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Schedule, track-by-track capsules for Speedweeks

January 31, 2014, 9:10 am
From staff, series and track reports

The 2014 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. 6-22 at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga.; Golden Isles Speedway in Waynesville, Ga.; North Florida Speedway in Lake City; East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.; Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.; and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. (complete Speedweeks coverage):

2014 Georgia-Florida Speedweeks schedule

Date, sanction, track/location, winning purse
Feb. 6, Lucas Oil, Golden Isles Speedway, Brunswick, Ga., $5,000
Feb. 7, Lucas Oil, Golden Isles Speedway, Brunswick, Ga., $10,000
Feb. 7, Unsanctioned, Screven Motor Speedway, Sylvania, Ga., $12,000 (cancelled)
Feb. 8, Lucas Oil, Golden Isles Speedway, Brunswick, Ga., $10,000
Feb. 8, Carolina Clash, Screven Motor Speedway, Sylvania, Ga., $12,000 (cancelled)
Feb. 9, UMP DIRTcar, North Florida Speedway, Lake City, Fla., $5,000
Feb. 10, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $5,000
Feb. 11, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $5,000
Feb. 12, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $7,000
Feb. 13, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $7,000
Feb. 14, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $10,000
Feb. 14, WoO, Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, Fla., $8,000
Feb. 15, WoO, Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, Fla., $10,000
Feb. 15, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $10,000
Feb. 16, WoO, Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, Fla., $12,000
Feb. 17, UMP DIRTcar, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $7,000
Feb. 18, UMP DIRTcar, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $7,000
Feb. 19, UMP DIRTcar, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $10,000
Feb. 20, WoO, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $10,000
Feb. 21, WoO, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $10,000

Feb. 22, WoO, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $10,000

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

Golden Isles Speedway

Event: Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing
Location: Waynesville, Ga. (13 miles west of I-95 on U.S. 82)
Dates: Feb. 6-8 (Thursday-Saturday
Configuration: 4/10-mile clay oval
Super Late Model sanction: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
Other divisions: NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series (Feb. 6-8), Limited Late Models (Feb. 6), super street (Feb. 7), hobby (Feb. 8) and E-mods (Feb. 8).
Schedule: After 6-11 p.m. practice Feb. 5, complete programs for Lucas Oil and NeSmith (Crate Late Model) competitors each night with time trials, heats, consolations and features. Lower divisions have hot-laps midway through program and features only. Pit gates open at noon, grandstands at 3 p.m. and drivers’ meeting at 4:30 each night with hot laps at 5.
Tickets: $25 general admission.
More information: goldenislesspeedway.com or lucasdirt.com or call the track at (912) 778-3767.
Notes: The first race is non-points for Lucas Oil. … On Feb. 7, Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., begins his pursuit of a fourth consecutive series title. … The track’s Super Bowl returns after a year hiatus at the Frankie Lloyd-owned oval. … Lucas Oil made its only previous appearance at Golden Isles in 2008 with Earl Pearson Jr. overtaking Scott Bloomquist on the last lap. … Title sponsor Georgia Boot will match fans with feature starters in the Lucas Oil finale with the winner receiving $515, a pair of boots and a gift package from Lucas Oil; register at the Georgia Boot display. … New series sponsor HotRod Tracker will pay $2,000 to the drivers with the best combined weekend finishes as well as have a drawing for a fan giveaway of a GPS device. … Besides Lucas Oil regulars, among others expected are Jason Fitzgerald, Mark Whitener, Eric Jacobsen, Ivedent Lloyd Jr., Tim McCreadie, Steve Shaver, Vic Coffey, Brandon Sheppard and Josh Richards. … Among newcoming series drivers expected are Brian Shirley, Jason Hughes, Jason Papich and Randy Weaver. … Brian Smith won last year’s Limited Late Model title at Golden Isles.
Feb. 6 purse: (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. 7-8 purses: (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.

Screven Motor Speedway

(Citing wet track conditions and an unfavorable weather forecast, Screven's events were cancelled)

Event: Winter Freeze IV
Location: Sylvania, Ga. (6 miles south of Sylvania on State Route 21)
Dates:
Feb. 7-8 (Friday-Saturday)
Configuration:
3/8-mile clay oval
Super Late Model sanction:
Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series
Other divisions:
Limited Late Models (Feb. 7-8), super street (Feb. 7-8); the track’s go-kart track is also in action.
Schedule:
After 7-10 p.m. practice Feb. 6, complete programs for Super Late Models including time trials, heats, consolations and 50-lap main events. Complete programs for other divisions includes time trials and a dash for Limited Late Models. Pit gates open at 11 a.m. both days with tech and registration at 3, drivers’ meeting at 5:30 and hot laps at 6.
Tickets:
$35 adult general admission; children 12-and-under free.
More information:
screvenmotorsportscomplex.com or carolinaclash.com or call (912) 228-5886 or (912) 857-4884.
Notes:
Winter Freeze Super Late Models have been sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series the past two seasons, but a disagreement over tire rules led the track to go unsanctioned in 2014. … Promoter Redd Griffin prefers an open-competition tire rule; WoO preferred limited the compounds to match rules for upcoming Florida races. … Screven bumped the winning purses to $12,000 (up from $10,000) after the split with WoO. … Among drivers expected are Shane Clanton, Clint Smith, Casey Barrow, Chesley Dixon, Gregg Satterlee and more. … Screven is famed as having one of the best concession stands in dirt racing with country cooking plates of all varieties added to regular concession fare. … KelCar Motorsports is officiating the Super Late Model program and plans postrace tire-testing via Blue Ridge Labs. … The track is offering a nightly pay-per-view of events on the track website at $24.95 per night or $34.95 for both nights. … Limited Late Models run for $2,000- and $3,000-to-win purses. … Super Late Model feature purses are $48,000 total nightly. … The track has also scheduled a Feb. 1 practice.
Feb. 7-8 purses:
(1) $12,000, (2) $5,000, (3) $3,000, (4) $2,500, (5) $ 2,000, (6) $1,900, (7) $1,800, (8) $1,700, (9) $1,600, (10) $1,500, (11) $1,400, (12) $1,300, (13) $1200, (14) $1,100, (15-24) $1,000.

North Florida Speedway

Event: UMP Nationals
Location: Lake City, Fla. (just east of 41-441 on Race Track Lane)
Dates: Feb. 9 (Sunday)
Configuration: 4/10-mile dirt oval
Super Late Model sanction: UMP DIRTcar
Other divisions: UMP modifieds (Feb. 7-9), pure stocks (Feb. 7-9), E-mods (Feb. 7), street stocks (Feb. 8), box stocks (Feb. 7-8)
Schedule: After two-days of lower-division action on Feb. 7-8, Super Late Models run a complete program with pits opening at noon, grandstands at 3. Hot laps are scheduled for 3 p.m. with racing at 4.
Tickets: Sunday tickets are $30 adult general admission, $15 for children; pit passes are $40 for adults, $25 for children (three-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. … Super Late Models join a three-day event for Sunday’s finale. … North Florida joined Super Late Model Speedweeks last season for the first time since 1998 with Darrell Lanigan earning a $5,000 victory. … New clay was added to the track during the off-season. … Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., isn’t expected back after a scary, flipping accident in hot laps last year that saw his car hit the turn-one exit at high speed in hot laps. … The track’s first event was held in 1955. … Shane Beck won last year’s Limited Late Model title at North Florida.

Feb. 9 purse: The $5,000-to-win breakdown hasn’t been publicized.

East Bay Raceway Park

Event: 38th annual Winternationals
Location: Gibsonton, Fla. (south of Tampa just east of U.S. 41 on Burts Road)
Dates: Feb. 10-15 (Monday-Saturday)
Configuration: Third-mile oval
Super Late Model sanction: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Other divisions: None
Schedule: After 6-9 p.m. practice Feb. 9, 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. 10-13) and $40 (Feb. 14-15); children 12-and-under free with paying adult.
More information: www.eastbayracewaypark.com or call (877) 457-5611 or (813) 677-7223.
Notes: The six nights of purses total more than $200,000. … The Late Models are just part of the Winternationals that stretch from Jan. 31-Feb. 22 with a variety of dirt racing divisions. … Billy Moyer is the all-time winningest Winternationals driver with 21 victories, leading Don O’Neal (14), Steve Francis (10), Jimmy Mars (6) and Scott Bloomquist (6). … Dennis Erb Jr. was last year’s only two-time winner. … New clay has been added to the racing surface. … Each feature will start 26 cars; the 25th starter goes to the fastest qualifier not already in the field while the 26th starter goes to the winner of the DirtonDirt.com Strawberry Dash. … Non-qualifier races have been added to Feb. 14-15 events paying $500-to-win and $100-to-start. … The track’s nickname is the “Clay by the Bay.” …. The Thursday night race will be live on MavTV at 9:30 p.m.; Dave Despain will host the event. … The other five events are available on pay-per-view on xsan.tv. … Friday and Saturday events will be taped for later telecast on MavTV.
Feb. 10-11 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, (12-25) $500.
Feb. 12-13 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) $625, (21) $625, (22-24) $600.

Feb. 14-15 purses: (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.

Bubba Raceway Park

Event: Third annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals
Location: Ocala, Fla. (6 miles north of Ocala on CR-25A)
Dates: Feb. 15-17 (Friday-Sunday)
Configuration: 3/8-mile clay trioval
Super Late Model sanction: World of Outlaws Late Model Series
Other divisions: Florida Mini Sprint Association (Feb. 14-16).
Schedule: After 7-11 p.m. practice Feb. 13, three complete programs for WoO competitors including time trials, heat races, consolation races and main events. Gates open at 4 with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30 on Feb. 14-15; gates open at noon with hot laps at 3 and racing at 3:30 on Feb. 16.
Tickets: Three-day general admission is $110 for adults, $65 for children 6-12; daily general admission is $35/$20 (Feb. 14), $40/$25 (Feb. 15-16); pit passes are $5 more each night.
More information: bubbaracewaypark.com or (352) 622-9440.
Notes: WoO opens its 11th season in the tour’s modern era with the first of six Florida Speedweeks events. … Super Late Models make up the third of four weeks of the track’s Winter Nationals. … It marks the third straight Speedweeks visit for WoO competitors. … Darrell Lanigan has won three of the six events. … Reigning WoO champion Josh Richards earned $20,000 in last year’s finale and has one victory in each of the past two seasons at Ocala. … Rick Eckert is the only other WoO Speedweeks winner at Ocala winner after capturing 2012’s finale after a last-lap clash with Mike Marlar. … Mini sprints rejoin the program after last year’s program ran with Late Models only. … Rain hampered the opening week of the Winter Nationals for NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series, a Crate Late Model tour.
Feb. 14 purse: (1) $7,000, (2) $3,500, (3) $2,500, (4) $2,250, (5) $2,000, (6) $1,600, (7) $1,400, (8) $1,300, (9) $1,200, (10) $1,000, (11) $950, (12) $900, (13) $800, (14) $750, (15) $700, (16) $680, (17) $660, (18) $640, (19) $620, (20-24) $600.
Feb. 15 purse: (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.

Feb. 16 purse: (1) $12,000, (2) $6,000, (3) $4,500, (4) $3,500, (5) $3,000, (6) $2,500, (7) $2,000, (8) $1,700, (9) $1,500, (10) $1,350, (11) $1,250, (12) $1,200, (13) $1,150, (14) $1,100, (15) $1,050, (16) $1,000, (17) $950, (18) $900, (19) $850, (20-24) $800.

Volusia Speedway Park

Event: DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment
Location: Barberville, Fla. (15 miles west of I-95 on State Route 40)
Dates: Feb. 17-22 (Monday-Saturday)
Configuration: Half-mile D-shaped clay oval
Super Late Model sanction: UMP DIRTcar Feb. (17-19) and World of Outlaws Late Model Series (Feb. 20-22).
Other divisions: UMP modifieds (Feb. 17-18), Super DIRTcar Series big-block modifieds (Feb. 19-22).
Schedule: Complete programs for all divisions each night. UMP programs include group time trials, six heats (three transfer), three consolation races (two transfer), last-chance race and main event. WoO programs include time trials, six staggered heats (three transfer), three consolations (two transfer) and main event. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. daily with hot laps at 6 and racing at 7:30.
Tickets: $35 general admission and reserved (Monday-Tuesday), $18 for children 11-15; $39 general admission and reserved (Wednesday-Saturday), $20 for children 11-15; adult three-day passes for Monday-Wednesday or Thursday-Saturday are $100. Online ticket purchase is available.
More information: dirtcarnationals.com or call (704) 795-7223, (386) 985-4402 or (877) 395-8606.
Notes: DirtonDirt.com, in a partnership with DirtVision, is providing a pay-per-view of all six events. … The DIRTcar Nationals get rolling Feb. 11 with UMP modifieds, All-Star Sprints and World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series action preceding the arrival of Late Models. … Last year’s winners were reigning WoO champion Josh Richards (twice), Tim McCreadie, Scott Bloomquist, Billy Moyer and Darrell Lanigan. … Moyer is the all-time winningest DIRTcar Nationals winner with 19 career victories, more than twice as many as any other driver. … Bloomquist’s eight victories is next highest among active drivers. … Reserved seats have been renumbered in 2014 to allow for wider seats. … Every adult ticket includes a free fan pit pass that can be redeemed for pit access.
Feb. 17-18 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. 19 purse: (1) $10,000; (2) $5,000; (3) $2,500; (4) $2,000; (5) $1,500; (6) $1,200; (7) $1,000; (8) $900; (9) $800; (10) $700; (11) $600; (12-28) $500.
Feb. 20-22 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.
 
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