NHRA Sonoma Nationals Return to Sonoma Raceway in 2021
The 11,000-horsepower dragsters of the newly-rebranded NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series is scheduled to return to Sonoma Raceway, July 23-25, 2021, the series announced today as part of its full 2021 season schedule release.
The 33rd NHRA Sonoma Nationals is the 12th race on the 22-race schedule and the series' only visit to Northern California. It will also be the second race of the series' famed Western Swing, the popular three-race summer tradition. Sonoma Raceway's drag strip is one of the quickest and fastest in the country; Robert Hight set the standing NHRA Funny Car national speed record in Sonoma at 339.87 mph in 2017.
“The NHRA Sonoma Nationals is a unique weekend carnival that rattles the hills with horsepower, speed and fun,” said Sonoma Raceway President and General Manager Steve Page. “I know our fans will be excited to see the big show return next July.”
The 2020 NHRA Nationals race weekend at Sonoma Raceway was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, marking the first time the Northern California NHRA event had been cancelled or delayed since its debut in 1988. Sonoma Raceway is dedicated to hosting a safe event for attendees and its surrounding communities, and will work closely with local and state officials regarding safety guidelines.
Details on Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying days will be announced in coming weeks. Deposits for tickets and camping for the 2021 NHRA Sonoma Nationals will go on sale soon. All 2020 NHRA Sonoma Nationals ticketholders will be contacted by Sonoma Raceway regarding 2021 tickets. For more information, visit www.SonomaRaceway.com or call 800-870-RACE (7223).