Mother Nature wins Friday battle at Maple Grove

NHRA officials cancelled the first two rounds of qualifying on Friday at the 32nd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading after rain and persistent mist. The Dodge NHRA Nationals is the third race of the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s six-race playoffs that will decide the 2016 world champions.

Officials consistently worked during the course of the day to dry the track, but as the temperature dropped and misting continued, racing for the day was called at 4:25 p.m. NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series qualifying is set to begin as scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 11:15 a.m.

Coverage of the Dodge NHRA Nationals on NHRA All Access will begin at 8:45 a.m. ET. Qualifying coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) will be at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. Live finals on FS1 will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Friday tickets can be exchanged for admission to the Dodge NHRA Nationals on Saturday or Sunday, but the customer is responsible for paying the difference in price. Fans must retain their tickets in order to exchange them. If Friday ticketholders are unable to attend the event on either Saturday or Sunday, please stay tuned for further information.

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