Bristol To Host U.S. Nationals Of Short Track Racing

The CARS Tour, Southern Super Series and Champion Racing Ass'n will come together to sanction the U.S. Nationals of Short Track Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

CONCORD, N.C. – The Southern Super Series, CARS Tour and Champion Racing Ass’n are coming together to sanction the inaugural U.S. Nationals of Short Track Racing next year at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The event, which was announced Friday at the Snowball Derby, is scheduled for May 19-21, 2017 and will feature super late models, pro late models, late model stocks, street stocks, compacts and open-wheel modifieds.

Vore’s Welding & Steel will be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural event.

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“Bristol Motor Speedway is proud to announce today that in 2017 it will host the biggest and what promises to be the most exciting event in short track stock car racing history,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway. “We’re looking forward to fans joining us following the NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It will surely be an event you won’t want to miss.”

The super late model feature, which will close out the three-day event on May 21, will be co-sanctioned by all three sanctioning bodies.

Practice for all six classes will be held Friday, May 19. On Saturday, May 20, practice for all six classes will continue with qualifying for all six classes. Two qualifying races for the super late models and main events for compacts, modifieds and street stocks will be held Saturday.

On Sunday, May 21, the three main classes will get warm up laps starting at 11 a.m. Final qualifying for the super late models will be held at 1 p.m. The 100-lap main events for super late models, pro late models and late model stocks will begin at 2 p.m.

Event officials have also set aside three provisionals that will be available to NASCAR competitors should they chose to enter the super late model feature. The race is scheduled to take place the day after the NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is scheduled for May 20.

CRA will sanction the pro late model event and the CARS Tour will sanction the late model stock feature.

In addition, the ICAR Modified Series will sanction the open-wheel modified race, CRA will sanction the street stock race and the Vores Compact Touring Series will sanction the compact division race.