Friday Night at this year’s NW Nats

April 25, 2024 Published by John Ramsey

While Saturday’s NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways is traditionally the largest fan day of the weekend and Sunday is race day, Friday is being re-engineered as a new fan favorite with two sessions of professional qualifying including Q2 under the lights plus a pro driver autograph session and fan track walk. Here’s your first look at Friday’s schedule.

Friday, July 19

8:30 a.m.          Parking Lots Open

9:00 a.m.          Box Office and Gates Open

9:30 a.m.          Sportsman Qualifying and Time Trials

12:00 p.m.       Finish Line Club Opens

12:00 p.m.       Tower Hospitality Opens w/Food Service from 12-2 p.m.

2:00 p.m.          Midway Opens

2:30 p.m.          Q1 Top Alcohol (TAD, TAFC)

3:00 p.m.          Jet Cars

3:10 p.m.          Drag & Drive Shootout

3:30 p.m.          Q1 Pro Stock Motorcycles and Pro Stock Cars (PSM, PS)

4:30 p.m.          Q1 Nitro Cars (FC, TF)

5:30 p.m.          Q2 Top Alcohol (TAD, TAFC)

6:00 p.m.          Finish Line Club and Tower Hospitality Food Service 6-8 p.m.

6:15 p.m.          Pro Driver Autograph Power Hour

                                             6:15-6:45 PSM/PS Drivers in the pits at the ropes

                                             6:45-7:15 TF/FC Drivers in the pits at the ropes

7:00 p.m.          Drag & Drive Shootout

7:15 p.m.          Pre Q2 Stage with fans at starting line & Q1 Low Qualifiers

7:30 p.m.          Track Walk

7:50 p.m.          Cackle Cars

8:05 p.m.          Ben Bridge Tag Heuer watch drawing

8:15 p.m.          Q2 Pro Stock Motorcycles and Pro Stock Cars (PSM, PS)

9:15 p.m.          Nitro Night Show

                              Q2 Nitro Qualifying (FC, TF)

11:00 p.m.       Secure Track

12:30 a.m.       Close Parking Lots