New Date & Plans For Short Track U.S. Nationals

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The Short Track U.S. Nationals will return to Bristol Motor Speedway next year with a new date and new racing program. (Drew Hierwarter photo)

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Short Track U.S. Nationals will return to Bristol Motor Speedway next season with a new date and reconfigured racing program.

The event will be held on May 31-June 1 and will showcase four classes, headlined by the super late model division. Along with the super late models, the event will also feature pro late models, street stocks and compacts. The restructured two-day format will provide competitors with additional practice opportunities throughout the day on Friday and will be followed by a full day on Saturday that will include practice, qualifying and racing.

“This new date and format will allow teams and spectators the opportunity to enjoy plenty of quality racing over the weekend,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway. “We’ve seen some of stock car racing’s new generation emerge at this event by having great success and we’re anxious to discover more of the sport’s future stars.”

Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Raphael Lessard won the super late model portion of the Short Track U.S. Nationals this past May and he shared victory Lane with local driver Josh Reeves, who powered his Wade Lopez Wealth Management sponsored machine to the 100-lap pro late model victory. Current NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series star Bubba Wallace took the super late model title at the inaugural Short Track U.S. Nationals in 2017.

Four sanctioning bodies will be affiliated with the event, including the Champions Racing Ass’n, the CARS Tour, the Southern Super Series and the Vore’s Compact Series.