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Friday, December 19, 2014

Video Interview on GIS Updates with Darryl Courson Part 1

   Deep Dixie Racing recently went to Golden Isles Speedway to interview track manager, Darryl Courson about the new renovations going on at the race track for the upcoming racing season. Here is part one of our interview. For more info on Golden Isles Speedway, check them out at

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Golden Isles Speedway Has Five NeSmith Late Model Races In 2015

Contributed by: Roby Helm

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, GA announced at the Performance Racing Industry Show that they will host five NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division Races in 2015. One of those events will include a $10,000-to-win race for America’s Leader In Affordable Dirt Late Model Racing.
Golden Isles Speedway will begin their NeSmith Late Model 2015 events with a pair of 50-lap $2,500-to-win races on February 14 and 15. These two events will be Rounds four and five of the 2015 NeSmith Late Model season.

On August 21-22, Golden Isles Speedway will host the second $10,000-to-win 100-lap race of the season for the NeSmith Late Models. The first will be the 10th Annual Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL on January 31 that was rescheduled from a November 22 rainout.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Shane Clanton Shines Bright at Cochran

Shane Clanton is $10,000 richer

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Gobble Gobble! It's Time for The Gobbler 100 at Cochran Motor Speedway!


    Well, it's one of my favorite times of the year and that is the Thanksgiving holiday where I can eat till I look like the Michelin Man and the enormity of food piled on my plate is considered ok because it's a special holiday. If you saw this plate you would stare in amazement just believe me. The other part I love about this holiday is the fact that Chris Martin at Cochran Motor Speedway is putting on a special Thanksgiving weekend race called the Gobbler 100 and I couldn't be happier than to be at one of my absolute favorite race tracks instead of ninja kicking someone for a toaster oven or tv at a pointless Black Friday sale. Stuffing my face and then to watch all of my favorite drivers strap in to drive for a big payday sounds pretty much like heaven to me. I figure the excitement of the Gobbler 100 will get my blood pumping enough I can burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories. Keep that in mind in case you eat too much too. Racing and blood pumping will burn those calories, or at least let's tell ourselves that to make ourselves feel better about all that turkey and dressing.
   Seriously, why would you not come for this huge race? Let me help you out, you won't want to miss this for anything. Not even that toaster oven. Thursday will start with a practice for all divisions and gates will open at 4pm and practice from 6-9pm. Grandstands will be free and pits will be $15. Friday will have gates opening at 2pm and hot laps starting at 6pm. Grandstands will be $10 and pits will be $30. Friday night will have qualifying and heat races in all divisions and an added bonus of a Southern Outlaws feature and also the top 6 in late model qualifiers will run a Dash for Cash! Saturday will see gates open at 12pm and hot laps beginning at 4:30pm. Grandstands will be $15 and pit passes will be $35 or if you plan to be there all three days you can get your pit pass for $75 for the weekend. Features and last chance races will be ran on Saturday with Bomber, Pure Stock, Superstreet, and Sportsman running for $2000 to win in each division and late models running for the big $10000 to win payout.

National 100 2015 (Jonathan Davenport Wins)


 0 Scott Bloomquist
 2 Rambo Franklin

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

2014 Turkey-100 Press Release

SWAINSBORO, GA —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.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

At The Heart of It


   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.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Needmore Has First Ever J.C. Cowart Memorial


This past weekend Needmore Speedway hosted the first annual J.C. Cowart Memorial and cars from all over came out to take home the first place prize. There was great side by side racing action and fans were treated to some spectacular racing.





Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In-Car Video From Feature Winner Bradley Frakes

In-car video from Bradley Frakes, feature winner at the All Star Stock Car Showdown on the Coast. The video cuts off at the end when the card fills up but it's a great video! Thanks to Sean Casey for the video.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Videos: Showdown On The Coast 10/18/14

Bradley Frakes wins the $10,000 Showdown On The Coast feature at Golden Isles Speedway!

Nesmith Crate Late Model Feature

Emod Feature

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Don't Miss The Party At Golden Isles Speedway Tonight!

Remember the old Roy Clark story where he never missed a party? Well, it went something like this. He once said that he always went to every party he heard about just because he was afraid if he ever missed one, someone would come up to him the next morning and say "Man, you should have been there last night." I can relate. I don't want to miss something awesome either. If last night is any indication, you don't want to miss what is going to happen at Golden Isles Speedway tonight.

The racing was absolutely spectacular last night. We had some crazy wrecks and some very exciting down to the wire finishes. What more could the common everyday rabid fan expect? Just take a look at the videos being posted below to see what I mean. And it is bound to get better tonight when the excitement and pressure gets ratcheted up as all those hobby drivers fight for that $10,000 to win purse. Also, those Nesmith late models are going to be getting after it again for another 50 lapper. Man, the likes of this stuff has never happened in these parts before. It don't get no better than this! This is going to be a race for the ages and any true race fans will always want to be able to tell their kids and grandkids I was there that night when all went down.This is one party you will want to bring the whole family to. Load everyone up like you are the Beverly Hillbillies going to California and be there!

The following info is straight off of the Golden Isles Speedway website:

Saturday October 18th 
Gates open at 10:00 a.m.
Tech Starts for All Star Stock Car Series at 1:00 p.m.
Classes Running
Crate Late Models
Qualifying – Heats – Features
All Star Stock Car Series
Last Chance – Features
Heats – Features
Heats – Features
“A” and “B” Feature for All Star Stock Car Series if needed
Camper Spots ~ ATV Passes ~ Pit Passes ~ Grand Stand Passes ~ Race Car Slab Parking ~ Track Side Parking on sale now while they last. Call (912) 778-3767 or 912-242-8000.

Videos: Showdown On The Coast (Friday Night)

Scott Crews Rollover

Nesmith Crate Late Model Feature

Super Street Feature

1st All Star Stock Car Series Heat Race

2nd All Star Stock Car Series Heat Race

3rd All Star Stock Car Series Heat Race

4th All Star Stock Car Series Heat Race

Enduro Feature

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Dream Realized

   This weekend kicks off the 1st annual All Star Stock Car Series $10,000 to win Showdown on the Coast at Golden Isles Speedway. Thursday night begins with an open practice from 6-10 pm and kicks off the weekend. Fans and drivers are coming from all over different parts of the country to participate in this event and a race in this division, the hobby stock division, hasn't been seen in this area ever. It will bring out the absolute best of the best and will go to show you don't have to drive a late model to be talented in a race car. Some of these drivers can get in anything you give them and wheel it to the front but due to the expenses some of the higher classes can bring, they choose to stay in a more economical type class. It has nothing to do with lack of talent and everything to do with money. This race is the biggest purse a lot of these guys have ever seen and the anticipation and stress has been building because every one of these guys wants to take home that $10000 check.
   Do you know where it all started? It has been a dream come true for the owners of the All Star Stock Car Series to have a race of this magnitude. How do I know how the owners feel? Well, because I'm one half of the owners and the other half being Leo Johnson. One of my partners in Deep Dixie Racing and also my husband. The idea for the series was something he had tossed about and discussed for a while. Leo is the type of person who always weighs his pros and cons seriously before he even considers an idea in a real context. He spoke with drivers, engine builders and track owners and promoters in depth before attempting the idea of a series. I fully supported him following his dreams and when he asked my thoughts, I said "go for it". Being a former race car driver himself, he knew what it would take on the racer's side to be in a series and being on the promotional side of racing watching track owners, he knew what it would take on their part and how important it would be to balance both sides.
   Leo grew up in racing from birth and it's the only life he's known. It has been his dream to do something like this and for him in his typical fashion, he set out to make it a reality. A harder worker than I've ever seen from anyone, he set his mind to starting a series for the hobby stock guys and with sponsorship from Heintz Performance, Albany Motor Speedway, Wildcat Engines and Big Jim's Racing Supply, that's exactly what he did. It was a long time dream come true. For a man I see go to work and come home, even working well past working hours and on weekends and always on call, it was truly a gift to watch his dreams coming to reality. Tracks like Needmore Speedway, Albany Motor Speedway, Waycross Motor Speedway and Golden Isles Speedway became the first tracks to give the series it's first season and thus the momentum began to build with each race.
   The season finale race was set to be a $3000 to win race but the idea was brought up by someone to see if we could make it a $10000 to win race to make it the biggest race in the area. With sponsorship help from Scrugg's Concrete, Dewitt Produce, Big Jim's Racing Supply, Wildcat Engines, White Brothers, Week's Farming and Machinery, Car Quest- Larry Bennett, Laster Heating and Air, Napa Auto Parts on West Hill Ave. of Valdosta, Ace Pole Co., Massey Ferguson, Ga./Fla. Power Sweep, and especially Fussell Tire Service, they all made the increased payout a reality. Leo's dream became at that moment, bigger and brighter. He has answered countless phone calls taking time for each question to make sure rules are followed and stayed up late nights worrying and stressing about the success of the series and this race and deserves credit for the hard work he's put in.
   This weekend will be a culmination of all the hard work and countless sleepless hours but looking at the enormity of the crowd of fans and drivers coming it will all be worth it. Golden Isles Speedway has been in preparation for this race since it was announced and Darryl Courson has been working diligently to have everything prepared from the track to the concessions. The drivers have been preparing for this race every since it was announced and on top of someone winning the $10000 check, the All Star Series will also be crowning it's points champion. With Kyle Livingood in the points lead he only has a 13 point advantage over second place of Brian Wooten and 28 points over third place of  Brian Grantham and 44 points over fourth place of Michael Davis, so it's really anyone's to take. The driver's who have been racing in the series from the beginning deserve many thanks from us for sticking with us and giving the series the support it needed. Without them we couldn't have done it and without the tracks' support it wouldn't have been possible. Next year is already coming together and looks to be bigger and better with new tracks coming on board and new sponsors and drivers joining the series.
   Starting Thursday, all the hard work and stress will culminate into the finale and while we know everything will NOT be perfect we will try with everything in our power to make it as close to perfect for everyone as possible. Thursday will start out with practice, Friday will be qualifying and heat races, and Saturday will be B-mains and the feature. With drivers coming from all over and even Canada it looks to be a good show. A phone call Leo got today was from Indiana and the driver was bringing 4 cars with him. That's a long haul and I am completely grateful for these guys coming to be a part of this race. I hope that everyone has read the rules thoroughly before coming and if there's a question you can click here to check the rules again. Any additional questions, you can call Leo Johnson at 229-251-1727 or track parking and ticket questions call Darryl Courson at 912-242-8000. Words can not express how thankful we are to the sponsors, fans, and drivers for all their support and I can't thank them with words enough for letting me watch one man's dreams come true. It has been an overwhelming ride and I've learned a lot in this first year. I only hope we can make next year's season just as good for our drivers and fans. You don't know what you've all meant for us and I could never explain it properly. To our fans, we hope to bring you a great show. One you will talk about for a long time to come and to our drivers, thank you for being a part of this series and this race. I hope the time and money you have all spent pays off in the end. I wish each and every one of you good luck and a good time. You have all made it possible for dreams to come true and for one man, a lifelong ambition is realized and for letting me be a part of that, I will forever be grateful. We can't wait to see you all there and good luck to everyone!

Middle GA State Championship Race

Monday, October 6, 2014

Albany Motor Speedway Crowns Points Champions Saturday Night

 Kelly Walker                     Late Model
Lonnie Roberts                   Limited
Travis Williams                  Hobby
Tyler Summerlin                Mini Stock
Chris Berry                         Enduro

Hot Wheels Action

Bike Race


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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bobby Thomas Dominates in Sportsman at EAMS State Race

   Bobby Thomas dominated the sportsman division for the 50 lap feature during the State Race on Sunday. With Ronnie Johnson on his heels, Thomas took to the front and never looked back. Johnson came close coming off turn four a couple times but Thomas kept his line and dominated from start to finish.

                                                         SPORTSMAN FEATURE




Monday, September 29, 2014

Bradley Frakes Scores his First Alabama State Championship in Bomber


Videos: Saturday At The 2014 Alabama State Championship Races

Three feature races were run during Saturday's activities at East Alabama Motor Speedway. Our first video is of the 40 lap Super Late Model feature.

GM 525 Late Model Feature

Cruiser Feature

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Chris Madden Wins Night One Of The State Race in 525



Sunday, September 21, 2014

Videos: Albany Motor Speedway 9/20/14

Kelly Walker won the season ending race for the Southern Thunder Late Model Series last night at Albany Motor Speedway. You can see video of that race below. All other feature race videos will be included below too as they are completed.

Cole Exum $3,000 Richer at Cochran

Left to Right:  Robby Exum, Cole Exum, and John Dennis Wetheington


Late Models

Fantastic Finish!

The Hobby feature finish at Albany Motor Speedway was one for the record books Saturday night. The finish was so close that track officials wanted a closer look before a winner was announced. The two drivers involved, Allen Flournoy and Travis Williams got together after the race to watch the video. They all decided that no clear winner was evident and the race was declared a tie. That may have been a first for Albany Motor Speedway. Two good guys who are both fan favorites raced a clean hard-fought race and they both finished first. So, the winnings for 1st and 2nd were combined and split between the two. Check out the video below of the last few laps and see what you think.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Needmore Action From Sept 13th



Albany / Southern Thunder Promo

 John King made his rounds this week taking you behind the scenes of the points battle in the Southern Thunder Series.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Jason Fitzgerald The Only Repeat Winner in The Southern Thunder Series in 2014

Jason Fitzgerald pockets $2,000 at GIS


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Poll: Who Will Be NASCAR's Champion?

Deep Dixie Racing wants to know who you think will win NASCAR's championship. Please select one of the 16 drivers listed below.

Out of the 16 NASCAR drivers in the Chase For The Championship, who do you think will win?

 free polls

Sunday, September 7, 2014

All Star Series $10,000 To Win Promo Video

October 17-18 at Golden Isles Speedway will be the setting for this $10,000 to win All Star Stock Car Series Race.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tips On Going To A NASCAR Race

Trust me, going to a NASCAR race with your wife in tow is a whole lot different than when you go with some of your friends. You need to plan things out ahead of time, otherwise, you both will suffer. I won't bore you with any details of the suffering involved in order to protect my sorry hide from any further damage. So, therefore, let me just get on with letting you know about a few helpful suggestions.

Videos: East Alabama Motor Speedway 8/30/14

It was a great day to be alive and a fine time to be at East Alabama Motor Speedway Saturday night. Fans experienced some great racing, fireworks, and a demolition derby as EAMS celebrated the Labor Day weekend. Check out the videos of the feature races.

Nesmith Late Model Feature

Southern Outlaw Super Street Feature

Monday, September 1, 2014

Squirrel!!! - Poor Squirrel

 This is a link to NASCAR's video of the squirrel.

By now, most people have seen the video of the cat/squirrel which ran in front of Kevin Harvick Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He thought it was a cat at first but on closer inspection, it was obviously a squirrel. The squirrel ran across the track in Turn 3 but soon afterward, he made his way around to Turn 4 where he ultimately met his demise. That's right, there is no happy ending for this story. The squirrel died. In fact, quite a few people in turn 4 saw this event play out. Meanwhile, a lot of media outlets and Twitter sources were leading people astray when they posted that the squirrel survived. So, just to let people know that life is sometimes very tough, and for full disclosure, here are a couple of photos of the dead squirrel. May he rest in peace.

Shortly after these photos were taken, one of the official trucks arrived at the scene and a worker got out, scooped up the dead squirrel, and deposited him on the other side of wall where the closest red truck is parked. Next, one of the workers in the red truck got out and recovered the dead squirrel. Much speculation was going on by fans in Turn 4 that some of our fellow fans in the infield would be dining on fresh squirrel real soon. One good ole boy was heard to say, "Dat's a squirrel, dems good eatin'." That was shortly before you saw the smoke start wafting over Turn 3.

Evan Becton Races Into The Top Gun Shootout

Evan Becton pockets $2,000
winner interview
Late Models
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Videos: Cochran Motor Speedway 8/23/14

Pearson Lee Williams won the Late Model feature Saturday night at Cochran Motor Speedway. A video of that race gets us started off this week with what was a very exciting night of racing. Other videos will be added as they are completed.

Pure Stock Feature