One of the nation's marquee Pro Late Model races will once again kick off the season at Montgomery Motor Speedway in 2020. Track officials recently revealed to Speed51 that the 56th Annual Alabama 200, the season opener for the Show Me the Money Series, will be held on March 7, 2020.
After receiving positive feedback in 2019, the high-profile event will return as a two-day event in order to limit costs for race teams choosing to participate. Practice will be held on Friday, March 6 before a big day of practice, qualifying and 200 laps of Pro Late Model racing on Saturday, March 7.
“The prestige of this race and the list of winners is a who's who of short track racing," said Stan Narrison, General Manager of Montgomery Motor Speedway. "The Show me the Money Pro Late Models will get their chance to show their talent in this high-profile event."
While the complete purse structure has not been finalized, this year's race will pay $7,000 to the winner. The 200-lap race will feature controlled cautions as a cost-saving measure for teams choosing to compete in the event.
Each year, the Alabama 200 draws some of the biggest names in short track racing to compete for the coveted black bear trophy. In 2019, it was Alabama star Augie Grill taking down a strong field to win his fifth Alabama 200. Other former winners of the event include current NASCAR Cup Series racer Chase Elliott, as well as legends such as Bobby Allison, Davey Allison, Richard Petty, Red Farmer and Bobby Gill.
In addition to the Show Me the Money Pro Late Models, the ground-pounding Modifieds of Mayhem Tour will also be in action during the Alabama 200.
For more information on the Alabama 200 and Montgomery Motor Speedway, stay tuned to www.montgomerymotorspeedway.org.
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