For the second year in a row, the 56th Annual Alabama 200 will be contested in March as the opening race of the Show Me the Money Series in 2020. Entries are already starting to pour in from Pro Late Model racers in the Southeast and beyond for the March 6-7 event, with drivers looking to leave Montgomery Motor Speedway with the coveted black bear trophy.
Defending Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series champion and Snowball Derby runner-up Jake Garcia will get back behind the wheel of a Pro Late Model to look for his first win at the half-mile oval.
Former Show Me the Money Series champion John Bolen will make the trip south from Jasper, AL in search of his first Alabama 200 win. NASCAR Drive for Diversity participant and defending Late Model Sportsman track champion Perry Patino is also entered.
Former Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway champion Willie Allen returns to the event after finishing second in 2017. Former Nashville Pro Mod champion Chase Johnson expands his Pro Late Model schedule with his first Alabama 200 appearance.
Justin Bonnett has entered the Alabama 200, just over two months removed from his violent crash at the Snowflake 100. He will look to do what his grandfather, the late Neil Bonnett accomplished all the way back in 1973.
JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour frontrunner Mason Keller will make the trip from Indianapolis for his first visit to Montgomery. Gage Rogers will also head south, coming from Tennessee for the marquee event.
JoJo Wilkinson will also represent the home state in the chase after the black bear.
The Georgia contingent will be led by Kyle Plott, who nearly captured the CRA SpeedFest crown last month. He will be joined by Christopher Tullis and Rafe Slate.
This year’s Alabama 200 will once again be a two-day show. An optional practice session will be held Friday night, March 6 for teams, with qualifying and the Alabama 200 being contested on Saturday night, March 7. The Modifieds of Mayhem will also compete once again before the green flag of the Alabama 200.
Stay tuned to Speed51.com in the coming weeks for more information leading up to the 56th Annual Alabama 200.
-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51.com National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3
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