Top Fuel Motorcycle Racing Returns to NHRA in 2017

The Top Fuel Harley bikes to compete at select NHRA Mello Yello drag racing events.

Top Fuel Harley class returns to NHRA.
If you've ever witnessed a Top Fuel bike make a pass down the quarter-mile, you know why they call them "ground-pounders!"Photo: NHRA

NHRA officials announced recently that the popular Top Fuel Harley-Davidson motorcycle category will compete at eight events on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The first race of the season will take place at the season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

The series will continue to race throughout the season at select national events including the NHRA Arizona Nationals, the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, NHRA SpringNationals, Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals, NHRA New England Nationals, NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, and the NHRA Northwest Nationals.

“The nitro-powered Top Fuel Harley category is wildly popular with fans of two-wheel racing action,” said Josh Peterson, vice president of NHRA racing administration. “These machines travel down the track at amazing speeds and are incredible to witness. They will be a welcome addition to the racing weekend.”

2017 TOP FUEL HARLEY MOTORCYCLE SCHEDULE
  • Feb. 9-12: Circle K NHRA Winternationals (Pomona, CA)
  • Feb. 24-26: NHRA Arizona Nationals (Phoenix, AZ)
  • March 31-April 2: Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals (Las Vegas, NV)
  • April 21-23: NHRA SpringNationals (Houston, TX)
  • May 19-21: NHRA Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals (Topeka, KS)
  • June 2-4: NHRA New England Nationals (Epping, NH)
  • June 16-18: NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals (Bristol, TN)
  • Aug. 4-6: NHRA Northwest Nationals (Seattle, WA)