2022 Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway

I-30 Speedway Ready To Host One Last Short Track Nationals

I-30 Speedway Ready To Host One Last Short Track Nationals

I-30 Speedway is set to close following this weekend's 35th Annual Short Track Nationals, which boasts an entry list of more than 70 cars

Sep 30, 2022 by Rob Blount
I-30 Speedway Ready To Host One Last Short Track Nationals

Even though Little Rock, Arkansas’ I-30 Speedway is set to close, the sounds of Sprint Car engines will roar around the track one last time this weekend and the 35th Annual Comp Camps Short Track Nationals. Nearly 75 of the best 360 Sprint Car drivers have filed an entry to race for the $15,041 prize on Saturday night.

Headlining that entry list is the three-time and defending Short Track Nationals champion, Blake Hahn. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Tony Bruce Jr., Tim Crawley and Wayne Johnson are all past winners of the event that are entered in this weekend’s race.

Also on the entry list is multi-time Tezos All Stars Circuit of Champions titlist, Aaron Reutzel. The Clute, Texas native is seeking his first Short Track Nationals championship on the quarter-mile high-banked oval that sits just south of Little Rock. 

Also on the entry list is the 16-year-old phenom, Ryan Timms. Timms has set the Sprint Car world on fire with 11 wins in 2022 to date across 360 and 410 winged Sprint Car racing, at tracks like Huset’s Speedway, Jackson Motorplex, and Lake Ozark Speedway.

On Thursday night, I-30 Speedway hosted the 15th Annual Ralph Henson Tribute event, which serves as a prelude of sorts to the Short Track Nationals. Aaron Reutzel went to victory lane in that race over Sam Hafertepe Jr., and Jordon Mallett.

The 35th Short Track Nationals will be contested over two days, Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1. Friday’s action will conclude with $1,500-to-win twin 20-lap features with the top two finishers from each racing locking into Saturday’s Short Track Nationals A-Main. 

This is the final Short Track Nationals to be contested at the I-30 Speedway, and will serve as the final weekend of racing at the long-running race track. After 66 years of competition, I-30 Speedway is closing permanently. It has been sold to Copart, an online car auction company. 

Race fans that cannot make it out to I-30 Speedway to see the Short Track Nationals in person can catch both nights of racing from this event live on FloRacing, beginning Friday night at 8 p.m. ET.

Current Short Track Nationals Entry List

No.    Driver Name

0    Eric Baldaccini

1jr    Steven Russell

1x    Tim Crawley

2c    Wayne Johnson

3    Howard Moore

4x    Brad Bowden

5L    Dusty Young

5T    Ryan Timms

8m    Kade Morton

8r    Aaron Reutzel

9jr    Derek Hagar

10    Landon Britt

10k    Dewayne White

10p    Dylan Postier

12h    Tony Bruce Jr.

13    Chase Howard

13m    Chance McCrary

14    Jordan Mallett

15h    Sam Hafertepe Jr.

15J    Jeremy Middleton

16    Steven Howell

16c    Tylar Rankin

17    Ryan Bickett

17J    Jerry Brey

17F    Chad Frewaldt

17    Alex Lyles

17    Alex Sewell

21    Spencer Meredth

21k    Kevin Hinkle

22    Riley Goodno

22k    Kaleb Poe

24    Jeffrey West

26    Marshall Skinner

27J    Joseph Poe Jr.

30    Joseph Miller

37    Ayden Gatewood

38    Rick Pringle

39    Justin Sanders

41    Colton Hardy

42p    Preston Perlmutter

45x    Kyle Johnson

47    Dale Howard

47x    Dylan Westbrook

48    Wade Buttrey

52    Blake Hahn

55    Brandon Anderson

55    Donnie Howard

63    Chris Williams

67    Hayden Martin

69    Jamey Mooney

71    Bradyn Baker

72    Jason Howell

72p    Gary Floyd

85    Josh McCord

87J    Jace Park

91    Michael Day

91a    Ernie Ainsworth

93    Chris Sweeney

95    Matt Covington

132    Jamie Manley