Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis ·
10267 E. U.S. Highway 136 ·
(Aug 31st - Sep 1st)
Traxxas is proud to be able to bring back the coveted "Shootouts" to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series! This is the second year that the Traxxas Nitro Shootout will be held at the fabled U.S. Nationals, the Super Bowl of Drag Racing!
The NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootouts, which are races within a race, will be conducted at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, with Top Fuel showcased Saturday, August 31, and Funny Car featured on Sunday, September 1. Teams qualify for the NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootouts by winning an NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series regular season event, holding the No. 1 spot in the Full Throttle standings after the event in Brainerd, Minn., or via a fan vote and lottery-style drawing. The NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootouts will award $100,000 to the winners in both the Top Fuel and Funny Car events. The program will award the top four finishers in each event, with the runners-up receiving $15,000 and the semifinal losers $7,500.
The Traxxas Nitro Shootout is open to the first seven winners of a NHRA Funny Car or Top Fuel race leading up to the U.S. Nationals. However, the points leader in both categories, if not already qualified in, automatically receives the top seed into the race. The last spot in each class is determined by a fan vote lottery drawing. If there are still positions open on the Traxxas Nitro Shootout board, the remaining positions will be filled in order by the highest ranked drivers in the point’s standings that have not won a race.
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