NHRA POWERade competitors
received a memo on Monday afternoon from the NHRA’s Graham Light addressing the
issue of team orders and influencing the outcome of a race based on point
Light took an aggressive
stance on the issue in his memo, which
our sources report he had help in composin
To All NHRA
With the growth of the
sport, NHRA has seen the development of multi-car teams in each of the four
professional categories in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.
We know that every
driver and team’s mission is to win. With that said, NHRA does not
condone or approve of any team not competing at the highest level as a result
of “team orders” handed down to advance one driver over another driver at any
national event. Actions of this nature are not in the best interest
of the sport.
NHRA POWERade Drag
Racing provides the highest level of competition in the sport of drag racing
worldwide. NHRA intends to provide and preserve a level playing field and
to require good sportsmanship from all participants. Team actions that do
not meet this standard, or that might negatively affect the integrity of the
sport, will not be tolerated. Such actions will be met with significant
penalties that may include, but are not limited to, point deductions, fines,
disqualification, and suspension.
We are confident that
every participant in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series understands the
unacceptable nature and severe consequences of such actions and will respect
the sport and the integrity of the competition.
Senior Vice President