Jeep lovers and enthusiasts, this Friday is your night to get on the 1.5 mile track at Texas Motor Speedway! Its Jeep Night at the Universal Technical Institute Friday Night Drags!
Do you have a need for speed in a competitive atmosphere where you can drag race your personal vehicle, whether it be a Lamborghini, vintage Volkswagen Beetle or a Chevrolet pick-up truck?
Texas Motor Speedway is the place to visit as the ever-popular Universal Technical Institute Friday Night Drags is in its 10th anniversary season of head-to-head, street-style drag racing on the speedway’s 1/8-mile pit road.
Since its inception in 2009, the primary mission behind Universal Technical Institute Friday Night Drags was to reduce the amount of illegal street racing that is taking place in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex by providing a safer alternative off public roadways. With recent studies indicating that street racing-related accidents account for an average of 135 deaths annually in the United States, Texas Motor Speedway is offering a safer and more organized setting for racers to showcase their vehicles and driving talents.
Over those nine previous seasons, Universal Technical Institute Friday Night Drags also has proven to be a unique evening of summer entertainment for novice racers who may want to see how fast or competitive their personal vehicle can be in a head-to-head matchup.
Open to any automobile, excluding back-half cars or trucks, and any driver over the age of 18, Universal Technical Institute Friday Night Drags will feature racers from across North Texas who will compete for weekly honors and a six-week championship across seven different divisions.
The gates open each week at 6 p.m. with inspection, practice and the Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine beginning at 6:15 p.m. Drag racing competition begins at 9:15 p.m.
The cost is $20 to participate in the UTI Friday Night Drags or Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine competition each week. General admission grandstand tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available in advance at www.texasmotorspeedway.com or day of at the Gate 6 ticket booth. Parking is free in the PSL lot outside of Gate 6 and available for $20 in the infield (with admission included in the pricing). Coolers are permitted in both the grandstands and infield.
Click below for more information and official rules regarding Friday Night Drags
WEEK 1 – JUNE 22 – UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE NIGHT
WEEK 2 – JUNE 29 – FIREWORKS NIGHT PRESENTED BY SNAP-ON TOOLS
WEEK 3 – JULY 6 – TEXAS HARLEY MOTORCYCLE NIGHT
WEEK 4 – JULY 13 – JEEP NIGHT
WEEK 5 – JULY 20 – FIRST RESPONDER APPRECIATION NIGHT
WEEK 6 – JULY 27 – FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT