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Topeka, KS
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• Located SW side of Topeka, Kansas on Topeka Blvd
• NHRA Sanctioned
• 1/4 Mile Track
• Concrete Safety Wall
• Track Elevation 1000 feet above sea level
• 660 foot smooth ground concrete launch surface
• 660 feet of asphalt race surface
• 2,600+ feet of shutdown and 180-foot, net-equipped sand trap followed open area
• Track runs North to South
• Compulink Timing System
• Musco Stadium Lighting
• 750 Acre Facility
• Full Concession Stands with food and beverage and Budweiser products
• Small coolers are allowed but absolutely no glass bottles of any kind
• VP Race Fuel on site – Contact HPT for current price
• On Site Camping – some electric hookups available
• Dumping station outside the park for campers and race rigs
• Lots of paved parking for race cars
• Large Pavilion Area
• Pit side restrooms have showers
• FM Broadcasting on 88.7
• We Accept Master Card, Visa and Discover at the Gates

Information on Heartland Park Topeka Drag Strip

Type of race track: NHRA sanctioned 1/4 mile dragstrip on 750 plus acres of land.

Location: Located SW side of Topeka Kansas on Topeka Blvd

History: Construction on Heartland Park Topeka took more than a year and on August 11, 1989, four years after a motorsports facility was proposed in Topeka, the track hosted its first race, the Camel Grand Prix. Built at a cost of nearly $22 million, Heartland Park Topeka has been hosting record setting performances since the doors first opened over 25 years ago.

Drag race season: April to mid-November, select Friday nights, most Saturdays, and some Sundays.

Friday Fun Nights - Open test and tune for all types of cars and bikes

Saturday Bracket Events - There are classes for Jr. Dragsters, (purpose built race cars for kids 8-18 years old), stock street cars/bikes, and classes for race cars /bikes. Special classes on select race dates.

Sundays - Bracket and special classes on select dates

Features: Very clean modern facility, family friendly environment, clean restrooms, nice full service concession stands, showers, camping available, electricity available for a fee.

General Racer FAQ

Heartland Park Topeka has compiled a number of frequently asked questions and answers to help you better understand the rules, safety and technical guidelines of drag racing and increase your enjoyment at our facility.
Does Heartland Park Topeka make the safety rules?

The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) establishes rules for every type of vehicle that can run down the quarter-mile. All NHRA member tracks must follow these safety guidelines. Each year, a new NHRA Rulebook is published with revisions and updates. Rulebooks are available at the track for $10, and are highly recommended for anyone who is interested in participating more frequently or building a car.

I have a street car. What do I need to come out and test or race?
The basic items needed to pass tech inspection for the typical street car include good tires, a battery tie-down, radiator overflow catch-can, operable neutral-safety switch, seat belts, and a valid state driver's license or NHRA competition license is required for all participants. Don't forget to wear long pants, shoes, and a shirt with sleeves!

What do I need to race my street bike?
Again, a valid state driver's license or NHRA competition license is required. NHRA approved helmet, denim or heavier pants, a leather jacket, leather gloves, and leather shoes that rise above the ankle. If the bike runs quicker than 10.99 or faster than 120 mph, additional requirements apply.

Do I need a helmet?
A helmet is one of the first safety items that you may need to purchase. Any vehicle that runs faster than 13.99 seconds, and all motorcycles and dune buggy-type cars, must have an approved helmet. Helmets must have a SNELL rating of SA2010 or SA2015, as well as those with an SFI rating of 31.1A, 31.2A, 41.1A, or 41.2A.

Can I use nitrous oxide?
NHRA allows the use of nitrous oxide in bracket classes. Check the track's specific class rules to be certain, but in most cases you can use nitrous. Nitrous bottles must be vented to outside the driver compartment if it is mounted in the same compartment as the driver. All bottles must be stamped with a DOT - 1800 pound rating.
What are some of the major safety items I will need as I go quicker?

The following is a list of major items that are required at specific ET's and speeds. This list is a guideline, and we recommend consulting a current NHRA rulebook for specific details, specifications, and diagrams.

13.99 seconds (8.59 1/8th)

• Drive Line Loop with slicks
• Approved helmet (Full face in open cars)
• SFI 3.2A/1 Jacket in vehicles equipped with non-OEM nitrous oxide, turbochargers or superchargers
13.49 seconds (8.25 1/8th)
• Roll bar in convertibles
• SFI seat belts in convertibles
11.99 seconds (7.49 1/8th)
• Steel Valve Stems
• Arm Restraints (open cars)
11.49 seconds (7.35 1/8th)
• SFI 1.1 or 1.2 Flywheel / Clutch
• SFI 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 or 9.1 Flywheel shield
• SFI 3.2A/1 approved jacket
• Roll bar
• SFI approved seat belts
• Drive Line Loop with street tires
• Full Leathers on M/C, ATV and Snowmobile @ 120 MPH
10.99 seconds (6.99 1/8th) or Super Street
• SFI 4.1 Transmission Shield, or at 135 mph
• Locking transmission dipstick tube
• Aftermarket axles and axle retainers
• SFI Harmonic Balancer
• Roll Cage with altered floor pans, or 135 mph - Window net required
• Ignition cut-off on all bikes / snowmobiles that exceed 135 mph
9.99 seconds (6.39 1/8th) or Super Gas or 135 mph
• NHRA Chassis Certification
• NHRA Competition License
• SFI jacket & pants 3.2A/5
• SFI neck collar & gloves 3.3/1
• SFI 29.1 flexplate / 30.1 flexplate shield (AT equipped cars)
• Full Face Helmet meeting Snell or SFI specifications

150 mph

• Parachute
I bring my children to the track. Where are they able to go with me?

A minor release form is available at Registration/Front Gate or Tech Inspection for children from ages 14-17 years. This release will allow them to be in a restricted access area. The restricted access area is defined to start at the back of the tower and extend through the track and return road to the ET Slip Booth. He or she is only permitted in this area while supporting a car making a run at that time. Upon completion of the run being supported they must depart the restricted access area. Anyone under the age of 14 or children without a Minor Release on file must remain seated INSIDE of a tow vehicle or not enter the restricted areas. Golf Carts, 4-wheelers, or side-by-sides are not considered inside a cab. Children under age 14 are not allowed on motorcycles, golf carts, or 4-wheelers. No one under 16 years of age is allowed to operate any vehicles (including but not limited to tow vehicles, motorcycles or 4-wheelers) anywhere or ride in/on a vehicle making a run.