Wide Open Wednesday (WOW)/Club Night (Laps for Charity)
WOW is designed as a test and tune night. There is no minimum number of guaranteed runs, it is dependent on car count and other circumstances. All racers will receive a .500 Full Tree, ¼ mile time, unless they designate a different tree where the tower can see on their car (see Dial-In Locations). All times will be ¼ mile, except for Jr. Dragsters. If you only want 1/8th mile time, just look at those numbers on your slip. All NHRA rules apply. See www.nhraracer.com for full list of all safety requirements. All cars and bikes must enter from the rear of the staging lanes and wait their turn in their lanes and run in order as designated by staging officials.

Racer: $50
Crew/Spectator: $20
Kids 12 and under: Free.
**Passes available online via PitPay**

April 10
May 15
June 12
July 10
August 7
September 18
October 16


General Nightly Schedule (Subject to Change):
NOTE: WWT Raceway Officials reserve the right to end the night early if lack of participation or due to weather circumstances.
3:30 p.m.         Laps for Charity arrive and go to infield
4:30 p.m.         Pace Laps around WWT Raceway Oval
5:00 p.m.         Regular Gates Open
5:15 p.m.         Tech Opens (Lanes 1-2)
5:15 p.m.         Laps for Charity Session begins (off return road) – until 5:45 PM
5:45 p.m.         participants can go to premium parking after their last pass/prep starting line as necessary)
6:00 p.m.         Racing begins
9:00 p.m.         Gate Sales Close (no gate sales offered after this time)
10:00 p.m.       Staging Lanes Close/Event Concludes after all cars are run out.
11:00 p.m.       Pit Sweep by WWTR Staff

Specialty Programs:

  • Laps for Charity – a special, themed club night that offers the opportunity to make laps on the oval as well as a priority drag racing session.
    • See wwtraceway.com or contact Emma Kerkhover for more information about the Laps for Charity program
  • Ranken Technical College High School Series will be contested as part of the Wide Open Wednesday program.
  • Junior Street will be offered a testing opportunity as part of the Wide Open Wednesday Program.

NEW FOR 2024:
In an effort to help with track prep for street tires and slick tires, cars with street tires will be teched and have “ST” added to their car number.  We will be running in packs from the staging lanes.  Street Tires (Lanes 3-4) and Slick (or drag radial) Tires (Lanes 5-6).  When we run the “ST” group, cones will be set on the starting line to shift their launch point out of the race car groove.

General Rules:
General Guidelines for those NOT participating in Laps for Charity:

  • Racers and spectators will enter through the Main Gate (1) Entrance off SR 203, turn right and proceed to North Drop, then head towards the racer chute.
  • Stop at the Racer Ticket Booth
  • Once you get your tech card, please fill it out completely then proceed to Lanes 1 and 2 for Tech and your first pass
  • Please have your tech card filled out COMPLETELY prior to reaching the tech official.  After you have been through Tech, you will get your first run out of the tech lanes.  Follow the instructions of any Tech/Staging official.
  • O.T. Street Tires (After the car has been tech and made first pass) go to lanes 3 or 4 (or the lane(s) instructed by the Rear of Staging Official)
  • Slick Tires (After the car has been Tech and made first pass) return to lanes 5 or 6 (or the lane(s) instructed by the Rear of Staging Official)
  • All vehicles, including motorcycles must enter from the rear of the staging lanes and MUST wait in the staging lanes to get their pass – NO RACER may enter at the pedestrian cross walk. Motorcycles will co-mingle in the lanes with cars.
    • Motorcycle rides must declare a lane (left or right). No two riders can be in the same lane once you pass this pedestrian cross walk.  When the rider reaches Tower Stage and is staged next to a car, the rider may elect to make a single-run or run with a car.  Just inform the Tower Stage Official of your intensions.
  • Passengers only permitted 14.00 and slower. 1 passenger per car ONLY, must have also signed waiver and have proper wristband. Passenger MUST be over 16 years old.  If 16 or 17, must have a signed Parental Waiver on file with WWT Raceway.
  • Helmet (Snell 2015 or newer) required at 13.99 and faster
    • If you need a helmet, you are too fast to have a passenger.
  • Motorcycle Safety Guidelines:
    • Helmet Full-face Snell M2015, M2020, SA2015, or SA2020 helmet mandatory; shield mandatory (goggles prohibited). Full all-leathers or SFI Spec 40.1/2 suit mandatory on motorcycles running 120 mph or faster.Two-piece suits must be joined together with a metal 360-degree zipper at the waist. SFI Spec 40.1/1 or 40.1/2 suit or leather jacket, leather boots/shoes above the ankle, and leather gloves are mandatory on ALL motorcycles. Gloves must be Kevlar-lined or equipped with slide buttons.

It is recommended that all participants pre-purchase their race entry into the venue (via the Pit Pay app). Crew members who need restricted access should purchase their credentials via Pit Pay app. Crew members or spectators who do not require restricted access may purchase in advance via MetroTix.  Those who purchase via in advance will be offered expedited entry into the facility.

Digital Time Slips:
All time slips at WWT Raceway are Digital!  Please download the WWT Slips App (designed by DynoGeeks), from the App Store or Google Play prior to your visit to WWT Raceway.  The App is free on the App Store or Google Play. To get a time slip, you MUST download the app!  Paper time slips will not be distributed.

Rev. 2/23/24 BC