About HDRA Sho & Go
The Sho and Go at the ‘Bowl, a Friday evening event features 100 Foot Drags plus free Cruise Shows with FREE grandstand admission. They will be held each Friday from May through October beginning at 6:00pm.
An open-format Cruise Show, free to the public, will accompany the drag races and convert the Speedbowl midway into “Main Street”, the coolest and most eclectic collection of cars around. A popular summertime activity for car enthusiasts of all ages, cruises are wildly popular. The pairing of the Cruise Show with the competition of drag racing is sure to make The Sho and Go at the ‘Bowl a unique experience.
The Sho and Go Friday evening drag events will be produced and managed by Holeshot Drag Racing Association. Practice runs plus elimination rounds and championship races will be conducted weekly, complete with tree and full timing system. Class and a points system will be in place for various classes. Theme nights (Shootouts) including Chevy, Mustang, Mopar, Subaru and Tuner Shootouts, plus more will be featured throughout the season. Anticipation and interest in the new format is already ballooning. Reasonably priced entry-fees of $25 are required for entry into the drags. Pit admission is only $5, and the Grandstands and Car Cruise are FREE!!
(Holeshot Drag Racing Association) is a form of 100 foot distance drag racing in which the competitor shows up with their street legal car and competes; therefore the division is open to anyone with a drivers license and car, and if you don’t have a car feel free to use your moms. Starting on May 7th 2010 the HDRA will run every Friday night at the Waterford Speedbowl in conjunction with a Cruise Night. Each Friday will feature a different ‘shootout’; see the schedule for more event details.
A little history… The HDRA came up with the short distance drag race concept around the mid 90′s, when they operated Sullivan County Speedway (NY) while searching for an additional use for the racing facility. Politics stopped them from pursuing this form of racing at that facility, but it was a great idea that never left us. The idea was left dormant for a number of years, but was revived late 2006. First it started with 50 yards but settled on 100 feet because of two reasons. First, the 100 foot distance allows the HDRA in more venues. Second, 100 feet seemed to be a standard in other parts of the country.
The HDRA was formed to sanction these events, and to develop rules and standards for others to follow. The HDRA had its first informal event at the Sterling Performance Center’s annual car show June 2007 with a one hour exhibition event. While 100 foot racing is a distance hard to comprehend, spectators that saw the event and racers that participated understood it… they got it! The 100 foot distance instantly became a viable format.
HDRA became a hit at Waterford running a few races in 2008, by mid-season 2009 they were added to the events on Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesdays, due to large car counts and time limits, the HDRA was too big to be part of a regular Speedbowl night. After much debating it was decided that the HDRA would need their very own night at the Speedbowl, as a way to attract those who enjoy cars and racing without turns.
For more information checkout www.100footdrags.com
The Hole Shot Drag Racing Association racing program is independently run from the Waterford Speedbowl. For more information please visit 100footdrags.com or contact [email protected]