• Tickets and pit passes now available for the Short Track U.S. Nationals, beginning at $45 for a Saturday/Sunday combo GA ticket
  • Pit passes available starting at $30 for a Friday pass
  • Open test sessions scheduled for April 29 and May 13 at $100 per entry
  • Daily schedule for Short Track U.S. Nationals released
  • Entry Form Details Updated


BRISTOL, Tenn. – Bristol Motor Speedway officials announce additional details on May’s Short Track U.S. Nationals, primed to be the largest late model event in history.


Tickets and pit passes are now on sale for the event, scheduled for May 19-21, with different levels of purchasing options. In addition, the Speedway will hold two open test sessions to offer teams the chance to tune their cars prior to the late model weekend at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile.


300x250 SpeedFest 2017 PPV“Everyone at Bristol Motor Speedway is looking forward to this new event for 2017,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway. “We’re pleased to release important information for both fans and competitors and will continue to do so as the event draws near. The Short Track U.S. Nationals is going to be an outstanding event and we look forward to welcoming racers and their families to the Tri-Cities region and encourage race fans to tune in following the conclusion of the NASCAR All-Star event at Charlotte Motor Speedway.”


Grandstand tickets are available individually on Saturday and Sunday or as part of a two-day combo ticket. The two-day combo ticket starts at just $45 for adults and $10 for kids 12-and-under while a Saturday GA ticket is $20 and a Sunday GA ticket is $30. Both single day tickets are $5 for kids 12-and-under. Grandstand access will not be available on Friday.


Those interested in a VIP experience can purchase the VIP combo which includes a grandstand seat and a pit pass for $85. Individual pit passes (available for ages 14 and up) are available for $30 on Friday, $35 on Saturday, $40 on Sunday, $70 for a Saturday/Sunday combo and $85 for a three-day combo. Please visit http://www.bristolmotorspeedway.com/tickets/us-short-track-nationals/ for more information on tickets and pit passes. A full pricing grid is available at the end of the release.


Camping for both drivers and spectators will be available. Full hook up camping is available for $250 while non-hook up will cost $100. Please contact Daniel Warren at [email protected] for more information on camping availability.


The Speedway also will host two open test sessions for competitors prior to race day. Held on Saturday, April 29 and Saturday, May 13, the sessions will cost $100 per entry (car and driver) and $25 per crew. To register, please visit https://events.com/r/en_US/registration/short-track-us-nationals-open-test-days-bristol-april-26567.


The official daily schedule for the Short Track U.S. Nationals is as follows: (Schedule is subject to change)

Thursday, May 18

Competitor parking begins (Late Afternoon)


Friday, May 19

Gates open: 8 a.m.

Practice begins: Noon

(Rotating practice for all divisions)

Practice ends: 7:45 p.m.


Saturday, May 20

Gates Open: 8 a.m.

Practice begins: 10 a.m.

(Rotating practice for all divisions)

Practice ends: 2:15 p.m.


Qualifying starts: 2:30 p.m. (5 cars groups for Supers, Pros & LMS; large group qualifying for Modifieds and Street Stock)


Racing starts: 5 p.m.

Super Late Qualifier #1           50 laps

Super Late Qualifier #2           50 laps

Compact C Feature                15 laps

Street Stock B Feature           25 laps

Modified B Feature                  25 laps

Compact B Feature                20 laps

Street Stock A Feature           50 laps

Modified A Feature                  50 laps

Compact A Feature                50 laps


Sunday, May 21

Gates open: 9 a.m.

Warm-up starts: 11 a.m.

Supers            30 minutes

Pros                15 minutes

LMS                 15 minutes


Re-Qualify 32: 1 p.m.

Transferred Supers


Racing starts: 2 p.m.

Last Chance Races


Feature Races:

Super Late Models      100 laps

Pro Late Models          100 laps

Late Model Stock        100 laps


Four of the six divisions will be releasing their entry forms this Friday at 2 p.m. The entry form for the Super Late Models can be found at www.cra-racing.com, www.southernsuperseries.com or www.carsracingtour.com. The entry form for the Late Model Stocks can be found at www.carsracingtour.com, while the entry form the for Pro Late Model/JEGS Tour race and the Street Stock portion of the show can be found at www.cra-racing.com.


The final entry forms have not been released yet for the Modified and Compact portion of the event, but they are expected soon and will be found at www.topspeedmods.com and www.vctsracing.com respectively.


Any competitor who is interested in running the event or has questions about the rules, please contact the appropriate series. Series contact information is as follows:


Super Late Models: CRA 812-883-0455  CARS 704-662-9212  SSS 850-944-8400

JEGS/Pro Late Models: 812-883-0455

Late Model Stocks: 704-662-9212

Modifieds: 317-292-2494

Street Stocks: 812-883-0455

Compacts: 765-215-6320


Pricing Grid


Tickets (General Admission)  Early Bird        Race Week     Kids 12 and under

Saturday, May 20                   $20                  $25                  $5

Sunday, May 21                      $30                  $35                  $5

Sat/Sun combo                       $45                  $50                  $10

VIP Sat/Sun (seat/pit combo) $85                  $95                  N/A (Pit passes for 14 and older)

*Grandstands will not be open Friday


Pit Passes       Price

Friday              $30

Saturday         $35

Sunday            $40

Sat/Sun           $70

3-Day              $85

*Must be at least 14 years of age to purchase a Pit Pass


About Bristol Motor Speedway

Forged amid the scenic mountains of Northeast Tennessee near the Virginia state line, Bristol Motor Speedway is The Last Great Colosseum, a versatile multi-use venue that hosts major auto races, football games, concerts and many other captivating events. The facility features a 0.533-mile concrete oval race track with 28-degree corner banking and 650-feet straightaways that offers racing in several NASCAR touring series, highlighted by two major Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekends. While at the track, fans are offered a unique viewing experience courtesy of Colossus, the world’s largest outdoor center-hung four-sided video screen with a 540,000-watt audio system. The adjacent quarter-mile dragstrip, Bristol Dragway, offers more than 70 events annually, including the marquee NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Three football games have kicked-off inside the oval, most notably the 2016 Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol, where border rivals the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech met before an NCAA-record crowd of 156,990. In existence since 1961, Bristol Motor Speedway was purchased in 1996 by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., a publicly traded company that is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information, please visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.


-Bristol Motor Speedway Press Release

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New Details Unveiled for Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol