Crate Late Model racers from around the region are expected to challenge one-another this Saturday for the $2,000 championship at Fort Payne Motor Speedway. The night's 40 lapper paying a minimum $150 to-Start the “A” Main Feature race is getting lots of attention from drivers from as far off as Kentucky and even Florida. Fans have time to prepare, for this big event at the 3/8’s mile clay semi-banked dirt track that should draw a good field of competitors.
The Marvin Ford promoted facility has seen multiple winners this season on a weekly basis. Already in 2013 drivers such as Kenny Hall, Kip Fossett, Chad Green, Marty and Kyle May and Tyler Allen have reached Victory Lane in weekly competition. Some heavy-hitters are likely to come looking to take Saturday’s top prize of $2,000. Interest from racers like Tennessee’s David Earl Gentry and Todd Morrow, Georgia’s Craig Reece and even Florida’s Mark Whitner have already been shown as possible entrants.
Local divisions scheduled to see action include the Sportsman, A & B-Hobby, Pony & FWD. Super Late Model teams are welcome to come practice, but are not scheduled to compete. The tire rule for the event is Hoosier SPEC .21-SPEC .55 and Hoosier 1350, 1600. American Racer MD 48, MD 56, Goodyear G40. All Must Punch 48 hardness at all times. Tires must have all numbers and name on the tire. No Grinding off the numbers or names. Any tire that has been altered will be illegal.
Prices are $25 in the Pits and $10 in the Grandstands children ages 12 and under are free with an adult purchase. Pit gates will open at 3PM CST with the drivers meeting set for around 7PM. Fort Payne Motor Speedway is located at 4365 County Road 72, Fyffe, Alabama. The track's number is (256)623-2773 on raceday or (706)346-3385. Rules for this event are available at www.FortPayneMotorSpeedway.com.
Crate Late Model Championship 40
$2,000.00 to win Crate Late Model’s
$150.00 to Start
$100.00 Entry Fee
Admission: Stands: $10.00
Pit Gates open at 3:PM CST/ Grandstands at 5:PM / Drivers Meeting at 7:PM