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.