Wide Open Wednesday (WOW)

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 must wait their turn in their lanes and run-in order as designated by Staging Officials.

  • General Guidelines:
    • 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.
    • D.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 intentions.
    • Helmet (Snell 2015 or newer) required at 13.99 and faster
      • If you need a helmet, you are too fast to have a passenger.  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.
    • All Racer’s should have appropriate NHRA License for their car.  NHRA now has a Street Legal license for 2014 and newer OEM cars that is good to 9.00 seconds.  Everyone else needs the standard NHRA competition license as applicable (under 10.0 ¼ mile or 6.39 1/8th Mile)
    • If you need a helmet, you are too fast for a passenger.  Please note that no passengers will be permitted, and helmets are required in any new muscle cars which include but not limited to the following:
  • Any AMG Mercedes along all trim lines including some of the SUV’s
  • Any M series Model from the M2 to the M8 including the M series SUV’s
  • Any Audi RS series from the RS3 to the R8
  • Mustang GT or above trim level
  • Camaro SS or above trim level
  • Charger/Challenger 396 trim level or above
  • STR8 Cherokee
  • Corvette
  • Any Tesla including SUV
  • Kia Stinger
  • Infinity G35/G37
  • Nissan 370z
  • New Supra
  • Subaru WRX STI
  • VW Golf RS
  • Ford Focus RS
  • All “Supercars” Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston martin, ETC.
  • Please note as of 12/31/2021, the Snell 2010 helmet expired. A Snell 2015 or newer is now required.
    • 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.

In 2020, we introduced the WWT Raceway Timeslip App from DynoGeeks.  The program can be used on your Apple or Android Device. 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.

Specialty Programs:

High School will be contested as part of the Wide Open Wednesday program. Junior Street will be run on dates with High School.

    • See www.wwtraceway.com or contact Paul Hagen for more information about the High School Program
    • See www.wwtraceway.com or contact Tim Sibel for more info about the Jr. Street Program

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.

5:00 p.m.     Gates Open
6:00 p.m.     Racing begins
10:30 p.m.   Staging Lanes Close
11:00 p.m.   Event concludes
11:30 p.m.   Pit Sweep by WWT Raceway Staff

March 29     High School #1 + Junior Street
April 5          High School #2 + Junior Street
April 19        High School  #3 + Junior Street
May 17         High School #4 + Junior Street
June 21        High School #5 + Junior Street
June 28       High School #6 + Junior Street
July 26        High School #7 + Junior Street
August 9     High School #8 (Finale) + Junior Street (Finale)
October 18
October 25
November 1 (Finale)


Racer: $45
Crew/Spectator: $20
Kids 12 and under: Free.

**Passes available online via PitPay**

Rev. 4/30/23 BC