We’re going drag racing at Tucson Dragway on January 13th and 14th. It’s called the Roadkill Zip-Tie Drags. You should come. That’s all you need to know. Oh, all right, there’s probably more you want to know. We gave it a go below, but you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for anything not covered here.
Let’s start with the cruise, since that’s how it all starts!
FRIDAY CRUISE – L.A. to TUCSON
Come drive from Los Angeles to Tucson with Roadkill’s David Freiburger and Elana Scherr, HOT ROD Garage host Lucky Costa, and House of Muscle’s Mike Musto. This is a casual deal, we’ll head out together but everyone can go their own speed/break down at their own pace.
Where does the cruise begin?
500 Speedway Dr.
Irwindale, CA 91706
When do I need to arrive?
The track opens at 6:30 am, January 13, 2017
Cruise departs Irwindale Speedway at 8:00 am
Is there a route? Lunch?
There is a suggested route, and maps will be provided at the Irwindale meet-up. Lunch will be provided in Blythe, California, lunch tickets will be available at Irwindale in the morning.
We aim to arrive in Tucson by late afternoon, where we’ll meet up with Finnegan and the folks camping at the racetrack and all hang out around the evening bonfire. You can drive with us or meet us there.
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
There are no age limits for General Admission for spectators
To participate in any racing activity you must be of legal age to hold a valid Drivers License in your state.
Are there ID requirements?
If you pre-registered, please provide a valid ID for admission on site
If you are participating in racing or other driving event you must bring a valid Driver’s License.
What can/cannot be brought into the event?
No outside glass bottles
No outside alcohol
Firearms, weapons, mace, pepper spray, drugs or illegal substances ARE NOT allowed on site
Weapons are not allowed even with a CCW license
What Roadkill Vehicles will be at the event?
Stubby Bob, General Mayhem, Draguar, Vette Kart, Nascarlo, Impala, General Maintenance, Muscle Truck, Crop Duster, HOT ROD Garage Chevelle, HOT ROD Garage Wagon
Will there be food and drinks available?
There will be food available for purchase onsite. Bars will open onsite too!
Can I bring a trailer to the event?
Can I bring my pet?
Yes, animals must be leashed at all times and waste picked up
Will manufacturers be there?
Yes, we will have a manufacturer’s midway and a ton of great sponsors
How do spectators purchase tickets?
Tickets available via registration HERE or at the gate*
*Children 12 and under are free and can pick up a pass at the gate
Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?
All tickets will be picked up onsite with a valid ID.
What is the refund policy?
Refunds must be submitted to Events@roadkill.com by January 10, 2017
No refunds will be issued after January 10, 2017
What if the name on registration doesn’t match the attendee?
Registration name must match the attendee’s ID to pick up tickets
Can I bring a BBQ?
BBQs are allowed but firepits are not. We will have a bonfire on Friday, January 13.
What are the camping amenities?
Bathrooms will be open but there are no showers. Hookups are not provided onsite (although Fairgrounds next door have spaces for purchase).
What vehicle can I bring camping?
All vehicles are allowed, you can sleep in your car!
Is camping available both Friday and Saturday night?
Camping for Roadkill Zip-Tie Drags is only planned for Friday night. Racers can stay over Saturday, but must leave Tucson Dragway by 10am Sunday, January 15
RACING/CAR SHOW/SWAP MEET
Is proof of insurance and registration required to race?
Where do I pick up credentials for Swap Meet or Car Show?
Pick up all credentials onsite.
Where do I sign up for the $3000 Hooptie Challenge or Exhibition Runs?
Roadkill judges will choose the $3K Challenge cars onsite. Ask for more info at registration.
Where do I sign up for Fans vs Roadkill Showdown?
Signups will be onsite.
What are the rules?
What are the safety requirements?
Will there be a tech inspection?
Cars will need to pass a basic safety inspection. Helmets will be required for vehicles 13.99 and quicker
What length is the track?
Tucson Dragway is a quarter mile. Find more track information at TucsonDragway.com
Will there be race gas and nitrous oxide at the track for purchase?
These are the companies that make this stuff possible, so check them out when you’re at the track, and if you use any of these brands on your car, let them know! Not only are these companies supporting the event, reps will be giving away product and prizes, so register now to win!
Fi Tech: Got fuel-injection questions? Ken and his team have the answers. The guys who work there are rabid Roadkill fans and are looking forward to meeting other fans and seeing your cars. They’ll have a few cool cars they plan on driving on the cruise and displaying at the event so you can see what their product is all about.
Gear Vendors Overdrive is one of the most supportive companies we work with. Rick loves being the major sponsor of drag racing events, and has been involved with everything from HOT ROD Drag Week to Roadkill Nights. Gear Vendors is giving away gift certificates to winning Drag racing participants so your next roadtrip will be a low RPM breeze.
Baer Brake Systems is the Drag Race Co-sponsor, because the most important thing about going fast is getting stopped at the end! Ask ‘em about the new drag racing brake set-ups.
Sunoco Racing Fuels will be on site selling fuel to drag racing participants and told us there is a special prize planned for all racing entrants. Visit the Sunoco fuel station on-site, show your drag racing credential and pick up your official Sunoco fuel jugs while supplies last.
Laid Back, manufacturers of some of the coolest t shirts and automotive memorabilia is hosting us for the Friday night bonfire. S’mores!
Never has a sponsor been more appropriate to an event than CRC Industries to a Roadkill Car Show. CRC is the manufacturer of Brakleen, the Official Brake Parts Cleaner of ROADKILL and 1 Tank, a fuel additive. As the Car Show sponsor, each registered car show participant will receive a free box from CRC including 1 Tank.
Pioneer Car Audio, the Official Car Audio of ROADKILL, continues to be a huge part of our ROADKILL events and helped us by sponsoring the Friday cruise. The Roadkill Muscle Truck sports a bitchin’ Pioneer system, thus becoming one of the most coveted staff rides for the cruise out.
SEMA will be in attendance showing its continued support of these grass roots styled automotive events. Make sure you check in with them to learn more about the very important RPM Act which continues to protect our rights to enjoy our high horsepower hobby as we know and love it.
McLeod Industries is one of those racing parts companies totally staffed by racers. Ask ‘em some transmission questions, and prepare to be wowed by the prizes they’ve got planned. At PRI McLeod/Raybestos announced a partnered automatic transmission rebuild kit and some lucky winner will get one. Other McLeod prizes include NASCAR Driving Experiences a $500 McLeod Product gift certificate.
AUTOMOTIVE RACING PRODUCTS (ARP) is sending us some cool nuts n bolts to have on hand and give away, so when your junk won’t run, it’s not because a part fell off.
Last but not least, The Supercharger Store will be on hand to showcase their slew of go fast parts and making sure everyone has a good time in their home state! These guys are AZ locals, so swing by and tell them you’re having a good time.
QUESTIONS WE DIDN’T ANSWER? Email EVENTS@Roadkill.com