Florence Motor Speedway only has concrete retaining walls along the frontstretch. The rest of the inside track is ringed with an Armco barrier, but it is well off the asphalt. The effect sometimes makes the cars seem as if they are racing down a country road.
Florence Motor Speedway's racing surface isn't lit, so the race took place midday. As the sun lowered over Turn 1, it caused vision problems for some drivers. That wasn't good news because the facility lacked a retaining wall outside either turn or the backstretch.
Here's something you don't see every day: a GM product in a Mini-Stock race. This Sunbird ran well but simply didn't have the horsepower to keep up with the Mustangs.
Two Toyotas started the event, and both travelled from Birmingham, Alabama. Both cars were nicely built, especially Scott Little's No. 21, but they were required to carry the full 2,350 pounds just like the Mustangs despite their smaller 1,800cc engines. Predictably, they struggled because of this.