The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series will visit New England Dragway in Epping, N.H., for the inaugural NHRA New England Nationals, June 20-23, 2013. The announcement marks a process that began more than a decade ago when NHRA decided it wanted to stage an NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event in this region of the country.
“This is a landmark announcement for NHRA and the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series,” said NHRA president Tom Compton. “We identified the New England area as one of the primary regions to expand our schedule and today's announcement is very exciting for everyone involved in NHRA.”
New England Dragway will be making capital improvements to the facility over the course of the next 12 months in preparation for event. The facility joined the NHRA member track network in 2011 with the goal of one day hosting the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. The New England area has a long and storied drag racing history with the sport making its debut at the old Newington Airport in 1953. New England Dragway was opened in September 1966, and the facility has been active ever since.
"To bring the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series to New England and specifically the state of New Hampshire is very exciting,” said Joe Lombardo, track general manager, New England Dragway. “We have started the process of preparing our facility to host an event of this magnitude and look forward to hosting the stars of NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing next June.”