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Jimmy Thomas Memorial 2013


Jimmy Thomas Memorial 2013

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EAMS Jill George #22

MARCH 16, 2013 –  East Alabama Motor Speedway’s Jimmy Thomas Memorial was the best night of racing I have ever seen.

EAMS ran a smooth operation from start to finish and that’s pretty tricky with as many events as they had scheduled. The stands were full and everyone was trying to shake off the off season. EAMS delivered big time.

EAMS delivered flawless track operation, the action never ceased. Racing action started at 8pm and lasted until 1am. Late models, rookie late models, Hobie stocks, and what every one came to see the SAS Dirt Series Late Models. Couldn’t have been better.  I went through the pits and took some really great pictures. (thank you Beverly at EAMS).

If you love stock car action and really fast cars East Alabama Motor Speedway is just what the doctor ordered. 3/8ths mile track with varied high banks. Track is run better than most with action setting stuck on “Non-Stop”. Great place to go for your first or 1,000th stock car race. Bring your lawn chair and your small cooler. (No glass, please) Stands are wide ledges made of concrete, suitable for a cushion or blanket or a lawn chair. Every seat has a panoramic view of the track and main pit area. I like to bring my binoculars to see the action in the pit close up, you may want to bring yours and your camera. You’ll go home satisfied and happy you came. Come hungry? Yes. The main snack bar has it all. popcorn, hotdogs and the best hot hamburgers and cheeseburgers. Other foods and snacks are available as well as t-shirts and children’s novelties. You are in for a super duper night of entertainment every Saturday night.

Reconfigured EAMS turns one and four

The track has been slightly reconfigured to flatten out going into turn one and coming out of turn four in time for the Jimmy Thomas Memorial 2013. This change was interesting and gave the fans a slightly different show. I’ve been coming here for 30 years and I really had the feeling that I was at a different track. I loved the change and it was an addition challenge for returning drives at the Jimmy Thomas Memorial race.

Jill George, SAS Dirt Series Late Model, racer came all the way from Iowa and showed the way to the checked flag  in a race or go home SAS qualifying race. She was awesome. Her car gave up in the feature $4,000 to WIN race, she was running tenth and moving up when something let go.

Rookie Late Models

A new racing division at EAMS, Rookie Late Models, is perfect for the drives to gain experience and move into the Late Models. Great racing too! See the Rookie Late Model Rules


March 17, 2013

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