For those of you who may have missed it or get your news by Pony Express, the Hot Rod Heritage Series announced the 2013 schedule. In short, arguably the Nostalgia drag racing calendar is expanding and going international. But, like last year, it’s still breaking up the Top Fuel and Funny Car classes.
Among the additions to the series are races in British Columbia, Utah, New Hampshire and Oklahoma. The Tulsa, Oklahoma, event will be the same weekend as the New England Reunion in New Hampshire but will not be a points meet. The season starts and ends – with the March Meet and California Hot Rod Reunion – at the venerable Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California (aka the Patch).
The event in Canada will mark the first time the series has operated outside the continental United States. It will be run at Mission Raceway and is essentially a suburb of Vancouver. Canadian fans have been very loyal to the Nostalgia scene and it’s great to see this race will offer fans in the Great Northwest another fantastic event. And don’t worry, the ever-popular Boise races are obviously still on the calendar.
Below is a list of all 12 Hot Rod Heritage Series events. Go here for more details: Hot Rod Heritage Series
|March Meet||Auto Club Famoso Raceway||March 7-10||TF, FC, Groups 1 & 2|
|Arizona Fuel & Gas Championships||Speedworld Dragstrip||April 13-14||Groups 1 & 2|
|NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor||Firebird Raceway||April 26-28||FC|
|Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion||Beech Bend Raceway Park||June 13-15||TF|
|Nostalgia Reunion||Sacramento Raceway||July 12-13||Groups 1 & 2|
|NHRA National Open||Mission Raceway||July 19-21||FC|
|Pepsi Nightfire Nationals||Firebird Raceway||Aug. 8-11||TF, FC|
|Summer Send-Off||Rocky Mtn. Raceways||Aug. 23-24||FC, Group 1|
|New England Hot Rod Reunion||New England Dragway||Sept. 12-14||TF|
|Nostalgia Fall Championships||Auto Club Famoso Raceway||Oct. 5-6||Group 2|
|California Hot Rod Reunion||Auto Club Famoso Raceway||Oct. 18-20||TF, FC|
|*Nostalgia Top Fuel will count their best four of five events for points|
|*Nostalgia Funny Car will count their best five of six events for points|
|Nostalgia Nitro Nationals Reunion||Tulsa Raceway Park||Sept. 13-14||FC, A/Fuel, SW Jr. Fuel, Gassers|