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NHRA announces 2011 full throttle schedule

NHRA comes to New England Dragway


NHRA announced its 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule Aug. 26, featuring 22 national events. The most significant change to the schedule is the move of the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird Int'l Raceway to the fall, where it will become one of the six races in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship. The Phoenix event, which also will feature the Pro Stock Motorcycle class for the first time, will be held Oct. 14-16. NHRA also announced that New England Dragway will join the NHRA member-track network in 2011. NHRA is working with the track on facility improvements with the goal to bring an NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event to New England Dragway as soon as possible. Given the location of the facility and NHRA's well-known desire to bring a national event to New England and near the metropolitan Boston market, it promises to be one of the most popular spots on the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series tour.

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Cement to the 1/4 mile

The first step to getting this track ready for NHRA Sportsman next year...and possibly a national event show!!

CEMENT all the way to the quarter mile mark.

Excavation from the 8th to the finish line in progress.

Other improvements, taller side barriers, Fancy display, repaved return & pit roads.
 

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The first step to getting this track ready for NHRA Sportsman next year...and possibly a national event show!!

CEMENT all the way to the quarter mile mark.

Excavation from the 8th to the finish line in progress.

Other improvements, taller side barriers, Fancy display, repaved return & pit roads.
Sweet! Good to see stuff like this happening again!
 

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glad to see there putting some money into the place. but how many times have they switched from NHRA to IHRA it used to happen every couple years through the late 80's through the 90's
 

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Man that looks like a short shutdown area to me from the pic....
 

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New England Dragway is sanctioned by the
International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Elevation : 90 feet above sea level
Concrete pad : 745 feet
Total length (including shutdown area) : 4000 feet
Width of 1/4 mile : 60 feet
Width at shutdown : 60 feet
Timing system: Fiber-optic Compulink StarTrak III


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http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=New+England+Dragway,+Epping,+NH&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=36.589577,92.724609&ie=UTF8&hq=New+England+Dragway&hnear=New+England+Dragway,+280+Exeter+Rd,+Epping,+New+Hampshire+03042&ll=43.022408,-71.030045&spn=0.031438,0.090551&t=h&z=14
 

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Well that should be plenty long enough.. lol Matt Smith could even get slowed down in that...
 

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Great to see the Track getting changes and on the Circuit. Thanks for the update.I will be at Gator Nationals this year to watch in march too !
 

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Motorcycle ET, under IHRA we had two classes those running slower than 9.99 & those running at or quicker
 

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Improvements for 2013 Racing Season.......

Early Christmas Gift from New England Dragway
Improvements for 2013 Racing Season and the Inaugural NHRA New England Nationals continue to move along.

Here’s a quick update.

Light poles along the left side of the track have been completely removed. Earlier this year we installed an additional four Musco lighting structures.

New barriers have been installed down to eighth mile in the left lane and to the 330’ mark in the right lane.
Barriers around the water box, the starter’s area, and starting line tree protection have all been replaced with poured in place, color enhanced concrete. They are low enough to promote good viewing of the starting line area, yet are reinforced with rebar pinned into the ground to provide an extra measure of safety and equipment protection. Hats off to HG Construction for the design and build of these great looking barriers.

Transitional barriers from the new 30” barrier to the new 39” height requirement just before the 1000’ mark are in place.

New scoreboard mounting structures have been installed farther out from the track. The scoreboards and sponsor signs will be moved in April.

The motorcycle pit area across from the gas shack has had a new top coat of asphalt.

A small portion of the staging lanes has also been top coated to make entering the lanes easier for some of the professional teams in June. We are also planning to repave the existing staging lane entrance and road from the upper pit area.

Some improvements including old barrier placement have been added to trackside motor home parking to enhance the overall look and marking of parking spots.

The permitting process is moving along in positive direction for paving in the upper pit area. Conditional approval was granted in December. We’re also planning to landscape the area on the far side of the scales for pit parking during the National Event in June.

Work continues on the top end run off area. Along with installing new gravel taller barriers are being installed. New steel, concrete filled poles are in place for the additional catch nets that will be installed early next year. Two additional light poles will provide enhanced lighting in that area, as well.

Steel gates are in place at the first and second turnoff areas.

We’ll provide periodic updates as we move forward. Stay tuned.


 
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