NHRA cuts 2019 Pro Stock schedule from 24 to 18 races

As expected, the NHRA announced Saturday an 18-race 2019 schedule for the Pro Stock class, saying “competitors believe [that’s] the “sweet spot” for the category.  

Josh Peterson, NHRA vice-president of racing administration, said, “We think the new schedule will increase participation by relieving the economic burden and time commitment that comes with 24 events, which will ignite more intense competition. All of that should make for compelling action and drive fan interest.”   

The NHRA Pro Stock class will compete at the first four Mello Yello Drag Racing Series (the Winternationals at Pomona, Calif.; Phoenix, Gainesville, Fla.; Las Vegas), then take a hiatus until the May 17-19 Virginia Nationals near Richmond. The Pro Stock racers will compete through the summer at Chicago; Norwalk, Ohio; Denver; Sonoma, Calif.; Seattle; Brainerd, Minn.; and Indianapolis. They’re included at every Countdown to the Championship event (at Reading, Pa.; St. Louis; Charlotte; Dallas; Las Vegas; and Pomona, Calif.).

The full schedule is:

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