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FASTRAK Racing Series, Future Stars Tour headed to Volunteer Speedway on Saturday, May 18

By Volunteer Speedway | 07 May 2019 | Featured News | | 0 Comments   


FASTRAK Racing Series, Future Stars Tour headed to Volunteer Speedway on Saturday, May 18

CARNESVILLE, Ga. — Originally scheduled on Saturday, May 4 but washed out by rain, the FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance is headed to Volunteer Speedway on Saturday, May 18 for their new reschedule date featuring a headlining $3,000-to-win main event, with the FASTRAK Future Stars Tour also competing for $800-to-win.

Besides the FASTRAK Racing Series and Future Stars Tour events, also scheduled to race are the Sportsman Late Model, Modified Street, Classic and Mini Stock divisions.

Drivers meeting at 6:45 p.m., hot laps at 7 o’clock, followed by qualifying and racing.

Grandstand admission $15 for adults and $12 for seniors (55-and-above), with kids 10-and-under admitted free in the grandstands. … Adult pit admission $30, with kids 12-and-under $15.

The grandstand gate on Saturday will open at 5 p.m. Pit gates will open at 4 p.m.

Open practice is scheduled Friday, May 17 from 7-10 p.m., and it will also serve as the mandatory insurance test for FASTRAK Future Stars Tour drivers under 16. Adult pit admission $20, kids 12-and-under $15. … Fans may watch for free from the grandstands.

Volunteer Speedway – Saturday, May 18, 2019 (Full Purse): 1) $3,000; 2) $1,500; 3) $900; 4) $650; 5) $600; 6) $500; 7) $450; 8) $425; 9) $400; 10) $365; 11) $340; 12) $325; 13) $300; 14-24) $275

“Volunteer Speedway is a great facility,” said FASTRAK Vice President DJ Irvine, “I’m looking forward to seeing the stars and cars of FASTRAK on the high banks.”

For more FASTRAK Racing Series information contact series Vice President DJ Irvine at 678-935-7304 Ext. 4. For Volunteer Speedway information contact general manager Doug Gillenwater at 423-676-9080.

Saturday, May 18 will also be the debut event for the FASTRAK Future Stars Tour competitors who will be powered utilizing the Chevrolet Performance 602 engine, for drivers (ages 13-19) who have yet to win in Late Model competition.

“It is exciting to usher in new generation of drivers to Late Model Racing,” said FASTRAK Vice President DJ Irvine, “It is going to be great to watch these young stars of our sport kick off their careers.”

A mandatory insurance test will be held for all drivers under 16 years of age on Friday, May 17 at Volunteer Speedway on open practice night. These drivers must submit a letter of intent to run the series, and a driving resume prior to the insurance test.

“Volunteer Speedway is an ideal facility for the insurance test and inaugural race, with a wide track,” continued Irvine, “There is plenty of racing room for these drivers to showcase their abilities.”

The FASTRAK Racing Series winner at “The Gap” will also receive a provisional starting spot in the $5,000 to win 2nd Annual Damn Yankees 50 at Richmond (Ky.) Raceway on September 28.

“A lot is at stake on Saturday (May 18) night at Volunteer,” said FASTRAK Vice President DJ Irvine. “A provisional starting spot in a $5,000 to win race, and someone can take their first steps into being locked in to the $50,000 to win 2019 FASTRAK World Championship.

The driver highest in FASTRAK Racing Series points that is utilizing the AFCO Crate Spec Shocks will be awarded a provisional starting spot in the $50,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship on September 13th and 14th at Virginia Motor Speedway. Michael Bland of Pineville, WV recently finished second at Volunteer on the AFCO Crate Spec Shock Series.

AFCO will be at Volunteer Speedway on Friday, May 17 for open practice. FASTRAK teams are encouraged to test out a set of the AFCO Crate Spec Shocks during open practice. They will need to provide their load numbers, and AFCO will be able to set up the shocks at the track.

“These shocks are the real deal,” continued Irvine, “they have already been to Victory Lane at Tyler County and were close this past weekend at Volunteer.”

Additionally, this weekend is the final weekend for drivers to use their grooved and siped FT400 tires. Drivers who are not competing for FASTRAK points may utilize any other Hoosier crate spec tire on the front but must use FT200 or FT400 tires on the rear. No steer tires are allowed. Drivers may groove and sipe the harder compounds, but not the soft compounds of the other series’ tires. After May 5, no grooving and siping will be permitted in FASTRAK sanctioned events.

Check out the official website for the FASTRAK Racing Series at www.fastrakracing.com and continue to follow our social media networks for the FASTRAK Racing Series. Like and Follow our Fan Page on Facebook plus follow @FASTRAK_SE and/or @FASTRAK_MOV on Twitter to get up to the minute news and details as they become available.

The 2019 marketing partners for the FASTRAK Racing Series are Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, AFCO “The official shock of the FASTRAK Racing Series,” VP Racing Fuel “The official fuel of FASTRAK,” VP Racing Lubricants, Speed51.com “The official video home of FASTRAK,” Basey’s Site Work, LLC, TNT Race Cars, Arizona Sport Shirts, Simpson Safety Equipment, RockAuto.com, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

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