Bristol to host inaugural U.S. Nationals of Short Track Racing

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Five short track racing sanctioning bodies are partnering together for a giant event at Bristol Motor Speedway next May.

From May 19-21, 2017, the inaugural U.S. Nationals of Short Track Racing will take place at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile in Bristol, Tennessee.

The event, presented by Vore’s Welding & Steel, will include six categories of racing and will have three provisionals guaranteed for NASCAR premier class stars in the Super Late Model race.

Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway, made the announcement via social media on Friday:

The five sanctioning bodies partnering for the event are the CARS Tour, Champion Racing Association (CRA), Southern Super Series (SSS), Vore’s Compact Touring Series and the ICAR Top Speed Modifieds.

The six categories racing will be the Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Late Model Stocks, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Compacts.

CRA, CARS and the SSS will co-sanction the Super Late Model race. CRA will sanction the Pro Late Model event and the Street Stocks while CARS will oversee the Late Model Stocks. Vore’s Compact Touring Series will oversee the Compacts race while ICAR will sanction the Modified portion of the event.

Practice for all classes will kick off on Friday, with more practice and qualifying for all classes on Saturday. Two qualifying races for Super Late Model and the main events for Compacts, Modified and Street Stocks will take place Saturday evening. Sunday will see final qualifying for Super Late Models with 100-lap main events for Super Late Models, Pro Late Models and Late Model Stocks.

For tickets and information, call 423-BRISTOL or visit