Yank’s is one of those traditional grass roots drag racing and hot rodding weekend’s packed with colour, entertainment and of course big inch American V8’s pounding the quarter mile pavement! Every year the event attracts more cars and more people than ever before, and we expect more of the same this year! At Yanks you will find everything from classics to late model street and strip Fords, Dodges, Pontiacs and Chevrolets starring in a celebration of all things U.S. automotive!
Joining forces again this year are the guys from the National Association of Street Clubs [NASC] pledging further support towards the weekend with the clubs oldest drag racing and rodding event - the 38th annual Gary’s Picnic - a good old traditional Street Car Shootout ticking all the right boxes while making the event into a genuine favourite.
Focal point for all three days of the Bank Holiday Weekend, of course will be the drag strip. Expect to see the maddest and meanest blown drag cars on the planet; the Supercharged Outlaws. Everything from 7 second street cars to 12 second hot rods and Yanks are expected to hit the strip the only way they know how - FAST!
Photos courtesy of Jeni Long
As with all American car shows the event relies on club participation and so far the response has been good. Last year’s event attracted big rigs, oval track racers, trucks, custom bikes plus rounds of the season long Gasser Circus and Outlaw Street 'doorslammer’ competitions.
Monday Big Bucks '$' Gambling comes to the raceway in Shakespeare County’s unique Bracket Gamblers Race where the winner and runner up of a dial your own ET Bracket Race could go home with a fist full of cash, trophies and other goodies from the tracks many supporters. All makes and models from any era of the American muscle car revolution are welcome to set up a car club stand and take part in any of the on track competitions. There will also be a Trade Village and a Show & Shine arena.
So, if you own an American car and you fancy finding out how many real horses are really under the bonnet, then come along to Shakey’s star spangled banner weekend. Strike a date in your diary as a must see event - May 28th/30th for the ninth annual Yanks Weekend & NASC Gary’s Picnic. It’s gonna be a blast!
National Association of Street Clubs
If you would like to book your American Car Club in to Yanks then please call 01789 720180 or e-mail: email@example.com. Alternatively leave us a message on our Facebook page.
RWYB Race Series:
Big Bucks ET Bracket Gambler
Honda Drag Series
Wild Bunch Nostalgia Drag Racing Series Rd 2
Organiser: Shakespeare County Raceway, American Auto Club & National Association of Street Clubs
Website: www.shakespearecountyraceway.co.uk & www.rodandcustom.co.uk
Phone Number: 01789 720180 or 01789 414119
Yanks Weekend Admission Details:
Sat Gate £15 per person - Advance £13
Sun Gate £15 per person - Advance £13
Monday gate £15 per person - Advance £13
Two day £25.00 per person - Advance n/a
Full weekend Gate £35.00 per person - Advance £30.00
NASC Members £30 on a full three day ticket on the production of a valid NASC membership card
*All admission prices are correct at this time.
RWYB Test & Tune Track Fee:
One day: £25 per person (Unlimited Runs) £40 per person two days or £50 per person for a weekend of Unlimited Fun (helmets required).
PLEASE NOTE: All RWYB drivers regardless of cars, times and speeds are required to wear a crash helmet in order to compete on the track. Helmet hire is available at the track on the day for a nominal fee. Contact us for further details or take a look at our Essential Guide on the Run What Ya Brung information page. Also, don’t forget your Driving Licence (Full Licence required, No Provisional Licence accepted)! Remember No Licence No Race!
*All ticket prices are per person.
*All tickets are non-refundable.
*Please see Ticket Information on the Events page for Refund Entry System.
*All major Credit Cards accepted.
*Children under 16 free when accompanied by an adult.
*Free overnight camping with the purchase of a Weekend Ticket.
*All Day Catering & Bar Facilities.
*Evening Entertainment & Bar.
*Free Grandstands & Pit Entry.
*On site Showers & Toilets.
Gates open Friday. Track opens from 10.00 am all three days until 5.00 pm subject to track and weather conditions permitting.
All information and admission details are correct at this time. Please drive carefully. See you at the strip!