The bare minimum of clothing items to wear is jeans, a T-shirt, shoes, and socks. Shorts and bare feet are not permitted even in slower stock vehicles. Seat belts with shoulder harnesses are also necessary. A helmet is recommended but not required.
Drudge racing involves driving heavy-duty trucks up steep hills at high speeds. The drivers use their skills and reflexes to avoid collisions as they take turns going down the hill at extreme angles. It's like auto racing with no cars! Although people have been injured and killed while participating in drudge races, the events are considered safe if you follow some basic guidelines: only drive vehicles that are capable of handling these conditions (i.e., rated for traction devices such as chains or cables), know your vehicle well before entering a race, and don't go off road or exceed the specified speed.
Wear whatever helps you feel at ease. During the week, most attendees at the races wear jeans and t-shirts. If you don't want to dress up for a major race day, wear a comfy pair of slacks and a polo shirt. That applies to both ladies and males.
On race day, you'll find people of all ages dressed in their best clothes, wearing hats or not depending on the weather. Some prefer to dress down in comfortable shoes or tennis shoes, while others like myself, choose to dress up a bit. Regardless of what you decide to wear, just make sure it's clean and comfortable.
Here at the track, they have lots of stores where you can buy gifts for everyone back home. There are also restaurants with food that will taste great after a long afternoon at the races. In addition, there are bars where you can have a drink before or after the race.
The best part is, you're close to home! After a busy day at the races, you can come back here again tomorrow and do it all over again!
Bring appropriate clothes. No matter how gorgeous you look in Daisy Dukes, a tank top, and sandals, you can't run (ladies, this also applies to you!). Closed-toe shoes, long trousers, and at least a T-shirt are required. Flip-flops, sneakers, and shorts are not allowed in any race venue.
If it's hot out, bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. If it's cold, bring gloves, a coat, and maybe a scarf. You never know what kind of weather we'll be having so pack accordingly.
And finally, remember to have fun!
Although not required in all enclosures, smart attire is the approved dress code for racegoers. Trainers and shorts are typically considered inappropriate, yet they are not prohibited in some enclosures or during some meetings. Men's flat racing gear consists of a collared shirt, slacks, and good shoes. Women may choose from a variety of dresses or suits.
At the races, people usually arrive early to get a good seat and find out which horses are running. Then they eat breakfast or have something to drink before the first race starts. The food at the track is very good. There are seats at every price point, so no matter how much money you have, you can enjoy yourself at the races.
The best part is that there are several races throughout the day with different types of races going off as soon as one finishes. So even if you don't win anything, just being at the track is fun because there's always something new happening. There's also a party atmosphere after the last race each day; guests are invited to visit the winner's circle for photos with their flags and trophies.
Of course, the biggest event at the races is the Kentucky Derby. This is the first and only horse race held in America (the Preakness Stakes are held in Maryland and New York's Belmont Stakes is held in Massachusetts).