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SRX (Superstar Racing Experience) is coming to Berlin Raceway in 2023

BY ADAM STERN12.21.2022

SRX this morning will release its 2023 schedule which will include four new venues plus a return to a Connecticut track located near the campus of new media-rights partner ESPN. For the third straight year since its founding, the short-track series will compete over six consecutive weekends in the summer, though this is the first time it finalized a schedule early enough to release it the year before the campaign starts. It is also switching to competing on Thursday nights after previously running on Saturdays with CBS the first two years. SRX will start 2023 off by returning to Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut on ESPN on Thursday, July 13 at 9:00pm ET. The track is about an hour from ESPN’s Bristol HQ and that event will likely feature a heavy attendance from network execs. The following weekend will see SRX go the furthest north it has ever ventured with a new stop at Thunder Road Speedbowl in Vermont, a track founded by NASCAR HOFer Ken Squier. The only other returning track aside from Stafford is Ohio's Eldora Speedway, owned by series investor Tony Stewart. The trip to Berlin Raceway will mark SRX’s first time at a venue in Michigan. Series CEO Don Hawk indicated that SRX received interest from 42 different tracks who were looking to host a race in ’23, and that they whittled it down to six by prioritizing “historic tracks that have had success hosting big-time events.” He also told SBJ that he has received an uptick in interest from drivers in NASCAR and IndyCar who are interested in competing next year because SRX is switching to Thursdays, which works better with their schedules since NASCAR and IndyCar always race on the weekend. SRX last year averaged just over 1 million viewers on CBS, and it was able to break even financially after selling out five of the six races it held. Other investors in SRX include Bruin Capital's George Pyne and The Montag Group's Sandy Montag. 2023 SRX SCHEDULEDATETRACKTIME (ET)NETWORKThursday, July 13Stafford Motor Speedway (Stafford Springs, CT)9 p.m.ESPNThursday, July 20Thunder Road Speedbowl (Barre, VT)9 p.m.ESPNThursday, July 27Motor Mile Speedway (Radford, VA)9 p.m.ESPNThursday, Aug. 3Berlin Raceway (Grand Rapids, MI)9 p.m.ESPNThursday, Aug. 10Eldora Speedway (New Weston, OH)9 p.m.ESPNThursday, Aug. 17Lucas Oil Stadium (Wheatland, MO)9 p.m.ESPN


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