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IMPORTANT: Saturday Race Times Adjusted Due to High Heat Warnings

POSTED ON July 20th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, News, NHRA News, Uncategorized

heat+wave.mgnIMPORTANT!! Due to the High Heat Warnings for Saturday, July 23, we’re adjusting the times for that day’s NHRA Summit ET Bracket Bonanza / King of the Track race. The updated gate and race times are as follows:

Gate Opens: 3 PM
Time Trials begin: 4 PM
Eliminations to follow

Track will be secured by 12 midnight.


Sunday’s times will remain as originally posted.

Gate open: 9 AM
Time Trials begin: 9:30 AM


Webb Scores True 10.5 Win at Havoc in the Heartland Heads Up Series

POSTED ON June 13th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, News

Havoc_logo2_5-16Unseasonably warm conditions greeted the racers and fans at the first Havoc in the Heartland event on Saturday, June 11 at the New Heartland Park Topeka dragstrip – the World’s Fastest Drag Strip!

A strong field of entries were on hand for the True 10.5 class. The field was by number one qualifier Wade Mooney from Lawrence with a 5.45 at 135.28 mph blast. The final round featured Topeka’s Tim Webb in his Chevy Malibu against Chris Maggard Camaro from Lee’s Summit, Mo. It was Webb for the win with low E.T. of the class 5.257, 154.21 mph run to stop Maggard.

The Index class winners included; Matt Hammes (10.00), Chuck Berve (11.00), Michael Rush (12.00) and JP Smith (13.00).

The next Havoc in the Heartland event is Saturday, July 9.

TRUE 10.5                            RT       HOMETOWN           MODEL          ET/MPH
Win    Tim Webb                 .039   Topeka, KS               Malibu           5.257, 154.21
R/U     Chris Maggard        .100   Lees Summit, MO  Camaro         5.656, 128.59

10.00 Index
Win    Matt Hammes         .090   Topeka, KS               Mustang       10.256, 121.97
R/U     Steve Rimmer          .051   Marshall, MO          Monza           10.324, 132.92

11.00 Index
Win    Chuck Berve             .002   Blue Springs, MO   Elcamino       10.976,119.15
R/U     Jack Fletchall            -.001  Holden, MO             Chevelle        11.040, 119.64

12.00 Index
Win    Michael Rush           .135   Kansas City, KS        Firebird         12.047, 100.48
R/U     Eli Thorpe                 .128   Topeka, KS               Falcon            12.122, 109.38

13.00 Index
Win    JP Smith                    .207   Topeka, KS               Corvette        12.336, 100.39



Heartland Park Happenings: This week’s events at the track

POSTED ON April 25th  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Drag Strip, News

:Wow, where has April gone? For the week of April 25-May 1, here’s what’s on the schedule at Heartland Park Topeka:

Friday, April 29:
Prairie_Band_Casino_&_Resort_LogoPrairie Band Casino & Resort Friday Fun Night Drag Racing
Gate opens at 5 PM
Racing from 6 to 10 PM (11 PM if we get more than 100 cars)
Street cars, bikes, race cars and dragsters – everyone is welcome!
$25 to race, Adults: $10, Kids 6-12: $3, Kids under 6: Free!


Saturday, April 30:
Kansas_SCCA_logoKansas Region SCCA MiDiv Solo II
You and your car racing against the clock on a course marked by orange cones. Learn more about the event and register online here. (Registration closes Tuesday night) These events are open to spectators.


BF logo 500x500 w_ frogBattle Frog Obstacle Race Series
The BattleFrog Obstacle Race Series is one of the nation’s fastest growing outdoor fitness events. Expertly designed by Navy SEALs and SeaBees, BattleFrog is heralded as one of the top OCR companies by industry publications and is widely considered the most challenging Elite Points Series events in OCR.




Sunday, May 1

Kansas_SCCA_logo Day 2: SCCA MiDiv Solo II
Who will be fastest on day #2? Spectators are welcome to attend


SMALL--BIG TIME BAIL BONDS SHOWDOWN LOGOHPTRace #2 in the Big Time Bail Bonds Sunday Showdown Series on the New Heartland Park Topeka’s 3/8-mile dirt track.
Pit gate opens for racers: 3:30 PM
Gate opens for spectators: 4:30 PM
Hot Laps Start: 5:30 PM
Racing Starts: 6 PM
Approximate Finish: 9:30 PM

Adult Admission $8.00
Children 12 and under $2.00
Seniors & Military $6.00 (with proper i.d.)
Pit Passes: Adult $25.00
Children 12 and under $10.00

Let’s Race! Preview of upcoming events at the New Heartland Park Topeka

POSTED ON April 18th  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Drag Strip

It’s time to put the winter coats and snow shovels away and get you, your car, your family and friends out to the New Heartland Park Topeka for all sorts of racing fun. Here’s what’s on the schedule for the week of April 18 – 25.

Friday, April 22: Prairie Band Casino and Resort Fun Night Drag Racing Friday Fun Night
Gates Open: 5 PM
Racing: 6 to 10 PM (11 PM if we have more than 100 cars.
Racing Fees:
Race: $25
Trophy: $30

Adults: $10
Kids (6-12): $3
Kids (under 6): FREE

Get Prairie Cash! Any racer or fan who attends an event at the New Heartland Park can take their ticket stub or wristband to Prairie Band Casino & Resort and redeem it for $20 Prairie Cash to play the first $20 on the house!

Saturday, April 23: Fun Day. Test-n-Tune, Trophy and Gamblers Race
Gate opens: 11 AM
Racing: 12 Noon to 4 PM
Racing Fees:
Test & Tune: $25
Trophy: $30
Spectator Admission:

Adults: $10
Kids (6-12): $3
Kids (under 6): FREE

Sunday, April 24: Dirt Track Racing – Season Opening for the Big Time Bail Bonds Sunday Night Showdown Series
Gate opens:
Spectator Admission:
Adults: $8
Kids (6-12): $2
Kids (under 6): FREE
Military: $6 (must have ID)
Pit Passes: $25
Kids (12 & under): $10


Special “Racer Appreciation” Bracket Bonanza, April 16 & 17

The Staff of the New Heartland Park Topeka has put together a special “Racer Appreciation” Bracket Bonanza race for the weekend of April 16 & 17.

Special Racer Appreciation Bracket Bonanza Weekend
Come on out for the Friday Night Fun Night – use it as a Test & Tune for the Saturday and Sunday Racer Appreciation Bracket Bonanza race weekend.
Friday: Fun Night Drags + Bracket Test & Tune
Gates Open 5 PM
Open Test-N-Tune 6 PM – 10 PM
Trophy Dash 8 PM
Admission and Entry Fees
Test-n-Tune $25
Trophy $30
Adults $10
Kids 6-12 $3
Under 6 Free
Gates Open 9 AM
Time Trials 11 AM*
*Two sessions followed by “Reaction Time Challenge”
Eliminations to Follow

Gates Open 9 AM
Time Trials 10 AM*
*Two sessions followed by eliminations

Adults & Crew $15 / 2-day $25
Kids (6-12) $5 per day
Kids under 6 Free

Super Pro (1/8 mile)
Winner          $3,000
Runner Up    $1,200
Semi-Finals   $300
Qtrs                $100 if over 50 entries
Entry             $110 day / $200 2-day
Buy Back       $50

Winner          $1,500
Runner Up    $600
Semi-Finals   $200
Qtrs                $75 if over 50 entries
Entry              $80 day / $150 2-day
Buy Back       $40

Winner          $400
Runner Up    $150
Semi-Finals   $50
Entry              $40 day / $70 2-day
Buy Back       $20

Super Jr, Novice Jr and Trophy same as normal
No Quick 16 this weekend

Note: Points will be counted each day

No Major Changes Planned for 2016 Bracket Racing Series

POSTED ON March 31st  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, News

In light of the recent change in management at the New Heartland Park Topeka, at this time, the team is not planning to make any major changes with the previously posted bracket structure and race dates.

“Many racers have planned their race schedule and other activities for the season and making wholesale changes in the bracket program at this point doesn’t make a lot of sense” said Scott Gardner, president and general manager. “A complete review of the program will take place as time permits with limited changes anticipated in 2016” he added.

Save $5 off your driver entry at the Sept. 19th Street Legal/TNT!

POSTED ON September 18th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, News

The $5.00 discount is for Drivers ONLY. This flyer must be presented from a SMART PHONE or DIGITAL DEVICE and MUST BE PRESENTED AT TIME OF PURCHASE Limit 1 (ONE) per entry. No refunds, substitutions or exchanges will be allowed on this discount.
* HPT reserves the right to have the final interpretation of rules for the discount.






Street Points Standings – 9-06-2014

POSTED ON September 8th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, Street
Car # Driver Hometown Body “A” Points
1 1970 Haywood Hodge Topeka, KS 05 Dodge 550
2 545E Elliot Smith Emporia, KS 13 Fusion 500
3 MB1 Kevin Webb Parker Field, KS 72 El Camino 250
4 D681 Chad Olinger Emporia, KS 96 T Bird 200
5 574 Brian Lippert Wamego, KS 88 Firebird 100
6 H066 Bradley Hogg Ottawa, KS 96 Mustang 100
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