Once In a Lifetime Opportunity: Your Chance to Race Against An NHRA Pro

NHRA and Auto Club Dragway to Host the “Race Against an NHRA Pro” Contest at Street Legals Starting this Weekend


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif.  (Sept. 16, 2011) - Do you have what it takes to beat a drag racing pro? Well now is your chance. The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and Auto Club Dragway in Fontana are giving the seven fastest reaction times from each of the next three Street Legal events a chance to make a run at the NHRA Auto Club Finals against an NHRA Pro at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on Sunday, Nov. 13.

Here’s how the Race Against an NHRA Pro contest works.  The 21 drivers that qualify with the fastest Street Legal reaction times at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana will compete against each other on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona for the grand prize - a race against an NHRA Pro on Sunday, Nov. 13 at the NHRA Auto Club Finals in Pomona.

Don’t miss out on an opportunity of a lifetime. For just $20, bring your street legal car out to Auto Club Dragway in Fontana on Sunday, September 18, Saturday October 15 & 29 and put the pedal to the metal.


Technical inspection and check-in starts at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday and racing begins at 9 a.m.

Street legal racing at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana is the perfect way to show off your skills in a safe, controlled environment. Racers must have a street legal car, a valid driver’s license, and proof of registration and insurance.

You don’t have to race to have a good time.  Spectators are encouraged to join in on the fun and cheer on their favorite “stock” cars.

Race your car for only $20 or watch your friend’s race for $10. Lefty's Kids Club Members are free*.  Tickets can be purchased at the gate. For more information and rules call (909) 429-5060 or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com/dragway.

* Free membership to Lefty’s Kids Club available for kids 12 years old and under at www.autoclubspeedway.com/kidsclub .

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About Auto Club Dragway:

Auto Club Dragway is the only championship, quarter-mile premier drag racing facility in Southern California.  Located north of the Auto Club Speedway backstretch, the dragstrip hosts events nearly every weekend of the year, anything from professional drag racers competing in NHRA drag racing events to amateur drag racers in the street legal drag racing program.   

No matter what the event, Auto Club Dragway serves as a popular weekend destination for families that compete in Dragway events or enjoy as a spectators in the grandstands.  Race fans looking for high-speed action thrills throughout the year, there are plenty of events at Auto Club Dragway to keep your adrenalin pumping all year round.


For more information on Auto Club Dragway, or for the event schedule visit www.autoclubspeedway.com/dragway or call (909) 429-5060.

About Auto Club Speedway : 

Auto Club Speedway, is a two-mile oval located in Fontana, California and is home to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race each March. The track also hosts the IZOD IndyCar Series, Historic Sports Car Festival, NHRA drag racing on the track’s Auto Club Dragway, and community events including Red White & Cruise, the annual Fourth of July celebration. In addition to auto racing and community events, the Speedway is home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. The track is active for more than 320 days every year. 

Tickets to NASCAR and IndyCar Weekend at Auto Club Speedway are on-sale now.  For more information or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com .  For more information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway.


About the Auto Club Speedway Lefty’s Kids Club:   

Lefty’s Kids Club offers a free Green Flag membership for children 12 years old and under and an upgraded Checkered Flag membership for $10 that includes the official Auto Club Speedway Kids Club hat, folder, lanyard and drawstring backpack. Both Kids Club memberships offer children the exclusive opportunity to special events including free general admission seats on Friday and Saturday of NASCAR weekend at Auto Club Speedway and many events throughout the year at Auto Club Dragway. 

During Sunday of race weekend, admission tickets for Lefty’s Kids Club members are as low as $15 and members will enjoy the DiscoverIE FanZone Scavenger Hunt, Story time with a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver and the opportunity to win special prizes.  For more information or to sign up for either Green or Checkered Flag Kids Club membership at www.autoclubspeedway.com/kidsclub or call 800-944-RACE (7223).


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