The Big Machine Vodka Pro Late Models at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) will conclude their 2019 season as part of the All American 400 on November 2-3. That race will now carry an even larger reward for Pro Late Model competitors, as the 100-lap race will pay $6,500 to the winner.
With bonuses for leading laps included, it will be possible for a Pro Late Model racer to pocket $7,500 in the event.
The winner’s share of the purse for the event had initially been set at $5,000 for the Pro Late Model portion of the 35th Annual All American 400. However, Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville officials opted to increase the purse for the event to support the competitors of the famed venue’s top weekly division.
“Five thousand dollars to win the Big Machine Vodka Pro Late Model 100 Lap Race is definitely a nice pay day for anyone to take home,” said Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville Vice President Claire Formosa. “However, we felt like the Pro Late Model guys deserved a big race as well. We are so excited to add an additional $1,500 to win.
“With lap money included, there is a chance for someone to take home $7,500 for a 100 Lap Race. The All American 400 is a prestigious event on its own and we want the Pro Late Model drivers who support us all season to feel like they’re getting a big race as well.”
The 100-lap Pro Late Model feature will open the racing program on Sunday, November 3 before the 400-lap Super Late Model feature. 36 Pro Late Model racers will lock into their spot in the feature field on Saturday, November 2, while remaining competitors will battle in a last-chance race later that evening to round out the field for Sunday’s feature.
Entries are due by October 21, 2019 for the event, with entries postmarked beyond that date subject to a late fee. This, along with earliest-submitted entries receiving priority on tire selection, makes submitting your entry blank if you are interested in competing in this event of utmost importance.
Entry forms and procedures are now available for Pro Late Model teams for the 35th Annual All American 400 and can be accessed by clicking here.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ztevans
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