World Wide Technology Raceway will host the 28th annual Mickey Thompson Million Dollar Drag Race in 2023. (WWTR photo)

Million Dollar Drag Race Relocates To WWTR

ST. LOUIS — The 28th annual Mickey Thompson Million Dollar Drag Race will be contested at World Wide Technology Raceway on Sept. 12-16.

Folk Promotions has selected World Wide Technology Raceway as the newest venue in order to continue their long-running tradition and elevate the racer experience to the highest standards.

“It wasn’t an easy decision to leave the south, and we are extremely thankful for all the racers, sponsors, staff and local spectators who have added to the Million’s success throughout the years. But we are also very excited about our future in St. Louis,” said co-promoter Jennifer Folk. “World Wide Technology Raceway certainly checked all the boxes for us when looking for a new venue.

“It’s a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility with all-asphalt parking, a fiber optic Compulink timing system and hard-working staff. Not to mention the average temperatures for the event dates show 80-degree highs and lows of around 60 degrees, which makes perfect weather for racing.”

World Wide Technology Raceway Executive Vice President and General Manager Chris Blair chimed in, “The Folk family have done a tremendous job of not only growing this incredible event but also carrying on the legacy that was established by my friend, George Howard, in 1996. We are honored that they have selected World Wide Technology Raceway and the St. Louis region for the next chapter of this amazing story.

“One of our goals at WWTR is to always host major events that appeal to a wide range of racing interests. As the only track on the planet to host NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA and Formula Drift, as well as the largest NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event of the season, our priority is to include multiple eye-catching events throughout the 2023 season.

“When it comes to promotional partners and big money bracket races, there’s only one million.”