28th Annual Short Track Nationals Information
Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 7, 2016) – It’s the Short Track Nationals that simply wasn’t meant to be.
After the 28th edition of the prestigious COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway was plagued by rain last October to the point of getting only one of four nights in the books, this weekend’s makeup event set for March 10-12 is facing even more menacing weather forecasts.
As a result, I-30 Speedway officials are left with no choice but to cancel this weekend’s STN event. The event will not be rescheduled.
“We desperately wanted to get this event in for all the fans and race teams that have built this into the mega-event that it has become,” track promoter Tracey Clay commented. “This weekend’s weather forecast is beyond dismal, so it’s in everybody’s best interest to call it off early. Now, we’ll look forward to making the 29th Short Track Nationals in November the best one yet.”
With the cancellation, I-30 Speedway will now kick off the season on Saturday night, March 19, with a full card of Interstate Cup Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Micro Sprints and Mini Stocks.
While Mother Nature will land on tee-shirts as winner of the 28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, the 29th edition that once again offers up a $15,000 winner’s share is set for November 2-5.
For more information regarding the 29th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567 or check online at http://www.i-30speedway.com/shorttracknationals.html.
I-30 Speedway Sets Short Track Nationals Dates for 2016
Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (December 11, 2015) – Making the best of a difficult situation.
That’s exactly what Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway is doing after the recently weather-plagued 28th edition of its popular Short Track Nationals winged 360-ci Sprint Car event atop the ¼-mile clay oval.
Denied the annual full dose of beyond-intense racing action in 2015, racers and fans alike will benefit with a pair of multi-day, $15,000-to-win events during the 2016 season.
“It is the support of all the fans and countless race teams that have grown the Short Track Nationals into the event that it is,” I-30 Speedway track promoter Tracey Clay commented. “Mother Nature wasn’t our friend this year, but with the Spring event we have the opportunity to get the event completed in its entirety.”
The reschedule date of the 28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires will be March 10-12, 2016, with the March 12 finale of the 28th STN offering up the traditional winner’s share.
The 29th edition of the Short Track Nationals will shift from its traditional October date to November 2-5, 2016, to avoid conflict with other scheduled major winged Sprint Car events across the country. The November 5, 2016, STN finale will once again offer up a $15,000 winner’s share.
Neither STN event in 2016 will have a rain date.
The original attempt at the 28th Short Track Nationals just a few weeks ago in October was reduced from four nights to just one due to inclement weather. That card on the final Thursday of October did more than live up to billing though, with Aaron Reutzel rallying from seven rows deep to make a late move on the high side around Jac Haudenschild for the win. Reutzel and Haudenschild earned provisional starting positions in the March 12, 2016, 28th Annual STN finale by virtue of finishing first and second.
Christopher Bell still stands as the most recent STN champion with his drive to victory lane in October of 2014 after runner-up finishes in each of his previous pair of attempts. Bell became the 17th different winner of the event and youngest thus far on a star-studded list that includes Sammy Swindell, Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Tony Bruce, Jr., Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Gary Wright, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray, John Gerloff and Steve Kinser.
For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.
The Past Winners: Christopher Bell (2014), Sammy Swindell (2013, 2011 and 1990), Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002), Brad Sweet (2010), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2009 and 2008), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Gary Wright (2004, 2003, 1999 and 1995), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994), John Gerloff (1993), Steve Kinser (1991, ’89 and ‘88). 1992 finale was rained out.
The Tickets: Grandstand tickets are $20 per night on Thursday and Friday. Saturday night tickets are $28. Advanced three-day tickets are just $60. Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $2 Thursday and Friday.
You can order adult grandstand, online tickets by clicking on the PayPal button below. Upon placing your order, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Your name along with number of tickets purchased will be on the Will Call List at the front ticket office. The e-mail confirmation that you receive will be your receipt.Pit passes are $30 per night on Thursday and Friday.
The Trade Show & Midway: This year’s rendition of the Short Track Nationals will also include the Eleventh Annual Short Track Nationals Trade Show & Midway. Fans, drivers & crews will have the opportunity to visit vendor displays, which opens at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Inquiries regarding vendor space should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information regarding the 28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567 or check online at http://www.i-30speedway.com/shorttracknationals.html.
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