The Current Status Of Tucson Dragway

The Current Status and plans for Tucson Dragway are to run two independently contracted events that have insurance and contractual commitments for the month of October. The Import Face Off will take place on Sunday, October 18th. The inaugural Hot Rod Drag Week West will be conducted on October 28th. & 29th.

Due to the reorganization process of Tucson Dragway we have been forced to cancel all other events scheduled for the 2015 racing- season. This decision was based on the very best interest and long- term future for the facility. We are happy to announce that we will host our grand opening event which will take place on January 1st, 2016. The details of this special event will be announced in the very near future.

Sanctioning Body:

We have received numerous inquiries regarding which sanctioning body Tucson Dragway will be affiliated with in 2016. We appreciate everything IHRA has and continues to do for our sport, the facility and the Tucson community.

We are in the process of evaluating each sanctioning body (IHRA and NHRA) and make a decision as to which sanctioning body offer the best benefits and services to our customers, marketing partners, facility and the community.  The New Tucson Dragway will be making a final decision before the end of the year.  

At this time we are taking into consideration the comments, concerns, and opinions of racers, marketing partners and the community who call Tucson Dragway their home track. Although a final decision has not been made, we are currently considering the opportunities and benefits that each sanctioning body has to offer our sportsman racing community.

Racers have asked if they should begin the process of obtaining an NHRA license and car certification for the upcoming season. Currently, IHRA does except NHRA memberships and certification requirements.
The location of our tack will also play a large role in the decision making process.

Please continue to check the website and our social media for further updates. Thank you again for all your kind words and support during this transition period.

-Jim Hughes

Posted on November 2, 2015 .