NHRA Appoints Lonnie Grim As National Tech Director
The NHRA Technical Department has announced the addition of Lonnie Grim as the new national tech director. He began his role on April 12 and will help continue towards the department’s goal of innovation and safety.
Grim comes to the NHRA with more than 15 years of experience within the sport of drag racing. He most recently served as the competition/series tech director at the Professional Drag Racing Association. Grim joins the technical department led by NHRA Vice President of Competition Ned Walliser.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lonnie to the NHRA tech department,” said Walliser. “With Lonnie’s experience, we know he’ll help continue to improve and develop the department.”
“I am excited to join the NHRA team and look forward to the challenges that lay ahead,” said Grim. “I intend to progress a positive relationship between the racers and the NHRA with sincere appreciation for their effort and support while providing firm consistency regarding the rulebook and its enforcement. I am very optimistic about the future of drag racing and the programs that NHRA continues to develop. As well as the nostalgic past, the future holds great excitement for our competitors to build with a smile.”
Grim attended the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
For more information, visit nhra.com.