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Schedule, track-by-track capsules for Speedweeks

February 1, 2017, 7:16 am
From staff, series and track reports

The 2017 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. 10-25 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):

2017 Georgia-Florida Speedweeks schedule

Date, sanction, track/location, winning purse
Feb. 10, Lucas Oil, Golden Isles Speedway, Brunswick, Ga., $10,000
Feb. 11, Lucas Oil, Golden Isles Speedway, Brunswick, Ga., $12,000
Feb. 12, DIRTcar, North Florida Speedway, Lake City, Fla., $5,000
Feb. 13, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $5,000
Feb. 14, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $5,000
Feb. 15, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $7,000
Feb. 16, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $7,000
Feb. 17, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $10,000
Feb. 17, WoO, Screven Motor Speedway, Sylvania, Ga., $8,000
Feb. 18, Lucas Oil, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Fla., $12,000
Feb. 18, WoO, Screven Motor Speedway, Sylvania, Ga., $10,000
Feb. 19, Lucas Oil, Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, Fla., $10,000
Feb. 20, DIRTcar, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $7,000
Feb. 21, DIRTcar, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $7,000
Feb. 22, DIRTcar, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $10,000
Feb. 23, WoO, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $10,000
Feb. 24, WoO, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $10,000
Feb. 25, WoO, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla., $10,000

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

Golden Isles Speedway

Event: Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing

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

Dates: Feb. 10-11 (Friday-Saturday)

Configuration: 4/10-mile clay oval

Super Late Model sanction: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Other divisions: Southern Thunder Late Models, E-mods and street stocks.

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

Tickets: $10 general admission Friday; $15 general admission Saturday, $5 for children 5-12 and children 4-and-under free ($35 pit passes Feb. 10; $40 pit passes Feb. 11)

More information: gisdirt.com or lucasdirt.com or call the track at (912) 386-0691.

Notes: Open practice is scheduled for 6:30-10 p.m. Feb. 9 for competing divisions only. Grandstand admission for practice is free; pit passes are $25. … While the track is in Waynesville, the track is commonly referred to as Brunswick. ... Golden Isles host three Lucas Oil events last year with Josh Richards winning two and Jonathan Davenport one. … For the 2017 Super Bowl of Racing, track officials are offering fans an opportunity to reserve their seats early by going online to Gisdirt.com/seating. Seats in sections L and M have been designated to be reserved. Both are in the upper section. Fan can pay with a credit card and receive an email confirmation after purchase.

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.

Feb. 11 purse: (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. 3-5 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and Feb. 12 (Sunday)

Configuration: 4/10-mile dirt oval

Super Late Model sanction: UMP DIRTcar (Feb. 12 only)

Other divisions: Limited Late Models (Feb. 3), UMP modifieds (Feb. 3-5 and 7), B-mods/E-mods (3-5), thunder stocks (Feb. 4-5 and 12)

Schedule: On the fourth of four 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 5 p.m.

Tickets: Feb. 12 tickets are $30 adult general admission, $12 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 at Speedweeks for the fifth straight year; Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., won twice while Mark Whitener of Middleburg, Fla., captured the 2015 race. Last year’s event was rained out. … The track has averaged 15 Late Models per event. … All thunder stock drivers will be admitted to the pits free on Feb. 12 as long as they are racing. … The track’s first event was held in 1955.

Feb. 12 purse: (1) $5,000, (2) $2,000, (3) $1,000, (4) $900, (5) $700, (6) $600, (7) $550, (8) $500, (9) $450, (10) $350, (11-24) $300.

Correction: Fixes start time.

East Bay Raceway Park

Event: 41st annual Winternationals

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

Dates: Feb. 13-18 (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. 12, 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. 13-16) and $40 (Feb. 17-18); children 12-and-under free with paying adult.

More information: www.eastbayracewaypark.com or call (877) 457-5611 or (813) 677-7223.

Notes: Super Late Models are just part of the Winternationals that stretch from Feb. 1-Feb. 20 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 26 victories, leading Don O’Neal (14) and Steve Francis (10). There’s a jumble after those three drivers, however, as Scott Bloomquist (7) is fourth overall and Jimmy Mars, Dennis Erb Jr., and Josh Richards are tied in fifth with six wins apiece. … Richards and Jonathan Davenport won two races each in 2016, while Bloomquist had one win and Mason Ziegler captured the finale. … An open practice session for Lucas Oil Late Models is schedule for Feb. 12. … All six of East Bay’s Super Late Model races will be aired on Lucas Oil Racing TV for annual subscribers.

Feb. 13-14 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. 15-16 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. 17 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.

Feb. 18 purse: (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 VII

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

Dates: Feb. 17-18 (Thursday-Saturday)

Configuration: 3/8-mile clay oval

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

Other divisions: Crate Late Models, SCDRA-sanctioned Renegade 4, street stocks (nearby Gamecock Speedway will host the Lucas Oil Southern States Midget Series and mini late models on Feb. 17-18 also; admission is included in Screven ticket pricing)

Schedule: Open practice 6:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday with gates opening at 3 p.m.; gates open at 10 a.m. Friday with hot laps at 6; gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday with hot laps at 6; 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; children 12-and-under free. All tickets are a pit pass.

More information: screvenmotorsports.com or woolms.com or call (912) 857-4884.

Notes: The track is celebrating its 21st season. ... 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. … Shane Clanton and Rick Eckert won last year’s WoO Winter Freeze event. … 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 Renegade 4 division will compete for a possible $12,000-to-win with front-wheel drive competitors expected from all over the country for a 100-lap feature. The race drew 92 competitors for the front-wheel drive division in 2016.

Feb. 17: (1) $8,000, (2) $4,000, (3) $2,700, (4) $2,300, (5) $2,000, (6) $1,600, (7) $1,400, (8) $1,300, (9) $1,200, (10) $1,100, (11) $1,000, (12) $900, (13) $850, (14) $800, (15) $750, (16) $700, (17) $660, (18) $640, (19) $620, (20) $610, (21-25) $600.

Feb. 18: (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: Sixth annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals

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

Date: Feb. 19 (Sunday)

Configuration: 3/8-mile clay trioval

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, $25 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. 25-Feb. 25 with a variety of other divisions, including Crate Late Models, USAC Sprints and All Star Circuit of Champions in action for a total of 14 days. … Jonathan Davenport won last year’s event. Since 2011, Darrell Lanigan has four February wins at Bubba Raceway Park in 13 contested events. Josh Richards has three. Other winners include Don O’Neal, Rick Eckert, Brady Smith, Brandon Sheppard 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. … 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. 19 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: 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals

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

Dates: Feb. 20-25 (Monday-Saturday)

Configuration: Half-mile D-shaped clay oval

Super Late Model sanction: UMP DIRTcar Feb. (20-22) and World of Outlaws Late Model Series (Feb. 23-25)

Other divisions: UMP modifieds (Feb. 15-21), World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars (17-19), Super DIRTcar Series big-block modifieds (Feb. 22-25)

Schedule: Complete programs for all divisions each night. UMP 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 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 reserved (Monday-Tuesday), $39 general admission and reserved (Wednesday-Saturday); adult three-day passes for Monday-Wednesday or Thursday-Saturday are $100. Online purchase is available. Reserved seats are $2 more day of show.

More information: dirtcarnationals.com or call (704) 795-7223, (386) 985-4402, (315) 283-3367 or (844) 347-8849.

Notes: DirtonDirt.com, in partnership with DirtVision, is providing a pay-per-view of all six events. … The DIRTcar Nationals get rolling Feb. 14 with UMP DIRTcar modifieds and a practice for sprint cars. DIRTcar modifieds, along with All-Star Sprints and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series precede the arrival of Late Models. … Billy Moyer is the all-time winningest DIRTcar Nationals winner with 19 career victories with Scott Bloomquist, a distant second with 11. After winning three of six starts a year ago en route to the WoO title, Josh Richards now has 10 DIRTcar Nationals wins.

Feb. 20-21 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. 22 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. 23-25 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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