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2014 Schedules for Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals, and Bonus Races Released!

Ray Cook's Southern Nationals SeriesBonus Races Join for 10 Extra Events on 2014 Slate

By Chris Tilley, Southern Nationals PR

BRASSTOWN, NC (December 13, 2013) – Officials of the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series presented by Schaeffer’s Oil and the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Old Man’s Garage are pleased to introduce the race schedules for the 2014 season. In addition to two-points paying mini-tours, the Southern Nationals Bonus Races will feature ten non-points events from March-November of 2014.

The Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series presented by Schaeffer Oil will feature 10 races from March through May. The series opens up on Friday/Saturday March 14/14 at the Volunteer Speedway for the 13th Annual Spring Thaw weekend at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN, paying $4,000 to win on Friday Night and the $10,000 finale on Saturday Night. The series will then feature another double-header on Friday/Saturday March 28/29 at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC paying $4,000 that Friday Night then on Saturday Night paying $6,000 to win at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN. This first triple-header will be on April 17-19 as the series visits 201 Speedway in Sitka, KY on Thursday April 17th for a $4,000 to win race, then Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY on Friday April 18 for a $4,000 to win event then the series will visit the historic King Family owned Florence Speedway in Union, KY on Saturday Night April 19 for a $5,000 to win event. The series will wrap up the 2014 mini-tour with visits to Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, TN on Thursday May 8th paying $4,000 to win, Friday May 9 at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, GA paying $4,000 to win and Saturday Night May 10 at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA paying $6,000 to win.

2014 Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer Oil Schedule:
Fri. March 14 / Volunteer Speedway / Bulls Gap, TN / $4,000 to win
Sat. March 15 / Volunteer Speedway / Bulls Gap, TN / $10,000 to win
Fri. March 28 / Tri-County Race Track / Brasstown, NC / $4,000 to win
Sat. March 29 / Smoky Mountain Speedway / Maryville, TN / $6,000 to win
Thu. April 17 / 201 Speedway / Sitka, KY / $4,000 to win
Fri. April 18 / Ponderosa Speedway / Junction City, KY / $4,000 to win
Sat. April 19 / Florence Speedway / Union, KY / $5,000 to win
Thu. May 8 / Duck River Raceway Park / Wheel, TN / $4,000 to win
Fri. May 9 / Boyd’s Speedway / Ringgold, GA / $4,000 to win
Sat. May 10 / Dixie Speedway / Woodstock, GA / $6,000 to win

The 10th Anniversary of the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Old Man’s Garage will officially open on Monday July 21 at Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, VA then roll down Interstate 81 to Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN on Tuesday Night July 22, with both events paying $3,500 to win. On Thursday July 24 the series opens the first on a four race weekend with visits to East Alabama Motor Speedway for $3,500 to win, then Friday July 25 at Swainsboro (GA) Raceway ($5,300 to win) then Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, GA on Saturday July 26 for the annual Rebel Yell event ($5,300 to win) then Sunday Night July 27 at Rome (GA) Speedway paying $5,300 to win. The schedule will show TBA for Tuesday Night July 29 then the series heads to Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, TN on Thursday Night July 31 paying $3,500 to win, then Friday Night August 1 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN paying $5,300 to win then Saturday Night August 2 at Tazewell Speedway for $5,300 to win. The 10 races, for over $190,000 in feature prize money, is ran across a short 13-day period.

2014 Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series by Old Man’s Garage Schedule:
Mon. July 21 / Wythe Raceway / Rural Retreat, VA / $3,500 to win
Tue. July 22 / Volunteer Speedway / Bulls Gap, TN / $3,500 to win
Thu. July 24 / East Alabama Motor Speedway / Phenix City, AL / $3,500 to win
Fri. July 25 / Swainsboro Raceway / Swainsboro, GA / $5,300 to win
Sat. July 26 / Screven Motor Speedway / Sylvania, GA / $5,300 to win
Sun. July 27 / Rome Speedway / Rome, GA / $5,300 to win
Tue. July 29 / TBA / $3,500 to win
Thu. July 31 / Duck River Raceway Park / Wheel, TN / $3,500 to win
Fri. August 1 / Smoky Mountain Speedway / Maryville, TN / $5,300 to win
Sat. August 2 / Tazewell Speedway / Tazewell, TN / $5,300 to win

For the first time, the Southern Nationals will present Bonus Races. The non-points Bonus Races will have 10/12 dates for 2014 from March until November and will have Chris Tilley as Race Director for these races. On March 1 and 2 the Bonus Races will sanction the 12th Annual March Madness races at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC paying $3,000 on Saturday and $10,000 to win on Sunday. The next double header weekend will be on Sunday May 25 at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, TN for $5,000 to win then Monday May 26 at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC for the Annual Memorial Day Championship paying $3,000 to win. A visit to Tazewell (TN) Speedway on Saturday July 5 will pay $5,000 to win for the Fourth of July Weekend special. On Saturday Night August 16th the CT Promotions 10th Annual Iron-Man Classic presented by Ole Smoky will be hosted by Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN and will pay $5,010 to win. The 11th Annual Tarheel 50 at Tri-County (NC) Race Track will be on Friday Night October 3 and will pay $4,053 to win. The event is usually held in conjunction with the Lucas-sanctioned races at Dixie & Rome Speedways the next two nights. The finale Bonus race will be on Friday/Saturday November 14/15 at the Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, TN and will pay $11,000 to the winner of the Third Annual Deep Fried 75.

2014 Southern Nationals Bonus Race Schedule:
Sat. March 1 / Cherokee Speedway / Gaffney, SC / $3,000 to win
Sun. March 2 / Cherokee Speedway / Gaffney, SC / $10,000 to win
Sun. May 25 / Duck River Raceway Park / Wheel, TN / $5,000 to win
Mon. May 26 / Tri-County Race Track / Brasstown, NC / $3,000 to win
Sat. May 31 / TBA
Sat. July 5 / Tazewell Speedway / Tazewell, TN / $5,000 to win
Sat. August 16 / Smoky Mountain Speedway / Maryville, TN / $5,010 to win
Fri. October 3 / Tri-County Race Track / Brasstown, NC / $4,053 to win
Sat. October 11 / TBA
Fri-Sat. November 14-15 / Duck River Raceway Park / Wheel, TN / $11,000 to win

Further information on the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series, the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series and the Southern Nationals Bonus Races can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or PR Director Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723. Like Southern Nationals and Spring Nationals Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @SoNationals. Please log on to the official website by clicking www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

About Old Man’s Garage:
Founded in 1982, Old Man’s Garage is a family owned and operated manufacturing facility. The company prides itself in manufacturing the highest quality products and providing superior services to their customers. With over 30 years of manufacturing experience, they continue to strive for the best in customer satisfaction. They manufacture quality parts across a variety of industries from aerospace and defense to automotive aftermarket. In addition providing parts and services for auto racing, Old Man’s Garage provides for Aerospace/Defense, Military, Medical, Agricultural & Food products, forestry products and Biofuels. Old Man’s Garage builds parts for the chassis, engine, front & rear suspension and body tabs. Old Man’s Garage is a member of the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Parts Manufacturing Council. For complete details, visit www.oldmansgarage.com.

About Schaeffer Oil:
Founded in 1839, Schaeffer’s manufactures specialized synthetic oils, fuel additives and other products for the construction, trucking, agriculture, marine, mining and high-performance racing industries. The company has developed an expansive line of innovative products and additives which reduce fuel consumption, improve mileage, extend efficiency and lessen energy costs for the consumer. Now in its third century of business and recognized as the oldest oil company in the United States, Schaeffer’s has remained a family-owned operation since its inception. In 2010, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants was named to the distinguished INC 5000 list. For complete details, visit www.schaefferoil.com

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