GLENDORA, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2013) -- NHRA officials announced today that Dyno Dom’s Sikeston Raceway will become an NHRA Member Track in 2014. The Sikeston, Mo., facility will be part of the NHRA North Central Division, bringing the division’s total track roster to 26.
“It is a pleasure to have Dyno Dom’s Sikeston Raceway come on board as part of the NHRA Member Track network,” said Josh Peterson, vice president racing administration, NHRA. “We’re excited to have an NHRA track located in Missouri for both the NHRA and the NHRA racers in the region.”
The family-run raceway, originally opened in 1969, was purchased last year by Dominic and Teri Blasco and was renamed Dyno Dom’s Sikeston Raceway. It features an all-concrete eighth-mile dragstrip with concrete guard walls the length of the track and a recently sealed pit parking area. The facility is located between St. Louis and Memphis, Tenn., off Interstate 55.
The NHRA sanction is the first of any kind for the facility that will host the 2014 NHRA Missouri State Championship as well as the National Dragster Challenge, Summit Racing King of the Track, and the Summit Jr. Dragster Challenge programs. Additionally, the track will have the opportunity to run the NHRA Summit Racing Series, the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.