Racing Set Saturday Night At Fort Payne Motor Speedway

Friday, July 04, 2014

The Fort Payne Motor Speedway 45 minutes outside of Chattanooga is the only race track open this holiday weekend, so on Saturday night (July 5th) race fans and competitors will be likely converging on Marvin Ford's 1/3 mile dirt track outside of Rainesville, Ala.

Local racers have be in preparation for a couple weeks now as big money is on the line for the 7th annual "FireCracker 50" presented by Complete Cash Title Pawn. Super Late Model racers from Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and other states are expected to be vying for the $3,000 to-WIN  feature race.

Ford who's been building his track weekly for seven years now, expects a large standing room only crowd, that will get to see a pre-race fireworks show just prior to the SLM main race. Big money is on the line in all classes so track officials are readying for the "out of towners" crowd and competitors with extra food and beverages on-hand in the concession stands.

Crate Late Models, A&B Hobby, Sportsman division, Pony & FWD's are all in action this Saturday. Pre-race festivities will be hosted by the event sponsor, Complete Cash, who will have surprises and goodies for all people, while supplies last .

Gates open at 4 p.m. CST and racing begins at 7 p.m. CST. For more details visit the website ww.fortpaynemotorspeedway.com or check out the tracks facebook page. Race day call (256)623-RACE for more information.


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