We’re ready to get back to drag racing at Interstate Raceways! We’ll be having our first drag race weekend of the year on July 25th and 26th. While the track will be opening, it will not be business as usual. In accordance with Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan, we need to limit the event to 250 people including track staff. No spectators will be allowed and we’re limiting the field to 80 drivers.
2020 Event Format Changes
Due to the shortened season, we will not be running the Bracket Points series this year and the originally scheduled SRD Shootout for this date has been cancelled. We apologize to our heads-up racers that planned to attend this event. Instead we’ll be running races in the Gambler format: show up, race your heart out, and win a fat check!
The details are live on the weekend event page: https://interstateraceway.com/event/2020-bracket-weekend-4/
Here are the dates for the rest of our drag race weekends. Only one event moved since we’re trying to stick with the schedule posted in January.
- Bracket Weekend #4: July 25-26
- Bracket Weekend #5: Moved to the new date of Aug 8-9 from the old date of Aug 22-23
- Bracket Weekend #6: Sept 12-13
- Bracket Weekend #7: Oct 10-11
Registration and Admission
Online registration is required to attend this event in order to minimize cash transactions and maintain social distancing. Registration will open on July 17th at 9am Central: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/july-2526-gamblers-races-2138796142
The cost to participate for this event is $250 for drivers and $25 per crew member for the weekend. We are not doing single-day or single-race packages. Racers must register for the entire weekend.
We understand that this may be more than racers are used to paying at Interstate Raceway, but our goal was to find a way to balance and meet the needs of both the racers and the track with these events. We understand racers want to race, and this is one way that the track can open with the current restrictions put in place by the state of Minnesota. We look forward to seeing everyone on July 25 & 26!
A Note Regarding ET Finals
In years past, many of our bracket racers have participated in points weekends to qualify for ET Finals in Topeka. This year, if Topeka does host a Divisional event this year, it would require a racer to have obtained two tech cards from an NHRA track throughout the season to be eligible to sign up with a NHRA track’s team and attend. The NHRA has allowed us to use these Gambler races to allow racers to obtain the necessary tech cards.