This weekend, three of the premier Super Late Model Series in the Eastern United States – the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the CARS Super Late Model Tour, and the Southern Super Series – gather at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) for the North/South Super Late Model Challenge. Before the race, let’s take a look behind the numbers at this unique event at one of short track racing’s most historic venues.
2: Donnie Wilson has been waiting for his new ride to be ready for Nashville which is likely his favorite track. Wilson, a former All American 400 winner,
3: Three Super Late Model Series will make up the roster for the Super Late Model Challenge 100. Drivers from ARCA/CRA, Southern Super Series and the CARS Tour will try to high banks at the Fairgrounds.
5: Chuck Barnes Jr. will make a rare Super Late Model start at Nashville which was the site of his All American 400 win in 2004.
17: Defending CRA Super Series Champion Josh Brock will be on hand trying to tame the high-banks at Nashville. Brock was fifth at the Anderson race.
17: A total of 17 states will be represented with drivers from Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, and New York.
18: Casey Roderick won the 100-lap race a year ago to start his march to the Southern Super Series title.
20: We saw Anthony Sergi win a Super Late Model race at New Smyrna Speedweeks for the first time in 2019. Now he will head to Nashville for his first experience there.
36: Last year 36 cars took the green flag for the 100 lap race at Nashville. The mid-week entry list shows 37 cars for the feature event.
88: Lap 88 was when Casey Roderick took the lead for the first time last year.
100: The feature event will be 100 laps around the Nashville Fairgrounds track.
Double Up: Connor Okrzesik is the only driver scheduled to race both the Super Late Model race and the ARCA Racing Series event.
Be Kind: This is plea to mother nature to be kind to the Super Late Model teams heading to Nashville this weekend to race. Let them race.
Can’t Be There: Check out Speed51.com for live coverage of the race from Nashville for the three Super Late Model series showdown.
Former Champs: Donnie Wilson, Chuck Barnes Jr. and Johnny VanDoorn are all former All American 400 winners and they will all be racing this weekend.
-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent
-Photo credit: Speed51.com photo