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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Built by Chassis Engineering, Double frame rail chromoly round tube, eliminator X chassis 105 WB, new in 2016 only 8 passes, Hoosier 34.5/17-16 weld...

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$79,000
West Palm Beach , FL

Up for sale is a 72 Camaro drag car. Used to run super gas when raced frequently. Tubed chassis, strut front end, ladder bars in the rear, power...

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$19,500
Jamestown , ND

75 camaro z28 14 point mild steel cage All steel body except hood All lights and turn signals work. All lights are LED except headlights. Ford 9...

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Middleburg , FL

1970 Nova 427 SS 25.1 cage chrome moly (Roller only) Cortez silver metallic Fiber glass hood and trunk and bumpers All steel panels Smooth custom...

Posted Today, 1:08 PM
$23,000
Fort Worth , TX

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


Car has been completely stripped and built race ready, has only made 10 passes and runs consistent 8.8s on 1/8 Simpson 5-point race belt Summit fuel...

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$10,000
Greenville , SC

Vintage Art Morrison Chevelle Chassis, & Suspension. Will work for 1966 and 1967. Rolling Chassis for a short time before taken apart for storage....

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$7,000
Prairie Village , KS

Make America quick again.09 mustang fresh 6.0 cert till 2022 1969 lbs w bbc&glide dry &M/T Harry’s all Fiberglas body carbon tubs & 1/2 tunnel...

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$42,000
Cumming , GA

Parts car 5 doors, deck lid
1940 Willys 4 door sedan parst car, 37-40 sedans are what they use to make into a coupe (Lee Kay, Troy Rowland), no...

Posted Today, 10:26 AM
Powell Butte , OR

All Chrome Moly,Certified 7.50 in Dec 2018.Strange Strut,Strange brakes, Full Floater 9.5 Fabricated Rear with 4.57 gear, Pro Four link, MSD digital...

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$35,000
Parrish , FL

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