Creating & Developing the Best Sportsman Drag Racing Experience

An organization meant for the true sportsman and their fans.

What Makes American Hot Rod Association Different

AHRA is NOT only drag racing. It’s HOT ROD. Created by the Sportsman Racer Association, we use an outside-the-box approach to classes, races, and relationships. We have lower costs of Operation for the Sanctioning Body, Association Tracks, and the Racer. With our back to basics approach of drag racing, you will find everything you need to be a satisfied member.

Triad Mentality

Current Happenings

Starting NOW! All AHRA Bracket Races and Index Classes will be performance based payouts. Performance does not constitute the “Fastest”. It means the driver displaying and executing a race with the MOST SKILL and precision has the highest payout. Why should someone with $1000’s of electronics get the biggest payout for doing the least amount of work? That’s not sporting. That’s boring!

The AHRA guarantees the payouts! Sanctioned Tracks and Bracket/Index Racing Members should contact the AHRA as soon as possible to find out the details on how to get into this exciting NEW way of Racing!

Why race for a smaller payout with the most difficult odds? Click here for details.

A $5,000 Bounty has been issued for the Firecracker Bracket Nationals at Byron Dragway in Byron, IL on 7 July 2018. Bonus Money available to Box, Footbrake and Manual Transmission AHRA Racers. You must be a current AHRA member. If you were planning on going, you would be a fool not to participate!

Please see our Facebook group for the Bounty flyer and further details.

The Stock Sale will start 1 December and includes a very limited number of stocks. You must be an AHRA member to buy a stock and become a Stockholder! The stocks are meant for those that have the AHRA’s interests and success at heart and want to be part of something different in the world of Drag Racing and Hot Rods. The stocks are artistically geared to be publicly displayed and provide a talking point among enthusiasts. They provide a Stockholder with no monetary gain but do provide the holder the ability to purchase Stockholder only merchandise, guaranteed access to a VIP seating area at events and an invitation to the Annual Stockholders Meeting to provide input on the direction of the organization. This is a LIFETIME Stockholder commitment and can only be transferred upon death to another member of the AHRA.

No one is allowed to hold more than 1 stock per member. Click here for details.

The GT Classes are an entirely NEW form of affordable class racing developed to put the skilled sportsman back behind the wheel of a cost effective and simple racecar that can be built at home using basic welding skills and hand tools. The classes are designed to use the same vehicle from the slowest to the fastest class. The class was developed with a touch of original Pro Stock and Modified Production rules as guidelines. If you own an unhacked factory production body made after 1962 you are almost there!

Cubic Fun, not Cubic Dollars! Click here for details.

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