NHRA Pro Mod to Feature New Playoff-Style Points in 2023 - Engine Builder Magazine

NHRA Pro Mod to Feature New Playoff-Style Points in 2023

Finish Line Consultants and National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) officials have announced a new points system will be introduced for the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports during the 2023 season. 

The new points system will incorporate a playoff-style competition similar to the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship—part of an initiative to showcase Pro Mods more prominently in the NHRA. 

“The class will enjoy its biggest platform in 2023, and we’re thrilled to have this new format to introduce new fans to all the talented drivers in this great class,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA vice president and chief development officer.

The first of 10 overall events will feature a points-and-a-half format for the standout competitors in the Pro Mod ranks, meaning the race winner will earn 150 points. Following the sixth event in Norwalk, the top 10 drivers in the points standings—along with those who meet the minimum qualifying requirements at all six regular-season races—will compete in the Road to the Championship over the final four NHRA Pro Mod events of the year in Brainerd, Indy, St. Louis, and the finale at the NHRA Nevada Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 26–29.

Those final four races will determine the 2023 world champion in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports, with a points-and-a-half format also in place in Las Vegas.

Along with the Road to the Championship format, additional qualifying points after each round and for overall qualifying will be available at the regular-season finale in Norwalk and the last race of the season in Las Vegas.

For the complete details, visit the NHRA announcement here. For more information, visit nhra.com.

FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports schedule

March 9–12: 54th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville

April 28–30: 13th annual Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, zMAX Dragway, Charlotte

May 19–21: 23rd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance, Route 66 Raceway, Chicago

June 2–4: 10th annual NHRA New England Nationals, New England Dragway, Epping

June 9–11: 22nd annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Bristol Dragway, Bristol

June 22–25: 17th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk

Road To The Championship Schedule

Aug. 17–20: 41st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd

Aug. 30–Sept. 4: 69th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals, Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis.

Sept. 29–Oct. 1: 12th annual NHRA Midwest Nationals, World Wide Technology Raceway, St. Louis

Oct. 26–29: 23rd annual NHRA Nevada Nationals, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas

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