Win As Big As Texas in NeSmith World Championship!!!
(October 15, 2016) - A world championship should
have representation from all over. The top five in the NeSmith
Performance Street Stock World Championship was from five different
states. But the winner's domination was as big as Texas. Chris
Brown made a surprise visit to Golden Isles Speedway pay off in
a huge way. The Super Late Model regular jumped behind the wheel
of Jesse McNorton's brand new machine and swept the weekend, topped
off by the $10,000 100-lap win. The event was part of the Third
Annual Showdown on the Coast.
"We literally came up with the idea to
build this car about four weeks ago," Brown, who has 100
plus wins in a Modified, said in a press release. "A lot
of people thought we were crazy and that there was no way we would
get it done in time, but we did – and we won."
Golden in I-95 Toyota Late Model Challenge Series Run!
(October 1, 2016) - The open-ended tail of the
new Longhorn chassis jiggled slightly in the LD Buildings Tech
Garage as busy hands worked in the engine compartment. Then the
thumbs up signal and shout from the crew "it's official."
That is how dominant Mark Whitener was Saturday at Golden Isles
Speedway. He spotted the first lap to series leader and fast qualifier
Rhett Carter, then motored by, set sail on the top groove and
won the I-95 Toyota Late Model Challenge Series 30-lap feature.
"We just picked the high line," Whitener
said. "The car was great all night so just ran my line where
I like to run." Carter would fall to third behind Kyle Bridges
on Lap 20 right before the race's second caution. Donnie Chappell
and Scott Johnson rounded out the top five at the finish. Whitener's
engine was protested by a competitor, but was found to be legal
by track officials as it lay in pieces in the tech area. The combination
of the new Longhorn Chassis and track to his liking allowed the
Magicman to perform the disappearing act on the rest of the field.
and Chancey Grab Super Challenge 5 Wins at GIS!
(September 17, 2016) - The silence told the tale,
but left Garrett Lloyd wanting more. The last time out was the
first time with the Jacksonville, Fla. driver's new Limited Late
Model ride. It was dominant until he shut it down due to mechanical
problems with a huge feature lead. Saturday evening was a complete
180. The car was dominant again and this time stayed together
as Lloyd won the Super 5 Challenge feature at Golden Isles Speedway.
Lloyd picked up $2,000 for the victory over a stout field of Limiteds.
Earlier in the season he took an EMod SC5 win.
The Tom Kelly Construction/P&G Land Clearing
machine also was wheeled to fast time and the only competitor
in the 16 second bracket. Previous winner Ryan Carter came next.
SC5 series leader Scott Waters, Cecil Eunice and Lonnie Waters
rounded out the top five.
Bud Chancey made it two straight EMod SC5 wins and
$1,500 checks. The Yulee, Fla. native won the 20-lap finale, holding
off Frankie Lloyd, Trey Pearson, Nick Kirkus and Randy Gainey.
Chancey took over the SC5 series lead outright as former co-leader
Chase Collins settled for a 14th place finish. | more
Carlino Super in SC5 Triumphs at GIS; Wooten Clinches NPSS Title!
(September 10, 2016) - Billy Ammons just drove
his race. The consistency of the J&J Services Camaro's driver
usually means success. Saturday evening at Golden Isles Speedway
was no different. Ammons finished second to John Carlino in the
Enduro Super Challenge 5 Series feature. Carlino won the battle
and the $1,000 top prize. Ammons won the five-race war. Unofficially,
the runner up finish clinched the inaugural SC5 title for Ammons.
William Fisher, Johnny Barker and Jonathan Croson rounded out
the top five in the race. Barker needed to finish three positions
better than Ammons to overtake the top spot as the former trailed
by two points heading into the final SC5 event.
Carlino topped a 25-car field for the victory. Bud
Chancey wheeled the Chancey-Meyers Motorsports Shaw Chassis to
the EMod SC5 win and the $1,500 that went with it. Weather has
played havoc with the EMod SC5 this season so this was only race
number two. Chancey's victory and Chase Collins second place helped
them move by race one winner Garrett Lloyd in the SC5 standings.
Lloyd finished down in the running order, but will have another
chance in race three this Saturday Sept. 17. Kenny Wells, Nick
Kirkus and Randy Gainey completed the top five. | more
Eunice Shine Brightest in GIS SC5 Runs on August 27!
(August 27, 2016) - The stars may not have littered
the sky on a cloud-covered evening. But the stars of the NeSmith
Performance Street Stocks shined brightly Saturday evening at
Golden Isles Speedway. None was more vivid then Brian Wooten.
The B-dub Express topped a stellar field from three states to
win the Super Challenge 5 Series 25-lap feature. He led every
circuit on the 4/10-mile, red gumbo clay oval.
"Car did pretty good," Wooten said of
his $2,000 win. "Track was a little off this week. I'm not
used to the track being this wet. I don't like it this wet so
I have a little homework to do, but it worked out tonight."
Rain fell during the day three different times leaving
a tacky surface throughout the program. That did not stop Wooten
shooting from the pole and then opening the advantage again after
a handful of restarts. The regular GIS high flyers were in the
house as well as the aces from elsewhere. Richie Stephens, Kyle
Livingood, Robert Hicks and Ronnie Newsome rounded out the top
five. Justin McRee, Woodstock, Ala., jumped into the Dunn Motorsports
High Roller Race Cars house car. The Late Model veteran won his
heat, but went backwards some in the main and took seventh.
Speeds to GIS I-95 Toyota Late Model Challenge Series Victory!
(August 6, 2016) - The red gumbo clay rooster
tail flying off Devin Dixon's spoiler disappeared in the distance.
That is the gap the Apollo Beach, Fla. driver had through most
of the I-95 Toyota Late Model Challenge Series 30-lap feature
Saturday evening at Golden Isles Speedway. Dixon set sail in the
Dave's Towing/Big Frog Motorsports/Integra Shocks Rocket and won
the event with the $3,000 top prize. Early in the race was quite
a clash with Mark Whitener.
"Beginning of the race we were too tight on
entry - first five or six laps," Dixon said. "Whitener
got around me and then about halfway through the race the car
really started coming around and freed up a little bit and got
back by him. The car was really good tonight." |
Limiteds: Lloyd, Payne, Wooten, Ammons, Bruner, Clark Also Win
(July 23, 2016) - The sigh of relief probably
was synonymous with a tire deflating. One can only imagine that
was Ryan Carter's reaction Saturday evening at Golden Isles Speedway.
Carter swept the Limited Late Model show, topping off the night
with a flag-to-flag win in the 25-lap feature. That followed setting
quick time amongst the 13 entries.
The high was about shot down on Lap 7 after Carter
had paced the initial six laps. The caution flew as Carter sat
in Turn 2 180 degrees from the correct direction. According to
track officials, the yellow was tossed for the car of Charlie
Davis that stalled attempting to drive into the pit entrance off
that same turn. Carter was awarded his top spot back and he checked
out from there. | more
the Air as Whitener Bags $3,000 I-95 Toyota LM Run!
(May 21, 2016) - A battle. Some magic. Another
battle. More magic. The Magicman endured all of that and Mark
Whitener took home the $3,000 I-95 Toyota Late Model Challenge
Series feature Saturday evening at Golden Isles Speedway. Whitener,
Middleburg, Fla., won his heat and started the finale outside
of polesitter, fast qualifier and other heat winner Devon Dixon.
The latter wheeled the Big Frog Shock and Suspension Technology/Dave's
Towing/Big Frog Signs and Graphix Koury-powered Rocket to the
point at the drop of the green with Whitener in hot pursuit.
Dixon would only open a couple car length advantage
until the first magic for Whitener's United Land Clearing/Racecar
Engineering Koury-powered Longhorn. Dixon was collected by a spinning
lapped car on Lap 11 sending the Apollo Beach, Fla. pilot and
Big Frog Motorsports machine pitside. Whitener inherited the lead
and stayed there, but not after a plethora of cautions and a battle
with Tyler Crowder. Both survived a Lap 13 caution that saw a
good amount of vehicles with damage and stopping to have sheet
metal pulled. | more
to Take Limited Super 5 Challenge Win at GIS!!!
(May 14, 2016) - It was good to be out front.
Or maybe it was not. Michael Lloyd took advantage of demolition
derby-type situations and won the Limited Late Model Super 5 Challenge
at Golden Isles Speedway Saturday evening. "It was good just
to finish," Lloyd said. "The car had some damage, but
the night turned out all right. I'd rather be lucky than good
Polesitter Woodrow Mullis had built a straightaway advantage
as Lloyd moved into second in the 25-lapper. The 17-year old superstar
was then gathered in a crash from Cecil Eunice spinning in turn
three on Lap 12 and was forced pitside to change a tire. "We
started picking off some cars," Lloyd said. "We were
way behind. (Mullis) probably would've won if he wasn't in the
wreck, but we were gaining people said." | more
Results from Golden Isles Speedway on April 23, 2016
(April 23, 2016) - Donnie Ashford has proven
more than once his Diggin Deep Racing team is not afraid to put
the racer on the trailer and travel. The Deland, Fla. ace made
his first 2016 appearance at Golden Isles Speedway pay off. He
took the NeSmith Performance Street Stock Super Challenge 5 Series
feature Saturday evening and beat a top flight of cars in the
process. Ashford, coming off a win at another track a couple weeks
before, cashed in on the $2,000 first prize and launched to the
top of the special GIS series.
He wheeled the CLX Engineering/Parrish Shade Tops/Allen
Plumbing/Tom's Pizza/HMS Tire Conditioners Camaro over Shaun Washam,
Cole Exum, Bud Chancey and Brian Grantham. Brian Wooten, who won
the first two, NPSS features at GIS, was seventh at the checkered
flag behind Kyle Livingood. | more
Results from Golden Isles Speedway on April 16, 2016
(April 16, 2016) - The offseason could not pass
fast enough for Billy Ammons. No one could pass Ammons Saturday
at Golden Isles Speedway. Not even close. Ammons rocketed from
the pole position and dominated the Enduro 25-lap Super Challenge
5 Series feature on opening night at GIS. He pocketed $1,000 for
the victory. Charles Smith tucked into the runner up spot at the
green flag, but, even with a handful of restarts, had nothing
to muster to overtake the longtime racer.
John Carlino drove well and was helped out by attrition
to take third with three laps left. Kyle Davis started 17th and
picked his way to fourth followed by Tim Keener. The Super 5 Challenge
Series is a five-race series for all GIS regular classes.