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Double Header Brings Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals Series to East Tennessee on May 1-2

(April 26, 2015) The Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series will come to East Tennessee for a double-dip of racing action on Friday May 1 at Cleveland Speedway and Saturday May 2 at Tazewell Speedway.

This will mark the second-ever appearance to Cleveland Speedway located in Cleveland, Tenn. on Friday Night May 1st paying $4,000-to-win and $400-to-start in the “Spring Fling” event. The Crate Late Models, A-Hobby, B-Hobby and Pony divisions will all be on the racing card on May 1. In the 2013 appearance, Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn. would outrun Mike Marlar, Billy Ogle Jr., Derek Ellis and Riley Hickman for the $5,000 victory.

On Saturday Night May 2 the tour will make its first appearance to Gary Hall’s Tazewell Speedway located in Tazewell, Tenn. for a 50-lap $6,000-to-win and $500-to-start event. The Late Model Sportsman, Classics and Super Stocks will all be on the racing card. | full story

Casey Roberts Hustles to Second Spring Nationals Series Victory at Smoky Mountain

(April 25, 2015) After being rained out, froze out and even snowed out since March 13, the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s Oil finally got back to racing action at Smoky Mountain Speedway and Casey Roberts would come out victorious in his second career series win. (MRM Racing Photo)

Roberts collected $6,000 for the victory while driving the Cushman Paint & Body and M&S Concrete sponsored Longhorn Chassis. Roberts crossed the line ahead of Jimmy Owens, Dale McDowell, Mike Marlar and thirteenth starting Chris Madden. | full story

Spring Nationals Series Event at Golden Isles Speedway Postponed Due to Rain

(April 18, 2015) The Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series presented by Schaeffer’s Oil event at Golden Isles Speedway has been postponed due to incoming storms this afternoon. The National Weather Service shows a very high percentage of thunderstorms coming in between 4:00 and 7:00 pm and Golden Isles Speedway promoter Darryl Courson and Series Promoter Ray Cook have come to an agreement to postpone the event and keep teams from traveling any further. Both parties are looking for a suitable makeup date and will be announced soon.

“We hate it especially for our teams who have traveled and traveled so far this season. Hopefully we can make it up to them,” commented Series Promoter Ray Cook. | full story

Spring Nationals Stop at Swainsboro Washed Out; Golden Isles Still on for Saturday

(April 17, 2015) The Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series presented by Schaeffer’s Oil endured its sixth straight rain out on Friday Night April 17th at Swainsboro (Ga.) Raceway.

The event will be made up on Sunday Evening July 5th which will be the third race of a big Fourth of July Weekend and includes two Southern Nationals Bonus Series events. The race at Swainsboro on July 5th will feature a new and complete $6,000-to-win show which will be a non-points event since cars had not taken to the track for action yet. In nights prior to Swainsboro the Southern Nationals Bonus Series will visit Tri-County (NC) Race Track on Friday July 3rd paying $3,000-to-win and Saturday Night July 4th at Senoia (Ga.) Raceway for the Billy Clanton Memorial paying $4,025-to-win. | full story

Spring Nationals Series Loses Florence Speedway Event Due to Weather...

(April 4, 2015) After nearly four inches of rain hit the grounds of Florence Speedway between Thursday and late Friday night, officials were forced to cancel the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s Oil-sanctioned 39th Annual Spring 50 on Saturday Night. There is no make-up date for this event.

“Florence Speedway tried really hard to get this event in today, but between the rains that have fallen the last few days it was nearly impossible to get the track into good racing shape for tonight,” said Series Promoter Ray Cook. “I want to thank Jerry and Josh (King) and track crews for all their hard work today in trying to get the track run in to race and we look forward to working with them in the future. I hate it for the fans and drivers who came out today expecting to see a race but it wasn’t fair to them as well if the track wasn’t safe to race on,” said Cook again. | full story

Weather Forces Cancellation of Spring Nationals Series Race at Ponderosa Speedway

(April 3, 2015) With heavy rains moving into the area on Friday morning and afternoon, officials with Ponderosa Speedway located in Junction City, Ky. have cancelled the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series-sanctioned Third Annual Spring Showdown visit scheduled for Friday Night April 3rd.

This is the third weather-related cancelation/postponement of a Spring Nationals Series event so far this season. The March 13/14 Tennessee Tipoff Classic at Smoky Mountain Speedway was postponed until April 24/25. However, the event at Ponderosa Speedway will not be made up. | full story

Rain Halts Spring Nationals Series Johnny Salyer Memorial at 201 Speedway

(April 2, 2015) After heavy rains rolled across the Eastern half of the Bluegrass State late on Thursday evening, its caused the postponement of the feature event of the opening points race of the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s Oil at 201 Speedway.

The $4,000-to-win Johnny Salyer Memorial main event will be run on Thursday Night September 3rd before the start of the already scheduled Southern Nationals Bonus Series-sanctioned Iron-Man Speed Week event that will pay $3,000-to-win. The make-up feature from April 2nd will be made up after hot laps on that night before the Sept. 3rd program begins. | full story

AR Bodies Sweetens Rookie of the Year Program for Spring & Southern Nationals Series

(March 17, 2015) Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals, Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals & Southern Nationals Bonus Series promoter Ray Cook would like to introduce AR Bodies of Greenbrier, Tenn. as the official Rookie of the Year sponsor for the 2015 season.

The AR Bodies Rookie of the Year Champion from the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series (which runs July 21 through August 1) will receive $1,000 while the Rookie of the Year from both the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series and Southern Nationals Bonus Series by Collins Signs will receive a $500 award at the season’s end. | full story

Weather Postpones Tennessee Tipoff Classic at Smoky Mountain Speedway until April 24-25

(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. | full story

Spring and Southern Nationals Series Add Over $15,000 in Bonuses for 2015 Season!

(March 9, 2015) Promoter Ray Cook of the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series, the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series and the Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Collins Signs would like to announce added bonus money on the line for CT525 and Steel Head/SPEC engines.

During all 36 points races for each of the three tours, the highest finishing CT525 engine Late Model will receive a $200 cash bonus at each event. In addition, the highest finishing Steel Head/SPEC engine in each main event will receive a $200 cash bonus at each event. That’s an additional $15,000+ in bonuses throughout the season that go with the purse structures each night to the drivers with those engine packages.

After all 36 races are complete, the driver that has the most “top” finishes with a CT525 powered engine will receive a $500 bonus. Also, the driver that has the most “top” finishes with a Steel Head/SPEC engine will receive a $500 bonus at the end of the season. | full story

Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals, & Bonus Series Announce 2015 Points Funds!

(February 19, 2015) Promoter Ray Cook has announced Points Fund cash awards that will be distributed at the end of the 2015 season for the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals presented by Schaeffer’s Oil, the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals presented by Old Man’s Garage and the Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Collins Signs.

The Spring Nationals Series will see the Champion receiving $5,053 with the second place receiving $2,553, third place receives $2,053, fourth place receives $1,553, fifth place receives $1,053, sixth place receives $753, seventh place receives $653 and eighth place in series points will receive $553 along with all other prefect attendance drivers. The total of the Spring Nationals Points fund for the entire 10-race mini tour is in excess of $15,000. Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn. is the 2014 series champion.

The Southern Nationals Series, which will go for its 11th season this year, will feature a points fund in excess of $15,000 with $5,053 going to the Series Champion, second place receives $2,553, third place receives $2,053, fourth place receives $1,553, fifth place receives $1,053, sixth place receives $753, seventh place receives $653 and eighth place in series points will receive $553 along with all other prefect attendance drivers. Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. is the defending series champion. | full story

 

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