General Rules.................................................................................................................................. Driver and Cockpit Safety ......................................................................................................... General Car Safety Rules .......................................................................................................... General Car Rules (All Divisions)............................................................................................
Brakes .............................................................................................................................................. Wheels and Tires ......................................................................................................................... Frame and Cage Specifications .............................................................................................. Engines ............................................................................................................................................. Modified Division Section ......................................................................................................
Chassis and Weight Specifications ....................................................................................... Sportsman Section. .......................................................................................................................
Chassis and Weight Specifications .......................................................................................... Administrative Section ..................................................................................................................
The purpose of the SGP is to represent and preserve the heritage of vintage racing in a competitive atmosphere while having fun and fellowship as a club.
As voted on by the board of directors and stated at all of our SGPRC events, No driver will run away with any event and make that show look bad for the club, track, and fans. As long as you have a competitor racing with you, race as hard as you can. As stated strongly at our drivers meetings, if you break this rule more than once neither you nor your car will compete with the SGPRC at that race track for the rest of the season. IMPORTANT NOTE: At all of the SGPRC races, we are a guest of the track! If you have a problem or complaint with anything pertaining to our races at any track, SGPRC members are not to complain to track officials or the management. If you have a problem or concern you must find a SGPRC official and talk to them. They will try to help remedy the problem. There will be no discussion regarding club business at any race function between any member and a board member. Driver and Cockpit Safety
Helmets are mandatory SA rated and full face helmets are recommended for all competitors. Head and neck restraint system is highly recommended for all competitors. Fire suits are mandatory (recommended to be at least SFI 5 rated). Fire resistant underwear is recommended. Gloves and driving shoes that are SFI are highly recommended (may be required by some tracks.) Seats must be attached securely to the roll cage or frame. Lap belts must be 3 inch wide with a minimum of 2 inch wide shoulder belts and must be attached as per manufacturer’s recommendations.
a. Belts must be no more than 5 years old. Window nets are mandatory. (Fastening system should be easily assessable from inside and outside the cockpit) Rear view and driver’s side mirrors are mandatory. It is mandatory that each car have a fire extinguisher mounted within reach of the driver and be in good working order. (A Fire suppression system is recommended but not mandatory) Mandatory firewalls front and rear of the cockpit are required. It is recommended that all holes be filled and sealed. General Car Safety Rules
Fuel cells are mandatory and must be in good condition. Any size permitted. Fuel cells must be securely fastened and be adequately protected during a collision. Fuel lines may be of a material other than metal if it is of the 250 psi type. All cars must have a catch can or overflow can attached to the radiator. No anti-freeze allowed on the racing surface. ** NOTE: some tracks may fine you if the find it in your car! Water Wetter or some other type of aftermarket cooling additives is recommended. Cars with bad fluid leaks, oil, water or grease, will not be allowed on the racing surface unless the problem is corrected. All Batteries must be securely fastened down. Lug nuts must be a minimum of 1 inch with large wheel studs recommended. All drivelines must have at least one safety hoop. Multiple are recommended. It is recommended that all drive shafts be painted white. Hoods and trunk lids must be securely fastened down. General Car Rules (All Divisions) - Cars must be American-made style race cars of vintage age from 1929 to 1975 that raced up until the early 1980s. The roof and all quarter panels of all bodies must be original appearing per the year of manufacture for both classes. The modified division will include, but not be limited to, Coupes, Coaches, Pintos, Gremlins and Vegas that would have been allowed in this time frame. Cars can be actual race cars that have been restored or accurate reproductions of cars that raced during this time period. No trucks or station wagons allowed. Fiberglass bodies that are true reproductions will be allowed. All cars must be dedicated to vintage racing and all cars will be subject to approval by the board of directors for the SGPRC.
Radiators of any type are allowed as long as they are in good working order. Shocks of any type are allowed. Coil-overs are ok. Rear ends of any type are allowed. Transmissions of any type are allowed. It is recommended if you are running a mini-clutch to have an explosion proof or steel bell housing. Steering of any type is allowed, except for chain driven gear boxes. Will allow a newer than 1975 model body if the car is at least a 30yr old documented racecar that adheres to all other class rules and is board of director approved.
A. Brakes Hydraulic drum or disc brakes working on all four wheels allowed. (disc brakes are highly recommended) No mechanical style brakes allowed
B. Wheels and Tires
a. 10 inch rims only, any tire allowed.
C. Frame and Cage Specifications Frame tubing and roll cages must meet or exceed NASCAR specifications for size weight and strength. Roll cages must be securely welded to the frame. No uni-body framed cars will be allowed to run unless they are placed on a solid frame or a full tube style frame. Offset chassis allowed. **NOTE: See specific division rules for eligibility No more than 4 inches of tire should extend beyond the rub rails or fenders on the rear of any car. It is recommended that all cars have substantial rub rails to protect the wheels to prevent unintentional wheel hopping! Bumpers and rub rails shall be securely fastened to the frame of all cars Roll bars are mandatory A minimum of 3 door bars in the driver’s door 8. A minimum of 2 door bars in the passenger side door. A minimum of 4 bars overhead. No black iron pipe or galvanized pipe allowed. No exhaust pipe allowed in the construction of the roll cage.
D. Engines Only V-8 or inline 6cyl engines allowed! No V-6 engines allowed. Any make or model allowed and mixing of make and model of car and engine combinations allowed. 23 degree cylinder heads only 3. Carburetors of any type allowed. Multiple carbs are allowed. Fuel injection allowed if it is of the type available in the fifties and sixties. Racing gas or unleaded gas only. No alcohol allowed No nitrous systems allowed. Oil systems must be a wet sump system. No dry sump systems allowed in any class. Distributors of any type allowed. Magnetos allowed. Modified Division Section - A vintage modified car shall be defined as an open wheeled stock car with either factory box frame or homemade tubular chassis that resembles the modified class racecars that ran up until the early 1980’s. It must be of original vintage styling. All the above general car and engine rules apply with the following specific class rules.
Chassis and Weight Specifications Any type frame allowed. Offset chassis are allowed Cars must weigh a minimum of 2600 lbs. with the driver after the race. No allowance for fuel burn off! Sportsman Section - A sportsman car shall be defined as a full bodied car with original style front fenders that may be cut for clearance. Bodies should be representative of what was allowed in the sportsman divisions from the 60s through the early 80s. All the above general car and engine rules apply with the following specific class rules.
Chassis and Weight Specifications
Perimeter chassis racecars must weigh a minimum of 3000 lbs. with the driver after the race with no allowance for fuel burn off. Any offset chassis racecar will have to weigh a minimum of 3100 lbs. with the driver after the race with no allowance for fuel burn off. All inline 6 cylinder sportsman cars will be allowed to weigh 2600 lbs. after the race with the driver and no allowance for fuel burn off. Administrative Section At any time the SGPRC board of directors can make changes to our rules for the safety and betterment of the club. These rules are not open to individual interpretation. If you have any questions about any of these rules please contact a member of the board of directors for final approval. If you do not know who the board members are, please ask or check out our website where they are listed with contact information.
Aug 19, 2016 Marked the return of The Southern Ground Pounders Vintage Racers to the Bullring at Wake County Speedway. The threat of rain was a looming presence on Friday night but nonetheless a great field of cars showed up to run! Pitting in the infield is always a little exciting as no enclosed trailers are allowed so several cars unloaded and hauled there stuff out, but this is done so the fans can see the whole race track unobstructed!
Eleven cars rolled out for practice. Todd Langdon made a much anticipated debut with his new Olds 442 Sportsman car #78, and Rodney Dye, #9, who worked all week to get his motor put together for his home town track experienced a mechanical failure during practice. Keith Maready Finally got his Chevy II #2 back out with a new power plant after a long hiatus. Jay Royal, in his #1 Modified experienced the tight corners of the track spinning out once. The club drew for Starting positions and the $50 dollar just for showing up money! The lineup was as follows
1. James Turner #51
2. Dennis Bond #55
3. Don Lassister #58
4. Todd Langdon #78
5. Keith Maready #2
6. Jay Royal #1
7. Ken Faucette #27
8. Gene Williamson #16
9. Jerry Jefferies #81
10. Mack Tatum #0
11. Rodney Dye #9 DNS
Mack Tatum and Rodney Dye, Courtesy of a wins last time here in June,Would start at the rear of the field per club rules. The green saw Turner and Bond lead the pack into turn one Turner pulled away but Bonds 55 Ford spun the tires. It didn’t take long to see that the right rear of bonds was going flat. The Bottom lane was on the move. The field stretched out with turner leading Maready Second and a hard charging Faucette and Langdon coming. Faucette Spent about five laps getting to the leader and then took the late Bruce Burgess Owned Chevy to the front. Ken in the #27 would lead about 12 laps till coming off turn two the rear end gear would give up. Nothing like leading if its going to break! About the same time Jerry Jefferies would lose the handle on his black #81 coupe to bring out the caution. Turners #51 was Boiling the water and pulled off. The restart saw Maready with the lead with the Black and Blue Olds #78 of Todd Langdon, Don Lassister Mack Tatum, Jay Royal, Gene Williamson and Jerry Jefferies roll out! Lassister Missed a shift on the restart allowing Tatums #0 Orange Nova to squeak by on the outside and the race was on. Maready and Langdon were Bumper to bumper with Tatum two car lengths back and on the last corner of the last lap Langdon tried but couldn’t get by the #2 of Maready! Jay Royal would get the modified victory. Finishing Order:
1. #2 Maready
2. #78 Langdon
3. #0 Tatum
4. #58 Lassister
5. #1 Royal
6. #81 Jefferies
7. #16 Williamson
8. #51 Turner Over heating
9. #27 Faucette Rearend
10.#55 Bond Flat Tire
11.#9 Dye DNS
Congratulations to Maready for getting the Sportsman win after not running his car for a long time, and Jay Royal For capturing his first Modifed win sticker with the SGP! Great Debut for Todd Langdon and his new car and good run For Tatum coming from shotgun on the field to get to third on the tight 1/4mile bullring. If you guys think this place aint tuff, go look at the race videos from some of the club members posted on Facebook. This place is like racing in a fish bowl!
Next weekend, Friday Aug 27, The SGP will invade the historic South Boston Speedway. Come See us at the races! Southern Ground Pounders, Often imitated but never reproduced.
July and Aug Race Recaps
July was an eventful month for the Southern Ground Pounders. The Club visited East Carolina Speedway On July 9 and then went to the next week July 16 to Southern National Motorsports Park. Rain has accompanied the club about everywhere we have visited this summer. The east Carolina race saw a great event but as soon as we ran our race Mother Nature brought some rain. Rodney Dye claimed another Modified victory and Mack Tatum got the checkers in the Sportsman division. We then went to SNMP on the next weekend and rain eventually washed that program out! Greg Butcher brought his car out at SNMP after several tries to get to the track. The next event was at Motor Mile Speedway on Aug 6. The forecast for rain chances were very high leading up to this event that held several cars from making the long tow. Thankfully enough club cars braved the weather and a few visitors from the Carolina Classic Vintage Racing Association showed up to help fill the field. Wise old guy told me one time if you plan to never work based on the weather forecast you will never get anything done. Remember when they say 40% chance of rain that’s a 60% chance of no rain. In all actuality the SGP really dodged the weather at Motor Mile, but in the end the race got done and it was a beautiful night! At every event we run the track is always very happy with club performance and car count, but we still need every car we can get to the track.
At Motor Mile we had two visitors form The CCVRA and those guys brought really nice fast cars. With a total of 12 cars taking the green flag the race was on. We always start by draw but Rodney dye #9 Modified and Sparky Staton in the #8 Sportsman had to start shotgun on the field due to winning the last event here in April Lineup was as Follows;
1. #4 Eddie Gilbert 1969 Mustang
2. #0 Greg Butcher 1955 Ford
3. #16 Bill Webb 1964 Chevy II
4. #51 James Turner 1964 Comet
5. #T5 Christy Jeffers 1978 Pinto
6. #20 Jim Lambert 1980 Pinto
7. #16 Gene Williamson 1938 Ford Humpback Sedan
8. #0 Mack Tatum 1968 Nova
9. #53 Chad Conner 1957 Chevy
10. #81 Steve Shelp 1935 Dodge
11. #8 Sparky Staton 1956 Chevy
12. #9 Rodney Dye 1935 Ford Sedan
The race rolled green and saw the Visiting Carolina cars jump out to lead the first 15 laps but the cars of Dye and Staton were coming through the field with power. The caution flew when Greg Butcher was leading and got together with the lapped car of Jim Lambert Causing damage to both cars and retiring Jims due to a collapsed header pipe. Rodney dye would take over the lead with Eddie Gilbert following with Bill Webb Third. Not to be denied, Greg Butcher was coming through the field fast as he could and would catch Dye. Dyes #9 Coach had the motor go sour and eventually let go but Butcher and Staton were on a mission to get to the checkered. The race would end with Butcher taking the checkered with Station two lengths back. The surprise of the night was the Little Pinto Wagon #T5 Of Christy Jeffers sneaking in there for the modified win. The final rundown as follows:
1. Butcher #0
2. Staton #8
3. Gilbert #4
4. Chad Conner #53
5. #16 Webb
6. Tatum #0
7. Turner #51
8. Jeffers #T5
9. Shelp #81
10. Williamson #16
11. Dye #9
12. Lamber #20
What a great show and the fans loved the event! We will be returning to Motor Mile next summer for sure!
The Month Of august continues with the club Rolling in with return trips to the tracks of Wake County on Aug 19 and South Boston Speedway on Aug 27. The club expects good fields at both tracks with the potential of a couple new cars showing up for events!
September will see us back at East Carolina on the 17 and Orange County on the 24. Catch us at the track! Southern Ground Pounders often imitated but never reproduced!
Orange County June 25 Recap
The Southern Ground Pounders made their first trip to Orange County Speedway in 2016 and had a banner night with awesome racing. The pit gates opened to 13 cars including the #98 Falcon of Jeff and BJ Apple Driven by Jimmy Rice making its first appearance since a blown motor and crash at the Southern Vintage Racecar Nationals sidelined them in March. Past SGP Club member Gary Lloyd also made a rare appearance with the club in his #6 sportsman Falcon. Gary hadn’t ran with the club in several years but came well prepared to do battle with the Yellow #98 of Rice! Jay Royal from South Port NC also made the tow up from the North Carolina Coast! As always the starting lineup was determined by a blind draw!
The Club rolled off as the fifth race of the program with a lineup of:
1. #16 Gene Williamson M
2. #58 Don Lassister S
3. #51 James Brown S
4. #98 Jimmy Rice S
5. #42 Scott Kirkman M
6. #12 Jimmy Dekraft S
7. #55 Dennis Bond S
8. #9 Rodney Dye M
9. #20 Jim Lambert M
10. #6 Gary Lloyd S
11. #0 Mack Tatum S
12. #81 Jerry Jefferies M
13. #1 Jay Royal M
The green saw Jimmy Rice slip to the lead and start to pace the field. James Brown Driving for James Turner for the evening ran second for the first few laps till the field could get stretched out. After five laps the field looked like this. Rice, Dye, Lloyd,Brown Lassisiter, Dekraft, Kirkman Williamson,Tatum, Royal, Bond, Lambert. Gary Lloyd and his falcon was rolling to the front to catch Rice. There was great side by side racing all through the field with Dekraft Lassister Brown and Tatum running pretty much in a line till about lap 15 when the finally changed around a few positions. On lap 20 The Chevelle #12 of Dekraft had a motor decid to leave the building and a quick caution came out to check for fluids on the track. Tough Break For Jimmy as this was his second race with the club this year and he was doing great!
The field rolled to the green for the final five laps with Rice #98 Leading with Lloyds #6 right on his bumper, Dye Tatum Brown Lassisiter Jefferies Lambert Williamson Bond Kirkman take chase! The race ended almost that way except on the final restart Royals #1 modifed shucked third gear in the tranny. Lloyds #6 couldn’t muster the speed to catch and cage the Falcon of Rice. Rice claimed the Sportsman Trophy and Dye got the Modified win for the night! Final Rundown:
1. #98 Rice
2. #6 Lloyd
3. #9 Dye
4. #0 Tatum
5. #51 Brown
6. #58 Lassister
7. #81 Jefferies
8. #20 Lambert
9. #16 Williamson
10. #55 Bond
11. #42 Kirkman
12. #1 Royal
13. #12 Dekraft
Tremendous thank you to the staff of Orange County for having us be a part of their program Saturday night. During the pit party prior to the nights racing we had many many fans come down and get SGP calendars signed by the drivers on hand. Thank you to the Dedicated fan base that cheer on the club!
The next event for the club will be at East Carolina Speedway on July 9 and then Southern National Speedway on July 16. Please come out and see the club and if you cant make it next time check us out on the web at www.sgpvintageracers and catch an event this summer. Remember, if you aint watching the SGP go support your local short track when they race!
Keep your eyes on the Hot Rod magazine and Circle Track magazine Facebook pages for some really sporty pictures in the next few weeks!
See ya at the races!
Wake County Race recap from June 4, 2016
Would like to extend a big thankyou to Wake County speedway, Mike Stodder and his staff!
The Southern Ground Pounders had a great time at the track Friday Night. We had a couple mechanical failures but all in all had a great race! It would appear that the SGP and Wake County have a rain tattered relationship! Over the last three years the weather and the SGP have struggled at the Bull Ring. We had all races rain out there a couple years back and then last year rained one out. actually it was just so wet we couldn’t get in the infield and the track was crying! The second time down there last year rain threatened but held off till the bomber race much the same as Friday night. Kudos to the staff for rolling through the program getting all the races in before the real rain came!
We had ten cars at the track and one lone car show up at the last minute as Mack Tatum and his wife were burning up the road coming from Paris Island S.C. and his sons Marine Corp Boot camp graduation. Ken Faucette had his Camaro Modified back at the track for the first time since a hard crash at the Southern Vintage Racecar Nationals a couple years ago but a steering issue parked him for the night.
The lineup was as follows:
1. Christy Jeffers #t-5
2. Chase Parsons #74
3. Jerry Jefferies #81
4. Rodney Dye #9
5. James Turner #51
6. Mack Tatum #0
7. Dennis Bond #55
8. Don Lassisiter #58
9. Jim Lambert #20
10. Ken Faucette #7 DNS
The #t-5 Pinto had been through some mechanical redo’s and was running great in practice. It looked like Christy Jeffers was finally going to give the old mod a good run but leading the field to the green and taking off with all that horsepower that the little 283/301 antique motor has snapped the input shaft on the transmission! That slowed the bottom line and allowed Parsons Dye and Tatum to pull away from the field with Lassisiter Jefferies and Turner Bond Lambert in tow. The race ran pretty smooth with parsons leading the first five laps till the #9 of Dye went bye taking the #0 of Tatum with him. At lap fourteen the #58 of Lassister slipped in some water from a leaking radiator hose on Turners #51 Comet and spun in turn 4. The restart saw The Modified coach of dye pull two lengths on the Sportsman car of Tatum and five laps later another caution came out for the spin of The #81 coupe of Jefferies. The lightening was flying across the sky at this time and rain looked imminent but miraculously would hold off till the end of the program! The final Restart saw Dye Tatum Lassiter Lambert Bond Jefferies take the green and run to the Checkered!
Rodney Dye in his #9 Coach collected the modified victory basically at his home track as he lives just a couple miles away. Tatum’s #0 Orange 1968 Nova finished second overall to claim the Sportsman trophy.
Next event for the Southern Ground Pounders will be June 18 at the beautiful Shenandoah Speedway up in Virginia. Twin 20 lappers are planned for the night! Then the following weekend on June 25 we will be at Orange County Speedway in Rougemount N.C.
Again, a big thank you to the staff at Wake County Speedway for having the Southern Ground Pounders at the track Friday night!
Race Recap from May 14 South Boston Speedway
The day finally came where the SGP got back onto the track at the Historic South Boston Speedway. The club had 13 cars in attendance and had several that planned on making the trip but circumstances prevented it. One broken tow truck, one motor install got side tracked and a broken clutch release bearing cost the club some cars. The members in attendance had a great show!
The day started with a practice session that was cut short by rain and put the whole program a little behind. The rain was gone quickly and the show went on. Another quick makeup round of practice without incident and we were ready to go. As always the club drew for starting positions. The SGP would be the first event of the night and take the command to start engines after the national anthem. Lineup was as follows
1. Rodney Dye #9 M
2. Dennis Bond #55 S
3. Corey Agee #83 M
4. Jerry Jefferies #81 M
5. Chase Parsons #74 M
6. Gene Williamson #16 M
7. Sparky Staton #8 S
8. Christy Jeffers #T5 M
9. Mack Tatum #0 S
10. Jimmy Dekraft #12 S
11. Garland Ricketts #80 M
12. Jim Lambert #20 M
13. James Turner #51 S
The race rolled off with Dyes Coach, #9 jumping out to a lead. After a couple laps of side by side racing the field settled out to Dye, Agee Parsons Staton and Tatum pretty much nose to tail. The rest of the field was a few car lengths back with Jimmy Dekraft #12, in his first run with the club leading the second pack followed by Bond, Jefferies, Rickets also in his first event with the club, Jeffers, Lambert and Turner. Turners Comet experienced a vibration and had to retire early. The front of the pack was a nose to tail freight train till about lap 10 when the ignition on Dyes #9 Coach failed relinquishing the lead to Agee followed by Staton, Parsons and Tatum. Parsons was putting some heat on the sportsman car of Staton and slid by then started the hunt for Agee who had pulled out by 8 car lengths. Time would run out and the race would finish caution free with Agee taking the checkard flag followed by Parsons Staton Tatum Dekraft Lambert Ricketts Jefferies Bond Williamson Jeffers and Turner!
What a good night for the club and great night of overall racing at the historic South Boston Speedway. A huge thank you to the staff of the track for having us be a part of the weekly program. We can hardly wait to make a return trip back on Aug 27, 2016.
The Southern Ground Pounder Clubs next event will be Sunday May 29 at Carteret County Speedway in Emerald Isle NC. Come see us at the beautiful facility they have down there. A special Saturday afternoon practice for divisions racing on Sunday will be held. If you are at the beach for the holiday come cool off that sunburn at the races! A good time is guaranteed!
Southern Ground Pounders Vintage racing club!
April 23 motormile race recap !
Southern Ground Pounder Motor Mile race recap!
The SGP rolled into Radford Virginias Motor Mile Speedway on April 23 with a great field of racecars. The day was nice and sunny although it wasn’t hot, it was way warmer than the last event we had! Big thank you to Motor Mile Speedway for extending us the chance to come to their great facility and run a program with them! The track showed us awesome hospitality and a great time was had by everyone in attendance. Special thank you to the members who made the tow to the great track to have some fun someplace we have never been before! Special Thanks to Chad Conner for bringing out his new 1957 Chevy. They just finished up the car a couple days before the race.
The track opened pit gates early Saturday and practice started at 1130 am right on the button! The club was afforded two rounds of practice with zero incidents. A couple gear changes and some chassis tweaking and we were ready to race!
The club lined up by random draw just like always. The starting lineup was as follows:
1. James Turner #51
2. Sparky Staton #8
3. Rodney Dye #9
4. Mack Tatum #0
5. Chad Conner #53
6. Ken Faucette #7
7. Jerry Jefferies #81
8. Jim Lambert #20
9. Gene Williamson #16
The race started with Sparky Staton in his red and white 1955 Sportsman car jumping out to the lead followed by Dye, Tatum and Turner. The Nova of Tatum and the Comet of turner ran side by side for about a lap and a half till goiung down the backstretch entering turn 3 the Drive shaft decided to leave Turners #51 Comet. James slid softly to the inside of three and four but the driveshaft landed in pieces on the track. After a short caution the field took the green flag again and ran caution free till the checkard flag fell! With Staton leading the way Dye and Tatum Gave Chase. The Chevelle of Faucette was working his way into the hunt for the lead also. Dyes Little yellow Ford followed Staton for a few laps till Sparky opened the door for Dye to go past on the inside. Faucette in the #7 got around Tatum and the top three cars of Dye #9, Staton#8 and Faucette#7 could be covered by a blanket. Tatum was running Fourth followed by Chad Conner in the #53 Jerry Jefferies #81 Jim Lambert #20 and Gene Williamson #16. On lap 23 The Motor in Faucettes Chevelle overheated and he had to relinquish his position on the racetrack to the fourth place car #0 of Tatum.
The field crossed the finish line with Dye taking the overall win in his Modified and Staton getting the Sportsman win. Final finishing order as follows.
1. Rodney Dye Mod
2. Sparky Staton Sportsman
3. Mack Tatum Sportsman
4. Chad Conner Sportsman
5. Jerry Jefferies Mod
6. Jim Lambert Mod
7. Gene Williamson Mod
8. Ken Faucette Sportsman
9. James Turner Sportsman
The two winners received awesome trophies from Motor Mile Speedway! We will be returning to motor mile later this summer and expect a much larger field of cars. Special Thanks to the track for treating us so well. Looking forward to the return trip Back !
Race Recap from Southern National race on April 9 2016 !
What a great night to start the season. April 9 at Southern National Motorsports Parks opening night for 2016 and for the SGP. The afternoon was beautiful but windy and it wasnt to bad on temp till the sun went down! Two rounds of practice without a hitch! everybody line up waiting to go at the right times is an awesome perk for this club. No issues with waiting on someone as time is the enemy at the track especially during practice. The race ran without incident seeing Rodney Dye win overall in the modified division and Mack Tatum claimed victory in the Sportsman division. Tatum took second helpings overall with Rodney Dye winning the overall race. The field rolled to green with ten cars. as we went green Don Lassiter experienced an oil pressure issue and played the safe bet pulling off. Starting order was 1. Lassiter 2. Parsons 3. Dye 4. Tatum 5. Bond 6. Williamson 7. Turner 8. Jefferries 9. Jeffers 10. Lambert
Even though the air was cold the track was hot! Rodney Dye was never more than a car length from the front bumper of Tatum the whole race. Dye and Tatum Paced the field but there was lots of racing following them at all positions on the track! Tatum tried put couldn't quite get around the outside of Dye. Dye drove a perfect race never faltering his line and never giving an inch off the bottom Lane thus making Tatum work the outside. Special thanks to all the vintage racers who braved the cold to show support to the club. Finishing order (unofficial) 1. #9 Dye Mod 2. #0 Tatum Sportsman 3. #74 Parsons M 4. #81 Jefferies M 5. #51 Turner S 6. #55 Bond S 7. #20 Lambert M 8. #16 Williamson M 9. #T-5 Jeffers M 10. # 58 Lassiter S Unofficial finish till verified
Next race is Motor Mile Speedway on April 23. Be there or be square!!