SWS: NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series Schedule Set

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2000) The NASCAR 2000 Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring schedule will highlight 19 championship point events at 14 race tracks throughout the Southwest region of the United States, it was announced Friday...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2000) The NASCAR 2000 Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring schedule will highlight 19 championship point events at 14 race tracks throughout the Southwest region of the United States, it was announced Friday by Tom Deery, NASCAR vice president Weekly Racing Series. The series will once again feature a mixed bag of events including superspeedway, road course and short track events that complete the NASCAR 2000 season.

The series will also make history when it becomes the first NASCAR Touring series in the modern era to have a championship point event in the state of New Mexico. The series will visit Sandia Motorsports Park, a .400-mile oval in Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday, Aug. 12.

Phoenix International Raceway, a one-mile superspeedway, will once again host the season opening event for the series on Sunday, Feb. 6 and the season finale on Friday, Nov. 3, which take place in conjunction with the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

The series will also compete alongside the NASCAR Winston Cup Series on Saturday, June 24, at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. The series will also make its first superspeedway appearance at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday, May 20.

Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway will host three events in NASCAR 2000 in April, July and October, while Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif., will also host three events in March, July and October.

The series will return to the streets of Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Street Race on Sunday, July 16.

Exciting short track racing will also highlight the schedule at several other venues including Tucson (Ariz.) Raceway Park; Cajon (Calif.) Speedway; Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City, Utah; Colorado National Speedway in Dacono, Colo.; and Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Altamont Raceway Park in Tracy, Calif., will also host an event on Saturday, Sept. 30.

"The Featherlite Southwest Series schedule has been built on traditional dates as well as several exciting events at new venues," Deery said. "We think we have established a strong schedule for the upcoming season and we are very enthusiastic about the future of this series."

-nascar.com-

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