February 10, 2017 Montgomery, Al: Sponsorship is the life blood of short track racing and Montgomery Motor Speedway is proud to announce a partnership for the Late Model Sportsman division with Wholesale Controls International. The Division will be named the “Late Model Sportsman Powered by WCI Parts.com” . General Manager Stan Narrison Stated “ We are very pleased with this partnership. The Reuse family has been involved with this division for quite a while and will help the track to give this race class the recognition it deserves.” Bobby Reuse was the track Champion in 2013 followed by Justin Caton in 2014, the championship went back to the Reuse shop when Joe Hudson topped the field in 2015 and Roger Reuse brought home the hardware in 2016.
Wholesale Controls is a family owned corporation established in February 1977 under the name Alabama Wholesale Controls. The original owners, Clayton Reuse and Ken Bettini, gained building automation experience while working for Honeywell.
Clayton and Ken opened their first Alabama Wholesale Controls store front in Birmingham, Alabama that year. Two years earlier, when Clayton, a mechanical engineer opened a business named Alabama Controls Inc., he began establishing relationships with engineers and contractors through installation of pneumatic and electric controls. After Ken joined him in that business in 1977, the two men formed Alabama Wholesale Controls.
They provided design assistance for construction projects, including commercial drawings, submittals and data booklets. In addition, Alabama Wholesale offered an array of commercial building automation products, such as electrical components, damper actuators and valves. In the early 1990’s Alabama Wholesale Controls moved to its current Pelham location and shared space with Alabama Controls. Clayton’s youngest son Bobby actively managed the daily operations of Alabama Wholesale and began to build more relationships with customers throughout the region, across the country and around the globe. In 2000, the company name was changed to Wholesale Controls International in order to reflect this broader-reaching customer base.
Today Wholesale Controls International has three dedicated locations and two satellite offices shared with Alabama Controls in Huntsville and the Gulf Coast. Our goal is to provide service and support, in partnership with industry manufactures, through visibility.
Montgomery Motor Speedway built in 1953 is the oldest asphalt track in the southeast. The track operates on every other Saturday night starting in March through September. The Speedway is the home of the historic Alabama 200 scheduled for September 9th and 10th featuring the “Show me the Money Pro Late Model Presented by Blacksheep Woodlands. The First race of the season will be the R.S.Trucking Spring Explosion 125 with Pro Late Models, Modifieds of Mayhem Tour and the Coca Cola Street Stocks. For More information visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/montgomeryspeedway/