to the brand-new www.GoldenIslesSpeedway.com!
ISLES SPEEDWAY IS NOW UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP!!!
Contact Darryl Courson at 912-242-8000
Super Bowl of Racing
Expands to Include New Edwin Coggins Memorial at GIS!!!
8, 2014) Golden Isles Speedway officials have added a
third event to the Super Bowl of Racing to kick off the 2015 season.
The “Edwin Coggins Memorial” will now be the opening
event of the Super Bowl of Racing, on Thursday, February 5th.
The event will feature a 30 lap race paying $7,000 to win.
The “Edwin Coggins Memorial” was added
to the Super Bowl of Racing in honor of Mr. Edwin Coggins of Valdosta,
GA. Mr Coggins passed away at Golden Isles Speedway at last year’s
Super Bowl of Racing. Mr. Coggins was a long time supporter of
dirt track racing, Golden Isles Speedway and racers from the South
Georgia area. Mr. Coggins and his family own the Coggins Farms
and Produce Company, based in Lake Park, GA. The Coggins family
asked Golden Isles Speedway promoter, Darryl Courson to add this
event as a way to pay tribute to the late Edwin Coggins.
Edwin Coggins Memorial” will include a complete
show featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with Miller
Welders Time Trials, LOLMDS Heat Races, B-Mains and the 30-lap
feature event. As a support class to the LOLMDS, Golden Isles
Speedway will run an unsanctioned 25-lap $1,500 to win Southern
Thunder Rules Late Model show on Thursday night. Following the
Thursday night activities, Golden Isles Speedway will open the
track to any and all divisions for an open practice.
Ticket prices for the Edwin Coggins Memorial are
$20 for General Admission, $30 for Pits and $30 for Track side
parking with a pit pass. RV Camping spots are $35 per night. Kids
8-12 will be $5 for general admission or pits with kids 7 and
under - free in both general admission and pits. For More Information
About Edwin Coggins:
Coggins was born in 1947 in Echols County, Georgia. His love for
racing was surpassed only by his love for farming. His father
was a lifetime farmer, and Edwin followed in his footsteps with
his older brothers Felton and Gerald. The three brothers built
a family farm which included his three nephews, his two daughters,
and one son-in-law. The farm was called Coggins C Farms.
Edwin was an avid fan of dirt track racing. His
love for the sport began in his teenage years when he watched
the sport at the Thunderbowl Speedway in his hometown of Valdosta,
Georgia. In his later years, he and his brother Felton enjoyed
traveling over several states to watch their favorite type of
racing - the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
He was married to Patsy (Pat) Carter for 43 years
and had two daughters, Jade (Kyle) Vinson and Kelsey (Phil) Corbett.
He was blessed with three grandchildren who he loved dearly -
Hunter, Kendall, and Hayley.
On February 5, 2014 while visiting the Golden Isles
Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia, Edwin died of a heart attack.
His family is comforted by the fact that he died doing what he
loved most. He will be missed by all of his family and friends!
Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series Kicks off 2015 with Super Bowl of Racing at GIS!
18, 2014) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is excited
to announce that the series will kick off the 2015 season at Golden
Isles Speedway with the running of the Super Bowl of Racing in
Brunswick, GA. The stars and cars of the LOLMDS are set to invade
the 4/10 mile South Georgia speed-plant for two action packed
nights of racing on Friday and Saturday, February 6 and 7th. There
will also be an open practice night on Thursday, February 5th
for all divisions.
After a highly successful season opening events
at Golden Isles Speedway in 2014, Series officials came to an
agreement with the new owners of GIS to kick the 2015 season off
again in South Georgia. With the new track management in place,
series officials are confident the 2015 edition of the "Super
Bowl of Racing" will be even more exciting for both fans
and racers that attend. The 2014 edition of the "Super Bowl
of Racing" saw Jonathan Davenport, Chris Madden and Steve
Francis earn exciting victories to kick off the 2014 season at
"The new owners and everyone at Golden Isles
Speedway are excited about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
returning in 2015 and kicking their season off at GIS. There are
plans for more improvements at GIS, along with more camping spots
added at the facility. It's an honor to have the premier national
touring series visit our track. Were making plans to make next
years Super Bowl of Racing even bigger than ever", stated
Darryl Courson, General Manager of Golden Isles Speedway.
Golden Isles Speedway is located on Hwy 82 in Waynesville,
GA, just 12 miles west of I-95 at exit 29. For more information
about the 2015 "Super Bowl of Racing", visit the track
website at www.goldenislesspeedway.com.
"We're very thrilled to announce that the series
will kick off the 2015 season at GIS again. I've met with the
new owners and management at GIS and everyone is excited about
the 2015 Super Bowl of Racing and bringing the LOLMDS back to
South GA and Golden Isles Speedway. Being from South Georgia myself,
I'm excited and eager to see all the great fans from that area
and all the traveling fans attending next year's events at GIS",
stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.