Street Legal Fun Drags

Wednesday Nite Street Legal Fun Drags
WANT TO LEARN HOW TO DRAG RACE?      
THIS IS THE NIGHT FOR YOU!
Gates Open: 4:00 PM – Racing: 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
$20 Car and Driver or $8 Pit Pass Admission
Free parking in the front lot

FUN RUNS(lanes 1&2)Full tree start. Open
to all vehicles for grudge racing. Dial your handicap or race heads up. No Eliminations. All tech rules apply.

STREET MACHINE (lane 3)Full tree start. All vehicles(except motorcycles). Dial your handicap. Must have DOT approved street tires. Trophy to winner.

STREET MACHINE (lane 4)Full tree start. All vehicles(except motorcycles). Dial your handicap. Must have DOT approved street tires. Trophy to winner.

CMI SPORT COMPACTS (lane 5)Full tree start. All sport compacts foreign and domestic. Dial your handicap. Must have DOT approved street tires. Trophy to winner.

CMI SPORT COMPACTS (lane 6)Full tree start. All sport compacts foreign and domestic. Dial your handicap. Must have DOT approved street tires. Trophy to winner.

SPECIALTY LANE (lane 7)Full tree start. Dial your handicap.  Each Wednesday Nite features a different type of car.  View schedule below.  Trophy to winner

MOTORCYCLES (lane 8) Pro tree start. Open to all street motorcycles.  Wheelies bars not permitted. Dial your handicap. Must have DOT approved street tires. Trophy to winner.  March thru October only.

Due to cold weather conditions motorcycles can only compete March thru October.  If you would like to race November thru February please see the ET Bracket Racing Series Schedule or Test and Tune.

All vehicles must be muffled to 90 decibels at 50 ft.

If you would like to bring your club to Sacramento Raceway’s Wednesday Nite races and have a lane of competition to your self please pick an open date (below) and email Jennifer

SPECIALTY LANE 7 SCHEDULE 2020 (subject to change)
February 5: Season Opener
February 12: Mustangs
February 19: Camaros plus GM cars and trucks
February 26: Highschool Drivers
(All students with School ID race free)
March 4
March 11: Mustangs
March 18: Camaros plus GM cars and trucks
March 25
April 1: Highschool Drivers
(All students with School ID race free)
April 8: Mustangs
April 15: All electric cars
April 22: NorCal Challengers
April 29: Railroad Racers
May 6: Camaros plus GM cars and trucks
May 13: Mustangs
May 20: Volkswagons
May 27: Age 50+ Racers
(in celebration of our 50th anniversary)
June 3: Steve Hersh/Udo Richter Shootout
June 10: Camaros plus GM cars and trucks
June 17: Mustangs
June 24: All electric cars
July 1: track closed for holiday
July 8: Mustangs
July 15: Daily Driver Jackpot
July 22: Highschool Drivers
(All students with School ID race free)
July 29:

August 5: Mopars
August 12: $2 to Race by advance purchase only
(ticket link will be placed here when they go on sale)
(In celebration of our very 1st Wednesday Nite Drags)
August 19: All electric cars
August 26: Volkswagons
September 2: Camaros plus GM cars and trucks
September 9: Daily Driver Jackpot
September 16: Mustangs
September 23: Mopars
September 30: Highschool Drivers
(All students with School ID race free)
October 7: Trucks
October 14: NorCal Challengers
October 21: Mustangs
October 28: Steve Hersh/Udo Richter Shootout
(final Wednesday Nite of the season)
November-January: track closed on Wednesdays
February 3 2021: Season Opener


  • All drivers must have a valid driver’s license.
  • All vehicles must pass a basic NHRA ET Bracket safety inspection. For
    a full listing of requirements, consult an NHRA Rulebook.
  • A single co-driver is permitted in vehicles running slower than 14.00
    Co-drivers must be at least 16 years old and must sit in the front seat.
  • All drivers and co-drivers must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves
    (no shorts or tank tops).
  • SFI/Snell approved helmets are required for all vehicles running quicker than 14.00 seconds.  Rental helmets available in the tower for $20
  • Motorcycle racers slower than 10.99 seconds are required to wear a heavy jacket,
    gloves, full face helmet with visor, and shoes covering the tops of the ankles. Bikes faster than 10.99 seconds or 120 mph MUST have one piece or all around zip together full leathers. All bikes must run a chain guard covering entire top of chain.
  • Drivers under 18 must have a waiver of liability form on file at the track and must be signed by parents to participate in Sacramento Raceway’s drag racing events.  minor release Must be in full color and not folded. Bring the waiver to the track. Minor waivers are a once a year requirement.
    INTRODUCTION, NHRA DRAGS: STREET LEGAL STYLE PRESENTED BY AAA (5th Paragraph) (Page xiv) (9/18/2018) Additionally, requirements and specifications for Street Legal are the same as those for the Summit Racing Series with the following exception.
  • 2008 OEM model-year and newer production cars running slower than 9.99 (*6.39) and 135 mph do not have to meet the requirements and specifications for the ET break rules except for the following:
  • Convertibles and T-tops must meet  roll-bar and roll-cage requirements. Vehicle must pass all highway safety requirements in the state in which the vehicle is registered. Unaltered OEM installed anti-lock brakes, airbag functions, as well as all other OEM safety related systems must be functioning as per manufacturer’s specifications. Note: Tires used may be other than OEM, but they must be DOT-approved.  All drivers must meet the Summit Racing Series helmet and protective-clothing requirements for the e.t. and mph of vehicle. 
  • Racing for all cars, trucks and motorcycles with Mufflers limiting noise to 90 decibels at 50 ft.  (standard muffler) If your car is legal on the street then it will pass tech inspection at the track.

SACRAMENTO’S POPULAR PROGRAM GIVES PEOPLE A SAFE, LEGAL, CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH TO DRAG RACE THEIR CARS, AWAY FROM CITY STREETS AND COPS.

WHAT
The popular Wednesday Night Drags program will kick off it’s 48th consecutive year at Sacramento Raceway the first Wednesday nite of February.   The raceway will open its gates almost every Wednesday night from February -October for fans who would like to race down the central valley’s only quarter-mile drag strip.

OBJECTIVE
The objective of the program is to give people, from teen-agers(age 13) to working professionals, a safe, legal and controlled environment in which to race their vehicles, as opposed to using city streets or back-county roads.

WHEN
Every Wednesday nite through October.
Gates open at 4:00 p.m., racing spans from 5PM-9:30PM

WHERE
5305 Excelsior Road Sacramento CA 95827, Off Jackson Road between Sunrise Blvd and Bradshaw Road in South East Sacramento

WHO
Anyone with a driver’s license or is part of the “JR Street” program can compete, providing their vehicle or motorcycle passes a simple technical inspection. All vehicles must have mufflers. The event attracts a varied crowd, including teenagers, mothers, working professionals and grandparents racing everything from Corvettes to Mini-Vans. Up to Two-hundred cars are allowed to compete each Wednesday night. The weekly event attracts an average of 900-1,200 people (competitors and spectators).

PHOTOGRAPHS: Only Hard Card photographers are allowed in the restricted area(beyond the red line, starting line, spectator side of drag strip, push road) If your crew member is found taking photographs in this area they will be asked to leave the facility.


Reminder – No Motorcycles in February or November.  Motorcycles may not use wheelie bars and must run street tires.  Advanced motorcycles can race during the NHRA ET racing Series.  All cars and trucks must be fully muffled street legal vehicles.
RACING FUEL: 
Not sold at track.
FOOD: Snackbar will be open 5-9pm.  Alcoholic Beverages are not allowed.
SEATING:  Grandstand seating is provided.  Bring a seat cushion and umbrella for the sun.