Get your calendars ready for conflicts: Here’s the IndyCar/sports car ones in 2015

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With the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule officially released this morning, we have a better gauge of where IndyCar’s schedule fits in with the two major North American sports car championships: the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Pirelli World Challenge. The FIA World Endurance Championship is drawing additional interest as well, and it is important to know those dates.

IndyCar and PWC run together on five weekends: St. Petersburg, March 29; Long Beach, April 19; Barber, April 26; Mid-Ohio, August 2; Sonoma, August 30.

There is one additional direct IndyCar/PWC conflict. The respective season openers are both on March 8, with IndyCar in Brazil and PWC at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas.

We shift next to IndyCar and TUDOR Championship conflicts. First off IndyCar and TUDOR run together twice: Long Beach, April 19 and Detroit, May 31.

The lone direct conflict between IndyCar and TUDOR rounds is the weekend of July 12, as IndyCar is at Milwaukee and TUDOR at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

There are two weekends where all of IndyCar, TUDOR and PWC all race: the last weekend in June and the fourth weekend in August.

On June 27/28, as IndyCar is at Fontana, TUDOR is at Watkins Glen (would impact IndyCar drivers wanting to do Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup race) and PWC is at Road America. Then on August 23, IndyCar is at Pocono, TUDOR at VIR and PWC at Miller Motorsports Park.

These conflicts will likely impact driver decisions, staffing, media and other opportunities as most individuals will have to pick one or the other.

Then we get to IndyCar and WEC conflicts, of which there are five. This directly impacts Mike Conway, who will have to pick between one or the other next year.

These conflicts are:

  • March 29: IndyCar St. Petersburg, WEC Paul Ricard Prologue test
  • April 12: IndyCar NOLA, WEC Silverstone
  • May 31: IndyCar Detroit, WEC Le Mans Test Day
  • June 14: IndyCar Toronto, WEC Le Mans 24 Hours
  • August 30: IndyCar Sonoma, WEC Nurburgring

Get your calendars ready and start marking up which series run on which dates. Or we can see if cloning for certain individuals is an option.

Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series triples to 34 races in 2023

Xtreme Outlaw Midget 2023
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After hosting 10 rounds in 2022, the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series 2023 schedule will more than triple to 34 races. The 2022 season featured seven different winners in the first seven races, a female racer in Jade Avedisian as the only repeat winner and Zach Daum as the champion.

“Dirt Midget racing is a growing entity in American motorsports, and the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota is proud to drive further into the growth of the division with both a diverse and lucrative schedule for 2023,” newly appointed Series Director Tyler Bachman said in a press release. “From the kickoff at our first indoor event, to each of the new tracks we’re set to visit next year, it’s a lineup we know both our teams and fans will enjoy.”

The championship purse fund has also more than double with an increase of $42,000 to $80,000 in 2023. The champion will win $25,000. Last year, Daum pocketed $10,000.

In addition, the series will offer tow money to the top 12 in points. Six drivers attempted to qualify for all 10 races in 2022 with 89 drivers attending.

The series will begin on March 10 at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. and end the same place it did in 2022 at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City on October 15.

During the season, they will visit 21 tracks in 10 states.

Some highlights of the season include the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series pairing up with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars in 2023 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. in April for the Outlaw Showdown and again in August for the Ironman 55 weekend, as well as the creation of a five-day Midget Speedweek.

The Midget Speedweek will immediately follow the Ironman 55 with a swing through Pennsylvania and New York.

Xtreme Outlaw Midget 2023 Schedule

Friday, March 10 | Southern Illinois Center | Du Quoin, Ill.
Saturday, March 11 | Southern Illinois Center | Du Quoin, Ill.
Friday, March 31 | Farmer City Raceway | Farmer City, Ill.

Saturday, April 1 | Farmer City Raceway | Farmer City, Ill.
Friday, April 14 | Federated AP Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, Mo.
Saturday, April 15 | Federated AP Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, Mo.

Friday, May 5 | Humboldt Speedway | Humboldt, Kan.
Saturday, May 6 | 81 Speedway | Park City, Kan.
Tuesday, May 23 | Millbridge Speedway | Salisbury, N.C.
Wednesday, May 24 | Millbridge Speedway | Salisbury, N.C.

Thursday, June 1 | Tri-City Speedway | Pontoon Beach, Ill.
Friday, June 2 | Wayne County Speedway | Wayne City, Ill.
Saturday, June 3 | Wayne County Speedway | Wayne City, Ill.

Friday, July 21 | TBA
Saturday, July 22 | Southern Illinois Raceway | Marion, Ill.
Friday, July 28 | TBA
Saturday, July 29 | Atomic Speedway | Chillicothe, Ohio
Sunday, July 30 | Brushcreek Motorsports Complex | Peebles, Ohio

Friday, August 4 | Federated AP Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, Mo.
Sat, August 5 | Federated AP Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, Mo.
Tuesday, August 8 | Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway | Newmanstown, Pa.
Wednesday, August 9 | Action Track USA | Kutztown, Pa.
Thursday, August 10 | Linda’s Speedway | Jonestown, Pa.
Friday, August 11 | TBA
Saturday, August 12 | Bridgeport Motorsports Park | Swedesboro, N.J.
Friday, August 25 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, Iowa
Saturday, August 26 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, Iowa

Friday, September 1 | Paragon Speedway | Paragon, Ind.
Saturday, September 2 | Paragon Speedway | Paragon, Ind.
Friday, September 15 | Jacksonville Speedway | Jacksonville, Ill.
Saturday, September 16 | Red Hill Raceway | Sumner, Ill.

Friday, October 13 | Port City Raceway | Tulsa, Okla.
Saturday, October 14 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, Okla.
Sunday, October 15 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, Okla.

* Co-sanctioned with POWRi