The Straightline Showdown will be held at Great Lakes Dragaway which is located in Union Grove Wisconsin approximately 30 min south of Milwaukee. The event will be organized by Scotty Ernst who has over 20 years of organizing and directing events around the World.
This will be an event unlike any other Drag Race held in our industry. We will have dedicated Drag Race fans in attendance as Great Lakes Dragaway will have its own races going on. This is the perfect chance for us to showcase our great hobby infront of many new people.
Organization will be a key component to the Showdown. We will have a daily schedule that we will follow to ensure all participants as well as spectators know what to expect. We will be using state of the art timing and scoring software that will keep racers updated with immediate results of their races as well as brackets directly to their phone.
The Showdown will be a double elimination event where you would need to lose twice to be eliminated from the event. We will offer 5 classes at the Showdown. Racers will be allowed to enter 2 classes.
The classes are as follows: Outlaw, Super Sport, Traxxas RTR, Losi RTR, Team Associated RTR
***** Outlaw racers are only allowed to race Super Sport as their 2nd class ****
Super Sport racers can race any other classes.
You are allowed to race 2 RTR Classes.
PAYOUTS: We will have payouts in all classes:
Outlaw = Top 16
Super Sport = Top 8
RTR Classes = Top 4
ENTRY FEE: Showdown entry fee will be $150 for your first class and if you choose to run a 2nd class it will be $120. $100 of each entry goes to the prize payout. Your entry includes access into Great Lakes Dragaway, Entry into the Showdown. Event T Shirt, Goodie Bag with items from our sponsors, Raffle Tickets for giveaways. We will have a dedicated practice track setup to ensure safe testing during races to eliminate racers testing in the pit area around tents.
AIRPORT INFORMATION: MKE Milwaukee is the closest airport to the event site and is aprox 25 min away.
ORD Chicago Ohare airport is aprox. 1 hour drive.
Racers flying into the event please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you with any items you may need for the event.
HOTEL INFORMATION: There are numerous hotel options aprox 10 min away from Great Lakes Dragaway. GLD is 4 miles west of interstate I-94 and many hotel and food options are either north or south on the freeway just 1 or 2 exits away. We are currently working to get hotel discounts for our event and we will update everyone as this progresses.