For Immediate Release:
(Nov. 7th, 2022– Newton, NC) Hickory Motor Speedway has just released their schedule for the 2023 race season, and it is packed full of excitement. The Historic Race Track will open up their 73rd season of racing on March 4th, 2023 with our season opening blowout event, and the track will once again be headlined each week with the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stock Cars.
Paramount Auto Group will return as the title sponsor for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models and Paramount KIA will return for the popular Paramount KIA "Big 10" Racing Challenge, which provides 10 races with feature events that provide additional purse money and a championship of its own.
Hickory Motor Speedway will continue the new playoff format for the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stock Cars which provided so much excitement in 2022 and promoting events for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Super Trucks and Renegades.
The PASS Super Late Models will return to America's Most Famous Short Track in 2023, including the Easter Bunny doubleheader weekend on March 17 th and 18th, 2023.
The track will play host to the Cars Racing Tour again in 2023 with two dates including the prestigious Throw Back race. The Cars Racing Tour has had a long history at The Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars and will return on April 22 nd and July 29 th will be the Throwback Series event.
The Tour of Destruction will return with three events beginning with a two day event on May 12 th and 13 th which is sure to deliver excitement and thrills for all that attend. This event provides a fun filled night of special racing including a school bus race, skid plate race, chain race, and much more. The second event will be another two day event on June 23 rd and 24 th with Monster Truck Madness, as multiple Monster Trucks will invade Hickory Motor Speedway for racing and high flying action and the third event will be September 30 th for a finale you won't want to miss.
Also on tap will be one event for the popular SMART Modified Tour on April 15 th . The SMART Modified Tour returned to Hickory Motor Speedway in 2021 and has provided some great excitement for their events with multiple Modified stars in attendance.
Hickory Motor Speedway is proud to announce the Second Annual Jack Ingram Memorial event on June 10 th , a special event honoring Hall of Famer Jack Ingram and his iconic #11. Also included for 2023 will be the running of the Paramount Auto Group Bobby Isaac Memorial race on Saturday, September 2 nd of the Labor Day weekend, a very special tradition at the legendary track, honoring the late Bobby Isaac. The Calico Coatings Fall Brawl will be held on October 14 th which is a 200-lap feature special event for the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Models, 100-lap Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Model, and more.
The SunDown Audio Competition will return on Aug. 19 th featuring elaborate car stereos from around the United States.
You will want to buckle your seat belts for this first time event in 2023, coming to Hickory Motor Speedway on Oct. 7 th , 2023 will be the Prohibition Hot Rod and Moonshine Festival. Come on our for an exciting night of Music and Festivities as multiple distillers will be represented at this Special Event
There are still a few dates to be secured and some to be announced later, but several of our sponsors are presently securing their dates for 2023 at The Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars. This is a tentative schedule and could be subject to minimal changes.
Ticket prices for 2023 (excluding special events) for weekly NASCAR events ($14 for adults, $12 for seniors, military and teens, with kids 12 and under free).
Hickory Motor Speedway will remain open for testing throughout the off season.
Fuel will be available at the track, and tires if available.
Hickory Motor Speedway management will continue to work hard for the sponsors, fans, and competitors, to provide a level field of competition and great entertainment in a family oriented atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you at the track in 2023.
For more information please visit our website at www.hickorymotorspeedway.com or Facebook.
You can reach us at 828-464-3655 Mon through Friday 9am to 5pm