Southern National Speedway added to track program

ASA Racing Member Track Program Adds Southern Hospitality With Southern National Speedway DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2004) -- With traditional Southern hospitality and a lot of speed, Southern National Speedway in Kenly, N.C., rejoined the...

ASA Racing Member Track Program Adds Southern Hospitality With Southern National Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2004) -- With traditional Southern hospitality and a lot of speed, Southern National Speedway in Kenly, N.C., rejoined the ASA Racing Member Track program for 2005.

Nicknamed "Sister Bristol" due to the racetrack's similarity to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Southern National Speedway features 33 degree banking in the turns, 17 degree straights, and is likely the fastest 0.40-mile paved oval in the world according to owner Mike Lamm.

"It's bad to the bone," Lamm said, succinctly summarizing his facility.

"Southern National Speedway is one of the fastest short tracks in the United States and it is an outstanding track to watch a race," said Dennis Huth, president of Racing Speed Associates which now owns and operates the ASA Racing Member Track program. "Race fans in North Carolina have a lot of places where they can fill their 'need for speed' but none of them even come close to what Southern National Speedway offers when it comes to short tracks."

The facility is a Level II member in the ASA Racing Member Track program, and features a regular Saturday night program with several classes such as Late Model Stocks, Late Model Sportsman, Pro Trucks, and Super Stocks. The season opens on March 26 and runs through the end of September with special events on June 18 and July 23 when the O'Reilly USCS Sprint Cars and Hooter's Pro Cup Series visit. Schedule and directions to the facility can be found online at www.southernnational.net or by calling (919) 284-1400.

In a new position at Southern National Speedway, but now new to the track, is Trent Allen.

"Trent has been our race director for about ten years, and this year we have made him general manager at the speedway," Lamm explained. "He will handle both the races and the day-to-day operations and join Missy Lamm, our office manager, in the headquarters."

Lamm explained that a variety of reasons played a part in the decision to renew their membership with the ASA Racing Member Track program.

"We just feel like it is a good partnership with Mr. Huth," Lamm said. "We are able to get into a good insurance package, and we are able to become partners with other racetracks and promoters to form an alliance."

Tracks and regional touring series that join the ASA Racing Member Track Level II program are eligible to receive marketing assistance, enhanced participant accident insurance, and will be the spot for today's fans to watch the stars of tomorrow learn the trade. Huth indicated that he has other exciting ideas and plans to help take the local racing programs to new levels and to further enhance the coverage of the tracks and series competitors.

To learn more of the Daytona Beach, Fla.-based Racing Speed Associates or the ASA Racing Member Track program, call (386) 383-0368 or send an e-mail to asaracingmt@earthlink.net. A new Web site is currently under development and should be live early in 2005.

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