Sunday, September 16, 2018

Season Points Champions Crowned At Senoia Raceway

Clint Smith


Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – September 16, 2018)  It has been a long road since the beginning of the Senoia Raceway points season back in April.  For some drivers, the road has been a treacherous journey filled with crashes, engine problems and missed opportunities.  For others, it has been a dream season that culminated Saturday night with putting their names in the track’s record books by achieving a season points championship.

“A lot of people do not understand the dedication, skill and luck that it takes to win a championship,” explained track promoter Mayes Massey.  “And the help you need from family and friends, the sacrifice it takes from those closest to you and many times additional funds that were not budgeted when the season started this past spring.  It is pretty awesome to win a title and these guys deserve all the accolades they will receive.”

Winning his fourth straight title in the Super Late Model division was Senoia’s Clint ‘Cat Daddy’ Smith.  The stand-out veteran won a pair of Super Late Model features including the final points race this season.  The only other repeat champion from last year was Newnan’s Dorough Bright in the Bomber class.  Bright had has win streak snapped on Saturday night.  He had not lost in the Bomber only feature race since late April dominating the class all season.

Joey Armistead won his second career title in the Limited Late Model division.  The third generation driver from Senoia also won the title in 2015.

Winston’a Marty Massey won his first track title winning the points for the Crate Late Model division.  Massey came into the final night of point’s racing with a slim eight point lead over Gray’s Chaz Haskins.  The two battled for the second place spot the entire second half of the main event with Massey holding off all the challenges and securing the points title.

Other drivers winning their first career championships were Macon’s Cory Compton in the Late Model Sportsman; Keith West of Powder Springs in the Hobby and Newnan’s Tommy Faulkner in the Mini Stock.  The late Dean Williams who passed this past summer was declared the champion for the Hot Shot at the time of his passing.

Clint Smith was the only driver to take home his title in winning fashion on Championship Night. The winningest driver in the Senoia Raceway modern days (since 2010 when dirt racing returned) collected his fifty-eighth career win and fourth consecutive title in the Super Late Models.  Smith ran flag to flag for the win ahead of Douglasville’s Lamar Haygood and Alabama’s Dylan Knowles.

Several positions changed during a caution-filled Limited Late Model main event.  The only spot that did not see a change was the first place spot as Acworth’s ‘Fast’ Cass Fowler led every single lap on his to his second straight feature victory at the ‘South’s Baddest Bull Ring’.  LaGrange’s Dennis Hale ran second with Whitesburg’s Austin Horton third.  Fast qualifier Ahnna Parkhurst from Evans finished fourth with Alabama’s Russ Ogletree rounding out the top five.

In the Crate Late Model feature most eyes were watching the points title battle between Massey and Haskins, but some were watching another excellent display of skill by Alabama teenager Cruz Skinner.  The Oxford phenom led the entire race going wire to wire to nab the victory.

Franklin’s Tanner Collins was forced to move up in the Late Model Sportsman division earlier this year after winning three Charger events.  Collins used those early season races to craft his style and gain the seat time experience needed to be successful in the regular sportsman races.  That plan worked perfectly as he won his first Sportsman feature holding off a number of challenges by former track champion Jason Williams of Locust Grove and then a late race charge by another former track champion Jamie Nicholson, Jr. also from Locust Grove.  Collins would cross the finish line first with Nicholson gaining his best finish with the Sportsman in second and Williams third.  Nicholson also gained early season experience in the Charger class.

“We started the class this season to give the younger or lesser experienced drivers an opportunity to gain seat time before moving into the highly competitive Sportsman class,” said Mayes Massey. “You can see how it has worked very well for most of the drivers.  Many gained confidence through competing in the Chargers before moving into the regular race.  We have had several new drivers visit the track just to get that better quality seat time in the Chargers and not have to worry about racing with the stronger competition until they feel they are ready.”

Jackson’s Mike Abercrombie has struggled a bit in the first couple of season behind the wheel of his race car.  After purchasing a new Late Model Sportsman car, he decided to run with the Chargers to get more experience and learn more about his race car.  That decision paid off on Saturday night as he passed Hampton’s Jeff Robinson for the lead of the Riley’s Warriors Charger feature before leading the rest of the way to gain his first career win at Senoia Raceway.

Brook’s Curtis Turner won for the first time this season in the Bomber division.  Turner was never seriously challenged during the first part of 20-lap feature.  But late in the race, Newnan’s Scott Amoson closed the gap and pressured Turner for the win.  He would hold back the hard charging Amoson to claim the victory with Whitesburg’s William finishing in third place.

Whitesburg’s Blant Duke returned to Senoia raceway with his Hobby car to snag the win on Saturday night.  Duke has run a car in many of the weekly divisions and is always a threat to pick up the checkered flag.  Divisional points champion Keith West settled for the runner-up spot with Barnesville’s Landon DeGraff in third.

A pair of teenagers squared off with McDonough’s Joshua Till passing Good Hope’s Grant Roberts near the halfway mark of the Mini Stock main event.  The two gave race fans a glimpse into the future with a classic side by side battle for the lead.  Roberts would provide one final charge at the end of the race, but Till would slam the door shut to win his first feature since mid-April.

Last year’s Hot Shot champion waited until the final night of the point’s racing season to win his first feature of the year.  LaGrange’s Nathan Farrow led all fifteen laps keeping Douglasville’s Ernest Turner behind him. Franklin’s Shannon Stephens finished third.

The championship winning drivers along with other top drivers from each division will be honored on Saturday, September 29th in a pre-race award ceremony.  Afterwards a full night of racing will begin with the Limited Late Models, Crate Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Hobby, Bomber, Mini and Hot Shots competing.

The month of October offers racers and race fans a pair of special events.  Saturday, October 6th is the track’s first run of an Endurance Race.  Drivers will compete in nearly stock automobiles for six hours with the team completing the most laps winning $10,000.  Rules and entry forms are available on the track website at www.senoiaraceway.com.

The track will then turn it’s attention to the big four day ‘Showdown at Senoia’ on October 18, 19, 20 and 21.  The four day festival of speed will feature all divisions competing for the season’s largest purses with the culmination on Sunday with a $10,000 to win tilt for the Super Late Models.

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, September 15, 2018
Super Late Model (Feature):  1-Clint Smith, Senoia  2-Lamar Haygood, Douglasville  3-Dylan Knowles, Lannett, AL  4-Dalton Polston, Lithia Springs  5-Ricky Williams, Fayetteville  6-Dana Eiland, Salem, AL  7-Kyler Haygood, Douglasville  8-Marty Lunsford, Newnan  9-David Doherty, Sydney, Austrailia  Fast Qualifier: Smith (16.212 seconds – 83.2 mph)  2018 Season Points Champion – Clint Smith (fourth straight title)


Limited Late Models (Feature):  1-Cass Fowler, Acworth  2-Dennis Hale, LaGrange  3-Austin Horton, Whitesburg  4-Ahanna Parkhurst, Evans  5-Russ Ogletree, Phenix City, AL  6-Joey Armistead, Senoia  7-Oliver Gentry, Newnan  8-Jimmy Johnson, Monroe  9-Jaques Daniel, Cartersville  10-Craig Scott, Newnan  11-Joseph Darda, Greenville  12-Jamie Carr, LaGrange  13-Jake Hollis, Anniston, AL  14-Landon Bagby, Winston  15-Glenn Morris, Fayetteville  Fast Qualifier: Parkhurst  (16.056 seconds – 84.1 mph)   2018 Season Points Champion – Joey Armistead
Crate Late Models (Feature):  1-Cruz Skinner, Oxford, AL  2-Marty Massey, Winston  3-Chaz Haskins, Gray  4-Logan Palmer, Acworth  5-Jamie Maurice, McDonough  6-Wayne Harbin, Sharpsburg  7-Mason Massey, Douglasville  8-Bobby Mills, Griffin  9-Jake Traylor, LaGrange  10-Dow Kirkland, Lake Spivey  11-Josh Copeland, McDonough  Fast Qualifier: Marty Massey (16.267 seconds – 82.9 mph)  2018 Season Points Champion – Marty Massey


Late Model Sportsman (Feature):  1-Tanner Collins, Franklin  2-Jamie Nicholson, Jr., Locust Grove  3-Jason Williams, Locust Grove  4-McKenna Nelms, Newnan  5-Parris Simmons, Baldwin  6-Cory Compton, Macon  7-Chris Steele, Franklin  8-Ted Minnix, McDonough  9-Billy Stevenson, Locust Grove  10-Lance Chitwood, Danielsville  11-Justin Angle, Anniston, AL  12-Sam Moore, Columbus  13-Trey Wood, Newnan  14-Keith Fields, Griffin  Fast Qualifier: Collins (16.147 seconds – 83.6 mph)  2018 Season Points Champion – Cory Compton


Hobby (Feature): 1-Blant Duke, Whitesburg  2-Keith West, Powder Springs  3-Landon DeGraff, Barnesville  4-Ben Wells, Milner  5-Ted Willingham, McDonough  6-TJ Joiner, Lithia Springs  7-Larry Bednar, Locust Grove  8-Jeff Carter, Carrollton  9-Phillip Wallace, Locust Grove  10-John Holcomb, Griffin  DNS: Joe Hillman, Villa Rica  Fast Qualifier:  DeGraff  (17.160 seconds – 78.7 mph)  2018 Season Points Champion – Keith West


Bomber (Feature):  1-Curtis Turner, Brooks  2-Scott Amoson, Newnan  3-William Blair, Whitesburg  4-Dorough Bright, Newnan  5-Dustin Smith  6-Vern Miller, Newnan  7-Stratton Scott, Newnan  8-Ricky Neill, Whitesburg  9-Larry Pierce, Griffin  10-TJ Boetz, Midland  11-Mike Nelms, Newnan  12-Wilson Boozer, Jackson  Fast Qualifier: Turner (17.475 seconds – 77.2 mph)  2018 Season Points Champion – Dorough Bright (two consecutive titles)


Mini (Feature): 1-Joshua Till, McDonough  2-Grant Roberts, Good Hope  3-Tommy Faulkner, Newnan  4-Bob Faulkner, Newnan  5-Harold Leath, Hampton  6-Jamie Nicholson, Sr., Locust Grove  Fast Qualifier: Till (18.119 seconds – 74.5 mph)  2018 Season Points Champion – Tommy Faulkner


Hot Shot (Feature):  1-Nathan Farrow, LaGrange  2-Ernest Turner, Douglasville  3-Shannon Stephens, Franklin  4-Bryce Ussery  5-Cale Burford, Milner  6-Brandon Henderson, Senoia  7-Cory Greene  2018 Season Points Champion – Dean Williams
Riley’s Warriors Chargers (Feature): 1-Mike Abercrombie, Jackson  2-Jason Turner, McDonough  3-Jeff Robinson, Hampton  4-Cole Compton, Macon  5-Dave McWilliams, Brooks  6-Steven Bryant, Gordon  7-Johnny Stinchcomb, Newnan

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Wild, Wide Open & Wicked Fast Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars Invade Senoia Raceway On Saturday Night



Atlanta, GA – September 7, 2018 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars make their only 2018 visit to Senoia Raceway this Saturday, September 8th. The USCS Senoia Summer Nationals IX will feature 120 mile per hour USCS Winged Outlaw type sprint cars taking on the tricky 3/8-mile gumbo clay oval. The racing schedule also includes the USCS 600 Mini Sprint Series, Limited Late Models, Crate Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Hobby, Bomber, Mini and Hot Shot racing action. 

The track has also scheduled a first time appearance by North Carolina's Jeremy Mayfield.  The former NASCAR Cup Series stand-out will be racing in the Late Model Sportsman division this Saturday.  After being ousted from NASCAR competition for an apparent drug test violation, Mayfield endured a lengthy court battle with the huge sanctioning body fighting for his innocence.  He continues to compete at short tracks in the Carolinas and Georgia and will make his first-ever start this weekend at Senoia Raceway.

The United Sprint Car Series portion of the event expects to draw some of the top winged sprint car drivers from at least seven states including at least five of the series 2018 sprint feature winners.

Heading the entry list is 2017 United Sprint Car Series National Champion Jordon “The Jet” Mallett from Greenbrier, AR. Mallett currently leads the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National point standings. The Arkansan has nine trips to Victory Lane this season. He won six times during the 2017 season, but has never won at Senoia Raceway. Mallett is one of the top ranked sprint car drivers in the nation currently holding down the number ten spot.

The 2015 and 2016 USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, TN is also entered this weekend's show. She was the 2016 USCS Senoia Summer Nationals Champion after grabbing her first win at the speedway on August 20th of 2016.

Eleven-time National Champion, Terry Gray, the "Bartlett Bullet" from Bartlett, TN is currently second in the USCS national point standings behind only Mallett. The veteran driver has one win so far in 2018.  Gray holds the top spot for career wins at Senoia Raceway with five dirt track wins and two asphalt wins which came prior to the track's transformation back to dirt in 2010.

The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, MS who is in fourth place in the standings is entered as is Tony Agin from Ft. Myers, FL who is currently in fifth place.  Several other veteran sprint car drivers from the state of Georgia are expected to enter including Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Brian Thomas and Jeff Oliver both from Pendergrass, as well as Aubrey Black from Lookout Mountain and newcomer Danny Oliver who recently moved to the Peach State from San Diego, CA.

Other competitors making the longer trip from neighboring states including veteran drivers Lance Moss from Cherryville, NC, Bob Auld from Largo, FL, rookie of the year candidate Nick Drake from Concord, NC and the Father and Son sprint car racing team of Terry and Tanner Witherspoon from Jacksonville, FL.  Alabama Outlaw, young gun Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama rounds out a few of the winged warriors to keep your eyes on this weekend at the 'South's Baddest Bull Ring' Senoia Raceway.

Grandstand admission prices on Saturday night are as follows: Adult grandstand admission is $20 and Youth 5-11 years are $5. Children 4 years and younger are FREE. Pit Pass/Trackside Passes are $35 for Adults. Youth/Children 5-12 years are $20 Kids 4 & Under are admitted for FREE to the grandstand, pit area or trackside with an adult.

For additional information, visit the track website at www.senoiaraceway.com or call 770.599.6161.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Clanton Claims Ultimate Series Checkers At Senoia Raceway




Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – August 26, 2018)   Former World of Outlaws Late Model Tour champion Shane Clanton of Zebulon led all 40 laps of Saturday night’s Ultimate Super Late Model Series feature to win his second series victory at the tough bullring Senoia Raceway.  Clanton lapped all but twelve cars on his to a near two second win over Senoia teenager Ashton Winger.  Clanton pocketed $4000 for his efforts.

Other winners at Senoia Raceway on Saturday night included Michael Page of Winston in the Crate Late Models, Dylan Knowles of Lannett, AL in the Late Model Sportsman and Baldwin’s seventeen-year-old Parris Simmons in the Chargers.  Barnesville’s Landon DeGraff notched the victory in the combined Hobby Bomber feature while Hampton’s Mark Newton won the Mini Stock Hot Shot main event.  Christopher Clanton of Brooks won his third Legends feature while Alabama’s Abe Chase picked up the laurels in the Waterless Boat Race.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Kyle Plott Wins The Southern Super Series Lyle Farms 125 At Crisp Motorsports Park!

Even after having to pit late in the race after running out of fuel, Kyle Plott was able to surge back to the front and claim victory.




Monday, July 30, 2018

Bright Wins Eighth Straight At Senoia Raceway


Submitted by Ted Austad

(Senoia, GA – July 29, 2018)  Dorough Bright has been unstoppable since April in the Bomber division at Senoia Raceway.  The 60-year-old Newnan businessman won his career best eighth straight feature on Saturday night after turning down an offer by track promoter Mayes Massey to start in the back.  Massey offered Bright twice the winner’s purse if he would start in the back and win the race.  Bright turned down the opportunity and led flag to flag starting on the pole.

“The fans wanted to see him start in the back,” said Massey. “But, the money did not entice him more than the winning streak.  He has been tough to beat this season.”

A few other repeat winners carried the checkers on Saturday night including Alabama teenager Cruz Skinner.  The 17-year-old hot shoe won the Crate Late Model feature notching his fourth win of the year at the tough Bull Ring.  Macon’s Cory Compton returned to the winner’s circle for the second straight week in the Late Model Sportsman as did Hampton’s Mark Newton in the Mini Stock.  Powder Springs Keith West continued his winning ways nabbing his seventh win this season in the Hobby.  Two new faces in victory lane included Tyrone’s Jody Knowles in the Limited Late Models and Trey Chapman in the Hot Shots.  McDonough’s Ted Minnix won the Charger feature.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Last Lap Passes For Victory Highlights Senoia Raceway Night

Mark Page
Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – July 22, 2018)  The sports quote “It ain’t over til it’s over” rang true on Saturday night at the South’s Baddest Bull Ring, Senoia Raceway.  The 3/8ths mile gumbo clay track had a pair of races that were not decided until the final turn of the final lap with two cars that were running in third place when the white flag flew indicating one lap remaining actually crossed the finish line in first.  Hampton’s Mark Newton watched the lead cars spin each other before sneaking past for the victory in the Mini Stock while Winston’s Mark Page used a one lap dash restart to snag his first career Senoia Raceway win in the Limited Late Model main event.

Georgia Showdown Salute To America July 27 and 28 at Cochran Motor Speedway



FRIDAY, JULY 27
Pits & Grandstand Gates Open at 5pm
Hot Laps begin at 7pm
Racing at 8pm

Friday Night Features Include:
Bomber $2000 to Win (Make Up From 5/12)
Hot Shots $300 to Win (Make Up From 5/12)
Crate Late Model $1000.00 To Win

Plus Qualifying/Heats with Features on Saturday:
Pure Stock ($75.00 Entry Fee)
Sportsman 602($100 Entry Fee)
Bomber
Hots Shots

Grandstand Tickets: $10; Kids 6-10 $5; Five & under are FREE
Pit Passes: $30; Kids 6-10 $15; Five & under are FREE

SATURDAY, JULY 28
Pit & Grandstand Gates Open at 4pm
Driver’s meeting at 6:30pm
Hot Laps begin at 7pm
Racing to immediately follow Hot Laps

Qualifying & Last Chance Races on Saturday:
602 Sportsman Last Chance Race (If Needed)
Qualifying Crate Late Models

Saturday Night Features Include:
Jr. Enduro $400 to Win
Pure Stock $2000.00 to Win
602 Sportsman $3000.00 to Win
Bomber $1000.00 to Win
Crate Late Model $2000.00 (100 Entry Fee)
Hots Shots $500.00 to Win (10 Car Min)

Grandstand Tickets: $15; Kids 6-10 $5; Five & under are FREE
Pit Passes: $35; Kids 6-10 $15; Five & under are FREE

Visit www.cochranspeedway.com for more information!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Giveaways coming from everywhere for the Borderline Brawl

Finishing position giveaways for the Brawl Aug 11th


  1.Racers Helping Racers ( Chris Storey)  Case of oil  and wix filters
     Rhett Carter (Bazley Road Racing)
     St Johns River Campground (James Powell)
     Kent Corbin (Benny's Racing Equipment)  ($750) Racing Suit
     Central Mobile Homes   $500 to a florida driver that wins the race
     Silent Donation                $500 if Tim Goforth wins
                                             $400 if Shannon Curles wins
                                          or $300 if a Georgia car wins
 Grady Lloyd                        $250 if a Georgia car wins
 Jeff Waters                          $200 if a Georgia car wins
                                              $100 for the first two finishing GA cars
S.R.E Electrical Services (Ocala, Fl)       $250 if a Georgia car wins the race
  2. M&W Contracting   (Joey McGae)        Air Gauge

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

  4. Robby Exum                                           $100
      B4 Signs                                                 Compete wrap form B4 Signs
  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 Five Star Plumbing                           $50

24 Everett Phillips                                $200

25 Topnotch Signs                               1 H500
26 Wholesale Automotive                   Duck Tape /Pit Mat/ Rivets

27 Taylor Trailers                                $50

28 Taylor Trailers                                $50
29 M&W Contr.                                   Seat Belts

30 Chris Davis                                       $100

Five Star Plumbing                                   $50 to the 18 place finisher in non qualifier
 VIP Signs & Graphics                            Half off a wrap $500 ($250 off)
Kevin Durden                                          $200 to non qualifiers race
Deep Dixie Outreach                               $200 to non qualifiers race
Durrance Performance                             $200 to non qualifiers race
S.R.E. Electrical Services                        $200 to non qualifiers race
Last Air and Electric                                Trophy and the first ten Cochran locals entrys fees
Rim Rider Race Cars                                $100 to the fastest qualifier
                                                                 $100 to the fastest qualifier that doesn't make the race
Coty Reese                                               Simpson racing bag - best finishing GA car
Donnie Dobbins                                       Clubtails supplied, Hats , Decals

                                             
William Fisher                                         $50 hard charger
Hot Rod Keller                                         $50

Swainsboro Raceway                               $100 the leader of lap 25
B4 Signs                                                    $50  the leader of lap 4
John Kellum (K&K Hauling)                   $100 the leader of lap 41
Southway Crane                                        $50 the leader of lap 2,12,22,32
Wil Herrington                                          $50 the leader at lap 14
Chad Collins                                             $50 the leader at lap 5,15,25,35
Adam Giles                                               $100 the leader at lap 10
                                                                  $100 to a lucky fan (ball toss)
                                                                  $50 to the tenth fastest qualifier
Ryan Sowles                                              $100 to the leader of lap 50
Extreme Racing Engines                          $400 dyno session for the highest finishing Georgia car
                 
Blue Gator Tiki Bar and  Restaurant  Dunnellon,Fl

Bad Boy Racing                                        $100 - Longest tow award   
S.R.E Electrical Services (Ocala, Fl)        $250 hard luck awarded for feature picked by Stalnaker Racing and 2 h500s to the 4th place qualifier
Lavon Sparks
Peterson Total Lawn Service (De leon Springs, Fl
Michaels Pool/ Plumbing St Augustine , Fl
Clay County Gutter                                  $100 to last place in the Non Qualifiers
Racing Trash Talk                            
Garrett Lloyd                                              9 entry fees paid
         James Shaw, Chad Taylor, Scott Crews, Shawn Taylor, Roger Wren, David Showers Sr, Leon Childs, Shane Taylor, Jonathan Rowe
Brian Green                                            $150 off a wrap

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.

SUNDAY NIGHT - FIREWORKS!!!

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
ljracing00@yahoo.com
(229)-251-1727

Dale Hall
dhall31794@gmail.com
(229)-388-2876

Joe Kelly
jkk1369@yahoo.com
(352)-697-2806

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

www.raceneedmorespeedway.com

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
Stands:$10
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


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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.
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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.