Registration for the HOT ROD Power Tour 2021 is open!
After a year of hiatus, the HOT ROD Power Tour, presented by HP Tuners and driven by Continental Tire, is back for 2021, and we expect more participation than ever. Break out of those COVID blues and take part in the world’s largest rolling car show. Register for the 2021 HOT ROD Power Tour here.
As tradition dictates, the New Year’s Power Tour begins at the final location of the previous year. We know it’s been about six and a half years since the 2019 HOT ROD Power Tour, but we still remember where we left off. Whether you’re already near the Tour or need a long drive just to get to a location, here’s everything you need to know about each location on the HOT ROD Power Tour 2021 Driven by Continental Tire.
Summit Motorsports Park
Summit Motorsports Park was established in 1963 as the Norwalk Dragway in Norwalk, Ohio. Goodyear used the track as a proving ground until 1973 and was Norwalk Dragway’s sole claim to fame until the IHRA came along and held its first national championships that year. The IHRA World Championships were held at Norwalk Raceway Park (as it was later called) each year from 1973 to 2006, when Summit Racing Equipment purchased the naming rights to the track. Until this point, Norwalk was not an NHRA certified dragstrip, but that changed with the name – Summit Motorsports Park – and the millions of dollars spent on renovating and renovating the facility. Since 2007, Summit Motorsports Park has been the headquarters of the Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals. The last time the HOT ROD Power Tour was there, in 2019, an 18-year-old high school student won the burnout competition in a big block C10.
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Local fairs are the hubs of the small town in America. Sure, they’re usually located geographically outside of a city or town’s metropolitan area, but there’s so much going on in these assembly centers that they’re always the place to be. Agricultural shows, auto shows, sporting events, county fairs – the local county fairground is where the community comes together for everything. With the Montgomery County Fairgrounds located just outside Ohio’s sixth largest city, Dayton, should mean attendance for Day 2 of the HOT ROD Power Tour is significant.
Lucas Oil Raceway
Founded in 1958 as Indianapolis Raceway Park, the Lucas Oil Raceway is one of the best dragstips in the world. Almost 500,000 people come each year to witness the tire shredding action on Lucas Oil Raceway’s 4,400-foot dragstrip. It is a favorite place for HOT ROD Power Tour and Drag Week, the Roadkill universe Shows on the MotorTrend app love to film there and it’s typically an epicenter of hot rod and drag racing culture in America today. Surprisingly, Lucas Oil Raceway only hosts one NHRA event each year, but it’s the most important: the US NHRA Nationals. There is no way for a long haulier on HOT ROD Power Tour 2021 to consider the middle day at Lucas Oil Raceway as a “bump day”.
Global Technology Circuit
Formerly Gateway International Raceway or Gateway Motorsports Park, the World Wide Technology Raceway (WWTR) does it all – oval, road, race track, drift mat – you want it, they got it. WWTR hosts the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the SCCA, the Porsche Club of America, the NHRA, the ADRL (American Drag Racing League), the Super Chevy Show; Basically, if you are in St. Louis, Missouri and love cars, there is always something going on at WWTR. Namely, HOT ROD Power Tour 2021, don’t forget to register. We will be there on Thursday August 26, 2021. Don’t miss it!
State Farm Center
Don’t confuse this 2021 HOT ROD Power Tour location with the State Farm Research and Development Center, also owned and operated by the University of Illinois. Opened in 1963 as Assembly Hall, the State Farm Center was the largest dome structure in North America until the opening of the Houston Astrodome. The arena can accommodate over 15,000 people and 614 miles of 1/4 inch steel wire supports the roof! The State Farm Center is the third largest arena between Chicago and St. Louis, so the final day of the 2021 HOT ROD Power Tour is shaping up to be a big one.
This year’s itinerary will take us from Norwalk, Ohio, to Champaign, Illinois, with stops in Dayton, Indianapolis, and St. Louis in between, and you can be assured we’ll be riding some incredible roads through this scenic part of the country. along the way. It all starts August 23, 2021. Join us for a day, if that’s all you can spare, or sign up as a Long Hauler, and book the whole week with the HOT ROD staff and around 5,000 others. like-minded car enthusiasts. We can’t think of a better way to spend a week in August. See you later!