The NHRA Gatornationals starts today! This historic Gainesville event each year in March brings the NHRA Drag Racers and fans to Gainesville. This is the traditional East Coast opener and the season’s first of 16 events for Pro Stock Motorcycle riders and first of 10 for Pro Mod racers, this event is one of the sport’s most revered with a rich tradition of history-making performances. My favorite is Top-Fuel and Funny Car. And you know the pros will be here!
This hallowed drag strip in Gainesville has entertained spring-break-loving fans for four decades with such notable occasions as the first 260-mph Top Fuel and Funny Car runs in 1984 and the first 270-mph and 300-mph Top Fuel passes, in 1986 and 1992, respectively. Its 675-foot concrete launchpad is one of the longest on the tour.
Our hotels are full of race teams and fans. The restaurants will be full of hungry fans and race crews after each days races.
So welcome the NHRA and all the fans to beautiful Gainesville!
WHERE: Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville at 11223 N. County Road 225