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  1. Houston Raceway Park Releases 2022 Calendar of Events JANUARY 26, 2022 Baytown, TX- Houston Raceway Park, Southeast Texas’ largest multi-purpose motorsports facility, announced its calendar of events for the 2022 race season after successfully extending its ground lease through the end of 2022. The season is highlighted with the final running of the 35th annual NHRA SpringNationals, April 22-24, which will be aired live on the Fox Sports 1 network. TX2K, the Super Bowl of Street Car Racing, leads off the busy race season with the TX2K22 Roll & Drag Race Nationals, March 16-20. This unique lifestyle car event matches the world’s fastest exotic and domestic street cars against each other over a five-day marathon of competitions, to include roll racing, heads-up drag racing, burnout contest, dyno competition, and car show. Detailed event information and spectator tickets are available at www.TX2K.com. The NHRA’s South Central Division races into Baytown April 8-10, for the NHRA Texas Sportsman Challenge. Over 400 sportsman competitors from across Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma will call Houston Raceway Park home for three action packed days jockeying for position and points in preparation for the NHRA SpringNationals. The Texas Bracket Racing Series will make three weekend stops at Houston Raceway Park in 2022. This is the training ground where local sportsman racers can compete for the year-end HRP track championship. The opening weekend kicks off January 29-30, and continues February 12-13 and concludes March 5-6 with the Series Finals. The top 8 contenders in each eliminator will be invited to compete at the NHRA SpringNationals for a shootout for the Series Championship. Season 5 of the Street Outlaws “No Prep Kings” Series highlights the summer event schedule with a stop at Houston Raceway Park, June 24-25. Witness history and join the stars of the hit Discovery Channel TV show in Baytown. No Prep Kings is the newest series in the Street Outlaws franchise. Houston Raceway Park will temporarily close during the month of July for the summer break. In addition, the calendar features a variety of entertaining drag race, car show, concerts, and festivals, including Import Face Off, February 27 and June 18, the Houston Performance Truck Shootout, April 2, the Frank Hawley Drag Racing School, April 4-6, Space City Show Down, May 20-21, the Michelada Festival, October 9, October Truck Madness, October 15, the Freaky Deaky Music Festival, October 28-30, and Magical Winter Lights, November 18 through December 31. Houston Raceway Park’s Drag Strip is open every Friday night for Legal Street Racing. Anyone with a valid driver’s license and a street legal car or certified race vehicle can make unlimited passes down the fastest quarter-mile drag strip. For more information call 281-383-7223 or keep up with us on our social media pages: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Tickets to all our major events can be purchased online at www.HoustonRaceway.com.
  2. Ritters Repeat, It's a Family Affair

    Thanx....I occasionally step out of my comfort zone. These type stories aren't really my forte. Last years champion....As of right now, its not looking good....Bankruptcy court date around Valentines day should decide its fate.....But we've been down that road once before and it survived.
  3. XR to Acquire Southern Touring Late Model Series By racexr 41 mins ago XR Events to Promote Series Races Beginning in 2022; Events to be Broadcast on XR+ SILVER BAY, Minn. (January 11, 2022) — X.CELERATED (XR) announces agreement to acquire the Southern Touring Late Model Series. The Southern Touring Late Model Series – formerly known as the Southern Texas Late Model Series – was created in 2012. XR Events will carry on the proud STLMS tradition, keeping the series races a racer- and family-friendly environment and the interaction with fans and drivers always paramount. In assuming ownership of the Southern Touring Late Model Series, XR will work with former series personnel to conduct, produce and promote all races on the current 2022 schedule. The acquisition will reinforce XR’s commitment to regional racing heading into this season and beyond. Each race will be broadcast live on XR’s streaming platform XR+ and be available on demand on the platform after the final checkered flag falls. “The whole team at XR is the perfect group to continue the growth of the series and take it to the next level,” said current Southern Touring Late Model Series Director & Promoter Kody Hardage. “What XR has to offer with live and on-demand broadcasts and corporate resources, this series has the opportunity to grow to its full potential. When I took over Southern Touring Late Model Series, I had grand plans to grow it into something great. While I feel like it is a good place, this is an important step for the fans and racers to all maintain late model racing in the great state of Texas and surrounding states. As we head into 2022 with some of the largest purses the series has ever offered, I have no doubt that the XR team will take that momentum and keep building for years to come.” The series will become a part of the XR family, joining a growing number of XR-owned and produced events/series across the country. Those include the inaugural XR Super Series for Super Late Models, the Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway (Tenn.) and the Duel in the Desert at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Nev.) among others. “We are all-in on grassroots racing, and nothing shows it more than this,” said XR Chief Operating Officer Dan Robinson. “This series exemplifies what it means to be a local racer. It gives us another chance to promote regional heroes on a national platform with XR+ and it allows these great drivers to showcase their talent even more than they already are.” The 2022 Southern Touring Late Model Series is scheduled to feature 10 races at nine tracks, beginning at Cotton Bowl Speedway (Texas) on March 18. The series will end this year’s campaign at Tri-State Speedway (Okla.) on Oct 1. The drivers in the series run the gamut from 30-plus-year veterans with multiple large touring series victories to the weekend racer that is out to have fun. Boyd, Texas racer, Dean Abbey, is the reigning Southern Touring Late Model Series champion and is expected to defend his title. Last season was his first year in a late model. To learn more about the Southern Touring Late Model Series, visit: www.stlms.com. To learn more about and subscribe to XR+, visit www.racexr.plus. TAGS: BROADCAST, LATE MODELS, SOUTHERN TOURING LATE MODEL SERIES, STLMS, XR
  4. Ritters Repeat, It's a Family Affair By JM Hallas Seguin, TX.,(Jan 8th, 2022) Not to be outdone by his wife Candace, who won the 2020 Alamo City Motorplex Top ET track championship, Brent Ritter showed he still had a title in him. The multi-time track champion, who started racing in 1990 driving a 64 Ford Falcon, added his fourth championship trophy to his case after titles in 2001(Top Sportsman) and back to back titles in 2014/2015 in Box(Electronics). “The pressure of racing for championships has never bothered me too much,” said Ritter. “I think I felt more pressure trying to keep Candace in a car that was competitive.” “It’s never been easy for me to win the championship, but having done it before makes me believe I can do it again. I think the first championship was the most exciting because I didn’t know if I was capable of doing it until then. The last one is the most important to me because I proved I can still do it.” This year wasn't easy either, having motor issues and Candace crashing her car late in the season. “In the second to last race I broke a lifter in my motor which damaged the camshaft,” added Ritter. “Reher and Morrison had to get a camshaft made and drop shipped to me, which didn’t get here until the Friday before the final race. It was a thrash to get my car back together and get to the track Friday night to test. I was only able to get one pass on the car Friday night and it didn’t run right. I worked on the car all day Saturday trying to figure out what was wrong with it. I went into the first time run not knowing if the car was fixed.” “I had offers from Todd Zampese, Scott Ball, David Bills and Todd Robinson to drive their cars but I knew I would be more comfortable in my own car. I made my first time run and the car ran exactly what I thought it should have ran. That was a huge relief and at that point I knew I had to win one more round than Mike(Pearson), but had to pay attention to where Greg Mueth was also.” “Greg was the only other one that I thought had a shot. My plan going in was just run my own race. I figured if I made it to the final and Mike was still in, the winner of that race would be the champ. Myself, Mike and Greg all won first round, so going into second round nothing had changed. I usually go to the front of the lanes if I can, which I did. Greg pulled up right behind me which surprised me, but after I thought about it, he was doing what he needed to do. He had to take myself and Mike out early to have a chance to win. As luck had it, we were paired second round. I was fortunate to take the win. I was the first pair out so I had time to get back to the staging lanes to help Candace.” “When Mike lost second round I knew it was over. It was sooner than I expected. Mike has been pretty consistent all year so I didn’t expect him to lose second round.” This year has had some added work to be done with their daughter, Caitlin, now in a Junior Dragster and the stress of keeping up with three cars. “Caitlin's first win was more of a surprise than anything due to having trouble with her car all day. She never made a whole pass under power, but she never gave up. She was .018 on the tree in the final and her car died at 60’ but her competition went red. It was, for sure, more exciting for me to see her to win than myself. I feel like I have been somewhat successful racing and I expect myself to win, so I don’t get as excited as I used to.” “I try to use the best parts and pieces on the cars to reduce the amount of maintenance necessary. I get help from Candace, Todd and Scott when I need it.” Ritter doesn't look to change classes and thoughts about retirement only occasionally happen. “I occasionally think about quitting, but after being away from the track for a week or two, I am always ready to go back. The first time I drove a dragster I knew that is where I wanted to be and have never considered anything else.” Sponsors; Simpson Performance Products, Reher and Morrison, Mission Auto Parts 2007 Undercover Chassis powered by a Reher and Morrison 588
  5. No Josh.....I'm not tech savvy enough for walkapedia....I'm lucky to hit wikipedia....But I've got mad respect for anyone trying to do live updates since I know what it takes.....Hopefully the scoring system allows him to do a simple cut/paste.... No doubt he has better typing skills than me.....I mean my dog probably types better than me
  6. I-37 Speedway 2022 schedule

    Right click on pic and save or download.....Reopen file in that program and you should be able to enlarge them.....That's how I read them.
  7. My poor typing finger would never survive all that About 25+/- of Texas guys I saw in there though....
  8. https://sports.yahoo.com/bob-keselowski-arca-champion-truck-112513750.html