TRIPLE RACING WEEKEND FOR CHEVY SUPER SERIES NORTH GEORGIA SPECTACULAR
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CARTERSVILLE, GA – The Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series will invade three North Georgia tracks in three days over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend with over $40,000 in prize money up for grabs. It will be the second visit of the season at the Friday and Saturday tracks, and a traditional stop on Labor Day Sunday.
It all starts on Friday Night at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, GA for a $3,000-to-win 50-lap race, then moves to Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA on Saturday night for a $2,000-to-win 40-lap race, and the finale will be Sunday night at Rome Speedway in Rome, GA for a $3,000-to-win 50-lap event. The trio of races will be Rounds 5, 6, and 7 of the 2018 Chevy Super Series season.
There will also be Bonus Cash up for grabs for the Fast Qualifier at each event. The Fast Qualifier on Friday night at Boyd’s Speedway and on Saturday night at Dixie Speedway will pocket an extra $300 with Rome, GA businesses Knowles Race Parts and Bodies, Buster Goss Body Shop, and Helbing Brown Concrete Construction each putting up $100.
The Fast Qualifier on Sunday night at Rome Speedway will receive $500, as Buster Goss Body Shop and Helbing Brown Concrete Construction will each offer up $200, while Knowles Race Parts and Bodies will contribute $100.
For two-time Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series National Champion Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN, this is a weekend he has had circled in red on his 2018 racing calendar. The National Dirt Hall of Fame Inductee is the Chevy Super Series point leader going into the weekend.
Round 1 this season was at Boyd’s Speedway on April 13, and Round 2 was at Dixie Speedway on May 5. The Chattanooga Flash won both races. With the two wins, Johnson followed those up with a fourth-place finish on June 16 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN and a second-place finish on August 18 at Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, GA.
Johnson has 388 points and an 18-point lead over second-generation driver Jake Knowles of Rome, GA. Knowles took the win at Smoky Mountain Speedway, and has a trio of fifth-place finishes at Boyd’s, Dixie, and Cochran. Knowles has visited Victory Lane on two occasions in weekly shows this season at Dixie Speedway.
Knowles grew up on Saturdays and Sundays at the Swims Family-owned Dixie and Rome Speedways watching his Dad, Wade Knowles race. Knowles has a 20-point advantage over another second-generation driver, Cruz Skinner of Oxford, AL. Skinner, who just celebrated his 17th birthday, has 350 points and is the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year point leader.
Skinner has one top five finish and has finished in the top ten in all four Chevy Super Series Races this season. Landon Bagby of Winston, GA is fourth in the standings with 342 points with one top five finish and four top ten finishes. Joseph Brown of Columbus, GA is tied with Zach Pilcher of Rome, GA for the fifth spot with 340 points apiece.
Brown has two top five finishes, including a second-place finish at Dixie Speedway, and three top ten finishes in four races, and Pilcher has three top five finishes in four races. Chip Brindle of Chatsworth, GA is seventh in the Chevy Super Series standings with 336 points, and Chase King of Seymour, TN is eighth with 334 points. King is also second in the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year points.
Another Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year Candidate, Dale Thurman of Cartersville, GA is ninth in the Chevy Super Series standings with 314 points, and Chad Wallace of LaGrange, GA is tenth with 312 points. Dalton Polston of Lithia Springs, GA and Scott Hall of Rome, GA are 11th and 12th respectively and have competed in all four races.
Also expected for the Labor Day Holiday three-race series are Oliver Gentry of Newnan, GA, Barry Goodman of Spring City, TN, Buster Goss of Rome, GA, T.J. Brittain of Centre, AL, and another second-generation driver, Travis Pennington of Stapleton, GA. Pennington was the winner on August 18 at Cochran Motor Speedway.
The Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series is also the only Dirt Late Model Series to be branded by a major automobile manufacturer. The Chevy Super Series is also one of the few series anywhere in the country that Meets and Greets the race fans when they arrive at the track before the start of the action on the track.
Before a wheel is turned on the race track, the cars and stars of the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series will present themselves to the race fans at Dixie, and Rome Speedways in the Chevy Fan Zone. This is a pre-race tradition exclusive to the Chevy Super Series as the drivers bring their race cars to the fans in the grandstand area.
Race fans can meet the drivers, get their autographs and see their dirt late model racing machines up close. The super late models in the Chevy Super Series are powered by the all-aluminum Chevrolet Performance CT525 Racing Engine that is based on the production LS3 Engine that comes in the Chevrolet Pick-Up Truck, the Chevrolet Corvette, and the Chevrolet Camaro.
The drivers will have Hero Cards to hand out to the kids, and the kids can also participate in the coloring contest, with trophies being awarded to the best rendition of their favorite Chevy Super Series race car. The Chevy Fan Zone will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night at Dixie Speedway and Sunday night at Rome Speedway.
The Chevrolet Performance CT 525 is built and sealed at the factory to prevent any expensive modifications. The engine is available to competitors for $7,100 and $9,950 with the start-up kit from Durrence Layne Chevrolet, Buick, GMC in Claxton, GA with free next-day delivery anywhere in the Southeast. To place an order call 1-877-497-3624.
On Friday at Boyd’s Speedway, the Pit Gate opens at 4 p.m., and Chevy Super Series Pre-Race Registration and Technical Inspection is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Drivers Meeting is set for 6 p.m., with racing scheduled for 7 p.m.
Boyd’s Speedway is located at 1481 Scruggs Road, Ringgold, GA 30736. For more information call 706-891-6803, or visit the track web site at www.boydsspeedway.net. You can Like them on Facebook at Boyd’s Speedway, and follow them on Twitter @BoydsSpeedway.
On Saturday at Dixie Speedway and on Sunday night at Rome Speedway, the Pit Gate opens at 4 p.m., with Chevy Super Series Pre-Race Registration and Technical Inspection is from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Drivers Meeting is set for 6:45 p.m., with Hot Laps at 7 p.m. and Racing scheduled for 8 p.m.
Dixie Speedway is located at 150 Dixie Drive, Woodstock, GA 30189. For more information call 770-926-5315, or visit the track we site at www.dixiespeedway.com. You can also Like the track on Facebook at Dixie Speedway and follow them on Twitter @DixieRomeSpdwy.
Rome Speedway is located at 1900 Chulio Road SE, Rome, GA 30161. For more information call 706-235-2541, or visit the track we site at www.dixiespeedway.com. You can also Like the track on Facebook at Rome Speedway and follow them on Twitter @DixieRomeSpdwy.
For more information about the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series visit the series web site at www.525superseries.com, or visit the series on Facebook at Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series.
Chevrolet Performance Parts is the Title Sponsor of the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series. Hoosier Racing Tire is the Official Tire Sponsor of the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series. VP Racing Fuels and Lubricants is the Official Race Fuel and Lubricant of the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series. Cruise With The Champions is an Official Sponsor and Rookie of the Year Sponsor of the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series. Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series Contingency Sponsors for 2018 are CrateInsider.Com, Knowles Racing Parts And Bodies, Beyea Headers, and Freestyle Graphix.