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Darlington Dragway Set to Reopen
official permission from the South Carolina Department of Commerce was given last week to begin holding test sessions at the track under strict guidelines.
Formula DRIFT Adjusts 2020 Schedule
Has a revised 2020 competition schedule, which kicks off July 3–4, at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
NASCAR Postpones Martinsville Race
NASCAR has decided to postpone the scheduled events May 8–9, at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia
For a running list of adjusted 2020 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
NHRA Announces Tentative Revised 2020 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Schedule
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns to action, May 15–17, with events in Division 2 at Atlanta Dragway and Division 4 at Alamo City Motorplex, after a hiatus stemming from the COVID-19 global pandemic. The National Trail Raceway will feature double the sportsman racing action as it hosts a Division 3 points meet July 16–17 directly followed by the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, July 18-19. The 2020 season will conclude for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series in Las Vegas, November 5–8. In addition to the five divisional events that took place prior to the suspension, the revised schedule includes 41 divisional events scheduled to take place after the series return in May for a total of 46 divisional events in 2020. There will also be 24 total regional events featuring the 260-mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes during the 2020 campaign. View the schedule of events.
LIQUI MOLY Enters World Touring Car Cup WTCR Alongside Hyundai
LIQUI MOLY will enter the World Touring Car Cup WTCR at the side of Hyundai Motorsports. LIQUI MOLY has been at home in touring car sport for more than 10 years. Initially in the World Touring Car Championship WTCC and then, since its establishment in 2015, in the TCR series, always in partnership with the Engstler racing team. LIQUI MOLY is now taking the next step into the World Touring Car Cup WTCR together with the team. There, Engstler will compete as the Hyundai works team. In two Hyundai i30 N TCRs, Dutch WTCR veteran Nicky Catsburg and German TCR talent Luca Engstler will fight for the title. This cooperation is reflected firstly in the visible presence on the vehicles and secondly in the fact that the two Hyundai i30 N TCRs run on LIQUI MOLY oil.
Holley Announces New Date For LS Fest West 2020
Due to the coronavirus, Holley LS Fest West in Las Vegas will now be held the weekend of June 12–14, 2020, under the night lights of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. All currently registered participants and spectators who have their tickets will carry over to the new date. If anyone is registered, but cannot attend on the new date, their money will be refunded. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDYCAR Releases Revised 2020 Schedule
The NTT INDYCAR Series announced several calendar updates following the cancellation of the Detroit Grand Prix due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two previously scheduled events will become doubleheaders, along with the addition of a third weekend of racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). With these additions, there are 15 races on the 2020 INDYCAR calendar—an increase of one event from the 14 races announced March 26. INDYCAR’s established events at Iowa Speedway and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca will become doubleheaders. The Iowa 300 event weekend will add a race Friday, July 17, along with the previously scheduled race Saturday, July 18. The Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey event weekend will now feature a race Saturday, September 19, in addition to the previously scheduled race Sunday, September 20. Race fans also will be treated to a third INDYCAR event with the INDYCAR Harvest GP on the IMS road course taking place Saturday, October 3. This event is in addition to the GMR Grand Prix, already scheduled for Saturday, July 4, and the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, August 23. View the updated 2020 NTT INDYCAR Series schedule.
Revised Schedule for 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship
SCORE International has announced its revised 2020 racing schedule. The three rounds of the revised 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship will be the SCORE Baja 500 (June 17–21), the SCORE San Felipe 250 (September 16–20) and the season-ending SCORE Baja 1000 (November 17–22). For additional information, visit the SCORE website at www.score-international.com.
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 a 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.
The inaugural NASA Club Sim Racing League will run the first and third Tuesday night of each month, kicking off on Tuesday, April 7, at Circuit of The Americas, and running through Tuesday, August 18. All NASA members with iRacing can run in the Club League for free. Select events will be live-streamed with commentary and will be on the NASA Facebook page for all to enjoy the action. The inaugural NASA Pro Sim Racing League will run the second and fourth Tuesday nights, beginning Tuesday, April 14, at Circuit of the Americas, through Tuesday, August 25. Each race will feature cash prizes available to current NASA members. View the full schedule for the Club and Pro Sim Racing Leagues.
Mast Motorsports Acquires Magnitude Performance
Mast Motorsports has announced the acquisition of Magnitude Performance. Jason Youd, founder of Magnitude Performance, will be named CEO of Mast Motorsports. He will manage all aspects of Mast Motorsports and support Mast Powertrain as managing director. According to the company, as part of Mast Technologies group, Mast Motorsports and Magnitude Performance will continue advanced development for motorsports products and technologies.
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.
SpeedVideo.com Announces Multi-Year Agreement to Broadcast Street Car Super Nationals at Las Vegas And St. Louis
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. The COMP Cams Street Car Super Nationals 16 is coming to SpeedVideo, November 19–22, live from The Strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The festival of speed is expected to draw more than 500 cars in 16 classes with everything from eighth-mile grudge cars to quarter-mile Pro Mods and everything in between. Summer Speed Spectacular featuring the Street Car Super Nationals will take place August 14–15, live from St. Louis. Viewers can catch the full live event coverage and action of the COMP Cams Street Car Super Nationals 16 and the Summer Speed Spectacular featuring the Street Car Super Nationals events in live HD available on www.speedvideo.com for annual or monthly subscribers.
Yamaha’s GNCC University Scheduled to Return for 2020
Yamaha Motor Corp.’s annual Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) University is scheduled to return to Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia June 24–26, during the 2020 GNCC series. While the racing season has been postponed, Yamaha plans to bring back the educational hands-on event for up-and-coming racers when the race series resumes. A panel of current and past Yamaha racing champions and professionals will instruct as many as 80 total students in either ATV- or motorcycle-related sessions. XC1 Pro ATV rider Johnny Gallagher will lead this year’s Yamaha Racing ATV instructors, along with five-time GNCC XC1 Pro ATV champion and current undefeated series leader Walker Fowler and 12-time WXC ATV champion Traci Pickens. The two-wheel class will be led by seven-time AMA National Enduro Champion and AmPro Yamaha Racing team owner Randy Hawkins, five-time AMA National Hare Scramble Champion Jason Raines, XC1 Open Pro motorcycle rider Layne Michael, XC2 250 Pro motorcycle rider Michael Witkowski, along with the WXC bike competitors Rachael Archer and current unbeaten series leader Becca Sheets. Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis with 80 openings evenly split between ATV and motorcycle disciplines. Tuition for GNCC University starts at $300 per student. To view the entire Proven Off-Road ATV, SxS, and Off-Road Motorcycle lineup and learn more, visit www.yamahamotorsports.com.
For more racing news, visit the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) website.
POSTED EARLY MARCH
ABB FIA Formula E
Formula E and the FIA have announced that the 2019–2020 season will be suspended for a two-month period. The series is implementing a flag system traditionally used in motorsports to determine different phases and time windows where races could be rearranged or remain unaffected—with red representing no races, yellow keeping the opportunity open and green going ahead as planned. Months marked as red flags are March and April, with May currently categorized as a yellow flag and both June and July given the green flag, should the situation improve and stabilize. Because of the suspension, it will no longer be possible to race in Paris and Seoul, or Jakarta as previously announced on the originally scheduled dates. For the latest information, visit www.fiaformulae.com.
American Drag Racing League (ADRL)
After consulting with American Drag Racing League (ADRL) officials, World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, adjusted its event schedule and moved the ADRL Gateway Drags to July 10–11, 2020. Tickets for the ADRL event will be honored on the rescheduled date. For more information, visit www.wwtraceway.com or www.adrltour.com.
American Sprint Car Series (ASCS)
Due to the most recent actions and recommendations by the state of Arizona, track officials have made the call to postpone this Saturday’s events at USA Raceway featuring the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Series. Anyone with questions about tickets that were pre-purchased through the World of Outlaws, visit www.woosprint.com. In addition, Devil’s Bowl Speedway officials have canceled this weekend’s Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. For the latest information, visit www.ascsracing.com.
In conjunction with NASCAR, all ARCA Menards Series race events—including the ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West—are postponed through May 3. For the latest information, visit www.arcaracing.com.
Autocare 2020, Australia’s largest education and training-led automotive convention has been postponed. The escalation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis has triggered an unprecedented government and public response. The current circumstances have led to the status of Autocare 2020, and the original date of June 19–20, need to be reevaluated. The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) Board of Directors held a special meeting on March 16, to fully consider options for the Autocare 2020 convention. After a thorough evaluation, the decision was made to postpone the event. The rescheduled Autocare dates are Friday and Saturday, October 30–31. The convention location will remain at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. All Autocare 2020 conference stream registrations, exhibitor and sponsorship commitments will roll over to the new Autocare 2020 dates.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper passed Executive Order No. 117 on March 14, which banned public gatherings of more than 100 people within the state for 30 days. The CARS Tour Old North State Nationals presented by Visit Orange County, originally scheduled for April 4–5, at Orange County Speedway, has been postponed indefinitely as a result. Additionally, the Race Face Tel-Med 300, originally scheduled for March 21, at Hickory Motor Speedway, has been canceled. For the latest information, visit www.carsracingtour.com.
Easter Jeep Safari
For the first time in 53 years, the Easter Jeep Safari is being cancelled. The emergency ordinance by the Grand County council and Moab City limiting attendance at special events has been extended to encompass motels and campgrounds in and around Moab. Guests have three days to check out of all motels and campgrounds; they are then to remain closed for 30 days. All restaurants are restricted to curb service only at this time. Event fees will be refunded to your credit card within 30–60 days. For more information, visit www.rr4w.com.
FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)
The seventh round of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 2019–2020 season has been postponed. The promoter, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and the RACB are working together to find a new 2020 date. For the latest information, visit www.fiawec.com.
Following the cancellation of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and the postponement of the races in China, Bahrain and Vietnam, Formula 1 and governing body the FIA have said they now expect the 2020 season to begin at the end of May. For the latest information, visit www.formula1.com.
FIA Formula 2, FIA Formula 3
Following the announcement that the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix has been postponed, it has been decided conjointly with the FIA and F1 that the opening 2020 round of Formula 2 and Formula 3, scheduled to take place on March 20–22, will also be postponed. For the latest information on Formula 2, Formula 3 and related FIA series, visit www.fia.com.
Due to the declaration of a National Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IMS Museum is closed to the public at this time. The museum is planning to reopen March 30, at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) pending the recommendations of public health officials. For the latest information, visit www.indyracingmuseum.org.
Guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and safety protocols have led IMSA to postpone all events through May 3. The Grand Prix of Alabama (April 3–5) will not take place as previously scheduled. This news impacts the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama (GPSP and GPA) and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America (GPA). IMSA also received public notification from the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach organizers that this year’s event will not take place as previously scheduled from April 17–19. For the latest information, visit www.imsa.com.
NTT INDYCAR Series events through April have been cancelled. This continues through the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, April 24–26. For the latest information, visit www.indycar.com and www.gpstpete.com.
Keystone BIG Show
Due to escalating concerns about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and in following the guidance of numerous organizations and government officials, the decision has been made to cancel The BIG Show scheduled to be held in Grapevine, Texas, March 27–28. Given that another date was not available, organizers are planning to move the show to a virtual environment. While the details are still in development, look for a further communication on plans for the Virtual BIG Show. For more information, visit www.keystonebigshow.com.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials announced the postponement of events for 30 days. This includes events at Atomic Speedway, Brownstown Speedway, 411 Motor Speedway and Talladega Short Track. The series hopes to resume the original schedule on April 18 at Hagerstown Speedway and April 19 at Port Royal Speedway.
Rescheduled dates and events:
- May 8 – Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) Buckeye Spring 50
- May 9 – Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) 23rd Annual Indiana Icebreaker
- June 26 – 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) Tennessee’s Action Track 50
- June 27 – Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) E-Z-GO 50
For more information, visit www.lucasdirt.com.
Motovicity Never Lift 2020
The unfolding coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has significantly affected meetings and events across multiple industries nationwide, including Motovicity Distribution’s Never Lift half-mile race, scheduled for March 21–22, in Coalinga, California. In compliance with Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent executive order banning gatherings of 250 or more people, Motovicity is cancelling the Never Lift event to help prevent the spread of the virus. Money will be refunded to all competitors and spectators.
NASCAR is currently postponing all race events through May 3, with plans to return racing in Martinsville, Virginia (May 9). For the latest information, visit www.nascar.com.
NASCAR Hall of Fame
The NASCAR Hall of Fame will be closed to the general admission public beginning Saturday, March 14, through the end of the month. For the latest information, visit www.nascarhall.com.
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR and South Boston Speedway officials announced that the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour opener has been postponed inevitably. The WhosYourDriver.org 150 was scheduled for South Boston, Saturday, March 21. No makeup date has been determined, and further details on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule will be announced at a later date. For the latest information, visit hometracks.nascar.com.
NHRA Postpones Season for at Least 30 Days
NHRA is suspending drag racing for 30 days in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This suspension includes events at all NHRA-owned tracks and any NHRA-sanctioned events, such as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. NHRA at this time plans to resume the original schedule on April 17–19, in Houston, and continue thereafter, subject to developments in the interim. The spring Las Vegas event is postponed with new dates to be determined. Visit LVMS.com for information if you have purchased tickets for the postponed event.
NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
ProMedia Events and Publishing, parent company of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, in association with Atlanta Dragway’s parent company NHRA, have decided to postpone the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals in response to growing restrictions on group gatherings and travel due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Effective immediately, NHRA has suspended all drag-racing operations for 30 days at NHRA-owned facilities and events. The NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals is hosted by an NHRA-owned facility. The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals returns May 14–16, and NMCA jumps back to action May 28–31, at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in Madison, Illinois. A new date has not yet been made for the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals due to the quickly evolving coronavirus pandemic. For NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals refund inquires and other questions, contact the NMRA or NMCA via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 714-444-2426.
SCORE International Off-Road Racing
SCORE International has elected to postpone next week’s 34th annual SCORE San Felipe 250. Round 1 of the four-race 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship has been rescheduled with the new race date of May 9 in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. Additionally, SCORE has announced a date change for the 52nd SCORE Baja 500 race week from June 3–7 to June 16–21.” 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 presented by Pirelli at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, March 28–29, will be postponed. The next event for the national Trans Am Series is currently scheduled for May 1–3, at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. In addition, the series continues to monitor the developments in Northern California for the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli West Coast Championship event at Thunder Hill Raceway that is scheduled for April 3–5. As of March 17, the event will go ahead without schedule interruptions. 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 through the end of March. At this time only those events have been affected. 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 through April 9, effective immediately, in the wake of growing health concerns. Updates on the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series not scheduled to compete until March 27 will be provided at a later date. For the latest information, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.
HOT ROD Power Tour Unveils New Dates
The 2020 HOT ROD Power Tour will kick-off, Sunday, August 23, in Norwalk, Ohio, at Summit Motorsports Park, and roll through seven cities over the course of seven days. The full list of HOT ROD Power Tour stops will include:
- Kickoff on Sunday, August 23: Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio
- Monday, August 24: National Trail Raceway, Hebron, Ohio
- Tuesday, August 25: Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis
- Wednesday, August 26: World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Madison, Illinois
- Thursday, August 27: University of Illinois – State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois
- Friday, August 28: Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport, Iowa
- The finale on Saturday, August 29: Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Illinois
For more information, visit the HOT ROD Power Tour website.
A Message From Goodguys
Event Coverage | Posted: 03/19/2020
Posted by: Goodguys Rod and Custom Association
To our Members and supporters,
We appreciate your patience and support as we navigate through these unprecedented times and work to deliver you the Goodguys Good Times we are all craving once this crisis passes. To keep you up to date on our event schedule and other happenings, we will continue to post updates and information on our website, social media pages, and newsletters.
Please be aware that our corporate office is temporarily closed due to the mandatory “shelter in place” currently being implemented here in the San Francisco Bay Area as a direct result of the health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. During this shutdown, our team will be working remotely from home, and as a result, we ask you to please be patient as our response time may be longer than normal. Please take note that new Membership Cards, event confirmations, and refund requests will not be processed or sent out until our office reopens.
Below is an update on our event schedule (as of 3/19/20 at 9:00 am):
10th LMC Truck Spring Lone Star Nationals – Fort Worth, TX
•This event has been cancelled.
•All vehicle registrations, spectator tickets, and vendor booth space purchases will be automatically transferred to the 28th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals taking place on September 25-27, 2020 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX.
11th Spring Nationals – Scottsdale, AZ
•This event has been canceled.
•All vehicle registrations, spectator tickets, and vendor booth space purchases will be automatically transferred to the 23rd Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals presented by Barrett-Jackson taking place November 20-22, 2020 at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ.
38th All American Get-Together – Pleasanton, CA
•This event has been canceled but will be rescheduled for May 30 & 31, 2020, replacing the traditionally scheduled 27th Summer Get-Together.
•All vehicle registrations, spectator tickets, and vendor booth space purchases will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled date.
20th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals – Del Mar, CA
•This event has been rescheduled for October 2-4, 2020
•All vehicle registrations, spectator tickets, and vendor booth space purchases will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled date.
6th North Carolina Nationals Presented By Griot’s Garage – Raleigh, NC
•This event has been postponed from its originally scheduled date of April 24-26, 2020 and we are actively negotiating a reschedule date with the host venue.
•All vehicle registrations, spectator tickets, and vendor booth space purchases will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled date once it is announced.
For all other assistance, or if you would like to request a full refund, please call us at 925-838-9876 or email us at email@example.com.
Thank you for your support,
Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
National Street Rod Association
In accordance with the CDC’s recommendations to postpone events over 500 in attendance the next eight weeks, we are rescheduling the following Events:
Southeast Street Rod Nationals – Tampa, Florida
Western Street Rod Nationals – Bakersfield, California
Street Rod Nationals South – Knoxville, Tennessee
The Venues are in the process of working with the NSRA Event Directors to reschedule these events. The new dates will be announced as soon as they are finalized. At that time each pre-registered participant of these events will receive information on the process of participating in these events.
We greatly appreciate your patience and continued support!
Stay well and we’ll see you safely down the road!