Friday, July 12, 2019

Double Points Night At Senoia!

20th Annual Rebel Yell!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Senoia Father's Day Special


Good Luck Mason Massey!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Cat Daddy Smith Claims Checkers At Senoia Raceway


Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke


(Senoia, GA – June 2, 2019)  Four-time track champion and veteran wheelman, Clint ‘Cat Daddy’ Smith flexed his muscle early and often on Saturday night at Senoia Raceway.  The Senoia resident qualified the fastest of the thirty-one cars signed in for the National Late Model Super Car Series race and then won going flag to flag for the victory.

“Super excited that we can still get it done,” said Smith following the win. “Every win is special never know when it’s the last one and one will be.”

Senoia Raceway now rolls into it’s summer season with LaGrange’s Colby Darda winning the Crate Late Model feature, Alabama’s Dylan Knowles the Late Model Sportsman main event, Shannon Stephens of Franklin topping the Bombers and Ernie Turner of Douglasville the best in the Hot Shots racing.  Fayetteville’s Scott Shelton and Griffin’s John Holcomb split the twin features for the Chargers class.

“Cat Daddy’ Smith highlighted a night of tough racing on the gumbo clay surface.  The hot, dry weather the past two weeks plus created a dry, crumbling race surface that began to come apart during feature race time.  Smith and his fellow competitors used their skill to maneuver the rough spots while it created a number of anxious moments for the fans to enjoy.

Through the middle part of the 50-lap race for the National Late Model Super Car Series, Senoia’s Bubba Pollard pressured Smith.  The asphalt racing guru races when he can at his local track and shows no signs of lesser ability on the different racing surface.  Pollard was looking to take advantage of he and Smith beginning to race through lapped traffic on lap thirty when he slid up the track clipped the left rear quarter of the leader before spinning in front of the field in turn three.  Third place runner Austin Horton of Whitesburg clipped him while trying to get past with the result being too much damage for Pollard to return after the caution.

Clint Smith would run the final twenty laps in the number one position with Horton and others only challenging for a short time on a few restarts.  Smith claimed the victory and the $3000 cash prize ahead of Horton, Winston’s Michael Page, Alabama’s Dalton Cook and Gray’s Chaz Haskins. Dylan Knowles ran two features Saturday night and finished in sixth place after starting in the fourteenth position, but was not the race’s hard charger.  That honor went to Thomas Lewis of Hamilton.  Lewis improved fourteen spots nabbing an eighth place finish.

Knowles started third overall in the Late Model Sportsman race and battled early on with Newnan teenage lady McKenna Nelms before advancing past to take on the top two.  A lap four caution for Evans’ Cody Overton would give Knowles a boost to sneak past Locust Grove’s Jamie Nicholson, Jr. to snare second on the restart.  That left only Billy Stevenson of Locust Grove to overtake for the lead.  He sized up his competition and with a near perfect slide job in turn one and then two, Knowles slid to the lead and the held off a challenge by Stevenson in turn four to take the lead for good.

Knowles would win his 31st feature at Senoia Raceway which places him fifth overall since the reopening of the track as a dirt track again in 2010.  The twenty-two year old has won most of those races the past four seasons.  Finishing behind him were Stevenson, Nicholson, Jr., Jason Williams of Locust Grove and Nelms.

A wild end to the Bomber feature left the fans standing in disbelief and driver tempers flaring in the pit area.  Brooks’ Curtis Turner had led the race until a caution bunched the field with only two laps remaining.  Turner would line up with Alabama’s Dunie Dillard and Senoia’s Dustin ‘Dune Buggy’ Smith directly behind for the restart.  Turner would take the white flag with Dillard challenging on the inside.  A small gap between the two allowed for Smith to try and squeeze in creating a three wide battle going into turn one.  Dillard had to go low on the track and clipped the interior concrete wall busting a wheel in the process.  Smith and Turner locked together through the turns with both spinning in turn two.  Dillard sped past, but was slowing due to his mangled race car.  This allowed Shannon Stephens to scoot by in the final turn and win his first race since early 2018.  Wilson Boozer also was able to get past an ailing Dillard to grab the runner-up spot.  Turner was visibly upset afterwards in the pit area shouting at Smith as their cars were hauled back to their trailers.

Another winning family enjoyed victory on Saturday night at Colby Darda ran flag to flag for the win in the Crate Late Model division.  Darda is the son of former late model stand-out Tod Darda who won forty-one races at Senoia Raceway during his time behind the wheel.  Darda was the fastest qualifier and then showed his speed throughout the race winning by one second over Evans’ teenage sensation Ahnna Parkhurst.  Another teenager, Austin Aldridge of Temple, finished in third ahead of Whitesburg’s Blant Duke and Eastonolee’s Matthew Wyatt.

Senoia Raceway will celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary this Saturday, June 8th with a special featuring the National Vintage Racing Association.  The vintage cars offer a look back at yesteryear with race cars from 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.  Many of the cars competed at the track after it was built in 1969.  Fans can also enjoy free birthday cake and points racing in the Limited Late Models, Crate Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Hobby and Chargers divisions.

The gates will open at 4pm for the pit area and trackside parking while the grandstand will open at 5pm.  Opening ceremonies takes place at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $12; kids 5-12 are $5 with four and under admitted for free.
For the full schedule of events along with special attractions, promotions and additional information, visit the track website at www.senoiaraceway.com or call the speedway at 770.599.6161.

Official Results – Saturday, June 1, 2019 



National Late Models (Feature):  1-Clint Smith, Senoia  2-Austin Horton, Whitesburg  3-Michael Page, Winston  4-Dalton Cook, Smith’s Station, AL  5-Chaz Haskins, Gray  6-Dylan Knowles, Lannett, AL  7-PL Williams, Dublin  8-Thomas Lewis, Hamilton  9-Ricky Culpepper, Hamilton  10-Brand Lewis, Hamilton  11-Jacques Daniel, Cartersville  12-Jody Knowles, Tyrone  13-Dustin Elliott, Pine Mountain  14-Jordy Nipper, Gray  15-Oliver Gentry, Newnan  16-Ahnna Parkhurst, Evans  17-Russ Ogletree, Phenix City, AL  18-Bubba Pollard, Senoia  19-Dusty Jones, LaGrange  20-Terrance Nowell, Phenix City, AL  21-Dennis Hale, LaGrange  22-Mason Massey, Douglasville  23-Shane Fulcher  DNS: Rodney Martin, Cartersville  DNQ: Thomas Mewborn, Greenville; Johnny Cloer, Chatsworth; Marty Lunsford, Newnan; Matt Dooley, Brooks; Jimmy Sharpe, Jr., Soperton; Mark Page, Villa Rica; Jamie Carr, LaGrange.  Fast Qualifier: Michael Page – 15.604 seconds/86.5



Crate Late Models (Feature): 1-Colby Darda, LaGrange  2-Ahnna Parkhurst, Evans  3-Austin Aldridge, Temple  4-Blant Duke, Whitesburg  5-Matthew Wyatt, Eastonolee  6-Wayne Harbin, Sharpsburg  7-Marty Massey, Winston  8-Landon Bagby, Winston  9-Jamie Maurice, McDonough  10-Dow Kirkland, Lake Spivey  11-Cody Haskins, Marietta  12-Jordan Feider, Bloomingdale  13-Glenn Morris, Fayetteville  14-Tina Johnson, Senoia  15-Phillip Deal, Tyrone  DNS: Chris Carr, Newnan  Fast Qualifier: Darda – 16.133 seconds/83.6 mph



Late Model Sportsman (Feature): 1-Dylan Knowles, Lannett, AL  2-Billy Stevenson, Locust Grove  3-Jamie Nicholson, Jr., Locust Grove  4-Jason Williams, Locust Grove  5-McKenna Nelms, Newnan  6-Ryan Knight, Villa Rica  7-Cody Overton, Evans  8-Nick May, White  9-Jonah Bozeman, Moultrie  10-Ted Minnix, McDonough  11-Parris Simmons, Baldwin  12-William Blair, Whitesburg  13-Jordan Benefield, Carrollton  14-Shane Payton, Newnan  15-Jason Turner, McDonough  16-Todd Brewster, Villa Rica  17-Jack Mills, Griffin  18-Zach Hutto, Perry  19-Chris Steele, Franklin  20-Bobby Arnold, Newnan  21-Mike Abercrmbie, Jackson  DNS: Parrish Duncan, Newnan  Fast Qualifier: Nicholson, Jr. – 15.703 seconds/86.0 mph



Bomber (Feature): 1-Shannon Stephens, Franklin  2-Wilson Boozer, Jackson  3-Dunie Dillard, Phenix City, AL  4-Vern Miller, Newnan  5-Ricky Neill, Whitesburg  6-Larry Pierce, Griffin  7-Curtis Turner, Brooks  8-Dustin Smith, Senoia  9-Kyle McClure, Locust Grove  10-TJ Boetz, Midland  Fast Qualifier: Turner – 16.728 seconds/80.7 mph



Hot Shots (Feature): 1-Ernie Turner, Douglasville  2-Tommy Smith, Forsyth  3-Cory Wilson, Locust Grove  4-Stacey Henderson, Senoia  5-Tracy Boswell, Brooks  6-Robert Holder, Griffin  DNS: Corey Greene, Griffin



Chargers (Feature #1):  1-Scott Shelton, Fayetteville  2-Braxtin Barber, Valley, AL  3-Scott Amoson, Newnan  4-Dave McWilliams, Brooks  5-Johnny Stinchcomb, Newnan  6-Chad Atha, Loganville  7-John Holcomb, Griffin  8-Keith West, Powder Springs  9-Justin Clark, Monticello  10-Lucas Pittman, Grantville



Chargers (Feature #2):  1-Holcomb  2-Atha  3-Barber  4-McWilliams  5-West  6-Pittman  7-Stinchcomb  8-Shelton  9-Amoson  10-Clark

Friday, May 31, 2019

For What It's Worth, My 2 Cents on Social Media And Drama


By Dale Hall
A wise man once told me "If you don't have something good to say about someone, don't say anything at all." That was excellent advice and I wish I had always heeded it. Truth be told, I have let a few things slip over the years and each time I did, I pretty much regretted it. I was raised with the belief that decent folks don't go out of their way to hurt others. No doubt, many of you were raised the same way too. The trouble is these days that we have so many ways to interact with others through social media that someone is all the time getting offended for something someone else said or did. More often than not, a conflict arises, things get said in a public forum, feelings get hurt and nothing good comes from it.

When we first started Deep Dixie Racing, our goal was to promote racing and do it in a positive way. We take pride in the fact that we don't bash tracks or individuals and we never will. That policy is derived from Christian principles. The Good Lord said "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." I know how I like to be treated and the least I can do is to afford people I have problems with the same courtesy.

Many times I have caught myself wanting to respond hastily to some perceived injustice someone has purveyed upon me. Once I think about though, I usually calm down and think about what the best course of action will be. It definitely ain't going to be fruitful for me to get into a confrontation with someone in an arena for the whole world to see. If I think that someone has done me such an injustice that action needs to be taken, what would the best course for that action be? Once again, I have found that falling back on Christian principles is the best. For instance, instead of confronting someone on Facebook, wouldn't it be better to send a direct message or maybe even call or go see the person who has aggrieved me? By blasting that person on Facebook, all I am doing is making the situation worse and quite possibly casting a negative light on myself at the same time. Doesn't that old saying go, "it is better to be quiet and look like a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"? Well, you can see how that can apply. At least, by confronting someone in private and by being calm and polite, there is a better chance for getting a resolution to the situation than if you air it out on social media. Trust me, that comes from experience.

I ain't going to lie to you. Every time I see someone get all in their feelings and then start blasting others on social media, my respect for that person immediately starts going a little south. It is the same way when I see people putting down race tracks too. Much better ways exist to get potential positive outcomes than resorting to partaking in social media drama. Of course, I realize some people simply don't care and they just love to wallow in the mud. Lord help them. All the rest of us don't have to get into the dirty stuff with them.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Page Celebrates Another Senoia Raceway All-Stars Victory


Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – May 19, 2019)  Michael Page of Winston has found the right combination of speed, skill and sometimes luck to create a dominant presence at Senoia Raceway’s tough 3/8ths mile race track.  Page took advantage of the misfortunes of others to take home his third straight Southern All-Stars Dirt Late Model Tour victory at Senoia Raceway and then doubled up the victories with a win in the Crate Late Model main event as well.

“It just feels good to win,” said an emotionally drained Page after his Southern All-Stars victory.  “There are just so many people that help me.  It feels good to get the win for them.”

Page was not the only driver to visit the winner’s circle on a night that saw 125 race teams pack the pit area for competition.  Locust Grove’s Jason Williams won the Late Model Sportsman feature while Alabama’s Jake Sanders took home the glory in the Hobby race.  Brooks’ Curtis Turner won his third feature this season in the Bombers and Mississippi’s Tony Coffman made his long journey pay off with a winning run in the Mini Stock special event.

The Southern All-Stars Tour made it’s first trip to the ‘South’s Baddest Bull Ring” this season and the longest continuous running dirt late model tour in the nation did not disappoint the fans of Senoia Raceway.  The tour featured more race teams than many other tours and specials that were scheduled in the region on Saturday night.
Local hot shoes and past champions of the Southern All-Star Tour, Austin Horton of Whitesburg and Clint Smith of Senoia, showed early they would be the class of the field with the fastest qualifying efforts.  The duo would lead the field to green for the 40-lap $4000 to win race and would build a huge lead over the field within the first eight laps.

As Horton approached the back of the field, he prepared to move past JR Moseley of Columbus.  Moseley made a quick move that Horton was not expecting and the two collided with the then leader Horton getting the worst end of the deal.  Horton ended up stalled in turn three where the second place driver Smith could get out of the way fast enough and slid into Horton causing heavy damage to two of the strongest competitors of the night.  Both of the drivers and teams thrashed on their cars for several minutes while the clean-up on the track took place, but neither would be able to make the necessary repairs to return to the track.

“I appreciate the lapped cars that can hold there lines,” said an irritated Horton following the event.  “I hated the way ended for our team. We will be back, hate that it collected the 44. This is all I have to say on it.”

That turned the lead over to Page and he did what he had to do the rest of the way.  The veteran used the top side of the race track to build on his lead over Cartersville’s Zach Leonhardi through the middle laps of the race and then sliced his way through the lapped cars keeping Leonahrdi and others at a safe distance.

Leonhardi would lose his second place spot to Riley Hickman over the final ten laps of the race while Page cruised the victory.  It was Page’s third straight tour win at Senoia Raceway which includes last year’s May race date, the Michael Head, Jr. Memorial race last June and this win.  Page will have a shot at four straight and a second consecutive Head Memorial victory when the series returns on June 22nd.

Shortly after completing his victory lane interview, Page hopped back into a race car starting on the front row of the Crate Late Model race with Alabama fast timer Cruz Skinner.  Page picked up right where he left off in the All-Star race running the top side of the track and getting into the lead position.  He motored into a near straightaway length lead over Skinner and was never seriously challenged.  He would win his second of the night ahead of Skinner while another Alabama driver, Dylan Knowles, came home in third.  Winston birthday boy, Marty Massey, was fourth followed by Franklin’s Tanner Collins in fifth.

A crash-filled feature in the Late Model Sportsman marred a race that was filled with just as much great racing action.  Drivers raced for positions in the middle of the pack side by side and a few times three wide.  It was a mad scramble at times with the drivers in fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth place.

“That is why going to the races is so much fun,” said track promoter Mayes Massey. “The action is not always at the front of the race like you see on television or facebook live feeds.  That coverage is so one dimensional and does not offer the full show and what you get when you are here in person.”

Former Senoia Raceway champion Jason ‘Tin Man’ Williams showed he has not lost his touch as he won going away over Locust Grove’s Billy Stevenson.  Baldwin teenager Parris Simmons made a late race charge to gain third place, but had it stripped from him when he crossed the post race scales too light.  That moved Byron’s Wiley McDaniel to third place.

“Dune Buggy” Dustin Smith led the first couple of laps in the Bomber main event before Curtis Turner moved past on the inside of turn two.  Turner then held off Brandon McDaniel of Byron with Smith fading to third.  Turner and McDaniel had split evenly the victories in the first four races of the season.

After over a month of no racing action at Senoia Raceway, the track will again take a week off as it observes Memorial Day weekend.  The racing action will crank back up on Saturday, June 1st with the first ever appearance of the National Late Model Super Car Series.  Drivers from Alabama and Florida are expected to take on the locals for the expanded pay day special.  The Crate Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Bomber, Hot Shots and Chargers will also compete with the Chargers running a pair of features due to the class not running Saturday night because of the county enforced curfew.  There will also be a Kids Candy Scramble on June 1st.

For the full schedule of events along with special attractions, promotions and additional information, visit the track website at www.senoiaraceway.com or call the speedway at 770.599.6161.

Official Results – Saturday, May 18, 2019   (Southern All-Stars Spring Race)


Super Late Models (Feature):  1-Michael Page, Winston  Riley Hickman, Chattanooga, TN  3-Zach Leonhardi, Cartersville  4-Ashton Winger, Senoia  5-David Breazeale, Four Corners, MS  6-Matt Dooley, Brooks  7-Dalton Cook, Smith’s Station, AL  8-Mark Page, Villa Rica  9-Joey Armistead, Senoia  10-Billy Franklin, Calera, AL  11-Shane Fulcher, Thomaston  12-Thomas Mewborn, Greenville  13-Glenn Morris, Fayetteville  14-Tristan Sealy, Moultrie  15-Dustin Elliott, Pine Mountain  16-Andrew Littleton, Dalton  17-JR Moseley, Columbus  18-Dusty Jones, LaGrange  19-Mason Massey, Douglasville  20-Ricky Williams, Fayetteville  21-Travis Pennington, Stapleton  22-Mark Dodson, Caledonia, MS  23-Austin Horton, Whitesburg  24-Clint Smith, Senoia  DNQ: Chaz Haskins, Gray; Jamie Carr, LaGrange; Dennis Hale, LaGrange  Fast Qualifier: Horton – 15.223 seconds/88.7 mph  B-Main Winners: Winger; Williams

Crate Late Models (Feature): 1-Michael Page, Winston  2-Cruz Skinner, Oxford, AL  3-Dylan Knowles, Lannett, AL  4-Marty Massey, Winston  5-Tanner Collins, Franklin  6-Wayne Harbin, Sharspburg  7-Cody Haskins, Marietta  8-Landon Bagby, Winston  9-Tina Johnson, Senoia  10-Jamie Maurice, McDonough  11-Jimmy Waldrop, Selfin, FL  12-Chris Carr, Newnan  13-Dow Kirkland, Lake Spivey  14-Blant Duke, Whitesburg  15-Lee Fuller, Newnan  16-Danny Herrington, LaGrange  17-Morgan Alexander, Jackson  DNS: Roger Cassel, Franklin; Chris McCullough, Dallas  Fast Qualifier: Skinner – 16.631 seconds/86.4 mph



Late Model Sportsman (Feature): 1-Jason Williams, Locust Grove  2-Billy Stevenson, Locust Grove  3-Wiley McDaniel, Byron  4-William Blair, Whitesburg  5-Bobby Arnold, Newnan  6-Shane Payton, Newnan  7-Mike Abercrmbie, Jackson  8-McKenna Nelms, Newnan  9-Jordan Benefield, Carrollton  10-Cord Dodgen, Lafayette, AL  11-Jason Turner, McDonough  12-JJ Drawhorn, Macon  13-Jamie Nicholson, Jr., Locust Grove  14-Hunter Worley, Alvaton  15-Dalton Benefield, Carrollton  16-Jack Mills, Griffin  17-Rickey Payton, Newnan  DQ: Parris Simmons, Baldwin (too light)   Fast Qualifier: Turner – 16.160 seconds/83.5 mph



Hobby (Feature): 1-Jake Sanders, Camp Hill, AL  2-Landon DeGraff, Barnesville  3-Ryan Ray, Mableton  4-Keith West, Powder Springs  5-Ben Wells, Milner  6-Chris Steele, Franklin  7-Chris Arnett, Lannett, AL  8-Shane Tidwell, Whitesburg  9-Josh Pitt, Stockbridge  10-Chris Kozusnik, Newnan  11-Ben Steele, Franklin  12-James Swanger, Whitesburg  13-JR Hardy, Covington  14-TJ Joiner, Lithia Springs  DNS: Brandon Jones, Newnan  Fast Qualifier: DeGraff – 16.989 seconds/79.5 mph



Bomber (Feature): 1-Curtis Turner, Brooks  2-Brandon McDaniel, Byron  3-Dustin Smith, Senoia  4-Michael Thomas, Whitesburg  5-Abe Chase, Valley, AL  6-Ricky Neill, Whitesburg  7-Craig Boozer, Jackson  8-Larry Drawhorn, Macon  9-Justin Bonnett, McDonough  10-TJ Boetz, Midland  11-Larry Pierce, Griffin  Fast Qualifier: Smith - 17.308 seconds/78.0 mph



Mini Stock/Hot Shots (Feature): 1-Tony Coffman, Florence, MS  2-Bo Minor, Ralph, AL  3-Jamie Godbee, Carrollton  4-Ronnie Teal, Ranburne, AL  5-Eli Bradley, Tifton  6-Steven Shutley, Dallas  7-Cory Greene, Griffin  8-Cody Lively, Locust Grove  9-Corey Wilson, Locust Grove  10-Tommy Smith, Forsyth  11-Jason Burton  12-Jeff Dean, Helena, AL  13-Bob Faulkner, Newnan  14-Joey Graham  15-Stacey Henderson, Senoia  16-Tommy Faulkner, Newnan  17-James Stansel, Carrollton  18-Mikey Shutley, Dallas  19-Lonnie Patterson, Williamson  20-Joshua Till, McDonough  DNS: Mark Newton, Hampton; Ernie Turner, Douglasville  Fast Qualifier: Till – 18.031 seconds/74.9 mph

Chargers (Feature): Curfew – will be made up on June 1st

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Needmore Speedway Results 4/27/2019


Enduro

1 11 Ronnie Lee Newsome
2 2 Shannon Curles
3 69 Brian Casey
4 01G Jeff Guyton
5 1 Tyler Boyette
6 16 Chris Neighbors
7 27 Jeremy Merritt
8 7X Brian Taylor
9 81 Herndon Buie
10 OU812 Alvin Carlson
11 7C Dusty Carr
12 07W Martin Weeks
13 73 Patrick Rouse
14 27 Morgan Williams
15 15T Tim Tinson
16 76 Koby Moore
17 18D Dustin Taylor


Durrance Layne Street Stock

1 11 Ronnie Lee Newsome
2 7 Leon Childs
3 12 Shawn Washam
4 51 Bradley Frakes
5 9 Derrick Pearce
6 55 Heath Walker
7 24 Jason Price
8 37 Tyler Sistrunk
9 11 John Mimbs
10 52 Daniel Morrell
11 83 Shawn Taylor
12 60 Tim Goforth
13 52 Dale Mimbs
14 01M Kevin Mills
15 14 Jeremy Nevels


602 Sportsman

1 3 Grayson Ott
2 17 Nevin Gainey
3 82 Shane Taylor
4 17 Kevin Bennett
5 79 Victor Matthews
6 D9 Dustin Diem
7 5 Daniel Bailey
8 12 Steven Bryant
9 78 Arthur Conquest
10 25 Zane Johnson
11 55 Zack Lee
12 6 Kyle Bridges
13 55 Cody Stevens
14 41 Kevin White
15 99 Colby Higgins
16 28 Brant Whitley
17 17P Tim Pitts
18 2 Scott Crews
19 03D Jack Dunham
20 0 Tom Smith
21 00M Marty McGuire
22 24 Chance Sealy
23 04E Earl Boyett
24 7 Devin Rowns
25 19 Mike Sumner
26 21 Jeff Gill


Southern Clash Late Models

1 14 John Baker
2 44 Rhett Carter
3 02T Tyler Turvin
4 17 Andy Purvis
5 17 Payton Nesmith
6 34 Travis Stone
7 21 Tom Jones, Jr
8 22 Jonah Bozeman
9 15 Hunter Sweet
10 11 Gary Turner

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Crisp Motorsports Park Race Results 4/20/2019



Bandolero Rookies
1.            #1 Preston Altman                       Bandit
2.            #99T Christopher Almond                 Bandit

Legends Young Lion
1.            #21 Ashton Whitener                     Young Lion
2.            #28 Timothy Watson                      Young Lion
3.            #7 Nathan Jackson                       Young Lion
4.            #27 Max Hennebaul                       Young Lion
5.            7F Mike Frasier                         Master
6.            #27V Kevin Vaughn                       Master
7.            #20C Mason Maggio                       Young Lion

Bandolero Bandits and Outlaws
1.            #53 Kelly Puckett                       Outlaw
2.            #07 Wil Griffis                         Outlaw
3.            #64 Mason Maggio                        Outlaw
4.            ##86 Carter Griffis                     Bandit
5.            #13 Nathaniel Harry                     Bandit
6.            #29 Bailey North                        Outlaw
7.            #38 Will Peacock                        Bandit
8.            #7c Ford Childers                       Bandit

Legends Semi-Pro, Pro and Master
1.            #28 Cody Hall                           Pro
2.            #15 Joshua Hicks                        Pro
3.            #05 Jensen Jorgensen                    Pro
4.            #24 Call Hall                           Pro
5.            #12 Gage Roberts                        Semi Pro
6.            #72 Nick Woodall                        Semi Pro
7.            #88 Hunter Johnson                      Pro
8.            #5 Max Brady                            Semi Pro
9.            #01 Lawson Ingold                       Semi Pro
10.          #73 Ian Hampton                          Semi Pro
11.          #96 Christopher Almond                   Pro
12.          #66 Gaunt Hudgins                        Pro
13.          #30 Trey Tadrzak                         Semi Pro
14.          #28 Timothy Watson                       Young Lion

Go Karts
1.            #12 Frank Lancaster                     Modified
2.            #90 Jessie James Burch                  Stock
3.            #24 Cliff Daniels                                                Modified
4.            #97 Freeman Burch                       Stock
5.            24B Josh Helms                          Stock
6.            #9 Kerry Wilson                         Economy
7.            #5 Marty Roundtree                      Modified
8.            #20 William Simpson                     Economy
9.            #06 Tommy Howell                        Economy
10.          #00 Cliff Hines                          Modified

Modifieds of Mayhem
1.            #51 Zach Knowels
2.            #72 Johnny Walker
3.            #38 Ricky Moxely
4.            #12 Justin Bonnett
5.            #91 Jim Wall
6.            #31 Jeff Letson
7.            #18 Kevin Peel
8.            #28 Vance Hall

Mini Stock
1.            #5 Banks Perdue
2.            #11 Danny White
3.            #X Rod Perdue
4.            #13 Bubba Nipper

Pure Stock
1.            #58 David Jones
2.            #21 Dusty Stafford
3.            #7 Craig Shiver
4.            #16 Chris Neighbors
5.            #16x James Yawn

Outlaw Latemodel
1.            #7 Billy Nipper
2.            #21 David Hodges
3.            #13 Bubba Harry
4.            #42 Stewart Smith
5.            #15 Dalton Leverett

Enduro
1.            #21 Dusty Stafford
2.            #54 Carlton Israel
3.            #51 Michael Lambert
4.            #18 Shane Calitine
5.            #86 Jason McMillian
6.            #0 Justin Butterworth

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Videos From Golden Isles Speedway 4/20/2019


Enduro Feature

Emod Feature

Street Stock Feature

Limited Feature

Late Model Feature

440 Feature

Super Street Feature

Skeeter Feature

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Fifteen-Year-Old McKenna Nelms Nabs First Senoia Raceway Victory


Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke @ 22fstops@bellsouth.net; Tracey (TraySees) McCullough

(Senoia, GA – April 14, 2019)  The opening round of the season points chase at Senoia Raceway was action packed with great racing in all divisions and featured a young lady from Newnan collecting her first career win in the tough Late Model Sportsman division.  Fifteen-year-old high schooler McKenna Nelms held off a strong challenge through the late stages of the main event Saturday night to win her first race of the new season.

Other winners at the Season Points Opener included Whitesburg’s Austin Horton in the Limited Late Models, Senoia’s Bubba Pollard in the Crate Late Models, Landon DeGraff of Barnesville in the Hobby, Brooks’ Curtis Turner in Bomber and Brandon Bright of Newnan in the Chargers.

The youngster Nelms jumped to the early lead against former two-time track champion Joey Armistead of Senoia after a side by side race for the top spot.  Armistead faded as his car slid around on the slick gumbo surface.  Chatsworth’s Lance Harris moved up as did Alabama’s Buddy George and McDonough’s Jason Turner.

Near the midway point of the exciting feature, George and Turner engaged in a bumping battle.  The two swapped paint a couple of times before the slammed one another in turn two.  The result was Turner spinning in front of the field collecting several drivers that had nowhere to go.

Another crash a few laps later saw Covington’s Sam ‘Bam’ Carter clobber the back stretch wall before coming to rest in near the exit gate to the back pit area.  Everyone was able to  avoid contact with Carter after his scary crash.

The final dash to the checkers saw Nelms hold down the middle line of the speedway while George tried the high side.  Nelms held steady as George clipped the concrete outside turn one on the final lap.  The little mistake was that Nelms needed as she sped away to victory lane.  George was able to still cross the line in second ahead of Harris, Newnan’s Parrish Duncan and Turner.

In the Crate Late Model feature, asphalt late model racing stand-out Bubba Pollard showed he can wheel a race car on any surface.  The grandson of Senoia Raceway founder and builder Hence Pollard powered out to the lead after a two lap side by side battle with defending Crate Late Model points champion Marty Massey of Winston.

Once in the lead, Pollard pushed the gap between he and all other competitors while Massey had his hands full with a classic Senoia Raceway battle with Eastonollee’s Matthew Wyatt.  Those two raced hard for several laps before Wyatt finally wrestled away the second place position.

Pollard coasted to the win with Wyatt finishing a strong second.  Massey crossed the finish line in third just as his fan blade broke tearing apart his radiator.  Senoia’s Tina Johnson continued her strong start to the season finishing in fourth while McDonough’s Josh Copeland rounded out the top five.  Copeland was the race’s hard charger as he climbed from the fourteenth starting position to garner a top five.

Brooks’ Curtis Turner also started in the back of the pack for the Bomber race.  The veteran driver worked through the field before taking over the lead from Senoia’s Dustin ‘Dune Buggy’ Smith on lap six.  Turner never looked back posting the win over Smith and Vern Miller of Newnan.

Austin Horton won the early race tussle with four-time track champion Clint ‘Cat Daddy’ Smith in the first round of points racing in the Limited Late Models.  The two former champions of the travelling Southern All-Star Super Late Model Tour worked each other for a few laps before Horton finally was able to secure the top spot.

Cartersville’s Jacques Daniel, Alabama’s Dillon Crim and another former track champion Matt Dooley of Brooks brought the fans to their feet early on racing three wide for position.  Daniel was able to complete the pass leaving Dooley and Crim to race.  Dooley held off Crim over the final stages of the race as Crim faded late after his tires heated up and lost grip.

Horton won for the second straight week of competition.  Smith was second ahead of Daniel.  Dooley was fourth and Newnan’s Rucker Orr raced up to finish in the top five.

This weekend (Saturday, April 20) the track will host the Monster Truck Spring Nationals featuring monster truck favorites War Wizard, Black Stallion, Overkill Evolution, Venom and Twisted Addiction.  The trucks will compete in races, wheelie contests and everyone’s favorite ‘freestyle’ where they have two minutes to crash and smash their way into the nightly title.  Last August, War Wizard was victorious after launching high into the air off a dirt ramp and snagging the power line that fed the track lighting system.

“It was literally the night the lights went out in Georgia,” said track promoter Mayes Massey.  “The crowd went wild!”

The event will also feature stock car racing in the Crate Late Models, Late Model Sportsman and Chargers divisions.  There will be an old-fashioned demolition derby, kids Easter Egg Hunt and the first ever Easter Egg Lotto for the adult spectators.

The pit area will open early this Saturday for fans to access the trackside parking spaces.  Pits will open at 2pm.  The grandstand will open at 3pm and reserved seating is available.  All of the Monster Truck action begins at 7pm.

Tickets are $20; kids 5-12 are $10 with four and under admitted for free.  Reserved seating (all ages) is $30 and will be available at the gate or by calling the track office at 770.599.6161.

Pit passes and Trackside Parking tickets are $30; kids 5-12 are $20 and four and under are free.

For the full schedule of events along with special attractions, promotions and additional information, visit the track website at www.senoiaraceway.com or call the speedway at 770.599.6161.

Official Results – Saturday, April 14, 2019 


Limited Late Models (Feature):  1-Austin Horton, Whitesburg  2-Clint Smith, Senoia  3-Jacques Daniel, Cartersville  4-Matt Dooley, Brooks  5-Rucker Orr, Newnan  6-Glenn Morris, Fayetteville  7-Dillon Crim, Munford, AL  8-Joe Hillman, Villa Rica  9-Jamie Carr, LaGrange  10-Dustin Elliott, Pine Mountain  11-Shane Criswell, Bowden  12-Shane Fulcher, Thomaston  Fast Qualifier: Horton 15.506 seconds/87.0 mph



Crate Late Models (Feature): 1-Bubba Pollard, Senoia  2-Matthew Wyatt, Eastonollee  3-Marty Massey, Winston  4-Tina Johnson, Senoia  5-Josh Copeland, McDonough  6-Colby Darda, LaGrange  7-Craig Scott, Bowden  8-Morgan Alexander, Jackson  9-Lee Fuller, Newnan  10-Bailey Temples, McDonough  11-Dow Kirkland, Lake Spivey  12-Lance Finn, Flowery Branch  13-Chris Carr, Newnan  14-Wayne Harbin, Sharpsburg   Fast Qualifier:  Pollard 15.644 seconds/86.3 mph



Late Model Sportsman (Feature): 1-McKenna Nelms, Newnan  2-Buddy George, Pale City, AL  3-Lance Harris, Chatsworth  4-Parrish Duncan, Newnan  5-Jason Turner, McDonough  6-Dalton Benefield, Carrollton  7-Logan Stinchcomb, Winder  8-William Blair, Whitesburg  9-Doodle Lowe, Warrior, AL  10-Kirk Atkins, Lindale  11-Shane Payton, Senoia  12-Jordan Benefield, Carrollton  13-Mike Abercrombie, Jackson  14-Sam Carter, Covington  15-Chris Steele, Franklin  16-Joey Armistead, Senoia  17-Bobby Arnold, Newnan  18-Trace Armstrong, Hayden, AL  Fast Qualifier: Armistead 15.367 seconds/887.8 mph



Hobby (Feature): 1-Landon DeGraff, Barnesville  2-TJ Joiner, Lithia Springs  3-Ben Wells, Milner  4-Larry Bednar, Locust Grove  5-Keith West, Powder Springs  6-Chris Kozusnik, Newnan  7-James Swanger, Whitesburg  8-Jake Sanders, Lafayette, AL  DNS: Ryan Ray, Mabelton  Fast Qualifier: Sanders 16.713 seconds/80.8 mph



Bomber (Feature): 1-Curtis Turner, Brooks  2-Dustin Smith, Senoia  3-Vern Miller, Newnan  4-Shannon Stephens, Franklin  5-Larry Pierce, Griffin  6-TJ Boetz, Midland  Fast Qualifier: Smith 17.590 seconds/76.7 mph



Chargers (Feature): 1-Brandon Bright, Newnan  2-Scott Amoson, Newnan  3-John Holcomb, Griffin  4-Chad Atha, Loganville  5-Brant Hardin, McDonough  6-Heather Lowe, Warrior, AL  7-Lucas Pittman, Grantville  8-Griffin Alexander, Locust Grove  9-Dave McWilliams, Brooks  10-Johnny Stinchcomb, Newnan

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Horton Claims Checkers At Senoia Raceway


Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – April 7, 2019)  Whitesburg’s Austin Horton decided to stay closer to home this weekend to compete and it paid off as the former champion of the travelling Southern All-Star Series captured the K-Mac Electric special for the Limited Late Models at Senoia Raceway.  Horton pocketed the $1000 top prize by holding off Stapleton hot shoe Travis Pennington for the win on a night that featured free tickets to all children under the age of twelve.

“We want families to be able to enjoy our sport,” said Mayes Massey, promoter of the 3/8ths mile race track just west of Senoia. “Offering free tickets once in a while allows for those with young kids and tight income to come to the races and have some fun.  We will do this a few times this summer, too.”

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Needmore Speedway Results 3/30/2019

Enduro
1 B5 Jason Price
2 4 Bryan Reno
3 01G Jeff Guyton
4 2B Roland Benton
5 73 Patrick Rouse
6 83 Shawn Gibbs
7 7C Justin Carr
8 24 Dakota Nichols
9 76 Koby Moore
10 11 TC Broadway
11 15T Tim Tinson
12 77 Lil Troy Owens
13 81 Herndon Buie
14 33D Joey McRay, DNSF
15 07W Martin Weeks, DNSF
16 2 Shannon Curles, DNSF
17 OU812 Alvin Carlson, DNSF

Durrance Layne Street Stock
1 7 Leon Childs
2 11 Ronnie Lee Newsome
3 97 Derrick Pearce
4 19 Al Thomas
5 6 Ricky McDonald
6 17 Allen Scurry
7 15 Claude Stone
8 11 Hunter Robbins
9 44 Jeremy Nevels, DNSF
10 83 Andy Day, DNSF

Super Street
1 27 Jimmy Sloan, Jr
2 39 Allen Flournoy
3 07H Ryan Hembree
4 20 Steve Flippo
5 6 Billy Benefield
6 90 Larry Litton
7 77 David Pate
8 3X Tommy Clinard
9 71 Troy Owens, DQ

602 Sportsman
1 66 Cole Exum
2 79 Victor Matthews
3 Z5 Zane Johnson
4 17B Kevin Bennett
5 149 Tyler Summerlin
6 6 Kyle Bridges
7 14J Justin Bailey
8 5B Daniel Bailey
9 17P Tim Pitts
10 51 Austin Doeppke
11 55 Cody Stevens
12 99 Colby Higgins
13 88 Winn Collins
14 22 Jonah Bozeman
15 00M Marty McGuire
16 55 Zack Lee
17 12 Steven Bryant
18 13 Bailey Harris
19 21 Jeff Gill
20 3 Jack Dunham, DNSF

Southern Clash LM
1 27 Garrett Lloyd
2 02T Tyler Turvin
3 1D Dalton Cook
4 J1 Jay Johnson
5 14 John Baker
6 34 Travis Stone
7 17N Payton Nesmith
8 17P Andy Purvis
9 21 Hampton White
10 57C Don Corbitt
11 15 Michael Lloyd
12 21 Tom Jones, Jr

Madden Smokes The Field For Spring Nationals Win At Senoia Raceway


Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credit: Tim Cooper


(Senoia, GA – March 31, 2019)  South Carolina’s Chris ‘Smokey’ Madden worked past Winston’s Michael Page on lap eleven of Saturday night’s main event and then smoked the field for the final forty-nine laps to win the 4th Annual Spring Nationals at Senoia Raceway.  It was Madden’s second victory in the early season tilt at the slick surfaced bull ring south of Atlanta.

Crisp Motorsports Park Videos 3/30/2019

These are all the feature videos we were able to obtain from Crisp Motorsports on 3/30/2019.

Pro Late Model Feature

2nd Legend Feature

1st Legend Feature

Bandalero Feature


Rookie Bandalero Feature


Go Kart Feature


Race Winners From Senoia Raceway 3/30/2019

Dixie Speedway Schedules Spring Championship For April 13th

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Results For Needmore Speedway 3/16/2019



Southern Clash Late Model
44 Rhett Carter
1 Jay Johnson
18 David Markham
14 John Baker
17 Payton Nesmith
17 Andy Purvis
34 Travis Stone
24 Kitt Sealy

602 Sportsman
79 Victor Mathews
13 Bailey Harris
22 Jonah Bozeman
12 Steven Bryant
Z5 Zane Johnson
9 Pratt Cooper
3 Grayson Ott
00M Marty McGuire
02H Austin Hunnicutt
51 Austin Doeppke
55 Cody Stevens
03D Jack Dunham
88 Winn Collins
149 Tyler Summerlin
24S Chance Sealy
19 Mike Summer
10 Adam Giles, DNSF
29 Buddy Atkinson, DNSF

Sunday, March 10, 2019

50th Anniversary Season Kick-Off At Senoia Raceway



Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – March 10, 2019)  Senoia Raceway officially kicked off their 50th Anniversary Season on Saturday night and the young guns showed the future is bright for the popular speed plant in eastern Coweta County.  Teenage drivers won the main events in the Super Late Models and Crate Late Models while a pair of twenty-somethings took home honors in the Limited Late Models and Late Model Sportsman.  None of the winners on Saturday night were even born when the track was built and opened in 1969 by Hence Pollard and his family.

Crisp Motorsports Park Season Opener Planned For March 16!


Saturday Night Winners At Senoia Raceway 3/9/2019

Golden Isles Speedway's Next Event Is April 20th

Golden Isles Speedway Results From 3/9/2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Toccoa Raceway Season Opener Set For April 6th

Dixie Speedway Posts Their Special Event Schedule

Monday, March 4, 2019

North Florida Speedway's Season Opener Scheduled For This Weekend

The Cochran Clash

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Kyle Bronson Wins Durrence Layne World Championship At Bubba Raceway Park!

Winter Thaw Event Marks Return Of Racing TO Senoia Raceway


Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – March 3, 2019)  The South’s Baddest Bull Ring, Senoia Raceway, cranked up the thunder on Saturday night with the running of the track’s inaugural Winter Thaw event.  Southeastern regional promoter’s of the year, Mayes Massey, Bill Massey and Doug Stevens opened up the popular 3/8ths mile race track with a jam-packed pit area full of hungry racers and a decent crowd of the spectators who were just as anxious for a new year to begin.

“The track was not as smooth as we would have liked,” said Mayes Massey, “But, Doug and his staff worked tirelessly after all the rain we have received to give the drivers a place to race this weekend.  And race they did!  The fans loved every minute of the show!”

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sponsors and Bonus prizes for the 2019 Borderline Brawl presented by Mark Whitener Motorsports




 1.   Season pass                   All Tech Raceway
       All Star Racing Suit    (Kent Corbin, Blue Gator, SRE Elect., Going Butts BBQ,
                                            Wholesale Automotive )
       $25 Card                        Racecar Engineering
 2.   $200                               Stanton Mills
        $100                              Garrett Lloyd
 3.   RJS Racing Gloves         M&W Contracting (Joey Mcrae)
 4.   $100                                 Tommy Bates Photography 
 5.   $100                                Computa Tune Auto Repair (Kevin Durden)
        $25                                  Racecar Engineering
 6.   $100                                Computa Tune Auto Repair
 7.   Case of Oil                       S&M Racing   ( Kevin Mills)
       H500                                 Hoosier South
       $100                                  Garrett Lloyd
 8.   Track mat/ Mud scraper   M&W Contracting
 9.   $50                                   HBR Motorsports (Shane Harnage)
       H500                                Hoosier south tire
10.   H500  /                            All Tech Raceway -
        $100                                High REV Automotive
        $25 card                         Racecar Engineering
11.   Lug Wrench                   M&W Contracting
        $100                               Tommy's Towing
12.   Pit Extenstion                 M&W Contracting
13.   $100                               Joe Kump
        $550 wrap package        Top Notch Graphics (Brian Green)
14.   $50                                  Taylor Trailers
15.   H500                              Heath and Stephanie Walker
        $25 card                         Racecar Engineering
16.   Seat Belts                       M&W Contracting
17.   H500-                             Nevin Gainey / 
        $100                              Richard Ferry Motorsports
18.   $100                              Possibili-Tee's (Ron & AJ Adams)
        $50                                Taylor Trailers
19.   $50                                 HBR Motorsports
20.   Air gauge                     M&W Contracting
        $25 card                       Racecar Engineering
21.   Gas jug/ funnel             M&W Contracting
        $100                             Don Don Cook
22.   $100                               LSD / Livingood Stockcar Dynamics
23.   Race Quip Racing Gloves         M&W Con.
24.   $100                                    Ryan Sowels
25    $25 card                            Racecar Engineering
26   $100                                      Positive Impact Motorsports
27.   Air Rivet Gun/ Rivets             M&W Contracting
        $100                                    Garrett Lloyd
28.   H500      Fitz Factory            (Jason & Jessie Fitzgerald)
        $50                                        Taylor Trailers
29.   H500     Fitz Factory           (Jason & Jessie Fitzgerald)
30.   Track Mat /Carb Hat           M&W Contracting
           $50                                    High REV Auto.
           $25                                    Racecar Engineering


Rim Rider Race Cars  Fastest Qualifier   $100
      Fastest Georgia car that doesn't make the race $100

Clubtails (Donnie Dobbins) Free Clubtails Friday night

Extreme Racing Engines (Richard White)
                                           $250 Georgia Hard Charger

Lakeland Tire (Billy Bailey)  Hard Charger $100

Joshua Pruitt  $100 Hard Charger
                       $100 Highest qualifying GA car

Last Air & Elec. (Roger Laster)
                        The Belt Sponsor
                        $20 Roadhouse gift cards for heat winners
                        RTIC Tumbler :, heat race winners,
                             Feature winner. first car not to make the feature

Matt Dixon   General Lee Pace Car

Action Graphix  Checks for Qualifying and Feature

Nevin Gainey  Nose piece for the winner of the non qual.

Clay Harris  $500

MD Towing  (Mark Davis)  $500

Heath & Stephanie Walker  1 H500 to the fastest qualifier that doesn't make the race

John Horne    Fastest Qualifier  $75

High REV Automotive   $50 to start 50/50 drawing

Integrity Painting (Tom Hickey) $250 to the highest finishing Volusia Car

Allen Plumbing ( John Allen) $250 Hard Luck Award for Florida car
                                                $250 Hard Luck Award for Georgia Car

Blue Gator Resturant             

SRE Elec.                     

Going Butts BBQ

Kevin Durden                  $100  Non Qualifiers race

Taylor Trailers                 $150 Non Qualifiers race                 

Mike Carter                      602 Crate Engine

Racecar Engineering      $25 card winner of non qual.
                                       $25         5th non qual.
                                       $25        Hard Luck A Main
                                       $25        Hardest Crash
                                       $25        Fastest Qualifier

David Showers              $100 2nd fastest qual.

Hoosier south tire           H500 for the winner non qual. race


Full containment seat  drawing  (Kent Corbin, Blue Gator, SRE Elect.,
      Going Butts BBq Wholesale Automotive )


* All contingency prizes are final as picked up on race night.