The Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals, one of Hendricks County's biggest events of the year, is fast approaching. Known as "The Big Go" and held at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana, it is considered to be the world's most prestigious drag race! Get an early look at some of the dragsters at The Big Go Block Party!

Given the popularity of the U.S. Nationals and the huge presence of motor sports in the county, the Town of Brownsburg hosts an annual fan fest prior to the big race.

Partnering with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), Lucas Oil Raceway, Don Schumacher Racing and John Force Racing, the Big Go Block Party provides a free, family-friendly event for race fans and even non-race fans from 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Brownsburg Town Hall, 61 N. Green St. 

Join race fans of all ages, car enthusiasts, and Hendricks County families for the 6th annual Big Go Block Party! This fan fest truly has something for everyone to enjoy. 

So, what can you expect at this great event? I'm glad you asked.Meet members of the John Force Racing Team at the Big Go Block Party

Meet Pro Racers

This is a great opportunity to meet your favorite drivers and crews! The NHRA autograph session is scheduled from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Many of the top names in the sport including John Force, Robert Hight and Antron Brown will be on hand along with exciting rookie Austin Prock.

Dragsters on Display

Race fans of all ages can enjoy getting a closer look at their favorite drag racing cars! Many will be on display giving fans plenty of photo opportunities and an idea of the size and scope of these machines.

Remember to use the hashtag #inHendricks if you post any pictures on social media.

Cruise-in Hot Rod Show

Dragsters won't be the only awesome vehicles on display at this block party. Car buffs will love Walt's Hot Rods Cruise-in! View a variety of eye-catching classic cars from various eras from 6-8:30 p.m. 

Games and Interactive Experiences 

The kids are set for the evening! This event always includes tons of entertainment for them and really the whole family to enjoy, including kids zone inflatables and the GameTruck.Entertainment for race fans of all ages! 

Live Music

It wouldn't truly be a celebration without some music. Enjoy free, live music from Joe Hertler and The Rainbow Seekers, a high energy rock band that is sure to impress. 


You will be amazed by the selection of food vendors at this year's event. Several popular food trucks will be on site the entire evening including Boxburger (cheeseburgers and sandwiches), Brozinni's (pizza) and Lazy J's (popcorn, pork rinds, and lemon shake-ups).