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10 Things to Know: High Kick 99

Background before one lucky racer kisses a donkey for winning at 4-17 Southern Speedway.


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The Wheel Man Racing Series closes out its season in unique fashion this weekend, with the High Kick 99 at 4-17 Southern Speedway. A series champion will be crowned for 2021, and the winner of the High Kick 99 gets a kiss in victory lane with a donkey.

Before this event takes place, which you'll be able to watch live on Racing America powered by Speed51.TV, here are 10 Things to Know.

1 - The eighth and final Wheel Man Series race of the 2021 season will take place this Saturday at 4-17 Southern Speedway (FL).

2 - The High Kick 99 race will feature three segments of 33 laps. The lead lap cars will be inverted after segment 1 and segment 2. There will be 10 minute breaks on the track after each segment and there will be no tire changes.


3 - This will be the 11th Wheelman series race at 4-17 Southern Speedway. Devin McLeod, who won the most recent event, is the only driver to win more than once in a Wheelman Series race at 4-17.

4 - There will be lap money on the line with $10 going to the leader, $6 to second and $4 for the third-place car on each lap. That money will add up fast as the laps click off.

5 - The overall winner will come from the best average finish from the three segments and they will win $2,500. That could be for $3,000 with lap money.

6 - Jason Vail is the series points leader after seven races. He has posted five top-five finishes. Despite no wins in 2021, Vail has managed four podium finishes including a second at 4-17 Southern Speedway in May. Vail holds a 30 point advantage over Brandon Morris.

7 - Tyler Scofield, Jake Perkins and Devin McLeod are each tied with two victories this season. Brandon Morris has the other win in the series this year.

8 - This will be the 57th race in the series history. Jesse Henley is the only two-time series champion. He also has the most wins with eight.

9 - Devin McLoed comes into this race having won the last two races. One of those events was at 4-17 Southern Speedway in September. McLeod is looking to become the first driver to win three races in a row since Sean Bass did it in 2016.

10 - Racing America powered by Speed51.TV will be on hand to cover all the action from all divisions of racing at 417 Southern Speedway (FL) this weekend.

-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Racing America Correspondent