Big Machine Records, Billboard Magazine’s #1 Independent Label in America, has announced a major partnership with the historic Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville for the 2014 race season. With this partnership, the Hunter Sand and Gravel Pro Late Model division will now compete in The Big Machine Challenge Series. The new partnership will bring unprecedented prestige and excitement to the series by combining Big Machine’s major media and entertainment ties with some of the best short track racing in America. And an additional element from Big Machine already has Pro Late Model drivers throughout the southeast abuzz; The Big Machine Challenge Series will pay $5000 to win!
Former 3-time Super Truck Fairgrounds Champion & Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta said, “The Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville is one of the most revered, competitive and trickiest tracks in all of racing. Some of the greatest stock car racers of all time called this speedway home, including Daytona 500 Winners Darrell Waltrip and Sterling Marlin. All at the Big Machine Label Group are thrilled to be able to turn up the volume for Nashville area drivers, as well as drivers throughout the southeast, to make this season one of the most competitive and most talked about anywhere in racing.”
The new series will make its debut under the lights at Nashville’s opening race on April 5, 2014. Nashville area driver Tucker Wingo took home the Pro Late Model championship last season and will be back to defend his title. “$5,000 to win is amazing,” Wingo said. “I think it’s exactly what we need to pull in cars from out of town. It will definitely spice things up at the front of the field because these guys will do whatever it takes to win!”
Tony Formosa, the Promoter of Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville said, “This is the greatest thing to happen at the Speedway in my three years as the Promoter. The word is already spreading like wildfire. The only issue that I have with it is that I can’t race in the series! This will definitely make the pie a lot sweeter. I can’t wait to get it started.”
April 5th will mark the start of Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville’s 56th season of racing. The speedway will host ten different divisions of racing during that night, totaling 450 laps of action. For more information, please call the speedway office at (615) 254-1986!
Big Machine Records and Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville Announce Partnership
Big Machine Challenge Series PLM Events to Pay $5,000 to Win
Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville press release