Soon after the invention of the car was the invention of racing. Since the ‘60s racers have gone heads up at the Mid America Dragway in Ark City, Kansas. So what better place to hold an era correct drag race?
The Midway Drags presented by Hot Rod Sanctuary will be held June 9-10, 2022 at the Mid America Dragway. Who’s Hot Rod Sanctuary? We are a group of guys and gals who are passionate about all things involving cars, trucks and race cars!
The rules for racing at the Midway Drags are pretty easy…no new stuff.
Race Cars must be era correct ‘72 and older.
Max wheel width 10”
Max tire width 12”
NHRA requirements are in effect, seat belts, roll bars, etc.
Heads up racing
Front engine dragsters only
Under NO circumstances should your car have…
Antifreeze in the cooling system
An LS motor, turbo or procharger
Electronic fuel injection - Fuel injection is awesome, but if it’s not era correct, it’s not for this race.
Modern Wheels - If they’re not period correct you won’t race.
Modern scoops, giant cowl hoods, giant wings, etc.
Standard sized cowl hoods on approval!
Wheelie bars that stick out 10 feet behind your car - Max is 12” past the body/bumper
Swoopy neon 80s graphics - paint jobs must follow the ‘72 and older era.
Dial Numbers - This isn’t a bracket race
Go-go juice, they didn’t have NOS in the 60s
Super shiny billet or other modern equipment under the hood; valve cover, air cleaners, etc.
Fancy electronics like stutter boxes, digital gauges, throttle stops or monster tacs on the dash.
Be a full bodied door tube chassis car
White or yellow lettering on tires/slicks - it’s black wall out
The Midway Drags, June 9-10, 2022
Mid America Dragway, Ark City, KS
Track opens at 5 p.m.
Lanes open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Gates Open at 8 a.m.
Drivers Meeting at 12 p.m.
Racing Start at 1 p.m.
Racer Entry Fee - Car & Driver
Friday Night $30
2 Day Race Pass $75
All entry fees are paid at the gate.
Pre-registration is required. You can do that at hotrodsanctuary.com/register
Racers must bring their approval letter to be admitted to the race.
Mid America Dragway follow NHRA rules, you can find track information at midamericadragway.com/safety
Hampton Inn & Suites I-35/Mulvane is hosting the Midway Drag participants and offering a discounted room rate of $149 a night.
To book a room please call the hotel directly at 316-524-3777 and reference group code "VDR" or Vintage Drag Race for the dates needed. You may also book online using this link.
The discounted rate is available until May 30, 2023 at midnight, reservations made on May 31, 2023 will be subject to availability and the current selling rate.
In addition to the race, there will be a car show. Any and all hot rods 1972 and older are welcome. Your spectator entry gets you an entry into the car show, just let the folks at the gate know you're parking in the car show.
More info coming soon.
$15 a Day – Adults (Aged 13+)
$25 for a 2-Day Pass
FREE: 12 & Under
The Mid America Dragway is located 6 miles west of Arkansas City, Kansas on the south side of Highway 166. View on map.
Friday, June 9th
Track will open from at 5 p.m. for campers and unloading
Test and Tune will begin at 6 p.m. and run until 11 p.m.
Saturday, June 10th
Gates open at 8 a.m.
Mandatory Driver's Meeting at 12 p.m.
First call to the lanes at 1 p.m.
Awards when all class racing is completed.