Insurance and Claims Info

Participant Accident and Commercial General Liability Insurance Information

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As a "participant" and/or NHRA member you are provided with certain insurance benefits at NHRA member tracks. If you are a member of NHRA you have a higher level of benefits. Highlights of those benefits are as follows:


A. Non-Member Benefits:

1. $10,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment

2. $5,000 Excess* Medical Benefits

3. $100 Per Week Disability Payments up to 52 Weeks

B. Member Benefits:

1. Accidental Death Benefit Limit

a)     Standard Member Track Event and Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series/Designated Contracted Event: $10,000

b)    National Event: $15,000

2. Accidental Dismemberment Benefit Limit

a)     Standard Member Track Event, Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series/Designated Contracted Event and National Event: $50,000

3. Excess* Medical Benefit Limit

a)     Standard Member Track Event, Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series/Designated Contracted Event and National Event: $575,000

b)    Alternate Sanctioning Organization (ASO) Event: $560,000

4. Total Disability Benefit Limit

a)     Standard Member Track Event and Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series/Designated Contracted Event: $100 per week up to 52 weeks with a 7-day waiting period

b)    National Event and all events at NHRA Owned Tracks: $400.00 per week up to 52 weeks with a 28-day waiting period

* Excess over any other insurance or self-insurance, federal, state or other governmental plan.


NHRA Membership is determined solely by the membership records of NHRA. In the event an NHRA Member Participant (as defined in the policy) is accidentally injured at a covered NHRA Member Track event** or at a covered event** as indicated above, the previously described coverages would be in effect for eligible medical expenses in the following order, and as applicable:

  1. Any other medical coverage available to a participant applies up to the limits of that policy or plan.
  2. The NHRA Member Excess Medical Benefit responds as indicated above.

The Participant Accident policy for National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) is an Excess Policy, which means that coverage is not available until all other insurance, self-insurance, or governmental plans available to the participant are exhausted.

** A covered NHRA Member Track event or a covered event is defined as an event for which an insurance premium has been paid.

Any medical benefits paid to a non-participant NHRA member are subject to a $20,000 deductible.

Coverage pays Reasonable Expenses for Medical or Dental care if:

    1. the first expense is incurred within 60 days after the accident; and
    2. the expense is incurred within 3 years after the accident.

Reasonable Expenses means expenses which do not exceed those generally charged for similar Medical or Dental Care in the local area where treatment is rendered.

Medical or Dental care means the necessary medical, dental or surgical treatment, services or supplies, hospital, nursing and ambulance services. All Medical or Dental Care must be provided by a legally qualified physician or dentist for the sole purpose of treating the injury. All coverages are subject to specific limitations and exclusions.

If you have general questions regarding Participant Accident coverages, you may contact Ms. Trendolyn Walters at Safehold Special Risk, P. O. Box 983, Houston, TX 77001-0983. Ms. Walters can be reached at: (713) 871-2108, or email her at [email protected]. You may also contact Ms. Walters if you have any questions regarding the NHRA Member coverage or if you’ve been injured and have questions regarding your claim.

If you are unsuccessful in obtaining insurance information from the track, please contact Cheryn Schreiber at (713) 871-2101, or email her at [email protected].



Commercial General Liability insurance is in effect for all covered NHRA drag racing events that are conducted at NHRA member tracks and for which a premium has been paid to the insurance company. Additional insured coverage is automatically included for race car drivers, their crew, event sponsors, and any person or organization owning or sponsoring racing vehicles or racing vehicle drivers, in the event of a covered liability claim arising out of the track's operations. The minimum limit of liability insurance in effect is $1,000,000 per occurrence. The limit of liability in effect at Lucas Oil events and National Events is substantially higher.

If you want to consider purchasing your own Liability coverage that would apply in excess of this coverage, please contact Jennifer Harrison at Safehold Special Risk. Her number is (713) 871-2104. You can also e-mail her at [email protected].

(Coverage is, at all times, limited to the terms, conditions and exclusions of the policies. Coverage may be different outside the United States.)