta
June 12-14 – Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals, Topeka, Kan.
June 19-21 – NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Bristol, Tenn.
June 25-28 – Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Norwalk, Ohio
July 24-26 – NHRA Sonoma Nationals, Sonoma, Calif.
July 31-Aug.2 – Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals, Seattle
Aug. 21-23 – NHRA New England Nationals, Epping, N.H.
Sept. 2-7 – NHRA U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis
NHRA Mello Yello Countdown To The Championship
Sept. 17-20 – Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals, Reading, Pa.
Sept. 25-27 – NHRA Carolina Nationals, Charlotte
Oct. 15-18 – AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, Dallas
Oct. 29-Nov. 1 – Dodge NHRA Nationals, Las Vegas
Nov. 12-15 – Auto Club NHRA Finals, Pomona, Calif.