By Chris Tilley

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 3)-Officials with the Smoky Mountain Speedway have announced that rainout tickets and armbands from the Friday July 29th rainout will be good for the next, the Southern Nationals Bonus race on Saturday August 27th.

The Southern Nationals Bonus Series will be a 40-lap $5,300-to-win event on Saturday August 27th. The event will be presented by Food City. Along with the Super Late Models, the Sportsman Late Models will race for $1,000-to-win and the Street Stocks will race for $500-to-win.

The Sportsman bonuses offered up by Food City are still available for August 27th. If more than 24 cars are on hand, the event will pay $1,200-to-win. There will be $100 up for grabs for fast time, $100 for the hard charger and $100 for the leader of the most laps.

The pit gates open at 3:00, the grandstand and tier gates open at 4:00 pm and the driver’s meeting will be at 6:30 pm and hot laps will roll out soon after. Adult general admission is $20.00 per person while adult tier parking is $25.00 per person and adult pit passes are $35.00 per person.

The tire rule for the Southern Nationals Bonus Series-sanctioned event at Smoky Mountain Speedway will be as follows: Hoosier 1350 and 1600 along with the American Racer 48 and 56 compounds. The series entry fee is $100. Also, the highest finishing driver using a CT525 engine package will receive a $200 bonus and the highest finishing driver using a Steel Head/SPEC engine package will receive a $200 bonus courtesy of the series.

Payout for August 27th at Smoky Mountain Speedway (40 laps): 1) $5,300, 2) $2,500, 3) $1,600, 4) $1,200, 5) $900, 6) $700, 7) $675, 8) $650, 9) $625, 10) $600, 11) $580, 12) $560, 13) $540, 14) $520, 15) $500, 16) $480, 17) $470, 18) $460, 19) $450, 20) $450, 21) $450, 22) $450.

Current Southern Nationals Bonus Series Points (after June 25)
1. Donald McIntosh-970
2. David Payne-924
3. Ryan King-890
4. Cory Hedgecock-770
5. Doug Smith-557
6. Jason Welshan-510
7. John Ownbey-506
7. Anthony White-506
9. Skylar Marlar-390
10. Jonathan Davenport-386

Upcoming Southern Nationals Bonus Series Races:
Saturday August 20-Richmond Raceway-Richmond, KY-$10,059 to win
Saturday August 27-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,300 to win
Sunday September 4-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$4,400 to win