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Sick Week Wins USA Today’s Readers’ Choice for Best Motorsports Race

The week-long event held throughout Florida, plays host to over 350 street cars.

Sick the Magazine, which runs and promotes an annual drag-and-drive event known as Sick Week, recently was named USA Today’s Readers’ Choice for its Best Motorsports Race of 2024. Sick Week started three years ago, and has since become a staple of the drag-and-drive race scene for numerous reasons.

The week-long event held throughout Florida, plays host to over 350 street cars looking to set new personal bests in the quarter-mile, and then pack up, drive a few hundred miles to the next track, and do it again five days in a row. The event is heralded for the tracks it uses, the prep of those tracks, the diversity of its classes and class rules, and the overall atmosphere it delivers for both racers and attendees.

Sick the Magazine recently posted to Facebook about the win, “thank you for the nomination and thank you to everyone that voted to help us win this thing. What we did know when we started this is that we wanted to partner with the most passionate people and companies to scream to everyone that would listen that drag-and-drive events are absolutely the most fun you will ever have. Since we have started the number of events has gone from a handful to more than I can even keep track of. The team we have assembled is second to none and we would not get accolades like this without their hard work. I want to thank all of them, all of you, and all of our families for all the sacrifices made to get us to this point. We are just getting started and we are proof that you don’t need to know what you are doing! You can make up for that by outworking the ones that do. There are no shortcuts – you have to put in the time and our team does that all year long! Thank you all again for your unwavering support of our brand!”

Sick Week won Best Motorsports Race ahead of the following nine other events: No. 2 – NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals; No. 3 – King of the Hammers; No. 4 – SCCA NAtional Championship Runoffs; No. 5 – NHRA U.S. Nationals; No. 6 – Holley LS Fest West; No. 7 – Chili Bowl Nationals Powered by NOS Energy Drink; No. 8 – Indianapolis 500; No. 9 – Grant Park 165; No. 10 – Daytona 500.

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