After careful consideration and much deliberation on the subject, ECD has decided to remain open in basic capacity for public testing amidst concerns of the situation surrounding the coronavirus. We are an outdoor facility operating on 37 acres with plenty of opportunity for social distancing while still partaking in the sport we enjoy and love. Current recommendation from CDC and guidance from Okaloosa County suggests no public gathering of 50 or more so drivers/crew please clear the staging lanes and start line after your pass we should never even get close to that number.
Friday March 20th hours are 5-11pm
Sunday March 22nd hours are 12-6pm
$25 for drivers, $15 for crew, kids 12 & under free.
The weekend of March 27-29, while we have plans in place are still TBD based on how this weekend goes and updated guidance…. stay tuned, we all want to race as bad as you do – WE PROMISE!
We regret to inform you that the first annual Southeast Gassers (SEGA) Points Meet at ECD has been rescheduled due to complications arising from this virus pandemic sweeping the nation. WE WILL BE rescheduling the event to a date that’s yet to be determined, once calmer winds prevail SEGA and ECD will get together to make it happen. Thank you VERY much to everyone who pre-registered and planned on coming our way from all over the country, it was not an easy decision for us to make at all. Looking forward to racing with you all soon! -Ryan & Team ECD
This weekend at ECD is going to be busy! Friday March 6th ECD kicks off their 2020 Friday Frenzies as the longer days and warmer weather is upon us as well as early parking for Competitors and Vendors coming in for the Klutch Kickers $100k Series event that’s going down Saturday & Sunday.
Gates open at 5PM for Friday Frenzy, track hot 6-11PM, cost is $15 at the gate for everyone except kids 12 & under (free!), drivers add $10 and put your hot rod on the race track.
Gates open at 7am both Saturday & Sunday for competitors/vendors, spectator gates open up at 930AM with drivers firing up at 945am on both days. General admission is $20/day or $35/weekend, military/first responders knock $5 off.
NHRA Blue Collar Brackets w/High Roller Side Pot. Join us at Emerald Coast Dragway with your 2020 ET racing plans, our program is aimed at the local racer seeking an affordable family fun racing environment that you can rely on while still offering an alternative for those looking to race for bigger purses. Listed below are 8 points race dates as well as the potential Division 2 finals date that we’d love to send a team to compete at. As of the time of this document being published (25 November 2019) the below dates do not conflict with local ET programs at Atmore, Montgomery, Powerhouse or even Gulfport with their King of the Coast and IHRA Summit ET series dates. Once finalized, this program will be set in stone on dates, entry fee & purse structure as well as race format, so mark your calendar & look forward to a great year of racing at the Emerald Coast Dragway.
January 11 – RAINED OUT
July 4 (single race day accompanying outlaw pro mods)
September 26 ECD FINALS (WALLY RACE)
October 10 NHRA DIV 2 FINALS (DATE/LOC. TBD)
Each Saturday date will consist of two complete points races in one day, with the following Sunday reserved as a rain-date. Race day will start with two time shots then into eliminations. The 2nd race of the day will get one time shot then into eliminations. First or second round buybacks time permitting.
Super Pro ET $60, $30 buy backs.
Pro ET $50, $25 buy backs.
Sportsman ET $40, $20 buy backs.
JR Dragster ET $30, $15 buy backs.
Payout purse structure will be 100% payback, up to 16 entries pays 2 spots, between 16 and 32 entries pays 4 spots, beyond 32 entries pays 8 spots. At up to 16 entries, the winner and runner up will split the purse 70/30. At 16-32 entries the semi finalists will get their entry fee back and the winner and runner up will split the remaining purse 70/30. Beyond 32 entries the quarter finalists will get their entry fee back, semi finalists will get double their entry fee back and the winner and runner up will split the remaining purse 70/30. An example of this would be Pro ET with 18 cars, total purse is $900, the semi finalists will get $50 back each, runner up gets $240 while winner takes home $560.
Aside from the standard entry fee and purse, there will be an optional last racer standing high roller side pot purse. This can be entered when purchasing your tech card at the gate or in the tower prior to first round eliminations. Entry fee is equal to the entry fee for the class being contested and is paid in full to the last remaining racer that entered the side pot. The side pot has no effect on points and does not have to be entered for both daily races.
Any racer who enters a race in the 2020 Summit ET Series will automatically be enrolled into the points series. Champions will be crowned with championship jackets and 2021 ECD Gold Cards, we will also have plenty of trophies and big checks along the way as well as a chance at representing ECD at the 2020 NHRA Division 2 Summit ET Series Finals in October.
An entry is considered “in the race” if an appropriate tech card is turned in at tech inspection and the car has crossed the line into the burnout box, at this point & time show up points will be awarded and the entry fee will be added to the race day purse and can not be refunded. An exception to this rule is if the entry is unable to make the call to the 2nd race of the day due to an issue that arises during the 1st race of the day. Entry refunds or a clean tech card to use at the next Summit ET series race are available at race control in the tower.
We look forward to racing with you at the Emerald Coast Dragway in 2020, if you have any questions, comments, concerns or even any input that could better the program we are all ears, contact us via email or by messaging us on social media or you can even call/text our track phone at 850-603-3991. Thank you! -Team ECD