Bama Bash Gets NDRL Sanction

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PHENIX CITY, Ala. — The 17th annual Bama Bash will see plenty of changes this year.

The popular early season classic will move from its former home — Green Valley Speedway — to East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City. The move was necessary after Green Valley owner/promoter Dennis Harker announced that he was closing the facility and selling off the property.

“We gave Green Valley all we had for over 6 years,” Harker said. “It just took a toll on us all. I was pained over the decision but I had to do what was best for me and my family.”

This year’s event will be held Feb. 27-March 1 with seven classes headlined by the dirt late models. The race will be sanctioned by the National Dirt Racing League for the first time.

“When Kelley (Carlton, NDRL series director) approached me about sanctioning the event I was intrigued by the idea. Kelley and Rick (Eshelman, NDRL announcer) have been a part of the Bash for a few years and it seemed like a really good fit,” Harker said. “So we worked with Kelley and John Kennedy to make it work. This should be a big year for the Bama Bash and I am proud to be able be a part of bringing it to all the race fans and teams.”