The National Hot Rod Association is postponing all drag racing events for 30 days in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

This suspension includes events at all NHRA-owned tracks and any NHRA-sanctioned events such as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. We intend at this time to resume the original schedule on April 17-19 in Houston, and continue thereafter, subject to developments in the interim. The spring Las Vegas event is postponed with new dates to be determined.

Those who have purchased tickets for postponed events are encouraged to go to LVMS.com for information.

NHRA officals continue to monitor the situation closely and listen to experts.

"We made this decision with heavy hearts as we see the effects this pandemic is having on the world, the country and our NHRA family," officials said in a statement. "We believe this is the right decision since social distancing and reducing gatherings of people has been recommended as one of the most effective ways to protect everyone in the long run."