June 1, 2020

Friday June 5 – Sunday June 7th – WE ARE OPENING!!!!

Attention Atco Dragway Racers & Family/Crew Members:

It is our plan to open this weekend, Friday June 5th – Sunday June 7th, 2020 without spectators.  Here is the weekend schedule:

  • June 5th: Gates open at 5pm for Street Friday Night Test ‘n’ Tune. $35 Test ‘n’ Tune, $10 Family/Crew Members. Racing starts approx. 5:30pm & we will race as late as possible (which usually means staging lanes close sometime between 10-11pm).

  • June 6th: Gates open at 8am for Jr Dragsters (Entry $45, includes parent), Jr Street (Entry $40), HS Challenge (Entry $35), Sportsman (Entry $45), Pro (Entry $60) & Super Pro (Entry $80). NO TEST ‘N’ TUNE. $15 Family/Crew Member. ALL RACE CLASSES will start PROMPTLY at 9am with the following run order (which is subject to change on race day): Super Pro Jr Dragster (Ages 13+), Pro Jr Dragster (Ages 10-12), Sportsman Jr Dragster (Ages 6-9), Jr Street, HS Challenge, Sportsman, Pro, Super Pro. THESE ARE NOT POINTS RACES. There will be a buyback round for Sportsman, Pro & Super Pro after 1st Round of Eliminations. Racing will finish at the end of eliminations of all classes which we’re hoping is around 6/7pm (could be earlier or later depending on car counts & how programming runs throughout the day).

  • June 7th: Gates open 9am for Test ‘n’ Tune. $50 Test ‘n’ Tune, $15 Family/Crew Members. Racing will start approx. 10am & go until approx. 4pm.

COVID19 – Guidelines

Due to the COVID-19 situation, these guidelines will be in effect:

  • SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES APPLY AT ALL TIMES. Please do your best to park in every other pit spot. We ask that Racers, Crew & Family Members bring masks for when distancing is not possible. We also ask that you bring your own sanitizer & whatever cleaning products you need to feel safe.

  • NEW INSURANCE WAIVER. There is a new insurance waiver that must be signed at the front gate each day by all racers & family/crew members.

  • NO HELMET RENTALS. We will have them available for purchase in the speed shop. We will update on pricing ASAP as we are trying to get them in bulk to get the best possible price for you, the consumer.

  • NO PORTAPOTS. Bathrooms on both sides of the track will be open for use & will be sanitized regularly.

  • CONCESSIONS/WINNERS CIRCLE LOUNGE. The walk up concession stand will be open for lunch/dinner. The Winners Circle Lounge will remain closed until further notice. Crew/Family members may bring individual coolers, but please NO GLASS (only plastic/aluminum).

  • TOWER/PAYOUTS. Only 1 person allowed in the tower (other than employees) & masks will be required. Competition Racers please visit our website (atcodragway.rocks - racer rules page) to print & fill out a 2020 W9 and bring with you to cut down wait times for payouts.

  • TRACK RENTALS. Rentals to resume Monday June 8th, 2020. New rentals being booked will be at $250/car. New Rentals with 50 or more cars or if your rental deposit was paid prior to the shutdown (around March 17), then it will be at the $200/car rate. For rentals, gates open 9am, racing 10am-4pm.

  • NHRA SAFETY RULES. All NHRA Safety rules apply. There is a 3 month extension for expired chassis certs, but rules for helmets/seatbelts/etc. are still in effect.

  • PLEASE BE PATIENT. Due to limited capacity rules, there may be longer than usual wait times at the gate and concessions as there may be restrictions on employees to serve customers.

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Event & Points Racers Update

The following events will be cancelled in their entirety: Philadelphia Modifiers (spring date), Import Revival, Thrill Show, All In Motorsports, Waterfest, National Night Out, & Fall Nationals.

Pan American Nationals will be moved to September 30 – October 4: Due to schedule changes parking will now begin on Wednesday. All qualifying for PR vs USA and 7.50 index will be held on Thursday October 1st and Friday October 2nd. If you plan on running the team races or 7.50 index you will need to be here no later than the morning of 10/2 to receive any qualifying passes. Many people have been calling about fence line spots, and as of now we do intend to put them up for sale sometime in late August.

Bracket, Index Racers & all other points accruing classes: Super, Pro, Sportsman, Motorcycle and High school will accrue points to attend bracket finals, however there will be no points sign ups this year. This also means there will be no point funds for 2020. Also as previously advised, we will not be paying to send the team to the Bracket Finals this year. If you have previously paid to enter any of the 2020 programs you can call the office for a refund. If you do not call, your money will be given in the form of a gate credit. All payouts and entry fees will remain the same. Please check out the new schedule for changes to your individual program dates.

Junior Dragsters & Junior Street: Points programs are cancelled. We will also be forfeiting trophies for the year, however payouts will remain the same. If you have previously paid to enter any of the 2020 programs you can call the office for a refund. If you do not call, your money will be given in the form of a gate credit.

Tuesday Night Gamblers: Gambler points have now been reduced to one half as opposed to two. Points will accrue and will be paid to the top 4 earners based on the number of overall cars. There will be no runoff this year. Please see your updated rules sheet for more information on your new end of the year payout structure.

Gift cards: All Atco Dragway gift cards will be honored throughout the remainder of the year for any areas within the facility that will be allowed to open. We will not be selling any new gift cards in 2020 as we are out of physical cards and were in the midst of switching processing companies when the shutdown occurred. This expense will be curbed for the time being.

Please remember this schedule is still tentative. We may be able to add some smaller races/classes back in or we may have to continue thinning our days based on whatever rules we are dealt. One thing we know is certain is that social distancing and other policies will be in place. We will address these issues/rules/procedures as we come closer to our anticipated opening date and receive more guidance from the powers that be.

On a more personal note, we realize losing races and incentive programs is disappointing for all of our many many different groups and we truly apologize for bringing you more bad news. We’re hopeful we’ve found a balance and that everyone will have a fair chance to run some of what they love this year.

See you all soon! Stay safe!

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