A stout field of Super Late Model drivers have converged upon 4-17 Southern Speedway for the Bill Bigley Memorial 128. Here are 10 Things to Know about Saturday's $20,000-to-win showcase in the Sunshine State.
1 - The Super Late Model Bill Bigley Memorial will be 128 laps.
2 - It will be a tall task for this year’s race to top last year’s Bill Bigley Memorial 128. Anthony Sergi brushed the wall coming off turn two and still held off Jesse Dutilly for the win. The two went door-to-door for the photo finish with Sergi inching out the top spot. What will 2021 bring?
3 - 4-17 Southern Speedway will be the backdrop for this event. The track opened in 1990 and the three-eights of a mile track has been a staple on the Florida scene ever since. Some of the old regional touring series events had stops here in the 90s from the Florida Pro Series to the ASA Late Model divisions before 2010. Now the track hosts the Wheelman Series and has strong independent Super Late Model events like the Bigley Memorial.
4 - A total of 40 cars took time in practice Friday. The race is attracting the touring stars like Ty Majeski, Rich Bickle and Mike Garvey, However the local flavor of drivers like Jesse Dutilly, Anthony Sergi and Wayne Anderson to name a few will be a good mix for the big show.
5 - The winner of the Bill Bigley Memorial 128 will pocket $20,000. Just starting the race will be worth $1,000.
6 - This will be the sixth running of the Bill Bigley Sr. Memorial 128. Jesse Dutilly and Anthony Sergi have each won the race twice while Steve Dorer was the other winner in 2017.
7 - Anthony Sergi will be a driver to keep an eye on, as he has won this race twice and finished third and fourth in other events for a total of four top-five finishes. Watch for the 20 car to be strong.
8 - Dylan Bigley is the top point man this season at 4-17 Southern Speedway (FL). Bigley, the grandson of Bill Bigley Sr., won three times in eight starts this season. Dylan has also won in an Outlaw Modified and a Pro Truck at 4-17 Speedway this season. Dylan has three top five runs in this race and a win this year would be extra special for the whole family.
9 - Jesse Dutilly also has a pair of wins in this race and a pair of second-place runs. The only other year the race ran he was not in it. Dutilly has to be considered one of the favorites.
10 - Racing America will be the place to watch the race live if you can’t get to South Florida for this show. You can see the action live on Speed51.TV