SPARKS, NV - The smell of rubber will fill the air as the drag races and burnouts return to the Sparks Nugget for its 4th consecutive year. The event will run from 6 p.m. - midnight. The pros will race at 6 p.m. and the alcohol cars start at 9 p.m. The Hot August Nights Drag Races will be held in the west parking lot of Sparks Nugget (corner of Nugget Avenue and 14th St.). The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and spectator passes for the event are $10. Registered Hot August Nights car participants race for free. For non-registered participants the daily fee is $75.00. Vehicles must be 1976 and older cars, pick-up size trucks and emergency vehicles. Tires must be street legal DOT approved. No racing fuel or nitrous oxide is allowed.