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BRASSTOWN, NC - Officials from the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series have released schedule dates for the 2013 racing season. Series founder and promoter Ray Cook has booked the same 10 tracks that were on the series slate last season. However, the order in which they appear on the schedule has differed somewhat in an effort to further reduce travel. The 9th Annual Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series will kick off on Monday, July 15 with a trip to the picturesque Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia and will conclude on Saturday, July 27 at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee. Those two venues have been the bookends of each Southern Nationals tour since 2006.


The first week of the ten race mini-series will take the cars and stars to the Wythe (Va.) Raceway, Volunteer (Tenn.) Speedway, East Alabama Motor Speedway, Swainsboro (Ga.) Raceway, and Screven (Ga.) Motor Speedway. The second and final week of the 2013 tour will host events at the Rome (Ga.) Speedway, North Georgia Speedway, Cleveland (Tenn.) Speedway, Smoky Mountain (Tenn.) Speedway, and Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway. As in past years, half of the races will pay $5,300 to win, while the other five shows will pay $3,500 to the winner.


“We are thrilled with the way our 2013 schedule looks and coming off a very good two weeks last year, I can’t wait for July to get here,” Cook said. “I think it says a lot about our shows that all ten racetracks were retained from last year. We are tickled to be heading back to each of those tracks and with the way the travel schedule shakes out, it should be a lot less miles for both the race teams and the fans. With the fine folks of Schaeffer Oil back on board with us again, it should be another great year in 2013!”


Locally, Allen-based driver Brandon Kinzer has competed in the Southern National Series in multiple seasons.


A breakdown of the 2013 Southern Nationals Series schedule follows.


2013 Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series Schedule:


Monday, July 15 - Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Virginia)


$3,500 to win, $450 to start


Previous Winners: Dennis Franklin (‘06), Chris Madden (‘07 & ‘08), Vic Hill (‘09), Mother Nature (‘10), Austin Dillon (‘11), Vic Hill (‘12)


Tuesday, July 16 - Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee)


$3,500 to win, $450 to start


Previous Winners: Jimmy Owens (‘06 & ‘07), Tommy Kerr (‘08 & ‘09), Jonathan Davenport (‘10), Chris Madden (‘11), Casey Roberts (‘12)


Thursday, July 18 - East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama)


$3,500 to win, $450 to start


Previous Winners: Jonathan Davenport (‘10), Casey Roberts (‘11), Chris Madden (‘12)


Friday, July 19 - Swainsboro Raceway (Swainsboro, Georgia)


$5,300 to win, $530 to start


Previous Winners: Chris Madden (‘08), Casey Roberts (‘09), Bub McCool (‘10), Mother Nature (‘11), Chris Madden (‘12)


Saturday, July 20 - Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia)


$5,300 to win, $530 to start


Previous Winners: Henry Carter (‘06), Jimmy Sharpe (‘07), Dennis Franklin (‘08 & ‘09), Casey Roberts (‘10), Brent Dixon (‘11), Mike Marlar (‘12)


Sunday, July 21 - Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia)


$5,300 to win, $530 to start


Previous Winners: Chris Madden (‘10), Jonathan Davenport (‘11), Clint Smith (‘12)


Tuesday, July 23 - North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia)


$3,500 to win, $450 to start


Previous Winners: Randy Weaver (‘11), William Thomas (‘12)


Thursday, July 25 - Cleveland Speedway (Cleveland, Tennessee)


$3,500 to win, $450 to start


Previous Winners: Clint Smith (‘06), Randy Weaver (‘07), Jimmy Owens (‘08), Chris Madden (‘09), Clint Smith (‘10), Chris Madden (‘11 & ‘12)


Friday, July 26 - Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee)


$5,300 to win, $530 to start


Previous Winners: Mike Marlar (‘12)


Saturday, July 27 - Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee)


$5,300 to win, $530 to start


Previous Winners: Billy Ogle, Jr. (‘05), Jimmy Owens (‘06), Chris Madden (‘07 & ‘08), Jimmy Owens (‘09), Jonathan Davenport (‘10), Vic Hill (‘11), Chris Madden (‘12)


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