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Christian Eckes and the Venturini Motorsports team collected the Lion’s share of the awards in Saturday night’s ARCA Menards Series Championship Awards Banquet at the Indiana State Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.
Eckes (No. 15 JBL Audio Toyota) won four times in 2019 his way to the championship, which he won by 25 points over his teammate Michael Self. Eckes, who is moving to the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series with Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2020, told the gathered audience he owed a debt of gratitude to the Venturini family for his success.
“I came to Venturini Motorsports when I was just a little guy,” Eckes said. “I grew up with Bill and Cathy and Billy and Emily and they feel like family to me. We’ve come a long way together and to have this success we’ve had is something I will remember forever.”
Eckes again thanked his team for their hard work and dedication throughout and up-and-down season.
“There were a lot of 2 am phone calls and texts with me and (crew chief) Kevin Reed,” he said. “None of us were happy with how the first part of the season went. In fact, I still get a little frustrated at it because I knew we were all better than that. But Kevin and the team worked hard every week and got us back to where we needed to be. This championship is theirs as much as it is mine.”
Although he finished second in the standings, runner-up Self (No. 25 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota) paid tribute to Eckes as he addressed the over 300 attendees in the Sagamore Ballroom.
“It has been a great honor to race alongside you and to get to know you as a competitor and as a friend,” Self said to Eckes from the stage. “I will always take a lot of pride in the conversations we had, whether it was just making jokes to each other or talking about how to become better racecar drivers. Although, around lap 70 at Kansas I was kind of wishing I didn’t share as many of those secrets with you. But like everyone else here in this room, we can’t wait to see what is in store for you in the future.”
Team owner Billy Venturini also spoke about his championship season, a season in which his organization won fourteen times and claimed both the driver’s championship with Eckes and the owner’s championship with the No. 20 car.
“To all my team in the shop, thank you,” Venturini said. “We couldn’t do this without you. You are the backbone of what we do and we are all proud to have accomplished this together as a team. To all of the up-and-coming drivers out there, they need to look at what Christian has done as use him as the template for themselves.
“Everything he does, he does to become a better racecar driver and a better person. He had shoulder surgery in the off-season to make himself a better racecar driver. And you know, he’s already a damn good driver and he’s an even better person. We’ve worked with a lot of really good racecar drivers and Christian, you are definitely one of the very best.”
ARCA president Ron Drager opened the evening’s festivities by presenting the coveted ARCA championship rings to Eckes and Venturini, then stayed on stage to present the Marcum Award to NASCAR Vice-Chairman Mike Helton.
“Mr. Helton has been a long-time supporter of ARCA, first as a track operator at places like Atlanta, Daytona, and Talladega, and then with ISC and then with NASCAR,” Drager said. “That support has never wavered, and everyone in ARCA owes their thanks to everything he has done for us over the years.”
The ARCA Menards Series season kicks off with the annual pre-season open test at Daytona International Speedway on Friday and Saturday, January 10 and 11. The season opening race, the Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire at Daytona is set for Saturday February 8 and will be televised live on FS1 starting at 4:30 pm ET.
Sonoma Raceway Spreads Holiday Cheer to More than 300 Children at “Race to the Holidays” Christmas Party14 Dec 2019
Nearly 300 Sonoma Valley children enjoyed a day of holiday cheer under sunny skies at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday at the 15th annual “Race to the Holidays” Children’s Christmas Party.
The raceway teamed up with the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) to host the children and their families at the event, which featured a race-car display, balloon animals, face painting, caroling and a visit from Santa Claus, who arrived via Schell-Vista Fire Protection District fire truck.
The event, which has drawn more than 3,600 children since its inception in 2005, culminated with Santa Claus presenting each child with a full bag of toys and a stuffed animal, as well as a toiletry kit courtesy of Verizon. Children ranged in age from newborn to 12 years old.
“Today is our first time (at Race to the Holidays Christmas Party) and it’s our new Christmas tradition,” said Sonoma resident and mother of three, Deanna Oliveros. “The highlight of the day was seeing Santa. My kids love singing and so they really enjoyed singing the Christmas songs and I did too!”
Upon hearing the children singing his favorite tune, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” Santa greeted the children on his way into the event hall before handing out gifts. The children left the raceway with new toys and wide smiles after a complimentary lunch at the Raceway Café.
“My favorite part of the day is the balloons and seeing Santa,” said eight-year-old Camila, who attended the party for her third consecutive year. “I always get the pink poodle balloon animal. I like getting presents, but I also like seeing my family happy and together.”
All children were pre-registered through five Sonoma Valley youth groups, including the El Verano Elementary School, Friends in Sonoma Helping (F.I.S.H.), La Luz, Stand By Me Sonoma Mentoring and the Sonoma Valley Teen Parent Program
The raceway received a generous outpouring of support from the community as more than 1,200 toys were donated for the party. Supporters of this year’s event included: Clover Sonoma, Exchange Bank, Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Levy Restaurants, Patterson Dental, Pat Milligan, The Save Mart Companies, Schell-Vista Fire Protection District, Sonoma Brands, Sonoma Greens, Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority, Verizon and Viansa Sonoma. SCC, the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway, has distributed $6.8 million in grants to Sonoma County youth organizations since 2001.
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Sioux Chief Manufacturing, one of America’s leading rough plumbing components manufacturers, has signed on become the entitlement sponsor of the ARCA Menards Series Showdown in 2020. Sioux Chief has been the sponsor of ARCA’s former Short Track Challenge since the 2017 season and has agreed to increase its involvement to support one of the major initiatives of NASCAR’s acquisition of ARCA.
The newly increased point fund, combined with race purses, owner plan, and contingency awards, will now offer racers a chance to compete for their share of over $920,000 in posted awards throughout the ten-race series.
“The Sioux Chief Showdown will bring together the best teams from the ARCA Menards Series and the ARCA Menards Series East and West to give racing fans a show they’ve never seen before and we are honored to be a part of it,” said Sioux Chief Manufacturing Company president Joe N. Ismert. “We have seen a lot of great drivers and great races in the Short Track Challenge over the past three seasons and we’re excited to see what 2020 will bring.”
Since 2015, Sioux Chief has been involved in the series as a race event sponsor and special awards program sponsor. The Racing Vendor business-to-business relationship with series entitlement sponsor Menards has not only created memorable moments on the race track, but has put Sioux Chief products in front of millions of customers in America’s third-largest home improvement retail chain and created brand awareness among millions of spectators watching at the track and on live national television.
The Sioux Chief Showdown is a ten-race series within a series that will bring together the best of the best from the ARCA Menards Series, the ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West, formerly known as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. Those events, held on oval tracks 1.25-miles in length and under and road courses, offer drivers who may not be able or eligible to run the full 20-race ARCA Menards Series schedule the opportunity to run for a championship. Combined with the overall ARCA Menards Series championship, and the East and West championships, drivers will have four separate championships to compete for in 2020.
We are looking forward to participating in the Sioux Chief Showdown in 2020," says Max Siegel, owner of Rev Racing. "As we approach this new series and this new level of competition, we are working hard to make the necessary preparations with our crew and team. We have a really talented group of drivers on the 2020 roster and look forward to a year of successful finishes."
The Sioux Chief Showdown will take its first green flag of the season on March 6 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix and conclude on September 26 at Memphis International Raceway. In between will be races at Salem Speedway, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lucas Oil Raceway, Elko Speedway, Iowa Speedway, WWT Raceway, Watkins Glen International, and Bristol Motor Speedway. The complete Sioux Chief Showdown broadcast schedule, including race start times and broadcast networks, will be released in the coming weeks.
The announcement took place at the Indiana Convention Center on the final day of the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, and the site Saturday night’s ARCA Menards Series Championship Awards Banquet. Ismert was on hand to present Christian Eckes the 2019 Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge championship trophy. Eckes, also the overall ARCA Menards Series champion, has signed to race in the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series with Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2020.
2020 ARCA Sioux Chief Showdown Schedule
DATE TRACK CITY
Friday, March 6 ISM Raceway Avondale, Arizona
Sunday, April 19 Salem Speedway Salem, Indiana
Saturday, May 29 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio
Friday, July 3 Lucas Oil Raceway Brownsburg, Indiana
Saturday, July 11 Elko Speedway Elko, Minnesota
Friday, July 17 Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa
Sunday, August 2 WWT Raceway at Gateway Madison, Illinois
Friday, August 14 Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, New York
Thursday, Sept. 17 Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tennessee
Saturday, Sept. 26 Memphis International Raceway Millington, Tennessee
GMS Racing announced today their crew-chief and number line-up for their four full-time NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series entries for the 2020 season. Chad Norris has been named crew chief for Brett Moffitt and the No. 23 Chevrolet team, Chad Walter will lead Tyler Ankrum and the No. 26 team, Kevin “Bono” Manion will call the shots for Zane Smith who will drive the No. 21 entry, and Jeff Stankiewicz will remain as the crew chief for the No. 2 team piloted by Sheldon Creed.
Norris has been with the Statesville, N.C. based organization for two years. He led GMS Racing to their first NASCAR Xfinity Series win with Spencer Gallagher at Talladega Superspeedway in 2018. The Iowa native has experience in all three NASCAR Series and has called the shots for many successful drivers like Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Mark Martin. Most of his experience came in the Xfinity Series where has called the shots for 23 different drivers and has accumulated four wins, 39 top-fives, 132 top-10s and five poles.
Walter, who served as an engineer for Ankrum last year, will step up to lead the team. Walter is no stranger to the crew chief role, he has served as a crew chief in seven Cup Series and 208 Xfinity Series events since 2005 for Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and many others. In 208 Xfinity Series starts he claimed five wins, 42 top-fives, 101 top-10’s and eight poles.
Manion has called the shots atop the pit box for many notable top-name NASCAR drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and many others. Over all three NASCAR Series, Manion has accumulated five Cup Series wins, 27 top-fives, 65 top-10’s, and 10 poles, 15 Xfinity Series wins, 36 top-fives, 53 top-10’s, and nine poles, two Xfinity Championships with Martin Truex Jr. in 2004 and 2005 and four Gander Trucks wins, 16 top-fives, 28 top-10’s and one pole.
Stankiewicz will remain as crew chief for Sheldon Creed after the team hired him on partway through the 2019 season. The duo accumulated seven starts, two top-fives, four top-10s, and led 36 laps. In 2018, Creed won four races and earned 11 top-five, 12 top-10 finishes and three poles with Stankiewicz atop the pit box en route to the 2018 ARCA championship. Stankiewicz was previously with GMS Racing from 2015 – 2017 and led the team to an ARCA Championship in 2015 with Grant Enfinger.
“All four of our teams have veteran crew chiefs to lead the way and I don’t think we could get a better group,” said Mike Beam, President of GMS Racing. “All of them have the knowledge and experience to lead each of their teams to success this year and I am excited to see what they can do.”
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Richmond Raceway Strikes Renewal with Go Bowling for 2020 Fall NASCAR Xfinity Series Regular Season Championship Race Entitlement13 Dec 2019
Richmond Raceway (Richmond) extends its relationship with the bowling industry as Go Bowling will return for the third consecutive season as the entitlement sponsor for the fall NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race in 2020. The Go Bowling 250 will return “under the lights” as the NXS Regular Season Championship race on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
“Go Bowling continues to grow their presence in the greater Richmond region through our relationship at Richmond Raceway,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “We appreciate our relationship with the Go Bowling brand, and look forward to continuing to work together to bring the community of bowling and motorsports fans together at America’s Premier Short Track.”
Go Bowling is entitlement sponsor for the Go Bowling at The Glen NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International. The brand previously has been an entitlement sponsor at Kansas Speedway and Pocono Raceway, as well as a sponsor for several teams at various levels of the sport including Stewart-Haas Racing.
“Through our collaboration with Richmond Raceway, we continue to see the results of amplifying our message on the benefits of bowling to race fans at the track and across a national audience on television and radio,” said John Harbuck, President of Strike Ten Entertainment. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Dennis Bickmeier and the team at Richmond as it brings tremendous value in providing top of mind awareness for the sport of bowling across the country. As the Go Bowling 250 decides the NASCAR Xfinity Series Regular Season Championship next season, the event will be even bigger in 2020.”
Go Bowling is the consumer-facing brand of the bowling industry. Its website, GoBowling.com, is the go-to site for consumers to learn more about the sport of bowling, including information about 2,000 bowling centers around the country. The site helps fans find local bowling centers, promotional offers, bowling video tips, and other bowling information. To learn more about Go Bowling, visit gobowling.com.
Richmond Raceway and the bowling industry have partnered to host the PWBA Tour Championship the last three years (2017-2019). As part of the initial partnership, four bowling lanes were installed in the historic Old Dominion Building for the PWBA Tour Championship, following the tournament the lanes are open for fan experiences over the race weekend.
Kids 12 & under receive special discounts on grandstand tickets and FanGrounds passes at Richmond. For the Go Bowling 250 NXS Regular Season Championship and ToyotaCare 250 Gander Trucks races, kids 12 & under are free in all grandstand sections with a ticketed adult. For Cup races, kids 12 & under are $25 off in every grandstand section. Richmond also offers kids 12 & under a special price for the FanGrounds for single-day admission and race weekend passes. For more information on kids pricing, visit richmondraceway.com/
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Team Penske announced today that Scott McLaughlin, the recently-crowned, back-to-back Virgin Australia Supercars Champion for DJR Team Penske (DJRTP), will participate in an INDYCAR Rookie Evaluation test at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla. on Monday, January 13.
McLaughlin is once again set to defend his Supercars title for DJRTP in 2020 in the No. 17 Shell V-Power Ford Mustang. He will build on his already successful racing career by driving a full-sized open-wheel car for the first time.
“I am always open to new challenges and I’m thankful to Team Penske for providing this opportunity to test an Indy car,” said McLaughlin, who established a new Supercars single-season record with 18 victories this past season. “We had an amazing year in 2019 and I’m looking forward to defending our Supercars championship next season. I’m also excited to grow as a driver and being with Team Penske creates cool opportunities to try something new. Although I have spent a few hours in a simulator earlier this year, it’s going to be a blast to see what one really feels like at a place like Sebring.”
McLaughlin joined DJR Team Penske in 2017 as one of the brightest stars in Supercars. He has produced 35 victories and 44 pole positions over the last three seasons while helping DJRTP claim team championships in 2017 and 2019, the driver’s title each of the last two seasons and the legendary Bathurst 1000 race in October, along with co-driver Alex Premat.
“Scott has been incredibly successful for DJR Team Penske over the last three seasons and he has become a true champion of our sport,” said Roger Penske. “He certainly embraces new challenges and we think this is a great opportunity to utilize the IndyCar Series rookie testing program so Scott can experience what it is like to get behind the wheel of one of our Indy cars.”
Team Penske enjoyed another successful IndyCar Series season in 2019. The team earned its record 18th Indianapolis 500 victory as Simon Pagenaud captured the checkered flag in May, while Josef Newgarden won his second series title in three years and the team’s 16th INDYCAR Championship. Team Penske will once again compete with three full-season entries in 2020, featuring series champion drivers Newgarden, Pagenaud and Will Power.
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Gearing up for the 2020 season, the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products has laid out a 17-race schedule. A slight decrease from years past, meeting with team owners and drivers is part of what led to the 2020 lineup.
Southern California Sprint Car championship contender Brody Roa is pleased to announce that HD Industries will be backing his racing efforts throughout the 2020 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series campaign.
The announcement came after a meeting with HD Industries officials just before Roa hopped on a plane to head to this week’s Performance Racing Industries Trade Show in Indianapolis. Roa and the team are ecstatic to have the HD Industries logo on the side panels of the famous Shaver powered BR Performance sprint car for the upcoming campaign.
“It means everything to have HD Industries back on board with us for the 2020 season,” Roa said from the airport before departing to Indy. “We want to go out and win the CRA championship for them. With their help and help from our other sponsors, we feel we have a good shot at doing that.”
In addition to HD Industries, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, Baldwin Filters, NGK Spark Plugs, Wilwood Brakes, Biker Bruce Fisher and Norma Leonard are already on board for 2020. The team hopes to announce additional sponsors after the PRI show.
In 2019, Roa competed full time in both the USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Series. He won five main events between the two and finished third in the USAC/CRA title chase. In addition, he won the Southwest Series championship. For the 2020 season, things will change a bit.
“We will be running the #91R car in the USAC/CRA Series and will be looking for some rides to fill in the gaps in between those races,” the Garden Grove, California based racer said. “We want to keep the #91R fresh for the late-season USAC/CRA races. In addition, we will be running Tanner Grau’s car in some of the Southwest Series events. We are looking for opportunities in other series as well.”
For anyone who is looking for a championship and main event winning driver for their car during the 2020 season, contact Roa at the phone number or E-mail in this release. He will be available to race any night that is not in conflict with his regular racing calendar.
To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team and its marketing opportunities, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/
Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/
Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today that longtime motorsports owner and visionary Felix Sabates will retire from the sport in 2020. Sabates, 74, founded SABCO Racing in 1987 and joined forces with current Owner Chip Ganassi in 2001, where it became known as Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.
The duo combined to field cars in NASCAR’s top two divisions of competition and produced 43 total wins, including the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400, and nine trips to the NASCAR Playoffs. Both cars driven by Kurt Busch and Kyle Larson won races in 2019 and made the post-season, with Larson advancing to the Round of 8 – the furthest a CGR car has ever advanced since the Playoff system began.
In addition to NASCAR, Sabates and Ganassi fielded entries in IMSA, where they won seven championships, 64 races, including a record eight Rolex 24 At Daytona races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 12 Hours of Sebring.
NOTES OF INTEREST:
- NASCAR Involvement: For decades, Sabates has been a trusted community leader throughout the Charlotte region for a myriad of reasons, but most notably because of his business, civic and philanthropic endeavors for over 40 years. This fun-loving Cuban-American also is one of the most widely known and respected team owners in the NASCAR garage — a result of his over 30 years in the sport, his keen business sense, his close relationship with the France family and most of all because he is simply a “good guy."
- Ventures in Other Sports: Sabates, who has been a Charlotte resident since 1963, has always had a soft spot in his heart for sports. In 1988, he became an original owner of the Charlotte Hornets basketball team and played a key role in negotiating with the NBA to grant Charlotte a franchise. He also is the only person who had ownership in the original Hornets to still have an ownership stake with Michael Jordan in the Charlotte Hornets. He also has been an owner of the East Coast Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers, which won the league championship in 1995. In addition, in the early 1980s, he started the first indoor professional soccer team and was one of the first investors of the World Football League.
- Philanthropy: Sabates is well known for his many philanthropic contributions and has received several honors and awards for his generosity. Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina has named its dining hall after him, Elon College and UNC Charlotte bestowed upon him Honorary Doctorate degrees and he received a "Special Blessing" in writing from Pope John Paul II. Sabates became a member of the philanthropic Dream Makers Society of the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County, Fla., in recognition of his 12-year commitment to and support of special fundraising events. In his honor, the Felix Sabates Athletic Center was dedicated in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in November 2000. The facility is the largest Boys and Girls Club in the state. He also is a large contributor to the Levine Children’s Hospital, which bears a special plaque in his honor is in the main lobby. Sabates has contributed much money to and served on the board of Atrium Health Care system for over 30 years while also being a member of the Atrium Health Foundation Board.
- Chip Ganassi, Owner, Chip Ganassi Racing: “Where do you even begin to describe Felix Sabates? He’s done so much for the sport of racing. I teamed up with him almost 20 years ago, and he’s been a great business partner and an even better friend. In that time, the only thing we’ve had an argument over was who was picking up the tab at dinner. Felix helped me develop as an owner as well as an individual. His track record in this sport certainly sets the bar high for anyone that follows. I’m proud to call him a friend and wish him all the best.”
- Felix Sabates, Co-Owner, Chip Ganassi Racing: “I look back to the 1980s when I first started in this sport, and I can tell you that the landscape has really changed. It’s been challenging at times, and tremendously rewarding watching the sport grow. When I started the NASCAR team, it was just a different time —a smaller regional sport. Then NASCAR grew and grew into a big business and continued to grow after my partnership with Chip. I’m proud of what I’ve done over the last 30 years. I have friendships that will last a lifetime. I hope that what I have tried to give back to the sport — whether it be bringing NASCAR to Mexico or being instrumental in starting the sports car program with Chip — will be equal to what the sport has taught and given me. I’ve always said that I never wanted to be an old man walking around at the track; this is my way of honoring that commitment I made to myself years ago. I wish Chip and his teams all the success in the world and will be keeping a close eye on the sport from afar and maybe even make an appearance from time to time.”
The buzz around the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model tour is already getting loud with the release of the 2020 schedule on Thursday at the Performance Racing Industry show.
Twenty-nine races across 33 days and seven states will make up the new schedule, which includes 20 returning tracks from this past year’s schedule.
Friday and Saturday night shows will each pay $10,000 to the winner; the other days of the week will serve as $5,000-to-win shows. Racing will commence six days a week; Mondays are the only pre-scheduled off days.
The race to the $25,000 championship check is once again divided into five sections, each with their own weekly point fund. Kickoff Week begins June 16 with a visit to the Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IL, which produced one of the best races seen on the 2019 tour as Mike Marlar picked up his fifth career Summer Nationals victory.
Legends Week action gets underway on June 23 at the Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL, and also features a date with Granite City’s Tri-City Speedway on June 26. As one of the most talked-about Feature endings on the tour this past summer, Kyle Bronson swiped the lead (and the win) away from familiar foe Tyler Erb in the final turns after making contact upon corner entry to become the 100th different driver to ever win a Feature in tour history.
Independence Week begins with the only stop in the state of Tennessee on June 30 at Clarksville Speedway. The Summer Nationals tour has not seen the likes of Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway in over 11 years, and that will be changing on July 3 when the Late Models roll into the Eldon, Missouri, venue for the first time since 2008.
Challenge Week is scheduled to begin with a race on Tuesday, July 7 and another to follow, both to be announced at a later date. Macon Speedway’s Herald & Review 100 always produces some of the roughest and toughest racing seen all summer, and will be back for its 40th edition on July 9, just one year after St. Charles, MO-native Gordy Gundaker went back-to-back in the 100-lapper this past year.
Finally, Champions Week will wrap-up the points battle and determine a tour champion, starting with a date on July 14 at Plymouth Speedway in Indiana. Three-straight dates in Michigan will follow (Butler Motor Speedway, Thunderbird Speedway, Tri-City Motor Speedway) before things come to a close in Ohio at Oakshade Raceway for the 21st straight year on July 18.
2019 Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Late Model national champion Brian Shirley will be crowned at the annual DIRTcar Racing banquet in Springfield, IL on Jan. 11.
For all of the latest and greatest news about the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models, stay tuned to our website and social channels (Twitter/Facebook @SummerNationals).
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals schedule was also released on Thursday. While a number of events will run in conjunction with the Summer Nationals tour, the tour itself will kick off a week earlier, June 11-13, at Tyler County Speedway in West Virginia. It will also conclude at the Prairie Dirt Classic on July 31-Aug. 1 at Fairbury Speedway.
Overall, the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour will race 29 times in seven different states between June 11 and Aug. 1.
Back again for 2020 is the DIRTVision FAST PASS, which race fans can purchase at $39 per month and watch every single Summer Nationals and World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series race live, all season long
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