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Car Craft Summer Nationals return to Bowling Green’s Beech Bend Raceway Park July 20

Drag racing, burnouts, and classic cars will once again take over Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, as America’s definitive showcase of customized cars returns for the 2018 Car Craft Summer Nationals.

The 2018 Car Craft Summer Nationals offers something for automotive enthusiasts and 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

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 more than 20,000 enthusiasts from across the country. Summer Nationals is a fun-filled family event and an 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.

Schedule of events:

Beech Bend Raceway Park, 798 Beech Bend Park Road, Bowling Green.
Friday, July 20, 2018 – 10 a.m. to Midnight (Midnight Drags from 5 p.m. to Midnight)
Saturday, July 21, 2018 – 9 a.m. to Midnight (Midnight Drags from 5 p.m. to Midnight)

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
• Freestyle burnout competition

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

Tickets will be available online in advance at theenthusiastnetwork.tixonlinenow.com or at the gate. All spectator tickets include Midnight Drags entry. Ticket prices are $10 Friday and $15 Saturday. Event passes are available for $20.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit carcraft.com.

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