NASCAR Hall of Famers Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham have created a new racing series called SRX – Superstar Racing Experience.
On January 4, the short track series released the racing schedule for the inaugural 2021 season.
Featuring some Saturday Night Racing, the series will run for six weeks in the summer beginning June 12. Included in the series is a dirt track race at Eldora Speedway.
While he retired from racing in NASCAR and continues to be part owner in Stewart-Haas Racing, Tony Stewart has continued to run short tracks every chance he got. He will be one of the drivers participating in the new SRX series. Other drivers currently scheduled to be a part of the new racing series are former IndyCar drivers Helio Castroneves, Paul Tracy, and Tony Kanaan; retired NASCAR drivers Bobby Labonte and Bill Elliott; Willy T. Ribbs, Mark Webber; and Ernie Francis Jr.
SRX co-founder Ray Evernham spoke on the series saying, “with a six-week back-to-back schedule that crosses America, visiting some of the most historic and challenging short tracks in auto racing, the SRX series will be a must-watch, and I am so excited to see these legends on the track.”
Fellow owner Tony Stewart also spoke on the series saying, “our goal in crafting the inaugural SRX schedule was to feature tracks that are challenging, unique and have a strong motorsports history. This six-race series does just that. Four renown pavement tracks in Stafford, Lucas Oil Raceway, Slinger and the Nashville Fairgrounds and the two most prestigious dirt tracks in the country – Eldora and Knoxville. All demand respect and each forces drivers to adapt. What works at one track won’t necessarily transfer to another.”
Using a format similar to the old IROC series with multi series drivers, Stewart continued, “these venues have seen some of the best racers in the country, but this will be the first time drivers from so many different disciplines will be racing on these historic tracks all at the same time. We’re proud to deliver another exceptional event to each of these tracks’ already rich histories.”
Races are set to begin at 8pm and will be broadcast on CBS.
SRX Racing schedule:
June 12 at Stafford Motor Speedway
June 19 at Knoxville Raceway
June 26 at Eldora Speedway
July 3 at Lucas Oil Raceway
July 10 at Slinger Speedway
July 17 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
feature photo credit: SRX Racing Facebook page