Excitement revs up tonight at Champion Raceway, the drag strip at the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, White City.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and tech inspections start then for competitors. Time trials begin at 6 p.m. and elimination runs start at 8 p.m.

Classes include street cars, hot rods, compact cars, motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, with racing opportunities for high school students and junior dragster racing for kids who are at least 8.

Admission for spectators is $8, but itís free for kids under 10. Racing entry costs $23 for most classes, and you can pony up additional fees on the side if you want to race for dollars.

Learn more about this competitive racing primarily for street legal cars at www.championraceway.com.