MIKE HEAD, JR. MEMORIAL & SOUTHERN ALL-STARS THIS SATURDAY

MIKE HEAD, JR. MEMORIAL & SOUTHERN ALL-STARS THIS SATURDAY

 

For nearly two decades, the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series has held a race, the Mike Head, Jr. Memorial, honoring the fallen son of 1991 Southern All Star Champion Mike Head.  All of those races have been hosted at the Talladega Short Track.  But, this year the event has found a new home and that is the gumbo 3/8ths Senoia Raceway.  This year’s event will be 54 laps event and will pay $4,054 to win.

 

 

 

Track promoters Bill Massey, Mayes Massey and Doug Stevens along with the All-Stars director Lynn Acklin worked the deal out with Lynn Phillips at Talladega Short Track to move the annual race closer to the Head family where all the family members would be able to attend and enjoy a night of racing honoring Mike Head, Jr. who was killed in an Atlanta carjacking attempt that went wrong.

 

 

 

“Please come out and support this event,” said Bill Massey.  “It is real special for his (Mike Head, Sr.) family and we are honored to host this event at Senoia Raceway.” 

 

 

 

Last year’s race was rained out at Talladega.  But, the prvious five winners were Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, TN, Todd Morrow of East Ridge, TN, Randy Weaver, a two time winner, from Crossville, TN, and William Thomas of Phenix City, AL.

 

 

 

The 2017 version of the event should be a home game for the drivers atop the series standings as Austin Horton of Newnan, & T J Reaid of Acworth, are one and two going into this weekend’s race while fellow Georgian Tristan Sealy of Moultrie is third.  Bo Shirley of Gadsden, AL, comes into the big special event fourth and Eric Hickerson of Linden, TN, is fifth.   All of these drivers are expected to be in action along with Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Brad Skinner of Spring Hill, TN, Clint ‘Cat Daddy’ Smith of Senoia, Brandon Overton of Appling, J R Moseley of Columbus, Michael Page of Winston, along with many of the Senoia ‘young guns’.  Senoia’s Ashton Winger collected his first career Super Late Model win this past Saturday at the racey Bull Ring while Cartersville’s Zach Leonhardi was the fastest qualifier, eventually finishing as the runner-up, three weeks ago when the Ultimate Late Model Series was at the track.

 

 

 

The Limited Late Models, Crate Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Hobby, Mini, Bomber and Hot Shots will also be competing this Saturday.

 

 

 

The pits will open at 4pm.  Grandstands at 5pm.  Hot laps will begin at 6:30pm with racing at 7pm.

 

 

 

Tickets are $20; kids 5-12 are $10; four & under are admitted for free.  Pit passes and trackside parking passes are $30; kids 5-12 are $20; four & under are admitted for free.

 

 

 

Senoia Raceway is located just five miles west of Senoia, GA on State Highway 16.  Easy access from both Interstate 75 and Interstate 85.

 

 

 

Track phone:  770-599-6161

 

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