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Southern Nationals Bonus Series Makes First Visit to North Georgia Speedway for $10,000 Race August 19th

(August 8, 2017) North Georgia Speedway will host the largest event of the season on Saturday August 19th as the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV will invade the track located just outside of Chatsworth, Ga. This will mark the first-ever appearance by the fourth-year tour.

A super-tight points battle will take the series to North Georgia Speedway on August 19th as part of a double-header weekend with Rome Speedway in Rome, Ga. hosting the tour for the first time on Sunday Night August 20th paying $5,300-to-win. David Payne of Murphy, N.C. leads the point standings by a slim two points over defending champion Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. Jamie Oliver of Murphy, N.C., Joey Standridge of Tellico Plains, Tenn. and Zack Dohm of Cross Lanes, W.V. round out the top-five in the point standings heading into North Georgia Speedway.

The Southern Nationals Series will race 60 laps for $10,000-to-win and $500-to-start featuring some of the region’s best stars battling for the big money. In addition to the ground-pounding Super Late Models, the Crate Late Models, A-Hobby and Pony divisions will all be on the racing card for the night's activities.

On Saturday August 19th, the pit gates will open at 3:00 pm, the grandstand gates will open at 5:00 pm and the driver’s meeting will be at 6:45 pm and hot laps will roll out shortly afterwards. Adult general admission is $25.00 per person, adult pit passes are $40.00 per person and adult trackside/fence parking is $25.00 per person.

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 tire rule for the Southern Nationals Bonus Series-sanctioned event at North Georgia Speedway will be as follows: Hoosier 1350 and 1600 along with the American Racer 48 and 56 compounds. The Late Model 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.

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 .

North Georgia Speedway is located at 300 North Georgia Raceway Road in Chatsworth, Ga. For more information, please call (706) 695-3313 or (706) 231-9550. You can also log on to Facebook and check out their official page-North Georgia Speedway.

North Georgia Speedway Purse (60 laps): 1) $10,000, 2) $5,000, 3) $2,500, 4) $2,000, 5) $1,500, 6) $1,100, 7) $1,000, 8) $950, 9) $900, 10) $850, 11) $800, 12) $750, 13) $650, 14) $600, 15) $550, 16) $530, 17) $520, 18) $500, 19) $500, 20) $500, 21) $500, 22) $500.

Current Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series Points:
1. David Payne-908
2. Donald McIntosh-906
3. Jamie Oliver-524
4. Joey Standridge-518
5. Zack Dohm-386
6. Eddie Carrier Jr.-370
7. Jason Welshan-368
8. Shanon Buckingham-366
8. Jeff Neubert-366
10. Jason Jameson-360
10. Billy Ogle Jr.-360

 

 

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