Fill in driver Grant Entfinger, piloting the car normally driven by Watkinsville racer John Wes Townley, put his fill-in position to good use Saturday, as he put the #09 Ford on the pole with a time of 17.817 around Peach State Speedway in Jefferson.
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With 25 years of history, drivers from all around the country are preparing to travel to Peach State Speedway in Jefferson this weekend to take part in the World Crown weekend, with the highlight being an opportunity to add your name to the list of winners, including Darrell Waltrip, Dick Trickle, Rick Crawford and three-time winner Paul Kelley.
Drivers from New York, Colorado, Maine and around the southeast are entered to compete for the right to wear the coveted crown in victory lane, and to take home the Rob Joyce Memorial trophy.
For some, there’s no such thing as too much practice as they get ready for the World Crown.
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After taking an early lead, Kyle Fowler looked unstoppable as he roared towards his first career GAS series win at Peach State Speedway Saturday night.
But somebody forgot to tell Commerce driver Dennis Wilder, who stormed out of nowhere to catch and pass Fowler with two laps left to claim his first career GAS series win. Wilder also became the tenth different winner over the 12 race GAS season, a new series record.
Meanwhile, Dacula's Russell Fleeman steered clear of trouble to bring his Ford home in fifth, giving him his second consecutive Georgia Asphalt Series championship.
It was a history making night, as Fleeman's title win made him the first driver in series history to win back-to-back championships.
The top ten finishers, unofficially, were;
1. Dennis Wilder (Commerce, GA)
2. Kyle Fowler (Smyrna, GA)
3. T.J. Reaid (Acworth, GA)
4. Allen Gordon (Albany, GA)
5. Russell Fleeman (Dacula, GA)
6. Beau Slocomb (Macon, GA)
7. Bobby East (Concord, NC)
8. Max Gresham (Griffin, GA)
9. Bubba Pollard (Senoia, GA)
10. Ralph Carnes (Anderson, SC)
All results are unofficial until confirmed by Georgia Asphalt Series officials.
For more on this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Jackson Herald or The Commerce News.
Chris Whorton, the 2007 Lanier National Speedway champion, showed why he scored that title with a big victory Saturday night in the James Garrison Memorial 100, an ASA Southeast Asphalt Series Pro Late Model event, at Lanier National Speedway.
Whorton held off a hard charge by young Kyle Fowler, who finished second. Pendergrass driver Paul Kelley finished third, while Stephen McCurley and Shawn Simpson rounded out the top five.
Other local finishers inclued Braselton's Jimmy Garmon, who finished eighth, Commerce driver Dennis Wilder in 14th, Taylor Satterfield, of Commerce, in 15th, Joey Senter, of Jefferson, in 15th, former Jefferson resident Ryan Crane in 18th, Dacula's Russell Fleeman in 26th, and Braselton's Shane Sawyer in 29th.
Senter won the pole for the event.
For more, check this week's edition of The Jackson Herald.
Braselton’s Shane Sawyer won the Pro Late Model event at Lanier National Speedway over the weekend, holding off Shane Simpson for the victory. Sawyer had to work his way from the back of the pack during Saturday’s late model feature, and led the final 12 laps en route to the win.
Maysville’s Joey Love won his 17th Open Wheel Modified division event of the season. [Full Story »]
Back on August 9, I was fortunate enough to be present at a timeless event.
That’s when the inaugural Lakewood Speedway Family Reunion was held at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, located at the Dawsonville City Municipal Complex.
An estimated 400 or so former racers, fans and family members came out to tell stories, shake hands and remember one of the grandest speedways in history, which was located just south of Atlanta. [Full Story »]