Nov 23, 2013: Albany Motor Speedway held its 2013 Points and Awards Banquet at the Albany Exchange Club Fairgrounds Dining Hall. The room was decorated with a great checkered flag theme that set the tone for a great celebration of the 2013 AMS season. Everyone knew the 2013 season was over, we had taken the checkered flag; we won the race and are ready for the next one the 2014 season.
Following a delicious meal the awards ceremony began with the top five finishers in all divisions receiving a beautiful trophy along with a check for their racing accomplishments at AMS in 2013. There will be a complete winners list at the conclusion of this article. Wonderful door prizes were given out by drawing from the ticket stubs between division awards. The door prizes included five envelopes with $100 in cash inside, tools, several products from Schaeffer’s oil a pedicure and racing parts from Big Jim Racing Supply.
Special awards were given for several categories highlighted by the Big Heart of the Year Award won by Tony Lasseter for all the John Deere bicycles we gave away to children twelve and under sponsored by Lasseter Equipment. The Albany Motor Speedway Pannell Cup was awarded to the J5 team of Ben Summerlin car owner with Jeffery Summerlin the driver. The Pannell Cup is a new annual team award and the highest award AMS bestows.
AMS is so very thankful to all who made such a wonderful year with great memories to be cherished for years to come. Looking forward we are eager and excited to begin the 2014 season with our racing family at Albany Motor Speedway.
BIGGEST HEART AWARD (TONY LASSETER)
THE PANNELL AWARD (BEN SUMMERLIN)
KELLY WALKER, JEFFREY SUMMERLIN, MILTON POSEY, TYLER SUMMERLIN, AND CHRIS BERRY
Montana Dudley had his car dialed in last night and handily won the Friday night feature at the 2nd Annual Arlene Pittman Memorial. Ricky Culpepper came in 2nd and Keith Edge finished 3rd in a 24 car field.
Ray Cook came home $10000 heavier after last Saturday's Nesmith Championship race at Bubba Raceway Park. Starting tenth in the feature, Cook stayed patient and waited for his turn to lead the field. Ray Cook passed William Thomas a little after halfway and dominated the field until the end of the race. Driving the 114 car owned by Howard Stall instead of his usual 53 which is being worked on still from damage he got in East Alabama, Cook seemed to have the right set up and tire choice that combined to make him the victor at Bubba Raceway Park.