Drag racing at Sebring International Raceway will kick off the summer season with the Summer Showdown on June 1-2. Sebring’s Summer Showdown will include big tire, small tire, factory street and true street classes with $9,000 in prize money on the line. Some of Florida’s best drag racing cars and drivers will be part of the field and will give Sebring’s top weekly teams and opportunity to measure compete against state-wide competition.
In addition to drag racing, Florida’s US Drift Circuit will compete on both days on both tandem and solo drift circuits. US Drift Circuit will provide drift rental opportunities for those wanting to test their own drifting skills for $35 per lap.
Other elements of the great competition weekend include the Summer Showdown car show including muscle, classic, sports, foreign and truck categories. Anyone who has purchased a $10 daily spectator ticket is eligible to enter their car in one of these categories with no additional entry fee. Car show registration will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 and judging will begin at 2 p.m.
2019 Drag Racing Schedule
- April 11
- April 18
- May 2
- May 23
- May 30
- Summer Showdown:
- Battle at The Bridge:
- Septemebr 26
- October 10
- October 24
- November 14
- November 21
On Saturday evening a kid’s Power Wheels race and a burnout contest on the tandem drift course will be held. Both events are free to enter with paid admission. Closing the night will be a Winner’s Circle Block Party with live music from one of Central Florida’s most popular bands – HardCandy. Plenty of ice-cold Yuengling, food and other beverages including Pepsi products will be available both days and during the concert.
Gates and registration will open Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m. Admission is $10 per day for adults and $5 for all children 12 and under. Midway camping at the Raceway is free, and electrical hookups in the competitor paddock are available for $20.
The Summer Showdown at Sebring International Raceway is sponsored in part by Excavation Point, Serious Concrete, Marmer Construction, Signs by Signtastic, Bull Gator Plumbing and Palmer Electric. Air & Electrical Services sponsors the season-long Air & Electrical Services Sebring Drag Racing Series presented by Comfortmaker.
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