NHRA's Live Timing System allows you follow the on-track action in real time.

It could be better than sitting in the stands. If you’re a fan of NHRA check out the NHRA Live Timing system that NHRA debuted with the help of Motorola at this year’s Pomona event. Essentially what “LIVE TIMING” does is allow fans to follow the on-track action with seeing full incremental times and speeds from each pair of racers as they go down the track. I played with this yesterday and it’s trick. Check it out today if you don’t have the ol’ Lady to keep happy on Valentine’s day. Heck, even if you do, squeeze in a few minutes.

Plus, NHRA is going to offer a few extra features – data archives and crew chief information for those that want to pony up a little extra.

The official press release is below:

Live timing from NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series events is coming to NHRA.com.

Beginning Thursday, Feb. 11, with the start of the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and the 50th running of the Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals presented by Valvoline at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, live timing will be available to all NHRA.com visitors. Motorola NHRA Live Timing can be accessed through the NHRA.com home page or at www.nhra.com/livetiming/livetiming.aspx.

Motorola NHRA Live Timing will feature live timing from NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series events so fans at home can follow the action as it is happening on the track, including all competitors and categories, full listings of incremental times and speeds, updated qualifying and elimination ladders, current weather and atmospheric conditions at the event, and complete race archive data back to the 2009 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Through the O’Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil in Houston, in addition to the live data, NHRA is making available the complete archive timing data to all NHRA.com visitors. After this introductory period, NHRA members will have access to the archive data as a benefit of their NHRA membership. Non-NHRA members can purchase complete archive data for a special introductory price of $19.95. All visitors to NHRA.com will have access to free real-time data.

Additional features that will be added in the coming months include comprehensive downloadable crew chief data from all NHRA Full Throttle and Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional events. The crew chief package for NHRA members will be priced at $99.95 per year and $168.95 per year for non-NHRA members.