Pro Late Model racers will have extra ambition to race and finish well in Sunday’s Show Me the Money Series race at Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL). An additional $500 bonus plus a full set of Hoosier F45 tires will be on the line for the driver with the best average finish between last week’s Allen Turner Tune Up at Five Flags Speedway (FL) and Sunday’s Hunt for the Bear 150 at Montgomery.
“I think it is going to make for a very interesting race when you pile over $1,100 onto the other winnings,” said Stan Narrison, General Manager of Montgomery Motor Speedway. “It seems to have gotten the guys pretty excited about it. I know there’s a couple of cars that will be coming. I think they’re coming anyways because they want to win the bear, but it sure doesn’t hurt that they were top-five cars in Pensacola and have the opportunity to come up here and get a nice little pay day.”
Among those expected to enter the event are Allen Turner Tune Up winner Jeff Choquette, Show Me the Money Series points leader Casey Roderick and Alabama’s own Augie Grill. By adding in a handful of drivers to an already competitive field of Pro Late Models, Narrison believes the competition will be stout come Sunday afternoon.
“I’m thinking it’s going to be good for a couple more cars,” he said. “The biggest thing is that it creates a little bit of excitement. It’s always nice to know that you can end up with a pretty decent pay day. I really appreciate (Five Flags Speedway promoter) Tim Bryant working with us, we try to work together as much as we can and make each other’s events as big as we can.”
In addition to the big payday on the line, the winner of the race will also receive a wooden trophy of the mighty black bear. With the hand-carved trophy on the line, racers will have an opportunity to add a beautiful and unique trophy to their trophy case.
“I did the bear last year for the Alabama 200 and when I set the schedule up this year, I just started thinking about it and thought it was a great way to reward racers in that last race of the year,” Narrison explained. “It will be a similar trophy to the Alabama 200 and it’s going to look really sharp in somebody’s trophy room, that’s for sure.”
Qualifying for the Hunt for the Bear 150 is scheduled to take place on Saturday night, joining a full card of racing on championship night at the track. The green flag is scheduled to wave Sunday afternoon at approximately 2:15 p.m. ET.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
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