RPW Column By: ROBERT SYMONDS / RPW – COUSHATTA, LA – With the new decade, comes a new start in 2020. The Southern Super Modified Series kicked off its inaugural season nearly a month ago at the Chatham Raceway in Louisiana but let’s press the rewind button to tell you more.
In late Summer 2019, the idea of starting a Northeast Modified Series in the South came from owners and promoters Brandon Hightower, Chris Bates, and Tim Bates. They had all noticed there was an influx of cars in the states of Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. This led to the creation of the Southern Super Modified Series later that year.
Racing’s off-season proved to be fruitful for the series. The schedule of events for the upcoming season grew to 19 total races with the support of multiple tracks in multiple states.
“This year we have 19 events at 8 different tracks in 3 states,” Owner/Promoter Chris Bates mentioned on Sunday afternoon. “In Lousiana there is Chatham, Sabine, Arklatex, and Thunder Valley Speedways. Texas we visit 105 Speedway and Monarch Motor Speedway. Arkansas we travel to Diamond Park and Centerville Super Speedway.”
During the current pandemic, the series has been on delay with the rest of the nation but will soon resume with dirt flying and a display Big Block power to send the dirt flying.
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