Quick Answer: What age can you start drag racing?

Licensed participants must be at least 13 years old and may participate through the year of their 16th birthday. All runs must be made with an approved licensed supervising adult, who must be the participant’s parent or legal guardian or 25 years of age or older with a valid state driver’s license.

Can a 14 year old drag race?

NHRA – National Hot Rod Association



NHRA introduced their new youth racing program for 13-16 year olds that will give teenage boys and girls the opportunity to race against their peers in full-bodied street vehicles with an adult co-driver as their teammate that combines racing and car safety.

Can you drag at 16?

Drivers 16 and 17 years of age must have a valid waiver signed by both parents to participate as a driver or passenger. Virtually anyone can compete in drag racing. Drivers 18 years of age and over are required to have Valid State Driver License, and must be capable of the safe operation of their vehicle.

How do you win at drag racing?

In the simplest terms, drag racing is a sport where two vehicles compete side-by-side in an acceleration contest. Both drivers race in a straight line from a standing start to a finish line 1/8 mile away. The first to cross the finish line wins the race.

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Do drag racers make money?

Almost all the money you make from drag racing comes from sponsorships. The prize money you earn from racing doesn’t even pay what it costs to take your car and equipment to a drag meet.

How much does a junior dragster cost?

A new basic Jr. Dragster costs about $5,000 (used cars can be purchased for less). Additional costs include but are not limited to helmet and other required safety equipment, maintenance, fuel, entry fees, and optional equipment. Equipment will vary in cost according to what type of equipment you choose to purchase.

How much does a Top Fuel dragster cost?

The total finished cost of a Top Fuel dragster is estimated at $500,000. Some notable drivers competing in this category are Darren Morgan, Andrew Cowin, Phil Lamattina, Damian Harris, Wayne Newbey, Martin Stamatis and Phil Read and various drivers representing Santo Rapisarda.

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