The events are spectacles of color and speed, chrome and flash, and ingenuity and engineering. Although the tracks measure the same length at each stop, each venue is different. Conditions such as elevation, weather, and time of year makes each stop a unique one. You can buy your tickets at the box office, by phone, or online at www. Kids 12 and under get in free at many of our events — so be sure to check. If you want to bring a group, we offer group tickets. The best advice for fans might well be the same advice given to the teams you're coming to watch: Come early, stay late, and be prepared.
2019 Drag Strip Rulebook (updated May 2019)
A Day at the Drags | NHRA
There has probably been no more compelling question in the world of NHRA drag racing than whether Top Fuel and Funny Car should go back to true quarter-mile racing. In other words, after more than seven years of racing to just 1, before a race is declared official, should the dragsters and floppers go back to what was the golden standard for more than 50 years, 1, feet? Every year since NHRA decreased the distance from 1, to 1, feet, a vocal number of fans have asked for the original racing length be reinstated. Admittedly, reaction is mixed across all fronts, including drivers. These are all former NHRA champions — with 26 titles between them.
There is no consensus on it. Some voices have been raised in support of it and others are shouting their disapproval of it. The 29th Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway outside Denver concluded Sunday afternoon, but there have been lingering reverberations throughout the sport caused by the shortened drag strip that went into effect for the first time in NHRA national event history. The 1,foot distance from start to finish line for Top Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars removed feet from the traditional quarter-mile track that has been the bread and butter of organized drag racing since the National Hot Rod Association was born in The move, taken in response to Scott Kalitta's fatal, high-speed accident in the shutdown area of Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.
Class eligibility is based on requirements that include type of vehicle, engine size, vehicle weight, allowable modifications, and aerodynamics. Comp, Super Stock, and Stock are made up of a variety of classes equalized by a handicap starting system. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman feature a single class of vehicle in bracket-style competition.