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Texas Motorplex Releases 2021 Schedule
Heading into 2021, Texas Motorplex—the only quarter-mile multi-use racing facility in North Texas and home of the NHRA FallNationals—will once again host more than three-dozen specialty events drawing fans from across the country. The 2021 schedule is the most diverse the facility has prepared with almost every national drag racing series represented, plus a variety of non-sport festivals. In 2020 Texas Motorplex was the first outdoor sporting facility to host events with fans. By instituting reasonable safety precautions, Texas Motorplex hosted the NHRA Texas FallNationals in October without issue, and the facility plans to continue to follow prescribed health and safety guidelines moving into 2021.
For the complete schedule, visit the Texas Motorplex website.
NHRA Announces Eight-Race 2021 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series Schedule
NHRA has announced the eight-race schedule for the 2021 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series, featuring the NHRA Motorsports Museum’s Hot Rod Reunions. The series will feature thrilling racing action, highlighted by the crowd-pleasing, nitro-burning Nostalgia Top Fuel dragsters and Nostalgia Funny Cars. The 2021 season will begin at the Heritage Nostalgia Reunion, April 29–May 1, at Sacramento Raceway. The traditional season opening Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet at Auto Club Famoso Raceway was postponed until May due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will now be the series’ third event, following the Ignitor Funny Car Opener at Firebird Raceway. The series visits those three tracks twice, as well as Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park in September for the Nostalgia Nitro Nationals and Beech Bend Raceway Park for the National Hot Rod Reunion.
The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California will produce two Hot Rod Reunions during the season. The National Hot Rod Reunion will be held at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, June 17-19, while the California Hot Rod Reunion will close the season at Auto Club Famoso Raceway, October 22–24. Nostalgia Top Fuel will compete for points at five events during the season and Nostalgia Funny Car will compete for points at six events.
In addition to Nostalgia Top Fuel dragster and Nostalgia Funny Car, there are two groups of additional classes. Group 1 includes A/Fuel, Jr. Fuel, and 7.0 Eliminator, while Group 2 includes Nostalgia Eliminator l, Nostalgia Eliminator ll, Nostalgia Eliminator lll, A/Gas, B/Gas, C/Gas, D/Gas, and Hot Rod Eliminator. Drivers in each class will be able to run a combination of events that will award them points toward their respective championships.
For more racing news, visit Performance Racing Industry’s (PRI) website.