Drag Racing Events according to Class

There are car enthusiasts, who is actively participating in different car racing activities. They actually consider it as a sport. In my opinion, this kind of sport is some kind of an extreme activity because it is also risky.

Can you imagine how fast you are driving? And then, all you can think of during the competition is to drive fast and faster, so that you can win the event. For those who are used to a really fast speed on the road, then this kind of sport has a normal driving speed. But, for those who are not used to speedy driving, then you might even hold your breath till the competition ends.

Anyway, drag racing is actually just one kind of a motor racing, where motorcycles or automobiles are competing by two’s and they need to rush to the finish line as fast as they can. A car racer will need to be very much prepared for this competition. He needs to make sure that he is physically, emotionally and mentally fit to before the race begins. He must also make sure that his automobile or motorcycle is in a good running condition and even to a perfect level of working and running condition.

It won’t be nice to meet accidents or sudden malfunction of your vehicle. If this happens, then you might lose the game. Of course, you wouldn’t like that to happen, right? So, you will surely do everything just to make sure that you and your car or motorcycle is ready. Anyway, that is a normal thing to do.

The Top Fuel Dragster or TF/D

This is actually the fastest among drag racing classes. They are also called diggers. These automobiles are considered to be the fastest machines when it comes to acceleration. The cars for this drag race covers a dra gstrip in 3.7 seconds with a trap speed of more than 330mph or 30 km/h. most of the modernized TF dragsters measure 25ft or 7.6m in length and weighing 2,320 pounds or 1,050 kg. They used a fuel with up to 90% of nitromethane.

The Top Fuel Funny Car or TF/FC

The cars used in this race are actually similar to the cars used in the Top Fuel Dragster. But, the automobiles here have a shorter wheelbase and uses a carbon fiber body. Funny cars are also called floppers, running at 4.0s. They can actually exceed a trap speed of 31mph.

The Pro Stock

This is also called the NHRA or the IHRA/MMPSA. It is often referred as door slammers or factory hot rods automobiles, because they need to keep a reasonably stock appearance. These cars record a quarter mile times within 6.4 seconds with a speed of more than 210mph or 340 km/h. it has a rev that reaches over 10,500 rpm and then, makes an excess of 1,300 hp or 970 kW. The engines of the NHRA is over 500 cubic inches or 8.2L displacement. The IHRA/MMPSA runs a max of 820 cubic inches or 13.4L that’s why it is also called as Mountain Motors.

Car Racing Types in a Racing Track

Anywhere in the world, you can always find car enthusiasts watching and participating in various events and competitions in car racing. It is indeed an extreme sport and many people finds it really risky. But, if you are skilled and professional enough in the racing track activities, then you have nothing to fear.

There are various types of auto racing events, where people from different parts of the world usually join. Both amateurs and professionals compete in these racing activities to have a name, earn credits and establish a career.

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Formula Racing

This is a single-seater race, where only professional races may join. It is an open wheel circuit type of racing, where the wheels of the car used are outside its body. Here, the design and the built of the cars used in racing are customized. The circuit tracks used in this race are separated and constructed just for this race alone. The most popular formula racing event is the Monaco Grand Prix. They also have IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500 in North America.

Sports Car Racing

This is a two-seater race and it comes with 2 types of enclosed wheels. They have the Grand Tourers or GT and the Prototype Cars. The racers compete in a closed circuit track. And the most popular and the champion in this race is the FIA World Endurance with its FIA GT1. They also have the Grand-Am in the US having a Rolex Sports Car Series.

Stock Car Racing

This is a very popular race in the United States, where the specifications of the cars are customized to fit with the said event. The racers use an oval track and they were pushed until their limit is reached over a remarkable number of laps. Most of these events were organized by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing or NASCAR.

Drag Racing

A straight line completion is a simple form of drag racing event that is usually done on streets or tracks that involves a dragging stunt. Here, there racers, who customized their cars to accelerate its speed while others just use their usual cars. The competitors use 200m or 400m distance track. The National Hot Rod Association is the main organizer for this event.


This is a racing event, where participants compete under various conditions, such as weather or land. The race is under a point-to-point basis with regular intervals. The race is held under a closed public road or area. The World Rally Championship is a well-known body for this kind of events.

Off-Road Racing

This race is conducted off-road, where your car will pass through numerous terrain conditions, such as mud, sand, snow and riverbed. This is also a recreational activity, where trucks, motorcycles and cars compete.

Touring Car Racing

Production-derived racing cars usually joins this race, which is famous in Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom. Some of the worldwide events under this race are the World Touring Car Championship, the Supercars Championship and the British Touring Car Championship.