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NASCAR legend to serve as Grand Marshall at Cochran Motor Speedway.

NASCAR legend to serve as Grand Marshall at Cochran Motor Speedway.

Cochran Motor Speedway announced Tuesday that Rex White, the 1960 NASCAR (now cup series) Grand Champion will serve as Grand Marshall for Friday's Nesmith Crate Late Model Series race.

Eddie Spurling, a member of Daytona's Living Legends and NASCAR Hall of Fame, will appear with White. Both will be available for autographs. It will mark the first time a NASCAR champion is honored at CMS.

Also Friday, local divisions will run heat races to qualify for Saturday including a 50 lap Nesmith Crate Series race. Visit www.cochranspeedway.com for more information.

July 25 Cochran Motor Speedway results

Will Fordham of Cochran finished third in his second Jr. Enduro Race Saturday night.

Parker Martin won for the second time this season, followed by Ridge McCoy. Jottie Burgamy won Super Street. Jimmy Sharp, Jr. claimed first in both the Pure Stock and Late Model divisions. Tony Head won Sportsman. Dalton Poole was declared Bomber feature winner after the cars of Jeffery Yates and Brandon McDaniel failed post race inspections.  

Cochran Motor Speedway will host the Nesmith Crate Late Model Series along with all local divisions July 31-August 1.  

Friday will have heats and qualifying races along with a Nesmith Crate feature. For more information, visit www.cochranspeedway.com or call Chris Martin, (478)456-4036.

Weather again keeps BCHS off the softball field

Weather again keeps BCHS off the softball field

The Lady Royals tried again to get some pre season softball work in by traveling to Southern Pines for a scrimmage tournament hosted by West Laurens. After about an hour weather delay, Bleckley took the field versus the host Lady Raiders. But in the fourth inning, a warning from the lightning detector cleared all fields. Conditions never improved and with rain falling an hour later, games were cancelled.

BCHS will try again Monday, traveling to Rochelle to play Wilcox County in a doubleheader.

Game times are 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

July 20 Cochran Motor Speedway results.

***Results courtesy Willis Wombles.***  Will Fordham of Cochran was the first local racer to participate in the Jr. Enduro at Cochran Motor Speedway.  He finished second Saturday behind Ridge McCoy and ahead of Dillon Neco.  

Other results: Royce Dominy won his first race of the season, finishing first in the Late Model feature race with Caleb Gray second and Keith Edge third.  Jeffery Yates won Bomber Feature, with Wiley McDaniel, Jr. second and Alston Ownens third.  Kyle Conyer won Super Street followed by Michael Davis and Justin Sapp.  Jason Floyd was first in Pure Stock.  Brian Jones second, Davis was third.  Monte Vaughn claimed first in Sportsman feature followed by Tony Head and Paul Smith.  The top three in Legends Division were Joshua Hicks, Dwight Pilgrim, and Bubba Henry.  

Racing returns July 25 with Late Model, Super Street, Sportsman, Pure Stock, Bomber, and Jr. Enduro.

Bleckley 10-u baseball finishes third at state.

Bleckley 10-u baseball finishes third at state.

For a team that's never seen live pitch, let alone Dixie Youth, the Bleckley 10 and under all stars have had a great season.  They finished second in a warmup tournament in Warner Robins, won the gold bracket of a CAMSPORTS tournament in Dublin, finished district runner up and went 4-0 last weekend in state pool play.

That season came to an end Saturday.  A 13-0 loss to Troup County-National League and 12-2 loss to Perry-Maroon ended Bleckley's season.  The team though finished third at state and also received the Dixie Youth Sportsmanship Award.

Postponed Cochran Speedway races to be made up Labor Day weekend

Cochran Motor Speedway announced via their Facebook page that the second annual Georgia Shootout that was postponed, due to weather last weekend. It will be made up September 5-7 (Labor Day weekend). 

More details will be forthcoming when known.

Saturday races at Cochran Motor Speedway cancelled

Cochran Motor Speedway announced via their Facebook page Saturday afternoon that the evening's races,  the final night of the Georgia Showdown, had been cancelled.

Track owner Chris Martin said via phone they got "completely flooded" that afternoon, and he wouldn't have been able to get the track ready on time. Martin said a makeup date for the races would be announced this week.