Track Nationals Around the Corner
Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 11,
2015) While the summer heat is
at its peak, its a bit hard to imagine
that nip in the air that comes with fall.
But its really not that far off
those closing months of the year mean
one thing in the Sprint Car racing world;
I-30 Speedways Short Track Nationals
at the end of October.
28th edition of the prestigious event
will be yet another barnburner, attracting
the best in the business to the racy little,
high-banked quarter-mile clay oval in
Little Rock, Arkansas.
years edition of the COMP Cams Short
Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires,
set for October 29-31, will once again
offer up a lucrative $15,000 winners
the STN championship feature purse fine-tuned,
the $2,000-to-start finale includes $3,750
for fifth and $3.000 to finish tenth.
The full feature purse for this years
event after the $15,000 first place finish
is $8,000 for second, $5,000 for third,
$4,000 for fourth, $3,750 for fifth and
then $3,500, $3,400, $3,200, $3,100 and
$3000 for the balance of the top ten with
$2,800, $2,600, $2,600, $2,400, $2,200
and $2,100 for the next handful of positions
with $2,000 for the balance of the starting
Short Track Nationals will once again
feature qualifying nights with split fields
on Thursday and Friday, October 29-30,
that will set the stage for the October
31 STN championship finale. The top three
feature finishers from the Thursday and
Friday qualifying events will lock into
the Saturday night finale.
if those three nights of intense STN action
werent already enough, this year
will once again kick off with the Short
Track Nationals Open on Wednesday night,
October 28. The $2,000-to-win, $200-to-start
event will again offer up the option for
a provisional to the top four feature
Road U-Pull-It offers up a $1,500 bonus
if the Wednesday night winner also tops
the Saturday night finale.
fee for the 28th Annual COMP Cams Short
Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires
is $150 if postmarked by October 19 with
entries $250 after that date. There is
no entry fee for the Wednesday night Short
Track Nationals Open.
October, Norman, Oklahomas, Christopher
Bell became the youngest winner of the
premier 360-ci Sprint Car event by taking
the checkered flag in the 40-lapper after
taking command following a mid-race restart.
Bell raced on to victory lane ahead of
current ASCS National Tour points leader
Aaron Reutzel with the rest of a powerful
top five including Brian Brown, Wayne
Johnson and Kevin Swindell.
joined a prestigious list of STN champions
that includes names synonymous with Sprint
Car racing like Kinser and Swindell among
Bell became the 17th different winner
of the event, Hooks, TX Hall-of-Famer
Gary Wright ranks as the only four-time
winner with victories in 2004, 2003, 1999
and 1995 with other multiple victories
going to Sammy Swindell (1990, 2001 and
2013), Steve Kinser (1988, 1989 and 1991),
Tony Bruce, Jr. (2008 and 2009) and Paul
McMahan (2002 and 2012).
with Bell, other single-time STN champs
include Brad Sweet (2010), Jason Meyers
(2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery
(2005), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward
(2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson
(1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray
(1994) and John Gerloff (1993). The 1992
edition fell victim to rain.
For more information regarding the 28th
Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals
presented by Hoosier Tires, check online
at www.i-30speedway.com or contact I-30
Speedway at 501-455-4567.
Admission tickets are $64 ($60 cash) for
all 4 nights or $53 ($50 cash) for Thursday,
Friday and Saturday.
There has been a clarification to the Super Stock cylinder
head rule: GM Performance Parts Vortec Bow-Tie cylinder head is NOT legal.
Also, NO titanium valve train components. 7/16" rocker studs are
ok. Valve spring OD not to esceed 1.5". No beehive springs.