Midnight Madness – Gateway Motorsports Park’s street-legal drag racing and drifting program – is happening Friday evening.

The 11-event Midnight Madness series will feature a special theme for each night. The theme for April 29 is ’90s Night.

All Midnight Madness events include drifting in the Dragplex’s drift pit, food specials, entertainment and music by D.J. Frizzy.

Midnight Madness offers a safe alternative to illegal street racing and an opportunity for drivers to race each other in their street-legal cars on the Dragplex’s quarter-mile NHRA-sanctioned drag strip in an informal atmosphere. Midnight Madness is open to all licensed drivers and any street-legal car or motorcycle. All vehicles must be self-starting and no race cars (i.e. dragsters, Altereds) are allowed. All vehicles must pass a safety inspection before being allowed to compete. All drivers must present a valid drivers license at the time of tech inspection.  Participants 16 and 17 years of age must have a parental consent form completed prior to competition.

Admission is $15 for spectators and crew members and $25 to race. Spectators ages 12 and under are admitted free.

Midnight Madness schedule for April 29

5 p.m. — Gates open, tech inspection begins.

6 p.m. – Midnight Madness racing begins.

8:30 p.m. — Midway activities and entertainment begins.

11:30 p.m. — Tech card sales conclude.

11:45 p.m. — Tech inspection concludes.

1 a.m. — Back of staging lanes closed; wrap-up remaining runs.

1:15 a.m. – Event ends, facility is closed.

 

Admission and entry fees

Racer/Drifter tech cards: $25 (includes car and driver).

Spectator/Crew pass: $15.

Kids (ages 12 and under): Free.

 

2016 MIDNIGHT MADNESS SCHEDULE AND THEMES

April 29 – ‘90s Night

May 13 – Unlucky Madness (Friday the 13th)

June 10 – Movie Madness

July 8 – ‘Merica Madness

July 22 – Christmas in July

August 12 – Electric Madness

September 2 – End of Summer/Bonfire

September 30 – OktoberFAST

October 28 – Season finale, Monster Madness (Halloween party)