New Senoia Raceway, Senoia, GA It's a NEW Racing Season at Senoia Raceway

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  1. Race Results

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    Let's Go Racing!!!

    We are more excited than ever to start a new season of racing at Senoia Raceway! The feedback we have received during the short off-season has been so positive, as well as, helpful from all of our drivers and fans! All we can say is thank you for your support and thank you for all of the suggestions on how to improve the show, the track and your place to race! The new season will open in a few short weeks with an open practice on February 24th and then the Season Opener the following Saturday night, March 3rd! The information is listed below and you can always count on the most updated news on our website, facebook page and out other social media sources! We hope to see you for the Season Opener on Saturday, March 3rd!!!

    Bill Massey, Mayes Massey & Doug Stevens
    Senoia Raceway management team



    The season will begin with the annual Open Practice scheduled for Saturday, February 24th. All divisions are invited to participate, shake off the rust and make sure their cars are ready for the 2018 Season Opener. The pits will open on Saturday, February 24th at 3pm with practice rounds starting at 6pm. Pit passes will be $20 while grandstand admission will be free.


    The first race of the new season is slated for Saturday, March 3rd and will feature all of the weekly divisions offered a season ago including the Super Late Models, Limited Late Models, Crate Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Hobby, Mini, Bomber and Hot Shots. Senoia Raceway will also offer a new Late Model Sportsman Charger division for drivers looking to gain some experience before moving into the tough Late Model Sportsman.

    "We know there is a gap between the really experienced teams in Late Model Sportsman and the newer ones," explained promoter Mayes Massey. "When the car count allows, we will separate these teams allowing for the lesser experienced teams to compete amongst themselves in their own races. The regulations on the cars are the same so it will be an easy adjustment to be in the regular Late Model Sportsman. This was one of the driver's suggestions during the off-season."


    Senoia Raceway will be home to many divisions of racing this season as more has been added to the schedule of events for classes that do not compete on a weekly basis. One of the divisions the fans asked to see again was the motorcycle engine powered Legends Cars. The 5/8ths scale replicas of the modified racers of the past will make their first appearance of the season on March 10th. The Legends Cars is the way a few of our toughest young guns were introduced to Senoia Raceway. It was only two years ago that Zach Leonhardi battled for the victory in a Legends Car.

    March 29-31 marks the return of the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals featuring some of the best dirt late model drivers in the nation. The past couple of years Spring Nationals has produced great racing action with spectacular finishes.


    The 2018 Points Season will open in early April with most of our season champions from a year ago planning to defend their titles. A new format of accumulating points this season should make the chase to the championship a closer fight for more competitors.

    May marks the return of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Tool Super Late Models on Saturday, May 5th. Brandon Sheppard is expected back to defend his Billy Clanton Classic title from a year ago, but Shane Clanton will be anxious to reclaim his spot at the top of the charts for the race honoring his late father.


    June will see the Southern All-Stars swing through the Bull Ring for the Michael Head, Jr. Memorial Race while July ushers in a new special event with the Crate Late Model Summernationals scheduled. This new event is sure to bring in some of the top drivers as they chase the $2500 winner's share of the purse.

    The first part of August is always action packed as the Monster Trucks invade the Bull Ring. Last year's Night of Destruction which coincides with the Monster Trucks will be back with plans for even more crazier crash and bash events!


    The Sprint Cars of the USCS are back in mid-August for Senoia Summernationals IX and the Ultimate Super Late Models are on the schedule for late August.

    The Season Championships are set for September along with a first ever Twin 40's night of racing for the Super Late Models.

    That gives way for another new event the first weekend of October. Senoia Raceway will offer $10,000 to the winner of a 6-hour endurance race.

    October 18, 19, 20 and 21 are the dates for the 3rd Annual Showdown at Senoia and the 2018 calendar will wrap up with the Winternationals on December 1st.
    Check out the full schedule on the track's website at!

    Defending Champion = Clint Smith

    Defending Champion: Matt Dooley

    Defending Champion: Jamie Maurice
    Defending Champion: Keith Fields

    Late Model Sportsman Charger Rules:

    Defending Champion: Joe Hillman

    Defending Champion: Mark Newton

    Defending Champion: Dorough Bright

    DefendingChampion: Nathan Farrow


    Veteran race official Chad Harrington will return as Senoia Raceway's chief steward and race director. Harrington returns for his fourth full season at the helm of Senoia Raceway's officiating team. The LaGrange resident has been officiating races as a director, flagman and track worker for two decades at Senoia Raceway and other southeastern facilities. Harrington also works part-time at Atlanta Motor Speedway overseeing the racing action on the track's quarter-mile Thunder Ring on Thursday nights.

    "We are glad to have Chad on or team," said promoter Mayes Massey. "He brings a wealth of experience in the business and also gives our drivers the consistency they ask for when competing. It is not an easy job, but Chad handles it pretty darn good."

    Also returning to the officiating team is Johnny Walls as Head Technical Inspector. Walls has been the head tech official at the track for nine years starting his tenure with former promoter Tim Moses. Walls also keeps the consistency of rules enforcement a priority at Senoia Raceway.

    "Our rules enforcement is key to the success of our program," said Massey. "Johnny brings a considerable amount of knowledge to the position, but also enforces the rules with an understanding side. Drivers and teams always push the limits. Johnny understands that and allows for teams to speak their cases before making the final decisions. Also, not the easiest decisions to make. Someone is usually upset no matter what he decides."

    The 2018 General Rules and Procedures can be seen at

    A few changes have been made to the points championship format. All drivers must register for the season points by completing the necessary forms (driver registration and W9) prior to the midway point of the season. Drivers who do not register will not be eligible for point fund bonuses or prizes.

    The points awarded has changed this season and is listed below. A greater emphasis will be given on the feature win as it will award ten more points than second place. Third on back is a similar decent as seen in recent years.

    The new twist to the points chase this year will be that a driver will be able to drop their three worst finishes of the year to come to their final standing. A disqualification cannot be used as a worst finish.

    "We think this system will give drivers a better opportunity to be in the running for a title at the end of the season," said Massey.

    Points for Feature Races will be awarded as follows (all divisions):
    1-100 2-90 3-87 4-84 5-81 6-75 7-70 8-65 9-60 10-55
    11-end = 50 Non-qualifiers = 40

    Points are awarded to the driver, not the car.

    Driver Registration Form:


    Print, complete and bring to the open practice, opening night or the first night you compete.



    Print out the form to reserve your pit space or trackside parking spot at

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