Results from Golden Isles Speedway on April 23, 2016
(April 23, 2016) - Donnie Ashford has proven
more than once his Diggin Deep Racing team is not afraid to put
the racer on the trailer and travel. The Deland, Fla. ace made
his first 2016 appearance at Golden Isles Speedway pay off. He
took the NeSmith Performance Street Stock Super Challenge 5 Series
feature Saturday evening and beat a top flight of cars in the
process. Ashford, coming off a win at another track a couple weeks
before, cashed in on the $2,000 first prize and launched to the
top of the special GIS series.
He wheeled the CLX Engineering/Parrish Shade Tops/Allen
Plumbing/Tom's Pizza/HMS Tire Conditioners Camaro over Shaun Washam,
Cole Exum, Bud Chancey and Brian Grantham. Brian Wooten, who won
the first two, NPSS features at GIS, was seventh at the checkered
flag behind Kyle Livingood. | more
Results from Golden Isles Speedway on April 16, 2016
(April 16, 2016) - The offseason could not pass
fast enough for Billy Ammons. No one could pass Ammons Saturday
at Golden Isles Speedway. Not even close. Ammons rocketed from
the pole position and dominated the Enduro 25-lap Super Challenge
5 Series feature on opening night at GIS. He pocketed $1,000 for
the victory. Charles Smith tucked into the runner up spot at the
green flag, but, even with a handful of restarts, had nothing
to muster to overtake the longtime racer.
John Carlino drove well and was helped out by attrition
to take third with three laps left. Kyle Davis started 17th and
picked his way to fourth followed by Tim Keener. The Super 5 Challenge
Series is a five-race series for all GIS regular classes.
Speedway Announces 2017 Super Bowl of Racing
24, 2016) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and
Golden Isles Speedway will continue to bring fans and drivers
one of the most thrilling events of the season. The Super Bowl
of Racing will kick off Speedweeks 2017, taking place Thursday,
February 9th through Saturday, February 11th. Thursday night's
Super Bowl of Racing events will include an Open Practice for
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, plus racing in the NeSmith
Street Stocks and GIS Late Model divisions. A full program of
racing, highlighted by a $2,000-to-win main event is on tap for
the Southeast Dirt Modified Series.
The festivities will ratchet up on Friday night
in the first championship points-earning event of the 2017 season
for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The 3rd Annual Edwin
Coggins Memorial will feature a full program of racing, which
includes: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and
a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. The Southeast Dirt Modified
Series will compete in a full program for $3,000-to-win.
The Super Bowl of Racing will conclude on Saturday
night with a full program for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series,
highlighted by the 60-lap, $15,000-to-win finale. The Southeast
Dirt Modified Series finale will feature a $4,000-to-win main
event. The award-winning Lucas Oil Production Studios will be
on hand to capture all the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action
and air it LIVE on LucasOilRacing.TV.
The online streaming broadcast includes: multiple camera angles,
driver interviews, on-board cameras, various technical segments,
/ Albany / Needmore Present I-95 Toyota Late Model Challenge Series
(March 23, 2016) - GIS/AMS/NS has been working
together to put a Late Model Challenge Series together for 2016
Racing Season. And, Golden Isles Speedway has landed a great sponsor
for the series. It will be called the I-95 Toyota Challenge Series.
Golden Isles Speedway is happy to have I-95 Toyota as a track
The Series will be a total of 10 points races which
will be raced at GIS/AMS/NS. Drivers in the top 10 in points will
be paid at the end of the season at the GIS Points Banquet. The
points will be combined with all 3 tracks. Each car participating
must run an I-95 Toyota challenge series sticker on their car
to be eligible for points.
There will be a $100.00 entry fee for each race.
The 1st place points champion will receive $6,000 in point's money
plus championship trophy & Hoosier jacket. We expect to have
a total points fund of over $15,000 by years end. The first race
will be at Needmore Speedway on March 26th with the second one
at Golden Isles Speedway on April 2nd. | more
Off Conley For GIS Sunday NeSmith Late Model Win!
7, 2016) - David Smith of Inman, SC held off a spirited
challenge from Cale Conley of Vienna, WV to win the 50-lap Round
5 of the RockAuto.com Winter Shootout for the NeSmith Chevrolet
Dirt Late Model Series on Sunday at Golden Isles Speedway. Smith
led all 50 laps in the Upstate Wholesale Cars Special, but that
did not describe the racing action. (Bruce
Smith was the only car that did not hot lap before the race
because Smith knew what the track was going to be like in a rare
daytime race for the NeSmith Late Models. The track did get black,
hard and slick, and it was also a track Conley liked after running
the pavement last season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
“Getting the pole last night was the key to winning this
race, but I knew somebody was with me during the second half of
the race,” Smith said. “Cale is a good racer and I
knew he wouldn’t do anything to get us both in trouble.
He really made me hit my marks and cover the bottom. We didn’t
hot lap this morning because we only had four tires for this race,
and we didn’t want to wear them out.” | more
Grabs $15,000 Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing Finale!
7, 2016) - On Sunday afternoon at Golden Isles Speedway,
Josh Richards takes the $15,000 finale of the Georgia Boot Super
Bowl of Racing. The event was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series. Jonathan Davenport, the reigning LOLMDS National
Champion made a valiant effort on the final lap to pass Richards,
but he spun allowing Richards to take the checkers first for the
second time this weekend. Jared Landers slipped by Davenport for
second, while Davenport re-gained control of his car to cross
the line in third. Scott Bloomquist was fourth, followed by Eddie
Davenport led the first lap of the 60-lap event
before Richards grabbed the lead on lap two. Richards then held
the top spot over Davenport until lap 35 when Davenport was able
to forge back into the lead. The two then dueled as Richards rallied
back into the lead for good on lap 46.
"I kept watching the crew guys that were giving
me signals. I knew he [Davenport] was still close when I was leading.
He [Davenport] actually helped me when he passed me because he
showed me another line. For a day race, the track had plenty of
grip to it. I was conserving my tires, I didn't know if they would
last, but they did. The track crew did a great job with the track!
To win twice down here, it's a great start to the season."
Boot Super Bowl of Racing Finale Postponed to Sunday
(February 6, 2016) - Saturday night's Georgia
Boot Super Bowl of Racing finale has been postponed. Rain began
falling during FAST Shafts B-Main #1, forcing Speedway and Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials to postpone the remainder
of the event to Sunday, February 7th.
On Sunday, festivities will get underway with pit
and general admission gates opening at 10:00AM. A drivers meeting
will take place at 12:00PM, and Hot Laps will be at 12:30PM. The
finale will conclude with the running of Keyser MFG B-Main #2,
followed by the 60-lap, $15,000-to-win main event. Armbands from
Saturday night's event will be good for Sunday afternoon.
of Racing Race Report (Afternoon Show) - February 6, 2016
(February 6, 2016) - The super powers were evident
Saturday afternoon at Golden Isles Speedway. "Superman"
Jonathan Davenport flew to the point at the drop of the green
flag and rolled to the Edward Coggins Memorial 30-lap Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series Super Bowl on Dirt feature victory. Davenport
beat Friday night's winner Josh Richards to turn one and led every
circuit in green to checkered fashion and pocketed $7,000.
Brian Shirley also moved by Richards early as the
choice of groove was right down on the low brim. Richards made
one last effort at the checkered flag with Shirley nosing ahead.
Jared Landers and Steve Francis came next. The chassis battle
is even at one. Rocket Chassis took the top two spots Friday.
Saturday's first of a day/night doubleheader went to Longhorn
in first and second.
Nick Hoffman repeated his Wednesday win in the Southeast
Dirt Modified Series. The North Carolina Elite Chassis pilot took
the lead early, waited out a handful of cautions and sped to the
30-lap, $2,000 victory. Friday night winner Kyle Strickler overtook
Cody Parker near the halfway mark, but could not catch Hoffman.
New York's Rich Michael, Jr. kept his string of third place finishes
in tact - taking the position for the third time in as many races.
Nick Stroupe and Derrick Ramey rounded out the top five.
Davenport Dominates $7,000 Edwin Coggins Memorial at Golden Isles
6, 2016) - The reigning Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
National Champion, Jonathan Davenport led all 30 laps to win the
Edwin Coggins Memorial on Saturday afternoon at Golden Isles Speedway.
Davenport would get the jump on last night's winner, Josh Richards
to the lead at the outset of the feature. Brian Shirley would
get by Richards on the opening lap and hold the position until
the checkered flag, barely edging Richards at the finish line.
Jared Landers and 11th starting Steve Francis rounded out the
"The whole key to the race was the start. I
knew I had to beat Josh off the start. We found a rubber streak
there that helped us in lapped traffic, I was a little nervous
trying to get by those guys. I finally decided to get to the outside
and go by them because I knew the guys behind me were probably
"We couldn't do this without the help of a
lot of people. Troy Baird of Baird Transport, Bryson Motorsports,
Mac Trailers, and everybody else that supports us. We still have
work to do. But it's a big confidence boost for the team."
of Racing Complete Race Report - February 5, 2016
(February 5, 2016) - Drivers before the feature
cited tire wear as a reason to be conservative. Josh Richards
must not have listened. The Rocket blasted from his pole starting
position and won the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series 50-lap feature
Friday evening at Golden Isles Speedway during the Super Bowl
on Dirt. Richards built a sizeable advantage over Brandon Shepard,
but saw that shrink during cautions and late in the race when
Shepard made a last charge. The New Berlin, Ill. pilot even snuck
by Richards, Shinnston, W.V., at the line with four laps to go
and then slid too hard into turn one handing the top spot back
to Richards. It may not have mattered anyway as the Rocket Chassis
house car was just that good on its way to a $10,000 pay day.
Shepard, who subbed for Richards a couple years
ago in that ride, held off a charging Jonathan Davenport for the
runner up spot. Davenport spun early in the race, kept going,
dropped back to 15th and the 2015 LODLMS champion mounted his
charge back to the front. Jared Landers and Chris Madden rounded
out the top five.
Kyle Strickler started third, but led all 40 laps
to become the second different Southeast Dirt Modified Series
winner in two Super Bowl races. Ohio's Jessie Wisecarver attempted
a couple inside moves during the latter stages and settled for
second. Rich Michael, Jr., Jason Beaulieu and Chris Arnold came
next. | more
Night One for NeSmith Late Models at Golden Isles Speedway
5, 2016) - Chase Edge of LaFayette, AL was the man to
beat on Friday night at Golden Isles Speedway, as he won Night
1 of the RockAuto.com Winter Shootout for the NeSmith Chevrolet
Dirt Late Model Series. Edge took the lead from Ryan Carter of
Blackshear, GA on lap three, and never looked back in the 50-lap
race to claim the top prize of $2,500. (Bruce
Edge started out the evening by out-qualifying the
29-car field with a lap around the 4/10-mile clay oval in the
Edge's Gas Company Special in 16.344 seconds to earn the pole
position for the bug show. Edge took the lead on the initial start,
but a multi-car tangle in turn one brought about a complete restart.
Carter got the hole shot on the next green flag,
and put his Mark's Auto and Collision Special in the lead. Edge
was able to get his momentum up on the second lap, and then sailed
around Carter to take the lead he would never relinquish on the
third tour around Golden Isles Speedway. | more
Holds off Brandon Sheppard to Win at Golden Isles!
5, 2016) - Josh Richards held off a late race charge
from Brandon Sheppard to win on the opening night of the Georgia
Boot Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway on Friday Night.
Richards led but all but one lap on his way to victory in the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event.
Sheppard; the 2015 LOLMDS Rookie of the Year; briefly
took the lead from Richards with four laps to go, but Richards
regained the top spot moments later and went on for his seventh
career LOLMDS win. Sheppard crossed the line a car length and
a half behind in second, followed by; last year's series champion;
Jonathan Davenport, Jared Landers, and Chris Madden.
"We had a pretty decent car the whole race,"
said 28-year-old Richards. I was concerned about tire wear tonight;
I felt like they were giving up towards the end. When we got into
traffic, we were able to run the top around those guys in clean
air and a clean track, which sure helped us, because those running
behind me didn't have that advantage." | more
Boot Super Bowl of Racing LOLMDS Opener Postponed at GIS
4, 2016) - Due to heavy rain, tonight's opener to the
Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway has
been postponed until Saturday, February 6th. The event on Friday,
February 5th will go on as scheduled with pit gates opening at
12:00PM and the grandstands opening at 3:30PM. The Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series drivers meeting will take place at 4:30PM, followed
by hot laps at 5:00PM. Friday night's event includes a full program
of: Hot Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains,
and a 50-Lap, $10,000-to-win main event.
On Saturday, February 6th the pits will be cleared
and re-open at 8:00AM. Pit passes for both the Saturday morning
make-up event and the Saturday night event must be purchased on
Saturday morning. The grandstands will open at 10:00AM. The drivers
meeting will take place at 10:30AM with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series hot laps set for 11:00AM. Saturday morning's Edwin Coggins
Memorial includes a full program of Hot Laps, Miller Welders Time
Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 30-lap, $7,000-to-win main
At the conclusion of the Saturday morning make-up
events, the grandstand gates will be cleared and re-open. Saturday
night's program will see hot laps beginning at 5:00PM followed
by a full program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races,
B-Mains, and the 60-lap, $15,000-to-win Georgia Boot Super Bowl
of Racing finale. | full
of Racing Night One Race Report - February 3, 2016
3, 2016) - During open practice Tuesday, fans saw Rhett
Carter's car would be something as special as all the offseason
improvements at Golden Isles Speedway. That carried over to Wednesday's
Super Bowl on Dirt opener on the Georgia red clay. Carter led
all 30 laps to win the GIS Late Model feature and finished nearly
a straightaway ahead of runner up Kyle Vansickle. (Troy
"This thing ran great from the start,"
Carter said of his 44 Trucking/Mac Forestry machine. "I can't
thank all the people that help enough."
Carter put quick distance on the field and threaded
rather easily through lapped traffic. Donnie Chappell stayed the
closest early, but fell victim to mechanical woes to bring out
the event's first caution on Lap 16. Jason Fitzgerald, Brandon
Dewitt and Cecil Eunice rounded out the top five. | more