August 25th Race Report
Saturday night saw the gates at North Georgia Speedway swing open with a discount for the high school kid’s in the area. $3.00 admission with proof of enrollment in school. And a great night of racing planned for the fans.
With a $200.00 bonus on the line for the division that brought the most cars it was going to be a great night of racing.
The night started out with 2 heat races in Econo Hobby and Pony that went wire-to-wire with no yellows and great racing. The Econo heat say Donnie Patterson take the win and the pony race say Grady Stokes in the X4 take the win. Then the Crates rolled out for qualifying and man were they fast!
As the nights events progressed the track condition started to go away, for the first time this season the track started to break up a little in the turns, some of the drivers were able to run up above the ruts some didn’t, and some paid the price.
In the first feature of the night, it was the Econo’s taking the track with Ralph Langston and Donnie Patterson on the front row. And last weeks winner Donnie Patterson was not to be denied, leading wire to wire, Ralph Langston made a few late race charges but it was all Donnie Patterson taking his second win in a row.
In the Pony feature it was Grady Stokes and new comer Ricky Young leading the field to the green but it was all Grady Stokes at the Checkered, with Caleb Howard making a late race charge to finish second.
The crates rolled out next for the Crate feature and it was the 3 of Bobby Mayse and the 2012 NGS point champion Grayson York leading them to the green with Grayson York taking the early lead, with Mayse in hot pursuit, trying everything he could to get under the youngster. But it took a flat tire to sideline the youngster handing Mayse the lead.
The Mod Hobby, feature is where the rough track started showing up with a few chars trying to get in the bottom, and jumping up, the 12 of Derek Chapman, dove in under the 11 of Bishop and jumped up into him, taking the 11 of Bishop out of the race, handing the win to Delbert Haynes.
The Limited’s took the track with $1000.00 on the line, the normal $800.00 purse and the $200.00 Bonus for drawing the most cars, the start seemed to be a problem with the two front rows swapping place a couple times trying to get an even start, but once it went green it was all Gar Dickson, the 71 car of 2012 Limited track champion Spencer Singleton went for a wild ride when him and another car tangled going through the ruts in turn 2 sending the 71 of Singleton for a series of flips and landing on his wheels, Singleton was ok but the track had claimed its last victim, Gar Dickson went on to claim the win.
The track wants to apologize for the condition of the track they have worked hard all season to prepare the track the best they could. But last night it got away from them. The track management wants to apologize to drivers and fans for the conditions last night and will work diligently in the future to make sure this does not happen again.
We want to thank the fans for all the support through out the season and we look forward to having each of you drivers and fans alike join us in the future.
Thanks again to each of you who have come out an supported NGS and please know, that we will be working all week long to make sure this don’t happen again.
Join us next week for the Powder Puff Races!