CARTERSVILLE, GA – Durrence Layne Racing has recruited the services of dirt track preparation specialists “Dr. Dirt” Johnny Stokes and Ted Lackey to prepare the 1/3-mile clay surface of Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL for the Inaugural VP Nationals on October 26-27. The VP Nationals will feature five Durrence Layne Racing Divisions together for the first time.

              Stokes is the Co-Owner and Promoter of Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS. Not only is he well-known as a dirt track prep guru, but he is also known as one of the top dirt track drivers in the nation, and is the defending Durrence Layne Performance Parts Street Stock World Champion.

              Lackey is also a well-known dirt mover with C.S. Beatty Construction of Munford, AL, and will provide the equipment needed to shape Talladega Short Track into a fast, multi-groove racing surface for the VP Nationals. Lackey himself is a dirt track racer, and both he and Stokes understand what the competitors want to race on, and what the race fans want to see.

              Stokes and Lackey will join the TST track preparation crew that has always given the racers a multi-groove surface to compete on at Durrence Layne Racing Special Events that include the Icebowl, the Salute To America Nationals, and the two NASCAR Weekend Nationals, plus Durrence Layne Weekly Racing Series events from March through September.

              The Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series will highlight the VP Nationals by running three main events over two days. The Chevy Super Series will run Twin $1,000-to-win 20-lap races on October 26, and then compete in the season finale, a $3,000-to-win, 50-lap race on October 27.

              There will be five other racing Divisions in action during the two-day event, with the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Model Sportsman Division running a $2,000-to-win main event, and the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division competing in a $1,500-to-win race. 

            The Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Model Division, the Durrence Layne Performance Parts Street Stock Division, and the Talladega Short Track Hot Shot Division will also be on the card for the October 27 show, and will practice on October 26. 
            The Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Model Sportsman and the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Divisions will compete in Qualifying and Heat Races on October 26, with B-Main and Feature races on October 27. Payouts for all Divisions competing in the VP Nationals will be announced soon.
            Talladega Short Track is located at 4343 Speedway Blvd., Eastaboga, AL 36260. For more information call 256-831-1413, or visit the track web site at www.talladegashorttrack.com. You can also like them on Facebook at Talladega Short Track. 

            Durrence Layne Racing! For more information and rules about the Durrence Layne Racing Divisions, visit the series web site at www.durrencelayneracing.com, or visit the series on Facebook at Durrence Layne Racing. You can follow us on Twitter @DurrenceLayneRacing.


Durrence Layne Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Claxton, GA is the Title Sponsor of Durrence Layne Racing, and the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Pacesetter Award at Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series events. Durrence Layne Chevrolet, Buick, GMC is one of the nation’s top GM Powertrain and Performance Dealers, with free delivery anywhere in the Southeast. Chevrolet Performance Parts is an Official Sponsor of Durrence Layne Racing. Hoosier Racing Tire is the Official Tire Sponsor of Durrence Layne Racing. VP Racing Fuel is the Official Race Fuel and Lubricant of Durrence Layne Racing. RockAuto.com is an Associate Sponsor of Durrence Layne Racing. Beyea Headers is the Durrence Layne Racing Hard Charger Sponsor. Knowles Race Parts and Bodies is the Official Parts Supplier for Durrence Layne Racing. Cruise With The Champions is the Official Vacation and Rookie of the Year Sponsor for Durrence Layne Racing. David Smith Carburetors is the Official Carburetor of Durrence Layne Racing. Freestyle Graphix is the Official Wrap, Banner, and Sign Company of Durrence Layne Racing. Durrence Layne Racing Contingency Sponsors for 2018 are Out-Pace Performance, CrateInsider.Com, Knowles Racing Parts and Bodies, and FreeStyle Graphix. 2018 Chassis Sponsors are Trak-Star Race Cars, Warrior Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, GRT Race Cars, and CVR Race Cars.