NHRA WILL BEGIN 2009 NHRA FULL THROTTLE DRAG RACING SEASON WITH TOP FUEL AND FUNNY CAR REMAINING AT 1,000 FEET
GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 14, 2008) -- NHRA announced today that the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Season will begin with the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories racing to 1,000 feet. All other professional and sportsman classes will remain at 1,320 feet.
Over the next several months, NHRA will test various engine combinations following up on the analysis it has conducted to reduce power in the two nitromethane categories.
Upon the conclusion of the engine combination testing program, NHRA will evaluate rule changes and determine whether to return to 1,320 feet or stay at 1,000 feet in the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories. There is no timetable, but a change could possibly be made at any time, including during the 2009 season.