Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals Hot Rods Race in Arizona

At Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona

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This NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event is the second of the season. Racers reach speeds in excess of 300 miles per hour. This includes the classes of Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Did you know that there are more than 40,000 licensed NHRA drivers that compete at 130 NHRA member tracks across the U.S.? If you love drag racing, this is the event for you!

The NHRA Nationals in Arizona are now hosted by the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park located on the Gila River Indian Community. It used to be called Firebird Raceway. It's at the same location, in Chandler.

When are the NHRA Arizona Nationals?

They typically occur in February. Here is the full NHRA schedule.

The midway is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. on Sunday.

Gates open to spectators at 7 a.m. each day.
On Friday, qualifying starts at 1:30 p.m.
On Saturday, qualifying starts at 1:30 p.m.
On Sunday, pre-race ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. and racing starts at 11 a.m. 

Where does it take place?

How do I get tickets?

You can order tickets by phone at 877-840-0457 or online. You can also buy tickets at the box office. Advance prices are somewhat less than tickets purchased in the week before the race or at the gate, but there are online transaction fees.

You may purchase:

  • General Admission tickets
  • Reserved Plus tickets
  • Pit tickets

Children 12 and under are free to general admission areas with a paid adult. A maximum of four (4) free child general admissions per paid adult are allowed.

Three-day general admission packages and three-day reserved-plus packages are also available to purchase. 

Are there any discounts available?

Check local auto parts stores for discount coupons.

Where to Stay Nearby

These two facilities are very close to the racetrack:

What else should I know about the NHRA Arizona Nationals?

Leave your pets at home. Food and beverages may be purchased on site.

What if I have more questions?

For more information, visit Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park online.

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.