NASCAR & Auto Racing

Drag racing coming to Kansas Speedway

Pit road at Kansas Speedway will be the site of drag racing on Saturday.
Pit road at Kansas Speedway will be the site of drag racing on Saturday. Photo courtesy of NASCAR PHOTOGRAPHY

Kansas Speedway will play host to Operation Octane, featuring drag racing down the track’s pit road from 5-11 p.m. on Saturday.

Three sold-out classes of drag racing — small tire, big tire and true street class — will compete on the 1/8-mile track.

Tickets are available only on Saturday and cost $10 per spectator. Children 12 and under will be admitted free. Tickets can be purchased starting at 3 p.m. at Ticket Booth A at the speedway. Admission gives fans access to the infield and the grandstands of Turn 4. Fans also will be able to access both the infield and grandstands via a crossover gate in Turn 4.

Fans will be permitted to park for free in General Parking by Gate A. A second parking option — parking in the infield — will cost $10 per car and is in addition to the $10 admission per person.

Drag racing participants should enter Kansas Speedway at France Family Drive. Admission for participants is $30.

Kansas Speedway officials encourage fans to arrive early to purchase their tickets and gain access to the grandstands.

The event is an alcohol-free event. Concessions will not be sold at the track, but fans can bring in their own coolers (14 x14 x14-inch soft-sided coolers). Glass containers are prohibited.