Swainsboro Raceway Presents the 18th Annual Turkey 100 “The Southern Dream”



Swainsboro Raceway Presents the 18th Annual Turkey 100 “The Southern Dream”

Swainsboro Raceway Presents the 18th Annual Turkey 100 “The Southern Dream”

SWAINSBORO, GA —The 18th edition of the Turkey 100 is quickly approaching at Swainsboro Raceway and Swainsboro Kart Track. Swainsboro host one of the biggest three day weekends in the South as drivers and fans from across the country visit Emanuel County.  

The $20,000 to win Zaxby’s Crate Late Model event presented by Daniels Chevrolet and Coca-Cola will headline this year’s Turkey 100 at the Paul and Debra Purvis owned Swainsboro Raceway/Go-Kart track in Swainsboro, Georgia on Thanksgiving weekend.  Over $80,000 in prize money will be up for grabs over the course of the three day event.

This event will be the largest weekend of the season for Swainsboro Raceway as the GM Performance / Zaxby’s sponsored Crate Late Models will take to the track on November 22, 23 and 24, vying for the top spot and this year’s Turkey 100 Championship honors.  In addition to the Zaxby’s Crate Late Models ($20,000 to win), the Scare House of the South (S.H.O.T.S.) 440’s ($1000 to win), the Roger Wheeler Construction Road Warriors ($2,000 to win), Daniels Chevrolet Pure Stock ($2,000 to win), Sunoco Super Street ($2,000 to win), and Southland Insurance 602 Late Model Sportsman ($2,000 to win) will also be on the racing schedule for the weekend.  

On Thursday evening (Thanksgiving Day), November 22rd, the Turkey 100 weekend kicks off with an open practice session for all divisions from 6 pm until 10 pm.  Gates open at 4 pm with Adult Grandstand Admission $5, Children 11 and under Free, Pit Pass $25 for Adults and Children 6-11 $20.

****A three-day pit pass will be offered $90 for Adults and $65 for children 6-11, or a three-day grandstand pass for $40 which can be purchased on Thursday. ****

On Friday afternoon, gates will open at 12 pm, drivers meeting slated for 5 pm, and hot laps will roll out around 5:30 pm. Adult Grandstands/Karting Admission will be $20, Children 6-11 $15, and children under 6 Free.  Pit Passes $35 for Adults and Children 6-11 $25. 

**** A two-day pit pass will be available on Friday $70 for Adults and $50 Children 6-11.   

Friday’s action will consist of hot laps for all divisions, Zaxby’s Crate Late Model Time Trials (2 laps) and heat Races (10 laps) plus heat races for all supporting divisions.  A $400 Cash Award will be given by GRW Competition Engines in Dublin, GA to the Zaxby’s Crate Late Model fastest qualifier on Friday night.

The Swainsboro Go-Kart Track, home of the Kwik Shop Predators, which has now been successfully up and running for five seasons will be in action Friday night as well.  Go Karters from the age of five and up will be competing in 16 classes.   

On Saturday evening, gates will open at 12 pm with drivers meeting at 4 pm and hot laps slated for 5 pm.  Adult General Admission $20, Children 6-11 $15, and Children Under 6 Free.  Pit Passes $40, Children 6-11 $30.

Saturday, Swainsboro Raceway will host the Second Annual Southern Dirt Track Racers Reunion from 1 PM – 3 PM.  Drivers from all over the South will gather for a meet and greet session under the Big Top.  Be sure to come early as drivers gather to reminisce of the past and present in the racing community.

Saturday night racing action consist of B-Mains for the Zaxby’s Crate Late Models and feature racing for all divisions, including the $20,000 to win, 100 lap, Turkey 100 for the Zaxby’s Crate Late Models.

The Host Hotel for Swainsboro Raceway & the Turkey 100 is the Bradford Inn of Swainsboro, please call (478) 237-2400 for details and please ask for the Swainsboro Raceway rate.  The Swainsboro Raceway/Go-Kart Track is located at 586 Modoc Road, Swainsboro, GA 30401.

TURKEY 100 PAYOFF: 1) $20,000; 2) $7,500; 3) $3,000; 4) $2,000; 5) $1,800; 6) $1,500; 7) $1,300; 8) $1,100; 9) $1,050; 10) $1,000; 11) $950; 12) $900; 13) $850; 14) $840; 15) $830; 16) $820; 17) $800; 18) $750; 19) $700; 20) $700; 21) $700; 22) $700; 23) $700; 24) $700; 25) $700; 26) $700.

ZAXBY’S CRATE LATE MODEL TIRES MUST BE PURCHASED ON SITE FROM HOOSIER REPRESENTATIVE.  TIRES WILL BE AVAILABLE NOV. 22, 23, AND 24.  YOU MUST QUALIFY, START HEAT, AND START FEATURE ON THESE TIRES.

The Zaxby’s Crate Late Model entry fee is $175.00 if postmarked by November 10th and the entry fee will then be $225.00 after that date or the day of the race. Pre-Entry forms may be obtained by calling 478-252-1300.  You can mail entry forms to: Swainsboro Raceway, 5372 Pinetucky Road, Wadley, GA 30477.  

Further information on the Swainsboro Raceway/Go-Kart Track and the 18th Annual Turkey 100 Weekend can be found by contacting the following: Swainsboro Raceway (478) 252-1300 or (478) 494-5005 or visit www.swainsbororaceway.com or swainsbororaceway@yahoo.com .