Last Call for Short Track Nationals Pre-Entries

2016 I-30 Speedway Top Story

By Lonnie Wheatley

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 18, 2021) – The clock is ticking on getting pre-entries in for this weekend’s 34th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires atop Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway clay oval.

Drivers can secure a free two-night pit pass by getting entries in by the end of business on Monday, October 18.

Postponed by inclement weather earlier in the month, the 34th edition o the prestigious event fires off with a Thursday night Test ‘T Tune before two full nights of action follow on Friday and Saturday.

Friday will feature an All Star Circuit of Champions-style format, culminating with a pair of 20-lap feature events with the top two from each locking into Saturday night’s $10,041-to-win STN championship finale.

Another set of heat races will follow on Saturday with points added to Friday night totals to set the balance of the championship feature events.

Reigning champion Sam Haferetepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, TX, is among the loaded field of entries set to vie for the 2021 crown this weekend.

Advance tickets are available on-line at, just click the Tickets tab. Two-day advance tickets are $45, a savings of $5 compared to day-of prices.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 34th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: October 21-23, 2021. (Test ‘N Tune on Thursday, October 21, followed by two full cards of racing action on October 22-23).

The Entries: Entry forms are available at Early entry by October 18 is just $100 with a two-day pit pass for the driver. Entries after October 18 are $100 with no pit pass.

The Format: Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race. The Friday preliminary will conclude with “Twin 20’s”, a pair of $1,500-to-win 20-lap “A” Main events.

The top two from each of the “Twin 20’s” will be locked into Saturday night’s “Dash for Cash” and the championship main event.

Friday events points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups. The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”. The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains. Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field. The 21st position is reserved for I-30 Speedway track champion Howard Moore should he find it necessary.

The STN championship feature offers up a winner’s share of $10,041 with a minimum of $800 to start.

The Past Winners:

2020 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Advance two-day tickets are $45.

Day of show prices are $20 on Friday and $30 on Saturday.

Children under 12 are admitted free on both nights courtesy of Dairy Queen.

To order tickets or for more information, check online at or call the track at 501-455-4567.

Pit passes are $35 on both Friday and Saturday. Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

The Broadcast: If you can’t make it to the STN to catch all the breathtaking action in person, no need to fret as you can catch it all live online at

For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at or call the track at 501-455-4567.