20 Races Keep NeSmith Late Models Busy

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Montana Dudley scored his first NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series victory on Saturday night at East Alabama Motor Speedway. (Beth Davis Ferguson Photo)
Montana Dudley scored his first NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series victory on Saturday night at East Alabama Motor Speedway. (Beth Davis Ferguson Photo)
Montana Dudley scored his first NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series victory last season at East Alabama Motor Speedway. (Beth Davis Ferguson Photo)

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series officials released their schedule Wednesday, which features 20 races at 11 different tracks that will be contested over 11 weekends from April through November.

Nine tracks will return from the 2015 season, and two tracks will return after a long absence.

The season will begin with a two-day, two-race extravaganza at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn. on April 8-9.

The NeSmith Late Models will compete in front of an international audience during NASCAR weekend on April 29-30 at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.

NeSmith Late Model competitors will race for extra laps and extra cash for all positions on May 21 at Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, Ga. Cochran Motor Speedway will present a 60-lap main event.

Memorial Day Weekend will be the Annual “Salute To The Armed Forces Nationals” on May 28 and May 29.  The Salute To The Navy 50 will take place at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. on May 28, and Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss. will host the Salute To The Air Force 40 on May 29.

The NeSmith Late Models return to I-75 Raceway on June 3 for the 3rd Annual Bill Hendren Memorial 40.  The next night, the series moves an hour up the road to 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn. for the 5th Annual J.T. Kerr Memorial 40 on June 4.

The Salute To America Nationals will be highlighted by three races for the NeSmith Late Models over the July 4 weekend.

Flomaton Speedway will host the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series for the first time since 2008.

Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss. will return to the NeSmith Late Model National Touring schedule for the first time in two years with the two-night, two-race “Rumble On The Gumbo Nationals” on July 15-16.

East Tennessee race fans just can’t get enough of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, and I-75 Raceway has answered their requests with a third race on July 23.

Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Ga. will present the NeSmith Late Models in the 3rd Annual Showdown On The Coast on Oct. 14 and 15.  The 60-lap $5,000-to-win race will feature Qualifying and Heat Races on Oct. 14, with the B-Main races and the Main Event on Oct. 15.

The second NASCAR Weekend of the season at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala. will once again feature the NeSmith Late Models for two races on Oct. 21-22.

The 2016 NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series season finale will be the 100-lap Possum Town Grand Prix at Magnolia Motor Speedway on Nov. 25-26.

The Chevrolet Performance World Championship that has traditionally been contested each season since 2005 in November or December will now become a part of the Winter Shootout Series that is run during January and February.

 

2016 NeSMITH CHEVROLET DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES SCHEDULE

 

April 8 – I-75 Raceway, Sweetwater, Tenn.

April 9 – I-75 Raceway, Sweetwater, Tenn.

April 29 – Talladega Short Track, Eastaboga, Ala.

April 30 – Talladega Short Track, Eastaboga, Ala.

May 21 – Cochran Motor Speedway, Cochran, Ga.

May 28 – Whynot Motorsports Park, Meridian, Miss.

May 29 – Magnolia Motor Speedway, Columbus, Miss.

June 3 – I-75 Raceway, Sweetwater, Tenn.

June 4 – 411 Motor Speedway, Seymour, Tenn.

July 2 – Penton Raceway, Penton, Ala.

July 3 – East Alabama Motor Speedway, Phenix City, Ala.

July 4 – Flomaton Speedway, Flomaton, Ala.

July 15 – Greenville Speedway, Greenville, Miss.

July 16 – Greenville Speedway, Greenville, Miss.

July 23 – I-75 Raceway, Sweetwater, Tenn.

Oct. 14-15-  Golden Isles Speedway, Brunswick, Ga.

Oct. 21-  Talladega Short Track, Eastaboga, Ala.

Oct. 22 – Talladega Short Track, Eastaboga, Ala.

Nov. 25-26 – Magnolia Motor Speedway, Columbus, Miss.