Saturday, Nov 26

NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES AWARDS CEREMONY RETURNS TO L.A.’S WESTSIDE IN 2014

Friday, Aug 01 1850

On Monday, November 17, the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony will return to the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles’ posh Westside.  The NHRA also announced that the entire NHRA Mello Yello Awards Ceremony will be broadcast on the Web at NHRA.com and via NHRA’s YouTube channel on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. (ET) / 3 p.m. (PT).   It marks the sixth year that the full event will be available to fans via the Internet.               

Perfectly situated on the fashionable Westside, adjacent to Beverly Hills, the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza sits on seven acres with 726 spacious guestrooms and a world-class spa and fitness center, making the property a luxury resort hotel situated in the heart of the city.   

The invitation-only black-tie event, where NHRA will crown its Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champions in all four categories, will feature a pre-event cocktail reception at 5 p.m., followed by a formal sit-down banquet, and will end with the official Patrón XO Cafe ‘Late Night’ After Party.

ESPN2 lead anchor Dave Rieff will host the awards ceremony for the third year.

The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza features three restaurants and bars and the Equinox Fitness Club + Spa offering exclusive fitness equipment, elite personal coaches and cutting edge group fitness classes. The Spa features 20 treatment rooms, three outdoor cabanas, a manicure/pedicure suite, and a full menu of massage and facial treatments and products.   The outdoor pool and whirlpool includes six furnished poolside cabanas. 

The property also will play host to the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony, scheduled earlier in the day in the Westside Hall where the 2014 NHRA Lucas Oil world champions will be honored.

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Street program and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Adam Sinclair

Adam has been a race fan since the first time he went through the tunnel under the Daytona International Speedway more than 30 years ago. He has had the privilege of traveling to races all across the state of Florida (as well as one race in Ohio), watching nearly everything with a motor compete for fame and glory, as well as participating in various racing schools to get the feel of what racecar drivers go through every week.  

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