Hot August Night Drag Races and Burnouts

Hot August Nights Drag Races

Presented by AMSOIL


The Official Oil of Hot August Nights

Street Racing Gone Legal.
Drag Races presented by AMSOIL

Wednesday, August 2 to Saturday, August 5
6pm – midnight, Gates Open at 5:30pm
Located in the west parking lot of the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks

It’s where the rubber meets the road… literally. Street legal racing down a 1/16 stretch of road, you’ll feel the heat, smell the rubber and hear the roar at this adrenaline-pumping event. Racers compete side-by-side with full professional equipment including “Christmas Tree” starting lights, finish line displays and full comparative printouts for each driver.

Don’t have a 1979 or older vehicle? No problem. The first two days are open to ALL MAKES AND MODELS – registered for Hot August Nights or not.

Driver registration coming in Spring 2023.
Drag Race Schedule

Non-registered and Registered Vehicles:

Wednesday, August 2 and Thursday, August 3

  • 6 pm to Midnight
  • Open to any year vehicle – event participants or not
  • $30 for non-Hot August Nights participant vehicles.

Wondering what kind of juice your new car brings? See how it stacks up by racing a friend or going head-to-head against a classic in this street-legal race. Limited to 40 non-classic entrants (1980 or newer) nightly.

Drag Races for Registered Participants:

Wednesday, August 2 – Saturday, August 5
Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5 open to 1979 and older vehicles only

  • 6pm to Midnight
  • Free for registered HAN participants
  • $50 for non-registered vehicles Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6
Burnout Bar

Want to be up-close to the action? Purchase a reserved table or individual ticket to the Burnout Bar. VIP Experience table purchase includes 16 drink tickets for you and your guests. Plus, seating is tocated in prime viewing along the starting line. It’s THE place to be!

Spectator Passes

$15 Wednesday, August 2 and Thursday, August 3
$20 Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6
Children 6 and under are free


Only registered Hot August Nights classic car participants qualify for nightly prizes. Top three racers in both elapsed time (breakout set at 5 seconds) and reaction time: 1st Place is $150; 2nd place is $100; and 3rd place is $50.

Nightly winners qualify for Saturday night Grand Finals with top prize of $300 plus complimentary entry to 2024 Hot August Nights main event for fastest elapsed time and fastest reaction time.

No venue admittance after 10:30pm Wednesday and Thursday, or after 11:30pm Saturday.

All vehicles are subject to inspection and must be street-legal.

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