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Race Legal

February 17, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 11:55 pm

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An event every 14 days that begins at 6:30am, repeating until February 17, 2017

One event on March 10, 2017 at 6:30am

One event on March 24, 2017 at 6:30am

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Legal Drag Racing

Race Legal features legal drag racing on Friday evenings, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA. It was created to provide a centrally located, safe alternative to illegal street racing, especially among youth. Each event typically attracts over 350 racers and more than 3,000 spectators.

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A drag race is a contest between two vehicles racing side by side in a straight line at a designated, controlled racetrack, 1/8th Mile. Race Legal offers different racing formats:

Heads-Up is designed for those ages 16 to 26 years old. In this format, both cars leave the starting line at the same time, and the first to cross the finish line wins.

Race Bracket is a form of drag racing that allows for a handicap between predicted elapsed time of the two cars over a standard distance. Each car chooses a dial-in time before the race, predicting the elapsed time the driver estimates it will take his or her car to cross the finish line. Bracket Race Shoot-outs will also periodically be held.

2017 Drag Race Schedule

Jan 6, 2017
Jan 20, 2017
Feb 3, 2017
Feb 17, 2017
March 10, 2017
March 24, 2017

Friday Night Event Hours:
Gate and tech open at 6:00 PM sharp.
Racing begins 6:30 PM.
Tech closes at 10:30 PM.
Racing ends at 12:00 AM.

Some Common Questions:

Q: Can I use nitrous oxide (NOS)?
A: Yes, you may, as long as you meet some basic safety standards.

Q: Can I run slicks on my car?
A: Yes, cars and motorcycles can run slicks.

Q: Can I race my car uncorked (i.e. with a cutout or open headers)?
A: We have a 93 decibel noise limit that we are obligated to enforce through our contract with San Diego Qualcomm Stadium.

Q: Can I bring my dog / snake / iguana / ferret to the race events?
A: Sure! But please keep all pets on a leash and clean up after them.

Q: Can we barbeque or tailgate at the races?
A: Absolutely!

Race Legal takes place at Qualcomm Stadium, centrally located in San Diego’s Mission Valley. The stadium is a multi-purpose sports and events venue best known as the home of the San Diego Chargers.


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February 17, 2017
6:30 am - 11:55 pm


Race Legal
(619) 265-8159


Qualcomm Stadium
9449 Friars Road
San Diego, CA United States
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