Florida To Invade Georgia

So this week the United Sprint Car Series has got some 360 sprint car action going on up across the border and we hear a bunch of Florida teams are heading on up to partake.

Where should you be telling Google Maps you want to drive to if you’re the road trip type or really just hate your job and are looking for a good reason to get fired?

  • Thursday, July 17 – Lavonia Speedway at Lavonia, GA.
  • Friday, July 18 – Boyd’s Speedway at Ringold, GA
  • Saturday, July 19 – Dixie Speedway at Woodstock, GA

Your webmaster can vouch for Dixie Speedway as I spent two years of my life living in the Atlanta suburbs, a period of time I would prefer to forget about, with the exception of the times I went to Dixie Speedway for some sprint car racing. I even got to meet a then-teenager by the name of Sarah Fisher wheeling the family’s blue Mead sponsored sprint car.

But alas, I digress.

Here is a roll call of who we hear is going up for some/all of the races.

  • Collin Cabre
  • Danny Martin Jr.
  • Johnny Gilbertson
  • Nicholas Snyder
  • Matt Kurtz
  • The Witherspoons
  • Shawn Murray
  • AJ Maddox as a maybe.

We also hear that it’s $2,000 to win and $500 to start. But you might want to give Pete Walton a ring (or a bell as the British would say) to confirm payout at 770.865.6097.

In addition, USCS has their own mini sprint deal and we know of one driver, Chase Cabre, who will be racing in that class.

About Brian


Known to the FSCF.com staff as “The Hot Foot” or simply “Flyin'” Brian Penrose, Brian can be found campaigning this sweet ride on a regular basis.

Up and coming mini sprint driver Brian is our Editor at Speed. A devout Jac Haudenschild fan, Brian has many good qualities, including the ability to hold his breath underwater for at least seven seconds and also to quickly scan the checkout lines at Publix to see which is moving fastest.

NAME: Brian Penrose
AGE: Old enough to know better
HEIGHT: Too tall to be a jockey and too short to be an athlete
WEIGHT: Think of Tony Stewart
FAVORITE WoO DRIVER: Tie, “The Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild and “Hot Foot” Jason Meyers
FAVORITE BALDWIN BROTHER: None, they’re about as useful as stock car racing
FAVORITE MAGAZINE: Sprint Car & Midget
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Knoxville Nationals (Live once a year)
FIRST SPRINT CAR EXPERIENCE: I got to sit in one of Sonny Hartley’s sprint cars at a shop in Orlando when I was about 10 or 11
HOW I GOT INVOLVED IN SPRINT CAR RACING: My dad started me in quarter midgets as a kid and always loved the sprint cars
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Strap In, Hang On and Shut Up.”
ANYTHING ELSE WE SHOULD KNOW? I was a high school baseball & football coach. Even worked for the infamous TV baseball instructional videotape pitchman Tom Emanski.

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