The show must go on.  That is a phrase made famous in the entertainment industry, but today it holds true for the racing industry as well.  According to published reports, Lynn Phillips, promoter of the Talladega Short Track, says the 25th annual Ice Bowl (Dirt Late Models) from Jan 7 – 10 will go on despite Sunday night’s fire at Alabama facility.

 

The Press Box / Concession Stand / VIP Tower is destroyed.  (Tim Disspain / Radio Personality / Athlete Facebook Photo)

The Press Box / Concession Stand / VIP Tower is destroyed. (Tim Disspain / Radio Personality / Athlete Facebook Photo)

The fire, which destroyed the track’s press box / concession stand / VIP Tower on the frontstretch of the Talladega Short Track is under investigation by the Lincoln Fire Department, according to a story in the Anniston Star.

 

The Lincoln Fire Department and the Eastaboga Volunteer Fire Department were reportedly on-scene at the race track for approximately four hours working to put out the fire.

 

Phillips did confirm that no one was at the race track at the time of the fire and therefore no one was injured.

 

According to the Anniston Star and the Lincoln Fire Department, the cause of the fire is still unknown.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lincoln Fire Investigation Bureau at 205-763-4042.

 

-By Rob Blount & Bob Dillner, Speed51.com

-Photo Credit: Tim Disspain / Radio Personality / Athlete Facebook Page

Ice Bowl Still On After Destructive Fire at Talladega