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The roads leading to Little Rock, Arkansas, from all directions contain more traffic this week as race teams and fans alike flock to the high-banked I-30 Speedway clay oval.
The track hosts the prestigious 33rd Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Thursday night serves as a Test ‘N Tune session before the best in the land battle it out over the next two nights for the coveted STN title and the $10,041 that goes along with it.
A $2,500-to-win preliminary event takes place on Friday before Saturday night’s $10,041-to-win 41-lap STN championship feature event.
Entries for the event are just $100 and include driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday for those that were submitted by September 27. Entry forms are available at https://i-30speedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-STN.pdf. Driver pit passes are not included for those entering after that pre-entry date.
Currently, at 59 and counting with more expected by the weekend, there are entries from 14 different states and two Canadian provinces with racers from Florida to Washington state and all variety of locales in between represented.
Among the current entries is two-time and defending STN champion Blake Hahn who vies to become the first in event history to make it three wins in a row.
Advance tickets at a discount are available through Thursday with only day-of-event sales after that.
The current entries include:
0-Michael Vaculik (Hot Springs Village, AR)
1X-Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)
M1-Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA)
2-Brad Bowden (Hernando, MS)
J2-John Carney II (El Paso, TX)
3-Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)
3B-Chris Banja (Beebe, AR)
4-Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH)
5-Richard Reynolds (Doyline, LA)
6-Dustin Gates (Haughton, LA)
G6-Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)
07T-Brandon Taylor (Cumming, GA)
8-Devon Borden (Raymond, WA)
9$-Kyle Clark (Sapulpa, OK)
9JR-Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)
10B-Landon Britt (Memphis, TN)
10C-Jeremy Campbell (Goddard, KS)
10H-Dustin Homan (Marquand, MO)
10K-DeWayne White (Byhalia, MS)
10K2-Jamie Manley (Memphis, TN)
11-Roger Crockett (Arrow, OK)
12T-Joe Young (Benton, AR)
13-Chase Howard (Nesbit, MS)
15H-Sam Hafertepe (Sunnyvale, TX)
15J-Jeremy Middleton (North Little Rock, AR)
17B-Ryan Bickett (Ramona, SD)
17W-Harli White (Lindsay, OK)
19-Colby Thornhill (Enumclaw, WA)
21-Koty Adams (Haughton, LS)
21P-Robbie Price (Cobble Hill, BC, Can.)
22-Connor Leoffler (Beach, SC)
23-Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA)
23J-Junior Jenkins (Greenville, TX)
24D-Danny Sams (North Port, FL)
24G-Garet Williamson (Columbia, MO)
24W-Jeffery West (Atoka, TN)
26-Marshall Skinner (Marion, AR)
27J-Joseph Poe (Scott, AR)
29-Pete Butler (Mabelvale, AR)
30-Joseph Miller (Cove, AR)
38-Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)
41$-Dominic Scelzi (Fresno, CA)
44-Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS)
47-Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS)
47X-Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, Ont., Can.)
48-Cody Stacy (Goliad, TX)
52-Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)
55B-Brandon Anderson (Glenpool, OK)
61-Cody Howard (Byhalia, MS)
67-Hayden Martin (Branch, MS)
77X-Alex Hill (Six Nations, Ont., Can.)
88-Kyle Offill (Tracy, CA)
91A-Ernie Ainsworth (Memphis, TN)
92-Cody Hays (Wynne, AR)
94-Jeff Swindell (Bartlett, TN)
95-Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)
95-Asa Swindell (Bartlett, TN)
99-Blake Jenkins (Benton, AR)
X-Charlie Louden (Camden, AR)
Last October, Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Blake Hahn bested a field of 70 competitors to become just the fifth racer in event history to win in back-to-back years, joining the likes of Steve Kinser (1988-1989), Gary Wright (2003-2004), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2008-2009) and Sammy Swindell (2016-2017).
Hall of Famers Sammy Swindell and Gary Wright top the STN win charts with five and four triumphs respectively with other past event winners including the likes of NASCAR Xfinity Series title contender Christopher Bell, Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Tony Bruce, Jr., Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray, John Gerloff, and Steve Kinser.