Union County Dragway reopens

By: By Charles Warner - [email protected]

SANTUC — Racing fans will get to enjoy some great racing action this weekend with the Grand Reopening of the Union County Dragway.

The Grand Reopening occurs this Friday beginning with what a flyer advertising the event describes as ”three big days of racing!”

Friday Night Testing

The action gets under way Friday with “Friday Night Testing.” Gates will open at 5 p.m. and testing will be from 7 p.m.-midnight. Admission is $10; Test C/D, B/R is $20; children 12 and under are admitted free.

Saturday Points Race 1

The action continues Saturday with “Saturday Points Race 1.” Gates will open at 11 a.m. with qualifying at 1 p.m. and eliminations at approximately 5 p.m. Admission is $10 with children 12 and under admitted free.

Sunday Points Race 2

The weekend of racing action concludes on Sunday with “Sunday Points Race 2.” Gates will open at 10 a.m. with qualifying at noon and eliminations at approximately 2 p.m. Admission is $10 with children 12 and under admitted free.

Categories

The weekend will feature races in the Top Eliminator, Modified (No Box), Junior Dragster, and Street Legal.

Winners will receive prizes ranging from $1,000 in the Top Eliminator category to $500 in the Modified (No Box) category, and $250 in the Junior Dragster category.

The flyer states that there will be a Top Eliminator bonus of $1,500 to win if there are 70 cars entered or a bonus of $1,200 to win if there are 50 cars; a Modified bonus of $750 to win if there are 40 cars entered; a Junior bonus of $300 and $25 1/4’s to win if there are 25 cars entered.

In addition, the flyer states that “racers will use their best 5 of 6 finishes to determine a points championship.” It also states that “Best 20 in Top, best 10 in Mod, best 1 in Street will represent Union at the IHRA finals.”

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Testing Friday, Points Races Saturday & Sunday

By Charles Warner

[email protected]

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.