Fifth Different NeSmith Late Model Winner in First Five Races!
15, 2015) - Rodgerick Dykes of Smith Station, AL drove
the Braswell Bodies Warrior to a clean sweep on Sunday night in
night two of the East Coast Battle Royal for the NeSmith Chevrolet
Dirt Late Model Series at Golden Isles Speedway. In taking his
first career NeSmith Late Model win, Dykes became the fifth different
winner in the first five races in 2015. Dykes led all 50 laps
of the main event after earning the pole position for the race
after setting Fast Time among the 29 entrants with a lap around
the 4/10-mile clay oval in 16.377 seconds. Dykes was never challenged
for the lead, but you couldn’t convince him of that.
“I kept waiting for someone to pull up alongside
me, or something to happen to the race car,” Dykes said.
“Everything that happened tonight was just too good to be
true! I kept hearing noises like something was getting ready to
break, or for a wheel to fall off, but it didn’t. I sure
was glad to see that checkered flag because I was really nervous
those last few laps.” | more
Pays Tribute to Hommel by Putting the #H2 Back in Victory Lane!
14, 2015) - Matt Henderson of Loudon, TN drove the #H2
“Tough As Nails” Duane Hommel Tribute car, the Mighty
Muffler and Brakes Rocket to a clean sweep Saturday night with
his first career NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series win
during night one of East Coast Battle Royal at Golden Isles Speedway.
Henderson started off the evening by setting fast time among the
30 entrants with a lap around the 4/10-mile clay oval in 16.701
seconds to earn the pole position for the main event. Henderson
then took the lead at the start of the race and never looked back,
leading all 50 laps of the race. (Adam Stewart
“This win is so special because we put Duane
Hommel’s H2 back in victory lane,” Henderson said.
“Duane was always an idol of mine, and one day he told me
that he started racing with number 17 like I did, but he really
started going places when he switched to the H2. He told me maybe
I should start running the H2 and see if it would be as good to
us as it was for him.” | more
Wins Super Bowl of Racing Finale at Golden Isles Speedway!
7, 2015) - Jonathan Davenport finally closed the deal
on Saturday Night at Golden Isles Speedway. Davenport had led
during both of the previous two nights, but suffered misfortune
and was unable to finish either feature. On the final night of
the Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing; in front of a record-breaking
crowd for the famed speedway; Davenport picked up his fifth career
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win. (Rick
Friday Night's winner, Earl Pearson Jr. finished
second, followed by Brandon Sheppard, Scott Bloomquist, and Ross
Bailes rounded out five in an exciting finale to the Georgia Boot
Super Bowl of Racing.
"We finally got it done! We have been fast
all weekend, but we've just had some bad luck happen or we could
have had three-in-a-row. I love coming down here to race, it's
fun to run in front of this size crowd. It's the most people I
have ever seen here. It was also special to win for LeRoy Rumley,
today is his 79th birthday." | more
Returns to Victory Lane in Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles!
6, 2015) - Earl Pearson Jr.'s 29th career Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series victory may have been one of his most memorable.
The popular 4-time LOLMDS National Champion raced in front of
his hometown fans and friends collected the win on Friday Night
at the Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway.
Pearson reunited with the Dunn-Benson Motorsports team this year.
He led the final nine laps of the race to score his first win
of 2015 in the Lucas Oil Products Dunn-Benson Ford entry for car-owners
Carlton and Kemp Lamm. (Rick
Pearson took over top spot from race-leader Ross
Bailes, who suffered a flat tire coming off of turn number four
with nine laps remaining. Pearson then held off Jared Landers
and Scott Bloomquist to take the win. Donald McIntosh had his
best career LOLMDS finish with fourth place, followed by Stormy
"It is great to come back to Golden Isles,
which is one of my favorite tracks. To run here in front of all
of these people, and then to win it, all I can say is, they saw
a heck of a race. Once the five car [Bailes] had that flat, I
knew I had a good chance to win." | more
Jr. Claims Opening Night of Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing!
5, 2015) - Eddie Carrier Jr. passed Brandon Sheppard
on the final lap to win the first night of the Georgia Boot Super
Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway on Thursday Night. Carrier
picked up the $7,000 first place prize for the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series-sanctioned Edwin Coggins Memorial in his Carl
Grover Motorsports, Optima Batteries, Rocket Chassis Ford. Brandon
Sheppard led for most of the race but made a costly error on the
last lap as he rolled his right front nosepiece under his car
on the last turn. (Rick
Carrier's win in the Edwin Coggins Memorial kicks
off three straight nights of racing at the 4/10ths refurbished
oval. Stormy Scott finished second, followed by Sheppard, Steve
Francis, and Scott Bloomquist.
"I am not really sure what happened on that last lap, but
I am happy for the win, he [Sheppard] pushed up the track in turn
two and then he got up on the berm in turns three and four and
couldn't get out of it. The track workers did a good job with
race track tonight; they kept working and working on it. With
all the rain they had last night, the track was extremely fast
and racy," said Carrier. | more