The Drag Day is an event held once a year in Southern California. Since we brought this event back just over 15 years ago, it has been a tremendous success. Geared more toward the motor head VW Junkie, the Hot VWs Drag day has much to offer for every kind of VW Enthusiast. Of course there is the action packed 1/4th mile drag racing that takes place, which on some days can attract over 100 racers at any given event. Although there is no "car show" at this event, we do offer a Show N' Shine display area for any VW up near the PITS. The Drag Day also offers a huge Swap Meet at no extra charge, that seems to keep getting larger and larger as each year passes. Overall the Drag Day is a fun event no matter what you like about Volkswagens. Whether you're into racing, want to catch a good deal in the Swap Meet or just looking for an excuse to drive your VW and come hang out, the the Drag Day has everything to offer. 



We will be back at Irwindale!!

Next Event...
March 25, 2018

  • Front Gate Opens @ 7:00 am

  • Tech Inspection Opens @ 7:30 am

  • Drivers Meeting on Start Line @ 8:30 am

  • Racing Begins @ 9:00 am

  • Tech Inspection Closes @ 10:30 am

  • Racing Awards @ 3:00 pm


Spectator Entry $20 
(kids 12 and under free)

Swap Meet Entry FREE
(with paid spectator entry)

Drag Race Entry $45
(Includes car and driver)

"All entry fees only include (1) person"

Show N' Shine Entry FREE!
(with paid spectator entry)

Vendor Display $200 
(contact us 2 weeks before event date) 



500 Speedway Dr.
Irwindale, Ca. 91706

-No Dogs
-No Alcohol
-No Camping



 VW  "Show & Shine" Preferred Parking

Anyone driving an Air or Water cooled VW can park in our Show & Shine area for FREE! Just pay your regular $20 spectator admission, and park with your club or friends at no additional charge! Bring your canopies and BBQs, fun for the whole family. 
Please remember Alcohol is not permitted in the Irwindale facility. 

 Hotel Info 

Click here
for information about nearby Hotels

Sorry but there is no camping allowed at Irwindale for Saturday evening.

 Swap / Vendor Info  

Swap Meet Spaces are for Private Parties selling "used" parts only. Swap spaces are on a first come first serve basis.
No additional charge for a swap meet space, just pay your $20 admission. .
If you are a business or shop selling new or used parts, you will need to get a Vendor space.

Vendor Spaces are for Companies selling "new or  used" merchandise. Each space is $200, aprox 15’x20’ and will include a pass good for one (1) vehicle and two (2) spectators.. Any additional tickets can be purchased at the front gate for $20 each. 
All vendors will be let in between 5:30am and 6:30am to be given time to set-up their Display. 

Periscope Enterprises
(714) 544-1759

 Racing Info 


Special Award$$$ 

$100 to Top Speed of the Day Proformance

$100 to Low ET of the Day! Rancho Performance

**All class winners will be eligible for the three rounds of eliminations to be run immediately after the last class final round.**

**Drag Racing is open to any Air-Cooled or Water-Cooled Volkswagen**

**Also a reminder, Mufflers ARE required at Irwindale**



Racing Classes of Competition

           TROPHY CLASSES - Open to all Water Cooled and Air Cooled VWs

“T1”  Trophy Bracket  13.49 and Quicker in 1/4 mile or 8.59 and Quicker in 1/8th mile.

“T2”  Trophy Bracket  13.50 to 15.99 in 1/4 mile or 8.60 to 9.99 in 1/8th mile

“T3”  Trophy Bracket  16.00 and Slower in 1/4 mile or 10.00 and slower in 1/8th mile.


"PP"  Powder Puff  Open to all the ladies - Sponsored by Rancho Performance 
Contact Susy Herbert for more information or visit the Powderpuff Facebook Page

“PE”  Pro Eliminator 
Qualified Bracket - Sponsored by TOA International
Contact Mike Herbert for more information or visit the Pro Eliminator Facebook Page

“SS”  Super Stock  Heads Up All Motor Racing - Sponsored by Jay Cee
Contact Anthony Chicca for more information or visit the Super Stock Facebook Page

Outlaw Turbo  Heads Up Unlimited Racing. - Sponsored by CB Performance
Contact John Meade for more information or visit the Outlaw Turbo Facebook Page

(minimum four (4) cars required to make a class)

**email our Race Director Ron Fleming with any Racing related questions**


The Triple Crown is a 3 race series held twice at the Hot VWs Drag Day, and once at BUG-IN.
For more information and class rules, please contact the class director by clicking their name above. 



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