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HOT ROD Drag Weekend

March 31, 2016 @ 7:30 am - April 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

The 2016 HOT ROD Drag Weekend™ West presented by Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive brings participating drivers to drag strips in Chandler, Ariz., and Tucson for three days of competition Thursday, March 31 through Sunday, April 3, 2016. Following a successful event last October, the second annual HOT ROD Drag Weekend™ West will feature 100+ street-legal drag-race cars for three days of quarter-mile racing and 300 miles of street driving. These drivers will have to follow a specified route from city to city, submitting photographic evidence to the HOT ROD crew along the way, and must work alone. The car with the lowest average elapsed time over the weekend of racing is the overall winner.

With many highly competitive cars already registered – double the number compared to last year – this event is guaranteed to be bigger and better than ever! Drivers interested in participating can get more information at

Spectators can catch the action live on Race Day Two on Saturday, April 2 at Tucson Dragway in Tucson!


David Freiburger, SVP, Content Strategy & Executive Producer at HOT ROD Magazine
HOT ROD editors and staff
Hot Rod Drag Weekend participants & their vehicles


Race Day Two – Saturday, April 2
Gates open 7:00 a.m. / Racing until 1:30 p.m. or until complete
Afternoon drive to next location


Tucson Dragway
12000 S Houghton Rd
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 762-9700


Experienced drag race drivers and enthusiasts alike are encouraged to register and join HOT ROD Drag Weekend™ West. Pre-Registration (limited to 350 participants) is now available at on a first-come, first-served basis at $250 per vehicle for all three days, including the driver, one passenger and one goody bag. Vehicles may only compete in one class. If there are fewer than 350 entries when on-site registration concludes on Thursday, March 31 at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., wait-list entries present on site will be accepted. Locals interested in racing alongside the competitors can do so at each track for a daily fee of $50, which includes an event t-shirt.

The 2015 Hot Rod Drag Weekend™ brought together some of the top drag racers from across North America including Jeff Lutz, Joe Barry, Dave Schroeder and many more. Join the excitement as we meet a new crop of drag racers in 2016.

Admission is $5 for Tech, Test and Tune on March 31 and $10 for all race days (April 1-3) for ages 13 and over. Tickets will be available at each individual track.

Follow the action at HOT ROD Drag Weekend™ West on Facebook at and Twitter using #dragweekend16. Learn more about Drag Weekend

HOT ROD has been the most recognized brand in the world of high-performance cars since the iconic American magazine was founded in 1948. Today, the authoritative HOT ROD media footprint connects with more than 5 million individuals per month. The HOT ROD Network includes HOT ROD and HOT ROD Deluxe print and digital magazines;; the two largest events of their kind, HOT ROD Power Tour and HOT ROD Drag Week; two monthly YouTube shows Roadkill (averaging a million-plus views per episode) and the new HOT ROD Garage; 2.2 million Facebook fans, plus multiple active Twitter and Instagram accounts; and broad licensing of HOT ROD branded products. HOT ROD is part of TEN: The Enthusiast Network and its family of enthusiast brands.

TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, and GRINDTV. With more than 50 publications, 60 websites, 50 events, 1,000 branded products, the world’s largest automotive VOD channel, and the world’s largest action/adventure sports media platform, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit


March 31, 2016 @ 7:30 am
April 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm


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