|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.
|By Dale Hall|
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 .
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.