From 3 events in 2015, the series grows to 5 in 2016.
NEW HAMBURG, ON (December 22, 2015) Officials from the USDS organization unveiled the 2016 NAPA Autopro Ultimate Showdowns Drag Racing Series schedule today. The 2016 schedule will kick off in May and conclude in September. From 3 events in 2015, the series grows to 5 events in 2016.
The 2016 Series Opener will be at Toronto Motorsports Park, May 21-22; then returning to TMP for the Canadian Nitro Nationals, July 1-3 and Mid-Summer Madness, July 23-24.
Rounding out the season at Grand Bend Motorplex for the 20th Annual Stratford Spectacular presented by Ideal Supply/NAPA Auto Parts, August 5-6; and the Thunder by the Beach, September 2-4.
“The USDS management and directors have worked very hard to listen to the feedback from our racers, member tracks and marketing partners while putting together this schedule,” stated Steve Martin, Series Director. “We were very pleased with how our inaugural season unfolded and are excited about the future.”
New for 2016, the series will be trying a few different formats over the season, the 2 new events will be presented as 2 day events and the popular Stratford Spectacular will operate under a new format for its 20th Anniversary.[one_second]“We have come to realize that a set formula for our events may not be the ideal scenario. It’s important for us to focus on each event separately, if each event is a success then the entire Series will succeed,” Brent Edmonstone, Director of Operations.
The USDS will also be introducing a new class in 2016, this class will combine both dragsters and door cars who were unable to qualify for their respective classes and give them the chance to race for a guaranteed purse. Another similar type class may be added for the Pro Modified class.[/one_second][one_second]
- Season Opener May 21-22 Toronto Motorsports Park
- Canadian Nitro Nationals July 1-3 Toronto Motorsports Park
- Mid-Summer Madness July 23-24 Toronto Motorsports Park
- Stratford Spectacular August 5-6 Grand Bend Motorplex
- Thunder by the Beach September 2-4 Grand Bend Motorplex
Further details will be released at a later date.
Steve Martin, Series Director