OCT 1: BIG NEWS -- EVENT MOVING TO GAINESVILLE DUE TO HURRICANE IAN
We have some exciting news to share regarding this year’s FL2K. The event will NOT be cancelled or postponed. We understand many of you have made arrangements for this weekend many days, weeks or months in advance. We have been planning for this weekend since last year’s event ended. We will be racing this weekend and we hope to see all of you!
That said, Hurricane Ian has impacted our plans. The storm has decimated areas of Southwest Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected. And we will be making a donation from the proceeds of the event to help support relief and rebuild efforts. We are extremely thankful for the outpouring of support for our fellow Floridians, including thousands of volunteers travelling to the area to help lend a hand. While we take FL2K and the racing we put on extremely seriously, we also have to be mindful of everything going on and how our event could negatively impact those fulfilling an important goal of helping those most in need.
With widespread power outages, major road closures like I-75 being out near Venice, limited hotel availability, staffing shortages, fuel shortages, restaurant closures and many other elements impacting the ability to properly put on the event as planned at Bradenton Motorsports Park, the staff of FL2K has made the decision to move the event to Gainesville Raceway, which hosts the NHRA Gatornationals and is just a short drive north from the Bradenton area.
We will be bringing the entire track prep crew and all equipment from Bradenton to ensure the surface is what FL2K racers are accustomed to. The rest of the facility is top notch and ready to accommodate all racers, sponsors, rigs and spectators. All of your tech cards, parking passes, RV passes and general admission tickets will be honored at Gainesville. The schedule will remain the same. The payouts will remain the same. We know racers have been putting in time, money, blood, sweat and tears to get ready for this event, and we know we would not be able to put on an event without the racers, so we will do whatever we can to make sure we are taking care of the racers.
This was not an easy decision. Bradenton Motorsports Park has made significant investments this year improving its facility and getting ready to host FL2K and many other premier events this season. The track suffered some damage from the storm including a downed scoreboard. The power is still not on at the track. But we want to emphasize that this move is not about BMP. The amazing staff at BMP has been working tirelessly since the storm hit. The area around BMP is not ready for all of us. That’s why we’re making the difficult decision to move the event north to Gainesville, an area not as severely impacted by the storm and an area that will help ensure we can put on the best possible event for the racers and for the fans.
If you booked a stay at one of the official host hotels we have already ensured that you will not be charged at all as they have a 48 hour cancelation policy, and we are in talks with several hotels in the Gainesville area about blocks of rooms for as many people as we can. We have two setup already. Check the hotels page for more info.
We know this has been a difficult week for everyone, but we want to put a smile on your face with the most electric streetcar racing you’ve ever seen. And we plan to do just that this weekend as planned. Come out and have fun!
SEPT 7: Schedule Posted, Tech Card Updates
The official schedule has now been posted for the weekend. Any questions please contact us. Tech cards are almost all gone! The following classes have sold out: Roll Race, Street Car Shootout, Stick Shift, XFWD, 10.50 Index, 9.50 Index. The remaining classes have less than 10 spots remaining. Reminder, there are NO tech cards sold at the event, and lastly don't forget about our FAQ that answers many frequently asked questions.
MAY 6: Tech Cards, Tickets On Sale! Rules/Classes Announced!
All tickets and tech cards will be available for sale starting today, May 6 at 6 PM EST. These will sell out so act quick! Classes and rules have also been released. Follow the links in the menu above to find your class.
MAR 20: Rules Announced, Ticket Sales for 2022
The date you have been waiting for is coming! Tickets/tech cards will go on sale and rules for each class including payouts will be announced on May 6. Get prepared because tech cards will go quickly and classes are limited!
JAN 13: Dates announced for 2022, reminder on safety requirements
The 2022 event of FL2K will take place on the weekend of October 6th through the 9th at our home track of Bradenton Motorsports Park. We have some big plans in store for all of you this year including another increase in the industry's leading and largest payout! At FL2K, we know the event is nothing without the racers and we will always strive to represent that in how we run the event and how we treat the racers, including with the highest possible payouts going to the racers -- guaranteed.
IMPORTANT: The engine diaper/catch pan rule is here to stay. We pride ourselves in running an efficient event and making sure everyone has a good time actually racing at our race event. With that in mind, having proper containment devices on your car not only protects yourself and your investment, but if your car has a failure the catch pan or diaper ensures your fellow racer doesn't experience extensive downtime while the track is cleaned and prepped. So that said, all vehicles racing at FL2K are required to have an engine diaper or catch pan in order to pass tech and be eligible to compete.
COUNTDOWN TO FL2K
THE 2022 EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THESE AMAZING COMPANIES
Please click each image to visit the respective website for each sponsor and see what they have to offer. Without the support of these companies, we could not bring you the event you love!
WHERE TO FIND THE FUN
The event has been moved to Gainesville Raceway for 2022 due to Hurricane Ian. Gainesville Raceway is located at 11211 N, N County Road 225, Gainesville, Florida. There is tons of parking and huge grandstands. Come on out!