Sat, Aug 18 - Sun, Aug 19, 2018

Drag Racing in the Hudson Valley with NEQ

Lebanon Valley Dragway

About this event

Drag Racing in the Hudson Valley!

Come join us for a fun day of going fast in a straight line.  All cars and drivers are welcome, even minivans and SUV’s!  Don't want to drive?  Spectate and meet your fellow club members!

This is the real drag racing deal on an official NHRA dragway.   We’ll be launched by Christmas tree lights and get a time slip for each run giving your splits and 1/4mi time and speed. 

Following a full day of racing at the track, we’ll retire to Albany for dinner and overnight.  The next day there will be a visit to the countryside to for a guided tour of Lindenwald, the home of Martin van Buren, the eighth president of the United States.

Sign up for all or some of the activities.

The cost of the drag racing is $35 per car & driver, $10 for crew/spectators, payable directly to the dragway at the event.

The cost of the banquet is $50 per person, and the cost of the Lindenwald tour is $5.

The track grill will be open during the event for lunch.  Please bring cash, or a bag lunch of your own. 

The Hilton Albany is offering rooms following the banquet - please book directly with the hotel.

The dragway web site lists many other overnight options at

Weekend overview:


8 am      Gates open for tech insp

8:30        Pro driver brief

9 am      Track opens

12 pm    Tech closes, lunch at track grill

4 pm      Track closes

6:30 pm       Cocktails the Hilton Albany (cash bar)

7pm       Banquet at the Hilton Albany

Overnight:  Hilton Albany, NY


9:30a     Meet at Lindenwald National Park site in Kinderhook, NY for guided tour

12 pm Tour ends, recommend Hudson for lunch on your own


Please Contact:  Eventmaster David Pickett

Event requirements


Basic drag racing rules/requirements

Drivers will complete a basic self-tech inspection upon entering the track.  If your car is road-worthy it is most likely track ready.  No brake fluid changes are required. 

Drivers and any passengers will sign a standard track day liability waiver form at the same time. 

Standard track day attire rules apply: shirt, shoes, socks, long pants.  Short sleeves are ok. 

Drivers of cars faster than 14 sec elapsed time (E.T.) need to wear a current SNELL or SFI helmet.  If your car is faster than 10 sec E.T. you need to wear a full-face helmet

Note: Road & Track sows a Corvette Z06 at 11.1 sec E.T.

Drivers of cars slower than 14 sec E.T.  may have a passenger and do not require a helmet per NHRA rules.  If you want to have a passenger or drive a slower car without a helmet, please let the organizer know so he can confirm with the track. 


The dragway web site lists many other overnight options at

Event photos will be available from after the event.

For more information on the dragway, Columbia county and the Berkshires, please visit or your preferred search engine.  There are tons of attractions and activities in the area that would make a great three day weekend. 

For more information on the dragway, please visit

Videos of events at the dragway are available at


 Eventmaster David Pickett

Lebanon Valley Dragway

New Lebanon, NY


Festival/Social organized by

Audi Club NA - Northeast Chapter

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Event over!