Superstar Racing Experience’s third season is beginning to take shape, with the series announcing its six-race schedule on Wednesday, featuring two returning venues and four brand-new tracks.
The series, which will air live on ESPN as part of a re-launch of “Thursday Night Thunder”, will begin its season at Stafford Speedway in Connecticut, before traveling to Thunder Road Speedway in Vermont.
SRX will then visit Motor Mile Speedway in Virginia, and Berlin Raceway in Michigan before ending its third season of competition on back-to-back dirt races at Eldora Speedway in Ohio, and Lucas Oil Speedway in Missouri.
“The six tracks we selected came from a list of 42 fantastic venues, all who had real interest in hosting an SRX race this summer,” said Don Hawk, SRX Chief Executive Officer. “When selecting the schedule, we prioritized historic tracks that have had success hosting big-time events. We are really excited about the six tracks that have been selected – the venues will be packed and bring incredible energy and local racing passion that will come out on ESPN for Thursday Night Thunder. This summer will be short-track racing at its very best. SRX at 6 historic short tracks all over the US – we can’t wait and are so excited for the fans to experience it on ESPN in Primetime.”
In 2022, SRX’s six-race schedule featured a driver lineup that combined for five NASCAR Cup Series titles, three NTT IndyCar Series titles, four Daytona 500 victories, five Indianapolis 500 wins, and five NASCAR Hall of Fame drivers.
“It was important to us to kick off this summer at Stafford Motor Speedway, in Bristol’s (CT) backyard. Stafford and the Arute Family have done a first-class job, and the proximity to ESPN made the home game concept very exciting. SRX’s first visit to Thunder Road (VT) will be awesome – the fans there are spectacular, and we’re excited for race fans around the country to see how awesome that place is. We are equally excited to visit Motor Mile and Berlin Race – these are two tracks that have been on our radar since day one. Finally, finishing the season with back-to-back dirt races will test the driver’s adaptability. Eldora is a world-class facility, and with Tony [Stewart], we know we are getting the very best. And hosting our championship at Lucas Oil Speedway in Missouri will be the perfect finale to a diverse and exciting 2023 summer schedule,” said Hawk.
Tony Stewart scored the inaugural championship in the Superstar Racing Experience, while Marco Andretti was crowned the champion of the division’s second season in 2022.
Beginning July 13 and running through August 17, all six of the Superstar Racing Experience events will be aired live on ESPN at 9:00 pm ET on Thursdays throughout the summer.