What makes the AOCO so much fun? It’s an annual, grassroots, street car only, call out style drag race event. There is a mandatory drive from Albuquerque Dragway doing a loop to prove your car is an actual street car. Tickets are drawn for racers to “call out” the car and racer they want to face. This portion of the race allows for some strategy to mow through the sometimes 50+ cars in a given class, and of course the trash talk the drivers, and crowd love. There are 5 single elimination classes to keep things fair-ish. Classes range from 14 second ET and slower cars, all the way up to cars in the 7 second ET range. This great field of amazing cars brings out an array of fans. You’ll see the age-old rivalries, as well as Import vs. Domestic, Chevy vs. Ford, etc. Not only is there excitement on the track, but there’s also plenty of stuff going on in the sponsor booths midway that funnels fans to the grandstands. There is always an assortment of food trucks and apparel booths. Fans and racers always enjoy the pits and the call-outs; it’s a great way for everyone to watch the excitement and check out the cars.