O’Reilly ASCS Sprint Cars and Super Late Models Return for Labor Day Weekend Racing Explosion – Aug 30th & 31st
Nathan Ingersoll pulled the trigger on the field of GM Performance Late Model competitors Saturday night at Deep South Speedway roaring to his third feature win of 2008 at the lightning fast oval near the Gulf Coast. Despite threatening weather throughout the day Deep South Speedway was able to host another exciting Saturday Night Special lineup of short track action with strong fields of cars in each division. Ingersoll, from nearby Robertsdale, Alabama, motored away from the field in his Schoen Heating & Air backed late model in GM Performance division holding off a late race charge from veteran Randy Little. Ryan Little crossed the finish line in third place with a pair of Floridians rounding out the top-five as Ricky Haugen of Pace took fourth while Frank Wilson of Harold ended up in fifth.
After going nearly two seasons without a victory, the wheel of fortune turned for Ansel Reed in the Vintage Racecar main event. Reed led from the outset and performed flawlessly behind the wheel to outmaneuver his challengers to the checkered flag. Throughout the closing stages of the race Reed felt the pressure of no less than three other drivers trying to steal the win, but to no avail. Reed, from Pace, Florida, held on for the victory with Jody Beech, Billy Boothe, Jay Coleman and David Kelley rounding out the top-five finishers.
Arthur Sawyer led the way for the win in the Super Hobby division with Jeffrey Spann, Greg Tuberville, Scott Albritton and Phillip Goudreault finishing second through fifth, respectively. In Hobby Stock action it was Derrick Johnson returning to his winning ways to take the victory while Ronnie Vick, Shannon Hodges, Josh Showles and Chris Burger rounded out the top-five. Jamie Mozingo produced plenty of excitement in the Stinger division with a late race pass for the lead to get by John Giermanski Jr. and roar on to the win in the four cylinder class. Finishing in third through fifth were Gary Watson, Angela Hayes and Curtis Gentry. Two drivers from Molino, Florida took feature wins in their respective divisions on Saturday night as Michael Rhodes wheeled his way to victory in the Limited Sportsman race while Greg Hopkins scored yet another win in the Open Wheel Modified main event. Hopkins became the first driver in 2008 at Deep South Speedway to hit the double-digit mark in the win column with ten victories as he led Ron Tubbs, Randy Booker, Ronnie Jordan Jr. and Don Livingston to the finish line as the top-five. Second through fifth place in the Limited Sportsman feature went to Wayne Gunn, Bret Henderson, Chuck Moore and Kyle Johnson.
Sprint cars and Super Late Models return to Deep South Speedway during the August 28th through 30th schedule as the track takes this weekend off to prepare for the huge upcoming Labor Day weekend schedule of action.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND OFFERS THREE NIGHTS OF ACTION AT DEEP SOUTH SPEEDWAY WITH SPRINT CARS AND SUPER LATE MODELS
Next up for Deep South Speedway will be three big nights of racing action as part of the Labor Day Weekend Explosion of Speed. Racing will get underway on Thursday night August 28th with the return of THURSDAY NITE THUNDER. The racing program will feature the Hobby Stock division in their preliminary and main events, plus a new Powder Puff event for the ladies on the race track. The exciting racing facility located midway between Mobile, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida will also host an Open Practice session for all types of racecars at Deep South Speedway ($20.00 per racecar on the track) as part of the Thursday August 28th program. The THURSDAY NITE THUNDER events offer a Special $5 Adult Grandstand ticket with Kids 12 and Under admitted FREE into the Grandstands. The green flag is set to wave at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday August 28th with Grandstand Gates opening at 6:00. Pit Passes are $15 for Adults ($5 for Kids 6-12). As part of the THURSDAY NITE THUNDER excitement spectators can also experience thrilling rides around the Deep South Speedway in the track’s Two-Seat Warrior Racecar. Rides are just $25.00 for three laps at speed.
Saturday night August 30th will see the return of sprint cars to the high banked four-tenths mile track at Deep South Speedway as the O’Reilly Auto Parts sponsored ASCS Sprint Cars go head-to-head with sprint car challengers coming into the Lower Alabama region from both the Rebel and Gulf Coast divisions of the ASCS sanctioning group. In addition to the ASCS Sprint Cars, a full night of racing will be on tap for the drivers of the GM Performance Late Model, Hobby Stock, Super Hobby, Stinger and Limited Sportsman Divisions. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday (Aug 30) with Adult Grandstand Admission $15.00 and Adult Pit Passes $25.
The second night of Labor Day Weekend racing excitement will highlight a special Sunday Night lineup which includes the return of the 800 horsepowered Super Late Models to Deep South Speedway on August 31st. Joining the Super Late Models for the high-profile event on the eve of Labor Day will be another night of Super Hobby racing action, plus preliminary and feature events in the Open Wheel Modified, Vintage Racecar and Bomber divisions, plus a spectacular 3rd round of STREET STOCK SHOOTOUT. Also on tap will be a huge Fireworks Display celebrating Labor Day. Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday (Aug 31) with Adult Grandstand Admission $15.00 and Adult Pit Passes $25.
As part of the continuing racing and entertainment at Deep South Speedway, several additions to the 2008 schedule have been announced, including a special October 4th date when Deep South Speedway will host world famous motorcycle stunt artist Bubba Blackwell, The American DareDevil, in a featured attempt to jump a record-breaking forty-two cars in a death defying leap on his XR-750 Harley-Davidson bike. Coming up on Saturday September 13th will be a special Double Points night for all divisions of Deep South Speedway. Then on Saturday night September 20th, Super Late Models return once again as the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series roll into Deep South Speedway in a sanctioned event.
Deep South Speedway offers one of the most exciting slates of racing in the Southeast, showcasing the best racing action in the Gulf Coast this season! Deep South Speedway is located on Alabama Hwy 59, just four miles North of Interstate 10 (Exit 44) and north of Loxley; or just 15 miles South of I-65 (Exit 37). The track is situated halfway between Pensacola, Florida and Mobile, Alabama and just twenty-five miles north of the resort areas of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama. The modern facility has fast become the location of choice for race fans, family fun and motorsports competitors each Saturday night and offers a wide selection of amenities for fans and competitors alike, including a VIP Hospitality and Entertainment events and a state-of-the-art tower complex along great selection of food and beverage items. Grass terraced grandstand seating and even air-conditioned restrooms for the Grandstand spectators await visitors to Deep South Speedway. For additional information contact the track office at (251) 964-6953.
UPCOMING 2008 EVENTS at DEEP SOUTH SPEEDWAY:
Saturday August 23rd – Off Weekend
THURSDAY – AUGUST 28th
THURSDAY NITE THUNDER with Hobby Stock Hooligan Races Plus Ladies Racing in the Powder Puff Girls Night Out on the Track
Open Practice for ALL Racecars & Two-Seat Racecar Rides Available - 3 Laps for $25 - Experience the Extreme Thrill Ride Around Deep South Speedway
SATURDAY AUGUST 30th
O’Reilly ASCS Sprint Cars
Plus a Saturday Night Special Racing Program Featuring GM Performance Late Models, Super Hobby, Hobby Stock, Stinger and Limited Sportsman
SUNDAY AUGUST 31st
Super Late Models Return
Plus Racing in Super Hobby, Open Wheel Mods, Bombers, Vintage Racecars & Street Stock Shootout Round #3 and LABOR DAY EVE FIREWORKS
Saturday September 6th – Off Weekend
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13th
Saturday Night Special Racing Program Featuring ALL DIVISIONS with DOUBLE POINTS AWARDED for All Competitors
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20th
SUPER LATE MODELS are back with the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series Plus a full
Saturday Night Special Racing Program Featuring ALL DIVISIONS in the FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS NIGHT
Saturday September 27th – Off Weekend
SATURDAY OCTOBER 4th
BUBBA BLACKWELL is Coming to Deep South Speedway PLUS a Full Night of Racing
Don’t Miss This Unbelievable Attempt as Bubba Roars Through the Air Over 42 Cars Aboard His Harley-Davidson XR-750 in a Death Defying Jump As Deep South Speedway & the Gulf Coast Celebrate Bubba Blackwell’s 42nd Birthday.