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 Nostalgia Drag Races at the Historic Little River Dragway

NEW DATEs!! May 30th Test and Tune> June 1st Racing all day

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What is the Showdown? Our Goal

We aim to create an event that offers vintage car owners, car clubs, and enthusiasts a chance to keep drag racing history alive. Help us support the revival of nostalgia style drag racing to Central Texas. Open to all PRE-1964 manufactured vehicles.

RACERS =  SIGN UP & PRE-REGISTER HERE

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The Track

Little River Dragway is one of the oldest drag strips in the country and has been in continual operation since 1958. A favorite spot for many central Texas car clubs and racers over the years. The track will be partnering with local car clubs, racers, and the newly revived HLTA - Highland Lakes Timing Association (est. 1956), to bring you this event.

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Event Coverage

This event will be covered with a live feed from Bangshift.com. Our friends at Bangshift run the premier online magazine for car junkies across the globe. Whether you are looking for the latest gearhead news, tech, features, event coverage or video - they’ve got it all at BangShift.com.


READ MORE about the historic cars that will be kicking off the races this year: HERE

Event Schedule

Admission

Ticket Info

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Admission

Ticket Info

$20 General Admission

$10 Military/Vets with ID

KIDS 12 & Under FREE

CASH ONLY!


* Camping is allowed on a first come first serve basis. 

* Outside coolers are allowed.


RACERS =  SIGN UP & PRE-REGISTER HERE 



Classes

Details

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Classes

Details

SIGN UP & PRE-REGISTER HERE


The track is currently set up to run quarter-mile or 1/8 mile, for our event all classes will be running 1/8th mile. 


We will have four classes limited to 1964 and older American made cars and old school front engine dragsters. The classes will consist of a heads up (fastest of the fast race cars) first to the stripe wins, and all other classes will be bracket racing.

CLASSES:

TOP ELIMINATOR - HEADS UP

PRO ET -  6.49 and faster

SUPER STREET - 6.50 to 7.99

DAILY DRIVER -  8.00 and slower


*New!
VINTAGE ENGINE Class
(All pre-1955 produced engines only)


Drag radials or drag slicks required on all classes except Daily Driver class.  CASH ONLY  registration day of the event, or pre-register with a CC.


**All money paid in by racers participating in each class will be paid out 100% (plus sponsor money) to the winners in each class.


May 31, 2019

Test and Tune

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Main Track

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May 31, 2019

Test and Tune

5pm - Gates Open

6pm - Test and Tune

9pm - STAGING LANES CLOSE

Evening test and tune runs for approximately 3 - 4 hours.

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Main Track

June 1, 2019

Race Day

7:00 am - 11:00 pm

Main Track

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June 1, 2019

Race Day

7am - Gates will officially open
8am - Technical inspection and registration for racers will begin
9am - Lanes open and test runs will continue for 3 hours
12pm - Testing ends, break for lunch/drivers meeting
1pm - Fastest classes called first


Note:  There will be buy-backs into second round if you go out first and we will run into the evening until all passes have been completed. 

7:00 am - 11:00 pm

Main Track

More INFO

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Lodging

If you're coming in from out of town and need a place to stay call Super8 in Temple, Tx. They're mins down the road and have reserved rooms at a discounted rate, just mention - The Showdown at the River!

 

Super8 by Wyndham Temple

5505 South General Bruce Dr Temple, Texas 76502

+1-254-217-8300 

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Special Guests and Vendors

Check back regularly for updates.

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SWAG

Event posters, stickers, and t-shirts will be available at the event - if you pre-ordered please bring your confirmation email to the merch table for pick-up. See you there!

Past Track Highlights

How about a little inspiration for the upcoming races... 

Early racing footage...

Some cool footage from our buddy Blake Burwell...

Contact Us

Showdown at the River 2019

13314 State Highway 95, Holland, Texas 76534

(512) 228-7542

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