With warmer weather comes faster cars. That’s right, race season is here!

The Davenport Speedway (2815 W Locust Street Davenport) will be kicking off their 2018 season this weekend! On Friday Apr 13 the season starts with the REBEL 5K- IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series.

Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. with Hot Laps beginning at 6 p.m. The highly anticipated racing will take off at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors, and children 12 and under are free. The cost for a pit pass is $35.

The REBEL 5K is highlighted by Late Models racing on the quarter-mile track, with a $5,000 prize awaiting the winner. Also racing at the REBEL 5K will be IMCA Mods, IMCA Sport Mods and Street Stock.

Come on out and enjoy an evening of revving engines and the smell of dirt in the air! For future events, check out the Davenport Speedway’s schedule at: https://davenportspeedway.com/schedule/.

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics for QuadCities.com.