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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Im interested in trading my car for a drag car. I just can't see cutting up this car for racing. My car is an 1997 Camaro Z28 30th anniversary.....
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Springfield, GA

Got a nice duster up for sale it's a complete rolling chassis  new build full tube chassis car sitting on 10.5w tires.....
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Rowland, NC


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This is a real nice 1964 Dodge polara top Sportsman race car with steel roof steel quarter panels professionally built.....
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San antonio, TX

For sale is a 1993 Mustang LX Notch Back. CLEAN TITLE. The Car has a chromoly 8pt roll bar and Full black and grey interior. Full Team Z chromoly.....
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Taylor, MI

For sale is a 1993 Mustang LX Notch Back. CLEAN TITLE. The Car has a chromoly 8pt roll bar and Full black and grey interior. Full Team Z chromoly.....
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Taylor, MI

Selling a 72 Split bumper Camaro. Car is very clean no rust was a Missouri car. Everything is solid! Motor is new has less than 300 miles on it! 468.....
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Coal city, IL

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Chesapeake, VA

605 Ford twin 101mm , big stuff 3, santuff shocks new , 4 spd. lenco, 10.5 triple disc clutch, spare gear sets, new.....
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Lakeland, FL

433 ci dart block Pontiac 873 heads supervisor 1050 carb. New TCI Trans PG. MarkWilliams drives haft. Dana 60 with 456 gear. AL6 with crank trigger......
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Gloversville, NY

1996 Jerry Bickel Pro Stock Firebird (Ran NHRA F/A now set up for Top Sportsman / Bracket Racing) Carbon Fiber Panels.....
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Avon lake, OH

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