BRASSTOWN, NC (December 22, 2014)-Promoter Ray Cook would like to release the 2015 schedule for the Southern Nationals Bonus Series.
The sophomore season of the tour will open with a double-header of action on Friday/Saturday March 20 and 21. On Friday Night March 20th the tour will open at Cleveland Speedway in Cleveland, Tenn. for the 20th Annual Shamrock paying $4,000-to-win. On Saturday Night March 21st the tour will visit the Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Ga. for the 40-lap race paying $4,000-to-win.
On Friday Night March 27th the tour will open the Tri-County Race Track schedule with a 40-lap $3,000-to-win event at the Brasstown, N.C. facility. The tour will also visit Tri-County Race Track on three more occasions (Monday Night May 25th paying $4,000-to-win the Circuit World Memorial Day Championship race; Friday July 3rd paying $3,000-to-win for the Independence Championship race and Friday Night October 2nd paying $3,500-to-win for the 12th Annual Tarheel 50).
On Saturday Night July 4th the tour has a date that is To Be Announced. Another TBA date is Saturday October 18th.
The series will sanction the 28th annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial at the Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Ky. which will pay $10,028-to-win on Saturday Night July 18th. The promotional trio of Larry, Chad and Sarah Yantz recently purchased the facility and have made the 2015 Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial the largest event in the track’s 49-year-old history.
The Revelution Race Cars Iron-Man Speed Week will join the Southern Nationals Bonus Series on Labor Day Weekend. On Thursday Night September 3rd the tour will venture to 201 Speedway in Sitka, Ky. for the 40-lap $3,000-to-win Sixth Annual Roger Breeding Memorial. The second night on the Speed Week (Friday Night September 4th) will move to Central Kentucky over to the Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Ky. for the 4th Annual Red Clay Bash paying $3,000-to-win. The tour rolls into the Yantz-family promoted Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Ky. on Saturday Night September 5th paying $3,000-to-win for the Saturday Night Fever race. The tour finale will be on Sunday Night September 6th at Gary Hall’s Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tenn. for the Seventh annual Buddy Rogers Memorial paying $4,400-to-win. The Revelution Race Cars Iron-Man Speed Week features a points fund totaling $3,000 with $1,000 going to the champion.
On October 8/9/10 the tour will venture into the Jerry Denson-promoted Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Ky. for the track’s 25th annual running of the Fall Classic and the event will pay $25,000-to-win. It will be the richest paying race in the eleven year history of the Southern Nationals family of series.
The tour will then sanction the Second Annual Turkey Gobbler on Saturday November 14th at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Ga. paying $5,000-to-win. The tour will finish the 14-race campaign on Saturday November 21st for the 27th Annual Gobbler 50 at Cleveland Speedway in Cleveland, Tenn. paying $5,000-to-win.
After a 12-race Spring Nationals Schedule, 10-race Southern Nationals Schedule and a 14-race Southern Nationals Bonus Series Schedule, drivers will be competing for nearly $800,000 in prize money over the course of 36 races not including driver’s point funds the teams earn throughout the course of the three series. Those purses make the 36-race schedule for the Southern Nationals family of series the largest paying regional dirt Late Model tour in America with five events paying $10,000-to-win or more.
For further information on the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series, the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series and the Southern Nationals Bonus Series, please log on to www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
2015 Southern Nationals Bonus Series Schedule:
Fri March 20-Cleveland Speedway-Cleveland, TN-$4,000 to win/40L
Sat March 21-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$4,000 to win/40L
Fri March 27-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-$3,000 to win/40L
Mon May 25-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-$3,000 to win/40L
Fri July 3-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-$3,000 to win/40L
Sat July 4-TBA
Sat July 18-Richmond Raceway-Richmond, KY-$10,028 to win/60L
Thur Sept. 3-201 Speedway-Sitka, KY-$3,000 to win/40L
Fri Sept. 4-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$3,000 to win/40L
Sat Sept. 5-Richmond Raceway-Richmond, KY-$3,000 to win/40L
Sun Sept. 6-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$4,400 to win/44L
Fri Oct. 2-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-$3,500 to win/53L
F/S Oct. 9/10-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$25,000/100L
Sat Oct. 17-TBA
Sat Nov. 14-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$5,000 to win/50L
Sat. Nov. 21-Cleveland Speedway-Cleveland, TN-$5,000 to win/50L
2015 Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series Schedule:
Friday March 13-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,000 to win/40L
Saturday March 14-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$10,000 to win/60L
Thursday April 2-201 Speedway-Sitka, KY-$4,000 to win/40L
Friday April 3-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$4,000 to win/40L
Saturday April 4-Florence Speedway-Union, KY-$5,000 to win/50L
Friday April 17-Swainsboro Raceway-Swainsboro, GA-$6,000 to win/50L
Saturday April 18-Golden Isles Speedway/Brunswick, GA-$10,000 to win/60L
Friday May 1-Cleveland Speedway-Cleveland, TN-$4,000 to win/40L
Saturday May 2-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$6,000 to win/50L
Friday May 22-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$4,000 to win/40L
Saturday May 23-Dixie Speedway-Woodstock, GA-$4,000 to win/40L
Sunday May 24-Rome Speedway-Rome, GA-$6,000 to win/50L
2015 Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series Schedule:
Monday July 20-Wythe Raceway-Rural Retreat, VA-$3,500 to win/35L
Tuesday July 21-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$3,500 to win/35L
Thursday July 23-Modoc Raceway-Modoc, SC-$3,500 to win/35L
Friday July 24-Swainsboro Raceway-Swainsboro, GA-$5,300 to win/53L
Saturday July 25-Screven Motor Speedway-Sylvania, GA-$5,300 to win/53L
Sunday July 26-Rome Speedway-Rome, GA-$5,300 to win/53L
Tuesday July 28-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$3,500 to win/35L
Thursday July 30-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-$3,500 to win/35L
Friday July 31-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,300 to win/53L
Saturday August 1-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$10,050 to win/50L