(BRASSTOWN, NORTH CAROLINA) The Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels schedule heats back up this week with a visit to Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina! The third leg of the miniseries will take place this Friday night, October 9 at the western North Carolina oval, as the 17th Annual FK Rod Ends ‘Tarheel 50’ will boast a $10,000 payday for the ground-pounding Super Late Models. The biggest event of the year at Tri-County Race Track will also feature the 602 Thunder Series ($1,200 to win), Street Stocks ($400 to win), and Front Wheel Drives ($300 to win) on the undercard.

Brandon Overton, of Evans, Georgia, is the defending winner of the storied race, as he won the 2019 ‘Tarheel 50’ in dominating fashion over Kyle Hardy, Dale McDowell, Donald McIntosh, and Kenny Collins. Other past ‘Tarheel 50’ winners include:  Billy Moyer, Shane Clanton, Jonathan Davenport, Dennis Franklin, Kayne Hickman, Dale McDowell, Casey Roberts, Shawn Chastain, and David Payne. Speaking of David Payne, he secured himself a guaranteed starting spot in the 53-lap ‘Tarheel 50’ headliner by virtue of his ‘Tarheel Tune-Up’ victory at the 1/4-mile bullring back on September 26.

The FK Rod Ends ‘Tarheel 50’ will be presented by several fine sponsors including Jacky Jones Automotive Group, Interstate Welding, E-Z-GO, and Vinson Sims Construction. The pit gates will swing open for competitors on Friday, October 9 at 3:00pm, while the grandstands will start allowing patrons into the facility at 4:00pm. The Driver’s Meeting will get underway at 7:00pm with the red-hot racing action slated to start at 7:30pm.

Through two Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series events – held at Smoky Mountain Speedway and Tazewell Speedway in Tennessee – there is a tie at the top of the heated point standings. Vic Hill and David Payne share the top spot in the latest version of the points heading into the ‘Tarheel 50,’ while Donald McIntosh, Pierce McCarter, Michael Chilton, and Stacy Boles are hot on their trail.

The tire rule for the FK Rod Ends ‘Tarheel 50’ at Tri-County Race Track will be Hoosier 1300, 1350, and 1600 (RR option); American Racer 44, 48, and 56 (RR option). The entry fee is $100 and transponders will be available to rent. Any driver not advancing into the feature field will receive $75 tow money. Tri-County Race Track is located at 10456 Old US Hwy. 64 in Brasstown, NC 28902. Feel free to contact track promoter Ray Cook at 828-360-5353 or log onto www.TriCountyRaceTrack.net.

For more information on the Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels, please point your Internet browser to www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com or feel free to call series promoter Ray Cook at 828-360-5353. You can also follow us across social media platforms on facebook.com/southernnationalsseries and on Twitter @sonationals.

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