CIRCLE TRACK, the largest motorsports media brand focused on short track racing technology, released the 2015 schedule for its groundbreaking event series, the Great American Racing Series.
“With a race series unlike any other, our inaugural year is focused on implementing our innovative format and new set of rules at tracks that are most exciting for fans and affordable for racers,” says CIRCLE TRACK General Manager Rob Fisher. “In subsequent years, our series expansion will follow a similar path to tracks that ensure excitement and rapid growth.”
CIRCLE TRACK’s Great American Racing Series brings together classic oval track race cars and late-model muscle to race on both paved and dirt tracks in a historic quest to win the richest short track championship in the nation. Designed as an affordable form of stock car racing, the series features individual race purses of $30,000, making it both the richest street stock series in the country and the best destination to see future racing stars.
“Expanding into the experiential space with CIRCLE TRACK’s Great American Racing Series provides us with an excellent opportunity to engage directly with our passionate consumer base,” stated TEN’s CEO Scott Dickey.
The 2015 schedule will consist of six events—two on dirt and four on asphalt— kicking off on May 9 at Salem Speedway in Salem, Indiana.
— May 9: Salem Speedway; Salem, IN (PAVED)
— June 20: Illiana Motor Speedway; Schererville, IN (PAVED)
— July 18: Kentucky Motor Speedway; Whitesville, KY (PAVED)
— August 29: Plymouth Speedway; Plymouth, IN (DIRT)
— October 3: Memphis International Raceway; Memphis, TN (DIRT)
— October 4: Memphis International Raceway; Memphis, TN (PAVED)
Each race will consist of three distinct segments, creating natural breaks in the action to allow for a more complete experience for the fans. The format includes solo qualifying runs, followed by qualifying races, and finally a main event. Rules, race procedures, and more information for the Great American Racing Series are available on circletrack.com. Racer registration will open the first week of April.