Survival is key at the Taylor Speedway Hit to Pass, June 16 and 17

The most exciting event of the year at Taylor Speedway, the Hit to Pass race, goes this weekend, beginning at 2 p.m. on June 16 and noon on June 17. The goal is simple, drivers need to wreck the car in front of them to pass them and earn points.

“It’s pretty much what it sounds like. If you don’t hit the guy in front of you, you’ll lose a lap,” said Sam Hunt, an organizer of the event and returning Hit to Pass champion.

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Taylor Speedway first held the event in 2017, and it was a very big success, easily becoming the most popular event.

“It’s going to be big. It was very popular last year and will only grow, as we have lots of new drivers and fans coming this year,” Hunt said.

There will be a main event each day, where drivers will literally put it all on the line.

“It’s all about surviving. We rely on our crew a lot to change our tires and keep our car intact. It comes down to the last car standing in the end,” said Hunt.

Hunt said they are expecting at least 12 cars to race in the hit to pass, with more likely signing up by the end of the week. There will be mini sprint and mower mayhem races at the event as well.

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