Bahrain Int'l Circuit, which boasts a vibrant drag racing community and numerous events, has joined the NHRA Worldwide Network, which was created in 2010 and is designed to enable drag racing facilities around the world to conduct events under the NHRA banner. By becoming a part of the NHRA Worldwide Network, Bahrain Int'l Circuit will be able to use the specially designed Worldwide Drag Racing NHRA oval for broad promotional purposes and will be able to draw on NHRA’s decades of experience and history.
“We are excited to announce the addition of a second facility to the NHRA Worldwide Network, the Bahrain Int'l Circuit,” said Tom Compton, NHRA president. “Drag racing is extremely popular throughout the world, and we intend to expand the NHRA Worldwide Network, providing unique benefits and identification with NHRA.”
NHRA Worldwide Network tracks follow the NHRA Rulebook and are assigned an account director for advice and consultation. The track will have access to NHRA’s Technical Department in the United States and may request training at the track site. The track can also participate in any of NHRA’s division tech seminars, SFI certification and training seminars, and emergency-response training seminars.
As an NHRA Worldwide Network track, the facility will be able to award Wallys to track champions. NHRA will establish a link to the track’s website from NHRA.com, and the facility will be listed in the Worldwide affiliation directory in National DRAGSTER and on NHRA.com.
The first track to be associated with the program was Yas Marina Circuit, on Yas Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
As the premier drag racing sanctioning body in the world, NHRA serves as the president of FIA’s Drag Racing Commission. The worldwide rules adopted by FIA for drag racing originate from NHRA’s Rulebook. Members of the commission meet annually to develop the rulebook and discuss drag racing on a global basis. Organized series are conducted in Europe and Australia.