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Important fan information:
Our goal at World Wide Technology Raceway is to provide the very best race-day experience for our guests. Here is some important information for fans attending the September 27-29 AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at the drag strip.
NEW ROADWAY: We have an all-new roadway on the west side of the property that will streamline the entry and parking process. We suggest you familiarize yourself with the entry into the venue prior to arrival.
PARKING: All general , handicap, suite, RV and Orange West parking will enter at the WWTR Dirtplex gate at 1905 Collinsville Road. Please program “1905 Collinsville Road, Fairmont City, Illinois” into your GPS to guide you into the venue. If you are traveling south on I-55, please take exit 4A, turn right at the BP gas station and proceed approximately 1/8-mile to the entry.
Upon entering the venue, if you have a pre-paid parking pass in your possession, please proceed to the right lane for express entry. If you are purchasing parking, please have your $20 cash payment ready and line up in the left lanes. Parking sellers cannot accept credit cards or checks.
Racer, Gold Key and Red Key are the only passes that are permitted to enter the via the main gate (across from the Pilot truck stop on IL-203) and are permitted to turn left. If you do not have the proper credentials you will be turned around at the guard shack.
Purple North parking will enter the venue approximately 500 feet past the main entry gate via the left turn turning lanes.
A reminder to all attendees: There will be limited pedestrian access crossing IL-203. Please note, as of September 1, 2019, the owners of the off-premises lot located behind the old Burger King building (now Lug Nutz) on Ohio Street will no longer provide off-site parking. Please do not attempt to park at locations off of World Wide Technology Raceway property.
WWTR has added an additional 6,000 parking spaces since the 2017 event and all attendees may easily fit on the track property. With the new three-lane access road, your most efficient entry and exit to WWTR is via the west side of the property (Collinsville Road entry) at 1905 Collinsville Road, Fairmont City, Illinois.
DAY-OF CAMPING: Camping is sold as a weekend option only for oversized vehicles. Nitro Farm parking (northwest side of drag strip) is $150 per unit and West General camping is $200 per unit. We recommend purchasing these options in advance of the event.
TAILGATING: Tailgating is permitted in authorized areas only. If you wish to tailgate, please notify the sales attendants to see if places remain in the expanded Orange West Tailgate area. Another option is to purchase two (2) parking passes — one for your vehicle and the other for your tailgate space. Tailgating is strictly prohibited in handicapped, Gold Key, Red Key and Racer parking areas. Space is limited in these areas and violators will be asked to leave the property.
TICKETS: As a reminder, the resale of tickets on WWTR property is strictly prohibited by law. WWTR is not responsible for counterfeit tickets purchased from unauthorized sellers. Your most secure ticket purchase process is to visit the WWTR ticket office and ticket sales locations.
RECOMMENDED ARRIVAL TIMES FOR THE BEST RACE DAY EXPERIENCE:
Friday, September 27 — Midway opens at 11 a.m. with Pro Mod qualifying at 2:15 p.m. The first round of Funny Car and Top Fuel Dragster qualifying is scheduled for 4 p.m. The second round of nitro qualifying will begin at 6:45 p.m. with NHRA Prime Time. Racing will conclude at approximately 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 28 — Midway opens at 10:15 a.m. with Pro Mod qualifying at 1 p.m. and Funny Car and Top Fuel Dragster qualifying at 2:30 p.m. The final round of nitro qualifying will take place at 5:15 p.m. Sportsman eliminations will continue until approximately 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 29 — Championship Sunday Midway opens at 9 a.m. Pre-race ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. Eliminations start with Top Fuel Dragster at 11 a.m. We encourage everyone to make their best effort to be on the grounds and in their seats by 10 a.m. for opening ceremonies. Sunday racing final rounds are scheduled to begin at 3:50 p.m. with the event concluding at 4 p.m.
See the world’s biggest names in professional drag racing competing at speeds in excess of 330 miles per hour!
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series roars back to World Wide Technology Raceway September 27-29 for the eighth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. This highly-anticipated event in the St. Louis-Metro East region also is an important stop during the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, as contenders hope to move one step closer to a world title.
NEWS: 70-year-old, 16-time champion John Force is headed to WWTR! CLICK HERE
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 — Pyro! The fastest speeds of the weekend! Don’t miss it!
7:30 a.m. – Spectator gates and parking lots open.
8 am. – Sportsman qualifying.
11 a.m. – Midway open.
2:30 p.m. – Pro Mod qualifying.
3:15 p.m. – Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) qualifying.
4 p.m. – Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
5:15 p.m. – Pro Mod qualifying.
6 p.m. — Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) qualifying.
6:45 p.m. — Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
7:45 p.m. – Track closed.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
7 a.m. – Spectator gates and parking lots open.
8 a.m. – Sportsman eliminations begin.
10:15 a.m. – Midway opens.
1 p.m. – Pro Mod qualifying.
1:45 p.m. — Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) qualifying.
2:30 p.m. — Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
3:45 p.m. – Pro Mod qualifying.
4:30 p.m. — Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) qualifying.
5:15 p.m. — Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
8:15 p.m. – Track closed.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
7 a.m. – Parking lots open.
8 a.m. – Spectator gates open.
9 a.m. – Midway open.
10 a.m. – Pre-race ceremonies and SealMaster Track Walk.
11 a.m. – First round of Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car eliminations.
Noon – First round of Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) eliminations.
12:30 p.m. – First round of Pro Mod eliminations.
1:10 p.m. – Second round of Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car eliminations.
1:40 p.m. – Second round of Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) eliminations.
2 p.m. – Second round of Pro Mod eliminations.
2:35 p.m. — Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car semi-finals.
2:50 p.m. — Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) semi-finals.
3 p.m. – Pro Mod semi-finals.
3:05 p.m. – Final rounds of eliminations for Sportsman, Comp, Factory Stock Showdown.
3:25 p.m. – Jr. Dragsters.
3:30 p.m. – Parade of champions.
3:40 p.m. – Final round of Pro Mod eliminations.
3:45 p.m. – Final round of Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) eliminations.
3:50 p.m. – Final round of Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car eliminations.
4 p.m. – Track closed.
Schedule subject to change.