“We have really missed racing over the past couple years, but we’re ready to be back fresh and re-energized to keep the tradition of the Super Bowl of Racing going during Speedweeks next year. We, like so many people, went through a rough spell with the economy in this area and we had to shut the place down in 2010. We let some people lease the track for a few races and we tried to sell the place but never really got the right offer. The economy has picked up in this area now, so we opened the track back up this year to run local shows and we’re doing well,” stated Frankie Lloyd, owner of Golden Isles Speedway.
“We’ve hired some good people to help run this track and we’re excited how things have gone so far in 2013. We have talked amongst the staff here about being a part of speedweeks again in 2014 and having the super late models here again. We decided to run our traditional Super Bowl of Racing again in 2014, like we did in years past before we closed. Regardless whether we had a sanctioning body come in or not we were committed to running our Super Bowl of Racing in 2014,” said Lloyd. “So I contacted Ritchie Lewis with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series about bringing the series back to GIS in 2014. We really feel the LOLMDS is the premier national touring series for super late models and the best fit for our race track. You add in their TV package and the exposure it will bring to our track to show the fans all over the country how good the racing can be here – is an added bonus. We’re excited and thrilled to have the LOLMDS back and look forward to putting a great weekend of racing on for the all the fans in this area and for all the fans that travel and make it their first stop for speedweeks in 2014.”
The 38th Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park will consist of two $5,000 to win shows on Monday and Tuesday nights, followed by two $7,000 to win shows on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The series points nights begin on Friday and Saturday, with a pair of $10,000 to win feature events. The LOLMDS is also thrilled to announce that the Friday night event at East Bay Raceway Park will air live on the MAVTV American Real Network. This will mark the first time in the history of the LOLMDS that a series event will air live. Saturday nights event at East Bay Raceway Park will be taped to air on MAVTV at a later date in 2014.
“We always enjoy having the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series come to our track every year. It’s always the biggest event for us as a staff each year. Doing Live TV in 2014 will be an exciting challenge that were looking forward too. The professionalism and team work that the Lucas Oil staff brings is always a pleasure to be associated with. We’re very excited to be a part of history with the LOLMDS and hosting their first ever Live event,” stated Al Varnadore, president of East Bay Raceway Park.