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Senior Vice President of Racing O...

Phone: (626) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Columbus , Ohio , United States
National Hot Rod Association
2035 Financial Way
Glendora , California 91741
United States

Company Description: Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 24 national events through...   more

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Graham Light, NHRA's senior ..., 20 Feb 2015 [cached]
Graham Light, NHRA's senior vice president of racing operations, expressed little sympathy in this case.
Light said the NHRA uses funds collected from fines for equipment purchases, personnel training, new technology, and support of the NHRA Safety Safari.
Graham Light, the ..., 30 Jan 2015 [cached]
Graham Light, the NHRA's senior vice-president of racing operations, recognized that and the significance of the race's position in the 24-event schedule.
"With more points up for grabs, we certainly expect to see a lot of movement throughout the top 10s in each of the Mello Yello Series classes on the final day of the regular season," Light said.
Graham Light, NHRA VP of ..., 13 July 2014 [cached]
Graham Light, NHRA VP of Operations, says safeguards are in place in the event of an out of control race car headed towards the starting line at NHRA Mello Yello series events. raham Light hopes he never sees the day when one particular safety device in the control tower is ever put into action.
Underrated Torrence leads top qualifiers at Charlotte - Straight Line Today, 3 Oct 2014 [cached]
Graham Light, NHRA's senior vice-president of racing operations told that during a 30-minute delay Friday the Safety Safari patched the trouble spots with a temporary rubber-like epoxy. Track engineers trained in the NASCAR prep worked overnight to remove the epoxy, hand-grind the gouged-out areas, and apply a more permanent concrete-repair substance (called Rhino Patch).
Said Light, "Concrete was never intended for what we do with it.
Graham Light, the NHRA's ..., 30 Jan 2014 [cached]
Graham Light, the NHRA's senior vice president-racing operations, addressed the actions NHRA took, specifically following Bieber's arrest.
"Every time, including this incident with Justin Bieber, NHRA Communications reaches out to the reporter/publication regarding the mis-use of "drag racing" to describe an illegal street race," Light said.
Additionally, Light said Brand AMP researched the top 20 outlets covering the story that day and sent a pitch letter making available an NHRA spokesperson and positioning NHRA as the "go-to" experts for future incidents such as this.
"We do have a standard letter of street racing vs. drag racing that went out to AP's main office in Miami and the bureau in Los Angeles and AP entertainment and CNN and so on," Light said. "Also, we have under contract an outside agency, Brand AMP, to work us with on some PR efforts and among the outlets they reached out to were USA Today, Reuters, TIME, Huffington Post, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! Sports, Fox Sports, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times, ABC News, Fox News, MTV News, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, NBC News, San Jose Mercury News and Boston Herald."
Light went on to further emphasize his point. "The sanctioning body doesn't take kindly to illegal street racing being referred to as drag racing and we were on top of it," Light said. "In this case the police report called it drag racing and that's how the media reported it. It's one thing to convince all the media to call it what it is, illegal street racing, but if the authorities show it as drag racing the media is just going to report the facts. It is another challenge and a bigger challenge to try and communicate with all law enforcement agencies around the country. It's an on-going process. Light also said "illegal street racing" is at the core of why NHRA racing came into existence. "NHRA was founded on all of this," Light said.
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