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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2003 VanNess 240" hardtail 6.0 Chassis Cert 3/2018. Very few runs on this car. 20" cage I'm 5"9" 190 with lots of extra room 800hp Donovan Aluminum...

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$8,000
Buckeye , AZ

Car has fiberglass doors,hood,bumpers, Tube chassis, Adjustable struts front, 4 Link rear, adjustable coilovers,wishbone, 12 bolt, 456 pro gears,new...

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Fairview Heights , IL

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1940 WILLYS GASSER DRAG CAR CALLIES CRANKSHAFT-SRP14TO1 PISTONS-COMPSTAR H BEAM RODS-1150 HOLLEY-PTC RED CASE POWER...

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$39,000
Monroe , GA

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1957 Chevy Bel Air - ex Nitro Coupe now Extreme Outlaw 10.5, S/G, S/C, T/S, Pro Street. Built in 2007, has been sitting...

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$33,000
Cicero , IL

1971 Chevrolet Vega Genuine Panel Delivery Drag Race Car With Clear Wisconsin Title 488 Cubic Inch Big Block Chevrolet...

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$12,000
Baraboo , WI


1986 Dodge Daytona, 511 Cu. in. Mopar with Powerglide Trans. with 26 ft. enclosed trailer and gas powered golf cart.

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$35,000
Odessa , TX

Jr dragster f/s roller Mike Bos chassis has run 7.80 with 150 lbs of lead

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$2,500
Hickory , NC

THE CAR IS ALL STEEL EXCEPT HARWOOD FIBERGLASS BOLT ON HOOD,USES STOCK LATCHES, IT’S SUPER NICE WITH NO RUST IN BODY,FLOORBOARDS,TRUCK,EVER, STOCK...

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Fairview Heights , IL

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Built as World of Wheels show car, new pump gas 355 sbc, dart 215's,4 speed lenco, fiberglass hood, fenders, deck lid,...

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Eustis , FL

28 inch tire car for sale

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Fayetteville , NC

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