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When it seems that life is boring, you need some diversion to break away from the usual shell of monotonous activities. Playing or watching sports is always a good idea, provided they have the requisite to thrill you. Americans strongly believe in innovation churning out fresh themes in the field of sports. In the same spirit, Drag racing was introduced in the USA right after Second World War. It is a competition in which the vehicles try to beat each other in crossing an assigned finish line, in a straight line and normally from a standing start. NHRA Drag Racing Winternationals is an organizing group that patronizes the sport. Let's first have a look at the background of this sport.
Since WWII, the sport gained much ground in popularity with the Americans. After that, it has been emulated all over the world as well. The current situation depicts hundreds of dragstrips in practice, but the developed countries mostly have this in practice. Drag races are just a quarter mile long and commence with a standing (stationary) start. The duration of races is just between 3.9 and 17 seconds. The usual speeds at which the players finish varies from eighty to above 330 miles an hour which depends on the kind of vehicle used for the race. The current world record holder for a ? mile drag race is Tony Schumacher who won the race in 4.428 seconds. Previously, he also broke the world speed record in 2005 while setting the top speed record for the quarter mile the same year.
Drag racing was born in 1913 at Goltry, Okla with the birth of Wally Parks, figuratively speaking as he laid the foundation of drag racing's most thriving and influential sanctioning organization forty years later. By early 1920s, The Parks shifted to California where Wally showed a keen interest in cars. Having been exposed to dry lake speed trials event in the 1930s, Wally aspired to form his own club. Hence he founded the Road Runners Club in 1937 paving way for future course of action. After serving in the US army during the Second World War in the South Pacific, Parks joined General Motors as a military tank test-driver. Later on he organized the Southern California Timing Association becoming its general manager.
His career took further progress when he the monthly enthusiast magazine Hot Rod hired him as editor. This gave him credibility using which he formed the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) in 1951. In his new position he laid down performance standards and other rules for the sport thus becoming the first president of NHRA.
This was the beginning of NHRA Drag Racing Winternationals. In April 1953, first official race of NHRA was held in parking lot in Los Angeles. The same venue has been upgraded with a financial renovation of six million dollars with NHRA Drag Racing Winternationals being hosted every season. It was NHRA President Dallas Gardener who passionately dreamt about the development of stadium with tall grandstands, VIP towers and other amenities. Dallas took over as President from Parks in 1984, who acquired the seat of board chairman.
NHRA Drag Racing Winternationals was basically NHRA's second event starting in 1961 in Indianapolis. Prior to that, the first national event of NHRA was known as "the Nationals" starting in 1955. With drag racing catching on with more and more enthusiasts, NHRA Drag Racing Winternationals patronized by the parent body has a keen following. NHRA has at present got 140 member tracks, eighty thousand members and above thirty-five thousand licensed competitors. Parks exclaims that nobody could have envisaged the expansion which has taken place with NHRA. He owes its success to the fire of ambition carried by the patrons to make it a national sports entity. He opines with a chuckle that they had not formed aggressive marketing strategies for expanding the body but the glory was achieved by just getting along with their instincts.
At the prime season, enthusiasts start waiting anxiously for NHRA Drag Racing Winternationals events. From February to November, the event comprises of twenty-four races. In popularity of racing in the USA, these events fall second only to NASCRA. The longest running sponsor of the series has been Winston starting in 1970 and lasting till 2001. Other companies started competing for sponsorship after that. Finally, it was the Coca-Cola company that acquired sponsorship rights of the series in 2002.
Humble beginnings make NHRA Drag Racing Winternationals a new kind of success story. If you are a keen fan of cars, wouldn't you love to be a part of this dream? Reserve NHRA Drag Racing Winternationals Tickets and treat yourself for a big time!