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Charlie Short Memorial at London Dragway to Include IHRA Ironman Classic

Monday, 12 June 2023

LONDON, Ky. — It’s not one or two, but three days of great bracket racing with the Charlie Short Memorial at London Dragway this weekend, June 16-18.

Big money will be up for grabs throughout the weekend at the Eastern Kentucky track and racers will also compete for prestigious IHRA Ironman trophies on Saturday. It’s an excellent opportunity to race at a great facility in one of the most scenic parts of the country.

Action starts Friday with Gamblers races for the Box and No Box classes. These are $1,200-to-win races with a $60 entry fee.

Saturday and Sunday races for Top ET (Box) are $5,000-to-win with a single-day entry of $125. The Mod (No Box) races feature a $2,000 winner’s purse with a $75 single-day entry. The Sportsman and Junior Dragster racers are also in action as big checks will awarded in all classes.

These also count as IHRA Summit SuperSeries points races. Weekend entry fees are $175 for Top ET and $275 for double entries. Mod fees are $115 and $200 for double entries. Single-day entries for Sportsman and Juniors are just $25.

In addition, Ohio Crankshaft is sponsoring a 64-Car Shootout on Saturday with $6,000 to the winner and $1,000 for the runner-up. Call 606-231-3446 to reserve your spot now as it’s a $140 entry.

The weekend schedule starts with gates opening Friday at 4 p.m. followed by timed runs at 6 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m. Gates open Saturday at 9 a.m. with timed runs at 11 a.m. and racing to follow. Gates open Sunday at 9 a.m. with new entry time runs at 10 a.m. followed by racing.

Spectator admission is $15 each day with kids 10-under admitted free.

Be sure you’re eligible to earn Summit SuperSeries points by making sure your IHRA membership is up to date. It’s really easy as you can click here for the IHRA membership center or call our membership coordinator Heather Roth at 85-JOIN-IHRA.

Keep up with the latest happenings at London Dragway by clicking here to check out the track’s Facebook page. You certainly don’t want to miss out on this exciting weekend of racing.

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Last modified on Monday, 12 June 2023