One of the many reasons I love NHRA Drag Racing is the fan experience. Nowhere else can you see the fastest accelerating machines in the world that put you within feet of the action. Once you decide to either sit or stand, the question is, “where?” No matter where you are, this is an experience like no other, and, yes, it is very family friendly.
If you ever wanted to experience the pit area and see what it’s like to teardown a 500 Cubic-inch, 10,000 horsepower, nitro methane burning engine and put it back together again in 75-minutes, an NHRA Pro Drag racing event is the place. Every ticket is a pit pass.
Sure, you can watch an event on television, but to hear, taste and feel the Top Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars is a treat you and your family will never forget. As a bonus, you’ll see the Pro Stock division too…with our gal, Houstonian, fan favorite and recently crowned FIRST female to win the Pro Stock Championship, Erica Enders.
In 2015, the NHRA has decided to get new fans pumped up about the sport with “Baptism by Nitro”. This campaign, inspired by the phrase “baptism by fire”, the NHRA’s “Baptism by Nitro”encourages long-time fans to introduce a family member or friend to a race! Someone that has yet to experience the heart-pounding atmosphere of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
The exhilarating action and fan accessibility are just a few of the many reasons why NHRA drag racing has developed an incredible fan base, one of the most loyal in sports. Throughout the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, NHRA fans are encouraged to share first-time fan “Baptism by Nitro” experiences on social media.
To fan the flames, NHRA will award prizes all year to the best nitro rookie reactions captured in the pits or in the grandstands and posted to Facebook, Twitter and NHRA on Instagram
. All posts must include the hashtag #BaptismbyNitro and tag @NHRA.
Need more incentive? Prior to the season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals, you can go online and nominate a nitro rookie. When you explain why your rookie deserves a VIP “Baptism by Nitro” experience, they’re entered to win a VIP Experience with four tickets to the 2015 Circle K NHRA Winternationals. Winners will experience “Inside the Ropes” access for a nitro warm-up and starting line access where each new fan will be truly baptized by nitro. Log on to NHRA Baptism By Nitro or visit NHRA’s Facebook page for their chance to win this VIP experience.