OSBAHR, CARTER, YOUNGINER & RODDY CLAIM FIRST WINS AT SENOIA RACEWAY
(May 7, 2014 – Senoia, GA) Alabama’s David Osbahr put his name in the Senoia Raceway record books last weekend when he claimed his first career victory at the 3/8ths mile bull ring. Covington’s Sam ‘Bam’ Carter also notched his first win along with Palmetto’s Josh Roddy. Locust Grove’s Megahn Younginer became the first female to win a feature while winning the Legends Car special. The tight, tough to tame clay oval has seen more first time winners this season than any other year since it returned to dirt in 2010.
“The competition has leveled off this season,” said fifth year promoter Tim Moses. “The fans have benefited with better racing and several different winners. It is not the same ones winning week after week. We really have a good mix of drivers and it has been a great show each week.”
In the Newnan Bonding B Cadet feature, Osbahr finished third a week earlier after battling with veteran short track racer Paul ‘Cowboy’ Holloway of Hampton. This week Osbahr got the advantage and held back Holloway for the victory. Holloway has fallen into a streak of coming up second for the past several weeks. Jonesboro’s Jason Miller ended up third and closed the gap on points leader Johnny Stinchcomb of Newnan.
The story was similar in the Summit Racing Equipment Hobby Stock main as Carter claimed the victory after falling short a week earlier. Carter held off a hard charging Chris Steele of Franklin. Steele was making his first appearance of the season at Senoia Raceway and looked very strong battling with Carter and current points leader Houston ‘Hoot Daddy’ Hatchett of Williamson. Hatchett ended up third ahead of Brooks Kerry Carden and Locust Grove’s Wilson Boozer.
Action in the A1 Hydraulics Bomber division has been some of the best this season and Saturday night’s winner Josh Roddy was welcomed into the mix of front runners. Roddy mixed it up with early season winners John Holcomb of Griffin, Dustin Smith of Senoia and Mike Ray ‘The Riverdale Rocket’.
When the checkers flew, Roddy was the newest victor with Holcomb settling for second ahead of another strong challenger Winford Minix of Senoia. Smith and Ray rounded out the first five across the finish line.
Younginer found her way to victory lane by taming the Legends Car competition. The sixteen year old young lady bested Christopher Middleton of Covington and former national Legends Car champion Bubba Harry of Griffin. It was the first time a woman had won an event at Senoia Raceway since Morgan Turpen won a sprint car race two years ago, but this was the first time a female won a feature event since it’s return to dirt.
Newnan’s Bobby ‘Wild Child’ Arnold continued his title defense in the Senoia Drug Company Mini Stocks winning the feature over nearest points challenger Brandon Bright, also from Newnan. Brandon Libri made it a trio of Newnan competitors topping the field.
LaGrange’s Tod Darda returned to victory lane in the Jodeco Auto Sales Late Models. Darda finished ahead of Thomaston’s Shane Fulcher and Fayetteville’s Glenn Morris. Roopville’s Clifton ‘Hog Head’ Moran finished fourth while Newnan’s high school sensation Corey Payton nabbed a top five.
Carrollton’s Dustin Smith won the three car Modified Mini race.
The stock car racing action continues this Saturday, May 10th with all six weekly divisions featured. A special Mother’s Day Mini Stock race is slated offering the four cylinder competitors an opportunity for some extra cash and big trophies.
The pit gates will open at 5pm this Saturday. Grandstand gates open at 6pm. The drivers will take the track for hot laps beginning at 7:30pm with racing set to go green at 8pm.
Ticket prices for grandstand admission is $12. Children ages 6-12 are $5. Kids five and under are admitted for free. Pit passes are $25 with children ages 3-12 $12. Kids two and under are admitted into the pit area for free.
Trackside parking is available on first come, first serve basis and includes access to the pit area.
Senoia Raceway is located just five miles west of Senoia, GA on Georgia Highway 16. Easy access from both Interstate 85 or Interstate 75.
For more information, visit the Senoia Raceway website at www.senoiaraceway.com or call the speedway at 404.796.1435.
Official Results from Saturday, May 3, 2014
Jodeco Auto Sales Late Model (Feature): 1-Tod Darda, LaGrange 2-Shane Fulcher, Thomaston 3-Glenn Morris, Fayetteville 4-Clifton Moran, Roopville 5-Corey Payton, Newnan 6-Michael Hammett, Locust Grove 7-Randy Brown, Locust Grove 8-Craig Scott, Newnan 9-Russ Ogletree, Phenix City, AL 10-Hunter Worley, Alvaton DNS-Matt Dooley, Brooks DNQ-Steven Nicholson, Jackson.
Newnan Bonding B Cadet (Feature): 1-David Osbahr, LaGrange 2-Paul Holloway, Hampton 3-Jason Miller, Jonesboro 4-Bennie Croy, Newnan 5-Johnny Stinchcomb, Newnan DNS-Blake Griffin, Grantville; Zach Privette, Locust Grove; Melissa Still, Locust Grove.
Summit Racing Equipment Hobby Stock (Feature): 1-Sam Carter, Covington 2-Chris Steele, Franklin 3-Houston Hatchett, Williamson 4-Kerry Carden, Brooks 5-Wilson Boozer, Locust Grove 6-Mike Jenkins, Brooks 7-Kevin Horton, Grantville 8-Ben Wells, Milner DNS-Bill Pitt, Locust Grove; Todd Hatchett, Concord; William Blair, Whitesburg
Senoia Drug Company Mini Stock (Feature): 1-Bobby Arnold, Newnan 2-Brandon Bright, Newnan 3-Brandon Libri, Newnan 4-Brandon Brock, Hampton 5-Harold Leath, Griffin 6-Cassie Dingler, Newnan 7-Gary Parker, Barnesville
A1 Hydraulics Bomber (Feature): 1-Josh Roddy, Palmetto 2-John Holcomb, Griffin 3-Winford Minix, Senoia 4-Dustin Smith, Senoia 5-Mike Ray, Riverdale 6-Carley Arnett, Lanett, AL 7-Alex Rudolph, Griffin 8-Greg Youngblood, Newnan
Modified Mini (Feature): 1-Dustin Smith, Carrollton 2-Aubrey Merrit, Newnan 3-Dorough Bright, Newnan
Legends Car (Feature): 1-Meghan Younginer, Locust Grove 2-Christopher Middleton, Locust Grove 3-Bubba Harry, Griffin 4-Mike Younginer, Locust Grove 5-Tony Armbruster, Covington 6-John Ponzio, Fayetteville 7-William Stevenson, Locust Grove