SUCCESSFUL RETURNS SPOTLIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT RACING AT SENOIA RACEWAY
(April 30, 2014 – Senoia, GA) Drivers that returned to Senoia Raceway for the first time this season stole the show this past Saturday night. Grantville’s Blake Griffin claimed a feature victory along with Stockbridge’s Trey White and LaGrange’s Jake Traylor. All three competitors were making their first appearance of the season at the 3/8ths mile clay bullring.
Griffin dominated the Newnan Bonding B Cadet race winning the feature by a half lap over Hampton’s Paul ‘Cowboy’ Holloway. LaGrange’s David Osbahr ended up third after a good battle with Holloway through the middle stages of the race.
Sixteen-year-old Jake Traylor did not have it as easy in the Summit Racing Equipment Hobby Stock main event. The LaGrange high schooler was caught up in a pair of cautions that sent him to the back of the pack. But, each time he would fight his way back towards the front.
On the final lap, Traylor worked under Covington’s Sam ‘Bam’ Carter to snare the lead. He would control the final circuit to win his first Senoia Raceway feature ahead of Carter and Williamson’s Houston Hatchett. LaGarnge’s Bryson Ussery and Forsyth’s ‘Wild’ Bill Brown rounded out the first five.
White surprised the packed house by claiming the pole position during the Jodeco Auto Sales Late Model qualifying. But quickly showed his speed was not a flash in the pan during the 20-lap feature. White pulled away from LaGrange’s Tod Darda to win. Grantville’s Austin Horton, a rookie in the Jodeco Auto Sales Late Model this season, finished a strong third ahead of defending champion Glenn Morris of Fayetteville and veteran racer Marcus Caswell of Newnan.
The A1 Hydraulics Bomber division featured one of the best contested races of the night with Griffin’s John Holcomb coming out on top. Holcomb held of a number of strong charges from Senoia’s Winford Minnix and Dustin Smith. He would pull away in the final two laps after Smith tapped Minix coming out of turn four nearly causing a spin. Minix held on as Smith let off the gas, but the incident allowed Holcomb a bit of clean air. Minix would end up second ahead of Smith. Alvaton’s Jay Conner was fourth ahead of Griffin’s rookie contender Alex Rudolph in fifth.
Newnan’s Brandon Bright won his 17th career feature in the Senoia Drug Company Mini Stock division. Bright bested his Murphy’s Mafia teammate Bobby ‘Wild Child’ Arnold for the laurels. Sixteen-year-old Brandon Libri made it a top three clean sweep for Newnan drivers.
Bright’s father, Dorough Bright, completed a successful night for their team as he claimed his first win of the season in the Modified Mini feature. The class only had three entries and is struggling to make a show this season.
The stock car racing action returns this Saturday, May 3rd with all six weekly divisions competing for points and prize money. The Legends Cars will also join the show with their motorcycle powered racing machines. Plus, fans can enjoy the ‘Wild & Crazy Mattress Race’ featuring cars racing with mattresses tied to their roof.
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, April 26, 2014
Jodeco Auto Sales Late Model (Feature): 1-Trey White, Stockbridge 2-Tod Darda, LaGrange 3-Austin Horton, Grantville 4-Glenn Morris, Fayetteville 5-Joey Armistead, Senoia 6-Marcus Caswell, Newnan 7-Ricky Payton, Newnan 8-Clifton Moran, Roopville 9-Joe Darda, Greenville 10-Parrish Duncan, Newnan 11-Brant Hardin, McDonough DNS-Matt Dooley, Brooks; Jayce Southwell, Brooks.
Newnan Bonding B Cadet (Feature): 1-Blake Griffin, Grantville 2-Paul Holloway, Hampton 3-David Osbahr, LaGrange 4-Jason Miller, Jonesboro 5-Johnny Stinchcomb, Newnan 6-Jeff Carter, Stockbridge 7-Buck Ussery, LaGrange 8-Thomas Phillips, West Point
Summit Racing Equipment Hobby Stock (Feature): 1-Jake Traylor, LaGrange 2-Sam Carter, Covington 3-Houston Hatchett, Williamson 4- Bryson Ussery, LaGrange 5-Bill Brown, Forsyth 6-Mike Jenkins, Brooks 7-Chad Foster, Griffin 8-Bubba Allen, Five Points, AL 9-Ronnie Thacker, Grantville 10-Kerry Carden, Brooks DNS-Jamie Simmons, Tyrone; Bill Pitt, Locust Grove; Todd Hatchett, Concord; Gary Brand, Senoia
Senoia Drug Company Mini Stock (Feature): 1-Brandon Bright, Newnan 2-Bobby Arnold, Newnan 3-Brandon Libri, Newnan 4-Harold Leath, Griffin 5-Brandon Brock, Hampton 6-Brandon Creech, Newnan 7-Gary Parker, Barnesville 8-Marc Leath, Hampton 9-Robbie Quinta, Stockbridge DQ-Sam Wright, College Park (unsportsmanlike conduct) DNS-Rocky Johnson, Douglasville
A1 Hydraulics Bomber (Feature): 1-John Holcomb, Griffin 2-Winford Minix, Senoia 3-Dustin Smith, Senoia 4-Jay Conner, Alvaton 5-Alex Rudolph, Griffin 6-Lee Owenby, Newnan
Modified Mini (Feature): 1-Dorough Bright, Newnan 2-Josh Copeland, McDonough 3-Matt Swancey, Hogansville