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Action-packed 2018 CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals return to Bowling Green July 20-21

Drag racing, burnouts and classic cars will once again take over Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green as America’s definitive showcase of customized cars returns July 20-21 for an action-packed 2018 CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals, presented by Holley/MSD.

The 2018 CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals offers something for automotive enthusiasts as well as the whole family, including the return of Real Street Eliminator, an expanded two-day CAR CRAFT Midnight Drags, and popular annual events with daily drag racing, autocross, freestyle burnouts, dyno, and more.

“We are excited to return to Beech Bend Raceway Park for the CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals presented by Holley/MSD,” said CAR CRAFT editor John McGann. “The addition of more drag racing to the schedule will cement this show as one of the must-see events of the season. Add to that the wild burnout contest and fast autocross action, and the Summer Nationals is a full-immersion experience for the horsepower junkie.”

CAR CRAFT, a brand of TEN: The Enthusiast Network, is devoted to street machines, wrenching, and drag racing. It was first established in 1953 to help car guys from the novice to expert build and maintain their American rear-wheel-drive cars. The motto of the brand is “Loud, Fast, Real,” which emphasizes its more budget-oriented approach to automobile building.

CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals is the country’s premier gathering of street machines and muscle cars that showcases more than 1,500 performance cars and attracts upward of 20,000 enthusiasts from across the country. CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals is a fun-filled family event and annual celebration of horsepower, torque, and all things automotive.

Performance sponsors and vendors mingle with enthusiasts along a spectacular automotive midway, while burnout contests, drag racing, dyno pulls, a drift, and autocross challenges let the hardcore fans put their vehicles to the ultimate test amid the sights and sounds of thousands of high-horsepower vehicles on display.

“We enjoyed having CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals in our home town of Bowling Green in 2017,” said Bill Tichenor, Holley’s director of marketing. “We look forward to the event’s continued growth here and look forward to spending time with our customers and fans out at the track.”

Friday, July 20
Saturday, July 21

The 2018 CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals will include, among other highlights:
• Midnight Drags running on-site with big-tire and small-tire classes
• Editors’ and sponsors’ choice awards
• All-day drag racing fun runs for participants
• Unlimited autocross runs for participants
• Drift showcase
• Dyno runs – test your torque and horsepower against the best!
• Undiscovered builders’ invitational
• Return of Real Street Eliminator
• Pro builders’ shootout
• Manufacturers’ midway
• Giveaways and activities from the Main Stage
• CAR CRAFT editors and photographers on-site, generating more editorial content than ever, while searching for rides worthy of “Editors’ Choice” awards!
• Meet the staff of CAR CRAFT magazine
• Freestyle burnout competition
• …and much more!

Enthusiasts will have the opportunity to show off and register their car(s) to be a part of the 2018 CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals! Registration is now open. For more information, visit carcraft.com/events.
Vehicle Registration: $50 in advance/$65 day-of
Midnight Drags Registration: $65 in advance/$80 day-of (includes vehicle and one driver for two nights)
Midnight Drags Crew Registration (two-day): $20 preregistration/$25 at gate

Spectator tickets are available online in advance (http://theenthusiastnetwork.tixonlinenow.com/ccsnpasses/) or at the gate. All spectator tickets include Midnight Drags entry.
Spectator Friday: $10
Spectator Saturday: $15
Spectator Event Pass: $20

For partnership opportunities, contact Reed Morales (rmorales@enthusiastnetwork.com, 714-227-2621).

For the latest information, visit carcraft.com/events, Facebook at FB.com/Car Craft Magazine, or email carcraftsummernats@carcraft.com.

TEN: A Discovery Communications Company is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s fast-growing Velocity network and TEN’s entire automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including MOTOR TREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE, and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a cumulative reach of more than 131 million, the company encompasses Velocity’s #1 TV network for automotive superfans, MOTOR TREND’s #1 automotive YouTube Channel, and Motor Trend OnDemand, the only auto-dedicated subscription video-on-demand service. For more information, visit ten-discovery.com.

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