Southern Nationals Bonus Races Prepare for Busy
Fourth of July Weekend at Tri-County & Tazewell
The Southern Nationals Bonus Race tour is gearing up for a big
double-header of racing on America’s birthday weekend.
On Friday Night July 4th the tour will roll into Ray Cook’s
Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, N.C. for the Annual Circuit
World-sponsored Independence Day Championship race, which will
be Round #4 on the tour. The race will pay $3,000-to-win and
$300-to-start the 40-lapper. Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn.
picked up the $4,000 victory during the track’s latest
Super Late Model special which was sanctioned by the Spring
Nationals Series. The event at Tri-County will benefit the Relay
for Life. Circuit World, the annual presenting sponsor, has
five locations with the home base being in Murphy, N.C.
On Saturday Night July 5th the tour will head
to Gary Hall’s Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tenn. for
Round # 5 of the eight-race mini-series. This event will be
a 40-lap $5,000-to-win and $450-to-start main event. Other track
divisions will also be in action. There will also be a Huge
Fireworks show to light up the night’s skies during the
During the first two Southern Nationals Bonus
Races held on March 1 & 2 at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney,
S.C. there were two different winners as Jason Hiett of Oxford,
Ala. picked up the $3,000 payday in Saturday’s opening
race while Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga. took the $10,000
victory in Sunday’s “March Madness” race.
The third different series winner came on Sunday Night May 25th
at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tenn. when Mike Marlar
claimed the $5,000 payday after a thrilling duo with Benton,
Ky’s Terry English.
On Friday July 4th at Tri-County, the pit gates
will swing open at 4:00 pm, the grandstand gates open at 5:00
pm, the driver's meeting is slated for 6:00 pm, and racing to
begin at around 6:30 pm. Adult general admission is $18.00 with
children 11-16 admitted for $10.00 while children ten and under
are admitted for free. Adult pit passes are $30.00 with children
11-16 admitted for $15.00 while children under ten are admitted
for free. The Crate Late Models ($800-to-win), Interstate Welding
Modified Street ($300-to-win), Street Stocks ($300-to-win) and
the Pony class ($250-to-win) will all be on the racing card
for their points-paying event. A Fireworks show will also light
up the evening sky during the event.
On Saturday July 5th at Tazewell, the pit gates
will open at 4:00 pm, the driver’s meeting will be slated
for 7:00 pm and hot laps will be around 7:45 pm. The Late Model
Sportsman, Modified Streets, Pure Streets, Four Cylinders and
Classic Cars will all be on the racing card for the night’s
entertainment. Adult general admission is $20.00. Adult pit
passes are $30.00. In addition to next Saturday’s race
at Tazewell, the track will host a special Thursday Night July
3rd racing event special for the Limited Late Models and other
divisions will also be on tap.
The Southern Nationals Bonus Race tour will utilize
the Hoosier 1300, 1350, 1600 & LM40 along with the American
Racer 44, 48 & 56 compounds at Tri-County & Tazewell.
Only these compounds will be allowed on all four corners. Tire
samples will be taken and sent to the lab for testing. Southern
Nationals rules & procedures will be in affect at all times.
The entry fee will be $100 per night and transponders will be
available for rent at the track.
Further information on the Tri-County Race Track
can be obtained by calling the track hotline at (828) 837-3815
or Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or log on to www.tricountyracetrack.com.
Further information on Tazewell Speedway can be
obtained by calling the track at (423) 626-2222 or visit www.tazewellspeedway.net.
Tazewell Speedway is located at 1400 Bacchus Rd., Tazewell,
TN 37879, which is located just two miles northwest of Tazewell.
Going north on US 25-E, turn right and then left onto Bacchus
Rd, and then 1.8 miles north, then .8 miles west and the race
track is located on the left.
For further information on the Southern Nationals
Bonus Races, call Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the
official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.
Southern Nationals Bonus Race Winners:
March 1-Jason Hiett (Cherokee Speedway) $3,000
March 2-Jonathan Davenport (Cherokee Speedway) $10,000
May 25-Mike Marlar (Duck River Raceway Park) $5,000
Southern Nationals Bonus Races/Upcoming
Friday July 4-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-$3,000 to
Saturday July 5-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$5,000 to win/40
Saturday August 16-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,010
to win/40 laps
Friday October 3-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-$4,053
to win/53 laps
Fri/Sat Nov. 14/15-Duck River Raceway Park-Wheel, TN-$11,000
Southern Nationals Bonus Race/Tri-County
Purse (40 Laps): 1) $3,000, 2) $1,500, 3) $1,200, 4)
$1,000, 5) $800, 6) $700, 7) $600, 8) $500, 9) $475, 10) $450,
11) $425, 12) $400, 13) $375, 14) $350, 15) $325, 16) $300,
17) $300, 18) $300, 19) $300, 20) $300, 21) $300, 22) $300.
Southern Nationals Bonus Race/Tazewell
Purse (40 Laps): 1) $5,000, 2) $2,500, 3) $1,200, 4)
$1,000, 5) $800, 6) $700, 7) $600, 8) $580, 9) $560, 10) $540,
11) $520, 12) $510, 13) $500, 14) $475, 15) $450, 16) $450,
17) $450, 18) $450, 19) $450, 20) $450, 21) $450, 22) $450.