IRVINGTON, Ala. – With just two racing weekends left on the calendar, the sun is setting on the 2014 season at Mobile International Speedway. To continue the momentum of what was a successful and drama-filled evening during the Lee Fields Memorial in late August, high stakes will once again be on the line for the drivers of the Modified, Super Stock and Sportsmen divisions. With $1,000 dollars to be awarded to the eventual winner of the classes’ features – and time running out to make up ground in the championship points battle – the action on Saturday night is sure to be intense.
Besides the four feature races that will take place on September 13, the 2014 Super Stock champion will be crowned, as well as a 25-lap feature for the Bomber division. To make this special night even better, admission to the grandstands will only be $5. That’s right – four feature races for just $5!
Fresh off the heels of a dominant win in the Lee Fields Memorial two weeks ago, Kushla’s (Ala.) Okie Mason looks to continue his hot streak in the division by claiming yet another big win and the $1,000 dollar purse that comes along with it. However, a group of hungry drivers look to tilt the scale in their favor on Saturday night.
Leading them is Donnie Hamrac of Semmes (Ala.) – who finished second to Mason at the Lee Fields Memorial. Despite appearing to have the faster car during the race – and catching Mason in the closing laps – Hamrac would run out of time and settle for runner-up honors.
Now, with the big purse on the line for Saturday night’s eventual winner, Hamrac looks to pick up where he left off two weeks ago and steal the spotlight as the end of the season nears.
The entire 2014 season for the Super Stock division comes down to one 25-lap feature race on Saturday night. Leading the championship standings by 42 points over Jason Johnson, Bobby Baria (Grand Bay) has one last task at hand before he hangs up his helmet for the year: take home the $1,000 purse and hoist the championship trophy at race’s end.
Johnson, however; will be looking to make sure that doesn’t happen on Saturday night. A model of consistency all season long, the huge purse and chance to end the season on a high note leave much on the table for the Moss Point, Mississippi, driver.
Keeping in mind the exciting action that takes place when this division is on the track – and the high stakes on the line — Saturday night’s championship finale for the Super Stocks will certainly be one to watch.
The third and final division to have $1,000 dollars on the line for its winner, the 25-lap feature for the Sportsmen on Saturday night could very well be wild.
Arguably the most exciting and competitive division at MIS this season, fans have been treated to outstanding racing action and parity. Although Brannon Fowler (Molino, Fla.) has made the most trips to victory lane, wins have been traded seemingly each week between himself, Mark Barnhill and Lee “Red Dog” Reynolds.
Barnhill, who has been a consistent threat near the front of the field all season long, enters the weekend as the division’s championship points leader. After finishing fifth in the Sportsmen feature on Lee Fields Memorial weekend, however; the Irvington (Ala.) native saw his lead shrink as a result.
Looking to score the win on Saturday night – and make up crucial points on Barnhill – is second-place driver in points, James Patrick. In the closing stages of what has been a successful season, the Mobile (Ala.) native would like nothing more than to take home the $1,000 purse and grain ground on Barnhill leading into the final event of the season.
Two weeks ago, during Lee Fields Memorial weekend, the fans in attendance were treated to a drama-filled feature for the Bomber division that saw a new driver in victory lane for the first time all season long.
Holding off BJ Leytham – who had not lost at MIS all season long—Gene Denmark would score his first career win at the half-mile track in the very same race he made his debut two years prior. Now, with just two races left until the end of the season, Denmark looks to end the season on a streak of his own that he can parlay into a championship run in 2015.
Also looking to score a win before the season ends is Matt Jackson. Having what appeared to be the fastest car on the track at numerous points throughout the season, the Turnerville (Ala.) driver has yet to capture the checkered flag despite his valiant efforts. On the heels of another solid performance during Lee Fields Memorial weekend, Jackson looks to tip the scales in his favor on Saturday night.
Racing action gets underway Saturday night, September 13 at 7pm with a total of four feature races to take place. With $1,000 dollars on the line for the winners of the Modified, Super Stock and Sportsmen division features; and admission to the grandstands being only $5, its a night of racing that can’t be missed! For more information, call the ticket office at 251-957-2063 or visit them on the web at MobileSpeedway.net.
About Mobile International Speedway: Mobile International Speedway is the longest continuously operating sports facility in Mobile County. It was built in 1964 and has presented weekly motorsports events every year since then. As an indication of increasing community acceptance and enthusiasm, both the Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Mobile Sports Authority became MIS partners beginning in 2013.
Family attendance and participation have been the keys to the track’s continued success. Kids five and under are always admitted free to the grandstands. Family nights and family-oriented shows have always been staples of the annual MIS schedules. Over 30,000 people will attend the 14 scheduled MIS events in 2014.
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