NHRA Creates Nitro Council

Spencer Massey and the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series will make a first-time visit to New England Dragway June 20-23, 2013. (NHRA photo)
Spencer Massey has won three NHRA Top Fuel races this season. NHRA has created an NHRA Nitro Advisory Council to monitor regulations. (NHRA photo)

GLENDORA, Calif. — NHRA officials announced the formation of a Nitro Technical Advisory Council. The Nitro Technical Advisory Council will be chaired by Glen Gray, vice president of technical operations, NHRA and will provide input on rules and other technical matters.

“We believe this group of seasoned and experienced participants in the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories can assist NHRA in both the short and long-term,” said Gray. “The group understands the intricacies of the fastest accelerating vehicles on the planet and their knowledge could serve to help NHRA in rule making and technical matters that are in the best of interest of the entire sport.”

The Nitro Technical Advisory Council members represent a cross-section of the current professional nitromethane teams and include: Mike Green, crew chief, U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster; Alan Johnson, owner, Alan Johnson Racing; Mike Neff, driver and crew chief, Castrol GTX Ford Mustang; Tim Wilkerson, owner and crew chief, Levi, Ray & Shoup Ford Shelby Mustang; and Del Worsham, crew chief, Tequila Patron Funny Car.

The first meeting of the Nitro Technical Advisory Council is set for this weekend during the 24th annual Dollar General NHRA Summernationals at Heartland Park Topeka.

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