C0-Founder Tony Stewart spoke about the aspiration for SRX Racing after a successful debut season during the summer of 2021.
Superstar Racing Experience, officially known as the Camping World SRX Series, is an auto racing series founded by Tony Stewart, Ray Evernham, Sandy Montag and George Pyne. The formation of the series was announced on July 13, 2020 and debuted on June 12, 2021, televised on CBS.
The debut SRX season was a triumph. TV ratings and attendance were sky high, social media engagement was chart topping , and supporters are already looking forward to 2022.
“I think all of those are options and possibilities,” Stewart told Beyond the Flag when asked if SRX had any interest in adding more cars to the 12-car field, more races to the six-race schedule, and new tracks where the series didn’t race in 2021.
“I think adding more races is probably the toughest part of that if we’re going to do back-to-back races like we did this year. And I think that was a key to our success, was building momentum, fans knowing that every week it was going to be on the same channel in the same time slot for six straight weeks.”
When asked which is least likely addition among cars, races, and tracks? Races. The other two, however, SMOKE would love to see — and believes could happen.
“So I don’t know that adding more races is necessarily an option,” he admitted. “Depending on funding, if we can get more funding, we definitely can add more cars, and I would entertain that as well. I think that’s something that if we could go from 12 cars to 14 or 16 cars, I would definitely be a fan of that. But it takes funding to do that, so that’s probably the most crucial part of it.
“I would like, I told Ray in our post-season meetings, I would like to see six totally different tracks for next year,” he said. “I love the tracks that we went to this year, and it’s not because we didn’t like those, but I think it would be really cool to go each season and go to six new tracks that we didn’t run the previous season, or even a previous year before that.”
Tony Stewart wants to add new tracks
“I would like to see at least one road course race added to the schedule next year,” he confirmed. “So finding a small enough road course to put on the product that we want will be the key to that, but we’ve gotta get some funding to fund these cars for next year before we do.”