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Racing News: UTV World Championship Expands, NHRA Arizona Nationals Returns

By SEMA News Editors

UTV World Championship Expands

UTV racing through the desert

Manufacturers will compete for the UNLTD Off-Road Racing UTV World Championship Manufacturers Cup.

The UTV World Championship will expand from one to three races as part of the newly formed UNLTD Off-Road Racing Championship Series.

The three-part series schedule includes the Parker 400 in Parker, Arizona, the Mint 400 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the California 300 in Barstow, California.

The series is also inviting UTV manufacturers to compete in the series for a chance at winning the UNLTD Off-Road Racing UTV World Championship Manufacturers Cup, which will assign points to manufacturers based on in-race performances from affiliated race teams.

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NHRA Arizona Nationals Return to Renamed Firebird Motorsports Park

The NHRA will return to Phoenix for the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season for the Arizona Nationals next year at the recently renamed Firebird Motorsports Park. The NHRA had previously announced that the Chandler, Arizona, facility would close after the 2023 event.

The new moniker refers to the original Firebird International Raceway, the name of the track when it opened 40 years ago, according to the NHRA.

The Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock categories are expected to appear at the 2024 NHRA Arizona Nationals, scheduled for April 5-7, 2024.

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