(Race Report Productions,Ponte Vedra Beach,Florida) March 1, 2000.... Fans, owners and track officials alike are anticipating the 2000 season to be a huge success, at Jax Raceways 1/2 mile "D" shaped oval, as the famed dirt track opens this ...
(Race Report Productions,Ponte Vedra Beach,Florida) March 1, 2000.... Fans, owners and track officials alike are anticipating the 2000 season to be a huge success, at Jax Raceways 1/2 mile "D" shaped oval, as the famed dirt track opens this Saturday night.
The track which opened in Jacksonville Florida back in 1972, will begin the season with five speedway divisions, one of which is a new division that will surly bring the fans to their feet, all season long.
The NASCAR Weekly Racing series division will once again be the Dirt Late Models, and defending champion Jeff Godbee will be on hand to begin defending that title against a stellar group of competitors. (continuing Late Model Division Sponsor for 2000 - LUMBER UNLIMITED)
The Hobby Stock division, which has thrilled crowds through out the years with side by side racing action, will see a new name this season as the track announced they will now be called the Sportsman divisions. The Sportsman series will also be the NASCAR Shortrack series this series which is sponsored nation wide by Exide Battery Company. This will give the top drivers in the Late Model, and the Sportsman divisions the opportunity to compete for national, and regional points and money.
The ever popular Pure Stock, Open Wheel Modifieds, and Ladies Powder Puff divisions will see few changes for the season, but track officials have reported record car numbers sold for each respected division. (Rusty Acres Automotive returns for 2000 as the Pure Stock Division Sponsor with Hollywood Satellite as a new division sponsor for the Open Wheel Modifieds and Ladies Powder Puff.)
The track will also added a new division which has sparked a lot of interest throughout the Northern Florida area. The Florida Sprint Car Association will be competing the first and third Saturdays of each month, bringing Winged Outlaw type Sprint cars to the lightning fast track. Brian Norman president of the series, has but together a rule book that is very attractive to car owners, and feels the number of cars each event should reach 25 by the mid way point of the season. (Frier Homes of Yulee - Division Sponsor for Sprint Car Division)Track activities begin with pit gates opening at 4PM grandstand opens at 5PM, and racing action starts at 6:30
Jax Raceways is a four track complex located on the North side of Jacksonville, and features a 1/8 mile NHRA drag strip. A 1/6 mile clay Go-cart track, and a brand new Mud Bog track. For further event information contact the track at 904-757-5425. Or visit their web site at www.jaxraceways.com