Spring, Southern Nationals Series Release 2018 Schedules

Georgia’s Toccoa Raceway is slated to play host to the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals and Bonus Series in 2018. Photo: Toccoa Raceway/Facebook

The 2018 schedules for the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series, the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series and the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series have been announced.

Total purses, points funds and nightly bonuses are nearly $900,000 for the three tours, making it the largest set of regional tours in the country.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series two-week tour will be entering its 14th season. Georgia’s Toccoa Speedway joins the tour for the first time on Thursday, July 19, paying $3,500-to-win. A former track returning to the schedule includes a Monday, July 16 stop at Volunteer Speedway in Bull’s Gap, Tennessee for a 35-lap and $3,500-to-win race.

Three events pay $10,000-to-win on the 11-race tour. Tennessee’s Tazewell Speedway is the only track to host an event every season for what will now be the 14th time. Brandon Overton of Evans, Georgia is the defending series champion.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series will be entering the sixth season of competition in 2018. Georgia’s Senoia Raceway will start the series schedule for the first time in the Peach State with a double-header on March 30-31. Tazewell Speedway joins the series for the first time for a $10,000-to-win event on April 7. 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee also joins the tour for the first time on April 13, paying $5,000-to-win. Overton is the also the defending champion of this series.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series, which is entering its fifth full season of competition, features 15 scheduled dates from March until November with a couple of dates still to be announced. New tracks on the tour include Toccoa Raceway, Burnside, Kentucky’s Lake Cumberland Speedway and Volunteer Speedway.

The series schedule is highlighted by five-$10,000-to-win events. Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Georgia is the defending series points champion.

For more information , visit SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

2018 Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series Schedule
March 30 – Senoia Raceway – Senoia, GA
March 31 – Senoia Raceway – Senoia, GA
April 6 – Crossville Speedway – Crossville, TN
April 7 – Tazewell Speedway – Tazewell, TN
April 13 – 411 Motor Speedway – Seymour, TN
April 14 – Volunteer Speedway – Bulls Gap, TN
April 19 – TBA
April 20 – Ponderosa Speedway – Junction City, KY
April 21 – Florence Speedway – Union, KY
May 25 – Boyd’s Speedway – Ringgold, GA
May 26 – Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, GA
May 27 – Rome Speedway – Rome, GA

2018 Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series Schedule
July 14 – Wythe Raceway – Rural Retreat, VA
July 16 – Volunteer Speedway – Bulls Gap, TN
July 17 – 411 Motor Speedway – Seymour, TN
July 19 – Toccoa Raceway – Toccoa, GA
July 20 – Swainsboro Raceway – Swainsboro, GA
July 21 – Screven Motor Speedway – Sylvania, GA
July 22 – Rome Speedway – Rome, GA
July 24 – Boyd’s Speedway – Ringgold, GA
July 26 – Crossville Speedway – Crossville, TN
July 27 – Smoky Mountain Speedway – Maryville, TN
July 28 – Tazewell Speedway – Tazewell, TN

2018 Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series Schedule
March 16 – Tri -County Race Track – Brasstown, NC
March 17 – Toccoa Raceway – Toccoa, GA
April 28 – TBA
May 18 – Lake Cumberland Speedway – Burnside, KY
May 19 – Richmond Raceway – Richmond, KY
May 28 – Tri-County Race Track – Brasstown, NC
July 3 – Tazewell Speedway – Tazewell, TN
August 18 – North Georgia Speedway – Chatsworth, GA
September 1 – Volunteer Speedway – Bulls Gap, TN
September 2 – Tazewell Speedway – Tazewell, TN
September 28 – Tri – County Race Track – Brasstown, NC
October 12 – Ponderosa Speedway – Junction City, KY
October 13 – Ponderosa Speedway – Junction City, KY
October 20 – Blue Ridge Motorsports Park – Blue Ridge, GA
October 27 – Senoia Raceway – Senoia, GA
November 17 – Boyd’s Speedway – Ringgold, GA

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