Racing Returns to Whynot this Weekend

Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, MS is a charter member of the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series and will begin its eighth season under the sanction when the National points season opens on March 25. Prior to that, Whynot Motorsports Park will present a pair of “Pre-Season” events.

The Whynot Motorsports Park NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series Late Model Division and the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division will be in action this Saturday night and again on March 23. The first event for National points in both Divisions will be held on April 6.

Whynot Motorsports Park drivers in both the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series Late Model Division and the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division will compete against drivers at other sanctioned tracks across the country in their respective Divisions using a points system that will count their best 14 weekly point totals over the 27-week season that runs from March 25 through September 29.

The 2013 NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series National Champion will earn $10,000, and the point fund will pay back to the Top 10 drivers in the final point standings. The 2013 NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division National Champion will earn $2,000 and the point fund will also reward the Top 10 drivers in the final point standings. Drivers in both Divisions will also compete for the Whynot Motorsports Park Track Point Fund.

Through the years, Whynot Motorsports Park has been the home track to five of the first six NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series West Region Champions. Lucky Keeton of Toomsuba, MS, who will return to competition in 2013, was the series champion in 2006, 2007, and 2009, while Jim McDuffie of Meridian, MS took the title in 2008 and 2011.

Joining Keeton and defending track champion McDuffie as Whynot Motorsports Park NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series title contenders are Jamey Boland of Cuba, AL, Wiley Williams of Stonewall, MS, Daniel Bridgemon of Meridian, MS, Randy Boyd of Marion, MS, Tim Dees of Meridian, MS, Justin McRee of Cottondale, AL, Phillip Stanley of Silas, AL, Tody Ratcliff of Meridian, MS, and Larry Murphy of Meridian, MS.

The 2013 season will be the inaugural season for the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division at Whynot Motorsports Park. Top drivers expected to compete are defending track champion Kyle Rutledge of Meridian, MS, along with Tommy Nichols of Meridian, MS, Jeffrey Walker of Meridian, MS, Wayne Medders of Morton, MS, Scott Vowell of Philadelphia, MS, and Brandon Leftwich of Meridian, MS.

The dirt late model race cars in the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series are powered by the economical Chevrolet Performance Crate Engines that are built and sealed at the factory to prevent any expensive modifications.

There are two engines to choose from, the 400 horsepower aluminum-head 604 engine and the 350 horsepower steel-head 602 engine that gets a 100-pound weight break. The Chevrolet Performance 602 Crate Engine is also used in the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division.

These engines are in stock and ready for free next day delivery anywhere in the Southeast from NeSmith Chevrolet in Claxton, GA. The Chevrolet Performance 604 Crate Engine is on sale through March 31 for $4,995 and the Chevrolet Performance 602 Crate Engine is on sale for $3,095 at NeSmith Chevrolet in Claxton, GA. To place an order call Tim Bland at 1-877-497-3624.

Whynot Motorsports Park will also host two Crate Racin’ USA touring events in two other Divisions in 2013. The NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division will be at WMP on Saturday night, May 25 with a 50-lap $2,500-to-win event. Justin McRee of Cottondale, AL is the defending race champion.

The Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series will be at Whynot Motorsports Park on Saturday night, September 7 with a 50-lap $3,000-to-win race for dirt late models powered by the $7,000 all-aluminum Chevrolet Performance CT 525 Engine. The Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series is the newest traveling series under the Crate Racin’ USA banner.

Whynot Motorsports Park is located south of Meridian, MS at 4773 J.W. Reynolds Road, Meridian, MS 39301 off State Road 19. For more information call 601-344-3010, or visit the track web site at www.whynotmotorsportspark.com. You can also like the Whynot Motorsports Park Facebook Page.

For more information about the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series visit the series web site at www.nesmithracing.com, or visit the series on Facebook at NeSmith Racing. Becoming a fan of the NeSmith Racing Facebook page will make you eligible for special prizes that will be given away each month. You can follow us on Twitter @NeSmithRacing.

NeSmith Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Claxton, GA is the Title Sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. NeSmith Chevrolet, Buick, GMC is the nation’s number one GM Powertrain and Performance Dealer six years running, with free delivery anywhere in the Southeast. Chevrolet Performance Parts is an Official Sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. Hoosier Racing Tire is the Official Tire Sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. Hedman Hedders is the Official Hedder of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series and the Hedman Husler Award sponsor. Bilstein Shocks is the Official Spec Shock of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. Old Man’s Garage is the sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series. RockAuto.com and VP Racing Fuels are Official Sponsors of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Contingency Sponsors for 2013 are Dominator Race Products, Race Car Engineering, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Modern Images, Mike Custom Tanks, Shorty’s Shock Service, Schoenfeld Headers, J.T. Kerr Racing Equipment, Kinser Air Filters, AR Bodies, Velocita Racewear, and Performance Rod & Custom. 2013 Chassis Sponsors are Trak-Star Race Cars, Warrior Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, GRT Race Cars, TNT Race Cars, Stinger Race Cars, and CVR Race Cars.


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