1/8th Mile Drag Strip Idaho Falls and the next races:
Labor Day Weekend
Friday, Sept 1 test and tune 3pm-8pm. Saturday we will have the blown alcohol funny cars racing throughout the day as well as all other classes. Thanks to many local businesses we have extra money to go toward the payouts for the classes. The spectator fees will be increased to $20 for 12 and up to adults kids 11 and under are free and seniors will be $10 Bring out your cars and run them down the track and watch the funny cars run as well, they are awesome to watch fly down the track. Racing will start at 10 am. Sunday will be the regular class racing starting at 10 am. It will be an action packed weekend at the track, bring your friends and support your local race track!
2nd Blown Alcohol and Thunder Series-Funny Cars,
Season Closer Race -
Times: Weekend at 1:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 AM Saturday and 9:00 AM on Sunday $10 for Tickets kids under 11 Free
Weekend Races will include Special performances like Ed Jones. The Jelly Belly Stagecoach and Fire Truck. Ed "The Outlaw" Jones’ has been Wheelstanding for over 40 years and making "The Outlaw" one of the finest exhibition Wheelstanders around.
Wheelstanding the entire length of a drag strip on two wheels, is truly unique. Once Jones lifts the front wheels off the ground, two rear wheel hand brakes guide the cars down the strip as titanium skid bars make sparks fly. Headers shoot 20 ft. flames containing a secret ingredient which enables fans to smell Jelly Belly Candies.
Friday's - Test and Tune all classes and gamblers race
Saturday - Sunday Races
Gates Open at 1 PM. on Friday
8 AM SAT and 9 AM Sunday
Age 12-64 $10
($20.00 Funny Car weekend)
Kids under 12 Free!
($10.00 Funny Car weekend)
Crew members: Spectator fees apply
Quick 16 - $100
Super Pro $50
High School $30
Jr. Dragster $25
Bikes & Sleds $25
Terry grew up racing, decided that Idaho Falls needed a race track.
Feeling the rumble of the engine and hearing the roar of the crowd, the 71-year-old is once more a restless teenager - ready to take on the world.
“When you get up in there, and you’re in the staging lanes and you’re next to the burnout box, I don’t care who you are, you’re 18 again,” Ray said. “Boy, your adrenaline is going and you’re ready to open up a can of whoop ass on somebody.”
Ray grew up racing, but gave up the hobby once he started a family. After his children grew up and moved out of the house, Ray decided he wanted to try his hand again. He already owned more cars than he could count and his business, Rayco Plating in Rigby, features a shop where he does restoration and modification work.
The only problem was the Pocatello track where he once raced had closed down. The next closest track to Idaho Falls is in Anaconda, Mont.
So two years ago, Ray started searching for land to build his own drag strip. The strip will be called Sage Raceway.
So now it is a reality!
Interested in joining the fun. Contact us for racing information for either spectators or racers. Need new harnesses or racing jacket check out the new website dragracinggear.com.