CMI Racing

2020 Schedule of Events
Sunday January 5th – Winter Warmup
Sunday March 1st – March Mayhem results
Sunday April 26th – Spring Jam
Sunday September 23rd – Fall Fling Finals

These events are open to all vehicle types foreign and domestic


Please Bring Cash to buy your tickets.  Long Lines go much faster when we do not have to process your debit/credit cards.

Gates Open: 8am for Drag Racers – $50 online or $60 when purchased at the gate (March, April, September)

Gates Open: 8am for Car Show Participants(aka roll in) – $40 online or $45 when purchased at the gate

Gates Open: 10am for Spectators – park in front lot and walk to entrance gate (east side).  $20 online or $25 when purchased at the gate, children 11 and younger admitted free with paid adult.

Pit Pass vehicle entry (pit parking): $10 per car only sold at the gate. Front Lot parking is Free

Drag Racing
Time trials start:  10am, Eliminations: 1pm-4pm
Car Show: 10am-2pm


CHILDREN:  Please keep an eye on your children, do not leave them in the grandstands alone, Children, under 14,  are NOT allowed in the staging lanes or starting line/tower area.  Please keep children away from the handicap seating areas, ramps, parking.  You are financially responsible for any damage your children do while you’re at the racetrack.
  Grandstand seating is provided.  Bring Seat Cushion and umbrella.
IN AND OUT PRIVILEGES:  NONE.  All in and out privileges have been canceled.  Once you leave the facility you must repurchase your entry tickets.
PAYMENT AT GATE:  Please bring cash to pay for your entry tickets.  Using cash to enter makes the entering process 100% faster.  Food and souvenir Vendors only accept cash.
Allowed in cars slower than 14.00 and 16 years of age. Passengers allowed in qualifying/time trials, not allowed during eliminations. Passengers over the age of 16, in cars slower than 14.00 ET are allowed in the “FUN RUN” lane.
Sacramento Raceway contracts with a concessionaire who sells, hot dogs, corn dogs, french fries, deep fried burritos, nachos, chili, soda, water, coffee, hot cocoa and beer. As well as attending Food Trucks.
OUTSIDE FOOD & BEVERAGE: Allowed Including Gas BBQ’s.  Absolutely NO briquette BBQ’s.  Why? because people dump the briquettes on the asphalt, burning a hole in the surface.  No exceptions.
OVERNITE CAMPING: overnite camping is NOT permitted in the pit area.  You may camp in the front lot prior or post event.
REFUNDS AND RAIN CHECKS:  Advance sale, discounted tickets sold are not eligible for a refund only a raincheck.  Tickets purchased at the gate and cars that have been thru tech inspection are not eligible for a refund.  Your tech card, if a raincheck has been issued, is valid for the next CMI race or another CMI racing event.
NOT PERMITTED:  Alcoholic beverages, Weapons, Drugs, marijuana, glass bottles or pets. Please leave your animals at home. The racetrack can make dogs very nervous, causing even the most gentle dog to bite.
SMOKING:  Absolutely, no smoking allowed in the staging lanes, starting line areas.Section 118885 of the California Health and Safety Code prohibit smoking of tobacco in public places where a gathering is in progress.
LEAVING FACILITY:  Please be courteous of our neighbors by driving respectfully on Excelsior and Jackson Roads.
SUGGESTIONS: Blankets, umbrellas, jacket, cash for food and souvenirs.  You will be able to use credit machine at the front gate.  The food concession and food trucks do not have credit card machines.  A company has provided an ATM machine to the racetrack but it does not always have a sufficient amount of cash for events.
PHOTOGRAPHS:  Only Hard Card photographers are allowed in the restricted area(beyond the red line, on the starting line, spectator side of drag strip, push road, return roads) If your crew member is found taking photographs in this area they will be asked to leave the facility. You can contact one of our track photographers to obtain photographs of your car. 


Open to  4 and 6 cylinder cars qualifying 11.99 or quicker, Heads Up Racing for front wheel drive only. Open to all 72mm turbo with OEM Glass and Stock dash, Engine & Transmission swaps permitted from same manufacturer only. 25″ max slick. Nitrous, one piece front ends or wheelie bars NOT Allowed.  NHRA safety rules apply.   Heads up racing, .400 Pro tree, random pairings all rounds.(16 Cars in 1st round) Winner: $1,000, RU: $300, Semis: $100. (8 Cars in 1st round)
 Winner: $400, RU: $200, Semis: $100
Trophies to Win and Runner Up, Plaques to Semis

Open to all cars. 11.60 Index, Any Combination allowed at any weight. Throttle Stops, TransBrake or Delay Boxes NOT allowed. NHRA safety rules apply.  All Run Field, .400 Pro tree.random pairings all rounds. (all run field)
Winner: $400, RU: $200, Semis: $100, $100
Trophies to Win and Runner Up, Plaques to Semis

PRO STREET 12.60 Index 
Open to all cars. 12.60 Index, Any Combination allowed at any weight. Throttle Stops, TransBrake or Delay Boxes NOT allowed. NHRA safety rules apply.  .400 Pro tree, random pairings all rounds(all run field)
Winner: $300, RU: $150, Semis: $50, $50
Trophies to Win and Runner Up, Plaques to Semis

Open to all Turbo powered vehicles, Dial your own Handicap, NHRA safety rules apply. .500 Sportsman Tree, random pairings all rounds.
Winner: $400, RU: $200, Semis: $100, $100
Trophies to win and runner up, Plaques to Semis

Open to all Naturally aspirated vehicles. Dial your own Handicap, NHRA safety rules apply.  .500 Sportsman Tree, random pairings all rounds.
Winner: $500, RU: $200, Semis: $100, $100
Trophies to win and runner up, Plaques to Semis

Open to all air and water cooled Volkswagons with manual or automatic transmissions. Dial your own Handicap, .500 Sportsman tree, laddered pairings.  Trophies to win and runner up. $10 fee to be paid to NASA Rep for win and runner up payouts) NASA VW’s are permitted to enter 1 extra category, at no extra charge, during the event.

Open to all vehicles, .500 Sportsman Tree, Heads up or Dial your handicap grudge racing-your choice.


Best of Show-Trophy
Top 10-Trophy
Best Modified -Trophy
Best Display -Trophy
Best Interior -Trophy
Largest Crew–Trophy plus $200 cash (to win the $200 cash you must have 15+cars, attend the event and all have “car crew team banners” on each show car)

5.0 Index 1/8 Mile (8 Car Field) not competed at all races
Open to small tire, door cars, 1/8th Mile Heads Up Racing, Pro start, No Scoreboards just win lites, card draw for pairing.  $150 entry fee online on  Not allowed: Full chassis, nitro, 315 or 295 drag radials, wheelie bars.  NHRA safety rules apply. (8 cars minimum for full payouts)
Winner: $1,400, RU: $250 >Trophy to Winner

2019 Event date results
Sunday January 27th – Winter Warmup *results*
Sunday March 3rd – March Mayhem *results*
Sunday April 28th – Spring Jam *results*
Sunday October 20th – Fall Fling Finals *results*