Calendar of the Drag Racing Championship SMP RDRC in 2019

2 April 2019/

The organizers of the Drag Racing Championship SMP RDRC have fanalized the calendar of competitions for the upcoming 2019 season.

June 29-30 Bykovo (Moscow region)
July 20-21 NRING Race Track (Nizhny Novgorod Ring)
August 10-11 Bykovo (Moscow region)
August 31-September 1 The Fort Grozny Autodrome (Grozny, Chechen Republic).

For the first time since 2009, all-Russian drag racing competitions will be held again in Moscow - two rounds of the Russian Championship will take place on the territory of the former airfield in Bykovo. One round of the SMP RDRC will be at the NRING Circuit, race track located near Nizhny Novgorod, and the season finale will traditionally be held at the Fort Grozny Autodrome.

In addition to the Drag Racing Championship schedule, a calendar of SMP RDRC competitions of federal districts and subjects of Russia is established. In 2019, the competetions will be combined according to five geographical regions: SMP RDRC Center, SMP RDRC Volga Region, SMP RDRC South, SMP RDRC Siberia, SMP RDRC Far East. To date, 35 rounds have been approved, the dates of the others are being discussed and will be announced later.

The SMP RDRC competition map includes new cities - primarily in the Far East and the Volga region. The new principle of clastering will allow oraganizers to use regions with high spectator potential and attract more participants. In 2018, about 1,500 drivers took part in all SMP RDRC competitions in Russia. It is expected that in 2019 their number will grow to 2,000.

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Alexander Abyanov, Head of SMP RDRC: The 2019 season should be brand new for Russian drag racing, especially thanks to the assistance of the SMP Racing program. The most anticipated event is the return of an all-Russian competition to Moscow. After 10 years break, we will hold two rounds of SMP RDRC here. In the near Moscow region, we will have a new venue, which will allow to attract residents of the capital both as spectators and participants. We will also have a competition in Nizhny Novgorod and traditionally have the end of the season in Grozny. In general, we expect an increase in the number of participants and the appearance of new interesting technology.

Tigran Seferyan, the chairman of the drag racing committee of the Russian Automobile Federation (RAF): In the new season we will continue to develop the regional program SMP RDRC - this is currently a key task. As the experience of last year showed, the audience of drag racing is really big - from two to ten thousand people came to the rounds in different cities. And, as a rule, these were not permanent autodromes, but unused aerodromes. The whole families came to the events and it turned out to be a real sports festival. The organizers of SMP RDRC new season plan to arrange online broadcasts of races so that fans from other cities and regions can watch races. Such popularization of drag racing leads to an increase in the number of participants every year and in 2019 we expect that about two thousand drivers will take part in races.
With the appearance of new cities on the SMP RDRC map, a kind of ladder is gradually built, moving up which drivers can reach the highest level - from the city series to the Russian Championship. Therefore, we will continue to help local organizers by sharing our experience in sports matters and technical solutions. We expect that in the upcoming season there will be about fifty regional competitions across Russia - from the Central region to the Far East.

SMP Russian Drag Racing Championship Calendar in 2019:


SMP RDRC Center
May 18-19 Dmitrovsky auto test track of "FSUE NAMI" (Dmitrov, Moscow region)
June 29-30 Bykovo (Moscow region)
July 13-14 Dmitrovsky auto test track of "FSUE NAMI" (Dmitrov, Moscow region)
July 20-21 NRING Race Track (Nizhny Novgorod Ring)
August 3-4 Beliy Kolodec (White Well) track (Voronezh region)
August 10-11 Bykovo (Moscow region)
August 31-September 1 Ivanovo region

SMP RDRC Volga region
May 25-26 Berezniki (Perm Krai)
June 22-23 Ufa (Republic of Bashkortostan)
July 20-21 Ufa (Republic of Bashkortostan)
August 10-11 - Berezniki (Perm Krai)
August 24-25 Ufa (Republic of Bashkortostan)
September 7-8 Berezniki (Perm Region)

SMP RDRC South
June 1-2 Salsk (Rostov Region)
June 15-16 Sunzha (Republic of Ingushetia)
August 3-4 Sunzha (Republic of Ingushetia)
August 24-25 The Fort Grozny Autodrome (Grozny, Chechen Republic)
August 31-September 1 The Fort Grozny Autodrome (Grozny, Chechen Republic)
October 5-6 Salsk (Rostov Region)

SMP RDRC Siberia
May 18-19 Sayanogorsk (Republic of Khakassia)
May 25-26 Barnaul (Altai Krai)
June 8-9 Fyodorovka Airport (Omsk Region)
June 22-23 The Red Ring Autodrome (Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai)
July 6-7 Barnaul (Altai Krai)
July 13-14 Spichenkovo ​​Airport (Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo Region)
July 27-28 Krasnozerskoye (Novosibirsk region)
August 17-18 Sayanogorsk (Republic of Khakassia)
August 24-25 Barnaul (Altai Krai)

SMP RDRC Far East
May 25-26 Nakhodka (Primorsky Krai)
June 8-9 Birobidzhan (Jewish Autonomous Region)
June 22-23 Nakhodka (Primorsky Krai)
July 13-14 Birobidzhan (Jewish Autonomous Region)
July 27-28 Nakhodka (Primorsky Krai)
August 24-25 Khabarovsk (Khabarovsk Krai)
August 31 - September 1 Nakhodka (Primorsky Krai)


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