The Nationwide Scorching Rod Affiliation (NHRA) has introduced the creation of an all-new electrical car (EV) racing class that can be a part of the NHRA Summit Racing Sequence in 2022. Electrical automobiles will compete inside the Summit Racing Sequence in all seven NHRA Divisions.
“We’re thrilled for this new alternative for our NHRA opponents,” stated NHRA President Glen Cromwell. “NHRA Drag Racing is about efficiency and innovation, and we stay up for seeing how these autos will carry out in 2022.”
For many years, NHRA’s member tracks have seen EVs, hybrids, and alternative-energy autos use their racetracks as a proving floor. Creating an EV class inside the NHRA Summit Sequence accelerates the NHRA’s dedication to its racers and companions seeking to develop new expertise. With the rise in efficiency of electrical avenue autos additionally comes the necessity for the NHRA to supply a protected place to race and a platform for opponents to evolve and show their capabilities. The NHRA’s EV race automobile initiative was launched to carry automakers, racers, the security trade, and the efficiency aftermarket collectively.
“Summit Racing Tools helps all types of motorsports, and we’re excited to assist carry EV expertise to the monitor by our longstanding partnership with the NHRA,” stated Jim Greenleaf, Summit Racing Tools Motorsports and Occasions Supervisor. “It is a nice alternative to increase on one of the vital profitable grassroots Sportsman drag racing applications within the nation.”
“We’re able to assist the EV market in the identical means we assist the inner combustion engine market — by main the way in which in choice, service, and technical sources,” stated Al Noe, Summit Racing Tools Chief Advertising and marketing Officer. “It doesn’t matter what the powerplant, we are going to proceed to assist racers push the boundaries of energy and efficiency by an enormous number of high quality components from revered manufacturers.”
A number of conferences between the NHRA and international OEM’s through the previous 4 years have mentioned the technical challenges and alternatives that include EV drag racing. Throughout that point, NHRA followers have seen the debut of the Chevrolet eCOPO, a match-race between a supercharged Ford Cobra Jet Mustang and the all-electric Cobra Jet 1400 all-electric bikes within the fingers of Vance & Hines, and a 200-mph EV-record breaking cross by an all-electric dragster. The NHRA will proceed to foster EV improvement as drag racing is the motorsport finest suited to show the electrification of autos.
“The NHRA is worked up to supply the OEM’s a platform to showcase their EV expertise, manufacturing, and racing efforts,” stated NHRA Vice President of Competitors Ned Walisser. “Including an EV class to Summit Racing Sequence expands our involvement in EV racing and higher solidifies our effort to supply a platform of Pace for All.”
Guidelines for the all-new Summit Sequence EV class are in dialogue and might be launched as quickly as potential to provide builders and racers ample time to organize for subsequent season.