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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Alan Ellis' World Champion Car
Alan Ellis past Comp Eliminator World Champion Car. Originally setup with a 500ci engine, but will be sold as a roller....

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Wynnewood , OK

Steve Morris 481X M&M 400, New Never Run
Brand New Mickey's Chassis Works 1967 Nova Radial Car, Tim McAmis...

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$375,000
Wynnewood , OK

2000 Viper GTS Twin Turbo 10.5
Built By Specialty Metal Craft for 6.0 or Slower @3200lbs, Drivetrain, Dutweiler Performance 533ci V-10 Viper Engine (...

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Wynnewood , OK


Awesome Car, The Best of the Best T/K
Bad Fish 1968 Jerry Bickel Built Barracuda, No Expense Spared, Double Frame Rail Currently SFI 25.2 Certified,...

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$300,000
Wynnewood , OK

The Best Parts Period Avail Today
1970 Jerry Bickel Pro Mod Cuda, Double Frame Rail Currently 25.2 Certified, Ness 4 Link Brackets, Lamb Front Struts,...

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Wynnewood , OK

Turn Key W/309 Ci 15 Degree Engine
Turn Key Eastex 03 Cavalier Super Mod, 309 CI 15 Degree Small Block Wedge Engine (Fresh), Liberty 5 Speed and Much...

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$75,000
Wynnewood , OK

drag car
Chrome molly 6.0 cert steel roof and quarter panels. beautiful chassis work. Motor is a Keith Black aluminum 540 with...

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$48,500
Orville , WA

Roller! 4:30 35 spline full floater strange rear end.  Stroud Shute, duel red top batteries, huge custom radiator with 300 cfm fan. 2. 1/2 lb. c02....

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$6,800
Salt Lake City , UT

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