Beal Racing to Make 2016 Debut at NHRA Kansas Nationals in Topeka

San Diego, CA- The Beal Racing nitro funny car driven by Brandon Welch will make its 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series debut at the NHRA Kansas Nationals in Topeka on May 20-22. It was originally announced that the season debut would take place on April 29-May 1 at the NHRA SpringNationals in Houston, but the team has decided to run the NHRA Kansas Nationals instead. The schedule below reflects the change.

May 20-May 22 | 28th Annual NHRA Kansas Nationals | Topeka, Kansas

July 7-July 10 | 19th Annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals | Chicago, Illinois

July 29-July 31 | 29th Annual Toyota Sonoma Nationals | Sonoma, California

August 5-August 7 | 29th Annual NHRA Northwest Nationals | Seattle, Washington

August 31- September 5 | Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals | Indianapolis, Indiana

September 23-September 25 | 5th Annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals | St. Louis, Missouri

October 13-October 16 | 31st Annual AAA Texas NHRA Fallnationals | Dallas, Texas

November 10-November 13 | 52nd Annual Auto Club NHRA World Finals | Pomona, California



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 connect with Beal Racing visit Tune in to NHRA Mello Yello Series competition on Fox and Fox Sports 1 to watch the team in action.

Additional information may be found on the Beal Racing social media pages:


Twitter: @bealracingteam, @welchforthewin

Instagram: @bealracing, @welchfothewin