Event Preview: Wounded Warriors Night at Southern National Motorsports Park

LUCAMA, NC – Southern National Motorsports Park returns to action on Saturday night with a full slate of racing for Wounded Warriors Night which will be headlined by the Mid-Atlantic Street Stock (MASS) Championship Series.

The MASS Series is the region's lone Street Stock tour and Saturday night's race will be the sixth race on the tour's eight race schedule. Greg Barnett, who won a Street Stock race on August 1st, leads Sonny Schoeffen by nine points in the series. 13 points back sits Jeff Melton. Barnett is a favorite to win the race. He is a four-time champion in Street Stock competition at Southern National.

Grady and Findley Continue Duel

Teammates Andrew Grady and Jonathan Findley are bringing their championship duel into Saturday night's twin Late Model features. After scoring wins back in July, neither driver finished on the podium on August 1st as Mike Darne and Rusty Daniels scored their first Southern National wins of the season while Kate Dallenbach and Tyler Matthews also made noise. Findley trails Grady by three points and both drivers are hoping to make headlines Saturday night.

Kailey Murray's Momentum

For much of the season, it looked like anything that could keep Kailey Murray out of victory lane did happen. Now, Murray has momentum on her side after scoring two consecutive wins in the Bandolero division at Southern National Motorsports Park. Murray's recent wins have allowed her to cut Josh Kossek's points lead down to seven.

Honoring America's Bravest

Military appreciation will be the theme of the night in Wounded Warriors Night. Tickets have already been distributed to wounded veterans for the race and pre-race ceremonies will be decorated by military pride. The invocation will be given by Bill Boyd from the American Legion Marine Corps. League, the colors will be presented by the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Honor Guard and the Star Spangled Banner will be performed by Melissa Watkins from the Gold Star Wives of America.

Race Information

Ticket Prices: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, active/retired military (with ID), students (with ID), $5 for kids (ages 6-12), kids five and under free.

Time: Gates open at 5pm, qualifying at 5:50pm, racing starts at 7:15pm.

Event schedule: Late Models (35-laps), Bandoleros (15-laps), Chargers (20-laps), Legends (25-laps), U-Car (25-laps), Late Models (35-laps), Chargers (20-laps), Street Stocks (50-laps)

Last race

A record crowd converged on Southern National Motorsports Park for the Monsters in the Park Monster Truck show which also featured racing in the Legends, U-CAR and Bandolero divisions. The U-CAR race was won by Travis Miller, keeping the Toyota winning streak, and the bounty on the Toyota cars, alive. Kailey Murray scored her second consecutive Bandolero win in dominating fashion and Dillon Spain won the US Legends Cars/INEX Legends National Qualifier event.

Next race

Championship Night is coming to Southern National Motorsports Park. Track championships will be awarded in every division on Saturday, September 12th – a night when Southern National Motorsports Park will also pay tribute to the 2,977 victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that rocked the nation and changed the world.

For more information about Southern National Motorsports Park, check out SNMP’s website at www.snmpark.com“like” Southern National Motorsports Park on Facebook or “follow” @SNM_Park on Twitter.