LOXLEY, Alabama — One of NASCAR's 50 Greatest racers of all-time, Red Farmer will race his Bass Pro-Shops late model at Deep South Speedway on Saturday night, September 13th. Farmer, one of the founding members of the ?Alabama Gang? was a three-time consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion from 1969-1971 and began his racing journey in 1947. Over his historical racing career, Red Farmer has won more than 900 feature races, including this year's season-opening event at his home track at Talladega Short Track. Farmer's age is reported to be 78, but he is still a competitive force anytime he climbs into a racecar, as shown by his recent 8th place finish in action against two-dozen NASCAR Sprint Cup all-stars during The Prelude to the Dream at the Tony Stewart owned Eldora Speedway in Ohio, which was televised worldwide on HBO.
Known for his high levels of success in the top racing divisions for 60 years, Farmer is a huge fan favorite among motorsports enthusiasts of all ages and has created an extensive fan following throughout the Gulf Coast region over the years with wins coming at tracks in the Mobile, Pensacola and Gulf Coast region for decades. Time spent visiting with race fans and children has become a trademark of Farmer even with his extremely busy racing schedule. Farmer will swing into action during the GM Performance Late Model events at Deep South Speedway aboard his Bass Pro Shops sponsored CJ Rayburn prepared racecar for the Saturday night September 13th events. Gates will open at 4:00 pm for a full lineup of racing with Adult Grandstand tickets just $12.00, Kids 6-12 $5.00 and Children 5 years of age and under admitted FREE into the Grandstand area when accompanied by an adult.
Fans will have the opportunity to meet Red Farmer on Saturday afternoon, September 13th prior to the racing action at Deep South Speedway as Farmer unveils his brand new '60th Anniversary in Racing' commemorative T-Shirts. In addition to being inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1990, Farmer was voted into the first class of inductees into the Talladega-Texaco Walk of Fame. Red Farmer was the 1956 NASCAR Modified Division Champion and is also a member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame as well as the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame. Farmer was voted NASCAR?s Most Popular Driver four times and is well known throughout the racing world for his famed number F-97 racecars. The September 13th event is also a special Double Points night for all divisions of the track. Additional details and scheduling information is available online at www.deepsouthspeedway.com
Deep South Speedway offers one of the most exciting slates of racing in the Southeast, showcasing the best racing action in the Gulf Coast this season! Deep South Speedway is located on Alabama Hwy 59, just four miles North of Interstate 10 (Exit 44) and north of Loxley; or just 15 miles South of I-65 (Exit 37). The track is situated halfway between Pensacola , Florida and Mobile , Alabama and just twenty-five miles north of the resort areas of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach , Alabama. The modern facility has fast become the location of choice for race fans, family fun and motorsports competitors each Saturday night and offers a wide selection of amenities for fans and competitors alike, including a VIP Hospitality and Entertainment events and a state-of-the-art tower complex along great selection of food and beverage items. Grass terraced grandstand seating and even air-conditioned restrooms for the Grandstand spectators await visitors to Deep South Speedway. For additional information contact the track office at (251) 964-6953 or check out all the details on line at the official web site www.deepsouthspeedway.com
As part of the continuing racing and entertainment at Deep South Speedway, several additions to the 2008 schedule have been announced, including a special October 4th date when Deep South Speedway will host world famous motorcycle stunt artist Bubba Blackwell, The American DareDevil, in a featured attempt to jump a world record-breaking fifty-two cars in a death defying leap on his XR-750 Harley-Davidson bike. On Saturday night September 20th, Super Late Models return once again as the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series roll into Deep South Speedway in a sanctioned event. Check out the Deep South Speedway web site for complete event details and additional special event announcements as the racing and entertainment schedule continued into December.