Delayed 'Spring Fling' season opener Saturday
by Special Reports
Dogged by rain last weekend, the 3rd annual Spring Fling 40 for the Jodeco Auto Sales Late Models will now get a chance to highlight the 2013 season for Senoia Raceway on Saturday.
The early season event will offer competitors a shot at cashing in on some of the nearly $10,000 in purse money offered by fourth year promoters Tim and Tony Moses. Drivers will vie for the top prize of $1,500 while all drivers starting the main event will receive a guaranteed $100 for taking the initial green flag.
The 3/8-mile clay track already hosts weekly limited late model action, but the Moses brothers have invited the National Late Model Series to join the competition this weekend to add to the excitement of the Spring Fling.
Teams must follow the NLMS rulebook, which includes weighing 2,400 pounds after the race and having 30 pounds mounted in front of the motor plate. The NLMS must also use a maximum 8-inch spoiler with maximum 8-inch sides.
“The Spring Fling has been a great start to the late model season at our track and a few of the National Late Model drivers have shown an interest,” said Tim Moses. “Our weekly competitors combined with the NLMS drivers should create a very good show. I think both cars (weekly limited and NLMS) will be very close on the track. If the competition is good this weekend, this could be something we allow on a regular basis.”
In 2012, Senoia’s Joe Armistead, Jr. shot down low early in the race creating a three wide charge down the back stretch of the 3/8ths mile bull ring. He came out unscathed and went on to collect the checkers in front of Kenny Collins and ‘Magic’ Matt Dooley. The inaugural race in 2011 featured Lavon Sparks capturing the checkered flag.
Spring Fling racing action will include two lap qualifying and the 40-lap feature for the Jodeco Auto Sales Late Models. There is a $60 entry fee for the late models. The Newnan Bonding B Cadets, Summit Racing Equipment Hobby Stocks, Mini Stock, Bombers and Modified Mini will run heats and features.
Pits open Saturday at 5 p.m, followed by grandstands at 6. Hot laps crank up at 7:30, with racing set to go green at 8.
Tickets and wristbands from last week’s rainout will be honored for admission into the Spring Fling event.
For more information, visit the Senoia Raceway website at www.senoiaraceway.com or call the speedway at 404-796-1435.