LUCAMA, NC – Southern National Motorsports Park will kick back into action next Saturday, May 9th, with the Mother’s Day Special featuring twin races for the Late Model Stock Car division.
The Mother’s Day Special will be the first of two consecutive weekends of racing at Southern National Motorsports Park. Along with the Late Model division, the Chargers, Legends, U-CAR and Bandolero divisions will be in action and will be joined by the Southern Ground Pounders and Champ Karts.
The Southern Ground Pounders Vintage Racing Club is a touring series for older racecars that is run with the help of racecar driver Mack Tatum. The Champ Karts, also new to Southern National, are featured predominantly at Langley Speedway and are often known for drafting and racing that resembles a NASCAR race at Daytona or Talladega.
“We’re excited to get back into racing,” track promoter Langley Austin said. “Our drivers are anxious and we’re anxious. The season opening race was a huge success and we’ve got some great racing. I know that our fans are as anxious to get back to the racetrack as our drivers and fans are.”
Bradley McCaskill and Andrew Grady each scored wins in the season opening race in the Late Model division back on April 11th. Other winners included Michael O’Brien (Charger), Alex Pacheco (Legends), Travis Miller (U-CAR) and Josh Kossek (Bandoleros).
Southern National Motorsports Park was scheduled to be in action with the Inaugural $2,500-to-win Jerry Moody Memorial but that race was postponed until Sunday, May 17th due to persistent rain throughout the weekend. The race continues to generate interest from fans and drivers all over the region.
“It was really unfortunate that we had to postpone that race,” Austin said. “Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate with us but we think that the event being held on May 17th will be bigger and better and hopefully greeted with perfect weather.”
The May 17th date falls the day after the Sprint All-Star Race, NASCAR’s all-star exhibition event which will be held in Concord, North Carolina.
After the Mother’s Day Special and the Jerry Moody Memorial, the Championship Auto Racing Series (CARS) will return with the CARS Late Model Stock Tour and CARS Super Late Model Tour on May 30th. Southern National Motorsports Park hosted the inaugural CARS Tour race on March 28th with races won by Cole Timm and Todd Gilliland.
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