Racing Primer

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Here’s a quick rundown on what is happening in the racing world. Several series are under way with some big events coming up. All of these events will be televised, check your local listings.

 

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World Touring Car Cup makes their stop at Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany June 20th through the 22nd. FIA’s stop features a 15+ mile loop with 64 corners through Scenic forests and small towns with everything from flat out high speed sections to technical tight corners.

Riders in MotoGP take on Italy’s Mugello circuit June 2nd.  Watch riders get their lean on through the turns of the track. Ducati’s V4R  pushes out 275 HP at a screaming 18,000 RPM, all form a 1000cc 4 cylinder powerplant.

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Dirt racing takes place May 31st through June 2nd at the Oregon Trail Rally.  The American Rally Association’s event traverses 272 miles over dirt and tarmac, with stages at Portland International Raceway, Columbia River Gorge and through high-desert plains.

Open wheel racing revs up May 26th with both IndyCar and Formula 1 series events happening.  IndyCar will be visiting the Brickyard while F1 is in France at the Monaco GP.  Winning events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Circuit de Monaco, and Circuit de la Sarthe is often regarded as the unofficial triple crown of motorsports.

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The NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte takes place May 18th. There is sure to be much excitement watching this exhibition race. A cool million waiting for the winner at the finish line, modified aerodynamic package, and short format is a great recipe for eventful night.

29th Annual Cruisin’ OCMD

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Mark your calendars for the 29th annual Cruisin’ Ocean City MD running May 16th to the 19th.  3,300 Custom’s, Classic’s, Street Machine’s, and Hot Rod’s will be all around OCMD. Various events from Boardwalk Parades, Concert’s, Cruise’s, and more. Catherine Bach (AKA Daisy Duke), Ryan Evans from Count’s Kustoms, Joe Diffie, and others will be there. Product displays will be at the Convention Center and Inlet parking lots. Over 500 awards, plaques, and trophies are slated to be presented. All the details.