Nitro on Hold for PDRA

News Editor

PITTSBORO, N.C. (June 13, 2017): Last week the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) announced a rule change that nitromethane would be allowed in the Pro Extreme category. However, previously unknown factors have come to light since the June 8 statement, and nitromethane will not be allowed in PDRA in 2017.

The Department of Homeland Security regulates every use of nitromethane in the United States, and those who use the additive must undergo rigorous screening and meet certain regulations. An imminent addition of nitromethane, as was proposed for the next stop on the PDRA tour, is simply not possible.

“The PDRA always strives to run our association to the highest standard,” stated PDRA’s Bob Harris. “We make every effort to abide by our sanctioning requirements. It is unfortunate that we initially proceeded with the rule changes before learning about the additional security measures surrounding nitromethane. We do hope that this has not caused any inconvenience to our racers and apologize to everyone for our oversight. We will continue doing everything in our power to grow the PDRA, provide the best possible platform for our racers, sponsors and fans, and continue to be the world’s premier eighth-mile drag racing association.”


Based in Pittsboro, North Carolina, the Professional Drag Racers Association is the top sanctioning body in the United States for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The PDRA’s professional categories include Pro Extreme, Pro Nitrous, Pro Boost, Extreme Pro Stock and Pro Extreme Motorcycle along with several sportsman and various exhibition categories. The 2017 PDRA schedule consists of eight national events. For more on the world’s premier eighth-mile drag racing organization visit Follow the PDRA: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube.



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