What is Drag Racing
Racing is a flat-out race between 2 cars with speeds of up to 300mph
along a quarter-mile strip.
of up to 40,000 spectators consist of loyal racing fans including a wider
family audience now appreciating the growing sport.
Unusual for motor sport, the pit area is open to the public. Children especially enjoy the close proximity with all the race vehicles.
Drag racing is not just one race per meeting but starts by 10am each day and carries on until early evening (weather permitting) all weekend; with occasional night racing; which is spectacular.
The event format, for all classes taking part, is usually a day or two qualifying, then eliminations on race day. There are also stalls and other entertainments on offer.
Many families take the opportunity to either stay locally to the event or camp on site, to enjoy the experience of a full weekend’s drag racing from junior dragster (age 8+) to top fuelers (capable of 300mph in 4 seconds!).
New Videos Added - 30/ 07/11
Click on the Videos button on the left to view clips from the recent Public test days at Shakespeare County Raceway