EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — With over 100 more entries than last year, an unprecedented 340 cars will race in the biggest event yet when HOT ROD Drag Week™ 2014 starts Sunday, Sept. 7.
Competitors will be put to a grueling test over five days of drag racing and more than 1,000 miles covered in the same car, with the same engine, in the search for HOT ROD’s Fastest Street Car in America.
Participants will register times at four drag strips, including the S.R.C.A. Dragstrip in Great Bend. Some of the most amazing vehicles in the world will be on display, as a few will be looking to top 200 mph in the quarter-mile in less than seven seconds.
But it’s not just about clocking the lowest elapsed time on the strips; the racers will also have to drive their vehicles on a specified route from city to city.
The crew at HOT ROD will require photographic evidence from each entry that drivers are adhering to the prescribed route. Thus, drivers will be on the clock for five straight days and must remain alert to all rules.
Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park will be open Sept. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for tech inspection and “test n’ tune.” Spectators can see the field of competitors as they undergo tech inspection then take the track for some test time prior to the first day of racing.
For the first time ever, the Heads-Up Shootout will take place Sept. 13. This is a real race, whereas Drag Week™ is essentially time trials. It’s the chance for the little guys to trounce the big guys if they can.
Cars will race until a winner is announced.
Learn more about Drag Week™ at www.hotrod.com.
Racing hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Tulsa Raceway on Friday.
Admission is $10 for ages 13 and up Sunday through Thursday, and $15 for the finals on Friday and the Heads Up Challenge on Saturday.
Kids 12 and under can attend free each day with paid adult. For VIP ticket pricing in Tulsa, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hot-rod-drag-week-tickets-12564240983.
Day 1 — Sept 8: Osage Casino Raceway Park - Tulsa, Okla.
Day 2 — Sept 9: Heartland Park - Topeka
Day 3 — Sept. 10: Thunder Valley Raceway - Noble, Okla.
Day 4 — Sept. 11: S.R.C.A. Drag Strip - Great Bend
Day 5 — Sept 12: Osage Casino Raceway - Tulsa, Okla.