FAN FEST – NHRA Heartland Nationals

Event Details


Topeka, KS – The popular FanFest gathering and press conference for the 29th Annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties will be Thursday, May 18 in recently revitalized downtown Topeka on 8th Street between Kansas Avenue and Quincy Street.

FanFest 2017 is to celebrate drag racing in Topeka and to welcome racers and fans to our great city in celebration of the Menards NHRA Nationals that will be held at Heartland Park Topeka, May 19-21. FanFest 2017 will begin with a press conference at 2:00pm. Following the press conference fans will have an opportunity to meet and greet drivers of the NHRA Mello-Yellow Drag Racing Series, play games, see displays and race cars and visit food vendors. A special evening autograph session will be held at 5 PM with all activities concluding at 7 PM.

Making a special appearance will be Elaine Larsen displaying her popular 280 mph jet propelled dragster along with the “Jet Technology Center” an interactive display.

Record-breaking performances have become the norm for the stars in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series when they visit Heartland Park Topeka, and that trend will look to continue in 2017 when the 10,000-horsepower, 300-mph nitro-burning machines are unleashed at the 29th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, May 19-21.

To purchase general-admission or reserved seats, call (800) 884-NHRA (6472) or visit Kids 12 and under are free in general admission areas with a paid adult. To honor the Salute to First Responders, military and first responders can save 20 percent on general admission tickets at the gate. One day discount event tickets (for any day of the event) are also available at participating Menards locations.


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