“Flapper J” is returning to Southern National Motorsports Park’s concession stands in 2015.
Led by Jay “Flapper J” Sasser, the concessions at Southern National Motorsports Park, which is located in Lucama, North Carolina, will provide quality food at affordable prices during the race season. Flapper J ran the concessions in the 2012 and 2013 seasons at Southern National.
“It’s an exciting time at Southern National Motorsports Park,” track promoter Langley Austin said. “Things have been falling into place to make the perfect storm for this season and having Flapper J’s name back in the concession is another element.”
Sasser takes pride in the quality of his food and hopes that the concession stands are the main attraction on race day.
“I want people to come to the racetrack for the food and the race is an added benefit,” Sasser said. “I said that to everybody and they laughed but, sure enough, by the end of the year, someone posted on Facebook exactly that. They came for the French Fries.”
“Jay is determined to make the concessions a point of pride here at the track,” Austin said. “His name means a lot to the core fan base and his food is well known around here.”
Flapper J’s specialties include fresh, hand-cut French Fries and the Flapper J burger.
“Everybody loves hand-cut fries and I make my own seasoning salt and there are so many people who like them,” Sasser stated. “We use fresh potatoes, hand-cut old time French Fries, real French Fries from fresh potatoes with Flapper J’s secret seasoning salt. We’ve got the Flapper J Burger that is basically a cheeseburger with nacho cheese and jalapenos added. We may introduce, I’m trying to find a waffle cone that can work for chicken and waffles. Langley wants to try that. One of the big sellers that I did was a chicken wrap which is tortilla with chicken tender wrap and some lettuce and cheese and whatever sauce you want.”
Flapper J discussed the quality of the food, stating that all the ingredients will be fresh with no processed beef or frozen vegetables.
“We use high quality beef,” Sasser commented. “We’re not using some cheap Sam’s Club processed meat with holes punched in it to cook fast. We take our time and the food quality is excellent. I’m also going to try a bologna burger with onions. We may be adding some menu items as the season progresses.”‘
“Most racetracks don’t put a lot of emphasis on their food,” Austin remarked. “It’s the same every year and most of its not very good. Jay is going to change that here. He’s going to make it worth the price of admission just to come get a chance to eat dinner. You can come for the food and stay for the race.
“We’re also working together to create different unique items for the track. Some of that will be available all year and others that will only be available for a few races. Today’s culture is all about good, unique and different food items. We see it every day in restaurants and we want to bring the same energy to Southern National’s menu.”
Among the seasonal special will consist of ice cream, snow cones, fresh-squeezed Lemonade and other fun products during the summer months for kids and adults both.
“One thing I did the last year I was there, I introduced funnel cake fries which are pieces of funnel cake the size of French Fries sprinkled with powdered sugar and they’re a big hit. We also have jumbo pretzels. It’s a seven ounce pretzel. As the weather goes on, we’ll be serving ice cream, fresh-squeezed orange-de and lemonade, snow cones, Pepsi products, real southern iced tea – the kind with sugar in it without a lemon.”
Sasser hopes and expects the fans to enjoy the Flapper J concessions at Southern National Motorsports Park in 2015.
“Basically, my philosophy is what I said. People are going to eat your food if it’s good. If you provide quality food at a fair price, people are going to enjoy that. And that’s what we aim to do. I believe in customer satisfaction.”
Flapper J’s concessions will be open for the March 28th CARS Tour race as well as for the Spring Breakout on April 11th which is the season opening race for the Southern National Motorsports Park regular season.
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