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Southern National Motorsports Park Reschedules Spooktacular for October 22nd

Austin Green (5) and Cole Bruce (31) on track during practice on Saturday, October 7th at Southern National Motorsports Park. (Photo credit: Andy Marquis/SNMP)

LUCAMA, NC – After being postponed due to rain on Saturday, the fourth running of the Spooktacular at Southern National Motorsports Park has been moved to Sunday, October 22nd.

The Spooktacular will be headlined by the previously scheduled 100 lap Limited Late Model feature race and twin 75-lap races for the Fast Five Pro Late Model Series.  The Spooktacular will also feature a 65-lap Mini Stock race, 25 laps of racing for Legends, 15 laps for Bandoleros, 15 laps Any Cars and twin 25-lap races for the Virginia Mini Cups.

“We really struggled to come up with a suitable date to make this race up,” track owner Michael Diaz said.  “This late in the year, we didn’t want to step on anyone else’s already scheduled races and this date is the only one that works for us.”

The Spooktacular was scheduled to be held on Saturday night but persistent rainfall throughout the afternoon and evening forced Southern National Motorsports Park to pull the plug.

“Hopefully, all the drivers and teams will be able to make it work for them,” Diaz continued.  “Maybe we can even have higher car counts for this special Sunday evening show.”

The Spooktacular will go green at 2:30pm on Sunday, October 22nd.

For more information about the Spooktacular, visit the event page at http://www.snmpark.com/spooktacular.

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Bradley McCaskill Sets Sights on Colt James at Southern National’s Spooktacular

Bradley McCaskill, pictured at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. (Photo credit: Andy Marquis)

LUCAMA, NC – Bradley McCaskill has his sights set on Colt James and the $1,000 bounty that has been placed on James heading into Saturday night’s Spooktacular at Southern National Motorsports Park.

McCaskill has plenty of experience at Southern National Motorsports Park and is a former winner of the Limited Late Model portion of the Spooktacular.  This weekend, he will compete in the Fast Five Pro Late Model doubleheader and he has every expectation of outrunning James, who has won the last eight consecutive Pro Late Model races.

“Looking forward to racing against Colt,” McCaskill said.  “I hope we can be the team that finally knocks him off his throne. He will be really tough to beat and he is smart with his car and how he races.”

McCaskill will be bringing the car he has been competing within PASS South and CARS Super Late Model competition.  Earlier this year, he ran in a PASS race at Southern National, but a flat right rear tire derailed his performance and relegated him to a 10th place finish.

With his experience at the 4/10-mile track, McCaskill has plenty of confidence.

“Colt really has a handle on his car right now,” McCaskill explained.  “I feel confident that we can get our car to work as good as his.  It will be interesting to see how the motor combinations run against each other.  Plus, there are twins to throw another twist in there.  Who goes hard the first race versus who saves for the second race.”

Along with the Pro Late Model, McCaskill is hoping he can compete in the Limited Late Model race as well – but as of now, he is unsure if he will be able to.  If he is able to race, he will compete in a Late Model ordinarily driven by Ronald Renfrow.

“I hope there are good turnouts for both divisions,” McCaskill concluded.  “Looks like there is good money up for grabs this weekend.”

Since the first running of the Spooktacular in 2014, a race won by Joey Throckmorton, the race has become one of the biggest Limited Late Model races on the East Coast.  Meanwhile, the Pro Late Model division has attracted headliners all season, including points leader Colt James, NASCAR Next driver Hailie Deegan, Jody Measamer, Giovanni Bromante and more.

Saturday’s Spooktacular will get underway at 6pm EST and is headlined by twin 75-lap duels for the Pro Late Models and a 100-lap Limited Late Model race. The Charger division will race for 35 laps, Mini Stocks for 65 laps, Any Cars for 15 laps, Legends for 35 laps, Bandoleros for 15 laps and the Virginia Mini Cups will hold twin 25 lap races.

More information about the Spooktacular can be found at http://www.snmpark.com/spooktacular.

The fall schedule will resume on Saturday, October 28th with the Day of Destruction, which is poised to be one of the biggest events ever held at Southern National Motorsports Park.  The Day of Destruction will feature a Demolition Derby, Enduro racing, burnout competitions, flagpole races and much more.

The Day of Destruction will also feature a Haunted Race Track Tour, continuing a Southern National Motorsports Park tradition that began in 2015.

More information about the Day of Destruction can be found at http://www.snmpark.com/demoderby.

The fall schedule will conclude with the three day, 12 division Thanksgiving Classic which will run from Friday, November 24th through Sunday, November 26th and is headlined by the $20,000-to-win Late Model Stock Car feature.

More information about the Thanksgiving Classic can be found at http://www.snmpark.com/thanksgivingclassic.

This fall, Southern National Motorsports Park will be the place to be for big races and big events.

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Bradley McCaskill Dominates Halloween Spooktacular

Photo credit: Alicia Hackett/Frameworks Photography

Photo credit: Alicia Hackett/Frameworks Photography

LUCAMA, NC – Bradley McCaskill’s victory in Saturday’s Halloween Spooktacular at Southern National Motorsports Park was only justice seeing as the Archer Lodge, North Carolina driver led all but one lap in the 70 lap affair.

McCaskill entered the race fresh off a pair of second place finished, both to three-time and now reigning NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) national champion Lee Pulliam. In fact, in 2015, McCaskill has finished no worse than second at Southern National. That trend continued when he set the fast lap in qualifying and dominated en route to his second Southern National victory in 2015.

“I think we had probably the stiffest competition here other than Lee [Pulliam],” McCaskill said. “I mean, Clay Jones and Mack Little are just awesome drivers. There again, just hard work. Yesterday, worked here all day as long as we could and dialed this car in.”

McCaskill’s victory is the latest in what has arguably been the best season in his young career. Along with his wins at Southern National this season, McCaskill also scored a victory in the elite Championship Auto Racing Series (CARS) Late Model Stock Tour back in August in Concord, North Carolina.

“Just surrounded by a great group of people,” McCaskill remarked. “Trying to thank God every race if I can remember. It’s very humbling for us just to run this good and run a different car. Surrounded by great people who give me great opportunities.”

Clay Jones finished second in his previous two Southern National Motorsports Park appearances and that is where he would again finish on Saturday after leading one lap early in the race.

“It wasn’t too bad,” Jones said. “We struggled all weekend. Struggled bad yesterday. Got a little better this morning then found some stuff after practice and picked up a ton in qualifying. I think we were good. We were flying through the corners. I could pick him up right through the center but we’d get on the straightaway and he’d be three carlengths by the end of the straightaway. I can’t thank my guys enough. We worked hard all week. All the fenders are on it so we’ll go to Hickory next weekend for the CARS race and do well there.”

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