by Riley Hicks
Race fans, it has been quite the 2020 season from racing with no fans in the stands due to COVID-19 to mother nature putting a damper on numerous races. Through it all the Masseys have found a way to give their loyal fans some great shows, and they will do it once again this Saturday night, September 26 as Senoia Raceway has the opportunity to host the 23rd Annual Michael Head Jr. Memorial Race featuring the Southern All-Star Super Late Model series. Drivers from all over the southeast will travel to Senoia Raceway this weekend looking to claim the $4,054 grand prize along with a trophy shaped like the great Mike Head’s car.
Michael Page seems to be the early favorite to capture the checkered flag after winning at Senoia countless times his last few trips to the track, but a few drivers are looking to reclaim the throne. Austin Horton, Clint Smith, Zach Leonhardi, Jason Hiett, and Donald McIntosh are just a few of the names that are planning to be in attendance. Senoia also plans to give the highest finishing Limited Late model an additional bonus.
Along with Southern All-Stars, the Five Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep ‘Gumbo’ series will be wrapping up its final points standing races with two high paying Crate and Late Model Sportsman races. Each of these classes will be racing for $1,000 to win in its feature. Also on the schedule are the Hobbies, Bombers, Mini Stocks, Hot Shots, and Chargers. All divisions, except the Super Late Models, will have hot lap qualifying to set up its feature races.
Last weekend Senoia Raceway wrapped up its 2020 regular points championships, so a congratulations goes to the following seven drivers: Glenn Morris in the Limited’s, Dylan Knowles Crate’s, Morgan Alexander Sportsman, Jeff Dean Mini Stocks, Rick Ricks Hot shots, James Swanger Hobbies, and Dustin Smith Bombers. These drivers have now solidified themselves in the Senoia history books as track champions.
The grandstands will open at 5 p.m. followed by qualifying at 6:30 p.m. The first green flag of the night waves at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand tickets are $20; kids 12 and under are free. Pit passes and trackside parking are $35; kids 6-12 $20; five and under are free.
For those unable to make this weekend’s event, make sure to mark your calendars for some of Senoia Raceway’s final two events. They will host the Outlaw Flat Track Motorcycles on October 1, which will be followed by the annual Showdown at Senoia the weekend of October 23.
For more information contact the track at 770-599-6161 or go the senoiaraceway.com.