Senoia's Sparktacular rescheduled for tonight

It’s take two for Senoia Raceway’s holiday “Sparktacular” tonight, after rain rescheduled a docket of features set for Wednesday due to this week’s persistent rain.

Weather permitting, the 3/8-mile dirt track will continue with its planned Fourth of July festivities, which include a special 30-lap main event for the Newnan Bonding B Cadets class with a $1,000 purse to the winner. 

The night hopes to conclude with one of the area’s first fireworks displays of the week. There is a 60-percent chance of rain with possible thundershowers in the forecast, however, for tonight.

All six divisions of racing will be in action including the Jodeco Auto Sales Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, Bombers and Modified Mini.

The track is coming off last week’s midseason championship races, which also helped B Cadet winner Roger Arnett stay atop the point standings heading into this week. As of June 30, Arnett has 1,036 points to take a 25-point lead on Dow Kirkland — the closest in any of Senoia’s six divisions.

Billy Stevenson is a distant third in the B Cadet standings with 924 points.

Heading into tonight, Glenn Morris leads the late model series with 990 points, 120 over Trey White for first place. White’s victory in last week’s midseason championships put him into second with 870 points, just four over LaGrange driver Tod Darda, who did not run last Saturday. 

In other division point races, defending hobby stocks champion Clifton “Hog Head” Moran of Roopville has a commanding 321-point advantage with 962 points. Kerry Carden holds down second place with 641, just 12 ahead of Gary Brand.

Michael Nelms (bombers) and Bobby Arnold (mini stocks) lead respective divisions by over 100 points. Todd Brewster has a 66-point lead on Joe Spencer in the modified minis.

Pit gates tonight open at 5 p.m., and grandstands at 6. Hot laps will roll off at 7:30 p.m., with the first green flag expected around 8 p.m.

Grandstand tickets for tonight are $12 and $5 for children ages 6-12. Those five-and-under are admitted for free. 

Pit passes are $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 3-12. Trackside parking is available on a first come, first serve basis and includes admission into the pit area. 





More Sports

High School Football

Hawks cap undefeated region run against Lions

The final game of the regular season was a complete opposite of how it began for The Heritage School’s football team. Truly, the Hawks ... Read More


High School Football

Vikings’ playoff hopes haunted by late turnover

FAYETTEVILLE — Northgate’s worst fears came back to haunt the Vikings on Halloween on Friday at Starr’s Mill. Coming off i ... Read More


High School Softball

Lady Indians, Lady Cougars bow out of tourney

COLUMBUS - Defense may have been the downfall for East Coweta and Newnan's softball teams on Friday at the GHSA Class AAAAAA Elite 8 tournam ... Read More


High School Football

Crusaders march on to league finals with victory

Central Christian advanced to next Friday's Alabama Christian 8-man league championship game on Friday, dominating the f inal three quarters ... Read More


Locals unable to hold leads in opening losses

EC, Newnan forced to buck softball elimination today

COLUMBUS - The GHSA Class AAAAAA Elite 8 Tournament just became a battle for survival for Coweta County's two qualifiers this year. East Cow ... Read More

High School Football

Cougars hoping to stay away from tricks of Indians' wing-T

If Newnan wants a treat on Halloween tonight at Garland Shoemake Stadium, the Cougars are going to have to avoid getting tricked by a wing-T ... Read More