A whopping 537 cars are entered for the inaugural Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway (TN) on May 19-21. On Monday afternoon, the track and sanctioning bodies affiliated with the event released the entry lists for the six divisions competing. All cars that are represented at the Short Track U.S. Nationals will be represented on the pay-per-view broadcast on speed51.com. (Click Here to Order)
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The first look at the entry list for the Super Late Model division shows an impressive list of 93 drivers entered for the 100-lap race that will be co-sanctioned by the Champions Racing Association (CRA), Southern Super Series (SSS) and the CARS Tour.
All three divisions sanctioning the Late Model portion of the event are represented on the entry list by their 2016 champions. CRA champion Cody Coughlin, SSS champion Donnie Wilson and CARS Tour champion Raphael Lessard have all filed their entries for the highly-anticipated event.
Short track stars from all over the United States and Canada will be joined by a handful of stars from NASCAR’s top-three national series. NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Bubba Wallace and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver John Hunter Nemechek are both entered for the event.
The Pro Late Model portion of the inaugural Short Track U.S. Nationals currently sees a total of 79 drivers on the pre-entry list for the 100-lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour-sanctioned race.
World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing Pro Late Model champion Jeff Choquette, Winchester 400 winner Travis Braden and former Daytona 500 winner Sterling Marlin are just some of the names on the current entry list.
With a cap of 60 max participants set for the Late Model Stock division, 53 drivers currently sit on the entry list for the 100-lap race sanctioned by the CARS Tour.
The list includes defending CARS Tour champion Deac McCaskill, JR Motorsports driver Josh Berry, part-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Myatt Snider and Ty Gibbs, the grandson of NASCAR car owner Joe Gibbs.
Leading the way among all divisions with a whopping 137 entry is the Street Stock division, which will be sanctioned by the CRA Street Stocks. Drivers from 18 different states including as far away as California and Maine are represented on the list.
Another division with triple digit car counts expected is the Vores Compact Touring Series. The four-cylinder portion of the inaugural Short Track U.S. Nationals has 114 drivers from 15 states currently entered for their 50-lap feature race.
The NSTA Modified Tour entry list features a strong field of 88 drivers already entered for the race. Drivers from Ohio, Michigan, Florida and beyond are expected to make their way to the “Last Great Colosseum” to battle for bragging rights.
The full entry lists for all six divisions competing in the Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol can be seen by clicking here.
Race fans who are unable to make it to Bristol, Tennessee during the third weekend of May will be able to watch all of the action live on Speed51.com. Live video tickets can be purchased at an early bird discount by clicking here.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
-Photo credit: Bristol Motor Speedway