Maxxis Grand Nationals on tap this weekend at Jacksonville

Top juniors Brady Atwood (6) and Peyton Bridges are both entered for the Grand Nationals
Top juniors Brady Atwood (6) and Peyton Bridges are both entered for the Grand Nationals

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — After three months off, the Maxxis 4-Cycle Sprint Series returns to action this weekend for their annual year-end Grand Nationals at the high-speed 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Fla., the site of the series’ season opener back in April. 

Online pre-registration remains open through Wednesday, Nov. 17. Click here for the direct link to pre-enter.

This weekend’s Grand Nationals marks the first race for the Maxxis group since August 14, when the series closed its five-weekend 2021 points season at Carolina Motorsports Park in South Carolina. 

Corey Towles (04) is entered for his first Maxxis race of the year (Jon DeMaster photo)
Corey Towles (04) is entered for his first Maxxis race of the year (Jon DeMaster photo)

Friday, Nov. 19 will feature a full day of practice from 9am to 4pm for the LO206 and vintage classes. The 2021 year-end awards ceremony will follow practice. 

Saturday will include one round of practice, a 4-lap qualifying session for each class and two rounds of heat races for LO206, while vintage classes run their full race program with a single heat and their finals mixed in with the second round of 206 heats. Following the second round of 206 heats and vintage finals, a pair of $300-to-win money races are on the slate for 206 Senior 375# and 206 Junior Black.

Multi-time 2021 Maxxis winner Moe Edmonson at Charlotte in June
Multi-time 2021 Maxxis winner Moe Edmonson at Charlotte in June

LO206 teams will return for a quick day Sunday that will include a single round of practice and Grand National finals for the nine divisions. Fifteen laps will be the distance for all 206 finals with the exception of Kid Kart, which will run a 10-lap main event.

A number of top racers are already on the entry list with more expected to join this week and enter at the track. Notables include two of the best senior racers in the business in Brandon Jarsocrak and Corey Towles, as well as Elmer “Moe” Edmonson, who swept the Senior finals at Jacksonville in the series opener in April.

In Junior, we’re expecting a great battle all weekend with 2021 double class champion Brady Atwood, CKNA Charlotte Spring Nationals winner Owen Lloyd, versatile Louisiana racer Camryn Reed and tough Maxxis regular Peyton Bridges, among others, all on the pre-entry list. 

Good fields are also shaping up for Kid Kart, Masters, the Cadets and the Vintage Stock classes.

Owen Lloyd (119) is entered in Junior for his first Maxxis race of the year (Jon DeMaster photo)
Owen Lloyd (119) is entered in Junior for his first Maxxis race of the year (Jon DeMaster photo)

Kart Lounge will be at 103rd Street all weekend ready to cover the action with videos, photos, up-to-the-minute news and more. With Grand National Eagles and other great awards on the line, we’re looking forward to fast-paced, exciting action that will likely come down to the last lap in nearly every division.

For more information on the Maxxis Sprint Series, click here for their official website.

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