From the drivers behind the wheel to the fans in the grandstands, motorsports enthusiasts are infatuated with speed. Montgomery Motor Speedway will be giving drivers and fans exactly what they are looking for on August 1 during the track’s annual “Saturday of Speed” event.
The event is one that was initially created by track promoter Stan Narrison during his time at Lanier Raceplex in Georgia. He’s now brought the event over to Montgomery to entertain race fans in Alabama’s capital city.
This year’s Saturday of Speed will be highlighted by a 125-lap race for the popular Show Me the Money Series Pro Late Models. The Modifieds of Mayhem will go 75 laps, while the track’s Street Stock division will contest a 50-lap feature.
For the Show Me the Money Series, Saturday’s event will be the third event of the 2020 season. It will also be 25 laps longer than the regular 100-lap races held at the track throughout the season.
“It’s always exciting because it pushes them a little bit further with 125 laps on four tires. It makes it really interesting,” Narrison told Speed51. “We’ve had some great Pro Late Model races this year with super competition and great side-by-side racing. We expect the same thing to happen this week.”
In recent years, the Show Me the Money Series has attracted some of the top young guns in short track racing, as well as grizzly veterans who have made their mark in the Late Model ranks. With a lucrative purse and well-run facility, Montgomery has become a destination for drivers throughout the Southeast and beyond, regardless of age.
“It’s really amazing. When you come here, you’re racing against some of the best,” Narrison said. “From the Augie Grills to John Bolen, people that are very familiar with the race track. We had Colby Howard who is up running Xfinity stuff right now. He was knocking on the door for the championship last year. It’s great to see the mixture of young drivers and then some of the veterans. You have people that are at different places in their careers. Some are really happy with where they’re at, and that’s where they want to stay, while others are moving on up. It’s great to see the competition level.”
In the two previous Pro Late Model events held at the track this season, rising star Jake Garcia and 20-year-old Christopher Tullis have visited victory lane. Garcia won the season-opening Alabama 200, while Tullis took down Garcia and Giovanni Bromante in an exciting race on June 6.
With a win and a second-place finish, Garcia currently leads the Show Me the Money Series standings over Perry Patino by just four points. Tullis sits just eight points out in third.
With a tight points battle taking shape, the Saturday of Speed 125 will be an important race in determining who will win the 2020 championship.
As the “Official Video Home of Montgomery Motor Speedway,” Speed51 will be on hand with a live broadcast of Saturday’s race for those unable to attend. More information on the live broadcast will be announced soon.
For more information on Montgomery Motor Speedway and the Saturday of Speed, visit /www.montgomerymotorspeedway.org.
-Story by: Brandon Paul, Speed51 Content Manager – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
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