Beal Racing Race Preview: 2016 Northwest Nationals

San Diego, CA – The Northwest Nationals in Seattle, Washington is the final event of the NHRA’s Western Swing. After a rough outing at the Sonoma Nationals, the Beal Racing AutoAnything nitro funny car team looks to get back on track as they travel north.

“The Sonoma Nationals showed us that we have a lot of room to improve.” said driver Brandon Welch. “We have been progressing all season long and the entire team is glad we only have to wait a few days to continue that progress in Seattle.”

The Northwest Nationals will be Brandon Welch’s debut at Pacific Raceways. The NHRA will once again be broadcasting final eliminations live on FOX. A complete television schedule can be found below.

Friday 8/5 at 5:00-6:00 PM PST (FS1)
Sunday 8/7 at 11:00-12:00 AM PST (FS1)

Sunday 8/7 at 1:00-4:00 PM PST (LIVE on FOX)
Sunday 8/7 at 9:30-12:30 AM PST (FS1)

More information including the days and times for replays of television coverage can be found at:

San Diego-based Beal Racing campaigns a 300+ mph nitro funny car on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The team is owned by Chuck Beal and driven by 2016 rookie and Chuck’s grandson, Brandon Welch. After 45 years in drag racing, veteran driver Beal handed over the reins of the family race car to grandson, Brandon in 2015. Beal Racing is sure to be a focus of media and fan attention with a new driver continuing a storied family racing legacy. To learn more about Beal Racing visit, or tune in to NHRA competition on Fox and Fox Sports 1.