First-Look Entry List For Sunshine State 200 Pensacola, FL

Pensacola, FL (February 27, 2023) – An impressive list of drivers is lined up for the inaugural event for the ASA STARS National Tour, the Sunshine State 200, on March 10-11 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL.  31 drivers are on the early entry list still two-weeks out from the historic event at the famed ½-mile oval in the Panhandle of Florida.

The list includes 20 champions of Late Model racing, seven Super Late Model crown jewel winners and two ARCA Champions.  In fact, nearly 90-percent of the drivers currently registered have won Late Model races in their careers.

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“The list of drivers is really a who’s who of Late Model racing and we believe we will have some more entries in the next two weeks,” said Tim Bryant, Promoter of Five Flags Speedway.  “The response to this historic event, with the return of ASA, plus having it as our Blizzard Series as well, has been terrific.  We look forward to seeing all the fans and racers when they arrive in Pensacola.”

The Super Late Model crown jewel winners in the field for the Sunshine State 200 are Stephen Nasse (All American 400 and Winchester 400) Bubba Pollard (All American 400 and Oxford 250),  Ty Majeski (Snowball Derby), Carson Hocevar (Winchester 400), Matt Craig (All-American 400), Casey Roderick (All American 400) and Derek Thorn (Snowball Derby).

Other notable Super Late Model winners include former ARCA Champion Grant Enfinger (The Rattler), Jeremy Doss (Montana 200), Preston Peltier (World Crown & Summer Showdown), Austin Nason (National Short Track Championships) Jacob Gomes (Winter Showdown) and former ARCA Menards Series West Champion Derek Kraus (Idaho 208).

On-track activities for the Sunshine State 200 will kick off on Friday, March 10 with practice for the ASA STARS National Tour plus local Pure Stock and Sportsman division racing.

On Saturday, March 11, grandstand gates and ticket sales will open at 12 noon CT, Sunshine State 200 pole qualifying is set for 4:00 PM.  An on-track autograph session will take place with the starting field at 6:00 PM, and the Sunshine State 200 is scheduled for 7:30 PM CT.

The Sunshine State 200 also serves as the season opening race for the Blizzard Series at Five Flags Speedway and the second points race for the ASA Southern Super Series.  NASCAR star William Byron won the first ASA Southern Super Series event, on February 14, at New Smyrna Speedway.

The pavement Super Late Model race will pay $20,000 to the winner of the event and $1,500 to start the 200-lap race.

The stop in the panhandle of Florida will open a 10-race, six-state tour for the ASA STARS National Tour in 2023.  At season’s end, the champion will receive a minimum of $25,000 within the slated $100,000 point fund.

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For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at, and be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: STARS National Series | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).

ASA STARS National Tour

The ASA STARS National Tour will debut in 2023 for Super Late Model racing in America.  Announced in October, many of the best drivers in America are expected to compete in the 10-race national tour with a minimum $100,000 point fund. The championship team will be guaranteed $25,000.

The national series is made up of three races from each of the regional pavement Super Late Model Series under the Track Enterprises banner; the ASA CRA Super Series, the ASA Midwest Tour and the ASA Southern Super Series.

A Winner’s Circle program will also be part of the ASA National Tour for licensed drivers/teams with perfect attendance.  The program details will be announced at a later date, but it will be in the same vein as ASA utilized in its heyday.

Track Enterprises, a Racing Promotions Company based in Illinois, will operate the ASA STARS National Tour.  It announced the acquisition of the CRA sanctioning body in January and followed that up with the purchase of the Midwest Tour in July. In October, Track Enterprises President, Bob Sargent announced a partnership with the Southern Super Series which set the table for the formation of the ASA STARS National Tour.

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