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Kentucky Dragway 43rd King of the Bluegrass Event to Include IHRA Ironman Classic

Friday, 07 July 2023

CLAY CITY, Ky. — Kentucky Dragway hosts one of its biggest events of the year, the 43rd annual King of the Bluegrass, next Saturday, July 15 with the IHRA Ironman Classic to be a large part of it.

This is one of many great events during the 60th anniversary of the iconic Clay City, Ky., track.

The prestigious IHRA Ironman trophies and big checks will be awarded to winners of the Top ET, Modified, Footbrake, Sportsman and Junior Dragster classes. There will be a special run-off at the end of all the class champions to crown King of the Bluegrass. Young racer Kayden Kratzer pulled off a major surprise in 2022 by winning the King of the Bluegrass honor.

Saturday’s action is highlighted by a $10,000-to-win Top ET (Box) race with 100 or more entries. At a minimum, there will be a $5,000-to-win guaranteed purse with $700 for the runner-up. It’s a $125 single entry or $200 for either a double entry or Top and Mod combo entry.

The Mod class pays $4,000 to the winner if there are 50 or more entries and $2,000 guaranteed otherwise with $100 for single entry and $175 for double entry.

Footbrake is a new class to run on the 1/8-mile and Sportsman cars will run on the full 1/4-mile.  Each of these, along with the Junior Dragsters, feature $1,000-to-win with 30 or more entries. There is also a race for Daily Drivers.

Sunoco Race Fuels are available on site. Gates open at 11 a.m. with time runs at 2 p.m. and eliminations to follow. Crew and spectator entries are $15 for Friday and $20 for Saturday. Kids ages 7-12 are half off with those 6-under admitted free. 

Click here for the track’s Facebook page to keep up to date with this and other exciting events at Kentucky Dragway.

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