Southern National Releases 2015 Schedule in Addition to Changes for Next Year

IMG_2535Lucama, North Carolina – Southern National has finally unveiled its 2015 plans to include their schedule of events from March through the end of November, with a few dates open to play with of course. Included with that announcement came the news of a “changing of the guard” so to speak. In collaboration with track owner Mike Diaz and the folks behind Race22.com we all learned that website founder Langley Austin has been brought on board as the track promoter for the 2015 season. “I’m excited about the opportunity,” Austin was quoted in an article posted by Race22 (New Era Set to Be Ushered In at Southern National Motorsports Park) a few days before the schedule was released.  “This was one of the prominent short tracks in 1990s and, in recent years, the current ownership group has made strides in making it one of the tracks everyone wants to race at again.  I just hope we can make the necessary changes to take the track to the next level.”

With the addition of Austin and his crew this should, in my opinion, free up the tracks co-owners Jerry Brown & Mike Diaz from stressing over the day-to-day operations and focus more on the ownership side of the track. Diaz was quoted in that same article as very optimistic with the addition of Austin. “I’m looking forward to working with him to make Southern National the track that we always visioned it would be when we bought it in 2011.  I’m excited to see what we can do together and what this will mean for the local racing community.” (Race22.com) Could be a win-win situation for both parties involved, oh yea not to mention a win for the fans and drivers!

The 2015 season will get under way at the high bank oval towards the end of March with the inaugural running of the newly introduced CARS Tour with 150 laps of Super Late Model action AND 150 laps for the Pro LMSC’s. Then just three short weeks will be the opening night of the NWAAS with twin 50 lap races for the Late Model Stock Cars. For more information on what is to come at Southern National Motorsports Park this season I invite you to head over to their brand new website www.snmpark.com

2015 SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 21st
Open Practice for CARS & All Divisions

Saturday, March 28th – CARS
CARS Racing Tour Inaugural Race
150-lap CARS Super Late Models
150-lap CARS Late Model Stock Cars

Saturday, April 4th
Open Practice for All Divisions

Thursday, April 9th – MEDIA NIGHT
Final Practice Under the Lights
Media Ride Alongs, Free Dinner for Everyone

Saturday, April 11th – Spring BreakOut
NWAAS Season Opener
Late Models (Twin 50’s), Chargers, U-Car, Legends, Bandoleros, Enduro

Sunday, April 26th – Special Event TBA

Saturday, May 9th – Mother’s Day Special
Late Models (Twin 50’s), Chargers, U-Car, Legends, Bandoleros, Southern Ground Pounders, Champ Karts

Saturday, May 30th – CARS
150-lap CARS Super Late Models
150-lap CARS Late Model Stock Cars

Saturday, June 13th – School’s Out Summer KickOff
Late Models (Twin 50’s), Chargers, U-Car (Twin 20’s), Legends, Bandoleros

Saturday, June 27th – Summer Heat Wave
Late Models (Twin 50’s), Chargers, U-Car, Legends, Bandoleros

Saturday, July 11th – Summer Classic
Late Models (Twin 50’s), Chargers (Twin 20’s), U-Car, Legends, Bandoleros

Saturday, July 25th – Night of Destruction
100-Car Enduro, Trailer/Boat Race, Bus Race, Flagpole Race, Race Car Soccer Game, Demo Derby, Fireworks and More

Saturday, August 15th – Special Event TBA

Saturday, August 29th – Back to School
Late Models (Twin 50’s), Chargers, U-Car (Twin 20’s), Legends, Bandoleros

Saturday, September 12th – 9/11 Tribute
NWAAS Season Finale
Late Models (Twin 50’s), Chargers, U-Car, Legends, Bandoleros, MASS Street Stock Tour, Southern Ground Pounders

Saturday, September 26th – PASS
150-lap PASS Super Late Models
50-lap PASS Pro Late Models

Saturday, October 31st – Halloween Spooktacular
Divisions TBA
November 27-29th – Thanksgiving Classic
Divisions TBA

Divisions and dates are subject to change

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