In anticipation of this weekend’s Speedfest event at Watermelon Capital Speedway (GA), Speed51.com takes a look at the history of the event by the numbers. To see who can add to their stats, or to see who may enter their name into the record books, you can watch the full event this weekend on 51 TV. Click here for more information and to purchase your pay-per-view package today.
3: Daniel Hemric is three-for-three at SpeedFest when it comes to finishing on the podium. If he shows up, he’ll be one to watch this January in Georgia.
15: The 2013 Pro Late Model version of SpeedFest had some amazing numbers. A total of 15 lead changes were recorded, as five different drivers shared the top spot.
23: There have been a total of 23 races at SpeedFest between SLM, PLM and preliminary races. Below are the list of winners and the number of Speedfest races they have each won.
Chase Elliott (5)
Kyle Busch (3)
Jeff Choquette (3)
Mike Fritts (2)
Greg Simpson (2)
Eddie Hoffman Jr. (1)
John Hunter Nemechek (1)
Ben Rowe (1)
Ryan Lawler (1)
Wayne Anderson (1)
Eddie Van Meter (1)
Mario Gosselin (1)
Charlie Menard (1)
26: Both races are scheduled to start 26 cars, but larger fields have started in the past. There will be last chance races if needed to make the feature lineup.
72: Mike Garvey did not run SpeedFest in 2014 in the Pro Late Model class. However in his two runnings he has recorded finishes of fifth and second, while leading a total of 72 laps.
80: Number of the entries for the 2014 Snowflake 100 at Five Flags in December. We bring this up because the question is: will the demand continue? A strange year ended with an abundance of Pro Late Models and yet the off season finds the addition of a Super Late Model tour.
112: A total of 112 drivers have run the Pro Late Model portion of SpeedFest.
125: The Pro Late Model race will be 125 laps again this season. The distance has been as high as 150, but it’s at 125 again this season.
191: A total of 191 drivers have raced in the Super Late Model portion of SpeedFest.
200: The Super Late Model race will be 200 laps this season. It has been at this distance for all but one Speedfest event, when the race was ran as a 250-lap feature.
229: Bubba Pollard has led 229 laps between the two races and has seven finishes in the top-five, but yet no wins. Now that he’s won the Snowflake 100 and a race at New Smyrna Speedway (FL), perhaps SpeedFest will be next.
368: Chase Elliott has five wins in eight starts at SpeedFest and he has led 368 laps in Speedfest events. Needless to say he’s dominated the Georgia event and will return this weekend hoping to add to his total.
500: With all that Kyle Busch has done this might be one of the most impressive stats. He’s led 500 laps in SpeedFest action between the two events. Busch has three SLM wins, but none in the Pro Late Model.
$4,000: Will be on the line for the winner of the Pro Late Model race.
$7,000: Will be on the line for the winner of the Super Late Model 200-lap race.
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Correspondent – Twitter: @ElginTraylor
-Photo credit: Bruce Nuttleman/Speed51.com