The historic Talladega Short Track has been ablaze overnight.

 

The Talladega Short Track press box has been destroyed in the fire. (Kirby Noelle Williams Facebook photo)

The Talladega Short Track press box has been destroyed in the fire. (Kirby Noelle Williams Facebook photo)

A portion of the dirt track, just down the road from the Talladega Super Speedway, was on fire Sunday evening.  According to ABC 33/40, the blaze began around 8pm CT and is now out.  The Lincoln Fire Department that responded to the incident also said no one was injured.

 

Officials from the Southern All Stars (Dirt Late Model Touring Series) stated on their twitter page that track owner Lynn Phillips confirmed to them that the press box / officials tower (also concession stand) on the frontstretch “had burned to the ground” and was a “complete loss.”  Phillips told SAS that “everything in the building was gone.”

 

The Talladega Short Track is scheduled to host the 25th annual Ice Bowl Dirt Late Model event on January 7 – 10.   Initially, there was a reported statement on a track Facebook page that “The Ice Bowl will happen!  Just an inconvenience but plans are already being put into place.”  To our knowledge, that post has since been pulled.

 

Speed51.com and its partners will keep you updated with more information as soon as it becomes available.

 

By Bob Dillner, Executive Editor, Speed51.com – Twitter: @BobDillner

Photo Credit: Kirby Noelle Williams Facebook page

Talladega Short Track Fire Destroys Portion of Frontstretch