Short Track Nationals Entries Unveiled at 68 & Counting!
Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 21, 2015) – It’s just a week away. Upwards of 100 or so of the nation’s top Sprint Car drivers will battle it out for the $15,000 winner’s share at I-30 Speedway’s 28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires next week.
And with the Third Annual STN Open just seven days away on Wednesday before official STN festivities unfold on October 29-31, the list of current entries is unveiled at 68 and counting with more entries pouring in each day.
The current list of 68 includes competitors from 17 different states as well as the Canadian province of Ontario.
A handful of past winners are among those already entered including Jason Johnson, Jason Sides, Wayne Johnson, Tim Crawley and two-time winner Tony Bruce, Jr.
A host of top contenders will by vying for a first STN crown as well including the likes of Shane Stewart, Terry McCarl, Jac Haudenschild and son Sheldon, Chad Kemenah, Derek Hagar, Dusty Zomer and recent National Open winner Stevie Smith among others.
With entries still coming in by the hour, here is your first look at this year’s Short Track Nationals entry list….
#0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ONT)
#01 Stevie Smith (New Oxford, PA)
#1a Kevin Ramey (Fort Worth, TX)
#1x Eddie Gallagher (Olive Branch, MS)
#2g Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)
#3 AG Rains (West Memphis, AR)
#4j Gary Taylor (Snohomish, WA)
#6s Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA)
#7m Chance Morton (Coweta, OK)
#7s Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN)
#8 Alex Sewell (Broken Arrow, OK)
#8m Kade Morton (Coweta, OK)
#9jr Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)
#9p Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN)
#10b Mitch Brown (Brantford, ONT)
#10h Chad Kemenah (Findlay, OH)
#10p Jim Perricone (Albuquerque, NM)
#12 Chris Parkinson (Gladstone, MO)
#12w Dale Wester (Ovilla, TX)
#14 Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)
#14k Kyle Bellm (Nixa, MO)
#15h Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)
#15j Jeremy Middleton (N. Little Rock, AR)
#17 Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX)
#17t Dustin Gates (Haughton, LA)
#17w Harli White (Lindsay, OK)
#18 Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)
#19 Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA)
#21 Kevin Hinkle (Cabot, AR)
#21b Brandon Hinkle (Cabot, AR)
#21k Ray Allen Kulhanek (Conroe, TX)
#22 Jesse Baker (Grants, NM)
#22h Randy Hannagan (Lima, OH)
#23 Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA)
#24 Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA)
#26 Marshall Skinner (W. Memphis, AR)
#26m Fred Mattox (Drumright, OK)
#29 Travis Rilat (Forney, TX)
#31b Sheldon Haudenschild (Wooster, OH)
#32b Taylor Tidmore (Hernando, MS)
#34bb Bill Balog (Fairbanks, AK)
#34dd Jac Haudenschild (Wooster, OH)
#38 Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)
#40 Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)
#41x Jason Johnson (Eunice, LA)
#42 Andy McElhannon (Hernando, MS)
#43 Matthew Bauldwin (Little Rock, AR)
#45x Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, NM)
#49 Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH)
#52 Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)
#55 Johnny Kent (Tulsa, OK)
#59 Brad Bowden (Hernando, MS)
#74e Claud Estes III (Godley, TX)
#77x Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)
#77xx Alex Hill (Six Nations, ONT)
#82 Dusty Zomer (Sioux Falls, SD)
#84 Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN)
#85 Forrest Sutherland (Cherryvale, KS)
#86 Tyler Thomas (Collinsville, OK)
#87 Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX)
#87F Andrew Deal (Caney, KS)
#88 Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)
#88m Shane Stewart (Bixby, OK)
#91 Steven Russell (Springfield, IL)
#91a Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)
#95 Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)
#99 Blake Jenkins (Benton, AR)
#X Charlie Louden (Camden, AR)
The pre-entry discount of $150 expired with entries filed or postmarked by October 19, with post-entries for the 28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires filed for $250 by calling the track at 501-455-4567 or at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2015STN.pdf.
Fans can purchase advance tickets by calling 501-455-4567. Advance tickets are just $53 for all three nights of STN action or $64 for all four nights that also includes Wednesday night’s Third Annual Short Track Nationals Open.
The Pertinent Info: The What: 28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.
The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).
The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 29-31, 2015. $15,000 to win the STN finale on October 31 with $2,000 to start the STN championship feature. Race time is 7:30 p.m. each night. Rain date is November 4-7. The $2,000 to win and $200 to start Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off all the action on Wednesday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m.
The Entries: Entries are rolling in on a daily basis. Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2015STN.pdf or by calling the track at 501-455-4567. Entries submitted by October 19 are just $150 with entries after that at $250.
The Format: Approximately half the field will take to the track in the Thursday night qualifying event, with the other half in Friday’s qualifying event. The popular format of heats and qualifying races will once again be in place on the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights. The top 14 in cumulative points from heats and qualifiers will be locked into that night’s main event, with two or three “B” Mains, depending upon car count, contested to fill out the qualifying night feature field.
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 Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.
The balance of the field will redraw on Saturday to set lineups for eight (8) “Saturday Night STN Showdowns”. With passing points in effect, points will be added to qualifying night point totals (heats, qualifying races and features) with the top eight (8) in total points advancing to STN feature starting positions 7-14.
The next 36 in total points will go to three “B” Mains with the remainder of the field to three “C” Mains. Top finishers from “C” Mains will move on to “B” Main action, with the top two from each “B” Main moving on to the STN finale.
Wednesday’s Short Track Nationals Open will have no impact upon Thursday, Friday or Saturday lineups, with the exception that the top finisher among Wednesday’s top four that is unable to qualify for Saturday night’s STN finale will be offered a provisional.
Wednesday’s STN Open will include heat races lined up by pill draw with passing points in effect that will set lineups for the “B” Main(s) (multiple “B” Mains if necessary depending upon car count) and “A” Main. A Dash for the top six in passing points will set the first three rows of the feature with at least $1,100 (400, 225, 175, 125, 100, 75) to be distributed among those in the Dash.
The Past Winners: Christopher Bell (2014), Sammy Swindell (2013, 2011 and 1990), Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002), Brad Sweet (2010), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2009 and 2008), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Gary Wright (2004, 2003, 1999 and 1995), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994), John Gerloff (1993), Steve Kinser (1991, ’89 and ‘88). 1992 finale was rained out.
The Tickets: Advance tickets for either three or four nights are on sale through Monday, October 26, no advance sales after that. Single night tickets are not available in advance. Tickets ordered in advance are just $64 for all four nights (Wednesday through Saturday) or $53 for three nights (Thursday through Saturday) with $1 off if paying cash.
Day of show prices are $16 on Wednesday, $21 on Thursday and Friday and $29 on Saturday.
Children’s tickets will be available at the event only for just $2 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then $5 on Saturday.
To order tickets in advance or for more information, call the track at 501-455-4567 or e-mail orders to email@example.com.
Pit passes are $30 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and $35 on Saturday.
The Trade Show & Midway: This year’s rendition of the Short Track Nationals will also include the Eleventh Annual Short Track Nationals Trade Show & Midway. Fans, drivers & crews will have the opportunity to visit vendor displays, which opens at noon on Wednesday and then at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The deadline for guaranteed vendor space is Monday, October 26. Inquiries regarding vendor space should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information regarding the 28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567 or check online at http://www.i-30speedway.com/shorttracknationals.html.