Cartersville, GA – NeSmith Racing officials are proud to announce that RockAuto.com has once again signed on as Title Sponsor for the 2017 “RockAuto.com Winter Shootout” events for the NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series. The 2017 edition of the Winter Shootout schedule consists of seven(7) events that will take place ahead of the National Touring schedule that will be released in the coming days.

15644486_1824195917837775_786750682_nThe 2017 “RockAuto.com Winter Shootout” will once again kick off at one of the nation’s longest running winter-time events, the 26th Annual Ice Bowl at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL. The event will take place January 5th-8th at the 1/3rd mile high-banked oval just across the street from the Talladega Super Speedway.

Next up will be three separate events at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park for the “Bubba Army Winter Nationals”. Things kick off at BRP on Wednesday January 25th with Open Practice. Then a $2,000 to win, 40 lap feature will take place on Thursday January 26th. Friday January 27th will see another complete $2,000 to win, 40 lap program take place at the egg-shaped oval. Then the highlight of the 2017 edition of the Bubba Army Winter Nationals will take place on Saturday January 28th with the 100-lap, 12th Annual Chevrolet Performance “World Championship” paying $10,000 to win.

A new event being added to the 2017 Winter Shootout Schedule with the addition of the $2,500 to win, 50 lap event, “Groundhog Classic” at the Thomas family’s East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama. This event is scheduled to take place on Saturday February 4th. An open practice session will take place on Friday night ahead of Saturday’s feature event to give drivers a chance to turn laps on the new surface that was put in place at the end of the 2016 season.

The finale weekend for the “RockAuto.com Winter Shootout” will once again take place at Chris Martin’s Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, GA on Friday March 10th and Saturday March 11th. Cochran will be home to a pair of NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series shows to close out the Winter Shootout points. Friday March 10th will be a $2,000 to win, 40 lap event, and Saturday March 11th will feature a 60-lap $5,000 to win event at the superb facility located on the outskirts of Cochran.

“We are proud to welcome RockAuto.com back as the title sponsor for the 2017 Winter Shootout Series. RockAuto.com is a great company that offers quality and sometimes hard to find parts with great prices. We use them frequently for both personal purchases and business, and we encourage everyone else to as well,” stated NeSmith Racing CEO Mike Vaughn.

The RockAuto.com Winter Shootout separates the winter season races from the National Touring schedule, while still allowing racers to earn points and race for additional monies that will be awarded before the National Touring schedule gets underway.

www.RockAuto.com is the place to go for “All the parts your car will ever need.” Be sure to include that you heard about them from the NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series when placing your orders!

Talladega Short Track is located at 4343 Speedway Boulevard, Eastaboga, AL. Their official website is www.TalladegaShortTrack.com.

Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL. You can also visit their official website at www.BubbaRacewayPark.com.

East Alabama Motor Speedway is located at 4238 US Highway 80 West, Phenix City, AL. The official web address is www.eamsdirt.com.

Cochran Motor Speedway is located at 241 Jim Wimberly Road, Cochran, GA. More information can be found on their official website www.CochranSpeedway.com.

For more information about the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, visit the series website at www.nesmithracing.com. You can also follow the series by Liking the Facebook page at NeSmith Racing; following on Twitter @NeSmithRacing; and Instagram @nesmithracing.

NeSmith Chevrolet, Buick, GMC is the Official Title Sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. Chevrolet Performance is an Official Sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.

Hoosier Racing Tire is the Official Tire of the NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series. Sunoco Race Fuels is the Official Race Fuel of the Series. Panama City Cycles is the Official ATV Provider of the Series. Cruise with the Champions is the Official Vacation and Rookie of the Year Sponsor for the Series.

RockAuto.com is an Associate Sponsor of the Series and Official Sponsor of the RockAuto.com Winter Shootout Series. David Smith Carburetors is the Official Carburetor of NeSmith Racing.

Contingency Sponsors Include: Out-Pace Performance, AR Bodies, Crate Insider.com, Gresham Racing Parts, Knowles Racing Parts and Bodies, and FreeStyle Graphix.

Chassis Sponsors are Trak-Star Race Cars, Warrior Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, GRT Race Cars, and CVR Race Cars.

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