Drag Racing Cars

What is Drag Racing?
Drag Racing is a contest between two vehicles to determine which can go the fastest from a standing start to full open throttle over an agreed upon distance, which is usually an 1/8 mile, ¼ mile or 1000 feet.

While most drag racing now takes place on a professional race track, there are both televised staged street contests and illegal street races which still take place. Professional organizations like the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) the largest sanctioning body in professional drag racing, were started to counteract illegal street racing, which can be very dangerous due to the speed and power of the vehicles and the magnitude of damage that occurs when something goes wrong and these vehicles malfunction or crash.

Drag Racing really got its start as a contest in the 1950s with the rise in popularity of hot rods – vehicles with classic bodies (1932 Fords, etc) which were modified with modern engines and tuning to create more power and run faster. Hot rodders would race each other on long empty strips of road. Now, drag racing is a professional sport, with classes covering everything from junior dragsters, to motorcycles, to vintage vehicles, to nitro-powered vehicles.

Organizations like the NHRA, the PDRA (Professional Drag Racers Association), and the IHRA (International Hot Rod Association) serve as sanctioning bodies that create the rules for classes of racing, and govern the types of racing and series that amateur and professional racers participate in to ensure safety measures and standards of conduct.

Drag Racing appeals to both drivers who want to challenge the powertrain in a daily driver, and those who want to build and race custom vehicles that only thrive by the light of the strip.

Drag Racing encompasses many types of amateur and professional specialty racing vehicles including door cars, funny cars, motorcycles, dragsters , and pro modifieds. But there are also whole series’ of street and stock-performance vehicles including Pro Street, Pro Stock, Sportsman and bracket, stock and super stock. There's a class, and a vehicle, for everyone, and all of those vehicles can be found in the RacingJunk.com drag racing classifieds.

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275 Inch Chassis NHRA 6.0 Certification Front Wheels Front Wing Bodywork 9 Inch ford with 4:29 gears Rear Wing Ex.....
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Salt lake city, UT

T/S car, was a west Texas pro stock car, see other ad for specs. Has clutch pedal also. This is a very nice car that has not been beat to death and.....
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Hohenwald, TN

I have for sale my 1996 Nissan 240sx SE factory non-abs car.  I have been building this car for the past three years.  First I would like to say.....
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Pittsburgh, PA

2 owner 83,5xx original mile car w/ 15 passes & approx 2000 miles on engine/trans/rearend Engine: 1970 block based 496 Olds stroker motor H-beam rods.....
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Great bend, KS

89 Camaro. 434 small block. Dart block dart heads callies crank eagle rods wiseco pistons. Super Victor intake with Compucar fogger. Pro systems 1000.....
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Hickory grove, SC

Carbon Fiber 75in Wheelie bars  Measures- 16in wide 75in long  Upper bars are 67in long without rod ends    Came off an 2012 Ness GXP $2,000.00.....
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Montgomery, TX

96 VFN all glass body, all C/M, 602 (1080 HP) W/less than 60 passes, DB glide, 9" This is an older car but raced very little (not beat to death) new.....
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Hohenwald, TN

383 cu in SBC dart Pro1 alum heads, Lunati flat tappet 518/530 lift 243/251 dur. 750 holley alum. intake moroso pan, Schoenfeld 1 7/8" headers, 350.....
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Tipton, IN

1992 beretta,run in 4s,583 motor,power glide transmission, nos fogger system,plenty more,car runs great 
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Suffolk, VA

New Price $16,900 Above Added: Fri August 18, 2017, 11:58 am EST1964 Chevelle race car. Round Tube back half w/ladder bars.Current NHRA cert. to.....
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Toms river, NJ

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