NHRA Tech Dept. to conduct chassis, body certifications at The Strip Jan. 29-Feb. 1



The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Tech Department will conduct chassis and body certifications for drag-racing teams during the 2004 Drag Racing Blast-Off at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The first official 2004 test session for NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series professional and Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series sportsman teams will begin on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 and continue through Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004.

¿With so many new teams and combinations, we realized there would be a tremendous demand for chassis and body certifications prior to the K&N Filters Winternationals at Pomona,¿ said Chris Blair, LVMS¿ senior director of drag racing operations.  ¿The NHRA Tech Department will be here in force to assist those racers who want to get an early start on their testing programs and avoid long lines during the first NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series event of the 2004 season.¿

In addition to the chassis and body certifications, NHRA officials will be on hand to conduct Extended Technical Inspection (ETI) for NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series participants. Racers in need of a technical certification or additional race information are encouraged to contact The Strip at LVMS at (702) 632-8213.