RacingJunk’s Top Racing Moments of the Year

Every form of motorsport has had its difficulties during this year of troubled times. With a pandemic on the loose since early March, sanctioning bodies have had to contend with a pile of road-blocks in a year-long attempt to keep their racing relevant and accessible.

RacingJunk's Top Racing Moments of the Year

The COVID-19 pandemic postponed and canceled several events for the 2020 season. However, there was still a great amount of racing moments that still managed to happen and we collected some of our favorites to share with you!
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World of Outlaws Champions Crowned at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

As the holiday season approaches, the racing season begins to come to a close. While this is a sad time of year for us race fans, this means a time to celebrate for all those hard-working drivers out there including the newest champions of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Morton Buildings Late Models. After a rather challenging season, both Brad Sweet and Brandon Sheppard would both find a reason to breathe a sigh of relief after racing to one of their most memorable championships ever at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

James McFadden Earns Emotional Victory in Jason Johnson Classic

Kasey Kahne Racing and its driver James McFadden raced to an emotional World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory on Saturday night at Lake Ozark Speedway. In a race that was dedicated to former World of Outlaws sprint car driver Jason Johnson, who passed away following a frightening crash at Beaver Dam Raceway in 2018, Australian based driver McFadden made his long-awaited return to the United States after five months to continue running the Karavan Trailers #9 car for Kasey Kahne Racing and taking this run to a long-awaited and exciting win.

Indianapolis 500 to Run August 23 without Fans in Attendance

The 104th Indianapolis 500 was supposed to run on the final Sunday of May, the 24th. COVID-19 scotched that as the United States sat in lockdown. Penske Entertainment Corp. decided August 23rd would be an optimal date and said the race would be held at half capacity on the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2.5-mile oval. Then the capacity shrunk to 25 percent and today, IMS and Penske Entertainment said, sorry, no fans for this 104th race. It just isn’t safe enough.

John Force Racing to Sit Out the Remainder of 2020 NHRA Season

The NHRA went through a gauntlet of postponements amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Then the NHRA finally went forward with a revised Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule that restarted with two-consecutive races at the storied Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in Indiana. But not all drivers were enthusiastic about the new plan. Sixteen-time Funny Car world champion and NHRA legend John Force sidelined his four-car team for the restart of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. The driver of the PEAK BlueDEF Chevrolet Camaro SS announced today that John Force Racing will remain sidelined for the 2020 season.

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1 Comment on RacingJunk’s Top Racing Moments of the Year

  1. I have no objection to the forming of AARA, but I see no need for it. I always use drag racers and fans as examples of the harmony between all races. From the 1950’s through the present there has been no racial prejudice between racers or fans at the countless events I have attended. We are an example to the world of how humans should treat each other.

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