Showdown at Senoia Pays $10,000-to-win for Southern Nationals Bonus Series November 11 & 12

Contact: Chris Tilley
Southern Nationals Bonus Series P.R. Coordinator
606-219-1723 |

BRASSTOWN, N.C. – November 7, 2016 – The Inaugural Showdown at Senoia will take place on Friday & Saturday November 11 & 12 at the Senoia (Ga.) Raceway and be sanctioned by the Southern Nationals Bonus Series.

The Super Late Models of the Southern Nationals Bonus Series will run for the $10,000-to-win and $500-to-start payday. Also in action will be the Limited Late Models ($2,500-to-win), Crate Late Models ($2,500-to-win), B Cadet ($1,500-to-win), Hobby Stock ($1,000-to-win), Mini Stock ($2,500-to-win) and Bombers ($1,000-to-win) with all preliminary action of Qualifying and Heat Races slated for Friday November 11th and Consolation Races plus all main events scheduled for Saturday. An open practice is scheduled for Thursday Night November 10th.

This will mark the second-ever appearance by the Southern Nationals Bonus Series to Senoia Raceway. The series last visited the track in July 2015 when Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga. scored the $4,025 payday in the Billy Clanton Memorial over Joe Armistead Jr., Mark Whitener, Clint Smith and Austin Smith. Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. leads Murphy, N.C. driver David Payne in the series point standings. Ryan King, Doug Smith and Billy Ogle Jr. round out the top-five in the points heading into this weekend’s action at Senoia Raceway.

The sister tour of the Bonus Series, the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series visited Senoia Raceway on March 25th and Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga. scored the $4,000 payday in a thrilling race over Chris Madden, Kenny Collins, Aaron Ridley and Shane Clanton.

Friday Night’s Super Late Model action will feature Practice, FK Rod Ends Qualifying and 10-lap Heat Races while Saturday’s action will feature 10-lap Consolation Races and the 60-lap main event. The tire rule for the weekend will be as follows: Hoosier 1350, 1600 and American Racer 48, 56. These tires will be allowed on all four corners. Also, the Southern Nationals Bonus Series will pay a $200 bonus to the highest finishing driver using a CT525 series engine and a $200 bonus to the highest finishing driver using a Steel Head/Spec engine on Saturday Night.

On Thursday Night November 10th, the track will hold an open practice session from 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm. The pit gates open at 3:00 pm. Adult general admission will be free while pit passes will be $25.00. A weekend pit pass will be offered for $100 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

On Friday November 11th, the pits will open at 3:00 pm, the grandstand gates will open at 5:00 pm, the drivers meeting is slated for 5:50 pm and hot laps will roll out around 6:15 pm. Adult pit passes are $35.00 while adult general admission is $25.00. Reserved grandstand tickets (two-day) are offered for $85.00 while an unreserved grandstand ticket (two-day) is being offered for $55.00. A weekend pit pass will be offered for $100 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

On Saturday November 12th, the pits will open at 12:00 pm while the grandstand gates open at 2:00 pm, the drivers meeting is slated for 2:45 pm and hot laps are scheduled for 3:30 pm. Adult pit passes are $40.00 while adult grandstand admission is $30.00.

For more information about the Southern Nationals Bonus Series, contact race promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or series public relations coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or on social media online at, on Facebook at Southern Nationals Series, and on Twitter @SoNationals.

Senoia Raceway is located at 171 Brown Road in Senoia, GA 30276 which is just three miles west of Senoia, Ga. off of State Highway 16. For more information on Senoia Raceway, please call (770) 599-6161 or log on to .

Southern Nationals Bonus Series Payoff (60 laps): 1st- $10,000, 2nd- $5,000, 3rd- $2,500, 4th- $2,000, 5th- $1,500, 6th- $1,100, 7th- $1,000, 8th- $950, 9th- $900, 10th- $850, 11th- $800, 12th- $750, 13th- $650, 14th- $600, 15th- $550, 16th- $530, 17th- $520, 18th- $500, 19th- $500, 20th- $500, 21st- $500, 22nd- $500.

Current Southern Nationals Bonus Series Points (after November 5)
1. Donald McIntosh-2,114
2. David Payne-1,862
3. Ryan King-1,592
4. Doug Smith-1,537
5. Billy Ogle Jr.-1,171
6. Cory Hedgecock-944
7. Mike Marlar-813
8. Kenny Collins-740
9. Jason Welshan-704
10. Jonathan Davenport-592

Southern Nationals Bonus Series Remaining Races:
November 11/12-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-$10,000 to win (60 laps)
November 18/19-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$10,000 to win (60 laps)