Cleetus & Cars + Indy 800

We are excited to welcome Cleetus McFarland and his friends back to Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park after an action-packed event last year! Back in 2023, Cleetus & Cars returns to a two-day event on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7!

Saturday will feature the iconic Cleetus & Cars burnout contest (plus action on the drag strip including NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car) while Sunday will be headlined by the Indy 800 presented by Summit Racing Equipment – a race on the oval with 20 Crown Vic’s battling it out!

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– Helmet required. 
– Neck Collar required. 
– Fire suit required- SFI 3.2A/5 minimum. **
– Seat belts and harness required.
– Recommend fire retardant shoe, gloves and Balaclava. Shoes must be closed toe. **
– Hot fluids must be contained under hood or provisions must be made to contain hot fluid/ steam.
– Firewall must be complete and without holes into driver compartment.
– Scatter-shields required on supercharged entries using clutch. Ballistic transmission protection is required. **
– No hubcaps/ wheel trim or wheel weights permitted.
– Fuel restricted to ethanol of gasoline.
– Burnout shall not begin until instructed by event official. 
– No standing burnouts, vehicle shall maintain movement.
– Driver must stop immediately if instructed by event staff.
– No passengers!
– No externally mounted Nitrous bottles.
– Battery must be secured.
– Fireworks not permitted.
– Driver must be 18 years old or over.
– Judging will be based upon- Instant smoke, constant smoke, volume of smoke, driving skill and use of entire skid pad.
– Must pre-register and be approved to enter. PRE-REGISTRATION LINK


  • Shorts are NOT PERMITTED when racing, and a shirt with sleeves is required to race.
  • Seat belts must be properly mounted.
  • All windows must be present and in good shape, and rolled up fully when racing. (no cracks)
  • All automatic transmissions must have operational neutral safety switches.
  • Door handles operational inside & out.
  • The battery cannot be in the driver’s compartment, and the battery must have 3/8 bolts to hold it in place.
  • Batteries that are relocated in the trunk must have an external cut off switch to the rear of the vehicle labeled “CUT OFF.”
  • The radiator must have a proper overflow catch tank.
  • Tires must be in good condition.
  • Carburetor must be covered: if there is no hood, a live fan must be removed, but an electric fan is OK.
  • The carburetor must have two return springs installed.
  • A rear-seat must be installed, or a sheet metal covering, or trunk bulkhead must be installed.
  • Convertibles must run with the top up, and the driver MUST have a full-face helmet meeting the SNELL, 2010 or newer rating.
  • All vehicles must have at least one working taillight.
  • All hubcaps and trim rings must be removed.
  • All drivers running vehicles 13.99 or quicker MUST have a helmet meeting the SNELL, 2010 or newer rating.
  • Slicks are allowed.
  • If you run quicker than 9.99 seconds, you must have an NHRA license.
  • Unaltered 2008 OEM model-year and newer production cars running slower than 9.99 and 135MPH do not have to meet the requirements and specifications for the Summit Racing Series except for the following: Convertibles and T-tops must meet Summit Racing Series roll bar and roll cage requirements, all drivers must meet the Summit Racing Series helmet and protective clothing requirements.
  • The following are requirements for street legal motorcycles:
    • Drivers MUST have a full-face helmet meeting the SNELL, 2010 or newer rating.
    • Motorcycle must have a kill switch with a lanyard if 11.99 or quicker.
    • Driver must have a leather jacket.
    • Driver must have leather pants if 120mph or faster.
    • Driver must wear full finger leather gloves.
    • Driver must have leather high top shoes or boots.
    • Motorcycle must have a chain guard.
    • Motorcycle must have working taillight.
    • Motorcycle throttle must spring return.
    • Nitrous oxide is allowed, if securely mounted-DOT regulated.
    • Slicks are allowed.
    • No three-or four-wheelers of any kind.
    • If you run quicker than 9.99 seconds, you must have an NHRA license.

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August 12, 2023 12:00 PM
12:00 pm

Burnout Contest, Grudge Racing