Sara Slaughter Named NHRA Media Relations Manager

GLENDORA, CA – February 17, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Sara Slaughter has been named Media Relations Manager for the National Hot Rod Association, NHRA Director of Media Relations Anthony Vestal announced today.

160217 NHRA Sara SlaughterSlaughter joins the NHRA following a four year stint where she worked in various roles for the sports department at The Press-Enterprise newspaper in Riverside, Calif. Prior to that, she served an internship at Health & Fitness Magazine in London, England. She has also worked as an assistant coach for a high school soccer team since 2010 and served as a substitute teacher in the Riverside and Moreno Valley Unified School Districts.

In her new role with NHRA, Slaughter will provide media outreach for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, as well as support other NHRA communications programs and NHRA racing series. In addition, she will maintain and develop relationships with national media members, assist with research and statistical projects and contribute to all NHRA communications department publications.

“We’re pleased to have someone with Sara’s abilities join our communications team,” Vestal said. “She has the work ethic, personality, attitude and desire to have an immediate impact with the media relations programs we have developed to promote and publicize the sport of NHRA Drag Racing.”

Slaughter received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Riverside in June 2014 with a major in Political Science. She is a native of Southern California.

“It is a fantastic feeling to be chosen to join the NHRA team,” Slaughter said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to be able to be a part of this growing sport and continue my career in the sports world.”

About National Hot Rod Association

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 23 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.