2021 Combined Sprint Car Schedules of the Outlaws, ASCOC and USAC

2021 Combined Sprint Schedules
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The 2021 combined sprint car schedules of the World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCOC) and United Sates Auto Club features 150 races in 30 states.

The season will kick off in late January and early February as the ASCOC host races in Georgia and Florida. It ends in November at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Outlaws.

June is scheduled to be the busiest month of racing with 25 events, followed closely by 24 races in July and 22 in April.

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The 2021 combined sprint car schedule has also been arranged by state below with Pennsylvania and Indiana each hosting 27 events. Ohio is the next busiest state with 20 races.

The World of Outlaws stream their races on DirtVision.

ASCOC and USAC races can be streamed at FloRacing.com. Both require a subscription.

Brad Sweet was crowned champion in the Outlaws in 2020 on the strength of eight wins. Aaron Reutzel (11 wins) won the ASCOC title with Brady Bacon (six wins) topping the USAC National Sprints.

By Month:

1/29-30 | Friday–Saturday | Screven Motor Speedway – Sylvania, GA – ASCOC

2/1-2 | Monday–Tuesday | East Bay Raceway Park – Tampa, FL – ASCOC
2/3-4 | Wednesday–Thursday | Volusia Speedway Park – Barberville, FL – ASCOC
2/5-7 | Friday-Sunday | Volusia Speedway Park – Barberville, FL – Outlaws
2/11-13 | Thursday-Saturday | Bubba Raceway Park – Ocala, FL – USAC
2/12 | Friday | Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, GA – Outlaws
2/13 | Saturday | Talladega Short Track – Eastaboga, AL – Outlaws
2/19 | Friday | Magnolia Motor Speedway – Columbus, MS – Outlaws
2/20 | Saturday | Revolution Park Speedway – Monroe, LA – Outlaws
2/26-27 | Friday-Saturday | Cotton Bowl Speedway – Paige, TX – Outlaws

3/4 | Thursday | The Dirt Track at Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV – Outlaws
3/12-13 | Friday-Saturday |Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, AZ – Outlaws
3/20 | Saturday | Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA – Outlaws
3/21 | Sunday | TBA – Outlaws
3/26-27 | Friday-Saturday | Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA – Outlaws

4/2 | Friday | Merced Speedway – Merced, CA – Outlaws
4/3 | Saturday | Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, CA – Outlaws
4/3 | Saturday | Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, IN – USAC
4/9-10 | Friday-Saturday | Vado Speedway Park – Vado, NM – Outlaws
4/9-10 | Friday-Saturday | Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH – ASCOC
4/15 | Thursday | Virginia Motor Speedway – Jamaica, VA – ASCOC
4/16 | Friday | Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA – ASCOC
4/16 | Friday | Lawton Speedway – Lawton, OK – Outlaws
4/16 | Friday | Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, IN – USAC
4/17 | Saturday | Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, TX – Outlaws
4/17 | Saturday | Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA – ASCOC
4/17 | Saturday | Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, IN – USAC
4/18 | Sunday | Bedford Speedway – Bedford, PA – ASCOC
4/18 | Sunday | Paragon Speedway – Paragon, IN – USAC
4/22 | Thursday | Grandview Speedway – Bechtelsville, PA – USAC
4/23 | Friday | Big Diamond Speedway – Pottsville, PA – USAC
4/22-24 | Thursday-Saturday | Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol, TN – Outlaws
4/24 | Saturday | BAPS Motor Speedway – York Haven, PA – USAC
4/25 | Sunday | Path Valley Speedway Park – Spring Run, PA – USAC
4/29 | Thursday | Jacksonville Speedway – Jacksonville, IL – Outlaws
4/30 | Friday | Lernerville Speedway – Sarver, PA – ASCOC
4/30-5/1 | Friday-Saturday | I-70 Speedway – Odessa, MO – Outlaws

5/1 | Saturday | Sharon Speedway – Hartford, OH – ASCOC
5/7-8 | Friday-Saturday | Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH – Outlaws + USAC
5/12 | Wednesday | Lincoln Speedway – Abbottstown, PA – Outlaws
5/14 | Friday | I-96 Speedway – Lake Odessa, MI – ASCOC
5/14/15 | Friday-Saturday | Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA – Outlaws
5/15 | Saturday | Dirt Oval at Route 66 – Joliet, IL – ASCOC
5/18 | Tuesday | Bridgeport Speedway – Swedesboro, NJ – Outlaws
5/20-21 | Thursday-Friday | Circle City Raceway – Indianapolis, IN – ASCOC
5/21 | Friday | Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH – Outlaws
5/21-22 | Friday-Saturday | Lakeside Speedway – Kansas City, KS – USAC
5/22 | Saturday | Sharon Speedway – Hartford, OH – Outlaws
5/22 | Saturday | Gas City Speedway – Gas City, IN – ASCOC
5/23 | Sunday | Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, IN – ASCOC
5/26 | Wednesday | Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, IN – USAC
5/28 | Friday | Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, IN – Outlaws
5/28 | Friday | Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA – ASCOC
5/29-30 | Saturday-Sunday | Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA – ASCOC
5/31 | Monday | Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, IN – Outlaws

6/3 | Thursday | Fairbury AL Speedway – Fairbury, IL – ASCOC
6/4 | Friday | River Cities Speedway – Grand Forks, ND – Outlaws
6/4 | Friday | Wilmot Raceway – Kenosha, WI – ASCOC
6/5 | Saturday | Granite City Speedway – Sauk Rapids, MN – Outlaws
6/5 | Saturday | Plymouth Dirt Track – Plymouth, IN – ASCOC
6/6 | Sunday | Wisconsin/TBD – ASCOC
6/11 | Friday | Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH – ASCOC
6/11-12 | Friday-Saturday | Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA – Outlaws
6/12 | Saturday | Fremont Speedway – Fremont, OH – ASCOC
6/14 | Monday | Wayne County Speedway – Orville, OH – ASCOC
6/15 | Tuesday | Sharon Speedway – Hartford, OH – ASCOC
6/15 | Tuesday | Grandview Speedway – Bechtelsville, PA – USAC
6/16 | Wednesday | Waynesfield Raceway Park – Waynesfield, OH – ASCOC
6/16 | Wednesday | Bridgeport Speedway – Swedesboro, NJ – USAC
6/17 | Thursday | 34 Raceway – West Burlington, IA – Outlaws
6/17 | Thursday | Muskingum County – Zanesville, OH – ASCOC
6/17 | Thursday | Selinsgrove Speedway – Selinsgrove, PA – USAC
6/18 | Friday | Dubuque Speedway – Dubuque, IA – Outlaws
6/18 | Friday | Limaland Motorsports Park – Lima, OH – ASCOC
6/19 | Saturday | Beaver Dam Raceway – Beaver Dam, WI – Outlaws
6/19 | Saturday | Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, OH – ASCOC
6/19 | Saturday | Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA – USAC
6/20 | Sunday | Bloomsburg Fairgrounds – Bloomsburg, PA – USAC
6/21-22 | Monday-Tuesday | Huset’s Speedway – Brandon, SD – Outlaws
6/24-26 | Thursday-Saturday | Jackson Motorplex – Jackson, MN – Outlaws

7/1 | Thursday | Plymouth Speedway – Plymouth, IN – USAC
7/2-3 | Friday-Saturday | Cedar Lake Speedway – New Richmond, WI – Outlaws
7/2-3 | Friday-Saturday | Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, IN – USAC
7/9 | Friday | Stateline Speedway – Busti, NY – ASCOC
7/9 | Friday | TBA- USAC
7/10 | Saturday | Wilmot Raceway – Wilmot, WI – Outlaws
7/10 | Saturday | Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA – USAC
7/10-11 | Saturday-Sunday | Sharon Speedway – Hartford, OH – ASCOC
7/13 | Tuesday | Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH – Outlaws
7/14-17 | Wednesday-Saturday | Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH – Outlaws
7/20 | Tuesday | Lernerville Speedway – Sarver, PA – Outlaws
7/23 | Friday | Lake Ozark Speedway – Eldon, MO – ASCOC
7/23-24 | Friday-Saturday | Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA – Outlaws
7/24 | Saturday | Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, IN – USAC
7/25 | Sunday | Humboldt Speedway – Humboldt, KS – ASCOC
7/25 | Sunday | Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, IN – USAC
7/28 | Wednesday | Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, IN – USAC
7/29 | Thursday | Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, IN – USAC
7/30 | Friday | Ransomville Speedway – Ransomville, NY – Outlaws
7/30 | Friday | 34 Raceway – West Burlington, IA – ASCOC
7/30 | Friday | Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, IN – USAC
7/31 | Saturday | Weedsport Speedway – Weedsport, NY – Outlaws
7/31 | Saturday | Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA – ASCOC
7/31 | Saturday | Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, IN – USAC

8/1 | Sunday – ASCOC
8/6-7 | Friday-Saturday | Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 – Pevely, MO – Outlaws
8/11-14 | Wednesday-Saturday | Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA – Outlaws
8/20 | Friday | River Cities Speedway – Grand Forks, ND – Outlaws
8/20 | Friday | I-96 Speedway – Lake Odessa, MI – ASCOC
8/21 | Saturday | Red River Valley Speedway – West Fargo, ND – Outlaws
8/21 | Saturday | Plymouth Speedway – Plymouth, IN – ASCOC
8/22 | Sunday | Huset’s Speedway – Brandon, SD – Outlaws
8/26 | Thursday | Grandview Speedway – Bechtelsville, PA – ASCOC
8/27 | Friday | I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, NE – Outlaws
8/27 | Friday | Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA – ASCOC
8/28 | Saturday | Lincoln Speedway – Putnamville, IN – ASCOC
8/26-28 | Thursday-Saturday | Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, IN – USAC
8/29 | Sunday | Black Hills Speedway – Rapid City, SD – Outlaws
8/29 | Sunday | BAPS Motor Speedway – York Haven, PA – ASCOC

9/3-4 | Friday-Saturday | Skagit Speedway – Alger, WA – Outlaws
9/3-4 | Friday-Saturday | Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH – ASCOC
9/6 | Monday | Grays Harbor Raceway – Elma, WA – Outlaws
9/9-11 | Thursday-Saturday | Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA – ASCOC
9/9-11 | Thursday-Saturday | TBA – USAC
9/10-11 | Friday-Saturday | Silver Dollar Speedway – Chico, CA – Outlaws
9/17 | Friday | Keller Auto Speedway – Hanford, CA – Outlaws
9/17 | Friday | Williams Grove Speedway – – Mechanicsburg, PA – ASCOC
9/17 | Friday | Circle City Raceway – Indianapolis, IN – USAC
9/18 | Saturday | Placerville Speedway – Placerville, CA – Outlaws
9/18 | Saturday | Lincoln Speedway – Abbottstown, PA – ASCOC
9/18 | Saturday | Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, IN – USAC
9/23 | Thursday | Gas City I-69 Speedway – Gas City, IN – USAC
9/24 | Friday | Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH – Outlaws
9/25 | Saturday | Lernerville Speedway – Sarver, PA – Outlaws
9/25 | Saturday | Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH – ASCOC & USAC

10/1 | Friday | Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, IN – USAC
10/1-2 | Friday-Saturday | Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA – Outlaws
10/2 | Saturday | Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, IN – USAC
10/8-9 | Friday-Saturday | Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA – Outlaws
10/8-9 | Friday-Saturday | Fremont Speedway – Fremont, OH – ASCOC
10/15 | Friday | TBA – Outlaws
10/16 | Saturday | TBA – Outlaws
10/22 | Friday | Lakeside Speedway – Kansas City, KS – Outlaws
10/23 | Saturday | TBA – Outlaws
10/29 | Friday | TBA – Outlaws
10/30 | Saturday | TBA – Outlaws

11/4-6 | Thursday-Saturday | The Dirt Track at Charlotte – Concord, NC – Outlaws
11-4-6: Thursday-Saturday | Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA – USAC
11-12-13: Friday-Saturday | Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, AZ – USAC

By State:

Alabama
2/13 | Saturday | Talladega Short Track – Eastaboga, AL – Outlaws

Arizona
3/12-13 | Friday-Saturday |Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, AZ – Outlaws
11-12-13: Friday-Saturday | Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, AZ – USAC

California
3/20 | Saturday | Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA – Outlaws
3/26-27 | Friday-Saturday | Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA – Outlaws
4/2 | Friday | Merced Speedway – Merced, CA – Outlaws
4/3 | Saturday | Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, CA – Outlaws
9/10-11 | Friday-Saturday | Silver Dollar Speedway – Chico, CA – Outlaws
9/17 | Friday | Keller Auto Speedway – Hanford, CA – Outlaws
9/18 | Saturday | Placerville Speedway – Placerville, CA – Outlaws
11-4-6: Thursday-Saturday | Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA – USAC

Florida
2/1-2 | Monday–Tuesday | East Bay Raceway Park – Tampa, FL – ASCOC
2/3-4 | Wednesday–Thursday | Volusia Speedway Park – Barberville, FL – ASCOC
2/5-7 | Friday-Sunday | Volusia Speedway Park – Barberville, FL – Outlaws
2/11-13 | Thursday-Saturday | Bubba Raceway Park – Ocala, FL – USAC

Georgia
1/29-30 | Friday–Saturday | Screven Motor Speedway – Sylvania, GA – ASCOC
2/12 | Friday | Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, GA – Outlaws

Illinois
4/29 | Thursday | Jacksonville Speedway – Jacksonville, IL – Outlaws
5/15 | Saturday | Dirt Oval at Route 66 – Joliet, IL – ASCOC
6/3 | Thursday | Fairbury AL Speedway – Fairbury, IL – ASCOC

Indiana
4/3 | Saturday | Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, IN – USAC
4/16 | Friday | Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, IN – USAC
4/17 | Saturday | Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, IN – USAC
4/18 | Sunday | Paragon Speedway – Paragon, IN – USAC
5/20-21 | Thursday-Friday | Circle City Raceway – Indianapolis, IN – ASCOC
5/22 | Saturday | Gas City Speedway – Gas City, IN – ASCOC
5/23 | Sunday | Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, IN – ASCOC
5/26 | Wednesday | Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, IN – USAC
5/28 | Friday | Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, IN – Outlaws
5/31 | Monday | Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, IN – Outlaws
6/5 | Saturday | Plymouth Dirt Track – Plymouth, IN – ASCOC
7/1 | Thursday | Plymouth Speedway – Plymouth, IN – USAC
7/2-3 | Friday-Saturday | Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, IN – USAC
7/24 | Saturday | Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, IN – USAC
7/25 | Sunday | Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, IN – USAC
7/28 | Wednesday | Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, IN – USAC
7/29 | Thursday | Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, IN – USAC
7/30 | Friday | Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, IN – USAC
7/31 | Saturday | Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, IN – USAC
8/21 | Saturday | Plymouth Speedway – Plymouth, IN – ASCOC
8/28 | Saturday | Lincoln Speedway – Putnamville, IN – ASCOC
8/26-28 | Thursday-Saturday | Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, IN – USAC
9/17 | Friday | Circle City Raceway – Indianapolis, IN – USAC
9/18 | Saturday | Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, IN – USAC
9/23 | Thursday | Gas City I-69 Speedway – Gas City, IN – USAC
10/1 | Friday | Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, IN – USAC
10/2 | Saturday | Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, IN – USAC

Iowa
6/11-12 | Friday-Saturday | Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA – Outlaws
6/17 | Thursday | 34 Raceway – West Burlington, IA – Outlaws
6/18 | Friday | Dubuque Speedway – Dubuque, IA – Outlaws
7/10 | Saturday | Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA – USAC
7/30 | Friday | 34 Raceway – West Burlington, IA – ASCOC
7/31 | Saturday | Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA – ASCOC
8/11-14 | Wednesday-Saturday | Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA – Outlaws

Kansas
5/21-22 | Friday-Saturday | Lakeside Speedway – Kansas City, KS – USAC
7/25 | Sunday | Humboldt Speedway – Humboldt, KS – ASCOC
10/22 | Friday | Lakeside Speedway – Kansas City, KS – Outlaws

Louisiana
2/20 | Saturday | Revolution Park Speedway – Monroe, LA – Outlaws

Michigan
5/14 | Friday | I-96 Speedway – Lake Odessa, MI – ASCOC
8/20 | Friday | I-96 Speedway – Lake Odessa, MI – ASCOC

Minnesota
6/5 | Saturday | Granite City Speedway – Sauk Rapids, MN – Outlaws
6/24-26 | Thursday-Saturday | Jackson Motorplex – Jackson, MN – Outlaws

Mississippi
2/19 | Friday | Magnolia Motor Speedway – Columbus, MS – Outlaws

Missouri
4/30-5/1 | Friday-Saturday | I-70 Speedway – Odessa, MO – Outlaws
7/23 | Friday | Lake Ozark Speedway – Eldon, MO – ASCOC
8/6-7 | Friday-Saturday | Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 – Pevely, MO – Outlaws

Nebraska
8/27 | Friday | I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, NE – Outlaws

Nevada
3/4 | Thursday | The Dirt Track at Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV – Outlaws

New Jersey
5/18 | Tuesday | Bridgeport Speedway – Swedesboro, NJ – Outlaws
6/16 | Wednesday | Bridgeport Speedway – Swedesboro, NJ – USAC

New Mexico
4/9-10 | Friday-Saturday | Vado Speedway Park – Vado, NM – Outlaws

New York
7/9 | Friday | Stateline Speedway – Busti, NY – ASCOC
7/30 | Friday | Ransomville Speedway – Ransomville, NY – Outlaws
7/31 | Saturday | Weedsport Speedway – Weedsport, NY – Outlaws

North Carolina
11/4-6 | Thursday-Saturday | The Dirt Track at Charlotte – Concord, NC – Outlaws

North Dakota
6/4 | Friday | River Cities Speedway – Grand Forks, ND – Outlaws
8/20 | Friday | River Cities Speedway – Grand Forks, ND – Outlaws
8/21 | Saturday | Red River Valley Speedway – West Fargo, ND – Outlaws

Ohio
4/9-10 | Friday-Saturday | Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH – ASCOC
5/1 | Saturday | Sharon Speedway – Hartford, OH – ASCOC
5/7-8 | Friday-Saturday | Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH – Outlaws + USAC
5/21 | Friday | Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH – Outlaws
5/22 | Saturday | Sharon Speedway – Hartford, OH – Outlaws
6/11 | Friday | Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH – ASCOC
6/12 | Saturday | Fremont Speedway – Fremont, OH – ASCOC
6/14 | Monday | Wayne County Speedway – Orville, OH – ASCOC
6/15 | Tuesday | Sharon Speedway – Hartford, OH – ASCOC
6/16 | Wednesday | Waynesfield Raceway Park – Waynesfield, OH – ASCOC
6/17 | Thursday | Muskingum County – Zanesville, OH – ASCOC
6/18 | Friday | Limaland Motorsports Park – Lima, OH – ASCOC
6/19 | Saturday | Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, OH – ASCOC
7/10-11 | Saturday-Sunday | Sharon Speedway – Hartford, OH – ASCOC
7/13 | Tuesday | Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH – Outlaws
7/14-17 | Wednesday-Saturday | Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH – Outlaws
9/3-4 | Friday-Saturday | Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH – ASCOC
9/24 | Friday | Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH – Outlaws
9/25 | Saturday | Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH – ASCOC & USAC
10/8-9 | Friday-Saturday | Fremont Speedway – Fremont, OH – ASCOC

Oklahoma
4/16 | Friday | Lawton Speedway – Lawton, OK – Outlaws

Pennsylvania
4/16 | Friday | Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA – ASCOC
4/17 | Saturday | Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA – ASCOC
4/18 | Sunday | Bedford Speedway – Bedford, PA – ASCOC
4/22 | Thursday | Grandview Speedway – Bechtelsville, PA – USAC
4/23 | Friday | Big Diamond Speedway – Pottsville, PA – USAC
4/24 | Saturday | BAPS Motor Speedway – York Haven, PA – USAC
4/25 | Sunday | Path Valley Speedway Park – Spring Run, PA – USAC
4/30 | Friday | Lernerville Speedway – Sarver, PA – ASCOC
5/12 | Wednesday | Lincoln Speedway – Abbottstown, PA – Outlaws
5/14/15 | Friday-Saturday | Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA – Outlaws
5/28 | Friday | Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA – ASCOC
5/29-30 | Saturday-Sunday | Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA – ASCOC
6/15 | Tuesday | Grandview Speedway – Bechtelsville, PA – USAC
6/17 | Thursday | Selinsgrove Speedway – Selinsgrove, PA – USAC
6/19 | Saturday | Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA – USAC
6/20 | Sunday | Bloomsburg Fairgrounds – Bloomsburg, PA – USAC
7/20 | Tuesday | Lernerville Speedway – Sarver, PA – Outlaws
7/23-24 | Friday-Saturday | Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA – Outlaws
8/26 | Thursday | Grandview Speedway – Bechtelsville, PA – ASCOC
8/27 | Friday | Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA – ASCOC
8/29 | Sunday | BAPS Motor Speedway – York Haven, PA – ASCOC
9/9-11 | Thursday-Saturday | Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA – ASCOC
9/17 | Friday | Williams Grove Speedway – – Mechanicsburg, PA – ASCOC
9/18 | Saturday | Lincoln Speedway – Abbottstown, PA – ASCOC
9/25 | Saturday | Lernerville Speedway – Sarver, PA – Outlaws
10/1-2 | Friday-Saturday | Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA – Outlaws
10/8-9 | Friday-Saturday | Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA – Outlaws

South Dakota
6/21-22 | Monday-Tuesday | Huset’s Speedway – Brandon, SD – Outlaws
8/22 | Sunday | Huset’s Speedway – Brandon, SD – Outlaws
8/29 | Sunday | Black Hills Speedway – Rapid City, SD – Outlaws

Tennessee
4/22-24 | Thursday-Saturday | Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol, TN – Outlaws

Texas
2/26-27 | Friday-Saturday | Cotton Bowl Speedway – Paige, TX – Outlaws
4/17 | Saturday | Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, TX – Outlaws

Virginia
4/15 | Thursday | Virginia Motor Speedway – Jamaica, VA – ASCOC

Washington
9/3-4 | Friday-Saturday | Skagit Speedway – Alger, WA – Outlaws
9/6 | Monday | Grays Harbor Raceway – Elma, WA – Outlaws

Wisconsin
6/4 | Friday | Wilmot Raceway – Kenosha, WI – ASCOC
6/19 | Saturday | Beaver Dam Raceway – Beaver Dam, WI – Outlaws
7/2-3 | Friday-Saturday | Cedar Lake Speedway – New Richmond, WI – Outlaws
7/10 | Saturday | Wilmot Raceway – Wilmot, WI – Outlaws

Lessons learned in three rounds of Extreme E pay huge dividends in the Copper X Prix for Tanner Foust

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To paraphrase the Grateful Dead, what a long, unique trip it’s been for Tanner Foust in his first season with the Extreme E series as he took his early season lessons to Chile to compete in the Copper X Prix. And he’s learned his lessons well.

In February, McLaren announced they would expand their motorsports program with an Extreme E entry. They signed two talented rally drivers in Foust and Emma Gilmour – and paired them for the opening round in Neom, Saudi Arabia with just a few days of testing under their belts. Baked by the Arabian desert sun, it was trial by fire.

The duo performed well in their debut, advancing into the final round and finishing fifth. As Extreme E headed to another desert halfway across the globe for Round 4, it was a good time to catch up with Foust and ask about McLaren’s progress. The Copper X Prix was held this past weekend in one of the most extreme regions in the world: the Atacama Desert.

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“The shock going into the first race was the speed,” Foust told NBC Sports. “It was much higher than we had tested. We spent a lot of time around 100 miles per hour [in race trim] and our testing speeds were more in the 60 to 70-mile range. Then, once we sort of got around that, the car got updated so you can drive it even faster.”

In rally racing, some incidents are out of a driver’s control. Even peeking around another car can be dangerous because of potholes that have recently been gouged in the ground or large bushes that seem to sprout up between laps. A couple of rollovers brought Foust back to earth – but the pace was there and that was important.

“We had some challenges this season,” Foust said prior to the Copper X Prix. “We had a good start; made the final, which is a difficult thing to do in this series. I had two rolls in the first three events, but I have improved each time. Now we come into Round 4 in Chile in a pretty strong position. We have competitive times as a team. We are communicating really well and have our heads around this Odyssey vehicle.”

Foust’s words proved to be prophetic.

He won the Crazy Race – Extreme E’s version of a Last Chance Qualifier – and did so after passing the field. It was the same manner in which he qualified for Saudi Arabia’s finale, but this time things would be better. There were those hard-earned lessons on which to lean – and Foust had reps under his belt. He was not going to be caught off guard by any random obstacles.

Tanner Foust passed Sebastien Loeb heading to the Switch Zone in the Copper X Prix. (Photo by Sam Bagnall / LAT Images)

In the Copper X Prix finale, he pressured one of the best rally drivers in the history of the sport.

Pitching sideways through a tight left-hander late in his stint, Foust put his McLaren Extreme E Odyssey at the head of the pack in front of Sebastien Loeb as they headed to the Switch Zone. There, he would turn the car over to his co-driver Gilmour.

The Extreme E series pairs male and female drivers with both taking a turn behind the wheel.

After the driver change, Gilmour lost the lead momentarily to Loeb’s teammate Cristina Gutierrez, but as they charged toward the finish line, she surged ahead and crossed under the checkers first.

“What an improvement for the team over this year,” Foust said after the race. “We have struggled through some of the events, being in our first year in competition. We showed true pace this weekend; overtaking Sebastien Loeb was a highlight.

“Emma put in a great run in the Final. I was fortunate to go from last to first in the Crazy Race and then first in the Final but with some flag penalties, we had 20 seconds added to our time, which put us into fifth. It was a great feeling crossing the line first, I love this wide style track and the NEOM McLaren Odyssey was fantastic here.

“Hopefully we can continue that momentum into Uruguay.”

Loeb and Gutierrez were elevated to the top of the podium, but no one can take away the feeling of crossing under the checkers first.


Racing Responsibly

Since cars were first invented, racing has played a socially responsible role by improving safety. As Earth reaches a tipping point with climate change, racing needs to adapt to these new needs and requirements, which is where Extreme E’s unique strategy becomes increasingly important.

The Extreme E experience is more than simple racing. Each race is accompanied by a legacy program designed to offset damage done by climate change and to erase the footprint caused by the events.

Foust, a biology major from the University of Colorado, was given the chance to rekindle his interest and give back to the environment ahead of the Copper X Prix.

The Atacama is the oldest desert in the world at 150 million years. It is the driest place on earth and has the highest degree of ultraviolet light. And yet somehow life perseveres through underground rivers with oases dating back to Incan times. Foust participated in preparing a local habitat for the reintroduction of a critically endangered water frog to Chile’s longest river, the Loa, which snakes its way through the desert.

“I’m loving the experience,” Foust said. “I’m putting on a lot of Chapstick, a lot of sunscreen. What a fascinating part of the world. I never would have come here otherwise.

“I honestly am very honored to be a part of this sport. I am a huge believer in the fact that motorsports has done us good in the last 100 years. I think we benefit every single time we put our seatbelts on and drive down the road to the lessons learned in racing since the turn of the century. And I really hope motorsports continues that tradition.

“I think that motorsports like [Extreme E] does it in a responsible way, a gender-neutral way and a carbon-neutral way.”