Gatebil festivals are renowned for its high-octane atmosphere, bringing together car lovers from all over to celebrate their shared passion. Our circuits are the epicenter of thrilling car action, community spirit, and unforgettable experiences.

This competition is all about the perfect harmony between human and machine, racing head-to-head over 201 meters of track. Each driver gets one chance to launch their car and cross the finish line before their opponent. Winners advance to race again until the coronation of the quickest Drag Racer at Gatebil.


All track cars participating in regular straight runs, open or driftline, and Extreme categories at Gatebil are able to join the Drag Race show. If your car has a start number, has passed technical inspection, and you have attended the drivers’ briefing, you’re all set to test your reaction times against other drivers.

  • Line-Up: The Gatebil crew organize similar cars to compete against each other in the initial races.
  • Location: The Drag Race show takes place on the longest straights of the track.

Example of a map for Drag race at Vålerbanen:

Competition Rules

This is a show competition, meaning no specialized track prep, timing systems, parachutes, or Top Fuel cars are involved. The rules, cars, and track conditions are the same as for track driving. Expect to see Porsches, Volvos, Drifting, and Extreme cars battling it out, reminiscent of the iconic races in “Fast & Furious.”

Join us for this electrifying event and witness the blend of speed, skill, and spectacle that only the Gatebil Drag Race show can offer. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

Prepare your engines, mark your calendars, and get ready for an unforgettable evening at the Gatebil festival 2024. See you on the track!

Drag Race Show at Vålerbanen 2024