GLENDORA, CA – February 4, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – NHRA president Glen Cromwell has been elected to the NHRA Board of Directors, announced NHRA Chairman of the Board, Dallas Gardner.
Cromwell joined NHRA in 1997 and became president at the start of 2018. He rose through the ranks from his first position as a division director and has been a key player in leading NHRA’s marketing efforts over the past 21 years.
“Glen brings valuable perspective to the NHRA Board of Directors, and we are glad to welcome him to the Board,” Gardner said. “His years of experience and knowledge of every facet of the NHRA, and his passion for the sport and commitment to sustaining it and seeing it grow, are a valuable asset to the board and to the sport of NHRA drag racing.”
Prior to joining NHRA in 1997, Cromwell served in a variety of capacities with Lombard, Ill.-based FELD Motorsports, producer of AMA Supercross events.
“I’m honored to become part of the NHRA Board of Directors,” said Cromwell. “I’ve been witness to the growth of the sport since I began with NHRA and the future of the sport is brighter than it has ever been.”
Cromwell joins chairman of board Gardner, and other members of the board Michael Cohen, Ed Desser, and Peter Clifford.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, and E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. 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 program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Source: National Hot Rod Association