Spring Nationals Series Snakes Through Tennessee & Kentucky In Tripleheader Weekend
Story By: RYAN DELPH / SPRING NATIONALS SERIES – BRASSTOWN, NC – The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Coltman Farms Racing and fueled by Sunoco heads to the states of Tennessee and Kentucky from April 27-29 for a trio of contests.
Up first will be a visit to Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee on Thursday for a $7,553 to win program, while a similar show will then take place on Friday at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, Kentucky.
The triple shot will then conclude in a big way on Saturday at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee, as a $10,053 first place prize will be on the line.
At Crossville Speedway on Thursday, April 27, the 604 Crate Late Model, Open Wheel Modified, Sportsman, Super Stock, Front Wheel Drive, and Dwarf classes will join the ground-pounding Super Late Models. Ricky Weiss (’17), Michael Chilton (’18), Donald McIntosh (’19), Dale McDowell (’21), and Carson Ferguson (’22) have won in the five previous series visits to the Crossville, Tennessee facility.
The pit gates will swing open at 3:00pm, the grandstands will open at 4:00pm, the drivers meeting will get underway at 6:30pm, and hot laps will begin at 7:00pm. Admission into the stands and tier parking is $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for seniors. Pit admission for adults is $40.00. Children ages 10 and under will be allowed onto the grounds for FREE.
Crossville Speedway is located at 5434 U.S. 70 North in Crossville, Tennessee.
The Spring Nationals tour will then make their first-ever appearance at Lake Cumberland Speedway on Friday, April 28. Joining the Super Late Models on the racing card will be the Pro Late Models ($1,200 to win), Open Wheel Modifieds ($1,000 to win), FWD Mini Stocks ($500 to win), and Grassroots Hobby Stocks ($500 to win). The gates at the historic Burnside, Kentucky venue will open at 2:00pm, while hot laps are slated to get underway at 7:00pm.
Adult grandstand admission is $30.00, while kids ages 10 and under will be admitted into the stands for FREE. Admission into the pit area will be $45.00. Lake Cumberland Speedway is located at 360 Racetrack Road in Burnside, Kentucky.
The tripleheader for the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series will then wrap up on Saturday, April 29 at Clarksville Speedway, as the tour visits for a third time. Tanner English captured the series win in 2021, while Jadon Frame beat Brian Shirley, Carson Ferguson, Josh Putnam, and Payton Freeman for the victory in 2022. All of the track’s regular weekly classes will join the Super Late Models in action at the Clarksville, Tennessee oval with each of those divisions utilizing hot lap/qualifying together to help speed up the program.
All gates will open at 4:00pm, hot laps will hit the racetrack at 6:00pm, and racing will get underway promptly at 7:30pm. A variety of grandstand ticket options are available including: Adults for $30.00, Military for $28.00, Seniors 65 and Older for $23.00, and Youth Ages 6-10 for $10.00. Pit admission will be $45.00 for adults and only $35.00 for children ages 10 and under.
Clarksville Speedway is located at 1600 Needmore Road in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Defending Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series Champion Carson Ferguson comes into the tripleheader weekend leading the point standings by only sixteen markers over Ross Bailes. Kenny Collins sits third, Haiden Cowan finds himself in the fourth position, and Caden Mullinax rounds out the top five. There have been four different winners on the tour in five races so far in 2023, as Brandon Overton (Swainsboro Raceway), Wil Herrington (Senoia Raceway), Cory Hedgecock (411 Motor Speedway), Joseph Joiner (Buckshot Speedway), and Brandon Overton (East Alabama Motor Speedway) have all celebrated in Schaeffer’s Oil victory lane.