By ROB LEE
WAYNESVILLE, Ga. (May 19) – There are some hot streaks hoping to continue.
The best Late Model drivers in the bi-state area converge on Golden Isles Speedway this Saturday evening and a handful are looking to keep good runs going.
The I-95 Toyota Late Model Challenge Series had a hard time getting the green flag due to weather. If Mother Nature cooperates Saturday, drivers like Rhett Carter and Devin Dixon will be among the favorites.
Apollo Beach, Fla.’s Dixon recently took over the well-known Big Frog Motorsports ride and comes to GIS off a win in his home state.
“I’m really excited to be driving for Big Frog Motorsports, so it feels really good to get this first win with the team,” commented Dixon in the team press release. “Hopefully this is the first of many to come.
Rhett Carter knows his way around GIS, including a February win during the Super Bowl of Racing. The driver of the 44 Trucking/Taylor Pools/Wildcat Performance Engines Rocket swept a Florida weekend recently and had two more top three finishes last weekend.
But the Blackshear, Ga. ace wants more.
“Not really the weekend we were looking for, but that's part of it,” Carter said in a Facebook post. “Next weekend we get to race close to home at Golden Isles Speedway. Really looking forward to that.”
The event also is part of the GIS Super 5 Challenge and will be a doubleheader with the Enduro class. The latter has yet to have a repeat feature winner in 2016 in three races. Defending track champion Johnny Barker was the latest winner May 14 with a last lap pass of opening night victor Billy Ammons.
NeSmith Performance Street Stocks, Super Streets and 440s also are in action.
Front gates open at 5 p.m. Racing is set for 6:30.
For more information log on to goldenislesspeedway.com, the track’s Facebook page or call 912-778-3767.