* Editor’s take note: It is unclear if Radford Racing College — earlier recognised as the Bob Bondurant University of Superior-Performance Driving — will also be impacted by the new overpass. The racing university is adjacent to Wild Horse Go Motorsports Park. AutoRacingDigest.com is attempting to get additional data and will publish updates as they turn into obtainable.
NHRA Media Release
SAN DIMAS, Calif. (March 25, 2022) – The final NHRA Arizona Nationals will choose put during the 2023 NHRA Camping Globe Drag Racing Series period as Wild Horse Go Motorsports Park finishes its run on the NHRA circuit.
After delivering almost 40 many years of drag racing pleasure and memorable performances to NHRA admirers, a new overpass/roadway for the Interstate 10 extension will use the place at this time occupied by the monitor.
“Arizona has been an extraordinary supporter of the NHRA and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park for the earlier four decades and we are incredibly grateful for this remarkable admirer help,” mentioned Elizabeth Antone, Wild Horse Go Development Authority General Supervisor-Interim. “We know this final race will be a celebration that NHRA fans are renowned for.”
“We want to thank Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and the Gila River group for their dedicated commitment to drag racing,” NHRA President Glen Cromwell said. “The NHRA Arizona Nationals have offered NHRA fans innumerable reminiscences for several several years, and our race teams, partners, and NHRA officials glance forward to celebrating the monitor in 2023 as we near out this chapter in NHRA historical past.”
As NHRA seems to be toward the future, it will concentrate on venues not presently on the NHRA Tenting Globe Drag Racing Series circuit to fill the spot of the Phoenix event beginning in the 2024 period.
“Our concentration continues to be on generating the NHRA an unbelievable expertise to our followers, race teams and companions, and we are functioning on several new places,” Cromwell stated. “With fascination from a number of NHRA member tracks inside of every area throughout the region, we are energized about the possibilities for a long term NHRA national occasion.”
NHRA’s longstanding “Duel in the Desert” grew to become a Southwest fixture setting up in 1985 and the NHRA Arizona Nationals have been a favourite for race teams and supporters all through the years. Wild Horse Move Motorsports Park has also been property to many historic and file performances in the course of its comprehensive heritage, together with Tony Schumacher’s historic 330-mph operate in 1999 and his record-location go in 2018.
Schumacher has 5 job victories at the facility, when Humorous Motor vehicle legend John Force’s 8 wins in Phoenix potential customers all motorists. Matt Hagan established the track document in Funny Motor vehicle at this year’s party in February, going 3.823-seconds at 333.41, although Brittany Drive went 3.643 at 337.92 to set the Best Fuel track documents in 2020. Mike Salinas (Top Gasoline), Robert Hight (Amusing Car or truck) and Aaron Stanfield (Professional Stock) all received in front of a massive crowd at the 2022 race.
The date and ticket facts for the historic finale of the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Go Motorsports Park will be declared at a later day.