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Nitro Rallycross Doubles Calendar To Ten Events In Six Countries

Nitro Rallycross Doubles Calendar To Ten Events In Six Countries

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In 2021 Nitro Rallycross really kicked off in a big way, setting up a five-race season across the United States, and grabbed some pretty big names from global motorsport. It was a fairly short season, kicking off in September and running through early December, so it was nice and easy to knock out, and allowed NASCAR talent like Chase Elliot and Kyle Busch to come compete for a round or two. That run laid the foundation for a 2022-23 extended season to run during most championships’ off seasons, and now it’s twice as many races happening in six times as many countries!


June 18-19, 2022 // England (Lydden Hill Race Circuit)

July 30-31, 2022 // Sweden

August 27-28, 2022 // Finland

October 1-2, 2022 // Minneapolis, USA

October 29-30, 2022 // Los Angeles, USA

November 12-13, 2022 // Phoenix, USA

December 10-11, 2022 // Saudi Arabia

January 21-22, 2023 // Quebec, Canada

February 4-5, 2023 // Alberta, Canada

March TBA, 2023 // Nitro RX 2022-23 Series Finale // TBA, USA

(*Subject to change)

As part of this massive increase in rounds, the series is branching out into different disciplines of rallycross. Obviously one of the coolest things on the calendar is a return of international rallycross to Lydden Hill over in England. That circuit combines dirt and tarmac, and remains a legendary spot in the sport. There will also be stadium rounds, snow and ice rounds, and more. It should be a properly awesome series of events.

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At the top tier of Nitro Rallycross is the new Group E class, which will be an all-electric exhibition for the new FC1-X racer to flex its 1070 horsepower on track. The FC1-X, shown above, is a joint venture between QEV Technologies and Nitro RX to develop a super powerful electric machine that can handle all of the stuff a rallycross would throw at it. Allegedly it’ll run from 0-60 in just 1.4 seconds, even on dirt!

“The FC1-X blew my mind straight out the box, not only from a performance point of view but also with its toughness given the amount of laps we could do on a frozen lake up north in Sweden,” said Andreas Bakkerud, who sampled the new vehicle in demo sessions at Race of Champions. “The car itself is very promising to drive, loads of power – just like us rallycross drivers like it. It’s going be a blast going head to head with this new car and to see which team can first find that little detail in performance gain for the first few races.”

Alongside Group E, the Supercar class will again make a return, giving the world the classic battles between Subarus, Audis, Peugeots, Fords, Hondas, Hyundais, and more! According to the series, there is a long list of stars from F1, NASCAR, IndyCar, MotoGP and others that want to come participate in Nitro RX as a one-off entry. That should go over well with the fans.

Travis Pastrana, series founder and 2021 champion, is no dummy. He’s really smart when it comes to development and growth of an international brand. I hope that he can do for rally in North America what he has done for everything else he has touched in the last two decades.

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World Wide Technology Raceway partners with Lundy’s Special Events for concessions and corporate hospitality for NASCAR, INDYCAR, NHRA weekends

World Wide Technology Raceway partners with Lundy’s Special Events for concessions and corporate hospitality for NASCAR, INDYCAR, NHRA weekends

World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, has partnered with Lundy’s Special Events for corporate hospitality and concessions for its NASCAR Cup Series, NTT INDYCAR SERIES and NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series weekends.

Lundy’s Special Events has been involved in achieving winning VIP experiences at some of the most important racing and sporting events in the nation. Celebrating over 51 years in business, Lundy’s began as a family-owned catering firm to the thoroughbred industry. Today, under close supervision of the founding family members, Lundy’s has embarked with the third generation, becoming a powerhouse of special event companies offering services that provide solutions to events of every size in locations that span from racetracks, stadiums, empty fields and incredible ballrooms.

“We conducted an extensive search for the right fit for catering and concessions as it pertains to our major event weekends here at WWTR,” said Executive Vice President and General Manager Chris Blair. “We wanted to make sure we found the company that could represent our family-friendly atmosphere and offered quality food at reasonable prices. After seeing Lundy’s in action at the St. Pete Grand Prix, as well as having attended events they’ve serviced for more than 30 years, we knew they would be a great fit. Just like the ownership of WWTR, the ownership team at Lundy’s is on site, working hard, and making sure the customer is having a great experience.

‘We also know the team at Lundy’s can deliver a great selection of national and local food selections that will appeal to everyone. Having watched them for many years, we know they can quickly streamline the ordering and payment operations so that fans can grab a meal and return quickly to their seats without missing any of the on-track action. Unlike many of the vendors that service major events, Lundy’s is working closely with the track to ensure that affordability is key. We want fans to know they can spend a day at the races and enjoy a wide range of items at prices everyone can afford.”

“We are excited and thrilled to partner with World Wide Technology Raceway for the 2022 racing season,” said Alissa Tibe, President of the Sports and Hospitality Division of LSE. “The ambitious vision that WWTR owner Curtis Francois has created is palpable and we look forward to being part of this amazing team. As a family-owned business, we take great pride in working within a new community, we look forward to developing lasting friendships and developing a wining food and beverage experience for all of our guests.”

WWTR concession stands and vendors will accept both cash and credit cards during the major event weekends.

WWTR will host its inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race – the Enjoy Illinois 300 Presented By TicketSmarter – on Sunday, June 5. Leading up to the Cup Series race, WWTR’s festive NASCAR Weekend will include a downtown NASCAR hauler parade, a fan fest at Ballpark Village, the inaugural #CupTimeSTL Short Track Classic at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota 200. For tickets and additional information, please call (618) 215-8888 or visit Follow WWTR on social media (@wwtraceway) for additional information. WWTR is the only track in the world that offers NASCAR, INDYCAR and NHRA racing at one facility.