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Schedule, track-by-track capsules for Speedweeks

January 23, 2019, 7:35 am
By Robert Holman
DirtonDirt.com weekend editor

The 2019 Georgia-Florida Speedweeks race-by-race schedule for Super Late Model events at six dirt tracks, two in Georgia and four in Florida. Action runs from Feb. 1-16 at Golden Isles Speedway in Waynesville, Ga.; North Florida Speedway in Lake City; East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.; Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga.; Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.; and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. (complete Speedweeks coverage):

2019 Georgia-Florida Speedweeks schedule

Date, sanction, track/location, winning purse
Feb. 1, Lucas Oil, Golden Isles Speedway, Brunswick, Ga., $12,000
Feb. 2, Lucas Oil, Golden Isles Speedway, Brunswick, Ga., $12,000
Feb. 3, DIRTcar, North Florida Speedway, Lake City, Fla., $5,000
Feb. 4, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $5,000
Feb. 5, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $5,000
Feb. 6, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $7,000
Feb. 7, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $7,000
Feb. 8, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $12,000
Feb. 8, WoO, Screven Motor Speedway, Sylvania, Ga., $10,000
Feb. 9, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $12,000
Feb. 9, WoO, Screven Motor Speedway, Sylvania, Ga., $10,000
Feb. 10, Lucas Oil, Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, Fla., $10,000
Feb. 11, DIRTcar, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $7,000
Feb. 12, DIRTcar, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $7,000
Feb. 13, WoO, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $10,000
Feb. 14, WoO, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $10,000
Feb. 15, WoO, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $10,000

Feb. 16, WoO, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $10,000

The six tracks hosting Super Late Model events during Georgia-Florida Speedweeks:

Golden Isles Speedway

Event: RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing

Location: Waynesville, Ga. (13 miles west of I-95 on U.S. 82)

Dates: Feb. 1-2 (Friday-Saturday)

Configuration: 4/10-mile clay oval

Super Late Model sanction: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Other divisions: Limited Late Models and enduros

Schedule: Complete Lucas Oil programs with time trials, heats, consolations and features each night along with other divisions. Friday pit gates open at noon, grandstands at 3:30 p.m.; Saturday pit gates open at 11 a.m., grandstands at 3 p.m.; drivers’ meeting at 4:30 p.m. and hot laps at 5 p.m. each day.

Tickets: $20 general admission each day; $35 two-day general admission ticket, $5 for children 5-12 and children 4-and-under free ($45 pit passes each day; $85 two-day pit pass)

More information: gisdirt.com or lucasdirt.com or call the track at (912) 386-0061.

Notes: Open practice is scheduled for 6:30-10 p.m. Jan. 31 for competing divisions only. Grandstand admission for practice is $5; pit passes are $25. … MavTV is providing live coverage for the first time. ... While the track is in Waynesville, the track is commonly referred to as Brunswick. ... Golden Isles hosted a pair of Lucas Oil events last year with Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., winning both races. … Richards has four of the last six Lucas Oil races at GIS. … The track is the traditional Lucas Oil Series season opener. … Golden Isles is again offering fans an opportunity to reserve their seats early by going online to gisdirt.com/tickets. … Limited Late Models compete for $2,000-to-win each night.

Feb. 1-2 purses: (1) $12,000, (2) $5,500, (3) $3,500, (4) $2,750, (5) $2,250, (6) $1,800, (7) $1,500, (8) $1,300, (9) $1,200, (10) $1,100, (11) $1,075, (12) $1,050, (13) $1,025, (14-24) $1,000.

North Florida Speedway

Event: Winter Nationals

Location: Lake City, Fla. (just east of 41-441 on Race Track Lane)

Dates: Feb. 1-3 (Friday-Sunday)

Configuration: 4/10-mile dirt oval

Super Late Model sanction: DIRTcar (Feb. 3 only)

Other divisions: DIRTcar modifieds (Feb. 1-3), street stocks (Feb. 1-2); thunder stocks (Feb. 2-3), box stocks (Feb. 1)

Schedule: On the third of three days of racing, Super Late Models run a complete program with pits opening at 10 a.m. and grandstands at 1 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 2 p.m.

Tickets: Feb. 3 tickets are $25 adult general admission, $10 for children; pit passes are $40 for adults, $20 for children (two-day discount tickets are also available)

More information: northfloridaspeedway.com or call (386) 754-8800

Notes: The track is owned and operated by Phil and Elizabeth Guadagno. … The track is hosting a Super Late Model event during Speedweeks for the seventh straight year, though last year’s race was rained out. … Previous winners include Tyler Erb of New Waverly, Texas; Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., (twice) and Mark Whitener of Middleburg, Fla. The 2016 event was rained out also. … The track has averaged 16 Late Models per event, with the 2017 race drawing 20 entrants. … Practice is scheduled for 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. … The track’s first event was held in 1955. … North Florida will host its first-ever 602 Winternationals featuring 602 mods from Feb. 8-10. Late Models following Florida Late Model Challenge Series rules will be on the card on Feb. 8 racing for $1,000-to-win and Feb. 9 competing for $1,500-to-win.

Feb. 4 purse: (1) $5,000, (2) $2,000, (3) $1,000, (4) $800, (5) $700, (6) $600, (7) $450, (8) $350, (9-24) $250.

East Bay Raceway Park

Event: 43rd annual Winternationals

Location: Gibsonton, Fla. (south of Tampa just east of U.S. 41 on Burts Road)

Dates: Feb. 4-9 (Monday-Saturday)

Configuration: Third-mile loam clay oval

Super Late Model sanction: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Other divisions: None

Schedule: After 6-9 p.m. practice Feb. 3, complete programs other six nights with the drivers’ meeting at 5:15 p.m., hot laps at 6 and racing at 7. Time trials, heat races, consolation races, Strawberry Dash and features each night

Tickets: $210 for six-day pass, a $10 savings; $35 general admission (Feb. 4-7) and $40 (Feb. 8-9); children 12-and-under free with paying adult.

More information: www.ebrp.co or call (813) 677-7223.

Notes: Super Late Models are just part of the Winternationals that stretch from Jan. 22-Feb. 16 with a variety of dirt racing divisions at the track nicknamed The Clay by the Bay. … Billy Moyer is the all-time winningest Winternationals driver with 27 victories, leading Don O’Neal (14) and Steve Francis (11). There’s a jumble after those three drivers, however, as Scott Bloomquist (8) is fourth overall and Josh Richards (7) is fifth. Jimmy Mars and Dennis Erb Jr., are tied in sixth with six wins apiece. … Brandon Sheppard, Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Overton and Kyle Bronson each won a race in 2018, with Sheppard and Davenport nabbing two apiece. … An open practice session for Lucas Oil Late Models is schedule for Feb. 3. … Camping available for $14 per day. … All six of East Bay’s Super Late Model races will be on Lucas Oil Racing TV for annual subscribers.

Feb. 4-5 purses: (1) $5,000, (2) $3,000 3) $2,000, (4) $1,500, (5) $1,000, (6) $800, (7) $750, (8) $700, (9) $650, (10) $600, (11) $550, (12-24) $500.

Feb. 6-7 purses: (1) $7,000, (2) $3,500, (3) $2,000, (4) $1,500, (5) $1,400, (6) $1,300, (7) $1,200, (8) $1,100, (9) $1,000) 10) $950, (11) $900) (12) $850, (13) $800, (14) $750, (15) $725, (16-18) $700, (19) $650, (20-21) $625, (22-24) $600.

Feb. 8-9 purses: (1) $12,000, (2) $5,500, (3) $3,500, (4) $2,750, (5) $2,250, (6) $1,800, (7) $1,500, (8) $1,300, (9) $1,200, (10) $1,100, (11) $1,075, (12) $1,050, (13) $1,025, (14-24) $1,000.

Screven Motor Speedway

Event: Winter Freeze IX

Location: Sylvania, Ga. (6 miles south of Sylvania on State Route 21)

Dates: Feb. 8-9 (Friday-Saturday)

Configuration: 3/8-mile clay oval

Super Late Model sanction: World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series (Friday-Saturday)

Other divisions: Crate Late Models, SCDRA-sanctioned front-wheel drives and street stocks.

Schedule: Open practice 6:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday with gates opening at 3 p.m.; gates open at 2 p.m. Friday with drivers’ meeting at 6; gates open at 10 a.m. Saturday with drivers’ meeting at 5:15 p.m.; complete World of Outlaws programs including time trials, heats, consolations and feature events on Friday and Saturday

Tickets: $20 Thursday, $40 Friday and $40 Saturday for general admission; $10 children 6-12; 5-and-under free. All tickets are a pit pass

More information: screvenmotorsports.com or woolms.com or call (864) 871-1442

Notes: The track is celebrating its 23rd season. ... The World of Outlaws will kick off its Morton Builders era with the tour’s season-opening weekend under the banner of the new series sponsor. … Screven’s World of Outlaws action kicks off eight races over nine nights for WoO/DIRTcar competitors who head to Volusia Speedway Park the following week. … An open practice is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7. … Last year’s WoO Winter Freeze was rained out. … Rick Eckert and Chris Madden split WoO victories at Screven in 2017. … Come to the track hungry. Promoter Redd Griffin’s concession stand is more of a banquet hall with a wide variety of country cooking plates for sale. Breakfast will also be served from 7-9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. … The Sport Compact Dirt Racing Series will compete for a record $14,000-to-win with front-wheel drive competitors expected from all over the country for a 100-lap feature. … Crate Late Models chase a $2,000-to-win purse on Friday and a $3,000-to-win purse on Saturday.

Feb. 8-9 purses: (1) $10,000, (2) $5,000, (3) $3,000, (4) $2,500, (5) $2,000, (6) $1,700, (7) $1,400, (8) $1,300, (9) $1,200, (10) $1,100, (11) $1,050, (12) $1,000, (13) $950, (14) $900, (15) $850, (16) $800, (17) $770, (18) $750, (19) $730, (20-24) $700.

Bubba Raceway Park

Event: Eighth annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals

Location: Ocala, Fla. (6 miles north of Ocala on CR-25A)

Date: Feb. 10 (Sunday)

Configuration: 3/8-mile clay tri-oval

Super Late Model sanction: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Other divisions: None

Schedule: Pit gates open at 2 p.m.; grandstand gate opens at 3 p.m. Drivers meeting at 4 p.m., with hot laps at 4:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m. Complete program with heat races, consolation races and main event

Tickets: $40 for adults, $30 for children 11-15; pit passes $45

More information: bubbaracewaypark.com or (352) 622-9400

Notes: Ocala’s Speedweeks action includes a single day of Super Late Models but stretches from Jan. 30-March 2 with a variety of other divisions, including Crate Late Models, All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints, USCS Sprints, USAC midgets and mod lites in action for a total of 16 days. … Durrence Layne Crate Late Models wrap up Ocala’s Winter Nationals Feb. 27-March 2. … Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., won last year’s Lucas Oil event. … Since 2011, Darrell Lanigan has four February wins at Bubba Raceway Park in 15 contested events. Josh Richards has three, while Davenport and Brandon Sheppard have two apiece. Other winners include Don O’Neal, Rick Eckert, Brady Smith and Frank Heckenast Jr. … The track co-owned by Bubba Clem, the famed Florida shock jock, switched to Lucas Oil Series sanctioning for the 2016 Bubba Army Winter Nationals after four years hosting World of Outlaws events. … O’Neal’s win in 2011 was unsanctioned. … The track’s odd shape is tricky, especially for newcomers, with a sweeping configuration from turns one through three before tighter turn-four exit.

Feb. 10 purse: (1) $10,000, (2) $5,500, (3) $3,500, (4) $2,750, (5) $2,250, (6) $1,800, (7) $1,500, (8) $1,300, (9) $1,200, (10) $1,100, (11) $1,075, (12) $1,050, (13) $1,025, (14) $1,000, (15) $950, (16) $925, (17) $900, (18) $875, (19) $850, (20) $825, (21-24) $800.

Volusia Speedway Park

Event: 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals

Location: Barberville, Fla. (15 miles west of I-95 on State Route 40)

Dates: Feb. 11-16 (Monday-Saturday)

Configuration: Half-mile D-shaped clay track

Super Late Model sanction: DIRTcar Feb. (11-12) and World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series (Feb. 13-16)

Other divisions: DIRTcar modifieds (Feb. 5-11), All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars (Feb. 6-7), World of Outlaws Nos Energy Drink Sprint Cars (8-10), Super DIRTcar Series big-block modifieds (Feb. 12-16)

Schedule: Complete programs for all divisions each night. DIRTcar programs include group time trials, six heats (three transfer), consolation races (two transfer) and main event (heat winners redraw for starting spot). WoO programs include time trials, heats (if four heats the top four transfer; if six heats the top three transfer) consolations and main event (redraw for starting spots). Pit gates open for team entry at 10 a.m. Pit pass sales begin at 1 p.m. (noon on Feb. 5 and 11). Pit area secured and pit passes required at 3 p.m. Fan pit pass gate opens at 5:30 p.m. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. daily with hot laps at 6 followed by qualifying; racing begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $35 general admission and $40 reserved (Monday-Tuesday), $39 general admission and $45 reserved (Wednesday-Saturday); adult three-day passes are $100 general admission and $109 reserved for Monday-Wednesday or $100 general admission and $119 reserved for Thursday-Saturday. Four-day package (Wednesday-Saturday) is $139 general admission and $159 reserved. General admission tickets are free for children 14-and-under, while reserved seats for children 14-and-under are discounted. Daily pit passes are $35 for DIRTcar members, $40 for non-members. Online purchase is available

More information: dirtcarnationals.com or call (704) 795-7223, (386) 985-4402 or (315) 283-3367.

Notes: DirtonDirt.com, in partnership with DirtVision, is providing a pay-per-view of all six events. … The DIRTcar Nationals get rolling Feb. 5 with DIRTcar modifieds and a practice for sprint cars. DIRTcar modifieds, along with All-Star Sprints and the WoO sprints precede the arrival of Late Models. … The World of Outlaws will once again sanction four nights of Late Model racing, with two counting toward drivers’ national touring points. … It’s the track’s 51st season. …  Offseason track improvements include a new concrete wall and new catch fencing down the frontstretch with plans for a new grandstand and scoring tower for 2020. … Five races last year produced five winners. Jonathan Davenport captured the DIRTcar opener, while Tim McCreadie, Dale McDowell, Scott Bloomquist and Brandon Sheppard won WoO events (one race was rained out). … Billy Moyer is the all-time winningest DIRTcar Nationals winner with 19 career victories, with Scott Bloomquist a distant second with 12. Josh Richards has 10 DIRTcar Nationals wins.

Feb. 11-12 purses: (1) $7,000; (2) $3,500; (3) $2,000; (4) $1,500; (5) $1,200; (6) $1,000; (7) $900; (8) $800; (9) $700; (10) $600; (11-24) $500.

Feb. 13-16 purses: (1) $10,000, (2) $5,000, (3) $3,000, (4) $2,500, (5) $2,000, (6) $1,700, (7) $1,400, (8) $1,300, (9) $1,200, (10) $1,100, (11) $1,050, (12) $1,000, (13) $950, (14) $900, (15) $850, (16) $800, (17) $770, (18) $750, (19) $730, (20-24) $700.

Correction: Fixes North Florida purse.

 
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