27 are known for enthusiastically interacting with their fans—so feel free to ask plenty of questions about the custom-built 12,000- lb beasts they use to plow through those obstacle courses. 2019 IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular Featuring 16 races over eight weekends, “the best value in bracket racing will get even better in 2019 as competitors will now earn local track championship points at each IHRASummit Sportsman Spectacular event,” says the association. The season kicked off in early February, but features events inMarch, May, June, July, and August throughout the Midwest and East Coast. Check the official schedule on the IHRA website so you can hit your local track and discover any new mods that current drivers are choosing when consistency, rather than speed, is the name of the game. USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Tour With 44 races in 12 different states, the 10th Annual USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Tour kicked off with a bang back in February. The next race, amping up the bulk of the season, takes places on March 30 at the Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana. Events continue straight through November, with July being the busiest month, seeing 10 races over 23 nights. 33rd Annual SCORE San Felipe 250 Running April 3 – 7, this single-loop off- roadmotorsport race runs 250-miles through the Mexican desert near San Felipe on the Baja California Peninsula. The event serves as season opener for the 2019 SCOREWorld Desert Championship and will feature some of the world’s best competitors in a variety of classes, including cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles, and quads. Pay attention to the masterful PR and social media management of the SCORE group—exposure (and the fanbase) grows every year—you might just pick up some tips for that annual trail run your shop organizes. UTV World Championship The powersportsmarket continues to grow, so why not hit up the largest UTV racing event in theworld and get a little insider knowledge on what all the buzz is about? In its fifth year, the 2019 UTV World Championship runs April 4 – 7 in Laughlin, Nevada. Also owned and operated by the Martelli Brothers, the event is high-energy and high-profile—last year’s race was live-streamed, reaching over 150,000 people and becoming the most visible UTV race on the planet. 11th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Watch the best racers from NMRA and NMCA face off over one action-packed weekend at the premier Atlanta Dragway, April 4 – 7. As only one of two events where you can see both groups compete, its great location pulls some of the best stars and cars, making for a truly exciting event. Remember to hashtag those photos and tag those suppliers! 2019 Ultra4 Eastern Series Not long after King of theHammers wraps up in February, a new season of intense off-road racing launches April 12 – 13 in Pittsburg, Tennessee for the 2019 Ultra4 Eastern Series. Drivers plow through 120 different trails across the 500-acre host property, testing their skills and delighting audiences. The race is a qualifier for KOH 2020 (for the 4400 Class), so be sure to keep an eye out for any up-and-coming talent to follow. Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour FromJanuary to July, theHoosier Super Tour features 11 events of top-level amateur racing, at premier raceways across the country. April 12 – 14 at the Virginia International Raceway should prove particularly exciting, as VIR will host the 56th 2019 SCCA Runoffs in October, and many drivers are expected to use the weekend as a warmup. This event also launches the Northeast Conference 2019 U.S. Majors Tour, and is one of only two three-day race weekends on the Northeast Conference schedule. World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Kicking off with the 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in February, the 92-race World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series will span 25 states in total, spending the entire month of March in California and slowly making its way across the country with high-speed action and big prize payouts. For those who can’t attend, all 92 nights will be broadcast Live on, so there’s no need to miss any new trends, faces, partners, or excitement.