Wednesday Night Drags – Give drag racing a try!
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you’d like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here’s your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies.
BIR opens the track to anyone with a helmet (Snell 2010 or newer), a valid drivers license and a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle. The gates open at 4 p.m. You can make as many runs as possible until the track closes at dusk. During that time, you get to use the starting line tree, the scoreboard and the burn-out box, just like the pros do. We even have an announcer calling the action over the PA system.
In addition to drag racing, the Wednesday Night Street Drags give drivers a chance to try autocross and drifting. Autocross is a timed competition where cars maneuver individually through a course. It’s more about car control than speed and horsepower. Drifting is similar, but the car maneuvers through the course in controlled skids. It’s as much fun to watch as it is to participate. Below is a schedule of when autocross and drifting are offered.
The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style was created as a safe alternative to street racing. BIR offers racers a safe, controlled environment to race, where professional track operators and rescue personnel oversee the racing and ensure that the racers are still able to enjoy the thrill and excitement of racing against their buddies. BIR is committed to the highest standards of safety.
NAPA brings ‘NAPA Know How’ to Wednesday Nights
NAPA Auto Parts is again sponsoring BIR’s Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style program during the 2018 season. All summer, Wednesday nights is featuring NAPA representatives from different communities who will be on hand to help with pre-race tech inspections and overall race procedures. They can also answer your performance questions and offer help understanding the importance of car maintenance and selecting the correct parts. During the event, the NAPA team helps you “Get the good stuff” by giving away shirts, hats, and can coolers. Then, before the night is over, we will take the eight racers with the best reaction times for a mini bracket-race style eliminations using dial-ins with the winner taking home the night’s top prize presented by the NAPA Team.
Fast Cop will have a visible presence again this year on Wednesday nights. It’s an opportunity for young drivers to learn about the dangers of street racing and to connect with law officers who share their passion for drag racing. They’ll be at every event with their 1993 Ford Mustang LX that features a 651 hp 351 CID V8. Some lucky racers this year will be able to line up against the Fast Cop car, with no speed limits in sight.
Participant Entry – $25
Spectator Entry – $5
Note: Cash & checks only.
Wednesday Night Drags Rules
• All vehicles must be a street legal car, truck, or motorcycle that is currently registered for street use.
• Helmets are required for all racers. Helmets must be rated SNELL 2010 or newer.
• All drivers must have a valid driver’s license and must be 16 years old to race. Drivers who are 16 and 17 years old must have a waiver signed at the front gate by parent(s) and must be accompanied by a parent.
• Drivers cannot wear shorts, nylon wind pants or tank tops. No bare legs or bare torsos permitted while racing.
• Cars cannot be faster then 14.99 seconds in the quarter mile with a passenger. All passengers must be 16 years or older. If they’re under 18, they must have a parent consent form that’s signed at the front gate.
• Quarter-mile elapsed times that are quicker then 11.49 seconds require specialized racing equipment or licenses. If you suspect that you may be going faster then 11.49 seconds, please consult the NHRA rule book, NHRA Tech Dept.
Cars and Trucks
• Exhaust must be routed through street legal muffler(s).
• Street legal treaded tires are required both front and rear with a visible DOT stamp. Tires will be inspected for overall condition. (Bare cords will not be permitted.)
• A radiator overflow catch can of at least 16oz is required for all vehicles and must be securely mounted.
• Batteries must be secured per OEM (manufacturer’s supplied tie down), or with a minimum 2-3/8 inch diameter bolts. No bungee straps or cords will be accepted.
• Vehicles must have working seat belts securely fastened to the frame or floor, or with factory mounting.
• Nitrous oxide bottles must be stamped to meet DOT 1,800 lbs. standards and must be securely mounted and vented to the outside of drivers compartment.
• Motorcycles must be registered for street use with front and rear brakes, chain guards and mandatory snap-back throttle.
• An ignition cut-off switch must be attached to the rider with a lanyard or similar device.
• Leather jacket, gloves and above-the-ankle shoes are mandatory for all riders.
• A full leather suit is required for all riders surpassing 120 mph, meeting SFI Spec stated in the 2019 NHRA Rule Book.
• Riders surpassing 9.90 seconds must have a valid NHRA competition license.
• SNELL 2010 or newer helmet is mandatory for all racers.
The 2019 Wednesday Night Street Drag dates:
May 8 – with Drifting
May 22 – with Autocross
June 5 – with Drifting
June 19 – with Autocross
July 3 – with Drifting
July 17 – with Autocross
July 31 – with Drifting
August 28 – with Autocross