Northwest Florida Speedway ? Blackman, FLA
FASTRAK Announces New ?PANHANDLE Region?
Southern Raceway ? Milton, FLA
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Carnesville, GA (Feb-4) The FASTRAK Racing Series announced today the birth of a new Region encompassing the panhandle of Florida. The newly formed ?Panhandle Region? of the FASTRAK Racing Series is set to race in 2009 at Billy Hoovers ?Southern Raceway? in Milton, FL and Devon Jones ?Northwest Florida Speedway? in Blackman, FL. Both venues will be weekly sanctioned throughout the 2009 racing campaign. In addition, competitors at both tracks will have a great opportunity to challenge teams across the country for the $10,000 that will go to the 2009 FASTRAK Racing Series City Chevrolet National Weekly Champion as Northwest Florida Speedway will race on Friday nights and Southern Raceway will host competitors on Saturday nights.
In addition to FASTRAK sanctioning in 2009, The FASTRAK Racing Series and both tracks are currently working on Touring Events which will include a Friday night $2600 to win event at Northwest Florida Speedway followed by a Saturday night $4400 to win event at Southern Raceway. With $7000 up for grabs should the same driver take both wins, race fans can expect to see the kind of competitive racing the FASTRAK Racing Series has become known for.
Also in the works, after the FASTRAK Racing Series GRAND NATIONALS are over in October, Southern Raceway will be hosting the $10,000 To Win 2009 “Winternationals” November 19th-21st which will close out the FASTRAK Racing Series 2009 racing schedule.
Northwest Florida Speedway, located just outside Crestview Fla. near Blackman (formally known as Blackman Motor Speedway), is a 3/8 mile semi banked oval which has seen a number of changes over the course of the off season in preparation of the 2009 season and its partnership with the FASTRAK Racing Series. Perhaps the largest project underway is the enhancements to the racing surface itself.
The track now has equal 200 foot radius turns with 150 foot straights both front and back. Banking has been increased in the turns where the guardrail has been removed, replaced by a tapered run off area. At both ends of the speedway. The speedway should be fast, offering multiple grooves all the way around the 3/8 mile layout.
At Northwest Florida Speedway, open practice is set for the weekend of Feb. 27& 28 with the season tentatively set to open on March 20th.
Southern Raceway is located approximately 30 minutes east of Northwest Florida Speedway just outside of Milton, FL. The racer friendly Southern Raceway has a large pit area for competitors featuring the availability of water and electricity in 100 of the available pit stalls. In addition, Southern Raceway has a camping area in close proximity of the track where individual electric hook ups are available as well. Just as accommodating on the grandstand side of the track, Southern Raceway caters to its fans with restaurant quality concessions and family pricing in addition to a large fenced play area for children on a level rarely seen at racetracks today. It?s no wonder why Southern Raceway saw an average of 1500 fans in 2008 for its regular Saturday Night racing schedule.
Southern Raceway will have open practice on Saturday Feb 14. Another open practice is slated for all classes on Feb 28 with the 2009 set to begin on March 7.
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