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Georgia stock car racing in full swing at Golden Isles Speedway

POSTED: February 24, 2008 5:00 a.m.
Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., took the lead from polesitter Billy Moyer midway through the 50-lap finale at Golden Isles Speedway's Super Bowl of Racing IV and led the rest of the way for a victory worth $10,000.
Third-starting Scott Bloomquist, who won the previous two Super Bowl events, pitted during an early caution and faded from the outset. He retired on the 20th lap. Three-race winner Jimmy Owens was sixth, but picked up $10,000 for winning the Dart Winternationals points chase for the seven-race miniseries.  Two of the 10 nights were rained out, and crowds were small until the last two nights.
Bloomquist was disqualified one night by UMP officials for too-soft tires, and suspended for 30 days, as a tire controversy raged. Eventually UMP's sanction was ended, and racing continued, including Bloomquist, sanctioned by the Southern All Stars.
Steve Jones and Shane Williams each won National Late Model Series features at the Super Bowl of Racing Feb. 1 and 2.
Next up for the National Late Model Series is a two-day event at the Waycross Motor Speedway February 22-23.
Upcoming races
Feb. 10, South Georgia Partsarama Car Show and swap meet. Vendors $20, fans and buyers $10. Visit www.racesgmp.com for more information,
Feb. 22-24, Green Valley (AL) 11th Annual BAMA BASH $10,000 To Win Super Late Model race.  Limited $5000 to win, crates $5000 to win.    www.greenvalleyspeedway.com
Feb. 22-23 Waycross Motor Speedway National Late Model Series
Feb 23-24, Birmingham International Raceway Early Bird 125
Qualifying Saturday - Features Sunday afternoon
Super Late Models 125 Laps
Feb. 28-Mar. 1, East Alabama 23rd Annual Jimmy Thomas Memorial Crate Late Model (100 laps) - $10,000 / Sportsman - $5,000 / Super Street - $2,000 / Hobby - $2,000 / Bomber - $2,000 / 4-Cylinder - $2,000 Plus 6ft Tall Beautiful Trophies in ALL Divisions!
Mar. 1, South Alabama Speedway pro LM $5000 to win, $400 to start. 125 laps   www.southalabamaspeedway.com
Mar. 2, South Alabama Speedway "The Rattler" super LMS  250 laps $10,000 to win, $650 to start  www.southalabamaspeedway.com
March 8, Peach State Speedway National Vintage Racing Association
plus local classes
March 8, North Georgia Southern All Stars Ernest Young Memorial
$5000 to win Super Late Models
Mar. 22, Douglas Motorsports Park  Opening day (tent.)
www.dmpspeedway.com
Mar. 29, Peach State GA Asphalt Series
Mar. 29, Music City Motorplex  in Nashville 2008 Spring Clash All American 150 for the CRA Super Series late models
Mar. 29-30, Bristol (TN) Legends cars on the high banks
April 19, Dixie Spring Championships all divs. 7:00
April 25-26, Dixie  Monster Truck Natls. 8:00
May 3, Dixie  Season Opener 7:30
May 25, Rome Season Opener 7:30

 

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