Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark.
(July 13, 2017) – There’s no question about it, fans of
and competitors at I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals
are already counting down the days until the 30th
edition of the prestigious event is set to unfold atop
the high-banked, ¼-mile clay oval in Arkansas’ capital
And that countdown is already down
to double digits, as the 30th Annual COMP
Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires is
just 13 weeks away on October 12-14.
Drivers from throughout the land
will once again converge upon I-30 Speedway to vie for
their share of the more than $100,000 that is doled out
over the course of the weekend.
Battling through two preliminary
nights to set the stage for the Saturday, October 14,
STN finale, the ultimate STN champion will pocket a cool
$15,000 with all championship feature starters earning
at least $2,000.
The top three from each night’s
preliminary nights will lock into the front three rows
of the Saturday finale with the balance of the field
being finalized in Saturday’s preliminary action.
Last year, Sprint Car racing
legend Sammy Swindell matched Gary Wright atop the
all-time STN win charts by racing to his fourth triumph
in the prestigious event. Swindell’s
fourth win, coming ahead of Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer
and reigning Knoxville Nationals champion Jason Johnson,
followed previous triumphs in 2013, 2011 and 1990.
Swindell’s latest STN triumph
followed a previous win by current Craftsman NASCAR
truck star Christopher Bell with other past winners
including the likes of Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Tony
Bruce, Jr., Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery,
Gary Wright, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne
Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray, John Gerloff and Steve
The Pertinent Info:
30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track
Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.
I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30
Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock
off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).
October 12-14, 2017.
All competitors will be eligible to compete on either or
both of the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights (no
split field) after a Wednesday night Test ‘N Tune.
The top three from each qualifying night will be locked
into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start
STN Championship Finale. Those six
drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Pack’s Dash for
Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows
of the championship main event.
The balance of the field will
aligned in Saturday night heats according to their top
qualifying night score. Additional
points will be awarded in Saturday heats to set the
balance of the Saturday night feature lineups.
The Past Winners:
2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.
2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.
For more information regarding
I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at
or call the track at 501-455-4567.