Golden Isles hosts Triple Crown final leg

Golden Isles Speedway ready to host final leg of Lucas Oil Triple Crown Championship Series in $10,000 to win feature event on Sunday - February 2nd. (Brunswick, GA - January 20, 2003) Golden Isles Speedway will host the third and...

Golden Isles Speedway ready to host final leg of Lucas Oil Triple Crown Championship Series in $10,000 to win feature event on Sunday - February 2nd.

(Brunswick, GA - January 20, 2003) Golden Isles Speedway will host the third and final stop of the 2003 Lucas Oil Triple Crown Championship Series that opens SpeedWeeks stock car racing action in 2003. After opening visits at Savannah, GA's Oglethorpe Speedway Park (Jan 31st) and Waycross (GA) Motor Speedway (Feb 1st) the three event weekend mini-championship tour caps off at the 5/8-mile oval at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, GA. The weekend finale features a 60-lap $10,000 shootout.

Golden Isles Speedway is famous for producing some of the most extreme speeds known in short-track stock car racing during the past decade has hosted numerous season-opening events for the former Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series and the Southern All-Stars Racing Series. Many thrilling finishes have occurred over the past 30 years at coastal Georgia racing facility located near the resort areas of Jekyll and St. Simons Islands.

Freddy Smith, Scott Bloomquist, Billy Moyer Headline Stellar Field of Racing Talent for Feb 2nd Event

Golden Isles Speedway has a unique oiled-dirt surface which in turn allows for tremendous traction and high-speed stock car action. Last year, Dirt Late Model superstars Freddy Smith and Scott Bloomquist will return to Golden Isles Speedway for the special event after the pair dueled to the finish last year by racing bumper-to-bumper and side-by-side to the checkered flag in one of the most memorable shows in the recent history of Golden Isles Speedway. Smith of Knoxville, TN is known by a national fan following as the 'Southern Gentlemen' and is the only driver in American short-track racing history to have claimed 5 Dirt Track World Championships (DTWC). The speedy veteran has been almost unstoppable during the past 5 years at Golden Isles Speedway. Bloomquist has seen his own era of domination at the Brunswick, GA track from 1990-1995 and is a former 4-time Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series National Champion with an impressive number of wins at the lightning fast 5/8-mile oval including the all-time track qualifying record. Bloomquist's mark was established in 1992 when the Mooresburg, TN racing ace blistered around the 5/8 mile oval in an elapsed time of 16.24 seconds which equates to an average lap speed of 138.546 mph, a speed which is virtually unheard of in Dirt Late Model racing.

As part of the Lucas Oil Georgia State Super Late Model Triple Crown Championship Series, there is a $2,000 bonus for the driver with the highest three-event overall average. Last year's Lucas Oil honor went to the Elk Mound, WI driver Jimmy Mars. In addition to Freddy Smith, Scott Bloomquist and former 5-time 'World 100' champion Billy Moyer (Batesville, AR) other drivers in attendance will include former Golden Isles Speedway event winners Skip Arp (Georgetown, TN), Ronnie Johnson (Chattanooga, TN), Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), Mike Carter (Blackshear, GA), plus a field of the nation's top-rated hot shoes from the ranks of short track racing including. Other drivers who will be on hand to contend for the lucrative payoff in the 60-lap Golden Isles Speedway affair will be legendary racer Mike Duvall (Cowpens, SC); former "Show-Me 100" winner Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC; former STARS champions Mike Balzano and veteran Steve Shaver each of Parkersburg, WV; former Hav-A-Tampa Rookie of the Year Dan Schlieper (Milwaukee, WI); National Late Model Sportsman champs Ivedent Lloyd (Ocala, FL) and Skip Pannell (Albany, GA); former Southeastern Dirt Late Model Champion Chris Madden (Gray Court, SC) and Illinois standout Randy Korte (Highland, IL). A long list of other notable nationally ranked racers have made their intentions to race in the event known, among them are former Million Dollar event winner and 3-time STARS Champion Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH); former UDTRA & Southern All-Stars Champion Dale McDowell (Chickamauga, GA); former Hav-A-Tampa Shootout Champion Wendell Wallace (Batesville, AR) and many more of America's most exciting short-trackers. In the most recent major event at Golden Isles Speedway 78 competitors from across the nation were on hand to battle for the coveted 24 starting spots for the event.

Grandstand gates will open at Noon on Sunday, February 2nd with General Admission Grandstand seating available for $25.00 (Kids 7-12 - $5.00; Children 6 and Under are admitted FREE in the Grandstand area). Pit Gates will open at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 2nd with Pit Passes available for $35.00. Time-trial qualifications get underway at 1:00pm with the racing action beginning at 3:00pm. Supporting divisions for the Super Late Models will be the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds, in a $1,000 to win main event, plus a full racing program with Mini Stocks, Super Street, and Stock classes. Golden Isles Speedway is located 12 miles west of Interstate 95 on U.S. Hwy 82 near the Glynn/Brantley county line. For more information on Golden Isles Speedway and the Lucas Oil Triple Crown Championship Series and area accommodations visit www.goldenislesspeedway.com.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Scott Bloomquist , Freddy Smith , Donnie Moran , Jimmy Mars