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Southern Super Series reveals 10-race 2019 schedule

The premiere Super Late Model tour of the Deep South will have a familiar look in 2019 …

Bruce Nuttleman

Year Seven for the Southern Super Series will feature 10 events across six different tracks and four Deep South states.

There has been six different champions in the first six seasons, with that list reading like a short track all-star event: Daniel Hemric, Bubba Pollard, Casey Smith, Donnie Wilson, Stephen Nasse and Casey Roderick.

With Hemric now racing full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and Pollard taking on a journeyman role, it remains unclear who will compete full-time for the champion’s prize of $10,000 in 2019.

OTHER TOURING SCHEDULES: CARS Tour | CRA Super Series | ARCA Midwest Tour | TUNDA SLM Series| PASS North & National | NASCAR Modified Tour | Pretoria Race Alliance Super Series

The season will begin again, for the sixth consecutive year with the prestigious Rattler 250 on March 15-17. The 250-lap race is one of the early-season majors and annually attracts some of the top teams in the business to the historic four-tenths South Alabama Speedway.

Meanwhile, four races will take place at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida — the home of the Snowball Derby and tour director Tim Bryant. Those events, the Blizzard Series, are scheduled for March 29, June 21, July 19 and September 21. The first three are all 125 laps and the last is 150.

Other standalone races are scheduled for Montgomery Motor Speedway on July 6 and Watermelon Capital Speedway on August 10.

REGIONAL SCHEDULES: South Boston | Langley | Motor Mile | Hickory | Kingsport | Montgomery

Additionally, there are two companion races co-sanctioned with the CARS Tour and CRA Super Series. Those are the North-South Showdown at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville on May 4 and the U.S. Short Track Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway on June 1.

“We are confident 10 races will allow our teams the opportunity to experience some great racing with our series, while also being able to venture out to race some of the other great Super Late Model events in the country,” Bryant said. “Our landscape includes multiple events with other series and we enjoy working with each and every one of them.

“We will have many more details on the season in the coming weeks.”

It’s worth noting that the provisional schedule included a TBA for October 19. That would be the championship race and details are scheduled for a later date.

The only notable exception to this schedule is the lack of dates for Mobile International Speedway, which had hosted races on the tour since its inception in 2013. The new ownership group, led by Charlie Lyons, hosted the championship-deciding Mobile 300 in October but that race featured just 14 cars for a race that paid $10,000. Thus, the Lyons have focused to double-down on their local divisions in 2019.

The complete 2019 Southern Super Series schedule can be found below.

March 15-17 | Rattler 250 | South Alabama Speedway (AL)
March 29 | Blizzard No. 1 | Five Flags Speedway (FL)
May 4 | North-South Challenge 100 | Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN)
June 1 | U.S. Short Track Nationals | Bristol Motor Speedway (TN)
June 21 | Blizzard No. 2 | Five Flags Speedway (FL)
July 6 | Rumble by the River 125 | Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL)
July 19 | Blizzard No. 3 | Five Flags Speedway (FL)
September 21 | Blizzard No. 4 | Five Flags Speedway (FL)
August 10 | Lyle Farms 125 | Watermelon Capital Speedway (GA)
October 19 | Hart to Heart 100 | New Smyrna Speedway (FL)

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Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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