Brown's Win As Big As Texas in NeSmith World Championship!!!
(October 15, 2016) - A world championship should
have representation from all over. The top five in the NeSmith
Performance Street Stock World Championship was from five different
states. But the winner's domination was as big as Texas. Chris
Brown made a surprise visit to Golden Isles Speedway pay off in
a huge way. The Super Late Model regular jumped behind the wheel
of Jesse McNorton's brand new machine and swept the weekend, topped
off by the $10,000 100-lap win. The event was part of the Third
Annual Showdown on the Coast.
"We literally came up with the idea to
build this car about four weeks ago," Brown, who has 100
plus wins in a Modified, said in a press release. "A lot
of people thought we were crazy and that there was no way we would
get it done in time, but we did – and we won."
Golden in I-95 Toyota Late Model Challenge Series Run!
(October 1, 2016) - The open-ended tail of the
new Longhorn chassis jiggled slightly in the LD Buildings Tech
Garage as busy hands worked in the engine compartment. Then the
thumbs up signal and shout from the crew "it's official."
That is how dominant Mark Whitener was Saturday at Golden Isles
Speedway. He spotted the first lap to series leader and fast qualifier
Rhett Carter, then motored by, set sail on the top groove and
won the I-95 Toyota Late Model Challenge Series 30-lap feature.
"We just picked the high line," Whitener
said. "The car was great all night so just ran my line where
I like to run." Carter would fall to third behind Kyle Bridges
on Lap 20 right before the race's second caution. Donnie Chappell
and Scott Johnson rounded out the top five at the finish. Whitener's
engine was protested by a competitor, but was found to be legal
by track officials as it lay in pieces in the tech area. The combination
of the new Longhorn Chassis and track to his liking allowed the
Magicman to perform the disappearing act on the rest of the field.
and Chancey Grab Super Challenge 5 Wins at GIS!
(September 17, 2016) - The silence told the tale,
but left Garrett Lloyd wanting more. The last time out was the
first time with the Jacksonville, Fla. driver's new Limited Late
Model ride. It was dominant until he shut it down due to mechanical
problems with a huge feature lead. Saturday evening was a complete
180. The car was dominant again and this time stayed together
as Lloyd won the Super 5 Challenge feature at Golden Isles Speedway.
Lloyd picked up $2,000 for the victory over a stout field of Limiteds.
Earlier in the season he took an EMod SC5 win.
The Tom Kelly Construction/P&G Land Clearing
machine also was wheeled to fast time and the only competitor
in the 16 second bracket. Previous winner Ryan Carter came next.
SC5 series leader Scott Waters, Cecil Eunice and Lonnie Waters
rounded out the top five.
Bud Chancey made it two straight EMod SC5 wins and
$1,500 checks. The Yulee, Fla. native won the 20-lap finale, holding
off Frankie Lloyd, Trey Pearson, Nick Kirkus and Randy Gainey.
Chancey took over the SC5 series lead outright as former co-leader
Chase Collins settled for a 14th place finish. | more
Carlino Super in SC5 Triumphs at GIS; Wooten Clinches NPSS Title!
(September 10, 2016) - Billy Ammons just drove
his race. The consistency of the J&J Services Camaro's driver
usually means success. Saturday evening at Golden Isles Speedway
was no different. Ammons finished second to John Carlino in the
Enduro Super Challenge 5 Series feature. Carlino won the battle
and the $1,000 top prize. Ammons won the five-race war. Unofficially,
the runner up finish clinched the inaugural SC5 title for Ammons.
William Fisher, Johnny Barker and Jonathan Croson rounded out
the top five in the race. Barker needed to finish three positions
better than Ammons to overtake the top spot as the former trailed
by two points heading into the final SC5 event.
Carlino topped a 25-car field for the victory. Bud
Chancey wheeled the Chancey-Meyers Motorsports Shaw Chassis to
the EMod SC5 win and the $1,500 that went with it. Weather has
played havoc with the EMod SC5 this season so this was only race
number two. Chancey's victory and Chase Collins second place helped
them move by race one winner Garrett Lloyd in the SC5 standings.
Lloyd finished down in the running order, but will have another
chance in race three this Saturday Sept. 17. Kenny Wells, Nick
Kirkus and Randy Gainey completed the top five. | more
Eunice Shine Brightest in GIS SC5 Runs on August 27!
(August 27, 2016) - The stars may not have littered
the sky on a cloud-covered evening. But the stars of the NeSmith
Performance Street Stocks shined brightly Saturday evening at
Golden Isles Speedway. None was more vivid then Brian Wooten.
The B-dub Express topped a stellar field from three states to
win the Super Challenge 5 Series 25-lap feature. He led every
circuit on the 4/10-mile, red gumbo clay oval.
"Car did pretty good," Wooten said of
his $2,000 win. "Track was a little off this week. I'm not
used to the track being this wet. I don't like it this wet so
I have a little homework to do, but it worked out tonight."
Rain fell during the day three different times leaving
a tacky surface throughout the program. That did not stop Wooten
shooting from the pole and then opening the advantage again after
a handful of restarts. The regular GIS high flyers were in the
house as well as the aces from elsewhere. Richie Stephens, Kyle
Livingood, Robert Hicks and Ronnie Newsome rounded out the top
five. Justin McRee, Woodstock, Ala., jumped into the Dunn Motorsports
High Roller Race Cars house car. The Late Model veteran won his
heat, but went backwards some in the main and took seventh.
Speeds to GIS I-95 Toyota Late Model Challenge Series Victory!
(August 6, 2016) - The red gumbo clay rooster
tail flying off Devin Dixon's spoiler disappeared in the distance.
That is the gap the Apollo Beach, Fla. driver had through most
of the I-95 Toyota Late Model Challenge Series 30-lap feature
Saturday evening at Golden Isles Speedway. Dixon set sail in the
Dave's Towing/Big Frog Motorsports/Integra Shocks Rocket and won
the event with the $3,000 top prize. Early in the race was quite
a clash with Mark Whitener.
"Beginning of the race we were too tight on
entry - first five or six laps," Dixon said. "Whitener
got around me and then about halfway through the race the car
really started coming around and freed up a little bit and got
back by him. The car was really good tonight." |
Limiteds: Lloyd, Payne, Wooten, Ammons, Bruner, Clark Also Win
(July 23, 2016) - The sigh of relief probably
was synonymous with a tire deflating. One can only imagine that
was Ryan Carter's reaction Saturday evening at Golden Isles Speedway.
Carter swept the Limited Late Model show, topping off the night
with a flag-to-flag win in the 25-lap feature. That followed setting
quick time amongst the 13 entries.
The high was about shot down on Lap 7 after Carter
had paced the initial six laps. The caution flew as Carter sat
in Turn 2 180 degrees from the correct direction. According to
track officials, the yellow was tossed for the car of Charlie
Davis that stalled attempting to drive into the pit entrance off
that same turn. Carter was awarded his top spot back and he checked
out from there. | more
the Air as Whitener Bags $3,000 I-95 Toyota LM Run!
(May 21, 2016) - A battle. Some magic. Another
battle. More magic. The Magicman endured all of that and Mark
Whitener took home the $3,000 I-95 Toyota Late Model Challenge
Series feature Saturday evening at Golden Isles Speedway. Whitener,
Middleburg, Fla., won his heat and started the finale outside
of polesitter, fast qualifier and other heat winner Devon Dixon.
The latter wheeled the Big Frog Shock and Suspension Technology/Dave's
Towing/Big Frog Signs and Graphix Koury-powered Rocket to the
point at the drop of the green with Whitener in hot pursuit.
Dixon would only open a couple car length advantage
until the first magic for Whitener's United Land Clearing/Racecar
Engineering Koury-powered Longhorn. Dixon was collected by a spinning
lapped car on Lap 11 sending the Apollo Beach, Fla. pilot and
Big Frog Motorsports machine pitside. Whitener inherited the lead
and stayed there, but not after a plethora of cautions and a battle
with Tyler Crowder. Both survived a Lap 13 caution that saw a
good amount of vehicles with damage and stopping to have sheet
metal pulled. | more
to Take Limited Super 5 Challenge Win at GIS!!!
(May 14, 2016) - It was good to be out front.
Or maybe it was not. Michael Lloyd took advantage of demolition
derby-type situations and won the Limited Late Model Super 5 Challenge
at Golden Isles Speedway Saturday evening. "It was good just
to finish," Lloyd said. "The car had some damage, but
the night turned out all right. I'd rather be lucky than good
Polesitter Woodrow Mullis had built a straightaway advantage
as Lloyd moved into second in the 25-lapper. The 17-year old superstar
was then gathered in a crash from Cecil Eunice spinning in turn
three on Lap 12 and was forced pitside to change a tire. "We
started picking off some cars," Lloyd said. "We were
way behind. (Mullis) probably would've won if he wasn't in the
wreck, but we were gaining people said." | more
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.
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