We’re Rolling Out to 7 Race Events This Weekend

CV Products —  April 12, 2013 | Category: Trackside Program | Comment

It’s shaping up to be a busy weekend for those of us at CV Products who tour the auto racing circuit with our tractor-trailers stocked with racing equipment, parts and apparel. This week, we have a presence at a NASCAR event in Florida, a pair of races in Texas, another in Tennessee and three separate tracks in North Carolina.

The idea is for us to be readily at hand when a race crew finds they are in dire need of, say, a new fuel filter or replacement connector rods. Instead of a mad dash into the nearest town that sells race gear, our huge 53-foot-long trailers and other well-stocked vehicles most likely have all the equipment a race team could desire. Same holds true for amateur racers and spectators alike. We’ve got the gear for your ride and the apparel for your body. These are race shops on wheels is what they are.

That being said, here’s the rundown for this weekend’s race events:

NAPA Auto Parts 150NAPA-150-Logo

Racers will compete on this asphalt half-mile oval, hopefully completing 150 laps (75 miles) on 15-degree corners and 9-degree straights. Only five drivers in Saturday’s event have ever raced at Five Flags. This is the first stand-alone, points-paying race in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East history in Florida.

  • Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
  • When: Saturday, April 13
  • Racetrack: Five Flags Speedway
  • Location: Pensacola, Florida
  • Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
  • For More Info: http://www.5flagsspeedway.com/

NRA-500-LogoNSCS NRA 500

The flag goes up at 6:30 p.m. for the NASCAR Sprint Cup & Nationwide Series NRA 500, featuring 334 laps (501 miles) around the 1.5-mile oval track that includes 24-degree turns and 5-degree straightaways. This will be the first Texas Motor Speedway event sponsored by the National Rifle Association, but organizers say this isn’t a political rally. No one will be stuffing NRA leaflets into the hands of spectators or making speeches.

O'Reilly-300-LogoO’Reilly Auto Parts 300

The O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 is the sixth race on the 2013 Nationwide Series schedule, with Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick sharing the record for most wins at this racetrack with five each. The 200-lap race gets underway at 7:30 p.m. This is the first night race of the season for the Nationwide Series and the second mile-and-a-half track on the schedule.

NCEducation-Lottery-200-LogoNorth Carolina Education Lottery 200 at the Rock presented by Cheerwine

Happenings at the Rockingham Speedway this weekend feature 43 trucks on the preliminary entry list, including Sprint Cup invader Kasey Kahne who won last year’s truck race at “The Rock.” Kahne is not entered in this year’s race. What drivers face are big transitions in the corner, going from a flat straightaway to 22-degree banks in turns 1 and 2 and 25-degree banks in turns 3 and 4. That’s some pretty tall banking. This one-mile racetrack can wear out tires very quickly.

Dogwood Blossom 150

This weekend’s Dogwood Blossom 150 marks the return of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models to Southern National for the first time since 2009. In fact, this will be only the third time Kenly has hosted PASS South. Action gets under way today with the Dogwood Blossom 420, and gates open Saturday at 10 a.m. for practice, qualifying, a pit party at 6:30 p.m. and the feature race a half hour later.

  • Series: Pro All Stars Series
  • When: Today and Saturday, April 13
  • Racetrack: Southern National Motorsports Park
  • Location: Kenly, North Carolina
  • Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
  • For More Info: http://www.proallstarsseries.com

Spring National Series at the Tri-County Race Track

Tonight’s Tri-County Race Track is the third event on the schedule, paying $4,000 to win and $400 to start. Support classes tonight include the Crate Late Models, the Interstate Welding Modified Street division, and the Street Stocks. A $200 bonus will be paid to the highest finishing Limited Late Model in the Spring Nationals Super Late Model event. The grandstand and pit gates open at 5 p.m. with the race starting around 7:30 tonight.

Spring National Series at Smoky Mountain Speedway

The Spring Nationals Series makes a second stop — this one on Saturday night at the Smoky Mountain Speedway — paying $6,000 to win and $500 to start. The American Modified Series will be in attendance, paying $3,000 to win with a $225 starting fee. The Street Stocks will race for $300 to win while the Mini Stocks will be competing for $200 to win.

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