The Show Me the Money Pro Late Model Series will kick off its third season at Montgomery (AL) Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 02, 2011. Originally scheduled for a Saturday-Sunday 125-lap event, the race will now be a one-day show condensed to 100 green flag laps.
Although Saturday replaces Sunday as the race date, a practice session for all competing divisions will be held on Friday, April 01.
The National Vintage Racing Association will join the Saturday race card. NVRA is a non-profit organization that takes fans back to ‘the good old days of racing’ by sanctioning competition of restored racecars from the 1950’s through 1970’s.
NVRA made a stop at Montgomery in September of 2010. The series treated fans to 14 vintage hot rods from days gone by.
Support racing will also be offered to speedway goers on Saturday night in the Street Stock, Mini-Modified and Buzz divisions.
When the green flag flies for the 100-lap SMM Series event, excitement is almost guaranteed.
Defending Series Champion John Bolen will be chasing glory in his Gateway Gaming / Grand American Racecars Chevrolet. Bolen has committed to the full schedule again this season.
This year, Bolen will have a new challenge to overcome. That challenge goes by the name DJ VanderLey. The Theodore, Alabama driver was virtually unstoppable at both Five Flags (FL) Speedway and Mobile (AL) International Speedway in 2010 and won both tracks’ Pro Late Model championships. VanderLey’s family owned VDL Fuel Systems Racing Team is also planning to compete in all six SMM events this year.
Local favorite Hunter Robbins has pre-entered for the new year of competition as well. Robbins, of Shorter, Alabama, is looking to continue his tradition of winning one SMM race per year, although he and The Robbins Racing Team are hoping to expand that tradition to domination of Montgomery’s victory lane.
Hayden, Alabama’s Augie Grill joins Robbins as the only driver to win in both previous SMM seasons; he too has one win in 2009 and one in 2010. Although Grill has not formally entered the series for the upcoming season, he rarely misses an event at the Alabama half-mile.
Jason Young, of Houston, Texas, drove the 3B Racing Chevrolet to victory in the series’ inaugural event on May 16, 2009. He will be right back where it all started on April 02, in hopes of taking the checkers again.
Easely, South Carolina’s Kyle Benjamin, at the tender age of fourteen years, is one of the most talked about entries to-date. Benjamin gained a good bit of seat time last season, including a shot at The Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 at Five Flags Speedway. All eyes are on Benjamin in 2011.
Kristen Wallace, of Austin, Texas, arguably has the most popular driver vote in the bag. Wallace will enter her third season of SMM Series racing in the NAPA Auto Parts / Circle Racing Wheels / Threewide Clothing / Z3 Sports Design Ford. Previous years have seen Wallace compete on a part-time schedule, but Kristen Wallace Racing plans to take all six green flags at Montgomery this time around.
Other entries as of today include Chase Knox, Bobby Knox Jr. and Tyler Miles. Dillon Spreen is also listed as a tentative entry as his Texas-based team searches for sponsorship.
The weekend schedule will be forthcoming. In the interim, fans are encouraged to log on to Montgomery speedway.com for information on the speedway, area lodging and more.
To contact Montgomery Motor Speedway or for more information, please contact Michael Hughes via telephone at (850) 266-7866 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
About The Show Me the Money Series
The Show Me the Money Series is a non-touring Pro Late Model Series competing exclusively at Montgomery Motor Speedway in Montgomery, Alabama. The series began as a four-race compilation of 100-lap events, with Houston, Texas’ Jason Young winning the first even on May 16, 2009. Augie Grill, of Hayden, Alabama, was the inaugural champion. The series moved to 125-lap events in 2010. Jasper, Alabama’s John Bolen is the defending champion as SMM enters its third season, which kicks off on April 02, 2011. SMM is owned and operated by Montgomery Motor Speedway. The executive, technical and logistical staff is committed to providing ticket buyers an exciting and safe experience, as well as minimizing cost and maximizing profit for race teams and others involved. Full series details are available within the Montgomery Motor Speedway website at www.montgomeryspeedway.com.