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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S10 Drag Truck
4-link S-10. Turnkey Chrome molly cage 8.50 cert. Weight is 2507 without driver. Fabricated 9" housing Strange center...

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$28,500
Columbia , IL

68 Camaro Jerry Bickel Built  09 Carbon body  Full Floater 4:11 gear Spindle mount fronts wheels  Penske shocks with sensors  Msd grid /...

Posted Today, 8:08 PM
$110,000
Massapequa , NY

IROC 3rd Gen
Available Rolling or TK 88 Camaro IROC Pro-stock build Chassis Craft/VFN FIBERGLASS BODY All round tube/Chrome moly...

Posted Today, 7:46 PM
Columbia , IL

Alta Lab weather station with pager sells new for $1700.Will sell for $850 excellent condition can be hooked up with crew chief pro.

Posted Today, 6:50 PM
$850
Burlington , NJ

1985 ford ranger 5.0 with freddy brown c6 2800 stall converter dana 60 4.88 rear disc brakes 4 link with adjustable...

Posted Today, 5:10 PM
$3,500
Kings Park , NY


Crower 10.5" dual disk sportsman pedal clutch

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$1,250
Grand Blanc , MI

Junior with 40 runs on engine since rebuild. JR engine with shockwave clutch. Sit up seat. Car will go with starter and spare carb parts. 

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$3,000
Santa Cruz , NM

Professionally Built car Originally owned by Dale Wilson, editor of Bracket Racing USA Magazine and a 3 page article of the car and B&M million was...

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$26,000
Phoenix , AZ

Possible trade for American 4-link or 69 camaro back half 4-link • 555ci pump gas BBC professionally built with little run time & never raced •...

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$36,000
Mechanicsburg , PA

May sell rolling
1965 Chevy II Gasser Mr. Hyde 434 Hilborn Alcohol Injected SBC Motown block,coated JE pistons and zero gap rings,Manly...

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$32,500
Niagara Falls , NY

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