Kearney Neb. – Kearney Raceway Park (KRP) will once again host the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) National Open race Oct. 1-2. The Ethanol Performs Cornhusker Fall Classic will bring some of the fastest race cars from around the country to the historic drag strip in Kearney.
“We are very excited Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Ethanol Board have continued their support of this event,” said Al Simmons, KRP general manager. “We pride ourselves on being a place where racers and families can come and enjoy the sights and sounds of championship drag racing.”
This ethanol-fueled race offers spectators the opportunity to watch cars of all types and sizes. From street cars to dragsters that run close to 200 miles per hour, spectators are sure to see a favorite car. During NHRA drag racing, KRP also offers pit passes allowing spectators to not only see the cars up close but speak with drivers and crew members.
Nebraska is the second-largest ethanol producer in the country, so this race is a natural fit noted Todd Sneller, Nebraska Ethanol Board administrator.
“Our goal is to increase consumer awareness about ethanol choices and illustrate the high performance of ethanol in racing applications,” he said. “Ethanol is the should be the choice on and off the track.”
The Ethanol Performs Cornhusker Fall Classic weekend will be the final race of the Harris Race Cars Super Class Shootout Series. On Saturday, Oct. 1, representatives from KRP and Harris Race Cars will crown a champion in this three-race series that started in April. Tonniges Chevrolet in Osceola will present the NHRA Stock/Super Stock Combo race on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, visit www.krpi.com
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NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 23 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 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.