GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2013) – The second season dates for the wildly popular NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series have been announced for 2014 by officials from NHRA and Harley-Davidson. The series will thrill fans of high-energy motorcycle racing with 10 races in the coming season.
The NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series will compete at tracks across the country and will hold at least one race in each of the seven NHRA divisions. The events will take place in conjunction with NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events with the Top Fuel Harley category featured at two NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events, the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway and the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
These thrilling two-wheeled machines will race at two new tracks in 2014 as they visit Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Md., and Rocky Mountain Raceways outside of Salt Lake City.
Doug Horne will attempt to defend his crown in Top Fuel Harley that he secured in the inaugural season. Top Fuel Harley, Pro Fuel Harley (formally Pro Drag), Pro Gas, Draggin’ Bagger, Street Pro, and Hot Street will all take to the track during the course of an event weekend.
An updated rulebook and a follow-up announcement will be released, shortly as NHRA finalizes the program and class structure.
The racers will vie for an exclusive NHRA Wally® Trophy awarded to winners in each category during winner circle activities. The season-ending champion in Top Fuel Harley will receive a specially designed Wally Trophy as well as a year-end bonus. The best seven of 10 races will count for points toward the year-end championship.
"Our partnership with the NHRA for the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series has been a great success and has exceeded our goals of increasing the visibility of Sportsman Harley drag racers at venues across the country and shining a spotlight on our Screamin' Eagle performance products that help our customers showcase their speed and talent to new audiences," said Harley-Davidson Racing Manager Kris Schoonover. "We look forward keeping that momentum going strong into next year."
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit www.harley-davidson.com.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
2014 NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series Schedule
March 7-9 Royal Purple Raceway Houston
April 4-6 Virginia Motorsports Park Petersburg, Va.
April 25-27 Royal Purple Raceway (Top Fuel only) Houston
May 16-18 Summit Motorsports Park Norwalk, Ohio
June 6-8 Mission Raceway Mission, British Columbia
June 13-15 Bristol Dragway (Top Fuel only) Bristol, Tenn.
June 13-15 Bandimere Speedway (Non Top Fuel event) Denver
June 20-21 Bristol Dragway (Non Top Fuel event) Bristol, Tenn.
July 25-26 Cordova Dragway Park Cordova, Ill.
Aug. 15-17 Cecil County Dragway Rising Sun, Maryland
Sept. 26-28 Rocky Mountain Raceways West Valley, Utah
Oct. 6-9 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas