When did Drag Racing start?
It started in California on the beach. they moved to asphalt so
they could go faster and get more traction. It started in about the
late 20s or early 30s. The Sounthern California Timing Assoc
started in 1947 and then the NHRA was founded in 1951. The first
official drag race event was in 1953. It may have begun in southern
California. The drag racing car can not be attributed to one
individual. "Big Daddy" Don Garlits is considered the "father of