The Show Me the Money Pro Late Model Series is coming down to the wire as we enter the fall months of an irregular racing season. Montgomery Motor Speedway is gearing up for the next chapter of the season, this Saturday’s Fall Brawl 100-lapper.
Montgomery Motor Speedway General Manager Stan Narrison is excited to once again open the gates at the half-mile facility for an action-packed night of racing. While the temperatures are starting to drop as autumn rolls in, the Show Me the Money Pro Late Models have produced fever-pitched racing throughout 2020.
“We’re pretty excited about it, 100 laps for the Show Me the Money Series,” Narrison told Speed51. “We’ve had a few guys out here testing. The racing has been so good in that series this year with a lot of young kids stepping up and showing their talent. I’m looking forward to it this weekend. We should have a strong field of Pros and another great race.”
The championship battle will get a wrinkle thrown in this weekend. With Jake Garcia competing at Bristol Motor Speedway in a Super Late Model on Saturday, Christopher Tullis hopes to erase Garcia’s points lead with a strong showing.
“Christopher Tullis, he won a race earlier this year and is knocking on the door of the points lead. With Jake Garcia not being there, he’s looking for a good run.”
Tullis is not the only name to keep an eye on this weekend. Several other young guns, such as Perry Patino and Grant Thompson, will be on the lookout for a trip to Montgomery’s victory lane.
“We should have Perry Patino back this weekend, he’s been running some Late Model Stock stuff. We should have Grant Thompson and a lot of our locals. Jason Furrow has been running with us for the last couple of years, and we have some locals that will be running in the Outlaw stuff too.”
While 2020 has been a challenge for many promoters, Narrison is fortunate that he is able to race well into the fall months in Alabama. With the addition of a 100-lap race scheduled for November 7, the Show Me the Money Pro Late Models will enjoy a five-race season in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Narrison is pleased with how the season has ultimately turned out despite the circumstances, and hopes to carry that momentum into 2021.
“Being able to run this time of year is great. When we did the schedule, we figured we’d be pretty deep into college football. There’s been a lot of challenges with a lot of promoters across the country. We are in one of the areas that was first able to get back to racing with fans. We’ve been very happy with our participation.
“I’m just looking forward to finishing this year on a high note and rolling into 2021. Hopefully we’re not talking about flus or fires or presidential elections.”
Fans unable to attend Saturday’s race can click here to watch the event on Speed51.TV.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
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