Series announces four-wide only at Charlotte in 2010

NHRA TO RACE FOUR-WIDE IN CHARLOTTE 2011 NHRA Four Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway to once again feature four-wide racing in all four professional categories LAS VEGAS -- (April 17, 2010) -- NHRA announced today that the 2011 NHRA Four Wide...

NHRA TO RACE FOUR-WIDE IN CHARLOTTE
2011 NHRA Four Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway to once again feature four-wide racing in all four professional categories

LAS VEGAS -- (April 17, 2010) -- NHRA announced today that the 2011 NHRA Four Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway will once again feature four-wide racing in all four professional categories. The spring event in Charlotte will be the only race on the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule that will showcase four-wide racing.

"Few would argue the amount of attention the four-wide race received leading up to and even following the event from our fans, racers and the media," said Tom Compton, president, NHRA. "The spectacle of four-wide racing is nothing short of breathtaking and we want to build on that and share the four-wide experience with our fans once again in 2011."

Based on feedback from the fans, the racing community and sponsors, NHRA is planning to improve upon the format and make adjustments to enhance the experience for everyone. Areas under review include the experience on-site for the fans, improving television for fans watching at home, maximizing sponsor value, and working with the race teams on operational functions including the staging process.

"I want to thank Bruton and Marcus Smith and everyone at SMI for believing in NHRA and having the vision to build a facility that is truly one of the crown jewels of the sport," said Compton.

-source: nhra

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