Tuesday, July 31, 2012
At their last race, Needmore Speedway announced that they were going to add an additional class of cars to their lineup. These cars were described as old school late models. A preliminary rule sheet for these cars was made available for those who are interested. Today, Dan Broome took the time to sit down with Carolyn Johnson and myself to tell us a little more about this new class of stock cars. He also told us that Needmore Speedway would be opening up their Superstreet Class to allow the Outlaw Superstreet cars to compete against them. Take a look at the video to learn more.
JEFFERSON, GA (July 31, 2012)- Gresham Motorsports Park was saddened by the loss of a business partner and a caring friend this past May. Larry Fleeman was a generous supporter of GMP, his son and granddaughter and the sport of racing. On August 11, GMP will join with his family and friends to remember Fleeman’s life and to celebrate a sport that he loved so much- Racing.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Photo courtesy of Stuart Stith
By now, most of you know that Keith Stith and his wife, Jennifer, were involved in an auto accident yesterday morning. I spoke with their son, Stuart, this afternoon and he let me know a little more about his parents' injuries. Let's be clear, both of his parents have sustained injuries which are severe in nature. His dad is in the ICU unit in critical condition after being transported to Macon while his mom is in the South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The racing action was hot and heavy at the "Melon" Saturday night in Cordele. Here is a slideshow of photos taken there. The video of the Enduro feature is included after the break.
Video crew: Caroyn Johnson, Chase Keigan, Greg Keigan, NAPA Racing, Wildcat Performance, and Steven Roberts Racing
Friday, July 27, 2012
This weekend will be the sixth race of the season at Needmore Speedway. Five classes are sit to rumble around the 3/8 mile oval. Late Models, Limiteds, Superstreets ,Hobby, and Enduro will on hand.See drivers like last race Limited winner Gene Maine in his Napa special, Leon Childs in Hobby,young gun Enduro driver Daniel Thompson,and Michael Ford in his Jimmy Sloan prepared Superstreet.The Late Models had a new winner in Darrell Padgett, so come on out and join the fun at Needmore Speedway.
(This is action from Lovan Sloan's in-car 7-14)
This weekend marks the 4th annual Summer Slam at North Florida Speedway and this huge event is going to be even bigger than ever. The festivities are going to kick off on Friday and will include qualifying and heat races for all the pure stocks, street stocks and sportsman divisions. The winner in each heat race will collect $100. They will lock in 12 cars, the top 4 in each heat. There will also be a feature for the box stocks and limited modifieds. You do NOT have to be present on Friday to run B mains on Saturday. Saturday will have the features for the Pure Stocks with $1000 to win, Street Stocks feature winners will get $2000 to win, Sportsman feature winners get $1500 to win and box stocks are $500 to win. There will also be a swap meet all day Saturday. The street stock that travels the farthest will have a position in the feature locked in for them. There will be a B main for street stocks with a lock in for the last 12 cars in the feature.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
We have 10 more random questions for you to watch. These drivers are not given the questions before hand so that I can get whatever comes to their mind first. Their answers are at times, funny and some serious, but always entertaining. I hope you enjoy these drivers' answers and their willingness to get in front of the camera for everyone. I'll be on the lookout this weekend again for more drivers and their hilarious answers.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
These are links to the videos of the feature races which were run at Albany Motor Speedway on 7/21/12. Use the arrows or click on the thumbnail pictures below to select the race you wish to view, then click on the main picture to go to it.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Deep Dixie Racing will be on hand for the action tonight at Waycross Motor Speedway. We will be giving away a limited number of Deep Dixie Racing t-shirts tonight along with interveiwing some fans for fan of the week. Promoter Chad Starling always give us a big welcome to the historical half mile racing facility. The action is nonstop, just watch some past action from WMS.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
For the last six months, Carolyn Johnson, Leo Johnson, and myself have been thoroughly enjoying getting Deep Dixie Racing off the ground. It has been an endeavor of love because all three of us love racing and we want to see it's popularity grow. The advent of the internet and all the new technology that has come along with it has allowed us to provide content in ways that were unimaginable just a few short years ago. Trust me, we are still exploring new ways to provide content in a timely manner and we would like to enlist your help in doing so. We understand that many of you who come to our website love racing too and most of you guys share the same goals that we do.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
I got to meet Atlanta Motor Speedway president, Ed Clark, at a Thursday Night Thunder show a few weeks back and he was the most down to Earth and laid back person I have ever seen considering he is president and responsible for one of the best NASCAR tracks on the circuit. I saw him talking and laughing with everyone in the pits and taking time to have conversations with them. He knew
who they were, who their families and pit crews were, and what cars they drove. He just is a really good person.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Needmore Speedway and the Georgia Automobile Racing Hall of Fame, South Georgia Chapter will add a special twist to their regular racing program, Saturday night, July 14th. Several former drivers who raced at Thunderbowl Speedway and I-75 Speedway will be on hand for a special autograph session before the races that night. Several former drivers have been invited to the event including Eddie MacDonald, Louie Radney Jr., Sputter Ragan, Bill O'Neal, Jimmy Murphy, Ed Mansfield, Curtis Morgan, Ed Brown, Rance Phillips, Ronnie Lieupo, Charles Hatch, and Yankee Smith to name a few. In addition to the autograph session, race fans will be treated to a special 15 lap feature for the open wheel modified "Skeeter Cars". Many of the younger race fans have never had the opportunity to see these cars in competition, so be sure to bring the kids.
The mission of the Georgia Automobile Racing Hall of Fame Association is the preservation of the history of auto racing in the state of Georgia and is a statewide organization with hundreds of members throughout the Southeast. As a member of GARHOFA, you recieve a hat pin plus quarterly editions of Pioneer Pages magazine that's always full of interesting articles about the people who contributed to the history of stock car racing in Georgia. Each year a group is inducted into the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame located in Dawsonville, Georgia. The Hall of Fame is a great place to visit as it's full of racing memorabilia including several race cars donated by former drivers including Bill Elliot. Needmore Speedway is located near Norman Park, Georgia at 1060 John Vickers Road.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
The staff of Deep Dixie Racing has taken a few days off to enjoy the festivities which have been going on at Daytona International Speedway. Now, it is time to get back to work. Below is a slideshow of photos taken Saturday and you can check out how things ended in the Coke Zero 400 by clicking "Read more" below.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Submitted by Sheena Elliott
Jefferson, GA (July 5, 2012) – After a disappointing finish in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Gresham Motorsports Park in June, it was obvious that Chase Elliott was looking for redemption in the 29th Annual Commerce Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram World Crown 300 on Independence Day.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
I asked around to some of the drivers to let me ask them 10 random questions and tell me the first thing that popped into their minds. The following video is what I got from some of them in answer. I find that if you can't laugh after watching this you may be missing your funny bone. Thanks to the drivers who participated, Michael Manley, Michael Ford, Kyle Bridges, Evan Becton, and Brandon DeWitt. Drivers I haven't gotten to, look for me at the track, I may be coming your way with 10 more random questions.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Submitted by: Sheena Elliott
JEFFERSON, GA (July 2, 2012)- is gearing up for the Commerce Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram World Crown 300 on July 4th! Fans are already setting up campers and some are even taking part in the preparation of the track and painting walls. Gresham Motorsports Park
If you attend races at either 441 Speedway or Cochran Motor Speedway, chances are that you may have seen this week's Deep Dixie fan Of The Week, Vickie Parker. She is often helping out in one way or another at each track. It is readily apparent that she is an outgoing person who enjoys life in general and racing in particular. She meets no strangers and makes a great ambassador in her efforts to promote racing. Well, just check out the video and you should see for yourself.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Deep Dixie Racing has an interview with Gene Ross after the late model feature. Limited has some great in-car action. Hobby was, as always, wild. As were the enduros. Enjoy all seven features as they are posted.
A big thank you goes out to the Deep Dixie video crew: Carolyn Johnson, Greg Keigans, Jay Johnson Racing, Jeffery Summerlin Racing, Newsome Racing, and Gene Ross Racing
It was a hot night at Cochran Motor Speedway but the place was packed and everyone got to see some exciting racing. The Bobby Piper Southern Outlaw Superstreet Series was in town and those guys didn't disappoint. Andy Stewart wound up winning the race and the big money but when everything was all said and done, everyone who was there were the real winners. Videos of the Late Model Race and the James Ray Hall Memorial are included.