The O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis has got fans excited after releasing the details of the 2009 racing schedule earlier this week. The park will see favorites such as NHRA, NASCAR and Super Chevy returning to the track. It will also see a few new events such as the Pinks All Out.
Speaking about the new Pinks All Out race, Ron Anderson, O’Reilly Raceway Park’s general manager, said that they were excited to welcome the crew as “they bring an exciting and energetic event to our world famous drag strip.” He added: “The entire staff also looks forward to all of our weekly programs, premier events such as Kroger SpeedFest, Mac Tools US Nationals and all the events that have made O’Reilly Raceway Park one of the busiest racing venues in the nation.”
So exactly what are some of the great events you can expect to enjoy at this brilliant location during the course of the next racing season? The NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional race will be taking place in April, while the 55th installment of the annual Mac Tools US Nationals will be returning to the track on Labor Day weekend. The Goodguys Hot Rod Nationals, the Indy Import Truck Bash, the Diesel Hot Rod Nationals and the Super Chevy Show will also be making their way to the O’Reilly Raceway Park later this year.
Of course the year wouldn’t be quite the same without the weekly drag races that take place at the O’Reilly Raceway and so the O’Reilly Tuesday Night Street Legal Series will be returning to the track for the duration of 2009. Both racers and spectators can expect to enjoy some great discounts if they are regulars at this event. The VP Fuels E.T. Bracket Racing Series will be hitting the track in summer, along with the test and tunes that go with it.
NASCAR will be featured on the track for the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. They will be in good company with the USAC series and the Advance Racing Association and the Advance Racing Association Late models which will both be returning to the track during the course of the year. Clearly 2009 will feature plenty of top-notch racing at the O’Reilly Raceway Park. Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action!
If you’re looking for a great way to spend your weekend, look no further than the 2008 Super Chevy Show. This year the show will be taking place at the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time ever and fans will get to enjoy a variety of races and racing styles all in the course of one weekend.
The 2008 Super Chevy Show will be taking place on October 3-5, 2008. No better venue could have been found for the event and the various activities will be taking place at the Atlanta Motor Speedway’s AMS infield, which includes the Media Centre Lot, the Nationwide Garage, the Pit-Road Drag Strip and the Sprint Cup Garage. Fans will be able to park their vehicles in the AMS front parking areas and enter through gate 15. Those who want to be part of all the action and who don’t feel like travelling backwards and forwards can make use of the camping facilities.
So what kind of excitement can you expect to see at the 2008 Super Chevy Show? No doubt the King of the Street drag racing competition will prove to be most popular. The competition is ‘old school’ and is timed using hand-flagged starts instead of the more modern method of electronic ‘trees’. The 1/8-mile races will only feature Chevy vehicles, providing the ultimate showcase of the immense power that these machines are capable of. Other aspects of the show to look forward to include a jet car showcase, a collector car auction, a massive Show N’ Shine competition sponsored by GM, a vendor midway, a trade show and a swap meet and car corral. The car auction, which will take place on Saturday, promises to be quite good with a variety of collector and classic cars on display at the infield Sprint Cup garage. The entire event will be arranged by Potts Auction Company. Other racing action at the event worth seeing is the open drag racing for any GM dragster, bracket car or street car.
The price of attending on the Friday is $10 for adults and juniors (11-15 years). On Saturday and Sunday things get a bit more expensive at $22 for adults. A weekend pass for adults is $32 while a weekend pass for juniors is only $12. Children 10 and under will be admitted for free.