NHRA Unleased Series Resets — Aligns with NMCA


The Aerospace Components NHRA Unleashed program will combine forces with the National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) to deliver an unparalleled offering of fun and close side-by-side racing for fans and competitors alike…..

The popular Aerospace Components NHRA Unleashed program, which was formed in 2010, will be featured at five NMCA events for the remainder of the 2011 season.

NHRA has revised the 2011 Aerospace Components NHRA Unleashed class rules and official schedule.  Moving forward, the Unleashed classes will be featured at the following NMCA events: Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana (July 8-10); Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Ky. (Aug. 5-7); Milan Dragway, Milan, Mich. (Aug. 26-28); Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, (Oct. 6-9); and Royal Purple Raceway, Houston (Nov. 11-13).

“The current Aerospace Components NHRA Unleashed classes are very similar to some of the heads-up and index classes currently available in NMCA,” said Ray Wilkings, director of operations for NHRA Unleashed.  “As a result, the eleven official NMCA class winners will be eligible to receive the coveted Wally at each of the five remaining events, courtesy of the Aerospace Components NHRA Unleashed program.”

NMCA will waive NMCA membership fees for NHRA Unleashed racers, unless they want to compete for NMCA Series points. 

Aerospace Components and Trick Flow Specialties will continue to sponsor NHRA Unleashed, providing added benefits including more than $3.1 million purse and cash contingencies for all five events, given the new association with NMCA.

“I am very excited about the NHRA’s interest in reaching out to the growing heads-up and index drag racing market. The NMCA welcomes the opportunity to work directly with NHRA to carry on their support for heads-up and index drag racing,” said Charlie Harmon, president of ProMedia Events. “Over the years, NHRA has developed some amazing resources and all of us here at the NMCA are thrilled to have the support of the NHRA.” 

By combining resources, NHRA and NMCA will provide an opportunity for racers to take advantage of both organizations’ many benefits and services.   The same opportunities can be extended to sponsors providing the opportunity to reach out to a larger group of participants and fans alike.

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2011.  As the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States, NHRA presents 22 national events featuring the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the NHRA Get Screened America 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 the Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17.   In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; 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 and Twitter.

ProMedia has been the leader in street-legal events and publishing since 1999, the first year of the NMRA Ford Nationals and Race Pages magazine.  Fastest Street Car (FSC) was introduced in 2001 and ProMedia purchased the NMCA in 2003, quickly turning it into the #1 all-domestic street-legal muscle car series in the U.S.  Today NMCA has the most fans, racers, sponsors, and contingency support in the hugely popular muscle car segment.  All NMCA events include awesome heads-up street-legal drag racing, huge all-domestic car shows, giant manufacturers midways and swap meets, 300+ mph jet cars, burnout contests, and much more!  For more information on NMCA log on to www.nmcadigital.com.