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Rains forces NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series to postpone event to May 10-11

Heavy rain has postponed the NHRA Southern Nationals to May 10-11. (Photo courtesy of NHRA)
Heavy rain has postponed the NHRA Southern Nationals to May 10-11. (Photo courtesy of NHRA)

The rain storms that covered much of the Southern portion of the United States claimed this weekend's Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals. NHRA officials have moved the event to May 10-11.

Courtesy: NHRA Media Relations

COMMERCE, Ga. — Persistent rain showers at Atlanta Dragway and a forecast for more heavy rain throughout the remainder of the weekend forced NHRA officials to postpone the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals until next weekend, May 10 – 11.
Two sessions of qualifying for the seventh of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will take place Friday, May 10th at 2 and 4 p.m. Eliminations are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 11.

NHRA Lucas Oil Series competitors in Super Street, Super Comp, Super Stock, Super Gas, and Stock will begin racing at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 10th with one timed run and then go straight into the first round of eliminations on a random pairing. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman racers will get one qualifying session and then their fields will be set for first round eliminations.

The race will be televised on ESPN2 with qualifying Saturday at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET. Eliminations will air 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET on Sunday.




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