VIDEO: Electric dragsters are sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association

Electric drag racing reached a milestone this week as the IHRA recognized it as an official class, and added electric cars, motorcycles and junior dragsters to its latest rule book.

 

One of the goals of the National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) is to dispel popular misconceptions surrounding EVs. The mere fact that this group exists (since 1996, thank you) should go far to dispel that image of the “eco-hippie” virtuously squeezing into his little green golf cart to creep down to the sandal store. These “ampheads” love the flashing Christmas tree lights, the smoking burnouts, and the pumping adrenalin of this most intense form of auto racing – minus the smell of nitromethane fuel and the deafening roar, of course.

Electric drag racing reached a milestone this week as the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) recognized it as an official class, and added electric cars, motorcycles and junior dragsters to its latest rule book. The IHRA is the second-largest drag racing organization in the US, after the National Hot Rod Association, and is popular with fans of smaller tracks and less orthodox vehicle classes.

NEDRA organizes electric drag racing events, coordinates rules, promotes safety, and maintains records for several classes and voltage divisions. It has chapters all over the US and Canada, and in several other countries. So, can you get a bowl of granola at one of their races? You’ll have to ask one of the members of the 175 mph club.

 

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Image: NEDRA