Turkey 100 quickly approaching

by | October 30, 2012 5:14 pm

   The 12th edition of the Turkey 100 is vastly approaching.  This year Mud Bogging Dixie Style will be added to the weekend’s program.

   The $20,000 to win Crate Late Model event presented by Aaron’s Rentals, Daniels Chevrolet and Coca-Cola will headline this year’s Turkey 100 at the Paul and Debra Purvis Owned Swainsboro Raceway/Mud Bog in Swainsboro, Georgia on Thanksgiving weekend. Over $51,000 in Crate Late Model prize money will be up for grabs over the course of the three day event.

   This event will be the largest event weekend of the season for Swainsboro Raceway as the GM Performance Aaron’s sponsored Crate Late Models will take to the track on November 22, 23 and 24, vying for the top spot and this years Turkey 100 Championship honors. In addition to the Aaron’s Crate Late Models ($20,000 to win), the Extreme Concrete 440’s ($200 to win), the Adams Construction Road Warriors ($300 to win), Daniels Chevrolet Pure Stock ($700 to win), Sunoco Super Street ($1,000 to win) and the Love’s Seafood Mini Stocks ($500 to win) will also be on the racing card for the weekend.

   On Thursday evening, (Thanksgiving Day) November 22, the Turkey 100 Weekend kicks off with an open practice session for all divisions from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Gates will open at 4 p.m. Adult General Admission will be $5 with Children 11 and under admitted FREE. All pit Passes will be $10.

   On Friday afternoon, the Gates will open at 12 p.m. with the Driver’s Meeting slated for 5 p.m. and Hot Laps will roll out at around 5:30 p.m. Adult General Admission will be $10 with Children 6-11 Admitted for $5 and Children under 6 admitted FREE. Pit Passes will be $25 for Adults while Children 6-11 admitted for $10. Friday’s action will see Hot Laps for all divisions, Aaron’s Crate Late Model Time Trials (2 laps) and Heat Races (10 laps) plus Heat Races for all supporting divisions.

   On Saturday evening, the Gates will open at 12 p.m. with the driver’s meeting at 4 p.m. and Hot Laps slated for 4:30 p.m. Adult General Admission will be $20 with Children 6-11 admitted for $10 and Children Under 6 admitted for FREE. Pit Passes will be $35 with Children 6-11 admitted for $15. Saturday’s action will see B-Mains for the Aaron’s Crate Late Models and Feature racing for all divisions including the $20,000 to win Turkey 100 for the Aaron’s Crate Late Models.

   Also on Saturday afternoon, the Swainsboro Mud Bog will rev up at 4 p.m. with mud slinging action to thrill the crowd. There will be action in six classes – Pure Street, 35” Street, 38 ?” Street, 44” Street, Tractor Tire, and Super Street. There will be a $200 Bonus in all classes. “Come see the mud fly!!”

   A three-day pit pass will be offered for $60, which can be purchased on Thursday at the Pit Gate during the open practice session, or a two-day Pit Pass will be offered for $50 which can be purchased on Friday.

   Camping with hook-ups are available at the track for only $20 per night. The Host Hotel for Swainsboro Raceway & the Turkey 100 is the Days Inn of Swainsboro; please call (478) 237-9099 for details and please ask for the Swainsboro Raceway rate. The Swainsboro Raceway/Mud Bog is located at 586 Modoc Road, Swainsboro, GA 30401. A $300 Cash Award will be given from GRW Competition Engines in Dublin, GA to the fastest Crate Qualifier on Friday Night.

   TURKEY 100 PAYOFF: 1) $20,000; 2) $7,500; 3) $3,000; 4) $2,000; 5) $1,800; 6) $1,500; 7) $1,300; 8) $1,100; 9) $1,050; 10) $1,000; 11) $950; 12) $900; 13) $850; 14) $840; 15) $830; 16) $820; 17) $800; 18) $750; 19) $700; 20) $700; 21) $700; 22) $700; 23) $700; 24) $700.

   TURKEY 100 B-MAIN PAYOFF:1) $750; 2) $400; 3) $300; 4) $200; 5) $150; 6) $75; 7) $75; 8) $75; 9) $75; 10) $75; 11) $50 on down.   

   The Aaron’s Crate Late Model entry fee is $175 if postmarked by October 31 and the entry fee will then be $225 after that date or the day of the race. Pre-Entry forms may be obtained by calling 478-252-1300. You can mail entry forms to: Swainsboro Raceway, 5372 Pinetucky Road, Wadley, GA 30477.

   Further information on the Swainsboro Raceway/Mud Bog and the 12th Annual Turkey 100 Weekend by contacting the following: Swainsboro Raceway (478) 252-1300 or (478) 494-5005 or visit www.swainsbororaceway.com or swainsbororaceway@yahoo.com.

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