Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke
(Senoia, GA – September 30, 2018) Hundreds of fans turned out Saturday night for the Senoia Raceway ‘Fan Appreciation Night’ and they were treated to a record setting night and witnessed a track first with teenager McKenna Nelms winning her first feature in the Late Model Sportsman division. Nelms became the youngest female to ever win a main event at the tough 3/8ths mile gumbo clay bull ring. The Newnan high schooler did it in grand style holding back a late race charge by former track champion Jason Williams to snag the checkered flag in front of a standing ovation in the grandstand.
Other winners on Saturday night included Columbus’ Dalton Cook in the Limited Late Models; Brooks’ ‘Magic’ Matt Dooley in Crate Late Model; Keith West of Powder Springs in the Hobby; Auburn’s JJ Garrett in the Mini; McDonough’s Robbie Wooddall in the Legends Cars; Lucas Pittman of Grantville in the Hot Shots and Dustin Smith in Bomber.