Nostalgia Nationals – Sept. 15 & 16!

By September 11, 2023 September 14th, 2023 News & Announcements

Step back in time and rev up those engines! Milan Dragway is thrilled to present the Nostalgia Nationals, a spectacular event that celebrates the golden era of drag racing. Join us for a weekend of high-octane excitement, where the past meets the present in a roaring symphony of speed.

Event Highlights:

  • Nostalgia Drag Racing: Witness the incredible machines of yesteryears as they thunder down the track. From vintage dragsters to classic muscle cars, these vehicles have been meticulously cared for and are ready to show off their power once again.
  • Classic Car Show: Stroll through rows of gleaming chrome and polished paint as car enthusiasts showcase their prized possessions. Whether you’re a fan of the ’50s cruisers or the muscle cars of the ’70s, there’s something for everyone.
  • Swap Meet: Looking for that elusive car part or a unique piece of memorabilia? Dive into the swap meet and discover treasures galore. From vintage parts to retro merchandise, you never know what you might find.
  • And So Much More!

Friday Sept 15

The Day Before the Race: Test & Tune


  • Gates open: 12:00 PM
  • Tech open: 2:00 -7:00 PM
  • Testing: 2:00 -7:00 PM
  • Gamblers Race (for Sat registered racers only): 7:00 PM
  • Gates close (Free parking across the street in the overflow lot for after 10PM arrivals): 10:00 PM


  • Test & Tune $40
  • Gamblers Race $20 (pay at the ticket booth)
  • $45 Crew/Spectator Pass 3 Day (Fri, Sat & Sun)
  • $35 Crew/Spectator Pass 2 Day (Fri & Sat)
  • 3 or 2 Day purchase required for entry

Saturday Sept 16

Day of the Show!


  • Gates open: 8:00 AM
  • Tech open: 8:00 AM
  • Time Trials / Qualifying: 10:00 AM

Box, No Box & Trophy Class for Pre 1980s / classics

Nostalgia Comp & Great Lakes Gasser Trophy Race

  • Opening Ceremonies: 3:00 PM
  • 1st Round of Exhibition: 3:00 PM
  • 2nd round of exhibition: 5:00 PM
  • Nostalgia Funny Car & AA/GS finals: 7:00 PM


  • $30 Crew/Spectator
  • $10 12–15 year-olds
  • FREE 11 & under
  • $30 Pit Parking
  • $60 Box/No Box Class
  • $50 Trophy Class

Car Show and Swap Meet!

  • $25 Car Show by Shaggy 9AM – 3PM (Classic hot rods & muscle cars only)
    • Includes 1 Fun Run pass on the track after 1st round exhibitions
  • $30 Pop -Up Swap Meet

Sunday Sept 17

Sunday Trophy and Bracket Race!
  • Gates open: 8:00 AM
  • Tech open: 8:00AM
  • Time Trials/Qualifying: 10:00 AM
  • Box, No Box & Trophy Race (no year limit!)


  • $20 Crew/Spectator
  • $10 12-15 year olds
  • FREE 11 & under
  • $60 Box/No Box Class
  • $50 Trophy Class

Connect with fellow enthusiasts, share your experiences, and stay updated on all things Nostalgia Nationals by following us on Facebook and Instagram and using the hashtag #MilanNostalgiaNationals2023. Join us for a weekend of nostalgia, excitement, and memories that will last a lifetime. The Nostalgia Nationals at Milan Dragway – where history roars to life!