With the first National Supermodified race since 1996 planned for the weekend of November 2nd in Concord, North Carolina, Kern County’s New Home to NASCAR in Bakersfield CA, is planning a similar event early in the 2008 racing season.
“It is hoped that the purse structure and tow money offered, will entice several East Coast and Midwest based Supermodified Teams to join the SMRA (Super Modified Racing Association) and ERA (Englewood Racing Association) regulars for this major Open Wheel Event.” said Larry Collins, President of KCNHN.
The Collins Family ran the very successful Mesa Marin Raceway from its inception until it fell to the developers in 2006.
“We are very excited that the Collins Family has asked the SMRA to become involved and Sanction this Inaugural Event in our Inaugural Season,” stated Brad Belveal, Executive Director for the Super Modified Racing Association.
The rules will be similar to the Concord East / West Shootout, with Western Cars running SMRA rules and those from East of the Mississippi running ISMA (International Super Modified Association) Rules.
Anyone interested in competing in this event is asked to contact either Brad Belveal, Executive Director of SMRA or Larry Collins, President of KCNHN for detailed information. The dates of May 16 and 17, 2008 are tentative at this time, pending possible television coverage that is planned for this event.