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May 22, 2022
The SRL National Tour is taking Super Late Models back to Mobile International Speedway.
Following its debut event in February at Citrus County Speedway in Inverness, Florida, the coast-to-coast sanctioning body spearheaded by Brian Olsen, Larry Collins and Ricky Brooks have added the high-banked half-mile located in Irvington, Alabama.
The SRL National event at Mobile is scheduled for Labor Day weekend, September 2-3, and will be the first Super Late Model race held at the historic short track since 2018. After several years of reduced activity, second year promoter Gina Schild-Knowles has expanded the schedule at Mobile and spearheaded infrastructure improvements.
Brooks is a former Modified champion at Mobile International and has also made Super Late Model and Pro Late Model starts in Irvington. He is the son of Gulf Coast racing legend Rex Brooks. As such, bringing Super Late Models back to Mobile was a priority of Brooks upon launching the SRL National tour over the winter.
"I have a long history at Mobile from racing to the tech shed and back again," Brooks said. "It’s a big deal to put on a race at that track and we’re working hard to ensure that it’s a great event with a strong field of cars."
Ty Majeski won the inaugural SRL National event at Citrus County over Bubba Pollard against a field that also included regional tour and local track champions Jake Garcia, Derek Griffith, Dan Frederickson, Michael House and Jared Irvan.
SRL National has two other races already scheduled at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan in the $10,000-to-win Money in the Bank on Wednesday, June 8 and the $30,000-to-win Battle at Berlin on Wednesday, August 10.
"The Money in the Bank is looking to be huge," Brooks said. "We’re sitting at 33 cars now, still waiting on some stragglers with the entry forms, but that gives us about 10 cars over the event last year. We’re working hard on that one too."
Brooks said he hopes to add one more race to the inaugural SRL National schedule to reach five events before expanding in 2023.
Since 2008, the SRL has sanctioned events in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. The SRL has built series and sanctioned events for Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Spec Late Models and Legends Cars. The SRL has also promoted its own events such as the Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway and All Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway.
Olsen is excited to take the SRL standard and approach to the Alabama Gulf Coast this summer.
"We’re excited about the opportunity to add a fourth race to the 2022 SRL National schedule at Mobile," Olsen said. "As we look towards the 2023 schedule, it allows us to establish the series with a top-notch facility with a great fan base.
"This race will also give us momentum heading into the off-season as we prepare for the first SRL National event at Irwindale Speedway on January 28, 2023. We’re looking forward to packing the house and putting on a great show for all the race fans in the Southeast."