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Wednesday June 19th, 2019 5:03AM

Hartwell Speedway set to open 50th season on Saturday

By Brandon Reed Reporter
  Contact Editor

Fifty years after its first event, Georgia’s Hartwell Speedway is set to open up its 2019 season this weekend.

The venerable Northeast Georgia 3/8-mile clay raceway is slated to kick off its 50th season with a rare daytime race day on Saturday, March 9.

Track officials are planning for nine divisions of racing this year, including Limited Late Models, Crate Late Models, Hobby 602, Modified Street, Stock V8, Stock Four and Front Wheel Drives, along with two new divisions, Young Guns and Open Wheel Modifieds.

It will mark the first of 28 race dates, running to the first week of October. Hartwell Speedway will see regular division racing each Saturday night. The track’s first points-paying event will be on April 6, while a special event featuring Vintage Car racing is slated for April 13.

Other special events on the schedule include the Sharp Mini Late Models on June 15, a return of the Vintage racers on September 14, and Kid’s Power Wheel Races and Kid’s Foot Races on various race nights throughout the season.

The final points-paying race of the season is set for September 21, with Champions Night closing out the season on October 5.

For more information on Hartwell Speedway, visit Hartwell-Speedway.com.

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