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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Goforth Parks It At SGMP In Perperation For The Borderline Brawl July 29th

The closing laps of the Enduro feature


Street Stocks

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Darda Takes Home Super Late Model Victory At Senoia Raceway

Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – June 17, 2017)   Tod Darda of LaGrange has thirty-nine career victories at Senoia Raceway, but had not won in the highly competitive Super Late Model division since he moved to that division three years ago.  Darda changed that on Saturday night with a wire to wire win over the two-time defending track champion Clint ‘Cat Daddy’ Smith of Senoia.

Other winners included Hamilton’s Thomas Lewis in the Limited Late Models, Tyrone’s Jody Knowles in the Crate Late Models, Curtis Turner of Brooks in the Late Model Sportsman and Conyer’s Tim Harmon in the Bombers.  Villa Rica’s ‘Smokin’ Joe Hillman picked up the $1000 pay day winning the Hobby Stock ‘Summer Sizzler’ while Hampton’s Mark Newton and Alabama’s Dean Williams won the Mini Stock and Hot Shots features.  Newnan’s Mike Nelms won the hilarious, crash-filled ‘Waterless Boat Race’ as he was the last driver to have his boat, or remnants of, remaining at the end of the event.

Recap from the racing at East Alabama Motor Speedway Saturday, 6/17/2017

Submitted by Lamar McClellan
Photo credits: Eric Gano, EPA Photography

EAMS Late Model (25 Laps):
1 - #1D Dalton D Cook - edged out #K9 Dana Eiland for the pole, got a bad initial start but due to a spin in turn 1 and a complete restart, took the lead on the next start and never looked back to pick up his 4th EAMS win in his last 4 attempts.
2 - #1 Russ Ogletree - came up from 4th on the start to pick up his 3rd top 3 in 3 attempts this year - a win, a 2nd, and a 3rd.
3 - #01 Cole Exum - this was a learning experience for Cole as he qualified 5th and steadily improved throughout the race in his first time at EAMS in I don't know how long - was gaining on 2nd as laps ran out.
4 - #K9 Dana Eiland - started 2nd and took the lead on the initial start, but a caution due to a spin in turn 1 set up a complete restart that didn't work out as well for him - expanded his points lead to 74.
5 - #1 Josh Cox - running a 602, Cox "survived" his way to a top 5 finish.

602 LM Sportsman (15 Laps):
1 - #19 Richie Stephens - this race was over when Stephens pulled through the pit gate.
2 - #8G Bubba Gorman - great finish after battling #R66 Brian Hansford through the mid-point of the race - stretched his points lead to 96 over #14 Dustin Ducker.
3 - #R66 Brian Hansford - worked the bottom like a pro coming up from 5th to 2nd before giving way to Gorman in the late going.
4 - #14 Dustin Ducker - an excellent run from the outside pole, looking better every week.
5 - #21 John Holdinghausen - 3rd 5th place finish in 4 races.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Buddy Piper Cleans House at Cochran


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Wild Wrecks Steal The Show At Senoia Raceway

Submitted by Ted Austed
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – June 10, 2017)   Under a full moon at the ‘South’s Baddest Bull Ring’, Senoia Raceway, a pair of wild roll-over accidents stole the spotlight.  Newnan’s Corey Payton rode up the front stretch wall at the on-set of the Limited Late Model feature which sent him tumbling several times down the front stretch before coming to rest on top of the turn one retaining wall.  The next race saw a similar crash with Atlanta’s Kyle Cochran getting upside down during the Crate Late Model main event.  Both drivers were not injured, but the wild wrecks stole the show from those winning on a wild night at the tough 3/8ths mile speedway.

‘Cat Daddy’ Clint Smith of Senoia was again victorious in the Super Late Model feature while Brooks’ ‘Magic’ Matt Dooley picked up the win in Limited Late Model competition.  Tyrone’s Jody Knowles picked up the checkered flag for the Crate Late Models, Locust Grove’s Billy Stevenson the Late Model Sportsman and Mableton’s Ryan Ray the Hobby Stocks.  Mark ‘Mad Dog’ Newton continued his dominance of the Mini Stocks while Alabama’s Dunie Dillard won again in the Bombers.  The Hot Shot Gumboree went to Alabama’s Dean Williams after the first two finishers were disqualified in post race tech.

Recap of East Alabama Motor Speedway Racing 6/10/2017

Submitted by Lamar McClellan
Photo credits: Eric Gano, EPA Photography

Dalton Cook

EAMS Late Model - 25 Laps:
1 - #1D Dalton Cook - picks up his 3rd win in a row in a points race at EAMS - led from green to checkers.
2 - #5 Thomas Lewis - started 4th and had a spirited battle early with #110 Rick Culpepper, finally securing 2nd.
3 - #110 Rick Culpepper - solid run using the high line early to compete for 2nd, finally relenting and settling into 3rd.
4 - #5B Brand Lewis - had issues in qualifying, but recovered for a nice top 5.
5 - #54 Tim Dixon - landed his 5th consecutive top 5 finish.
(Note - points leader #K9 Dana Eiland had a rare DNF, but maintains a 28 point lead over Culpepper)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Rhett Carter Keeps His Strong 2017 Season Rolling at GIS

Enduro racing action at GIS

Late Models
Skeeter Cars

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Inaugural Outlaws "Clanton Classic" Feature Goes To Sheppard

Brandon Sheppard

Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – June 4, 2017)   The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series took the track at Senoia Raceway for the first time ever for the third annual Billy Clanton Classic.  Despite this race being many of the drivers first time on the unique gray gumbo surface, everyone seemed to enjoy how racy the track was all night long.  It was ultimately Illinois’ Brandon Sheppard who was able to hold off the field to land his fifth Series win of the season.

Recap of Racing at East Alabama Motor Speedway 6/3/2017

Submitted by Lamar McClellan

During hot laps last night the skies unloaded on EAMS resulting in an almost 3 hour delay while track officials waited out the ran and then got the track back in shape for racing.  Here is a recap of the racing events of the evening:

602 Late Model Sportsman - 25 Laps - $1,000 to Win:
#50 Steven Gaines started on the pole with a 17.26, but broke a rear-end in turn 3 of the 1st lap and finishing last.
1 - #21 Ricky Culpepper - started 4th and was up to 2nd by lap 8.  From that point he dogged #01 Blant Duke for the lead until powering by on the high side on lap 13.  After Duke saw the groove Culpepper was running he challenged him, but could never get back ahead.
2 - #01 Blant Duke - made a rare appearance at EAMS and appeared to be well on the way to victory until the high line came in for Culpepper mid way in the race.  Had Duke seen that the top was working for Ricky he could have moved up and the race would have been his.
3 - #05 Blaise Rutherford - started 15th, was immediately in the top 10, 5th by lap 10, and 3rd by lap 12 where he ran the remainder of the race.
4 - #17 Jason Price - started 10th and was in and out of trouble all race long, but survived for a top 5 finish.
5 - #1 Brandon McDaniel - started outside pole but slid off the topside of the track entering turn 3 on lap 3 and spent the remainder of the race recovering from that early miscue.
9th place finishing #8G Bubba Gorman expanded his points lead over #14 Dustin Ducker.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Videos & Recap: Memorial Day Feature Races At East Alabama Motor Speedway, Including Southern Thunder Late Models

Southern Thunder Late Models 4-wide salute to fans at EAMS.

Submitted by Lamar McClellan

Southern Thunder Late Model Series (40 Laps)
1 - #27T Terrance Nowell - started 8th and took his 604 crate engine steadily to the front and never looked back.
2 - #5T Thomas Lewis started 14th and found his groove early and followed Terrance to the front.
3 - #4J Jeremy Faircloth - started 9th and ran a smooth race.
4 - #27 Larry Harrod - started 12th and battled his way to a top 5.
5 - #27G Garrett Loyd - started from the pole.
Check it out, 3 "#27" cars in the top 5...
There was no shortage of passing as you can see from where these 5 cars started vs. where they finished - they raced all the way from the bottom to the top in both ends of the track.

602 Late Model Sportsman (15 Laps)
1 - #111 Richie Stephens - started 8th in a rare EAMS appearance this season using the car typically driven by Jackson Thomason.
2 - #17N Nevin Gainey - started 11th and quickly moved to the front.
3 - #8G Bubba Gorman - from the outside pole, competed at the front all race long - expands his points lead over #14 Dustin Ducker.
4 - #D9 Dustin Diem - started 12th and steadily worked his way to the front.
5 - #17M Brandon McDaniel - good run from his 6th starting position after recently spending some time in the hospital - welcome back!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ricky Weiss Wins as Overton Breaks in Schaeffer's Spring Nationals at Crossville Speedway

By Michael Despain

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. - May 19, 2017 - The Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV would visit Crossville Speedway on Friday evening and Ricky Weiss of Headingly, Manitoba, Canada would take advantage of race leader Brandon Overton's misfortune on the final lap to claim the $4,000 payday.

The win by Weiss would be his first career Spring Nationals series victory and would come in the AEI Construction/Orthopedic Institute of Western Kentucky/Turk Enterprises/Derrick's Sandblasting/Land-Air Transport sponsored #7 Longhorn Chassis sporting a Vic Hill Race Engine.

East Alabama Motor Speedway Plans Memorial Day Shootout

The Southern Thunder Late Model Series (STLMS) rolls into town Saturday May 27th for their first stop in a double header weekend at East Alabama Motor Speedway! They will go head to head for 40 laps to see who walks away with the $2000 to win prize!

Also in action will be 5 other racing divisions!

602 Late Model Sportsman - $700 to win
Hobby Stock - $600 to win
NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division - $500 to win
Road Warrior - $500 to win
Hot Shots - $500 to win

(($25 entry fee))

Pit Gate opens at 5pm (EST) | $35 Adults | $15 Children

Grandstands open at 6pm (EST)
$20 General Admission | $15 Military | Children under 10 FREE
$25 Premium Seating is available

*Indoor Box Seating (air conditioned, movie theater style seating) available upon request as well!

Hot Laps get underway at 7:30 with racing action to follow! EAMS invites everyone to come on out and enjoy a night of racing as they celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with night full of family fun - Racing, Water Slide and FIREWORKS!!

East Alabama Motor Speedway is located 6 miles west of Phenix City on Hwy 80. Give them a call for more information 334-297-2594.

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The Southern Thunder Late Model Series is scheduled to be at Cochran Motor Speedway the next day, Sunday May 28th.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Recap of the racing at EAMS on Saturday, 5/13/2017

Dalton Cook

Submitted by Lamar McClellan
Photo credits, Eric Gano, EPA Photography

EAMS Late Model (25 Laps):
1 - #1D Dalton D Cook - came from behind to take the lead and easily outdistance the field - picks up his 2nd win of the season.
2 - #110 Rick Culpepper - started 5th, got to the lead early but lost the battle to Cook a few laps in.
3 - #5 Thomas Lewis - 4th top 3 of the season.
4 - #K9 Dana Eiland - started outside pole - maintains 36 point lead over Culpepper.
5 - #54 Tim Dixon - 3rd 5th place finish in a row.

Brandon Pijnenburg

602 LM Sportsman (15 Laps):
1 - #83 Brandon Pijnenburg - shows up and shows out - wins in his 1st points race at EAMS this season.
2 - #8G Bubba Gorman - 6th top 3 finish - expands his points lead
3 - #14 Dustin Ducker - best finish of the season - looked really good tonight - starting to get the hang of this.
4 - #94 Trenton Pijnenburg - good job in his first race in a Late Model at EAMS.
5 - #21 John Holdinghausen - 1st outing this season - not bad for a shake down run with his new car.

Winger Wins Again At Senoia, This Time In Super Late Models

Ashton Winger

Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – May 14, 2017)   Senoia’s sixteen-year-old sensation, Ashton Winger, continues to win where ever he races these days.  Winger has dominated in the Crate Late Model division at Senoia Raceway this season, but won at Rome Speedway last weekend before dropping a 358 Chevy into this #12 ride and then winning the Super Late Model main at Senoia on Saturday night.  It was the first career Super Late Model victory for the young gun.

Other winners on Mother’s Day Eve were Locust Grove’s Jason Williams in the Limited Late Model, Sharpsburg’s Dennis Lykins, Jr. in the Crate Late Models and Bobby Arnold of Newnan in the Late Model Sportsman.  Villa Rica’s Joe Hillman was victorious in the Hobby Stock while Hampton’s Mark Newton topped the Mini Stocks, Whitesburg’s Derick Matthews won the Bombers and Morgan Pittman of Grantville was first in the Hot Shots main event.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Blant Duke Takes Home May Day Special At Senoia Raceway

Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

Blant Duke

(Senoia, GA – May 7, 2017)   The ‘Whitesburg Warrior’ Blant Duke wrestled away the lead from pole sitter Richard Goode on the second lap of the May Day Special for the Late Model Sportsman division at Senoia Raceway on Saturday night and then kept everybody behind him the remainder of the way.  The veteran competitor notched his eighteenth career victory at the Bull Ring in the division while pocketing the top pay of $1000.

Recap of racing at EAMS Saturday 5/6/2017

Submitted By Lamar McClellan
Photo credits: Eric Gano, EPA Photography

Rick Culpepper

EAMS Late Model
1 - #110 Slick Rick Culpepper - took the pole with a 15.96 and lead flag to flag, pretty much unchallenged - picks up his 3rd win of the year.
2 - #5 Thomas Lewis - best finish of the season after 2 3rd place finishes earlier - race long battle with #K9 Dana Eiland for 2nd.
3 - #K9 Dana Eiland - 6th top 5 in 8 races - leads points by 35.
4 - #19 Josh Cox - best performance yet after moving up to Late Model.
5 - #54 Tim Dixon - 3rd straight top 5 - contended with Cox for 4th.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Recap of the racing action at EAMS Saturday, 4/29/2017

Submitted by Lamar McClellan
Photo credits: Eric Gano, EPA Photography

Dalton Cook

EAMS Late Model (25 Laps):
1 - #1D Dalton D Cook - qualified on the pole and led every lap in dominating fashion to pick up his first ever win anywhere - CONGRATULATIONS!!
2 - #27 Larry Harrod - great run in his first appearance this season in a points race at EAMS - had to defend his position from constant challenges from #110 Rick Culpepper.
3 - #110 Rick Culpepper - worked all 25 laps to try to get 2nd from Harrod, running alongside him off the corner on several occasions. Moves up to 2nd in points
4 - #K9 Dana Eiland (Mike Harris) - an off night for the "Master of Going Faster".
5 - #54 Tim Dixon - is running more competitively than ever, challenging Eiland all race long.

Winger Wins Fifth Straight Crate Late Model Main At Senoia

Ashton Winger

Submitted by Ted Austed
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – April 30, 2017)   Sixteen-year-old Ashton Winger has not lost a Crate Late Model feature that he has started at Senoia Raceway this season.  The young gun scratched from the field on March 18th, but since that time has been undefeated winning five straight.  He has also qualified the fastest each of those five nights.
Joe Hillman
Other winners on Saturday night included Tennessee’s Michael Courtney topping the field of Kajun Mini Stock Association drivers and Clint ‘Cat Daddy’ Smith reaching the winner’s circle for the first time this year in the Super Late Models.  Locust Grove’s Jason Williams won the Limited Late Model feature while Villa Rica’s Joe Hillman was victorious in the Hobby Stock, Conyer’s Tim Harmon in the Bombers and Hampton’s Richard Goode in the Late Model Sportsman.  The evening’s final race went to newcomer Jeffrey Woodall in the Hot Shots main event.
Tim Harmon

Track promoter Mayes Massey challenged Winger on the front stretch after he qualified the quickest of seventeen crate late model entries.  “Ashton, if you start at the back of the pack, charge through the field and win the race, we will pay you an additional $700 on top of the $700 winner’s share of tonight’s purse,” offered Massey.  A great offer, but Winger declined.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Wall to Wall Action at Golden Isles Speedway, With over 100 cars

The aftermath of the Limited finsh at GIS


1.   Garrett Lloyd
   2.   Lonnie Roberts
3.   Mike Carter  

Skeeter Cars

1.   Lonnie Roberts
2.   Walt Bazemore
3.   Cooley Hobdy 

$3,000 to win E-Mod

1.   Michael Lloyd
2.   Brandon Wells
3.   Chad Tuten     

Sunday, April 23, 2017

East Alabama Motor Speedway Results 4/22/2017

Submitted by Lamar McClellan

Congratulations to tonight's top finishers in each class at East Alabama Motor Speedway:

EAMS Late Model:
1 - #110 Rick Culpepper - 2nd straight win
2 - #1D Dalton D Cook - after going to the rear at the start
3 - #K9 Dana Eiland (Mike Harris) - after having to go back to his shop to pull out a backup car and start in the rear with his 604 car
4 - #5 Thomas Lewis - 5th top 5 in 6 races
5 - #5B Brand Lewis - 3rd top 5 this season

602 Late Model Sportsman:
1 - #8G Bubba Gorman - picks up his 2nd win of the season
2 - #50 Steven Gaines - best run of the season - lead a few laps
3 - #29 Derrick Pearce - in his 1st race in this class this year
4 - #14 Dustin Ducker - top finish this season
5 - #6 Dalton Hood - in his 1st race at EAMS this year

Monday, April 17, 2017

$3000 To Win Emod This Weekend At Golden Isles Speedway

This coming Saturday April 22nd, Golden Isles Speedway will run Emods $3000 to win and Limited $2000 alongside the Vintage Skeeters, Enduro, Super Street, Street Stock, 440s, and Powder Puff. Limited entry fee is $60 and Emod entry is $40. This is their biggest Emod payout. 

If you have not raced with GIS in 2017, you will need to fill out a registration for and W9 form, even if you filled one out in 2016. The will have some at the registration booth or you may visit to print and fill out before the event.
Please call them at 912-386-0061 for any questions.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Official Results & Victory Lane Photos for Saturday, April 15, 2017

Photo credits: Francis Hauke

Austin Horton

Super Late Models (Feature): 
1-Austin Horton, Whitesburg
2-Glenn Morris, Fayetteville
3-Ricky Williams, Fayetteville
4-Mason Massey, Douglasville
5-Zach Leonhardi, Cartersville
6-Shane Fulcher, Thomaston
7-Tod Darda, LaGrange
8-Kenny Collins, Colbert
9-Lamar Haygood, Douglasville
10-Jim Manka, Savannah
11-Dale Thurman, Cartersville
12-Laddie Fulcher, Thomaston
13-Dustin Elliott, Pine Mountain
14-Clint Smith, Senoia
15-Kyler Haygood, Douglasville
Fast Qualifier: Horton (15.367 seconds – 87.9 mph)

Matt Dooley

Limited Late Models (Feature): 
1-Matt Dooley, Brooks
2-Joey Armistead, Senoia
3-Bailey Williams, Fayetteville
4-Corey Payton, Newnan
5-Clifton Moran, Carrollton
6-Dalton Polston, Lithia Springs
7-Thomas Mewborn, Greenville
8-Jimmy Price, Oxford, AL
9-Jason Williams, Locust Grove
10-Clint Thompson, Newnan
11-Brant Hardin, McDonough
12-Kenneth Pendley, Acworth
13-Bob Watson, Newnan
Fast Qualifier: Armistead (15.591 – 86.6 mph)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Recap of racing action from EAMS Saturday, 4/8/2017

Submitted by: Lamar McClellan
Photo credits:Eric Gano, EPA Photography

Russ Ogletree

EAMS Late Model - 25 Laps:
Though the track was very slick, these drivers ran the race with only 2 cautions, searching top to bottom for some traction.
#02 Tyler Turvin started on the pole, but never led a lap - finished 6th.
#115 Dustin Elliott started 5th, but came to the lead on lap 2 with a tremendous start, but eventually fell to 9th.
#K9 Dana Eiland qualified 4th, but encountered problems on the pace lap and didn't start the race, though he did join it laps down.
1st  - #88 Russ Ogletree - started outside pole and took the lead on lap 1, fell to 2nd on lap 2, regained the lead on lap 4 and never looked back.  Picks up his 1st win in his 1st visit to EAMS this season.
2nd - #92 Joseph Brown - started 8th and used the most unusual line I've ever seen to come to the front.  Not only was he running the bottom in the turns, but also on the straightaways - very, very unusal, but it worked.  Was up to 5th by lap 3, 4th on lap 6, 3rd on lap 10, and 2nd on lap 13, but he never got a caution to allow him to move up on Ogletree to give him a real test.
3rd - #5 Thomas Lewis - started 9th, moved into the top 5 by lap 11, 4th on lap 13, and 3rd on lap 15 - nice, steady run to the front.
4th - #110 Rick Culpepper - started 3rd, fell back to 6th in the early going, but found his groove and steadily moved back up, but ran out of laps.
5th - #5B Brand Lewis - started 12th, moved immediately into the top 10, then closed little by little on the top 5, taking 5th on the last lap.

Brian Hansford

602 Late Model Sportsman - 15 Laps:
After three failed starts, the race director called for a single file start.  There were still 4 cautions as these cars were having trouble hooking up to the slick racing surface.
1st - #R66 Brian Hansford - in only his 2nd start in a Late Model, Hansford started 7th and was 2nd on lap 1 after several cars in front of him had been involved in accidents on the failed starts and had gone to the pits for repairs and to replace flat tires.  He took the lead on lap 2 and lead the rest of the way.
2nd - #111 Jackson Thomason - started 4th, had to go to the pits before a lap was completed, was 4th after 1 lap, 3rd after 7 laps, and 2nd after lap 2 - a great run considering early problems.
3rd - #8G Bubba Gorman - from the outside pole took the lead on lap 1, dropped to 2nd on lap 2, and then 3rd on lap 12.  A nice finish for points.
4th - #50JR Steven Gaines - started 5th, had to go to the rear after an incident on one of the starts, moved back into the top 5 on lap 5, and then took 4th on the last lap.
5th - #S21 Shane Stodghill - started 10th, was 3rd after 1 lap, then slowly dropped back near the end.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Videos: 441 Speedway 3/31/2017

Rollover at 441 Speedway

Crate Late Model Feature

Bomber Feature

Sportsman Feature

Pure Stock Feature

Super Street Feature

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Videos!! Travis Pennington takes the Nesmith Crate win at OSP

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Nesmith Crates

Southern Dirt Mods

Super Street

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Videos!!! Cochran opens the doors for the regular season

Joseph Brown picked up the Late Model win Saturday night at Cochran
Late Models

Monday, March 27, 2017

One Wild Night at North Florida

Photo by Wesley Keller

LAKE CITY, Fla. (March 25) – Kevin Davis was right where he wanted to be.

Out front.

He became the third leader in three laps and then sped away from the C Class/Limited Late Model field Saturday evening at North Florida Speedway.

He may not have had the best grip of the racing surface with his Davis Golf Carts Snow Brothers chassis, but it was obviously good enough in the 15-laps feature, shortened to 11 laps due to time limit.

“The track was a little sandy,” Davis said. “We were spinning the whole time. It just wasn’t right, but I just want to thank everybody on this car.”

Davis left the rest of the field to survive. Two massive accidents brought out the red flag.

The first was right after the heat race green flag. Lake City’s Jason Kight slammed into the wall entering turn one, became air born, took out the catch fence and pirouetted to a nose down stop on the fence. He was not hurt, but his Snow Brothers chassis was heavily damaged.

The second occurred during the feature when Billy Kervin spun on the back stretch, collected Donnie Padgett and crashed hard into the outside barrier, almost turning over. He also was not injured.

“I don’t know what those guys were doing behind me,” Davis added. “I’m glad I was in front of them and not behind them.”

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Senoia Raceway Spring Nationals Recap

A view of the crowd at the Senoia Raceway Spring Nationals.

Submitted by: Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – March 26, 2017)  Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville passed Brandon Overton while bouncing off a lapped car on the final lap to claim the Saturday night finale of the Senoia Raceway Spring Nationals.  McIntosh used a late race caution and lapped traffic to snatch the lead away from Overton who had wrestled away the lead from McIntosh near the halfway mark.  The victory was McIntosh’s first career victory on the dirt at Senoia Raceway.
Donald McIntosh

“This is awesome,” said an excited McIntosh in victory lane. “You could race anywhere and when I saw TJ (Reaid) check up, I was like oh oh, I am committed and just went for it. Awesome.  Just awesome.”

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Outlaws Head to the House of Hook

CONCORD, N.C.—March 14, 2017—The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series is gearing up to head back out on the road for the first time since the conclusion of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park at the end of February. The first stop in March will be at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. on March 24 and it will be nothing less than an action packed shootout.
In the past, when leaving the February jaunt the points gap has been pretty wide making it a catch up game for the rest of the season for some but this season that is not the case. Only four points separates the first and second position in the championship points standing and only 28 points between first and fifth. That means one race can make it or break it for the point’s leader.
Headed into the Feature at Whynot Motorsports Park, Brandon Sheppard and Rick Eckert will lead the way in the points race. Although we still have  a long way until we reach the World of Outlaws World Finals every race counts towards the end of the season.
“We still have a long way to go until the end of the season but this is the first time in a couple years that we’ve come out of Florida this close in points and we’re in a good of a position,” said Eckert.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Clanton Claims Senoia Raceway Season Opener

Submitted by: Ted Austad
Phot credits: Francis Hauke

Shane Clanton

(Senoia, GA – March 19, 2017)  Former Craftsman Tools World of Outlaws champion, Shane Clanton of Zebulon, set the fast time Saturday night and then led every lap of the Super Late Model feature race to snag the top honors for opening night of the 2017 racing season at Senoia Raceway.  Clanton held off a great start by Douglasville’s Mason Massey to retain his lead and then never looked posting his sixth career victory at the tough bull ring 3/8ths mile track.  One hundred twenty-two cars packed the pit area to usher in the third season under the promotional direction of Mayes Massey, Bill Massey and Doug Stevens.

East Alabama Motor Speedway 3/18/2017 Recap

Submitted by: Lamar McClellan
Photo credits: Eric Gano, EPA Photography

Here is your recap of the racing from EAMS last night - 3/18/2017

Dana Eiland

EAMS Late Model - 25 Laps:
1 - #K9 Dana Eiland - started 3rd, moved to 2nd on lap 2, and took over the lead from #55 Montana Dudley on lap 16 when Dudley's engine blew.  Undefeated in two races in the regular season in defense of his 2016 Championship.
2 - #13 Bailey Harris - started 8th, moved into the top 5 on lap 13, up to 3rd on the lap 16 restart, and took 2nd on the last lap when #7 Tyler Thomason slipped high off the track coming off turn 2.  Great run, especially considering this is (to my knowledge) his first trip to EAMS.
3 - #14 Patrick Wall - started 5th, up to 4th on lap 9, dropped back to 5th, and then moved up to 3rd on the last lap.
4 - #7 Tyler Thomason - started 4th, ran as low as 6th, was up to 2nd on lap 16 an actually gave a strong challenge for the lead for a couple of laps after the lap 16 restart, then fell back to 4th after running high off turn 2 on the final lap.
5 - #5 Thomas Lewis - started 2nd, appeared to hook a rut in turn 1 on the start, dropped to 3rd on lap 2, lost spots to Harris and Wall late to finish 5th.