Winter Meltdown 5 is heading to Houston Raceway Park on December 4-5, 2020!

Winter Meltdown 5 Racer Pre-registration

Please take a quick minute to let us know that you are coming. This helps us get tech cards ready in advance and gives you a chance to be featured on our flyers!

Winter Meltdown 5 Media Request Form

Media, to be considered for Winter Meltdown 5 media credentials please fill out this quick form and tell us a little about yourself and/or the company you represent. Spots are limited so please act fast!

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Winter Meltdown 5 is headed to Houston!

The season ending racing party is back! Coming to our NEW home at Houston Raceway Park on December 4-5, 2020, Winter Meltdown 5 takes no-prep racing to the next level! With two full days of action packed racing, there is something for everybody to experience at this event. See the fastest no prep and outlaw drag racers in the country battle it out at the last big race of the season for over $40,000 in payouts. This is the year-end no prep party that you cannot afford to miss!

Order your tickets online for a hassle free experience!

Pre-ordering your tickets online is easy and saves you time on raceday! Keep an eye on the Project X Promotions and Houston Raceway Facebook pages for discount codes and ticket promotions leading up to the event!

2020 Sponsors

Thank you to each and every company that helps make Project X Promotions events possible! Please support the people that help our sport grow!

Event Highlights

Four years of Winter Meltdown racing have created many highlights and memorable moments. Here are some highlights from throughout the years

2020 Classes & Rules

Winter Meltdown 5 brings you two full days worth of high-stakes action. Find the class of your liking, and get in where you fit in!

Class Pre-registration

Please take a quick minute to let us know that you are coming. This helps us get tech cards ready in advance and gives you a chance to be featured on our flyers!

Friday, December 4th

Racer Gates: Noon. Spectator Gates: 3pm. Drivers Meeting: 5:30pm. Racing Begins by 6pm

King of the Tailgate

2019 Winner- Jason Cantu

$200 Entry, $4,000 to win
Friday, Dec 4th

  • 10 vehicles for full payout
  • Must have functioning tailgate or tailgate provision. Molded in tailgates OK on steel beds only
  • Trucks must retain steel cab (no all composite trucks)

Daily Driver Shootout

$50 Entry, 100% Payback to win
Friday, Dec 4th

  • Vehicle must be tagged, titled, insured and owned by the driver
  • Factory glass, body panels, and frame (fiberglass hood ok)
  • Full interior (no missing parts). Added safety items are ok. No race seats
  • Factory style suspension. Bolt-in parts ok
  • No aftermarket roll bars
  • Transbrakes not permitted
  • No slicks or drag radials. Street tires with UTQG tread wear rating 200 or higher may be used

Grudge Racing

$60 Tech Card
Friday, Dec 4th

  • For those not racing in a Friday Class, this is your only way down the track the first day of the event. You must be paired with an opponent, NO SOLO PASSES!
  • Must purchase this tech card if entering a Jackpot Race in the lanes
  • Racers competing in a Friday night class may participate in grudge racing sessions only after being eliminated from class competition (must purchase grudge tech card)

Big Tire Jackpot Race

$200 Entry, 100% Payback to win
Friday, Dec 4th

  • Jackpot entry paid in staging lanes
  • Must purchase $60 grudge tech card at gate to be eligible to race
  • $500 added on top of winners purse at 10 or more cars

Small Tire Jackpot Race

$200 Entry, 100% Payback to win
Friday, Dec 4th

  • Jackpot entry paid in staging lanes
  • Must purchase $60 grudge tech card at gate to be eligible to race
  • $500 added on top of winners purse at 10 or more cars

Saturday, December 5th

Gates: 11am. Drivers Meeting: 1pm. Racing Begins by 2pm

Big Tire

2019 Winner- James Goad "Reaper"
Runner Up- Daniel Pachar

$250 Entry, $15,000 to win
Saturday, Dec 5th

  • 24 cars for full payout ($10k at 16 cars)
  • Door cars only
  • Aftermarket fiberglass bodied cars allowed. Body lines must accurately represent the factory vehicle. Stretched/sectioned bodies not allowed unless prior approval from PXP is received.

Small Tire

2019 Winner- Brent Self "Selfish"
Runner Up- Todd Speirs "Wall $treet"

$250 Entry, $15,000 to win
Saturday, Dec 5th

  • 24 cars for full payout ($10k at 16 cars)
  • Any engine combination
  • 28x10.5 non-w max tire size
  • Must be +/- 2in of factory wheelbase
  • No wheelie bars

True Street

2019 Winner- Daniel Burks "No Luv"
Runner Up-

$200 Entry, $5,000 to win
Saturday, Dec 5th

  • 12 cars for full payout
  • 275 radial or 28x11.5 DOT slick max tire size
  • Vehicle must be registered/insured
  • Stock style front suspension (no backhalf or aftermarket 4-links)
  • Must have dashboard
  • No wheelie bars
  • All cars must complete 30 mile cruise without stopping or refueling
  • No swapping tires after cruise

Pasadena Speedshop Full Size Truck

$150 Entry, 100% payback + $500 on top
Saturday, Dec 5th

  • Factory framerail front to back
  • Stock-style front suspension
  • Factory dash with front seats
  • 29.5x10.5W/325 radial max tire
  • 4WD/AWD must run 17in or larger wheels

6.0 Index

$100 Entry, 100% payback + $1,000 on top
Saturday, Dec 5th

  • Door cars only
  • Throttle stops MUST be disabled
  • 6.0 ET breakout

7.0 Index

$100 Entry, 100% payback
Saturday, Dec 7th

  • Door cars only
  • Throttle stops MUST be disabled
  • 7.0 ET breakout

General Event & Track Rules

  • All races are 1/8 mile with the boards off
  • One water burnout only (PXP/Track staff has final say on questionable burnout situations)
  • Pro. 400 tree with true win light for all races
  • 7 second timeout and courtesy staging in effect
  • Your car (and all of its pieces) MUST remain in your lane before the finish line or it will be considered a cross
  • Jump you lose, cross you lose (first is worst)

All vehicles MUST fit the spirit of their class. Project X Promotions has the final say on vehicles. All vehicles must be able to pass general safety tech inspection. Houston Raceway Park has the final say on tech (safety).

Friday night- Only way to race if you are not in a class is to participate in Grudge Racing ($60 tech card).