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Tennessean loves Short Track Nationals at I-30

By Steve Rogers

This article was published October 12, 2017 at 2:39 a.m.

Short Track Nationals

WHAT 30th Comp Cams Short Track Nationals sprint car event

WHERE I-30 Speedway, Little Rock

WHEN Tonight through Saturday night. Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

PURSE $15,000 to win, $2,500 to start for the main event

FORMAT Full preliminary card tonight and Friday night, with the top three finishers from the prelim feature qualifying for the main event. On Saturday night, there will be a full set of qualifying heats and last-chance qualifiers, and a 40-lap main event.

ADMISSION Tonight and Friday night: Adult grandstand admission is $20 and children aged 6-12 get in for $2. Saturday night: Adult grandstand admission is $28 and children aged 6-12 get in for $5. Pit passes are $35 tonight and Friday night, $40 Saturday night.

PAST CHAMPIONS

2016 Sammy Swindell, Bartlett, Tenn.

2015 Rainout

2014 Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla.

2013 Sammy Swindell, Bartlett, Tenn.

2012 Paul McMahan, Elk Grove, Calif.

2011 Sammy Swindell, Bartlett, Tenn.

2010 Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif.

2009 Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, Kan.

2008 Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, Kan.

2007 Jason Meyers, Clovis, Calif.

2006 Jason Johnson, Eunice, La.

2005 Tim Montgomery, Fredericktown, Mo.

2004 Gary Wright, Hooks, Texas

2003 Gary Wright, Hooks, Texas

2002 Paul McMahan, Elk Grove, Calif.

2001 Jason Sides, Memphis

2000 Mike Ward, Memphis

1999 Gary Wright, Hooks, Texas

1998 Tim Crawley, Benton

1997 Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City

1996 Pete Butler, Mabelvale

1995 Gary Wright, Hooks, Texas

1994 Terry Gray, Bartlett, Tenn.

1993 John Gerloff, Lincoln, Neb.

1992 Rainout

1991 Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Ind.

1990 Sammy Swindell, Bartlett, Tenn.

1989 Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Ind.

1988 Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Ind.

In an event and at a track where struggles are common, Paul McMahan has enjoyed uncommon success at the Short Track Nationals and Little Rock's I-30 Speedway.

Short Track Nationals

WHAT 30th Comp Cams Short Track Nationals sprint car event

WHERE I-30 Speedway, Little Rock

WHEN Tonight through Saturday night. Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

PURSE $15,000 to win, $2,500 to start for the main event

FORMAT Full preliminary card tonight and Friday night, with the top three finishers from the prelim feature qualifying for the main event. On Saturday night, there will be a full set of qualifying heats and last-chance qualifiers, and a 40-lap main event.

ADMISSION Tonight and Friday night: Adult grandstand admission is $20 and children aged 6-12 get in for $2. Saturday night: Adult grandstand admission is $28 and children aged 6-12 get in for $5. Pit passes are $35 tonight and Friday night, $40 Saturday night.

PAST CHAMPIONS

2016 Sammy Swindell, Bartlett, Tenn.

2015 Rainout

2014 Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla.

2013 Sammy Swindell, Bartlett, Tenn.

2012 Paul McMahan, Elk Grove, Calif.

2011 Sammy Swindell, Bartlett, Tenn.

2010 Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif.

2009 Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, Kan.

2008 Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, Kan.

2007 Jason Meyers, Clovis, Calif.

2006 Jason Johnson, Eunice, La.

2005 Tim Montgomery, Fredericktown, Mo.

2004 Gary Wright, Hooks, Texas

2003 Gary Wright, Hooks, Texas

2002 Paul McMahan, Elk Grove, Calif.

2001 Jason Sides, Memphis

2000 Mike Ward, Memphis

1999 Gary Wright, Hooks, Texas

1998 Tim Crawley, Benton

1997 Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City

1996 Pete Butler, Mabelvale

1995 Gary Wright, Hooks, Texas

1994 Terry Gray, Bartlett, Tenn.

1993 John Gerloff, Lincoln, Neb.

1992 Rainout

1991 Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Ind.

1990 Sammy Swindell, Bartlett, Tenn.

1989 Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Ind.

1988 Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Ind.

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