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Real Street Drags
2014 RSD Dates at GLD:
Friday April 18
Friday May 16
Friday June 20
Saturday July 5th
Friday July 18
Friday Aug 15
Friday Sept 19
Friday Oct 10
What is RSD?
Real Street Drags was started at the legendary Great Lakes Dragaway in 1999, as an event to get the Chicago & Milwaukee area street racers off the streets, and onto the track... the first of it's kind!
How does RSD cater to "street racing?"
RSD is just like street racing, with the safety of taking place at a drag strip!
We turn the scoreboards off and cut your timeslips in half, so NOBODY except you can see your ET!
Racers may start the race with a flag, a flashlight, a bikini babe dropping her arms, or however else the contestants wish to flag the start... just like on the streets. Giving the hit, giving car lengths... RSD does it! Combine this with the track's "win light" to eliminate any confusion as to who won, no traffic or cops to get in the way, and the fan base that RSD draws from Chi-town, Milwaukee, and everywhere else nearby... and RSD is the best street-style racing event in the area.
Why are times so secret at RSD?
Because just like on the streets... we know that many of our fans are here to race for more than just bragging rights. Never mind simply "allowing" bets... we ENCOURAGE it!
Aside from cutting timeslips in half and turning off the scoreboards, NOBODY besides track staff is allowed in the tower, and while we always have an announcer present to pump up the crowd... times are of course never announced! Secrecy is critical, and we know it!
Who can attend RSD?
Anyone! Street racing knows no limits... and you will see everything from mommy's minivan to the baddest of the bad doorslammers at RSD. We have seen races with 4 wheelers, jet cars, wheel standers, alcohol dragsters, diesel trucks... as well as import and domestic cars, trucks and bikes. We greatly encourage newcomers to come check RSD out, especially the younger crowd!
Learn what it's like to race without worry of getting arrested, what does and doesn't happen during racing, and where movies like 'The Fast & The Furious' were right...and wrong.
RSD has become extremely popular with the spectators as well, which led to the creation of "Feature Races," which are reserved for the wildest, most unbelievable, high profile races the racers bring to us... we are talking a match-up between 7 second nitrous powered cars that drag the bumper, who bet 5 grand cash that they will win... and they get *TOP* priority! Boredom is not part of the RSD vocabulary! One thing we will guarantee, is that whether you are racing or spectating, you will have a great time! For the spectators, GLD has the coldest beer, freshest cheeseburgers, and warmest hot chocolate of any dragstrip in the country! Obviously, we do not allow racers that still intend to race to purchase alcohol, so after the racing is over... come recap the night at the Torque Alley Tap, GLD's own bar!
RSD runs their own website as well, at rsdforums.net
Please note that RSD Forums is a separate website, and GLD does not have any control over the content posted there.
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