Harley-Davidson Expands NHRA Drag Racing Series Classes

Harley-Davidson Expands NHRA Drag Racing Series Classes2013 NHRA Harley Davidson Drag Racing Series Calendar

Harley-Davidson Motor Company reports it has worked with NHRA to include the popular nitromethane-burning Pro Dragster class in the newly formed NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series.

Pro Dragster joins the previously announced classes that will compete at all 10 rounds of the series:  Top Fuel, Pro Gas, Draggin’ Bagger, Street Pro and Hot Street. The NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series begins in March at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston.

With quarter-mile elapsed times in the low 7-second range and speeds at more than 190 mph, the Pro Dragster class offers fans and racers a thrilling entry to the thundering spectacle of nitro-powered Harley-Davidson drag racing that is capped by the awesome 6-second, 225-mph Top Fuel class.

Kris Schoonover (Harley-Davidson Racing Manager) says: “Anyone who loves the smell of burning nitro can share our excitement with this announcement. Pro Dragster will be a great addition to the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series, and we can’t wait for the season to get started.”

To support racers in all six classes, Harley-Davidson will offer a $177,250 purse, with payouts for event winners ranging from $4,000 to $400 plus additional payments down to the quarter-final round. In addition, class winners at each event will receive a coveted NHRA Wally trophy in the winner’s circle.

2013 NHRA Harley Davidson Drag Racing Series Schedule:

  1. March 1-3, Royal Purple Raceway, Houston Texas
  2. April 12-13, Virginia Motorsports Park, Petersburg, Va.
  3. May 17-19, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio
  4. May 25-26, Atlanta Dragway, Atlanta, Ga.
  5. June 14-16, Bandimere Speedway, Denver, Colo.
  6. June 21-22, Cordova Dragway Park, Cordova, Ill.
  7. June 19-21, New England Dragway, Epping, N.H.
  8. Aug. 17-18, Pacific Raceways, Seattle
  9. Sept. 6-7, Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn.
  10. Oct. 31- Nov. 3, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev.

For more information, including complete rules and contingency programs, visit nhraracer.com.