by Riley Hicks
For those race fans that already fully turned their attention to football thinking that Senoia Raceway has wrapped up for the season, think again because the Masseys just booked two more weekends of racing. After a spectacular Showdown at Senoia that took until Sunday to finish due to bad weather, Senoia Raceway will now host, for the first time ever, the Red Clay Series honoring the Late Model Sportsman on Saturday, October 19.
In its two-day event, Senoia Raceway had its greatest competitor count with 211 race cars competing in eight different divisions in the Showdown at Senoia. In the Super Late Models, young dirt driver Ashton Winger captured the checkered after chasing down Chris Maddon, which gives him his biggest purse win in his career. Michael Page took home the victory in the Crate Late Models, followed by Dylan Knowles in the Late Model Sportsman. Rounding out the Showdown winners were Blant Duke in Hobbies, Mark Newton in Mini Stocks, Braxtin Barber in Chargers, and Kenny Clark in Hot Shots.
When the Red Clay Series comes rolling into town this Saturday night, fans can expect to see drivers from across the region, along with some hometown favorites, competing for $2,000 to win in the Late Model Sportsman. For the drivers who tour with the series, they will have to adjust to the slick Senoia gumbo, so there may be an edge for a Senoia regular.
Also on the schedule is a full night of racing with the Crate Late Models, Hobbies, Bombers, Chargers, and the Mini Stocks running with the Hot Shots, and each will be running for higher purses.
All kids will be admitted into the grandstands for free, so bring the whole family out and enjoy a cool brisk night of racing.
Race fans make sure to mark your calendars for the return of the Flat Track Motorcycles on October 26. Senoia Raceway will even host their first ever go-cart race on its newly-built track.
For more information and updates on the go-cart track, stay tuned to senoiaraceway.com or follow their Facebook page New Senoia Raceway.