Holley EFI Selected To Power NHRA Pro Stock Teams In 201608/26/2015
Holley is pleased to announce that Holley EFI has been selected by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to power all Pro Stock teams starting in 2016. NHRA Pro Stock is the world’s premier professional class of full-bodied “door slammer” drag race cars and Holley EFI will be controlling both the fuel injection and ignition in these incredible machines.
NHRA made the announcement official on August 13, 2015. Pro Stock’s transition to electronic fuel injection is part of several changes the NHRA is making in an effort to make the class more relevant from a technology standpoint, increase spectator appeal, and enhance the overall pit experience for fans of the 200-mph factory hot rod class.
“Holley has proven success in providing spec EFI systems in other forms of motorsports,” said Tim White, director of engineering, NHRA. "They will also provide a high level of technical support to the Pro Stock teams during the transition and into the future."
The Holley system that the NHRA Pro Stock teams will use is the same system that can be found on GM’s successful COPO Camaro factory drag race car, ARCA stock cars that are running the new ARCA/Ilmor 396 engine, as well as on thousands of sportsman race cars, off road trucks and others around the world. It is virtually the same system that can be purchased by any racer or automotive enthusiast to put on their vehicle.
“We are extremely gratified to have Holley EFI selected to power the best of the best drag race cars in the world. We’ve worked very hard to make Holley EFI products capable, robust, easy to use, and cost effective. We continue to have great success in a wide variety of motorsports with our EFI and having it selected by the NHRA for use in Pro Stock further demonstrates the capability of our systems”, said Holley President and CEO, Tom Tomlinson.
Teams will have the remainder of 2015 to prepare and make the switch to be ready for the first race of the year in February 2016.
“The change in NHRA Pro Stock from carburetors to EFI is exciting”, said Robin Lawrence, Holley’s EFI Technical Sales and Motorsports Manager. “Holley has strong working relationships with many of the Pro Stock teams through our carburetor program, but now we are glad to be working closely with all of the teams. They are some of the most technically advanced race teams in the world, so making the switch to EFI will be no problem. With features like the ability to tune fuel and timing per cylinder and per gear the teams will be able to optimize their combinations in ways previously not possible with carburetors.”
Read the official NHRA Press Release HERE
The complete rules and requirements are available from NHRARacer.com for download.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 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 the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
Holley was founded in 1903 around the advent of the automobile and has been a supplier to every major American OEM automobile manufacturer. Holley supplied half of the fuel systems in WWII including those for land vehicles, marine, and aircraft. Its primary focus today is in the high-performance aftermarket where its world famous carburetion has won more races than all others combined. Holley is proactive in developing EFI systems for street users and professional racers alike. Holley manufactures products under the famous brand names including Holley, Hooker Headers, Flowtech, Earl's, NOS Nitrous Oxide Systems, Demon, Weiand, and Diablosport. For more information about Holley visit www.holley.com