FireCracker 50 Set Saturday At Fort Payne Motor Speedway

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - by Steve Hixson
David Brannon
David Brannon

The 11th annual LKQ Used Auto Parts sponsored "FireCracker 50" for true unsanctioned Super Late Models tops the program Saturday night at Fort Payne Motor Speedway.

Along with a fireworks program the UCRA 602/Sportsman will race their first event of the season - a 25-lap feature. Defending race champion David Brannon is expected to be in competition for the $3,000 top prize racing his #33 "Elora Gin, Brannon Cotton Farm" sponsored race car.

Former race winners Josh Putnam of Florence, Ala., and current track record holder Jadon Frame (#J8of Winchester, Tn., have been in action earlier this season gearing up for Saturday night's 50-lapper. Tennesseans Daniel Miller and David Seibers have also been racing the Fort Payne track in recent weeks. Riley Hickman is the events only two-time winner.

Gates open at 4 p.m. CST. Racing starts at 7 p.m. CST. Fireworks are around 10 p.m. prior to the 50-lap feature. LKQ Used Auto Parts of Chattanooga is available online at www.LKQOnline.com

WHO TO WATCH: Current track SLM leader Kasey Hall of Geraldine, Ala., as well as "Big & Lil' Digger JT & Sam Seawright, a pair of teenaged brothers who dominate weekly racing in SLM & Crate.  

WHO ARE EXPECTED: Father and son racers Darrell and DJ Hayes (who's currently second in points standings to Hall, and fan favorite and multi-track champion Robert Gant. Locals Kyle May, Richard Smith, Brian Qualls and Georgian Casey Turman are expected as well. 

Jaden Frame
Jaden Frame

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