Clarksville Speedway Opens This Saturday!

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    <img width="500" height="276" src="" border="0" alt="" /> Dirt Late Model Series National Touring driver Jeff Purvis of Clarksville, TN is expected to compete at his home track, Clarksville Speedway, this Saturday in the #15 Warrior powered by a GM Performance 604 Crate Engine. (Photo by Gene Washer)

    CLARKSVILLE, TN - Clarksville Speedway will open this Saturday with a special $800-to-win non-points event for the Weekly Racing Series Crate Late Model Division. There will be a $200 bonus to the winner if their GM Performance Crate Engine was purchased from Wyatt Johnson GMC in Clarksville.

    The track will unveil several new things for the 2006 season, including a new track sponsorship with the Clarksville-based global Internet auction company, This sponsorship has enabled track owners William and Tammy Scogin to make several improvements to the track that include a new control tower, and upgraded lighting.

    The night of racing will feature the new Crate Late Model Division that will be a part of the Weekly Racing Series. Drivers in the Crate Late Model Division at Clarksville Speedway will be competing against drivers at other Weekly Racing Series tracks throughout the country for regional and national points.

    The Weekly Racing Series points season will begin on March 31 and run through October 1. The Weekly Racing Series Crate Late Models are powered by economical GM Performance Crate Engines built and sealed at the factory. These engines are readily available at GM dealerships.

    "William and Tammy Scogin have been big supporters of the Dirt Late Model Series and the Weekly Racing Series," Dirt Late Model Series President of Operations and Communications Roby Helm said. "They were the first track to sign up for the Weekly Racing Series, and will also host two big National Touring events."

    In addition to the Weekly Racing Series, the sanctioning body also features the Dirt Late Model Series
    National Touring Series. The National tour will visit Clarksville Speedway in May 27 with a $3,000-to-win main event, and then return on July 3-4 with a $7,500-to-win two-day show.

    Among the National Touring drivers expected to compete this Saturday night at Clarksville Speedway are two Clarksville drivers, National Dirt Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Purvis, and Carnell Parker. All competitors in the Crate Late Model Division will be required to use the Hoosier WRS-2 55 tire.

    The gates will open at noon, with hot laps set for 2 p.m., and racing is scheduled for 4 p.m. Clarksville Speedway is located off Exit 4 on I-24. Take Exit 4 and go south to Needmore Road, then west 2.3 miles. For more information visit the Clarksville Speedway web site at, or call 931-538-8448.

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