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Friday qualifying canceled due to inclement weather at Dodge NHRA Nationals

by Mike Haag | Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2016

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MOHNTON, Pa. – NHRA officials cancelled the first two rounds of qualifying at the 32nd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway on Friday, Sept. 30, after rain and persistent mist. The Dodge NHRA Nationals is the third race of the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s six-race playoffs that will decide the 2016 world champions.

Officials consistently worked throughout the day to dry the track but as the temperature dropped and misting continued, racing for the day was called at 4:25 p.m. NHRA Mello Yello Series qualifying is set to begin as scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 11:15 a.m.

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Coverage of the Dodge NHRA Nationals on NHRA All Access will begin at 8:45 a.m. ET. Qualifying coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) will be at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. Live finals on FS1 will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Friday tickets can be exchanged for admission to the Dodge NHRA Nationals on Saturday or Sunday, but the customer is responsible for paying the difference in price. Fans must retain their tickets in order to exchange them. If Friday ticketholders are unable to attend the event on either Saturday or Sunday, please stay tuned for further information.

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Story and photos courtesy of the NHRA

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Mike Haag has covered motorsports in San Antonio and South Texas for more than 30 years. In addition to working for the San Antonio Express-News for nearly 28 years, Mike also has co-hosted TrackSmack with Dawn Murphy for 15 race seasons. In addition to being a writer, Mike also teaches English at Floresville High School.