‘Second’ season begins on Dixie dirt
by Emily Horos
ehoros@cherokeetribune.com
September 11, 2013 12:54 AM | 835 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Although the points championships had already been decided, it didn’t take away from Saturday night’s excitement at Dixie Speedway.

The night began with trophy presentations to the regular-season point champions, and bike races for children.

In the Super Late Models, Jason Croft was a winner over Donald McIntosh, with Shawn Chastain third.

In the Limited Late Models, Scottie Pritchett was the winner over Alan Brewer and Michael Brewer. Shannon Etheridge was the winner in Pony Stocks, while Jamie Cross placed second.

Other winners included Justin Shipley (Crate Late Model), Kenny Taylor (Super Bomber), John Sexton (Cruisers) and Cody Czobat (Econo Bomber).

Several track regulars, including Crate Late Model drivers Maddie Crane and Curtis Cline, did not compete.

Many drivers used the night’s races as a way to gear up for the fall championships, which will be held this weekend. Dixie spokeswoman Mia Swims-Green said the next two weeks will be big for the track.

Swims-Green said the fall championships are important to both drivers and spectators alike. Extra prize money for the drivers increases the competition, and fans get an exciting show.

“All of our championships are usually pretty exciting,” Swims-Green said. “It’s as much about the trophy and the bragging rights as anything else.”

Gate prices for the fall championships start at $12 for grandstands. Ages 9-7 are $6 and those 8 and under are free.

After the fall championships for all divisions this weekend, Dixie will host the Fall Monster Truck Nationals over two days, Sept. 20-21.

“We have been gearing up for the monster trucks for a while now,” Swims-Green said. “It is always a fan favorite and a big draw.”

That weekend will also feature freestyle motocross, a “show and shine” contest and a demolition derby.
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