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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!!!

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.”
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.

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

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.

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.