Ray Alley expands role to include Pro Stock

Ray Alley expands role at NHRA to include Pro Stock Racing. GLENDORA, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2003) -- Ray Alley, director of Top Fuel and Funny Car Racing, will expand his role to include the Pro Stock Racing category, it was announced today by NHRA...

Ray Alley expands role at NHRA to include Pro Stock Racing.

GLENDORA, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2003) -- Ray Alley, director of Top Fuel and Funny Car Racing, will expand his role to include the Pro Stock Racing category, it was announced today by NHRA officials.

"We recognize the positive results we experienced with Ray's focus on technical issues unique to the nitromethane categories," said Tom Compton, president, NHRA. "We are confident that the Pro Stock category will benefit from Ray's wide range of knowledge from many decades of drag racing."

Alley, who is entering his fourth season with NHRA, along with the NHRA technical department, will interact with Pro Stock teams, race car builders and product manufacturers on issues involving new technology, rules enforcement and future planning for the Pro Stock category.

NHRA worked closely with PRO, the Professional Racers Owners Organization, in considering Alley's expanded role, which will further improve and strengthen this extremely competitive category of Pro Stock racing.

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., the NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 23 national events through its NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. The NHRA has more than 80,000 members nationwide and 140 member tracks. The NHRA-sanctioned sportsman and bracket racing series' provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels. The NHRA develops the stars of tomorrow by offering the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Street Legal Program. The NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League for youths ages 8 to 17.

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