Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2012’

  • Wilson-EATON Day at the Drags


    The Quarter Mile…

    Have you ever tested how fast your car will go in the quarter mile? Wilson’s NAPA Auto Parts would like to invite you to our Wilson’s NAPA/Eaton Day at the Drags on Friday, September 21, 2012. The race will be held at the Woodburn Dragstrip from 9am till 5pm. We enjoy drag racing and want to spread the excitement of this “pedal to the metal” sport. It will be a great opportunity for any person who has little or no experience to take some passes down the quarter mile like all the professionals. If you race on a regular basis, want to show off your ride or get some practice before your next race, we encourage you to come teach the newcomers how it’s done.

    The Elapsed Time Breakout…

    Wilsons NAPA Auto Parts - Wilson Eaton Day at the Drags

    The race will be bracket racing style- which means all racers will have an equal opportunity to win regardless of performance differences between vehicles. You will race side by side with your competitor and the person with the slower ET (elapsed time from the start line to the finish line) will get to leave the starting line early based on the difference between ET times. The first person to cross the finish line wins unless they have what is called a “breakout.” The term “breakout” refers to a driver going faster than the ET on their window . These times are determined by qualifying passes. The key to winning is keeping a consistent ET every pass. If only one driver breaks out and the other doesn’t red light (leave the starting line before the light goes green) or cross the center line, the driver that didn’t break out wins. If both break out, the drive with the closest ET wins.

    The Prizes…

    There will be prizes for each class. We expect to have three different classes: electronic, trans brake and foot brake. Winners will receive a trophy from each class and gain bragging rights until next year’s event. You can go to any one of our locations to sign up and pay your fee. It costs $40 per vehicle to race or $5 for spectators. All participants and spectators will receive a complimentary lunch and pop/water. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the concessions. Please sign up in advance at one of our stores so we can get an accurate number of attendees for lunch. Your invoice from one of our Wilson’s NAPA locations will be your ticket to enter the race, so don’t lose it. If you don’t get a chance to pre-register for the event, we will accept last minute participants at the gates of the Woodburn Dragstrip.

    Who: Everyone is welcome
    What: Wilson’s NAPA/EATON Day at the Drags
    Where: Woodburn Dragstrip 7730 Hwy. 219 Woodburn, OR 97071
    When: Friday September 21st, 2012 9am-5pm
    Why: Have some fun and smoke some tires
    Contact: Dan Wilson at 541-981-1788 or with any questions