Our 59th Annual Season is quickly approaching!

Our 59th Annual Season is quickly approaching!

The 2022 racing season is quickly approaching and thus the 59th annual season of DIRTcar stock car racing at The Charleston Speedway is right around the corner!

We are working diligently on our schedule and hope to have it released VERY soon! There are a few highlights to our 2022 season that we want to point out for those that might have missed them.

First off, in April, we will be having the first annual car show at the Speedway. This is a FREE event for participants and visitors alike. This car show is for anyone and everyone that has a racecar of any flavor, hot rod, street rod, show car, motorcycle, helicopter, WHATEVER----If you want to show it off, be at The Charleston Speedway April 2 from 10am-2pm. Should be a GREAT time! Food will be available for purchase at the concession stand.

The next 3 weeks in April will be OPEN test sessions to any class or division of racecar that needs to shake down their new car, get seat time, or try new set-ups. Pit Passes are $20, Grandstands will be free. Gates will open at 11am and on track time will be from noon until 6pm. Transponders will be available for you to use to help track your lap times. Food will be available in the concession for all these events as well.

Then the last Saturday in April will be our OPENING NIGHT of the 58th annual race season at The Charleston Speedway. April 30th, 2022, we will officially kick off our race season with all six classes in attendance. We intend to run all six classes every night in the 2022 season, so long as we can get the program finished in a timely manner. We have a ton of confidence in our tower crew and have full faith that they are ready for the challenge!

Moving into May, the schedule has the much anticipated return of Super Late Models to The Charleston Speedway. 2017 was the last time Super Late Models ripped around the 3/8-mile dirt oval, and we are looking forward to seeing them return. MARS Racing Series and the staff at the speedway have worked out a deal to bring The MARS Racing Series and all their top drivers to The Charleston Speedway on May 21st, 2022. Keep watching our FB page for more updates and information. This is sure to be an exciting event and one YOU will not want to miss!

On into June you will see the first ever Fireball Frenzy. This race is being brought to you by the nice folks at Leaf Tree Service in honor of Farrell "Fireball" Bradham. This race will feature all six regular divisions of The Charleston Speedway with increased purses across the board. Mark this one on your calendar, it's sure to be a good time!

July 16th, 2022 will see the return of The .38 Special presented by Leaf Tree Service for DIRTcar Modifieds! This event was spectacular last year with Wil Krup winning the $3,800 top prize, followed by Tyler Weiss and Mike Harrison consecutively. It had a stellar field of cars, and great racing! We are looking forward to the 2nd Annual .38 Special!

Rain plagued The Freaky 40 presented by Fencing Freaks in 2021. Three times we tried and three times we were denied by mother nature saying "Not this year". But we're going to try again in 2022 on September 3rd! The Freaky 40 showcases the talent in our DIRTcar Pro Modified divisions, makes them center stage, and adds some extra money in their pocket. The Freaky 40 by Fencing Freaks for DIRTcar Pro Modifieds NEVER disappoints, so make plans now to be there!

Last, but certainly not the least, The Charleston Speedway will see the return of POWRi National Midgets, and POWRi WAR Wildcard Sprints. Currently there are three events scheduled for 2022. The first being The 3rd Annual Illiana Showdown on Friday night May 6th. This event is where Illinois and Indiana teams meet to duke it out to see who's the best! POWRi will return this year for the opening night of Illinois Speed week on Wednesday June 22nd. Illinois Speed week is a grueling 5 straight nights of racing from track to track. Charleston is the very first stop and we can't wait to kick it off! POWRi will make one final stop at The Charleston Speedway on Friday, August 19th. The National Midget and WAR Sprint cars always put on a great show at The Charleston Speedway, so be sure and make plans to be there!

We will finish the season out strong with the DIRTcar Fall Nationals for Street Stock and Factory Stock. This will mark the 9th Annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals held at The Charleston Speedway. Previous events have seen record car counts and some of the most spectacular racing you've ever seen. The DIRTcar National title has been decided many times on the last lap of this event, making it must see racing! Be there for the Fall Nationals, you won't be disappointed!

Things are shaping up and we are so looking forward to our 59th annual season of DIRTcar stock car Racing at The Charleston Speedway, but more importantly, we are so excited to get to see our friends at the track and enjoy what we all love, RACING!
Until then----Keep those driveways clear, and those racing videos on repeat! See ya soon!

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