BRISTOL, Tenn. (Sept. 1, 2020) – Bristol Motor Speedway officials announced today that a limited number of tickets for the Pinty’s U.S. Short Track Nationals presented by Vore’s Welding and Steel are on sale now. The prestigious short track race will be held at Bristol Motor Speedway for the fourth consecutive year on Saturday, Sept. 26.
The one-day show, with a closed session of practice scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25, will showcase four exciting classes, headlined by the powerful Super Late Models. Along with Super Late Models, the event will feature race action in Pro Late Models, Street Stocks and Compacts.
Fans are encouraged to purchase their grandstand tickets for Saturday’s race in advance to take advantage of a special discount. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 if you purchase on the day of the event. Kids (12 and under) tickets are $5. The grandstands will not be open for Friday’s test session.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, spectators will be required to follow Bristol Motor Speedway’s safety protocols and guidelines, including practicing social distancing, having temperature screenings upon stadium entry and wearing masks in common areas like concessions and restrooms. Fans can remove their masks once they are in their socially-distanced grandstand seats. A full list of BMS safety protocols and guidelines are available on the BMS Website.
Competitor and team pit passes are $45 each for Friday and Saturday, or a two-day combo pit pass is available for $85. To purchase a pit pass you must be 14 or older. For those who have pit passes, an Ole Smoky Rooftop upgrade is available for $20. Teams who still need to register can do so by clicking here.
Parking is available at Bristol Motor Speedway’s South Entrance on Friday and Saturday for $10 each day and is available to purchase in advance. Only cashless transactions will be conducted at-track for tickets, pit passes, parking and concessions.
Friday’s closed practice session begins at noon with team parking in the pits starting at 8 a.m. Each class will receive three rounds of practice and the practice session will close at 7:15 p.m. On Saturday, the garage opens for competitors at 9 a.m. and a final round of practice sessions begins at 11 a.m. Group qualifying for all classes starts at 1:30 p.m. Feature races for all classes gets underway at 4 p.m. A full schedule is listed below.
Past winners of the Pinty’s U.S. Short Track Nationals include Stephen Nasse, popular former Cup Series driver Mike Skinner, NASCAR Truck Series standout Raphael Lessard, local favorite Josh Reeves and current NASCAR Cup Series star 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.
2020 Pinty’s U.S. Short Track Nationals Event Schedule
Thursday, Sept. 24
8 a.m.-7 p.m. Competitor stacking in sportsman lot
Noon Campground opens
4-7 p.m. Early bird pit passes on sale (cashless transactions only)
Friday, Sept. 25
8 a.m. Competitor gates open for parking
Noon Practice sessions (3 rounds of practice for all classes)
7:15 p.m. Practice session ends
Saturday, Sept. 26
9 a.m. Competitor gates open for parking
11 a.m. Final practice session (all classes)
1:30 p.m. Group qualifying begins for each class
4 p.m. Feature races begin
– Compact C feature – 15 laps
– Street Stock B feature – 25 laps
– Compact B feature – 20 laps
– Street Stock A feature – 50 laps
– Pro Late Model Feature – 100 laps
– Compact A feature – 50 laps
– Super Late Model feature – 100 laps
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 Cup Series weekends and in 2020 the track also served as host of the prestigious NASCAR All-Star Race. 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 Speedway Motorsports, Inc., a publicly traded company that is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information, please visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.