If you’re new to all of this, the Summit Racing Midwest Drags is five days (well, four plus a test day) of racing at a series of local race tracks. Once you’re done at one track, you pack up, and head to the next one.
Oh, and you have to drive your car there.
Yup, your car has to be street legal and it has to make it to each track under its own power. That means it should have a precise mix of performance, reliability, and comfort.
…And maybe a trailer hitch, since you’re also able to bring a small trailer to haul an extra set of tires, some tools, and other essentials.
In short, the Summit Racing Midwest Drags is the perfect gearhead adventure.
The racing is friendly, the atmosphere is fun, and even a broken part or tuning setback is often met with a smile and plenty of help from the other competitors.
Oh, and the “Midwest” part only refers to the event location, and we talked to attendees from all over the country, as far west as Utah and far east as New York.
With the first venue in the books after tonight, the racers will drive to the US 41 Dragstrip in Morocco, Indiana before heading north to Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio before circling back to Edgewater for a final day of racing and revelry.
If any of those stops are near you, check the schedule link above and stop by the races this week.
And if you want a better glimpse of what you’ll find there, check out the photo gallery below:
Paul is the editor of OnAllCylinders. When he's not writing, you'll probably find him fixing oil leaks in a Jeep CJ-5 or roof leaks in 1972 Corvette ragtop. Thanks to a penchant for vintage Honda motorcycles, he spends the rest of his time fiddling with carburetors and cleaning chain lube off his left pant leg.