The entry list for SpeedFest 2016 continues to grow by the day. With each name added to the list, the level of talent that will be on display this Sunday at Crisp Motorsports Park (GA) also grows. Those planning on being in the grandstands for this highly-anticipated event won’t regret their decision, and neither will those who order the live Speed51 TV pay-per-view broadcast.
For the second straight year, Speed51 TV will offer a live broadcast of both the 125-lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour (Pro Late Model) race and the 200-lap ARCA/CRA Super Series (Super Late Model) race. Fans can purchase their online video ticket today for just $27.99 to be able to sit back and watch the excitement unfold on Sunday, January 31.
Currently, 56 drivers are entered for the two-day event with more expected to enter this week and at the race track this weekend. Thirty-two of those 56 drivers are entered for the ARCA/CRA Super Series race and the list of talent is one of the most impressive that you’ll find anywhere in North America.
Headlining the remarkable list of drivers is three-time SpeedFest winner and 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch. Busch returns to SpeedFest for the first time since his victory at Watermelon Capital Speedway (GA) in 2012.
Joining Busch on the entry list is defending SpeedFest Pro Late Model winner John Hunter Nemechek, who will be pulling double-duty during the weekend. Nemechek, a winner on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2015, has been one of the toughest drivers to beat in Late Model competition in recent years.
Representing the full-time Super Late Model racers will be 2014 Southern Super Series champion Bubba Pollard. Pollard contended for the lead one year ago before contact with Nemechek sent him spinning and relegated him to a ninth-place finish. There’s no questioning that he will be a threat this time around as he seeks revenge in the form of his first SpeedFest Super Late Model victory.
Other Late Model stars planning to compete in the event include 2015 Governor’s Cup winner Ty Majeski, 2015 Speedweeks Super Late Model champion Zane Smith and this year’s Red-Eye 100 winner Cole Anderson. All three of these drivers have a lot of momentum going into the 2016 racing season, and specifically SpeedFest 2016.
Stephen Nasse, Casey Roderick, Brandon Setzer and Bret Holmes are a handful of other Super Late Model drivers to keep an eye on throughout the broadcast on Speed51 TV.
2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion William Byron will also be a driver to watch as he teams up with Kyle Busch Motorsports to drive the No. 9 Liberty University Toyota. Another representative of NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series will be West Coast driver Noah Gragson, who will pilot one of the Wauters Motorsports No. 5 rides.
Youngsters such as Harrison Burton, Derek Kraus and Quinnton Bear have also thrown their names in the ring for the ARCA/CRA Super Series race. They will go up against a list of veterans including Donnie Wilson, Scott Hantz and Steve Dorer that will be tough to beat come Sunday.
With such a diverse and talented list of drivers entered, SpeedFest 2016 will certainly be an event Late Model enthusiasts won’t want to miss. If you can’t make it to Cordele, Georgia this Sunday, you can order you live Speed51 TV video ticket now by clicking here.
-51 Sports Press Release. Photo credit: Bruce Nuttleman/Speed51.com