On June 1st, 2023, NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) officials announced that the newly constructed Flying H Dragstrip near Kansas City was added to the NHRA Member Track Network. Owned by local business owner Scott Higgs, Flying H Dragstrip broke ground earlier this month and is expected to be completed later in the year.

The new dragstrip is set to become a premier race track in the Kansas City area, providing world-class amenities to bring sanctioned NHRA events to the facility. It is also a great addition to NHRA's West Central Division (Division 5).

"It's an exciting time for us and an exciting time for drag racing to be bringing racing back to Kansas City," Higgs said. "It's a big deal for all of us at Flying H Dragstrip, and we're really looking forward to building a standout facility that has a great atmosphere and a strong family environment."

Higgs purchased the property in March of 2023 with plans to add the dragstrip to I-70 Motorsports Park. With the recent groundbreaking on the quarter-mile Flying H Dragstrip, Higgs and his team, which includes Vice President Blake Housley, are working hard to create a fan-favorite facility.

By joining the NHRA Member Track Network, Flying H Dragstrip offers local racers a variety of NHRA racing opportunities in the future, including the NHRA Summit Racing Series, the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, NHRA Street Legal, NHRA Jr. Street, and more. The track will also have the opportunity to host NHRA specialty events such as the NHRA Summit King of the Track and more.

"We're extremely excited to welcome a new track to the NHRA family," NHRA President Glen Cromwell said. "Scott brings a wonderful team with him, and we're thrilled to form this new partnership with Flying H Dragstrip and a group that is so passionate about NHRA drag racing and building our sport. It's great to see Scott's vision for this facility, and we're looking forward to seeing it come to life."

As Flying H Dragstrip pushes the envelope with what is expected to be high-end facilities and services, the coming months promise great excitement for racing enthusiasts.