TAZEWELL, Tenn. — For the tenth straight year, Tazewell Speedway will host the final race of the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals presented by Old Man’s Garage. The 10-race, thirteen day miniseries will conclude on Saturday with a 53-lap, $5,300 to win race that could decide this year’s championship.
Four-time Southern Nationals champion Chris Madden is one of the favorites for this year’s title. Several area drivers are in title contention including Vic Hill, Stacy Boles, and Billy Ogle Jr. Others chasing series points are Eric Jacobsen, Austin Smith, Donald McIntosh, Anthony Burroughs, and Australia’s Craig Vosbergen.
The format for the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals is the same as last year. The top four qualifiers will be locked into the feature event with starting positions being determined by the Performance Rod & Custom Dash. Consolation races will determine the remaining spots for the feature.
Also racing on Saturday will be the sportsman, pure streets, four cylinders, and classic cars. The Tazewell Late Models and modified streets have the night off.
General admission tickets are $20 for adults with kids 9 and under admitted free with a paying adult. Pit passes are $35. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. Racing will start at 7:45.