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The 22nd edition of the Ice-Bowl at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL will be in full swing the first full weekend of January (3-6) Thursday-Sunday 2013 at The Hornet’s Nest.

This season the Super Late Models will again race for $6,000 to the winner / $500 to start along with all supporting divisions. New for 2013, the race will be officiated by the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) crew. Race Director Chris Tilley and his crew will spear-head the Super Late Model and Sportsman/LLM program from registration to the technical process and running the competition of the mega 2013 lid lifter. 

‘We are thrilled to be handling the Super Late Models and Sportsman for the Ice Bowl. The race has a great tradition, the crew at Talladega is always great to work with and we want to thank Lynn Phillips for having us in for the race,’ stated current SAS Race Director Chris Tilley. 

As the event grows near, plenty more details about the Ice Bowl XXII will be released including supporting divisions and purses, rules, event times, prices and etc.

The Super Late Models will compete with an Open Practice Thursday and Friday and will have their Qualifying & Heat Races on Saturday with Last Chance Races and the 50-lap main event on Sunday. There will be a $100.00 entry fee charged for the event. The Super Late Models will utilize the weights of 2300 lbs. min. for Open Motors with an Eight (8) inch spoiler and all other Motors will be required to weigh 2250 lbs. min. with an Eight (8) inch spoiler as well. Any 11X92 tire will be allowed. There will be a pound per lap burn-off given, Southern All Stars (SAS) Body Rules in affect at all times.

The Sportsman/LLM will compete with an Open Practice Thursday and Friday and will have their Qualifying & Heat Races on Saturday with Last Chance Races and the main event on Sunday paying $2,500 to win / $150 to start. There will be a $50.00 entry fee charged for the event. Basic rules for the division include: 2300 lbs. weight min. 362 cubic max inches, flat top flat tappet, all steel no porting or polishing. Dry sump allowed and will add 50 lbs. 602/604 Crates receive a 50 lb. weight break, gas only. Any 11X92 Tire will be allowed for competition, Southern All Stars (SAS) Body Rules, and Eight (8) inch spoilers max.

The Talladega Short Track is located 4343 Speedway Boulevard in Eastaboga, AL 36260. Further information can be obtained by calling the Speedway at (256) 831-1413 or by logging on towww.talladegashorttrack.com . Also, you may contact Lynn Phillips directly at (256) 454-5414.

Further information on the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series can be obtained by calling General Manager Lynn Acklin at (256) 509-6603 or PR/Race Director Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or you can log on to the official series website at www.sasdirt.com . 

Previous Ice-Bowl Super Late Model Winners:
1991-Ronnie Johnson
1993-Danny Peoples
1994-Dale McDowell
1995-Stan Massey
1996-Jody Summerville
1997-Kenny Merchant
1998-Kenny Merchant
1999-Danny Peoples
2000-Terry English
2001-Mike Head
2002-Jody Summerville
2003-Shane Clanton
2004-Frank Ingram
2005-Shane Clanton
2006-Joel Rice
2007-Billy Mayo
2008-Bobby Mayse
2009-Ray Cook
2010-Randall Walker
2011-Shane Clanton
2012-Ray Cook

(Source: http://www.sasdirt.com/)

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