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TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY’S FRIDAY NIGHT DRAGS SETS RECORD CAR COUNT FOR OPENING NIGHT

Friday Night Drags
FORT WORTH, Texas (June 26, 2017) – Texas Motor Speedway ushered in the ninth season of Friday Night Drags in record fashion as 262 racers took part in Week 1 of the summer series. The car count established a new record for opening night of the six-week series. 

Drivers from across North Texas got their first chance at racing on Texas Motor Speedway’s newly repaved pit road. Storms that rolled across North Texas late Friday evening halted Friday Night Drags, preventing the event from reaching the finals. 

This week Texas Motor Speedway will celebrate Friday Night Drags with a bang with the “Earliest Fireworks Show in the Metroplex,” which are set to begin at approximately 10:30 p.m. The fireworks show presented by Snap-On Tools is part of the evening’s patriotic theme that also includes free admission for military and first responders. Those presenting a valid ID at the Gate 6 box office will receive free admission. 

Friday Night Drags offers car enthusiasts the opportunity to race down Texas Motor Speedway’s pit road, which is transformed into a 1/8-mile drag strip. Each week, competitors race for a trophy and points, which are tallied at the conclusion of the final weekend to ultimately crown the season champion. 

Cars are divided into seven different divisions, consisting of Reunion Tower Geo Deck Bandit Division; Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Division; Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Modified Division; Snap-On Tools All Wheel Drive Division; Texas Lottery Super Cars Division; 4 Wheel Parts Black Smoke Warrior Division; and Summit Racing Equipment Street Outlaw Division. 

The gates open each week at 6 p.m. with inspection, practice and Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine beginning at 6:15 p.m. Drag racing competition gets underway at 9:15 p.m. 

The cost is $20 to participate in the drag racing or Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine competition each week. For spectators, general admission grandstand tickets at $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and available at the Gate 6 box office or online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com. Parking is free in the PSL lot outside Gate 6 and available for $20 in the infield (with admission included in pricing). Coolers are permitted in both the grandstands and infield. 

For more information and official rules of Friday Night Drags, visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com

About the author

The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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