Country Artist Jerrod Niemann to Play
Special Concert at 2017 Menards Heartland Nationals



Topeka, KS (February 16, 2017) - Officials from Heartland Park Topeka in conjunction with NHRA announced today that national country recording artist Jerrod Niemann will play a special concert at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties Pet Treats.
The concert will take place following the final round of professional qualifying for the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series on May 20. Those who purchased a ticket for the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties Pet Treats will not be required to purchase a separate ticket to take advantage of the show.

Niemann has strong ties to the area, and was born in Harper, Kan. but raised in Liberal, Kan. He has released one single for Category 5 Records and three albums for Sea Gayle Music/Arista Nashville including “Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury,” “Free the Music,” and “High Noon.”

These albums have produced a combined six Top 40 entries on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, including the number 1 singles "Lover, Lover", a cover of Sonia Dada's "You Don't Treat Me No Good" and "Drink to That All Night". He has also co-written three singles for Garth Brooks: the Chris LeDoux tribute “Good Ride Cowboy", as well as "That Girl Is a Cowboy" and "Midnight Sun”.

The Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties Pet Treats is the eighth race of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule and will feature racers in the Top Fuel, Funny Car and Top Fuel Harley categories, May 19-21. Fans will have the opportunity to have direct access to the teams, allowing them to see firsthand the highly-skilled mechanics service their hot rods between rounds, and get autographs from their favorite NHRA drivers.
Advance tickets for the event are currently one sale and can be purchased NHRA.com/tickets. Tickets will also be on sale at participating Menards locations on March 20.

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 J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street for teens 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; Gainesville Raceway 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, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.


About Heartland Park Topeka
Heartland Park Topeka is a multi-purpose motorsports and outdoor events facility located in Topeka, Kansas. The facility opened in 1989 and features a championship NHRA sanctioned ¼ mile drag strip, a recently repaved 2.5-mile road course, a 3/8-mile clay oval and an all-new motocross track. The facility also hosts autocross, drift and rallycross events and is owned by Shelby Development, LLC who purchased it in early 2016.