NHRA Carolinas Nationals
6570 Bruton Smith Blvd.
The most recent addition to the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series was an overwhelming success in its debut last year, when race fans descended on the brand-new facility to enjoy what has been called “the Bellagio of dragstrips.” The event holds a crucial spot on the schedule as the first event of the Countdown to 1. The 10 teams in each category that qualified for this final leg of the championship battle will be looking for strong opening statements to kick off their final pushes for NHRA Full Throttle glory.
How to Get There: From Charlotte (south) or Greensboro, N.C., (north), take I-85 to Exit 49 (Bruton Smith Boulevard/Concord Mills), then head east; parking is available on the right. From Charlotte, take I-85 north to Exit 46A (Mallard Creek Church Road); turn right off exit, then left onto Highway 29 North/North Tryon; parking is available on the left. From South Carolina, take I-77 North to Exit 1 (I-485 East), then follow I-485 to Exit 32 (Highway 29/North Tryon). Take Highway 29 North to the speedway; parking is available on the left. From Statesville, N.C., take I-77 South to Exit 25. Turn left on Highway 73 (Sam Furr Road), then right on Poplar Tent to I-85 South toward Charlotte. Take Exit 49 (Bruton Smith Boulevard), then head east toward the speedway.
Visitor Information: www.zmaxdragway.com