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Don’t Miss Gatornationals 2020 at Gainesville Raceway

February 7, 2020 by Corey A Edwards

NHRA Gatornationals 2020With Gatornationals 2020 coming up, March 12th through the 15th, fans should know that our North Central Florida inn is less than 20 minutes from Gainesville Raceway.

There are a lot of pluses to staying at Hampton Lake Bed & Breakfast, not the least of which is our location on the shores of a natural cypress lake. You can fish, boat, soak up amazing sunsets, and more.

Don’t get the idea that our Florida lakefront lodging is way out in the boonies, however!

Gainesville is just a short drive away, Jacksonville less than an hour, and shopping, dining, and more are right here in Starke FL.

Gatornationals brings a lot of people to the area, so reserving your accommodations in the Gainesville area early is a good idea.

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NHRA Gatornationals 2019 – 50 Years and Counting

February 8, 2019 by Corey A Edwards

NHRA Gatornationals 2019The NHRA Gatornationals celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a colossal blowout featuring a who’s who from the NHRA’s early days of drag racing. A ‘bucket-list’ event for any devoted drag racing fan – March 14th through the 17th, 2019.

Gainesville Raceway held the first Gatornationals in 1970, less than a year after it opened in 1969. The Gainesville Raceway is one of the NHRA circuit’s fastest tracks, known as a place where records are both regularly set and broken.

NHRA Gatornationals are held each March at the Gainesville Raceway but this year is really going to be something special. The event is the pinnacle of the NHRA Legends Tour, and many iconic figures from the sport’s early days will be on hand. Legends like “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Kenny Bernstein, Joe Amato, Ed “The Ace” McCulloch, “The Bounty Hunter” Connie Kalitta, and “Big” Jim Dunn are all expected.

Of course, each race at Gatornationals is a star all on its own.

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Don’t Miss the 2018 NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway!

February 9, 2018 by Corey A Edwards

NHRA Gatornationals 2018One of the North Central Florida’s official first signs of spring is just around the corner: the 2018 NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway are scheduled for March 15th to the 17th, 2018!

2018 sees the 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. This traditional, East Coast opener has drawn fans and the world’s best drag racers alike to Gainesville for almost half a century!

And why not?

Who can resist NHRA professional level competition? We are talking 10,000-horsepower, nitro-fueled Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car classes. We’ll also see 200-mph Pro Stock category. Gatornationals is also season opener for the Mello Yello Series Pro Stock Motorcycle and J&A Service Pro Mod categories.

If you like the spectacle fire-breathing, metal machines hurtling down the strip, you don’t want to miss the 2018 NHRA Gatornationals!

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Come On Out For The 2017 NHRA Gatornationals!

February 10, 2017 by Corey A Edwards

2017 NHRA GatornationalsIf you’re a fan of drag racing, you already know that you don’t want to miss the NHRA Gatornationals. The 48th annual return is scheduled for March 16th to the 19th, 2017 at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Fl.

The Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, the traditional East Coast opener, has entertained fans for decades. The world’s best drag racers come to launch their fire-breathing metal machines down the strip at Gainesville Raceway.

It’s NHRA professional level competition in the 10,000-horsepower, nitro-fueled Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car classes, and the 200-mph Pro Stock category. Gatornationals is also the season opener for the NHRA Mello Yello Series Pro Stock Motorcycle category and the J&A Service Pro Mod category.

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