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Drag Strips in Arkansas => Newport Dragstrip => Topic started by: DODGEMAN on May 14, 2008, 04:08:06 PM

Title: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: DODGEMAN on May 14, 2008, 04:08:06 PM
Speedy's Newport Raceway is located on Comet Dr.  Newport, AR  72112

It is a 660' full bracket track, with an occasional index race thrown in. 

MOST all bracket rule apply.  There is a Super Pro Class (electronics allowed) $30 entry, buy backs $10 in first two rounds, A Pro class or NO E, $20 entry buy backs $10 first two rounds, a Street class, Motorcycles, and Jr. Dragsters classes.  I need to entry and buy backs for the other classes

Some particulars is, the current tree does not have cross talk, so you have to go off the other person's light if you are the faster car and running a delay box. 

Just two staging lanes are used and you line up in the right or left hand lane depending on which lane you want to run.

Time slips are given at the tower, so it is better if you have someone with you to pick them up.

The car number and dial in needs to be on the passenger side window so the tower can see it.


Here is the google map to it. 
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=10979115635024962002,35.646040,-91.191770&q=Unknown+road+%4035.646040,+-91.191770&ie=UTF8&ll=35.646922,-91.191781&spn=0.007219,0.013304&z=16&iwloc=addr (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=10979115635024962002,35.646040,-91.191770&q=Unknown+road+%4035.646040,+-91.191770&ie=UTF8&ll=35.646922,-91.191781&spn=0.007219,0.013304&z=16&iwloc=addr)




Ok guys and gals, what do I need to add or take away?



Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: joey123108 on May 14, 2008, 09:55:56 PM
Unless its changed since sunday or i am really confused the entry fee in NO-E is $20 instead of thirty   I could be wrong     Maybe Mrs Charmaine can clear it up.
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: DODGEMAN on May 14, 2008, 10:18:59 PM
I wasn't sure on the entry, that is why I asked.   :D
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: purple tornado on May 14, 2008, 10:34:58 PM
comet dr.
newport ar.72112

i think that it was named after ray sullins car
jerry allison would probaly know if i'm right
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: DODGEMAN on May 14, 2008, 10:44:53 PM
Thanks P.T. I changed it.  :D
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: race-a-holic on May 15, 2008, 01:03:58 AM
When time trials and actual racing starts. :D
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: Crazy G on May 25, 2008, 12:15:15 AM
Track usually opens at 11am.
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: JamesH3 on June 07, 2008, 09:12:22 PM
comet dr.
newport ar.72112

i think that it was named after ray sullins car
jerry allison would probaly know if i'm right


ya it is named after Paw-paw.

We stole the sign tho  :-[

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Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: Bottlefed Coup on October 27, 2008, 12:12:05 PM
Do time trials start at 11am?
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: snowmoquad on October 27, 2008, 04:53:03 PM
usually between 12 and 12:30 for time trials.
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: rea103 on May 18, 2009, 07:24:08 PM
is there a helmet-or drive shaft loop rule.
i kinda think the loop rule might save someones life somday if there are one.
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: Rising68 on July 14, 2009, 08:02:32 PM
Can anyone tell me the schedule for Newport drag way?  I seen posts that the track is open on Friday nights for TNT.  What time does gates open?  Are you open on Sat and Sundays?  What kind of safety equi[ment do you need to run the cars?  Thanks for any info.  From your pictures it looks like alot of really nice cars run at your track.  We are looking forward to comming out on the next night you are open.
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: DODGEMAN on July 14, 2009, 08:10:26 PM
Rising68, first welcome to the board, if you missed it there is a welcome for you at the top of the board.

Where are you from and what do you race?


I will try to answer some of your questions and maybe some of the regulars can correct me.

Newport races every Sunday and I think time trials start at noon.

As long as your car appears safe and you can drive it well then there is no tech, most of the tracks in the area don't tech cars.

I hope you make it out soon, lots of good folks at this track and all the tracks in the Midsouth.   :D
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: Rising68 on July 14, 2009, 08:26:36 PM
Sorry about that.  I have a 68 Camaro with a sbc 177 weiand blower street car.  I ran it at two-lane for the past two years (it was close to where I live) anyway im trying to find a new track to go to.  I drove up there last weekend but it was closed.  I will defently be up there this week end.  Im looking forward to seeing some of your cars.  Thanks for the info
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: DODGEMAN on July 14, 2009, 08:37:31 PM
I think it was posted on here that they were closed due to storm damage.

Now you know you can check on here to make sure they're running.

We're blessed in this area to have several tracks around here to race at.


Your car sounds cool, you will have to post up some pictures in the your car picture section.  :D
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: BELL700 on July 14, 2009, 09:37:45 PM
Bill Smith told me Sunday at Georges that the storm tore things up pretty good, but I bet Speedy will be working hard to get it back running for this weekend.
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: stanger on August 28, 2009, 09:48:00 PM
Hi everyone! I'm a newbie..used to race years ago at Prescott. I now live in Beebe, and would like to take my Mustang up to Newport. If I've read everything correctly, the track is open every Sunday, with trials kicking off around noon? Look forward to hitting the track again!
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: dragqueen on August 29, 2009, 09:30:41 AM
Come on down to Newport, you will love the people. I think we have some of the best racers anywhere at Newport. They try to get time trials started by noon, but sometimes it is a little later. Racing is every Sunday unless of course there is rain. So load up and come on down and stop and visit with us. Hope to see ya soon....
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: robbielayton on October 10, 2009, 11:47:58 PM
how much for spectators to get in
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: W.P_Turbocars on October 13, 2009, 12:49:07 PM
If no rain, anyone know how many more weeks Newport will be open? I plan on going this weekend with the Rampage finally.  :D
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: dragqueen on October 13, 2009, 01:21:39 PM
 I don't think there is any set date to close, just when it gets too cold. Always best to check here or call Speedy if in doubt.
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: W.P_Turbocars on October 14, 2009, 01:05:30 AM
I don't have a number to call. Hope they are open this weekend though pending weather.
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: mfastcars on October 15, 2009, 08:20:24 PM
I am the oudmouth in the tower, hopefully it won't be too cold this weekend, what ya running?
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: odom4167 on May 10, 2010, 02:35:25 PM
Weekly Sunday Races on a full 1/8th mile drag strip, with classes to fit your driving skills! Come out every Sunday, Races start at Noon!

Entry Information
Street Class $20
Foot Brake $20
Super Pro $30
Bikes $10
Test N Tune $10

Points Races start May 2nd!

Be sure to thank the owners, Jim and Charmaine Rutherford
870-882-6460 or 870-882-6435

Fuel Sold at the Track

 3740 Comet Street
Newport, AR 72112

http://www.newportdragstrip.com/contact.html
Title: Re: Location, Rules, and Information about Speedy's Newport Raceway.
Post by: odom4167 on May 10, 2010, 02:36:07 PM
New Website

http://www.newportdragstrip.com/contact.html