The Superstar Racing Experience is coming your way this summer with feature drivers from various series including, NASCAR, IndyCar, and much more.
Mark the calendar right now for June 12th.
The Superstar Racing Experience/SRX is a new racing series featuring drivers from NASCAR, IndyCar, and more. They are making their Series debut at Stafford Motor Speedway in June on CBS Sports.
The SRX Series is a joint effort from Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham. A former NASCAR driver, Tony Stewart is now a NASCAR Cup Series team owner at Stewart-Haas Racing. Ray Evernham is a former crew chief for former NASCAR champion, Jeff Gordon and during the later years of his iconic career, he was a Cup Series team owner.
Ray Evernham is the man behind the design of the SRX cars which feature a high rear spoiler and look similar to streetcars. The SRX package features low downforce and high horsepower. A good comparison is the former IROC Series which also highlighted a blend of NASCAR and Indy drivers.
Besides Tony Stewart, SRX features a few former Cup drivers including, Bill Elliott, Michael Waltrip, and Bobby Labonte. Other drivers are Willie T. Ribbs, Hailie Deegan, Marco Andretti, Tony Kanaan, and local track champions.
The debut SRX event is at Stafford Motor Speedway on June 12th. Then, the series heads to Knoxville Raceway (Dirt Track), Eldora Speedway (Dirt Track), Lucas Oil Raceway, Slinger Speedway, and Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway throughout the summer.
Here’s a fun fact – former NASCAR driver Ken Schrader was a tester for the cars.
The race format includes two fifteen-minute heat races. A random draw will set the lineup for the first heat race. The second heat race lineup is an inversion of the finishing order of the first heat race. The feature race starting lineup is set by the results of the second heat race.
The feature race is 100 laps, except for Slinger Speedway which is 150 laps. Set aside 90 minutes for each event as an estimated time frame. Also, expect a halftime break for adjustments to the cars.
Drivers earn championship points in both the heat and feature races. Drivers earn heat race points like 12 points for first place, 11 points for second, ten for third, and so on. Feature races earn 25 points for first, 22 for a second, 20 for third, 18 for fourth, and so on. For the main event, there are 12 spots for drivers qualifying in the heat events. Another feature of these events is the unlimited attempts at a green-white-checker finish.
As the newest series for racing fans, the SRX Series will be exciting and interesting to watch this summer. Some of the tracks with a NASCAR connection are Eldora Speedway, a former dirt track in the Truck Series. There’s also Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, where the SRX finale will take place. The ARCA Menards Series East raced there earlier this month, and the Cup Series has hopes of returning to the Nashville track. The last Cup race there was in 1984, with the Xfinity and Truck Series ending their run in 2000.
Be sure to tune in for the SRX debut at Stafford Speedway on June 12th on CBS Sports with their all-star broadcast team of Allen Bestwick, Brad Daugherty, Matt Yocum, Danica Patrick, and Lindsay Czarniak. The six-race schedule for the SRX will surely make this summer super fun!