HOT ROD Drag Week 2018 to Crown "Fastest Street Car in America" during 14th Annual Tour
September 9-14, 2018 at premier tracks!
Four Cities | Five Days | 1,000+ Miles | 1 Champion
Commerce, GA; Darlington, SC; Concord, NC; Bristol, TN
LOS ANGELES; June 26, 2018;HOT ROD announced today that it will crown the 2018 "Fastest Street Car in America" during the 14^th annual HOT ROD Drag Week Powered by Dodge and brought to you by Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive September 9-14, 2018.
HOT ROD Drag Week is more than just clocking the fastest time on the strip; it puts competitors to a grueling test over the five days of drag racing, requiring racers to drive their vehicles on a specified route from city to city, upward of 1,000 miles. During the competition, drivers provide photographic evidence to prove they have adhered to the prescribed route.
Some of the nation's top racers have entered, and this year will feature past winners such as Jeff Lutz, Larry Larson, Tom Bailey, and Dave Schroeder all going head to head for the title of the 2018 Overall Winner.
"HOT ROD Drag Week is a bucket list event for drag racers," says Jonathan Mill, GM of the HOT ROD Network. "These drivers test their drag cars for reliability throughout 1,000-plus miles on the road and for sheer performance on a new track every day. Not all the teams will make it and not every vehicle survives, but it's a risk everyone is willing to take for supreme bragging rights and the journey of a lifetime."
The first stop of the competition, Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, will be open ;Sunday, ;September 9 from; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.;for registration, tech inspection, and test tune. Spectators can see the field of competitors as they undergo tech inspection then take the track for some test time prior to the first day of racing on Monday, September 10. An impressive display of vehicles will also be showcased at each stop.
HOT ROD Drag Week; 2018 RACING SCHEDULE
(Daily end times as stated or until complete. All times listed are in Eastern Time.)
Day 1 Racing- Monday, September 10 ; Atlanta Dragway (Commerce, GA) Gates open at 8 a.m., tech from 8 a.m., and test tune from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Day 2 Racing-Tuesday, September 11; Darlington Dragway (Darlington, SC) Gates open at 7:30 a.m., racing hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Day 3 Racing- Wednesday, September 12; zMAX Dragway (Concord, NC) Gates open at 7:30 a.m., racing hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Day 4 Racing-Thursday, September 13 ; Bristol Dragway (Bristol, TN) Gates open at 7:30 a.m., racing hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Day 5 Racing (Finals)-Friday, September 14 ; Atlanta Dragway (Commerce, GA)
Gates open at 7:30 a.m., racing hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,;followed by awards ;
Spectator tickets will be available at each individual track.
9/9/18 -Atlanta Dragway; Tech/Registration Day - $15
9/10/18 -Atlanta Dragway; Race Day 1 - $20
9/11/18- Darlington Dragway; Race Day 2 - $20
9/12/18 - zMAX Dragway Race Day 3 - $20
9/13/18 - Bristol Dragway Race Day 4 - $20
9/14/18 - Atlanta Dragway Finals Day - $20