OHIO'S NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SIGNS ON AS A SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WEEKLY SERIES TRACK; SATURDAY RACING AT SERIES' WESTERNMOST FACILITY
December 11, 2014
By Mike Leone
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Orrville, OH)...Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to welcome on NAPA Wayne County Speedway as a weekly-sanctioned Late Model track in 2015! Celebrating their 50th anniversary, the famed Orrville, Ohio facility will run the RUSH Late Models as part of their weekly Saturday night program, and will be the Series' westernmost sanctioned facility.
On Sunday afternoon (December 7), the Creston (OH) Community Center hosted a Wayne County Crate Late Model informational meeting. The highly-attended meeting was put on by Speedway promoters Jason and Kristin Flory. Attendees learned about the Sweeney RUSH Series programs and at the conclusion of the meeting, the overwhelming consensus was for RUSH to sanction the weekly Crate Late Model program. Come April 2015, weather permitting, the first ever Crate Late Model race will be held on the 3/8-mile oval!
"Kristin and I both believe that the future of weekly Late Model racing is going in the direction of the crate class," stated Jason Flory. "We as promoters need to help control the cost of racing the best we can. Starting a crate class at WCS is a step in the right direction. We were pleased with then turn out for the meeting we had with the drivers and firmly believe that this will be very successful for not only WCS, but the teams as well and we look forward to working with the RUSH Series this coming season."
"We really commend both Jason and Kristin for taking such a proactive and decisive approach in bringing sanctioned Crate Late Model racing to Wayne County on a weekly basis in 2015," stated Emig. "I had always hoped to include their speedway in our great group of facilities that host either RUSH weekly sanctioned or Sweeney Tour events. We were scheduled to present a Touring Series event this past Labor Day Weekend that was unfortunately rained out, I would have never believed that three months later they would become our leader in introducing quality Crate Late Model racing to that part of our region. I believe they have had the foresight to choose the perfect time to do so and I think they will be pleased with the results of their decision to do so under the RUSH banner."
"We couldn't be happier to have Wayne County begin the development of their Crate Late Model division under the RUSH banner," continued Emig. "From the beginning of our negotiations, the Florys have been very strong in their belief that Crate Late Models are going to be a very important part of Wayne County Speedway's future. We consider their facility one of the most respected speedways in Ohio, one that has a long and respected history and a fan base in Late Model racing. We truly believe they will be the catalyst in the development of Crate Late Model racing throughout the most western part of our region and beyond."
RUSH member racers will be able to participate at Wayne County in 2015 and be eligible for all of the programs including the Sweeney Weekly Series Championship, the Pace Performance Summer Chase title, and the "Futures Cup" for those eligible racers. While membership is not mandatory to compete in any RUSH-sanctioned event, membership will again include a $100,000 excess participant accident policy which is over and above drivers' health insurance and speedways' participant accident policy.
It is expected Wayne County will host a pair of Sweeney Tour events in 2015. One of the events will include the Sweeney/Pace Performance GM 604 Engine Giveaway Night. On this night, one lucky competing Crate Late Model driver will win a brand new engine valued at over $5,700! The 2015 event will be the fifth annual giveaway as past winners have included Paul Jablonski, Bobby Whitling, Ben Black, and Robbie Marhefka.
The location of Wayne County's drivers will give them the ability to easily compete in Sweeney Touring Series events in both the Northern and Southern regions. With the new $4,000 to-win in each region and the $2,000 overall Series bonus, one Touring Series driver has the opportunity to win $10,000 in 2015!
"Although the RUSH Late Models will not have near the presence that they had in the past at Hartford, Ohio's Sharon Speedway as they have opted to run our Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds weekly in 2015, general manager Dave Willoughby has already spoken to the Florys about working with them to fill in some of the gaps at Wayne County that may occur due to special events," explained Leone. "This cooperation between the two facilities will make for a perfect situation for racers in this area and ensure Saturday night weekly racing for these drivers. In fact, several of the Sharon racers have already expressed their desire to race at Wayne County, and Wayne County will start out by matching the weekly payoff Sharon has used (see below)."
2015 Wayne County Speedway Weekly RUSH Late Model Payoffs:
(24+ cars): 1. $800 2. $450 3. $350 4. $265 5. $240 6. $225 7. $200 8. $195 9. $190 10. $185 11. $160 12. $135 13. $110 14. $100 15-24. $90. Tow $40
(14-23 cars): 1. $700 2. $400 3. $300 4. $245 5. $220 6. $205 7. $190 8. $185 9. $180 10. $175 11. $150 12. $125 13. $100 14. $90 15-23. $80. Tow $40
(1-13 cars): 1. $600 2. $350 3. $265 4. $225 5. $200 6. $190 7. $175 8. $160 9. $150 10. $140 11. $125 12. $110 13. $95. Tow $40.
Wayne County Speedway is a 3/8-mile dirt track located at 1083 North Carr Road, Orrville, OH 44667. Wayne County also features "410" Sprint Cars, Super Late Models, Super Stocks, and Mini Stocks on Saturday nights along with Mini Wedges and Go-Karts on their small track. For more information on Wayne County, check out their website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/waynecountyspeedway and follow them on Twitter @wcsohio. The track phone number is 330-465-2365.
Fierce Competition Expected as DIRTcar Racing Tightens 2015 Late Model Summer Nationals to 28 Races in 32 Days Over Five Weeks in June and July
DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals shifts championship-deciding weekend to Prairie Dirt Classic in July at Fairbury
INDIANAPOLIS - Dec. 11, 2014 - DIRTcar Racing announced its 2015 DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals schedules today at the Performance Racing Industry Tradeshow at the Indiana Convention Center.
The Summer Nationals schedule showcases a renewed focus on the series' core events, tightening the schedule to just over five weeks beginning June 10 and concluding July 11. The series will include 28 races in 32 days winding from the opener at Brownstown, Ind., through Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana and ultimately Ohio. All of the Friday and Saturday events will pay $10,000-to-win except for the opening night at Cedar Lake Speedway, which will pay $5,000-to-win like the weekday events.
The championship, which will be decided July 11 at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio, is worth $25,000 to the driver who can successfully navigate one of the most challenging and tradition-rich racing tours in the country.
"After extending the past several Summer Nationals tours over six weeks, we listened to our racers and promoters to return to a tight, five-week series this year," said DIRTcar's Sam Driggers. "We believe this will encourage more competitors to race for the championship while keeping the passion for the series at an all-time high for fans and promoters."
In addition, DIRTcar also announced the schedule for the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals, which runs together with many of the Summer Nationals events. The Summit Modified Nationals kicks off on June 6 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., before joining the late models at Brownstown Speedway and Kankakee County Speedway.
One major difference this season on the Summit Modified Nationals tour is that unlike the Summer Nationals, it will conclude July 24-25 during the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Prairie Dirt Classic weekend at Fairbury American Legion Speedway, making what was already a huge weekend in central Illinois even bigger.
"We're excited to have the Summit Modified Nationals championship come down to an event at Fairbury," Driggers said. "Having the final races easily accessible for the championship contenders will definitely make it a stronger series."
Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series' websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com.
2015 DIRTcar Racing Late Model Summer Nationals Schedule
June 10 Brownstown Speedway
June 11 Kankakee Co. Speedway
June 12 Cedar Lake Speedway
June 13 Cedar Lake Speedway
June 14 Wilmot Speedway
June 15 OFF
June 16 Jacksonville Speedway
June 17 Farley Speedway
June 18 Spoon River Speedway
June 19 Tri-City Speedway
June 20 Fairbury Speedway
June 21 Quincy Raceways
June 22 OFF
June 23 Peoria Speedway
June 24 Belle-Clair Speedway
June 25 Clarksville Speedway
June 26 Paducah International Raceway
June 27 Federated I-55 Raceway
June 28 Lincoln Speedway
June 29 OFF
June 30 I-96 Raceway
July 1 Daugherty Speedway
July 2 La Salle Speedway
July 3 Fayette Co. Speedway
July 4 Highland Speedway
July 5 Tri-State Speedway
July 6 OFF
July 7 TBA
July 8 Florence Speedway
July 9 Macon Speedway
July 10 Farmer City Raceway
July 11 Oakshade Raceway
ROY DEESE JR., KING OF THE HILL WITH HIS NINTH LATE MODEL TITLE AS DIRT CAPITOL CLOSES 2014 WITH ITS AWARDS BANQUET
HAGERSTOWN, MD: It’s been just more than a year since a big change took place at Hagerstown Speedway with the Dirt Capitol LLC team, composed of Ernie Davis and daughter Keya Davis as General Manager taking the reins at the speedway following 34 years of operation by the Plessinger family.
After the new team sped into action and introduced the 2014 schedule, the first scheduled program on March 9th was weathered out but the following Saturday, a five division show was in the record books.
Seven months of racing later with four rain outs and two flooded out (yes, the first since 1989) dates, Dirt Capitol reached the end of the season and celebrated Saturday night at the Elks Lodge in Hagerstown, honoring drivers and others for their achievements.
“It was a very successful season and we wouldn’t be able to do it without all you guys,” Keya Davis said. ”Each and every week, we have very dedicated fans, racers, drivers, sponsors, everybody.”
Taking top honors was Roy Deese Jr in the Late Models, who broke the tie of eight with Nathan Durboraw and achieved his ninth overall title, an accomplishment that easily may never be achieved by another driver. Justin Weaver put together his second consecutive title in the Late Model Sportsman. In his first full season at the track, Mike Corbin dominated the Pure Stocks to record his first title while Gary Proctor, Hobby Stocks and Ryan Laye, Four Cylinders, both had back to back titles.
Former longtime all around the speedway employee Randy Grove, who “returned to action,” was inducted into the Speedway’s Hall of Fame. Promoter Davis stated “He knows more about racing than I’ll ever know in my life.”
“He’s been dedicated to Hagerstown for over 40 years,” Keya said. “When dad took over, Randy was the person that he called and without a doubt, he’s been behind Dad. Anyone that has raced there; you can ask them, they all know Randy Grove. We cannot thank him enough for all he’s done at the track over the years. We especially thank him for helping us out this year.”
Keya presented her mother Connie a special award for all the behind the scenes work that she does every race night.
The Always There Award went to Roy Anderson. The Extra Effort Award went to Late Model driver C. S. Fitzgerald. Andy Anderson’s young son Braden made his debut into the Late Model Sportsman ranks and earned him Rookie of the Year.
Title Sponsor awards were given to Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic (Late Models), Malloy Ford (Late Model Sportsman), K Lynn Management (Pure Stocks), Mason Dixon Auto Auction (Hobby Stock), Cochran Auctioneers (Four Cylinders), DeHaven Trailer Sales (Rookie Cars).
Hard Charger Sponsors were Sharrett Collision Center (LM), Remsburg Paving (LMS), A Bargain Towing (PS),
Hagerstown Kia (HS), Planet Fitness of Hagerstown (4C),
Other Sponsors honored were 95.9, Shetron Equipment, Nininger Tire and Auto, ARC Race Cars, KRS Graphics and St. Thomas Towing.
“The schedule will be out in January, it’s not finalized yet,” Keya said. “March 8 at 1 p.m. is the opening date.”
“Dad will be there ever week as long as it helps these three things; the race track, the drivers, the fans. He will consider everything you guys tell him. Dirt Capitol thanks Frank (Plessinger) for allowing us to do this and being a part of the sport we love so much.”
LATE MODELS: Deese has occupied the number one position for eight years after beginning racing Hagerstown full time in 1995. His first title was in 1999, followed by 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2011.
This season, he held off Marvin Winters by only nine points. Deese Trucking and Tex Shaffer Black Bandit Special teams were in full competition mode.
It could be compared to a 25-lap race with both running side by side every lap and Deese prevailing by inches. Deese had one win, nine top fives including three seconds and 15 top tens in the 18 point events. Winters ended with two wins, nine top fives including 2 seconds and also had 15 top tens. In the final point race, Deese’s efforts paid off when the transmission locked up in warm-ups and the team rushed to get a replacement installed just prior to his heat race line up.
“Dad and I worked real hard,” Deese said. “We spent a lot of money; had a lot of help from people along the way and Roger Devenny gave us a great engine program to race with this year.”
“It’s an honor to race here with these people. Racing with Nathan taught me a lot, racing with Gary (Stuhler), Rodney Franklin. They’re about the best at that track and Marvin’s right up there with them and I don’t want to forget Denny Bonebrake. To be able to beat Marvin and Nathan is an honor. I just had my own goals, dreams, and hopes and wanted to stand out from the rest as a competitor.”
Including Deese and Winters, there were 13 different winners in the 21 overall races for the season. Gregg Satterlee led the winners with three, followed by Rick Eckert with two including the opener, Jason Covert also with two including the Nininger Memorial. D. J. Myers, Gary Stuhler (his leading career 131st) and Andy Anderson had single wins. First time winners included Mason Zeigler, Dylan Yoder, Trevor Feathers while Kyle Hardy won his first followed by another two including the Conococheague 44-Lap event. Keith Jackson posted his first win his first visit in May to win the Ernie Jones 22 event and then ended 2014 with the $8,000 Ernie D’s Fall Bash triumph.
Special Awards: Hard Luck Award – Andy Anderson
Most Improved Driver Award – Brian Tavenner
Sportsmanship Award – Marvin Winters
Mechanic of the Year Award – Roy Deese Sr
LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN: Weaver was in his 2010 rookie season when his dad, Pete, won his first of back to back championship in the division. As the younger Weaver continued to round the track, it was clearly visible he was championship material and last season he celebrated his first title. Even though his draw for starting positions and other issues plagued him this season, the Weaver team charged on as he recorded five wins including the first point race and ended the season with the Fall Bash victory.
In 13 point and 20 overall races, Weaver posted nine top fives and 11 top tens and held a 33 point advantage over Paul Cursey. Cursey posted two seconds and had 10 top tens.
“Dad’s taught me everything I know working on these cars from set up to mechanics, motors, just everything in general.” Weaver said. “Everybody that works on this car is what made this happen, the whole crew, mom and dad, the sponsors. It was a lot of hard work and dedication.”
Besides Weaver, other winners included single winners Jonathan DeHaven, Rick Singleton, Andy Anderson, Bobby Beard (his first since 2005) and Mike Walls with his first ever, Kyle Lear who had four including the Ernie’s Topless event and the Ernie Jones Memorial along with Chad Myers and Scott Palmer each with three as Palmer won the Small Car Nationals.
Special Awards: Hard Luck Award – Elwood Sord
Most Improved Driver Award – Brayden Anderson
Sportsmanship Award – Justin Weaver
Mechanic of the Year Award – Rick Bricker
PURE STOCKS: With 18 point and 22 overall events, Mike Corbin, to say the least, was dominant. He posted 14 wins and had 18 top fives including six seconds plus achieved his career 50th triumph. His worst finishes were two thirds. His first championship came by 130 points over Wayne Hawbaker.
Winning the first point race, he was hoping to close the season with the final point event but he ended battling with Winchester’s 2014 champion Mike Franklin as the pair put on a race to the end.
“I battled with Mike Franklin the whole race and sure would have liked to win it but it is what it is,” Corbin said. “I really liked racing at Hagerstown. It’s really fun; the guys respect you. It’s a first class operation.”
Darrin Younker won three times while Chris Ebersole was a two time winner including the Small Car Nationals. Franklin won the final point race while David Kaiser and Craig Parrill were first time winners.
Special Awards: Hard Luck Award – Ben Morrow
Most Improved Driver Award – Wayne Hawbaker
Sportsmanship Award – Mike Corbin
Mechanic of the Year Award – Roy Anderson
HOBBY STOCKS: Gary Proctor was another at the forefront nearly every week and had ten wins in the 20 overall races along with 14 top fives to win his second consecutive title over three time winner Jamie Mills. Proctor was the Small Car and Fall Bash winner.
“It’s great to win a second championship,” Proctor said. “We had a heck of a year. I can’t believe how the car ran. When we were down and out, a lot of guys helped us out. I couldn’t ask to race against a bunch of better guys.”
2012 Champion Kenny Thomas had four wins while Jason Sarver was a two time winner and Dylan Rutherford scored his career first.
Special Awards: Hard Luck Award – Rodney Minor
Most Improved Driver Award – Tom Caravello
Sportsmanship Award – Dylan Welsh
Mechanic of the Year Award – Dave Norris
FOUR CYLINDERS: Winning three times in last year’s championship season, Ryan Laye had a banner season to say the least with an even dozen wins including the Small Cars along with all top fives except for one night when mechanical issues kept him pitside. Bill Kessler was another 28 points behind
“These past two point championships have been incredible,” Laye said. “Dad has been sick the last couple years. This is what he wanted and I’ve done my hardest; we all did, to get this for him.”
Kevin Thomas won his first plus another two with Matt Williamson winning a first plus another. Frankie Gordon and Michael Warrenfeltz were first time winners while Gary Newell’s first win was the Fall Bash event.
Special Awards: Hard Luck Award – Mike Warrenfeltz
Most Improved Driver Award – William Kessler
Sportsmanship Award – Gary Newell
Mechanic of the Year Award – Ransome Hile
OTHER EVENTS: Various other special events were included throughout the season with Greg Hodnett making PA Sprint Speedweek one of his twelve overall wins. Rich Eichelberger was the Super Sportsman winner in a May event. Michael Praff, Roy Anderson and Haley Kaiser were winners in the Rookie cars while Matt Wallace won both Classic Car events. Deanna Groves won the first ever appearance for the E-Mods.
The Plessinger family will continue to operate the speedway for the Hub City Classic AMA Motorcycle event, the Monster Truck Jam, PA Sprint Speedweek and the Hagerstown Firefighter Bonanza Extravaganza.
Dirt Capitol’s Ernie and Keya and all the speedway staff wish everyone a safe and very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and look forward to everyone rejoining the speedway in 2015.
The 2015 schedule will be ready in January and added to the speedway’s website at www.hagerstownspeedway.com as will any other over the winter information. Also follow the speedway on Twitter and Facebook.
DIRT CAPITOL FINAL POINT STANDINGS
Late Models: 1. Roy Deese Jr, 619, 2. Marvin Winters, 610, 3.Trever Feathers, 578, 4.Steve Axtell, 512, 5.C.S. Fitzgerald, 459, 6.Brian Tavenner, 415, 7.Andy Anderson, 336, 8.Gary Stuhler, 330, 9.Allen Brannon, 316, 10.Kyle Hardy, 300
Late Model Sportsman: 1.Justin Weaver, 441, 2.Paul Cursey, 408, 3.Terry Flaherty, 397, 4.Chad Myers, 375, 5.Kyle Lee, 359, 6.Bobby Beard, 351, 7.Mike Walls, 311, 8.Kyle Lear, 297, 9.Scott Palmer, 252, 10.Chaz Walls, 246
Pure Stocks: 1.Mike Corbin, 722, 2.Wayne Hawbaker, 592, 3.Nick Dibella, 534, 4.Frank Dibella, 500, 5.Danny Farlling, 457, 6.Jamie Zentmyer, 440, 7.Chris Ebersole, 424, 8.Dickie Tharp, 395, 9.Brian Miller, 364, 10.Brandon Churchey, 342
Hobby Stocks: 1.Gary Proctor, 573, 2.Jamie Mills, 533, 3.Joe Rodgers, 494, 4.Kenny Thomas, 493, 5.Bryan Neff, 470, 6.William Crook, 462, 7.Dylan Welsh, 430, 8.Ralph Hansberger, 416, 9.Tom Caravello, 318, 10.Jason Sarver, 305
Four Cylinders: 1.Ryan Laye, 567, 2.William Kessler, 539, 3.Michael Warrenfeltz, 522, 4.Matt Williamson, 368, 5.Gary Newell, 2 53, 6.Charlie Shearer, 227, 7.Kevin Thomas, 218, 8.Frankie Gordon, 194, 9.Jason Stoner 168, 10.Randy Linaburg, 112
Spring Nationals and Southern Nationals Series Release Very Busy Slate of Events for 2015
BRASSTOWN, NC (December 1, 2014) - Promoter Ray Cook of the Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer's Oil and the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series by Old Man's Garage is pleased to release the 2015 versions of what will be a busy season for both tours.
The third-year Spring Nationals Series will open up the 2015 campaign with a double-header at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. on Friday & Saturday March 13 & 14 during the track's second running of the 'Tennessee Tip-Off Classic' weekend. On Friday Night March 13th the Spring Nat's Late Models will take to the track for a $5,000-to-win event while taking back to the track for Saturday Night's weekend finale paying $10,000-to-win.
The tour will then move to Kentucky for the next three events on Thursday through Saturday April 2-4 during Easter Weekend to 201 Speedway in Sitka, Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City and Florence Speedway in Union for the 39th Annual Spring 50 respectively.
Two new tracks will go on the Spring Nationals Series schedule on April 17/18 as the tour ventures to Swainsboro (Ga.) Raceway on Friday paying $6,000-to-win and a trip to Golden Isles (Ga.) Speedway on Saturday for a $10,000-to-win event.
On Friday May 1 there series still has a TBA date in progress while the series will roll into Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway for a first-ever appearance on Saturday Night May 2 paying $6,000-to-win.
The series will close up the 2015 season with a triple-header of racing at Boyd's (Ga.) Speedway on Friday May 22, Dixie (Ga.) Speedway on Saturday May 23 and a new track to the schedule, Rome (Ga.) Speedway on Sunday Night May 24th for the finale event of the 12-race schedule.
The 11th season of the Schaeffer's Southern Nationals Series presented by Old Man's Garage will only see two changes with a venue change for the eighth points race and a purse change for the final event. On Thursday Night July 30th the series will make it's fourth-ever appearance to the Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC paying $3,500-to-win. It will mark the first series visit since 2007 to the Western North Carolina track. At Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway on Saturday Night August 1st the series will join in with the track's 50th Anniversary of racing and present the series' first-ever event paying over $5,300-to-win. The 50th Anniversary race at Tazewell Speedway will pay $10,050-to-win.
The schedule for the second-season on the Southern Nationals Bonus Series is forthcoming and will be released in the near future.
"We're extremely pleased that we have more races on the Spring Nationals next year. The series is growing and we're thankful to the tracks and drivers that have supported it," stated Series founder and promoter Ray Cook.
For more information on the Spring Nationals and Southern Nationals Series, please log on to www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
2015 Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals Series Schedule:
Friday March 13-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,000 to win/40L
Saturday March 14-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$10,000 to win/60L
Thursday April 2-201 Speedway-Sitka, KY-$4,000 to win/40L
Friday April 3-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$4,000 to win/40L
Saturday April 4-Florence Speedway-Union, KY-$5,000 to win/50L
Friday April 17-Swainsboro Raceway-Swainsboro, GA-$6,000 to win/50L
Saturday April 18-Golden Isles Speedway/Brunswick, GA-$10,000 to win/60L
Friday May 1-TBA-$4,000 to win/40L
Saturday May 2-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$6,000 to win/50L
Friday May 22-Boyd's Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$4,000 to win/40L
Saturday May 23-Dixie Speedway-Woodstock, GA-$4,000 to win/40L
Sunday May 24-Rome Speedway-Rome, GA-$6,000 to win/50L
2015 Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series Schedule:
Monday July 20-Wythe Raceway-Rural Retreat, VA-$3,500 to win/35L
Tuesday July 21-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$3,500 to win/35L
Thursday July 23-Modoc Raceway-Modoc, SC-$3,500 to win/35L
Friday July 24-Swainsboro Raceway-Swainsboro, GA-$5,300 to win/53L
Saturday July 25-Screven Motor Speedway-Sylvania, GA-$5,300 to win/53L
Sunday July 26-Rome Speedway-Rome, GA-$5,300 to win/53L
Tuesday July 28-Boyd's Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$3,500 to win/35L
Thursday July 30-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-$3,500 to win/35L
Friday July 31-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,300 to win/53L
Saturday August 1-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$10,050 to win/50L
2015 Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway Now Includes "Edwin Coggins Memorial"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WAYCROSS, GA (December 1, 2014) - Golden Isles Speedway officials have added a third event to the Super Bowl of Racing to kick off the 2015 season. The "Edwin Coggins Memorial" will now be the opening event of the Super Bowl of Racing, on Thursday, February 5th. The event will feature a 30 lap race paying $7,000 to win at Golden Isles Speedway, in Brunswick, GA.
The "Edwin Coggins Memorial" was added to the Super Bowl of Racing in honor of Mr. Edwin Coggins of Valdosta, GA. Mr Coggins passed away at Golden Isles Speedway at last year's Super Bowl of Racing. Mr. Coggins was a long time supporter of dirt track racing, Golden Isles Speedway and racers from the South Georgia area. Mr. Coggins and his family own the Coggins Farms and Produce Company, based in Lake Park, GA. The Coggins family asked Golden Isles Speedway promoter, Darryl Courson to add this event as a way to pay tribute to the late Edwin Coggins.
"Mr. Coggins was a big supporter of GIS and loved dirt track racing. The Coggins family felt it was the best way to remember him, by putting on a special memorial race in his honor. The Coggins family will be attending the event and making a special presentation to GIS at the event - in his memory. Everyone at GIS is honored to add this event to the Super Bowl of Racing to remember a great man and great friend to so many people in the dirt racing community", stated Darryl Courson, General Manager, Golden Isles Speedway.
Thursday's "Edwin Coggins Memorial" will include a complete show featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with Miller Welders Time Trials, LOLMDS Heat Races, B-Mains and the 30-lap feature event. As a support class to the LOLMDS, Golden Isles Speedway will run an un-sanctioned 25-lap $1,500 to win Southern Thunder Rules Late Model show on Thursday night. Following the Thursday night activities, Golden Isles Speedway will open the track to any and all divisions for an open practice.
Ticket prices for the Edwin Coggins Memorial are $20 for General Admission, $30 for Pits and $30 for Track side parking with a pit pass. RV Camping spots are $35 per night. Kids 8-12 will be $5 for general admission or pits with kids 7 and under - free in both general admission and pits. Golden Isles Speedway is located on Hwy 82 in Waynesville, GA, just 12 miles west of I-95 at exit 29. The host hotel for the Super Bowl weekend is the Comfort Inn I-95 South in Brunswick, GA. For tickets and more information about the 2015 "Super Bowl of Racing", visit the track website at: www.goldenislesspeedway.com.
Following Thursday night's "Edwin Coggins Memorial", the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will run a complete show on Friday, February 6th, paying $10,000 to win for a 50-lap feature event. Then, on Saturday February 7th, the LOLMDS will run another complete show paying $10,000 to win for the 50-lap feature event. Both Friday and Saturday's shows will be filmed for a tape delayed broadcast on MAVTV American Real Network, in 2015. The Southern Thunder Late Models will also be in action at GIS on Friday and Saturday, running two complete shows, paying $2,500 to win for their 30-lap feature events.
"Super Bowl of Racing" Sanctioned by Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Thursday, February 5th
Pit Gates open at 12 PM
Grandstands open at 3 PM
Drivers Meeting at 4:30 PM
Hot Laps at 5 PM
LOLMDS - 30-Laps $7,000 to win (Non-points event)
GIS Late Models (Southern Thunder Rules) - 25-Laps $1,500 to win
Friday, February 6th
Pit Gates open at 12 PM
Grandstands open at 3 PM
Drivers Meeting at 4:30 PM
Hot Laps at 5 PM
LOLMDS - 50-Laps $10,000 to win (TV Race and points event)
Southern Thunder LM Series - 30-Laps $2,500 to win
Saturday, February 7th
Pit Gates open at 12 PM
Grandstands open at 3 PM
Driver Autograph Session 3:30 to 4:15 PM
Drivers Meeting at 4:30 PM
Hot Laps at 5 PM
LOLMDS - 50-Laps $10,000 to win (TV Race and points event)
Southern Thunder LM Series - 30-Laps $2,500 to win
Super Bowl of Racing Tire Rule
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib 1300
Right Rear - Hoosier 01, 06, LM40
(In the Event of a Day Time Make Up Show)
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib 1350
Right Rear - Hoosier 03, 06, LM40
*Must use the same set of 4 tires for both time trials, heat, and B-main
*For the feature, competitors may use 2 new rear tires of choice.
$7,000 to win- 1. $7,000, 2. $3,500, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,400, 6. $1,300, 7. $1,200, 8. $1,100, 9. $1,000, 10. $950, 11. $900, 12. $850, 13. $800, 14. $750, 15. $725, 16. $700, 17. $700, 18. $700, 19. $650, 20. $625, 21. $625, 22. $600, 23. $600, 24. $600
Friday and Saturday
$10,000 to win- 1. $10,000, 2. $5500, 3. $3500, 4. $2750, 5. $2250, 6. $1800, 7. $1500, 8. $1300, 9. $1200, 10. $1100, 11. $1075, 12. $1050, 13. $1025, 14. $1000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800.