10:46

Thanks for tuning in to our coverage of the Viper Series Diamondback 100 from South Alabama Speedway. Once again, congrats to Mike Garvey and the Tracy Goodson Racing team for their win. Goodnight!

 

10:42

Unofficially Chris Davidson is your points leader and Korey Ruble is 2nd.

 

10:40

Tech is still on going, so stay tuned to our Speed51 Facebook feed presented by Five Star RaceCar Bodies for any breaking news from tech.

 

10:37

ASA Midwest Tour comes to Michigan in two weeks!

 

 

10:37

Super Late Models return to Five Flags Speedway next weekend.

 

 

10:37

Thanks to our sponsor, McGunegill Engine Perfomance.

 

 

10:36

Unofficial Diamondback 100 Reults

1. 1 – Mike Garvey
2. 66 – Korey Ruble
3. 41 – Chris Davidson
4. 6 – Brandon Bendele
5. 43 – Justin South
6. 2 – DJ VanderLey
7. 16 – Brandon Odom
8. 33 – Ricky Brooks
9. 42 – Tony Clark
10. 18 – Clay Alexander
11. 45 – Andy Hogan
12. 29 – Spencer Davis
13. 10 – RS Senter
14. 17 – Shanky Smith
15. 79 – Kyle Bryant
16. 29 – Matthew Wragg
17. 36 – Lance Blacker
18. 9 – Mason Massey
19. 66 – Ryan Redmond

 

10:25

Ricky Brooks goes wire-to-wire and wins the Modified feature.

 

10:23

Mike Garvey and crew celebrate the win. (speed51.com photo)

 

 

10:19

The Modifieds are on track running their feature now, and Ricky Brooks is in the lead.

 

10:19

Tech is ongoing, and the results remain unffocial. The tower persnnel is a little understaffed tonight, and we don’t have a finishing order for the Diamondback100. As soon as we get it, we will post it.

 

9:22

Unofficial top 5

1. 1 – Mike Garvey
2. 66 – Korey Ruble
3. 41 – Chris Davidson
4. 6 – Brandon Bendele
5.43 – Justin South

 

9:21

CHECKERS – Mike Garvey wins the Diamondback 100.

 

9:21

White – Garvey is pulling away.

 

9:21

Lap 97 – Garvey closes in on lap car Shanky Smith.

 

9:20

Lap 94 – Bendele takes to the outside of Davidson for third.

 

9:19

Lap 93 – Garvey will have nearly clean racetrack to the finish.

 

9:19

Lap 90 – Ruble can’t get through traffic as good as the #1. Garvey pulls away.

 

9:18

Lap 89 – Garvey works his way through heavy traffic.

 

9:17

Lap 86 – Single file through the field once again.

 

9:17

Lap 84 – Garvey pulls away from Ruble slightly.

 

9:16

Lap 81 – Davidson has pulled away from the others, trying to chase down front two.

 

9:16

Lap 80 – Ruble closes even more, now a 1 car length lead for Garvey.

 

9:15

Lap 77- Davidson rides third, then Justin South and the Bendele/VanderLey battle.

 

9:14

Lap 75 – Ruble closes down on Garvey. The lead is now 2 car lengths.

 

9:14

Lap 72 – VanderLey has climbed to 6th and is working over Bendele for fifth,

 

9:13

Massey comes to pit road.

 

9:13

Lap 67 – Massey is off the pace. He was complaining of a clutch issue earlier.

 

9:12

Lapp 66 – Garvey gaps the field by three car lengths.

 

9:12

GREEN – Garvey gets the jump to one.

 

9:11

Redmond exits the track to the upper pit area, done for the night.

 

9:10

Does anyone have anything for Garvey or is a race for second? We will find out in 35 laps.

 

9:09

Redmond, Wragg, and Smith all come to pit road.

 

9:09

Spencer Davis is the recipient of the free pass and will get his lap back.

 

9:08

Chris Davidson received some damage on the left front racing with Justin South earlier.

 

9:07

YELLOW – Blacker stalls on backstretch.

 

9:07

Lap 63 – Davidson begins to real in Ruble by Garvey is pulling away.

 

9:06

Lap 61 – Garvey puts Blacker and Davis down a lap.

 

9:06

Lap 60 – Lappers racing hard in front of Garvey again.

 

9:04

Lap 54 – Garvey’s lead is about 7 car lengths on Ruble. Ruble leads Davidson by about the same margin.

 

9:03

Lap 52 – Garvey clears the traffic.

 

9:03

Lap 50 – Garvey in heavy lap traffic. Kyle Bryant, Shanky Smith racing side-by-side in front of the leader.

 

9:02

Lap 45 – The top 8 cars are paired off into four battles of two: Garvey and Ruble, Davidson and South, Bendele and Senter and Massey and VanderLey.

 

9:01

Lap 43 – Senter and Bendele leaning on each other for fifth.

 

9:00

Lap 41 – Davidson finally gets around South.

 

9:00

Lap 40 – Single file racing through the whole field.

 

8:59

LAp 38 – Spencer Davis gets by Shanky Smith deep in the pack.

 

8:59

Lap 35 – Back out front, Garvey leads Ruble by 2 car lengths.

 

8:58

Lap 33 – Davidson ran into the back of South in turn three. Davidson is flying right now!

 

8:57

Lap 30 – The field moves around the lap of Ryan Redmond.

 

8:56

Lap 27 – Give Davidson the spot. He wants another win!

 

8:56

Lap 26 – Chirs Davidson all over the rear deck of RS Senter.

 

8:55

Lap 22 – Massey and VanderLey get by Alexander for eighth and ninth.

 

8:54

Lap 19 – Garvey muscles his way past Ruble for the lead.

 

8:53

GREEN – Lap 17 – Ruble leads Garvey, South and Senter to the corner.

 

8:52

One to go at the line.

 

8:49

Spencer Davis has come in the pits and the team is looking under the right front of the car.

 

8:48

Top ten as they run on track

1. 66 – Ruble
2. 1 – Garvey
3. 43 – South
4. 10 – Senter
5. 41 – Davidson
6. 16 – Odom
7. 6 – Bendele
8. 18 – Alexander
9. 9 – Massey
10. 2 – VanderLey

 

8:47

YELLOW – Lance Blacker spins in turn two.

 

8:46

LAp 15 – Garvey gets by South, sets his sights on Ruble.

 

8:46

Lap 12 – Three wide for a moment as VanderLey looked under Massey who was looking under Davis.

 

8:45

Lap 9 – South works the rear deck of Ruble while Garvey tries to hold off Senter.

 

8:44

Lap 8 – The entire field has gotten single file.

 

8:44

Lap 6 – Top four are nose to tail: Ruble, South, Garvey and Senter.

 

8:43

Lap 5 – Davidson takes the spot.

 

8:43

Lap 4 – Davidson works the inside of Bendele for 5th.

 

8:43

GREEN – Ruble leads to turn one.

 

8:42

No damage on either car.

 

8:41

Shanky Smith has been sent to the rear for getting in to Wragg.

 

8:41

YELLOW – Matthew Wragg spins in turn three.

 

8:40

Lap 1 – Ruble gets the jump on the outside and takes the lead.

 

8:39

GREEN – Justin South and Korey Ruble come through the gear box and take the field to turn one.

 

8:39

One to go.

 

8:38

Two to go until green.

 

8:38

Diamond Back 100 Starting Lineup (Post Redraw)

1. 43 – Justin South
2. 66 – Korey Ruble
3. 1 – Mike Garvey
4. 6 – Brandon Bendele
5. 10 – RS Senter
6. 41 – Chris Davidson
7. 29 – Spencer Davis
8. 16 – Brandon Odom
9. 9 – Mason MAssey
10. 18 – Clay Alexander
11. 33 – Ricky Brooks
12. 42 – Tony Clark
13. 29 – Matthew Wragg
14. 2 – DJ VanderLey
15. 45 – Andy Hogan
16. 17 – Shanky Smith
17. 79 – Kyle Bryant
18. 66 – Ryan Redmond
19. 36 – Lance Blacker

 

8:37

Race director Kevin Chance has given the field the command to double up.

 

8:37

Kyle Bryant has brought his car to pit road.

 

8:36

Pace car has picked up speed to get hear in the Hoosier racing tires.

 

8:34

The answers for the trivia: Garvey, Odom, Davidson, and Ruble. (We acknowledge our mistake. Sorry!)

 

8:33

Cars are rolling off from the grid.

 

8:33

Sorry for the delay fans, out internet froze up on us for a second.

 

8:32

Comment From calvin 

i predict the 41 car of davidson!

 

8:31

We are unsure of why Zak Hausler loaded up, we have head lots of rumors but don’t want to fuel the fire.

 

8:30

Comment From Plottboyz, Marietta, Ga 

Good Luck to all the Drivers!!!

 

8:30

Comment From Guest 

GO 41!!

 

8:30

Close, but no DJ has never won a Viper race.

 

8:30

Comment From Guest 

Trivia – Chris Davidson, Mike Garvey, DJ VanderLey?

 

8:29

Comment From Lenny Whitehead 

Garvey gets the win

 

8:29

Comment From bigtime 

garvey davidson smith

 

8:25

Anyone have a predicition for tonight?

 

8:19

Mike Garvey signs autographs for fans. (speed51.com photo)

 

 

8:16

While we wait to get things underway, where is everyone tuning in from tonight?

 

8:00

We are headed trackside to get some some of the driver’s final thoughts before green.

 

7:57

Thanks to our sponsor, McGunegill Engine Perfomance.

 

 

7:57

Fans are making their way on to the tack seeking theif favority driver’s autograph.

 

7:55

Still looking for a winner on a trivia question: Three former Viper Series race winners are in the field tonight. Who are they?

 

7:48

Diamond Back 100 Starting Lineup (Post Redraw)

1. 43 – Justin South
2. 66 – Korey Ruble
3. 1 – Mike Garvey
4. 6 – Brandon Bendele
5. 10 – RS Senter
6. 41 – Chris Davidson
7.  29 – Spencer Davis
8. 16 – Brandon Odom
9. 9 – Mason MAssey
10. 18 – Clay Alexander
11. 33 – Ricky Brooks
12. 42 – Tony Clark
13. 29 – Matthew Wragg
14. 2 – DJ VanderLey
15. 45 – Andy Hogan
16. 17 – Shanky Smith
17. 79 – Kyle Bryant
18. 66 – Ryan Redmond
19. 36 – Lance Blacker

 

7:47

Tonight’s trivia: Three former Viper Series race winners are in the field tonight? Who are they?

 

7:40

Teams are setting up their pit stalls in the infield. Soon the drivers will make their way to the frontstretch for an autograph session.

 

7:39

Jack Whittle wins the CupLite race. The Diamondback100 the next feature.

 

7:35

Super Late Models return to Five Flags Speedway next weekend.

 

 

7:34

The three Deep South regulars all elected to skip tonight’s Viper race. Kyle Benjamin sent a tweet earlier from the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race. We expect to see all three drivers at Five Flags Speesway next weekend.

 

7:34

Comment From Asphalt29 

Where is Grill, Pollard, and Benjamein? Is there another LM race close by this weekend?

 

7:27

ASA Midwest Tour comes to Michigan in two weeks!

 

 

7:27

Mike Garvey flashes across the start/finish line earlier today. Garvey won one Viper racer last year, can he do it again tonight? (speed51.com photo)

 

 

7:24

The CupLites are up next. This series is 3/4 scale stock car powered by 700cc snowmobile engines. Pretty neat little race cars.

 

7:20

Zak Haulser has loaded his car up, and will not race tonight.

 

7:16

Dustin Monday wins a pretty good Mini-Sportsman feature. He made a run on the highside on the final lap to win a side-by-side battle.

 

7:14

Comment From Nascar91 

Good luck Zak Hausler in the PLM race! Go for the win!!! I love you!

 

7:10

Four cars under a blanket for the lead in the Mini-Sportsman race. Good racing for the lead.

 

7:06

Comment From Guest 

Good luck Spencer Davis # 29 and I love you son Love your Mom……..

 

7:06

Comment From Vinnie 

Wishing Mike Garvey good luck tonight.

 

7:06

 

 

7:03

The first feature for tonight is the Mini-Sportsman.

 

7:01

National Anthem being played right now.

 

6:58

Clay Alexander is driving Ronnie Sanders #18.

 

6:58

Comment From Brady Sparks 

Who is driving for Ronnie sanders tonight ?

 

6:55

Rowdy is back for a chance at three wins at Berlin.

 

 

6:53

Josh Hamner is here tonight serving as Justin South’s crew chief.

 

6:53

Comment From Brady Sparks 

Is Justin Souths car still being run out of Josh Hamner’s shop?

 

6:53

Some local division cars are running some hot laps, then we will get the pre-race festivities underway.

 

6:52

Fans continue to file in, and the grandstands are 3/4 full already. (speed51.com photo)

 

 

6:28

The local division driver’s meeting has wrapped up, and we are headed to the PLM driver’s meeting. We will be back shortly.

 

6:23

Super Late Models return to Five Flags Speedway next weekend.

 

 

6:20

While making our way through the pit area earlier, we bumped in to Logan Boyett. Boyett is a fomer Viper Series champion, but has put more of a focus on Super Late Model racing as of late. He told us that he will be at Five Flags Speedway for the next round of the Blizzard Series. He also mentioned that after next weekend’s round of the Gulf Coast Championship Weekend, he will turn most of his attention to his Pro Late Model efforts.

 

6:16

Brandon Bendele is celebrating his birthday today. (speed51.com photo)

 

 

6:14

Practice is over. The local divisions will have a driver’s meeting in about 10 minutes and the Pro Late Model drivers will have their meeting immadietely after the conclusion of the locals.

 

6:06

CupLites are on track now for their final round of practice.

 

6:02

Thanks to our sponsor, McGunegill Engine Perfomance.

 

 

5:58

The final round of Modified practice in underway.

 

5:55

Rowdy is back for a chance at three wins at Berlin.

 

 

5:53

Justin South might be the luckiest driver in the South tonight. South drew the #1 pill out of the bucket and did not fall victim of South Alabama Speedway’s famed “random redraw.”

 

5:52

Diamond Back 100 Starting Lineup (Post Redraw)

1. 43 – Justin South
2. 66 – Korey Ruble
3. 1 – Mike Garvey
4. 6 – Brandon Bendele
5. 10 – RS Senter
6. 41 – Chris Davidson
7.  29 – Spencer Davis
8. 16 – Brandon Odom
9. 9 – Mason MAssey
10. 18 – Clay Alexander
11. 33 – Ricky Brooks
12. 42 – Tony Clark
13. 29 – Matthew Wragg
14. 2 – DJ VanderLey
15. 45 – Andy Hogan
16. 17 – Shanky Smith
17.91 – Zak Hausler
18. 79 – Kyle Bryant
19. 66 – Ryan Redmond
20. 36 – Lance Blacker

 

5:46

We spoke to DJ VanderLey earlier and he said it’s great to be back at the race track and that the time off was needed.

 

5:45

Brandon Odom finished 2nd in the 2011 Viper Series, by a single point. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

5:41

The Coyote class is on track. Speed51’s intern Ryan McCollough once wheeled on these four cyclinder machines at South Alabama Speedway.

 

5:38

We are awaiting word from the tech officials on the redraw results.

 

5:33

ASA Midwest Tour comes to Michigan in two weeks!

 

 

5:33

Speaking of the ASAMT, they have a race at Berlin soon.

 

5:29

Also the JEGS CRA All-Stars Tour is about to time trial at Illiana Motor Speedway (IN).

http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/JEGS/Trackside_Now_Illiana_5-19.html

 

5:26

The ASA Midwest Tour is in the middle of qualifying at State Park Speedway (WI), be sure to check them out during our down time. But be back in time for action at SAS at roughly 7:00 PM CST.

http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/ASA_MT/Trackside_Now_State_Park_5-19.html

 

5:21

In case you missed it on the Speed51 Quick News presentend by Phantom, South Alabama Speedway is having a “Fan Appreciation Night” tonight.  Admission is $5 for anyone age 6-60, and free for everyone else. We appreciate you tuning in to our coverage, but if you are within driving distance, we would love to see you in the stands! You still have over an hour and a half before feature racing begins.

 

5:20

Super Late Models return to Five Flags Speedway next weekend.

 

 

5:17

Local divisions are on track for practice.

 

5:11

 

 

5:10

The top 7 drivers (South, Davidson,Ruble, Bendele, Senter, Garvey and Davis) will have a re-draw to determine the starting lineup for the feature.

 

5:09

Diamondback 100 Time Trial Results

1.  43 Justin South 15.279
2.  41 Chris Davidson 15.388
3.  66 Korey Ruble 15.404
4.    6 Brandon Bendele 15.453
5.  10 RS Senter 15.454
6.    1 Mike Garvey 15.478
7.  29 Spencer Davis 15.491
8.  16 Brandon Odom 15.545
9.    9 Mason Massey 15.569
10. 18 Clay Alexander 15.572
11. 33 Ricky Brooks 15.573
12. 42 Tony Clark 15.608
13. 29 Matthew Wragg 15.627
14.   2 DJ VanderLey 15.637
15. 45 Andy Hogan 15.691
16. 17 Shanky Smith 15.74
17. 91 Zak Hausler 15.807
18. 79 Kyle Bryant 15.913
19. 66 Ryan Redmond 16.184
20. 36 Lance Blacker 16.199

 

5:01

Justin South was the quickest in PLM time trials. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

4:59

We will have results soon.

 

4:57

That will do it for time trials, and Justin South wins the pole for the Diamondback 100.

 

4:56

81 – Brandon Odom

Lap 1 – 15.582
Lap 2 – 15.545

 

4:54

33 – Ricky Brooks

Lap 1 – 15.573
Lap 2 – 15.688

 

4:53

29 – Spencer Davis

Lap 1 – 15.491
Lap 2 – 15.586

 

4:52

29 – Matthew Wragg

Lap 1 – 15.662
Lap 2 – 15.627

 

4:51

6 – Brandon Bendele

Lap 1 – 15.491
Lap 2 – 15.453

 

4:49

18 – Clay Alexander

Lap 1 – 15.628
Lap 2 – 15.572

 

4:49

We have Justin South’s time and it’s a good one. His quick lap was a 15.279, fastest so far.

 

4:48

91 – Zak Hausler

Lap 1 – 15.807
Lap 2 – 15.843

 

4:47

41 – Chris Davidson

Lap 1 –  15.602
Lap 2 – 15.388

 

4:46

9 – Mason Massey

Lap 1 – 15.672
Lap 2 – 15.569

 

4:45

Due to a scoring snafu, we did not record Justin South’s time. We will update his time after the conclusion of time trials

 

4:44

2 – DJ VanderLey

Lap 1 – 15.642
Lap 2 – 15.637

 

4:43

42 – Tony Clark

Lap 1 – 15.608
Lap 2 – 15.706

 

4:40

36 – Lance Blacker

Lap 1 – 16.335
Lap 2 – 16.199

 

4:39

17 – Shanky Smith

Lap 1 – 15.762
Lap 2 – 15.740

 

4:38

10 – RS Senter

Lap 1 – 15.454
Lap 2 – 15.629

 

4:37

45 – Andy Hogan

Lap 1 – 15.820
Lap 2 – 15.691

 

4:35

1 – Mike Garvey

Lap 1 – 15.518
Lap 2 – 15.478

 

4:34

66 – Korey Ruble

Lap 1 – 15.454
Lap 2 – 15.404

 

4:33

79 – Kyle Bryant
Lap 1 – 16.037
Lap 2 – 15.913

 

4:31

66 – Ryan Redmond
Lap 1 – 16.192
Lap2 – 16.184

 

4:31

Time trials are underway. First car on track is the 66  of Ryan Redmond

 

4:23

We’re back! Thanks for sticking around. Time trials for the Pro Late Models is up next in roughly five minutes.

 

3:47

We are going to head down to the pit area to talk to some drivers and teams, and to also get some grub before time trials begin at 4:30 CST.

 

3:40

Kyle Bryant did make it out for practice, but did not have a trasponder on his car. He was a late addition to the lineup.

 

3:40

Pratcie Times – All Sessions Combined

1.  10 RS Senter 15.768
2.    1 Mike Garvey 15.819
3.  41 Chris Davidson 15.819
4.  43 Justin South 15.839
5.    9 Mason Massey 15.848
6.  17 Shanky Smith 15.849
7.  66 Korey Ruble 15.875
8.  91 Zak Hausler 15.897
9.    6 Brandon Bendele 15.912
10.  45 Andy Hogan 15.967
11.  29 Spencer Davis 15.982
12.  42 Tony Clark 16.028
13.  29 Matthew Wragg 16.035
14.  16 Brandon Odom 16.037
15.    2 DJ VanderLey 16.038
16.  33 Ricky Brooks 16.057
17.  18 Clay Alexander 16.07
18.  66 Ryan Redmond 16.39
19.  36 Lance Blacker 16.62
20.  79 Kyle Bryant No Time

 

3:34

Practice for tonight’s Diamondback 100 is over. We will have a complete list of times in just a little while.

 

3:30

ASA Midwest Tour comes to Michigan in two weeks!

 

 

3:29

No, the Viper Series is a Pro Late Model series.  The only Super Late Model race held at South Alabama Speedway is the Rattler 250 in March.

 

3:29

Comment From Guest 

Pro? I thought this was a super race>>>>>>>>>>

 

3:28

Viper Series Time Trial Order

66 Ryan Redmond
79 Kyle Bryant
66 Korey Ruble
1 Mike Garvey
45 Andy Hogan
10 RS Senter
17 Shanky Smith
36 Lance Blacker
43 Justin South
42 Tony Clark
2 DJ VanderLey
9 Mason Massey
41 Chris Davidson
91 Zak Hausler
18 Clay Alexander
6 Brandon Bendele
29 Matthew Wragg
29 Spencer Davis
33 Ricky Brooks
16 Brandon Odom

 

3:22

The clock is ticking on PLM practice, but no one is in any hurry to make a run.

 

3:16

 

 

3:16

Shanky Smith has gotten faster as the day has progressed. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

3:13

Local star Sam “Shanky Smith is on track.

 

3:11

Comment From lynn 

Good luck to chris davidson and the 41 crew tonight!

 

3:11

Track is silent now, and some locals are making their way in. The clock for Late Model practice is still ticking, but no cars are at stop and go.

 

3:08

Top five halfway through final practice session

1. 10 – Senter 15.816
2. 1 – Garvey  15.819
3. 43 – South 15.839
4. 9 – Massey 15.848
5. 66 – Ruble 15.875

 

3:04

Spencer Davis rolls through pre-Time Trial tech. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

3:00

Rowdy is back for a chance at three wins at Berlin.

 

 

2:58

Former South Alabama Speedway Modified and Super Stock Champion Ryan Redmond is making only his second Late Model start tonight.

 

2:55

Mike Garvey leads with a 15.819 halfway through the final round of practice.

 

2:47

Clay Alexander is piloting the Ronnie Sanders Racing #18 this weekend, the car/team that won the 2011 Viper Series Championship. (speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:46

Clay runs the #84 Super Late Model out of his family shop. Over the last few weeks, Ronnie Sanders has been helping out the Alexander’s. So for tonight, Sanders decided to put Clay in his Ronnie Sanders Racing #18.

 

2:46

Comment From Brandon 

Did Clay Alexander change numbers?

 

2:44

Andy Hogan on track for more practice. He is the only car on track.

 

2:43

You are correct this is his first trip to South Alabama Speedway, and we are sure a win tonight would be quite a present.

 

2:41

Comment From Debbie 

Brandon Bendele’s birthday is today. I’m sure he’s happy to spend his birthday on a race track – first time at SAS, I think.

 

2:39

That’s why he is the best Stat Boy in the buisness, folks.

 

2:38

Comment From Elgin 

This is the first time the Viper Series has had 20 cars since 10/19/2008 – They had 20 that night as well.

 

2:37

Mason Massey at speed. (speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:33

Just been handed a memo that we had a late arrival. Kyle Bryant in the #79 has just arrived and will run tonight’s race.

 

2:32

ASA Midwest Tour comes to Michigan in two weeks!

 

 

2:32

Round 2 Practice Speeds

1.  10 RS Senter 15.768
2.    9 Mason Massey 15.886
3.  91 Zak Hausler 15.897
4.    1 Mike Garvey 15.902
5. 41 Chris Davidson 15.931
6. 66 Korey Ruble 15.975
7. 29 Spencer Davis 15.982
8. 45 Andy Hogan 15.994
9. 42 Tony Clark 16.028
10. 29 Matthew Wragg 16.079
11. 18 Clay Alexander 16.215
12. 17 Shanky Smith 16.271
13. 36 Lance Blacker 16.62
14. 66 Ryan Redmond 20.93
15.   6 Brandon Bendele No Time
43 Justin South No Time
16 Brandon Odom No Time
2 DJ VanderLey No Time
33 Ricky Brooks No Time

 

2:25

Today is a busy day for all of us at Speed51. Besided our coverage here of the Viper Series, we also have live Trackside Now coverage of the JEGS CRA All-Stars Tour at Illiana Motor Speedway (IN) and the ASA Midwest Tour at State Park Speedway (WI).

JEGS CRA All-Stars Tour

http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/JEGS/Trackside_Now_Illiana_5-19.html

ASA Midwest Tour

http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/ASA_MT/Trackside_Now_State_Park_5-19.html

 

2:20

DJ VanderLey returns to the track for the first time since his incident with Grant Enfinger at Pensacola last month. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:20

Ryan Redmond joins Clark and Hogan.

 

2:19

As quick as we go silent, the speedway comes back to life with Andy Hogan and Tony Clark are on track.

 

2:18

Super Late Models return to Five Flags Speedway next weekend.

 

 

2:16

Hausler pulls in and the track is silent for the moment.

 

2:12

Texan Zak Hausler hits the track for the first time today.

 

2:11

 

 

2:09

Current Top 5 in Second Round of Practice

1. 10 – RS Senter 15.768
2. 9 – Mason Massey 15.866
3. 1 – Mike Garvey – 15.902
4. 41 – Chris Davidson 15.931
5. 66 – Korey Ruble – 15.975

 

2:07

Local favorite Lance Blacker has the track all to himself right now.

 

2:04

RS Senter nearly won the Baby Rattler 100 at Opp in March, and if fast today. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:01

RS Senter just jumped to the top of the board with a lap of 15.768.

 

2:00

In case you missed it on the Speed51 Quick News presentend by Phantom, South Alabama Speedway is having a “Fan Appreciation Night” tonight.  Admission is $5 for anyone age 6-60, and free for everyone else. We appreciate you tuning in to our coverage, but if you are within driving distance, we would love to see you in the stands!

 

1:52

Chris Davidson won the first Viper race, and is currently the fastest man in practice. (speed51.com photo)

 

 

1:51

Hogan, Mike Garvey, and Clay Alexander are on track.

 

1:49

Another change in driver lineup is behind the wheel of the Buggay Motorsports #45. Andy Hogan from Decatur, Texas has leased the car from owner Dwayne Buggay for this weekend. Hogan was supposed to make his debut in the 45 last weekend at Montgomery, but the race was rained out.

 

1:49

Comment From Guest 

Where is buggay

 

1:45

Spencer Davis and Lance Blacker are on track currently. It if the first time out for both drivers.

 

1:38

Practice Speeds – Round1

1. 41 Chris Davidson 15.819
2. 66 Korey Ruble 15.876
   3.   9 Mason Massey 15.905
4.   6 Brandon Bendele 15.912
5.   1 Mike Garvey 15.945
6. 45 Andy Hogan 15.967
7. 43 Justin South 15.991
8. 16 Brandon Odom 16.037
9 .  2 DJ VanderLey 16.038
10. 33 Ricky Brooks 16.057
11. 10 RS Senter 16.061
12. 29 Matthew Wragg 16.097
13. 18 Clay Alexander 16.229
14. 42 Tony Clark 16.229
15. 17 Shanky Smith 16.253
16. 66 Ryan Redmond No Time
17. 29 Spencer Davis No Time
18. 36 Lance Blacker No Time
19. 91 Zak Hausler No Time

 

1:27

Sorry, for the delay. We were down trackside shooting some photos. Chris Davidson is quickest so far with a 15.819. A full run down will be up shortly.

 

1:22

ASA Midwest Tour comes to Michigan in two weeks!

 

 

1:21

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1:19

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1:19

Rowdy is back for a chance at three wins at Berlin.

 

 

1:18

We are pit side getting photos and will return shortly.

 

12:19

Practice is scheduled to run from 12:30 to 3:30.

 

12:18

Augie Grill and Bubba Pollard both elected to not run the race tonight.

 

12:18

Comment From basil parker 3 

do you think augie grill will make the trip down tonight.

 

12:17

Comment From Guest 

is bubba pollard there

 

12:14

Correction to the Entry List, Josh Hamner is not driving tonight. He will be the crew chief on Justin South’s machine.

 

11:57

Prep work is underway on  the cars and driver’s are headed to the driver’s meeting and so are we. We will be back in a few minutes.

 

11:55

Cars on the grounds

16 Brandon Odom
38 Josh Hamner
17 Shanky Smith
1 Mike Garvey
10 RS Senter
9 Mason Massey
41 Chris Davidson
29 Matthew Wragg
66 Ryan Redmond
6 Brandon Bendele
33 Ricky Brooks
29 Spencer Davis
42 Tony Clark
18 Clay Alexander
36 Lance Blacker
91 Zak Hausler
2 DJ VanderLey
45 Dwayne Buggay
43 Justin South
66 Korey Ruble

 

11:51

Today’s Schedule

11:00 am…. Gate Opens /Tech opens/ Tire Shed Opens
12:00 pm… Driver’s Meeting
12:30 pm… Practice Begins
3:30 pm… Practice End / Tech & Tire Shed Close- LOCAL Gates OPEN
4:00 pm… Release Race Tires for Qualifying (Cars lined up on jacks)
4:30 pm… Late Model Qualifying….(1 extra lap given for qualifying instead of tire scuff session)
5:00 pm… Local Practice
6:30 pm… Drivers Meeting
7:00 pm… Local Features Begin
8:00 pm… Late Model 100 lap feature

 

11:49

Today is forecast to be a gorgeous day/night of racing with temps being in the mid 70’s for tonight’s action and not a rain cloud in sigth for miles.

 

11:48

Good afternoon (well, almost) everyone. 20 cars have made the trip to Opp, AL for round two of the Viper Series.

Trackside Now – 05/19/12 – Viper 100 – South Alabama Speedway (AL)