Winner’s Circle Photos: Sunday, May 22, 2022

Winner’s Circle Photos: Sunday, May 22, 2022

Terry McGraw Photography captured all of the action on-track and in the Winner's Circle at Byron Dragway on Sunday, May 22, 2022. To view even more photos or to contact Terry to order high quality prints, please click here. The Bacon Family Enjoyed a Successful Sunday...

Firecracker Bracket Nationals Registration Has Re-Opened!

Firecracker Bracket Nationals Registration Has Re-Opened!

Did you miss out when the $100,000 to win Firecracker Bracket Nationals quickly sold out of Door Car entries? If so, you're in luck! A few Door Car & Dragster entries became available following the May 1st payment deadline. That means you get a second chance to...

THIS WEEKEND: May 21-22, 2022

THIS WEEKEND: May 21-22, 2022

Saturday, May 21, 2022 Test & TuneJr. Dragster - Points Race #3Jr. Street - Points Race #2High School Drags - Points Race #3 & #42 Wheel Speed Points - Race #1 Sunday, May 22, 2022 Test & TuneJr. Dragster - Points Race #42 Wheel Speed Points - Race...

Winner’s Circle Photos: Saturday, May 14, 2022

Winner’s Circle Photos: Saturday, May 14, 2022

Winner's Circle was a busy place during Byron Dragway's season opener on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Here are a Winner's Circle pictures courtesy of Terry McGraw Photography. Wyatt Bacon - Jr. Novice Winner and 10 & Older Fun Run Winner Mikayla Highland - High School...

First 2 Wheel Speed Weekend of 2022 is This Weekend, May 21 & 22

First 2 Wheel Speed Weekend of 2022 is This Weekend, May 21 & 22

The first of two weekends for the 2 Wheel Speed motorcycle drag racing series will be this weekend, May 21 & 22, 2022. 2 Wheel Speed consists of an E.T. Bracket Class as well as an 8.90 & 9.50 Index Classes. E.T. BRACKET CLASS $75 Entry Fee$35 Buy Back($35 of...

BREAKING NEWS: HOT ROD Drag Week Returns to Byron Dragway in 2022!

BREAKING NEWS: HOT ROD Drag Week Returns to Byron Dragway in 2022!

HOT ROD Drag Week will make an unexpected return to Byron Dragway on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Due to concerns of the closure of Memphis International Raceway, the HOT ROD Drag Week 2022 Racing Schedule and route has been updated. Among the changes, Byron Dragway...

Jr. Dragster Series Announced for 2022

Jr. Dragster Series Announced for 2022

The Jr. Dragster Series at Byron Dragway will begin on Saturday, May 14th. Consisting of mostly two-day race weekends, the Jr. Dragster Series is sure to be a lot of family fun!

Midwest Index Shootout Series Announced for 2022

Midwest Index Shootout Series Announced for 2022

The 2022 Midwest Index Shootout Series is scheduled to begin on Sunday, May 15th. The Index Points Championships will ultimately me decided at the World Power Wheel Standing Championships pres. by Don's Auto Parts on Sunday, October 2nd!

Byron Dragway Seeking General Manager

Byron Dragway Seeking General Manager

Byron Dragway is seeking applicants for the General Manager position. Qualified candidates may apply by emailing their resume and a cover letter describing why they are uniquely qualified for this position to dragwayjobs@gmail.com. Position Title: General Manager...

NHRA Chassis Inspections Available by Appointment May 7, 2022

NHRA Chassis Inspections Available by Appointment May 7, 2022

Any car running 9.99-seconds (6.39 1/8-mile) or quicker in the quarter-mile is required to have the chassis inspected and an NHRA/SFI certification sticker affixed. All sportsman certification tags are valid for 3-years from the date of inspection; pro certification...

Update Regarding the 2022 Schedule at Byron Dragway

Update Regarding the 2022 Schedule at Byron Dragway

With the race season approaching, Byron Dragway’s 2022 schedule is noticeably absent.  It is no secret that Byron Dragway is for sale with our intention to find a buyer who wants to keep it a racing facility. In recent months, a surge of prospective buyers have...

Glory Days Vintage Drag Race Registration Opens 2.22.22

Glory Days Vintage Drag Race Registration Opens 2.22.22

Pre-registration for the 2022 edition of the Glory Days Vintage Drag Race (August 19-21, 2022) opens on February 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM CST. But before you sign up, be sure that your car, truck or motorcycle meets the event criteria for this 1966 and earlier vintage...

Firecracker Bracket Nationals Registration Opens Saturday Morning

Firecracker Bracket Nationals Registration Opens Saturday Morning

Registration for the Twenty-Third Annual Firecracker Bracket Nationals (June 24-26, 2022) will open on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 9:00 AM CST. With a limited number of entries and a six-figure main event payout, the Firecracker Bracket Nationals remains the...

Firecracker Bracket Nationals Registration Information Announced

Firecracker Bracket Nationals Registration Information Announced

Registration for the Twenty-Third Annual Firecracker Bracket Nationals (June 24-26, 2022) will open on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 9:00 AM CST. With a limited number of entries and a six-figure main event payout, the Firecracker Bracket Nationals remains the...

Final Weekend: It’s Time for One Last Blast of 2021, Nov. 6-7

Final Weekend: It’s Time for One Last Blast of 2021, Nov. 6-7

Like a wide open run down the quarter-mile, the 2021 season is quickly racing to it’s conclusion this weekend. The final Test & Tune days of the year will be Saturday, November 6th and Sunday, November 7th. An incredible weather forecast awaits the weekend with...

New Diesel World Record was Set at Byron Dragway Last Weekend

New Diesel World Record was Set at Byron Dragway Last Weekend

Photo Courtesy of Terry McGraw Photography Brett Deutsch arrived at Byron Dragway on Saturday, October 30th with one mission: to set a new world record. To accomplish this feat, Deutsch would need to pilot his 1969 Chevrolet C10 Duramax truck to a quarter-mile elapse...

Autoland Outlets, Official Car Dealer of Byron Dragway, is Hiring!

Autoland Outlets, Official Car Dealer of Byron Dragway, is Hiring!

Autoland Outlets, the longtime Official Car Dealer of Byron Dragway, is growing and we’re pleased to pleased to announce that they are hiring! Immediate mid-level and entry level mechanic positions are open for both full-time and part-time work. We seek individuals...

Diesel Drags Take Center Stage This Saturday, October 30th

Diesel Drags Take Center Stage This Saturday, October 30th

From mild-to-wild, this is the diesel event for drivers and trucks of all performance levels. Whether daily driven or heavily modified, we're looking for as many diesel trucks as possible! This year's Diesel Drags will be presented by Superior Automotive & Diesel...

Only Two Weekends of Test & Tune Remain in 2021

Only Two Weekends of Test & Tune Remain in 2021

The expression that "time flies when you're having fun" has certainly held true in 2021. As hard as it is to imagine, we are officially in the waning moments of the 2021 season with only two weekends of Test & Tune remaining. While Test & Tune will be...

Diesel Drags Return to Byron Dragway on Saturday, October 30th

Diesel Drags Return to Byron Dragway on Saturday, October 30th

Diesel drag racing will return to Byron Dragway for the second time in 2021 with the fall edition of Diesel Drags on Saturday, October 30th. In a heartfelt tribute in memory of Jarrett Powell, Superior Automotive of Belvidere, Illinois was been named the presenting...

Pearce Crowned World Power Wheel Standing Champion For Second Time

Pearce Crowned World Power Wheel Standing Champion For Second Time

Chris Pearce's 410' long, Championship winning wheel stand (Photo Courtesy: Terry McGraw Photography) Chris Pearce, for the second time in his career, was crowned the 27th Annual World Power Wheel Standing Champion. Pearce, in what is said to be his final Wheel Stand...

Midwest Index Shootout Entry List for October 2-3, 2021

Midwest Index Shootout Entry List for October 2-3, 2021

Below is the current entry list for Midwest Index Shootout Series as of 7:45 AM CDT on September 28, 2021. Click Here to Sign-Up Jimmie MooreIndex - Pro Avenger (10.20)Nick VasquezIndex - Pro Avenger (10.20)Donald V FenlonIndex - Pro Avenger (10.20)Jason HawkinsIndex...

HOT ROD Drag Week Comes to Byron Dragway on Thursday, Sept. 16

HOT ROD Drag Week Comes to Byron Dragway on Thursday, Sept. 16

HOT ROD Drag Week is a grueling five-day competition where drivers must subject their street-legal drag cars to over 1,000 miles of road tripping between daily drag racing events along a prescribed route. The unique event officially began on Monday, Sept. 13th at...

Fun Filled Weekend Ahead at Byron Dragway

Fun Filled Weekend Ahead at Byron Dragway

Midwest Top Sportsman, Buick-Olds-Pontiac (B.O.P.) racing, and Test & Tune will takeover Byron Dragway this Saturday and Sunday (September 11-12) with the Midwest Index Shootout Series joining in the fun on Sunday. Saturday, September 11:-Test & Tune-Midwest...

HOT ROD Drag Week Detailed Event Information

HOT ROD Drag Week Detailed Event Information

The long awaited return of HOT ROD Drag Week will be here Thursday, September 16, 2021. HOT ROD Drag Week is the ultimate test of a street legal drag car's performance and durability. Not only do the cars have to be fast on track but they also have to be durable...

Two Days of Test & Tune Scheduled for August 28-29

Two Days of Test & Tune Scheduled for August 28-29

After several busy weekends of points series racing, Test & Tune will take center stage for the entire weekend of August 28-29. Test & Tune offers open time trials for racers to run their vehicle down the track in a non-competitive setting. No eliminations –...

Diesel Drags Results at Byron Dragway

Diesel Drags Results at Byron Dragway

Diesel Drags presented by Superior Automotive took over Byron Dragway on Sunday, June 6, 2021 for an incredible day of diesel fun. The weather was hot and so was the racing. All award winners are listed below. Top 3 Cummins:1. Brandon Ludtke (11.531 at 116.75 MPH)2....

Funk “Doubles Up” in High School Drags

Funk “Doubles Up” in High School Drags

On the eve of Mother's Day, High School Drags presented by Don's Auto Parts & Machine Shop took center stage at Byron Dragway for a double-header race day on Saturday, May 8th. In dominant fashion, Aiden Funk drove his Dodge Aspen to the Winner's Circle at Byron...

Race Results, Photos & Video from May 1-2, 2021

Race Results, Photos & Video from May 1-2, 2021

The competition continued to ratchet up during week three of the 2021 season at Byron Dragway. The weekend featured the series opener for High School Drags on May 1st, a double-header weekend for Jr. Dragsters May 1-2, and the series opener for the Midwest Index...

Hassler, Bacon Headline Winners of Jr. Dragster Season Opener

Hassler, Bacon Headline Winners of Jr. Dragster Season Opener

The first of ten scheduled points races for the Jr. Dragster Series at Byron Dragway is in the books. Sam Hassler - Jr. Elite Winner In the Jr. Elite category, Sam Hassler of Muscatine, Iowa won in a closely contested final round over Madison Drafke of Romeoville....

Opening Weekend to be Live Streamed on Byron Dragway TV

Opening Weekend to be Live Streamed on Byron Dragway TV

The 2021 season at Byron Dragway will officially begin with a pair of Test & Tune days on Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, 18. Test & Tune offers open time trials for racers to run their vehicle down the track in a non-competitive setting. No eliminations –...

We’re Hiring! Apply Now for an Event Worker Position

We’re Hiring! Apply Now for an Event Worker Position

If you like working around high performance race cars, then you might be a good fit to join the team at Byron Dragway! Byron Dragway is hiring for a variety of event worker positions. If interested, please contact us using the link below. Job Inquiry Form

Statement Regarding the Passing of Ron Colson

Statement Regarding the Passing of Ron Colson

The Byron Dragway community remembers and pays respect to the highly esteemed Ron Colson. Colson’s impact on drag racing and the Byron community was felt far and wide. As a drag racer, Colson’s roots date back to the late 1950s. A highly versatile driver, Colson was...

Byron Dragway is Offering Small Businesses a Boost in 2021

Byron Dragway is Offering Small Businesses a Boost in 2021

Affordable Advertising Programs Designed to Give Small Businesses a Boost on a Budget, Some Even For Free! Byron Dragway is pleased to announce an innovative advertising program aimed at generating increased exposure and awareness for small and medium size businesses...

Byron Dragway Mourns the Passing of Howard Schlueter

Byron Dragway Mourns the Passing of Howard Schlueter

Obituary for Howard F. Schlueter June 22, 1940 - January 29, 2021 (age 80) Howard F. Schlueter passed away unexpectedly on January 29, 2021 while wintering in Naples, Florida. He was born June 22, 1940, to Ferdinand and Elsie (Raatz) Schlueter in Ripon, Wisconsin....

Firecracker Bracket Nationals Entry List

Firecracker Bracket Nationals Entry List

With it's limited number of entries and big money payout, the highly exclusive Firecracker Bracket Nationals (June 25-27, 2021) at Byron Dragway is among the most sought after events in bracket racing. The 128 available door car entries quickly sold out within hours...

Racer Registration Now Open for Glory Days Vintage Drag Race

Racer Registration Now Open for Glory Days Vintage Drag Race

Racer registration for the highly acclaimed Glory Days Vintage Drag Race, Car Show & Swap Meet is now open. The 1966 & earlier vintage drag racing event features three days and two nights of era correct drag racing action. A wide variety of gassers, front...

Glory Days Vintage Drag Race Event Criteria, Registration

Glory Days Vintage Drag Race Event Criteria, Registration

Pre-registration for the 2021 edition of the Glory Days Vintage Drag Race (July 16-18) opens on New Years Day at 9:00 AM CST. But before you sign up, be sure that your car, truck or motorcycle meets the event criteria for this 1966 and earlier vintage event. How to...

Glory Days Pre-Registration Opens Jan. 1, 2021

Glory Days Pre-Registration Opens Jan. 1, 2021

Registration for the 2021 edition of the Glory Days Vintage Drag Race at Byron Dragway opens on January 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM CST. Be prepared to click send and get your entry in right away! Registration is as easy as 1, 2, 3! 1: Prepare to send an email addressed to...

Byron Dragway Begins to Announce Event Dates for 2021 Season

Byron Dragway Begins to Announce Event Dates for 2021 Season

With the 2020 season still underway, officials at Byron Dragway are already looking ahead to the 2021 racing season. Byron Dragway is pleased to announce a variety of preliminary special events including the Glory Days Vintage Drag Race, Car Show & Swap Meet (July...