Bristol Dirt Nationals to offer major Late Model payouts


Along with the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the Bristol Motor Speedway will also offer racing for more traditional dirt racing classes when it covers its typically concrete-surfaced track in clay next March. Super Late Models will compete on the nights of March 19th and 20th at the high-banked facility located in the northeastern corner of Tennessee. The Bristol Dirt Nationals races will dole out $10,000 to the winner of the Friday night feature with Saturday’s winner earning $50,000 according to a recent post on

The last time Dirt Late Models raced at Bristol Motor Speedway was in 2000 and 2001.

This event will be somewhat similar to the Pinty’s U.S. Short Track Nationals held each year at BMS since 2017. As will be the case for dirt racers, multiple classes take part in that event.

There will be no limit to the number of entries for the Super Late Model divisions but support classes will be capped at 150 each.

Following preliminary action held earlier in the week, Crate Late Models and Modifieds will among the classes to be featured as part of the five-day event.

602 Crate Late Models will compete for a $5,000-to-win purse while the 604 Crate Late Model class will contest a $7,500 to win feature. Both of those classes will feature race on Friday night, March 19th.

Modifieds will have a shot to win a $10,000 first prize on Friday night.

The last time BMS was covered in dirt was in 2001

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