Local Divisions Ready to Rumble
With back-to-back victories in the most-recent Island Motor II Bomber division races, Jayme Corry has taken an early lead in the Championship standings entering the fourth race of season on Saturday night at Mobile International Speedway.
The disappointment of finishing second in the 2012 championship battle appears to have only strengthened his resolve. And his Day Racing Team has increased its support of Corry in the hopes of winning two-consecutive owner Championships after Brandon Tipton took home top honors last year.
For Day Racing Team, which also competes in the Pro Truck division with drivers Tipton and Jay Jay Day, the goal continues to be Championships and excellence. The team produces its own apparel and operates a public relations-style Facebook page.
For the members of DRT, fun and professionalism are two sides of the same coin. That mentality has trickled down to Corry who receives technical support from Jimmy Day and looks to drive that set-up into victory lane several more times throughout the season.
A litany of challengers has lined up to capture the top spot from Corry, including Matt Jackson, TJ Thompson and season-opening race winner Tracy Soles. The traditional most competitive division in Mobile Speedway history has lived up to its billing thus far and a third-different winner could emerge on Saturday night at Alabama’s Fastest Half-Mile.
Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsman
It is becoming a broken record at this point but who can stop Steve Buttrick this season in the Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsman division? In six races between Mobile International Speedway and Five Flags Speedway, Buttrick is undefeated, having won all six races to take a commanding lead in both the individual tracks and Sunoco Gulf Coast Championship point standings.
Top challengers have included Lee “Red Dog” Reynolds and Mark Barnhill but it’s looking increasingly likely that the rest of the division will have to step up its game to take the top spot from the undefeated Floridian.
Praytor Realty Super Stocks
Bubba Winslow won the season-opening race of the Praytor Realty Super Stocks in dominating fashion over veterans Okie Mason and Gary Sutton on March 24. With nearly a month between the first and second races of the season, the competition will have likely tightened up entered Saturday’s Super Stocks feature race.
Winslow has been the dominant force on the Gulf Coast this season, also winning races in Pensacola but Sutton has a renewed passion for the sport and one can never count out Mason — the wily veteran.
Grandstands open at 4:00PM on Saturday with grandstand admission: $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors, Military, First Responders and Students aged 12-17. Kids 6-11 get in for $5 and those 5 and under get in FREE. Pit passes run $25. Everyone under the age of 19 must have a signed parental consent form.