Southern Nationals Bonus Series Announces Added Event and Points
19, 2017) The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals
Bonus Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV is
pleased to announce the addition of an event to the 2017 slate
of events bringing the total number of events on the schedule
to 15. Also, points fund monies have been increased for 2017.
North Georgia Speedway located in Chatsworth, Ga. will hold their
first-ever series event on Tuesday Night July 4th paying $10,000-to-win.
Series promoter Ray Cook and track promoter Chip Burke reached
an agreement last week for the series to visit North Georgia Speedway
for a 50-lap event to celebrate America’s birthday.
A big night is planned for what will be the largest event on
the 2017 schedule for North Georgia Speedway and largest in several
years. “We’re excited for what will hopefully be a
large turnout. We hope this event will pave the way for future
races at North Georgia Speedway,” stated track promoter
Chip Burke in a recent interview. A huge Fireworks display is
also expected to light up the evening sky during the event. “We’re
also excited for our fans, they’ll get to see some of the
bigger names that night and also can bring the family for what
will be a memorable event,” Burke went on to say.
More details will be released on this event at North Georgia
Speedway as the season progresses.
Series Promoter Ray Cook has also announced that he has upped
the ante on the 2017 Championship for the Schaeffer’s Oil
Southern Nationals Bonus Series. The Champion will now receive
$10,053. Second place in the points will receive $5,053, third
place receives $2,553, fourth place will receive $2,053 and fifth
place getting $1,553. With added races to the 2017 series schedule,
Cook has added money to the points fund for the upcoming season.
The Bonus Series champion will now receive a record amount. Donald
McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. is the defending series champion.
The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series (Summer Tour)
last visited North Georgia Speedway on July 23, 2013 when Aaron
Ridley of Chatsworth, Ga. captured the $3,500 payday over Billy
Ogle Jr., Eric Jacobsen, Chris Madden and William Thomas.
The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by
Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV will open the 2017 season on
Friday and Saturday March 10-11 at Smoky Mountain Speedway during
the Fourth Annual Tennessee Tipoff Classic paying $15,000-to-win.
The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series will
open the 2017 campaign on Friday Night March 17th paying $3,000-to-win
at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, N.C. followed by a $4,000-to-win
event on Saturday March 18th at the Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold,
For more information about the Southern Nationals Bonus Series,
contact race promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or series public
relations coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or on social
media online at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com, on Facebook at
Southern Nationals Series, and on Twitter @SoNationals.
Updated 2017 Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series
March 17-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-$3,000 to win
March 18-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$4,000 to win (Shamrock
**May 20-Richmond Raceway-Richmond, KY-$10,000 to win (Mike Roland
May 29-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-$3,000 to win (Memorial
June 23-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$4,000 to win
June 24-Florence Speedway-Union, KY-$10,000 to win
**June 30-201 Speedway-Sitka, KY-$10,000 to win (Bob Miller Memorial)
**July 1-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$5,000 to win (Firecracker
July 4-North Georgia Speedway-Chatsworth, GA-$10,000 to win
**September 3-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$4,400 to win (Buddy
**September 16-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,000 to
September 29-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-$4,053 to win
October 13/14-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$15,000 to
win (Fall Classic)
October 27/28-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-$10,000 to win (Showdown
November 17/18-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$TBA (Gobbler
(** denotes co-sanctioned with the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man