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I29 Dragway to Restart Bracket Program Under WDRA Sanction

Updated: Feb 11

SPRINGFIELD, IL: On the heels of the recent announcement of the Skiview Drags facility reopening, more good news for the bracket racing community comes today as I 29 Dragway will be restarting their bracket program in 2024. The track has signed a multi-year sanction agreement with the World Drag Racing Alliance in order for their racers to participate in WDRA programming.


The 1/8th mile facility is located in Southwest Iowa, close to the Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri state lines. Just two hours North of Kansas City, I 29 hosts a variety of street car, no prep and roll racing events which the bracket program will now join.


“We are excited to introduce a bracket racing element to our schedule and the offerings the WDRA has for our facility makes this an easy solution for our racers,” said I 29 General Manager Doug Whitworth. “We are looking forward to being a part of the Summit Midwest Bracket Finals and Summit World Championship programs.”


The drag strip is a part of the 200 acre Raceway Park of the Midlands complex which also is home to a 2.23 mile road course. The property is just 2 miles form the Missouri river, which proved devastating in 2019 when sixteen feet of floodwater completely put the track underwater with only the top floor of the timing tower and the top five rows of grandstands visible. Since that time the track has recovered and ready to start a new chapter under new ownership for 2024.


There’s excitement surrounding I 29 with an influx of interest from new ownership, veteran management and a plan to work with the surrounding WDRA facilities to build a bracket program,” said WDRA’s Jon O’Neal. “We’re excited to offer the opportunities of our programs and partners to the racers at I 29.”


Racers at I 29 will now get to participate in the $250,000 WDRA Summit Sportsman Drag Racing Series while enjoying an assortment of benefits and discounts exclusively provided to WDRA members and facilities. At the end of the season, I 29 competitors will get the opportunity to race at Eddyville Raceway Park during the WDRA Summit Midwest Bracket Finals and at Montgomery International Dragway for the WDRA Summit World Championship.


About WDRA

The mission of the WDRA is to provide value as a sanctioning body to racers and facilities through process modernization, unparalleled service, and value-driven partnerships. For more information, visit our website at www.racewdra.com.


About I 29 Dragway

Located in Pacific Junction Iowa, the I 29 Dragway is a part of the 200 acre motorsports complex known as Raceway Park of the Midlands. In addition to the dragway, the complex is also home to a 2.23 mile road course.


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