Written by Tracy Renck Fri, 2015-07-03 12:20
Back in June of 2013, Jessica Gallardo’s life changed forever.
Gallardo, a former worker at NHRA, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. In August of that year she underwent a life-threatening 12-hour surgery to remove the golf-ball sized tumor.
Written by Bobby Bennett; Photos by DragPhotos.com.au Thu, 2015-07-02 18:00
They have a vision.
Following the major announcement on Tuesday, June 30 of Australia's three major drag racing facilities leaving the Australian National Drag Racing Association to form a new series, today the group revealed more of their vision. RELATED STORY: TRACKS LEAVE ANDRA
Leading the group will be Racing Onn Promotion, a group with strong ties to Adelaide International Raceway. The Adelaide facility joins Willowbank Raceway [Brisbane], Sydney Dragway and the Perth Motorplex.
Written by Susan Wade Thu, 2015-07-02 18:00
With its announcement Wednesday that longtime Executive Vice-President / General Manager Peter Clifford has replaced the "retiring" Tom Compton as President, the National Hot Rod Association publicly concluded a messy, awkward transition of authority that had dragged on for at least a month.
Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, indicated the Glendora, Calif.-headquartered organization wasn't interested in "an on-the-job training session" for Compton's replacement. He said in an afternoon teleconference, "It made all the sense in the world" to choose Clifford.
"Peter has had his hands on everything that goes on in NHRA for a period of time and at all levels," Gardner said of the former CEO who has been with the company since 1997.
Written by Openly Optimistic Fan Thu, 2015-07-02 12:00
First let me say how excited I am for you to be taking the reins of NHRA. Your experience in understanding the complexities of the sanctioning body will be a great attribute as you move this organization forward. I know there are a number of exciting announcements on the horizon for the sport. My hope is this change will invigorate the entire organization from Glendora to the local tracks to fans around the world.
As the NHRA explores its broadcast options, I hope the NHRA is seriously considering adding a live streaming element or even a delayed stream of a fully produced broadcast. We can all agree that live TV is crucial but in this constantly changing media landscape it is also vital our current fans, and new fans have the ability to consume our sport on their schedule. Having live streaming available would reach younger viewers, address one of the biggest complaints we receive from our TV viewing fans, make our sport compelling for advertisers, and create value for our existing sponsors.