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
Casey Roberts Hustles
to Second Spring Nationals Series Victory at Smoky Mountain
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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. |
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. |
AR Bodies Sweetens Rookie
of the Year Program for Spring & Southern Nationals Series
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. |
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
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. |
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. |
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.