New Tracks Highlight 2022 Open Wheel Series Schedule
Published On: November 20th, 2021
(CLEVELAND, OH) The Open Wheel Series is returning on Wednesday nights for 2022 and nearly doubling the amount of races on the schedule. 2022 will see the addition of street courses to the championship calendar for the first time in the 20 year history of ASRS. 20 Races will be contested between January and the end of May.
The 2022 Open Wheel Series season kicks off with the “West Coast Swing”, a three-race combination beginning at Phoenix Raceway before heading to Weathertech Raceway at Laguna Seca and a return trip to Auto Club Speedway, which was featured on the abbreviated 2021 schedule.
Back East, Daytona International Speedway will begin “Florida Speedweeks” in late January with the first ASRS points paying event on the road course then series packs up and heads even farther South to Homestead-Miami Speedway’s oval to wrap up the two week trip to Florida.
Heading North, Iowa Speedway kicks off the “Run Thru the Heartland” with an inaugural visit to Road America, a return of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and a wrap up on the oval at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. A week off follows for the iRacing “Week 13” release.
The speeds ramp up at Texas Motor Speedway before back to back road courses Watkins Glen International and Barber Motorsports Park, the latter of which will mark the return after ten years away from the Alabama course.
A visit to Michigan International Speedway starts the month of April, which will feature the very first street course in an ASRS points paying event when the series hits the streets of Long Beach, CA for the first time. April wraps up with the Chi-town Hustle featuring Chicagoland Speedway on April 20th and the Chicago Street Course on April 27th.
The infamous “Month of May” features four distinct events beginning with the inaugural visit to Nashville Superspeedway before heading to Detroit and the Belle Isle race course, the third and final street course on the 2022 schedule. May wouldn’t be complete without visiting The Racing Capital of the World, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway twice! First the infield road course will host the Indianapolis Grand Prix (pending an iRacing release of the current configuration) before the 2.5 mile oval will host the “Indianapolis 250 Mile Race” to cap off the season and crown the next Open Wheel Series Champion.
In all, 20 events will be staged with 10 schedule for oval courses and the remaining 10 on road and street courses. The season will run from January to the end of May before taking a “Summer Vacation”, a first for ASRS.