Drag racing became a sanctioned sport back in the 's, and has remained popular ever since. The World Wide Web gives an excellent, authoritative definition that reads as follows: 'Drag racing is a form of auto racing in which cars or motorcycles attempt to complete a fairly short, straight and level course in the shortest amount of time. Drag racing originated in the United States and is still the most popular there. The most common distance is one quarter of a mile, although one eighth of a mile tracks are also popular, especially in the southeastern United States. At any given time, there are approximately drag racing strips fully operational worldwide Drag racing is essentially two cars racing against one another down a straight track to see who can cross the finish line first.
September 5 — Officials at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois have made several changes to its drag strips schedule for the remainder of the season. GMP and UBDRA officials made the decision after consulting with multiple weather agencies in an effort to prevent race teams from traveling long distances only to have the event rained out. A detailed run schedule for the new two-day format will be released by September The UBDRA event has been a staple on the Gateway Motorsports Park schedule for more than 20 years and many groups were involved in making this reschedule work in an already busy month. The new date will be one of the earliest car show events on the calendar in the St.
There are a number of drag racing venues in the US and many of them play host to the NHRA annual regular season and championship events. However, not all of them qualify to be among the top The following are some of the best drag racing venues in the US:. The family owned and operated Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park has been ranked top in the entire country.