A perfect 10 races will make up the slate for the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco in 2019. Seven total race tracks in four different states represent what some of the finest Super Late Model drivers in America will battle as series representatives released their schedule Monday.
The 2019 campaign will kickoff for the sixth consecutive year with one of most traditional Super Late Model races in America, “The Rattler," at South Alabama Speedway . The 43rd annual event will be held on March 15-17 on the fourth-tenths of a mile oval. The 250-lap race will attract a strong field of drivers and teams to the south-central part of Alabama.
Two weeks later, Five Flags Speedway will host race number two for the Southern Super Series on Friday, March 29. The race will also be the opener for the Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series at the track in the panhandle of Florida. In all, the series will visit Pensacola, FL four times. The other events will occur on June 21, July 19 and September 21. The first three races will be 125 lap events on Friday nights, with the finale for the Blizzard Series being 150 laps on a Saturday night.
The Southern Super Series will be part of two combination events in 2019 and both of them occur in the state of Tennessee. The Nashville 100 at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville on May 4 will be a joint venture with the ARCA / CRA Super Series and the CARS Tour Super Late Models. On June 1, the third-annual U.S. Short Track Nationals will take center stage on the high-banks of Bristol Motor Speedway, once again with the ARCA / CRA Super Series and the CARS Tour.
The Rumble by the River is scheduled on Independence Day weekend at the lightning fast Montgomery Motor Speedway in Alabama. The July 6 event is sure to attract a host of cars from around the Southeast.
Crisp Motorsports Park will be part of the Southern Super Series for a third consecutive year. The Southern Georgia facility will host the series with the Lyle Farms 125 on Saturday, August 10. Last year’s event recorded a top-notch field and one of the most exciting races of the season.
The finale for the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco is currently listed as a TBA (to be announced) on October 19. Big plans are already underway for a prestigious race; stay tuned for an announcement in the coming weeks.
“We are confident 10 races will allow our teams the opportunity to experience some great racing with our series, while also being able to venture out to race some of the other great Super Late Model events in the country,” said Tim Bryant, Series Director. “Our landscape includes multiple events with other series and we enjoy working with each and every one of them. We will have many more details on the season in the coming weeks.”
Casey Roderick won the championship in 2019 and earned a check for $10,000 for doing so. He was awarded the championship laurels recently at the Five Flags Speedway banquet. With the Southern Super Series championship, and the Super and Pro Late Model titles at Five Flags Speedway, Roderick walked away with more than $14,000 in prize money.
In the six-year history of the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco nobody has become a multiple-time champion.
For more information regarding the Southern Super Series, please visit southernsuperseries.com.
-Story by: Bob Dillner, Speed51.com Executive Editor
-Photo credit: Speed51.com
|March 15-17||43rd Annual Rattler 250||South Alabama Speedway
|March 29||Rubber & Specialties 125||Five Flags Speedway
|May 4||Nashville 100||Fairgrounds Speedway
|June 1||US Short-Track Nat'ls||Bristol Motor Speedway
|June 21||SERF 125||Five Flags Speedway
|July 6||Rumble By The River 125||Montgomery Motor Speedway
|July 19||Universal Fabricators 125||Five Flags Speedway
|August 10||Lyle Farms 125||Crisp Motorsports Park
|September 21||Deep South Cranes 150||Five Flags Speedway