By Chase Brashears
Jan. 14, 2017
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Kingsport Speedway has revealed their 2017 schedule of events.
21 events encompass the 2017 calendar for the 0.375-mile oval. The 2017 season cranks up in mid-March and runs through the first weekend in September.
The Food City 175 will kick the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) season off on Saturday, March 18. A second Saturday race will take place the following weekend on March 25 before the racing switches to Friday nights on March 31.
Racers Reunion Night will also return this coming season. The past meets the present when racers from the earlier years return for a night of reunion with one another, and the race fans.
The annual Fourth of July race will be held on Friday, June 30 with fireworks and many other special additions.
The 2017 NWAAS season at “The Concrete Jungle” will come to a close on Friday, Sept. 1.
“We couldn’t be more excited to get the green flag in the air for 2017,” said Karen Tunnell, Kingsport Speedway general manager and promoter. “Our weekly racing schedule is very similar to last season, but we have some new things in store for the new year that we’ll detail closer to the season.”
Along with the weekly NWAAS racing, Kingsport Speedway will also host multiple touring series throughout the season.
The Southeast Super Truck Series comes to town on May 6 and September 16. Accompanying the series both times will be the Southeast Super Stock Series, Carolina Vintage, and Mini Cups.
For the first-time ever, the Super Cup Stock Car Series will head into Northeast Tennessee on Friday, June 23.
“There are so many great events planned for this coming season,” added Tunnell. “We can’t wait to see all of our fans, sponsors, and teams back at the track!”
Four open practice sessions will take place prior to the first green flag of the season. Two of the practices will be held on Saturday, March 4 and Saturday, March 11. The final two practices will be held just days before the season opener on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17.
The full 2017 schedule is listed below.
2017 Kingsport Speedway Schedule of Events:
March 4 – 1st Open Practice (12-6 p.m.)
March 11 – Open Practice (12-6 p.m.)
March 16 – Open Practice (2-6 p.m.)
March 17 – Final Open Practice
March 18 (Saturday) – Season Opener – Food City 175
March 25 (Saturday)
March 31 – 1st Friday Night Race
April 7 – No race
April 21 – No race (Bristol NASCAR weekend)
May 5 – No race
May 6 – Southeast Super Truck Series
May 19 – No race (Bristol US Nationals)
June 16 – Racers Reunion Night
June 23 – Super Cup Stock Car Series (no Late Model Stocks)
June 30 – WQUT Fourth of July event
August 18 – No race (Bristol NASCAR weekend)
September 1 – Championship Night – Season Finale
September 16 – Southeast Super Truck Series
*Tentative and subject to change.
The 2017 schedule for Lonesome Pine Raceway will be released soon.