KINGSPORT, Tenn. — The Asheville, N.C.-based Southeast Super Truck Series will make its second appearance of 2014 at Kingsport Speedway on Friday, Sept. 12.
Also racing besides the Southeast Super Trucks (75 laps) will be the Street Stock, Pure 4, Mod 4, Rookie Pure 4 and Legend divisions.
Back in 2012 the touring truck series made its first-ever appearance at the .375-mile banked concrete oval and Matt Leicht of Arden, N.C., captured the victory. Earlier this season the first weekend in June, former Kingsport Speedway NASCAR Weekly Racing Series regional champion, and also past International Sport Compact Auto Racing Series (formerly NASCAR Goody’s Dash Series) champion Wade Day visited victory lane in the Model City.
Headed into “The Concrete Jungle” on Friday, Sept. 12 the Southeast Super Truck points battle is tight, with Kevin Leicht of Mills River, N.C., holding a slim advantage over both Tim Lollis of Easley, S.C., and Dakota Slagle of Asheville, who are tied for second-place in the standings at 200 points.
Also expected to be racing will be 14-year-old Cole Glasson, from the Dallas, Texas suburb of Corinth, who earlier this year became the youngest driver to ever take a green flag in the series, along with Lee Tissot of Asheville, a weekly regular at Kingsport Speedway competing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series who has 10 career wins at the track. Plus there’s Randy Porter of Easley, S.C.; Matt Leicht, Kaleb Pressley of Candler, N.C.; Tyler Worley of Fairview, N.C.; Ed Surrett of Asheville, Taylor Nesbitt of Swannanoa, N.C., Bennie Davis of Canton, N.C., along with several others.
Race winners in 2014 with the Southeast Super Truck Series include Wade Day at Kingsport Speedway, Kevin Leicht at Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway, Randy Porter at Greenville-Pickens (S.C.) Speedway, Kyle Benjamin of Easley, S.C. at Lonesome Pine (Coeburn, Va.) Raceway, Lee Tissot at Tri-County (Hudson, N.C.) Motor Speedway, and Jeff Myers of Asheville at Newport (TN) Speedway.
The pit gate opens Friday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.
and grandstands and tier-parking gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Practice is tentatively scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., to be followed by qualifying at 6:30 p.m. An on-track driver autograph session is scheduled from 7:15 to 7:40 p.m., to be followed by racing action.
Adult grandstand admission $10, with kids 12-and-under admitted free. Adult tier-parking admission $10 per person (plus a $10 vehicle parking spot fee).
Tell your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers all about the exciting, action-packed weekly “Friday Night Heat on the Concrete” racing programs at Kingsport Speedway. NASCAR in your neighborhood, you don’t want to miss it!
Kingsport Speedway is located at 2961 North John B. Dennis Highway. For more information, call the office at (423) 288-5992, track general manager and promoter Karen Tunnell at (276) 393-9594, follow on Twitter @KPSpeedway, or visit the website atwww.NewKingsportSpeedway.com.
-Southeast Super Trucks Press Release.