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K&N Pro Series East & West Schedules Released

Over the past several years, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series has become known for helping foster the next generation of stars, from Joey Logano and Chase Elliott to Daniel Suarez and William Byron. The next group of drivers will get to show their talent across the United States as NASCAR has revealed the schedules for both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

“The NASCAR K&N Pro Series have been an exceptional proving ground for our sport’s up-and-coming drivers,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president of touring & weekly series. “The 2017 schedules for the East and West feature an assortment of tracks that will test the drivers and provide a platform to showcase their talents.”

Combined together, the schedules will comprise of 27 total races, with the main event being a combination race at Iowa Speedway in July. The combination event is uniquely parnered alongside the XFINITY Series.

“The 2017 schedules are a perfect blend of short tracks, road courses and national series companion events, that really bring out the best in the competitors in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series,” said Jesse Spungin, chief marketing officer of K&N Engineering, Inc. “We are excited to be involved in the series and are looking forward to what the new year brings and seeing NASCAR’s next generation of drivers battling it out across the country.”

The K&N Pro Series East will open their season at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida on February 19, as part of the 51st Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing. The World Series features seven days of racing with multiple series involved, ranging from late models to modifieds to the K&N Pro Series. As we go into the season, there are events of interest for fans from top to bottom.

One of the highlights includes the twin 100-lap event on May 6 at South Boston Speedway. The Virginia track looks towards showing off their multi-million dollar improvement process, including a track repave this off-season. Other highlights include first trips to Memphis International Raceway and Berlin Raceway, as well as being included in Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s throwback weekend on July 8.

As per the same with previous seasons, some of the dates will run as companion weekends with NASCAR’s National Series. This year includes three races – Watkins Glen International, Bristol Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and the season finale at Dover International Speedway. The 2017 Champion will be crowned at Dover on September 29.

Meanwhile, the K&N Pro Series West will kick off it’s season on March 18 at Tucson Speedway in Arizona. A unique factor for the West is their first two races will be run at short tracks close by to where the XFINITY Series is racing the same weekend. The series also has their own highlights, including the 54th trip to Evergreen Speedway, as well as a return to Spokane Country Raceway on May 13.

Like their counterpart, one of their races will run as companion to NASCAR’s National Series – Sonomal Raceway on June 24. The 2017 Champion will be crowned at Kern County Raceway Park on November 4.

 

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series television broadcast schedule on NBCSN will be announced at a later date.

2017 NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES EAST SCHEDULE
Date Track Location
19-Feb New Smyrna Speedway New Smyrna, Fla.
8-Apr Greenville Pickens Speedway Greenville, S.C.
22-Apr Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn.
6-May South Boston Speedway* South Boston, Virginia
6-May South Boston Speedway* South Boston, Virginia
3-Jun Memphis International Raceway Millington, Tenn.
1-Jul Berlin Raceway Marne, Mich.
8-Jul Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson, Conn.
15-Jul New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H.
28-Jul Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa
4-Aug Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, N.Y.
2-Sep TBA TBA
16-Sep New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, N.J.
29-Sep Dover International Speedway Dover, Del.
*100-lap twin features
 
2017 NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST SCHEDULE
Date Track Location
18-Mar Tucson Speedway Tucson, Ariz.
23-Mar Kern County Raceway Park Bakersfield, Calif.
25-Mar Irwindale Speedway* Irwindale, Calif.
25-Mar Irwindale Speedway* Irwindale, Calif.
13-May Spokane County Raceway Airway Heights, Wash.
20-May Orange Show Speedway San Bernardino, Calif.
10-Jun Colorado National Speedway Dacono, Colo.
24-Jun Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, Calif.
28-Jul Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa
12-Aug Evergreen Speedway Monroe, Wash.
26-Aug Douglas County Speedway Roseburg, Ore.
30-Sep Meridian Speedway Meridian, Idaho
14-Oct All American Speedway Roseville, Calif.
4-Nov Kern County Raceway Park Bakersfield, Calif.
*100-lap twin features
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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By Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.