Southern National Speedway

Southern National Speedway is a .450 mile banked asphalt oval that is what most short tracks are in reality - a bullring whether day or night !!! And now both versions are available. This page is dedicated the night version of the track since it is different than the day version !!! I hope you enjoy this enhanced night track with the darkened asphalt, dark green North Carolina hills surrounding the track sometimes barely visible in the bright moonlight of the South and the puffs of darkened cirrus and stratus clouds hanging high over head. Sorry, no moon, just couldn't figure out how to do it !

The driving line here is almost circular with short straights and long corners and traffic can be a real problem as well since there is only one fast line around the race track - the bottom. If you get high in the corners, the track tends to flatten out so you have to hit the brakes hard up there.

Also, the corners are poorly marked (unpurpose) and very wide. There is a point at the bottom of the track that gets flat as well. And you don't have the advantage of a painted line to tell you where it is. But, if you follow the white line in and out of the turns you should be fine. My best advice is to follow some cars around the track so you can figure out where the line is going to be.

Pitting provides a problem very unique to Southern National. The exit -entry lanes for the pits are partially obscured by a retaining wall. So you have to be careful about slowing down too much too early going into the corners when you need to pit. Also the ai cars are going to come right up into the racing groove at the start of the corners. Just like a real short track so be careful and keep and eye open (if you can see through concrete).

Another problem you will find early on are the ai. They race you door handle to door handle at Southern National so you have absolutely no margin for error.

All in all, Southern National may be the most realistic short track made to date. It is unique in every respect and provides a real driving challenge. I hope you enjoy it.