TEENAGERS DOMINATE ACTION IN SENOIA FOUR CYLINDERS
(June 22, 2014 – Senoia, GA) Sixteen year old Brandon Brock of Hampton showed a veteran’s poise as he held off challenges from seventeen year old Newnan high schooler Brandon ‘Goose’ Libri in the Senoia Drug Company Mini Stock feature Saturday night. The dueling teenagers put on quite the show for the fans and shared a glimpse of the bull ring’s future stars.
“He (Libri) raced me clean,” said Brock afterwards. “That was a fun race.”
Dennis Hale of Lagrange made it two in a row joining Brock in the winner’s circle. Hale topped the Jodeco Auto Sales for the second straight week. Alabama’s Roger Arnett picked up the checkered flag in the Newnan Bonding B Cadet while Houston Hatchett notched the victory in the Summit Racing Equipment Hobby Stock. Winford Minix won the special extended lap feature for the A1 Hydraulics Bomber.
The highlight of the night was the battle between Brock and Libri. The high schoolers first and second for the almost the entire race leaving veterans Dorough Bright of Newnan and Gary Parker of Barnesville nearly a straightaway behind. Brock would keep Libri at bay winning for the second time this season while Libri was held out of victory lane in second. Libri is still waiting for his first trip to the winner’s circle.
Winford Minix bolted to the lead of the A1 Hydraulics Bomber feature. The Senoia driver pushed his ‘purple power’ Camaro to a large lead over Alabama’s Chris Arnett and Alavaton’s Jay Conner. Arnett and Conner were locked in a classic ‘bull ring’ battle as Conner tried everything to get past the crafty short tracker. After 20 laps of trying, Minix picked up the win with Arnett holding off Conner for second.
The Arnett Racing Team was victorious in Newnan Bonding B Cadet feature as defending points champion Roger Arnett topped the field. Arnett jumped out front early and tuned up for the divisional special on July 5th posting the win over Lagrange’s Chad Wallace and Hampton’s Paul ‘Cowboy’ Holloway. The Newnan Bonding B Cadets will run the Firecracker 30 paying $1000 to the winner on Saturday, July 5th.
Lagrange’s Dennis Hale made it two straight wins in the Jodeco Auto Sales Late Model. Hale continued his winning ways by keeping Fayetteville’s Glenn Morris behind him the entire twenty laps. Morris finished second to Hale the previous week during the Country Financial Father’s Day Late Model Shoot-Out as well. Senoia’s Clint ‘Cat Daddy’ Smith finished in third ahead of Roopville’s Clifton ‘Hog Head’ Moran and Brooks Jayce Southwell.
Williamson’s Houston ‘Hoot Daddy’ Hatchett debuted a new race car on Saturday night as he wrecked his car the previous week. Hatchett piloted the new mount to a flag to flag victory over Griffin’s Chad Foster and Grantville’s Ronnie Thacker. The race was red-flagged at the initial green flag after a six car pile up blocked the track in turn one.
The Modified Mini also had a pile-up at the onset of their feature race. Villa Rica’s Allen Brewster and Carrollton’s Dusty Smith locked up in the first turn and ended the night for Brewster. That also caused the end of the event as Brewster and Smith were the only two entries in a division that continues to struggle to survive.
The ‘Bull Ring’ at Senoia Raceway cranks back up this Saturday, June 28th as the track hosts a family favorite, Kids Rides in the Race Cars. Children of all ages are invited to come out, hop on board with their favorite driver and cruise a couple of laps around the high banks of the bull ring at Senoia Raceway.
“The kids get an opportunity to experience the rumble of the cars and see the track from a whole different perspective,” said track promoter Tim Moses. “It is a really cool event and the I think the drivers like it just as much as the kids.”
The racing action will include all six of the track’s weekly divisions and the legends cars.
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. The first race of the night is 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, June 21, 2014
Jodeco Auto Sales Late Model (Feature): 1-Dennis Hale, LaGrange 2-Glenn Morris, Fayetteville 3-Clint Smith, Senoia 4-Clifton Moran, Roopville 5-Jayce Southwell, Brooks DNS-Corey Payton, Newnan
Newnan Bonding B Cadet (Feature): 1-Roger Arnett, Lanett, AL 2-Chad Wallace, Lagrange 3-Paul Holloway, Hampton 4-Jason Miller, Jonesboro 5-Benton Morris, Dallas 6-Bennie Croy, McDonough 7-Buck Ussery, Lagrange 8-Dow Kirkland, Lake Spivey 9-David Osbahr, Lagrange DQ-Craig Scott, Newnan Heat Winners: Arnett; Osbahr
Summit Racing Equipment Hobby Stock (Feature): 1-Houston Hatchett, Williamson 2-Chad Foster, Griffin 3-Ronnie Thacker, Grantville 4-Ben Wells, Milner 5-Mike Jenkins, Brooks 6-Bryson Ussery, Lagrange 7-Chris Steele, Franklin 8-Gary Brand, Senoia 9-Ben Steele, Franklin 10-Wayne Scott, Athens 11-Lee McElwaney, Newnan Heat Winners: Ben Steele; Hatchett
Senoia Drug Company Mini Stock (Feature): 1-Brandon Brock, Hampton 2-Brandon Libri, Newnan 3-Dorough Bright, Newnan 4-Gary Parker, Barnesville 5-Harold Leath, Griffin 6-Brandon Bright, Newnan
A1 Hydraulics Bomber (Feature): 1-Winford Minix, Senoia 2-Chris Arnett, Lanett, AL 3-Jay Conner, Alvaton 4-John Holcomb, Griffin 5-Jonathan Morris, Opelika, AL 6-Bobby Arnold, Newnan 7-Jonathan Hemmings, Newnan
Modified Mini: Dustin Smith, Carrollton; Alan Brewster, Villa Rica (no race, crash at green)