Tire Rule Announced for Ray Cook's Southern Nationals Series
(BRASSTOWN, NORTH CAROLINA) - May 17, 2006 - With a little less than
two months remaining until the second annual running of the popular Southern
Nationals Series, promoter Ray Cook has announced the rear tire rule for the
The above choices of compounds are the only options for the Southern Nationals Series competitors for rear tires. There will be an open tire rule for both tire manufacturers on the front. The minimum hardness guidelines for the rear tires will be announced at the first driver’s meeting on Monday, July 10 at the Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia.
“I have spent the last several days durometering all of the different tire
makes and the tire rule that we have chosen seems to make the most sense,”
The second year series will drop the green flag for the first time on July 10 at the Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia. The series, which was won in its inaugural year by Jeff Cooke, will culminate at the ultra-quick Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee on July 22. In all, the Southern Nationals Series will feature ten events in only thirteen days. The entire schedule lines up as follows:
Monday, July 10 – Wythe Raceway, Rural Retreat, VA - $3,500 to win Tuesday, July 11 – Thunder Valley Speedway, Lawndale, NC - $3,500 to win Thursday, July 13 – Lavonia Speedway, Lavonia, GA - $3,500 to win Friday, July 14 – Modoc Speedway, Modoc, SC - $3,500 to win Saturday, July 15 – Cherokee Super Speedway, Gaffney, SC - $5,300 to win Monday, July 17 – Winchester Speedway, Winchester, TN - $3,500 to win Tuesday, July 18 – Cleveland Speedway, Cleveland, TN - $3,500 to win Thursday, July 20 – Tri-County Race Track, Brasstown, NC - $3,500 to win Friday, July 21 – Volunteer Speedway, Bulls Gap, TN - $3,500 to win Saturday, July 22 – Tazewell Speedway, Tazewell, TN - $5,300 to win
The eight events that pay $3,500 to the winner will feature a $16,560 total
purse. Those events will pay $350 to the driver that finishes in the
twenty-fourth and final position. The two $5,300 to win events at Gaffney and
Tazewell will pay $500 to start and will feature a $22,450 purse. The series
will also pay a generous point fund following the finale at Tazewell.
$3,500 TO WIN PURSE: 1) $3,500, 2) $2,000, 3) $1,000, 4) $800, 5) $700, 6)
$600, 7) $575, 8) $550, 9) $525, 10) $500, 11) $480, 12) $470, 13) $460, 14)
$450, 15) $440, 16) $430, 17) $420, 18) $410, 19) $400, 20) $390, 21) $380,
$5,300 TO WIN PURSE: 1) $5,300, 2) $2,500, 3) $1,500, 4) $800, 5) $780, 6)
$760, 7) $740, 8) $720, 9) $700, 10) $680, 11) $660, 12) $640, 13) $620, 14)
$600, 15) $590, 16) $580, 17) $570, 18) $560, 19) $550, 20) $540, 21) $530,
POINT FUND: 1) $5,000, 2) $2,500, 3) $1,800, 4) $1,500, 5) $1,000 --- $500 will also be awarded to each driver that attends all the series events and does not finish in the top five in the point standings.
There will be multiple press releases issued leading up to the start of the
If you are interested in sponsoring the Southern Nationals Series in any way
or are looking for more information, please contact promoter Ray Cook at
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Ray Cook Readies for Bulls Gap, Announces New Associate Sponsor
BRASSTOWN, NORTH CAROLINA - The Ray Cook Racing team posted a strong finish
“We finally finished one of our strong runs,” said Cook earlier this
Ray and the team are slated to travel to the Volunteer Speedway in Bulls
“The Tarheel Tiger” has confirmed his tentative April racing schedule,
The Ray Cook Racing team would like to announce a new associate sponsor that
“We have been in negotiations with Evan for awhile now and finally struck
Ray would like to thank all of his supporters including: Bill Elliott
For the latest news and schedule information concerning the Ray Cook Racing
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Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports and Earl Pearson Jr. Finish 5th in the SAS Event at Cherokee Speedway
Jacksonville, FL (March 7, 2005)- The Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports Team and Earl Pearson Jr. decided to compete at the Southern-All-Stars event at Cherokee Speedway this past weekend instead of traveling to Kentucky Lake Speedway for the Northern All-Stars event. The weather and the travel distance were the main reasons the team changed plans at the last minute. Earl would head to Cherokee Speedway as the defending champion of this SAS event and was looking to repeat his win from last year.
The Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports team would miss the qualifying setup a little and qualify third in his group. Earl would finish a strong second place in his heat race to earn a 6th starting position for the $10,000 to win feature event. In the feature Earl would run near the top 5 the entire race and finish a strong 5th place in the final run down. “Our car was just a little off this weekend, but we are happy to get another top 5 finish. As long as we can consistently run in the top 5 at every event we enter we will get our share of wins in 2005”, stated Earl.
The Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports team will prepare for three events this weekend to compete in. Friday March 11th Earl and the team will head to Columbus Mississippi for the “Rebel Challenge” a 40-lap feature paying $2,000 to the winner. Then on Saturday Earl will again compete at Columbus Speedway with the 50-lap feature event paying $8,000 to the winner. On Sunday March 13th the Dunn-Benson Ford team will head to Green Valley Speedway in Glencoe, AL for the postponed “Bama Bash” where Earl is set to start 5th in the feature event. The “Bama Bash” will pay $16,000 to the winner of the 75-lap feature event.
Earl and the Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports team would like to thank all their sponsors for the 2005 racing season. They include: Lucas Oil, Dunn-Benson Ford, Larry Wallace Engines, Sunoco Race Fuels, Rocket Chassis, All-Star Performance, Bert, Afco, Butlerbuilt, Cizmar, Comp Cams, CP pistons, CV Products, Moroso, SHY Suspensions, Simpson, Stealth Carburetors, Jones Racing Products, Stuckey Enterprises, T&D Rockers, Goodyear, Tiger Rear Ends, Unifirst, Weld Wheels, Wilwood, Woodward, Hyperco, ATL Fuel Cells, Oval Craft, TWM, Pit-Gear, Rick Schwallie Photography, Panther Motorsports Design and WD Enterprises.
To learn more about the Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports Team visit their website @ www.dunnbensonfordmotorsports.com. You can also view the latest Earl Pearson Jr. merchandise at his official merchandise website @ www.earlpearsonjr.net.
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