INDIANAPOLIS, IN – November 30, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – NHRA officials announced today Craig Curdie as the new Northeast Division Director (Division 1), overseeing NHRA member tracks in Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia as well as tracks in Canadian providences New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.
“I am looking forward to working with the thousands of passionate and dedicated competitors, crew members and family members to continue and expand upon the outstanding reputation of the NHRA,” said Curdie. “Fan engagement is also very important to me. I, like many others, used to be that little boy who took his toy cars everywhere, and would freeze when a louder-than-normal engine or piece of heavy equipment drove past. The ability to be part of the moment where you can literally watch a little kid become a gearhead is truly indescribable.”
Curdie comes to the role from Feld Entertainment. For the past decade, he worked in production with touring groups such as Monster Jam and Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey, and was most recently a tour manager for Monster Jam.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Craig to our division director team,” said Josh Peterson, NHRA Vice President of Racing Administration. “His excitement about the role and experience in scheduling, setting up, managing, and executing live events makes him a great addition to the Northeast Division. We’re excited to seeing him into the role as he works alongside the member tracks and racers in the Northeast region.”
Curdie joins a team of division directors who represent the seven divisions of the NHRA. The Northeast Division sees several Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events throughout the season as well as NHRA national events at New England Dragway and Maple Grove Raceway.
“I’m looking forward to jumping into the 2023 season,” Curdie said. “I’m excited for the opportunity to be able to work alongside the passionate racers and member tracks of Division 1.”
Headquartered in San Dimas, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 22 national events featuring the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown™ and Top Fuel Harley Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and NHRA Street Legal™. NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Street® program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League® for youth ages 5 to 17. With 120 Member Tracks, NHRA allows racers to compete at a variety of locations nationally and internationally. NHRA’s Youth and Education Services® (YES) Program reaches over 30,000 students annually to ignite their interest in automotive and racing related careers. NHRA’s streaming service, NHRA.tv®, allows fans to view all NHRA national events as well as exclusive features of the sport. In addition, NHRA owns and operates three racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to www.NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
Source: National Hot Rod Association