The 2010 revival of the American Hot Rod Association has run into a serious and potentially crippling snag. The NHRA has informed the tracks that they sanction that they may not run AHRA events. Before you go throwing rocks at the NHRA for this decision, you need to hear their reasoning. They kind of have a point.
The AHRA proudly proclaimed that they were back in business in an official sense a couple of months ago. In a bold announcement they also said that they would be looking to sanction race tracks. While this looked and sounded good on paper, the fact that they made the intention known has caused the NHRA (and potentially the IHRA) to view them as direct competition and therefore not allow AHRA events at NHRA tracks. AHRA claims that they are going to fight the decision legally, and we figured they would because it essentially is a death knell for them if it stands up.
CompetitionPlus.com has the rest of the story and the official statement from the NHRA regarding the newly revived AHRA.