Bristol to host YUUUUGE U.S. Short Track Nationals race in 2017!

Discussion in 'Short Track Racing' started by AndyMarquisLive, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

  2. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Tony Stewart and the Waterford Speedbowl

    What month Andy?

    and then ends with

     
  3. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Tony Stewart and the Waterford Speedbowl

    OK so it is May. I won't edit my post so you can make the correction in your article, Andy.

    I like the two-day format. I like lights. I like modifieds. I like all the sanctioning bodies involved. Apparently it's 100 lap races for the three Late Model classes.

    11 hours to Bristol from Connecticut. :booya:
     
  4. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    I did correct it. sh!t, long ass week.......and it ends with breaking news............
     
  5. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle.

    This sounds like a kick-ass event
     
  6. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Tony Stewart and the Waterford Speedbowl

  7. *WEAVER*

    *WEAVER* Team Owner

    You'd probably enjoy it more. That looks like a fun event.
     
  8. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Crew Chief

    Maybe if there was dirt it'd be a must see
     
  9. Matthew2470

    Matthew2470 Filthy Casual

    There's always that one guy for whom nothing is ever good enough. Congrats on being that guy. Life must suck for you.
     
  10. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle.

    In MIS15's defense, I remember him defending the hell out of the new racing procedure.
     
  11. klemmabyna

    klemmabyna Team Owner

    Looks like a great event with room to grow.

    question for the asphalt followers: with this being scheduled in the middle of point racing season, will other sanctions take the week off to give the racers an opportunity to attend?

    I would think most race teams would love the chance to race at Bristol.
     
  12. Hotrod

    Hotrod Crew Chief

    This maybe the event to get me to Bristol for the first time.
    Really good value for my racing budget.
     
  13. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Tony Stewart and the Waterford Speedbowl

    Car counts so high Bristol has threatened to cap off the number of entries...but no entry lists or any news about anything since over a month ago:huh:

    Have you heard anything @AndyMarquisLive ? You're always in the loop with these kinda things...
     
  14. Hotrod

    Hotrod Crew Chief

    I have been looking to and cant find anything. I have this event penciled
    on the calendar to be my first Bristol trip. I thought it would be the Outlaw
    late models but now I don't think so.

    OOOps - I just found what I needed at the link above.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2017
  15. toledo47

    toledo47 Team Owner

    What outlaw late models?
     
  16. Hotrod

    Hotrod Crew Chief

    These guys:
    http://woolms.com/

    Some could show up since they are off that weekend
    and in the Tenn. area the weekend before.
     
  17. toledo47

    toledo47 Team Owner

    OK, there is also a pavement short track class in the midwest called outlaw late models. Series such as OSCAAR, etc... use outlaw late models.
    World of Outlaws late model series is dirt late models, none of those drivers will be at the Bristol race... Doesn't matter that they will be in the area, the issue isn't getting to the track, the issue is having a car to race in.. Dirt super late models are completely different from asphalt super late models
     
  18. Hotrod

    Hotrod Crew Chief

    Glad that's cleared up. I know they have done dirt before . When I think late model my mind goes
    directly to dirt.


    Looking forward to it even more. I can do with out the dust theses days.
     
  19. toledo47

    toledo47 Team Owner

    Yeah, I do realize that they did the dirt covered thing years ago. Would be cool to see them try that again.
    Anyway, the stuff racing at Bristol this time is all asphalt. Cars that look like this:
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Tony Stewart and the Waterford Speedbowl

  21. Hotrod

    Hotrod Crew Chief

    There we go, now we are getting somewhere.
     
  22. Hotrod

    Hotrod Crew Chief

    Any word out there on how big of an event this will be?
    Any drivers interested in being on Bristol?
     
  23. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Tony Stewart and the Waterford Speedbowl

    500+ cars...entry lists were posted awhile back on the CRA website. Notable NASCAR guys include Bubba Wallace, John Hunter Nemacheck, Erik Darnell, Steven Wallace (I believe it's the Steven Wallace...pretty common name though).
     
  24. Hotrod

    Hotrod Crew Chief

    Thanks Speedbowl. I will go look at the CRA website.
     
  25. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Tony Stewart and the Waterford Speedbowl

    And...I'M GOING TO BRISTOL!!! Pulled the trigger at a Comfort Inn 25 minutes north of the track. This event was just too sweet to pass up, for a number of reasons. Bristol has been on my bucket list and now it's happening! In exactly one month, I will be wearily driving into a hotel parking lot, very very far from home, but smiling knowing that I will visit Bristol the next day.

    My wildest NASCAR fantasy meets a short track fan's dream...and I. Can't. Wait.
     
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  26. Hotrod

    Hotrod Crew Chief

    Great! It will be my first time too! Praying for good weather. If its anything like
    this weekends forecast , I will pull the plug. But are you kidding, 500 cars
    trying to get their class crowns. You know it will be a first for a lot of those
    drivers to be on that kind of banking. Over the 2 days I want to sit in all corners of the track.
     

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