Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and Bonus Races announce 2014 Points Funds

Southern-Nationals-Series-Website-LogoPromoter Ray Cook has announced Points Fund cash awards that will be distributed at the end of the 2014 season for the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals presented by Schaeffer’s Oil, the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals presented by Old Man’s Garage and the Southern Nationals Bonus Races.

The Spring Nationals Series will see the Champion receiving $5,053 with the second place receiving $2,553, third place receives $2,053, fourth place receives $1,553, fifth place receives $1,053, sixth place receives $753, seventh place receives $653 and eighth place in series points will receive $553 along with all other prefect attendance drivers. The total of the Spring Nationals Points fund for the entire 10-race mini tour is in excess of $15,000. Steve Casebolt of Richmond, IN is the inaugural series champion.

The Southern Nationals Series, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this season, will feature a points fund in excess of $15,000 with $5,053 going to the Series Champion, second place receives $2,553, third place receives $2,053, fourth place receives $1,553, fifth place receives $1,053, sixth place receives $753, seventh place receives $653 and eighth place in series points will receive $553 along with all other prefect attendance drivers. Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA is the defending series champion.

In addition to the two tours point funds, the series has announced a Combined Bonus for the top five drivers who finish the highest with both tours. The overall top driver from each series will receive $5,053, with second place receiving $2,553, third place receiving $2,053, fourth place receiving $1,553 and fifth place receiving $1,053.

A possible $15,000+ could be won by one driver this season if he wins the Spring and Southern Nationals with points fund monies from both tours and the Combined Bonus Money. Also, if a driver was to at least run fifth in both tours, he could receive $3,159 with point funds and the combined bonus.

Another bonus has been posted for all three tours as well. A $2,000 bonus has been posted for driver(s) who compete with perfect attendance in the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and the 8-race Bonus Race schedule. $2,000 will be given to one driver or split amongst multiple drivers who run all of the 28 total races from March at Cherokee Speedway through November at Duck River Raceway Park. ‘We hope to increase this amount of bonus money as the season goes along but we’re guaranteeing $2,000 as of the point’ stated Ray Cook, series promoter.

Promoter Ray Cook is excited about the 2014 season which is set to begin in one month. ‘There is not another regional tour in the country with a points fund like this’ stated Cook. All points fund monies are based off of 70 percent of races completed and 100 percent of racer attendance. An excess amount of $45,000 will be paid out this season for all three tours.

The Southern Nationals Bonus Races is set to begin with a double-header March 1 & 2 at Cherokee (SC) Speedway with the March Madness events paying $3,000 and $10,000 to win each day. The Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals by Schaeffer’s Oil is set to begin action with the running of the Spring Thaw Weekend at Volunteer (TN) Speedway on March 14 & 15 with $4,000 to win and $10,000 to win being paid respectively each night.

Visit the official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .

2014 Spring Nationals Schedule:

Friday, March 14 – Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee)
$4,000 to win, $400 to start
Previous Winners: Dale McDowell (’13)

Saturday, March 15 – Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee)
$10,000 to win, $600 to start
Previous Winners: John Blankenship (’13)

Friday, March 28 – Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, North Carolina)
$4,000 to win, $400 to start
Previous Winners: Casey Roberts (’13)

Saturday, March 29 – Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee)
$6,000 to win, $500 to start
Previous Winners: Tommy Kerr (’13)

Thursday, April 17 – 201 Speedway (Sitka, Kentucky)
$4,000 to win, $400 to start
Previous Winners: Eddie Carrier, Jr. (’13)

Friday, April 18 – Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Kentucky)
$4,000 to win, $400 to start
Previous Winners: Mother Nature (’13)

Saturday, April 19 – Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky)
$5,000 to win, $450 to start
Previous Winners: Holding First Series Event in 2014

Thursday, May 8 – Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee)
$4,000 to win, $400 to start
Previous Winners: Tim McCreadie (’13)

Friday, May 9 – Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia)
$4,000 to win, $400 to start
Previous Winners: Vic Hill (’13)

Saturday, May 10 – Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia)
$6,000 to win, $500 to start
Previous Winners: Steve Casebolt (’13)
2014 Southern Nationals Series Bonus Race Schedule:

Saturday, March 1 – Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina)
$3,000 to win, $300 to start
Previous Winners: Holding First Series Event in 2014

Sunday, March 2 – Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina)
$10,000 to win, $700 to start
Previous Winners: Holding First Series Event in 2014

Sunday, May 25 – Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee)
$5,000 to win, $400 to start
Previous Winners: Holding First Series Event in 2014

Monday, May 26 – Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, North Carolina)
$3,000 to win, $300 to start
Previous Winners: Holding First Series Event in 2014

Saturday, July 5 – Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee)
$5,000 to win, $450 to start
Previous Winners: Holding First Series Event in 2014

Saturday, August 16 – Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee)
$5,010 to win, $450 to start
Previous Winners: Holding First Series Event in 2014

Friday, October 3 – Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, North Carolina)
$4,053 to win, $400 to start
Previous Winners: Holding First Series Event in 2014

Fri.-Sat., November 14-15 – Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee)
$11,000 to win, $700 to start
Previous Winners: Holding First Series Event in 2014

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