Faulk Wins First Career Stock Car Race at Dublin-441 Speedway | Events
Cale Faulk of Cedar Grove Georgia entered the history book at the “New Dublin-441 Speedway” Sat. night June 9th, by winning his first Career Super Street Stock Car Race.
With clouds forming above and drops of rain in Laurens and surrounding counties being welcomed by all, race fans and over 80 race drivers filled the ½ mile clay oval in a high spirit for an exciting event.
Finishing second was Corey Dunn of Milledgeville in his first year of Super Street racing, next was Nick Hardy of Baxley followed by Earl Lord of Dudley, and Tyler Mimbs of East Dublin.
Cale was inspired by his Grandfather M. C. (Lack) Faulk, who owned a car that raced when the track opened in 1967.
After the race, Cale said in an interview with Speedway Promoter Willis Wombles, “I want to dedicate this first career win to my late grandfather PaPa Faulk. It was him that started our family in racing, and we honor him with this win."
Wombles remarked: “This brings back a lot of memories to 441, as PaPa Faulk (He was in fact like a grandfather to our family), loved stock car racing and was a leader to all participants during that time.
Ben Faircloth of Swainsboro won his first Late Model race of 2012 at 441 when he charged past pole sitter Keith Edge of Eastman, & Jordy Nipper of Macon, in a matchup of three of the most notable drivers in Middle Ga. Phil Pittman of Vidalia placed fourth, with Pearson Lee Williams of Dublin, points leader in LM division placing fifth. Chris Usry of Batesburg, S. C. won the Crate, while Rick Culpepper in His first race at 441 finishing second, Blake Smith, and Eric Baggett of Dublin was third and fourth, & Kyle Bridges of Moultrie-fifth. David Ussery of Dublin won His fourth Pure Stock feature of the year, Robbie Bland of Dublin won His third Bomber feature, while Chad Graham of East Dublin got His third Road Warrior win of the season.
This week a two-night race is scheduled at 441.
On Friday June 15th, practice, and qualifying in all divisions, a Road Warrior feature with $100.00 to winner, along with a 25-lap Late Model feature paying $1200.00 to win. Crates & Late Model will run together. With 441 being the only track running on Friday night, over 100 race cars are expected, including several National Late Model drivers from Middle and South Ga, East Alabama, and North Florida. Also, a $200.00 “ dash for cash” will be held for all children ages 7-12, and under 6. “We are planning a night of entertainment for all family members, stated track owner Justin McCorkel”. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00-adults, & $5.00-children in grandstands, $25.00-adults, & $10.00-children in pits. Saturday night June 16th, features in Pure Stock, Bomber, Super Street will be run, with a first time ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODEL 40-lap event paying $4,000 to win.
While Toccoa's Casey Roberts leads the points in ULMS, Virginia’s Baggerly , and Enoree, S. C. young gun Zack Mitchell are second and third, another Ga. driver Casey Barrow of Savannah is fourth. Barrow stated in an interview with 441 Promoter Willis Wombles, “After traveling to all the Tennessee tracks, I am looking forward to coming home and racing at 441. I have raced there a few times, It’s a nice track, and I think We will have a little advantage over most of the other guys, who have never raced here. We are ready to get up there and see what We can do.”
To add to the excitement and drama of going to a new venue, Series Owner Stan Lester announces a $500.00 bounty has been placed on Vic Hill of Morristown, Tenn ., after Hill won three features in a row. “ This will definitely be a great show in auto racing, as We welcome the ULMS to Dublin-441 for the first time, stated Speedway Owner Justin McCorkel.