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NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing scheduled Friday, May 9 at Kingsport Speedway

By Robert Walden
Kingsport Speedway – Media/Public Relations
KINGSPORT, Tenn. — After taking a week off, Kingsport Speedway will roar back to life with an exciting six division NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing program on Friday, May 9.
Headlining the Mother’s Day weekend racing action will be a 60-lap Late Model Stock main event, along with Street Stock (30 laps), Pure 4 (25 laps), Rookie Pure 4 (20 laps), Iron Warrior (15 laps), and Legend (10 laps) racing at the .375-mile banked concrete oval.

Through the first three events to open the season, Kres VanDyke of Claypool Hill, Va., has recorded two Late Model Stock victories, while Johnson City’s Zeke Shell has one win.

Alan Rich of Sylva, N.C., John Harrell of Surgoinsville, and Royce Peters of Kingsport each have captured Street Stock victories.

Two-time Pure 4 track champion John Ketron of Kingsport has two victories, while fellow Model City chauffeur Kenny Absher has one win.

Michael “Mook” Jeter and Brandon Crumbley, each from Kingsport, and James Deese of Elizabethon, have recorded Rookie Pure 4 victories.

It’s been a Lane family affair in Legends action, with father (Jerry) and son (Derek) each having one win.

The pit gate opens Friday, May 9 at 12 p.m. with early practice scheduled between noon and 4 p.m. at $50 per car, while the grandstands and tier-parking gates opening at 5:30 p.m. 

Practice is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., with qualifying at 7 p.m. The invocation and national anthem will take place at 8 p.m., to be followed by green flag racing activities.

Adult grandstand admission $10, with kids 12-and-under admitted free. Adult tier-parking admission $10 per person (plus a $10 vehicle parking spot fee). Pit passes are $25 with a NASCAR license, $35 without a license. NASCAR license forms are available at the track office during the week, and they will also be available at pit sign-in the day of event.

Tell your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers all about the exciting, action-packed weekly “Friday Night Heat on the Concrete” racing programs at Kingsport Speedway. NASCAR in your neighborhood, you don’t want to miss it!

Kingsport Speedway is located at 2961 North John B. Dennis Highway. For more information, call the office at (423) 288-5992, track general manager and promoter Karen Tunnell at (276) 393-9594, follow on Twitter @KPSpeedway, or visit the website 

*** NOTE: Open practice is scheduled at Kingsport Speedway on Thursday, May 8 from 3 p.m. until dark. Pit admission $20 for car and driver, with crew members admitted for $10 each.

To view the updated (May 6) NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national and state points, click the following link:

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