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NHRA Announces Eight Race Heritage Hot Rod Series

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Nostalgia racing fans rejoice! The NHRA has announced the eight-race schedule for the 2021 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series, featuring the NHRA Motorsports Museum’s Hot Rod Reunions. The series will include nitro-burning Nostalgia Top Fuel dragsters and Nostalgia Funny Cars. These races are always crowd-pleasers, I mean who doesn’t love the smell of nitro and burnt rubber in the morning.

The 2021 action begins at the Heritage Nostalgia Reunion, April 29-May 1 at Sacramento Raceway. The NHRA has been battling rescheduling and cancellations for almost a full year, and they still are. The traditional season opening Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet at Auto Club Famoso Raceway was postponed until May due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will now be the series’ third event, following the Ignitor Funny Car Opener at Firebird Raceway.

The series visits those three tracks twice, as well as Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park in September for the Nostalgia Nitro Nationals and Beech Bend Raceway Park for the National Hot Rod Reunion.

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California will produce two Hot Rod Reunions during the season. The National Hot Rod Reunion will be held at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky. June 17-19, while the California Hot Rod Reunion will close the season at Auto Club Famoso Raceway Oct. 22-24. Nostalgia Top Fuel will compete for points at five events during the season and Nostalgia Funny Car will compete for points at six events.

The NHRA has also announced two additional classes to join the Nostalgia Top Fuel dragsters and Nostalgia Funny Cars. Group 1 includes A/Fuel, Jr. Fuel, and 7.0 Eliminator, while Group 2 includes Nostalgia Eliminator l, Nostalgia Eliminator ll, Nostalgia Eliminator lll, A/Gas, B/Gas, C/Gas, D/Gas, and Hot Rod Eliminator. Drivers in each class will be able to run a combination of events that will award them points toward their respective championships.

The NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series was developed in 2008 to help preserve NHRA’s rich history and tradition while providing racing opportunities for enthusiasts who enjoy nostalgia drag racing competition.

 
2021 NHRA HOT ROD HERITAGE RACING SERIES SCHEDULE
 
Sacramento Raceway
Heritage Nostalgia Reunion
April 29-May 1
Groups 1 and 2
 
Firebird Raceway
Ignitor Funny Car Opener
May 1-2
FC
 
Auto Club Famoso Raceway
Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet
May 27-30
TF, FC, Groups 1 and 2
 
Beech Bend Raceway Park
National Hot Rod Reunion
June 18-20
TF, FC
 
Firebird Raceway
Nightfire Nationals
Aug. 6-8
TF, FC
 
Sacramento Raceway
Governor’s Cup
Sept. 18-19
Groups 1 (except A/Fuel) and 2
 
Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park
Nostalgia Nitro Nationals
Sept. 18-19
TF, FC, A/Fuel
 
Auto Club Famoso Raceway
California Hot Rod Reunion
Oct. 22-24
TF, FC, Groups 1 and 2
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