7th Annual Northern Nationals

Event will be held on August 10-12, 2018

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About the Wawa Drags

Wawa, Ontario plays host to the Annual Northern Nationals Drag Races at the Wawa Municipal airport. This race is part of the NAPA Auto Parts Show Me the Money Tour and promises to be an exciting weekend for racers and race fans.

Wawa is located about 250 km north of Sault Ste. Marie on the northeastern corner of Lake Superior. Wawa is the northern anchor community for one of Canada’s Top 10 drives along the Lake Superior coastline and is well-known for its famous Goose Monument and spectacular waterfalls, beaches and fishing opportunities.

The race venue is literally 2km from downtown Wawa and within walking distance of hotels, restaurants and shopping. That makes the Northern Nationals one of the most unique races on the tour. Wawa is known for its hospitality for visitors and the second weekend in August is no different.

Come and be part of the action and witness 1/8 mile head–to-head bracket racing at its best. Bring the family as there will be entertainment on and off the track. Stay tuned for details!

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What is a drag race?

In basic terms, a drag race is an acceleration contest from a standing start between two vehicles over a measured distance at a specifically designed drag race facility. These contests are started by means of an electronic device commonly called a Christmas Tree.” Upon leaving the starting line, each contestant activates a timer that is, in turn, stopped when the same vehicle reaches the finish line. The start-to-finish clocking is the vehicle’s e.t. (elapsed time), which serves to measure performance and often serves to determine handicaps during competition.

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Race Bike
Drag start line
General Rules
  • All backpacks, purses or other bags/coolers will be checked at the entry gate by event staff. Absolutely no alcohol is permitted to enter the venue.
  • No bicycles, scooters, roller skates, rollerblades, etc. will be allowed past the admission gate into the venue for the safety of all patrons.
  • Absolutely no pets are allowed. (Service Animals Excepted).
  • No motorized vehicles including motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, ATV etc. are allowed.
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Lori Johnson
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Lori Johnson

Lori Johnson Director of Community Services and Tourism in Wawa and Northern Nationals Race Manager was instrumental in bringing drag racing to Wawa and a strong supporter of the August event. From everyone in the drag race community, we remember Lori and send our thoughts and prayers to her family.

You may be gone from our sight, but you are never gone from our hearts.

Ed Wellwood

We have lost one of our dedicated Racers that fully supported us since our inception … Rest in Peace my friend, you will truly be missed … Always in our Hearts !!!

RACERS

DAYS

BURNOUTS

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Drivers Information

Class Registration
Day Weekend
Registration Fee $200 $300
Class Payout
Place Saturday Sunday
1st $10,000 $5,000
2nd $1,000 $1,000
Semi’s $500 $500
Quarters $400 $200
Round 16 $350 $100
Class Registration
Day Weekend
Registration Fee $100 $150
Class Payout
Place Saturday Sunday
1st $2,000 $2,000
2nd $400 $400
Semi’s $200 $200
Quarters $75 $75
Round 16 $50 $50
Class Registration
Day Weekend
Registration Fee $100 $150
Class Payout
Place Saturday Sunday
1st $500 $500
2nd $200 $200
Semi’s $100 $100
Class Registration
Day Weekend
Registration Fee $75 $100
Class Payout
Place Saturday Sunday
1st $150 $1000
2nd $75 $125
Semi’s $50 $75
Class Registration
Weekend
Registration Fee $100
Class Payout
Place Saturday
1st $1000
2nd $400
Semi’s $150
Quarters $100
Class Registration
Day Weekend
Registration Fee $30 $50
Class Payout
Place Saturday Sunday
1st $75 + trophy $100 + trophy
2nd $50 $50
Semi’s $25 $25

Schedule

All times are tentative and weather dependent. All ticket sales are final.

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Driver Pre-Registration

Racers arriving early to Wawa may pre-register for the weekend’s racing event at the Community Centre, 3 Chris Simon Drive. Racers will have a place to park at the Community Centre overnight and be escorted to the race venue on Friday morning.

Everyone is welcome to officially start Drag Race weekend in Wawa! Hosting the 1st Annual Practice Tree Competition!

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Driver Registration

Racer registration at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre (3 Chris Simon Drive) and then transfer to the racing venue (airport). After 1:00 PM register at the airport.

Get excited for the Black Pearl Jet Car and other funny cars! There will also be fireworks once the sun goes down.

8:00 AM
All Gates Open
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Kids Amusements
8:00 AM
All Gates Open
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kids Amusements
Afternoon
Elimination Rounds

7th Annual Northern Nationals

The Northern Nationals is an event that you don’t want to miss. It’s fun for the entire family with three action packed days of drag races! Just make sure you bring your ear plugs.

VIP Tickets

Enjoy the royal treatment and benefits that a VIP ticket offers you! Children tickets are for ages 8-13 years.

VIP Child Weekend
$75
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    VIP Child Day
    $45
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      VIP Adult Day
      $100
      • Onsite VIP Area Parking
      • Trackside Tented Area
      • Private VIP Bar
      • Complimentary Food
      • Special VIP lanyard
      • 4 Drink Tickets
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      VIP Adult Weekend
      $140
      • Onsite VIP Area Parking
      • Trackside Tented Area
      • Private VIP Bar
      • Complimentary Food
      • Special VIP lanyard
      • 8 Drink Tickets
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      Normal Tickets

      Adult Day
      See Below
      • Friday = $15
      • Saturday = $35
      • Sunday = $25
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      Adult Weekend
      $40
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        Child Day
        $10
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          Child Weekend
          $15
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            Sponsors

            These awesome companies make this event possible

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            Location

            • 3 Chris Simon Dr, Wawa, ON
            • apatterson@wawa.cc
            • 1-800-367-9292 x240
            • 705-856-2244 x 240