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Kingsport Speedway unveils 26-event schedule for 2020

From staff reports • Dec 26, 2019 at 5:31 PM

KINGSPORT — Kingsport Speedway announced a 26-event racing schedule for its upcoming season that begins in March and runs through September.

“We’re so excited for the 2020 season,” Karen Tunnell, general manager and promoter of Kingsport Speedway, said Thursday in a release. “We have a really strong schedule of events put together for everyone around the Tri-Cities.”

After opening the season with Saturday races on March 21 and March 28, the racetrack sees its first Friday action of the year on April 10.

Among the slated special events are Racers’ Reunion Night on June 12, the annual WQUT Fourth of July event on July 3 and the return of the Tour of Destruction with a date still to be determined. The Southeast Super Truck Series makes its stops at “The Concrete Jungle” on July 11 and Sept. 26.

“As always, our schedule is packed with a lot of racing action through the spring and summer,” Tunnell said. “We’re also very excited to have the Tour of Destruction returning to the speedway for the first time since 2014.”

Weekly racing events feature action in Late Model Stock Car, Sportsman, Pure 4, Mod 4 and Pure Street.

The upcoming season also sees the reopening of the Kingsport Miniway, the go-kart track located on the speedway property. The go-kart track, currently undergoing facility upgrades, is to host kart rentals and sanctioned racing events. More information on the Kingsport Miniway will be released soon.

“The reopening of the Kingsport Miniway has been highly anticipated,” Tunnell said. “We’ll be hosting go-kart rentals for everyone to come and have fun, as well as racing events.”

The annual Kingsport Speedway Mall Show, offering fans a preview of the season, is set for Saturday, Feb. 15 at The Mall at Johnson City.

To learn more about Kingsport Speedway, go online at kingsportspeedway.com. The racetrack also is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.


 

Tentative 2020 Kingsport Speedway Schedule

February

15 — Kingsport Speedway Mall Show, The Mall at Johnson City

29 — Open practice, noon-5 p.m.

March

7 — Open practice, noon-5 p.m.

14 — Open practice, noon-5 p.m.

19 — Open practice, 3 p.m.-dark

20 — Open practice, 3 p.m.-dark

21 — Season opener

27 — Open practice

28 — Race No. 2

April

3 — Open

10 — Twin Late Model Stock Car/Kids Power Wheels Race

17 — Weekly racing

24 — Weekly racing, Twin Pure Street

May

1 — Weekly racing

8 — Tony Ward & Roger Neece Memorial, Twin Sportsman

15 — Super Cup Stock Car Series (Late Model Stock Car division off)

22 — Mopar Night, Twin Pure 4

29 — Open

June

5 — Weekly racing, Twin Mod 4

12 — Racers’ Reunion

19 — Weekly racing

26 — Weekly racing

July

3 — WQUT Fourth of July Race with fireworks

11 — Southeast Super Truck Series

17 — Weekly racing

24 — Weekly racing

31 — Weekly racing

August

7 — Weekly racing

14 — Weekly racing

21 — Weekly racing

28 — Weekly racing

September

4 — Weekly racing

11 — Championship Night

26 — Southeast Super Truck Series

TBA — Tour of Destruction date

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