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....

SCHEDULE UPDATE: No Test & Tune Over Memorial Day Weekend

SCHEDULE UPDATE: No Test & Tune Over Memorial Day Weekend

In anticipation for a large car count for this weekend's Triple $10,000 to win Memorial Day Weekend Big Bucks Bracket Bash races, track officials have decided to cancel the Test & Tune dates originally scheduled for Saturday, May 29th and Monday, May 31st. This...

2 Wheel Speed Drag Bike Series to Kick-off 2021 Season This Weekend

2 Wheel Speed Drag Bike Series to Kick-off 2021 Season This Weekend

Byron Dragway's motorcycle drag racing program, 2 Wheel Speed, is set to begin it's 2021 season this weekend, May 22-23. The drag bike program features an E.T. Bracket class that includes Street Bikes and Drag Bikes, as well as two heads-up index classes for 8.90 and...

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...

Firecracker Bracket Nationals Entry Fees are Due on May 1st

Firecracker Bracket Nationals Entry Fees are Due on May 1st

The entry fee deadline for the Firecracker Bracket Nationals must be paid-in-full by Saturday, May 1st. With a limited number of entries, a $100,000 to win main event, and a pair of $30,000 to win races, the Firecracker Bracket Nationals is Byron Dragway's biggest...

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....

High School Drags 2021 Schedule Announced

High School Drags 2021 Schedule Announced

Byron Dragway has announced its 2021 schedule for High School Drags sponsored by Don's Auto Parts & Machine Shop. The four race series for high school students and 2021 graduates with a drivers license will be contested on the first four Saturdays in May, on May...

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...

JOB POSTING: Rocky Glen OHV Park, Manager

JOB POSTING: Rocky Glen OHV Park, Manager

In support of a fellow local motorsports venue, Byron Dragway wants to bring awareness to a full-time job opportunity at Rocky Glen OHV Park. Rocky Glen OHV Park is a recreational off-highway-vehicle riding facility located in Rockford, Illinois at South Main Street...

NHRA Jr. Street Set for Debut Season at Byron Dragway in 2021

NHRA Jr. Street Set for Debut Season at Byron Dragway in 2021

Byron Dragway has announced that it will host its debut season of the NHRA Jr. Street program in 2021. The Jr. Street points series at Byron Dragway will feature a five-race schedule beginning May 22 and running again May 23, June 5 and July 24, before concluding on...

Byron Dragway Announces 2021 Season Schedule

Byron Dragway Announces 2021 Season Schedule

A full season of Big Bucks Bracket Bash Series, Midwest Index Series, Jr. Dragsters, 2 Wheel Speed motorcycle drag racing, Test & Tune and more will fill an action packed 2021 season at Byron Dragway. Previously announced special events in November include two...

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...

Concession Operator Business Opportunity Available

Concession Operator Business Opportunity Available

Byron Dragway is seeking a concession operator to take the reigns of the acclaimed Dragway Diner for the 2021 season. Known for prestigious events like the World Power Wheel Standing Championships and for such distinctions as the “birthplace of big money bracket...

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...