Short Track Nationals Entry List Unveiled!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 28, 2016) – From the state of Washington to New York and points beyond across the Canadian border, many of the nation’s top Sprint Car drivers will converge upon Arkansas’ capital city of Little Rock next weekend for the 29th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires atop the I-30 Speedway clay oval.

And with racing action for the premier event set to fire off Thursday night after a Wednesday Test ‘N Tune session, the entry list has been revealed at 55 and counting with more entries rolling in each day.

Doling out more than $100,000 over the course of the weekend, the 29th edition of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals will culminate with the Saturday night, November 5, $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN championship feature event.

The current list of 55 includes competitors from 15 different states as well as the Canadian province of Ontario.

A handful of past winners are among those already entered including three-time STN champ Sammy Swindell, two-time winners Paul McMahan and Tony Bruce, Jr., and one-time winners Tim Crawley and Jason Sides.

The list of drivers vying for a first STN crown is a deep one with the likes of Shane Stewart, Aaron Reutzel, Terry McCarl, Derek Hagar and 2015 “King of 360’s” winner Mark Smith just to scratch the surface.

With entries still coming in by the hour, here is your first look at this year’s Short Track Nationals entry list….

#01 Paul McMahan (Elk Grove, CA)

#m1 Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA)

#3 A.G. Rains (West Memphis, AR)

#3s Sammy Swindell (Bartlett, TN)

#4 Tommy Snellgrove (Little Rock, AR)

#5j Jamie Ball (Knoxville, IA)

#5jr Ricky Logan (Little Rock, AR)

#5m Max Stambaugh (Lima, OH)

#d6 Dakota Gaines (N. Little Rock, AR)

#7s Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN)

#8m T.J. Michael (Plano, TX)

#9jr Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

#9x Jake Bubak (Arvada, CO)

#10k Dewayne White (Byhalia, MS)

#12 Dale Wester (Ovilla, TX)

#14 Coleman Gulick (Binghamton, NY)

#14m Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

#15j Jeremy Middleton (N. Little Rock, AR)

#15* Jeff Masson (Park Hills, MO)

#17w Harli White (Lindsay, OK)

#21 Kevin Hinkle (Cabot, AR)

#21b Brandon Hinkle (Cabot, AR)

#23b Brian Bell (Gallaway, TN)

#23s Trey Starks (Puyallup, WA)

#24 Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA)

#26 Marshall Skinner (West Memphis, AR)

#27 Andy Shouse (Oklahoma City, OK)

#28 Johnathan Cornell (Sedalia, MO)

#29 Brandon Stevenson (Holstein, IA)

#30 Joseph Miller (Cove, AR)

#31g Johnny Gardner (Benton, AR)

#38 Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)

#39 Spencer Bayston (Lebanon, IN)

#40 Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

#42 Andy McElhannon (Hernando, MS)

#43 Matthew Bauldwin (Little Rock, AR)

#44 Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS)

#47x Dylan Westbrook ( Scotland, ONT)

#49 Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH)

#59 Brad Bowden (Hernando, MS)

#69 Jamey Mooney (Heber Springs, AR)

#74e Claud Estes (Godley, TX)

#77c C.J. Hulsey (El Paso, TX)

#77x Alex Hill (Wilsonville, ONT)

#78 Andy Phillips (Bonne Terre, MO)

#79 Jordan Thomas (Harding, PA)

#85 Forrest Sutherland (Cherryvale, KS)

#86 Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)

#87 Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX)

#88c Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)

#88r Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)

#88s Shane Stewart (Bixby, OK)

#91a Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)

#91s Kevin Ramey (Fort Worth, TX)

#X Charlie Louden (Camden, AR)

The pre-entry discount of $150 expired with entries filed or postmarked by October 26, with post-entries for the 29th 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/2016%20STN%20Flyer.pdf.

Three-night advance tickets are available until Wednesday, November 2, for just $55 if paying by cash ($57 if paying by PayPal or debit/credit card). Day of event prices are $20 on Thursday and Friday and then $28 on Saturday.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, check online at www.i-30speedway or call the track at 501-455-4567.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 29th 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: November 2-5, 2016.

The Entries: Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2016%20STN%20Flyer.pdf. Entry is $150 if entered by October 26, or $250 after October 26. Entries submitted by October 26 receive one free driver pit pass for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Entry fees may be submitted on PayPal as well with a $5 processing fee just as with paying via credit/debit card. Checks, money orders and cashier’s checks are accepted and may be mailed to Pit Road Bar & Grill c/o Tracey Clay, 13219 Interstate 30, Little Rock AR 72209, made payable to Tracey Clay.

The Format: 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.

While the STN finale offers a minimum of $2,000 to each starter, “B” Main Non-Transfers earn $700 with “C” Main Non-Transfers collecting $500. Top non-transfers from Saturday night “C” Mains (2 or 3 depending on number of “C” Mains) move on to the “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards. The “Red Shirt Dash” will pay $500, $100, $100, $100, $100, $100.

The Past Winners:

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Advance tickets for either three nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) are on sale for just $55 if paying cash or $57 if paying via PayPal or credit/debit card.

Day of show prices are $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card.

Children’s tickets will be available at the event only for just $2 on Thursday and Friday and then $5 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, check online at www.i-30speedway or call the track at 501-455-4567.

Pit passes are $15 on Wednesday, $35 on Thursday and Friday and then $40 on Saturday. Driver pit pass for Thursday/Friday/Saturday is included in the $150 entry fee if submitted by the October 26 deadline.

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, November 1. Inquiries regarding vendor space should be directed to dssm93@msn.com.

For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.