Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage was joined by Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief to unveil a new program Friday that will serve as an initiative to assist in curtailing illegal street racing in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex by providing a safer alternative at the world-class motorsports facility.
The Scion Drag-n-Brag program will provide a much more conducive and safer environment for potential street racers that will get the opportunity to compete at a venue that annually hosts the premier racers from NASCAR and the IndyCar Series.
Beginning July 3 and concluding Aug. 7, Texas Motor Speedway will transform its pit lane into a 1/8-mile drag strip to play host to Scion Drag-n-Brag each Friday evening for that six-week period during the summer months.
Scion Drag-n-Brag will feature racing in four different classes and Texas Motor Speedway will crown a season champion in the August finale. The racing will be complemented by the “Show & Shine” program, where car enthusiasts can show off their prized vehicles as well as take them for a parade lap on the 1.5-mile, high-banked oval.
The racing will be split into four divisions:
Tuner Division: Any three-, four- or six-cylinder vehicle with stock body and interior.
Street Bandits Division: Foreign and domestic cars or trucks with stock body; three or four cylinders that have anything more than stock along with six-cylinder race cars with naturally aspirated engines.
Sportsman Division: Foreign and domestic cars or trucks with stock body and eight or more cylinders.
Street Outlaws Division: Any car or truck with stock-appearing body; engine but suspension modifications allowed with maximum 29x10.5 size tires; no wheelie bars allowed.
Each week, the division winner will receive three points, runner-up two points and one point for all competitors regardless of finish. Two bonus points also will be awarded to competitors at the conclusion of the season for racing all six weeks. The points leaders in each division following the Aug. 7 finale will be crowned champions. Weekly division winners also will be awarded trophies.
The “Show & Shine” program will allow car enthusiasts to feature their rides and compete for top honors each week. Trophies will be awarded for “Best In Show” overall and “Best In Class” for models 1972 and older as well as 1973 to current.
Each Friday evening, the gates will open at 6 p.m. with practice and the “Show & Shine” car display running from 6:20 to 8:20 p.m. The “Show & Shine” parade lap will begin at 8:30 p.m. The opening ceremonies begin at 9 p.m., followed by racing from 9:10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Entry fees are $20 for the Scion Drag-n-Brag, $20 for the “Show & Shine” or $30 for a combination drag and show. Admission for fans to the infield and grandstands will be $7.
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-- TMS release