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Racing News: Watson Racing Cobra Jet Showdown Returns to NMCA All-American Nationals

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NMCAWatson Racing Cobra Jet Showdown Returns to NMCA All-American Nationals

The National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) has announced the Watson Racing Cobra Jet Showdown will return to NMCA’s All-American Nationals Presented by Sick the Magazine at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, August 25–28. Cobra Jet owners can participate in the on-track Showdown, which mixes the various generations of Cobra Jet in an Open Comp format. Cobra Jet Showdown competitors may also double-enter Stock Eliminator or Super Stock Eliminator, as well as a bracket class, for a total of three categories. For more information or tickets, visit nmcadigital.com.

IMSA VP Racing SportsCar Challenge to Debut in 2023

A new, multiple-class, sprint-race series will make its debut in 2023 as International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) officials have unveiled the IMSA VP Racing SportsCar Challenge, with entitlement sponsorship from VP Racing Fuels. The series will feature currently homologated Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3) and Grand Touring 4 (GT4) race cars in 45-minute sprint races with one driver per car. The new series class names will be LMP3 and GSX, respectively. To be eligible to drive in either class, all drivers must have an FIA Driver Categorization of either Bronze or Silver. A five-event, 10-race schedule is planned for the series, which replaces the current IMSA Prototype Challenge series.

The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge will continue in its traditional endurance format, featuring the Grand Sport (GT4) and Touring Car (TCR) classes, competing across a 10-race schedule. Each IMSA VP Racing SportsCar Challenge event weekend will include a qualifying session in which the fastest timed lap will set the field for the first race. The second fastest qualifying lap by each car will determine the starting grid for the second race of the weekend. There will be no pit stops during the races, and all race cars will ride on Michelin tires.

FloSports, MAVTV Announce Live Streaming Partnership

MAVTV Motorsports Network and FloSports have announced a new live streaming partnership that will deliver MAVTV Plus live content to fans through FloRacing, FloSports’ dedicated motorsports platform. All live programming that previously aired on the MAVTV Plus app, including the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, finals of the Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, and more will be now hosted by FloSports under the “MAVTV on FloRacing” banner.

FloRacing and MAVTV Plus have begun co-streaming MAVTV Plus programming to their respective subscribers and will do so through midnight on July 26. On July 27, MAVTV Plus programming will be exclusively streamed through FloRacing. MAVTV Motorsports Network programming will still be available through cable television and select digital outlets with FloSports becoming MAVTV Plus' dedicated direct-to-consumer live-streaming platform. MAVTV will contact MAVTV Plus subscribers with information about their accounts and instructions on how to access MAVTV on FloRacing to watch new, live MAVTV programming moving forward.

USAC Announces 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees  

The United States Auto Club (USAC) has announced its class of 2022 inductees into the USAC Hall of Fame. The list includes car owner/mechanic Doug Caruthers; driver Jay Drake; car owner/mechanic Galen Fox; driver Jeff Gordon; driver/car owner/builder/innovator Dan Gurney; car owner/mechanic Ray Nichels; car owner/official/promoter Johnny Vance; and track owner/promoter Joe Shaheen. Gordon and representatives for the late Gurney received their Hall of Fame awards during separate ceremonies in 2021. For more information, visit the USAC announcement here or visit usacracing.com.

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