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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Race Car for Sale – 1979 Chevy Luv Truck 400 CI, Power glide, 8 ¾ Mopar rear end – 4.10 posy, Steel Step side Custom Bed, 6 Point Cage, 3 inch...

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$9,500
Littleton , CO

1976 Triumph TR7 Race Car for sale 451 Big Block Mopar, Full Chassis car, strut front end, 4 link rear, Mark Williams Spool & Axels, Power Glide with...

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$8,500
Littleton , CO

4-link 245 wheel base

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$6,200
New Port Richey , FL

09 Jeffers built double frame rail Jeffers fab 9 rear Strange floaters large 4-link bars Strange steel brakes front &...

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$50,000
Baldwin Park , CA

1934 Chevy roadster kit car from Suncoast. Never put together. Ready for assembly and your motor and trans. Complete...

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$5,500
New Port Richey , FL


Trade for second gen S10 2x3 chassis truck
Trade only for Full chassis second gen S10 only. Roller. No Engine, transmission or Converter. 1969 Pontiac Firebird....

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$30,000
Anna , OH

trades welcome whatcha got!
steel americar 1959 willys badass badboy one of a kind..looking for...

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Newfane , NY

Very nice High End professionally build Pro Street Can be driven anywhere Car has 4 wheel Wildwood Disc Brakes 9" Ford Rear End Strange Axels Nodular...

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$28,500
Port Charlotte , Florida

240" Roller
You Can Buy This Roller For A Good Price No Motor Or Trans. comes with tires 80% good a new 9" Center W/Used 9" Center...

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$1
Collins , MS

nice car for this money look and compare
you are looking at a 1964 buick riviera that came from southern PA area and has been taken care of in it,s 55 years of...

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$15,500
Allegany , NY

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