The 2019 short track racing season is all but over, which also means that there are less than two weeks remaining until the start of the winter portion of the 2020 season. While there are still tracks and series that have not revealed their full schedules, January, February, and March are locked in.
Now you can start planning for what is a busy rest of the winter by visiting the PFC Brakes racing calendar on Speed51.com to see what’s coming up for the first quarter of the new year.
To access the calendar, go to the “schedules” tab right underneath the upper right-side of the home page. You will then be given a dropdown menu in which you can select which month of the year you want to view.
January is stacked full of events all across the nation, even in some of the coldest parts of the country this time of year. Up north fans and drivers will brave the cold and possibly even snow for Enduro racing, while TQ Midgets and other classes of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship will scream to life in the arenas of the Northeast. Plus, there is the greatest indoor show on dirt with the 34th running of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
At the lower latitudes, there is plenty to do outside with full-size race cars. On the eastern seaboard, there are races such as the New Year’s Bash on the Dillon Motor Speedway (SC) asphalt and the Winter Kart Nationals on the dirt at East Bay Raceway Park (FL).
Late Models have plenty to look forward to both east and west.
On pavement, New Smyrna Speedway (FL) begins with the Red Eye 50/50 for both Super and Pro Late Models, with CRA SpeedFest going long distance to end January at Crisp Motorsports Park (GA). Out west, Super Late Models rekindle memories of the old “Winter Heat” days starting with the Chilly Willy 150 at Tucson Speedway (AZ).
The dirt is plenty busy too with Late Model action. The Ice Bowl at Talladega Short Track (AL) kick starts action in the Southeast, while the Southwest has one of its biggest schedules yet, with the inaugural Battle at the Border for the World of Outlaws at Vado Speedway Park, plus the return of the the Wild West Shootout at Arizona Speedway.
As for February, you can find all the usual goodies such as the Myrtle Beach (SC) Ice Breaker for Late Model Stock Cars, World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna (FL) for Late Models, Modifieds and more, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Winternationals, and DIRTcar Nationals to name a few. Plus, the first ever All-Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway (CA) for the SRL Southwest Tour Series Super Late Models, Spears Manufacturing Modifieds and Pro Late Models.
The month of March brings about the beginning of “business as usual” with many tracks and tours kicking off their racing seasons. Series such as the CARS Tour, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, ULTIMATE Southeast and Northeast Super Late Model Series are just a few that will be getting their 2020 seasons underway at this time.
Another batch of marquee events dots the March calendar, with the Alabama 200 getting the wheels rolling for Montgomery Motor Speedway’s (AL) Show Me the Money Pro Late Model season, and the Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway doing the same for the Southern Super Series. The month gains another great race, with the SRL Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park (CA) moving into March.
This is only the tip of it all, so be sure to check out the PFC Brakes calendar right now.
The full 2020 calendar will be updated in the coming weeks.
-Story by: Connor Sullivan, Speed51 Content Specialist – Twitter: @Connor51CT
-Photo credit: Speed51