2005 USA Sprints Southern Thunder Tour Expands 5-16-05 Fort Myers -- USA Sprints Promoter RC Roper announced today that they have added 3 races to the 2005 Southern Thunder Tour Schedule.Roper comments: "We would like to thank Citrus County ...
2005 USA Sprints Southern Thunder Tour Expands
5-16-05 Fort Myers -- USA Sprints Promoter RC Roper announced today that they have added 3 races to the 2005 Southern Thunder Tour Schedule.Roper comments: "We would like to thank Citrus County Speedway Promoter Don Cretty and Hialeah Speedway Promoter Andrew Ogden for giving the USA Sprints these additional races and we and appreciate the hospitality given to our Racing Family." Roper adds: "We have had some really great racing at both of these Tracks and the guys are looking forward to returning".
The dates set aside for the remainder of the Citrus County Races are July 16th and August 13th. The Hialeah Speedway dates are May 28th, June 4th and tentatively July 30th which is slated as the "Hialeah 35 Special" big money show. Details of the Hialeah Race are still being worked out but expectations are high that a very big nite is in store. Hialeah is in its last year of existance and Drew (Mr Ogden) has worked very hard to keep the Track open this long.
The Track is in its 54th year of operation has seen many famous racers who have compteted there including Bobby Allen (Scruffy) and Steve Smith whom were considered to be "The Original Outlaws". Both were from the Miami area and both have raced at Hialeah. Hialeah has great History and even many Nascar greats have raced there including The Alabama Gang of Red Farmer, Bobby, Donnie and Davey Allison along with other greats like Bobby Dotter, Gary Balough, Rod Perry. Florida legends like Dickie Anderson, Daryl Shelnut, Mike Franklin, Bobby Coyle and Mario Gosslin got thier starts at Hialeah.
Sand Mountain Speedway which was to open on May 22nd has postponed the event as they are still not quite ready to go.The USA Sprints are hopeful that SMS will be ready soon as all the details are now being sorted out. We will do our best to keep everyone posted as we get this information. The Track is having a special practice for Sprintcars on Sunday May 22nd.
The next USA Sprints race will be Saturday night May 28th @ Hialeah Speedway.