Newport Raceway owners Speedy and Charmaine Rutherford have announced that the drag strip will host the Newport Raceway Summer Shootout Aug. 10-12.
Friday, Aug. 10 will feature testing and tuning as well as Grudge Racing. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. A tech card costs $10 and general admission is $6. Index Racing for 5.50, 6.00, 6.50, 7.00, 7.50 and 8.00 classes will be held Saturday, Aug. 11. Gates open at noon, time trials begin at 2 p.m. and racing gets underway at 4 p.m. Tech cards will be $60, Buy Backs (for the first and second rounds) are $30, general admission is 410 and children 10 and under get in free. In a 16-car field, the winner will receive $500 (or 80 percent for less than 16 cars), the runner up will receive $200 (based on 16 cars). There will be a regular points race (bracket racing) Sunday, Aug. 12 with the gates opening at 10 a.m. and time trials beginning at 12 p.m. Racing action will start at 2 p.m. and will feature Street and FootBrake Tech Cards for $20, Super Pro Tech Cards for $30, Bikes and Jr. Dragster Tech Cards for $10 as well as Buy Backs (for the first and second rounds) for $10. General admission tickets are $6 and children 10 and under are free. The winner will receive 80 percent payback of car count. There is new lighting for night racing, free camping all weekend, coolers and lawn chairs are welcome and live musical entertainment will be provided Saturday night by Wild Biscuit. For more information call 870-882-6460, 870-882-6435 or 870-882-0829.