National Speedway for eight years. I was born and raised on Long Island and started drag
racing at the age of sixteen. I became the most winning driver. I had won twenty one
trophies and have won several hundred eliminator stickers. In addition I also won several thousand dollars in
final round winnings. Before racing at sanction drag strips I street raced, which was not a safe environment for those
racing or for the spectators. I highly recommend you learn to drag race at a professional sanction race track.
I can teach you the basics of drag racing and take you all the way to the finish line.
Use the skills that I teach you and anyone can be a consistent winner just as I was for
eight years. Your drag racing career can be longer.
- SUPER PRO DRAG RACING
- HOW TO DRAG RACE
Having the right car with the proper safety equipment and power train is essential.
Your race car has to run consistent quarter mile elapsed times(ET). You as a race car driver must be consistent also
doing the same thing every time you get in your race car. You must adhere to all the rules at every race track you run at.
Before you decide to race your car, know ahead of time what those rules are so you are prepared.
- HAVE THE RIGHT TOOLS
- HAVE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT
- HAVE THE RIGHT FRAME OF MIND
- BE CONSISTENT
Safety is first when drag racing you must have safety equipment that is approved by the
racetrack were you drag race or by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) rules. Every car I drag raced I would wear
a Snell approved helmet no matter what ET (Elapsed Time) it ran and also a seat belt. Depending on the ‘Class’ (class
examples include super pro, pro, super street, super gas) your race car runs, you may be required additional and or
different safety equipment, which I will teach you. These may include roll bars, roll cages, drive shaft loops, transmission
blankets, scatter shields, driver’s apparel, safety shoes, gloves. Some ‘Classes’ do require an approved NHRA (National
Hot Rod Association) driver’s license.
There are several types of drag racing:
- Bracket Racing
- Divisional Racing (Semi Pro)
Bracket racing is every popular. There are two kinds non electronic and electronic. Non electronic is also called foot
brake racing were driver uses no delay boxes or timing devices to control reaction time or ET (Elapsed Time). Electronic
bracket racing uses electronic devices that include throttle stops,trans brake,delay boxes and starting line rpm chips
to control the race car. These types of drag racing are lots of fun and pretty inexpensive. I will teach
you these types of drag racing in my weekly blogs with videos.
Divisional Racing and Pro Racing are for the more experienced race driver, who you can become by adhering to the race track rules, regulations, skills and commitment.