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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1976 Supercharged Chevette Top Sportsman 565 cubic inch Double frame rail 7.50 NHRA certified Merlin block 9.800 Deck...

Posted Today, 7:59 AM
$45,000
Galena , OH

Gliddens car
Here for sale is the Bob Glidden ordered Hardy car that was raced by Jim Kinnett from Georgia. 598 Inch Indy Hemi and...

Posted Today, 7:52 AM
$95,000
Cleveland , NC

with Kaase 598 engine
Here for sale is a great car with a recently fresh Kaase 598 inch wedge. Fresh Glide,450 box. This was Chuck Aronson's...

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$42,500
Cleveland , NC

If you crave the quickest and fastest street legal pro modified vehicle look no further! This Hot Rod has a license plate, is insured, and can be...

Posted Today, 7:21 AM
$69,995
Saint Petersburg , FL

1967 Mustang. 2300 pound car all fiberglass except top & quarters full cm chassis built to Jerry Bickel specs NHRA 25.1 cert in July 1918. Engine:...

Posted Today, 6:36 AM
$60,000
Stanley , NC


454 open chamber, roller rockers and stud girdles, Dart intake, 950 Quick fuel carb, T-400 reverse manual Roll cage 4 link with 4;56 gears with...

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$19,000
Dutton , Virginia

Dodge Coronet, very consistent 10:30ET, Has Pa Title and original interior in boxes. Race Ready, 512ci Mega block,...

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$24,500
Lake Ariel , PA

2010 half scale extreme proven 7.90 winner multiple track championships division 9 champion 2011 3 year CDRA champion runner up night 1 world finals...

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$4,800
West Plains , MO

598 bbc glide 180. 50 runs. 15 runs on rear tires. K&r delay box. 2 850 (gas) 9” 430 gear ( have 410 that goes with car) 16v system with charger....

Posted Today, 6:29 AM
$28,500
Murfreesboro , TN

572 Hemi 4 speed Nice car

Posted Today, 6:19 AM
$45,000
Canby , OR

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