From Bob Baker
Knoxville, IA — (March 29, 2016) — The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Musuem in Knoxville, Iowa, is pleased to be able to help support the “Southern Supermodified Racers’ Reunion” at the Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday, April 1, in conjunction with the Royal Purple King of the Wing pavement sprint car series. Fans will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with a variety of legendary stars and historic cars right out of the pages of the southern region’s motorsports history book.
Amongst those that have indicated that they will be on-hand are Andy Anderson, Johnny Ardis, “Buddy” Bielarski, Marty Broadus, Terry Broadus, Rick Crawford, Dickie Davis, Stewart England, Mack Gillis, Ikey Jerome, J.D. Parker and Hugh Richards. In addition, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (NSCHoF) inductees Shane Carson and Gene Marderness will be on-hand.
Amongst the vintage cars that will be on display and/or involved in on-track activities are the number R1 supermodified wheeled by Little 500 Hall of Famer Bill Roynon, “Buddy” Bielarski’s ‘Pink Panther’ number 91, Ellis Palasini’s ‘Black Widow’ number V-8, the Wayne Niedecken roadster, and the Jake Hatcher supermodified.
Helping coordinate the “National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Southern Supermodified Racers’ Reunion” at the Five Flags Speedway on Friday, April 1, is historian and author Tony Martin of Pensacola. Pit gates open at 2 p.m., with hot-laps at 4 p.m., qualifying at 6:45 p.m., and racing at 8 p.m. Some of the beautifully restored race cars will make demonstration laps that evening, with driver interviews conducted for the fans in attendance.
The Royal Purple King of the Wing series will appear at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola on Friday night, Mobile (Alabama) International Speedway on Saturday night, and Montgomery (Alabama) Motorsports Park on Sunday evening. Those seeking more information on the weekend events are encouraged to visit www.kingofthewing.net.