As the 2019 racing season starts winding down, Brandon Ford Wheel Man Series teams have started winding up for their biggest show of the season, the inaugural running of the High Kick 99 at Citrus County Speedway.
The first of its kind event merges the Outlaw Body Sportsman series with the rules of the prestigious Vermont Milk Bowl run annually at Thunder Road Speedbowl. The 99-lap feature will be cut up into three segments, with three segment winners, one overall winner, and more than $2,500 on the line between lap money split among the top three each lap, segment sponsors, and a guaranteed minimum payout.
“We’re expecting this to be huge,” said series owner Steve Dorer. “It’s going to be a lot like the Milk Bowl. There will be three 33 lap segments with ten minute breaks in between. We’ll start the first segment straight up, the second segment will be inverted, and the third will be set based on point totals. We’ll have a winner for each stage and then the overall winner will get to kiss the donkey at the end of the night.”
Seeing as more than 30 cars are expected to enter the High Kick 99, many Wheel Man Series teams enter Saturday’s 50 lap penultimate series showdown at 4-17 Southern Speedway hoping to lock themselves into one of two provisional starting positions. One provisional will be awarded to the fastest qualifier, with the second going to the winner of the race.
Fans of the Brandon Ford Wheel Man Sportsman Series can watch the inaugural High Kick 99 from Citrus County Speedway live on the Speed51 Network on Saturday, October 26th with a Premium Network subscription. For fans that want to watch, but don’t have a Speed51 Network subscription, you can get in on the excitement by joining today.
-Story by: Allick Jorgensen, Speed51 National Correspondent - Twitter: @AJorgensen24
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