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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461 cubic in SBC aftermarket block brand new motor. 1250 Carb, Jesel Belt, Jesel rocker shaft. 15 Degree Brodix Heads, motor plate, turbo 400 JW Bell...

Posted 3 months ago
Yonkers , NY

The Defiant Mouse Dragster 1969 Woody Gilmore 175” Front Engine Dragster Titled 1969 SEMA Hughes 2 Speed Powerglide w/Trans Brake Hughes 5500...

Posted 3 months ago
Phoenix , AZ

215" Mark Williams red, chromoly construction, ford 9" N case, rear wing ,parachute, 15" convro pro wheels with like new hoosiers. Very light, 19"...

Posted 3 months ago
Butte , MT

1968 Plymouth barracuda, 493 block filled to freeze plugs,cross bolt mains, comp roller cam, Indy Sr heads, 1050 Holley, Msd dist. And 7al3 box, JW...

Posted 3 months ago
Valley View , TX


I have two Outlaw JR Dragsters and five Outlaw motors for Sale. I can sell as a complete package (roller, one motor, two motor ECT) or break the...

Posted 3 months ago
Circleville , OH

32 Bantam Altered Neil & Parks 4 link Chassis Finished by Fritz Ex Comp Eliminator Car Kidd Performance 532 cid 864 hp 681 tq CP Pistons Bill Miller...

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Fruitland , ID

 1968 Camaro tube chassis freshly certified 7.5 good for three more years chassis was built by Adkins race cars engine is brand new fresh zero...

Posted 3 months ago
Fowlerville , MI

have an antique 52, 220 Mercedes sedan and am interested in doing swap for turnkey dragster built after 2012 for s/c n braket racing.no junk and will...

Posted 3 months ago
Hammond , LA

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363 Twin t4 62mm C4 Tranny W/transbrake Iron Eagle Dart Block  205 AFR heads Garrett t4 62mm 8.50 cert cage Xfi Fast...

Posted 3 months ago
Baxley , GA

2002 Worthy 235” Rear-Engine 4-Link Dragster Serial #3D2351144L Big-Boy Cage Complete Minus Engine New Body Coated black Aluminum Motor Plate Big...

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Brentwood , TN

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