Faircloth Makes History at Cochran Motor Speedway | News
Ben Faircloth made history Sat. night June 2, 2012 at Cochran Motor Speedway by winning the Inaugural American Dirt Series "Late Model Super 7" /Arlene Pittman Memorial Race.
Faircloth, a second generation driver from Swainsboro, Ga. posted the fastest time in qualifying, picked up the G.W.R. Racing Engines bonus award for the pole position, then led the fastest 24-car field flag-to-flag winning the race in front of a standing room only crowd of race fans. Brandon Overton of Martinez driving on Faircloth's bumper the entire 40 laps, settled for second. Jeremy Faircloth (Ben's Brother) a car length back placed third, Robert "Bloom Diekemper of Bloomingdale was fourth, with Hunter Peacock of Macon fifth. Brad Comer of Gray picked up the 7th place bonus by finishing in that position.
This race was first of seven American Dirt Series scheduled this season . The next race a 40-lap, $2,000 to win will be held at Dublin-441 Speedway on June 23rd.
Regular races resume next week at Cochran Motor Speedway and Dublin-441 Speedway.
Friday night June 8th Dublin-441 Speedway will host the Andy Griggs Charities Concert for the Nephcure Fountain and the American Cancer Society, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m.. Afterwards a Free stock car practice/race will be held for all those that attend the concert.
"We are excited to host Andy Griggs, a Nashville Recording Star, along with local recording artist Chuck Hancock, Dakota Rose Band, Ronnie Pittman, and Amy Taylor for such a wonderful charity event. Also We want to show country music fans what We do each Sat. night here at 441" remarked track owner Justin McCorkel .
General admission is $15.00, VIP seating $25.00. Tickets may be purchased in advance in Dublin at Dublin Tire Company and Williams Body Shop and in Sandersville at Meadows Paint and Body. Tickets will also be available at the gate on concert night. For further information log onto: www.441speedway.com