EASLEY, S.C. – (May 12th, 2016) -The month of May builds to fever pitch this Saturday night at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville, South Carolina with 300 laps of late model racing scheduled at the historic half-mile.
The Southeast Limited Late Model Series returns to the track with their Pro (100-lap) and Daytona1 Challenger (50-lap) divisions for two big main events, and the twin 75-lap program for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series late model stock cars also on the schedule along with the track’s pure stock division.
Since the announcement of this combined late model spectacular, race teams have been calling wanting to understand rules differences and such to see about running in both the series and the NASCAR portions of the show.
“We may just have some limited late models who decide to change over for the twin 75’s and vice-versa,” track promoter Anthony Anders said. “Because we haven’t made our track limited class a NASCAR sanctioned division, our late model teams who meet the eligibility requirements of the Southeast Limited Late Model Series can run both classes without giving up their NASCAR eligibility, which has had some people talking this week so we’ll see who decides to take advantage of the opportunity.”
Pro division points leader Anthony Alfredo from Ridgefield, Connecticut will be back in the seat of the Falk Racing Flyin’ 5 to see if he can make it two wins in a row in Southeast Limited action.
He’ll be joined by local rising star Colby “The Kid” Howard, who moves up from the Daytona1 Challenger class and focuses on Pro competition for the rest of the year. Other drivers expected to be in the field include two-time SELLM winner Luke Sorrow, veteran racer Mack Little, Blair “hotshoe” Addis, Anthony Miller, Travis Byrd, Thad Moffitt Amber Lynn and possibly Hickory top-guns Jeremy Pelfrey and Kate Dallenbach.
Chase Purdy and Trey Gibson will continue their NASCAR Late Model fight in the Twin 75’s, as each have won three times at Greenville-Pickens so far this year.
Defending track champ David Roberts, Dylan Hall, Cody Haskins and Landon Huffman will be among those knocking on the door for their first wins of the season at the track and all are very capable of breaking the stronghold that Purdy and Gibson have had all season long.
Gates open at 4pm for spectators this Saturday, with the first racing green flag at 7pm. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for youth ages 9-11. Kids 8 and under are admitted free with paid adult.
For all the latest updates about Greenville-Pickens Speedway during the week, visit the track website at www.greenvillepickens.com.
You can also find them on Facebook by searching Greenville-Pickens Speedway, and on Twitter @GP_Speedway. You can also call the track office at 864-295-5764 weekdays during regular business hours.
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