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Senoia Raceway caps off wild season with Showdown at Senoia starting Oct. 22

by Riley Hicks

Race fans, it’s that bittersweet moment you all have been waiting for all season at Senoia Raceway, the annual Showdown at Senoia. This exciting action packed weekend will be the final race of a wild and strange racing season. From the pandemic to the weather, the Masseys still managed to put on some great shows for the fans, and they have one more up their sleeve.

The Showdown will be broken down into three nights kicking off this Thursday Oct. 22nd and going through Saturday night with the main event being the Southern All-Stars Super Late Models racing for $10,000 to win. Also on the schedule are eight feature races, each paying giant purses in every division. 

The weekend starts Thursday night with an open practice for all divisions until 9 p.m. All fans interested in attending can get into the grandstands free that night. On Friday, known as the Shoot-Out night, there will be six divisions in action starting with the Limited Late Models racing for $1250 to win. The Crate and Late Model Sportsman will also be racing for $1000. Capping off the night are the Bombers, Hotshots, and the Chargers.

Ticket prices for just Friday are $20 for adults with 12 and under admitted into the grandstands for free. Pit passes will be $35 with 12 and under being $20. Hot laps and qualifying will start at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

Capping off the Showdown on Saturday are the Super Late Models racing in the annual Billy Clanton Classic. Many fans, along with the Masseys, thought this weekend or race would never happen, but they managed to find a way to send the season off in style. Last year, this race was won by young driver Ashton Winger, who looks to return and defend his title. He will have quite a task at hand with some stiff competition right behind him looking to come along and solidify their names into the Senoia Raceway record books. 

The Supers will be followed by the Crate and Late Model Sportsman racing for $1000. The Hobbies will also be in action making up their $3000 to win race with the Southern Outlaw Hobby Series honoring Zach Jones. This already packed night will conclude with the Mini Stocks, Chargers, and Hotshots.

Ticket prices for Saturday night in the grandstands are $25 for adults with kids 12 and under admitted in free. Pit passes are $40 with 5-12 being $20, and those interested going all three nights into the pits can pay a one-night payment of $90. Hot laps and qualifying will begin early at 3 p.m. with the first green flag dropping shortly after.

If for any reason these races can’t be completed on the two nights scheduled, the plan is to move the races to Sunday afternoon. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and the races can go on as originally planned. Don’t miss the opportunity to see over 130 cars raced by some of the top drivers around the country all competing for that coveted trophy and payday. 

For more information feel free to contact the track at 770-599-6161 or go to senoiaraceway.com and click on the link labeled showdown.