hand to make the challenge. Several of these drivers will be running new numbers with different teams this year.
Second place 2007 rookie challenger Daniel Pope II has his sites on moving up in the excitement and obtaining his first win.
Jamey Caudill will be doing his best to increase on his UARA record of having the most individual wins. Caudill will bring along with him his JR Motorsports teammates.
Maybe like the first UARA race at Concord last year a Melling Select Rookie will grab the pole and bring home the checker. Matt DiBenedetto did just that to the surprise of many in his second UARA start. Darrell Wallace, Jr. will be one of the 2008 contending rookies with winning on his mind. Wallace made an impressive pre-rookie show with the UARA in the last few events of 07.
The Whitley Truck Equipment 150 will take place on Saturday, March 29th.
Saturday - USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series, South Georgia Motorsports Park
Benny Gordon came down south to win the opening Pro Cup race at USA International Speedway, but he won’t be entering this weekend’s race at South Georgia. That means that Southern stars like Bobby Gill, Matt Hawkins, Trevor Bayne, Travis Kittleson, Michael Ritch, Woody Howard, Hunter Robbins, Mark McFarland and James Buescher will duke it out for the victory.
And just who is this “Johnny X” character that wheels the #08 entry anyways?
Maybe you can find out if you are in the vicinity of Valdosta, Georgia this Saturday you can find out.
The BFGoodrichTires.com 250 is slated for a green flag at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 at SGMP. Front gates open at SGMP will open at 11:30 a.m. and fans are encouraged to come out early for the two-hour practice session that starts as soon as the gates are open. Awesome Awnings Pole Qualifying will start at 4:30 p.m. and be followed by the on-track autograph session at 5:45 p.m.
Saturday - CRA Super Series, Music City Motorplex
Champion Racing Association is ready to start its 2008 season this Friday and Saturday with the 2008 Spring Clash event at the Music City Motorplex at the Fairgrounds in Nashville, Tennessee. The event will include the All American 150 for the CRA Super Series late models, a 75-lap event for the O’Reilly USA Modified Series and a special-points 75-lap Shoot-out event between the CRA Street Stocks and the MCM Sportsman.
This will be the third season in a row that the CRA Super Series has opened its point’s
season at the famed oval with a 150-lap event. The Saturday night, March 29th event will
be a tune-up to the prestigious Adam Petty Memorial All American 400 on Sunday,
November 2nd. The All American 150 will pay $5000 to win, but more importantly, the top
three finishers will have a guaranteed start for the CRA sanctioned Adam Petty Memorial
All American 400.
To date, there are 45 teams pre-entered to compete in the All American 150 including the
top competitors from the CRA Super Series and many of the top late model driver’s from
17 different states. Former All American 150 winners entered include 2006 winner Eddie
Mercer and 2007 winner Nathan Haseleu. Former CRA All American 400 winners entered
include 2005 winner Jason Hogan, 2006 winner Boris Jurkovic and last year’s winner John
Van Doorn. Eddie Hoffman, a multi time winner at the Music City Motorplex with the ASA
Late Model Series is also entered.
Saturday, GAS and Pro Challenge, Peach State Speedway (GA)
The Georgia Asphalt Series for Pro Late Models will kick off its 2008touring season on
Saturday evening, March 29th at Peach State Speedwayin Jefferson, Georgia. The GAS
Series drivers will compete in a 100 lap event on the 1/2 mile high banked oval.
There has been a lot of "sprucing up" around the speedway during the off season. "We want to make the speedway more fan friendly," said Vince Whitmire, GAS Series and Peach State Promoter.
The Pro Challenge Series will also be on hand at Peach State to continue their South regional schedule.
Saturday - NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, Southern National Speedway
This event is the second of 12 races on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour schedule. It is the first of one race in 2008 at Southern National Raceway Park.
The starting field will be 26 cars, including provisionals. The first 24 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials. The remaining two spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 150 laps (60 miles).
This is the third year the Tour has run at Southern National. The first two years, the event was held late in the season. In 2006, it was the season finale (Oct. 21) and Junior Miller wrapped up the championship with the victory over race runner-up Tim Brown by six points. Last year, Brown won the race held on Sept. 15.
L.W. Miller (2006) and Frank Fleming (2007) have won pole awards at the .4-mile track.
Saturday, NASCAR Camping World West Series, All-American Speedway (CA)
The Toyota NAPA Auto Care 150 is the first in a 13-race series schedule this year for the NASCAR Camping World Series West. It marks the first time for the Roseville track to host the season opener.
All American Speedway is a 1/3-mile paved oval with eight degrees banking in turns one and two. Turns three and four have progressive banking, beginning at 10 degrees and graduating to 14 degrees. The track hosted five NASCAR Camping World Series West events between 1977 and 1982, when it was a quarter-mile oval.
The SRL Flashco Series will also be at All-American Speedway this weekend.
ASA Late Model Series, Southern Division
The 2008 Racing Season for the ASA Late Model Series Southern Division Presented by GM Performance Parts is here! The first race of the 2008 campaign has arrived as the entire ASALMS family of Crews, Drivers, Fans, Officials, and Teams are now on the road and heading out to the Sunshine State!
In what has become a tradition within the ASALMS Southern Division ranks and for the third straight season, the South cars and stars will once again start the year off at the fast 0.333 Mile High-Banked Paved Oval of the Bronson (FL) Motor Speedway, located West of Gainesville in Bronson, Florida.
The Bronson 100 is set for Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, 2008. Joining the ASALMS Southern Division will be the Bronson Weekly divisions of Sportsmen, Super Stocks, Thunder Stocks, and Hornets.