Jewel Series at Senoia opens tonight
Defending Newnan Bonding B Cadet points champion Thomas Mewborn of Greenville hopes to continue his recent streak of success tonight at Senoia Raceway.
A week after being rained out, Mewborn topped a strong field including Alabama’s Roger Arnett to win last week’s main event. He and Arnett ran side by side for several laps battling for the top spot.
Joining Mewborn in victory lane were Newnan’s Bobby Arnold in Mini Stocks, Roopville’s Clifton ‘Hog Head’ Moran in Hobby Stocks, Villa Rica’s Todd Brewster in the Modified Mini and Woody Callaway topping the vintage cars.
The feature races for the Jodeco Auto Sales Late Models and Bombers will be made up tonight following a rainout.
This week’s schedule also includes the opener for the three-night Jewel Series, which offers double features for all divisions.
Tonight’s schedule also includes another special feature.
Legendary dirt track racer and former Senoia champion Mike Head will be bringing along the 1966 Chevrolet Corvair he piloted at the 3/8ths mile bull ring during the 1973 racing season and drive his two-seater late model car.
A member of two racing hall of fames, Head will offer race fans the opportunity to ride with him in his late model at speeds approaching 100 miles per hour.
Head is raising money this weekend to assist his sister-in-law with the funeral expenses for his late brother Donald Head.
Mike’s sibling passed away earlier this week. Donald was instrumental in Mike’s success at Senoia Raceway and other southeastern regional short tracks. The rides cost $50 per three lap ride with all proceeds assisting Donald’s widow.
Late Models will run a pair of 20-lap mains paying a full purse for both races. The Bombers will run two separate 15-lap main events and will also receive a full purse for both races.
The Newnan Bonding B Cadets, Summit Racing Equipment Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks and Modified Mini will run double features with a split purse since their features were completed last week. All races will award points for the Jewel Series title, as well as, count towards the drivers season point total.
“It will be twice the racing and twice the fun for the same low ticket prices,” said promoter Tim Moses. “The Jewel Series is a lot of fun as it is just feature racing with points and money on the line. You just draw for position and race.”
Last Saturday, Mewborn recorded his first win of the season
In Mini Stocks, Bobby Arnold overtook McDonough’s Bailey Temples on lap six of the Mini Stock main event and then cruised to his second feature win of the season.
Clifton ‘Hog Head’ Moran picked up his 45th career feature win in the Hobby Stocks.
In the Vintage series, Woody Callaway returned to Senoia Raceway where he raced for years in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Callaway piloted his vintage chevy sedan modified to a victory over Perry’s Randy Woodland.