BRASSTOWN, NC (February 9, 2014)-Promoter Ray Cook has announced Points Fund cash awards that will be distributed at the end of the 2014 season for the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals presented by Schaeffer’s Oil, the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals presented by Old Man’s Garage, and the Southern Nationals Bonus Races.
The Spring Nationals Series will see the Champion receiving $5,053 with the second place receiving $2,553, third place receives $2,053, fourth place receives $1,553, fifth place receives $1,053, sixth place receives $753, seventh place receives $653, and eighth place in series points will receive $553 – along with all other prefect attendance drivers. The total of the Spring Nationals Points fund for the entire 10-race mini tour is in excess of $15,000. Steve Casebolt of Richmond, IN is the inaugural series champion.
The Southern Nationals Series, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this season, will feature a points fund in excess of $15,000 with $5,053 going to the Series Champion, second place receives $2,553, third place receives $2,053, fourth place receives $1,553, fifth place receives $1,053, sixth place receives $753, seventh place receives $653 and eighth place in series points will receive $553 – along with all other prefect attendance drivers. Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA is the defending series champion.
In addition to the two tours point funds, the series has announced a Combined Bonus for the top five drivers who finish the highest with both tours. The overall top driver from each series will receive $5,053, with second place receiving $2,553, third place receiving $2,053, fourth place receiving $1,553 and fifth place receiving $1,053.
A possible $15,000+ could be won by one driver this season if he wins the Spring and Southern Nationals with points fund monies from both tours and the Combined Bonus Money. Also, if a driver was to at least run fifth in both tours, he could receive $3,159 with point funds and the combined bonus.
Another bonus has been posted for all three tours as well. A $2,000 bonus has been posted for driver(s) who compete with perfect attendance in the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals, and the 8-race Bonus Race schedule. $2,000 will be given to one driver or split amongst multiple drivers who run all of the 28 total races from March at Cherokee Speedway through November at Duck River Raceway Park. ‘We hope to increase this amount of bonus money as the season goes along, but we’re guaranteeing $2,000 as of this point,’ stated Ray Cook, series promoter.
Promoter Ray Cook is excited about the 2014 season which is set to begin in one month. ‘There is not another regional tour in the country with a points fund like this,’ stated Cook. All points fund monies are based off of 70 percent of races completed and 100 percent of racer attendance. An excess amount of $45,000 will be paid out this season for all three tours.
The Southern Nationals Bonus Races is set to begin with a double-header on March 1 & 2 at Cherokee (SC) Speedway with the March Madness events paying $3,000 and $10,000 to win each day. The Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals presented by Schaeffer’s Oil is set to begin action with the running of the Spring Thaw Weekend at Volunteer (TN) Speedway on March 14 & 15 with $4,000 to win and $10,000 to win being paid respectively each night.
Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals, and Southern Nationals Bonus Races can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series Public Relations Director Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.