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Senoia raceway opens this week with televised races and empty grandstands


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  • May. 08, 2020 - 10:27 AM

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Senoia raceway opens this week with televised races and empty grandstands

Tray Sees Photography / Zach Yost Racing Photography

Co-promoter Mayes Massey's Thursday event will feature some of the nation’s best Super Late Model and Crate Late Model competitors for a weeknight event that will precede Senoia's plans for an eight-division program on Saturday.

Senoia Raceway will offer its first glimpse of real competition this year this Thursday and Saturday nights.

Both of the events will be spectator-free events, allowing only drivers and designated crew members to attend in person.

Race fans will be able to watch the racing action from the 3/8ths mile track and Thursday night's $5,000-to-win DirtonDirt.com Super Late Model Shootout presented by E-Z Go through live streaming online at DirtonDirt.com and FloRacing.com.

Co-promoter Mayes Massey's Thursday event will feature some of the nation’s best Super Late Model and Crate Late Model competitors for a weeknight event that will precede Senoia's plans for an eight-division program on Saturday.

"I'm really excited about the possible exposure we can get, and I really feel like we have one of the best surfaces in the South," said Massey, crediting partner Doug Stevens with the track preparation. "He kind of takes a scientific approach to prepping the track, and his surfaces are usually unbelievable."

Senoia, shuttered along with dirt tracks nationally during the COVID-19 pandemic, will follow social distancing protocols Thursday with teams limited to six people, including the driver.

Neither grandstands nor concession stands will be open at the track that has successfully hosted practices, including one when Georgia State Patrol officers stopped by to verify regulations were being followed.

"We passed the tests, I guess you could say, of what you're supposed to do," Massey said.

The DirtonDirt.com Super Late Model Shoot-Out presented by E-Z-Go will be available live beginning at 7:30 p.m. and is included with a monthly or yearly DirtonDirt.com subscription at no extra charge.

For subscriptions and additional information, visit https://www.dirtondirt.com/liveEvents.php .

Saturday night’s “Bull Ring Bash” will offer area racers in the Limited Late Model, Crate Late Model, Late Model Sportsman, Hobby, Bomber, Mini and Hot Shot the opportunity to compete for the first time this year.

The action will also be available online. For details of Saturday's Bullring Bash, visit senoiaraceway.com.