DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 20, 1999) - Officials for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing have announced that Southampton Motor Speedway in Capron, Va., will join the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series for 2000, the nation's premier short track racing series.
Southampton Motor Speedway is a .400-mile semi-banked asphalt tri-oval located in southeast Virginia. Late Model Stock Cars will race as the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series feature division while the Grand Stocks will compete in the Exide ShorTrack Series division each Friday night.
"Southampton Motor Speedway continues a great racing tradition that has been established throughout the Southeast," stated Tom Deery, NASCAR vice president, Weekly Racing Series. "The facility is excellent and it is a family oriented speedway. We are thrilled that they have joined the NWRS team."Southampton began as a dirt facility eight years ago, with pavement being laid down three years ago. Brad Skelding has been co-promoter of the .400-mile facility for the past few seasons and this season he steps into the position full-time.
"Everyone is enthusiastic about joining the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series," stated Skelding. "When the facility was paved three years ago this became one of our goals. This is a great step for our program and we are looking forward to a long and valued relationship with NASCAR."The NWRS is the premier short track racing series in the country. Thousands of short track racers compete every weekend from May to September, at nearly 100 selected short tracks, both dirt and asphalt, throughout the country. Those short tracks are divided into 10 geographic regions, with the Series providing competitors with local, regional, and national recognition and a $1.423 million point fund.
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