HUNTSVILLE, AL—The 2011 season of the Southern Superstars Series will make it return to Huntsville Speedway this Sunday night July 3rd with the Independence 100 for the Super Late Models, along with a full racing program for the Modifeds, Super Trucks that will both compete in 50 lap events, along with the Sportsman Superstock, Mini Stock, Hot Shots and Mod Lites that is over 300 laps of racing action Sunday night and what is shaping up to be one of the biggest nights of the year at Huntsville Speedway as with the huge crowd that was in attendance for the last Superstars event, this time it should be a great crowd with it being on a holiday weekend and most people off work on Monday.
Mark Day of Clarksville, TN., is the current series point leader as he is trying to defend his crown and make it two series wins in a row, but it is not but it is not going to be easy as Tyrone, GA., driver Lee Hansard is in the second spot with Oak Grove, AL., driver Chase Spradlin third, Chase Oliver of Crossville AL., fourth and Kenny Andrews of Crossville, TN., fifth all of these drives will be in action Sunday night.
Area drivers that have also indicated their plans on attending this weekend include Hunter Spivey of Decatur, AL., who started on the pole the last Superstars event and lead the first 25 laps, T W Fischer Whitehouse, TN., last Southern Superstar race winner at Huntsville Brad Lemley of Grant, AL., Phil Renfroe of Huntsville, AL., John Henagar Jr of Scottsboro, AL., Justin Ashburn of Nashville, TN., Marc Burleson of Owens Cross Roads, AL., John Thomas of Harvest, AL., Chris Whorton of Boaz, AL., and Brian Bentley of Athens, AL., all these drivers plus a few more are expected this weekend.
Action will get under way on Sunday with pit gates opening at noon, Superstar practice from 1 pm-3pm, local classes pit gates open at 3:30 with practice at 4:30, qualifying at 6:30and race time set for 7:30 pm. A special Saturday night practice session is also planned from 6 pm-9 pm.