The second running of the Short Track U.S. Nationals presented by Vore’s Welding is a little more than one month away, and anticipation is growing rapidly. Competitors and fans alike are ready to see Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Compacts take to the high banks of the Last Great Colosseum May 18-20.
The inaugural edition of the Short Track U.S. Nationals saw incredible competition across every division and nearly 500 total cars on the grounds at Bristol Motor Speedway. Fans across the globe were able to watch the event live on Speed51.com. For the second year in a row, fans will have the same opportunity.
Those that cannot make it to Bristol Motor Speedway to see the Short Track U.S. Nationals in person can catch all of the action live on Speed51.com via a pay-per-view. A three-day package is available now for just $64.99, while each individual day of racing can be seen for just $24.99. The three-day option is available only for a limited time, so act soon to save money. Click here to purchase your Short Track U.S. Nationals pay-per-view tickets.
Race teams will also get a preview of what to expect at the second Short Track U.S. Nationals if they attend the one and only official test day on Saturday, May 12, one week before the event is scheduled to take place.
Space will be limited at the test, so teams are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Racers who sign up before Sunday, April 15 will save money on their registration fee, as well as have a chance to win a Short Track U.S. Nationals prize pack. The prize pack includes: two crew test day passes ($50 Value), two three-day weekend passes for the event ($190 Value), and two free event t-shirts. The first 75 entrants for the testing will be guaranteed an infield rig parking spot.
The race weekend will once again be May 18-20, and will showcase the world’s best short track racers competing once again on the high-banks of The World’s Fastest Half-Mile, one of the most famous short tracks in the world.
More than 500 race cars split among six classes are expected to be in competition during the three-day event, including racing in Super Late Model, Pro/Crate Late Model, Late Model Stock, Modified, Street Stock and Compact. The five sanctioning bodies that will be represented are CRA (ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Models, JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Models, and CRA Street Stocks), CARS Tour (Super Late Models, Late Model Stock), Southern Super Series (Super Late Model), I-CAR All-Star Modified Tour (Modifieds) and the VORES Compact Touring Series (Compacts).
Camping is now available to purchase for the Short Track U.S. Nationals. Campgrounds will be open from Thursday, May 17 through Monday, May 21. The campgrounds that will be open are the Driver RV lot (Electric Only $350), Medallion (Electric, Water & Sewer, $300), XFINITY Lot (Electric and Water, $300), and Non-Hookup sites (starting $100). Campers can purchase sites through the BMS ticket office at 866-415-4158.
Tickets for the Short Track U.S. Nationals are on sale now. Weekend tickets start at just $50 while single day tickets start at $20. To purchase tickets, please call the BMS ticket office at 866-415-4158. For more information about the Short Track U.S. Nationals please visit http://www.bristolmotorspeedway.com/tickets/short-track-u-s-nationals/.
About Bristol Motor Speedway
Forged amid the scenic mountains of Northeast Tennessee near the Virginia state line, Bristol Motor Speedway is The Last Great Colosseum, a versatile multi-use venue that hosts major auto races, football games, concerts and many other captivating events. The facility features a 0.533-mile concrete oval race track with 28-degree corner banking and 650-feet straightaways that offers racing in several NASCAR touring series, highlighted by two major Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekends. While at the track, fans are offered a unique viewing experience courtesy of Colossus, the world’s largest outdoor center-hung four-sided video screen with a 540,000-watt audio system. The adjacent quarter-mile dragstrip, Bristol Dragway, offers more than 70 events annually, including the marquee Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Three football games have kicked-off inside the oval, most notably the 2016 Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol, where border rivals the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech met before an NCAA-record crowd of 156,990. In existence since 1961, Bristol Motor Speedway was purchased in 1996 by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., a publicly traded company that is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information, please visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.
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