The Mickey Thompson Wheels and Tires Million will return to Montgomery Motorsports Park in Montgomery, Ala., on Oct. 18-21, 2018.
Now in its 23rd consecutive year, the Mickey Thompson Million Dollar Drag Race remains the gold standard for E.T. bracket racers. Featuring the largest single-day payout in drag racing, the Mickey Thompson Million is once again expected to host more than 500 of the sport’s best racers for the action-packed four-day race which will once again include the Triple 25’s and the Million Dollar Main Event. Last year, Johnny Ezell of Lafayette, LA., pocketed the top prize for winning the main Million event when he defeated Jason Lynch of Pleasant View, TN. in the final round.
Among the popular features that will return again in 2018 is the golf cart giveaway which is chosen by a random tech card drawing of all competitors registered in the Triple 25’s and/or the Million Dollar Main Event. We will once again host the Racer Appreciation party on Saturday night featuring a steak dinner for all competitors and live band. Following the final round of the Million will be a fireworks show and the traditional champagne winner’s circle celebration. As always, the Mickey Thompson Million Dollar race has an open gate policy so spectators and crew can come enjoy the action on all four days for FREE.
There will be best losing packages in all races and more than $55,000 in prizes will be rewarded throughout the weekend. The popular Motor Mania TV will provide live streaming of the event to a worldwide audience. The VIP club will also return in 2018, visit www.themilliononline.com for more info and where you can sign up starting in August.
In order to maintain the integrity of the sport’s premiere bracket racing event, we will once again be performing spot technical inspections throughout the entire weekend. This will also include all quarter final or better finishers for a thorough inspection.
Gates will open for parking on Tuesday, October 16th, at noon, and will remain open all night. Wednesday will feature a free test and tune from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. immediately afterward, the “Race to The Million” 64 car shootout will take place awarding (4) Million entries to the top 4 finishers.
Thursday morning, October 18th, will start the weekend off with the first of (3) Triple 25’s. All the Triple 25 events, as well as the Million will feature best losing packages in rounds 1-6. Round money starts with third round winners and all payouts are 100-percent guaranteed.
Following tradition, the 23rd Annual Mickey Thompson Million will kick off on Saturday, October 20th, where racers will have the opportunity to compete for a life-changing amount of money, and the universal prestige that goes with being a Million Dollar Race Champion.