The stand

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We’ve been a little confused since hearing the
National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has been
receiving hate mail after taking a stand on street
racing.

With the popularity of the “Street Outlaws” show
and the expanding scope of said show, recently
NHRA members have been racing the shows stars on the
street. NHRA sent these members a letter stating
if they didn’t stop racing on the show, which
glorifies street racing, the offenders racing
license would be suspended.

The NHRA was founded in the 1950s to give illegal
street racers a legal option and to remove the
black eye the street racers gave the hobby. NHRA
even went so far as to start a “Safety Safari” to
get the message out to car clubs and others.

The Safety Safari taught how to conduct fair races
with safety as a main concern with the intent of
giving car enthusiasts a safe place to race. The
NHRA goes so far as to call licensed racers
ambassadors of safe racing.

So we are surprised by the people who are
surprised that the NHRA came down heavy on members
who street race with cars adorned with the NHRA
logo. Our hobby has benefited from this groups
efforts and we support their stance on this issue.
Comments are always welcome.

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5 Responses to The stand

  1. nitrous55 says:

    Members have been doing it for years. Now, it gets broadcast. I like the show. This is just going to add to the opinion that they want to get rid of sportsman racing. They will not do a thing about a pro like Jungle Jim.

  2. cruisin2 says:

    nitrous55,
    members haven’t been doing on a popular TV show before though.
    I don’t see how the NHRA is for off street racing and condone those
    who do street race. Don’t know how its going to end but think the
    NHRA will survive.

  3. QC Ghost says:

    Does the winner get the other driver’s ride?

  4. cruisin2 says:

    Ghost,
    I haven’t watched for a while but I think they race for money.

  5. nitrous55 says:

    Ghost, you are thinking of the original show, Pinks. This is a “reality” show of “street racers” in OKC. Racing on closed off streets and extra lighting. I would say it has the local politicians and police ok. It is fun to watch, but it is staged.

    I think NHRA is trying to act like NASCAR. Having it both way. If they really meant what they say, Jungle Jim would not be celebrated like he is. And he would not be the only one.

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