Nashville, TN — Now that the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has completed their season opening event at Daytona International Speedway, preparation has begun for the Music City 200 at Nashville’s (TN) Fairgrounds Speedway. The Track Enterprises promoted event has turned into a fan favorite, as three of the top Super Late Model tours will also be on track. The April 7th event is expected to draw some of the best fields of cars for short track racing in 2018.
The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is coming off of a season opening event at Daytona International Speedway that saw Michael Self claim the victory. The series drivers are looking forward to their first short track race of the season, taking them back to their roots. The versatile tour takes them to superspeedways, short tracks, road courses, and even dirt tracks.
Last year, Michigan driver, Chad Finley made a late race charge to the front, thanks to taking on four tires with pit strategy. The moved worked out beautifully as Finley went on to victory over Kyle Weatherman, Christian Eckes, Austin Theriault, and local favorite, Mason Mingus. A strong field of 32 drivers took the green in the nationally televised event.
When it comes to Super Late Model racing, this event draws some of the bigger fields of any event all season long. Last year’s race had 34 Super Late Models, with the event co-sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS and the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco. The 2018 edition will also see the CARS Super Late Model tour join in, pushing the possible car count up a little more.
Lawrenceville, Georgia driver Casey Roderick took the North-South Super Late Model Challenge 100 presented by Team Construction last year. He was able to fend off Augie Grill, Kyle Plott, Travis Braden, and Josh Brock. The entry list was a who’s-who of Super Late Model racing.
Hauler parking and Super Late Model practice is scheduled for Friday, April 6, while all racing festivities are set for Saturday, April 7 with practice beginning at 12:00, qualifying at 3:00, and racing at 5:45. General admission presale tickets are available for a $5 per ticket discount at https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1138614&store=17617 or by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.
-Track Enterprises Press Release
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