Street Legal Drag Racing at Auto Club Dragway Starts Saturday
Amateurs Urged to Race the Strip, Not the Street at Auto Club Dragway
Fontana, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2014) – With the overwhelming support of the Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA), National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), Lucas Oil, MAVTV, K&N and Specialty Equipment Manufactures Association (SEMA), Auto Club Dragway is open for business with its first event, the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA, this Saturday, February 22.
Vehicles of all makes and models and drivers of all ages and experience can bring their street legal ride to Auto Club Dragway to Race the Strip, Not the Street on Saturday and numerous Saturdays throughout the year (see attached 2014 Auto Club Dragway schedule).
Street legal racing at Auto Club Dragway is the perfect way to show off your skills in a safe, controlled environment. Just bring a street legal car, a valid driver’s license, proof of registration and insurance, $20 and you’re in.
Experience what a professional drag racer feels, from the staging lanes to the Christmas Tree. Time slips will include:
• Reaction time (how long it takes the driver to react to the green light)
• Elapsed time (the amount of time the car takes to run the quarter mile)
• MPH (driver’s top speed)
Technical inspection and check-in starts at 7 a.m. and racing begins at 9 a.m. Cost to participate is $20 for the car and driver.
You don’t have to race to have a good time. For just $10, spectators are encouraged to join in on the fun and cheer on their favorite “stock” cars. Children 12 and under are free with a Lefty's Kids Club Membership card available at www.leftyskidsclub.com. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Snack bar will be open. For more information and rules call (909) 429-5060 or visit www.autoclubdragway.com
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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.autoclubdragway.com or call (909) 429-5060.
About Auto Club Speedway: Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, California, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend in March and the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships Finale weekend in August. The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the INDYCAR and NASCAR circuits. The Speedway is also home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway 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.