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Davis Wins-Davis Wins and Davis Wins Again!
Saturday night’s highly anticipated
Father vs Son matchup between Steven Davis and his Dad, Mark lived
up to the hype and left the fans wanting more at Mobile
International Speedway (MIS)
Steven Davis was the fast qualifier
and both Davises won their respective heat races setting up the
feature. The Jokers Wild invert would put Steven deep in the pack
giving Jessie Reid an opportunity to lead for the first segment of
the race. Another invert at the half way pushed Steven back again
giving the front to his Dad and Louisiana’s Eric Courville. By the
time the field got 5 to go Steven had worked past his Dad and was
upfront for the final invert. A short invert put Steven in a spot to
make short work of the field and the Son beat the Dad to the line
for the win. “Really had a good time tonight, all of our family is
here,” said Steven. “Lot of fun racing my Dad and all the guys in
this series, there is a lot of talent here and to come out on top is
The motorcycles returned to MIS and
diehard fans were waiting for longtime MIS competitor Van Rayburn.
Rayburn has driven almost everything there is to drive at MIS and
Saturday night marked his 40th year of competition dating
all way back to 1976. While the Old Man Van was an emotional
favorite for the fans nobody was going to stop Rocking Robbie
Mclendon on Saturday night. McClendon won the heat followed by the
feature and is probably still on one wheel headed back to Florida.
Coming in to Saturday night, Jason
Smith has won everything there is to win in the Bobs Speed Shop
Sportsman Division this season but the heat race was all Mark
Barnhill with a mirror full of Smith. The inverts were kind to Smith
in the Jokers Wild feature and never buried him too deep in the
field that he couldn’t recover. The final laps of the feature were
reversed with Smith taking the checkered with a mirror full of
BJ Leytham has made the Island Motor
II Bombers his own personal playground whooping up on the
competition every chance he gets. Leytham had won Friday night in
Pensacola and came to MIS looking to make it a clean sweep weekend.
Jeremy Boddie came up with a big win in the heat race but Leytham
entered the feature with a silver bullet for the rest of the field.
As the fast qualifier, Leytham drew a Joker for the Jokers Wild
Feature giving him control of the invert when he needed it. Rusty
Powell Jr. took the point for a while early but Leytham was too much
to handle. Leytham saved his Joker for the final invert assuring
himself of the pole for the final 5 laps and sailed to the win.
In other action the Mobile Derby
Darlings took to the Speedway for the first known Roller Derby bout
at MIS. The lady’s put on a great show with a lot of bump drafting
down the straightaways and in the corners.
Mobile International Speedway will be
back in action May 28th (Memorial Day Weekend) with our
annual salute to our troops with the return of the Southern Super
Series, Super Stocks, Bombers and Sportsman.
Barry’s U Pull It Pro-Truck Feature-1.
Steven Davis 2. Mark Davis 3. J.J. Day 4. Howard Langham 5. Jessie
Reid. 1st Heat Mark Davis, 2nd Heat Steven Davis
Motorcycles Feature-1. Robbie
McClendon 2. Patrick Buell 3. Will Wall 4. Van Rayburn 5. Jeremy
Dunn. 1st Heat Winner Jeremy Dunn 2nd Heat
Winner Robbie McClendon.
Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsman Feature-1.
Jason Smith 2. Mark Barnhill 3. Jonathan Langham 4. Hunter Lambert
5. Brandon Donnelly. Heat Winner Mark Barnhill.
Island Motors II Bombers
Feature-1.B.J. Leytham 2. Rusty Powell Jr. 3. Tommie Blocker 4.
Robert Loper 5. Jeremy Boddie. Heat Winner Jeremy Boddie.
Picture-Mark Davis, Steven Davis and
Carson Davis in victory lane. Photo courtesy of Turn One
Photography, Eddie Richie.
Get the Pepsi 6-Pack for Motorcycles on April 16th
To salute Mobile International
Speedways long term relationship with Buffalo Rock, our Pepsi
supplier, we are introducing the Pepsi 6-Pack, 6 Grandstand tickets
for the April 16th race at Mobile International Speedway.
Grandstand tickets are only $10 for
our April 16th Spectacular at the Speedway and if you
have a group we are going to make it even cheaper! A 6-Pack of
tickets that would normally be $60 is only $50 when purchased in
advance. Call the ticket office 251-343-2929 to pick up a Pepsi
6-Pack, 12-pack or a case!
“We are really excited about our
lineup for April the 16th. It’s like we are going back in
a time machine, lower ticket prices, qualifying, heat and feature
races for every class, I wish Lee (Fields) was going to be here to
drive the pace car,” said Promoter Tommy Praytor. “If you have never
seen the Motorcycles you are in for a real treat.”
Fans will be treated to a good old
fashioned barn burning Saturday night of racing on the 16th
with qualifying, heat races and feature for the Motorcycles,
Pro-Trucks, Island Motors II Bombers and Bobs Speed Shop Sportsman.
If you have your Friday night ticket
from March 11th, Friday armband or Weekend Armband they
will be good for Saturday April 16th. Racing starts at 7
with grandstand prices $10, 12 and under free. Pits will be $25. For
more info or to get a Pepsi 6 Pack, 12 Pack or Case call
ACM Winner Bowman Part of Racing in Mobile
The 51st Annual Academy of
Country Music Award put racing in Mobile back in the National
Spotlight with the winner of the Song of the Year Award. “Nobody to
Blame” was written by the trio of Chris Stapleton, Barry Bales and
Ronnie Bowman (picture right).
Bowman an awarding winning country and
blue grass artist was on stage in Las Vegas to accept the award with
his co-writers. Racing fans in Mobile will remember Bowman from
singing the national anthem at the ARCA Mobile 200 and performing at
the Home Mortgage of America Green Flag party with Mark Collie and
Mobile’s Holli Mosley.
“Thanks to our relationship with So
Good Entertainment in Nashville and Venturini Motorsports we have
been very fortunate to have some great singers perform in Mobile
during race week,” offered promoter Tommy Praytor. “Congratulations
to Ronnie on winning and ACM, how cool is that?”
Bowman is a household name in the
Bluegrass community and is no stranger to awards. Bowman has been
awarded IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year three times, has twice earned
the IBMA song of the Year award ("Three Rusty Nails", and "Cold
Virginia Night"), and was awarded the Gospel Performance of the Year
award for "Three Rusty Nails". As a songwriter Ronnie has earned a
great deal of respect not only among Bluegrass professionals, but
also in Country Music. Both Brooks & Dunn, and Kenny Chesney have
brought Ronnie Bowman originals to #1, and Lee Ann Womack also
included a song by Ronnie on the multiplatinum selling album "I hope
Troy DeCaire, Jason Smith & Powell Win At MIS Saturday Night!
The King of the Wing Series presented by the
Mobile Sports Authority roared back in to Mobile International
Speedway Saturday night after a two year absence and the speed was
worth the wait.
With qualifying speeds over 140MPH the big
crowd gathered at Mobile’s oldest privately owned sporting venue
knew they were in for a night of raw horsepower.
It took Tampa’s Troy DeCaire a few laps to jump
to the lead but had to battle off fellow Floridian Mickey Kampgens
late race charge.
The invasion of Canadians to MIS continued
Saturday night with Ron Larson from Quesnel, British Columbia
Sierra Jackson from Middleton, Idaho was fourth
and Bobby Santos of Franklin, Massachusetts rounded out the top 5
on Saturday night.
It was the first race of the 2016 season for
the winged warriors and the series rolls on to Montgomery Speedway
for a Sunday competition. Friday night’s event at Pensacola’s 5
Flags Speedway was rained out.
In local racing action Jason Smith strolled to
the win in the Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsmen, while Mark Barnhill,
Shanna Ard and Jonathan Langham slugged it out for second.
In the Island Motor II Bombers BJ Leytham broke
out to an early lead and took the checkered flag on the race track
but was disqualified in the technical inspection line. Rusty Powell
Jr. who had a great battle with Robert Loeper took the win and
Jeremy Boddie was third
Racing returns to MIS on Saturday April 16th
with the Motorcycles, Pro Trucks, Island Motors II Bombers and the
Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsmen. Grandstand tickets are $10 with children
12 and under free!
Mobile Sports Authority Brings King of the Wing to MIS Saturday
The King of the Wing National Sprint Car Shootout Presented by the
Mobile Sports Authority will be the main event at Mobile
International Speedway Saturday, April 2nd at 7 p.m. CT. Saturday
nights lineup will also include the Island Motor II Bombers, the
Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsman along with the Winged Warriors.
“The Winged Sprint Cars will be the fastest cars at MIS this season,
reaching speeds over 150 MPH!” said former Indy Car Veteran and King
of the Wing Executive Director Davey Hamilton. “We’ll have cars
coming from Canada, California, Indianapolis, the Northeast,
basically the whole country will be represented on the Gulf Coast
The King of the Wing Sprint Car Shootout is the second event
presented by the Mobile Sports Authority at MIS this season (NASCAR
K & N Mobile 150) leading into an action packed 4 race Southern
Super Late Model Series also presented by the Mobile Sports
Authority running through August.
"Racing has been an important part of the Mobile area's sports
tradition for over 50 years,” offered. Danny Corte, Executive
Director of the Mobile Sports Authority. “Our Board takes a lot of
pride in being part of bringing ARCA to Mobile and earlier this year
the biggest name in racing, NASCAR. We’ve added the Outlaw Winged
Sprint cars and the Southern Super Series over the last few years,
these races have been very successful for Mobile.”
Grandstand prices are 5 and under free, 5-12 $5, Military, Senior
Citizen, Student $15 and General Admission $20. Grandstands open at
For more information about the King of the Wing National Sprint Car
Shootout Presented by the Mobile Sports Authority, as well as the
full race day schedule, please visit www.mobilespeedway.net.
About The Mobile Sports Authority:
The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) is a non-profit sports commission
formed in 2008 by the Mobile County Commission. The main mission is
to create a positive economic and public relations impact for Mobile
County, the City of Mobile, and the region through attracting,
hosting, managing and supporting sporting events. MSA is the main
point of contact for sports and sports-related activities for the
Mobile County area. For more information on MSA, please visit
What Did NASCAR Think of Mobile?
Our fans have given the NASCAR K & N Series 2 thumbs up for the race
and the NBCSN broadcast. We thought we would ask some of the NASCAR
competitors, sponsors and officials what they thought of Mobile and
racing at Mobile International Speedway.
Wright-Director NASCAR K & N East Series
"The first trip to Mobile International Speedway was a memorable one
for Fans, Teams and Officials. The hospitality and the support from
the community was top notch. Certainly want to thank the fans,
sponsors, and everyone at MIS for the opportunity to race at the
Tyler Dippel-Winner Inaugural NASCAR K & N Mobile 150
“Mobile is a very “racey” race track. It reminds me of racing on a
dirt track because it has no walls. It was a lot of fun racing
there. You can use the whole race track to race.”
Sarah Cornett Ching-Driver Dickies Ford
“Mobile is one of my favorite places to race. The racetrack is
awesome and the fans are some of the best we see all year. Everyone
at Mobile went above and beyond to fit everything in for us. I'm so
glad NASCAR added MIS to the schedule this year.”
Rasmussen-ESPN Founder-Team Sponsor
"Thank you Mobile! As advertised, you lavishly displayed gracious
southern hospitality and the food...WOW...spectacular! Our team
enjoyed no less than four different restaurants - all serving the
best seafood anywhere to the unanimous acclaim of everyone."
Dominique VanWieringen-Driver Durobyte Ford
“My experiences in Mobile were very fun and interesting. There's a
lot to offer in Mobile like good food, local stories and different
ways to enjoy the Gulf. I figured out the outside line quick and I
had fun using it. I didn't expect the track to loosen the car during
the race like it did. But I learned and will use that information
for next time. I definitely had a good time in Mobile.”
Kyle Benjamin-Driver FEVR Chevrolet
“Mobile was a homecoming of sorts for me. Even though I'm not from
the area, I did the majority of my late model racing at Five Flags
and Mobile. It's always fun to go back to Mobile in a different
series. I think the area has some of the best race fans in the
country. Mobile is one of my favorite short tracks and always will
Collin Cabre-Driver UTI/NTI Toyota
“I thought the people and city of Mobile were fun! The city had a
lot to offer during the down time, and the fans were great and
really enjoyed the entire weekend! The track allowed us to put on a
good show and the K&N cars seemed to take well to the track. What
did you think about going off the side of a track with no walls?
It definitely was a weird feeling not knowing what was on the other
side of the track but we have a car that only needs minor repairs
versus a new car.”
Greci, 3 time NASCAR K & N Championship Team Manager (HScott
“The hospitality from all the businesses was fantastic. Everyone
was very welcoming to the teams and I think the quality of the race
was great. Mobile International Speedway is a great place for our
series it was a very nice experience racing at Mobile.”
Speedway is back in action this Saturday night as the Winged Outlaw
Sprint Cars return to Mobile for the King of the Wing Spectacular!
On Saturday April 16th the track will host the makeup
from the Friday night of the NASCAR K&N Mobile 150 that includes
Bombers, Sportsman, Pro-Truck and now the Motorcycles!
Mobile 150 Broadcast-Watch Party at Bishops (Baumhowers)
Come out and join us at Bishops
Southern Traditions (Formerly Baumhowers Airport & I-65) on Thursday
night to watch the broadcast of the NASCAR K & N Mobile 150
presented by the Mobile Sports Authority.
Bishops is offering specials for the
$1.00 Miller Lite Draft, ˝ off wine and buy 1 get one free appetizers
and desserts! 3673 Airport Blvd, Mobile.
Broadcast starts at 6:30 and we’ll be
giving away t-shirts, K & N gift certificates, hats and tickets to
April 16th Race at Mobile International Speedway.
NBCSN currently services over 81
million households and can be seen in Mobile on Direct TV 220,
Comcast 53, Dish 159,and AT&T Uverse 640.
NASCAR Mobile 150 Broadcast Thursday!
If you missed the NASCAR K & N Mobile
150 presented by the Mobile Sports Authority live on Sunday at
Mobile International Speedway, NBC Sports will broadcast the race
Thursday night at 6:30 CST.
“Sunday was a Chamber of Commerce day
and the K & N Series put on a great show, can’t wait to see how it
looks on TV,” offered promoter Tommy Praytor. “Having the race on
national TV is a great opportunity to Mobile in the national
NBCSN currently services over 81
million households and can be seen in Mobile on Direct TV 159,
Comcast 220, Dish 159,and AT&T 62.
15 Year Old Tyler Dippel Wins
NASCAR K & N Mobile 150
Mark Inabinett |
Even though he had dominated the race, when the yellow flag flew
less than three laps from the scheduled end of the
NASCAR K&N Pro
Series East Mobile 150 presented by the Mobile Sports Authority,
Tyler Dippel couldn't help but grimace.
The 15-year-old from Wallkill, N.Y., had taken the lead on the 30th
lap of 150-lap race at
International Speedway on Sunday, and he hadn't been out
of the top spot for 117 laps.
"I'm not going to lie, I was really nervous," Dippel said. "But I
was just thinking: Clean shifts, good restart and we got this
That's what happened on the green-white-checkered restart, too, just
as it had through six previous restarts in the second NASCAR K&N Pro
Series East race of the 2016 season, which also was the second in
Dippel's career. He has a background racing on dirt, but looked
right at home on the half-mile of asphalt.
"This is probably the biggest race of my career, biggest win so
far," Dippel said. "It's just so unreal."
Dippel started in the fifth spot in the No. 38 East West Marine/TyCar
Chevrolet of HScott Motorsports. He took the lead from Dominique Van
Wieringen on the 30th lap.
Van Wieringen started beside pole-sitter Spencer Davis in the 25-car
field, grabbed the lead on the first lap and held it until Dippel
took it away.
Van Wieringen led 29 laps. Before Sunday, no female driver had led
more than four laps in a race in 30 years of K&N Pro Series East
With less than 10 laps to go, Dippel had the race in hand with about
a two-second lead. But on the 141st lap, the No. 2 NASCAR
Technical Institute Toyota of Collin Cabre -- running in second
place -- went off of Turn 3 and down the hill. He didn't hit the
wall, because there isn't a wall to hit. But he still had a wrecked
The race was red-flagged while Cabre's Camry was fished out of the
When the race resumed with six laps to go, Dippel pulled away from
Austin Theirault coming out of Turn 2 and seemed on his way again.
But on Lap 147, Van Wieringen and Jairo Avila Jr. got mixed up
between Turns 1 and 2 and spun off the inside of the track.
That dustup led to the green-white-checkered finish. Starting on the
outside of the front row, Davis thought his chance had come.
"We might have had something for the 38 if we had restarted third,"
Davis said. "Didn't have much help on the outside."
Dippel had no trouble keeping the No. 38 in the lead one last time.
"I really didn't know how good we were going to be," Dippel said. "I
knew we had a good racecar. But once the green flag dropped, I was
like, 'Wow, this thing is really good.'"
Dippel beat Davis to the checkered flag by 0.659 seconds.
Davis, a 17-year-old from Dawsonville, Ga., took over the series
Jesse Little, an 18-year-old from Sherrills Ford, N.C., came in
third and endeared himself to the crowd at the Irvington oval by
ending his postgame remarks over the track's PA system with a "Roll,
Theriault finished fourth, Kaz Grala fifth and Kyle Benjamin sixth.
Benjamin, an Easley, S.C., 18-year-old, won at Mobile International
as a 13-year-old in pro late models. He was in the mix behind Dippel
when he had to pit 94 laps in because his window net came down. He
got his lap back on a free pass during one of the cautions and
picked his way through the field to a sixth-place finish.
REMEMBERING THE SNAKE:
The pre-race activities included a remembrance of Ken Stabler, a
friend of Mobile International Speedway and fan of Gulf Coast
racing. The new Pro Football Hall of Famer was Foley High School
standout before going on to star as a quarterback at Alabama and in
the NFL. He was a frequent visitor to local tracks before colon
cancer claimed his life on July 8. ARCA Racing Series driver Thomas
"Moose" Praytor of Mobile presented a door from one of his No. 12
late models to Kim Bush, Stabler's life partner, before the race.
Stabler sponsored Praytor's late model back in the day, and the K&N
drivers in Sunday's race signed the door for the presentation.
Before the race, the drivers tossed 1,000 silver-and-black
mini-footballs printed with "Stabler" and "12" into the grandstands.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron served as the grand
marshal for the race, gave the command to start engines, shook every
driver's hand during introductions and posed for photos with Dippel
in Victory Lane. He also participated in the Stabler remembrance,
telling the crowd: "I hate it every day that he's not here with us.
He was one of my really good friends." McCarron led the spectators
in a "Roll, Tide!" in Stabler's memory. Before going to the NFL,
McCarron starred for St. Paul's in Mobile and the Alabama Crimson
Bill Rasmussen, the founder of ESPN, served as the honorary flagman
for the race, dropping the green flag for the start of the event.
Rasmussen's new venture, FEVR, served as the sponsor for Benjamin's
No. 40 Chevrolet.
Davis easily had the fastest car in qualifying on Sunday afternoon.
He turned a lap in 18.070 seconds, which is 99.61 mph. His time was
0.12 seconds faster than any other driver's qualifying lap.
The trophy for the NASCAR K&N Mobile 150 was a Crosley Radio
jukebox. "This is like the nicest trophy I've ever gotten before,"
Dippel said. "It's really cool. I'm just so overwhelmed by all of
REVISED SUNDAY SCHEDULE FOR NASCAR K & N MOBILE 150
Sunday, March 13th
8:30 AM NASCAR Registration Opens-Big Tent
9:00 AM NASCAR Garage Opens
9:00 AM MIS Ticket Office-Parking Lots, Pit Gates and Will Call Open
9:30 AM NASCAR relocate haulers
10:00 AM MIS Grandstands Open
NOON-12:45 NASCAR Practice
1:00 PM Qualifying
1:50 PM NASCAR Racing Series Driver, Crew Chief and Spotter Meeting
1:50 AM All Cars Gridded On Frontstretch
2:10-3:10 PM Mobile Sports Authority-NASCAR Racing Series On Track Driver Autograph Session
3:15 PM Driver Group Photo Front Stretch
3:20 PM NASCAR Racing Series Pre-Race Ceremonies and Driver Introduction
4:00 PM Start of the Mobile 150 presented by Mobile Sports Authority
Benjamin Fastest in Huge Turn Out for First NASCAR Test
Mobile took one more step towards
making NASCAR’s return to the Port City a reality with 21 cars
testing at Mobile International Speedway on Saturday in preparation
for the Inaugural NASCAR K & N Mobile 150 presented by the Mobile
NASCAR teams were quick to show speed
at Alabama’s fastest half mile and speed makes for happy drivers.
“This place is a blast,” offered Collin Cabre.
“Our cars are so close on speed there
is going to be lot of pushing and shoving,” said Ronnie Basssett Jr.
Sarah Cornett-Ching who will be the
only driver who competes in the Inaugural NASCAR K & N Mobile 150
and in last year’s ARCA Mobile 200; “We have so much fun here, the K
& N cars are really quick and we should have a great race!”
After hundreds of laps of testing,
South Carolina’s Kyle Benjamin stood on top of the speed charts at
an average speed close to 109 MPH. Benjamin is no stranger to Mobile
International Speedway having won his first Late Model race in
Mobile in 2011(Picture left) and has been the runner up twice in the
ARCA Mobile 200.
Benjamin who has already been tagged a
favorite by the national media solidly placed the bullseye on the
back of his FEVR Tech machine by turning the fastest lap in testing.
“I have so much fun here, the track is
so fast with lots of room to race. Our guys at Ranier Racing have
given me a great race car. I’m really looking forward to coming back
Saturday’s test was the beginning of
the fastest week in Alabama that will culminate in the Inaugural
NASCAR K & N Mobile 150 on Saturday March 12th at 2:00PM.
For tickets call 251-343-2929.
Complete list of drivers and best
times during test:
1 40 Kyle Benjamin
2 5 Justin Hayley 18.186
3 41 Spencer Davis 18.207
4 12 Harrison Burton 18.215
5 38 Tyler Dippel 18.229
6 29 Jessie Little
7 13 Hunter Baize 18.272
30 Dominique Van Wieringen 18.305
9 3 Kaz Grala
10 1 Austin Theriault 18.459
11 04 Ronnie Bassett Jr. 18.492
12 6 Ruben Garcia Mateos 18.508
13 39 Travis Miller 18.635
14 46 Brandon Gdovic 18.661
15 02 Sarah Cornett-Ching 18.717
16 09 Chirstian Celaya 18.781
17 49 John Holleman 18.792
18 4 Ali Kern
19 77 Clayton Green 18.872
*Not all cars used transponders during the test
NBC Sports to Broadcast Mobile Race
NBC Sports will broadcast the
Inaugural NASCAR K & N Mobile 150 presented by the Mobile Sports
Network cameras and crews will be in
Mobile to tape NASCAR’s return to the Port City after a 64 year
absence to be broadcast at a later date.
“The deal with NBC Sports really
offers the fans the best of both worlds. Come watch the race live on
Saturday then see all the action with replays later,” said promoter
Tommy Praytor. “National TV is another opportunity for Mobile to be
put in the national spotlight as a destination city.”
NBCSN currently services over 81
million households and can be seen in Mobile on Direct TV 159,
Comcast 220, Dish 159,and AT&T 62.
For tickets and more information call 251-343-2929 or
Record Setting Open Practice Saturday-Free to Fans!
The NASCAR K& N East Series will make
its first trip to Mobile International Speedway Saturday for a day
long open test to prepare for the Inaugural NASCAR K & N Mobile 150
presented by the Mobile Sports Authority.
Competitors will enter at 8:00 AM with
on track activity scheduled to start at 9:00 AM with cars on track
all day until 5:00 PM. Grandstands will be open to the fans at no
charge during this event.
NASCAR is expecting 20-22 cars for the
test which would set a record for the open test day the Speedway has
held the last 4 years.
“NASCAR has a very tight testing
policy and for teams to have a full day to tune on cars and drivers
is a real luxury in this series,” said promoter Tommy Praytor. “We
already have 28 entries for NASCARs first trip to Mobile since 1951.
Saturday will offer a great opportunity for the media and the fans
to get a glimpse of the great show that’s coming on the 12th.”
Saturday is the beginning of the
biggest race week of the year for Mobile International Speedway.
Local cars will practice on Tuesday night with the NASCAR cars on
display at the USS Alabama on Thursday afternoon with an autograph
Friday, March 11th, it will
be time to get down to business with practice and qualifying for the
NASCAR K & N cars with practice and racing for the Bombers,
Sportsman and Pro Truck Series.
Saturday, March 12th, is
race day for the Inaugural NASCAR K & N Mobile 150 presented by the
Mobile Sports Authority. Before the race, fans will be able to come
on the track to meet the guys and girls that will be competing for a
coveted Mobile Juke Box.
For a complete schedule go to
www.mobile150.com or call 251-343-2929 for tickets and
Picture: K & N cars 3 wide at season
opener at New Smyrna Speedway.
Tickets and T-Shirts Are In!
If you have already ordered your
tickets for the Inaugural NASCAR K & N Mobile 150 your tickets are
now in the ticket office. If you have asked for your tickets to be
mailed to you they are headed your way. If you would like to pick
them up come by the ticket office at 4742 Airport Blvd. In addition
to tickets the Limited Edition Inaugural NASCAR K& N Mobile 150
T-shirts have arrived!
To order your t-shirt or if you
haven’t gotten your tickets yet call 251-343-2929.
Ticket Update-Sections A, B & BB Sold Out! More Close!
With just 2 weeks before the Inaugural
NASCAR K & N Mobile 150 the grand stands are filling up and some
sections have already reached a sold out status with others close
behind. Sections A, B and BB are SOLD OUT! There are very few seats
left in Section C (22), Section D (31), Section G (13), Section CC
(29), Section DD (48) and Section GG (14). Inside and Outside
camping are on a waiting list and inside parking is almost sold out.
If you have not reserved your ticket you need to do so NOW!
“Our fans have really responded to
NASCAR coming to Mobile and we are looking forward to a big raucous
crowd greeting the K & N Series on March 12th,” offered
promoter Tommy Praytor. “We still have a lot of tickets that we need
to sell but the reserved tickets are going really fast. Our fans
will prove that Mobile is a destination city.”
Tickets are available by calling
251-343-2929 or going by the ticket office at 4742 Airport Blvd.,
28 Teams and Drivers Already Entered for NASCAR K & N Mobile 150
With more than two weeks before the drop of the green flag of the
Inaugural NASCAR K & N Mobile 150 on March 12th, 28 teams
and drivers have already filed an entry for NASCARs return to
“In the four years we’ve been putting on this spring race we have
never had this many cars registered this far away from race
weekend,” offered race promoter Tommy Praytor. “Our grandstands are
filling up quickly and we expect to announce some sold out areas
before the weekend.”
The Drivers and Owners already entered are a veritable who’s who of
up and coming racers teamed with big time owners like former Music
Executive Max Siegel, Bill France’s grandson Ben Kennedy, NASCAR
Owner Harry Scott, Jr. and driver Justin Marks. Fans on the Gulf
cost will recognize Kyle Benjamin, Harrison Burton, Sarah Cornett-Ching
and Spencer Davis who have turned laps at Mobile and Pensacola.
We’ve put together a short biography for each driver entered so far.
Tickets are on sale for the Inaugural K & N Mobile 150 by calling
251-343-2929. Tonight is the second night of the Mobile 150 Throttle
to Bottle Tour at Judy’s Place on Highway 90-starts at 6:00!
1 Austin Theriault Shigeaki
Racing career began in 2007 at Spud Speedway in Caribou, Maine.
Emerged from local track racing to running in NASCAR’s top
divisions, the Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series.
Theriault has also won in Michigan in the ARCA Series.
Collin Cabre Max
2015 Drive for Diversity Class with Rev Racing, now drives for
former Music Executive Max Siegel. Finished 10th in
points for the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Season. Background is in
Sprint cars USAC, USCS AND AVSS Series.
02 Sarah Cornett-Ching Tony
Blanchard RACE 101
One of two female Canadians in the field, Ching is coming off a
career best season in the ARCA Series. Began her racing career at
the age of 12 and was the 2011 ARCA OK Tire Series Rookie of the
Year. After a full season of ARCA competition Ching is devoting 2016
to a full slate in the NASCAR K & N Series. Ching is one of the few
drivers in the field to have experience at Mobile Internationals
3 Kaz Grala Ben
Kennedy Kiklos Olive Oil
Won Legends Car Pro Division Winter Heat championship. Finished 23rd
in final NASCAR Whelen All-American Series standings with four wins,
14 top 5s and 21 top 10s in 28 starts competing at Motor Mile
Speedway, Southern National Motorsports Park, Myrtle Beach Speedway
and Kingsport Speedway. Grala’s car owner, Ben Kennedy
is the son of Lesa
France Kennedy and
Dr. Bruce Kennedy, grandson of Bill
France, Jr. and
great-grandson of Bill
France, Sr., the founder of NASCAR.
#04 Ronnie Bassett Jr. Ronnie Bassett
Sr. Bassett Gutter
Bassett made his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut at Greenville
Pickens Speedway in September 2013. Bassett became youngest
Bandolero national champion at the age of 10. Won 32 races in 2006
on way to Bandolero State Title. Bassett was the odd man out
finishing 3rd after being declared the winner at the Jet
Tools 150 at New Smyrna in the K&N East Pro-Series.
4 Ali Kern Max
Siegel Max Siegel INC
Career in motorsports began in 2000 with quad motorcross racing.
Racing career began in 2009 in the modified series at Sandusky
Speedway and select races at Lorian County Speedway. In 2010, she
became the youngest female to race in a NASCAR-sanctioned
development series event. That same year, she also made her K&N East
debut and finished 20th at Lee USA Speedway. Despite only
being 22, she has 15 years in racing.
5 JJ Haley Harry Scott
Jr. Braun Auto
Captured his first-ever win in a Late Model when he scored the
victory in the JEG/CRA All-Stars Tour Season Opener. He most
recently started the JJ Haley Foundation, a non-profit that works on
providing race fans in wheelchairs the opportunity to come out and
experience Trans-Am Series races. He became the youngest ARCA Racing
Series pole sitter on June 21, 2014 at the Akona 250 held at Elko
Speedway. Haley finished 6th in points in the 2015 NASCAR
K&N Pro Series East.
6 Ruben Garcia Mateos Max
Siegel Special Smiles
Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Mateos competed in the NASCAR Mexico
Series from 2011-2015. He was the series' runner-up in 2014 and was
crowned the NASCAR Mexico Series champion in 2015. He has also
competed in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and was a member of the
2015-2016 NASCAR Next Class.
7 Codie Rohrbaugh Larry
Berg Grant County Mulch, INC.
Earned the 2013 Rookie of the Year in the Super Cup Stock Racing
Series, registering five top-tens and three top-five finishes in his
first season. Made his NASCAR K&N East series debut in 2015.
#7 Noah Gragson Jerry
Pitts Alert ID Colier’s
The Las Vegas native was the 2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year in the K
& N West Series and was the runner up in the Championship standings.
He won his first K & N West race at Tuscon Speedway. Finished 6th
in the opener at New Smyrna Speedway.
09 Christian Celaya Rodrigo San
Martin Alle Health
Celaya started his racing career in the desert as the 2014 Baja 250
Class 1600 Buggies champion. Finished fourth in the 2014 Baja 1000
Class 1600 Buggies. Finished second in the 2014 Buggy championship.
Competed in ARCA's in 2014 on his way to the NASCAR K & N East
Series in 2015. Crew chief is former MIS Champion and NASCAR Camping
world Truck Series competitor Rick Crawford.
#12 Harrison Burton Justin
Marks Dex Imaging, Konica Minolta
Earned his first pole in the Late Model Series at the age of 11 and
won his first Pro-Late Model race at the age of 12. Then went on to
earn his first Super Late Model race at the age of 14 . Burton is no
stranger to the Gulf coast having raced at Mobile in Pensacola in a
Late Model. Burton is the son of Jeff Burton, a former NASCAR Spring
Cup driver and current NASCAR analyst for NBC.
#13 Hunter Baize Justin
Marks Bicycle Playing Cards
Finished third in the ARCA/CRA Super Series final standings last
season. Earned two wins at Indiana's Illiana Motor Speedway and
Michigan's Flat Rock Speedway. Finished ninth in his ARCA debut at
Michigan's Berlin Speedway and finished sixth on the dirt at
Illinois State Fairgrounds.
#14 Trey Hutchens III Bobby Hutchens Jr.
Fourth-generation competitor as father Bobby, grandfather Bud and
great grandfather Claude all have been involved in racing as a
driver, crew member or car owner. In 2015, won Sunoco Rookie of the
Year honors and was also voted Most Popular Driver in his first year
of competition in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.
#27 Gracin Raz Jeff
Jefferson Montana Tech, Trinity EnergyIn
2014 Gracin caught the eye of NASCAR K&N Pro Series Crew Chief Jeff
Jefferson and was extended the opportunity to race two NASCAR K&N
Pro Series West events for Bill McAnally Racing. In Gracin’s first
K&N West event he out qualified all rookies and averaged a top 6.5
finish between both events.
#29 Jesse Little Mark Rette
Jesse's Dad, Chad Little, drove the #97 John Deere car for Roush
Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series and
is the Managing Director of Technical Inspection and Officiating for
Jesse has had 5 poles, 10 front row starts, and 16 Top 5 finishes.
In 2015 Jesse made his transition into K&N Pro Series with his debut
# 30 Dominique Van Wieringen Mark Rette
One of two female Canadians in the field, Wieringen was the first
female to lead a lap in the CRA/JEGS All-Star Series, also the first
female to win an Outlaw Super Late Model championship in the U.S.
#31 TBA Ted
Marsh Wheelen Engineering
#38 Tyler Dippel Harry Scott
Jr. East West Marine, TV Car
Began his racing career at the age of seven racing slingshot cars.
Became the youngest winner in the northeast area in the DIRTcar
Racing Series Last Season. As a rookie, he held the PASS Super Late
Model National points lead throughout the season. Dippel finished 8th
at the 2016 K&N Pro Series East season opener at New Smyrna.
#40 Kyle Benjamin Michael Hillman
Began driving full size race cars at just 14 years old. Has compiled
19 wins in various Go-Kart and Quarter Midget classes. Earned his
first K&N East win at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. He is a member
of the 2015-2016 NASCAR next class. Benjamin is well known on the
Gulf Coast having won first late model race at Mobile International
Speedway. He has also competed in Mobile in the ARCA Mobile 200.
Benjamin finished 4th in the Pro Series East opener at
New Smyrna and 9th in points for the 2015 K&N Pro Series
#41 Spencer Davis Douglas
Made his K&N debut at New Hampshire Motor Speedway at the age of 14.
Prior to competing in the K&N Series, he won the 2011 World Series
of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway and the 2014 Pro
Late Model race at New Smyrna’s Speedweeks. Davis finished runner up
in the Pro Series East opener at New Smyrna.
#42 Jairo Avila Max
Siegel Rev Racing
Competed in five NASCAR K&N Pro Series West events in 2014 and
earned four top-10 finishes. Earned his best K&N West finish,
seventh, at Stateline on July 12. He raced in two ARCA races in 2015
and competed in the ARCA season opener at Daytona International
Speedway. Avila is a member of the NASCAR drive for diversity
#43 David Calabrese Michael
Calabrese Diamondback Towing
Got his start at the age of 10 racing go-karts and continued to race
them for eight seasons before moving up to Modifieds. 2016 is his
first season of NASCAR K&N Series Competition. He is the first in
his family to have a career in auto racing.
#44 Dillon Bassett Ronnie Bassett
Sr. Bassett Gutter
Dillon Bassett finished sixth in his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
debut at New Smyrna Speedway. Bassett finished 13th in the series
standings last season with one win, two top fives and four top 10s.
Bassett is the younger brother of Ronnie.
#46 TBA Richard Gdovic
#49 John Holleman IV Zeno Marshall,Jr
Midway Mobile Storage
Holleman made his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut at his hometown
track Bowman Gray in May 2014. Was the 2014 Super 6 Limited champion
of his series.
#66 Reid Wilson Barry Wilson
Wilson began his racing career at age 8 competing in the INEX
sanctioned Bandoleros. Wilson’s rookie year in Legends Young Lions
produced 2 Wins - 9 Top 5s - 14 Top 10s before moving on to the
NASCAR K&N East Pro Series.
#77 Clayton Green Steve Green
Green made his K&N East debut at New Smyrna on Feb. 14 and his first
K & N West start last season. On his way to the K & N series Green
was the Texas Bandolero and Legend car state champion.
Mobile 150 Bottle to Throttle Bar Tour Starts Tonight!
NASCAR is coming to Mobile March 12th
and it is time to get the party started with our first ever Bottle
to Throttle Tour! For the next two weeks the Mobile 150 will
celebrate NASCARS return with four locally owned watering holes.
We’ll have Mobile 150 tickets and t-shirt giveaways at every stop on
the tour including Insider Club tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup
Folds of Honor Quick Trip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Wednesday February 24th
5:00pm Hooters Tillman’s Conner for Wing Wednesday
Thursday February 25th
6:00pm Judy’s Place off Hwy 90 for Locals Night
Thursday March 3rd
8:00pm O’Dalys Irish Pub Downtown for GoKickball Kick – Off
Friday March 4th
6:00pm Lucky’s Irish Pub for Beer and Draft Night
Don’t miss out on an opportunity for
free tickets, swag plus have a great time with other race fans and
drivers! We are counting down the days to NASCARs return to Mobile
come out and join the fun!
For tickets and information call
Daytona Winner Hamlin’s Car Coming to Mobile
Daytona 500 Winner Denny Hamlin’s
FedEx car will take part in the NASCAR K & N Mobile 150 festivities
“FedEx hospitality in the infield has
become legendary at Mobile International Speedway and it just got
bigger with the inclusion of the FedEx show car and souvenir
hauler,” said NASCAR Mobile 150 promoter Tommy Praytor.
“Congratulations to Denny and his FedEx team on the biggest win in
Hamlin’s FedEx machine will be on
display at the USS Alabama for Thursday nights kick off and in the
fan zone at Mobile International Speedway prior to the Inaugural
NASCAR K & N Mobile 150. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a NASCAR
Sprint Cup Car up close and personal! FedEx-EVERY DAY IS RACEDAY!
Tickets are on sale at 251-343-2929 or
go by the ticket office at 4742 Airport Blvd, Mobile, Alabama. For
all the latest news go to www.mobile150.com.
provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio
of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual
revenues over $44 billion, the company offers integrated business
applications through operating companies competing collectively and
managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand.
Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted
employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to
remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest
ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers
Toomey Equipment Newest Corporate Partner
Kubota Dealer Toomey Equipment Company has
joined the NASCAR K & N Mobile 150 family as one of its premiere
“Having NASCAR come to Mobile is a terrific
opportunity for us to connect with our customers,” offered Jerry
Toomey, of Toomey Equipment Company. “Our customers are race fans
and the race in Mobile has become a happening that we are happy to
be a part of.”
The market leader in Tractors, Mowers and RTVs,
Kubota is committed to excellence in engineering so it’s customers
can focus on planting, feeding, building and caring for our world.
For over 40 years Toomey Equipment Company has sold and serviced
“We are proud to add Toomey Equipment to our
corporate partner line up. Jerry and his family are well known for
providing great products with terrific customer service,” said K & N
Mobile 150 promoter Tommy Praytor. “Getting NASCAR to come to Mobile
is a huge commitment and having local support from companies like
Toomey Equipment is critical to our success.”
About Toomey Equipment Company-Toomey
Equipment Company was founded in 1973 and started it long term
relationship with Kubota Tractors the next year. Our partnership
with Kubota allows us to offer what we consider the best equipment
money can buy. Toomey Equipment, now operating as a second
generation business, has earned their customer’s trust caring about,
respecting and listening to their needs. In addition to Kubota,
Toomey Equipment sells and services new and used tractors, loaders,
mowers, utility vehicles, recreational vehicles, conventional lawn
tractors, farm equipment and zero turn mowers. Toomey is also
carries Great Plains, Bush Hog, Land Pride, Paladin and more. For
more information go to
About NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-The
NASCAR K&N Pro Series, which includes the East and the West, is the
top step in NASCAR's developmental ladder before drivers progress to
the three national series. Since 2007, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
veterans have made a significant impact at the national level,
including 2011 Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne, 2015 Daytona 500
champion Joey Logano, 2014 NASCAR XFINITY champion Chase Elliott,
along with Ryan Blaney, Austin & Ty Dillon, Kyle Larson, Darrell
Wallace Jr, Daniel Suarez, and others. The Series will make it
Inaugural trip to Mobile International Speedway on Saturday, March
12. For tickets and more information call 251-343-2929.
Schedule of events for the Mobile 150 presented by the
Mobile Sports Authority
March 5th-12th, 2016
Preliminary Schedule. Please check for updates at
Parking-Campers may be parked on property starting on
Tuesday March 8th. Campers can not be occupied
until Thursday March the 10th. All campers should
be out of the Speedway by Sunday March the 13th at 5:00PM
Saturday, March 5th
8:00 AM Gates open for NASCAR Hauler
9:00-5:00 NASCAR Practice with breaks to
***NASCAR Team Haulers may
remain at Speedway (Not inside track). Teams may stay the week,
hotels and attractions will be offering NASCAR Team discounts.
Sunday, March 6th Rusty Wallace Driving Experience $99 + Free Ticket!
Rain Date NASCAR Practice 12-5
Tuesday, March 8th
5:00-9:00 PM Practice Local Cars
Thursday, March 10th
4:00-6:00 PM USS Alabama-NASCAR Haulers, Cars &
Teams on Display Free admission to Battleship for teams.
5:00-6:00 PM NASCAR Driver autograph session
Aircraft Pavilion USS Alabama
6:00 PM NASCAR Hauler Parade to MIS
(Haulers will stage outside only)
6:00-8:00 PM Causeway Seafood Jubilee!
NASCAR teams are offered special discounts at Seafood
on Causeway (Around Battleship)
Home Mortgage of America
Green Flag Party-Holiday Inn Tillmans Corner
Friday, March 11th
move in on Friday 10:30-1:00 and 5:00-7:00 and after Local
8:30 AM NASCAR Racing Series Reg Opens
9:00 AM MIS Main Ticket Office-Will Call
Opens at Track
AM NASCAR Racing Series Garage Opens NASCAR
MIS Pit Gate Opens
Gates Open for Local Teams to unload cars in pit area. Rig
parking outside track by pit gate.
After 1:45 no more car drop
off cars must drive in from pit gate.
1:00 PM MIS Grandstands Open-MUST HAVE
PM NASCAR Racing Series Practice
PM Local Practice
PM NASCAR Racing Series Practice
4:00 PM-5:45 PM Local Practice followed by Local
6:00 PM NASCAR Pole Qualifying (All
POST QUALIFYING IMPOUND PROCEDURE IN EFFECT FOR NASCAR CARS
7:00 PM app Island Motor II Bombers 10 laps,
Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsman 20 laps, Pro Trucks 25 laps.
NASCAR Racing Series
PM, NASCAR Racing Series Garage Closes
Saturday, March 12th
9:00 AM MIS Ticket Office-Parking Lots,
Pit Gates and Will Call Open
9:00 AM NASCAR Racing Series Parking Open
10:00 AM MIS Grandstands Open
NASCAR Garage Opens
AM NASCAR Racing Series Driver, Crew Chief
and Spotter Meeting
11:00 AM NASCAR Inspection
11:45 AM All Cars Gridded On Frontstretch
Mobile Sports Authority-NASCAR Racing Series On
Track Driver Autograph Session
PM NASCAR Racing Series Pre-Race
Ceremonies and Driver Introduction
Start of the Mobile 150 presented by Mobile Sports Authority