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NHRA announces 16-car fields for Pro Stock at all 2018 national events

by Mike Haag | Posted on Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Courtesy of the NHRA

GLENDORA, Calif. – NHRA announced today that the Pro Stock Car category will feature 16-car fields at all 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events in 2018. NHRA came to this decision after a collaborative and productive meeting with several Pro Stock drivers and teams. The group discussed a few initiatives that would serve as alternatives to NHRA’s previous decision to run 8-car fields at nine national events.

Greg Anderson. NHRA photo

One of the ideas from the meeting involved the possibility of including a new engine platform that NHRA’s Tech Department is evaluating. NHRA will continue to work with Pro Stock teams and manufacturers this year, carefully evaluating key metrics and supporting initiatives to generate interest. 

“We all share a common goal to make the Pro Stock category grow,” said NHRA president Peter Clifford. “It’s exciting to see that the teams came to us with collaborative ideas and started an open dialogue that resulted in new solutions.”

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and E3 Spark Plug NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

 

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Mike Haag has covered motorsports in San Antonio and South Texas for more than 30 years. In addition to working for the San Antonio Express-News for nearly 28 years, Mike also has co-hosted TrackSmack with Dawn Murphy for 15 race seasons. In addition to being a writer, Mike also teaches English at Floresville High School.