The Vore’s Compact Touring Series has brought the most entries to Bristol Motor Speedway in each of the previous three installments of the Pinty’s U.S. Short Track Nationals, having even brought close to 100 competitors in the past. It looks to be the same situation once again for the fourth annual event, with over 70 competitors already entered for the race on September 26.
The Compacts have put on one of the most exciting shows of the U.S. Short Track Nationals each year, which was even featured on Speed51’s Short Track America on MAVTV one year ago. The race has produced three different winners, and could very well produce a fourth one at the end of September.
The inaugural feature saw Bo Hoelscher put on a clinic, lapping all but the second-place driver in a 47-lap run to the checkered. That win helped the Ohio driver go on to win the Vore’s Compact Touring Series championship that year.
Another Ohio driver won the feature during the 2nd Annual U.S. Short Track Nationals, which took place on a sunny Sunday morning after rain moved the race. In what was a wild 50-lap feature event, series owner and title sponsor of the event Steve Vore capitalized and took the biggest win of his career.
Last year’s race saw more of the same action at the high-banked half-mile, with 37 of the fastest Compacts in the country taking the green flag. After falling out of the lead late with a mechanical problem in 2018, Tom Gossar found retribution and scored the big win over Justin Brown and Todd Metz Jr.
All three drivers are expected to be back at Bristol for the 4thAnnual U.S. Short Track Nationals to chase after a second sword. Former series champions Gary and Terry Eaton, Chris Jennings and Ron Masters are looking to add a Bristol win to their resumes. Other top Compact racers that could be on hand include Trent Gossar, Jess Drook, Mark Mason and Brandon DeLacy.
However, they all will be chasing Wisconsin driver Kyle Stark. Stark has won all three Vore’s Compact Touring Series events so far in 2020, and could very well be 4-for-4 going into their biggest race after a scheduled event at Anderson Speedway on September 12.
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Stay tuned to Speed51 for more information regarding the Short Track U.S. Nationals the weekend of September 25-26.
-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3
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