Races Still Scheduled for April 21st Despite Iffy Forecast
Races Still Scheduled for April 21st Despite Iffy Forecast Bubba Blackwell jump will be postponed to a later date. (Montgomery, AL) – With the potential threat of wet weather this coming weekend in the Montgomery area, officials with Montgomery Motor Speedway and motorcycle stunt jumper Bubba Blackwell have mutually agreed to postpone his performance originally scheduled for Saturday night, April 21, 2012 to a later date, possibly in May. “There is a lot of work and preparation that goes into a jump like this that many people don't realize.” commented MMS General Manager, Chris Carter, “It would be too much for him to haul all of his equipment up here to Montgomery and not be able to jump due to the weather. Bubba [Blackwell] has agreed to postpone his jump here at Montgomery Motor Speedway to a future date. We are trying to work on a race date in May for the jump.” The original racing program, however, is still scheduled for now. This includes qualifying and a 50 lap feature for the Bama Budweiser Modified division paying $1,000 to the winner. Several top-notch Modified drivers from around the Southeast have already shared there interest in this event, including Billy Melvin and Jake Moore. Late Model standout Bubba Pollard will be on hand driving the Jimmy Hammond No. 07 car as well as another Late Model veteran, Dennis Reno Jr. The debut of the Capital Recycling Bomber division at Montgomery Motor Speedway is gearing up to be an exciting show as well. The Bomber cars will qualify, giving the pole sitter the distinction of being the first-ever track-record holder in the Bomber division at the famed half-mile. The Capital Recycling Bombers will then race in twin 15 lap features, with $400 on the line for the winner of each feature, giving the possibility of one Bomber division driver to take home $800 is prize money. The entire finishing order from the first race will be inverted for the starting lineup of the second race! Furthermore, full championship points will be awarded for each race as well. Track officials have announced that the cars that compete in the Roadrunner division at South Alabama Speedway in Kinston, AL will be allowed to compete under their track's rules with the MMS Bombers for this special event and get their shot at the cash. Former Roadrunner division champion at SAS, Billy Maxie will be on hand, as well as Ricky Strickland, also a competitor at SAS. It is sure to be a great show for the debut of the new division. Also on the card for Saturday night, is the return of heat races. Both the Buzz division at the Street Stock division will have 7 lap heat races prior to their features. The Street Stocks will race 25 laps in their feature, while the Buzz will race for 15 laps. At the last race back on March 31, these two divisions had some of the best door-to-door racing you can ask for. With the popularity of the kid's bike races from the first Show Me the Money event on March 31, officials have decided to bring them back on April 21 during the intermission. Children in four age groups: 5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-10 years, and 11-12 years will race on the front stretch and compete for trophies. Grandstand admission for this awesome show is just $10 for adults. For more information log on the www.MontgomerySpeedway.com or call the track office at (334) 262-6101.
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