Oglethorpe Speedway Park News Release:
Contact – RANDALL JENKINS – 912-964-8200
September 13, 2016
OSP TO HOST THE 19TH ANNUAL SHOWDOWN IN SAVANNAH ON OCT. 6, 7, AND 8
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
POOLER, GA – Oglethorpe Speedway Park will host the 19th Annual Showdown In Savannah on October 6, 7, and 8. In what has become one of the premier events in dirt track racing, coastal Georgia’s Fall Festival of Speed will feature the top drivers in the Southeastern United States competing in six different racing Divisions.
The Crate Late Model Division will headline the 19th Annual Showdown In Savannah with a 75-lap $10,000-to-win $400-to-start main event. The Crate Late Models are powered by economical Chevrolet Performance 604 Circle Track Engines that are built and sealed at the factory to prevent any expensive modifications. Kelcar Motorsports will provide the personnel to scrutinize the Crate Engines and collect tire samples in the Tech Area during the post-race inspection. Drivers are expected from Georgia, Florida, the Carolinas, Alabama, and Tennessee.
Leading the Crate Late Model entries for the 19th Annual Showdown In Savannah will be World of Outlaw hot shoe Brandon Overton of Anderson, SC, who will be driving for former Showdown winning car owner Bobby Kay who had Tuck Trentham driving. The defending Showdown In Savannah winner Cecil Eunice of Blackshear, GA will return to defend his title. Also entered is the Fastrak Crate Late Model Racing Series point leader and East Coast Rumble Champion Cla Knight of North Augusta, SC, Robert Diekemper of Bloomingdale, GA, Travis Pennington of Stapleton, GA, and Mark Whitener of Middleburg, FL.
Along with the Crate Late Models, the Super Stocks and the Super 4s will be in action for the 19th Annual Showdown In Savannah with each Division competing in a 50-lap $5,000-to-win main event. The Mini Stocks and Pure Stocks will each compete for 20 Laps and $1,500-to-win in their respective main events. The Amateur 4 Division will also be in action with a 10-lap main event each night.
The Showdown In Savannah gives race fans an opportunity to see big track racing on a dirt surface, as Oglethorpe Speedway Park is the last standing half-mile dirt track in South Georgia and North Florida. There have other dirt tracks in each area that have been half-mile in length, but they have either reduced in length or closed. Only OSP has stood the test of time as a half-mile race track.
The on track action begins on Thursday night, October 6 with an Open Practice Session. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with practice from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Pit passes are $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under, and Grandstand admission will be $5.
Friday night, October 7 will feature Qualifying and Heat Races as preliminary events for the big show. The Mini Stocks and Pure Stocks will run Heat and Feature Races on Friday night. Gates open at 5 p.m. with Hot Laps and Qualifying for Crate Late Models and Super Stocks will be at 6:15 p.m. Racing action is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Pit passes on Friday night will be $30 for Adults, and $15 for children 12 and under. General Admission Grandstand tickets will be $15 for Adults, $13 for Seniors and Military, and $5 for children 12 and under.
Saturday night, October 8 will see B-Main races and the big money feature events. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., with Hot Laps at 6:20 p.m. and Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Pit passes are $40 for Adults and $20 for Children 12 and younger. The Grandstand ticket prices are $20 for Adults, $18 for Seniors and Military, and $5 for children 12 and under.
Oglethorpe Speedway Park is located Northwest of Savannah, GA at 200 Jesup Road, Pooler, GA 31322, or three miles east of I-95 at Exit 102 on U.S. Highway 80. For more information call 912-964-8200, or visit them online at www.ospracing.net. You can also like their Facebook page at Oglethorpe Speedway Park.