CARS Racing Show 2025 Dates Announced

CARS Racing Show 2025 Dates Announced

The CARS Racing Show in Hickory, NC will be hosting the 5th annual show on January 10-11, 2025 at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.

There was some discussion around moving the show to a potential November date, but after receiving overwhelming feedback from exhibitors and attendees alike, the organizers decided to keep the show in January. “Picking the right date is tough,” stated organizer Kate Dillon. “Racing has become a year-round sport and we just don’t have the off-season we once had.”

“One thing we actively pursued going into 2025 was to schedule our show so that it doesn’t conflict with the Ice Bowl. I contacted Adam Stewart from the Talladega Short Track to find out his dates so that we could coordinate and purposely schedule on a different weekend. The Ice Bowl will be the weekend of the 3rd, so we’ve chosen the weekend of January 10th,” Dillon said.

About CARS: The CARS Racing Show focuses on short track grassroots racers, both dirt and asphalt. Exhibitors include major manufacturers as well as regional retailers. The show is organized by the brother-sister duo of Jimmy Schiltz (Dirtwrap) and Kate Dillon (Crate Insider). They each operate businesses in the racing industry. For more information about the show or to sign up to become an exhibitor, visit