Crossville Raceway PR
February 19, 2008
Racing action at Crossville Raceway will return to it’s familiar Friday night action for the 2008 season. The track which for years was a staple of Friday night racing on the Cumberland Plateau decided the change back was in the best interest of the racing community.
With the assistance of the folks from Clarksville Speedway track preparation is underway with plans for two practice session to be held on Sunday’s March 30 and April 6, 2008 from noon until dark. Weekly racing begins Friday April 11, gates to open at 4:30 pm (CDT) with Hot Laps at 6:30 and Racing to start at 7:30. With Crossville being in the Central time zone, the starting times and easy access from I-40 are idea for racers in East Tennessee.
The track has several Special Events planned for 2008, starting April 25th with the return of the Southern Regional Racing Series (SRRS), as some of the best Super Late Model drivers from the south will race for the $3,000 win. The Advance Auto Parts Tennessee Thunder Series will return on June 20th for another $3,000 to win Super Late Model event. July will bring two headline events as the O’Reilly Auto Parts United Sprint Car Series, Outlaw Thunder Tour comes to town on the 18th, followed by the Ray Cook with the O’Reilly Southern Nationals Series on Tuesday July 22. More special events are being planned, details to follow.
The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will be back, and with the Friday Racing it will allow those drivers to earn extra points while competing at Clarksville Speedway on Saturdays. Joining the Modifieds in the weekly racing program will be Late Model Sportsman, Street Stock, Mini Mod, Pure Mini Stock and the Cruiser Cars. The popular Pro Street class will return to weekly racing for 2008 after being absent last year. The class was added during a Driver’s Meeting in December that was held to seek drivers and owners opinions on the rules package. The 2008 rules allow competitors from several of the areas Saturday night tracks to compete with little or no changes to the cars in every class.
In addition to the regular programs, other special events will be included such as the ‘Fans Race Side by Side’ program, which allows fans to enter their own ‘street legal’ cars in single lap elimination races. Other plans call for nickel nights and foot races for the kids as well as other fans and kids activities.
2008 rules may be found at http://www.crossvilleracewayusa.com/ and the Schedule may be found at http://www.geocities.com/onpitroadphoto/crossvilleracewayschedule.html
Contacts for the track are William Scogin (931) 538-8448, Chris McConnell (931) 472-5111, email CrossvilleRacewayPR@onpitroad.com