NeSmith Confirms 16-Race Slate


CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — The NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series has released its national touring schedule, which features 16 events at nine tracks in five states.

The season begins Feb. 24-26 when the series visits East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. The Feb. 24-25 events will be 40 laps each and pay $2,000 to the winner, with the Feb. 26 event offering $3,000 to the winner of a 50-lap event.

Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn., will host three $2,500-to-win 50-lap events during the season, with the first being March 30. The series will return to the four-tenths-mile clay oval May 14 and July 30. Greenville (Miss.) Speedway will host the series April 8-9 and again Oct. 7-8.

The series will return to South Georgia this year with the inaugural visit to Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Savannah, Ga., June 3. The series follows that up with a visit to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga., June 4.

Penton (Ala.) Raceway and East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., will team up for the July 4 weekend to host a pair of $2,500-to-win 50-lap events. The series will visit Penton July 2 and East Alabama July 3.

Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss., will present the sixth annual Labor Day Bash, which will feature two $5,000-to-win events Sept. 2-3. Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., will complete the Labor Day weekend with a 40-lap show Sept. 4.

The season concludes with a return to East Bay Raceway Park Dec. 1-3, with the season finale offering $10,000 to the winner. Additional events may be added to the schedule.

Feb. 24-26East Bay Raceway ParkGibsonton, Fla.
March 25TBATBA
March 26Smoky Mountain SpeedwayMaryville, Tenn.
April 8-9Greenville SpeedwayGreenville, Miss.
May 14Smoky Mountain SpeedwayMaryville, Tenn.
June 3Oglethorpe Speedway ParkSavannah, Ga.
June 4Screven Motor SpeedwaySylvania, Ga.
July 2Penton RacewayPenton, Ala.
July 3East Alabama Motor SpeedwayPhenix City, Ala.
July 30Smoky Mountain SpeedwayMaryville, Tenn.
Aug. 12-13TBATBA
Sept. 2-3Whynot Motorsports ParkMeridian, Miss.
Sept. 4Magnolia Motor SpeedwayColumbus, Miss.
Sept. 16-17TBATBA
Oct. 7-8Greenville SpeedwayGreenville, Miss.
Dec. 1-3East Bay Raceway ParkGibsonton, Fla.