GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2011) – NHRA announced today that competitors in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series will now be racing for the coveted NHRA Wally Trophy at each of the nine points earning events during the 2011 season. “Class size” Wally trophies will be awarded to each event winner in classes running for and earning NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series points. Car counts for the series have grown each year and with the addition of the Wally trophy being awarded to the 2011 event winners, NHRA and the host tracks expect the growth to continue.
The series, entering its fourth season, consists of 14 classes of competition highlighted by Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragsters and Nostalgia Funny Cars. Each class competes and earn points at five of the nine events except for Top Fuel which will be contested at four events. The series kicks off at Speedworld Dragstrip in Wittmann, Ariz., for the Arizona Fuel and Gas Championship, March 5-6, then heads over to Auto Club Famoso Raceway for the historic March Meet, March 18-20. The series then makes stops at Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif; Firebird Raceway in Boise, Idaho; The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas; and Sacramento Raceway, Sacramento; before heading back to Famoso for the 20th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California in October.
Year end series champions receive an NHRA Champions Wally, champions jacket and a share of the year-end bonus purse.