Dirt Racing Featured in Cars 3 – Thomasville Speedway

Cars 3 dirt racing tracks featured in new Pixar movie trailer – Learn more about Thomasville Speedway below

Cars 3 dirt racing returns! Lightning McQueen goes back to his roots. The extended Cars 3 trailer shows a lot of dirt track racing in the upcoming Pixar movie.

Watch the Cars 3 trailer below highlighting the Thomasville Speedway dirt track.

Hudson Hornet Cars 3 - Thomasville Speedway

The world tour for the stock car racing character is over. Shown in the new Cars 3 trailer, Lightning McQueen is in trouble. The trailer opens up with a big crash. “You will never be the racer you once were.” Following the crash he’s encouraged to retire but he’s not ready.

“I decide when I’m done” says Lightning McQueen. The #95 racecar returns to Radiator Springs to plot his return to the Piston Cup circuits.

A new set of high-tech racers enter the picture. Lightning McQueen must learn a new set of tricks to beat the newer, faster cars.

You’ll never be as fast but you can be smarter.

Lightning McQueen heads to the Thomasville Speedway dirt track. It’s an old run down race track highlighted in the new Cars 3 trailer. The sides of the track show a weathered ‘Piston Cup’ logo. That tells you Thomasville was an old Piston Cup dirt track before the series went to asphalt racing.

Cars 3 Dirt Racing Lightning McQueen Photo

It appears Lightning McQueen will be running laps on the dirt track new to the animated series. However, it gets better than that! There’s a very short 1 second part of the trailer that shows Lightning McQueen racing under the lights on a dirt track. If you blink you’ll miss it.

He’s racing side-by-side with an old junker. However, in the background you’ll see 2 more cars on the same dirt track. It’s a race! Lightning McQueen is going dirt racing in the new Cars 3 film.

This is a unique feature to the animated series and I’m sure it will get many real-life dirt track fans excited about the new movie. In the first film you only saw a tiny clip of dirt racing action. But that wasn’t on any real race track, it was basically an old dirt road. The next film saw a trip around the globe to hit the road racing circuit (F1).

The new film features Cars 3 dirt racing tracks! It looks like the Disney Pixar character, voiced by Owen Wilson will be entered in a few local short track bullring races.

Motor Speedway of the South - Cars Disney Pixar - Bristol Motor Speedway

Motor Speedway of the South also makes a return in Cars 3. That’s one of the first tracks shown in the original Cars movie.

The Motor Speedway of the South Cars 3 track draws a striking resemblance to the real-life ‘last great colosseum’ which might be better known as Bristol Motor Speedway.

Several Cars 3 tracks have been discovered before the movie release. The toy sets tell us several tracks that will be featured in the Cars 3 animated film. That unofficial list includes; Motor Speedway of the South, Rustbelt Raceway, Desert Race, Midnight Run, Thomasville Speedway, Thunder Hollow Speedway and Ultimate Florida Speedway.

Cars 3 Dirt Track - Thomasville Speedway

Dirt track racing getting placement in a movie of this size is big news for the sport. It opens up the sport of dirt track racing to a very broad audience. More importantly, it exposes the sport to a much younger audience which is important to continue the rapid growth of dirt racing in the United States and worldwide.

The original Cars movie released in 2006 grossed $462,216,280 worldwide. Cars 2 was released in 2011 and grossed $562,110,557 worldwide.

Cars 3 has a release date of June 16, 2017. Watch the Cars 3 extended trailer below.

Author: Shane Walters

Cars 3 Dirt Track Screenshots
Thomasville Speedway

Cars 3 Racers

Lightning McQueen has a set upgraded of challengers in the new film.

Jackson Storm Cars 3 Racer Image

Jackson Storm
Type: 2017 Custom-built ‘Next-Gen’ Piston Cup Racer 2.0
Engine: Maximum Performance V-8
HP: 850
Chassis: Hydroformed Alloy & Steel
Body: Carbon Fiber & Metal Composite
Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.6 seconds
Top Speed: 214 mph

Cruz Ramirez Cars 3 Racer Image

Cruz Ramirez
Type: 2017 CRS Sports Coupe
Engine: High Performance DOHC V-6
HP: Undetermined
Chassis: Aerodynamic Venturi Channeled
Body: Lightweight Alloy
Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.8 seconds
Top Speed: 210 mph

Lightning McQueen Cars 3 Racer Image

Lightning McQueen
Type: 2006 Custom-built Piston Cup Racer
Engine: Full Race V-8
HP: 750
Chassis: Hight Strength Tubular Frame
Body: 24-gauge Cold-rolled Sheet Metal
Acceleration: 0-60 in 4 seconds
Top Speed: 198 mph

Cars 3 – Thomasville Speedway Video

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