NHRA’s Top Ten Drag Strips
When picking the top ten NHRA Drag Strips in the county, some may say it should be chosen by how well the track is prepped and how well the surface holds up throughout the race. While those are very important, and should be on the top of any list for picking the best track, there are a few more things that might sway your opinion. Track history, location, ease of getting to race track, parking rigs, and even the scenic view. I know many races think that the track is the only thing that counts, but in many cases its the overall experience that makes the race enjoyable and memorable.
Here is what we think are the top ten tracks, post your opinion if you think we left yours out or should have placed better in the top ten.
10: Englishtown & Pomona
Two historic tracks that have 95 national events between them. They maybe old and in need of updates, but they are two of the most favorite tracks among the racers.
The Gators, one of the most popular races on the NHRA trail, for many in the north its the race the kicks off the season. With the winter still going on in most parts of the country, Gainesville is the destination for warmer weather and good times.
A scenic track that racers and fans love to be at. Although the weather is usually hot and humid, the track itself is well prepped, and for most is and easy drive and enjoyable experience.
7: Maple Grove
A scenic track that in the past has had lots of trouble dealing with bad weather, but even so it brings the fans out in droves. In spite of the track and pit conditions when the rains arive, the racers still come. Most classes max out their quotes year after year.
This has to be the most picturesque track on the tour with one side of the track stands built into the mountain. The track itself is one the best and although its a mile high and performance suffers, the traction is always there, a fan favorite.
If your looking to combined a great racing experience and a vacation, this has to be the track you go to. Carved into the hills of Sonoma Wine Country your bound to have fun.
This track without a doubt should be on every racer an fans bucket list. A top notch facility with great parking, great access, great hotels and restaurants. Located close to the interstate highway, it makes for a easy drive. The track has had some issues with the surface, thus giving it a 4 place, but knowing Bruton Smith, it will be corrected soon.
There is not much you can say about Indy, its the place to be ” The Big Go”. The oldest race on the the NHRA tour, 61 and still going strong.
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, although its only in its 16th season, it is a premier facility. Not only do you have one of the best tracks in the country, you also have one of the best places to enjoy yourself after the racing is done for the day.
The combination of hospitality, a great race track and family owned makes this the track number one. Talk to any racer or fan that has made the trip to the Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park and you will get the same answer, “its the best”. The Bader family is commented to giving the fan and racers the best experience possible. Customer service is job one and it shows.