NHRA was expected to issue a press release on May 4, 2020, one which was supposed to include a revised schedule of 16-consecutive two-day race weekends (except for NHRA U.S. Nationals) starting in August at Pacific Raceways in Seattle. Instead, NHRA confirmed the postponement of races in June and July.
“NHRA officials announced today that they are working with state and local officials as well as host tracks and teams on a revised Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, which will be announced soon,” the statement read. “The season is expected to resume, with fans in attendance, in August and will consist of 18 total events for 2020, including the two that kicked off the season. The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will continue to be contested at each Mello Yello Series event.
“The revised schedule previously announced is in flux because of the fluid nature of the pandemic situation. At this time, it is certain that the events planned for June and July are postponed.”
Sources have indicated when the new schedule is announced it will be a shuffled line-up minus Summit Motorsports Park which has apparently fallen off of the schedule. The two California events, Sonoma and Pomona, are expected to close out the season provided local health regulations provide for the resumption of live events.
Tentative schedule announcements for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series, Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series, and SAMtech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown series will be released following the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series announcement.