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2nd Annual Showdown at Senoia Raceway

By Riley Hicks

This weekend the top drivers in the nation will load up and make the trek down to Senoia Raceway for the second annual Showdown at Senoia. The event will pay the biggest purse in track history with a $3,000 to win Super Late Model race Friday night and a $10,000 to win Saturday night.

Drivers that are planning to make the trip are Billy Moyer, who has captured 825 victories in his racing career. This will be the first time Moyer has raced on the Senoia jumbo since the track converted to dirt. Other top drivers running in the show include Clint Smith, a Senoia Raceway native and the 2017 Super Late Model Champion, along with Shane Clanton, who is a multi-time winner at the track.

“It is going to be the largest race that Senoia has ever had in the history of the race track, it is going to be a national event,” track owner Bill Massey said. “The biggest thing we are excited about is Billy Moyer being there and being the type of driver he is and being nationally known.”

Other classes on the schedule include the Limited and Crate Late Models, Late Model Sportsmen, Hobby, Bomber, Mini Stock and Hot Shots. Each of these classes will also race for higher money this weekend.

The event starts on Thursday night with an open practice for all divisions at 6 p.m. Friday night pits open at 2 p.m. and grandstands at 5 p.m., and the green flag will drop at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, pits open at 12 p.m. and grandstands at 2 p.m., the green flag waves early at 3:30 p.m.

A few other key names making the show include Mason Massey, Austin Horton, Matt Dooley, Donald McIntosh, Ashton Winger, Casey Roberts, Zach Leonhard, Kenny Collins, Ricky Williams, Michael Page, TJ Reed and Ray Cook, among others.

For more information visit the track website at senoiaraceway.com or call the track at 770-599-6161.