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Four-lane racing to be showcased at inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway

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The rules for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway will be as follows: * Qualifying will be conducted using four lanes * Each category winner will be determined in three rounds of eliminations * The two drivers to cross the finish line first in each of the four first rounds of eliminations will advance to the second round * The two drivers to cross the finish line first in each of the two second rounds of eliminations will advance to the final round * Each final round will feature four drivers in each category, and the single driver to cross the finish line first in the final will be declared the winner of the race, the second to cross will be the runner-up, and so on The NHRA Carolinas Nationals, Sept. 16-19, the second of six races in NHRA's Countdown to 1 playoffs, will continue to be conducted using only two lanes at zMax Dragway.

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  Four-lane racing to be showcased at inaugural
  NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway
 F    or the first time in NHRA national event
      history, qualifying and eliminations for
 Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro
                                                                                                                               race fans will be treated to a
                                                                                                                               competition unlike anything that’s ever been seen
                                                                                                                               before. This will blow them away.”
 Stock Motorcycle at an NHRA Full Throttle                                                                                     The rules for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at
 Drag Racing Series event will be conducted                                                                                    zMax Dragway will be as follows:
 four-wide instead of two.                                                                                                     • Qualifying will be conducted using four lanes
     The inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals is                                                                                 • Each category winner will be determined in
 scheduled for March 25-28 at zMax Dragway near                                                                                  three rounds of eliminations
 Charlotte. NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series                                                                                  • The two drivers to cross the finish line first in

                                                         Kevin Thorne
 competition will be conducted in the traditional                                                                                each of the four first rounds of eliminations
 two-lane format, running some classes in the left                                                                               will advance to the second round
 two lanes and others in the right two lanes to assist                                                                         • The two drivers to cross the finish line first in
 with lane preparation and consistency.                                 From left, NHRA President Tom Compton, zMax Dragway      each of the two second rounds of eliminations
     The announcement was made just four months                         owner Bruton Smith, and 14-time NHRA Funny Car           will advance to the final round
 after NHRA conducted its first four-lane                               world champ John Force unveiled the event logo.        • Each final round will feature four drivers in
 exhibition at zMax Dragway during the September                                                                                 each category, and the single driver to cross the
 NHRA Carolinas Nationals. On separate runs,                            zMax Dragway. With all four of our Full Throttle         finish line first in the final will be declared the
 four Top Fuel dragsters and four Funny Cars                            Series categories competing in four-wide racing,         winner of the race, the second to cross will be
 competed four-wide in the most spectacular five                        it will certainly be a spectacular event to see.”        the runner-up, and so on
 seconds in motorsports.                                                    “Watching these nitro cars thunder four-wide           The NHRA Carolinas Nationals, Sept. 16-19,
     “We had so much positive feedback from our                         down the world’s only four-lane concrete strip is      the second of six races in NHRA’s Countdown
 fans and drivers after the four-lane exhibition                        exactly what we had in mind when we built zMax         to 1 playoffs, will continue to be conducted
 last September that we were comfortable adding                         Dragway,” said Bruton Smith, chairman and chief        using only two lanes at zMax Dragway.
 this unique twist to an official NHRA national                         executive officer of Speedway Motorsports and              For tickets for the NHRA Four-Wide
 event,” said NHRA President Tom Compton.                               creator of zMax Dragway. “We’re making history         Nationals, call 800-455-3267 or log on to
 “Once again, NHRA will be making history at                            with horsepower at the Bellagio of dragstrips, and     www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.


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