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Hot Shot’s Secret Extends Special Hand Sanitizer Discounts to Support the Opening of Racetracks in the United States

Hot Shot’s Secret—a Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI) company—has extended the company's “Support Your Local Track” campaign by offering special discounts to racetracks for the company’s LSI Chemical hand sanitizer. The dicounted pricing willl help racetracks nationwide to reopen safely in compliance with local racetrack official guidelines. With the onset of COVID-19, LSI began to manufacture hand sanitizer under the brand LSI Chemical to provide free of charge to local first responders and medical personnel utilizing a World Health Organization (WHO) formula that met strict guidelines for safety.

Summit Motorsports Park Cancels Season

Summit Motorsports Park owner Bill Bader Jr. announced that the Norwalk dragstrip facility was canceling all remaining events and will not open for the 2020 season.

“While faced with trying to produce events that would not, under current circumstances, hold up to the high standards that I set years ago when I took over the family business from my father, I was well aware that we had already lost 83% of our revenue for the year,” Bader Jr. said in his message online to fans. “We wouldn’t be able to make the money we need to make to successfully sustain operations if we opened.

To read the full statement, visit the Summit Motorsports Park website.

F1 Confirms First Eight Races Of Revised 2020 Calendar

Formula 1 confirmed the 2020 season will begin in Austria next month and revealed details on the first eight races of a new calendar. F1 Chief Executive Chase Carey outlined the first part of a revised calendar of races after working with officials, teams and the FIA on a plan to allow the season to begin safely. The revised F1 season is set to kick off with the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, July 5, followed a week later by a second race at the same track. The Hungarian Grand Prix will follow a week after that before a break. Then, there will be two back-to-back races at Silverstone, followed by the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona. The Belgian Grand Prix will follow, along with the Italian Grand Prix at Monza a week later on September 6. All the races will be supported by Formula 2 and Formula 3. F1 will finalize the details of its complete 2020 calendar, announcing an expectation of having a total of 15–18 races before completing the season in December. For more information, visit www.formula1.com.

NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Moves to US 131 Motorsports Park

The NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals will be contested at US 131 Motorsports Park (Martin, Michigan) over the weekend of August 27–30. The change in venue is due to Summit Motorsports Park’s decision to remain closed for 2020 as they regroup and plan for a return to action in 2021. For more information, visit www.NMCAdigital.com/MI or www.NMRAdigital.com/MI.

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Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, Indiana) will now host two events on back-to-back nights during the 16th edition of Indiana Midget Week.

Indiana Midget Week Adds Second Race at Lincoln Park Speedway

Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, Indiana) will now host two events on back-to-back nights during the 16th edition of Indiana Midget Week, which is set for June 16–21. One of the Lincoln Park Speedway events, set for June 18–19, replaces the visit to Bloomington Speedway, which was canceled due to Monroe County guidelines. All tickets purchased for the canceled Bloomington Indiana Midget Week event may be refunded or can be honored on June 19, at Lincoln Park Speedway. For more information, visit www.usacracing.com.

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Returns Beginning With Two Indianapolis Events in July

NHRA drag racing will return to the world stage in mid-July, relaunching its Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and associated programs with events on back-to-back weekends at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. The two events will be run on consecutive weeks, July 11–12 and July 18–19, at the home of the newly-sponsored Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals and serve as the launch point for 15 more NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events that will follow beginning two weeks later in Seattle. The season will conclude with the crowning of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champions November 13–15, at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, California. The revised schedule is subject to changes due to evolving facts and guidelines. The Indianapolis events, both of which will be televised on the FOX Broadcast Network, will be open to a limited number of spectators, with offers being extended via email to NHRA members and 2020 U.S. Nationals ticket holders.

The revised 2020 schedule will consist of 19 total events, with 17 of those events being contested when the series resumes in July. Sixteen of the events on the revised schedule will be condensed to two-day competition schedules for the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series classes due to economic and logistical factors. The events in Chicago; Norwalk, Ohio; Richmond, Virginia; Epping, New Hampshire; and Sonoma, California, and the spring events in Las Vegas and Charlotte, North Carolina, that were originally scheduled for the 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, had to be canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta, previously canceled, has been returned to the 2020 schedule in late August. For more information, visit www.nhra.com.

For more racing news, visit Performance Racing Industry’s (PRI) website.