Assuming you already have the race car, then you are right on your way to being ready to make your drag strip debut. Making a choice to take your vehicle to the drag strip is a wise one. The alternate, illegal street racing is just that; criminal, reckless, and deadly. Driving on public roads is undoubtedly a privilege, not a right. So, always consider the consequences of driving recklessly on the streets and understand you put your life and innocent bystanders’ lives at risk.
The National Hot Rod Associate(NHRA) first surfaced about 50 years ago, to try and control the serious issues of road safety. NHRA’s original motto was, and still continues to be, their “dedication to safety.” Taking your own car to the track for the first time is an exciting experience. Cruising through the pits, doing laps down the track, and showing off your set of wheels is fun and rewarding. Remember you can always buy the latest handbook.
For racers entering a test ‘n tune at an NHRA sanctioned track, their car will be expected to meet specifications set forth for the Summit Racing Series.