50th anniversary season kicks off at Senoia Raceway

by Riley Hicks

Another Saturday night is in the books for Senoia Raceway, and with the rain showers holding back once again, the track was able to put on quite a show for the fans. Since opening back up for the 2019 season, the grandstands and pits have been completely packed, and it was not any different this week. One reason was Senoia welcomed back its most popular division, the Super Late Models to help kickoff the 50th anniversary celebration.

In the Super Late Model feature, the hometown favorite Zach Leonhardi led every lap, holding off a charging Shane Clanton to pick up the first win for the Supers this season. Dusty Jones and Payton Freeman decimated the fields in the Limited and Crate Late Models to capture back-to-back victories the last two weeks. Dylan Knowles made a late race pass on Billy Stevenson in the Late Model Sportsman to find his way back into victory lane on the gumbo. Brandon Bright took the checkered for the first time in awhile in the Chargers, and Landon DeGraff and Tommy Faulkner claimed victories in the Hobby and Mini Stocks to close out last Saturday night’s winners circle.

Senoia Raceway now focuses all its attention to the highly anticipated Flat Track Motorcycles, who are riding into the track this Saturday, March 16. This will be the first appearance for the motorcycles in the track’s history. More than 200 drivers are expected to compete, including some of the top names in the division like national champion Jared Mees, Kenny Coolbeth, Jack Johnson, and many more. You will want to see some two-wheel, handle bar banging, boot sliding as drivers hope for the chance to take home the $10,000 purse in the Outlaw race.

The pits open at noon, while the grandstand will open at 2 p.m. for the first round of practice. Heat racing is slated to begin at 4 p.m. with the main events beginning at 6 p.m.

For the full schedule of events, along with special attractions, promotions, and additional information, visit www.senoiaraceway.com or call 770-599-6161.

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