Toccoa Raceway To Open 15th FASTRAK Season On April 1
CARNESVILLE, GA – Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, GA will open the 15th season for the Fastrak Pro Late Model Series as the Southeast Region will compete in a 40-lap $2,000-to-win, $250-to-start race on Saturday night, April 1. The beginning of new season means all drivers are starting out with a clean slate in point standings towards the $10,000 2017 Championship.
Defending Fastrak Pro Late Model Series SE Region Champion Cla Knight of North Augusta, SC will return to defend his title. Knight was also the 2016 Fastrak Pro Late Model Series Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Champion and is the holder of the 2016 East Coast Rumble Championship Belt. Knight will be joined by a star-studded field at Toccoa Raceway.
David Smith of Inman, SC, Chris Steele of York, SC, Matthew Nance of Rhonda, NC, Benji Hicks of Mt. Airy, NC, Jimmy Mac of Mooresville, NC, and Ron Parker of Belwood, NC were also top ten drivers during the 2016 Fastrak Pro Late Model Series SE Tour, and will be looking to get started off on the right foot to begin a new season on Saturday night, April 1 at Toccoa Raceway.
A pair of drivers from the Volunteer State have thrown their respective hats in the ring for the 2017 Fastrak SE Championship. Jensen Ford of Piney Flats, TN will wheel a machine he helped build at TNT Race Cars owned and operated by his parents Tony and Teresa Ford. David Smith will wheel the TNT “House Car.”
Phillip Thompson of Morristown, TN will spend the 2017 season in a Fastrak Pro Late Model running for the SE Region Rookie of the Year honors. Thompson started racing Go-Karts at age 11, and graduated to Street Stocks at the age 16. Thompson advanced to Pro Late Models last season, and the19-year-old driver was the fast qualifier at the Fastrak East Coast Rumble event at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN.
The Fastrak SE travelers will have some tough competition from David McCoy of Franklin, NC, a driver that is a Toccoa Raceway regular that picked up $10,000 in 2016 as the Fastrak Weekly Racing Series National Champion. McCoy will be looking to defend his home turf and pad his bank account with another $2,000.
“Fastrak is one of the few sanctions we have at Toccoa Raceway, and we’re looking forward to having a great field of cars for their season opener,” Toccoa Raceway Owner/Promoter Mike Davidson said. “We have reconfigured the track by putting down new clay, making the banking higher in some places, and taking out banking in other places. This has made for a lot more side-by-side racing. We’ve also brightened the track up with new LED lighting.”
Davidson also said in addition to McCoy, many other Toccoa Speedway regulars will be on hand for the Fastrak SE season opener on April 1 that include Adam Smith of Carnesville, GA, Frankie Beard of Hartwell, GA, and Ricky Smith of Blairsville, GA.
Toccoa Raceway is owned and promoted by Mike and Jackie Davidson, and is located at 6452 Big A Road, Toccoa, GA 30577. For more information, call 770-402-7234, or visit their web site at www.toccoaraceway.com. You can also follow them on Facebook at Toccoa Raceway, or on Twitter @toccoaracing1.
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