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Volunteer Speedway releases tentative 2016 race schedule

By Volunteer Speedway | 10 December 2015 | 2016 | | 0 Comments   

Volunteer Speedway releases tentative 2016 race schedule

By Robert Walden
Volunteer Speedway – Media/Public Relations

BULLS GAP, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2015) — Volunteer Speedway is gearing up for start of the 2016 racing season, which will be the 43rd year of exciting racing at “The Gap!”

The track has put together a tentative, working schedule, and will be filling in TBA (To Be Announced) dates very soon.

With NASCAR visiting East Tennessee and Bristol Motor Speedway twice a year for racing at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile,” Volunteer Speedway hosts special event shows on both occasions.

The Ray Cook-promoted Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series will be in action two nights for the 15th annual Spring Thaw during the spring BMS race weekend. Friday, April 15 will see Super Late Models racing for $4,000-to-win, with Sportsman Late Models also competing on the high banks. Saturday, April 16 will feature a $10,000-to-win Super Late Model main event, along with Modified Street racing.

The Ultimate Super Late Model Series $12,000-to-win, 12th annual Scorcher will be held on Thursday, Aug. 18 during summer Bristol Motor Speedway NASCAR race-week, with the fifth annual Modified Street “Havoc” the companion event on the racing program.

The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series is scheduled for running of the $5,200-to-win, fourth annual Scott Sexton Memorial 52 on Saturday, May 21.

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series will be featured in $4,000-to-win events, with the first scheduled for June 11 and then additional dates TBA.

The Ray Cook-promoted Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Old Man’s Garage will be the second event during the two week, 15 race mini-tour around the Southeast for $3,500-to-win on Sunday night, July 17.

The Sept. 24 racing program will see a $2,500-to-win, 100 lap Enduro event along with Steel Head Late Model, Sportsman Late Model, and Modified Street action.

Racing events throughout the season will showcase touring events for Super Late Model, along with regular racing programs for Steel Head Late Model, Sportsman Late Model, and Modified Street.

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Directions to Volunteer Speedway: South on Interstate 81 from Tennessee/Virginia state lines, take Exit 23 (Bulls Gap/Greeneville), then turn right onto Hwy. 11-E at bottom of the exit ramp. Look for track entrance approximately 200 yards on left.

North on Interstate 81 from I-81/I-40 split (East of Knoxville, TN), take Exit 23, then turn left onto Hwy. 11-E at bottom of the exit ramp. Continue underneath the interstate over-pass and track entrance approximately 300 yards ahead on left.

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VOLUNTEER SPEEDWAY – 2016 RACE SCHEDULE

MARCH 26 (Saturday) – Open Practice

APRIL 2 (Saturday) – Steel Head Late Model, Sportsman Late Model & Modified Street

APRIL 15 (Friday – Bristol Motor Speedway NASCAR Weekend) – Ray Cook-promoted Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series ($4,000-to-win … Super Late Model), plus Sportsman Late Model … www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com

APRIL 16 (Saturday – Bristol Motor Speedway NASCAR Weekend) – Ray Cook-promoted Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series “15th Annual Spring Thaw” ($10,000-to-win … Super Late Model) & Modified Street … www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com

APRIL 23 (Saturday) – Steel Head Late Model, Sportsman Late Model & Modified Street

MAY 7 (Saturday) – “Fifth Annual Walter Ball Memorial” … Steel Head Late Model, Sportsman Late Model & Modified Street

MAY 21 (Saturday) – Southern All Stars Racing Series “Fourth Annual Scott Sexton Memorial 52” ($5,200-to-win Super Late Model), Sportsman Late Model, Modified Street … www.SASdirt.com

JUNE 11 (Saturday) – Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series $4,000-to-win, Sportsman Late Model & Modified Street … www.CarolinaClash.com

JUNE 18 (Saturday) – Steel Head Late Model, Sportsman Late Model & Modified Street

JULY 2 (Saturday) – TBA

JULY 17 (Sunday) – Ray Cook-promoted Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Old Man’s Garage ($3,500-to-win Super Late Model), plus support classes TBA … www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com 

AUGUST 6 (Saturday) – TBA

AUGUST 18 (Thursday – Bristol Motor Speedway NASCAR Race Week) – Ultimate Super Late Model Series “12th Annual Scorcher” $12,000-to-win, & Fifth Annual Modified Street “Havoc 30”

SEPTEMBER 3 (Saturday) – TBA

SEPTEMBER 24 (Saturday) – Steel Head Late Model, Sportsman Late Model, Modified Street & Enduro 100 ($2,500-to-win)

OCTOBER 8 (Saturday) – Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series $4,000-to-win, Sportsman Late Model & Modified Street … www.CarolinaClash.com

* 2016 marks the 43rd year of racing at Volunteer Speedway.

** Special touring series (Ray Cook-promoted Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series, Ray Cook-promoted Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Old Man’s Garage, Ultimate Super Late Model Series, Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series, Southern All Stars Racing Series) events are scheduled for Super Late Models.

*** Weekly shows will feature Steel Head Late Model, Sportsman Late Model and Modified Street. 2016 Volunteer Speedway rules may be viewed by clicking the following link – http://volunteerspeedway.com/driver-info/rules/

**** Volunteer Speedway reserves the right to change this “tentative” race schedule.

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Volunteer Speedway (Recording Only): 423-235-5020
Phyllis Loven (Track Owner): 423-676-9081
Vic Hill (Vic Hill Race Engines): 423-312-4206

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