While temperatures in Florida are abnormally cold at the moment, racing season has already begun to heat up in the Sunshine State. Citrus County Speedway opens up for the first time in 2021 this weekend with local divisions filling out the card.
Sportsman will headline the night’s event with a 75 lap feature event paying $1,800 to win. Pure Stocks, Ford Outlaws, Mini Stocks and Mod Minis will also be in action, with each feature race going 25 laps. The Bearded Brothers Band will be in concert at the facility before racing is set to begin.
Two months removed from the 2020 season finale, Citrus County Speedway promoter Camron Ray is ready to get the new season started
“We’re excited for sure, the break seems like it’s longer than it is. The new season’s here already and we’re ready to kick it off. We’ve got a pretty good show coming this week, some new things. We have a concert going on before the races. We’re looking forward to it.”
2021 will be the year of the big money at the Inverness, FL facility. The $10,000 to win Full Throttle 100 highlights the season once again, bringing Florida’s best Super Late Model drivers and outside invaders to the 1/4th mile on September 18. The Fall Brawl will bring the state’s top Sportsman drivers to Citrus County on October 23rd for a 200-lap special that will pay another $10,000 to win. Another $10,000 will be up for grabs on October 2 with the Grocery Getter Enduro.
The track will host Super Late Models throughout the year leading up to the Full Throttle 100. Modifieds will also make several appearances in 2021, taking part in the King of the Open Wheel 100 on June 5. The Wheelman Racing Series, Florida Pro Truck Challenge Series and the Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series will also compete at Citrus this season.
“We have a big Sportsman event towards the end of the year. We’re working on a big Truck event, some more of the local class stuff as well. We have some Pure Stock events and whatnot, trying to help some of them classes. We have a big Enduro, $10,000 to win. There’s a lot of $10,000 to win events this year.”
It all starts this weekend with the 75 lap Sportsman special, broadcasted live on Speed51.TV.
“There should be a good field of cars. It should be a good show, I think all the support classes are hyped up to get back racing so they should have pretty good fields of cars. I think it’s supposed to be back up in the 70’s so it should be nice.”
Saturday’s season opener at Citrus County Speedway will be broadcasted live on Speed51.TV. Click here to watch Saturday’s event.
-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3
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