Ultra4 Racing Announces 2023 Schedule
Ultra4 Racing—the national race series featuring unlimited four-wheel drive race vehicles—has released its eight-race schedule for 2023. More than $815,000 in series payouts will be on the line on the 2023 schedule, which begins with the King of The Hammers in Johnson Valley, California, February 2–11, and ends with the annual Legends of the Fall race, now taking place at Lake Havasu City, Arizona, October 24–29. Classes participating in 2023 will be the 4400 Unlimited, 4800 Limited, 4500 Modified, 4600 Stock, Pro Modified SXS, Stock Production SXS, Open SXS, 170 Modified SXS, and 170 Limited SXS. For more information, visit ultra4racing.com.
eNASCAR International Series Announces Details for Five-Race Schedule
The eNASCAR International iRacing Series will return with a five-race schedule, including a virtual race livestreamed at the ADAC SimRacing Expo in Nuremberg, Germany, December 6. Drivers across the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series, and NASCAR Driver for Diversity Driver Development program are all scheduled to compete on iRacing.com, which provides an online racing simulation portal and features officially sanctioned, laser-scanned replicas of race tracks around the world.
Round 3 of the DBOX eNASCAR International iRacing Series presented by Digital Motorsports championship will be part of the ADAC SimRacing Expo program, as the livestream will be featured to close out the event, meaning visitors can watch on-site. In addition, the eNASCAR iRacing Coca-Cola Series Championship trophy will be renamed in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s honor beginning this race season. JR Motorsports, Earnhardt Jr.’s NASCAR Xfinity Series team, has held an eNASCAR franchise since 2019.
For more information, visit enascar.com.
2022 eNASCAR International iRacing Series Schedule:
- November 15 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas
- November 22 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
- December 4 – Daytona International Speedway (9 a.m. EST), Daytona, Florida
- December 13 – Circuit Zolder, Heusden-Zolder, Belguim, Germany
- December 20 – Darlington Raceway, Darlington, South Carolina
Jeff Trout Purchases Sprint Car Chassis Business
Jeff Trout has agreed to purchase the pavement sprint car chassis business owned by Jimmy Riddell, according to a LinkedIn post written by Trout, which stated the following:
”Today, I purchased Jimmy Riddell’s Hornet pavement sprint car chassis business. [Effective immediately, my] partners and I will be producing Hornet non-winged and winged pavement sprint cars and maybe a Silver Crown car... Our cars will feature AWS-certified and inspected welds, standard halos, and outlaw-style intrusion bars, as well as optional CASM Seat Mount System.
Hornet sprint cars have won the last five NCMA championships with three different cars and three different drivers. The last race of the 2022 season saw Shauna Hogg pick up the win at Stockton 99 Speedway in a Hornet.”
Trout was previously announced as the president of the POWRi Pacific Racing League (PRL).
FIA Approves 2023 World Endurance Championship Calendar
The FIA World Motor Sport Council has approved the seven-round 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) calendar, shown below, with the 6 Hours of Portimão a new addition to the schedule. The 11th season of FIA WEC will kick off with the Official Prologue at Sebring International Raceway on March 11–12, and conclude with the 8 Hours of Bahrain on November 4.
The first-ever 6 Hours of Portimão at Algarve International Circuit will take place on April 16. This will be the second time that FIA WEC has run at this track which previously held an 8-hour race at the Portimão, Portugal venue back in 2021. For more information, visit fiawec.com/en.
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