Short track racers hoping to fine tune their race cars for the second running of the Short Track U.S. Nationals presented by Vore’s Welding will have an opportunity to do so this weekend.  Bristol Motor Speedway (TN) will be hosting the first-and-only open test for the event on Saturday, May 12.


The open test will be open to all competitors and divisions that will be competing during the Short Track U.S. Nationals, May 18-20.


Significant amounts of track time should be available for all cars, however the specific amount of practice times per division will be determined once a total car count is established.


Pit gates at Bristol Motor Speedway will open at 8 a.m. Saturday morning and practice will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Crew passes for the Short Track U.S. Nationals test day will be sold on-site during the day of the test.  Pre-registration is required to participate in the open test. will be attending Saturday’s test day to provide live Trackside Now coverage, as well as behind-the-scenes video coverage from the Last Great Colosseum.


Event entry forms for the 2018 Short Track U.S. Nationals presented by Vore’s Welding are currently available. The entry form for the Super Late Models can be found at,, or The entry form for the Late Model Stocks can be found at, while the entry form for the Pro Late Model/JEGS Tour race and the Street Stock portion of the show can be found at The entry for Modifieds can be found at Lastly, the entry form for the Compact portion of the event can be found on


Nearly 300 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 (Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Street Stock), 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).


The latest entry list (as of April 27) can be found by clicking here.


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


Those unable to make it to Bristol Motor Speedway will be able to watch all three days of racing live via a pay-per-view broadcast on  Early bird video tickets are currently for sale at a savings of $9.99. Visit to purchase your Short Track U.S. Nationals video ticket today.


-By Brandon Paul, Editor

-Photo credit: / MoJo Photos

First & Only Short Track U.S. Nationals Test Saturday at Bristol