It might be winter in North Texas, but the local racing action is about to heat up. In the next two months, almost every dirt track or dragway will resume weekly racing or will be hosting big regional events. Here’s a look at some of the events: (NOTE change in Second Annual Cowtown Midget Championships dates and schedule)
Cowtown Speedway (Kennedale)
Second Annual Cowtown Midget Championships
When: Feb. 12-14
Event details: The $60,000 purse event will feature Midgets, ASCS2 Winged Outlaw “Multi” class, ASCS2 Non-Winged 600s, ASCS2 Restricted 600s and Cowtown Modifieds. The Midget feature events on Saturday ($1,000 to win) and Sunday ($3,000 to win) will have 24 cars.
Feb. 12: Practice night, 5-9 or 10 p.m., grandstand closed
Feb. 13: Fan Fest from noon- 1:15 p.m.; hot laps are scheduled for 3 p.m.; racing starts at 4 p.m.
Feb. 14: Grandstand opens at 11:30 a.m.; hot laps are scheduled for 12:15 p.m.; racing starts at 1 p.m.
Tickets: Advance two-day adult tickets ($30) can be purchased at www.cowtownspeedway.com until Feb. 11. On race night, adult tickets are $15 for Saturday and $20 for Sundat. Youth tickets are $5 and child tickets are $2 each day.
More info: www.cowtownspeedway.com
Grand Prairie Speedway
When: Feb. 18-20
Event details: Event will feature Modifieds, Street Stocks, Limited Modifieds, Bombers, Junior Mini Stocks, Mini Stocks and 600 Winged Sprints (Saturday only)
Feb. 18: Practice only; gates open at 5 p.m., free admission; $10 pit pass
Feb. 19: Games open at 5 p.m.; races begin at 8 p.m.; $25 pit pass
Feb. 20: Games open at 4 p.m.; races begin at 6 p.m.; $30 pit pass
Tickets: $12 for adults each day, $5 for senior citizens and children ages 7-11; children 6 and under are free
More info: www.gpspeedway.com
When: Feb. 19-21
Event details: Races will feature IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sportmods, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks and 305 Sprint Cars.
Feb. 19: Hot laps scheduled for 5:30 p.m.; races begin at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 20-21: TBA
More info: www.abilenespeedway.com
Phone: 325-692-8800 or 325-725-3849
Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track
Texas World Dirt Track Championship
When: Feb. 25-27
Event details: Races will feature SUPR Late Models, Modifieds and Limited Modifieds.
Feb. 25: Practice
Feb. 26: Grandstands open at 4 p.m.; Qualifying and heats for Modifieds and Limited Modifieds
Feb. 27: Grandstands open at 4 p.m.; Features for Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and O'Reilly Auto Parts SUPR Late Models
Tickets: Adult admission is $10 on Friday and $15 on Saturday; children under 12 get in for $5. Parking is free. To purchase tickets online, visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com or call 817-215-8500.
More information: www.texasmotorspeedway.com
Phone: Call TMS Dirt Track Race Director Cameron Branch at 817-255-6027
Kennedale Speedway Park
KSP Spring Kick-off
When: March 5-7
Event details: Races will feature IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, Crate Late Models, Street Stocks, and Jr. Mini Stocks
More information: www.kennedalespeedwayprk.com
281 Speedway (Stephenville)
When: March 13-14
Event details: Races will feature IMCA Modifieds ($400 to win), IMCA Southern SportMods ($225 to win), IMCA Stock Cars ($200 to win), IMCA Hobby Stocks ($100 to win), Smiley's 281 Street Stocks ($100 to win) and Texas Twisters.
March 13: Gates open at 4 p.m.; racing begins at 5 p.m.
March 14: Gates open at 2 p.m.; racing begins at 4 p.m.
Tickets: Adults are $10; children 6-12 are $3; pit passes are $25
More information: www.281speedway.com
Phone: 254-965-3092 or 817-721-5204
Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Mesquite)
When: March 19-20
Event details: Races will feature ASCS Outlaw Sprints. Complete race lineup will be announced at a later date.
More info: www.devilsbowl.com
North Star Dragway (Denton)
Feb. 20: Summit ET Scrimmage
Schedule: Gates open at 10 a.m.; racing starts at noon
Tickets: General admission $10;children 12 and under free; pit admission $12
More info: www.northstar-dragway.com
Texas Raceway (Kennedale)
Feb. 14: Street Wars and Run What You Brung
Feb. 17: Fun N Grudge and Test and Tune
Feb. 19: Fun N Grudge
More info: www.texasraceway.com
Phone: 817-483-0356, metro 817-572-3580
Dallas Raceway (Crandall)
March 26-27: PINKS All Out taping for Speed TV
Qualifying: Feb. 27, March 20
More info: www.dallasraceway.com/index.html
-- Michele Vincze