Bronson Speedway, May 10, 2014: Bronson Speedway’s track announcer said it best, “race fans, get ready to see the state’s best Pro Truck drivers…” OK, so not all were there, but four of the state’s best Pro Truck drivers in JR Garcia, Mica Williams, Jessica Murphy and Steven King where there to show their support for the Series and Bronson’s local oval race track. The Pro Truck Series considers Bronson’s three-eighths-mile, high-bank asphalt oval track to be a hidden gem, and it is apparent that this small town race track is making every effort to support their drivers and traveling series. Many of Saturday night’s drivers share the same opinion in that the track is fun to race on and more drivers should make the trip to show their support. Although the Pro Truck count was less than expected, the track and Series still delivered on the guaranteed payout while giving the teams a break on the number of race laps.
ShowTime Speedway (Pinellas Park, FL) April 19, 2014 – Florida Pro Truck driver Mica Williams, captured his first Pro Truck win in the first Southern Pro Am Truck Series’ Larry Moyer Memorial 81 Lap Pro Truck Race at ShowTime Speedway. ShowTime Speedway’s packed house of racing fans and the friends and family of the late Larry Moyer endured the drizzle to watch an exciting Saturday night of Pro Truck racing. Many of Moyer’s friends were in the pits working on the Pro Trucks while some strapped on their helmets to race. Dave Pletcher and Bob Spaeth were two friends that raced in the Memorial Race. Pletcher drove the number 74 Moyer Motorsports Pro Truck, and Spaeth, who drove the number 2 Pro Truck and finished eighth, wore one of Moyer’s old racing suits.
With a light rain drizzle, fourteen Pro Truck drivers started the main feature race to not only battle each other, but also to battle wet track conditions. Mica Williams’ driving skills were showcased as he worked past local fan favorite Jay Zolciak and held off fierce competitors in Becca Monopoli and Jessica Murphy. Williams brought home $3,000, was fitted for a Championship Lug Nut Ring and he earned additional bonus money for leading at the halfway mark. An anonymous and close friend of the late Larry Moyer donated the bonus money for the halfway leader. (more…)
On Saturday, April 19, 2014, the Florida Pro Trucks will compete in the first Larry Moyer Memorial Pro Truck Race at ShowTime Speedway in Pinellas Park, Florida. Q Auto and Injury Attorneys, JRC Transportation, Jostens and Driver Seat Racing will sponsor the memorial race and the Southern Pro Am Truck Series’ first points race of the inaugural season. With sponsorship contributions, the winner will receive $2,000, a custom made Jostens Lug Nut Winner’s Ring, and four VIP pit passes to the May 3rd ARCA 200 race at Talladega Speedway. Second place will receive $1,000 and bonuses will be awarded based on performance.
ShowTime Speedway, Moyer Motorsports and Series officials agreed to make the race 81 laps to commemorate Larry Moyer’s 1981 ARCA Championship. Moyer’s racing career spanned four decades, winning hundreds of late model races across the Midwest and Florida. Moyer’s biggest accomplishment was winning the 1981 ARCA Championship in his rookie year, and Moyer also raced in the Firecracker 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway in 1988. Moyer was a popular favorite at Sunshine Speedway (now ShowTime Speedway) in the mid 80s. In 2002, Moyer won the last race he competed in, a Pro Truck Series event. Moyer finished second in Pro Truck Series points on the strength of eight wins in 2001. Larry Moyer passed in 2011 due to a lengthy illness, he was 60. (more…)
Big Daddy Dave Pletcher, the legendary and talented Late Model driver, will buckle up to race in the Inaugural Southern Pro Am Truck Series Lug Nut 50 at Bronson Speedway on Saturday March 29, 2014. Pletcher will be racing the number 74 Moyer Motorsports JRC Transportation Pro Truck Chevrolet. “Pletcher raced with my father for years and it will be great to see him race in another Moyer Motorsports race car,” said AJ Moyer, son of late Larry Moyer.
The Southern Pro Am Truck Series and its supporting sponsors, Jostens, JRC Transportation and Driver Seat Racing will award the winner of the March 29th race with $1,000, four VIP pit passes to the May 3rd ARCA 200 race at Talladega Speedway, and a Jostens Winner’s Lug Nut Ring which will commemorate the 2014 Inaugural Southern Pro Am Truck Series Lug Nut 50 win. (more…)
Jostens, a supporter of the 2014 Southern Pro Am Truck Series, is awarding the March 29th, 2014 Bronson Speedway pro truck race winner with a unique and stunning racing award. The award is a customized lug nut ring that looks and feels exactly like a lug nut. The surrounding bezel features the Southern Pro Am Truck Series name. The ring will be a one off production with a retail value of $350. Many of the professional racing series present these rings to their track winners, series champions and race teams. As the Southern Pro Am Truck Series grows, so has the sponsorship support. The Series’ Independent Sponsorship Coordinator added two more supporters; RaceQuip and Speedway Motors have agreed to support the Southern Pro Am Truck Series by offering their members discounts on racing products and are providing give-a-ways for the 2014 Southern Pro Am Truck Series ROI Championship Banquet. Speedway Motors will also provide each of the top five point leaders with a $250 gift card to be used at Speedway Motors.
The first points race for the Southern Pro Am Truck Series is Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at Bronson Speedway. The winner will receive $1,000 guaranteed. Bronson Speedway is providing the Southern Pro Am Truck Series with a generous purse incentive. The purse will increase based on the number of pro truck drivers, crew, family and friends that come through the pit gate to support the pro truck drivers and series.
Driver Seat Racing, managing partner of the series, has confirmed that Outlaw Late Model driver, Chris Gaither, from Nashville, GA will be racing the Driver Seat Racing’s #1 pro truck for theMarch 24th pro truck race at Bronson Speedway. To learn more about Blake Gaither, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?