NASHVILLE, Tenn. – official series release – Phillip Odom photo –
The Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco will make its return to Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in conjunction with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event on April 11.
The partnership between Track Enterprises, the promoting organization of the Nashville ARCA event, and the Southern Super Series will return top-level super late model racing to the historic .596-mile Tennessee fairgrounds oval. The Southern Super Series and ARCA Racing Series will combine for a one-day complete racing card on Saturday, April 11.
“Tim Bryant is a great promoter and a great individual and his series has been building momentum for a while, so we are proud to have them be a part of the ARCA event at Nashville,” said Bob Sargent, President of Track Enterprises. “The great super late model drivers from the Nashville area, from all around the Southeast and beyond will only add to the already-great event we are hosting at Nashville with the ARCA Racing Series.
“The ARCA drivers will go for 200 laps and the Southern Super Series will battle for 100 laps, with each race complimenting the other immensely.”
The Southern Super Series’ event at Nashville will be the second of a now 13-race schedule for the tour’s third season of competition. April 11′s race will mark the first time that the Southern Super Series will run alongside the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, considered throughout motorsports as a premier stock car development series.
“Given the caliber of competition in the ARCA Racing Series and the caliber of drivers in the Southern Super Series, it’s going to be a race fan’s dream,” said Tim Bryant, Southern Super Series Director. “It’s a one-day show with some of the best short track racing a fan will ever see, all at a destination track. I know our racers love going to Nashville and we’re excited to make that happen again on April 11.
“It’s been an exciting off-season for short track racing. Using the World Series (of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway in February) as an indicator, we’re looking forward to a good season of short track racing with plenty of opportunities for drivers to race.”
“The Southern Super Series is looking forward to kicking things off at the Rattler 250 (March 13-15 at South Alabama Speedway), then going to Nashville with Bob Sargent and the ARCA Racing Series, which is a very positive step for our series.”
With the announcement of the Nashville event, officials from both the Southern Super Series and Track Enterprises stressed the importance of short track promoters working together and maintaining positive streams of communication with drivers and other series and tracks.
“Tim and I both have great relationships with the ARCA/CRA Super Series,” added Sargent. “We are aware that they have a big race scheduled for the same day in Toledo, Ohio, so we have been in communication with R.J. (Scott) and Glenn (Luckett, of CRA) about our Nashville event. Our collective discussions have already opened the door to perhaps working together on more marquee short track events as early as 2016.”
Practice, qualifying and feature events for both the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will all take place on Saturday, April 11. Additional information about the Southern Super Series portion of the event will be announced soon.