10 Things to Know: Pro Late Models at Five Flags

The Allen Turner Pro Late Model season gets underway Friday, April 29 at Five Flags Speedway, crowning the track’s Pro Late Model champion and building anticipation towards this year’s Allen Turner Snowflake 100.  To get ready for this weekend’s kickoff, here are 10 things to know about Pro Late Model racing at Five Flags.

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1 – Chris Davidson became the ninth different champion in the past 10 seasons at Five Flags Speedway in 2020.  Davidson has always been a Super and Pro Late Model regular at Five Flags, and last spring he finally got his first win on the half-mile track.  Davidson will look to back up 2020 with some more wins in 2021.

 

2 – We took a look at some of the heavy Pro Late Model hitters that will be racing at Five Flags Speedway on Friday and then Montgomery Motor Speedway on Saturday night.  Here are a few getting ready toe race both nights.

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3 – Friday night’s 100-lap Pro Late Model race kicks off the Late Model schedule at Five Flags Speedway for the 2021 season.  This will be the first in a series of four Pro Late Model events.  All races are 100 laps, with further races scheduled on May 21, August 20 and October 2.

 

4 – Five Flags Speedway is always offering great racing in the support classes and this weekend will be no different as the Sportsman and Pure Stocks will help make up a full night of action.  These divisions will host heat racing to set their feature lineups.

 

5 – Of course, the four race Pro Late Model Series leads up to Allen Turner Snowflake 100, which is run the night before the Snowball Derby in December. The Snowflake has become one of the marquee events in the country, with the three previous winners coming from California, Massachusetts and Mississippi.

Sportsman and Pure Stocks will also be in action on Friday alongside the Allen Turner Pro Late Models

6 – Friday night’s race will be 100 laps for the Pro Late Models.  All Pro Late Model events will be 100 laps this year.

 

7 – The history of the Pro Late Model division goes back to 2005 when the class was first introduced.  Second-generation driver Brandon Carlson was the champion that year.  Prior to that, the Super Late Model division was the weekly class and those dates go well back into the 1960s.

 

8 – Former Five Flags Speedway Pro Late Model winners Kyle Plott and Chris Davidson will be in the field this weekend.  Other notable names include Jake Garcia and Jett Noland just to name a few.

 

9 – Of course, this is the build up for the Super Late Model Blizzard Series that will kick off their 2021 season at Five Flags on June 4.

 

10 – Fans can watch both Pro Late Model races this weekend on Speed51.TV – 51 is the official video provider of Five Flags Speedway.

 

-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 “Stat Boy”

-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo

10 Things to Know: Pro Late Models at Five Flags