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FORT WORTH, Texas (June 19, 2015) – Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On Racing, which allows the general public to drag race their personal vehicles in a safe and controlled environment, opens its seventh season this week at Texas Motor Speedway.

>Texas Motor Speedway will convert the racing venue’s pit road into a 1/8-mile drag strip for the six-week amateur series that will crown weekly and season champions in all divisions beginning Friday night.

Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On Racing will have seven divisions – Tuner, Street Bandit, Sportsman, AWD Tuning All-Wheel Drive, SNL Performance Super Cars, DSG Arms Black Smoke Warrior and B&G Mufflers Street Outlaw – to balance the competition among the variety of vehicles that will compete throughout the season.

The Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine, where car enthusiasts will display their prized possessions, also will be part of the drag racing action each of the six week. The top entries will earn awards in four categories (Best of Show, Best Classic-1972 or earlier, Best Current Custom-1973 to current, Best Motorcycle).

The gates open each week (June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, and July 24) at 6 p.m. CT with inspection, practice and the Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine beginning at 6:15 p.m. Drag racing competition will get underway at 9 p.m. CT. 

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 are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and available at the Gate 6 ticket booth. Parking is free in the PSL lot outside the Gate 6 and also available for $20 in the infield (with admission included in the pricing). Coolers are permitted in both the grandstands and infield.

The Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On Racing series began in 2009 to assist in curtailing illegal street racing in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex by providing a safer alternative at the speedway. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 20 and an average of 135 people die in the United States annually in street racing-related accidents.

For more information and official rules, please 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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