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‘Earliest fireworks show in the Metroplex’ set for this week’s UTI Friday Night Drags at Texas Motor Speedway

by Mike Haag | Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2018

Courtesy of Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations

FORT WORTH, Texas – The first week of the Universal Technical Institute Friday Night Drags was certainly a boom as a record-breaking car count of 366 vehicles descended to Texas Motor Speedway to begin the 10th anniversary season of the six-week summer racing series.

Fireworks Night presented by Snap-on Tools will be
held this Friday at TMS during the Universal
Technical Institute Friday Night Drags at 10 p.m.

The second week is shaping up to be another explosive night – on and off the track.

Each Friday of the Universal Technical Institute Friday Night Drags schedule will feature a different theme, and with Independence Day right around the corner, Week 2 is fittingly Fireworks Night presented by Snap-on Tools.

The “Earliest Fireworks Show In The Metroplex” is scheduled to begin at approximately 10 p.m. CT at Texas Motor Speedway as the drag competition will take a break in the action to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July holiday with an array of different pyrotechnics on the venue’s backstretch.

For a general admission ticket of $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, visitors will have their own seats in the grandstands to enjoy the fireworks show as well as the drag racing competition. Tickets are available for advance purchase at or at the Gate 6 ticket booth.

Parking is free in the PSL lot outside of Gate 6 and available for $20 in the infield (with admission included in the pricing). Coolers are permitted in both the grandstands and infield.

The Universal Technical Institute Friday Night Drags runs through July 27. Prizes are awarded to the top racer across seven different divisions each week with an overall champion crowned in each division on the final week of the season.

Each week also features the Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine, which gives car enthusiasts the opportunity to show off their cherished rides while earning weekly awards in four different categories.

The cost is $20 to participate in the Universal Technical Institute Friday Night Drags or Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine competition each week.

Each week the infield, grandstands and Show-N-Shine registration open at 6 p.m. CT with drags practice from 6:15-8 p.m. Drag racing competition in the various classes begins at 9:15 p.m.

For more information and official rules regarding the Universal Technical Institute Friday Night Drags, visit

About the Author

Mike Haag has covered motorsports in San Antonio and South Texas for more than 30 years. In addition to working for the San Antonio Express-News for nearly 28 years, Mike also has co-hosted TrackSmack with Dawn Murphy for 15 race seasons. In addition to being a writer, Mike also teaches English at Floresville High School.

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