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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For Sale! 2007 Mullis 235 4 link Rolling (less motor & trans) K&R delay box Low runs on the car Weld wheels 40 runs on 3190w M/T New 4.11 gear rear.....
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1965 tube chassis nova, 8.50 certed  555 BBC,bow tie block,360 dart heads, powerglide w/ pro brake ,9" rear w/ strange center section,full lexan,.....
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Pottstown, PA

267" Spitzer dragster full floater rear end pro 9,5 center chrome wing weld wheels complete roller all you need is a motor and trans I do have a pro.....
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North waterboro, ME

Beautiful 7/8 scale 1957 Chevy Nostalgia A/gas or Top Sportsman. It has only the best components. The chassis is a Chris Alston. The engine is a Brad.....
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Pueblo, CO

98 z28 camaro  weighs 2960.  Goes 6.50's with a SBC 383 and glide.  Has all wiring and gauges Msd 6al box Frame tied  braced 9 inch ford  33.....
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New carlisle, OH

2004 sunset
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Ardmore, OK

Formally raced in Nascar Craftsman Truck series, now converted to Drag race. Was told by former owner, RCR Truck, driven by "Harvick" Chance to own.....
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Mechanicsville, VA

2016 COPO Camaro. Serial #002. This was the first 2016 COPO built for sale (001 sold for Charity) FS/XX Showdown Car. 350 Supercharged. Ready to.....
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Omaha, NE

All round tube Chrome Moly 4- link / Strut front , built with all the best set up for SBM, car weighs 2410 w/ 220lb.....
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Maple heights, OH

Red 2016 COPO Camaro #17. Built in November 2016. Supercharged 350. 3 Speed Auto. Racers Package (Includes Weight Box, Dual Batteries, Air Intake,.....
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Omaha, NE

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