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NHRA Street Car Showdown Racers To Attempt To Break E.T. Record
August 12, 2019
Drivers will attempt to tune their impressive street machines precisely enough to knock a few digits off of the current record, 5.85 seconds, during the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
NHRA Street Car Showdown Racers To Attempt To Break E.T. Record

Some of the best street car racers on the planet will come together at the 65th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals to compete for the chance to reset the Street Car E.T. record in the NHRA Street Car Showdown.

On August 31 and September 1, fans at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals will get to watch Tom Bailey, Joe Barry, Bryant Goldstone and Dave Schroeder take to the track at the World’s Biggest Drag Race to see if they can tune up their impressive street machines precisely enough to knock a few digits off of the current record, 5.85 seconds.

All four of the drivers and cars participating have completed Hot Rod Drag Week, a competition wherein drivers race and road-trip their cars on a course of five drag strips in five days. These cars are driven—not trailered—to each drag strip where they run for quickest E.T. at each stop.  

“When the NHRA calls you and asks if you would be willing to come to the U.S. Nationals and make some exhibition runs, what do you say?” Bailey said. “As a kid, watching the U.S. Nationals was the equivalent of going to the moon and probably just as likely. Fast forward a few years and suddenly they call. It’s like the president calling and asking you to take the space shuttle for a spin.”

The elite group of street car racers will go on from the U.S Nationals to compete in Hot Rod Drag Week, which kicks off September 8, at Virginia Motorsports Park in North Dinwiddie, Virginia.

For more information, including on the impressive builds each driver will compete in, visit here. For tickets to the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, visit nhra.com/tickets.

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