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45th annual Toyota NHRA Summernationals
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
230 Pension Road
Englishtown, NJ 07726
Elevation: 60 feet
Tickets: www.racewaypark.com; 732-446-7800
Radio Frequency: 87.9 FM
One of NHRA’s original seven national events, this race is steeped in legend: a historic facility, some of the sport’s more knowledgeable (and definitely most boisterous) fans, and a score of dramatic moments. The event, known again as the Summernationals, has shifted on the schedule from its original scorchingly hot and humid July slot to May and June, and upsets have become the norm.
How to Get There: Englishtown is about 20 miles south of Newark Int’l Airport, 35 miles south of New York City, and 55 miles north of Philadelphia. The track is on Pension Road, two miles north of Englishtown. From the New Jersey Turnpike, use Exit 8 (Route 33) or Exit 9 (Route 18). From Route 33, travel east to Route 527 (Englishtown exit), then north to the track. From Route 18, travel east to Route 527 (Englishtown exit), then south to the track. The main entrance is on Pension Road, which runs off Route 527 west of the track.
Visitor Information: Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, 732-446-7800
30th annual NHRA Nationals
Maple Grove Raceway
30 Stauffer Park Lane
Mohnton, PA 19540-7751
Elevation: 548 feet
Tickets: www.maplegroveraceway.com; 610-856-9200
Radio Frequency: 91.3 FM
Maple Grove Raceway has a long history of record performances, including the first side-by-side quarter-mile four-second and 300-mph Top Fuel passes, and the cool October climates continue to offer more of the same. The event is the fourth in four weeks and marks the midpoint of the Countdown to the Championship.
How to Get There: The track is 10 miles south of Reading and 65 miles west of Philadelphia. From Reading, take Route 176 south to the Green Hills exit, then go south (left) six miles on Route 10 to Alleghenyville Road and turn right, following signs to the raceway. From Philadelphia, take the Pennsylvania Turnpike west to Exit 298, then take Route 10 north six miles to Alleghenyville Road and turn left, following the signs. From Harrisburg, take the Pennsylvania Turnpike east to Exit 286, Route 222. Follow Route 222 north to Route 568 East, then follow the signs.
Visitor Information: Greater Reading Convention & Visitors Bureau, www.readingberkspa.com, 610-375-4085 or 800-443-6610
The concept was initiated by FIA President Jean Todt as a means to demonstrate the potential of sustainable mobility. Inspired by this vision, Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag took the idea and created a global entertainment brand with motor racing at its heart.
To get this ambitious project off the ground required an enormous amount of effort, but by working with world-leading partners in the motorsport industry such as Williams, McLaren, Michelin and Dallara, and inspiring global blue chip brands such as DHL, Qualcomm and TAG Heuer to back the project, in under two years Formula E turned from a dream into reality.
When 20 all-electric racing cars lined up on the grid for the inaugural Beijing ePrix in September 2014, the cynics and the sceptics were confounded. With names like Senna, Prost and Piquet behind the wheel and teams such as Andretti, Audi Sport ABT, Renault and Virgin Racing and team owners like Leonardo DiCaprio, the championship attained a level of credibility to rival the best championships in the world.
The National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) exists to increase public awareness of electric vehicle (EV) performance and to encourage through competition, advances in electric vehicle technology. NEDRA achieves this by organizing and sanctioning safe, silent and exciting electric vehicle drag racing events.
NEDRA is a coalition of drag racing fans, electric drag racing vehicle owners and drivers, individuals interested in promoting the sport of EV drag racing, EV parts suppliers, EV manufacturers and other environmentally concerned companies and individuals. Working together as a group, we put excitement into electric vehicle drag racing.
Shown to the right is the electric Maniac Mazda doing a wheel stand. Leapin' 'lectric vehicles!
In March of 1996 after the EVTC and APS sponsored Saturday Night Electric Drags at Firebird International Raceway a small group of ampheads met at a local pizza eatery. They talked of forming an electric drag racing association over a few beers and pizza. In the spring of 1997 ampheads from around the country gathered in the Wilde Evolutions' offices in Jerome Arizona for two days of intense meetings to iron out the bylaws and class divisions. Present were John "Plasma Boy" Wayland from Portland Oregon who became NEDRA's first President, Roderick "Wildman" Wilde who became Vice President, Lou Tauber from Portland Oregon, who became the Secretary/Treasurer, Bill Dube, an engineer from Denver Colorado who became the National Tech Director who wrote all the safety rules, and Dean Grannes and Stephanie Matsumora from Fremont, California who took on the duties of webmaster and membership secretary.
Dennis Berube also showed up to give his input. This was the beginning of NEDRA which is still growing today and putting on EV drag racing events around the country. In 1999 Bill Dube and Roderick Wilde lobbied the NHRA to include electric cars and electric motorcycles in NHRA racing. The NHRA had a rule in their book since their formation in 1953 that you must have an internal combustion engine. The new rule allowing electrics was approved and was first published in the 1999 NHRA rulebook. In 2012, NEDRA became an NHRA Alternative Sanction Organization (ASO). The IHRA accepted electrics into their rules. NEDRA also joined the SFI in 2012 to collaborate on safety for electric racing vehicles. NEDRA wrote a first responder document for EV racing that has been adopted by the SFI and FIA for training drag racing professionals.
Dirt track racing is a type of auto racing performed on clay or dirt surfaced oval tracks. It began in the United States before World War I and became widespread during the 1920s and 1930s. Two different types of race cars dominated—open wheel racers in the Northeast and West and stock cars in the South. While open wheel race cars are purpose-built racing vehicles, stock cars (also known as fendered cars) can be either purpose-built race cars or street vehicles that have been modified to varying degrees.
Dirt track racing is the single most common form of auto racing in the United States. There are hundreds of local and regional racetracks throughout the nation; some estimates range as high as 1500. The sport is also popular in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
The land speed record (or absolute land speed record) is the highest speed achieved by a person using a vehicle on land. There is no single body for validation and regulation; in practice the Category C ("Special Vehicles") flying start regulations are used, officiated by regional or national organizations under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. The land speed record (LSR) is standardized as the speed over a course of fixed length, averaged over two runs (commonly called "passes"). Two runs are required in opposite directions within one hour, and a new record mark must exceed the previous one by at least one percent to be validated. There are numerous other class records for cars; motorcycles fall into a separate class.
History Highlights. 1969 — Dover Downs opens as a unique, dual-purpose facility, designed to accommodate both horse racing and motorsports events. The first event on the one-mile, asphalt Speedway is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, the “Mason-Dixon 300,” on July 6, won by Richard Petty.
The driving force behind the establishment of NASCAR was William “Bill” France Sr. (1909-1992), a mechanic and auto-repair shop owner from Washington, D.C., who in the mid-1930s moved to Daytona Beach, Florida. ... NASCAR held its first Strictly Stock race on June 19, 1949, at the Charlotte Speedway in North Carolina.
The Indianapolis 500 is an automobile race held annually at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, an enclave suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana. The event is held over Memorial Day (originally Decoration Day) weekend, which is typically the last weekend in May.