Crossover Ministry Night expected to bring large crowd to SAS

Published 8:37 pm Thursday, June 5, 2014

The gates at South Alabama Speedway will be open Saturday night, but no one will be in the ticket booth.

Race fans will have the opportunity to see some of the biggest stars in the Pro Late Model world, as well as six local classes, for a small donation to Crossover Ministry.

“The guys at Crossover Ministry in Opp do a great job, and they will be in the parking lot taking up the donations,” said Maleah Hill, Operations Manager at SAS. “They are looking to collect canned food, toiletry items and monetary donations. They will have a truck in the parking lot to collect items, so fans won’t have to bring the items to the track with them.”

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The 3/8-mile track, located on Alabama Highway 52 between Opp and Kinston, recently played host to Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco season opener, the Rattler 250.

Hill said Crossover Night is one of the biggest events on the track calendar, and in order to prepare for the expected crowd the track has built two new concession stands.

The sightlines from the grandstands will also be enhanced so that every fan in attendance has a good view of the action.

“All of the teams that have enclosed haulers will have to move out of the infield before the racing begins,” Hill said. “We want everyone to be able to see as clear as they can. We are hoping for a large crowd.”

Grandstand gates open at 3 p.m. and the racing action is set to begin at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact South Alabama Speedway at (334)-432-0211.