If you are interested in the history of the National Drag Racing Association, you might be surprised to learn that the original Drag Race started back in 1920. This particular type of racing was started because of the fear and prejudice of people who lived in certain rural areas against drag racing.
The first Drag Race would not have happened if it was not for a man named George “The American Dragoon” Johnson. The American Dragoon was famous for being an extremely skilled pilot and he was a member of the Royal Air Force. He also did not want to go into the war because of his love for flying and would fly all over Europe on his private plane.
He ended up getting to meet a lady called Nelly and decided that they should make a team together to start the drag racing Association, which later became known as the National Drag Racing Association. At this point, there were a few other members who joined, but they just didn't feel like they could do it alone.
Nelly would do a great job at keeping up with the racing because she had been there before and she knew what was expected of her. Unfortunately, the group's leader was a racist who really didn't care what anyone else thought about his racing. He was even more upset when Nelly's father said that he would rather race with a black woman than him!
Nelly was told to take the advice and quit, but she did anyway, and since this was the first meeting, some people got upset about her attitude and Nelly was called “queer”. This is where the National Drag Racing Association name came from, because they decided to use Nelly's drag racing persona as their own personal brand, but it also served to help them get sponsorship from local businesses and sponsors.
Nelly's husband was a very talented pilot who loved to race and he always seemed to have a good time at his job, so Nelly would tell her friends and family that her husband could do whatever he wanted to do, but he always wanted to race. They even started a radio show so that they could talk about the racing and the good times they were having as a couple. One day, one of her friends was listening and he decided that Nelly was great because they made a great team, so they decided to give Nelly a call and tell her that she deserved a medal for her efforts.