Now more than ever, we could all use some extra checkmarks in our win columns. NHRA National Dragster’s Be A Winner, Be A Member program is back for 2021 and ready to motivate another season of racers, winners, and members to join the NHRA to make your on-track success even more rewarding.
For those in the know, the Be A Winner, Be A Member program awards monthly prizes to NHRA Members who win regular-season bracket races at NHRA member tracks. The prizes come from organizations that love NHRA Drag Racing as much as you do, and they believe in your ability to win. To show their support, these companies also offer NHRA Members discounts and deals on the products you need to succeed. At the end of the year, one lucky NHRA racer will be awarded the grand prize‚ a two-day Super Class at Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School.
“We’re proud to provide a Super Class as the Be A Winner, Be A Member grand prize. It is the most popular course we offer, and it’s perfect for those who are just beginning in drag racing and for those with more experience looking to improve their skills.”—Frank Hawley
AEROSPACE COMPONENTS $200 Gift Certificate Aerospace Components Inc., is known as a leader in manufacturing high-performance drag racing products, including brake systems and billet aluminum vacuum pumps. 727.347.9915; AerospaceComponents.com
ALTRONICS, INC. $100 Gift Certificate Altronics Inc., creator and patent holder of the PerformAIRE, manufactures high-performance electronics for drag racing. It takes vehicle data recording to the next level with its DataQuest full-color touch screen, specialized Redalert EGT, and O2alert air/fuel recording systems, and others. 847.923.0002; AltronicsInc.comATI PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS $200 Gift Certificate For almost 60 years, ATI has helped racers get to the winner’s circle. ATI’s advanced engineering, precision manufacturing, real world race experience, and more than half-century of knowledge help you turn on the win light, round after round! ATI manufactures numerous high-performance parts for a variety of race applications, including SuperGlide Transmissions, SuperCases, Treemaster Torque Converters, Compu-Flow Valve Bodies, Flexplates, Adapter Kits, a variety of performance-enhancing internal components, along with the highly popular Torsional Super Damper. 877.298.4809; ATIracing.com
AUTO METER $150 Gift Certificate AutoMeter is driven to provide performance enthusiasts the information they need to win. Revolutionizing the way that racers think about instrumentation and vehicle electronics. For more than 60 years, AutoMeter has set the standard for accuracy, precision, and durability. 815.895.8141; AutoMeter.com
CALLIES PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS $200 Gift Certificate Callies Performance Products, crankshafts, connecting rods, and camshafts/cam cores, have grown to be the industry leader for innovative product design. If you are serious about being in the winner’s circle, then you have to be serious about Callies. 41.435.2711; Callies.com
CHRIS ALSTON’S CHASSISWORKS $100 Gift Certificate Chris Alston’s Chassisworks offers drag race chassis products and continues to expand its expertise and manufacturing skill. With five different product brands, Chassisworks serves performance enthusiasts and racers in the domestic muscle car, drag race, and sport truck markets. 888.388.0256; CaChassisworks.com
CLASSIC INSTRUMENTS, INC. 10% off your order. Excludes sending units, apparel, and accessories Classic Instruments has performance gauges for today’s racing world. With direct hookup to data loggers, programmable warning lights, low temp gauges, and numerous standard color options, there is a style and feature to cover every driver’s need. All products are built for racers by racers in Boyne City, Mich. 800.937.3403; ClassicInstruments.com
GILLIS PERFORMANCE & CONSULTING Complete Tune-Up Kit Gillis Performance & Consulting specializes in do-it-yourself engine tune-up instructions and parts. Instructions and modified components increase horsepower, torque, and fuel mileage of any car. 406.272.6150; GillisPerformance.com
GOODSON TOOLS & SUPPLIES $100 Gift Certificate and Hat Goodson Tools & Supplies for engine builders is committed to your success on and off the track! They offer the most innovative tools, tooling, and supplies to help build winning engines. You can count on Goodson to have the right products for all your engine building needs. 1.800.533.8010; Goodson.com
HARLAND SHARP $100 VISA Card and Harland Sharp Shirt Harland Sharp has been leading the way in valvetrain technology for 60 years. They use the highest quality material and are still proudly made 100% in the USA! Their products are backed by a lifetime guarantee. 440.238.3260; HarlandSharp.com
HUGHES PERFORMANCE $100 Gift Certificate Hughes Performance is an industry leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of premium custom-built torque converters and automatic transmissions for drag racing and high-performance applications. 602.257.9591; HughesPerformance.com
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PHOENIX RACE TIRES $200 Off Purchase of Rear Drag Tires For racers who want a consistent tire at a good price, Phoenix Race Tires offers more than 30 sizes; several new sizes include modern muscle car fitments. 877.928.TIRE (8473); CokerTire.com
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RACE RAMPS Set of Wheel Chocks Race Ramps manufactures more than 100 unique products that help racers in every phase. Whether it’s in the shop, loading onto a trailer, or servicing in the pits, their drive-up service ramps and trailer ramps solve clearance issues. Made in the USA. 800.213.5883; RaceRamps.com
ROSS RACING PISTONS 10% discount towards piston purchase only. Not redeemable through distributors Since 1979, Ross Racing Pistons has been an independently owned manufacturer of high-performance racing pistons! Their pistons are built for durability and longevity and come in a wide range of custom and off-the-shelf applications. 310.536.0100 - RossPistons.com
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S&W RACE CARS $100 Gift Certificate Good Toward Any S&W-Manufactured Products (Green PINs in Catalog) S&W manufactures more than 4,000 weld-on race and bolt-on street performance parts, in the USA. Since 1959, they have been a leader in drag race chassis design & development with an accessible, knowledgeable & experienced sales and tech support team. 800.523.3353; SWRaceCars.com
TAYLOR CABLE $100 Gift Certificate Since 1923, Taylor Cable Products has stood for quality products and customer satisfaction and is proud to provide ignition wires that are still made in America. Taylor Cable’s legendary quality extends to the Vertex Magneto, battery cables, wiring harnesses, and gaskets. Taylor offers high-performance ignition and electrical components and accessories. 800.821.3600; TaylorVertex.com
TOTAL SEAL $100 Off a Set of Total Seal Gas Ported Rings These innovative new rings provide all of the benefits of gas-ported pistons without having to buy new pistons. More Power, Less BlowBy — Gas Ported Piston Rings only from Total Seal. TotalSeal.com
Racers who participate in NHRA’s Be A Winner, Be A Member program will have a great incentive in 2021. The grand-prize winner will receive a two-day Super Class* from Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School valued at $2,000. NHRA National Dragster will provide an additional $500 spending money, bringing the total prize value to $2,500.
In 2021, the Super Class is conducted at Gainesville Raceway year-round as well as select dates at Tucson Dragway in Tucson, Ariz.; Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, Calif.; The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas; Houston Raceway in Houston; Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.; Woodburn Dragstrip in Woodburn, Ore.; National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio; and Maple Grove Raceway in Reading.
The course is two days in length and is a combination of classroom instruction and six runs in a Super Comp Dragster or Super Gas Firebird. The school provides all the driving equipment. It is possible for a student to earn their NHRA competition license during this class. The two-day course is taught personally by two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion Frank Hawley and includes Hawley’s lectures on “Personal Performance Development.” These classroom sessions combine psychology and physiology, teaching drivers how mind and body work together. Students learn how to improve focus, block out distractions, and practice more effectively away from the track. They learn how to think, act, and perform like a champion.
All Be A Winner, Be A Member entries received by Oct. 31 will be eligible for the grand-prize drawing, which will be held Nov. 11. The winner will be notified by phone.
Hawley has trained thousands, from beginners to champions, looking for an edge. Hawley’s fleet includes 200-mph dragsters and Funny Cars, Super Comp dragsters, Super Gas Firebirds, and Adventure Dragsters. Hawley and his team teach students to control their emotions, put their brains in high gear, and master some of the world’s fastest machines. For more information, call 866.480.7223 or visit their website: FrankHawley.com.
*Certain physical limitations apply. Course will be provided at FHDRS locations; class schedule available on website or upon request. Course must be scheduled in advance and completed within 12 months of contest end date of Nov. 11, 2021. Prize has no cash value and cannot be applied to any other program.
For more information, go to NHRA.net/BeAWinner.