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Saturday’s Bracket Race and Wally Race Postponed

Category : Bracket Results

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Due to weather that moved through the Gainesville area, Saturday’s Summit Series Bracket Race and King of the Track Wally Race were postponed.

The event has been re-scheduled for October 3 and will replace the originally scheduled Drag Slicks & Radials Test-and-Tune. The bracket race will be the final points race of the 2020 season with class champions crowned after the event.

Additional schedule changes include a Box-No Box bracket race added on November 14. More details on the two class race will be announced at a later day.

For the complete Gainesville Raceway schedule, click HERE.


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Rules, Requirements, and Guidelines for Spectators Attending AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

Category : Gatornationals

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY 

  • Everyone 2 years old or older must wear a mask or a cloth face covering at the event. Mask must cover both mouth and nose.
  • Everyone must submit to a non-contact temperature check prior to entry.
  • By entering, each person confirms that they are not currently experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms and have not been recently exposed to the virus.  You may be asked related health questions.
  • Everyone must maintain a distance of at least 6 feet (or 2 meters) between their party and others.
  • If you are sick or not feeling well, please do not come to the event.

OVERALL HYGIENE STRATEGIES

  • Temperature check before admittance – anyone over 100 degrees Fahrenheit will not be admitted or needs to leave. 
  • Masks/cloth face coverings required
  • Social Distancing required
  • Hand washing encouraged
  • Hand sanitizing encouraged

Ample supplies of soap and water, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies will be available and used on site. Additional cleaning will be done before, during, and after the event.

TICKETS/CREDENTIALS:

Electronic and cashless payments should be utilized as much as possible including:

  • Use of online/in-advance credentials/tickets 
  • Use of Print-at-home or mobile entry tickets

ONSITE

  • There will be a limit to the number of spectators allowed on site
  • NHRA will use the PA system to communicate on-site and supplement with signage and other communications
  • NHRA will provide signage or otherwise mark grandstands for social distancing and will have security/ushers to remind people of social distancing.
  • Concessions will be marked for social distancing in lines
  • Restrooms will have signage and markings for social distancing

RACER/FAN INTERACTION

Interaction between our fans and racers has always been one of the best and most unique aspects of NHRA Drag Racing. The pits at NHRA national events will be open to all fans, but in order to allow this, fans and racers must practice caution including but not limited to:

  • Limiting face-to-face contact and staying as contactless as possible
  • Maintaining social distancing at a minimum of 6 feet
  • No handshakes, fist bumps, hugs or other touching
  • Racers using pre-signed hero cards
  • Having hand sanitizer and wipes available

An unavoidable risk of exposure to and contracting COVID-19 exists anywhere people are or have been present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness, disability, and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. Although the NHRA has instituted reasonable practices in an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19, NHRA cannot guarantee that you will not succumb to the virus. By attending our event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19.

* Protocols subject to change

RESOURCES AND REFERENCES

COVID‐19 Symptoms 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019‐ncov/symptoms‐testing/symptoms.html

Hand Washing & Hand Sanitizer 
https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when‐how‐handwashing.html

How to Protect Yourself and Others 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019‐ncov/prEvent‐getting‐sick/prEvention.html
 
Social Distancing Guidelines 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019‐ncov/prEvent‐getting‐sick/social‐distancing.html
 
Travel Guidelines 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019‐ncov/travelers/travel‐in‐the‐us.html


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Updated Gainesville Raceway ET Bracket Series Points Format

Category : general news

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Due to numerous schedule changes throughout the 2020 season, Gainesville Raceway is adjusting the structure of it’s ET Bracket Series.

After the final points race on September 12, each racer will have their lowest race dropped from the standings. Previously, the lowest two races were dropped from each racers’ total. Each racer that attends all points races in 2020 will still receive 25 bonus points after the final points race.

September 12 is the final points race of the season with racing set to begin at 2 p.m. There will be two rounds of time trials before before eliminations begin. After winners are determined in each class, the King of the Track ladder will begin.

The 2020 Summit ET Series at Gainesville Raceway features six classes of racing, including FB Trailers Super Pro, Rollins Automotive Pro, Sportsman, Super Pro Bike, Pro Bike, and Allen Speed & Machine Jr. Dragsters. All classes including Juniors will have Compulink Tru-Start turned on for 2020 season. All classes except Juniors will be on Auto Start, Juniors will use a manual tree.


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King of the Track Rescheduled for September 12

Category : general news

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–The King of the Track Wally race has been rescheduled to September 12. It was originally scheduled for August 22, but that race was canceled due to rain just after time trials were completed.

Racing will begin at 2 p.m. on September 12 with two rounds of time trials before eliminations begin. After winners are determined in each class, the King of the Track ladder will begin.

For those interested in additional testing, there will be a Friday Street Legal Madness on September 11. All vehicles that pass NHRA tech requirements can test-and-tune from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

The 2020 Summit ET Series at Gainesville Raceway features six classes of racing, including FB Trailers Super Pro, Rollins Automotive Pro, Sportsman, Super Pro Bike, Pro Bike, and Allen Speed & Machine Jr. Dragsters. All classes including Juniors will have Compulink Tru-Start turned on for 2020 season. All classes except Juniors will be on Auto Start, Juniors will use a manual tree.


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Summit ET Bracket Series Results: July 25

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Six class winners were crowned on Saturday at the eighth Summit Racing Series Bracket Race of 2020. There are three more races on the schedule with the next set for August 22.

FB TRAILERS SUPER PRO:
Winner: Trey Bunner
Runner-up: Bryan Jones

ROLLIN’S AUTOMOTIVE SPEED AND CUSTOM PRO:
Winner: Phil Greene
Runner-up: Buddy Goolsby

SPORTSMAN
Winner: Bart Pangilinan
Runner-up: Ryan Barnes

SUPER PRO BIKE:
Winner: Tim Hunt
Runner-up: Duane Schmidt Jr.

PRO BIKE:
Winner: Scott Delong
Runner-up: Jeff Berrier

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR 13-17:
Winner: Cody Owens
Runner-up: Briella Browning


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Summit ET Bracket Series Results: July 11

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Six class winners were crowned on Saturday at the seventh Summit Racing Series Bracket Race of 2020. There are three more races on the schedule with the next set for July 25.

FB TRAILERS SUPER PRO:
Winner: Gene Quinn
Runner-up: Gary Vazquez

ROLLIN’S AUTOMOTIVE SPEED AND CUSTOM PRO:
Winner: Robert Simpson
Runner-up: Dan Macal

SPORTSMAN
Winner: Derek Putnam
Runner-up: Jeff Berrier

SUPER PRO BIKE:
Winner: Dean Moore
Runner-up: Mike Lakoskey

PRO BIKE:
Winner: Scott Delong
Runner-up: Duane Schmidt Jr.

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR 13-17:
Winner: Cody Owens
Runner-up: Kaden McLean


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Summit ET Bracket Series Results: June 20

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Six class winners were crowned on Saturday at the sixth Summit Racing Series Bracket Race of 2020. There are three more races on the schedule with the next set for July 11.

FB TRAILERS SUPER PRO:
Winner: Derek Vazquez
Runner-up: Don Higgins

ROLLIN’S AUTOMOTIVE SPEED AND CUSTOM PRO:
Winner: Phil Greene
Runner-up: Vince Costa

SPORTSMAN
Winner: Chad King
Runner-up: Marcus Crews

SUPER PRO BIKE:
Winner: Mike Lakoskey
Runner-up: Tim Hunt

PRO BIKE:
Winner: Duane Schmidt Jr.
Runner-up: John Upthegrove

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR 13-17:
Winner:
 Cody Owens
Runner-up: Autumn Derossett

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR 10-12:
Winner:
 Hayden Land
Runner-up: Savannah Highhouse

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR 6-9:
Winner:
 Tanner Mocny
Runner-up: Kylie Mocny


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Summit ET Bracket Series Results: May 24

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Six class winners were crowned on Saturday at the fifth Summit Racing Series Bracket Race of 2020. There are five more races on the schedule with the next being held on June 6.

FB TRAILERS SUPER PRO:
Winner: Darren Stutts
Runner-up: Greg Long

ROLLIN’S AUTOMOTIVE SPEED AND CUSTOM PRO:
Winner: Garry Thompson
Runner-up: Brendan George

SPORTSMAN
Winner: Alden Rollins
Runner-up: Dennis Harsh

SUPER PRO BIKE:
Winner: Tim Hunt
Runner-up: Santi Rodriguez Jr.

PRO BIKE:
Winner: Tim Hunt
Runner-up: Chuck Woolam

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR
Winner: Abby McLendon
Runner-up: Cody Owens


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Summit ET Bracket Series Results: May 23

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Six class winners were crowned on Saturday at the fourth Summit Racing Series Bracket Race of 2020. There are six more races on the schedule with the next set to be held on May 24.

FB TRAILERS SUPER PRO:
Winner: Jaimie Kelly
Runner-up: Dan Dobson

ROLLIN’S AUTOMOTIVE SPEED AND CUSTOM PRO:
Winner: Brendan George
Runner-up: Bernie Renfroe

SPORTSMAN
Winner: Robert Simpson
Runner-up: Chad King

SUPER PRO BIKE:
Winner: Tim Hunt
Runner-up: Santi Rodriguez Jr.

PRO BIKE:
Winner: Tim Hunt
Runner-up: Duane Schmidt Jr.

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR
Winner: Cody Owens
Runner-up: Abby McClendon


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Gatornationals Rescheduled for September

NHRA officials announced today that they are working with state and local officials as well as host tracks and teams on a revised Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, which will be announced soon.  The season is expected to resume, with fans in attendance, in August, and will consist of 18 total events for 2020, including the two that kicked off the season. The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will continue to be contested at each Mello Yello Series event.

The revised schedule previously announced is in flux because of the fluid nature of the pandemic situation. At this time, it is certain that the events planned for June and July are postponed. Those events are the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on June 5-7 (Gainesville, Fla.); Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil on June 12-14 (Houston, Texas); NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on June 19-21 (Bristol, Tenn.); Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals on June 26-28 (Norwalk, Ohio); Route 66 NHRA Nationals on July 9-12 (Chicago); Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil on July 17-19 (Denver, Colo.); and NHRA Sonoma Nationals on July 24-26 (Sonoma, Calif.). 

Tentative schedule announcements for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series, Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series, and SAMtech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown series will be released following the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series announcement.

Updated 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule


Upcoming Events

  1. Summit Series Race & King of the Track Wally Race

    October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Friday Street Legal Madness

    October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  3. Test-and-Tune (Slicks and Drag Radials ONLY)

    October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Grassroots Motorsports (NO SPECTATORS)

    October 23 @ 8:00 am - October 24 @ 6:00 pm
  5. Friday Street Legal Madness

    October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm