—The 14th edition of the Turkey
100 is vastly approaching.As last year,
Mud Bogging will be part of the weekend’s action. New this year will be Go
Karting on the new Swainsboro Kart Track.
The $20,000 to win Zaxby’s Crate
Late Model event presented by Daniels Chevrolet and Coca-Cola will headline
this year’s Turkey 100 at the Paul and Debra Purvis owned Swainsboro
Raceway/Mud Bog/Go-Kart track in Swainsboro, Georgia on Thanksgiving weekend.
Over $51,000 in Crate Late Model prize money will be up for grabs over the
course of the three day event. This event will be the largest event weekend of
the season for Swainsboro Raceway as the GM Performance Zaxby’s sponsored Crate
Late Models will take to the track on November 27, 28 and 29, vying for the top
spot and this year’s Turkey 100 Championship honors. In addition to the Zaxby’s
Crate Late Models ($20,000 to win), the Scare House of the South (S.H.O.T.S.)
440’s ($350 to win), the Adams Construction Road Warriors ($350 to win), Kwik
Shop Mini Stocks ($500 to win), Daniels Chevrolet Pure Stock ($700 to win) and Sunoco
Super Street ($1,000 to win) will also be on the racing card for the weekend.
On Thursday Evening (Thanksgiving Day) November 27th, the Turkey 100 Weekend
kicks off with an open practice session for all divisions from 6:00 p.m. until
9:00 p.m. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. Adult General Admission will be $5.00
with Children 11 and under admitted FREE. All pit Passes will be $10.00. On
Friday afternoon the Gates will open at 12:00 p.m. with the Driver’s Meeting
slated for 5:00 p.m. and Hot Laps will roll out at around 5:30 p.m. Adult
General Admission will be $15.00 with Children 6-11 Admitted for $10.00 and
Children under 6 admitted FREE. Pit Passes will be $25.00 for Adults while
Children 6-11 admitted for $10.00. Friday’s action will see Hot Laps for all
divisions, Zaxby’s Crate Late Model Time Trials (2 laps) and Heat Races (10
laps) plus Heat Races for all supporting divisions. A $400 Cash Award will be
given from GRW Competition Engines in Dublin,
GA to the fastest Crate Qualifier
on Friday Night.
The racing season seems to be winding down slightly for this year. I say "slightly" because for me it doesn't really end. There's always a race that pops up here and there and there's tons of things to do to get ready for next season. It has been a long year with races spread all over the south and many, many miles driven and late nights and early mornings coming home. Last year never really ended for me either, with racing going well into what is supposed to be the off season and continuing into this season. So, the years kind of run into each other with what I do. I don't complain about it because I'm a wanderer by nature and I never like to be held in one spot for long. Solitude is part of my nature but so is constant movement. I'm a yin and yang type personality, but even the most seasoned of us racing season vets can have this take a toll on us and even the strongest can lose heart.