In the wake of the Fairgrounds Speedway at Nashville changing its All American 400 event to a Pro Late Model race, Southern Super Series officials told Speed51.com today that they are closing in on the selection of a season finale for its Super Late Model tour.
There are several options for the final event of the 2014 Southern Super Series. However, according to series representative Tim Bryant, who is also the promoter at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL, officials have more than likely narrowed it down to two choices.
The first involves switching the Mobile Int’l Speedway (AL) race on September 30th to October 25th. With only the the Fall Classic at The Bullring in Vegas out west and a Brighthouse Challenge Series race at Desoto Speedway in Florida scheduled in terms of Super Late Model racing that weekend, the October 25th date seems like a viable option.
The Southern Super Series is also considering an event at what would be a new track to the tour. That facility, although not officially announced at this time, has hosted Super Late Model events in the SSS region.
“With the intensity of the championship battle, we would really like to make the final event of our 2014 season something extra special wherever it is held,” said Bryant.
The reason for the secrecy surrounding the other proposed track is out of respect for that facility. If the two parties are not able to put an event together at the track for this year’s finale, both sides want to be able to discuss options for future races together.
The void in the SSS schedule was left when Tony Formosa, promoter of the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, announced the change of the All American 400 (on Nov 1st) to the aforementioned Pro Late Model race. The AA 400 was scheduled to close the season for the Southern Super Series for a second consecutive year.
In only its second season of existence, the Southern Super Series has become one of the most highly-visible Super Late Model Tours in America. This weekend, the SSS competes in a Gulf Coast Doubleheader with Friday night’s event in Pensacola, FL and Saturday night in Mobile, AL.
For more information regarding the Southern Super Series, visit www.southernsuperseries.com.
By Bob Dillner @bobdillner – Owner, Speed51.com