Racing Series

2015 Hedman Husler Hedders
DragRacingOnline.com Nostalgia Nitro Challenge
Presented by Comp Cams

For more information contact series administrator,
Jeff Burk, at jeffburk@racingnetsource.com

2015 DATES

May 8-9, Beacon Dragway - Paducah, Kentucky - 1/8th mile track - 8 car field
July 18-19, Maple Grove Raceway - Mohnton, Pennsylvania - 8 car field
Aug. 28-29, World Series of Drag Racing, Cordova International Raceway - Cordova, Illinois – 8-car field
Sept. 11-12, US 131 Motorsports Park - Martin, Michigan – 8-car field
Sept. 18-19, Tulsa Raceway Park - Tulsa, Oklahoma - 8-car field
Oct. 16-17, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park - Phoenix, Arizona - 8 car field.

Points awarded

Win – 100
Runner-up – 90
Semi-finals – 80
First round – 70

Champion wins trophy,
plus choice of jacket or ring

Qualifying points

1. 10 points
2. 9 pts
3. 8 pts
4. 7 pts
5. 6 pts
6. 5 pts
7. 4 pts
8. 3 pts

Points for setting records: Thirty (30) points will be awarded for setting a speed or ET record. ET must be backed up at event by second run within 1 percent to qualify as a new record. NHRA rules will apply for setting a record. Only one speed or ET record can be set per event.

General rules for 2015

Nostalgia Funny Car: The DRO rules for 2015 have not changed from 2014. NHRA Heritage Series rules apply except that the fuel pump does NOT have be certified and flowed by K.J. Crawford, but MUST be an approved part number.

Nostalgia Top Fuel: Dragster must be 100% NHRA Heritage Series legal.

Nostalgia Fuel Altered: DRO series Fuel Altereds must have a 100% legal NHRA Heritage Nostalgia Funny Car chassis and engine (NO EXCEPTIONS!), but instead of a Funny Car body it can have a Fuel Altered body. Front and rear wing are allowed. Minimum weight is 2250 lbs.


VP is ‘Official Fuel’ of Series

Nitromethane and alcohol fuels will be sold by VP Racing Fuels at a special discounted rate to all DRO series participants and will be delivered by VP representatives to the tracks prior to the event. Fuel must be pre-ordered.

Download the Pre-Order Form and send to the appropriate office by the deadlines listed on the form.

The VP regional offices responsible for each event are:

May 8-9: Beacon Dragway, VP MIDWEST: 812-466-1175; Fax - 812-466-1675; vpmidwest@vpracingfuels.com

July 18-19: Maple Grove Raceway, VP EAST - 302-368-1500; Fax - 302-368-1869; vpatlantic@vpracingfuels.com

Aug. 14-15: Beacon Dragway, VP MIDWEST: 812-466-1175; Fax - 812-466-1675; vpmidwest@vpracingfuels.com

Aug. 28-29: Cordova International Raceway, VP MIDWEST: 812-466-1175; Fax - 812-466-1675; vpmidwest@vpracingfuels.com

Sept. 11-12: US 131 Motorsports Park, VP MIDWEST: 812-466-1175; Fax - 812-466-1675; vpmidwest@vpracingfuels.com
Sept. 18-19: Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, VP CENTRAL - 210-635-7744, ext 101; Fax - 210-853-3987; vphq@vpracingfuels.com

In addition, the winner will receive $125.00 and the runner-up $100.00 if they have VP decals on both sides of their cars throughout the event.

Technical questions regarding VP NitroRace or tuning can be directed to VP’s Tech Support staff at 812-878-2025 or dragtech@vpracingfuels.com. Information about VP’s other products is available online at www.VPRacingFuels.com.



  • Open eight-car or six-car qualified field. NHRA Sportsman ladder is used (1 vs 5, 2 vs 6, etc.) In a six-car field the quickest first-round loser comes back.

  • In qualifying, racers with highest number of points get first choice of when they will run.

  • NHRA rear tire rules for Heritage races apply.

  • NHRA safety rules apply. Front carbon fiber brakes not required unless car goes faster than 250 mph. If your car goes faster than 250 mph you will be allowed to finish the event with the steel brakes, but carbon fiber brakes must be installed before competing in the next DRO race.

  • One points-type magneto with a single coil. NO DUAL COILS are allowed.

  • 6:71 supercharger, maximum of 18.9 percent overdrive allowed.

  • Single 21-gpm fuel pump. Must have NHRA-approved parts number per Heritage rulebook.

  • Break rule: From the semi-finals on you must start the car, stage and take the green light in order to earn that round’s money. Break in qualifying, alternate goes in and you get first round loser points and money.

  • Winner and runner-up at each event must allow their fuel pumps to be disassembled and checked with a Go/No-Go gauge by Series Administrator Jeff Burk in order to receive DRO Series points and prize money for that round.

  • No entry fee. Driver plus five crewmembers are admitted free. Additional family or crew will be charged regular admission price.


E.T. Record (Quarter Mile): Richard Hartman 5.6876,
set at U.S.131 Martin MI Sept 12 2015
MPH Record (Quarter Mile): Richard Hartman , 259.82 mph,
set at Martin, MI 2015 Sept 12 2015

E.T. Record (Eighth Mile): John Hale, 3.818,
set at Texas Raceway (Kennedale), April 27, 2013
MPH Record (Eighth Mile): John Hale, 196.07 mph,
set at Texas Raceway (Kennedale), April 27, 2013

2015 Hedman Husler Hedders
DragRacingOnline.com Nostalgia Nitro Challenge Presented by Comp Cams current points

Points after Martin MI

1. Jimmy Young T/F WI 391
2. Paul Romine F/C IN 361.5
3. Shawn Bowen F/C MI 326.5
4. R. Hartman F/C NC 319.5
5. Marc White AA/FA IL 221
6. Troy Ray AA/FA KY 155
7. Fred Farndon FC OK 118.5
8. S Nichols F/C DE 87
9. Tim Cullinan T/F IL 87
10. Bazz Young F/C WI 86