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.

Drag Racing Cars Close Subcategory -

Last Post: Today

Premier Ads (View All) Get Listed Here - Only $20

Sort By:

Street legal and FAST!!
Street legal 1966 Nova drag car. Running a best of 6.50 @ 218 mph this is one of if not the fastest street legal...

Posted Today, 8:26 PM
Wapwallopen , PA

over 300k invested  2013 mustang body 2013 mustang steel roof and qtrs  It's powered by an Outlaw 572ci PLR 481X,...

Posted Today, 7:00 PM
Brazoria , TX

2006 Don Davis 242” Top Dragster Chassis is currently at the powder coater getting a metallic silver. Body panels will be painted gloss black. Car...

Posted Today, 6:49 PM
Haines City , FL

MSD 7AL-2 Plus *brand new in the box*

Posted Today, 6:34 PM
Richton Park , IL

Own a one of a kind jet dragster, chopped and channeled 1979 Ford Econoline van, Westinghouse J34-WE-34 turbojet with afterburner, comes with air...

Posted Today, 6:22 PM
Taft , TN

1972 Chevelle more info to come asking 35,000.00 for more info call David at 314-680-6151 also have Subframe for 67 - 69 Camaro price 1850.00 / for...

Posted Today, 6:00 PM
Hillsboro , MO

Steel roof and quarters car pro charged all allumnium 565 with ati super glide 4 coan convert stroud chutes and safety belts no expense spared solid...

Posted Today, 6:00 PM
Bogue Chitto , MS

2000 camaro top sportsman car Built in mid 2000’s by GRC 112 wheelbase  Double frame rail 6.0 cert Carbon tubs and center  Full Floater rear...

Posted Today, 5:46 PM
Mooresville , NC

Spitzer Nostalgia Dragster Front engine dragster, 225 Wheel Base, Complete Minus Motor and Transmission. Do not TEXT, Call me for more info. David at...

Posted Today, 5:06 PM
Hillsboro , MO

Opel gt all c/m Strange struts 4 link 9 ' moser 40 spline axles M/T wheels and tires. Steel body and doors new glass nose and hood. Glasteck scoop....

Posted Today, 4:54 PM
Tampa , FL

Copyright © 2005-2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands All Rights Reserved.

Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the RacingJunk.com
Terms of Use, Classifieds Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy
Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Internet Brands