The Short Track U.S. Nationals is back in 2018 at Bristol Motor Speedway with a restructured schedule and new camping/ticketing options for an enhanced fan and competitor experience.

Tickets, pit passes and camping are now on sale for the event, scheduled for May 18-20, with different levels of options to customize the weekend experience.

“The Short Track U.S. Nationals proved to be one of the most unique short track events in the world,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway. “We’re eager to build on its success and make the second edition even better than the first.”

Grandstand tickets are available individually on Friday, Saturday and Sunday or as part of two-day or three-day combo tickets. The two-day combo ticket (Saturday and Sunday) starts at just $45 for adults and $10 for kids 12-and-under while a three-day GA ticket is $50. Both a Friday and Saturday GA ticket is available for $20, while a Sunday GA ticket is $30. Single day tickets for each day are only $5 for kids 12-and-under.

Pit passes are also on sale for 2018. Passes are $45 per day but are available for $85 for a Friday/Saturday combo or a Saturday/Sunday combo. A three-day pass is $95. Pit passes are available to those who are at least 14 years of age or older.

In addition, premium options will be offered this year. The Ole Smoky Roof in the infield features some of the best sightlines of The Last Great Colosseum, all for only $20 a day. Make it a true VIP experience with the Apex/Ole Smoky Roof combo for $40 per day, giving guests access to the Apex Lounge, Bristol’s exclusive infield hospitality experience. Both are available as an add-on option.

Those who want one of the best views of BMS are invited to check out the Bristol Club. Located high above the Short Track U.S. Nationals frontstretch (the track is inverted for the late model event), the Bristol Club is a climate-controlled suite that features theater-style seating and more. The Bristol Club is available for $50 on Saturday, $75 on Sunday and a combo package is available for $125.

Those interested in camping should check out BMS’ multiple camping options, including the Driver RV, Medallion and XFINITY Lot campgrounds. Camping, which puts you close to the heart of all the action, starts at $300 for the weekend. Please contact Daniel Warren at [email protected] for more information on camping availability.

One of the biggest changes for 2018 is the addition of Friday night racing action. Following participant/spectator feedback, each night of racing is guaranteed to showcase a Late Model division in a feature race.

Official Daily Schedule for the Short Track U.S. Nationals is as follows: (schedule is subject to change)

Thursday, May 17
Competitor parking begins (4-7 p.m.)

Friday, May 18
Gates open: 9 a.m.
Practice begins: Noon
(Rotating practice for Pros, LMS, Modifieds, Compacts)
Practice ends: 5 p.m.
Pro Qualifying: 5 p.m.
Modifieds Qualifying: 5 p.m.

Racing starts: 7 p.m.
Pro Late B Feature                 35 laps
Modified B Feature                 25 laps
Pro Late A Feature                 100 laps

Saturday, May 19
Gates Open: 9 a.m.
Practice begins: 11 a.m.
(Rotating practice for Late Model Stock, Street Stock, Compacts, Super Late Models, Modifieds)
Practice ends: 4 p.m.
LMS Qualifying: 4:50 p.m.

Racing starts: 5 p.m.
Compact C Feature                15 laps
Modifieds A Feature               50 laps
LMS Last Chance                   35 laps
Compact B Feature                20 laps
LMS Feature                          100 laps
Compact A Feature                50 laps

Sunday, May 20
Gates open: 8 a.m.
Practice begins: 10:30 a.m.
(Rotating practice for Super Late Models, Street Stocks)
Practice ends: 1:30 p.m.

Racing starts: 2 p.m.
Street Stock C Feature           20 laps
Super Late B Feature             35 laps
Street Stock B Feature           25 laps
Super Late A Feature             100 laps
Street Stock A Feature           100 laps

Pricing Grid

Tickets (General Admission)  Early Bird        Race Week     Kids 12 and under
Friday, May 18                        $20                  $25                  $5
Saturday, May 19                   $20                  $25                  $5
Sunday, May 20                     $30                  $35                  $5
Sat/Sun combo                       $45                  $50                  $10
3-Day combo                          $50                  $55                  $15

Pit Passes       Price
Friday              $45
Saturday         $45
Sunday            $45
Fri/Sat             $85
Sat/Sun           $85
3-Day              $95
*Must be at least 14 years of age to purchase a Pit Pass

Participant Information

The Speedway also will host an open test session for competitors prior to race day. Held on Saturday, May 12, the session will cost $100 per entry (car and driver) and $25 per crew. To register, please visit Registration ends on Friday, April 27.

Event officials are making every effort to park as many rigs as possible inside the track in the Super Late Models, JEGS/Pro Late Models, Late Model Stocks and Street Stocks. If some teams are required to park rights outside and pit on pit road, date of entry will be one of the factors used in deciding which teams will be eligible to have their rigs inside the race track.

Five of the six divisions will be releasing their entry forms this Friday at 2 p.m. The entry form for the Super Late Models can be found at or The entry form for the Late Model Stocks can be found at, while the entry form for the Pro Late Model/JEGS Tour race and the Street Stock portion of the show can be found at The entry for Modifieds can be found at

The final entry form has not yet been released for the Compact portion of the event, but it is expected soon and will be found at

Any competitor who is interested in running the event or has questions about the rules, please contact the appropriate series. Series contact information is as follows:

Super Late Models: CRA 812-883-0455        CARS 704-662-9212
JEGS/Pro Late Models: 812-883-0455          SSS 850-944-8400
Late Model Stocks: 704-662-9212
Modifieds: 206-668-4912
Street Stocks: 812-883-0455
Compacts: 765-215-6320


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