Despite the terrible forecast and weather leading up to the days of the race the stubbornness between the folks at RT productions and The Emerald Coast Dragway crew insisted we race anyhow and boy are we glad we did! 34 cars raced with us Friday, 10 more showed up to race with us on Saturday & Sunday and we all had a blast with what turned out to be perfect racing weather throughout the entire weekend. Congratulations to all our winners and major thank you to all who showed up to support our first annual Back 2 School race here at The Emerald Coast Dragway. We’re looking for twice the cars and twice the fun next year so keep this weekend next year open in your calendars!
Friday Main Event Winner – Rylee Wells
Friday 11.90 Winner Dylan Macnicol
Friday 8.90 Winner – Griffen Hatcher
Friday 7.90 Winner – Rebecca Guedry
Saturday 6-12yr old Shootout Winner – Maddie Chesney
Saturday Main Event & 13-17 Shootout Winner as well as the crowned “Prince” of our Prince/Princess race, need to call this kid a vacuum cleaner because he cleaned house saturday! – Gage Burch
Sunday Main Event Winner – Alexis Whitaker
Best Package ALL WEEKEND – Camden Sparks .008
Thanks again and we’ll see you all next year! -RT Productions & Team ECD
Due to endless amounts of rain this week, the clouds breaking on us today at 1pm won’t be enough to get all the moisture off the track tonight to safely run test & tune tonight so tonight will be early parking only for our guests racing with us this weekend. Gates open at 9am tomorrow and track will be hot at 10AM for our “Back to School” Jr Dragster weekend racing program!
NHRA Summit ET Series returns to Emerald Coast Dragway on Saturday August 11th! Get your series points in and jump in an index class or two for double to triple the chances at taking home some money! All classes (except Grumpys Diesel JR Dragster!) are 100% payback, more cars = more money! Multi classing and double entering ok, we’ll do our best to accommodate but ultimate it’s up to the drivers to make the call to the lanes!
Gates open 3PM Saturday, tech inspection at 4PM, time shots at 5PM & racing to begin immediately following opening ceremonies at 7PM. $20 at the gate for crew/spectators, kids 12 & under free, drivers get in with their tech cards.
Those of you looking for test & tune, we’d like to encourage you to get in a class that you most closely fit in, if that doesn’t work get a hold of us and we’ll do our best to accommodate.
Tentative run order is as follows…
SUPER PRO ET 5/6
7.0 INDEX 3/4
MOTORCYCLE ET 1/2
5.0 INDEX 5/6
6.0 INDEX 3/4
SPORTSMAN ET 1/2
8.0 INDEX 5/6
PRO ET 3/4
GRUMPYS DIESEL JR DRAGSTERS 1/2
The evening of Thursday August 2nd will be an all welcome / all run test & tune session which leads into our “Back to School” Jr Dragster going on all weekend. Gates open at 4pm, track hot at 6pm and we run until 10pm. $12 at the gate (to match our weekend pricing schedule) or $30 for a Thurs-Sun weekend pass and a $10 tech card gets your hot rod on the race track.
Race cars, street cars, motorcycles and the rest of our normal Friday Frenzy crowd are more than welcome to join us on Thursday night, track will be basic prep (little glue & lots of dragging). We will not have our normal Friday Frenzy due to the Jr race going on all weekend so if you’re looking to get on the track at ECD this weekend and you’re not a Jr, Thursday is your day! Normal Friday Frenzy schedule will resume next week.
Those of you joining us for early parking only for the weekends festivities, your weekend pass and tech cards will get you in/out of the gate Thursday at no additional charge.