June 25th: AMS Modifieds $1,500 to win + Late Models $2,000 to win
August 11th: 30th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial – $30,000 to win Lucas Oil Series Late Models
August 12th-13th: 34th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil – $50,000 to win, $3,000 to Start, Lucas Oil Series Late Models + Modifieds $2,000 to win
October 22nd: Fall 50 – $5,000 to win Late Models + $5,000 to win AMS Modified Series Season Championship
Florence Speedway 2016 Sponsors
We at Florence Speedway would like to thank our 2016 Season Sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please check out the information at the bottom of this email. Our Sponsors include: Arizona Sport Shirts, Automasters, Bazell Race Fuels, Best Way Disposal, Bimbo Bakeries, Bluegrass Diesel, Complete Auto Care, Dirtondirt.com, Dirty Girl Racewear, Gordon Food Service, Gunmeisters, Hilton Cincinnati Airport, Hoosier Racing Tires, J-Mar Concrete, Kentucky Office of Highway Safety reminding you to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, King’s Homes of Carrollton, L&M Performance, Lykins Energy Solutions, Lucas Oil, New Riff Distilling, Northern Kentucky Urban Forestry Council and kyroots.org, Phoenix Comfort Systems, Quaker Steak and Lube, River Metals Recycling, Slicker Graphics, Smokin’ This and that BBQ, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Sunoco Race Fuels, Taft’s Ale House, Triple Crown Chiropractic, Valvoline, Webb Excavating, Wilhoite’s Roofing
Please support the Sponsors that support Florence Speedway and make sure to tell them where you saw their ad!
AMS Mods return this Saturday
This Saturday, July 25th sees the return on the American Modified Series to Florence Speedway. The AMS is a traveling series that brings the best in modified racing together at tracks across the area. The AMS mods will be racing for a $1,500 to win top prize. Our other featured at the event will be our late model division competing in a $2,000 to win event. Also racing will be our Phoenix Comfort Systems Pure Stocks and Hornet divisions competing in full racing programs.
For more info, such as prices or times, check out the sidebar to the right or the schedule page at florencespeedway.com
Rule changes go into effect this Saturday.
Rule changes announced earlier this season to the suspension rules for the Crate division, and changes to the suspension and tire rule for the Late Model division are now in effects of Saturday June 18th. The suspension changes are to match the changes that have been occurring on the national late model scene. The tire rule change for the Late Models is to remove the 1300 and 01 tire from the list of legal tires.Also, Modifieds, do not forget that the new UMP tire rules go in effect July 1st.To see the complete list of changes, go to florencespeedway.com and check out the rules pages on the driver’s section of the site.
Tickets on sale for the Sunoco North/South 100 and Ralph Latham Memorial
Tickets and reserved seats are now on sale for this year’s 34th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil. With last years’s popular new format staying in place for this year’s event, we expect attendance to be near or above capacity. Because of this, the only way to guarantee yourself a seat is to purchase a reserved seat in advance. All seats in sections A-J on the frontstretch are reserved. On the backstretch, in sections P-Z, seats in rows 1-10 are open seating and all seats in rows 11 and up are reserved. There is also an advance purchase discount price for two day passes purchased before July 31st. Also, tickets and reserved seats for the 30th Anniversary Ralph Latham Memorial paying $30,000 to win are on sale as well. The top 10 rows on the frontstretch(Sections A-J) are reserved this year. To order tickets and seats, call the track office at (859)493-0034.
NEW FOR THIS YEAR: For the first time, we are now offerring tickets and reserved seats for the North/South 100 and ralph Latham Memorial ONLINE! You can now select your seats and tickets from your computer and have them mailed to you or held at will call. To purchase your tickets now, go to: http://florence.getmytix.net/tickets
For more information on the events, such as prices, times, and our seating chart, go to florencespeedway.com and click on the appropriate link.
Increased purse for 2016 Sunoco North/South 100
Florence Speedway is excited to announce that the 2016 Sunoco North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil will be receiving a purse increase that will make it one of the highest paying races in the sport. After increasing the purse to pay $50,000 to win in 2003, the race has seen tremendous growth over the last decade. In 2014, with a change to the popular passing points format, the race received an increase of over $12,000 in the form of a non-qualifiers race for those not fortunate enough to make the 100 lap feature. And after seeing growth in attandance in 2015 due to the new format and the exciting racing it produces, we are increasing the purse again. On August 11-13, 2016, the North/South 100 will again, pay $50,000 to win, but the race will now pay $3,000 to start! This is the highest paying start money of any race in the sport, and is sure to draw the attention of all of the top drivers. Tickets for the event will go on sale to the public in January.We are also pleased to announce that the Hilton Cincinnati Airport will, once again, be the host hotel for the event. In 2015, rooms for the event sold out, so you wil want to book your room as soon as possible to be sure you don’t miss out. The hotel has a special $85 a night rate set up for the event.
We at Florence Speedway are excited to announce that the Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race challenge is returning for the 2016 season. We and Sunoco Race Fuels have teamed up for a program to reward drivers who race here weekly. The Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race Challenge will reward drivers who run well in their heat races and run Sunoco Race Fuel products. The twist to this program is that where, in most cases, drivers in different divisions can not compete against each other, in the Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race Challenge, the eligible drivers will be competing head to head! That’s right, the Late Models, Modifieds, Crates and Phoenix Comfort Systems Pure Stocks are all competing for the same prize. At the end of the season, the top point earner will gain a $500 prize from Sunoco, and everyone in the top 10 will receive cash awards. For more details check out the program info page on our website.At the track, we currently offer Sunoco HCR+ 114 Octane, Supreme 112 Octane, 260 GT Plus 104 Octane Unleaded Crate Fuel, and Methanol for sale by the gallon. We also have access to drums of each of the above and all of Sunoco’s fuels. If anyone is interested in purchasing a drum, just ask at our fuel sales area. Purchase of any of the above qualifies you for the Sunoco Heat Race challenge bonuses.The Sunoco Heat Race challenge begins on April 2nd.
Transponders now mandatory
In 2015, Florence Speedway installed a transponder scoring system at the track. Transponders are devices attached to the cars that allow for electronic scoring of the races. This allows for quicker turnarounds in cautions and more accurate scoring of the races. Transponders are already in use at many tracks and by many series across the country and are becoming the standard method of scoring in auto racing. We have transponders available for rent or for sale at the track at our new registration building. Transponders are now mandatory in all divisions.
Host Hotel for 2016 Season Announced!
We are excited to announce that Florence Speedway has upgraded to the Hilton! The Hilton Cincinnati Airport is now the Official Host Hotel of Florence Speedway and the 34th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil. The hotel will be offering a reduced rate for Florence Speedway customers for the entire 2016 season. The Hilton Cincinnati Airport, is conveniently located 15 minutes away from the track at the Turfway Exit(182) off of I-75/71 and is situated close to multiple restaurants, shopping, and a short drive from the casinos and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport. Rooms for the North/South weekend are expected to sell out in 2016, so it is recommended that you book soon.
To book rooms, call the hotel at (859) 371-4400 and ask for the Florence Speedway rate or click HERE to book online. For the Special North/South 100 block click HERE
2016 Sponsorship Opportunities Available
We are currently looking for companies who are interested in advertising with us for the 2016 season. We can do packages that incorporate signage, billboards, website advertising, mailer advertising, company outings at the track, company titled race nights, division sponsorships, T-shirt and other giveaways, or we can customize sponsorship ideas to fit your needs. We can work with sponsors with most any budget from companies who only want to spend a few hundred dollars up to corporations with advertising budgets in the thousands.