In consideration of the COVID-19 global pandemic, NHRA officials have announced revisions to the 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The series is tentatively planned to resume June 5-7 with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. The season will conclude with the crowning of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champions November 13-15 at the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.
The revised schedule will consist of 19 total events, with 17 of those events being contested when the series resumes in June. Six of these events will be condensed to two-day professional competition schedules for the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series classes due to economic and logistical factors. This includes the Northwest Nationals.
Friday, July 31st will consist of Sportsmen qualifying. All professional teams (Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle) will have one day of qualifying on Saturday, August 1st and eliminations on Sunday, August 2nd. The Sportsmen schedule does not change for Saturday and Sunday.