In keeping with a summer that has had unfavorable conditions for a number of events and outdoor activities, the forecast for the rain date for MotorSports Night at Vernon Downs calls for a better than 70% probability of showers and thunderstorms.
We recognize and appreciate that classic and custom car, truck and motorcycle owners are reluctant to drive or show their cars in bad or uncertain weather. In consideration of this and the fact that weather is likely to turn colder and the daylight will definitely end earlier, MotorSports Night for 2017 has been cancelled.
The Vernon Downs Hotel Casino looks forward to hosting the event again next year during a season that will hopefully have many better nights.
The good news is that the weekend forecast looks very good for the Vernon Downs Food Truck Rodeo. It takes place Saturday, 9/16 from 5-8pm and features free admission, and food trucks from
Mangia Marcina Wood Fire Pizza
Stewart's Rootbeer Mobile Restaurant
Come Fry With Me
Holy Smoques BBQ Fusion
El Jefe's Tacos & More
The Spedie Wagon
The return of MotorSports night to Vernon Downs in 2016 attracted a fantastic crowd of car, truck & bike owners and enthusiasts. 2017 promises to be even better.
Interest is reving on the red line! Save time getting your vehicle in and get access to the best spots by pregegistering using the form below.
Event updates leading up to and during MotorSport night will be posted at facebook.com/927thedrive. Like the page so we can message you with event updates in advance and while on-site.
Below is some helpful info about the event.
Please use the main entrance to the track. Both lanes will be dedicated to in-bound cars.
Pre-Registered owners: use right lane.
Non Pre-Registered owners:keep left and continue to on-site Registration.
If you do not pre-register, be prepared to provide us with your vehicle:
Make, Model and Year, as well as your Name, Phone Number and email address.
As you enter the designated display area, please follow the direction of event staff holding flags. Our goal is to get vehicles positioned quickly but safely. Please don't reposition your vehicle once it is in place.
No alcoholic beverages can be brought on the grounds. Food and beverages will be available from food vendors on-site, and full dining and lavatory facilities are available in the Vernon Downs Hotel Casino and the track Grandstand.
Radio Station and Vernon Downs representatives will be about the grounds throughout the event, and will always be available on TheDRIVE stage located just inside the display area gate.
The stage is where random prizes the station announces winners of can be picked-up and also be where any lost-and-found items will be.
A full slate of harness racing is scheduled for the track that night and the Casino will have full gaming operations going.
If you want to take advantage of those activities, you can exit the display grounds at the point you entered in order to park closer to the Casino or the grandstand.
Sunset on the 7th is at about 7:25 Please plan on leaving the grounds before darkness sets in.
If you plan on heading home or elsewhere, please exit on the service road at the opposite side of the display area.
Please invite other Classic and Custom vehicle owners to join you, and friends and family to attend by sharing this link: 927TheDrive.net/pages/motorsports
We appreciate the importance of good weather to owners of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. In the event of bad weather, a decision on whether to postpone or cancel MotorSports Night will be made by 2pm on Thursday 9/14 and announced on 92.7FM TheDRIVE and posted at
927thedrive.netfacebook.com/927thedrive and on this page.