This weekend, the FASTRAK Racing Series kicks off its 2019 season at Toccoa Raceway (GA) with a $2,000-to-win feature for their Pro Late Models. The event is the first in what promises to be an exciting season for the FASTRAK Racing Series, starting at a high-banked bullring known for thrilling racing.
“This is a place that is the fastest 1,600 feet of dirt in Georgia,” said FASTRAK Racing Series General Manager D.J. Irvine on Speed51’s “The Morning Bullring” Monday. “Looking forward to being there, it’s high-banked. Last year we had David McCoy and Adam Smith battling side-by-side for four or five laps going for the lead.”
Carson Ferguson is one young driver to watch for in the FASTRAK Racing Series in 2019. A former INEX Legends National Champion, Ferguson made eighth FASTRAK starts last year, and displayed remarkable consistency in those effort with four top-five finishes and seven top-tens.
Part of his 2018 FASTRAK campaign included the three-race East Coast Rumble mini-series, which takes place Labor Day weekend. With a pair of podium finishes at Beckley Motorsports Park (WV) and Wythe Raceway (VA) and a top-ten at Tyler County Speedway (WV), Ferguson clinched the 2018 East Coast Rumble championship and claimed its heavyweight championship belt trophy.
Hunter Stinnett also competed part-time on the FASTRAK schedule in 2018, including a top-ten feature finish and a heat race win at Princeton Speedway (WV) in August. Stinnett also competed in last year’s East Coast Rumble series, with 11th-place finishes at Beckley and Tyler County.
Irvine also cited Sylvan Schuette as a driver to watch in the 2019 FASTRAK season. Schuette hails from Blairsville, Georgia and competed for the Toccoa Raceway track championship last season. The 18-year-old driver scored his first career Dirt Late Model win at Toccoa in last April, and hopes to translate that success to his FASTRAK performances.
Nick Schlager is another Georgia native expected to compete more on the FASTRAK circuit this year. Schlager has also enjoyed success at the weekly level at Toccoa Raceway, with several wins to his credit at the facility.
Gates will open at 2 p.m. Eastern Saturday, April 6 for the FASTRAK Racing Series season opener at Toccoa Raceway. Fans unable to make the trip to Toccoa, Georgia for the race can also watch live on Speed51, as we will provide a broadcast for premium network members.
The broadcast is part of a growing list of live broadcasts available to Speed51 premium network members, including several FASTRAK races over the course of the season as Speed51 is the Official Video Home of FASTRAK Racing. Click here to sign up now and catch all of the action, as well as highlights, interviews and more.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo credit: FASTRAK Racing Series Facebook