WELCOME TO "THE ROCK"  ROCKINGHAM DRAGWAY - ROCKINGHAM, N.C.
 
 

PINKS ALL OUT Week: All Spectator gates open at 9AM July1st - 4th. Tickets on sale at the Gate everyday or Discounted at our online ticketing for $10.




“PINKS All OUT” SERIES BACK AT THE ROCK ON JULY 1st - 4th
Filming of the popular Grassroots Racing TV Series Takes Center Stage at The Rock

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – For drag racing purists and grassroots racers who for years have railed against the use of electronic aids like throttle stops and delay boxes, Rockingham Dragway will offer up a colorful reason to rejoice this 4th of July week when creator Rich Christensen resurrects the popular PINKS: All Out TV franchise.

The iconic drag racing TV series that first aired on Speed Channel, will have Live Taping for all Four days of PINKS ALL OUT for its third incarnation with only a few tweaks to a format that has remained largely intact since it debuted in 2005.

“The fact that racers and fans still want PINKS is both an honor and extremely humbling,” Christensen said. “I’m hoping PINKS Week at Rockingham will become the largest grassroots drag racing festival in the world!

“Like Sturgis (the Harley-Davidson motorcycle festival held each year at Sturgis, N.D.), it will be a one-week event,” he said. “(It’s) the one chance each year for friends and family from all over the country to come together and celebrate all things cars, bikes and speed.”

While grassroots, old-style drag racing between Cars, Trucks, ATVs, Jr Dragsters and Motorcycles will be the cornerstone of the event, there will be other activities as well including car and truck show, grudge racing, bench racing along with Live Music Thursday Evening and Fireworks on Friday, July 3.

Tickets for PINKS Week at the Rock are available on-line at a substantial discount or on site at the Rockingham Dragway ticket office. Several special packages are available including those that afford parking inside the track. Otherwise, parking is free in Rockingham’s main lot.

“We’ve been getting calls from the first day we made the announcement,” said Rockingham owner Steve Earwood “The thing about Rich and Brian (Bossone, executive producer of the TV show) is they keep connecting with new audiences. The concept is ageless. It’s basic drag racing. You know, one-on-one, my car is faster than yours. To give racers that compete at that level a forum is just exciting.”

PINKS refers to the pink slips on which California car registrations once were printed and to the often covert activity of “racing for pink slips” or, in essence, racing for ownership of a rival’s car. Although the franchise has moved away from that premise in favor of cash and prizes, the concept, Christensen insists, is still the same – right down to the arm-drop start he created to neutralize delay boxes.

Although cars will qualify using an electronic starting system with the “instant green” option, actual competition still will employ the arm-drop start which harkens back to drag racing’s beginnings when races were started by a flagman. However, its primary function, because of its unpredictability, is to nullify the use of delay boxes.

“Rockingham is one of the sport’s most historic facilities,” Earwood said of the track constructed in 1969 that he has operated since 1992. “I tell people that ‘Big Daddy’ Don Garlits, Don ‘The Snake’ Prudhomme, the late Raymond Beadle, Shirley Muldowney, Bob Glidden, Ronnie Sox and John Force all won races at ‘The Rock.’ And so did Tracy Cockman, the guy who took home $10,000 from our PINKS race in 2007.”

Earwood thinks PINKS is something of a motorized Cinderella story.

“It gives little guys, the weekend warriors that are the backbone of operations like mine, an opportunity to be in the spotlight and to win some big money,” he said. “It breeds a kind of excitement that I think is missing these days from pro racing. It’s just fun. I’m glad Rich brought it back – especially to Rockingham.”


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It’s Not Just a Race it’s an ALL OUT Festival of Fun!
 
The next Evolution of the PINKS style racing unfolds at Rockingham Dragway July 1st -4th. Racers simply have one goal, “GET TO RICH”. The daily racing starts with multiple rounds of qualifying, starting with a Pro Tree for round one and finishing with an Instant Green Light. This will get racers acclimated to the speed of Rich’s ArmDrop. Rich can hold for three to five seconds - but when the Arms Drop there is no Delay! Depending on vehicle count there can be up to Two groups of racers chosen to run for the Cash from these qualifying rounds. That’s right! Not just one group .... it’s Two groups per race ET class. To ensure the closest and best racing, these groups will be chosen from not only the Closest grouped ET cluster, but the most consistent racers throughout the competition. This being said you don’t have to be the fastest vehicle in your group to make the final field. We are simply trying to find the driver and vehicle best prepared to move on to the next round. All this comes into play with the final rounds of competition which will require the contestants to “Hot Lap” back around after each pass to the PINKS Staging area. This area will be in front of the grand stands, filled with thousands of screaming fans cheering them on, as they prepare for the next round. Each team will be allowed to have their crew setup like a mini NASCAR pit lane. As the field gets smaller the time gets shorter to prepare for the next round, ultimately leaving the two best competitors and vehicles standing. These two racers face off and with the Drop of the Arms, we have a Cash Winner! You say that’s it? It’s over ..... Nope! This happens twice per ET class, leaving two overall class winners staring at each other in the old school PINKS Circle. That’s right! The two racers can negotiate for lengths and bet their winnings to multiple their take home Cash. Don’t be surprised if Rich doesn’t add some skin into the game! It’s a two out of three ArmDrop Finish in front of a screaming crowd of PINKS fans, ultimately crowning the Winner of there class!
 
Rich wants the racers to come have tons of fun and plenty of chances to go down the track all week long. This being said any registered racer has full gate access to the event all week. Racers can not only run their respective ET class day but will have the option to Test & Tune in a separate lane during other daily competitions (choose "Test N Tune" option in ticketing). Everyday our race data master Ray McNew will work his magic from these special T&T lanes and create fun Mini Match-Ups for Cash and Prizes. So come early and stay late because we’re throwing a Party with a whole bunch of Racing going on!!
 
Mini Match ups:
*Battle of Sexes
*Import vs Domestic
*Domestic Muscle car shootout
*Old vs New Muscle
*Stick Shift Shootout
*Closest ET Vehicle Shootout
* Grudge Match Ups
* Many More

Special Class Overviews:
 
Quick 8 Classes - Two ET Classes Every Day
Door Car & Motorcycles Combined
Q8 Group 1 - 4.749 and faster
Q8 Group 2 - 4.750 - 5.50
 
• 1/8th mile with Ladder Style Qualifying
• $75 Entry per class day (tech card sold per day)
• Separate Quick 8 competition everyday of the event
• 8 of the fastest vehicles laddered per ET class from qualifying
• Payout Determined Daily by vehicle count
• 100% payback per ET class

ATV Drags Class - Saturday July 4th
 
• $75 Entry Fee
• 100% Payback with a Minimum 25 pre - registered ATVs required
• 1/8th mile race run like PINKS ALL OUT, all racers run in one large group. The finalist will be picked from this group using data collected during pro tree qualifying runs. The final group of racers will be chosen by the closest ET and most consistent during their qualifying runs.
• The finalists will run heads up every pass from the drop of Rich's Arms. Winners come right back again (hot lap style) and line up again.
• last Rider Standing is the First Ever PINKS ALL OUT ATV Drags class winner.
 
Roy Hills Jr Dragster Class - Wednesday July 1st
 
• $75 Entry Fee
• 100% Payback with a Minimum 25 pre - registered Jr’s required
• 1/8th mile race run like PINKS ALL OUT, all racers run in one large group. The finalist will be picked from this group using data collected during pro tree qualifying runs. The final group of racers will be chosen by the closest ET and most consistent during their qualifying runs.
• The finalists will run heads up every pass from the drop of Rich's Arms. Winners come right back again (hot lap style) and line up again.
• last Racer Standing is the First Ever PINKS ALL OUT Jr Dragster class winner.
 
Motorcycle Class - Saturday July 4th
 
• $60 for Single Class Entry or $75 for single class entry and all week Test n Tune & Mini Match ups
• $7,500 Payout with a Minimum 100 pre - registered motorcycles required
• 1/4 mile race run like PINKS ALL OUT, all racers run in one large group. The finalist will be picked from this group using data collected during pro tree qualifying runs. The final group of racers will be chosen by the closest ET and most consistent during their qualifying runs.
• The finalists will run heads up every pass from the drop of Rich's Arms. Winners come right back again (hot lap style) and line up again.
• last Rider Standing is the First Ever PINKS ALL OUT Motorcycle class winner.


The Main Event: PINKS: ALL OUT ET Classes
 
Wednesday Test n Tune (practice & setup)
Thursday 11.00 - 12.99 ET Class
Friday 10.00 - 10.99 ET Class
Saturday 8.00 - 9.99 ET Class
 
• $60 for Single Class Entry or $75 for single class entry and all week Test n Tune & Mini Match ups
• $7,500 Payout with a Minimum 100 pre - registered (All ET Class Payouts Locked in)
• 1/4 mile race run like PINKS ALL OUT, all racers run in one large group. Two groups of finalists will be picked from this qualifying using data collected during pro tree qualifying runs. The final groups of racers will be chosen by the closest ET and most consistent during their qualifying runs.
• Each group of finalists will run heads up every pass from the drop of Rich's Arms. Winners come right back again (hot lap style) and line up again.
• The two group finalist will be handed $2,500 a piece and will face off in the PINKS circle with Rich
• Racers will negotiate for lanes, lengths, etc and have the option to bet their winnings along the way.
• Rich will have up to $2,500 cash in hand to add some skin in the game.


BASIC RULES OF REGISTRATION AND EVENT
 
* Racers must run ALL OUT in time class registered for unless changed with an official at tech/registration area before the race starts.
 
*Door Cars, Jr Dragsters, ATV & Motorcycles only no Dragsters
 
* Quick 8 run on laddered format with fastest group runoff. Payout and vehicles determined by vehicle count each day. Quick 8 racers can enter a race every day by paying for daily quick 8 tech card. (July 2nd-4th)
 
*Driver must start & finish with the same race vehicle (No substitutions unless approved by a PAO official)
 
* No bracket racing style ET controls in vehicles (except two steps or rev limiters) example: NO Throttle stops.
 
*Racers can run up to two paid registered classes if using a power adder that can be removed. Example: Nitrous bottle - The power adder must be removed from the car to run in a slower class. All final qualifiers are open for inspection and If power adder is detected in vehicle the racer will be disqualified and next qualifying racer will take his or hers place. example: 11 second et on engine only & 10 second on nitrous. This is for power adder vehicles only and does not include tuning changes to reduce or increase ET. (reducing timing, changing rev limiters, short shifting, etc.)
 
*You must run “ALL OUT” every pass. Sandbaggers will be eliminated. Final qualifying groups will be chosen from the most Consistent/Closest group of racers.
 
* NO DEEP STAGING - If you deep stage and your bottom stage bulb goes out - you are eliminated!
 
* Jump the ArmDrop you are eliminated anytime during the event.
 
* Absolutely “NO” Anti Freeze Coolant in vehicles. All coolant except special adders like Redline Water Wetter, Royal Purple Ice and Lucas Oil Super Coolant allowed. Remove before tech to speed up the process. If you get caught competing with antifreeze in your vehicle you will be eliminated from the competition.
 
*FINAL RULE: “HAVE FUN” If your not out to have a good time stay home! We’re gonna have a party with some great racing going on all week!


Note: All Racers that plan on staying overnight on property in there RV, Tent, Trailer or Camper must purchase a Camping Pass. This pass is for whatever you and your crew are staying in and must be displayed during the event. Only one is needed for what your staying in, not the people. The drivers, crew & spectators staying on property overnight must have spectator tickets (wristbands) for the days they are on property. Meaning if you arrive on Wednesday and stay on property overnight you will need a Thursday or full event wristband to be on property the next day. These will be checked daily along with camping passes. You can purchase camping and spectator passes through our event pre-sale ticketing here: www.pinksweek.com


2015 PINKS ALL OUT WEEK TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY JULY 1ST
• GATES OPEN AT 8AM FOR RACERS & VENDER SETUP
• TECH OPENS AT 9AM
• OPEN TEST & TUNE 12PM -8PM
(1 hour shut down for Roy Hills Track seminar)

• ROY HILL’S JR DRAGSTER PINKS: ALL OUT (qualifying 2 rounds)

THURSDAY JULY 2ND
• 11:00-12:99 SECOND ET Time Class

• ROY HILL’S Jr DRAGSTER CLASS QUALIFYING & FINALS
• QUICK 8 Classes
• MINI MATCH-UPS & TEST n TUNE

FRIDAY JULY 3RD
• 10:00-10:99 SECOND ALL OUT ET TIME CLASS
• QUICK 8 Classes
• MINI MATCH-UPS & TEST n TUNE

SATURDAY JULY 4th
• 8.00-9.99 SECOND ALL OUT ET TIME CLASS
• 8.00-11.99 ALL OUT MOTORCYCLE CLASS
• ATV ALL OUT CLASS
• QUICK 8 CLASSES
• MINI MATCH-UPS

DAILY EVENT SCHEDULE (JULY 1ST - 4TH)
GATES OPEN FOR RACERS 7AM
GATES OPEN FOR SPECTATORS 8AM
TECH OPEN AT 8AM

EVENT SPECTATOR & CREW TICKETS (July 1st - July 4th)
 
Special Online - One event day ticket $10+ fees (good for any one day of the event)
 
Special Online - Full event Pass $40+ fees (entry into event July 1st - July 4th)
 
Special Online - Event T Shirt $10 per shirt + $3 S&H + fees
 
Special Camping Online: (No Electrical or water)
 
“ If your staying on property overnight, whatever you stay in must have a camping pass displayed on it ”
 
Wednesday - Saturday Camping $80+ fees
Thursday - Saturday Camping $60+ fees
Friday - Saturday Camping $40+ fees
Saturday Night camping $35+ fees
 
Racer Registration (includes full spectator access all week)
 
8- 9 -10-11- 12 Second ET ALL OUT Door Cars & Motorcycle Single Racer Entry- $60+ fees
8- 9 -10-11 - 12 Second ET ALL OUT Door Cars & Motorcycle Single Racer Entry (includes all Test N Tunes) $75+ fees*
Roy Hill’s Jr Dragster - ALL OUT Class $75 + fees*
ATV - ALL OUT Class $75 + fees*
Quick 8 Single Day Racer Entry - Door Car & Motorcycle Combined (includes all Test N Tunes) $75+ fees*
Racer T Shirt $10 per shirt + $3 S&H + fees (online only available to registered racers)
 
TEST n Tune Option:
Racers have the option to not only run in an ET Class but can add the Test N Tune option in ticketing. This allows them to Test N Tune Wednesday - Friday and qualifies them to be picked for Mini Match- ups throughout the event. (listed above)
 
 
* Fees = handling charged by online ticketing company, all ticketing questions please contact Extreme Tix
1-888-695-7226)
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