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Legendary Darlington Dragway to Host IHRA Hot Rod Classic in Two Weeks

Thursday, 18 April 2024 Written by 
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DARLINGTON, S.C. — The excitement is through the roof as legendary Darlington Dragway will be the site for the IHRA Hot Rod Classic on May 2-4.

Big money and awesome prizes like unique black and chrome IHRA Ironman trophies and specially-designed IHRA medals are on the line for racers. It’s crucial for bracket racers to get your entries in early as pre-sale for 64-car, $5,000-to-win Box and No Box Shootouts. Even though it might look like some are available, they fill up fast in the days leading up to the race. There is a waiting list if sold out before you buy.

Entries for all other classes and spectator tickets will also be available. While registration will be available at the track, racers are highly encouraged to get their entries in early as planning for parking and other items take place. Specator tickets are cheaper online and those who share through the FOAT get an extra discount.  Click here for the pre-sales link.

Partners like Don Baskin Trucking LLC, M&M Transmission, Stroud Safety, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Racing Oil, LJ1 Oil Products and TMF Metal Solutions are IHRA Hot Rod Classic sponsors. Trailer Ranch LLC will also have a display set up.


Pro Mods are competing for a $10,000 winner’s purse with $3,000 for the runner-up. Real Steel N/T racers will see $5,000 to the winner and $1,000 to the runner-up. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman payouts include $3,000 for the winner and $1,000 for the other finalist.

Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot Rod feature $2,000-to-win and $750 for runner-up with all the races broadcast on the IHRA-TV channel on YouTube.

Bracket racers have big-money showdowns in Box and No Box with $5,000 for the winner and $1,000 for runner-up. Junior Dragster racers face off with $750 for the winner and $500 for runner-up.

Each entry must be an IHRA member and have an IHRA competition license in the ET range of the vehicle utilized during competition.

Crew weekend passes are $75 and a single-day pass for Saturday is $35. VIP Pit Parking Pass is $50 plus credentials for each occupant. Spectator costs (No restricted area access) are $70 for the 3-day weekend, $55 for a 2-day (Friday-Saturday) wristband and $30 for a single-day ticket.

Click here for a listing of the Darlington HRC schedule, payouts, entry fees and rules. You don’t want to miss out on this exciting event as it’s never been easier to become an IHRA member. Click here to visit the IHRA membership center or call 85.JOIN.IHRA where our membership coordinator Heather Roth will get you ready to race down the track.

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