Race Report: Big 3 Series howls down in Georgia

B. Scruggs adds Big Shot to Hat Trick Saturday in GKK Revival 

July 20, 2019-Carnesville, GA

The Grorgia Karting Komplex had sat idle for the better part of 2019 but that ended last weekend as the Big 3 Series rumbled down 85 to the spacious complex for another set of Big Shot Races, this time for Pro Junior 2 and Pro 425. The Georgia heat was also in attendance but showed up late after breaking through some early morning cloud cover. Fans and drivers quickly adapted to the temperatures which averaged anywhere between 90-95 with a heat index around 105. Kiddie pools and tents broke out all over as folks tried to stay cool. Several kart fields were well into the double digits with the largest being in Stock Heavy with 23. Some drivers had made the trip from Florida as the entry county ended up at 277 entries for the day. 


How it went down

Brad Scruggs (#12) arguably had the best day overall going for a hat trick claiming Super Heavy 410, Super Heavy 425, and the Big Shot Race for 425. Two of those wins he had to fend off Randy Moon (#64) who also had a strong day throughout.

Brad Scruggs-Big Shot Pro 425 Winner. *Photo Credit to Hunter Weaver.

Coletrain Palmer (#25) would lay claim to the other Big Shot win in Pro Junior 2 and double up by also taking Junior 3. Palmer had to hold off a furious charge by Luke Cooper for the Big Shot win.

Coletrain Palmer-Pro Junior 2 Winner. *Photo Credit to Hunter Weaver.

Other drivers that had strong days were Daniel Simmons (#06) who showed speed early and doubled up with Stock Medium and holding on against powerhouse Tommy Jernigan (#111) in Predator 375. Jernigan however would bounce back later in the program by claiming Pro Predator by over 1 second for the margin of victory. Brayson Riddle (#96), a frequent visitor to Foothills Raceway, doubled down with Junior 1 and Pro Junior 1 including some late race heroics battling with Cameron Lambert (#33) in Junior 1 down to the wire with a margin of victory by .075. Jason Moates (#4) continued his tear through the Big 3 Season by sweeping both Champ classes (Senior and Pro) on the card. Lastly, the Dove flies again as Andrew Dove (#154) went double in a pair of Stock classes with wins in Stock Heavy and Pro Stock. The Big 3 Series returns August 17 at Sugar Tit Speedway in Reidville, SC. Check below for the rest of the season’s schedule as well as a video link and photo gallery reference from the weekend at the GKK. 

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Remaining Schedule


Sumo 450- 54 David Alewine

Amateur- 16 Jacob Abernathy

Predator 425- 10 Brandon Henson

Stock Medium-06 Daniel Simmons

Junior 1- 96 Brayson Riddle

Pee Wee A- 14 Blayne Nix

Super Heavy 410-12 Brad Scruggs

Junior 3- 25 Coletrain Palmer

Senior Stock- 17T Matt Taylor

Predator 375- 06 Daniel Simmons

Senior Champ- 4 Jason Moates

Junior 2- 10 Brody Kellum

Stock Heavy- 154 Andrew Dove

Pro Amateur- 421 Logan Tucker

Pro Junior 1- 96 Brayson Riddle

Super Heavy 425- 12 Brad Scruggs

Junior Sportsman Champ- 72 Brice Moore

Pro Junior 3- 25K Caden Kelly

Pro Stock- 154 Andrew Dove

Pro Predator- 111 Tommy Jernigan

Pro Junior 2 (Big Shot)- 25 Coletrain Palmer

Pro Champ- 4 Jason Moates

Pro 425 (Big Shot)- 12 Brad Scruggs

Photo Gallery

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