JACKSONVILLE, N.C. – A new touring series for super trucks is coming to the Carolinas with the birth of the Atlantic Turfscapes Super Truck Series.
The tour will visit three tracks with four races at each venue this year and will award $5,000 to the series champion. Races will be held at Caraway Speedway and Goodyear All American Speedway in North Carolina, as well as Florence (S.C.) Motor Speedway.
Anthony Goodyear, operator of Goodyear All American Speedway, decided to launch the series with the hopes of growing the class this year and beyond. Goodyear has several Super Truck starts himself at Florence Motor Speedway and Carteret County Speedway.
“We decided to start this deal and hope we can grow the Trucks,” Goodyear said. “I’ve raced in the Super Trucks, love this series and the competitors and it’s been a dream of mine to see this division grow. We reached out to a few tracks and are excited that Steve Zacharias at Florence and Darren Hackett at Caraway were interested in giving this series a shot, so we were able to get it off the ground and go racing.”
The first race will be run on Saturday, Feb. 5 at Florence Motor Speedway as part of the Icebreaker race weekend. Caraway Speedway will then host the series on Saturday, March 26 before the tour heads back to Florence on Saturday, April 9. Goodyear All American Speedway will host its first Super Truck Series race on Saturday, April 30.
“As a Super Truck fan and advocate of the series, I am excited to be a small part of this series,” Florence Motor Speedway owner Steve Zacharias said. “Before the passing of Terry Evans, I knew the series had merit, but after he passed, I realized he knew more than the rest of us. This division can be bigger than we all know.”
The debut of the Atlantic Turfscapes Super Truck Series at Caraway Speedway in March will mark the first time in several years the four-tenths-mile track in Sophia, N.C., just outside of Asheboro, has hosted truck racing.
“This will be the first time since 2016 the Super Trucks have run at Caraway,” Caraway Speedway owner Darren Hackett said. “I hope this series, with all the people who are involved, will get the racers motivated to compete in the Super Trucks. I’m very excited to have the series come to Caraway. This gives us the CARS Tour, the SMART Modified Tour, and now the Atlantic Turfscapes Super Truck Series as part of a great season.”
Florence Motor Speedway will host additional races on Saturday, May 21 and Saturday, Sept. 3.
Caraway Speedway will host races on Saturday, July 23, Saturday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 22. Goodyear All American Speedway will host races on Saturday, July 9 and Saturday, Oct. 1, as well as the championship finale on Sunday, Nov. 13.
For more information, visit https://supertruckseries.com/.
2022 Atlantic Turfscapes Super Truck Series schedule
Date Venue Location Race length
Feb. 5 Florence Motor Speedway Timmonsville, SC 40 laps
Mar. 26 Caraway Speedway Sophia, NC 50 laps
Apr. 9 Florence Motor Speedway Timmonsville, SC 40 laps
Apr. 30 Goodyear All American Speedway Jacksonville, NC Twin 40s
May 21 Florence Motor Speedway Timmonsville, SC 40 laps
Jul. 9 Goodyear All American Speedway Jacksonville, NC 50 laps
Jul. 23 Caraway Speedway Sophia, NC Twin 35s
Aug. 27 Caraway Speedway Sophia, NC Twin 35s
Sept. 3 Florence Motor Speedway Timmonsville, SC 40 laps
Oct. 1 Goodyear All American Speedway Jacksonville, NC Twin 40s
Oct. 22 Caraway Speedway Sophia, NC 50 laps
Nov. 13 Goodyear All American Speedway Jacksonville, NC 50 laps