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Senior NHRA Competition Executive To Retire At End Of Season
February 9, 2018
After 34 years of service, Graham Light, the National Hot Rod Association's (NHRA) senior vice president of racing operations, announced that he would retire at the end of 2018.
Senior NHRA Competition Executive To Retire At End Of Season

After 34 years of service, Graham Light, the National Hot Rod Association's (NHRA) senior vice president of racing operations, announced that he would retire at the end of 2018. Light will continue to serve on NHRA’s Board of Directors and as a consultant to the sport.

Stepping up to fill Light’s role will be current NHRA vice president of racing administration Josh Peterson and former NHRA director of racing operations Ned Walliser, who will be named vice president of competition. Walliser will rejoin NHRA in May 2018 to work and train with Light. Current vice president of technical operations Glen Gray will round out the team.

Light joined NHRA in 1984 and progressed upwards, taking over all racing operations in 1993. His institutional knowledge and passion for drag racing are said to be a mainstay in NHRA and the drag racing community. The Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-native started out drag racing in Competition Eliminator before owning and operating a racetrack of his own.

“We can’t thank Graham enough for all he has done for the sport. We are fortunate that he has put in place a great team to support our racing operations when he begins his well-deserved retirement. With Josh Peterson heading up racing administration, Ned Walliser focusing on competition, and Glen Gray heading up technical services, we will still have the best team in all of motorsports,” said NHRA CEO Peter Clifford.