SUPER NATIONALS I & II COMING TO ROARING KNOB IN 2012; SEASON'S RICHEST EVENTS TO HIGHLIGHT FASTRAK NORTHEAST TOURING SERIES; OVER $40,000 UP FOR GRABS
By Mike Leone
January 23, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Pulaski, PA)…FASTRAK Northeast directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have been hard at work throughout the offseason putting together a banner 2012 season for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Pace Performance FASTRAK Northeast Late Model Touring Series. Two of the newest events coming in 2012 to Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex will be like none other ever held in what will be the sixth year of the Series.
The Markleysburg, Pa. scenic facility will again host the Northeast Touring Series with the Lucas Oil Late Models on Friday, April 20 and again as part of the "Fall Fest" on September 28-29; however, two blockbuster events will also join the 2012 slate at Roaring Knob on Saturday & Sunday, March 31-April 1 and Friday & Saturday, October 19-20. Each event will also have an open practice the night before (except for the April 20 event).
The "Super Nationals I & II" will each feature $3,000 to-win main events plus $1,200 to-win "Wheelman" bonus features for the first 24 non-qualifiers. Another feature event paying $500 to-win will also be run for the next group of non-qualifiers, if car count warrants. The $1,200 to-win races will utilize the standard Touring payoff. This means at least 48 drivers will get to run a feature utilizing Touring payoffs on these nights!
Not only will drivers be battling for the season's richest purses and important early and closing points toward the Northeast Touring Championship, but it is also the goal to award a point fund to the top 10 racers with $1,000 to the champion. Points will be awarded for each race at each event then totaled to determine these positions.
"We've always wanted to open the season with a big event," explained Emig. "Now not only do we have a big early season opener, but a huge fall event as well! Rick Jones has been a big supporter of FASTRAK and has always wanted to do a big FASTRAK event. We put our heads together and the Super National concept was created that we're all really excited about."
"The FASTRAK Northeast Super Nationals is based on the Little Guy Nationals concept I created years ago as the promoter of Mercer Raceway Park," continued Emig. "This event grew into the premier Stock Car event in the region drawing at its peak 122 stock cars. We think we can do the same with this in time as a lot of guys are going to have the opportunity to earn money. In fact, approximately $40,000 will be paid out to the racers during the Super Nationals!"
Each event will also be run under the qualifying/time trial format as used in past Grand National events held in the Northeast.
The blockbuster, record-breaking 2012 schedule will be released in its entirety at the 2011 awards banquet this Sunday, January 29 at the Hard Rock Café Pittsburgh.
Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex is located near Markleysburg, Pa. just off of scenic Route 40 on Fearer Road (look for the new red road sign) seven miles east of Nemacolin Woodlands on the right, one mile west of Yough Lake on the left. For more information check out their website at www.roaringknob.com
or call 410-857-3821
(office) or 724-329-0306
on race day.
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