SEMA Pinewood Drag Races

Mini Custom Pinewood Cars Burn Up the Track

Pinewood CarsFor the second consecutive year, the 2016 Pinewood Builders Challenge—previously held during SEMA’s Installation Gala—featured head-to-head racing last summer at the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to the Builders Challenge, a Manufacturers’ Shootout was staged for the second time ever for participating members of the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA).

Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton Challenges You to a Race in Pomona

Each year, generous individuals around the United States step up to sponsor cars for SEMA's Pinewood Drag Races, and SEMA councils challenge each other for the Council Cup. This is all done in support of SEMA Cares charities, such as Childhelp and Victory Junction, which both support children in need. This year's event will take place near the historic Pomona Raceway—the perfect setting for a drag race—at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Convention Center in Pomona, California, July 18, 2014.

HRIA Builder's Challenge Participants John Martin, Mike Spitzer and Mike Cooper Discuss Their Builds

The vehicles featured in the Hot Rod Industry Alliance
(HRIA) Builder's Challenge during July's SEMA Pinewood Drag Races will
soon be made available for auction through eBay. Proceeds raised through
the auction will benefit Childhelp and the Victory Junction Camp. But
before these carefully crafted masters of the metal dragstrip find new
homes, SEMA eNews talked to builders to uncover their motivation for
making these pinewood cars special.


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