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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Popular Super Challenge action continues at GIS Saturday

Photo from Washam facebook

WAYNESVILLE, Ga. (June 1) – One engine screams at high RPM as a right rear tire nicks the red clay cushion. Just to its left another throttle flutters some as the sleek wrapped race car negotiates right along the inside berm.
Drivers have one opinion in common. Golden Isles Speedway is best when the 4/10-mile oval is racy with at least two grooves. That is the way GIS has been most of the season and it is bri...nging out the best in the drivers especially during the Super Challenge 5 Series events

Almost all classes have run at least one of the “series within the season” races with five on the schedule for each. The SC5 has a doubleheader this Saturday June 4.
EMods will hit the track for $1,500 to win and NeSmith Performance Street Stocks race for $2,000.
The EMods are set in stone with a tire rule and ready to run for $1,500 in their first SC5 event.
Garrett Lloyd becomes the instant favorite every time his Tom Kelly Construction/P&G Land Clearing Koury-powered Shaw by Lloyd hits the racing surface.
“Track is pretty good,” Lloyd said after a recent heat race win. “It felt like there was groove up top and some on bottom. That’s the best when the track is like that.”
The Jacksonville, Fla. ace has both regular GIS EMod wins in 2016, but knows he will have plenty of competition the rest of the SC5 and season campaign.
He leads Nick Kirkus and Brandon Wells in the season point standings so far.
Fields of 20-30 cars have been fairly common for the SC5s. The NeSmith Performance Street Stocks draw the heaviest hitters and frontrunners. Saturday should be no different. The first SC5 event put visitor Donnie Ashford in the XL Carts Victory Lane.
That is the only feature Brunswick’s Brian Wooten has not won.
The question is can anyone else stop the early season domination of Brunswick’s Brian Wooten?
One driver that has figured out his new mount and could break Wooten’s streak is Shaun Washam.
After a slow start due to mechanical issues mostly, the Nahunta, Ga. pilot has reeled off a couple heat wins and two straight runner ups to Wooten in features.
“It’s fun when the race track is the way it is,” Washam said after a recent heat win. “You move around, drive it and has a couple lanes on it so it’s pretty nice.”
Moving to the front is the goal and expectations now high.
“We will get us a win soon,” Washam said in a Facebook post. “We are running too good to not get one.”
Wooten tops Brian Grantham, Morrie West and Chris Keller in the 2016 points thus far.
GIS Late Models, Super Streets and Enduros also take the green flag Saturday.
Front gates open at 5 p.m. Racing is set for 6:30.
For more information log on to, the track’s Facebook page or call 912-778-3767