Sunday, January 13, 2019

Southern Super Series 2019 Racing Schedule Set; Features 10 Races in 7 Places

Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida is the hometrack of the Southern Super Series, as well as the Snowball Derby. Pictured are the pace laps of the 2018 Snowball Derby on December 2, 2018. (Daniel Vining/PixelatedSPEED)

PENSACOLA, Florida (January 13, 2019) -- The Southern Super Series, presented by Sunoco, released it’s 2019 racing schedule on Monday. With ten races, the series will visit seven different venues across the southern United States region.

This year marks the seventh season of the series, which began in 2013. Over the course of those seven years, 76 races have been ran showcasing the talents of 278 different drivers. The Southern Super Series features the top super late model stock cars at some of the nation’s premiere short track venues.

There have been six different champions in the short history of the series. The most recent, 2018 Southern Super Series champion Casey Roderick, won over super late model racing’s top driver currently, Bubba Pollard. Roderick captured the title with a 65 point margin over Pollard, and did so after missing the race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The 2019 season starts off with the 43rd running of the Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in Opp, Alabama on March 17th. This marks the sixth season featuring the this race as the series’ season opener. Harrison Burton won last year’s Rattler 250.

Next up, round two takes the series to Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway on March 29th for the Rubber & Specialties 125. As the hometrack of the Southern Super Series, Five Flags Speedway will host four of the series’ ten races, also making up the 2019 Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series. Those events bring the series back on June 21st, July 19th, and September 21.

The Southern Super Series will visit two NASCAR tracks in 2019.

On May 4th, Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee will feature the Nashville 100. The Fairgrounds Speedway has been in the headlines recently after announcing that there are plans in the works to bring a NASCAR sanctioned national touring series event, presumably either Xfinity or Trucks, back to the speedway for the first time since 1984.

Following the Nashville 100, the series heads over to nearby Bristol Motor Speedway for the 3rd Annual US Short Track Nationals on June 1st.

Both races in Tennessee will be in combination with other touring series featuring co-sanctioning with the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the CARS Super Late Model Tour.

Deep South favorites Montgomery Motor Speedway in Montgomery, Alabama and Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, Georgia are both returning to the schedule in 2019.

Montgomery will host the Rumble by the River 125 on July 6th. Then, on August 10th, Cordele will play host to the Lyle Farms 125.

The championship finale of the 2019 Southern Super Series is yet to be announced, but it’s spot on the schedule is set for October 19th. The series has said this will be a prestigious race.

The most notable venue missing from the schedule is the Mobile International Speedway, in Irvington, Alabama. Last year, Mobile set the stage for the series’ season finale with the Mobile 300. In 2019, Mobile is focused on it’s local divisions, omitting all late model racing from it’s schedule.

In all, ten races will make the 2019 Southern Super Series championship. Ten races spanning from March through to October.

“We are confident ten races will allow our teams the opportunity to experience some great racing with our series, while also being able to venture out to race some of the other great Super Late Model events in the country,” said Tim Bryant, Series Director.  “Our landscape includes multiple events with other series and we enjoy working with each and every one of them.  We will have many more details on the season in the coming weeks.”

As always the Southern Super Series will have plenty of NASCAR flavor throughout the season. Over time, the Southern Super Series has become a proving ground for many of NASCAR’s future stars. Daniel Hemric, the first Southern Super Series champion, won his championship in 2013, and used it as a launching platform that led to an opportunity in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, then the Xfinity Series, and beginning this season, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Harrison Burton, John Hunter Nemecheck and Chase Elliott are just a few of the drivers that have roots racing in the south.

Throughout the 2019 season, look to for complete coverage of the races, the drivers, and teams as the nation’s best super late model drivers wage a war over ten battles on the most fierce battleground… the short track.

2019 Southern Super Series Racing Schedule:

March 17 -- The Rattler 250 - South Alabama Speedway - Opp, Alabama
*March 29 -- Rubber & Specialties 125 - Five Flags Speedway - Pensacola, Florida
May 4 -- Nashville 100 - Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville - Nashville, Tennessee
June 1 -- US Short Track Nationals - Bristol Motor Speedway - Bristol, Tennessee
*June 21 -- SERF 125 - Five Flags Speedway - Pensacola, Florida
July 6 -- Rumble by the River 125 - Montgomery Motor Speedway - Montgomery, Alabama
*July 19 -- Universal Fabricators 125 - Five Flags Speedway - Pensacola, Florida
August 10 -- Lyle Farms 125 - Crisp Motorsports Park - Cordele, Georgia
*September 21 -- Deep South Cranes 150 - Five Flags Speedway - Pensacola, Florida
October 19 -- Southern Super Series 2019 Finale - TBA

*Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series Championship - Five Flags Speedway - Pensacola, Florida

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