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December 20, 2012

Racing at Needmore Speedway

TIFTON — On Dec. 28, Needmore Speedway will open it's gates for the first day of a weekend of racing called the Langdale Ford Big Finish 50.

The previous race Needmore held was back in November called the Earlybird 75 and it was extremely successful.

In the late model division Adam Giles blistered the track during qualifying and broke the previous track record leaving fans to hope someone can repeat this feat at the big finish. Brandon Overton from Appleton led most of the race in a crate late model but eventually lose out to Needmore regular Stacey Roberts. There were drivers from 6 different states in attendance for the race.

Friday, Dec. 28, gates will open at 3 p.m.,  with practice starting at 5 p.m.

 On Saturday, Needmore will run a little differently from the last race by splitting up the feature over the two days of Saturday and Sunday. Gates will open at noon, hot laps at 2 p.m. and racing at 3 p.m.

The feature for late models on Saturday will be 25 laps and a $2500 payout to the winner. Late models will qualify but will not be running heats. If 25 cars or more show up they will run a B main. In limiteds on Saturday they will run a 20 lap feature with $1,000 going to the winner.

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