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Ricky Williams ends drought at Senoia Raceway


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Aug. 02, 2017 - 6:15 AM

One of the winningest drivers in the history of short track racing in the state of Georgia, Ricky Williams of Fayetteville, busted the drought at his hometrack Senoia Raceway as he led flag to flag winning the Super Late Model feature Saturday night.

The 2016 Georgia Auto Racing Hall of Fame inductee started racing more than 41 years ago and has many wins at the tough 3/8ths mile oval, but had been shut out since his return three years ago. Williams out ran two-time defending Super Late Model points champion Clint “Cat Daddy” Smith for the top honors.

Other winners included Hamilton’s Thomas Lewis in the Limited Late Models, Alabama’s “Thrillin’” Dylan Knowles in the Crate Late Models and Bobby “Wild Child” Arnold of Newnan in the Late Model Sportsman. Ted Willingham of McDonough won again in the Hobby Division while Peachtree City’s Randy Cornwell won his first in the Bomber Division and Alabama’s Dean Williams topped the Hot Shots for the sixth time this year. Aburn’s JJ Garrett was the visiting Kajun Mini Stock Association victor.

Williams qualified on the pole for Saturday’s main event in the Super Late Models and held off fellow Fayetteville driver Glenn Morris to nab the race’s lead at the drop of the green.  

The hall of famer distanced himself over the field of challengers until a late race caution bunched the field for a restart.

Williams was not going to be denied on this night as the short track racing ace held off all the aggression by Clint Smith to claim the win and snap his winless streak. Columbus’ Dalton Cook ran a strong third ahead of Morris and Thomaston’s Shane Fulcher.