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11/19/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/19/2020 16:39

Racing News: Champion Oil Expands Truck and Tractor Pulling Contingency Program

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Champion Oil Expands Truck and Tractor Pulling Contingency Program

Champion Oil has announced the expansion of their Racing Contingency Program for 2021. The marketing program is designed to link Champion performance products directly with truck and tractor pullers in all racing classes of competition and in most sanctioned events in North America. The 2021 Champion Truck and Tractor Pullers Contingency Program includes, but is not limited to racing events such as: National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA), WNY Pro Pulling Series - New York and Canada, Outlaw Pulling Series, Hot Farm Pulling Series Club, Diesel Motorsports (NADM), SS Pulling Series, Smoke & Speed, Northwest PA Tractor & Truck pullers Association, Truck & Tractor Pulling (TNT), Mid Missouri Pulling, Outlaw Diesel Super Series (ODSS), Texas truck & Tractor Pullers Association (TTTPA), Pro Pulling League, Illinois Tractor Pulling Association (ITPA), Rudy's Diesel Truck Jam, etc. Trucks or tractors pull a heavy drag sled along a 35 ft. wide, 330 ft. long track, with the winner being the vehicle that pulls the drag sled the farthest. Racing teams and racers can apply for the Champion Racing Oil Contingency Program now through June 30, 2021.

NHRA Announces Complete 2021 National Event Schedule

NHRA officials have announced the details of the 2021 Camping World Drag Racing Series 23-event season, revealing national event pro category qualifying days and specialty series schedules. The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series' 70th anniversary season begins March 11-14, with the 52nd annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway and concludes November 11-14 with the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona. Teams in Top Fuel and Funny Car will compete at every 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series event. Pro Stock, which celebrated its 50th year in 2020, will race at 18. The Pro Stock Motorcycle class will compete at 16 races.

Officials also announced the continuation of its quick-draw qualifying format in 2021. At 17 events, professional teams will run three qualifying sessions over two days, Friday and Saturday, with final eliminations on Sunday. At five events, pro teams will run two qualifying sessions on Saturday with final eliminations on Sunday. The format, which was utilized as NHRA first returned to racing in July 2020, provides racing excitement and allows economic balance for all stakeholders. NHRA expects to return to the customary four qualifying runs in the future.

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New Owners For Crandon International Raceway

Officials from Crandon International Raceway have announced that the historic facility and all its assets have been purchased by off-road racer, business owner and Crandon native Jamey Flannery. One of the most iconic motorsports venues in the world, the 400-plus acre track located in the Northwoods of Wisconsin has hosted some of the largest off-road races in motorsports since first opening in 1984. Flannery will operate the track as a business venture, replacing the current non-profit club structure. Crandon International Raceway features a 1.75-mile short-course off-road track, more than 2,100 designated grass camping sites, a modern grandstand and a hospitality facility, a designated off-road park, corporate hospitality suites, a trap range, and a VIP center and office at the location's original barn.

25% Capacity, Masks, Temperature Checks For 2021 Chili Bowl

Fans attending the 2021 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, set for January 11-16, at the River Spirit Expo Center, will be required to wear a mask and have their temperature checked. Currently, the 35th annual event has been placed at a 25% capacity. Masks must completely cover the individual's nose and mouth. Any attendee with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will not be allowed into the Tulsa, Oklahoma, facility. Once admitted, all attendees will be required to follow all other River Spirit Expo guidelines. Current ticket holders who do not wish to attend in 2021 are encouraged to contact the Chili Bowl office at 918-838-3777 by November 20. The tickets may be held for renewal prior to the 2022 event.

In recent related news, FloSports, the sports streaming and original content network, has announced the acquisition of streaming rights for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. The 10-year deal was signed for FloSports to broadcast the indoor midget racing event to racing fans worldwide. For more information, visit www.chilibowl.com.

Evergreen Speedway Announces Director Of Business Development

Evergreen Speedway, the super-oval race track based in Monroe, Washington, has hired longtime Everett AquaSox executive Brian Sloan as the director of business development. Sloan is a marketing specialist who has established and cultivated high-profile community and advertising partnerships in the Puget Sound area. As an executive with the Everett AquaSox, Sloan was honored in 2010 as the Northwest League's Executive of the Year. Most recently, he worked as director of business development with a local promotions company in Bellevue, working with more than 100 professional and collegiate teams, helping each partner with their annual promotional calendars.

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