The countdown to the third running of the Short Track U.S. Nationals is down to the two-week mark as the pressure of preparation ramps up for the bold grassroots racers that are set to make the trek to Bristol Motor Speedway.
This season, a new date and a new weekend schedule greets both race teams and race fans entering ‘The Last Great Colusseum’, with four classes of racing on display on one action packed day on Saturday, June 1.
The Super Late Models from the ARCA/CRA Super Series, CARS Tour and Southern Super Series will once again combine forces to pit the continent’s great talent against one another over 100 laps of competition. Entries have already grown to include Josh Brock, Jared Fryar and Casey Roderick, the three defending champions of the respective tours.
Also going for 100 laps will be the Pro Late Models of the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. The tour also has an expanding lineup which also includes 2018 champion Jack Dossey, III, who is going for what would be certain to be a great career victory. He will also have a tough crowd to contend with, including former NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Mike Skinner, who is back to try for one more win at ‘Thunder Valley.’
After providing some of the best ‘rough-and-tumble’ action the past two runnings, the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks are back for another rumble on the concrete. Chuck Barnes Jr. has been the undisputed Street Stock master of Bristol in the past two years, but that only make the target on his back bumper even bigger as an already bountiful entry list, which includes 2018 CRA Street Stock champ James Kirby, III looks to claim the gladiator sword after 50 laps.
Back with another huge car count and also on deck for 50 laps of racing, the Vores Compact Touring Series will be providing plenty of fireworks for the third straight year. Capable of running three-wide on the high-banks, the Compacts have seen one of the most open fields in competition during the first two years of the Short Track U.S. Nationals. Both Bo Hoelscher and Steve Vore are back to try for their second trip to victory lane against the steep entry list.
Not only is June 1 shaping up to be a day of great racing the track, but it is also shaping up to be one of the most affordable for the race fans, with grandstand tickets going for just $15 in 2019, plus numerous luxury seating opportunities also available. Click here for ticket info.
For those race fans spread out across the land that are unable to make it to Bristol for race day, Speed51 has you covered once again in 2019, with another multi-camera pay-per-view broadcast available for purchase. Click here to order your video ticket now.
Either way, it’s going to be one whale of a day at Bristol baby! So, don’t miss it.
-Story by: Connor Sullivan, Speed51 Northeast Editor – Twitter: @Connor51CT
-Photo credit: Speed51.com photo