Lucas Oil Raceway celebrates Fourth of July Weekend with the Night of Thunder


BROWNSBURG, Ind.  Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis is proud to announce it will light up the sky and drag strip on Fourth of July weekend for the 2nd Annual Night of Thunder on Saturday, July 6th

Fans of the intense door slammer category will watch classic American made cars that produce more than 3,000 horsepower travel the quarter-mile in less than six seconds at speeds exceeding 250 mph.

In addition, Night of Thunder will feature fan-favorite jet cars as they light up the night’s sky and rocket their way down the quarter mile, only to be capped off with a memorable fireworks display.

“We are so excited to bring the sport of drag racing to Fourth of July weekend in Indianapolis,” Kasey Coler, general manager, stated. “Fans will be treated to some of the greatest racing, while enjoying the thrill of jet cars and an exhilarating firework show. Night of Thunder will become a new Fourth of July weekend tradition at Lucas Oil Raceway.”

The event will kick off Saturday morning with a special bracket race featuring $2,500 to-win for both Pro and Super Pro categories. Field size is limited to the first 100 competitors in each category and advance registration is encouraged.

Qualifying will take place during the day and be capped off with a 16-car shootout beginning at 7 p.m followed by a Firework show.


About Lucas Oil Raceway One of four drag racing facilities owned and operated by the National Hot Rod Association, Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis was built in 1960 and has presented organized racing events since 1961. From March through October, the facility hosts more than 120 dates of racing on two tracks, a quarter-mile drag strip and a .686-mile paved oval. Home to drag racing’s biggest event, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend, the drag strip runs more than 50 days of point-to-point action, from national events to street legal community programs. The oval track draws racing’s biggest events including USAC, ARCA and CRA races.