North/South Super Late Model Challenge Action 24/7 100 This Saturday in NashvilleZach Hiser
Nashville, TN (Tuesday, May 4, 2021) – The fifth edition of the North/South Super Late Model Challenge Action 24/7 100 will hit the track this Saturday night as part of a huge stock car racing event at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, that will include the ARCA Menards East Series in the Crosley Record Pressing 200 Presented by Action 24/7 and T-Mobile, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour and Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Pro Late Models in the T-Mobile 100.
The North/South Super Late Model Challenge Action 24/7 100 is a tri-sanctioned event by three of the top Template Super Late Model series in the country, including the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, the CARS Super Late Model Tour and the Southern Super Series Presented by Sunoco.
Donnie Wilson won the inaugural North/South Super Late Model Challenge 100 in 2016, while Casey Roderick won the event in 2017 and again in 2018. Josh Brock is the events defending winner in 2019. The event was cancelled because of the COVID pandemic in 2020. There will be a new event winner in 2021, none of the three former event winners are entered.
The event has a strong entry list of competitors from all over the country including 2020 Southern Super Series Champion Stephen Nasse from Florida, who went to victory lane in that series second event of the 2021 season at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. Fellow Florida natives Jeremy Pate, Jett Noland, Hunter Robbins, Jake Finch, Kyle Bryant and TJ Duke are also entered. Georgia natives Jake Garcia and Dusty Williams are entered supporting the South. North Carolina is well represented with 2020 CARS Super Late Model Tour Champion Matt Craig, Kodie Connor, Travis Benjamin, Justin Crider, Carson Kvapil, Lee Tissot and Jeff Batten all entered. Also representing the South will be Tennessee native and Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Champion Michael House, Alabama veteran racer Johnny Brazier and South Carolina driver Jeremy Barclay.
Representing the North will be Ohio native and 2016 ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Cody Coughlin. The state of Indiana will be well represented by Hunter Jack, Dalton Armstrong, Scotty Tomasik and Jaren Crabtree. Michigan racer Michael Simko is also entered, as is Canadian racer Kyle Reid.
Iowa will be well represented by Sammy Smith, who will do double duty Saturday night by competing in the North/South Super Late Model Challenge Action 24/7 100 and with the ARCA Menards East Series in the Crosley Record Pressing 200 Presented by Action 24/7, were he comes in as the series points leader after getting the series win at the Five Flags Speedway after a second-place finish in the series season opener at New Smyrna Speedway.
The state of California will also be well represented by 16-year-old racer Jesse Love, the 2020 ARCA Menards Series West Champion. In 2021, Love will compete with the ARCA Menards Series part time, were he raced to a sixth-place finish at their Phoenix International Raceway event in March, as well as competing in big Super Late Model events through out the country.
The North/South Super Late Model Challenge Action 24/7 100 for Super Late Models will consist of an optional open practice this Friday, pits open at 1pm, rotating open practice will go from 4pm until 7pm. There will be one 45-minute practice session on Saturday, followed by qualifying at 3:30pm. The North/South Super Late Model Challenge Action 24/7 100, which will consist of a field of up to 32 cars that will pay $5000 to win and a coveted Nashville Guitar Trophy for the winner and will be the second feature up when racing begins at 5:00pm. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour 100-lap event will start the nights racing action and the ARCA Menards East Series 200 lap nationally televised event beginning at 8:30pm (Central) that night.
Get your tickets today at nashvillefairgroundsspeedway.racing or by calling the Speedway Box Office at 615-254-1986. The Crosley Record Pressing 200 presented by Action 24/7 and T-Mobile adult tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. Senior citizens and military personnel can get advance tickets for $22 and $27 on the day of the race. Also, child tickets are just $10. Camping is available for the race and more information can be found by calling the Fairgrounds Office at (615)862-8980.
More information on the ARCA/CRA Super Series is available at www.craracing.com. More information on the CARS Super Late Model Tour is available at www.carstourracing.com. More information on the Southern Super Series is available at www.southernsuperseries.com.
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