34th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial

Filed in by on August 12, 2020

TICKETS go on sale February 1st. To purchase tickets and/or reserved seats, go HERE

34th Annual

Wednesday August 12th. $12,000 to win!


JULY 28TH UPDATE: We’ve been receiving many questions about the North/South 100 and our plans for the event this year. The race is still on schedule, with the Ralph Latham Memorial on Wednesday August 12th, the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South Shootout presented by Lucas Oil on Thursday August 13th, and the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil on Friday and Saturday August 14th-15th. While the race is still proceeding, there will be changes that we will have to make to comply with rules put out by the state. The biggest one is that we are expecting to be under a capacity restriction on our grandstand areas. We will also have to comply with other rules in place concerning social distancing, sanitation, employee safety, and other areas. Because of this, we will have to limit how many grandstand tickets we can sell for the event. Fortunately, the guidelines the state is approving for other events and venues allows us to use the areas of our pit area, infield, and other open areas for additional capacity. This will allow us to sell additional pit/infield passes to those who cannot get grandstand passes.

Effective immediately, the following changes are being made:

• Online and phone sales will now be only for General Admission and Pit Passes. Also, to make sure those who want to attend the entire event have a chance to get tickets, we will only be selling 2 day, 3 day, and 4 day passes in advance. Saturday Only tickets will only be sold on Saturday August 15th, and only if we have not already sold our limit of tickets. Wednesday and Thursday’s events are separately ticketed and will be available for purchase.
• If you’ve already purchased tickets, and either have them or they are being held at Will Call, you do not need to do anything. Your tickets are good for the event.
• Due to spacing restrictions, we will not be selling any additional reserved seats. We are looking at the chart of seats already sold to determine what needs to be done to maintain spacing restrictions. We will contact seat holders individually if their seats are affected. Due to the volume of calls we expect the next two weeks, please do not call about the status of your seats unless you have been contacted.
• Pit passes will be available in advance and at the gate all days of the event. We have sufficient space in our pit and infield areas that we do not anticipate running out of pit passes. Pit passes are available to anyone. At this point, we do not know if we will be able to allow Pit Pass holders into the grandstand areas. That will depend on spacing guidelines at the time of the event, amount of general admission tickets sold, and may vary by day of the event. However, with the additional grandstands we are bringing in, we believe we will be able to allow those with Pit Passes in the grandstands. Additionally, due to the amount of people expected, there will be no Side by Sides, ATV’s, Golf Carts, or other motorized vehicles allowed in the infield other than a single ATV per team allowed in the hot pit while their car is on the track.
• For those holding rainchecks from the July 11th cancellation who are planning on using them at the North/South, it is recommended that you get your North/South tickets in advance. While you are probably safe using them for Wednesday or Thursday as we do not anticipate selling out those days, We feel that Saturday is likely to sell out. If we sell out of grandstand tickets, we will not be able to add additional tickets for those rain checks. At that point, your options would be to use them towards a pit pass, or get a refund for the raincheck at the gate. Due to the limited capacity and how close we are to the event, it is not recommended that you mail them in with the intention of using that refund to purchase North/South tickets. For more information on the raincheck/refund policy for the July 11th event, read the news post at florencespeedway.com
• Due to the ongoing situation, the 2020 Hall of Fame Ceremony is being postponed to 2021. With many inductees falling into the highest risk group, it has been decided that honoring them at the 2021 event is the better option. More information on the 2021 ceremony will be announced by the Hall of Fame Board.



Important Notes:

  • With this event being rescheduled to August 12th, it is now part of the North/South weekend. For ticketing and Reserved Seating purposes, the event is a separate event with it's own seating chart. But many of the event policies, such as camping and seat marking, will follow the North/South policies. We recommend reading the policies on that page when preparing to attend this event. 
  • All front-stretch grandstand sections (A-J) are reserved seating in rows 11-20. All other sections and rows are open seating.
  • There is a $2 service charge per ticket for using a credit card to purchase advance tickets.
  • No coolers of any kind will be allowed in any grandstand areas.
  • No chairs or cushions with seat backs will be allowed in any grandstand areas.


  • Travel Routes:
  • For those using online mapping sites or GPS navigation, the track's physical address is 12234 US 42, Walton, KY 41094.
    • From the North on I-71/75:
      • Take exit 180(Florence/Union/US 42) off I-75/71. Turn Right (West) on US 42. Follow US 42 9 miles to the track on the left.
      • Alternate Route: Take exit 175 (Richwood/KY 338). Go Right on KY 338. Follow KY 338 approx 5 miles to US 42. Turn Left on US 42. Follow US 42 .5 – 1 mile to the track on the left.
    • From the South on I-75:
      • Take exit 175 (Richwood/KY 338). Turn Left on KY 338. Follow KY 338 approx 5 miles to US 42. Go Left on US 42. Follow US 42 approx .5 – 1 mile to the track on the left.
      • Alternate Route: Take exit 171 (Walton). Turn Left off the exit. At the second light (KY 1292/Beaver Road) turn Right. Follow KY 1292/Beaver Road approx 5 miles to US 42. Turn Left on US 42. Follow US 42 .3 of a mile to the track on the Left. (Note: KY 1292 is a tight two-lane road and is not recommended for high profile vehicles.)
    • From the South on I-71:
      • Follow I-71 through the I-75 merge. Take I-75 exit 175 (Richwood/KY 338). Turn Left on KY 338. Follow KY 338 approx 5 miles to US 42. Turn Left on US 42. Follow US 42 approx .5 – 1 mile to the track on the left.
      • Alternate Route: Take exit 72 (Verona/KY 14). Turn Left on KY 14. Follow KY 14 for approx 2.5 miles to US 42. Turn Right on US 42 approx 2.5 miles to the track on the Right. (Note: KY 14 is a tight, winding road with a very steep slope. It is not recommended for motor-homes or those pulling trailers.)


    The Hilton Cincinnati Airport has partnered with Florence Speedway to be the official host hotel of Florence Speedway. They are conveniently located in Florence at the Turfway road exit(182) off of I-75/71, and are offering a special rate for Florence Speedway customers. Call the hotel at 859-371-4400 to book a room. Camping is allowed at the track free of charge. No hookups are available. The camping areas will be marked and site maps with the camping areas marked will be posted at the track. All camping spots are first come first served. Vendors: Please contact us at jking@florencespeedway.com to reserve a vending spot.   
  • Times: (Note: All times are approximate and may be adjusted due to weather, attendance, or management's discretion.)
    • Pit Gate Opens: 3:00 pm
    • Main and Back Gates: 5:30 pm
    • Hot Laps Start: 6:00 pm
    • Racing Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Admission Prices:(Credit card orders will be assessed a $2 per ticket processing fee.)
    • Reserved Seats (Top 10 rows - Sections A-J): $2
    • Pit Gate: $40
    • General Admission: $30
    • Kids(6-11): $5
  • Divisions Competing:
    • Late Models: Qualifying, Heats, B Mains and $12,000 to win Ralph Latham Memorial Feature
    • Modifieds: Heats, B Mains and $1,000 to win Feature
  • Past Winners:
Year Driver
1987 Bobby Carnes
1988 Bob Pierce
1989 John Gill
1990 Jack Boggs
1991 Scott Bloomquist
1992 Jack Boggs
1993 Jack Boggs
1994 Billy Moyer
1995 Donnie Moran
1996 Billy Moyer
1997 Steve Francis
1998 Bart Hartman
1999 Bart Hartman
2000 Darrell Lanigan
2001 R.J. Conley
2002 Steve Francis
2003 Scott James
2004 Mike Jewell
2005 Don O'Neal
2006 Scott Bloomquist
2007 Steve Casebolt
2008 Jimmy Owens
2009 Jimmy Owens
2010 Earl Pearson
2011 Don O'Neal
2012 Don O'Neal
2013 Rained Out
2014 Jimmy Owens
2015 Jonathan Davenport
2016 Scott Bloomquist
2017 Scott Bloomquist
2018 Hudson O'Neal
2019 Jonathan Davenport