The Nugget Casino Resort has announced the line-up of events offered at the hotel for this year’s Hot August Nights celebration.
Official Hot August Nights Classic Car Drag Races & Burnouts:
The Official Hot August Nights Classic Car Drag Races & Burnouts return. The event combines the smell of burning rubber and gasoline, paired with classic eye candy and high-adrenaline levels caused by risky racing, to draw competitors from across the country.
The event will take place at “Nugget Speedway,” a special drag racing track that is about one-sixteenth of a mile long in the hotel’s west parking lot. Drag races and burnouts will be held Wednesday, Aug. 5, through Saturday, Aug 8, from 6 p.m. until midnight.
The cost to attend is $10 for general admission and free for children 6 and under and Hot August Nights registrants.
To enter your car in a race, vehicles must be 1976 and older cars, pickup size trucks, and emergency vehicles. The cost to race is free for Hot August Nights participants and $75 for non-registrants, per day. Tires must be D.O.T. approved (no slicks), no nitrous oxide or racing fuels allowed.
Nightly prizes will be awarded with grand prizes awarded on Saturday night.
Ultimate Car Competition and Cruise Down Victorian Avenue:
A line-up of classic cars will make their way down Victorian Avenue during the event. The Nugget holds the Ultimate Classic Car Competition on Wednesday through Saturday.
Free nightly concerts will be held during the event at 8:15 p.m. Performers include Ronny & the Classics, Paperback Writer the Beatles Experience, Lil’ Elmo and the Cosmos, Hotel California, Sonny Turner’s Platters and more.
‘50s Costume Contest:
All dressed up and no place to go when the classic car cruise ends? Each night during Hot August Nights, Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-b-que at the Nugget will host a ‘50s Costume Contest after the cruise.
For more information, please visit NuggetCasinoResort.com and HotAugustNights.net.