Author: Ryan Milliken

Not at all the news we wanted to be sharing with you but that stalled low pressure system (former hurricane) thats lingering over LA/MS is leaving us with a very wet weekend forecast over here on the FL gulf coast.  Definitely not favorable conditions for drag racing which has caused the event series promoter and event host to pull the plug on the event this weekend. The good news is that next year it’ll be at the end of March, far far away from Hurricane season that has now shut this event down two years in a row here at Emerald Coast Dragway. Mark your calendars now for March 25-26 2022 and make plans to attend the Hardway Spring Shakedown, the championship series opener for next year!

 

If you’ve bought tickets in advance, the online tickets will be refunded by theFOAT and that request with them is already in motion.

GAS VS DIESEL FRIDAY NIGHT SEPT 17TH, BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE HOBBITS AT FIREPUNK DIESEL
Join us Friday Sept 17th, spectator gates open at 12pm noon, track hot at 4pm for shootout shakedowns and test & tune, eliminations to follow.

Gas VS Diesel N/T Street Truck Shootout $100 ENTRY, $1500 guaranteed purse, $100 entry, $1000 win, $300 r/u $100 semi’s. Open to anything diesel or anything with a tailgate, must be tagged/insured, road worthy and meet the street spirit of the class, chip draw at drivers meeting to assign a spot on a pro ladder. Any ODSS Pro Class vehicle that fits the above rules, your Friday night passes are eligible to be used towards ODSS qualifying if needed. Format is .400 P/T N/T.

Gas VS Diesel 8.0 Index, $100 entry $1000 guaranteed purse, $600 win, $200 r/u, $100 semi’s. Anything diesel powered or anything with a tailgate. Random paired first round if 16+ entries, once 16 or less, drivers assigned to a spot on a pro ladder based on qualifying ET closest to 8.0 without going under. Format is .500 P/T boards on.

Test & Tune – $50 tech card


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

THURSDAY – Hardway Open House – 4PM-10PM – Hardway Performance 1490 W HWY 98 Mary Esther FL 32569

FRIDAY – ODSS Pro Qualifying & Gas VS Diesel Shootout – 2PM-11PM  Emerald Coast Dragway 7134 Garner Landing Road, Holt FL 32564

  • 2:00PM Spectator Gates Open
  • 4:00PM Q1 Gas VS Diesel N/T & 8.0 followed by T&T
  • 5:30PM Q2 Gas VS Diesel N/T & 8.0 followed by T&T
  • 6:49PM SUNSET
  • 7:00PM Q1 ODSS Pro Classes (5.90/PS/PM/PD)
  • 7:30PM E1 Gas VS Diesel N/T & 8.0 followed by T&T
  • 9:00PM Q2 ODSS Pro Classes (5.90/PS/PM/PD)
  • 9:30PM E2 Gas VS Diesel N/T & 8.0 followed by T&T
  • 11PM Gas VS Diesel Eliminations & T&T complete – TRACK SECURE

SATURDAY – ODSS Qualifying (all classes) and Eliminations – 10AM-11PM – Emerald Coast Dragway 7134 Garner Landing Road, Holt FL 32564

  • 10:00AM Spectator Gates Open
  • 2:00PM Q1 SM/770/670
  • 3:30PM Q2 SM/770/670
  • 5:00PM Q3 ODSS Pro Classes (5.90/PS/PM/PD)
  • 5:30PM Q3 SM/770/670 (time permitting)
  • 6:48PM SUNSET
  • 7:00PM OPENING CEREMONIES & ELIMINATIONS ALL CLASSES
  • 11:00PM Eliminations Complete – Winners Circle Pics – TRACK SECURE

SUNDAY – Debriefing & Cocktails – 11am-??? – The Gulf 1284 Marler Ave, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548


RUN ORDER & LANE ASSIGNMENTS

FRIDAY

  • Gas VS Diesel N/T – 5/6
  • Gas VS Diesel 8.0 – 3/4
  • Test & Tune – 1/2
  • (TRACK PREP)
  • 5.90 – 5/6
  • Pro Street – 3/4
  • Pro Modified – 5/6
  • Pro Dragster – 3/4
  • (TRACK PREP)

SATURDAY

  • 6.70 – 5/6
  • 7.70 – 3/4
  • Sportsman – ½
  • (TRACK PREP)
  • 5.90 – 5/6
  • Pro Street – 3/4
  • Pro Modified – 5/6
  • Pro Dragster – 3/4
  • (TRACK PREP)

PRICING & PARKING

PRICING – All event tickets & tech cards may be purchased in advance for your convenience – CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE – you can swipe a card on them if you buy online and your packet will be waiting for you at the gate – all sales at the gate the same price as online but cash only, plan accordingly!

  • $20 Friday OR Saturday general admission (kids 12 & under free when accompanied by an adult)
  • $40 Weekend general admission (kids 12 & under free!)
  • $100 VIP weekend pass (access to track side event sponsor & driver VIP tent w/beverages & snacks provided)
  • $50 Friday T&T Tech Card (does not include gate entry or VIP access)
  • $100 Friday Gas VS Diesel N/T *OR* 8.0 Tech Card (does not include gate entry or VIP access but DOES include T&T before/after shootout)
  • $40 ODSS Sportsman *OR* 7.70 Tech Card (does not include gate entry but DOES include VIP access)
  • $80 ODSS 6.70 Tech Card (does not include gate entry but DOES include VIP access)
  • $100 ODSS Pro Class Tech Card (does not include gate entry but DOES include VIP access)

PARKING – See parking map below for quick reference.

  • RED – no parking, either because it’s private property, safety reasons or environmental reasons (ditch…) and lastly  in the southwest corner, leave that open so we can get our track prep equipment in/out.
  • ORANGE – this area is reserved for vendors, pit parking may resume somewhere around or after the 330′ mark on the track and will be clearly marked.
  • YELLOW – spectator parking, plenty of room for everyone but the high value spots (along the fence) are first come first serve, dont be afraid to come claim your spot early
  • BLUE – reserved for competitors, we ask that you park smartly (big rigs please pull IN vs along the road, don’t pit in the road). Please do not park in the pits unless you are a competitor or pit support vehicle.

 


Thank you and we look forward to racing with you this weekend, any questions/comments/concerns let us know and we’ll do our best to get back to you ASAP – ryan@raceecd.com / 8506033991 / PM on facebook or instagram

NEXT FEW WEEKS AT ECD!!!

As the summer heat starts to subside, our racing schedule is just now getting heated back up, this weekend’s quiet but the next few weekends after that has just about every type of racing covered that you could possibly want to watch!


Friday Sept 10th – FRIDAY FRENZY

Saturday Sept 11th – (CLOSED) ECD STAFF/VOLUNTEER WORK DAY

Friday Sept 17th – Outlaw Diesel Super Series Hardway Sunshine Showdown

Saturday Sept 18th – Outlaw Diesel Super Series Hardway Sunshine Showdown

Friday Sept 24th – FRIDAY FRENZY

Saturday Sept 25th – SNRA Pro Mods & Summit ET Series FINALS – WALLY RACE!

Friday Oct 1st – SOCO275 RADIAL TIRE SERIES

Saturday Oct 2nd – SOCO275 RADIAL TIRE SERIES

Friday Oct 8th – Klutch Kickers Drift Competition

Saturday Oct 9th – Klutch Kickers Drift Competition

Sunday Oct 10th – Klutch Kickers Drift Competition


If one or more of the above doesn’t satisfy your adrenaline rush, seek medical attention immediately…

RACE DAY INFO FOR JULY 3RD SNRA PRO MODS, ECD NO MODS & SUMMIT ET SERIES!
 
We are also adding Motorcycle ET to the 2021 NHRA Summit ET Series lineup, $60 entry with a minimum guaranteed purse of $500 or with 16+ entries you’ll have a $1000 purse to work with!
 
Lane and run order is as follows:
SNRA Pro Mods lanes 5/6
ECD No Mods lanes 3/4
NHRA Super Pro ET lanes 5/6
NHRA Motorcycle ET lanes 1/2
NHRA Sportsman ET 3/4
NHRA Pro ET lanes 5/6
NHRA Jr Dragster 1/2
 
As of now we are planning on first OR second round buybacks, with the rights reserved to make it first round buybacks only if car count vs schedule (and weather!) dictates.
10:00AM GATES OPEN
12:00PM SUMMIT ET TIME SHOT1
2:00PM SUMMIT ET TIME SHOT2 (RUN FOR THE MONEY)
4:00PM SNRA PRO MOD & ECD NO MOD Q1 / SUMMIT ET E1
6:00PM SNRA PRO MOD & ECD NO MOD Q2 / SUMMIT ET E2
8:00PM OPENING CEREMONIES & ELIMINATIONS ALL CATEGORIES
12:00AM WINNERS PICS & TRACK SECURE
 
Thank you and we look forward to racing with you on this holiday weekend here at ECD featuring SNRA Pro Mods & ECD No mods as well as our Summit ET friends & family. As always, schedule & plans subject to change but consider this as set as wet concrete! -RM