National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) officials have announced the addition of an A/Fuel engine program for the Top Alcohol Funny Car class beginning in the 2023 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
With the addition of the A/Fuel (injected nitromethane) engine program into the class, NHRA aims to increase participation and give drivers and race teams another option to run.
“This is something we’ve been working on for several years, and it’s all about building new excitement and a sustainable business model for the category. We believe there is going to be strong interest right off the bat [and it] will reduce costs for interested teams, and we’re eager to see this class continue to grow,” NHRA Technical Services/ Top Alcohol Rules Committee Chairman Josh Hamming said.
“As an added benefit… the injected nitro combination can also serve as a viable path for drivers, teams, and crew members to ultimately advance to the nitro Funny Car class in the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series,” an NHRA release stated.