The North American
Whippet Racing Association was founded in 1988 and has been sponsoring
whippet racing longer than any other organization in North America.
In 2001, there are 54 whippet racing events scheduled to be offered
by thirteen different racing clubs.
NAWRA is organized
for the purpose of encouraging and promoting the Whippet in its
historic role as a well trained racer competing against other Whippets
in organized straight racing events over uniform distance, held
on a flat, natural surface; to improve the Whippet breed by encouraging
and promoting Whippet racing in the United States and Canada; to
issue rules, maintain records, and award Championship certificates
to outstanding racing Whippets; and to promote friendship and understanding
between Whippet owners and Whippet racing clubs.