Sprint Car Challenge Tour Sets 14-Race Slate

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The 2021 Sprint Car Challenge Tour schedule has been released. (Devin Mayo photo)

PLACERVILLE, Calif. – Russell Motorsports Inc. has released next year’s schedule of events for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards.

The California-based winged 360 sprint car series is set to contest its fourth season of competition after not holding any races this past year due to COVID-19.

With terrific cooperation amongst promoters, there will again be no conflicts between the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and King of the West-NARC, giving fans the opportunity to catch each series on several weekends throughout the Golden State.

There will also be a pair of shows held on the same night with KWS-NARC, bringing the best of the best in California to the same track on the same evening.

The tour will also welcome three new venues to the mix next year.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is pleased to welcome back Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards and Hoosier Racing Tires as major sponsors for the upcoming season, which gets underway with the first of two appearances at Placerville Speedway on March 27.

The tour then returns to Placerville on June 12 for the 30th running of the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial alongside KWS-NARC. It marks the initial occasion SCCT takes part in the prestigious event and the first time it will be held on the familiar Placerville red clay.

The always-racy Petaluma Speedway will play host to a trio of Sprint Car Challenge Tour events in 2021. Those dates will occur on April 24, June 19 and Oct. 16.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour will again be part of the annual Peter Murphy Classic, this time, however, at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford. The SCCT 360s are set to sanction the opening night portion on May 14 before the Kings of Thunder winged 360s cap the event on Saturday, May 15 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.

The tour also returns to Keller Auto Speedway later in the season for the annual “Cotton Classic” on Oct. 8.

After joining the Sprint Car Challenge Tour slate in 2018, the Merced Speedway returns once again this coming season for a full-point event on July 31. The tour will also compete in Merced during a special non-point show on Nov. 24.

As is tradition, the Sprint Car Challenge Tour will crown a champion during the 38th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson at the Stockton Dirt Track alongside King of the West-NARC.

The tour will also be in action at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds for an evening of non-stop competition during Independence Day weekend on July 3.

Among the new tracks to hit the Sprint Car Challenge Tour schedule will include Marysville Raceway on May 30 as part of Memorial Day weekend.

The night of racing at the quarter-mile bullring marks the 21st running of the Mel Hall Memorial and is another pinnacle event added to the slate.

For the first time, the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will welcome the famed Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico to the schedule.

The tour will be in action at the high-banked quarter-mile oval on May 1 for the David Tarter Memorial.

Also new to the mix will be the popular Ocean Speedway in Watsonville on Aug. 21, when the Sprint Car Challenge Tour takes part in the 61st running of the prestigious Johnny Key Classic.

2021 Sprint Car Challenge Tour Schedule

March 27 – Placerville Speedway – Placerville, Calif.
April 24 – Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, Calif.
May 1 – Silver Dollar Speedway – Chico, Calif.
May 14 – Keller Auto Speedway – Hanford, Calif.
May 30 – Marysville Raceway – Marysville, Calif.
June 12 – Placerville Speedway – Placerville, Calif.
June 19 – Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, Calif.
July 3 – Stockton Dirt Track – Stockton, Calif.
July 31 – Merced Speedway – Merced, Calif.
Aug. 21 – Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, Calif.
Oct. 8 – Keller Auto Speedway – Hanford, Calif.
Oct. 16 – Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, Calif.
Nov. 6 – Stockton Dirt Track – Stockton, Calif.
Nov. 24 – Merced Speedway – Merced, Calif. **

** – non-point special event