Tour Type Modifieds Headline The Southern Turkey Derby At Franklin County Speedway

by November 10, 2016

One final race is set to settle the 2016 season at Franklin County Speedway on Thanksgiving weekend in the Southern Turkey Derby. The race will play out over the course of two days of racing action on Saturday November 26th and Sunday November 27th.

Modifieds will be headlining the weekends activities on Sunday afternoon with a 75-lap feature race for Southern Tour Type Modifieds.

“We’re excited about having the Modifieds here for Thanksgiving weekend,” said track promoter Langley Austin. “And when we say Modifieds, yes these will be the real deal Southern style Tour Type Modifieds like on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. The fans in this region really love these cars and we’re excited to finish up our season with them.”

In addition to the 75-lap Modified show, a 125-lap $2,000 to Win Late Model Stock Car show will also be showcased on Sunday afternoon. Top Late Model Stock Car drivers from around the region are expected to compete as well as invaders from around the region.

Another big race for Sunday afternoon is the season finale for the 602 Super Limited Series. This tour has average around 20 cars at all their races this season and expect a similar car count for the season finale on Thanksgiving weekend.

$500 to win, 50-lap races will also be on tap for all other divisions on Sunday afternoon including Mini Stocks, Street Stocks, U-Cars and Mini Cups. $500 to Win, 50-lap Super U-Car feature is slated for Saturday along with the East Coast Flatheads season finale as well as front row qualifying for all other divisions and non-winners features in Mini Stocks, Street Stocks, U-Cars and Mini Cups. Winners of the non-winners features on Saturday will earn a guaranteed top five starting spot for Sunday’s big money race.

A detailed schedule of the weekends activities is expected to be released in the coming days.

“This is going to be a big way to finish the 2016 season for us,” said Austin. “This has been a great season returning to Franklin County Speedway and getting the track back headed in the right direction. We had the best average car counts the track has seen in almost a decade this season and we’re excited that this race will bring even more cars and fans to the track.”

Don’t miss your opportunity to see one last big race, which might well be the biggest race of the season on Thanksgiving weekend Saturday and Sunday November 26-27th at Franklin County Speedway.

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Photo Credit: Brad Newman/Franklin County Speedway