WHEN: Wed., Aug. 5 – Sat., Aug. 8; 6 p.m. - midnight
WHERE: The Nugget’s West Parking Lot, “Nugget Speedway”
ADMISSION COST: $10 General Admission; Free for Hot August Nights Registrants
RACING COST: Free for Hot August Nights Registrants; $75 for Non-Registrants
Reno/Sparks, Nevada – The Official Hot August Nights Classic Car Drag Races & Burnouts will return to the Nugget Casino Resort in 2015. The always-popular event combines the smell of burning rubber and gasoline, paired with classic eye candy and high-adrenaline levels caused by risky racing to draw some of the best competitors in the country.
“It’s loud, it’s fast and it’s fun,” said Carlton Geer, President and CEO of the Nugget Casino Resort. “This event is as exciting for the spectators as it is for the participants.”
The Nugget Casino Resort will host the event on “Nugget Speedway,” a special drag racing track that is about one-sixteenth of a mile long in the Nugget’s West Parking Lot. Drag races and burnouts take place Wednesday, August 5 through Saturday, August 8 during Hot August Nights, from 6 p.m. until midnight.
This is the fifth year in a row that the Nugget Casino Resort will host the event. The drag races took a 10-year hiatus during Hot August Nights, but returned to the Nugget in 2011.
“Working with the Nugget to bring the drag races and burnouts back is one of my proudest accomplishments,” said Tony Marini, Executive Director of Hot August Nights. “Attendance has gone up each year we’ve done it and it’s great to see people enjoying this exhilarating event.”
The cost to attend is $10 for general admission and free for children 6 and under and Hot August Nights registrants.
To enter your car in a race, vehicles must be 1976 and older cars, pickup-size trucks and emergency vehicles. The cost to race is free for Hot August Nights participants and $75 for non-registrants, per day. Tires must be D.O.T. approved (no slicks), no nitrous oxide or racing fuels allowed.
Nightly prizes will be awarded with grand prizes awarded on Saturday night of $250 plus free entry to Hot August Nights 2016.
For more information, please visit NuggetCasinoResort.com and HotAugustNights.net.
The Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada is one of the Reno/Tahoe region's most affordable vacation and convention destinations, featuring a multitude of amenities, including 1,400 guestrooms, 110,000 square feet of meeting space, eight award-winning dining outlets including Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que, a year-round atrium pool and numerous other activities. For more information, please visit www.nuggetcasinoresort.com, call 1-800-648-1177, or visit us on Facebook and Twitter.