The Hot August Nights Drag Races and Burnouts will be located in the West parking lot of the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks (corner of Nugget Avenue and 14th St.). Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with races beginning at 6 p.m., no admittance after 11:30 p.m.. This pedal to the metal competition is open to all 1976 and older vehicles with free entry for all 2018 registered Hot August Nights participants. A $75 charge will be applied to any non-registered dragsters that would like to compete on this one-sixteenth of a mile track. Tires must be street legal. No racing fuel or nitrous oxide is allowed. The top four qualifiers will race nightly in both Elapsed Time and Reaction Time categories for nightly prizes with the winner qualifying for Saturday’s night’s Grand Final.
Nightly cash prizes will go to the top three racers in both Elapsed Time (Breakout set at 5 seconds) and Reaction Time. 1st Place – $75.00, 2nd place – $50.00 and 3rd place – $25.00. Nightly winners qualify for Saturday night Grand Finals with top prize for fastest ET of $150.00 + entry to 2019 Reno/Sparks event. Top prize for fastest RT $150.00. If you have the guts, you can earn the glory!
Spectator Price: $15.00 nightly, children 6 and under are free.