KINGSPORT, TN - Short track racing under the lights returns to Kingsport Speedway this Friday night, April 28.
After taking last week off for the NASCAR race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, “The Concrete Jungle” roars back into action for its third event this season.
The season’s two NASCAR Whelen All-American Series events have been action-packed with drivers battling door to door and bumper to bumper in all divisions.
“We’ve had some really strong competition in our first couple of races,” said Karen Tunnell. “The race fans have been treated to some really intense short track action.”
Race fans have been on their feet both times cars have taken to the track this season, especially in the Late Model Stock Car division. Across three different Late Model Stock Car races in two events, there have been three different winners.
Ronnie McCarty won the first race of the season on March 25 after a hard battle with Kres VanDyke.
The most recent event on April 14 saw VanDyke win the night’s first Late Model Stock Car race after a tough battle with Chad Finchum. In the second feature of the night, it was veteran racer Robbie Ferguson who took the checkered flag.
The intense action continues this Friday night with Late Model Stock Car, Modified Street, Pure 4, Mod 4 and Pure Street take to the track for nearly 200 laps of racing.
Pit gates open at 2 p.m. on Friday, grandstands open at 5:30 p.m., qualifying is at 7 p.m. and racing begins at 8 p.m.
Adult admission is $10 and children 12-and-under are admitted free. Tier parking spots high atop Turns 3 and 4 are also available for $10 per vehicle plus admission.
Kingsport Speedway has provided race fans in the Tri-Cities, Tennessee and surrounding areas with exciting short track racing since 1965. The speedway has undergone four surface changes in its 50 plus years of existence. Founded as a dirt track in 1965, the facility transitioned to an asphalt track in 1969, back to dirt track in 1984, and then to its current concrete surface in 1996. In 1968, Kingsport Speedway hosted its first NASCAR event. Currently, Kingsport Speedway is part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS), NASCAR’s grassroots series. The NWAAS sanctions nearly 60 racetracks throughout the United States and Canada in which drivers compete for national, state, and track titles. For more information on Kingsport Speedway, visit newkingsportspeedway.com. Also follow Kingsport Speedway on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.