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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SpeedFest 2015 This Weekend at Watermelon Capital Speedway

Submitted by: Glenn Luckett


Event to Feature Great Racing and Tons of Entertainment
 Salem, IN (January 21, 2015) –SpeedFest 2015 will take place at beautiful Crisp Motorsports Park, the home of Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Georgia, this coming weekend. The event will be chalked full of entertainment and some of the best racers in the country competing in 325 laps of late model racing action. SpeedFest 2015 will consist of a 200 lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model special non-points event and a 125 lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance Pro Late Model special non-points event. The SpeedFest 200 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series will have a break at lap 100 and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 175. The SpeedFest 125 for JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Models will be a four tire only event and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 100.

Friday, January 16, 2015

2015 New Season, New Hopes


   Well, the new year and new racing season is here and it feels like we haven't quite got over the old season yet. It was just yesterday it feels like. The whole two days it seems, that I had in the off season gave me time to catch my breath for once and reflect on the past year and think about the next year. So many people I see are anxiously awaiting the new season and are having serious withdrawals from racing and my question for them would be, "What are you hoping for in the 2015 racing season?". Besides the addictiveness that is racing, most people want to see something happen in racing with each new year. Do you want to see your favorite driver win a points championship? Do you want to see a special race this season? Do you want to just meet new and interesting people at the track? What do you hope to see this year?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Elliott, Pollard, Bowen, Wallace Highlight Second Group of SpeedFest 2015 Entries

Submitted by Glenn Luckett


Salem, IN (January 14, 2015) – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials have announced the second group of entries that have arrived for the upcoming SpeedFest 2015, which will be held on Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th at Watermelon Capital Speedway located in Cordele, Georgia. As is tradition, this event is held the weekend prior to the Super Bowl every year.

SpeedFest 2015 will consist of a 200 lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model special non-points event and a 125 lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Model special non-points event. The 200 ARCA/CRA Super Series event will have a break at lap 100 and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 175. The 125 lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event will be a four tire only event and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 100.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Videos: Waycross Motor Speedway 1/10/15

It was a great turnout for the Ray Miller Appreciation Race Saturday at the Waycross Motor Speedway. The Hobby feature race got things started off with an exciting finish. Check it out in the video below.

Late Model Feature

Fire On The Front Stretch!

Chris Keller was confronted by one of a driver's worst nightmares Saturday night at Waycross Motor Speedway when his car burst into flames. Fortunately, he was able to guide his vehicle close to where help was located. Track safety officials did an outstanding job of responding. It was some high drama as it unfolded on the front stretch in front most of the fans.
 

Friday, January 9, 2015

2014 Deep Dixie Racing Award Winners


This year's awards were carefully chosen and with as an exciting year as last year was the field of competition was packed. The awards are being given to some truly deserving drivers who had phenomenal seasons!

 First up is Driver of the Year, Jason Fitzgerald!



With a total of 14 wins, and 10 top 5's, he made his mark on the 2014 season and was also crowned the 2014 UDLMS Points Champion! To top it off, he was named top performer for the state of Florida by Dirt on Dirt. 

Next up is the Top Gun Award winner, Cole Exum


This young driver blazed through the field last season by putting his Napa know how to good use. An impressive 30 races with 15 wins, 7 second place finishes, 5 third place finishes and winning at 5 different tracks, he put his stamp on the limited late model series. This year though, he will be in a GRT by Fitzgerald late model to try his hand at a new direction in his racing career!

Our third award goes to Iron Man award winner, Cecil Eunice



Cecil Eunice has led a long and illustrious racing career. He has been a part of racing for a very long time and has been involved in just about every racing series you can think of from the old Busch Series to the hobby series of today. The Iron Man couldn't go to a more deserving driver because if there's a race, Cecil will be there. He traveled to Eldora to race this past season and a multitude of other tracks. Nothing slows this man down and can be found anywhere at any track in probably more than one type of car. He truly is an Iron Man. 

Fourth up is our Hard Charger award winner, Joseph Brown


Hard Charger was an easy choice because our winner won 3 of the biggest races in Alabama at East Alabama Motor Speedway. He won the Bama Bash, the State Race and the National. Out of 23 races, Joseph Brown won 13 races with 22 top 5's and not a single DNF. With the Bama Badh right around the corner I'm sure he will be ready once again to prove why he's the Hard Charger of the year. 

Next up is our Breakout Driver of the Year, Bradley Frakes


Bradley Frakes made a name for himself this year by going past his normal Saturday night feature wins but by winning two of the biggest races of the year on the big stage. One of the most humble people you will meet, Bradley dominated the State Race at EAMS in the bomber division after dominating from flag to flag and starting the race by sitting on the pole and to top his year off won the biggest hobby stock race around, the All Star Stock Car Series inaugural $10000 to win Showdown on the coast at GIS. After coming in for a tire change during the race he blazed his way to the front to be crowned the first winner of the series huge feature. This year he's coming back for more in the series and hopes to walk away with the points championship. 

Thanks to all these drivers for bringing excitement and fun to the race tracks each and every week. We humbly appreciate all you do. 

NLMS at Waycross This Weekend!


Courtesy NLMS:

Good morning race fans, Are you ready for some racing in the sun. Be sure to be at the Waycross Motor Speedway Saturday for some great Late Model Racing. The Hedman Hussler National Late Model Series Ray Miller Appreciation Race will be racing 40 fast laps for top dollar money. Ya'll come on out and enjoy the weather and some good racing. We would like to say thanks to the Carters for making this possible. Also a quick shoutout to some our sponsors: Shaun Arnold @ ASA Motorsports , Byron Koury Racing Engines, John Beaver Racing Engines, David Miller @ Hoosier Racing Tires, David Clegg Sod Farm, Jody Rogers Construction and from our Title Sponsor Chris Vandergriff @ Hedman Hussler Hedders. Dont forget we will be hot lapping at 1:00pm and qualifying at 2:00 pm dont be late.