The premier Super Late Model touring series in the southeastern United States, the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco, is returning for its fifth season of door-to-door action. 2017 promises to be its biggest year yet with 12 races on the schedule.
The dozen events will occur in five different states beginning with the Rattler 250 at Opp, Alabama’s South Alabama Speedway on March 17-19. The series will conclude its action in Pensacola, Florida at the home of the Snowball Derby, Five Flags Speedway on September 23.
“We couldn’t be more excited about the 2017 Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco schedule release,” said series promoter Tim Bryant. “With three combined events on the schedule, our efforts with other series officials to bring total uniformity to Super Late Model racing is even closer to fruition. With the addition of two new tracks, some realignment of dates, and the return of a great partner in Sunoco, 2017 looks to be our best year to date. And to top it all off, we get to kick it all off with one of the most prestigious events in the country when we visit John Dykes’ South Alabama Speedway for the Rattler 250.”
The Rattler 250 will be three-day event and promises to start the season off with a bang. The Rattler 250 saw Wisconsin’s Ty Majeski head to victory lane to hold the rattlesnake in 2016.
From there the series will head to the legendary Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville for the second running of the North/South Super Late Model Challenge combination event between the Southern Super Series and ARCA/CRA Super Series on April 7-8.
The series visits the Florida Panhandle on April 28 for the first of four trips to Five Flags Speedway. That weekend will be the only Gulf Coast Doubleheader as the series will head west on I-10 to Alabama’s Mobile International Speedway on April 29.
On May 21 will make its mark on Thunder Valley for the inaugural U.S. Nationals of Short Track Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway (TN).
The Southern Super Series will then head back to Five Flags Speedway on June 2 for the second race of the Blizzard Series schedule.
Eight days later the Southern Super Series will make its maiden voyage to South Carolina’s Anderson Motor Speedway on June 10 for a combination event with the CARS Late Model Tour.
The series will run two races in the month of July. The first race will be held on July 1 at Alabama’s Montgomery Motor Speedway. SSS will make its third trip to Five Flags Speedway on July 28.
August 19 will see the Southern Super Series return to Mobile International Speedway in Alabama for the Lee Fields Memorial. It will be the second and final trip to Mobile for the season.
The penultimate race of the season will be held on September 2 at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, Georgia. The race marks the third straight year the Southern Super Series has visited Cordele.
The fifth season for the Southern Super Series will come to a close and crown a champion on September 23 at Five Flags Speedway in the final Super Late Model race at the historic half-mile oval before the Snowball Derby.
For more information on the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco, head to www.southernsuperseries.com. Also be sure to follow the Southern Super Series on Twitter, @SoSuperSeries, and give us a like on Facebook by heading to www.Facebook.com/SouthernSuperSeries.
2017 Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco Schedule
|March 17-19||South Alabama Speedway||Rattler 250|
|April 7-8||Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville||North/South SLM Challenge|
|April 28||Five Flags Speedway||Blizzard Series #1|
|April 29||Mobile International Speedway||MSA 125|
|May 21||Bristol Motor Speedway||U.S. Short Track Nationals|
|June 2||Five Flags Speedway||Blizzard Series #2|
|June 10||Anderson Motor Speedway||SSS/CARS Tour Combo|
|July 1||Montgomery Motor Speedway||Rumble By the River 125|
|July 28||Five Flags Speedway||Blizzard Series #3|
|August 19||Mobile International Speedway||Lee Fields Memorial|
|September 2||Crisp Motorsports Park||Watermelon Classic|
|September 23||Five Flags Speedway||SSS/Blizzard Championship|