Senoia Raceway

Rain, rain go away, waterless boat race today

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Senoia Raceway's 3/8th-mile bullring
 into a caged arena for competitors tugging speed boats, paddle boats, jon boats, jet skis and other types of watercraft. The e title of Waterless Boat Race III champion will be determined by the last driver with his boat attached to his vehicle and still moving around the raceway.

With as much rain as Mother Nature has produced this summer, a boat race isn't the craziest idea for a dirt track.

But the premise of Senoia Raceway's third annual Waterless Boat Race tonight hopes to remain as wild as it has been in the past.

Track promoter Tim Moses will turn the 3/8th-mile bullring into a caged arena for competitors tugging speed boats, paddle boats, jon boats, jet skis and other types of watercraft. The winner will not be decided by who is pulling their boat the fastest or who has completed a specified number of laps first. The title of Waterless Boat Race III champion will be determined by the last driver with his boat attached to his vehicle and still moving around the raceway.

'It will be total boat destruction,' Moses said. 'You actually try to knock your opponents boats from the car. If you crash the boat, that is a good strategy.'

More than a dozen entries are expected for tonight's event, which will follow a full schedule of racing including makeup feagures for the Jodeco Auto Sales Late Models and Newnan Bonding B Cadets.

'We have a few extra boats (without drivers to pull them),' added Moses. 'We also have been receiving phone calls about what boats and vehicles are eligible. It should be a fun and exciting event.'

No water, no trailers and no rules has been posted for this wide-open, caged, battle royale. Although there are a few safety issues that will be required of the participants.

Also on tonight's schedule is the previously rained out 30-lap, $1,000 special for the B Cadets featuring a field of 19-cars that qualified last weekend, which means some drivers will be eligible to compete in two rounds of racing.

Also included tonight are features in the Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, Bomber and Modified Mini divisions.

Pit gates open at 5 p.m., tonight and grandstands an hour later. Hot laps will roll off at 7:15 p.m,. with heat races at 7:45. The makeup features, including the B Cadet special, begin at 8 p.m with tonight's other features to follow.

Grandstand tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for ages 6-11. Pit passes are $25 for adults and $12 for ages 3-11.



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