The NHRA recently released the details for the 2009 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. But it isnâ€™t the 24 different events that have everyone talking â€“ itâ€™s the more than $1.3 million purse! The figure is higher than ever before and even beats estimates of what it might have risen to, so fans are excited and drivers are setting their minds on trying to place in next years fantastic NHRA drag racing series.
Auto racing fans in Southern Indiana are no doubt looking forward to a fantastic Fourth of July weekend. Both the Oâ€™Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions and the Oâ€™Reilly Midwest All Star Series will be heading to the Terre Haute â€œAction Trackâ€ to celebrate the weekend in style in what is one of the most anticipated events of the season.
Despite a slow start to the season, the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Northwest Region will soon be kicking into first gear with the Northwest Speedweek, only weeks away. This exciting annual race promises fans some exciting drivers, and cars are already being tweaked to ensure that they provide drivers with the best performance.
In a spectacular race that wowed fans with dangerous racing and incredible come-backs, Justin Allgaier managed to take the checkered flag at the inaugural Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250 just a few days ago.
The 2008 Federated Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway will commence in Orrville, Ohio on Monday night, June 23. Auto racing fans in that part of the country are no doubt getting geared up to enjoy some fantastic racing. The first event on this yearâ€™s calendar is the Pete Jacobs Memorial race. This will be the 13th annual Pete Jacobs Memorial race and the race, which will be hosted on the 3/8 mile dirt oval at Wayne County Speedway, will form part of the 26th Annual UNOH Ohio Sprint Speedweek.
Racing fans looking for some excitement in the weeks to come can make their way to the East Alabama Motor Speedway on June 21. This is where the first annual Randy Helton Memorial Race will take place. Named for Randy Helton from Palmetto, Georgia, who passed away in March this year at just 47 years of age, the race promises to be a good one. Helton raced regularly in the Oâ€™Reilly United Sprint Car Series during his career as a driver and he also worked as crew chief for the man who founded the series. The speedway, which is located just seven miles from Phoenix City on Highway 80 West, was Heltonâ€™s favorite race track and so it is a fitting choice of venue for this memorial event.
The United Racing Company Sprint Cars will be returning to the 3/8 mile Penn Can Speedway oval on June 20th, providing fans with a great action packed program of racing. The United Racing Company has long been providing some of the best sprint car action in the country and it is currently one of the most respected and longest surviving sanctioning bodies in the U.S. In fact, it oversees more than 25 different sprint car races every year.
Fans are already getting ready to enjoy the racing action at the Fulton Speedway in the state of New York this weekend. On Saturday night, June 7th, spotlights will illuminate the raceway making it possible for dozens of excellent teams to participate in the 11th annual â€œShow Down at Sundownâ€. The race is part of the Advance Auto Parts DIRTcar Big Block Modified Super DIRT Series and is a 100-lap event.
This Saturday will see the start of the second leg of the $20 000 WaterSnoGo All-Star Modified Showdown series. The second race in the four-race series will be held at the All-Star Speedway, which is located in Southern New Hampshire, on June 7. With running costs lowered and the race made more accessible, some 32 teams are expected to show up for the event. The action should be memorable and a lot of fans have already got their tickets.
Many racing drivers find that nothing gets the blood pumping quite like a good off-road race. The Tattersallâ€™s Finke Desert Race is the best of the best. It is noted for being the best part of the Australian Offroad Racing Championship. The grueling race tests the mental prowess and physical fitness of the driver, as well as the strength of their machinery. It is little wonder then, that the race draws all the big names of off-road racing to Alice Springs each year.