LUCAMA, NC -- Southern National Motorsports Park made a handful of changes to the 2016 season schedule, primarily in the month of July, to accommodate regional racers.

 

The biggest change to the schedule is that Southern National Motorsports Park will no longer hold a race on Independence Day Weekend. The move was made to accommodate racers who plan to compete in holiday events at Wake County Speedway and Carteret County Speedway.

 

“We changed the month of July around a little bit to make it more racer friendly,” Southern National Motorsports Park track owner Michael Diaz said. “We removed the July 2nd race because of other tours and tracks running special events and I had several racers call and talk to me about them wanting to attend those shows. I don’t want to try and compete for cars on a major holiday weekend with other tracks. It is going to be hard enough to keep the car counts up this year on regular weekends.

 

“We feel these changes are for the best for our racers and our staff.”

 

Southern National Motorsports Park’s regular season will get underway on Saturday, April 9th with twin races for the BK Racing Late Models as well as races for the Chargers, Legends, U-CARs, Bandoleros and the Southern Ground Pounders Vintage Racing Club. The new LFR Chassis Pro Late Model series at Southern National Motorsports Park will make its debut on Saturday, April 23rd.

 

Southern National Motorsports Park will kick off the season for the Championship Auto Racing Series (CARS) Tour on Sunday, March 3rd. The CARS Tour race features 150 laps of Late Model Stock Car racing and 150 laps of Super Late Model racing and is the first of two stops the series will make at Southern National Motorsports Park.

 

Updated Southern National Motorsports Park 2016 schedule:

· April 3 — CARS TOUR

· April 9 — Whelen All American Series Season Opener
LMSC (T) 50, Charger 35, UCAR 25, Legend 25, Bando 20, SGP 25

· April 16 — OFF

· April 23 — PLM 100, Charger (T) 35, Legends 35, SEMST 50

· April 30 — LMSC (T) 50, Charger 35, UCAR 25, Legend 25, Bando 20

· May 7 — LMSC (T) 50, Charger 35, UCAR 25, Legend 25, Bando 20

· May 14 — PLM 100, Charger (T) 35, Legend 35, Class TBD

· May 21 — CARS TOUR

· May 28 — LMSC (T) 50, Charger 35, UCAR 25, Legend 25, Bando 20

· June 4 — PLM 100, Charger (T) 35, Legend 35, Class TBD

· June 11 — KMS Drifting – Car Show

· June 18 — LMSC (T) 50, Charger 35, UCAR 25, Legend 25, Bando 20

· June 25 — LMSC (T) 50, Charger 35, UCAR 25, Legend 25, Bando 20

· July 9 — PLM 100, Charger (T) 35, Legends 25, Bando 20

· July 16 — LMSC (T) 50, Charger 35, UCAR 25, Legend 25, Bando 20, SGP 25

· July 23 — PLM 100, Charger 35, UCAR 25, Legends 25, Bando 20

· July 30 — OFF

· August 6 — PLM 100, Charger 35, UCAR 25, Legend 25, Bando 20

· August 13 & 14 — MONSTER TRUCKS INVADE THE PARK
Sat — Legend 35, USAC Midgets 50
Sun — UCAR 35, Powder Puff 25, Bando 20

· August 20 — LMSC (T) 50, Charger 35, UCAR 25, Legend 25, Bando 20

· August 27 — OFF

· September 3 — OFF

· September 10 — WHELEN ALL AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT
LMSC (T) 50, Charger 35, UCAR 25, Legend 25, Bando 20

· September 17 — OFF

· September 24 – PLM CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT
PLM 100, Charger 50, UCAR 50, Legend 50, Bando 30

· October 8 — Mischa Sell Memorial Race – 602 Tour

· October 22 — KMS Drifting – Car Show

· October 29 — SPOOKTACULAR
LLM 100, UCAR 35, Legend 35, Bando 20, USAC Midgets 50, SGP 25

· November 25-27 — THANKSGIVING CLASSIC
NASCAR LMSC 200, Super Late Model 125 Plus all the other classes we can think of.

 

-Southern National Motorsports Park Press Release

-Photo Credit: Southern National Motorsports Park

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Southern National Motorsports Park Revises 2016 Schedule