Senoia Raceway

Jewel Series ready for debut after rainouts

Rain can be essential for clay tracks, but not in the quantities that Senoia Raceway has received already in 2013. Fans have been patiently waiting not only the first round of the Jewel Series to come up on the schedule, but racing to continue at the -mile bull ring following backto- back rainouts last Wednesday and Saturday.

If Mother Nature cooperates, the payoff will come tonight.

The track's popular Jewel Series double-feature format over three dates is set to make its debut this season after the opener was rained out in May.

All six of the track's weekly divisions will run a pair of feature races awarding season points and purse for each final running order. The points will also be accumulated to honor drivers earning the most points at only the Jewel Series events each season. The final night of this year's series will be on Sept. 7, while the track points titles will be finalized two weeks later on Sept. 21.

Drivers can cash in on the opportunity to double up on points tonight, with a host of drivers within striking distance of a top 10 standing. This weekend's double feature format could launch a few into the special awards group.

Tonight's schedule features a pair of features for the Jodeco Auto Sales Late Models, Newnan Bonding B Cadets, Summit Racing Equipment Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, Bombers and Modified Mini. Drivers will draw for position with the luck of the draw determining the starting positions for the features.

'If you draw a low number, you will start near the front of the first round of features and then in the back of the second round of features,' track promoter Tim Moses said. 'The lineups are strictly luck of the draw. That's why the fans like the double feature format so much, they will see the best drivers pass cars.'

Pit passes and grandstand ticket prices remain the same for the special double feature night and there are no entry fees. Grandstand tickets are $12 and $5 for children ages 6-12. Pit passes are $25 for adults and $12 for ages 3-12. Trackside parking is available on a first come, first serve basis and includes admission into the pit area.

The pit gates open at 5 p.m., and grandstands at 6 p.m. Hot laps will roll off at 7:30 p.m., and the first green flag flies at 8 p.m.

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