@mirdrag • @NHRA •GLENDORA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2016) – NHRA officials announced today that Miramichi Dragway, in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada, has joined the NHRA Member Track Network as part of Division 1, the Northeast Division.
Located west of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and just south of the Miramichi Airport, Miramichi Dragway has been operating for the past few years as in independent track.
“We are very excited to enter into this partnership with NHRA”, says facility owner Rodolphe Savoie. “We have been working hard on upgrades and improvements over the last several years to ensure the sport of drag racing not only survives, but thrives in Eastern Canada, and this partnership serves to further demonstrate our commitment to that. Sportsman racers are the foundation of our sport, and we are pleased to see NHRA’s renewed commitment to getting back to their roots.”
Highlighting the 2016 season at Miramichi Dragway will be the PCRichard.com Northeast Division National Open Series, July 30-31. The track also offers a full complement of drag racing from May through October serving the community with various special events and weekly programs.
“We are excited to welcome Miramichi Dragway to the Member Track family,” said Dave Mohn, NHRA Division 1 Director. “The Eastern Canada area is a hot-bed of drag racing and we look forward to many years of success at this track.”
As an NHRA-sanctioned track, the facility will be eligible to offer racers a variety of NHRA racing opportunities, including the NHRA Summit Racing Series, the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, NHRA Jr. Street and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. Additionally, the track has the opportunity to host NHRA’s specialty events including the National DRAGSTER Challenge, NHRA Summit King of the Track, and NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge, where racers compete for the coveted Wally trophy.
NHRA’s Division 1, the Northeast Division, features tracks from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ney York, New Hampshire, and the Canadian Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick. Division 1 facilities host NHRA-sanctioned competitions throughout the year along with countless other events for the heartiest of drag racing competitors and fans. For more information including schedules, point standings and more, go to the Division 1 website: www.nhradiv1.com.
For more information on Miramichi Dragway and to view their 2016 schedule, please visit www.miramichidragwaypark.com.
ABOUT NHRA: Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.