BRASSTOWN, N.C. – Officials from the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series have released their schedule for the 2013 racing season.
Series founder and promoter Ray Cook has booked the same 10 tracks that were on the series slate last season, but the order in which they appear on the schedule has differed somewhat in an effort to further reduce travel. The ninth annual Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series will kick off July 15 with a trip to the picturesque Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Va., and will conclude on July 27 at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tenn.
Those two venues have been the bookends of each Southern Nationals tour since 2006.
The first week of the ten race mini-series will take the cars and stars to the Wythe (Va.) Raceway, Volunteer (Tenn.) Speedway, East Alabama Motor Speedway, Swainsboro (Ga.) Raceway and Screven (Ga.) Motor Speedway.
The second and final week of the 2013 tour will host events at the Rome (Ga.) Speedway, North Georgia Speedway, Cleveland (Tenn.) Speedway, Smoky Mountain (Tenn.) Speedway and Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway.
As in past years, half of the races will pay $5,300 to win, while the other five shows will pay $3,500 to the winner.
“We are thrilled with the way our 2013 schedule looks and coming off a very good two weeks last year, I can’t wait for July to get here,” said Cook “I think it says a lot about our shows that all ten racetracks were retained from last year. We are tickled to be heading back to each of those tracks and with the way the travel schedule shakes out, it should be a lot less miles for both the race teams and the fans. With the fine folks of Schaeffer Oil back on board with us again, it should be another great year in 2013.”
2013 Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series Schedule:
July 15 – Wythe Raceway – Rural Retreat, Va.
July 16 – Volunteer Speedway – Bulls Gap, Tenn.
July 18 – East Alabama Motor Speedway – Phenix City, Ala.
July 19 – Swainsboro Raceway – Swainsboro, Ga.
July 20 – Screven Motor Speedway – Sylvania, Ga.
July 21 – Rome Speedway – Rome, Ga.
July 23 – North Georgia Speedway – Chatsworth, Ga.
July 25 – Cleveland Speedway – Cleveland, Tenn.
July 26 – Smoky Mountain Speedway – Maryville, Tenn.
July 27 – Tazewell Speedway – Tazewell, Tenn.