Drag Races & Burnouts Committee


Hot August Nights Drag Races & Burnouts is a fun event, jointly sponsored by Hot August Nights & the Nugget Casino Resort. It is a short course at 1/16 of a mile held in the west parking lot at the Nugget Casino Resort. Its format is one on one match races with full professional equipment including “Christmas Tree” starting lights, finish line displays, and full comparative E.T. printouts for each driver. This new format was approved by the Hot August Nights Board of Directors approximately 40 days prior to its opening during the 2011, 25th Anniversary event.

The committee has three basic responsibilities: First, to register drivers and to insure the participants meet tech checkpoints. Second, to sell entrance wristbands to spectators, monitor entrances, and assure safe transit of the tech check area for our guests. Third, to organize the racers into pairs, transition them from the tech check area to the track, monitor the track for safety, and assist drivers in the transition back to the tech check area.

Drag Races & Burnouts is one of the most exciting and fun venues to work, and we need at least 40 volunteers to assist in running this venues. Attend a Drag Races & Burnouts Committee meeting to sign up and guarantee your spot on the crew, and be ready to enjoy your volunteer assignment!

Drag Races & Burnouts Committee Chair Mark Powers


February 12th

May 13th

June 10th

July 8th

All meeting dates are subject to change and unless otherwise specified are held at the Hot August Nights office (1425 E. Greg Street, Sparks) at 5:30 pm. If you miss a meeting, please check with your Chairman for a copy of the minutes.

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