Wide Open Wednesday (WOW) is designed as a Test ‘n’ Tune night.

There is no minimum number of guaranteed runs (it is dependent on car count and other circumstances).

All racers will receive a .500 full tree (except for Jr. Dragsters).

All NHRA rules apply.

All racers must enter the staging lanes at the back of the staging lanes. Please do not enter the staging lanes at the crossover gate.

See www.nhraracer.com for a complete full list of safety requirements.


General guidelines:

Racers will enter through the main gate entrance off SR 203, stop at the racer ticket booth.

Once you receive your tech card, please fill it out completely (before going to technical inspection), then proceed to Lanes 1 and 2 for technical inspection and your first pass.


Staging lane assignments (after your car or motorcycle has made its first pass):

D.O.T. street tires — Lanes 3 or 4.

Slick tires – Lanes 5 or 6.


Helmets, passengers, new muscle cars:

Helmet (Snell 2010 or newer) required for cars and motorcycles 13.99 sec. and faster. (Please note: as of December 31, 2021, the Snell 2010 helmet expires. If you are purchasing a new helmet, we recommend obtaining the most current one, which Is Snell 2020).


If your car runs 13.99 sec. or faster, you are not allowed to have a passenger. For cars 14.00 sec. and slower, only one passenger is allowed and passenger must have signed waiver and have proper wristband. Passenger must be 16 years old or older. Minors (ages 16 and 17) also must have a signed parental waiver on file with WWTR.


Exception: For any new muscle car, passengers are not permitted, and helmets are required.

Any AMG Mercedes along all trim lines including some of the SUVs.

Any M series model from the M2 to the M8 including the M series SUVs.

Any Audi RS series from the RS3 to the R8.

Camaro SS or above trim level).

Charger or Challenger 396 trim level or above.

STR8 Cherokee.


Any Tesla, including SUV.

Kia Stinger.

Infinity G35 or G37.

Nissan 370z.

New Supra.

Subaru WRX STI.

VW Golf RS.

Ford Focus RS.

All “supercars,” including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, etc.

Should a make or model that was not mentioned above, that vehicle will be addressed individually and added to the list upon approval.


Motorcycle safety guidelines:

Helmet: full-face Snell M2010, M2015, M2020, SA2010, SA2015, or SA2020 helmet mandatory. Shield mandatory (goggles prohibited). Full all-leathers or SFI Spec 40.1/2 suit mandatory on motorcycles running 120 mph or faster. Two-piece suits must be joined together with a metal 360-degree zipper at the waist. SFI Spec 40.1/1 or 40.1/2 suit or leather jacket, leather boots or shoes above the ankle, and leather gloves are mandatory on all motorcycles. Gloves must be kevlar-lined or equipped with slide buttons.


Admission, entry fees and time slips:

It is recommended all participants pre-purchase their race entry into the venue via the PitPay app. Crew members who require restricted-area access should purchase their credentials via PitPay app. Spectators, or crew members who do not require restricted-area access may purchase in advance via MetroTix.


Admission and entry fees:

Racer: $35 via PitPay app or $40 at the gate.

Restricted-area crew pass: $15 in advance via PitPay app or $18 at the gate.

Non-restricted crew or spectator: $15 in advance or $18 at the gate.

Kids ages 8-15: $8.

Kids 7 and under: Free.


In 2020, we introduced the WWTR time slip app from DynoGeeks. The program may be used on your Apple or android device. The app is free on the App Store or Google Play. In order to receive your time slip, you must download the app. Paper time slips no longer are available.


Specialty programs, schedule

Ranken Technical College presents High School drags will be contested as part of the Wide Open Wednesday program on selected dates. Junior Street also will also run, on dates with High School. Visit www.wwtraceway.com or contact Paul Hagen for more information about the Ranken Technical College High School drags program. See www.wwtraceway.com or contact Tim Sibel for more information about the Jr. Street program.


Typical race night schedule (subject to change):

5 p.m. – Gates open.

6 p.m. – Racing begins.

10:30 p.m. – Staging lanes close.

11 p.m. – Event concludes.

11:30 p.m. – Pit sweep by Madison Police Department.


Race dates (subject to change):

April 14 – High School and Junior Street.

April 28 – High School and Junior Street.

May 5 – High School and Junior Street.

May 19 – High School and Junior Street.

June 2 – High School and Junior Street.

June 9 – High School and Junior Street.

June 23 – High School and Junior Street.

June 30 – High School and Junior Street.

July 14 – High School and Junior Street.

July 28 – High School and Junior Street.

August 4 – High School and Junior Street.

August 11 – High School and Junior Street.

September 1 – High School and Junior Street finales.

September 15 — Bike Night.

October 6.

October 20.

October 27 – Season finale.