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First-Ever Alaska Speed Week Set for June

AlaskaFirst-Ever Alaska Speed Week Set for June

Michelle Lackey Maynor, co-owner and president of Alaska Raceway Park in Palmer, Alaska, has announced that the first-ever Alaska Speed Week is happening June 11–16. Dubbed the “toughest and most scenic drag-and-drive event,” Alaska Speed Week will be supported by Sick the Mag, which hosts the Sick Week 2023 presented by Gear Vendors across Florida and Georgia. The announcement occurred on the final day of this year’s Sick Week at Orlando Speedworld in Orlando, Florida.

Alaska Raceway Park is an NHRA-sanctioned 1/4-mile dragstrip owned and operated by Earl and Karen Lackey and the aforementioned Lackey Maynor. In 2016, the facility also debuted a 1/3-mile asphalt oval track sanctioned by the NASCAR weekly racing. More details are expected to be announced at a later date. For more information, visit

Lucas Oil Enhances Long-Standing Relationship with Richard Childress Racing and ECR Engines

Lucas Oil, a long-time partner of both Richard Childress Racing and ECR Engines, will enhance its partnership with Richard Childress Racing in 2023, the three companies announced. In addition to continued technical and development support, the official motor oil of ECR engines will sponsor the No. 8 Lucas Oil Chevrolet driven by Kyle Busch at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, February 26. The race airs live at 3:30 p.m. (EST) on FOX. Lucas Oil has served as the official lubricant of RCR and ECR Engines since 2014, and is the official motor oil of ECR Engines. RCR, ECR and Lucas Oil have gone to NASCAR Victory Lane together more than 20 times since the partnership began.

McLeod Racing Extends Partnership With FWD Champion Ricky Silva

McLeod Racing has announced a contract extension with import drag racer Ricky Silva and CLM Motorsports. Silva is set to make his season debut at the Xtreme Front Wheel Drive Challenge, which will be held at Bradenton Motorsports Park during the Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Mod Race March 3–5. With the acquisition of PowerTrain Technologies, McLeod Racing is able to provide a new line of smaller-diameter clutch kits for racers like Silva.

Returning with the ’97 Honda Civic, Silva will feature a new 7.25-in. triple-disc clutch from McLeod Racing. The lightweight line of these smaller diameter clutches provides great linear engagement and friction life with a positive feel. As McLeod moves into its third year working with Silva and CLM Motorsports, the company continues to broaden the applications dedicated specifically to import drag racing. Silva is set to make his season debut on March 3–5 in Bradenton at the invitational World Series of Pro Mod in his McLeod front wheel drive Honda.

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