Montgomery, AL –  2015 has been a very good year for the “Show me the Money” Pro late Model division at Montgomery Motor Speedway. With 4 races in the books a strong field of cars rolled into the speedway for race #5 and #6. 17 cars showed in the brutal heat for a shot to win one or both of the twin 50 lap events.

Budweiser Qualifying showed how strong the field would be as less than a second separated first to last spot. Leeds, Alabama driver Justin South #43 qualified fastest with a time of 19.064 and the next 12 drivers separated by less than a half a second. Augie Grill #112 from Hayden, Alabama clocked a time of 19.129. Hunter Robbins #18 was a close 3rd at 19.140, current “Show me the Money” points leader Bret Holmes #2h was 4th fastest with a time of 19.251 and Montgomery, Alabama’s Bill Bethea III rounded out the top 5 19.303

As the Pro late Models took to the track a special remembrance was paid to the 5 service men lost in the tragic shooting last Thursday in Chattanooga Tn. All cars displayed the American flag and the field performed the missing man formation.

Budweiser fast time qualifier Justin South rolled a 5 during opening ceremonies putting the #13 of Bethea III on the pole for the start of the first feature. Bethea III took the lead at the start but was quickly challenged by #18 Hunter Robbins. Caution for the #x2 of Dennis Reno bunched the field up and Augie Grill #112  used the outside lane to take over the point position. The fans were then treated to some of the closest side by side racing that you might ever see. As #112 Grill and #18 Robbins put on a short track clinic. Pole sitter Justin South #43 had worked his way to 3rd and waited for the leaders to make a mistake so he could pounce on the lead. The #112 and #18 ran strong and made some minor contact but both drivers kept their cars under them. Hard charger driver was Bobby Knox Jr gaining 6 positions during the race finishing 6th. At the checkered flag it was Augie Grill #112 with his second win this year in the “Show Me the Money” Pro late Model Series at MMS.

Show Me The Money Race #1

  1. Augie Grill #112
  2. Hunter Robbins #18
  3. Justin South #43
  4. Bret Holmes #2h
  5. Bobby Knox Jr. #30
  6. Bill Bethea III #13
  7. Luke Christian #2c
  8. Fredrick Moore #300
  9. Brandon Odom #81
  10. Dalton Grindle #23
  11. Josh Adkins #1a
  12. Joe Bethea Jr #113
  13. Brandon Curren #00
  14. Austin Wood #27
  15. Hunter Spivey #10
  16. Dennis Reno #x2
  17. Chris Landers #9 DNS

For the second feature the top 8 drivers did a redraw for their starting position. The redraw starting lineup for feature #2

  1. Luke Christian #2c
  2. Bret Holmes #2h
  3. Justin South #43
  4. Bobby Knox Jr #30
  5. Augie Grill #112
  6. Bill Bethea III #13
  7. Hunter Robbins #18
  8. Fredrick Moore #300
  9. Brandon Odom #81
  10. Dalton Grindle #23
  11. Josh Adkins #1a
  12. Joe Bethea Jr #113
  13. Brandon Curren #00
  14. Austin Wood #27
  15. Hunter Spivey #10
  16. Dennis Reno #x2

The drop of the green flag saw the #2h Bret Holmes grab the point and take control of the race. The pace was feverish as the drivers had no reason to save anything for later. Holmes was first challenged by South #43 but used the high line around the racetrack to fight off the challenge. As the race progressed the whole track was filled with top notch racing and many different battles. The #18 and #112 worked their way to the front and the race was on. Hunter Robbins and Bret Holmes did everything but wreck each other battling for the lead. #18 Hunter seemed to be very strong in Turns 3 and 4 while Holmes was mastering the outside groove and making his car work in turns 1 and 2. Augie Grill #112 moved towards the 2 front cars but didn’t have enough to overtake the 2 top spots. Hard Charger was Hunter Robbins #18 Moving up 5 spots.

Show Me the Money Race #2

  1. Bret Holmes #2h
  2. Hunter Robbins #18
  3. Augie Grill #112
  4. Justin South #43
  5. Bobby Knox Jr. #30
  6. Luke Christain #2c
  7. Bill Bethea III #13
  8. Fredrick Moore #300
  9. Dalton Grindle #23
  10. Joe Bethea Jr. #113
  11. Brandon Curren #00
  12. Austin Wood #27
  13. Hunter Spivey #10
  14. Brandon Odom #81
  15. Dennis Reno #x2
  16. Josh Adkins #1a
  17. Chris Landers #9 DNS

-Montgomery Motor Speedway Press Release.  Photo Credit: Montgomery Motor Speedway

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