PRA: Nashville date moved

BIG CAR RACE IN NASHVILLE MOVED TO LATER DATE (Anderson, Indiana) -- The Premier Racing Association's "Big Car" race scheduled for Wednesday August 9th at the Music City Motorplex in Nashville, Tennessee will be run at a later, yet to...

BIG CAR RACE IN NASHVILLE MOVED TO LATER DATE

(Anderson, Indiana) -- The Premier Racing Association's "Big Car" race scheduled for Wednesday August 9th at the Music City Motorplex in Nashville, Tennessee will be run at a later, yet to be named date.

In making the announcement PRA Co-founder Jason Smith said: "We had races scheduled just 6 days apart in two venues several hundred miles apart. We didn't feel that was fair to our teams and drivers, and so we decided to move the Nashville date to sometime later this summer."

The Fairgrounds Music City Motorplex in Nashville will run the Music City 100 on August 9th, a Nascar AutoZone Elite Series event, featuring Nascar celebrities Ernie Irvan, Chad Chaffin, Timothy Peters and Willie Allen. A portion of the ticket proceeds from that event will benefit the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.

The next race on the Big Car schedule will be at the famous Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. Built some 126 years ago, the speedway was originally a half mile horse racing facility for trotters and pacers. After World War II, the track began hosting midget, sprint and stock car racing and has become one of the most competitive and well maintained auto racing facilities in the country.

When the PRA visits Stafford Motor Speedway on August 15th for the Inaugural Big One Presented by CARQUEST, any driver who can win the 100-lap Big Car race and a 30-lap midget feature, will be awarded $50,000.

Other races on the Big Car schedule this year include a return visit to O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis on September 13th, South Georgia Motorsports Park in Cecil, Georgia, the re-scheduled Nashville event, and at USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Florida on December13th.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Ernie Irvan , Jason Smith , Chad Chaffin , Timothy Peters , Willie Allen