ProMedia Events and Publishing, parent company of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, has hired Augustine Herrera as the new NMRA/NMCA national tech director, effective immediately, the company announced. His duties include overseeing competition in both drag racing series and leading the on-site technical staff at all national events, the series said.
“Augustine joined our team in 2019 and quickly learned the ins and outs of our categories and our competitor base. He has an extensive history in the sport, from competing in Outlaw 10.5 and handling car chief duties on an NHRA Pro Modified team, to currently owning his own motorcycle race shop that specializes in drag racing,” said Rollie Miller, national event director and general manager for NMRA/NMCA. “We wish Roger Conley the best in his new endeavors, and we are looking forward to Augustine taking over this position.”
The NMRA/NMCA Tech phone number continues to be 714-785-8282 and Augustine can be reached through email at AHerrera@ProMediaPub.com. Augustine will also be present during the Performance Racing Industry Show, held Dec. 9-11 in Indianapolis, Indiana at the NMRA and NMCA Drag Racing Series exhibit (booth number 1632).
“I knew pretty quickly that I wanted to take a larger role in the NMRA/NMCA when I started with this group three years ago. They’ve built a cohesive team and have an awesome group of competitors who race hard and have fun,” said Herrera. “This will be a new challenge and one I take seriously after spending practically all my life in this sport with drag bikes and racecars.”
The 2022 racing rules are currently under review and Herrera has already taken his position on the Tech Committee, the series said.