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.
—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.