By Chris Tilley, Series Publicist
BRASSTOWN, NC (July 12, 2015) – Two of the busiest weeks of racing in the Southeast gets kicked off on Monday, July 20, with the running of the Eleventh Annual Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Old Man’s Garage.
The two week mini-tour kicks off Monday, July 20, at Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, VA paying $3,500-to-win. Support classes will be on hand and racing action is set to begin at 8:00 pm. Last year’s event winner at Wythe Raceway was Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga.
411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn. will again be on this year’s schedule as the series will roll into the beautiful Smoky Mountains on Tuesday, July 21, paying $3,500 to win. Support classes will be on hand and action will kick off at 7:30. Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn. won last year’s inaugural visit.
Modoc Raceway in Modoc, SC again returns to the schedule on Thursday, July 23, paying $3,500-to-win. Support classes will join in the racing program that night with action kicking off at 7:00 pm. Brandon Overton of Appling, GA won last year’s inaugural series visit.
On Friday, July 24, the Southern Nationals competitors travel to Swainsboro GA Raceway for Round # 4 of the tour paying $5,300-to-win while support classes will be on the racing card for the evening’s events. Action will get started with 7:00 pm Hot Laps. Last year at Swainsboro, Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA claimed the event victory.
Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, GA will host the series on Saturday, July 25, paying $5,300 to win during the 16th annual Rebel Yell event. Support classes will also greet the fans for action and will kick off with 7:00 pm Hot Laps. Dennis Franklin of Gaffney, SC claimed the 2014 series visit.
On Sunday, July 26, Round # 6 of the series will bring action to the Rome Speedway in Rome, GA paying $5,300-to-win. Support classes will all be in action as cars will hit the track around 7:00 for action. Randy Weaver won last year’s tour appearance to the famed Rome Speedway.
Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, GA will host Round # 7 of the tour for the second time on Tuesday, July 28, as the SNS competitors will be competing for the $3,500 top prize during NASCAR Night at the track featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Austin Dillon and his younger brother NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Ty Dillon. The tracks support classes will all be on tap for the night’s events as action will start around 7:00 pm.
On Thursday, July 30, the series will roll into Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC for the first time since 2007 for Round # 8 on the tour paying $3,500-to-win. Support classes will share the stage during the track’s Thursday night special event. Action will kick off around 7:00 pm Central Time. Chris Madden of Gray Court, SC won the 2007 race appearance at Tri-County.
Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. will host Round # 9 of the tour for Late Model Mania on Friday, July 31. This will mark the series’ fourth appearance to the track located just minutes from Knoxville. The event pays $5,300-to-win support classes will all be in action. Action will kick off with 7:00 pm Hot Laps. Chris Madden of Gray Court, SC claimed the 2014 series visit.
On Saturday, August 1, the tour will finish the 10-race journey with a $10,050-to-win event at the Gary Hall owned high-banked oval. This will be the 50th Anniversary Race for Tazewell Speedway. Support classes will all be on the racing card with action set to begin at around 7:45 pm. Eric Jacobsen of Rio Del Mar, CA won the 2014 series visit to the Bad Fast Taz. Tazewell has been the only track on the tour that has hosted the finale every season.
Twelve drivers have given intentions on trying to complete the entire tour. Those drivers include: Stacy Boles of Clinton, Tenn., Mark Dotson of Cameron, MO, Vic Hill of Mosheim, Tenn., Chris Madden of Gray Court, SC, Mack McCarter of Gatlinburg, Tenn., Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, GA, Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., T.J. Reaid of Ackworth, GA, Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA, Austin Smith of Cedartown, GA, Clint Smith of Senoia, GA and Craig Vosbergen of Perth, Western Australia.
Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.