Firecracker Bracket Nationals registration is OPEN! Entries are limited and selling out fast! A deposit of $100/$125 is required to hold your spot, with the balance due by March 1st or May 1st depending on options selected. You don’t want to miss this 4 day race weekend with over $170K up for grabs!!
2023 Racing Schedules
2023 Special Events
Spring Diesel Drags
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Nuclear No Prep
Friday & Saturday, June 2-3, 2023
Sick The Mag presents “Sick Summer”
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Snow Studs Summer Asphalt Shootout
Saturday/Sunday, July 15-16, 2023
Glory Days Vintage Drag Race
Friday/Saturday/Sunday, July 21-23, 2023
Big Drag’s Grudge Event
Saturday/Sunday, August 5-6, 2023
Nuclear No Prep
Friday & Saturday, Sept. 8-9, 2023
Central Illinois Street Car Shootout
Saturday, September 16, 2023
World Power Wheel Standing Championship
Sunday, October 1, 2023
Byron Fall Classic
(Car Show/Swap Meet)
Saturday/Sunday, October 14-15, 2023
Import Face Off
Sunday, October 22, 2023
Fall Diesel Drags
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Four Days of Racing at 47th Annual U.S. Bracket Nationals Over Labor Day Weekend
As both the original and longest running "big money" bracket race, the 47th Annual U.S. Bracket Nationals at Byron Dragway has always been a crown jewel since the inaugural running in 1975. With an extra day of racing added to Friday afternoon, enhanced payouts,...
PHOTOS: Glory Days Vintage Drag Race, August 2022
The 2022 edition of the Glory Days Vintage Drag Race, Car Show & Swap Meet again proved to be a thrilling and enjoyable experience. The long running event has served as a high-speed tribute to an era of 1966 & earlier vintage drag racing. Despite a dire...
A Letter to the Byron Dragway Community
Dear Byron Dragway racing family- As announced earlier this summer, after more than 30 years of owning and operating the dragway, BJ and Rhonda Vangsness entered into a purchase agreement to sell Byron...
Glory Days Vintage Drag Race, Car Show & Swap Meet is Fast Approaching, August 19-21, 2022
Take a quarter-mile blast down memory lane at the Glory Days Vintage Drag Race, Car Show & Swap Meet presented by Jim Kasallis Mobile Truck Repair, August 19-21, 2022 at Byron Dragway in Byron, Illinois. This is the #1 premier vintage drag race and it's not too...
Big Bucks Bracket Bash Series Returns, July 30-31, 2022
Super Pro Box / No Box will pay $5,000 to win on Sunday and $3,000 to win on Saturday. Test & Tune will be available on Saturday only. Pro Eliminator, Sportsman Class & Street Eliminator will compete on Sunday only.
THIS WEEKEND: July 23-24, 2022
The stage is set for a weekend full of drag racing at Byron Dragway, July 23-24, 2022. Two days of Test & Tune, Midwest Index Shootout Series, and Jr. Dragster competition highlight the Saturday and Sunday races. A Jr. Street “double-headed” will also take place...