*Story provided by Brady Cupp of Tazewell Speedway
Tazewell Speedway owner Gary Hall has prepared one of the strongest schedules in the track’s fifty-one year history. Limited Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Super Stocks, Classic Cars and 4 Cylinders will be featured on the regular race nights. Also, Open Wheel Modifieds have been added to the regular racing lineup.
The World’s Fastest 1/3 Mile Dirt Track will kick off the 2016 season on Saturday night March 19th with the 7th Annual Charles Trammell Memorial. The region’s best Limited Late Model drivers will be on hand to vie for $2000 to win. Late Model Sportsman, Open Wheel Modified and Super Stocks will be racing for $700 to win in their respective features. Classic Cars and 4 Cylinders will also be in action for the season opener.
Capping off the season will be the Fall Brawl with big money on the line. Limited Late Models will compete for $2,000 to win. Late Model Sportsman, Open Wheel Modifieds and Super Stocks will battle for $1,500 to win in their features.
Fans of the ground pounding Super Late Models will have four opportunities to witness the high horsepower machines at the high banks of The Bad Fast Taz this year. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will roll into town on Saturday night April 9th for the Ray Varner Ford 50 paying $10,000 to win. On Friday night June 3rd the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will present the $10,000 to win Toyota Knoxville 50 for the eleventh year in a row. Tazewell Speedway is one of only six tracks that have hosted a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event every year since the series inception.
On Saturday night July 30th Tazewell Speedway will play host for the finale of the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals Series Summer Tour in the West Chevrolet 50 paying $10,000 to win. This will be the 12th year in a row that the track has hosted the event that determines the series champion of that tour. Super Late Models will also be on showcase for the 8th Annual Buddy Rogers paying $4,400 to win on Sunday night September 4th as part of the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals Bonus Series tour.
Bookending the season with special events will be the Limited Late Models. They will kick off the season with the Charles Trammell Memorial and wrap up the year with the Fall Brawl on Saturday night October 1st with both features paying $2,000 to win. Midway through the season the Limited Late Models will have a $2,000 to win feature on Saturday night July 2nd.
Along with the season opener and being on the weekly schedule, Open Wheel Modifieds will have four big shows in the 2016 season. On Saturday night May 7th they will race for $1,000 to win in the Dirty Thirty feature. The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series will invade The Taz on Saturday night July 2nd for a $3,000 to win event. On Friday night August 19th the newly formed Southeast Dirt Modified Series will try to tame the high banks in the Inaugural Bobby Treece Memorial paying $2,000 to win. The Open Wheel Modifieds will also be a part of the Fall Brawl with a $1,500 to win feature.
Late Model Sportsman will have a Dirty Thirty feature on Saturday night May 21st paying $1,000 to win. They will also be a part of the season opener with a $700 to win feature and cap off the year as part of the Fall Brawl with a feature paying $1,500 to win.
The Super Stock division will have Dirty Thirty features paying $1,000 to win on April 23rd and June 11th. A special feature for the division will be the Buster Cupp Memorial on Saturday September 17th. They will also be a part of the season opener and Fall Brawl.
Race fans will have a chance to be part of the action this year as the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience makes its first appearance at Tazewell Speedway on Sunday April 10th, the day after the World of Outlaws event. For an affordable fee fans can either choose to ride in an Open Wheel Modified or a Dirt Late Model. They can also choose to get behind the wheel of a dirt slinger after a training class. More information can be found at www.DirtRaceWithKenny.com.
Throughout the season Tazewell Speedway will have events for fans of all ages with the Dollar Dawg Night, Mom’s Night and Coca Cola Night. Returning for another year will be the always exciting Kid’s Candy Toss, Kid’s Foot Races and Nickel Night. We’ll also have huge fireworks shows on May 28th and July 2nd.
For more information about our events please visit www.TazewellSpeedway.net or call 423.626.2222. Rules for all of our racing divisions can be found on the website. Also, we invite you to join our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates and announcements. We’re looking forward to seeing you this season at The Best Place to Spend a Saturday Night in Claiborne County, The Bad Fast Tazewell Speedway!
2016 TAZEWELL SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE
March 19 Season Opener!! 7th Annual Charles Trammell Memorial! $2,000 to win Limited LateModels!! $700 to win Sportsman! $700 to win Open Wheel Modified! $700 to win SuperStock! Classics & 4 Cylinders also racing
March 26 Full Racing Program. (Rain date for season opener) Candy toss for kids age 9 & under!
April 2 Full Racing program.
April 9 World of Outlaws Super Late Model Series Ray Varner Ford 50 $10,000 to Win!!Other classes TBA
April 10 Sunday Kenny Wallace Dirt Late Model Experience. ALL DAY.
April 16 OFF
April 23 Dirty 30 Night $1,000 Win Super Stock, 30 laps! Full Racing Program.
April 30 Full Racing Program. $1 Dawg Night!
May 7 Dirty 30 Night, $1,000 to win Open Wheel Modified, 30 laps! Full Racing Program. Mom’s Night at the races, with prizes!
May 14 Full Racing Program.
May 21 Dirty 30 Night, $1,000 to win Late Model Sportsman, 30 laps! Full Racing Program.
May 28 Memorial Weekend, Full Racing Program. 11th Annual KID’s Night, foot races age 6-9 & 10-13. Bike & trophy to winner. Free T-Shirt to all participants. FIREWORKS!
June 3 Friday Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 11th Annual Toyota Knoxville 50! $10,000 to win!!
June 11 Dirty 30 Night, $1,000 to win Super Stocks, 30 Laps! Full Racing Program.
June 18 Full Racing Program. Candy and prize toss for kids age 9 & under
June 25 Mid Season Championship, Trophy to Points Leaders!! Full Racing Program.
July 2 $3,000 to win AMS Open Wheel Modified Series!! $2,000 to win Limited Late Models. Other classes TBA. BIG FIREWORKS SHOW!
July 9 OFF
July 16 Full Racing Program. Coca Cola Family Fun Night with 15 cent cokes, prizes!
July 23 Full Racing Program. KID’S Nickel Night, 20,000 Free Nickels. Co-sponsor Sun Loan Company
July 30 12th Annual Southern Nationals, Summer Series Finale Super Late Models! West Chevrolet 50! $10,000 to win!!! Other classes TBA
August 6 Full Racing Program.
August 13 Full Racing Program.
August 19 Friday Bobby Treece Memorial!Southeast Dirt Modified Series, $2,000 to win Open Wheel Modified’s! Other classes TBA
August 27 Full Racing Program. $1 Dawg Night!!
Sep 4 Sunday 8th Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial. Southern Nationals Bonus Series ,$4,400 to win Super Late Models, 44 laps. Other classes TBA
Sept 10 OFF
Sept 17 Full Racing Program. Buster Cupp Memorial Super Stocks! Last Points Race of the season
Sept 24 Full Racing Program. Championship Night, must be present to receive awards.
Oct 1 6th ANNUAL FALL BRAWL!! $2,000 to win Limited Late Models! $1,500 to win Open Wheel Modifieds! $1,500 to win Super Stocks! $1,500 to win Sportsman!!
Oct 8 Rain Date for Fall Brawl
*** Every Race is a points race through September 17th
Schedule subject to change