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Wild Wednesdays

Want to go fast? Want to see how your vehicle compares to others? Wild Wednesdays are open to all makes and models. Just bring your favorite car, truck, or bike to see what it can run in the quarter-mile.

All vehicles must pass a tech inspection, and racers must have a valid driver’s license.

Please arrive early as possible to ensure you get the full Wild Wednesday experience. We will only sell 200 Tech Cards for racing each Wild Wednesday.


Click the dates below for access to that day’s tickets.

July 26October 25

Wild Wednesday is Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park’s weekly test and tune program open to anyone who meets the following requirements:

For street legal portion of the night, any Licensed Driver (must show license to pass tech), plus those under 18 (but licensed) who must have a minor release signed by parents. 

If you are a minor and would like to participate, you MUST have a completed and signed minor waiver before you will be allowed on track. You MUST have both parents sign the waiver and have the form notarized. If you don’t have a minor waiver on file, you will NOT be allowed to race. (See additional rules below)

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EV Bracket Series Competitor: $30 ($35 gate)
Race Car & Driver: $30 ($35 gate)
NHRA Member Race Car & Driver: $30
Spectators (13yrs & up) & Crew: $15
Children (12 & under): Free

Main Gate located on Hwy 136/Crawfordsville Rd. opens at 5:00 pm
Racing begins at 5:30 pm.


In 2022, Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park introduced a new class of E.T. Bracket Racing with an electric vehicle (EV) category. EV racers will compete at Wild Wednesday events (not traditional Brown’s Oil E.T. Bracket Series race weekends) and will have the opportunity to race for points as well as the NHRA Division 3 E.T. Bracket Finals in September.

Entry for EV Bracket competitors will be $35, and buybacks will be available ONLY if there are more than 7 cars in a field for that given day – the buyback price will be $15. Payout will go only to the winner if there are 7 or less cars entered for that given day, and the payout will be $100. If there are 8 or more cars entered, the junior dragster payout scale will be used.

First round pairings will be determined randomly. More information can be found in an update to the 2023 Brown’s Oil ET Bracket Series rule book.


  • The following are requirements for street legal vehicles:
    • 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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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.

For further information, come to the track on scheduled Wednesday nights, talk with the TECH personnel, or call Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park at 317-969-8600.