Event Information: Muscle Car Race


  • All drivers must have a valid driver's license.

  • Drivers under the age of 18, a MINOR RELEASE must be obtained and
    signed by your parents/guardians for the 2023 racing season. No one
    under the age of 18 will be allowed to race until an original signed release
    has been submitted to Rock Falls Raceway staff.

  • All drivers (and passengers if applicable) must wear a NHRA approved

  • Passengers are permitted in race vehicles under the following guidelines:

    • Limit 1 passenger per vehicle​

    • Passenger must be at least 16 years old

    • Vehicle cannot go faster than 14.99 seconds in a 1/4 mile

    • Passenger must wear a NHRA approved helmet

    • No passengers permitted during Gambler's Race


  • Helmets: As of 1-1-2022 all helmets must be Snell 2015 approved or 2020. This is for all classes, no exceptions!

  • Seatbelts required.

  • Long pants and sleeved shirts are required - no shorts, nylon pants, or tank tops.

  • Closed toe shoes are required - no sandals, flip flops, or crocs allowed.

  • Outdated equipment is prohibited from running.

All race vehicles must go through and pass tech inspection pursuant to the NHRA RULEBOOK. If your vehicle doesn't meet tech inspection requirements, admission fee will not be refunded and you will receive a max tech card credit of $60 (adult) or $25 (junior) to use at a future Rock Falls Raceway event. Cash refunds will not be issued. All refunds are issued as a credit.


  • Race in 1/2 second index classes.

  • Win two rounds, win a trophy.

  • Class eliminations will be conducted in half-second increments (for example, if your car runs 12.33, your class would be 12.00 to 12.49 and so on). The first car of each pair that gets to the finish line wins (unless the first car has "broke out" which is running under your specific index).


  • Gates open at 8 a.m.

  • On track from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Eliminations at 1:30 p.m.

  • Gambler's Race time and buy-in to be determined on race day. Minimum of 10 participating vehicles required.


Cash buy-in in the staging lanes. Buy-in amount will be determined in the staging lanes by the tech director. Minimum of 10 participating vehicles required. Progressive cash payout.

  • Once you have paid to enter the Gambler's Race, if you have vehicle issues and/or you do not run the race, no refund or credit will be given. All vehicles entering the Gambler's Race MUST be race ready at the time they are called to run.



  • Tech Card: $50 ($15 admission fee at gate, $35 tech card fee at registration).

  • Spectators: $15 adults (13+) / $10 students (8-12) / Free kids (7-under).

Muscle Cars are defined as anything 1972 and older,
however we'll also accept late model muscle cars from
Muscle Car Race - Online Registration

Thank you for registering!

Select a date:

Please complete the following steps to register to race:


1. Complete the information portion of the registration below.

2. Read and accept the Terms and Conditions below.

3. Proceed to payment.

4. Check your email for your race registration confirmation.

Register to Race

In consideration for being allowed to participate in events at this facility, I affirm that I have read and that I have agreed to and I am bound by all NHRA rules, regulations, and agreements, including, but not limited, to those contained in the NHRA Rulebook, with specific reference, but not limited, to the rules, regulations, and agreements contained in the Administrative Procedures and Appeals Section of the NHRA Rulebook that are incorporated herein by reference. I know that the NHRA Rulebook, including amendments, is available to me online. I have the authority to bind the vehicle’s owner to these terms if the owner is someone other than myself. I agree that NHRA and this facility make no representations, warranties, or assurances that a technical inspection, including review of any written information, will:
       • detect every or any vehicle, equipment, clothing, or rule compliance problem; or
       • prevent injury, death, or property damage.
I agree that I bear the ultimate responsibility at all times to ensure the safety of the vehicle, equipment, and clothing in question, and for compliance with all NHRA rules, regulations, and agreements referred to above. I agree that I am in the best position to know about the construction and operation of the vehicle, equipment, and clothing in question, and
compliance with all NHRA rules, regulations, and agreements referred to above. I agree that participation in any and every aspect of the sport of drag racing is a privilege, not a right, and I wish to participate in accordance with all of the foregoing.