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Hot Rod Drag Week 2024 to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Hot Rod Drag Week 2024 will once again crown the fastest street car in America across five days and four Midwest tracks.

The race to determine the title of “Fastest Street Car in America” is back as Hot Rod Drag Week 2024 Presented by Gear Vendors returns to premier tracks in four Midwest cities Sunday, Sept. 15 through Friday, Sept. 20. In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, the 2024 Hot Rod Drag Week will return to two of the tracks visited in the very first year—the National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio and US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan. Registration for this highly-anticipated annual event opens Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9 am ET. 

The world’s toughest competition to find the ultimate street-legal drag car, Hot Rod Drag Week puts competitors through a grueling test over five days of action-packed drag racing, requiring racers to drive their vehicles on a specified route from city to city, approximately 1,000 miles, while securing the quickest possible elapsed time across the five days. During the competition, drivers provide photographic evidence to prove they have adhered to the prescribed route. Some of the nation’s top racers participate in Drag Week each year, and it’s not uncommon for competitors to band together to help each other get through the week. 

HOT ROD DRAG WEEK 2024 PRESENTED BY GEAR VENDORS SCHEDULE
(Daily end times as stated or until complete)

  • Tech Inspection, Registration, Test ‘N’ Tune – Sunday, Sept. 15
    National Trail Raceway (Hebron, Ohio) – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time for registration, tech inspection, and test ’n’ tune (tech open from 8 a.m. to 1p.m., test ‘n’ tune begins at 12 p.m.)
  • Day 1 Racing – Monday, Sept. 16
    National Trail Raceway (Hebron, Ohio) – Gates open 7:30 a.m. local time, racing hours 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.
  • Day 2 Racing – Tuesday, Sept. 17
    Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park (Indianapolis, Indiana) – Gates open 7:30 a.m. local time, racing hours 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.
  • Day 3 Racing – Wednesday, Sept. 18
    US 131 Motorsports Park (Martin, Michigan) – Gates open 7:30 a.m. local time, racing hours 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.
  • Day 4 Racing – Thursday, Sept. 19
    Milan Dragway (Milan, Michigan) – Gates open 7:30 a.m. local time, racing hours 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.
  • Day 5 Racing (Finals) – Friday, Sept. 20
    National Trail Raceway (Hebron, Ohio) – Gates open 7:30 a.m. local time, racing hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time, followed by awards.

DRAG PACK TICKET PROGRAM

Returning in 2024, Drag Week super fans can purchase a Drag Pack ticket that includes entry for one car, one driver, and one passenger for all Hot Rod Drag Week venues (Monday, Sept. 16 through Friday, Sept. 20). Drag Pack ticket holders will get to park in the pits or in premier areas, have suite access and lunch at one venue (TBD) during the week, and receive one gift item per vehicle. *Children 12 and under can enter with their family for free.

SPECTATOR INFORMATION
Spectator tickets will be available at each individual track ($20). Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult. 

For more info: motortrend.com/events/hot-rod-drag-week.

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