The NHRA announced that BIR’s 2020 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals will include the Mountain Motor Pro Stock category.
Don’t confuse this category with the Pro Stock class, which will not be returning to BIR next year after the NHRA shortened its season. Pro Stock will eventually return, but to fill in the gap, the NHRA added the Pro Mod class and now the Mountain Motor Pro Stock class, which is racing during six Nationals events next year as an exhibition series after debuting this year.
The Mountain Motor Pro Stock cars delighted fans this year with their dynamic paint schemes, throwback hood scoops and impressive wheel stands that go on for the first 100 feet of a launch. According to Hot Rod Magazine, “the Mountain Motor Pro Stock engine measures in at 825 cubic inches– more than double the size of say, a Dodge Demon. Some teams are using up to 840 ci (Pro Stock cars are 500 ci), and most are producing around 2,000 horsepower, naturally aspirated. The record for the breed currently stands at 6.225 (seconds) at 226.70 mph.”
NHRA’s two nitro categories – Funny Car and Top Fuel – will still participate during BIR’s Nationals event next year, as well as the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series, the Pro Mod series, the Mountain Motor Pro Stock series and the Sportsman classes. The 2020 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals event is scheduled for Aug. 13-16.