HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA – MAY 12, 2018 – Fourteen year old Hueytown, Alabama driver JoLynn “JoJo” Wilkinson captured her first victory in a Late Model stock car Saturday night in a thrilling six lap shootout with fellow young gun Austin Aker of Taft, Tennessee and last season’s Late Model Track Champion Billy Melvin of Trussville, Alabama. The event was the first round of the Six Shot Showdown Championship Series being hosted throughout the season by Huntsville Speedway and Sayre Speedway. JoJo’s first victory generated thunderous cheers from the crowd on hand and emotional moments for both the driver, her crew and supporters, and her crew chief and father, former Late Model, ARCA, and NASCAR AllPro Series competitor John Wilkinson III. Congratulations to JoJo Wilkinson and crew for their tremendous achievement!
Attention Fans, Supporters, and Drivers at Huntsville Speedway:
Due to the ongoing threat of inclement weather this afternoon and evening in our area, management has made the difficult decision to cancel tonight’s racing program.
With tonight being the first race at Huntsville for the Six Shot Showdown, the last thing we want is for drivers to travel a great distance to be with us, only to not be able to race. Heavy rain this afternoon and evening is expected to crossover the Speedway possibly creating a situation where the track may not be in adequate racing condition until late in the evening. We want the Six Shot Showdown to showcase all of the best drivers from Huntsville and Sayre, and we certainly don’t want bad weather to keep drivers away. With that said, the rain out date for tonight’s scheduled Six Shot Showdown event for the Open Wheel Modifieds is Saturday night, July 14. We look forward to welcoming our local and Sayre Open Wheel Modified drivers to Huntsville Speedway on that date.
ATTENTION: Fans, Friends, and Supporters of Huntsville Speedway
Due to The Storm Prediction Center’s forecast of an enhanced risk for severe weather on Saturday, April 14, 2018, Huntsville Speedway management has no choice but to cancel the racing event scheduled for Saturday night. There will be practice available at the track TONIGHT, Friday, April 13th, from 6PM to 9PM. Huntsville Speedway will return to action next Saturday night with the Neil Bonnett Memorial Event presented by Buster’s Bait and Tackle and Buster’s Pawn Shop featuring the Open Wheel Modifieds, Sportsman, Mini Modifieds, Super Stock, Pure Stock, Hot Shots, and Buzz. Pit gates will open at 2PM, Practice at 3PM, Qualifying at 6PM, and Racing at 7PM.
Please stay safe and weather aware throughout the day tomorrow and make sure you have multiple ways to receive weather alerts!
We look forward to seeing you next Saturday night at The Legendary Huntsville Speedway!
Attention to the Huntsville Speedway Fans and Family! Due to the ongoing inclement weather and forecasted freezing temperatures and high winds, the Management of Huntsville Speedway has elected to reschedule the Neil Bonnett Memorial Event presented by Busters Pawn Shop to Saturday night, April 21st. The Speedway also suffered light damage during the high winds earlier this week for which inclement weather has prevented repair. We are excited to host such a prestigious event to honor the legacy of Neil Bonnett and want to provide an optimal experience for the Bonnett family, our fans, competitors, and sponsors. We look forward to a glorious night to honor Neil on April 21st.
Huntsville Speedway will return to action next Saturday night, April 14th with Late Models, STAR Supertrucks, Super Stocks, Mini Modifieds, Hot Shots, and Buzz. Pit gates will open at 2PM, grandstands at 5, with qualifying at 6PM and racing at 7PM.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Legendary Huntsville Speedway!