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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.
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.
LMC TRUCK TEXAS TAILGATE PARTY HAPPENIN’ FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE SPRING LONE STAR NATIONALS
Drop those tailgates, sit back, and enjoy a couple of extra hours of the hot rodding fun when Goodguys kicks off the 2021 season with an afterparty to remember!
Goodguys and LMC Truck are bringing the party to Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night March 12th at the 11th LMC Truck Spring Lone Star Nationals from 5-7pm with a Texas-sized Tailgate party for all to enjoy! The two-hour throwdown will include exciting activities, live music, raffle prizes, food & beverage deals, and special awards.
GET ON THE GAS!
Kicking things off will be an LMC Truck “No Limits” AutoCross shootout pairing the “Pros” versus the “Joes” from 4-5 pm. Non-pro competitors will be given a time reduction (TBD on-site) to have a shot at beating the pro drivers in this unique AutoCross single-elimination shootout.
From there we’ll head over to pit road for a track cruise around Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5 mile, 20-plus degree banked oval from 5-6 pm. To obtain your Friday Night track cruise ticket visit the LMC Truck vendor display booth between 3-5 pm on Friday.
POST UPDATED 02/25/2021
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.