Monday, December 30, 2013
Have we all had our fill of the racing down time? Have we opened enough presents and ate enough food you have to roll yourself to the couch because its so much easier than walking? If you haven't you're one of the few because the feeling in the air is, "it's time already". Drivers and fans are needing that one drop of the drug we love called racing. It's a craving that we can't live without, it's a surge to our adrenalin glands that gives us the safest high there is. There hasn't been any racing for a few weeks now and believe me, that makes most of us have serious withdrawals. There is a light at the end of the dark tunnel. This weekend, in Waycross, Georgia, will be the Showdown in the Swamp. Racing, finally! Also, one of my favorite tracks.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
March 15th: Waycross
April 26th: Volusia
June 6th: Volusia
July 26th: Waycross
August 30th: Volusia
November 8th: Volusia
November 29th: North Florida
December 6th: Volusia
*So far, Kyle Bronson and Brandon Cameron have also committed to run the entire schedule.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Well guys and gals it's that time! Time for you to nominate your pick for the Big Jim's Racing Supplies Most Popular Driver of the Year! The top 4 nominees on Facebook will be put on our website for the final vote by fans. Our nominations start now and will run until Sunday at 8pm. One driver per person. If you vote more than once your first vote will be the only one to count. We will then tally the votes and put the top 4 on the website for the final vote. There is one other rule, you can only nominate the driver in the comment section of this post. ALL NOMINATIONS SENT TO US IN MESSAGES OR POSTS ANYWHERE ELSE ON THE PAGE WILL NOT BE COUNTED, THEY MUST BE IN THE COMMENT SECTION OF THE POST! We would like to wish everyone good luck and let the voting begin!!!
Monday, December 23, 2013
It's that time of year again. Not Christmas, although, I have a list for anyone who wants to play Santa Claus. I mean it's award season for Deep Dixie Racing. Our biggest award is Driver of The Year and one deserving driver will be presented this award that is being voted on by series owners, series promoters, track representatives, track owners, and media. The votes are pouring in for this award and there are so many guys on the list that are up for the award that truly are worthy to be called Driver of The Year. Once all the votes are in we will tally the votes up and determine the winner. So many drivers had great years this year. Names like Russell Brown Jr., Jason Fitzgerald, Kyle Van Sickle, William Thomas, Kyle Bronson, and Mark Whitener are just a few that come to mind. (There are many more) Last year's winner, Mark Whitener proved worthy of his award in 2012 by winning 14 races that year.
Monday, December 9, 2013
This past year, Deep Dixie Racing had traveled all over the Southeast and was witness to some of the most spectacular sights in racing. Each week was a new adventure for us and a chance to be a part of the crazy, weird, amazing, and nail-biting roller coaster ride we call the racing life. I believe we saw just about everything imaginable at these races but the greatest part of all of this was the drivers you see in these videos who let us become part of their lives for a short amount of time and the race tracks, owners and promoters alike, who let us come in and film and who have all become like a second family to us. All of these people made this video possible and for that we thank them all. Our behind the scenes help Ryan Williams and Woody Hazel, your help this year was unmatched. Our partner Dale Hall, he is more than a partner, he's family and one of the very best. Finally, the producer of the video, Leo Johnson, he has put in countless hours on this video and many other videos throughout the year. He works tirelessly to bring the races to the fans and we all hope you enjoy it. To our sponsors, you have made it possible by your contributions and we humbly thank you. So this is dedicated to you, the fans, from Deep Dixie Racing. We truly appreciate everything.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Nov 23, 2013: Albany Motor Speedway held its 2013 Points and Awards Banquet at the Albany Exchange Club Fairgrounds Dining Hall. The room was decorated with a great checkered flag theme that set the tone for a great celebration of the 2013 AMS season. Everyone knew the 2013 season was over, we had taken the checkered flag; we won the race and are ready for the next one the 2014 season.
Following a delicious meal the awards ceremony began with the top five finishers in all divisions receiving a beautiful trophy along with a check for their racing accomplishments at AMS in 2013. There will be a complete winners list at the conclusion of this article. Wonderful door prizes were given out by drawing from the ticket stubs between division awards. The door prizes included five envelopes with $100 in cash inside, tools, several products from Schaeffer’s oil a pedicure and racing parts from Big Jim Racing Supply.
Special awards were given for several categories highlighted by the Big Heart of the Year Award won by Tony Lasseter for all the John Deere bicycles we gave away to children twelve and under sponsored by Lasseter Equipment. The Albany Motor Speedway Pannell Cup was awarded to the J5 team of Ben Summerlin car owner with Jeffery Summerlin the driver. The Pannell Cup is a new annual team award and the highest award AMS bestows.
AMS is so very thankful to all who made such a wonderful year with great memories to be cherished for years to come. Looking forward we are eager and excited to begin the 2014 season with our racing family at Albany Motor Speedway.
BIGGEST HEART AWARD (TONY LASSETER)
THE PANNELL AWARD (BEN SUMMERLIN)
KELLY WALKER, JEFFREY SUMMERLIN, MILTON POSEY, TYLER SUMMERLIN, AND CHRIS BERRY