KINGSPORT, Tenn. (October 1, 2018) – The next to last stop of the 2018 season for the Southeast Super Truck Series. With the points battles coming down to the wire, it is going to be a very exciting night of action.
The Gripp Energy Drink Limited Late Models will be battling it out for Twin 35 Lap Features (making up a rained-out race earlier this season). Make plans now and come out to the Tri-Cities high banked Concrete Jungle. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. The full schedule is attached.
Southeast Legends Tour
Gripp Energy Drink Limited Late Models Twin 35's
Southeast Super Trucks Presented by Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet & Textron Off Road
Adults - $12
Seniors - $8
Children Ages 6-12 - $6
Kids 5 & Under Free
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@KpSpeedway / #TheConcreteJungle
@GrippEnergy / #FuelTheRevolution
For more information on Kingsport Speedway, visit our website at -www.newkingsportspeedway.com or www.southeastsupertrucks.com
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About Kingsport Speedway
Kingsport Speedway has provided race fans in the Tri-Cities, Tennessee and surrounding areas with exciting short track racing since 1965. The speedway has undergone four surface changes in its 50 plus years of existence. Founded as a dirt track in 1965, the facility transitioned to an asphalt track in 1969, back to dirt track in 1984, and then to its current concrete surface in 1996. In 1968, Kingsport Speedway hosted its first NASCAR event. Currently, Kingsport Speedway is part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS), NASCAR’s grassroots series. The NWAAS sanctions nearly 60 racetracks throughout the United States and Canada in which drivers compete for national, state, and track titles. For more information on Kingsport Speedway, visit newkingsportspeedway.com. Also follow Kingsport Speedway on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
ABOUT THE SOUTHEAST SUPER TRUCKS
The Southeast Super Truck Series (SEST) was created during the winter months of 2011 as founder Jeff Myers was looking to create a cost-effective way for short track racers to compete. Myers created the Southeast Super Truck Series to battle the downtime in the economy, where racers are having to look for every way to save money, but still be able to do what they love.
The rules have been set to where not only new Late Model Super Trucks can compete, but so that older trucks and different engine combinations will be very competitive. The schedule has every event within an hour to an hour and a half of each other with races in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. It’s geared to be the most affordable avenue for someone who owns or races a Late Model Super Truck to go racing.
The Southeast Super Truck Series made their debut at Anderson Motor Speedway in Williamston, SC on March 25, 2012, and completed a 10 race schedule in 2012 at some of the best venues in the region.
In 2012, the SEST Series had 7 different winners in 10 races for the season and had a total of 31 entries for the year.
The Southeast Super Trucks sophomore season also consisted of 10 races, but the race laps were increased to 75 lap features at the same tracks as the 2012 season. The Series sophomore season consisted of 37 Driver entries with an average of 17 trucks per event We had 5 different winners out of the 10 races.
The Southeast Super Trucks third year increased to a 12 race season with 75 laps of exciting and fierce racing. The competition for both Rookie of the Year and the Points Championship came down to the last race of the season. We had an average of 18 trucks per event with 6 different feature winners out of the 12 races. With our third season of competition, our driver roster increased to 44 highly talented drivers with ages ranging from 13 to 72 years of age.
The series continues to grow with six seasons now complete. The 2017 season seen a slight change, as we created a chase system. After 8 races the top nine drivers were locked into a two race shootout. After the last two races the top four battled it out for the final two races of the year.
As we head into Season 7 in 2018, the series will remain with a 12 race schedule, however, several new tracks will be added to the schedule. The series has changed the name of the former division of the series that was known as the Southeast Super Stocks to the GRIPP Energy Drink Limited Late Model Series.
Given the large number of talented racers and teams that compete in the series, the Southeast Super Truck Series and the GRIPP Energy Drink Limited Late Model Series has established itself as an excellent development series for drivers working their way up the ladder.
ABOUT THE GRIPP ENERGY DRINK LIMITED LATE MODELS
The Southeast Super Stocks Series, LLC was formed during the winter of 2014.
The Southeast Super Stocks Series was developed to have an affordable touring series that local Drivers could run. The Series has incorporated a one tire rule which cut down on the cost. We do travel, but in most cases, you can be home in just a few hours. With the schedule that has been developed, drivers still have time for quality Family time and vacations. This series also provides a place for the up and coming young drivers to start, allowing them to fine tune their driving skills before moving into the next levels of racing.
The Southeast Super Stocks Series 2015 Inaugural season had 32 total entries for the season. In the 12 race season, the Series averaged 10 cars per race event. Even though, this seems to be a small car count, this Series put on some of the best racing. We expect this Series to have a bigger car count in the 2016 season and make the racing for the fans even better.
The Sophomore season of the Southeast Super Stocks brought some very close closing. The average car count was again 10 cars. But with this being the second season of this class, we have learned a few things from the Drivers and Crews that we believe will make the 2018 season better.
The 2018 season is sure to be an exciting year as well. We would like to welcome back Gripp Energy this season as the title sponsor for the Limited division, formerly known as the Southeast Super Stocks. In 2017, the Southeast Super Stocks had 32 registered drivers and we look for even more drivers/teams and fans in 2018. This new division will be an exciting new edition for the Series. The staff of the Southeast Super Trucks/Stocks Series is very appreciative to the Drivers, Crews, Families and Fans that has helped to make this Series a success. We look forward to seeing you in the 2018 season and expect the racing to be even better than ever.
Jeff Myers - Series Owner/ Operator
Diane Miller - Co-Owner/ Administration
Ronnie Crate Payne - Announcer
Gerald Harris - Media Relations Represenative
Chad Hunter - Tech/ Race Director
Chip Coleman - Series Chaplain
2961 N. John B Dennis Hwy
Kingsport, TN 37660 423-398-1918
Southeast Super Trucks:
Gerald Harris - Media Relations Representative
Marketing and Communications | Kingsport Speedway Cell – (423) 217-7087
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