Short Track U.S. Nationals returns to BMS in 2020 with popular 2019 format
Many of the best short track racers in the world will once again try to tame the hallowed high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway when the Short Track U.S. Nationals returns in 2020 with a similar date and program from the successful 2019 event.
The show will continue to be just two days, Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30, and will showcase four exciting classes, headlined by the powerful Super Late Models. Along with Super Late Models, the event will feature race action for Pro Late Models, Street Stocks and Compacts.
The popular two-day format will provide competitors with additional practice opportunities throughout the day on Friday and will be followed by practice, qualifying and racing on Saturday. Vore's Welding and Steel will also return as the presenting sponsor for the weekend.
"We've received tremendous feedback from teams and spectators alike on last year's two-day schedule of events and look forward to making 2020 even better," said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway. "Our collective teams are developing new programs that will help pave the path for future stars of NASCAR to cut their teeth on the high banks of Bristol and this coming year is shaping up to be the best yet."
Florida based Super Late Model standout Stephen Nasse won the Super Late Model race in the 2019 event and he shared Victory Lane with NASCAR Veteran Mike Skinner who secured the 100-lap Pro Late Model victory. The 2019 event also saw Chuck Barnes Jr. make it three straight years of taking the Street Stock title. Tom Gossar Jr. claimed the victor's sword for the Compacts.
The sanctioning bodies leading the efforts in 2020 for the Super Late Models are the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS, The Southern Super Series and the CARS Tour. The Pro Late models will be sanctioned by the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance. The CRA Van Hoy Oil Street Stocks will oversee their portion of the show, while the Vore's Compact Touring Series will handle the sanctioning of the Front Wheel Drive Compacts.
Additional details regarding the event, including new programs for 2020 will be announced in the coming months.