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Event Information: Capital Motor Company Test & Tune / Gambler Race


  • Gates open at 8 a.m., close at 7 p.m.

  • Time Trials from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Gambler's Race time and buy-in to be determined on race day.


  • All drivers must have a valid state issued driver's license or current NHRA license.

  • All drivers (and passengers if applicable) must wear an NHRA approved helmet. Helmets are available for rent in Registration, located on the south side of the drag tower.

  • Racing Jackets and Pants are also available for rent in Registration, located on the south side of the drag tower.

  • For drivers under the age of 18, a MINOR RELEASE must be obtained and signed by your parents/guardians for the 2024 racing season. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed to go down the race track until an original signed release has been submitted to Rock Falls Raceway.

  • No passengers permitted during bracket race events.

  • All race vehicles must go through and pass NHRA based tech. If vehicle does not pass tech inspection, tech card fee will be refunded to driver in the form of a credit to future Rock Falls Raceway events. This credit is valid until the end of the following racing season.

  • Please post dial-ins and car numbers on the passenger side of front, side, and rear of vehicle.

  • Once cars have been called to the staging lanes, absolutely no warming up on the return roads.

  • Auxiliary Pit Vehicles (golf carts, pit bikes, etc.) please park in Lane 8 or in the dashed (///) lines near the starting line.

  • No glass bottles allowed.

  • All Semi Finalists & Finalists, lane choice will be determined by a coin flip regardless of what lane you pull up in.



  • 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.

  • Seatbelts required in all vehicles.


  • Test & Tune $60

  • Junior Test & Tune $40

  • Admission (Per day. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.)

    • Adults $18​

    • Kids 8-12 years old $13

    • Seniors (65 & Older) $13

    • Kids 7-under free

    • Daily Camping $25

      • NOTE: Fee applies to vehicles with sleeping units. For racers attending, there is no fee for the first sleeping unit.​


  • Cash buy-in in the staging lanes. Minimum 8 cars required for race. Payout to be determined based on number of participants. No refunds will be issued after entering Gambler's Race. Schedule of Gambler's Race to be determined after car count is determined.

These test and tune days are a great opportunity for street and race cars alike to make passes down the dragstrip in a low pressure environment. Whether you're looking for a new personal best or fine tuning for an event, join your friends at the Capital Motor Company Test & Tune!
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