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2015 Old Tucson Dragway Reunion 


The Old Tucson Dragway Reunion has been expanded to two days for 2015:  Friday night, April 10 and Saturday, April 11.  There are a number of other big changes to make this great event even better for both spectators and for participants.

The event will again feature drag racing for pre-’75 cars (with old school flag starts at various times), a large car display area featuring pre-’75 customs, hot rods, street rods, and race cars, a great collection of nostalgia dragsters, funny cars, gassers and other race cars on display in the special Nitro Mall area, and nitro car cackles, push starts and burnouts all night long on both nights.  

On Friday the pits will be open at 8 a.m. for racers and display vehicles, spectator gates will open at 5 p.m., and the Test and Tune for pre-’75 cars (no electronics) will run from 6-11 p.m.   Tech card is $25.  Friday admission is only $5 with kids under 12 free.  

On Saturday the gates will open at 8 a.m. for racers and at 9 a.m. for spectators.  The track will go hot at noon for more Test and Tune (tech card is $25) and the King of the Hill Race (handicapped and no electronics, footbrake only, no trans-brake allowed) for pre-’75 cars, with $1000 to win ($400 to the runner up, $100 semi losers, and $50 quarter losers), starts at 4 p.m.  Entry for the King of the Hill Race is $60 which includes a tech card.   

The big show kicks off at 6 p.m. with cackles, push starts and burnouts by historic nitro race cars, the Western Fuel Altereds running a Chicago style race (all cars run two full rounds with the fastest two cars meeting in the final), the 2015 Arizona Drag Racing Hall of Fame inductions, other race cars running their own eliminations and making test and tune runs, and the fabulous Nitro Blast with a large number of historic race cars lighting up the night and burning a lot of nitro all together right in front of the stands.   

Saturday admission is only $12 with kids under 12 free.  Buy a 2 day ticket on Friday for only $15! 

Best of all, the 2015 event will continue its tradition of being a laid back, low key affair where old friends and racers can tell each other how fast they used to be and fans can meet some legendary drivers, watch some great racing, and see some historic race cars up close in the pits and on the track! 

The Reunion will again be held at Southwestern International Raceway.  The shops and concessions will be open both nights. 

Pre-’75 race cars, street rods, hot rods, and custom cars may park inside the pits in the special car display area at no extra charge on both nights.  You pay only the general admission.  If you want to run down the race track, you must buy a tech card.

More details are available and announcements will be posted on the event’s website: http://tucsondragway.net/ and on the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/454471171358191/?notif_t=plan_user_invited 

For questions about the event, contact Dan Owens at (520) 869-7772 or dowens@merlesauto.com