Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Giveaways coming from everywhere for the Borderline Brawl

Finishing position giveaways for the Brawl Aug 11th


  2. M&W Contracting   (Joey McGae)        Air Gauge

  3 RC Motorsports (Robby Metts)               5 gallons of 110 in jug

  4. Robby Exum                                           $100

  5. Waycross Motor Speedway                   1 season pass  for 2018 and 2019 at WMS

  6. M&W Contracting                                 pit extension

  7 .SPS (Chad Tuten)                                  $200 off a drum of fuel

  8 .M&W Contacting                                  Duck Tape/ Pit Mat/Rivets

  9. M&W Contacting                                 Race jug and race funnel

10.Big T's Racing Supplys (Kelly Walker)   1 H500

11 Topnotch Graphics (Brian Green)            1 H500

12 Vip Sign & Graphics                             Half off a wrap valued at $500 ($250 off)

13 M&W Cont.                                          All Star Toe Plates

14 Fitz Factory (Jason Fitzgerald)             1 H500

15 SPS                                                      Fuel jug

16 M&W Cont.                                        Racing Gloves

17 Nevin Gainey Racing                         1 h500

18 Wholesale Automotive                      Air Rivet Gun/Rivets

19 M&W  Cont.                                      Mud Scrapper

20.Waycross Motor Speedway             1 season pass for 2018 and 2019

21.Fitz Factory                                      1 H500

22 M&W Contr.                                    Bead Breaker

23 B4 Signs                                           $50


25 Topnotch Signs                               1 H500

26 Wholesale Automotive                   Duck Tape /Pit Mat/ Rivets



29 M&W Contr.                                   Seat Belts

30 Chris Davis                                       $100

Winner of the Non Qualifiers race will win half off a wrap valued at $500 ($250) from VIP Signs & Graphics

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Cochran Motor Speedway Has Big Weekend Planned!

This weekend at the 'Battlefield' Cochran Motor Speedway it's the 5th Annual Georgia Showdown to Salute America!!!

Two HUGE NIGHTS of slingin' dirt on Saturday and Sunday!
Plus, FIREWORKS, FIREWORKS, FIREWORKS on Sunday night! The place to be this weekend is at Cochran Motor Speedway!!!

Share this post and you can win a pair of passes for Saturday night and Sunday night! That's right FREE passes for the whole weekend of fun, family, friends and fireworks! Just ahre this post and invite your friends to the track!!! The drawing takes place on Thursday!!!

Saturday Night - June 30th (Feature Races on Saturday)
CCS Air & Electrical Bombers – $2000 to Win (Make Up From 5/12)
***Any Driver Change or Drivers That Change Cars That They Did Not Qualify In Will Be Sent To The Rear. If You Fail to Report The Change You Will Be Automatically Disqualified. Any Minor Infractions Must Be Reported To Tech Officials And Documented With Weight Penalty Prior To The Race***
Hot Shots/440 Cars – $300 to Win (Make Up From 5/12)
Plus a Bonus Feature on Saturday Night for Hot Shots
Heartland EMS Pure Stock – 25 laps – $1000 to Win
Hobby Stock – 30 laps – $1500 to win ($50 Entry Fee)
***EAMS/Senoia Rules Apply***
Durrence Layne Chevrolet Crate Late Model – 30 laps – $2000 to win
***($100 Entry Fee)***Tire Rule Hoosier Spec 1350; Spec 1600; Crate 21 & 55
Last Air & Electrical Jr. Enduro - $400 to win (Thanks to a silent sponsor)
(Heat Races on Saturday)
Baldwin Builders Supply Sportsman – $3000 to win
***($75 Entry Fee Feature Sunday)***
***Tire Rule Hoosier Spec 1350 Spec 1600 Crate 21 & 55***
***Economy 1350 add 25LBS Heat Races Saturday Night***
***Any Driver Change or Drivers That Change Cars That They Did Not Qualify In Will Be Sent To The Rear. If You Fail to Report The Change You Will Be Automatically Disqualified. Any Minor Infractions Must Be Reported To Tech Officials And Documented With Weight Penalty Prior To The Race.***
CCS Air & Electrical Bombers – $1000 to win (For Sunday’s Race)

Saturday Ticket Prices
Grandstand: $10; Kids 6-10 $5; Five & Under FREE
Pit Passes: $30; Kids 6-10 $15; Five & Under FREE

Saturday Gates Open at 5pm. Hot Laps at 7pm.
Racing Cranks Up at 8pm.

Sunday Night - July 1st
Durrence Layne Chevrolet Crate Late Models Touring Series
$2500 to win 'Battle at the Battlefield'
Nesmith Street Stocks – $1200.00 to win (Carl Moore added more $$$)
Baldwin Builders Supply Sportsman – $3000 to win
***Last Chance Race - if needed***
CCS Air & Electrical Bombers – $1000 to win

Sunday Ticket Prices
Grandstand: $15; Kids 6-10 $10; Five & Under FREE
Pit Passes: $35; Kids 6-10 $20; Five & Under FREE

Sunday Gates Open at 3pm. Hot Laps at 6pm.
Racing Cranks Up at 7pm.


See you at the 'Battlefield' this weekend!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Armistead Inches Ahead For Victory At Senoia Raceway

Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – June 17, 2018)  Former track champion Joey Armistead finished his late race charge on Saturday night at Senoia Raceway by narrowly inching in front at the finish line beating Shane Fulcher by only .035 seconds winning the Limited Late Model Trifecta Saturday special event.  The Senoia young gun pocketed $1000 for his efforts and inched closer to the top of the point standings for the 2018 season.

Joining him in victory lane were fellow Senoia residents Clint ‘Cat Daddy’ Smith in Crate Late Models and Ashton Winger in the Late Model Sportsman.  Dorough Bright of Newnan and Dean Williams from Alabama continued their win streaks while Newnan’s Jamie Nicholson, Sr. picked up the win in the Mini Stocks and McDonough’s Ted Willingham was moved to the winner’s circle after a disqualification in the Hobby.

“That was a great show,” said promoter Mayes Massey. “There was some really good racing, Unfortunately, some bad wrecks and a lot of passing and racing through the fields. Next weekend should be one of the best shows of the season with the way these drivers are currently battling.”

Friday, June 15, 2018

Saturday June 16th is the first of two straight weekends of open wheel racing at Cochran Motor Speedway!!!

The Lucas Oil Southern States Midgets are in the house tomorrow night and the USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars are coming to town next Saturday, June 23rd!!!

Saturday - June 16th at Cochran Motor Speedway

The Durrence Layne Chevrolet Crate Late Models, the CCS Air & Electrical Bombers, the Heartland EMS Pure Stock, the Baldwin Builders Supply Sportsman, the Hot Shot 440s and the Last Air & Electrical Jr Enduro will all be racing! Plus, the Lucas Oil Southern States Midgets!

The Baldwin Builders Supply Sportsman will also complete their rained out event from last month and then do single lap qualifying to line-up a second feature!!!

Wide open dirt car racing and the wild action of the open wheel midgets - - - BEST OF ALL - - - Look at the low, low ticket prices! This is the one you do not want to miss!!!

Grandstand Tickets are $10; kids 6-10 are $5; and kids 5 & Under are FREE

Pit Passes are $30; kids 6-10 are $15; and kids 5 & under are FREE

Grandstands and Pits Open at 5pm. Hot Laps at 7pm.
We fire the engines for racing at 8pm.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

2018 Borderline Brawl Title Sponsor Announced

(Photo from Mark Whitener Motorsports Facebook page.)

By now, most of you know about the 2018 Borderline Brawl that is going to be held on August 11th at the All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Florida. People have started getting excited. The Enduro/Thunderstock class has always been one of the classes at the heart of racing. The working class, if you will. These guys work their butts off day in and day out to provide for their families and then maybe have a little left over to go out and enjoy the sport they love on the weekends. The Borderline Brawl is Deep Dixie Racing’s attempt to recognize those drivers, their family, their crew members and their fans on one special weekend during the year,  Our goal is to make the 2018 Borderline Brawl one to remember and to set a standard for future Borderline Brawl events.

Activities are being planned for all ages. Friday night after practice we are planning on having a band to provide entertainment. Saturday, before the race, activities such as face painting for the kids, a dunking booth, possibly a cornhole tournament and much more are being looked at.

Prizes for all drivers who gain entry into the main event are being sought as well as other incentives.

After sharing some of these thoughts about making the Borderline Brawl special with folks this past weekend down at Volusia Speedway Park’s Powell Memorial, you wouldn’t believe the response that was received from those connected to the racing community. Lots of prizes and gifts have already been promised.

Really coming through for Deep Dixie Racing and the 2018 Borderline Brawl was Mark Whitener Motorsports. Because of their love and respect for this class of racing, Mark and Bridgette Whitener have committed to being the title sponsor for this year’s event. For that, we at Deep Dixie Racing are grateful.

Make plans now to attend the 2018 Borderline Brawl presented by Mark Whitener Motorsports.

Additional opportunities exist for other sponsorships and prizes. All sponsors will be recognized in a commemorative racing program as well as in posts and videos. If you want to come on board and contribute, please contact Leo Johnson, Dale Hall, or Joe Kelly. Their contact information is listed below.

“There’s only one Borderline Brawl y’all!”

Leo Johnson

Dale Hall

Joe Kelly

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

2018 Borderline Brawl Set For August 11th At All-Tech Raceway

Many of you know by now about the Borderline Brawl which was announced last week. This event is scheduled to be run at All-Tech Raceway on August 11th in Lake City, Florida. What you may not know about is the amount of interest that it is generating.

It has been one week to the day that this event was announced. Below is the post where the Borderline Brawl was announced: 

As you can see them mentioned above, several people immediately came on board to begin helping get the word out. And get the word out they did. Eric James, Sean Casey and Allen Haire went to work sharing information about the Brawl to all their friends and acquaintances especially the ones at Racing Trash Talk, their private Facebook group. (Warning: Racing Trash Talk is not for the feint of heart or cupcakes.)

By Thursday, Leo Johnson was able to present a payout for the Enduro/Thunderstock race at the Borderline Brawl.

Recap of the 2018 Powell Family Memorial at Volusia Speedway Park

Submitted by Terri Phillips Thornton

Zach Attack At Senoia As Leonhardi Claims First Super Victory

Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – June 10, 2018)  Zach Leonhardi of Cartersville dominated the thirty-lap main event for the Super Late Models at Senoia Raceway Saturday night.  The seventeen-year-old just obtained his license to drive legally on the streets of Georgia this past week, but he showed everyone he has known how to drive a racecar for a long time beating the three-time defending champion Clint ‘Cat Daddy’ Smith by over four seconds.  It was the young guns first career victory behind the wheel of a Super Late Model and first time back into victory lane at Senoia Raceway since he raced legends cars a few years back.

“It feels to great to get our first win,” said Zach afterwards. “What a car.”

Joining Leonhardi in victory lane during Saturday night’s important double points event were Hamilton’s Thomas Lewis in the Limited Late Models, Alabama’s Todd Morrow in the Crate Late Models and Macon’s Cory Compton in the Late Model Sportsman.  The Hobby winner was Keith West of Powder Springs while Newnan’s Dorough Bright and Tommy Faulkner won again in the Bombers and Mini respectively.  Alabama’s Dean Williams topped the Hot Shots class and Franklin’s Tanner Collins won for the third time in the beginner Chargers division.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Thomas, Johnson & Jones Claim Summer Sizzler Cash At Bull Ring

Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – June 3, 2018)  It was a rough road to victory lane on Saturday night as Senoia Raceway hosted the Summer Sizzler 2018.  Excessive rains for the past week, including showers during the morning and afternoon, resulted in a wet, soggy and rough surface for the drivers to compete upon.  But those that maneuvered their cars through the tough spots and kept their foot on the floor while also staying focused on the checkered flag, were the ones who came home victorious.

Alabama’s Jimmy Thomas topped the stellar field of forty-three entries for the Late Model Sportsman while Tennessee’s Ronnie Johnson collected the win for the Limited Late Models.  LaGrange’s Dusty Jones smoked the field in the Crate Late Models finally pulling the monkey of his back with a feature win.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Page Pummels Competition At All-Stars Stop At The Bull Ring

Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – May 20, 2018)  Michael Page of Winston has figured out the tricky, slick, gumbo surface at Senoia Raceway’s bull ring race track and he showed it on Saturday night.  Page led the majority of the Southern All-Stars Tour ‘Mayhem 40’ securing his first ever win on the tour while also leading every lap of the Limited Late Model feature to double up on the domination.

“We have been working hard to get this track down,” said Page.  “It’s good to get the win.”

Page outdueled Zebulon’s Shane Clanton in the early stages of the race as the two traded the lead position a couple of times before Page’s final pass coming out of the second turn on lap three.  Page then used lapped traffic to keep a buffer between he and Clanton racing to the finish line and the $4000 top prize.  Clanton settled for the runner-up spot with Chatsworth’s Aaron Ridley third.  Senoia’s Ashton Winger celebrated his high school graduation with a fourth place run and South Carolina’s Ross Bailes nabbed a top five in his first trip to the ‘South’s Baddest Bull Ring’.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

A Night At Needmore

*The starting times of the feature races are annotated in the description of the video on YouTube. Just click on the time of the feature you want to see and it will take you to that point in the video.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Madden Takes Home Billy Clanton Classic Title At Senoia

Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – May 6, 2018)  Chris ‘Smokey’ Madden ran flag to flag to claim the victory during the 4th Annual Billy Clanton Classic on Saturday night at Senoia Raceway.  The Gray Court, South Carolina hot shoe saw a late race charge by Winston’s Michael Page fall short as won the event by just over a second ahead of Page and Chickamauga’s Dale McDowell. The race was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Dirt Late Model Series.

“Man what an awesome place,” Madden said after earning the $10,000 pay day. “And what an awesome race to come here and win.  Shane’s like best friends out here on this tour, and he’s been so kind to me, him and his family.  I just want to thank them from the bottom of our hearts for this race. It means a lot to me (to win it).”

Madden joined Zebulon’s Shane Clanton (2015 and 2016) and Illinois champion Brandon Sheppard (2017) as winner’s of this special race honoring the late Georgia Auto Racing Hall of Famer Billy Clanton, Shane’s father.

Michael Page had climbed through traffic to nab second behind Madden just before the halfway mark of the 50-lap main event.  But, Madden kept lapped cars between he and Page causing the aggressor to slow a few too many times to catch the high side hustler.  McDowell charged from his seventeenth starting spot to gain third place before the checkered flag fell.

“I should’ve qualified better,” said McDowell afterwards. “Hats off to the Masseys and everyone who gets the track ready…I was able to race up through there.  It was a lot of fun.  I just wish I would have had more laps and then I maybe could’ve gotten up there and raced with those guys.”

Tennessee’s Mike Marlar dropped to fourth after a strong opening to the night starting on the outside pole.  Evans’ Brandon Overton claimed his best finish of the season on the World of Outlaws Tour claiming the fifth place spot.  Ohio’s Devin Moran was sixth followed by former race winner Shane Clanton in seventh.

Familiar faces returned to victory lane after races on the event undercard.  Senoia’s Clint ‘Cat Daddy’ Smith won his fourth Crate Late Model feature of the season while Alabama’s Dylan Knowles notched his sixth victory in the Late Model Sportsman division main.  Brooks’ Christopher Clanton won an exciting Legends Car race as the grandson of Billy Clanton gave the family a trip to victory lane on this special night.

Racing action returns to Senoia Raceway on Saturday night, May 19th, when the Southern All-Stars Tour makes it’s first stop of the season at the ‘South’s Baddest Bull Ring’.  The event will include racing in all weekly divisions including Super Late Models, Limited Late Models, Crate Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Griffin Hose & Hydraulic Chargers, Hobby, Bomber, Mini and Hot Shots.

The pits will open at 4pm this weekend with the grandstands opening at 5pm.  Hot laps and qualifying will begin at 6:15pm with racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information, event schedule, ticket prices and more, visit the track website at www.senoiaraceway.com or call the speedway at 770.599.6161.

Official Results – Saturday, May 5, 2018

Craftsman World of Outlaws (Feature):  1-Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC  2-Michael Page, Winston  3-Dale McDowell, Chickamauga  4-Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN  5-Brandon Overton, Evans  6-Devin Moran, Dresden, OH  7-Shane Clanton, Zebulon  8-Chase Junghans, Manhatten, KS  9-Rick Eckert, York, PA  10-Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN  11-Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL  12-Chris Ferguson, Mt. Holly, NC  13-Morgan Bagley, Longview, TX  14-Jason Croft, Woodstock  15-David Breazeale, Starkville, MS  16-Ray Cook, Brasstown, NC  17-Mason Massey, Douglasville  18-Timothy Culp,  West Monroe, LA  19-Zach Leonhardi, Cartersville  20-Austin Smith, Rome  21-Blake Spencer, St. Augustine, FL  22-Donald McIntosh, Dawsonville  23-Will Roland, Jasper  24-Tyler Erb, New Waverly, TX  Total Entries: 32

Crate Late Models (Feature):  1-Clint Smith, Senoia  2-Monte Skinner, Saraland, AL  3-Will Herrington, Cochran  4-Dennis Lykins, Jr., Sharpsburg  5-Woodrow Mullis, Pearson  6-Jamie Maurice, McDonough  7-Marty Massey, Winston  8-Mark Page, Winston  9-Wayne Harbin, Sharpsburg  10-Dow Kirkland, Lake Spivey  11-Ahnna Parkhurst, Evans  12-Josh Copeland, McDonough  13-Chase Baker, LaGrange  14-Tina Johnson, Senoia  15-Michael Queen, Cartersville  16-John Holcomb, Griffin  17-Cody Martin, Cochran

Late Model Sportsman (Feature):  1-Dylan Knowles, Lanett, AL  2-Wiley McDaniel, Byron  3-Cory Compton, Macon  4-Keith Fields, Griffin  5-McKenna Nelms, Newnan  6-Billy Stevenson, Locust Grove  7-Richard Dale, Winston  8-Morgan Alexander, Locust Grove  9-Johnny Stinchcomb, Newnan  10-Kayla Boswell, Winston  11-Ryan King, Anniston, AL  12-Randy Cornwell, Fayetteville  13-Dave McWilliams, Brooks  14-Bobby Mills, Griffin  15-Shane Payton, Newnan  16-Ted Minnix, McDonough  17-Levin Campbell, Jackson

Legends Cars (Feature):  1-Christopher Clanton, Brooks  2-Chris Wilson  3-LJ Klemons, Meansville  4-Jake Owens, TN  5-Adam Roberson  6-Adam Cochran  7-Miranda Meredith, Locust Grove  8-Hunter Burns

Monday, April 23, 2018

First Time Winners Celebrate Senoia Raceway Victories

Submitted by: Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – April 22, 2018)  Woodrow Mullis of Pearson dominated the Crate Late Model feature securing his first ever victory at Senoia Raceway on Saturday evening.  Mullis was one of six drivers that won their first career feature at the ‘South’s Baddest Bull Ring’ Senoia Raceway.  Locust Grove’s Jamie Nicholson, Sr. picked up career win number one in the Mini Stock division while fourteen-year-old McKenna Nelms also won her first main event topping the field of Griffin Hose & Hydraulics Charger competitors.  Mableton’s Keith West, Winston’s Austin Hill and Alabama’s TJ Sanders joined the new winners after their features as well.

“If you win at Senoia Raceway, you have really accomplished something,” said promoter Mayes Massey.  “It is not easy to beat the veteran competition on this tough, slick surface gumbo clay.  These drivers stepped up their game tonight and joined an elite group of winners.”

Monday, April 16, 2018

Horton & Hale Headline Points Opener At Senoia Raceway

Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – April 15, 2018)  The defending champion of the Southern All-Stars Late Model Tour returned to his racing roots on Saturday night as the South’s Baddest Bull Ring, Senoia Raceway, opened it’s 2018 points season.  Whitesburg’s Austin Horton claimed the opening night honors in the Super Late Models while LaGrange’s Dennis Hale topped the Limited Late Models opening night feature race.  Horton also nabbed a second place run in the Crate Late Models.

Other points opener winners included 13-year-old Joshua Till of McDonough in the Mini Stock; Winston’s Marty Massey in the Crate Late Models; Alabama’s Dylan Knowles in the Late Model Sportsman; Tanner Collins of Franklin in the Griffin Hose & Hydraulics Chargers; Ted Willingham of McDonough in the Hobby; Alabama’s Dunie Dillard in Bomber and Dean Williams of Lanett, AL in the Hot Shots.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Lots Of Racing Choices This Weekend, What Shall I Do?

Here are just some of the options for great racing action within my abilities to travel this weekend. Where oh where shall I go? Isn't it nice to have options? I have included information about each event as provided by the tracks themselves. Keep in mind, most racing in this area was rained out last week.

Saturday Night April 14, Needmore Speedway is the place to be for a spectacular night of dirt track racing action

Adults - Ticket: $12 for Grandstand
Kids 12 & Under - Free
Pit Pass: $30
ATV, Golf Carts and 4 Wheelers or etc. $5.00
Pit Gates Open: 2:00 pm
Grandstand Gates Open: 4:00
Hot Laps: 6:00 pm
Racing Starts: 7:00 pm

$2,000 to win Pro Late Model Show ($100 Entry Fee with a Minimum of 15 car count): Plus Nesmith Street Stock, Super Street, 602/C Class Late Model, Enduro and Georgia/Florida Late Model!
Adding to the pot on the April 14th Late Model Shootout $200 to the pole setter and $100 to the outside pole setter!!!!!!!
Going to be an exciting night of racing!!!
Thanks Auto Transmissions Sales and Service!

Fans get to try your driving skills in the Late Model Simulator on the Premises!
Free Bounce Houses and Train Rides on the Needmore Train, and free glow necklaces for the Kiddo’s.
We are Giving away 30 Needmore t-shirts!
Giving away a Matco Mini Fridge!

It is going to be pedal to the metal wide opening racing fun for you, your family and friends. Get the racing you need at Needmore Speedway!

1060 John Vickers Road
Norman Park, GA


Come join us to one of the BEST DIRT TRACK RACING in South Georgia, with a family atmosphere!

Clayton Homes Presents

Late models, limited sportsman, 440, EMOD, Superstreet, Street stock and Enduro

Pit gates open @3pm
Drivers meeting @5:45pm
Hot laps @ 6:00pm
Racing @ 7pm

Pit gates: $30
Kids 12 and under FREE

Monday, April 2, 2018

McDowell And Bloomquist Nab Spring Nationals Checkers At Senoia Raceway

Dale McDowell
Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(April 2, 2018)  Dale McDowell of Chickamauga raced to a $10,000 victory in the 60-lap feature on Saturday night that closed out the Senoia Raceway Spring Nationals presented by Textron Off-Road.  McDowell held off a number of challenges from Friday night’s victor Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN through the final half of the race.  The veterans pocketed the lion’s share of the near record purse offered by promoters Mayes Massey, Bill Massey and Doug Stevens.

“After that lengthy caution, the top of the track went away,” said McDowell afterwards. “They were going to have to beat us by trying the high side.”

Starting from the outside of the front row next to local favorite Clint Smith of Senoia in the Spring Nationals Saturday night super late model event, McDowell took the lead from the drop of the opening green flag and led every circuit.  He claimed the honors over ninth-starting Scott Bloomquist, who closely trailed the race winner across the line on a track that dramatically narrowed near the middle stages.  The changing track conditions halted the supremely entertaining, multiple-grooved competition that had spiced the earlier stages of the event and left the low groove as the fastest way around at the 3/8-mile oval.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

HNL Race Report 3/27/2018

Senoia Raceway Double-Header March 30-31 will open 2018 Spring Nationals Series Season

Click image to make it larger.

By Chris Tilley

BRASSTOWN, NC (March 26, 2018)-The 2018 season openers for the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV will be on Friday and Saturday March 30-31 at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga. Friday's show will pay $3,000-to-win while Saturday's event pays $10,000-to-win. The weekend will be presented by Textron Off Road and Sunoco Race Fuels. The double-header weekend will open the sixth season for the Spring Nationals Series.

There will be an open practice on Thursday March 29th to open the weekend from 6:00 until 9:00 pm. Pit passes are $20.00 for practice and general admission is free.

Monday, March 19, 2018

For What It's Worth, My 2 Cents 3/19/2018

By Dale Hall
Congratulations go out to Waycross Motor Speedway from Deep Dixie Racing on a great opening night. The stands were packed with fans and after speaking with the many drivers who showed up, they greatly appreciated it. Michelle Carter Stone, Keith Ambrose and the rest of the staff are to be commended for their efforts. Thank all of you for what you are doing for racing. Looking at their schedule in conjunction with Golden Isles Speedway for the rest of the year, race fans have a lot of quality racing to look forward to.

Being a race fan myself, I really enjoy it when I see others who appreciate this great sport. On Friday night, I had the privilege to record an interview that Joe Kelly did with race fan Brenda Reaves. She seemed very content and happy to be at Waycross Motor Speedway that night, indicating that it was fun and relaxing for her. She came back Saturday night for the feature races as well. Little did anyone know that it would be her last trip there as she has since passed away. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. Hopefully, it is comforting to most that she got to enjoy good times watching and doing something with many of those family and friends in her final hours. You can see the obituary and sign the guestbook by clicking the photo below. Godspeed Brenda Reaves. May our Heavenly Father provide peace and comfort to those who knew and loved her.
Brenda Reaves (1963-2018)

I got to read Ted Austad's article about about three separate drivers getting their first victories at Senoia Raceway this past Saturday night. Ted did his usual outstanding job of recapping the action. Those first time winners were Bailey Williams, Shannon Stevens and Steven Partin. Read Ted's article by clicking here.

Looking ahead to this coming weekend, several tracks we cover will be getting their seasons underway, one of those will be Cochran Motor Speedway. Chris Martin and his staff will be hosting the Nesmith Touring Series Friday night and Saturday night. Those guys will be running for $2000 to win Friday and $4000 to win on Saturday.
Click image to read.

I want to remind everyone that our goal at the Deep Dixie Racing Network is to help promote stock car racing in general. Since our inception, we have made a point to only provide positive coverage for the tracks and series. By and large, most of the coverage we provide is at our own expense. Therefore, we tend to provide more attention to those who have supported us in the past or are in our close proximity. See how that works? Leo and myself have made a lot of friends in the racing community and we try to be loyal to those friends. No question, we may have offended a few in the past too. The thing is, you have never seen us publicly disparage or run down those people who might have an agenda against us in a public forum. I really try to adhere to what the Good Lord teaches us.

Leo Johnson and myself are looking forward to the 2018 racing season and working with the tracks and series who want to and are willing to partner with us in promoting racing. Also, with Joe Kelly heading up the DDRN Racing Outreach program, we are excited for the opportunities which may be presented there as well. If you or anyone you know may be interested in working with us by the way of sponsoring or supporting one of our causes, our contact information is listed in the upper left side of our main page. We look forward to hearing from y'all.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Williams, Stephens & Partin Claim First Career Wins at Senoia

Bailey Williams
Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – March 18, 2018)  Fayetteville teenager Bailey Williams outdueled Newnan’s Oliver Gentry and Alabama’s Cruz Skinner to claim his first career victory at Senoia Raceway on Saturday night.  The grandson of Georgia Auto Racing Hall of Famer, Ricky Williams, Bailey led every single lap on his way to victory lane, but had to survive a pair of late race restarts to secure the win.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Southern Short Track Report 3/14/2018

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Better Than Current Social Media? Here Is An Invitation To Come Join us.

We are looking for you bold and adventurous people who aren't afraid to try new things on our new Discord channel. It is an awesome way to share and communicate with others using voice and text, separately or together. Why not give it a try just to see if you like it by clicking this link: https://discord.gg/rXY3knZ. It should be fun. By the way, it isn't just for gamers. We encourage all you adventurous souls who will to come join us.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Skinner & Smith Double Up For Thriller Wins At Senoia Raceway

Cruz Skinner

Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo Credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – March 11, 2018)  On a night that the forecasters called for rain, rain and more rain, Senoia Raceway braved the forecasts and dropped the green on the annual Thousand Dollar Thriller.  Alabama’s Cruz Skinner and Senoia’s Clint ‘Cat Daddy’ Smith both were happy the track decided against listening to the weatherman as the dynamic duo claimed their second wins of the season each in the Limited Late Model and Crate Late Model divisions.  Each of them pocketed the one thousand dollar winner’s purse for their efforts.

“We will not call a race just because the forecast is bleak,” said promoter Mayes Massey. “We watch the radar and determine which way the weather is moving and if we feel we have a good chance to get everything rolling and race, we are going to try.  We will never call a race before it rains at the track. Our drivers and our fans can count on that from us.  We love to race.”

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

DDRN Is Offering New Feature Pages!

As of today, we have created new pages on our site to help you to keep up with is going on in our sport, hopefully, in a real easy way. If you look over to the upper left you should notice two new pages in our navigation section, the Race Track Twitter Feed and the Stock Car Media & Series Twitter Feed. Check them out and let us know of any additional contributors we might need to add.

DDRN Is Offering A Way For Tracks To Promote Themselves - FOR FREE!

That's right, Deep Dixie Racing Network is offering tracks the opportunity to get their information out to the public in the most inexpensive way. If you notice on the right side of our main DDRN page, we have a section called "Track News". This section is designed for those tracks that have an RSS component to their website and use it to keep their drivers and fans updated on what is going on. Whenever a track makes a post, a short snippet of that post and a link to it should show up on our main page. If any track is not already participating and would like to, please send us a message or call us using the contact information over on the upper left of this site.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Dixie Speedway Hosts Southeastern Classic on Saturday March 10th Paying $5,053 to win

Submitted by Ryan Delph

BRASSTOWN, NC (March 4, 2018)-The Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series will open the 2018 campaign at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga. on Saturday March 10th paying $5,053-to-win during the annual Southeastern Classic racing 50 laps in distance.

This historical event will mark the first race of the 2018 season for the track and tour but will also mark the first event with the new "Droop Rule" the series introduced in December of 2017. This will also be a non-points event. The tire rule will be Hoosier 1350 and 1600 along with the American Racer 48 and 56.

Promoter Ray Cook made a video in mid-December that was publicized on the series website, DirtonDirt.com, and various media outlets. This video goes over complete details of the new safety rule. Here is a direct link to the video: https://youtu.be/7xAduiR4mzU .

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Clanton Claims Senoia Season Opener

Shane Clanton
Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

 (Senoia, GA – March 4, 2018)  Zebulon’s Shane Clanton overtook Senoia’s Bubba Pollard on lap four after Pollard made a daring pass on the inside of turn two.  The former Craftsman Tool World of Outlaws champion then turned it up a notch distancing himself from Pollard and the remainder of the field to claim the opening night laurels for the Super Late Model division at Senoia Raceway.  Clanton claimed it was a tune-up for the Spring Nationals at Senoia Raceway on Easter weekend.

Other feature winners on the opening night for the 2018 racing season included Alabama’s Cruz Skinner in the Limited Late Models, Senoia’s Clint ‘Cat Daddy’ Smith in the Crate Late Models and Cory Compton of Gray in the Late Model Sportsman.  Locust Grove’s Larry Bednar claimed his first career win at Senoia in the Hobby division while Newnan’s Bobby Faulkner did the same in the Mini Stock class.  Alabama’s Dunie Dillard claimed the checkered flag for the Bombers while 16-year-old Grantville student Lucas Pittman won the Hot Shot main event.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Five Past Winter Dirt Games Winners Among Entries For Ocala USAC Sprint Openers

Submitted by: Richie Murray – USAC Media

Ocala, Florida………Five past “Winter Dirt Games” feature winners have entered the 2018 USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship season openers Feb. 15-16-17 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.

The ninth edition of the three-race series in the heart of Florida has had 11 different winning drivers in its 22-race history.  The winner of the opener at the most recent trip by the series to Ocala was Ione, California’s Justin Grant.  The 2018 series runner-up finds himself in new digs this year as the driver of the TOPP Motorsports No. 4.

In an offseason chock-full of ride swapping, Kevin Thomas, Jr., a 2015 “Winter Dirt Games” feature winner, has added the Hoffman Auto Racing/Dynamics, Inc. colors and the No. 69 to his arsenal for 2018.  The Cullman, Alabama driver led the series with six points wins last season, including the season finale “Oval Nationals” at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway in November.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wanted And Needed: Public Relations People To Help Promote Racing (Reprint)

For What It's Worth, My 2 Cents 
(Editor's Note: This was originally written in February 2017. Since that time, Deep Dixie Racing Network is being formed as a tool to help unify the efforts to promote stock car racing. If you are a track promoter/manager, photographer, writer, or even sponsor who wants to get involved, we are looking for help and support. We would love hear from you. Go to our contact page to get in touch with us. )

by: Dale Hall
This is just my opinion and mine only. I see a glaring absence of any organized effort to promote stock car racing and that needs to be rectified for the good of the sport. Too many tracks and racing series do not have dedicated public relations people and, if they do, they most often resort to a hodgepodge of efforts to get information about their track or series out to the public. The most prominent of those efforts rely on social media and even those efforts often have no rhyme or reason. Just think about how many different ways the tracks or series each of you know about disseminate information regarding their upcoming events.

I am not saying that social media doesn't have it's place in this day and age of electronic media. For sure it does. What I am saying is that the way we done things twenty or thirty years ago doesn't necessarily work anymore and we need to adapt with the changing and evolving technology if we want to see stock car racing survive and continue to grow, hopefully, in a coordinated effort.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Racing With Jesus Chaplain Joe Kelly To Head Up New DDRN Outreach

The Deep Dixie Racing Network is proud to announce that Racing With Jesus Ministries Chaplain Joe Kelly will be heading up the new Deep Dixie Racing Outreach program. We will be providing more information about this new Christian-based outreach program soon.

Contact information:

Joe Kelly

Deep Dixie Racing Network Officially Begins

The brain trust at Deep Dixie Racing met yesterday and came up with what we think are positive changes which will help us further our mission of promoting stock car racing. Leo Johnson and Dale Hall have entered into a partnership and a new venture has arisen out of that partnership.  Here are a list of some of those changes going forward:

  • A new website will be created and it will be named Deep Dixie Racing Network. 
  • Deep Dixie Racing Network will continue the purpose of Deep Dixie Racing which is to be a positive promoter of stock car racing as a sport. 
  • The Deep Dixie Racing Network, as is indicative of its new name, will partner and affiliate with others that share the goal of promoting our sport.
  • We at the Deep Dixie Racing Network, will create a within our organization a new section and it will be called Deep Dixie Racing Outreach. It will be designed to reflect Christian values.
  • The Deep Dixie Racing Network will work with tracks to help promote their events through various and, hopefully, innovative ways.
  • The Deep Dixie Racing Network will work to provide original content to include such things as interviews, live programming, and even documentaries.

Additional changes will be forthcoming as well. We will update you often as we endeavor to evolve. Some of these upcoming changes will probably encourage and excite many of you in our racing community.

Please bear with us as we process through these changes.

For anyone who is interested in helping support us here at the new Deep Dixie Racing Network, please feel free to contact us. We are looking for sponsors and affiliates.

Contact information:

Leo Johnson

Dale Hall

Deep Dixie Racing Is Going Away

That's right. Deep Dixie Racing as you know it will cease to exist. Change is underway. Stay tuned for more.......