July 14, 2022

Tri-County Race Track Ups Ante with $7,553 Top Prize for Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals!

(BRASSTOWN, NORTH CAROLINA) With the start of the 2022 Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series schedule - the most lucrative in the history of the miniseries - on the horizon, officials at Tri-County Race Track are very pleased to announce that even more purse money will be added for the cars and stars racing with the tour this year. Originally paying $4,053 to the winner on Thursday, July 28, the Brasstown, North Carolina oval will now boast a $7,553 payday thanks to additional race sponsorship. Round ten of the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series at Tri-County Race Track will now have a total purse of over $24,000 and the event will pay $450 just to start.

The Tarheel State bullring has hosted nine previous Southern Nationals Series races and has produced seven different winners including: Benji Cole ('05), Casey Roberts ('06), Chris Madden ('07), Casey Roberts ('15), Shanon Buckingham ('16), Brandon Overton ('17), Jake Knowles ('19), Chris Madden ('20), and Kenny Collins ('21). Collins won an entertaining contest last season over a top five that included runner-up Donald McIntosh, Cody Overton, Shawn Chastain, and David Payne.

Joining the ground-pounding Super Late Models at the “Tiger Pit” will be the 602 Late Models ($800 to win), Open Wheel Modifieds ($350 to win), Street Stocks ($300 to win), and FWD’s ($200 to win). In addition to the guaranteed purse for the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series, a $200 bonus will also be up for grabs for the highest finishing Limited or Crate Late Model in the 53-lap feature.

The pit gates will swing open at 4:00pm on Thursday, July 28, while the grandstands will open an hour later at 5:00pm. The Drivers Meeting is slated for 6:30pm with cars taking to the racetrack at 7:00pm. Adults will be admitted into the grandstands for $25.00 and into the pit area for $40.00. Kids ages 11-16 will be allowed into the stands for only $15.00 and into the pits for only $25.00. As always, children ages 10 and under will be FREE, while senior citizens will receive $3.00 off grandstand admission.

The tire rule will be Hoosier 1350 and 1600 or American Racer 48 and 56 on the right front, left rear, and right rear, while the left front will be totally open. There will be no limit on the amount of tires you can use at Tri-County Race Track.

Body rules and the Droop Rule will be the same as those agreed on by both the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series - among many others. The entry fee will be $100.00 and transponders will be available to rent. Any driver not advancing into the feature field will receive $75.00 in tow money. As has been the case during the last few years, ALL of the series events will be broadcast LIVE to subscribers of FloRacing!

Tri-County Race Track Purse (53 Laps):
1) $7,553, 2) $3,000, 3) $2,000, 4) $1,500, 5) $1,000, 6) $800, 7) $700, 8) $600, 9) $575, 10) $550, 11) $530, 12) $520, 13) $510, 14) $500, 15) $490, 16) $480, 17) $470, 18) $460, 19) $450, 20) $450, 21) $450, 22) $450 --- $24,038 TOTAL

For more information on the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels, please point your Internet browser to or feel free to call series promoter Ray Cook at 828-360-5353. You can also follow us across social media platforms on and on Twitter @sonationals.

The Southern Nationals Series would like to thank all of our 2022 marketing partners including: Schaeffer’s Oil & Specialized Lubricants, Sunoco Race Fuels, American Race Tires, Delph Communications, E-Z-GO, Dirt Draft, Memory Lane Classic Car Museum, Arizona Sport Shirts, Capital Race Cars, Collins Signs,, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, MasterSbilt Race Cars, Wiles Driveshafts, Vic Hill Racing Engines, The Steering Buddy, The Joie of Seating, and

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