Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled extravaganza as the drag racing world gears up for its grandest event – the 2023 Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals. With over 900 teams vying for glory, this legendary event promises heart-pounding action, massive cash prizes, and a lineup of special events that will leave fans on the edge of their seats.
Scheduled to take place from August 30th to September 4th at the iconic Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, the 69th Annual “Big Go” is set to redefine the limits of speed and competition. Boasting the title of the largest and most prestigious drag race worldwide, this year’s U.S. Nationals will also make history as the richest drag race ever, featuring a staggering combined potential payout of more than $2 million in cash and posted contingency awards.
One of the highlights of this high-octane gathering is the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge, a thrilling showdown that marks the culmination of a groundbreaking bonus program. Designed for drivers in the Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories, the challenge offers an unprecedented purse that guarantees excitement and fierce rivalry.
For fans of Funny Car racing, the Pep Boys NHRA Funny Car All-Star Callout promises a showdown of epic proportions. Eight of the top drivers in the category will battle it out for glory and substantial bonuses, adding an extra layer of intensity to an already electrifying event.
The excitement continues with two more bonus-rich events – the RoofTec Competition Eliminator Cash Clash and the HEMI® Challenge. The RoofTec Cash Clash is a fresh addition to the lineup, set to keep the competition fierce as participants vie for cash rewards. Meanwhile, the HEMI® Challenge offers a unique spectacle as Dodge HEMI-powered Super Stock machines go head-to-head in a thrilling shootout.
Beyond the prestige and the eye-popping cash prizes, the U.S. Nationals is also a treasure trove of contingency bonuses for racers across all classes. This event truly lives up to its reputation as the pinnacle of drag racing, offering an unparalleled opportunity for competitors to prove their mettle and seize victory.
The significance of the event is further underscored by its extensive television coverage. NHRA on FOX is set to broadcast a total of 10 hours of coverage from the race, with FOX Broadcast Network airing four and a half hours of heart-stopping action.
Starting with coverage on FS1 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 3rd, the excitement continues with the Pep Boys NHRA All-Star Funny Car Callout on FOX from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Qualifying action takes over from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on FS1. The elimination rounds will be covered on Monday, beginning at 12:00 p.m. on FS1 and transitioning to FOX from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
As the anticipation builds and engines roar to life, the 2023 Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals promises to be a racing spectacle like no other. The blend of speed, skill, and staggering rewards will create an unforgettable experience for racers and fans.