What has become one of Lucas Oil Raceway's signature summer events, the Street Car Takeover will indeed 'take over' the Brownsburg, Indiana, dragstrip again July 23-24.
With 3,000-5,000 car enthusiasts expected to attend and more than $25,000 in cash payouts on the line, it should be a great weekend of entertainment for gearheads of all ages. Whether you plan to attend just to see the spectacle or plan to see what your street car is made of and want to compete, here's what you need to know.
What Is It?
Street Car Takeover is one of the top national events that combines drag racing, roll racing, car show and burnout contest and allows anyone to enter their street-legal vehicles.
While officials at Lucas Oil Raceway tell me the event skews mostly to ages 18-34, it is open to and draws men and women of all ages who bring virtually every make and model of car you can think of as well as trucks.
Tickets & Parking
To compete, racers must pay $80 in advance for a weekend pass or $45 a day at the gate.
Adult weekend passes for spectators cost $35 in advance. If you pay at the gate, it's $20 a day. Kids 12 and under get in free.
VIP pit parking is available for $10 a day or $15 for the entire weekend.
The entire two-day event will include open grudge racing between rounds, mobile dyno and a live DJ, which should provide plenty of action and entertainment both days.
The first day of the event, Friday, July 23, gates open at 4 p.m. for racers and 5:30 p.m. for spectators.
The classes racing on Friday all have a buy-in to enter and guaranteed payout for first and second place. Those classes include:
- Small Tire
- Hard Tire
On Saturday, July 24, gates open at 9 a.m. for racers and 11 a.m. for spectators.
Schedule of events Saturday include roll racing from noon to 3:30 p.m. Then the drag racing begins at 4 p.m. and goes well into the night with a scheduled completion of 11 p.m.
In between races, participants can enjoy a large car show from noon to 4 p.m., and you won't want to miss the burnout contest beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Drag classes on Saturday include:
- Small tire
- Street Racer
- Carlyle Racing Heavyweight 4,200 lb+
- Monster Clutches Stick Shift class
- Truck Class
- Extreme Street
- Daily Driver Extreme
- Daily Driver Mild
Various classes also will be offered for the roll racing events.