Senoia Raceway hosts Race For Autism fundraiser Sept. 21

Senoia Raceway hosts Race For Autism fundraiser Sept. 21

by Riley Hicks

Coming off a thrilling night of racing last Saturday to kick off the 2018 points championships, Senoia Raceway has once again found a way to fill the stands this coming weekend while also helping to fight autism.
Last Saturday, the season points race opened to start the charge to crown the newest champions in the track’s eight divisions. Senoia saw some returning drivers ready to defend their titles from last year, while newer faces arrived for their chance to conquer the gumbo clay.
In the Bomber division, Dunie Dillard captured the flag ahead of Dorough Bright and Curtis Turner. The Hot Shots saw Dean Williams claim the victory with Nathan Farrow and Cale Burford rounding out the top three. Joshua Till, a 13-year-old Mini Stock driver, made the mid-race pass to capture his first ever win ahead of Jamie Nicholson Sr. and Tommy Faulkner. Hobby Stock driver Ted Willingham solidified the victory just in front of Keith West and Jamie Garner.
For the Late Model classes, Dylan Knowles hung on to win the Late Model Sportsman Spring Ca-Ching $1,000 race with Chris Arnett and Billy Stevenson closing out the podium. Crate Late Models welcomed back long-time winner Marty Massey to victory lane as he held off Austin Horton and Dusty Jones. Dennis Hale claimed his second victory in a row in the Limited Late Models with Joey Armistead and Rucker Orr just behind him. In the Super Late Model 30 lapper, Clint Smith lost the lead late to Austin Horton, following a minor mishap with a lap car, to finish second with legendary driver Ricky Williams capturing third. Rounding out the night was the Charger division, who saw Tanner Collins win ahead of Michael Blankeney and McKenna Nelms.
A few of the drivers will return this Saturday to help Senoia Raceway fight against autism. The track is giving a majority of its proceeds made that night to help team up with other local businesses to raise awareness for autism. Senoia Raceway would love to pack the pits and grandstands this Saturday so they can give as much money possible to the Our World at Hope Park, who are funding the fight against autism. Each ticket sold on Saturday will give one dollar to the foundation.
Along with supporting such a tremendous cause, the track welcomes back its eight divisions of racing, while also adding to the schedule the Legend and Vintage cars. Drivers from around the southeast will bring their vintage dirt cars from years past to race on the Senoia gumbo.
Admission to the grandstands will be $15, kids 5-12 $5, while four and under are free. Trackside and pits are $30, kids 5-12 $20, while four and under are free. For more information go to senoiaraceway.com or contact the track at 770-599-6161.