NHRA opens site on the World Wide Web
Reprinted from the Aug. 4, 1995 issue of National DRAGSTER
GLENDORA, Calif. — NHRA announced July 26 the opening of a World Wide Web site devoted to NHRA Winston Drag Racing and its fans. With this site, NHRA pulls into the fast lane of the information superhighway to make news and information available to more than 25 million computer users in 150 countries around the globe.
The NHRA Online site and its sister site, National DRAGSTER Online, provide a broad overview of NHRA, which includes historical information and many useful features, including a member-track directory, a national and divisional event calendar, television playdates, a list of important telephone numbers, national indexes, the latest rules revisions, and information about NHRA sponsors. Several NHRA sponsors, including Goodyear, Valvoline, and Du Pont, already have established their own presence on the World Wide Web, as have member tracks Lebanon Valley Dragway and Moroso Motorsports Park.
NHRA and National DRAGSTER Online comprise more than 150 individual pages, which contain the latest news from NHRA, instant and archived results from national events, instant results from divisional events, a photo gallery, and a trivia quiz. Visitors to the site will be able to sign up for or renew membership in the NHRA via secured credit-card transaction and may address E-mail to any of several NHRA departments, including membership services.
National DRAGSTER Online features a preview of the current issue, including Bits From The Pits and selected columns and features and a complete archive of popular National DRAGSTER features, including tech articles.
"Having NHRA and National DRAGSTER on the World Wide Web will not just ensure that we remain on the cutting edge of technology but will give us an unparalleled international exposure," said National DRAGSTER Editor Phil Burgess, who helped construct the NHRA site that Division 1 E.T. racer Michael Beard programmed. "Not only will it afford NHRA an untold number of new followers, it will reward our members worldwide with up-to-date information and a preview of each week's National DRAGSTER. It's an exciting medium in which to showcase our programs."