Bristol, TN – With enthusiasm around the new date and schedule for the Short Track U.S. Nationals presented by Vore’s Welding & Steel, Bristol Motor Speedway is offering new ticketing and camping options for one of the most anticipated races in the short track world.
Tickets, pit passes and camping are now on sale for the two-day event, scheduled for May 31-June 1, with different levels of options to customize the short track experience. The event will showcase four exciting classes, headlined by the powerful Super Late Models. Along with Super Late Models, the event will feature race action for Pro Late Models, Street Stocks and Compacts.
New for 2019, all class winners will be welcome back to the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race to be recognized during pre-race festivities. Winners will be introduced individually and will walk across the stage to honor their accomplishments during the Short Track U.S. Nationals. Credentials and other amenities for the winners will be announced at a later date.
“The Short Track U.S. Nationals presented by Vore’s Welding & Steel has provided great short track racing over the last few years,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway. “We’re ecstatic with the many options that competitors and spectators have to make this race a must see for the short track world.”
The new two-day format will see Friday as a racer load-in and practice day with pit pass access only. Saturday will feature an action-packed scheduled with practice, qualifying and racing in all divisions. Grandstand tickets are available individually on Saturday for $15. Kids 12-and-under are only $5. Pit passes are $45 per day but are available for $80 for a Friday/Saturday combo. Pit passes are available to those who are at least 14 years of age or older.
In addition, premium options will be offered again this year. The Ole Smoky Roof Top in the infield features some of the best sightlines of The Last Great Colosseum, all for only $20 a day. Make it a true VIP experience with the Apex/Ole Smoky Roof combo for $40 per day, giving guest’s access to the Apex Infield Lounge, Bristol’s exclusive infield hospitality experience. Both are available as an add-on option to pit passes.
Those who want world class views of Bristol Motor Speedway are invited to check out the Bristol Club. Located high above the Short Track U.S. Nationals frontstretch (the track is inverted for the event), the Bristol Club is a climate-controlled suite that features theater-style seating and more. The Bristol Club is available for $75 on Saturday.
Multiple camping options will be available at Bristol Motor Speedway, including the Driver RV ($250), Medallion ($200) and Dragway ($100, non-hookup) campgrounds. Please contact Daniel Warren at [email protected] for more information on camping availability.
For those unable to attend the event, Bristol Motor Speedway is teaming up once again with Speed51.com for the official Short Track U.S. Nationals presented by Vore’s Welding & Steel pay-per-view broadcast. Details will be announced soon.
The sanctioning bodies leading the efforts in 2019 for the Super Late Models are the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS, the Southern Super Series and the CARS Tour. The Pro Late Models will be sanctioned by the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance. The Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks powered by JEGS will oversee their portion of the show, while the Vore’s Compact Touring Series powered by Mercer County Electric will handle the sanctioning of the Front Wheel Drive Compacts.
Official Daily Schedule for the Short Track U.S. Nationals presented by Vore’s Welding & Steel is as follows: (schedule is subject to change)
Thursday, May 30
Competitor Pre-Event Stacking – Location TBD
Friday, May 31 (Pit Pass Only, No Grandstand Access)
Gates open: 8 a.m.
Practice begins: Noon
Practice ends: 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, June 1
Gates Open: 9 a.m.
Practice begins: 11 a.m.
Group qualifying for each class: 1:30 p.m.
Racing begins: 5 p.m.
Compact C Feature 15 laps
Street Stock B Feature 25 laps
Compact B Feature 20 laps
Street Stock A Feature 50 laps
Pro Feature 100 laps
Compact A Feature 50 laps
Super Late Model Feature 100 laps
Tickets (General Admission) Adult Kids 12 and under
Saturday, June 1 $15 $5
Pit Passes Price
*Must be at least 14 years of age to purchase a Pit Pass
Driver RV Lot $250
Dragway $100 (non-hookup)
Premium Experiences Price
Ole Smoky Roof Top upgrade (must have Pit Pass to purchase)
Apex Infield Lounge with Ole Smoky Roof Top upgrade (must have Pit Pass to purchase)
Bristol Club (public suite seating)
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
-Photo credit: Speed51.com