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Racing series with large fields?

Discussion in 'Other Racing' started by Scar, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. Scar

    Scar Spectator

    Since I grew up watching NASCAR, I'm very used to 40 car fields. But most other racing series have fields much smaller than that of NASCAR. Most of them have about two dozen or so. Are there any other racing series that have large fields (at least 35 or more) that aren't stock car series?
  2. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    World of Outlaws (410), All Star Circuit of Champions (410), Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (360) at some of their races have large fields with multiple mains.

    As far as 35+ cars in one race, probably IMSA or Pirelli World Challenge, but those are consisted of multiple classes.
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  3. toledo47

    toledo47 Team Owner

    Not quite the 35 you are looking for but the British Touring Car Championship starts 30 cars. No split classes like the sports car series either. Really great series as well.
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  4. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Blancpain GT Endurance Cup has fields in the 50s for their races, albeit they have only five. ADAC GT Masters were pretty well into the 30s as well. Both GT3-based series.

    @toledo47 is right about BTCC too, very fun series that's on CBS Sports Network.
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  5. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Many short track series, especially on dirt, draw large counts for major races that are whittled down using qualifying races to a 22-30 car starting field for the main event. I am assuming you mean that many starters in the main race though.

    Most outdoor motocross races are going to start with 40 riders in the gates.
  6. KTMLew01

    KTMLew01 Team Owner

    Do you think the Nascar community would accept these type cars instead of the custom built chassis they run now? I see lots of complaints about the cars not being "stock" enough. My concern is it would be more expensive to build a car starting with say a Camaro than a pile of tubing. Building a cage INSIDE the car is a pain in the butt.


    Last edited: Oct 28, 2018
  7. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Ryan Preece and short tracks

    The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has had 30+ car fields this year at a good amount of tracks.

    The big Super Late Model events like the Snowball derby, Oxford 250, and Winchester generally attract more than the 35 cars you set as a benchmark.
  8. Scar

    Scar Spectator

    I think I specified I didn't just want other stock car series.
  9. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Ryan Preece and short tracks

  10. gone

    gone Team Owner

    NASCAR fans say they would, but the cars would be slower due to handling characteristics... I suspect they'd complain before long...

    Agree, building a cage inside a street car is a lot of work. So is reinforcing a stock chassis and correcting its suspension geometry. But it is the rule for many classes on short tracks where cars are going less than 100mph... not sure how safe you could build them into 200mph big track Cup cars.

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