LAUREL, MARYLAND, January 30, 2012 – The National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA), a non-profit corporation and Specialized Chapter of the Electric Auto Association (EAA), is proud to announce we have become an NHRA Alternative Sanctioning Organization (ASO). NEDRA has joined the ranks of other prestigious NHRA ASOs including the All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) and the American Drag Racing League (ADRL). Of note is that only three of the six NHRA ASOs are automobile drag racing associations, the other five are for motorcycles. To become an ASO, NEDRA’s Class and Safety Rules were reviewed and approved by the NHRA. According to Josh Peterson, the NHRA Racing Administration Vice President, the NHRA ASO program is designed to enable independent sanctioning organizations to conduct drag racing programs not offered by the NHRA at NHRA Member Tracks. See the NHRA’s website for inclusion of NEDRA as an ASO:
NEDRA was formed in 1997 as an organization to promote safe EV drag racing and education as well as to keep records for electric drag racing. In 1999, then NEDRA President, John Wayland had Vice President Roderick Wilde and Tech Director Bill Dube work with the NHRA to include electric vehicles in NHRA drag racing. EVs were accepted and included in the 1999 NHRA rule book and were lateradopted into the F.I.A. drag racing rule book.This was a milestone event for NEDRA as the NHRA rules stated since 1953 that you must have an internal combustion engine in order to race on their tracks. Since it’s beginning, over fifteen years ago, NEDRA has grown worldwide to include representatives in five other countries. NEDRA looks forward to a further constructive relationship with the NHRA.
The NHRA was founded in 1951 by Wally Parks and is the largest motorsports sanctioning body in the world with more than 40,000 licensed NHRA drag racers that compete at 130 NHRA member tracks around the USA and Canada.
January 30, 2012
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