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Wilkerson, Hart, Koretsky, and Sampey Earn Wins at Dewalt NHRA Carolina NationalsTim Wilkerson powered to a run of 3.927 seconds at 331.36
mph in his 11,000-hp Levin, Ray & Shoup Ford Shelby
Mustang, picking up his second victory this month and the
22nd in his career.
After going winless for five years, Funny Car veteran Tim Wilkerson now has two wins in the past three weeks, driving to the victory last Sunday at the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Josh Hart (Top Fuel), Kyle Koretsky (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also picked up wins at the 15th of 20 races during the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season and the second race in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
Taking on Cruz Pedregon in the final round, Wilkerson powered to a run of 3.927 seconds at 331.36 mph in his 11,000-hp Levin, Ray & Shoup Ford Shelby Mustang, picking up his second victory this month and the 22nd in his career. Wilkerson also moved to sixth in points, taking out three competitors in front of him in the standings en route to the win on Sunday.
In Top Fuel, Hart picked up the second victory in his career in just his eighth start, beating points leader Brittany Force on a holeshot in the final round. Hart went 3.770 at 324.12 in his 11,000-horsepower R&L Carriers dragster, which was enough to hold off Force’s 3.751 at 320.05.
Koretsky denied Greg Anderson a chance at history in Pro Stock and in the process picked up his first career win, going 6.629 at 207.27 in his Lucas Oil Chevrolet Camaro to beat Anderson’s 6.639 at 208.20 in a battle of KB Racing teammates.
After coming close on a couple recent occasions, Sampey broke through with the victory in the final round in Pro Stock Motorcycle, chasing down Joey Gladstone with a run of 6.861 at 196.62 on her Mission Foods/Vance & Hines Suzuki. Sampey was late on the starting line, but she had enough at the finish line to slip past Gladstone, earning her first win this season and 44th in her career.
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to action, September 24-26, with the NHRA Midwest Nationals at the World Wide Technology Raceway in St. Louis.
NMRA Releases 2022 Ford Nationals Event Schedule
The NMRA Ford Nationals returns to action in 2022 with six all-Ford national events through unique markets across the eastern United States. The national event series hosts thousands of participants each year with championship street-car drag racing, True Street challenges, specialty shootouts, car shows, celebrity appearances and more.
The NMRA officially kicks off the season with the Spring Break Shootout, held at Bradenton Motorsports Park. The second tour stop is Rockingham Dragway—the new home of the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals in April. World Wide Technology Raceway, just outside of St. Louis, continues to host the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing extravaganza. A month later, the traveling Ford motorsport show returns once again to Summit Motorsports Park in Ohio with the Ford Performance Nationals. Then it’s back to US 131 Motorsports Park for the NMRA/NMCA Power Festival in July, followed by a break leading up to the NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival. This annual festival includes the culmination of championship drag racing, street car shootouts, True Street, along with professional and amateur drifting, autocross extravaganza, an off-road course open to professionals and amateurs alike, and an all-Ford car show. For more information on the 2022 NMRA Ford Nationals, visit www.NMRAdigital.com.
17 Races For IndyCar In 2022
IndyCar has announced a 17-race schedule for the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season, which will feature unprecedented coverage on network television, an earlier start date, a “re-energized” summer of fan favorites and a turbocharged stretch run. The 2022 calendar is benchmarked by the 106th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 29. This year’s “500” on NBC was the most-watched edition of the race since the 100th Running in 2016.
In the United States, a record 14 events will air on the NBC broadcast network, one more than previously announced in July. It is the most single-season appearance on network television in IndyCar Series history. Two additional races will appear on USA Network while Peacock Premium, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, will provide live coverage of all 17 races in addition to practices and qualifying. For more information, visit indycar.com.
Lawson Earns DTM Lead After Assen Podiums With Two Rounds Left
Liam Lawson sealed two podium finishes at Assen last weekend to claim the 2021 DTM championship lead with just two rounds left in the season. Despite carrying an extra 25 kg of success weight, Lawson was in contention for the win until the end of the race, which featured two safety car phases—his #30 ’20 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo eventually coming home third with Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse teammate Alex Albon a DNF after being hit by a rival at the start of the race.
On Sunday, Lawson and Thai driver Albon locked out the second row of the grid to start third and fourth respectively and, despite initially losing a position from the start and running fourth, clever strategy in the pit stop put Lawson out in second place on the road. Lawson was then able to pull clear and pile pressure on race leader Lucas Auer (AUT) in the closing stages, but eventually had to settle for a close second place with Albon ending fifth in the #23 ’20 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo.
Lawson has now finished in the top three on eight occasions already this season and he is now ahead of German Marco Wittmann by 10 points in the standings. Albon is 71 points behind Lawson in sixth with Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse now having 279 points to its name after six races to extend its lead in the team competition to 58 points with the 2021 season continuing from October 1-3 around the Hockenheim circuit in Germany.
Race 1 Result:
1. Marco Wittmann (GER) – Walkenhorst Motorsport
2. Mirko Bortolotti (ITA) – T3 Motorsport
3. Liam Lawson (NZL) – Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse
4. Maximilian Götz (GER) – Mercedes-AMG Team HRT
5.Christian Klien (AUT) – JP Motorsport
DNF Alex Albon (THA) – Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse
Race 2 Result:
1. Lucas Auer (AUT) – Mercedes-AMG Team Winward
2. Liam Lawson (NZL) – Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse
3. Marco Wittmann (GER) – Walkenhorst Motorsport
4. Kelvin van der Linde (RSA) – Team Abt Sportsline
5. Alex Albon (THA) – Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse
NHRA Announces 22-Event NHRA Camping World Series Schedule
NHRA officials have announced the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule, which features the return of fan favorites such as the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix, the Virginia NHRA Nationals in Richmond, and the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle, which will serve as the traditional conclusion of the annual Western Swing.
The 2022 season kicks off in Pomona, California, for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. For the first time in four seasons, the NHRA will host a specialty race amongst the stars of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series nitro categories. Fans will be treated to two NHRA Allstar Shootout events in 2022, at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and the prestigious Dodge//SRT NHRA US Nationals over Labor Day weekend. Then is the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs leading up to the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series world title.
For the complete 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule, visit the NHRA website. Details on Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle schedules will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Batchkis Takes the Win on the Streets of Long Beach; Aasbo Leads Formula DRIFT Points With One Round to Go
A big weekend for the Papadakis Racing Toyota team in Long Beach, California, saw Fredric Aasbo and the Rockstar Energy Toyota GR Supra earn a second place result and move into the Formula DRIFT series points lead ahead of next month’s season finale in Irwindale, California. The result also vaults Toyota to the top of the Auto Cup standings, while partner Nitto Tire extends its lead in the Tire Cup rankings. Aurimas Bakchis in the Falken Tire/Feal Suspension Nissan S15 claimed his first win since the opening round at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and pulled himself to within 43 points of the championship leader.
As the series approaches its season finale in Irwindale, California, October 22-23, Aasbo leads the standings by 19 points over second-place challenger Chelsea DeNofa. The series awards 100 points for an event win and Ryan Tuerck is sixth and still mathematically in the chase. For more information, visit the Formula DRIFT website.
NASCAR Announces 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule
NASCAR has announced the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule. The slate spans 39 total events, including the previously announced Clash, set for February 6, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the first time in series history.
The NASCAR Cup Series will visit another track for the first time at World Wide Technology Raceway just outside St. Louis, on June 5. In another move, Homestead-Miami Speedway will return to the playoff schedule. The 1.5-mile destination track will host the second of three Round of 8 races on October 23. In addition, Texas (September 25) and Las Vegas (October 16) will swap dates and lead off the Round of 12 and Round of 8, respectively. In addition, Kansas will move up in the Playoffs schedule, becoming the second race in the Round of 16 (September 11).
The 2022 season will officially kick off with the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 20, live on FOX—an event that will also host the regular season points race debut of the Next Gen race car. The Cup Series will then stop at Auto Club Speedway on February 27—the first time NASCAR will visit the high-speed two-mile oval in nearly two years—followed by Las Vegas Motor Speedway (March 6) and Phoenix Raceway (March 13).
The Bristol Dirt Race returns to the schedule, this time under the lights on Easter Sunday Night (April 17). The NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race will also return to Texas Motor Speedway (May 22). For more information, and to view the complete schedule, visit www.nascar.com.
T. Johnson Jr., B. Torrence, Anderson and S. Johnson All Win MOPAR Express Lane NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil
Filling in for defending world champ Matt Hagan, Funny Car veteran Tommy Johnson Jr. picked up a win last Sunday, powering to the victory at the 36th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Maple Grove Raceway. Billy Torrence (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won at the 14th of 20 races during the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season and the first race in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
With Hagan recovering from COVID-19, Johnson stepped in for his Don Schumacher Racing teammate at last week’s U.S. Nationals and this weekend’s playoff stop at Maple Grove Raceway. He went 3.926 seconds at 330.23 mph in the 11,000hp Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, taking out John Force’s 3.946 in a side-by-side duel in the final round.
In Top Fuel, Torrence turned in a 3.720 at 326.08 in his 11,000hp Capco Contractors dragster in the final round to knock off Justin Ashley. Torrence made a huge jump in points, moving from eighth to third on the strength of his second win this season and eighth in his career.
In Pro Stock, Anderson tied NHRA legend Warren Johnson for the most wins in class history, picking up his 97th career win with a victory over defending world champ Erica Enders in the final round. Anderson went 6.578 at 208.30 in the finals to beat Enders and earn his third victory of the season.
In Pro Stock Motorcycle, S. Johnson finds himself in the points lead for the first time in seven years after beating Eddie Krawiec in the final round on his Mac Rak/Slick 50 Suzuki with a run of 6.775 at 196.87.
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns September 17–19, with the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte.
NASCAR Announces Hall Of Fame Class of 2021
The NASCAR Hall of Fame and NASCAR have announced the inductees for the Class of 2021, the 12th class inducted into the program since its inception in 2010. The first class with three members instead of five comprises Dale Earnhardt Jr., Red Farmer and Mike Stefanik. The induction of this class brings the Hall’s total number of racing legends to 58. Additionally, Ralph Seagraves will be honored with the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.
The Class of 2021 Induction Ceremony will take place in Charlotte, Friday, January 21, 2022, as part of a three-day special program set for Thursday, January 20–Saturday, January 22. Tickets to the Class of 2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Weekend events go on sale to the general public on Thursday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m. For more information, visit nascarhall.com.
Don Prudhomme, Richard Shute Named Texas Motorplex Legends
Iconic drag racer Don Prudhomme and award-winning drag-racing photographer Richard Shute will be recognized as Texas Motorplex Legends during the opening ceremonies of the 36th annual Texas NHRA Fall Nationals. Prudhomme won the Fall Nationals three times including a Funny Car title in 1989, Top Fuel in 1991 and his final professional Top Fuel win was recorded at the 1994 Fall Nationals. Shute has chronicled every Texas NHRA Fall Nationals winner’s circle as part of his 50-year career as one of the sport’s most popular photographers.
Prudhomme concluded his 47th year in drag racing in 2009, his 15th season as an owner, after logging 32 seasons behind the wheel as one of the sport’s elite drivers. His remarkable driving career began in 1962 with his first Top Fuel victory at “Smokers March Meet” in Bakersfield, California, before ending with 49 NHRA career victories—the sixth most in NHRA history—following his farewell “Final Strike Tour” in 1994. For his career, Prudhomme reached the finals 68 times, posting 35 wins in 45 Funny Car finals and 14 wins in 23 Top Fuel finals rounds.
In 2020, Shute celebrated his 50th year of professionally pointing the lens at drag cars and archiving the history of the fastest accelerating machines on the planet. He began shooting professionally in 1971 and covered drag racing for several drag strips in Southern California. In 1979 he started Auto Imagery where he began photographing all NHRA’s national events. Shute still provides professional-quality photographic reproduction and film services out of his lab in Carlsbad, California.
The Texas NHRA Fall Nationals will be contested from October 7-10, with tickets available at www.stampedeofspeed.com.
John Force Racing Names New Chief Commercial Officer
John Force Racing has hired Ted Van Zelst as chief commercial officer (COO). In this new role, Van Zelst will be responsible for creating new partnerships, enhancing business-to-business relationships with existing partners and developing successful activation. Van Zelst joins John Force Racing with 25 years of experience, most recently serving as the president/CEO of Zeker Solutions, a consulting agency. He has also held senior leadership positions with NASCAR, the Detroit Pistons, WWE and the New York Islanders.
Comella Drives ’68 Cuda to Victory at 20th Anniversary Dodge Hemi Challenge
The 20th-anniversary edition of the Dodge Hemi Challenge saw a new winner crowned at Lucas Oil Raceway as Steve Comella drove his ’68 Plymouth Barracuda from a runner-up finish in last year’s event to earn his first victory at the longest-running, continuous, specialty race in NHRA history.
Comella earned the victory from the No. 1 qualifier position with a dominant performance through eliminations to advance to the final, where he defeated Jim Daniels Jr., four-time (2016–2019) Dodge Hemi Challenge winner. He drove his Super Stock ’68 Cuda to an elapsed timed run of 8.364 seconds at 161.17 mph to beat his opponent’s 8.423-second/158.02-mph pass under the lights at Lucas Oil Raceway in a late-night showdown during the 67th annual Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals last Friday.
NHRA Top Fuel, Funny Car Allstar Shootouts to Debut in 2022
For the first time in four seasons, the NHRA will host a specialty race among the stars of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series nitro categories. Fans will be treated to two NHRA Allstar Shootout events in 2022, at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 10–13, and the Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals, August 31–September 5. The NHRA Allstar Shootout events will feature competition among the top eight NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car drivers in the world. The shootout will utilize a call-out format with the No. 1 seed getting their first choice of opponent.
The first shootout of the season will be the Top Fuel NHRA Allstar Shootout at the 53rd annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, in Gainesville, Saturday, March 12. The eight-car field will be set based on a combination of season end and qualifying points at the 2022 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals and NHRA Arizona Nationals. The Funny Car class will have their Funny Car NHRA Allstar Shootout at the 68th Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, Sunday, September 4. Drivers will gain points toward the shootout from the 2021 Dodge//SRT NHRA US Nationals until the event before the 2022 Indianapolis event. For more information, visit nhra.com.
Keegan Kincaid Wins Crandon World Cup and Pro 2 Title
Despite entering Saturday’s Championship Off-Road finale more than 20 points out of the lead, Keegan Kincaid took the victory and claimed the season championship by the slimmest of margins. To back it up, he claimed his second career Crandon World Cup win by putting on a clinic in his Pro 2 truck, earning the biggest single-race payday of the season.
For Kincaid to reclaim the points lead in Saturday’s final points race of the season, a lot of things would have to go right. But the Crandon native focused on putting the #4 Lucas Oil/Cooper Tire/Vision Wheel truck where it needed to be, launching to the lead with a terrific holeshot, nabbing bonus points for leading at the halfway caution, and taking his fifth checkered flag of the season. The final tally saw Kincaid score 459 points—good enough to claim the championship by one point.
Sunday’s World Championship races saw Kincaid on the podium once again, as he kicked off the day with a third place finish in the morning’s Pro 2-only race. With a tough decision to make between sticking with the Pro 2 and switching to Pro 4 for the World Cup race at the end of the day, Kincaid chose track position with the Pro 2 rather than trying to chase the field down on a track that had shown plenty of wear throughout the day.
Kincaid now boasts three victories on World Championship Sunday at Crandon. Prior to this year’s World Cup, he won the 2015 Pro 2 World Championship race and 2016 World Cup, also in a Pro 2. His focus now turns to 2022, where he’ll return to the Pro 4 division full-time for the first time in multiple seasons.
SRO America Series Set to Visit Eight Venues in 2022
The SRO America Series has finalized its 2022 schedule, which visits some of the most iconic road courses in North America. In 2022, the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS will contest its fourth full season as part of SRO Motorsports Group. Sonoma Raceway retains its position as season opener, with the opening event set to run on April 15–17. The second round of the campaign is planned for May 20–22, with the location to be confirmed at a later date. Next up, Virginia International Raceway will stage its annual contest on June 10–12. Watkins Glen will host its race weekend on July 22–24, moving earlier in the season from its traditional Fall date. The only divergence between the series comes on August 5–7, when GT America powered by AWS breaks rank to join IndyCar on the streets of Nashville, forming part of the Music City Grand Prix.
All four categories will reunite at Road America on August 19–21, while Sebring International Raceway will host the series in Florida, September 23–25. The season will conclude when Indianapolis Motor Speedway plays host on October 7–9, as a part of the Indianapolis 8 Hour. For more information, visit sro-america.com.
K1 Circuit Breaks Ground on First Outdoor Electric Kart Track
Indoor kart racing operator K1 Speed has broken ground on the nation’s first professional outdoor electric kart racing course. K1 Circuit will be based in Winchester, California, approximately 80 miles from downtown Los Angeles and San Diego, 70 miles from Orange County and 30 miles from Riverside. Set to open in 2022, the track will host its own pro-level electric kart racing series, said to be the first of its kind. The competition karts will be developed by Italian manufacturer OTL Electro Kart and will utilize lithium batteries.
In addition, K1 Circuit will also welcome classes of gas-powered karts from major professional kart series such as SuperKarts USA (SKUSA), United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS), ROK Cup USA, Rotax Kart and more. Recreational kart enthusiasts will also be able to rent a ride as part of a new Arrive & Drive program, with details set to be announced at a later date. The 1.1-mile configurable circuit is designed by pro racer Rocky Moran Jr. The course will feature a straightaway approximately 900 feet in length, a universal track width of 28 feet, CIK/FIA curbing and up to 6% of elevation change. For more information, visit k1speed.com.
Papadakis Racing Toyotas Score 1-2 Finish in St. Louis
Rockstar Energy Toyota driver Fredric Aasbo scored victory in St. Louis after an all-Toyota, all-Nitto Tire Final battle with teammate Ryan Tuerck. The one-two finish narrows the points standings as the Formula DRIFT series returns to California for the final two rounds of the season. Aasbo and Tuerck were the drivers to beat in St. Louis and they delivered a show of skill in the opening corners of their Final battle. But a misstep from Tuerck saw him tap the wall with his Gumout/Nitto Tire/Mobil 1 Toyota Corolla hatchback and the battle win went to Aasbo. The St. Louis win narrows the points gap at the top of the championship and both drivers are in the hunt for the title with just two rounds to go. Aasbo currently sits third—just 19 points off the lead. Tuerck is a close fourth. The victory brings Aasbo’s record-setting career wins tally to 16. Next up for the Papadakis Racing Toyota team is a return home to Los Angeles for an exciting Round 6 on the Streets of Long Beach, September 17–18. The season finale takes place at Irwindale Speedway October 22–23.
Driver Jesse Iwuji, NFL Hall Of Famer Emmitt Smith Form Xfinity Team
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Jesse Iwuji has partnered with NFL Hall of Fame recipient Emmitt Smith to form Jesse Iwuji Motorsports, a race team set to debut in the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. The team will utilize Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives and esports simulator racing to “connect with lower-income communities” and “serve as a pipeline for people to get in the sport. Whether they want to drive… crew chief, engineer, whatever it is,” Iwuji said to NASCAR.com.
Iwuji will serve as a driver-owner for the team. Now in the US Navy Reserves, he served in active duty from 2010–2017. Since 2015, he has competed in five Xfinity Series races and has started in 14 Camping World Truck Series races. Smith, a longtime running back primarily with the Dallas Cowboys, has known Iwuji for around 20 years. Last October, Smith’s company Notable Live sponsored Iwuji’s No. 99 car in the Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. For more information, visit jesseiwuji.com.
NHRA Set for Return to Maple Grove
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship playoffs are back with a visit to Maple Grove Raceway for the 36th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil set for September 10–12. The event serves as the first of seven playoff races during the 2021 season and marks the series’ return to the 1/5-mile dragstrip in Berks County, Pennsylvania, for the first time since 2019.
Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle classes will be highlighted during the weekend, which will also be televised on Fox Sports 1 (FS1), including final eliminations on Sunday, September 12 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT). The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will also compete along with the Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series. To purchase tickets, visit maplegroveraceway.com. For more information, visit nhra.com.
SVRA Releases 17-Race Schedule for 2022
The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) has announced a 17-race schedule for 2022, which also marks the tenth anniversary of SVRA’s acquisition by Parella Motorsports Holdings. The SpeedTour weekends include vintage racing, contemporary sports cars and other features.
2022 SVRA/SpeedTour Schedule
- Auto Club Speedway—February 4–6
- Sebring International Raceway—February 24–27
- Charlotte Motor Speedway—March 17–20
- Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta—March 24–27
- NOLA Motorsports Park—April 8–10
- WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca—April 21–24
- Sonoma Raceway—April 28–May 1
- Road America—May 19–22
- Lime Rock Park—May 27–30
- The Ridge Motorsports Park—June 10–12
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway—June 16–19
- Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course—June 23–26
- Portland International Raceway—July 21–24
- Watkins Glen International—September 7–11
- Virginia International Raceway—October 6–9
- Utah Motorsport Campus—October 14–16
- Circuit of The Americas—November 3–6
For more information, visit svra.com.
Automotive pioneer and industry legend Billy “Bill” Haegen Howell, passed away July 22, after a battle with ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Recognized as a leader in the development of Chevrolet performance engines and electronic fuel injection, Howell’s career with Chevrolet spanned from 1961–1987. While at Chevrolet, he became one of the core team members in the development of the new big-block Chevy motor that replaced the 409 while working as a test engineer in high-performance engine development for the Chevrolet Product Performance Group. During his career there, he also served as the company’s representative for many racing sanctions throughout the country, including the ASA series where they promoted first Pontiac, and then Chevy body styles.
Upon retirement from Chevrolet in 1987, Howell focused his attention on developing electronic fuel injection. At the time, only Corvette had port fuel injection and people were beginning to put Corvette engines into other classics. In 1988, Howell and his son Matt Howell formed Howell Engine Developments Inc. and began to build EFI wiring harnesses for Corvette/Camaro TPI engines and TBI V6/V8 fuel injected truck engines. Hot Rod magazine was quick to take notice and helped spread the word among race and performance enthusiasts in an article in May 1988. The business that started in the basement of their home was off and running with the phone ringing off the hook.
Soon thereafter, Chevrolet proposed to ASA that they switch to the new Corvette LS-1 engine in basically stock configuration—sealed engines with only a dry-sump scavenge pump, cam change, and valve springs. ASA had been looking for an option to leave the V-6 engines, as they were getting more expensive. Matt shares that Howell was able to get the contract to build the wiring harnesses and service the systems at the racetrack. GM ran a test program throughout the 1999 season to develop the package and bulletproof it. They switched the series to the LS-1’s in 2000, and they proved to be easy to tech and bulletproof. We maintained the harnesses and provided tech support for the series until ASA sold it.
The Indy Lights program started in 1993 and the Indy Racing League program started in 1995. “Of the 33 starters in the Indianapolis 500 in 1998, 1999, and 2000, 30 used engine wiring harnesses manufactured by Howell Engine Developments,” says Matt Howell.
Howell Engine Development, aka Howell EFI, today is a leading supplier of wiring harnesses for direct injection swaps for classic musclecars, Corvettes, Jeep, and trucks for both automatic and manual transmissions with unlimited applications for Street Rod, Pro-Touring, Off-Road, Sand Rails, Street Machines and more. Howell EFI is now in the company’s 34th year of operations from its headquarters in Marine City, Michigan, with Matt Howell serving as president/co-founder.
Billy spent most of his life in Detroit, and then for many years in Lake St. Clair, near Algonac, Michigan. He retired in October 2003 to Punta Gorda, Florida. He is survived by his son and the co-owner of Howell Engine Developments Inc. Matthew Howell (Gina), and his daughters Deborah Bradford (Jerry) and Molly Reeves (Tracy), a sister, Barbara “Bobbie” (Pete) Petersen, and his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and beloved wife, Barbara Ann Caudle Howell.
Hagan Wins All-Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car Final at Brainerd International Raceway
It was an all-Dodge final at the 39th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals with Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) pilot Matt Hagan powering the Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to his first victory at Brainerd International Raceway by defeating fellow HEMI-powered driver Cruz Pedregon. It was Hagan’s 38th career Wally trophy and his second win of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Series season. After qualifying No. 4 on the eliminations ladder, Hagan put together a string of consistent runs and round wins over Dale Creasy Jr., Paul Lee and Bob Tasca III to advance to his 69th career final round. That paired him with No. 2 qualifier Pedregon and his Snap-on Tools Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat for their first final round showdown in more than 10 years. Hagan’s quick 0.051-second reaction time gave the DSR Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat an early lead from which he never looked back on his way to a 3.923 second elapsed time run at 327.98 mph to defeat Pedregon’s 0.106-second light and solid 3.935 sec./324.83 mph pass and capture his second win in five national events. The last race of the regular season will be the 68th edition of the NHRA’s cornerstone event and world’s biggest drag-racing competition—the Dodge//SRT U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis on Labor Day weekend.
IndyCar to Return to Iowa for 2022 Doubleheader
After a one-year hiatus, the NTT IndyCar Series will return to Iowa Speedway in 2022 as part of a doubleheader event set for July 23–24. The series will return as part of a wide-ranging partnership with Hy-Vee—a grocery chain based in the Midwest. The NTT IndyCar Series was among the first to race on the D-shaped layout when it made its debut in Newton, Iowa, in 2007. A fan favorite for fans and drivers, IndyCar has held 15 races at the track known as “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet” since it opened in 2006. The Hy-VeeDeals.com 250 will take place Saturday, July 23, and the Hy-Vee Salute to Farmers 300 will occur Sunday, July 24. Officials say the entire 2022 Series calendar will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit indycar.com.
Albon Celebrates First DTM Career Win With Nürburgring Masterclass
Thai driver Alex Albon celebrated the first DTM win of his career in his #23 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 in last Sunday’s race eight at the Nürburgring circuit to move up to fourth overall in the title race. He crossed the line after 38 laps with a lead of 4.6 seconds to record his first DTM series career victory and third 2021 trip to the podium following third-place finishes at Zolder and Monza. The points awarded for pole position and the race eight win see Albon move up now to fourth spot in the 2021 drivers’ standings with 82 points. After eight races, Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse has scored 162 points and is in second place in the team standings with the next DTM stop from September 3–5, at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
Formula 1 Cancels 2021 Japanese Grand Prix
The Japanese Grand Prix will not take place in 2021, Formula 1 has announced. Race organizers have cited “ongoing complexities” related to the pandemic. The event—which was set to be part of a tripleheader with the Russian GP and the Turkish GP—was also canceled in 2020.
A statement from Formula 1 read: “Following ongoing discussions with the promoter and authorities in Japan, the decision has been taken by the Japanese government to cancel the race this season due to ongoing complexities of the pandemic in the country.”
Formula 1 is now working on the details of the revised calendar and will announce the final details in the coming weeks. For more information, visit formula1.com.
Pacific Raceways Breaks Ground on New Innovation Center
Pacific Raceways—the multi-purpose motorsports facility in Kent, Washington—has broken ground on the new Pacific Innovation Center and Pacific Motorsports Park, part of a $200 million expansion. The expansion will total 200,000 sq. ft. and be used as a garage/shop, business, innovation center and retail space. Racers, retailers, enthusiasts, and technology development companies will be able to utilize prototype manufacturing, storage and workspace steps away from the track. The groundbreaking ceremony at Pacific Raceways was attended by more than 100 notable guests, including elected officials, representatives, sponsors, and fans. For more information, visit the Pacific Raceways website.
NHRA Set to Return to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in 2022
NHRA has teamed up with Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and the Gila River Indian Community to announce the return of the NHRA Arizona Nationals, slated for February 25–27, 2022. The NHRA Arizona Nationals traditionally serves as the second event on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour. The facility has seen record-breaking performances and is a fan-favorite of the circuit. Updates for 2022 include free event parking with the purchase of an NHRA Arizona Nationals ticket. Ticket renewals for 2020 ticket holders will begin in September, with new ticket sales opening in October. NHRA officials plan to announce the full 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule in the upcoming weeks. For more information, visit nhra.com.
McLaren Racing to Acquire Majority Stake in Arrow McLaren SP
McLaren Racing has agreed to acquire a majority share in the Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar team. The transaction will close by the end of the year and see McLaren Racing take a 75% share of the team. The financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed. The team will be governed by a new five-person board, comprising three McLaren Racing appointees together with Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson, chaired by McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown. Taylor Kiel, president of Arrow McLaren SP, will continue to lead and oversee the team’s operations, reporting directly to the board.
Texas Motor Speedway Appoints Rob Ramage as Senior Vice President, General Manager
Veteran Texas Motor Speedway executive and general counsel Rob Ramage has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager of Texas Motor Speedway, as announced by Speedway Motorsports President and Chief Executive Officer Marcus Smith. Ramage succeeds promoter Eddie Gossage, who stepped down in June after 25 years at the helm of Texas Motor Speedway and more than three decades with Speedway Motorsports.
Ramage has worked for Speedway Motorsports since 2013, serving as general counsel and director of governmental affairs and senior vice president of finance and compliance at Texas Motor Speedway. His efforts have spanned a variety of capacities, including risk management and working with government entities, business leaders, and community advocates. Before joining Speedway Motorsports, Ramage practiced law in Dallas, focusing on complex litigation, intellectual property and business transactions.
Ramage currently serves on numerous boards of directors that focus on supporting veterans, law enforcement-related causes and transportation matters. In addition, he was recognized for his charitable work for veterans by being named an honorary commander of the United States Air Force.
2022 NHRA Winternationals Returns to Traditional February Date as Season Opener
NHRA and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona have announced the dates of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season opener of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Presented By ProtectTheHarvest.com as February 17–20. As is tradition at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, the NHRA Winternationals will kick off the year at the famed track in Southern California. The historic Pomona track sees two of NHRA’s most significant events on tour: the NHRA Winternationals and the Auto Club NHRA Finals, slated for November 11–14.
Off-Road Motorsports Hall Of Fame Announces Class of 2021
The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) has announced its Class of 2021 as Steve Kelley, Spencer Low, John Marking and Tim Morton. A committee of off-road professionals convened to evaluate and review more than 40 submissions. The inductees that received at least two-thirds of votes were submitted for ratification by ORMHOF.
ORMHOF inductees represent excellence and achievement in many areas of off-road, including advocacy, journalism, industry, rock sports, desert racing, short course and rally. The Class of 2021 will be celebrated at the 2021 ORMHOF Induction & Awards Gala along with the Class of 2020, including Bob Bower, Dean Bulloch, Danny Foddrill, Jack Johnson, Roger Mears, Cal Wells, and Tom White. These inductees bring the total number in the Hall of Fame to 110. For more information on the inductees, visit here. For more information, visit ormhof.org.
Annual DEI Cruise-In Set for Saturday, August 21
Design Engineering Inc. (DEI), in partnership with the city of Avon Lake, Ohio, will host its annual DEI Cruise-In on Saturday, August 21. The event will feature food, music and the hottest cars, trucks, SUVs, race cars, motorcycles and classic vehicles. Free and open to the public, the event will be held at the Weiss Baseball Fields, 33401 Webber Road, across from DEI headquarters. It will include activities, music, food vendors and more.
This year the Cruise-In will also serve as a fundraiser for Valor Home of Lorain County—a transitional housing program for homeless male veterans. Funds will be raised through a $10 donation for anyone wanting to show a vehicle, with all years, makes, models, and styles eligible to participate. For more information about the annual DEI Cruise-In and how to register a vehicle, visit facebook.com/DEIcruisein.
For more racing news, visit Performance Racing Industry’s (PRI) website.
The United States Touring Car Championship to Race With IndyCar at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
The United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) has added the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey to its 2021 calendar. The new Round 5 of the championship will be at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, September 17–19, with the IndyCar series. The weekend starts with practice, qualifying and round 5 of the championship, Friday, September 17, followed by round 6 on Saturday, September 18. Tickets for the event are available at www.weathertechraceway.com.
Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series Sets 2021–22 Schedule
The Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series has announced its third season winter tour schedule, which features four weekends of Late Model racing from November through February. Eight races are set across South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia, as the series adds Lancaster Motor Speedway and I-75 Raceway to the schedule for the first time. The season champion is set to earn $15,000 from a $42,000 point fund that rewards the top 10 overall who compete in the entire schedule. Drydene Performance Products also continues as the title sponsor of the tour. All events will be broadcast on DIRTVision. For more information, visit xtremedirtcar.com.
Fifty Five Promotions Acquires Skagit Speedway
Fifty Five Promotions will take over ownership of Skagit Speedway, the dirt track based in Burlington, Washington. Fifty Five Promotions is the new promotional group comprised of Washington car owners Kevin Rudeen and Mike Anderson and the California-based promoter Peter Murphy. The group takes over ownership from longtime track owner Steve Beitler, who was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2018. Also the owner of Funtime Promotions, Beitler manages the Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington, and the Summer Thunder Sprint Car Series and the Washington Modified Tour. The acquisition and transition will be completed at the end of the track’s season following the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws 410 sprint cars and NW Focus midgets, September 3–5, followed by the season championship presented by Scrap-It-Stow-It on September 18.
Toyota Racing Forms “The Dream” Experiential Endowment
Toyota Racing has announced the establishment of the Dream Experiential Endowment in partnership with Bubba Wallace’s Live to be Different Foundation. The initiative will see Toyota team up with Wallace’s foundation to assist the students who dream of working within the world of motorsports. It is a continuation of the Toyota Racing “Dream” commercial that took to the airwaves around the 2021 Daytona 500. By working with various organizations around the country, Toyota Racing will identify a minimum of four participants per year and arrange for them to spend a finite amount of time with a Toyota race team or TRD-related organization to experience the dream they have to pursue a career in the world of motorsports. The initial group of recipients will be chosen in the coming weeks and begin their experience during the late summer of the 2021 racing season. Applicants looking to be considered can submit a resume along with a 500-word maximum essay explaining their dream to work in motorsports to ToyotaRacing@golin.com.
Calistoga Speedway Announces HOF Class of 2021
Calistoga Speedway, the 1/2-mile dirt oval in Calistoga, California, has announced its 2021 Hall of Fame class. The Hunt Family, Dewey Gatson, Paul Worden, and Dick Golden join the already announced inductees, which include Gene Figone, Ray Smith, Shane Scott, Roger Henderson, and Rick Hirst. The inductees will be honored during the Louie Vermeil Classic taking place at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on Labor Day weekend. The 10th annual Calistoga Speedway HOF dinner takes place Friday, September 3, prior to the winged sprint car event running on Saturday and Sunday, September 4–5. For more information, visit the event page.
Kyle Petty Charity Ride Announces Mini Ride for Fall
This fall, Kyle Petty will host the “Charity Ride Revival (CRR),” a one-time-only, miniature version of his annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. The CRR was created in response to postponing the larger Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America until Spring 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Differing from the annual Ride, the CRR will be half the time, half the size, and based at one single hotel–The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. It will also only include previous participants of the Ride. These are precautions put in place by the Ride to protect the safety of participating riders and team members. From September 21–23, the CRR will travel a different route each day to a unique point of interest for riders to explore and enjoy before returning to the hotel.
Kyle Petty’s 2021 Charity Ride Revival Schedule:
- Day 1, Tuesday, September 21 – National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia
- Day 2, Wednesday, September 22 – Seneca Rocks in Seneca Rocks, West Virginia
- Day 3, Thursday, September 23 – New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in West Virginia
The CRR will continue the Ride’s mission of raising funds and awareness for Victory Junction–a camp dedicated to providing life-changing camping experiences for children with chronic and serious medical illnesses. For more information, visit kylepettycharityride.com.
Texas Motorplex Adds Charles Myers as Operations Manager Charles Myers
The Texas Motorplex has hired Charles Myers to the newly created operations manager position at the multi-use motorsports facility located in Ennis, Texas. Myers joins the Texas Motorplex staff with a wealth of motorsports and event management experience. Myers will work with the sales manager on new sponsor recruitment as well as current sponsor support to maximize relationships with the race track. He will also focus on all production aspects of events, including planning, creative, staff and promoter management.
The motorsports marketing professional joins the Texas Motorplex after serving as business development manager for Nitrous Supply in Huntington Beach, California, where he grew the business from $900,000 in sales to $3.5 million in one year. He also developed and implemented a dealer program in 29 states while increasing profits and expanding the brand internationally. Myers also worked with government officials on a variety of projects.
Myers brings on-track experience from his time at Irwindale Speedway, Auto Club Famoso Raceway, and Galot Motorsports Park. He also has national event series experience as marketing services manager for the National Hot Rod Association. Myers has twice been named to the Drag Illustrated “30 under 30 List” and was recently announced by SEMA as a member of the “35 Under 35” class for 2021.
S. Torrence, Hight, Stanfield, and Stoffer Celebrate Wins at NHRA Sonoma Nationals
Steve Torrence kept his hopes alive to sweep the NHRA’s famed three-race Western Swing on Sunday, powering to the Top Fuel win at the 33rd annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway. Robert Hight (Funny Car), Aaron Stanfield (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in their respective categories at the ninth race of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season and the second of the famed three-race NHRA Western Swing.
Torrence, the points leader and three-time defending world champ, went 3.757 seconds at 327.98 mph in his 11,000-hp Capco Contractors dragster to squeak past Leah Pruett in the final round by just .002. It gives Torrence his third straight win, and second in a row during the Western Swing and he’ll head to Pomona next weekend to try to become the eighth driver in NHRA history to sweep the Western Swing and the first since 2009.
Hight won for a third straight time, delivering a run of 3.971 at 322.50 in his 11,000-hp Auto Club Chevrolet Camaro SS to beat defending world champ Matt Hagan in the final round.
Stanfield won a duel of young standouts in the Pro Stock final round, slipping past rookie Dallas Glenn with a run of 6.557 at 209.56 in his Janac Brothers Chevrolet Camaro. The close win gave Stanfield his second victory in the past three Pro Stock races and three in his career.
Stoffer capped off a resurgent weekend in Pro Stock Motorcycle, winning for the first time since 2019 by taking out Andrew Hines in the final round with a run of 6.798 at 197.36 on her Ray Skillman/Big St. Charles Suzuki. It also marked Stoffer’s 10th career win, as she was able to hold off a hard-charging Hines at the finish line.
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series closes out its three-race Western Swing with next weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Brent Marks Wins $20,000 at Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals
PA Posse’s Brent Marks scored his sixth-career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory last Saturday night at the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals. Marks took the lead in the closing laps and officially scored his 11th career Williams Grove win with a 0.903-second margin of victory. Over the final five laps, Marks maintained a steady pace on the cushion and walked away with his second World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the 2021 season.
ICMS Announces New Mentor, Ambassador Programs
Officials from the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) have announced its new ICMS Mentor Program, which was founded to assist young motorsports enthusiasts with the chance to enter a racing career with proper supervision from an ICMS member as they complete their schooling and training. Designed and executed by the ICMS, this new program will connect an ICMS member as a mentor to students with aspirations to serve in the motorsports industry’s medical and/or safety rescue sectors. ICMS members will share real-life experiences, provide input on career opportunities, and assist with networking with others in the industry.
Led by ICMS Education Committee Chair Dr. David Ferguson from Michigan State University and ICMS Executive Director Tom Weisenbach, ICMS will work with universities and colleges globally to connect interested students with ICMS members who live in 27 U.S. states and 20 countries.
In addition, the ICMS will launch virtual networking events for its student members so they can have open discussions about their studies and career pathway while meeting key players in the industry.
ICMS has also announced its new worldwide ICMS Ambassador Program led by Weisenbach, Mark Tyler, MD from Cambridgeshire, England, and Rickard Johansson, a fire lieutenant for High Coast Ådalens Rescue Service in Sundsvall, Sweden. The program is designed to expand awareness of the council through live and virtual events.
Coastal Plains Raceway Becomes Goodyear All American Speedway
Coastal Plains Raceway Park, the tri-oval track based in Jacksonville, North Carolina, is now Goodyear All American Speedway. Veteran racer Anthony Goodyear and his wife Tonya have taken ownership of the 4/10-mile track and have renamed it, Goodyear, All American Speedway. The pair also runs the infield restaurant and bar at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway in Swansboro, North Carolina. The track will host its inaugural race on Saturday, July 31, for the All American Showdown featuring Late Models, Super Trucks, street stocks, Legends, U-CARS, Mini Cups, and Jr. Mini Cups.
Goodyear has announced plans to secure events with regional touring series, including the Carolina Pro Late Model Series and the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour. He also plans to implement affordable racing classes, including stock V8s. Cars shows, concerts, and related events are also slated to take place. Officials have also announced upgrades to the facility, including new paint, updated bathrooms, remodeled suites, and a “good, family-oriented” menu for its concession stands.
Related, the nearby Coastal Plains Raceway Park Dragway is separate from the announcement and will remain in operation as-is, according to officials with Goodyear All American Speedway. For more information, visit goodyearallamericanspeedway.com.
Hagan, S. Torrence, and M. Smith Win at Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil to Kick Off Western Swing
Defending world champ Matt Hagan finally picked up his first career victory at Bandimere Speedway, powering to the Funny Car win on Sunday at the Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in their respective categories at the eighth race of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, as all three defending world champs kicked off the famed three-race NHRA Western Swing with victories. Hagan went 4.105 seconds at 305.70 mph in his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye to beat Alexis DeJoria in the final round.
Top Fuel’s Torrence ended Joey Haas’ upset bid by going 3.860 at 320.36 in the final round in his 11,000-hp Capco Contractors dragster. In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Smith went 7.118 at 189.04 on his Denso Auto Parts/Stockseth/Matt Smith Racing EBR to beat Eddie Krawiec in the final round. The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to action next weekend with the NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway.
Milan Dragway for Sale, Will Not Host Races in 2021
Matt Hagan went 4.105 seconds at 305.70 mph in his Dodge Charger
SRT Hellcat Redeye beat Alexis DeJoria in the final round.
Milan Dragway, the 136-acre motorsports facility featuring a 1/4-mile NHRA-sanctioned drag strip in Michigan, is for sale. The facility has been placed in receivership, and a Monroe County Circuit Court judge has appointed David Findling, a Royal Oak lawyer, to find a buyer and go through a judicial review to close the deal. Findling has reported several interested buyers—including an unnamed drag race team owner—all from within the automotive and racing community. He expects the sale to be finalized sometime this year, according to CKIW Radio. Due to needed track maintenance, however, racing likely won’t return to Milan until the 2022 season. For the latest information, visit www.facebook.com/MilanDragway/.
MAHLE Motorsport in support of NMRA and NMCA racing has announced a new Inflation Fighting Travel Voucher program to help offset the rising cost of fuel for five lucky racers. Five vouchers valued at $500 each will be given away over the course of the next three events. To qualify, racers must purchase tickets in advance on the FOAT website to qualify.MAHLE Motorsport Announces NMRA/NMCA Travel Voucher Program
The first drawing for two $500 vouchers will take place at the inaugural NMRA/NMCA Power Festival, held July 22–25, at US 131 Motorsports Park; one voucher will go to a competitor in the NMRA event and one in the NMCA event. The next two voucher drawings will take place at the final two NMCA events—the 20th Annual NMCA All American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, in August and the annual NMCA World Street Final at the Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis in September. The final voucher drawing will take place at the NMRA World Finals, September 27.
MAHLE Motorsport and NMRA/NMCA officials will randomly select the winners with the first drawing occurring on or before July 18 with the announcement on July 19 for the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival. For the NMCA events—NMCA All American Nationals (August 26–29) and NMCA World Street Finals (September 23–26), drawings must be pre-entered by August 22 and September 19 respectively.
Any NMRA/NMCA racer who has purchased a four-day, three-day, or two-day racer ticket on the FOAT Ticketing website to the participating events mentioned above will be eligible to win the MAHLE Motorsport $500 Inflation Fighter Travel Voucher. For NMRA racers this includes NMRA Racer Entry, True Street Racer, or Bracket Open Race Entry. For NMCA racers this includes True Street Racer, COPO, Cobra Jet Racer, or Bracket Open Race entry. A $500 check will be issued to the winner at the Registration Trailer at each event. The winner must be present to claim their prize.
For more information and advance tickets to the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering at US 131 Motorsport Park, visit www.NMCAdigital.com/MI and information and tickets for the NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsport Park, visit www.NMCAdigital.com/OH. More information and advance ticket link for the NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance can be found at www.NMCAdigital.com/IN.
Mississippi Raceway Park Set to Open in 2023
Gerard Hansen, an automotive historian and motorsports professional, has announced a new motorsports facility based in Petal, Mississippi, just outside of Hattiesburg. The primary purpose for building the new facility is to develop “tomorrow’s racing champions,” track officials stated. Mississippi Raceway Park will feature several race tracks, including the first 5/8-mile paved asphalt oval in the state, a 1/4-mile drag strip, three road course configurations, a kart track and a soapbox derby course modeled after the Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio. The facility will also offer professional race car driving instruction for drag, oval, road and kart divisions, in addition to daily driver education for all ages. Plans include seating for up to 40,000 fans, hospitality suites, on-track condos, and an RV campground. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MississippiRacewayPark/.
Skip Barber Racing School Introduces Karting Academy
Skip Barber Racing School, the racing and driving school based in North America, will open its first indoor go-karting academy out of a 40,000-sq.-ft. karting facility at American Dream, the 3-million-sq.-ft. entertainment, retail and dining destination near New York City. Guests will test their racing abilities at the Skip Barber Racing Go-Kart Academy while overlooking the Manhattan skyline. For more information, visit skipbarber.com.
Houston Raceway Park to Close After 2022
Houston Raceway Park, the 1/4-mile dragstrip in Bayton, Texas, will close following the 2022 race season. The 35th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil, set for April 22–24, will serve as the final event for the Houston-area track. Immediately following the event, the new property owners will repurpose the drag-racing complex into an industrial business park. For more information, houstonraceway.com.
New Sprint Car Series at Perris Postponed Until 2022
The Pace RUSH Sprint Car Series—scheduled to launch in the West Coast region at Perris Auto Speedway—has been postponed until 2022. According to longtime Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian, the postponement is due to the impact of the pandemic and vendor supply issues. The RUSH Sprint Cars Series was launched in 2018 as a “cost containment” non-wing division featuring the Chevrolet Performance RUSH 602 sealed crate engine by Pace Performance. RUSH directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone plan to visit Southern California in November to meet with prospective promoters and participants interested in the new series. For more information, visit facebook.com/rushsprintcars.
NXG Youth Motorsports Expands Support of STEM Education
NXG Youth Motorsports Academy has announced a partnership with the School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) to provide opportunities for underrepresented students in STEM. The School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI will offer scholarships—contingent upon acceptance and enrollment into any academic program offered by the school—to participants of NXG Youth Motorsports Academy. The motorsports engineering program at IUPUI offers students an engineering degree in the heart of the racing capital of the world with a blend of engineering curriculum plus vehicle dynamics, aerodynamics, data acquisition and other motorsports-specific courses. For more information, visit nxgyouth.org and et.iupui.edu.
SCORE Releases 2022 World Desert Champion Schedule
Mexico’s Baja California peninsula will host the four-race schedule for the 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship released by SCORE International. Featuring all four races in Baja California, Mexico, for the seventh time in the history of the series, the race coverage will air domestically and be syndicated internationally. In addition, SCORE will celebrate its 49th desert-racing season in 2022 with the expected return to pre-pandemic race operations. As in years past, the season opener will be held in San Felipe. The three additional events will start and finish in Ensenada, considered the off-road capital of the world.
The BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 500 presented by 4 Wheel Parts will be held June 1–5, in Ensenada, and the season-ending BFGoodrich Tires 55th SCORE Baja 1000 presented by 4Wheel Parts will be held November 15–20, in Ensenada. After being postponed due to the pandemic, the SCORE Baja 400 will be held September 13–18, in Baja California. The 2022 schedule marks the third time the newest SCORE Baja race will take place.
2022 SCORE World Desert Championship Schedule
- 35th SCORE San Felipe 250—March 29-April 3, San Felipe, Mexico
- BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—June 1-5, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
- 3rd SCORE Baja 400—September 13-18, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
- BFGoodrich Tires 55th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—November 15-20, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
For more information, visit score-international.com.
Dodge//SRT Ready to Rumble in the Rockies at Dodge//SRT Mile-High Nationals Presented by Pennzoil
Dodge//SRT and Mopar brands will return for a 32nd season as title sponsors of the Dodge//SRT Mile-High Nationals Presented by Pennzoil, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Camping World Drag Racing Series event held at Thunder Mountain, otherwise known as Bandimere Speedway, near Denver. The brands’ partnership with Bandimere Speedway began in 1989 after a major track renovation and, following an extension announcement earlier this year, continues to be the longest active event title sponsorship in all of motorsports. This 2021 installment is the second of five national events with Mopar and Dodge//SRT headline support for the NHRA’s 70th anniversary season.
Following May’s Mopar Express Lane SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil in Houston and this weekend’s activities, three more national events remain on the schedule this year:
- September 1–5: Dodge//SRT U.S. Nationals (Indianapolis)
- September 10–12: Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil (Reading, Pennsylvania)
- October 29–November 1: Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil (Las Vegas)
While on-track action at Bandimere Speedway will be live-streamed via NHRA.TV throughout the weekend, FS1 will provide television highlights of qualifying on Saturday, July 17, from 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. (EDT), and Sunday, July 18, from 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. (EDT). Coverage of Sunday’s Dodge//SRT Mile-High Nationals Presented by Pennzoil elimination rounds will air on FS1 from 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. (EDT). The Denver-area stop kicks off the NHRA’s three-race western swing, which includes Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California, and Pacific Raceways in Seattle over consecutive weeks.
Pace Rush Sprint Cars at Perris Auto Speedway Postpones Until 2022
The Pace RUSH Sprint Car Series scheduled to launch in the West Coast Region at Perris Auto Speedway on July 17, 2021, has been postponed until the 2022 racing season.
Both RUSH Directors and the Perris Auto Speedway were anticipating a successful launch of the series from their announcement on March 24, 2021. With the impacts of coming out of the pandemic and vendor supply issues, the Series will have to wait until next year according to Don Kazarian the longtime promoter at the Perris Auto Speedway.
The RUSH Sprint Cars were launched in 2018 as a true “cost containment” non-wing division featuring the Chevrolet Performance RUSH 602 sealed crate engine sold direct from Pace Performance. RUSH directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone plan to visit Southern California in November to meet with the prospective Promoters interested in the new Series along with interested participants. For anyone interested in participating in the Q&A with the RUSH directors, please follow our Social Media for further information.
Even though the Rush Series has been postponed, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprints will still be in action this Saturday night, July 17. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and the first race will be at 7:00.
Global Time Attack Added to Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Weekend
SCCA Pro Racing’s Global Time Attack (GTA) and Grand Prix Association of Long Beach officials have announced that the Global Time Attack Pro Championship will run at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, set for September 24–26. The GTA event, which will take place with competition laps on all three days, will feature 20 cars in three different divisions trying to set the fastest lap of the 11-turn, 1.97-mile race circuit in the streets of Long Beach, California. This year marks the first time GTA will run at the iconic event. The race will feature Unlimited, Limited and Street classes with mass-produced street cars modified to GTA specs. Cars will be sent out five to 10 seconds apart so each can complete flying laps (laps with no race traffic) to secure the fastest time.
In addition to GTA, the 2021 Acura Grand Prix will be headlined by the NTT IndyCar Series along with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, plus doubleheader action from the Formula D Super Drift Challenge, Robby Gordon’s SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks, and the also new-for-2021 Historic Formula Atlantic Challenge. For more information, visit globaltimeattack.com or gplb.com.
Australian F1 Race Canceled for 2021
Formula 1 officials have announced the Australian Grand Prix will not take place in 2021. The race, which was scheduled for November 19–21, at Albert Park in Melbourne, was set to be round 21 of 23. The 2021 schedule can be found on the Formula 1 website.
Houston Raceway Park to End 35-Year Legacy After 2022 NHRA National Event; NHRA Looks to Add New Track in 2023
NHRA and Houston Raceway Park have teamed up to announce the final NHRA SpringNationals as the historic track will close following the 2022 event. As NHRA looks to the future, the leadership team continues its conversations with Tulsa Raceway Park and other venues not currently on the circuit to fill the spot of the Houston event in future NHRA seasons. The final running of 35th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil will be held April 22–24 at Houston Raceway Park.
Permatex to Challenge “The Magic Mile” with NASCAR Racing Team at Foxwoods Resort Casino 301
Permatex is sponsoring the StarCom Racing Team and driver Quin Houff as they look for a top finish at the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 event of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series. The race is scheduled to take place at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire, July 18. The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 will serve as a momentous race in the track’s history, as it marks the 50th time that NASCAR has hosted a premier Cup Series event at the track dubbed “The Magic Mile.” The checkered flag for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 drops at 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on July 18, and will broadcast on NBCSN and PRN Radio.
Lyn St. James to Be Honored With Argetsinger Award
Lyn St. James will be honored with the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports during a ceremony on September 11. A pioneer for women in motorsports, St. James is equally recognized for her numerous firsts and records for speed as she is for her many contributions off the track. As a result, a committee of auto-racing professionals selected her as the seventh honoree and recipient of the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award presented by the International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC).
The Award honors a person in motorsports recognized for having advanced and improved the sport in roles that may include driver, team owner, sponsor, race promoter, journalist or sponsor sanctioning official. It memorializes Cameron R. Argetsinger, often referred to as the father of American road racing. Established in 2014, previous award recipients include Chip Ganassi, Richard Petty, Roger Penske, Mario Andretti, Jim France, Lesa France Kennedy, Ben Kennedy, and Bobby Rahal.
After a hiatus in 2020, the Argetsinger Award returns to a new location at the Jack Daniel’s Club at Watkins Glen International during the Hillard US Vintage Grand Prix weekend. Fans may secure tickets to the award ceremony here.
Holley NMRA World Finals Names Whipple Supercharger as Title Sponsor
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals has announced Whipple Superchargers as the title sponsor of the all-Ford motorsport event—the NMRA World Finals and Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival—which runs September 30–October 3, at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The event will feature a wide range of categories, including championship heads-up and index eliminators, QA1 True Street, Mickey Thompson Street Car Challenge Presented by Whipple Superchargers, TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout, and Bracket Showdown Finale. Running concurrently on an oval track will be the Vaughn Gittin Jr. Fun-Haver Pro Drift Exhibition, Pro-Am Drifting, autocross competition, and Bigfoot jumping cars. A manufacturers’ midway, used parts swap meet, and the UPR Products Car Show is also planned. For more information, visit www.nmradigital.com/ky.
Turn 14 Distribution-Sponsored Tesla Model 3 Performance
Completes 2021 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
Turn 14 Distribution sponsored the Evasive Motorsports Tesla Model 3 Performance driven by Dai Yoshihara, which completed the 99th running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) presented by Gran Turismo. In addition to its sponsorship support, Turn 14 Distribution deployed its 53-ft. motorsports trailer activation to serve as the pit area for the Model 3 Performance and host VIP hospitality. The partnership demonstrated the company’s support for electric-powered vehicles as a substantial element to the performance industry’s future. The Tesla Model 3 Performance laid down the fastest practice time in the mountain course’s middle section and qualified second in the Exhibition class, only behind another Tesla. Although an unforeseen issue occurred on race day, Yoshihara still piloted the Model 3 Performance to the top of the mountain to finish out the race. Turn 14 Distribution’s motorsports trailer allowed the entire team to have adequate space to prepare the car, capture the experience, and take time to recover throughout the demanding hours the race requires.
Trackhouse Racing to Acquire Chip Ganassi Racing NASCAR Operation
The NASCAR Cup Series operation by Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) has been purchased by Nashville-based Trackhouse Entertainment Group founded by Justin Marks and co-owned by Grammy-winning musician Armando Pérez, also known as Pitbull. The transfer of all of CGR’s NASCAR assets to Trackhouse Racing will be completed immediately following the final NASCAR Cup Series race on November 7. As a result, Trackhouse Racing will field two full-time NASCAR Cup Series entries in 2022. Daniel Suárez, the current driver of Trackhouse Racing’s No. 99 Chevrolet Camaro, will continue with the organization. The second driver will be named at a later date. CGR will continue to run its programs in the NTT IndyCar Series, IMSA and Extreme E out of its Indianapolis racing facility.
Permatex Teams with Dylan Hughes to Challenge the Motorcycle 200-MPH Barrier and 2021 Formula DRIFT
Permatex has partnered with their Formula DRIFT team driver Dylan Hughes to take speed to the next level. In an exclusive online video series, Permatex will document Dylan’s journey as he challenges the 200-mph barrier at the 2021 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, set for August 28–September 2, 2021. The series, entitled “Permatex Flat Out 200,” will chronicle the entire effort, from initial bike design and build to the official runs at the Bonneville Salt Flats on the Permatex YouTube channel. Fans can visit the Permatex website to watch Hughes’ entire journey and attempt. Permatex will also sponsor Hughes and the #129 BMW in three events during the 2021 Formula DRIFT season.
GMS Racing to Compete in Cup Series in 2022
GMS Racing has announced the team is preparing its NASCAR Cup Series debut in the upcoming 2022 season. Since its formation in 2014, GMS has won 61 races across the ARCA Menards Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and NASCAR Xfinity Series. GMS also took home the 2016 and 2020 Camping World Trucks championship, the 2015 ARCA Menards Series championship, and the ARCA East championship in 2019 and 2020.
NASCAR, iRacing.com Announce New Partnership Agreement
NASCAR and iRacing.com have announced a new partnership agreement that will grant the Massachusetts-based developer of PC-based racing simulations as the “official simulation partner of NASCAR.” The deal will serve to elevate a decade-plus licensing relationship to official partner status, as the two organizations work to promote the various eNASCAR series, which live on the iRacing platform. The pair are also collaborating on initiatives designed to have far-reaching implications on the future of NASCAR—including the design of new and proposed NASCAR race tracks, collaboration and technical support on the NASCAR NextGen race car project, the creation of sim racing-oriented content for NASCAR Digital Media channels, and the use of iRacing as a training tool for NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity class. For more information, visit nascar.com, enascar.com, and iracing.com.
Mopar Names DSR Performance as Distributor of Officially Licensed Engine Parts for Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Paks
Mopar has named Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) Performance as the supplier of officially licensed engine components for the 2015 and 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak. The Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak is the limited-production, purpose-built muscle car for grassroots and professional drag racers competing in events sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and National Muscle Car Association (NMCA). The new DSR Performance online catalog offers engine components for the supercharged 354-ci Gen-III HEMI V-8 engine that powers both the ’21 model year and previous-generation (’15) Drag Pak. In addition to the online shop, DSR Performance offers on-site support and tuning consulting services to Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak owners and teams at all NHRA national events.
Port City Racecars Acquires Crazy Horse Racing
Port City Racecars (PCR), based in Mooresville, North Carolina, has announced the acquisition of Crazy Horse Racecars (CHR), the asphalt short-track chassis builder and current PCR dealer based in South Paris, Maine. Once the acquisition is complete over the next month and a half, Crazy Horse Racecars will become Port City Racecars. Current CHR customers should expect increased resources and a “seamless” transition, PCR said. The additional resources include skilled fabricators, sales and marketing efforts, as well as back-end office operations that will position the company for growth.
McLaren Racing to Enter Extreme E in 2022
McLaren Racing has announced it will enter into Extreme E, the all-electric off-road series that aims to use racing to promote sustainability and diversity, in 2022. The team will compete in the five-race global championship next season, designed to highlight the impact of climate change in some of the world’s most remote environments, promote the adoption of electric vehicles for a lower carbon future, and provide a gender-equal motorsports platform. McLaren Racing will operate the team using both existing personnel from outside the Formula 1 program and additional specialist resources. All Extreme E teams are limited to four mechanics and one engineer at each event for the one-make car, plus two drivers. For more information, visit extreme-e.com.
NASCAR Announces Revised Pinty’s Series Schedule
NASCAR has announced a revised 2021 Pinty’s Series schedule slated to start Sunday, August 1, at Sunset Speedway. The season was initially set to open at Sunset on May 23. The updated schedule features 11 races at seven tracks, all taking place in August and September. The season finale has moved to Delaware Speedway but will remain known as the Pinty’s Fall Brawl. The two-month delay is due to ongoing restrictions around COVID-19. All events will be run in accordance with local, provincial and federal guidelines. Races will air on TSN and RDS in Canada and MAVTV in the United States. Start times and complete broadcast schedules will be released at a later date.
2021 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Revised Schedule (subject to change):
- Sunday, August 1: Sunset Speedway*, Innisfil, Ontario
- Sunday, August 1: Sunset Speedway*, Innisfil, Ontario
- Sunday, August 15: Circuit Trois-Rivières, Trois Rivières, Quebec
- Saturday, August 28: Circuit ICAR, Mirabel, Quebec
- Sunday, August 29: Autodrome Chaudière*, Vallée-Jonction, Quebec
- Sunday, August 29: Autodrome Chaudière*, Vallée-Jonction, Quebec
- Saturday, September 4: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario
- Sunday, September 5: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario
- Sunday, September 12: Flamboro Speedway*, Flamborough, Ontario
- Sunday, September 12: Flamboro Speedway*, Flamborough, Ontario
- Sunday, September 26: Delaware Speedway, Delaware, Ontario
For more information, visit nascar.ca.
Phoenix to Host 100% Capacity for NASCAR Championship Weekend
When NASCAR returns to Phoenix Raceway for NASCAR Championship Weekend, November 5–7, there will be no restrictions on the number of fans allowed on the grandstands and hillside. The three-day celebration features championship events for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and the ARCA Menards Series West. In addition, camping restrictions will also be lifted, and fans will have the option to upgrade to the INfield Experience, which includes access to the garage walkways, pre-race festivities, victory lane and post-race championship celebrations. Both NASCAR and Phoenix Raceway will work closely with local and state government and health officials on any necessary health and safety protocols. In addition, NASCAR officials have confirmed that NASCAR Championship Weekend will remain at Phoenix Raceway in 2022.
QA1 Hosts Special Mopar Event at Company HQ
QA1 has hosted Mopar enthusiasts from around the country during a special open house event at its facility in Lakeville, Minnesota, last week. The event featured a wide range of classic and modern Mopar vehicles, including QA1’s newest project vehicles: a ’69 Dodge D100 pickup known as “Project Corkscrew” and a ’66 Dodge Charger called “Silver Bullet.”
The event featured an open house of QA1’s state-of-the-art research and development center where attendees could see the technology used to design, manufacture, and test new suspension products. Guests were also able to learn more about the development process of QA1’s Mopar product lineup, which includes tubular components designed to maximize the performance of factory torsion bars and Gerst-designed front coil-over conversion systems for classic Mopar pickups and cars, as well as rear coil-over conversion systems for classic A, B, and E body chassis. For more information, visit qa1.net/mopar.
Oxford Replaces Monadnock on ACT, PASS Schedules
The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) have announced that the doubleheader initially planned for New Hampshire’s Monadnock Speedway on July 4 has been moved to Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, July 11. The program will remain the same with twin 150-lap features for the ACT Late Model Tour and PASS Super Late Models, plus a 50-lap PASS Modified shootout. The change allows weekly Late Model and Super Late Model racers around the region more time to get their cars ready. Qualifying begins at 4:00 p.m. with features to follow. PASS will also visit Oxford Speedway for the 48th annual Oxford 250, August 27–29. Monadnock Speedway and ACT are still in discussions about the possibility of an event at the track later in the year if scheduling allows. For more information, visit acttour.com and proallstarsseries.com.
BMW M Motorsport to Return to Prototype Racing
BMW M Motorsport has announced its return to international prototype racing. It was confirmed that an LMDh car is being developed for use in the North American IMSA series, beginning with the 2023 season with visits to Daytona, Sebring and Road Atlanta. Head of BMW M Motorsport Mike Krack will be responsible for the development, testing, and race outings of the new car. The regulations for LMDh cars stipulate that they have both a combustion engine and an electric motor. While each manufacturer may develop their own combustion engine, the electric motor and battery, as well as the transmission, are standard parts. The chassis is also built by an external partner. The works team and the driver lineup for the two LMDh prototypes will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit bmw-motorsport.com.
Motor State Announces 13th Annual Pro-Touring Challenge
Motor State Distributing has announced the 13th Annual Motor State Challenge will take place July 15–17, centered around GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan. The three-day Pro-Touring event brings together drivers from across the United States and Canada to compete in several classes, including Late Model, standard and manufacturer vintage classes, the unscored/untimed touring class, and the new QA1 #goDRIVEit class where participants drive their car to the event, race it, then drive it home. The event kicks off Thursday, July 15, with a more than 50-mile cruise through Southwest Michigan led by the Berrien County Sheriff’s Motorcycle Unit.
On Friday, July 16, drivers hit the track at GingerMan for timed lap sessions. The 1.88-mile-long road course provides drivers with long straights, short sprints, sweeping curves, tight apexes, and changing elevations, all with open run-off areas. On Saturday, July 17, the Challenge continues at GingerMan with the Track Sprint, where drivers will experience a start-stop course on the most technical area of the track. Each group is given six runs on the timed, single-lap sprint, with the fastest course time counting towards their overall points. The day concludes with an awards ceremony. For more information and to register, visit motorstatechallenge.com.
For more racing news, visit Performance Racing Industry’s (PRI) website.
NASCAR Shifts Second Race in Camping World Truck Series Playoffs
Due to logistical challenges resulting from the ongoing pandemic, NASCAR has shifted the second race in the Camping World Truck Series playoffs. Originally scheduled to take place in Ontario, Canada, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the Truck Series will now visit Darlington Raceway. The race will be the first of a Sunday playoffs doubleheader at Darlington and will begin at its originally scheduled time (Sunday, September 5, at 1:30 p.m. (EDT), live on FS1). The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs will kick off its 10-week playoff run later that evening (6 p.m. ET, live on NBCSN).
Florida’s St. Petersburg City Council has unanimously approved a two-year extension with Green Savoree St. Petersburg (GSSP) for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to remain a cornerstone event on the downtown streets and waterfront through at least 2026.
A marquee event for the NTT IndyCar Series for the past 17 years, the Grand Prix of St. Pete is set to return to its traditional position on the calendar during the second weekend of March in 2022. It was previously moved to October in 2020 and late April in 2021.
“I am thrilled that the Grand Prix will be in the Sunshine City through 2026. I want to thank City Council for recognizing the importance of this race in St. Pete,” said St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman. “I also want to thank Kim (Green) and Kevin (Savoree), and everyone at the Grand Prix for not only organizing and promoting one of our city’s best events year after year, but for their dedication to our community.”
The dates for the next five Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg races are March 10-13, 2022; March 9-12, 2023; March 7-10, 2024; March 6-9, 2025; and March 12-15, 2026.
The City of St. Petersburg’s “Embrace the Race” campaign has worked alongside local businesses to help multiply the economic impact for the city and surrounding communities each year. In addition, over four years via the MBA 5K Run on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Track, over $216,000 has been raised for the Police Athletic League and American Stage Theatre. The 5K run and walk event are planned to return in 2022 after being put on pause for 2021.
MOTOR STATE ANNOUNCES 13TH ANNUAL PRO-TOURING CHALLENGE
Motor State Distributing has announced the 13th Annual Motor State Challenge will take place on July 15–17, centered around GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan. The three-day Pro-Touring event brings together drivers from across the US and Canada to compete in several classes, including: Late Model, standard and manufacturer vintage classes, the unscored/untimed touring class, and the new QA1 #goDRIVEit class where participants drive their car to the event, race it, then drive it home.
The event kicks off Thursday, July 15, with a 50+ mile cruise through Southwest Michigan led by the Berrien County Sheriff’s Motorcycle Unit.
On Friday, July 16, drivers hit the track at GingerMan for timed lap sessions. The 1.88-mile-long road course provides drivers with long straights, short sprints, sweeping curves, tight apexes, and changing elevations, all with open run-off areas.
On Saturday, July 17, the Challenge continues at GingerMan with the Track Sprint, where drivers will experience a start-stop course on the most technical area of the track. Each group is given six runs on the timed, single-lap sprint, with the fastest course time counting towards their overall points. The day concludes with an awards ceremony.
For more information and to register, visit motorstatechallenge.com.
Iconic Images From the Weekend’s Unforgettable Indy 500
More than 135,000 fans were safely in attendance at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Helio Castroneves secured his fourth 500 win.
2021 Holley MoParty Registration Opens
Holley has announced participant pre-registration is now open for the second annual MoParty. The all Mopar-powered event is scheduled for September 17–19 at Beech Bend Raceway. The event is dedicated to anything Mopar powered, including both classics and late models, as well as non-Mopar vehicles with Mopar powerplants. Popular event segments include numerous drag-racing classes, autocross, a Grand Champion event, the burnout challenge, car show classes, a vendor midway, and swap meet, and more. Holley’s MoParty will also feature the rare opportunity to see some of NASCAR’s legendary wing cars, including those driven by Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, and more in honorary parade laps. For more information, visit moparty.com.
Road America to Open Paddock For IndyCar, IMSA Events
Road America has announced attendees can now access the paddock for the NTT IndyCar REV Group Grand Prix presented by American Medical Response set for June 17–20. Additionally, fans are welcome in the paddock for the IMSA SportsCar Weekend on August 5–8. All ticketholders can access the area free of charge. The June Grand Prix event will also feature Vintage Indy and the Radical Cup series, along with Pro 2000 and USF2000, both development series of the Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires. Additionally, all first responders, including police, fire and EMS will receive free tickets for the event by showing proof of active status at the gate in the form of a department-issued ID or badge. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit roadamerica.com.
For more racing news, visit Performance Racing Industry’s (PRI) website.
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S. Torrence, Hight, and Hartford Earn Wins at Rain-Delayed MOPAR Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil
Three-time defending Top Fuel world champ Steve Torrence finally conquered Houston Raceway Park, racing to the victory on Monday at the 34th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park. Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Matt Hartford (Pro Stock) also won in their respective categories at the fifth race of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Eliminations were postponed to Monday due to inclement weather on Sunday.
Torrence pedaled to a 4.001-second pass at 260.06 mph in his 11,000hp Capco Contractors dragster to beat veteran Doug Kalitta in the final round, earning this third win this season and extending his points lead.
In their 70th career meeting in eliminations and ninth time in the final round, it was Hight who got the best of Ron Capps in a matchup of Funny Car heavyweights, with Hight going a 3.916 at 327.19 in his 11,000hp AAA Texas Chevrolet Camaro SS.
In the Pro Stock final, Hartford picked up his first victory of the year in his Total Seal Chevrolet Camaro with a run of 7.660 at 145.11. Final-round opponent Deric Kramer had even more trouble, shaking the tires almost immediately to help hand the victory to Hartford.
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to action June 11-13, with the TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals presented by Bandero Premium Tequila at New England Dragway.
Mooresville, North Carolina, Provides $100k in Support of Motorsports
Iredell County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will launch a technical assistance program called ReVamp to help local motorsports teams and component manufacturers diversify to serve new markets. The program was made possible through partnership and funding from the Town of Mooresville and Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) at North Carolina State University. The ReVamp program will support companies with matching funds up to $10,000 per company for technical support assistance. The Town of Mooresville has provided $100,000 to Iredell EDC to support the ReVamp program, which was launched in response to the changes resulting from the impact of both NASCAR’s Next Gen car and the impact of COVID-19 on the racing industry.
The initiative is modeled on a program previously deployed by IES to help Department of Defense contractors diversify. Two local companies—Roush Yates Engines and MSI Defense— participated.
ReVamp is one of three programs developed by Iredell EDC to respond to the changes happening in the motorsports industry, including ReGen, a series of “lunch and learns” webinars to provide local manufacturers basic tools for diversification and to invite them to the “deeper dive” of ReVamp. Stream 2021, hosted earlier this year, brought together Charlotte region manufacturers to facilitate supplier and procurement opportunities for companies. For more information, visit iredelledc.com/revamp. To register for the webinar, click here.
For more racing news, visit Performance Racing Industry’s (PRI) website.
By Ashley Reyes
Members in Southern California are invited to volunteer at the SEMA Cares Pinewood Build Day, Saturday, June 5, from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at the Childhelp Village in Beaumont, California.
As one of the designated charities of SEMA Cares, Childhelp treats as many as 84 abused, neglected and at-risk children at its Southern California residential facility. SEMA Cares Pinewood Build Day is an opportunity for the industry to meet and connect with the children by helping them decorate and race pinewood race cars. For many of the children who have endured great hardship, the event is an entertaining activity that allows them to have fun and brings a smile to their faces. Each child will receive and decorate two pinewoods—one to keep and the other to donate. Donated cars will be available for purchase at the SEMA Installation & Gala, and all proceeds will benefit SEMA Cares charities.
The Pinewood Build Day is ideal for anyone who may have a few hours to help make a difference in the lives of children in need. SEMA members are encouraged to bring their families to this special day, as it is fun way to get the whole family involved in giving back and helping others.
Lunch will be included. Please RSVP to Lindsay Bianco at firstname.lastname@example.org or 909-978-6692.
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J. Force, S. Torrence, Glenn, and Johnson Grab Wins at NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway
Sixteen-time world champ John Force added another win to his legendary Funny Car career on Sunday, clinching his 152nd victory at the 11th annual NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Dallas Glenn (Pro Stock), and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in their respective categories at the fourth race of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
Force wrapped up a spectacular weekend at zMAX Dragway with a run of 3.916 seconds at 328.78 mph in his 11,000-hp PEAK/BlueDEF Platinum Chevrolet Camaro SS in the final round. Force, who was also the No. 1 qualifier, went as quick as 3.897 at 330.31 on Sunday.
Torrence continued his four-wide dominance, winning for the sixth time in the last seven Top Fuel four-wide events, furthering the points lead for the reigning three-time world champ. Torrence went 3.716 at 329.10 in his 11,000-hp Capco Contractors dragster in the final round.
The Pro Stock final quad featured four young drivers going for their first career victory, and it was Glenn who came out on top, going 6.540 at 210.80 in his RAD Torque Systems Chevrolet Camaro. In his first final round appearance in just his fourth career start, Glenn gave KB Racing its fourth win in as many races to open the 2021 season. Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Steve Johnson set a track record of 6.729 at 198.03 in the final round on his Mac Rak Suzuki.
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to action May 21-23 with the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil.
IndyCar Removes Canada From 2021 Schedule
Due to ongoing COVID-19 health and safety restrictions in Ontario, Canada, organizers for the Honda Indy Toronto and the NTT IndyCar Series have jointly announced that this year’s event set for July 9–11, will no longer be a part of the 2021 schedule. IndyCar is considering various scenarios for the remainder of the 2021 calendar as it relates to the recent cancellation.
The current mid-summer portion of the schedule will resume Sunday, August 8, for the inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville, with live coverage on NBCSN.
Formula 1 Adds Second Austria Race to Replace Turkey in 2021
Formula 1 has provided an update on the 2021 race calendar, with new COVID-19 travel restrictions meaning it’s no longer possible to race in Turkey on June 11–13. That weekend will now remain free, with the French Grand Prix moving a week earlier than originally planned to June 18–20, and the second race in Austria—the Styrian Grand Prix—added to the calendar on June 25–27. That creates a new France-Styria-Austria triple header, with the Austrian Grand Prix staying in its original July 2–4 slot. All tickets to the French Grand Prix are valid for an earlier date. The changes mean there continue to be 23 races planned for the 2021 season.
Texas Motor Speedway President to Step Down After All-Star Race
After more than three decades with Speedway Motorsports, including the last 25 years at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS), Eddie Gossage will step down as president of The Great American Speedway following the June 13 NASCAR All-Star Race. Gossage joined Speedway Motorsports in 1989 as the vice president of public relations at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he worked under the guidance of Speedway Motorsports Executive Chairman Bruton Smith and then Charlotte Motor Speedway President Humpy Wheeler. Smith named Gossage general manager of Texas Motor Speedway in 1995 and added the title of TMS president in 2004. Now 62, Gossage is one of the longest-tenured employees at Speedway Motorsports.
Details Announced for 2022 Dakar in Saudi Arabia
Details have been released about the 44th edition of the Dakar Rally, which will run on January 2–14, 2022, during its third visit to Saudi Arabia. The rally will start in Ha’il and finish in Jeddah, after a rest day in Riyadh. The 2022 edition will mark the starting point for plans to host a field of cars powered by alternative energies or electric power by 2030. The new T1-E category, which launches in 2022 and will be dedicated for prototype vehicles engaged in carbon emission research, aligns with this plan. Related, the popularity of vintage vehicles in the “Dakar Classic” regularity race has encouraged many enthusiasts of ’80s and ’90s 4x4s to have a go in the adventure, and officials say the field could double in size at the start in Ha’il. Registration opens May 17. For more information, visit here or dakar.com.
100% Signs Ken Block as Its Newest Visionary
100% has signed Ken Block as its latest visionary, joining a roster of athletes representing the brand. As an entrepreneur, in 1994 Block founded DC Shoes and in 2010, the clothing and media company Hoonigan. As a car driver, the Gymkhana franchise has racked up close to 700 million views to complement his decorated career as a rally car racer.
NHRA Reschedules Winternationals, Cancels Northwest Nationals
NHRA and Auto Club Raceway have announced July 30–August 1 as the rescheduled date of the 61st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. The Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, which traditionally kicks off the NHRA season, was postponed due to state health guidelines in California. NHRA and the track have worked closely with state and local officials to find a new date for the event and are confident that the new date will allow more fans to attend the famed race.
Related, NHRA and Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington, have come to the decision to cancel the 2021 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals. Though Washington State recently announced a lessening of its COVID-19 restrictions, there is still uncertainty about what rules could impact the event.
The Winternationals will take the original slotted date of the Northwest Nationals and now conclude the annual NHRA Western Swing, a three-race series from Denver to Sonoma and finally to Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, California.
Dayco Amps Up North American Motorsports Program by Sponsoring Five Extreme Drift Teams
Dayco is diversifying its motorsports program by sponsoring five of the hottest drift race teams on the circuit today. They include Steele Brothers Racing, Scherzer Racing, WingIt Motorsports, Chad Andersen Motorsports, and Messineo Motorsports. In addition to providing the race teams with financial support and high-performance belts, water pumps, tensioners, pulleys, and racing balancers during the 2021 season, Dayco’s product and R&D teams are on call for any technical support the crew or drivers may require throughout the season.
Brown, Tasca, Anderson, and Pollacheck Earn Historic Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals Wins in Final Race at Atlanta Dragway
Antron Brown became the winningest Top Fuel driver at the historic facility with his fifth victory at the 40th and final Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals. Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Scotty Pollacheck (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in their respective categories at the third race of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season as the NHRA held the last race at the historic track.
Brown defeated three-time reigning world champ, Steve Torrence, in the final round, going 3.752 seconds at 323.81 mph in his 11,000-hp Matco Tools dragster to beat Torrence’s 3.794 at 323.81. Brown left Atlanta Dragway with seven overall victories, including two that came in Pro Stock Motorcycle, while Sunday’s triumph also gave him 68 carer wins.
Tasca III picked up his second straight victory in Funny Car, with Sunday’s triumph against John Force. He went 4.004 at 326.48 in his 11,000hp Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang in the final round, beating Force’s 4.015 at 321.81, claiming his eighth career victory. Tasca maintained his points lead in the class, cemented himself as a certain championship contender, and won for the first time in Atlanta.
Anderson took out Vincent Nobile in the final round in his DENSO Chevrolet Camaro, going 6.568 at 209.04 against Nobile’s 6.598 at 208.78. In an all-Matt Smith Racing final round, Pollacheck claimed the victory over his teammate, as Smith went red by a mere .001, handing the victory to Pollacheck on his DENSO/Strutmaster/Matt Smith Racing EBR.
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to action May 14–16, with the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte.
Don Prudhomme Wins Turbo Class at Mexican 1000
Drag-racing legend and Hall of Famer Don “Snake” Prudhomme has added another accolade to his storied career: 2021 Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 class winner. On his third attempt at the 1,000-mile race across the desert, Prudhomme and his co-pilot Rich Minga took the checkered flag in the Evolution Stock Turbo class driving the MAVTV CanAm Maverick Turbo. Their winning time of 19:49:18 gave them a margin of victory of more than three hours on their closest competitor. The MAVTV team finished 31st overall out of 90 total competitors, 26 of whom did not finish the extreme race.
Carl Casper Named Grand Marshal of 2021 National Hot Rod Reunion
The NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California, has named Carl Casper, producer of his Custom Auto Show in Louisville for more than five decades, the Grand Marshal of the upcoming 18th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance, to be held Thursday–Saturday, June 17–19, at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Other honorees include the late Funny Car racer Carol “Bunny” Burkett, Indiana racer and car builder Hal Canode, Hall of Fame Pro Stock racer and racing school owner Roy Hill, Modified Eliminator standout with his six-cylinder Pocket Rocket Chevy II Cotton Perry, and Pennsylvania race car and hot-rod builder Ed Quay. A free Honorees Reception takes place at the National Corvette Museum on Friday night. The Reunion was conceived as a celebration of the “good old days” with participants in all forms of the all-American activity known as hot rodding on hand. For tickets, visit the NHRA Museum website.
USTCC Kicks Off Round One at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
The United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) kicked off round one at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a one-day event on April 10. First place in the Super Touring class went to Viktor Czapla in the Wob-cars Audi R8. Mike Sekhon, driving the GT Autol Lunge BMW M3, finished third to Pete Bovenburg in his ARG/Summit Tech BMW M3.
In the Grand Touring class, it was Edgar Lau’s Rose Construction BMW M3 that won the race. Rob Harper, in the AP Racing/BC Forged Chevy Corvette, had the best lap time of the day but found himself in second place. Driving the Lanza & Smith PLC Lotus Exige, Anthony Lanza took third place.
Gary Sheehan, behind the wheel of the GoGoGear.com/Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis, took the first-place position in the Touring class. The team of Mark McManus and Ken Kurtz grabbed second with the Netapp.com Lexus IS300. Taking the last podium position with the GoGoGear.com/Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis was Gordon Pun.
The team of Sean Milburn and Daniel Milburn took the top podium position of the Sportsman class driving the Bay Area Drafting Acura RSX. Brad Austin’s TNI Racing Mazda MX5 crossed the line in second place. Reza Arsham snatched the third-place position in the GoGoGear.com/Konig Wheels Honda Civic.
F1 Replaces Canada With Turkish Grand Prix
Formula 1 has confirmed a change to round seven of the 2021 calendar, with the Turkish Grand Prix replacing the Canadian Grand Prix for the weekend of June 11–13. Due to the ongoing international travel restrictions in Canada, it became impossible for Formula 1 to enter the country without a mandatory 14-day quarantine, leading to the change. Turkey returns to the calendar after the first event in Istanbul in nine years last November, in which Lewis Hamilton was crowned world champion for a record-equalling seventh time.
Mickey Thompson to Sponsor New NMRA Small-Tire Street Car Class
Catch the three Mickey Thompson Street Car Challenge races this year at NMRA events throughout the season, including:
- NMRA Ford Performance Nationals, June 10-13, Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio
- NMRA All-Ford World Finals, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, Kentucky
For more information about Mickey Thompson’s complete lineup of performance tires, visit www.mickeythompsontires.com.
“For more than 20 years, drag racing has been an important part of what we do, and who we are,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels. “We offer a complete line of competition tires for racers, and we look forward to an exciting 2021 NHRA season.”
In addition to continuing its role as a contingency sponsor for all NHRA sportsman racing and Pro Mod classes, the company will also attend all national events with the fully equipped Mickey Thompson trailer to provide trackside support to racers throughout the 2021 season.
About Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels
Max-Trac Tire Co., Inc., dba Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, markets racing and high-performance tires and wheels for street, strip, truck, and off-road applications. The company was founded in 1963 by racing legend Mickey Thompson and is headquartered in Stow, Ohio, USA. For more information, visit www.mickeythompsontires.com. Connect on Facebook and Instagram.
IMSA Reveals WeatherTech Championship 2021 Schedule, New Class
The WeatherTech Championship schedule will see the series return to traditional venues next year, beginning at Daytona International Speedway in January through the 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans in its season-ending slot in October at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
For more information, including the complete provisional schedules, new qualifying format information, and more, visit the IMSA website.
Phoenix Raceway to Host Limited Fans for NASCAR Championship Weekend
Phoenix Raceway will host a limited number of fans for the NASCAR Championship Weekend set for November 6–8, in accordance with guidance and approvals from local officials as well as enhanced safety protocols. In addition to maintaining strict adherence to the CDC-recommended 6-ft. social distancing throughout the venue, all guests will be screened prior to entering the gates, including a non-contact temperature check, and guests ages 3 and up will be required to bring and wear mandatory face coverings. Multiple handwashing and hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the operating areas and entrances, and a “clean team” of staff, clearly identified for guests, will be cleaning or disinfecting at all times. More information can be found at www.phoenixraceway.com/protocols. Phoenix Raceway’s website.
Don’s Auto Parts & Machine Shop Named Presenting Sponsor of World Power Wheel Standing Championships
Byron Dragway has announced that Don’s Auto Parts & Machine Shop will serve as the presenting sponsor of the 26th Annual World Power Wheel Standing Championships at Byron Dragway, October 3–4. The weekend-long event features a variety of drag-racing action that is headlined by two-wheel-stand contest sessions on Sunday, October 4, at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (CDT). For more event information, visit www.byrondragway.com.
Matusek will return to the Pro Mod class in a backup race car from Elite Motorsports.
Matusek is familiar with the black sixth-generation Camaro as he drove it to a personal best of 5.739 at 252.05 mph during the 2020 Drag Illustrated Door Slammer Nationals in Orlando. It utilizes a ProCharger supercharger as a power-adder for motivation on the dragstrip. The car’s livery will feature the Tequila Comisario logo and bottles. Matusek will attend the remaining four Pro Mod races in the 2020 NHRA season: the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals in Gainesville, the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil at World Wide Technology Raceway, the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex, and the Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil in Las Vegas over the weekend of October 30–November 1.
Boise Roadster Show
Dates: 08/12/2021 ‐ 08/14/2021
- Builders Showcase
- Car Corral
- Drag Race
- Outdoor Show
- Swap Meet
An event that celebrates 1955, 1956 & 1957 Chevrolet. This event will be held in Bowling Green, KY at Beech Bend Raceway Park.
November 2nd – 5th, 2021
For a running list of adjusted 2021 racing series schedules and calendars, updated regularly, visit here.
Here is the latest news for all you race fans of what is Cancelled or postponed
The National Auto Sport Association has announced the creation of two new racing leagues it will host on iRacing.
National Auto Sport Association Launches Inaugural Sim Racing Leagues on iRacing
The National Auto Sport Association has announced the creation of two new racing leagues it will host on iRacing. The inaugural 2020 season will have two leagues with 10 races per league that run every other Tuesday night through August. Additionally, there will be up to $13,000 in cash prizes available to Pro League drivers as well as real-life contingency prizes. Longtime NASA partners Toyo Tires and Hawk Performance have kicked in to pay out contingency dollars in each of our new Sim Leagues.
These “real dollars” will help virtual racers get back on track with NASA as soon as we can safely host events. Additionally, Competition Motorsport has stepped up to provide each inaugural league winner with an OMP TRS-E racing seat. Lastly, each 2020 league winner will get a free entry to any regional NASA event of their choosing providing a true racing ladder for sim-to-reality racing. Contingency rules for each program will be published shortly.
SpeedVideo has entered into a broadcast partnership with the automotive event series Street Car Super Nationals (SCSN) to live stream the Las Vegas and St. Louis events through 2022.
ABB FIA Formula E
Formula E and the FIA
For the latest information, visit www.fiaformulae.com.
American Drag Racing League (ADRL)
American Sprint Car Series (ASCS)
For the latest information, visit www.arcaracing.com.
The CARS Tour Old North State Nationals. For the latest information, visit www.carsracingtour.com.
FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)
For the latest information, visit www.fiawec.com.
For the latest information, visit www.formula1.com.
FIA Formula 2, FIA Formula 3
For the latest information, visit www.fia.com.
For the latest information, visit www.indyracingmuseum.org.
for cancellation information, visit www.imsa.com.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Rescheduled dates and events:
For more information, visit www.lucasdirt.com.
For the latest scheduling updates visit www.nascar.com.
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
For the latest scheduling updates visit hometracks.nascar.com.
NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
SCORE International Off-Road Racing
For the latest information, visit www.score-international.com.
Southeast Gassers Association (SEGA)
The SEGA Emerald Coast Race at Emerald Cost Dragway (Holt, Florida), is postponed. A new date will be announced. For the latest information, visit www.southeastgassers.com.
The Trans Am Racing Company announced that the SpeedTour Road Atlanta Grand Prix event featuring the Trans Am Series will be postponed.
For more information, visit www.gotransam.com.
United States Auto Club (USAC)
As of now, races scheduled for the CRA and West Coast Sprint Cars, as well as the Western Midget Series and Eastern SpeeD2 Midgets, have been postponed
For the latest information, visit www.usacracing.com.
World Of Outlaws
The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is postponing all events.
For the latest information, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.