By ROB LEE
WAYNESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 24) – The stroll down pit road at Golden Isles Speedway this Saturday evening may provide evidence of increased intensity by the NeSmith Performance Street Stock race teams.
Preparation will jump into high gear after the announcement this week to bring the NeSmith Performance Street Stock World Championship to GIS. The 100-lap event will be part of the third annual Showdown On the Coast Oct. 13-15 and will send $10,000 home with the winner.
Saturday’s $2,000-to-win Super Challenge 5 Series will be a powerful preparation on the 4/10-mile, red gumbo red clay oval.
Shaun Washam leads the SC5 after three races. Brian Wooten’s stellar season has him atop the regular NPSS points.
“Our season has been up and down,” Washam said of his Auto Dispatch, Inc./H and S Car Carriers/Queen Enterprises Chevrolet racing out of Nahunta, Ga. “We started off real good, started trying new things on the car and it hasn’t worked out the way we hoped. But we learned some things and what not to do. All in all it’s been a good season.”
“Season has been better than we ever imagined,” Wooten said. “We’ve won six out of nine races, including a couple big shows. I’m just blessed beyond measure.”
Wooten’s Glynn Radiator/Jack’s Tire and Brake/First Coast Hydraulic/Allen’s Pro Trailer Service/Rocketman Race Cars/Chancey and Meyers Motorsports Chevy has one of the three SC5 wins so far. Donnie Ashford and Kyle Livingood have the others.