BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 7, 2020) – Bristol Motor Speedway officials announced today that the Pinty’s U.S. Short Track Nationals presented by Vore’s Welding and Steel, one of the premier short track stock car races in the country, has been rescheduled to September 26, 2020, due to the COVID19 pandemic.
It was also revealed yesterday that Pinty’s Delicious Foods, a Canadian-based company that produces and supplies fresh and frozen chicken products to retail and food service, has been named the title sponsor of the popular event through a diverse multi-year partnership agreement with BMS.
“With all that has transpired over the past couple of weeks, we felt it was best to move this event to an open date later in the year,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway. “We know how important this event is to the rising stars who compete in these series and we wanted to make sure they have plenty of time to adjust their schedules for the fall. We look forward to once again showcasing many of the best young racers from across the nation at the Pinty’s U.S. Short Track Nationals.”
The one-day show, with open practice the day before, will showcase four exciting classes, headlined by the powerful Super Late Models. Along with Super Late Models, the event will feature race action for Pro Late Models, Street Stocks and Compacts. The format allows competitors open practice opportunities on Friday, followed by a one-day race format filled with practice, qualifying and racing on Saturday.
Past winners of the event include Stephen Nasse, Mike Skinner, Raphael Lessard, Josh Reeves and Bubba Wallace.
The sanctioning bodies leading the efforts in 2020 for the Super Late Models are the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS, The Southern Super Series and the CARS Tour. The Pro Late models will be sanctioned by the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance. The Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks will oversee their portion of the show, while the Vore’s Compact Touring Series will handle the sanctioning of the Front Wheel Drive Compacts.
About Bristol Motor Speedway
Forged amid the scenic mountains of Northeast Tennessee near the Virginia state line, Bristol Motor Speedway is The Last Great Colosseum, a versatile multi-use venue that hosts major auto races, football games, concerts and many other captivating events. The facility features a 0.533-mile concrete oval race track with 28-degree corner banking and 650-feet straightaways that offers racing in several NASCAR touring series, highlighted by two major NASCAR Cup Series weekends. While at the track, fans are offered a unique viewing experience courtesy of Colossus TV, the world’s largest outdoor center-hung four-sided video screen with a 540,000-watt audio system. The adjacent quarter-mile dragstrip, Bristol Dragway, offers more than 50 events annually, including the marquee NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. The Thunder Valley Amphitheatre presented by Ballad Health transforms Bristol Dragway into a premier outdoor concert venue for the world’s greatest music performers. Three football games have kicked-off inside the oval, most notably the 2016 Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol, where border rivals the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech met before an NCAA-record crowd of 156,990. In existence since 1961, Bristol Motor Speedway was purchased in 1996 by Bruton Smith and his Speedway Motorsports company, a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The Speedway Children’s Charities Bristol Chapter was established the following year and has distributed nearly $16 million to local non-profit children’s organizations within the sixteen counties surrounding the Speedway. For more information, please visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.