Double showdown at Swainsboro Raceway!

by | July 27, 2018 2:17 pm

by CANDY CARROLL

   With weather threatening all around, track owner Paul Purvis rolled the dice and took a chance at Swainsboro Raceway. Hosting two days of ground-pounding racing action featuring the Schaeffer’s Southern National Super Late Model Series both Friday and Saturday night, drivers rolled in from as far as the Australian Outback.

   Friday night, drivers and fans enjoyed a complete show with qualifying, heats, and a 53-lap feature event in the Schaeffer’s Southern National Series. Known as one of the locals, dominating the dirt tracks across the U.S. over the past year, “Young Gun” and “The Wheelman” Brandon Overton made a last-minute charge with only six laps to go, picking up back-to-back $5,300 paydays. For the second night in row, Casey Roberts fell a few laps shy, picking up second again with Dale McDowell third.

   Drivers in the Sunoco Super Street, Daniels Chevrolet Pure Stock, Roger Wheeler Construction Road Warrior, and Scare House of the South 440 divisions competed in heat race events to set the field for Saturday’s $1,000 feature events.

   Saturday evening, beautiful skies and cool breeze filled the air as 126 cars packed the fields for eight classes of racing action, including another complete night of Schaeffer’s Southern National Super Late Models, Zaxby’s Crate Late Models, and Southland Insurance 602 Sportsmen.

   The first feature event of the night was the Sunoco Super Street Division as…

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