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Ultra 4, KOTH Promoter Announces New Short-Course Off-Road Series
Veteran short-course race series director Lee Perfect and race promoter Dave Cole of Hammerking Productions have announced a new series—the Great American Short Course (GAS), powered by OPTIMA Batteries. The partnership is designed as a strategic path forward to grow short-track racing after the 2020 racing season. GAS begins in 2021 with four events on existing and well-known short course tracks near major metropolitan centers. The complete schedule will be announced at a later date. GAS plans to hit two West Coast tracks in the spring, with events tentatively planned for April and May, and two venues in the fall, with dates slated for October and November. For more information, visit greatamericanshortcourse.com.
2022 Lucas Dirt Speedweeks Dates Announced
Officials have revealed the dates for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 2022 Speedweeks, set for January 27–February 12, in Georgia and Florida. Competitors will visit four tracks over 17 days, with 14 nights of racing action at Golden Isles Speedway, Bubba Raceway Park, All-Tech Raceway, and East Bay Raceway Park. Event purses range from $5,000 up to $15,000, and Wrisco Industries Inc. has announced a $4,000 Speedweeks Points Fund, which will allow teams the chance to earn bonus money at the end of the event. For more information, visit lucasdirt.com.
Motul Lubricants to Enter Partnership With GoGoGear.com Racing Team
Motul Lubricants will be the official lubricant of the GoGoGear.com Racing Team for this year’s racing season. The team runs a six-car effort in the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) with two BMW M3s, two Hyundai Genesis Coupes and two Honda Civics. The team has had success in the past winning the driver championship in 2013 with their BMW, 2014 with their Hyundai, and 2016 with their BMW, and 2019 and 2020 in their Hyundai. The driver lineup for the 2021 season has not been finalized for the team. Larry Bani will drive one of the BMWs in the Super Touring class. Gary Sheehan will try to win again in the Hyundai. Reza Arsham will drive one of the Honda Civics. The team’s first race of 2021 will be April 10, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The races can be seen on Final Drive TV which is available on Comcast Cable, AT&T U-Verse, Dish Network, DirecTV and Roku. They can also be seen on www.youtube.com/finaldrivetv.
Hot Shot’s Secret Announces Title Sponsorship of Hole Shot Diesel Series on the West Coast
Diesel drag racing is returning to the West Coast after a two-year hiatus with a new series and title sponsor. Hot Shot’s Secret has announced the title sponsorship of the Hole Shot Diesel Series. With the closure of the National Hot Rod Diesel Association (NHRDA), the West Coast was without a diesel race series. This first season of the new series will start with five to seven races, and the organizers plan to add more races over the upcoming seasons.
The growth of diesel drag racing is currently exploding on the East Coast with the Outlaw Diesel Super Series (ODSS), and the organizers of the new Hole Shot Diesel Series plan to complement, rather than compete, with ODSS. As such, they will try to limit any overlap of diesel drag-racing events, incorporate ⅛-mile passes instead of ¼-mile, run the same classes and rules, and in conjunction with ODSS, ultimately develop an East vs. West World Finals event, where top points winners from both series will face-off at the end of the season.
The Hot Shot’s Secret Hole Shot Diesel Series season opener kicks off Saturday, April 24, with the Golden State Diesel Fest presented by Diesel World at the Sacramento Raceway Park. Live streaming of the inaugural event will be provided by Diesel World Magazine.
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