To me 20 miles isn't that far. Every year is a balancing act between the best venues,their availability,cost,etc,etc... To stay in nice hotels,one must go where the nice hotels are,and their cost,availability,etc,etc... Usually drag strips are a drive because that is the nature of them. Many if not most of the smaller,regional ones are out in the countryside away from everything.
Winner 2001 Road Course (prep. class) Detroit,MI
Winner 2006 Drag race (SS class) Indianapolis,IN
Quickest event reaction time .013sec. (final-round)
Class Winner 2014 Charlotte,NC. 2016 NOLA car shows
Winner 2019 Road Course (prep.class) Pittsbugh,PA