YOU ASKED FOR IT - WE DELIVER! THE UPCOMING MONTH IS BY REQUEST FROM OUR FANS! We listen to our fans! During the winter months, we heard from the fans of Senoia Raceway asking for more Monster Trucks! This weekend will be the answer to those requests. Our inaugural Monster Truck Spring Nationals will bookend the summer events with a night of car crushing, high flying Monster Truck action! We will also continue with our summer time tradition of the Monster Bash the first weekend of August. All the details are in the newsletter. We hope you come out and spend some time with your family on Easter weekend! The special requests will continue the first weekend of May as we host the Limited Late Model Gumbo Nationals! Saturday, May 4th will feature a $2500 to win special for the steel head; 525 limited late models! Fans have asked (so have the drivers) about running a bigger event for this division. Again, we listened and were able to put the pieces together. Make plans to race with us and join us for what is sure to be a great night of racing! We have also heard from so many fans that they enjoy the crazy events that we promote. The 'Waterless Boat Race' has become popular at many area tracks after the proven success at Senoia Raceway and the Dukes of Hazzard Jump a few years back is still talked about! So this year on Saturday, May 11th, we will host the "Wacky Chain Race'! Two cars are chained togeher with a driver in the first car pulling his teammate and his car (no power in the second car). The teammate can swerve to block oncoming traffic or just hang on. Finally, the Super Late Models are running on a special event only basis this season. The weekly participation is down due to all the touring opportunities that exist. The choices of Spring Nationals, Southern All-Stars, National LM Super Cars, Ulitmate Series, Outlaws and more has drivers going to these races versus a weekly show. But, we have quite a few special events for the Super Late Models including the May 18th race with the Southern All-Stars Tour. In closing, we listen to our fans and drivers. We may not do everything we are told, but we have to operate the track the best way we can and within the budgets we have set. As always, we thank you for your support of Senoia Raceway and are anxious to see you at the track enjoying our upcoming shows! Bill Massey, Mayes Massey & Doug Stevens Senoia Raceway management team MONSTER TRUCK SPRING NATIONALS - APRIL 20 TOMORROW NIGHT (Saturday, April 20th) AT SENOIA RACEWAY! MONSTER TRUCK SPRING NATIONALS!!! Car Crushing - Ground Pounding - Sky Flying FUN, FUN, FUN for the whole family! Last August, War Wizard tore down the power lines that supplied the facility it's lighting. When War Wizard snagged the line after launching forty feet into the air, the sparks flew and out went the lights! The crowd went wild and War Wizard was declared the champion of that special event. War Wizard will be back on Saturday, April 20th to entertain and amaze fans of all ages. The massive monster truck will take on Monster Jam 2019 World Finals challengers Black Stallion, Overkill Evolution, Venom and Twisted Addiction. The Monster Trucks will compete in Racing events, Wheelie contests and everyone's favorite FREESTYLE! It is sure to be another night of car crushing fun! Plus, there will be a crunch filled Demo Derby; a giant Kids Easter Egg Hunt; Stock Car Racing with Crate Late Models, Late Model Sportsman and Chargers; Easter Egg Lotto and a visit from the Easter Bunny! We will top off the night with a FIREWORKS display! The pit area will open early this Saturday for fans to access the trackside parking spaces. Pits will open at 2pm. The grandstand will open at 3pm and reserved seating is available. All of the Monster Truck action begins at 7pm. Tickets are $20; kids 5-12 are $10 with four and under admitted for free. Reserved seating (all ages) is $30 and will be available at the gate or by calling the track office at 770.599.6161. Pit passes and Trackside Parking tickets are $30; kids 5-12 are $20 and four and under are free. For the full schedule of events along with special attractions, promotions and additional information, visit the track website at www.senoiaraceway.com or call the speedway at 770.599.6161. EASTER EGG HUNT & EASTER EGG LOTTO SATURDAY Celebrate Easter this weekend at the track and everyone will have the opportunity to win prizes with the Kids Easter Egg Hunt and the Easter Egg Lotto for the adults! The giant Kids Easter Egg Hunt will offer kids 12 and under the chance to scramble and pick-up as many eggs as possible (some kids will bring their baskets or bags). The Easter Eggs will be filled with candy, prizes and a few surprises! We will separate the kids by age groups and everyone will be an Easter Egg winner! Adults can be winners as well this Saturday! The first 500 fans through the grandstand gate on Saturday will receive an Easter Egg. Each egg will have special prizes or a ticket with an opportunity to win a prize. Some of the prizes include tickets to future events, VIP Booth experience, a group night package, souvenir t-shirts and more! Plus, the Easter Bunny will be in attendance to cheer on the kids at the Easter Egg Hunt! We may even try to talk him into competing in the Demolition Derby! The Easter Egg Hunt will begin just after the first round of competition on Saturday night. The show starts at 7pm. LIMITED LATE MODEL GUMBO NATIONALS - MAY 4 The Limited Late Models will have their chance to shine on Saturday, May 4th as the inaugural Limited Late Model Gumbo Nationals will take place. Drivers will have the opportunity to compete for a top prize of $2500 and an increased purse throughout the starting field. The interest has been very good as the date draws closer. "We appreciate the drivers in all of our classes," said promoter Mayes Massey. "These guys put on a whale of show every time they race. We wanted to showcase them and offer drivers from out of the local area to travel in and race on the gumbo. This event should create a Georgia vs. Alabama type scenario and the fans of both will have a great time." Forty laps - $2500 to win/$100 to start Other divisions competing on Satuday, May 4th include the Late Model Sportsman, Chargers, Hobby and the Mini Stock will compete in their first points race of the season. Hot Shots are eligible to run with the Mini Stock on this night. More information is always available on our website at www.senoiaraceway.com! SPRING NATIONALS WON BY 'SMOKEY' MADDEN South Carolina's Chris 'Smokey' Madden worked past Winston's Michael Page on lap eleven of Saturday night's main event and then smoked the field for the final forty-nine laps to win the 4th Annual Spring Nationals at Senoia Raceway. It was Madden's second victory in the early season tilt at the slick surfaced bull ring south of Atlanta. "Tonight the racetrack was perfect for long enough time for us to get out front," said an emotional Madden afterwards. This was his first win of the season breaking a winless streak of eleven races with his new team. "It's a little emotional here to finally get this win. We've been working hard for it.,,I'm kinda at a loss for words right now. It's awesome to just get this first win." Joining Madden with Spring Nationals honors were Hamilton's Ricky Culpepper in the Crate Late Models; Alabama's Dylan Knowles in the Late Model Sportsman; Blake Harmon on Mansfield in the Hobby; Curtis Turner of Brooks in the Bomber and eighteen-year-old Griffin Alexander of Locust Grove in the Chargers. A total of 130 competitors packed the pit area for the special event. Fast Qualifier, Michael Page, shot out to the early lead with Madden the first to catch him. Madden worked high and low before finally shooting past with a perfect crossover. He then left all of his competitors to race for other positions outside of the number one spot as he kept lapped traffic between he and the second place drivers. The slick surface Senoia Raceway has used to grow national attention took on rubber as the race progressed and created a log jam at the bottom of the track. A few drivers were able to sneak past and gain positions including Tennessee's Jimmy Owens. He worked past Page with about ten to go, but could not reel in Madden even with a late race caution. Madden won and pocketed the top prize of $10,000 while Owens would settle for second finishing 1,176 seconds behind the winner. Page came home in third ahead of last year's Spring Nationals champion Dale McDowell of Chickamauga and Senoia youngster Ashton Winger. Four-time track champion Clint 'Cat Daddy' Smith finished in sixth ahead of Toccoa's Casey Roberts, Newnan's Austin Horton, Zebulon's Shane Clanton and Dawsonville's Donald McIntosh. In the Crate Late Models, pole-sitter Phillip Deal of Tyrone battled side by side with Ricky Culpepper until lap three when 'Slick Rick' was able to wrestle away the lead. A few laps later Deal would have his hands full again this time with Senoia's Bubba Pollard. The asphalt racing guru, Pollard, was able to work past by the sixth circuit and reeled in Culpepper for a short time before his car tired. Winston's Michael Page snuck past Pollard as did fourteen-year-old Jake Rainey of Hiram. Culpepper claimed the victory and Spring Nationals honor ahead of those drivers while Deal rounded out the first five finishers. Senoia lady racer, Tina Johnson, qualified a career best second and started on the outside front row. She slipped a little on the initial start, but recovered to finish in sixth. Tennessee's Chase Walls was seventh ahead of defending Crate Late Model track champion Marty Massey of Winston, Eastanollee's Matthew Wyatt and Cochran's Will Herrington, A classic Senoia Raceway battle was enjoyed in the Late Model Sportsman feature. 'Thrillin' Dylan Knowles and Chad Wallace of LaGrange sliced and diced through lapped traffic through the first half dozen laps. Wallace would take the lead only to give it back the next lap while slipping high and low around the slower cars. The scramble behind the two leaders was just as crazy. Bowden's Craig Scott, Byron's Wiley McDaniel, Franklin's Chris Steele and Baldwins Parris Simmons battled, traded paint, bumped and banged, all trying to gain position on one another. When the dust finally settled and the cautions flags stopped waving, Knowles had his second win of the young season ahead of Wallace. Alabama's Buddy George calmly worked his way into the show position ahead of McDaniel and Newnan's teenage crowd favorite McKenna Nelms. The fifteen-year-old girl had worked to as high as third place before fading to fifth in the late stages. Curtis Turner debuted a new car in the Bomber division and proved it to be a pretty good off-season build. Turner led flag to flag to claim the special event title. Whitesburg's Derrick Matthews also showcased a new ride finishing in second after being relegated to the rear of the field after a lap three crash. Matthews old car, now driven by Franklin's Shannon Stephens, finished in third ahead of Newnan's Vern Miller and Jackson's Craig Boozer. Eighteen-year-old Griffin Alexander won his first career race at Senoia Raceway leading the Chargers division finale from the drop of the green. The youngster held off all challenges from Dave McWilliams of Brooks to claim the victory. McWilliams was also seeking to nab his first career win after both drivers had won their respective heat races. Loganville's Chad Atha finished in third place. Mansfield's Blake Harmon won the crash-filled Hobby Stock feature after taking advantage of a last lap accident involving his dad, Tim Harmon of Conyers, and then leader Jake Sanders of Alabama. The crash collected innocent bystander Brandon Jones as he was caught up with no place to go slamming into Sanders near the backstretch cross-over gate. SOUTHERN ALL-STARS 'ANNIVERSARY 50' - MAY 18 The first appearance of the Southern All-Star Super Late Model Tour is set for Saturday, May 18th. The Super Late Models will compete in the 'Anniversary 50' paying $4000 to win! The special event will be part of the season long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the track. Hence Pollard and his family built the tough 3/8ths mile clay track and opened it in 1969. Last year, the May race for the Southern All-Stars Tour was won by Winston's Michael Page. It was the first Southern All-Stars Tour win of his career. He would also win the Michael Head, Jr. Memorial race with the Southern All-Stars in June. Can Page continue his Senoia Raceway Southern All-Stars Tour streak? The night will also feature the Crate Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Chargers, Hobby and Mini Stock competing. Hot Shots are also eligible to race with the Mini Stock. POLLARD PLANS TO MASTER DIRT RACING TOO Bubba Pollard knows how to win races behind the wheel of a race car. He's won his fair share of pavement Late Model events in recent year, but on Saturday, April 13th at Senoia Raceway, he proved he can get it done on dirt as well. Pollard of Senoia made the short trip to his home track of Senoia Raceway and scored a victory in the track's Crate Late Model division Saturday night. The win was more than just another victory, though. Coming at the race track built by his grandfather Hence Pollard, with his family and friends in attendance, the win was special. "It was pretty neat to win at the dirt track. It's a place my granddad built back early on," Pollard told Speed51.com. "To be able to win there and just have fun racing dirt close to home with your friends and family that don't normally get to see you race, it's pretty cool to do it close to home there." Pollard's last victory at Senoia Raceway came back in 2016, a year in which he won multiple races at the track. Since then, he's traveled throughout the country and become a national star in the pavement Late Model world. Despite his status as one of the most popular and well-known short track racers, being able to race and win close to home is something he doesn't take for granted, especially given his family's history at the 3/8-mile clay oval. "I didn't really know my granddad at all because he died at such a young age. I hear stories from my dad. He always loved racing and always loved the sport," Pollard explained. "He was able to own the race track there. He was never able to race it. They did some drag racing years ago, and it's a place my granddad built, and my dad has raced at, worked at and probably has more laps around the place than anybody. "It was special for us to be able to race there, especially on dirt and with him never getting the opportunity to see me race. I think he would be proud. It's special to me and my family, my dad and everyone to be able to race there and be able to win." One week prior to his victory, Pollard took his dirt Pro Late Model to Toccoa Raceway to compete with the FASTRAK Racing Series. He finished ninth in that race but ultimately believes the experience helped lead him to victory lane this past weekend. "Running the dirt, things are so much different than the pavement that I'm accustomed to and used to," Pollard admitted. "Seat time is really crucial. We've had a lot of experience in the pavement car, but it's nothing like having seat time in the dirt car. Just gaining experience, going to new places, racing the dirt car as much as we can throughout the year is the biggest goal." While Pollard will continue to tackle many of the nation's biggest asphalt Late Model races, his goal this year is to compete in the biggest dirt Pro Late Model race in the nation: the $50,000-to-win FASTRAK World Championship at Virginia Motor Speedway. "We want to race as much as we can throughout the year to possibly, if we have a good summer here, to run with the FASTRAK series out in Virginia for the $50,000-to-win race. That's the goal we have. We'd like to run some of the bigger crate races throughout the year. We're looking forward to racing the dirt car as much as we can at different tracks and learning as much as we can to carry on and get some more wins." Before he does more dirt racing, Pollard will be getting back to what he knows best this weekend when he travels to Hickory Motor Speedway for the Easter Bunny 150. It's a race that he's attempted before and hopes to finally add to his resume Saturday afternoon. "The Easter Bunny is a race that I've always wanted to win," he said. "We've struggled there in years past; we hadn't had much success at all. We finally broke through and were able to win the CARS race a month ago. That was big for me as confidence. I feel like we have a good package, a good baseline to go there with. Just a few things are different with tires and things like that but I feel like we can adapt quick." In order to reach victory lane at "The Birthplace of NASCAR Stars" once again, Pollard will have to defeat a stout field of PASS Super Late Model racers from the north and south. "There's going to be some competition with all of those guys coming down like Ben Rowe, the Alexander kid, Wyatt Alexander that we raced against a couple weeks ago. Preston's (Peltier) going to be there. It's going to be a good race and we're excited about it." After taking nearly a full month off from asphalt racing in order to race the dirt car, Pollard doesn't see the transition back to the asphalt car being a difficult one. "It's like riding a bike. It's two totally different types of racing, but I can take a little bit of one and put it towards the other and vice versa. It's kind of - I'm not a cocky person or anything like that - but when you got it, you got it and you can adapt quick. Good racecar drivers like Tony Stewart and those guys who have been able to jump from pavement to dirt and been able to adapt. The feeling of the race car is the same, even though one is turning left and one is turning right. You still have that feel in the race car you're looking for and it's the same on dirt and asphalt. You just have to go about it a different way. You just need to get in there, ride the bike and get it done." CURRENT POINT STANDINGS (as of April 19, 2019) LIMITED LATE MODEL 2019 Point Standings (1 of 10 events completed) Pos Driver Name & Car Number Tot Pts 1 Austin Horton #16 100 2 Clint Smith #44 90 3 Jacques Daniel #J28 87 4 Matt Dooley #10 84 5 Rucker Orr #99 81 6 Glenn Morris #27 75 7 Dillon Crim #7 70 8 Joe Hillman #01J 65 9 Jamie Carr #2 60 10 Dustin Elliott #115 55 11 Shane Criswell #18c 50 12 Shane Fulcher #9 50 CRATE LATE MODEL 2019 Point Standings (1 of 18 events completed) Pos Driver Name & Car Number Tot Pts 1 Bubba Pollard #26 100 2 Matthew Wyatt #19 90 3 Massey, Marty #15 87 4 Johnson, Tina #40 84 5 Josh Copeland #98 81 6 Colby Darda #91 75 7 Craig Scott #0 70 8 Morgan Alexander #16 65 9 Lee Fuller #31 60 10 Bailey Temples #23 55 11 Dow Kirkland #K3 50 12 Lance Finn #99 50 13 Chris Carr #21 50 14 Wayne Harbin #8 50 15 Bobby Mills #32 0 LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN 2019 Point Standings (1 of 19 events completed) Pos Driver Name & Car Number Tot Pts 1 McKenna Nelms #444 100 2 Buddy George #29 90 3 Lance Harris #55 87 4 Parrish Duncan #55 84 5 Jason Turner #00 81 6 Dalton Benefield #B8 75 7 Logan Stinchcomb #85 70 8 William Blair #38 65 9 Doodle Lowe #0 60 10 Kirk Atkins #89 55 11 Shane Payton #88 50 12 Jordan Benefield #10 50 13 Mike Abercrombie #22 50 14 Sam Carter #117 50 15 Chris Steele #25 50 16 Joey Armistead #4 50 17 Bobby Arnold #39 50 18 Trace Armstrong #8 50 HOBBY STOCK 2019 Point Standings (1 of 11 events completed) Pos Driver Name & Car Number Tot Pts 1 Landon DeGraff #33 100 2 TJ Joiner #82 90 3 Ben Wells #21J 87 4 Larry Bednar #3 84 5 Keith West #00 81 6 Chris Kozusnik #K51 75 7 James Swanger #36 70 8 Jake Sanders #21S 65 9 Ryan Ray #1A 40 BOMBER 2019 Point Standings (1 of 11 events completed) Pos Driver Name & Car Number Tot Pts 1 Curtis Turner #68 100 2 Dustin Smith #22 90 3 Vern Miller #07 87 4 Shannon Stephens #17 84 5 Larry Pierce #32x 81 6 TJ Boetz #23 75 Super Late Models - First Points Race is May 18th Mini Stocks - First Points Race is May 4th Hot Shots - First Points Race is May 11th Keep track of your favorite driver at www.senoiaraceway.com/standings/ Share our Facebook Posts & Win Be sure to visit our Facebook page and share our posts with your friends. 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