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NOLA to Open Six-Round 2023 Schedule

NOLA joins Radical Cup schedule as North American series outlines six-event calendar for 2023…

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Blue Marble Radical Cup North America is returning in 2023 with a six-round schedule including the series’ first visit to NOLA Motorsports Park and three NTT IndyCar Series support slots.

Featuring the Pro 1340 and Pro 1500 classes for Radical’s ever-popular SR3, and the Platinum class for the GT3-beating turbocharged SR10, as well as its SR8 and RXC models, Radical Cup North America drivers will enjoy a six-race schedule as well as a series test that will kick off in January.

“As the pinnacle of Radical racing on the continent, if not the world, the Blue Marble Radical Cup North America is about combining destination and bucket list tracks with top-tier events, and 2023 is no exception,” said Tom Drewer, Radical global motorsport director.

Prior to the commencement of the 2023 season, Radical Cup will debut with an official series test at NOLA on Jan. 28-29, during the New Orleans Mardi Gras carnival season.

The series will then return to the Crescent City for more nights of Jazz, Cajun, and Creole cuisine, and the sights of Bourbon Street when the season kicks off at NOLA on March 9-12.

The first of two new additions to the Blue Marble Radical Cup North America schedule, the series will join the expanded Trans Am Series in the Pelican State.

For Rounds Two and Three, Radical Cup will support IndyCar in back-to-back events at Barber Motorsports Park on April 28-30 and Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. on June 15-18.

As staples on the series calendar, both events regularly feature more than 30 Radical entries.

Still in the works, July’s round is yet to be confirmed but is expected to take place at another high-profile event in the Northeast.

The series will then head west to Circuit of The Americas in Austin over the Aug. 25-27 weekend to join fellow USAC-sanctioned series Porsche Sprint Challenge and the USF Pro Championships ladder program.

Bringing the season to a close, Radical Cup North America will join the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in California on Sept. 8-10, as both series cap off their respective seasons and champions are crowned.

A season finale World Finals event for 2023 is also in the works for November, following the highly successful inaugural Radical World Finals presented by Hankook which this year took place at the picturesque Spring Mountain Motor Resort north of Las Vegas.

“With party destinations New Orleans, Austin, and Monterey, and all the excitement of big IndyCar weekends, I’m not sure what’s going to be more of an attraction – the off-track fun, or the on-track competition,” said Drewer.

Last year saw dramatic growth in the Platinum class, with open-wheel stalwart come Radical star Steve Jenks narrowly beating Judd Miller and former ALMS champ Jon Field, while young guns Palmer Miller and Austin Riley clinched the highly competitive Pro 1500 and Pro 1340 ranks, once again proving the Radical SR3 as the perfect driver development platform.

“With more high-profile events in 2023, the series is again set to attract both rising stars from the country club and premium GT sport scar categories along with young karters and open-wheel drivers looking for an alternative pathway into prototypes and the upper echelons of the sport.”

2023 Radical Cup North America Schedule:
Jan. 28-29 – Official Testing (NOLA)
March 9-12 – NOLA
April 28-30 – Barber Motorsports Park
June 15-18 – Road America
July TBA – TBA
Aug. 25-27 – Circuit of The Americas
Sept. 8-10 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Nov. TBA – World Finals (venue TBA)

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