Web Results



A dragstrip is a facility for conducting automobile and motorcycle acceleration events such as drag racing. Although a quarter mile (1320 feet, 402 m) is the best known measure for a drag track, ......

NHRA Shortens Track After Fatal Crash, No Longer 1/4-Mile - Jalopnik


Jul 3, 2008 ... NHRA Shortens Track After Fatal Crash, No Longer 1/4-Mile ... Scott Kalitta's fatal crash, the NHRA has decided to shorten the length of the race in the Funny Car and Top Fuel classes from 1320 feet down to 1000 feet. ... Certainly there's inherent danger that comes with drag racing such beastly machines, .....

Drag Strip | Brainerd International Raceway & Resort


Brainerd International Raceway's quarter-mile drag strip is the fastest track in the ... A new 700-foot concrete launch pad was added and new asphalt for the ... BIR converted the mile-long straightaway on its road course to a drag strip and ...

Should NHRA Go Back to 1,320 Feet? - The Burnout


Dec 24, 2015 ... Tony Schumacher, Drag Racing, NHRA ... racing than whether Top Fuel and Funny Car should go back to true quarter-mile racing. ... reducing the length of a drag strip by 320 feet would enhance the safety of the sport and ...

::: Drag Racing Online ::: Dead On - It is time for a change. Deal with ...


Jul 8, 2008 ... Then my favorite complaint of all: “If it isn't quarter-mile racing the ... all NHRA quarter-mile tracks to change to a maximum of 1000 feet for 2009 ... “By using the data from Bret Kepner's article on the length of NHRA drag strips I ...

NHRA 101 - NHRA.com


In most classes, a burnout precedes every run down the dragstrip. ... these supercharged, fuel-injected, nitromethane-burning machines travel the quarter- mile in 4.6 .... Top Fuel cars are 25 feet long and weigh 2,250 pounds in race- ready trim.

Drag Racing 101 - Bandimere Speedway


The length of the actual racing surface at an NHRA Drag Racing Series event is one-quarter mile, or 1,320 feet. The average width of each lane is 30 feet.

Oahe Speedway : Drag Racing Basics


In basic terms, a drag race is an acceleration contest from a standing start between two vehicles over ... The accepted standard for that distance is a quarter -mile.

Drag Racing Basics - Little River Dragway


Drag Racing is a straight-line acceleration contest between two vehicles over a ... accepted worldwide are quarter-mile (1,320 feet) and eighth-mile (660 feet). Little River Dragway is mostly an eighth-mile facility, but on Friday nights we do ... follow the long curve at the end of the track, to avoid turning in front of the car in th...

Maple Grove Raceway » History


The Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals was held at Maple Grove Raceway ... Track is lengthened to 4,000 feet long and 60 feet wide to allow quarter-mile racing.

More Info

Drag Racing Faces Fundamental Changes - The New York Times


Jul 10, 2008 ... For as long as anyone can remember, the official length of a professional drag race has been a quarter of a mile, or 1,320 feet (though ...

Drag Racing 101 | US 131 Motorsports Park


US 131 Motorsports Park is a ¼ mile drag racing facility. ... The 660 foot mark is the halfway point of a quarter-mile track. ... Beyond the finish line is the shutdown area, usually a quarter mile or more in length, where you can safely slow the car  ...



Jul 24, 2011 ... ... Cars race to 1000-feet, instead of the traditional quarter-mile (1320 feet). ... for the Lucas Oil SuperNationals Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. ... 1000-foot racing for the nitro cars appears to be in place for the long haul.