By ROB LEE
WAYNESVILLE, Ga. (June 15) – The checkered flag floated in the air guided by Golden Isles Speedway official starter Barry Boatright over the Longhorn chassis of Mark Whitener on May 21.
That brought the count to two winners in two I-95 Toyota Late Model Challenge races. Rhett Carter’s victory last Saturday took that streak to three.
Will the series visit to the GIS 4/10-mile red clay oval this Saturday June 18 make it four for four?
More than two dozen race teams will have something to say about that in the $3,000-to-win battle.
Any of the three previous winners have a shot, including Blackshear, Ga.’s Carter.
“My whole team worked hard tonight and it (paid) off,” Carter said on Facebook after his June 11 win.” I am very fortunate to get to go to these different tracks each weekend and race. Without the guys that help me that would not be possible and I appreciate it more than I can
explain with a FB post. From the financial providers to guys turning wrenches thank all of y'all so much.”
Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. won the series opener at another local track.
One of the favorites to watch this week is Devin Dixon. The Apollo Beach, Fla. pilot is getting comfortable in the Big Frog Motorsports Rocket. If it were not for colliding with a lapped car while
“We’ve really got a good car with this Big Frog Motorsports XR-1 and I’m having a blast driving it,” Dixon said in a press release. “I think what’s most exciting is that even though we are already enjoying success I’m still getting settled into this new ride, so the future could really hold some cool things for us.”
The event will double as a GIS Super Challenge 5 race. Enduros also will run their third SC5 event.
Billy Ammons and Johnny Barker won the first two.
EMods, Super Streets and 440s also are in action.
Multi-time track champion Hot Rod Chris Keller has been on a roll again to start the season with three feature wins in four races.
“When it gets a little dusty that’s the way we like it and put on a show,” Keller said after a recent heat race win. “Can’t say any place I’d rather be on a Saturday night for sure.”
Hot laps are set for 6 p.m. with racing to follow.
For more information log on to goldenislesspeedway.com, the track’s Facebook page or call 912-778-3767.