The 2020 racing season is set to kick off Saturday, February 1 at Citrus County Speedway with a 75-lap, $2,200 to win Super Late Model showdown. This will be the first of a six-race schedule for the Late Models culminating in the 4th Annual $10,000-to-win Full Throttle 100 in September.
“We are looking forward to our first official night of racing,” said Citrus County Speedway Promoter Cameron Ray. “The 2019 season for the Supers was incredible, each week we had great car counts and great action on the track. The first night of racing is what gets the momentum rolling for the whole season and from the sounds of it we have a lot of Super late model drivers that are planning on making their way to Citrus on February 1.”
While drivers from all over the State of Florida are preparing their rides, they all know track time will be the key in building a notebook for the big race in September.
“We’re really excited to be going back to Citrus this year,” said Palmetto, Florida’s Nick Neri. “We have a new car we’re dialing in for the $10,000-to-win show in September. We’ve run well there in the past with our old car, but this is a new animal for sure. I think it’ll be important to get plenty of track time in these early races to really get it dialed in.
“There’s something about Citrus that always seems to put on a great Super Late Model show,” Neri continued. “Most of the other bullring style tracks have one groove, so everyone fights for the bottom. Citrus has two grooves so it makes for great side by side racing, which is always good for the fans and competitors alike.”
Like Neri, Chase Lovelady of Lakeland, Florida is also excited for the season to start so that he can begin dialing in his Super Late Model for the big show on September 12.
“We’re looking forward to kicking off 2019 at Citrus County Speedway,” Lovelady said. “There’s always great racing there and it just builds up over the season to that $10,000 to win show in September. Last year, we had the car prepared for it, but because we didn’t have the laps at the track we weren’t ready. This year we’re hoping to make all the Super Late Model shows we can and be there to chase that $10,000 pay day at the end of the year.”
Race fans that want to learn more about Citrus County Speedway can do so by visiting www.citruscountyspeedwayandtrack.com.
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- Story by Allick Jorgensen, Speed51.com National Correspondent - Twitter: @AJorgensen24
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