Race Day at Hickory Motor Speedway

Before you head to the track, here’s some insight into what to expect from the Tar Heel 250, Thursday Thunder in the Foothills.

What Inaugural Tar Heel 250 – Thursday Thunder in the Foothills

When Thursday, May 25, 2023

Where Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) – 3130 Hwy 70 SE, Newton, NC

  • About an hour northeast of Charlotte, NC
  • About 40 minutes from Mooreville, NC
  • About 45 minutes from North Wilkesboro, NC
  • The track sits less than a mile off of I-40 at exit 128

Who ASA STARS National Tour

  • The Tar Heel 250 is race four of the 2023 season
  • It is co-sanctioned with the ASA Southern Super Series

Thursday, May 25
9:00am ASA STARS Registration & Pit Gates Open
12:00pm Grandstands Open To Watch Practice
Practice Begins
3:30pm Limited Late Model Practice
4:15pm Limited Late Model Qualifying
5:00pm ASA STARS – Super Late Model Qualifying
6:00pm Autograph Session
7:05pm Pre-Race Ceremonies
7:30pm Tar Heel 250 – ASA STARS National Tour
Followed immediately by the Limited Late Model Race

Tickets: Tickets are available at the track

Day Of Ticket Sales:
General Admission $30
Military / Seniors $25
Kids (6-12) $10
Children (5 & Under) $5
Pit Pass $45

Parking Parking is FREE.  Enter in the lot by the track sign on Hwy 70 and you will be directed.

Camping Camping is limited, but would be along the treeline on the east side of the property.

Coolers No coolers or carry-ins are allowed.

How To Watch The event will be live streamed by TrackTV.com, Midwest Tour TV and Racing America.
– Subscribers to these services can purchase at discounted rates.

For more information regarding the Southern Super Series, visit the series website at www.southernsuperseries.com. Follow us on Facebook at Southern Super Series, on Twitter at @SoSuperSeries, and on Instagram at @officialsouthernsuperseries.

For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com, or 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 debuted in March of 2023 for Super Late Model racing in America. Announced last October, many of the best drivers in America will compete in the ten-race national tour with a minimum $100,000 point fund. The championship team will be guaranteed $25,000.

The ASA STARS National Tour 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.

The Team Construction Winner’s Circle program has been announced as a part of the ASA STARS National Tour for licensed drivers/teams with perfect attendance. The program provides additional financial incentives to those teams who support the Series, thanks to Team Construction.

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.