Montgomery Motor Speedway will crown a Show Me The Money Series champion this Saturday, November 7. This will be the latest a series champion will have been crowned since the Show Me The Money Series inaugural year in 2009, when the finale was also contested on November 7.
Four races have been contested so far in the 2020 season, with two Georgia drivers having traded wins so far. Jake Garcia won the season-opening Alabama 200, as well as the third Show Me The Money Series race held back on August 1. Christopher Tullis has taken the other two races, winning his first Pro Late Model race back in June and repeating that effort at the most recent event held in late September.
Tullis holds a 14-point edge over Garcia in the points standings going into the finale. Garcia is still within striking distance of the Show Me The Money Series title despite skipping the last race held at Montgomery. In his three starts, the 15-year-old has two wins and a runner-up.
Meanwhile, Tullis used Garcia’s absence to win the most recent race and take the points lead. Even with his two wins, he also has a DNF in the third race held back in August. Kyle Plott sits third in the standings, 24 points back and with an outside shot at the title. Gage Rodgers and John Bolen round out the top-five in current series points.
Garcia kicked off the 2020 Show Me The Money Series season with the biggest win of his career in the Alabama 200 just before COVID-19 put racing on a temporary hold. Tullis then broke through for his first win back on June 6 after battling the likes of Garcia, Perry Patino and Giovanni Bromante in the final laps.
The third Show Me The Money Series event saw its share of excitement between a familiar face in Jake Garcia and 2020 newcomers Jackson Boone, Jett Noland and Hudson Halder. Garcia would come out of the event with a win over Boone and Noland.
The most recent Show Me The Money race was held on September 26, the same night as the Pinty’s U.S. Short Track Nationals. The 100-lap event went caution-free, with Tullis picking up his second win over Halder and Justin Bonnett.
Pro Late Model practice is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. CT Saturday afternoon, with qualifying beginning at 4:45. Racing will begin at 6:00, with Street Stocks and Pro Trucks joining the card.
Stay tuned to Speed51 for more information regarding this weekend’s Show Me The Money Series finale at Montgomery Motor Speedway.
-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3
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