By Chris Tilley, Series P.R. Coordinator
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (March 11, 2015)—After heavy rainfall earlier this week and the National Weather Service predicting more significant amounts of rainfall throughout the weekend, officials with the Smoky Mountain Speedway notified promoter Ray Cook of the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series that they have decided to re-schedule the Tennessee Tipoff Classic weekend from its original date of March 13 and 14 to its new date of April 24 and 25.
The new weekend dates, however, will feature a complete new format and purse.
On Friday Night April 24, the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series will sanction Night One of the Tennessee Tipoff Classic weekend for a 40-lap $5,000-to-win points paying event. On Saturday Night April 25, the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series will sanction Night Two of the double-header racing a 50-lap $6,000-to-win points paying event. There will be an open practice session on Thursday Night April 23rd.
More information will be released on the Tennessee Tipoff Classic weekend at Smoky Mountain Speedway in the coming weeks regarding purses, support classes and ticket prices. Please log on to www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com for further details.
The new opening weekend for the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series will be a Kentucky triple-header on April 2, 3 and 4 as the tour will open action on Thursday April 2nd at the 201 Speedway in Sitka, Ky. during the Johnny Salyer Memorial event paying $4,000-to-win, then the series heads to the Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Ky. on Friday Night April 3rd for the Third Annual Spring Showdown paying $4,000-to-win then on Saturday Night April 4th the series will venture to Florence Speedway in Union, Ky. for the 50-lap $5,000-to-win weekend finale.
The Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Collins Signs will open action next weekend on March 20 at Cleveland (TN) Speedway and March 21 at Boyd’s (GA) Speedway, both $4,000-to-win races.
Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .