Massey & Stevens Lease West Georgia Speedway

New plans at West Georgia Speedway include widening the track surface. (West Georgia Speedway Photo)

WHITESBURG, Ga. — After losing the lease to promote Senoia (Ga.) Raceway two weeks prior, Mayes Massey and Doug Stevens have signed on to operate West Georgia Speedway in Whitesburg, Ga.

The duo plan to operate the three-eighths-mile clay oval on Saturday nights this season. The deal came together with West Georgia Speedway owner Sammy Duke in just a few days.

“When news came out that we were not going to be able to operate Senoia any longer, we were approached by several people wanting to know how they could help,” said Massey.  “One of those was West Georgia Speedway owner Sammy Duke.”

Duke, Massey and Stevens met several times including a walk-through of the track.  After the walk through, the trio made a hand-shake agreement, and within 48 hours, the final lease papers were signed.

Plans include widening the surface by removing the inside guardrail by late February. After the configuration, a full schedule will be released. Opening night is scheduled for April 3 with crate late models, late model sportsman, chargers, hobby, bombers, mini stock and front wheel drive divisions competing weekly. Other special events featuring super late models, limited late models, sprint cars and monster trucks are being planned.