The highly-anticipated Pine Tree 100 race will be back this weekend and better than before.
Last year, it was Pearson Lee Williams who won the feature race for the 604 crate lates. He recalls how special of an event the Pine Tree race is.
“It’s a pretty prestigious event for our local community, and I’ve always wanted to win. It was awesome to actually do it last year,” he said. “Plus, they have one of the coolest hand-carved trophies. It’s an awesome racetrack with a good, friendly environment.”
While a repeat is always something to behold, fans will be on the edge of their seats as this year’s 604 crate late model feature revs up to go on green; a new driver will park their machine in Victory Lane on Saturday evening as Williams doesn’t plan to return for this year’s race.
Action will begin with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. on April 30.
In addition to the 604 crates, six other divisions will compete that night: the 602 lates, the street stocks, road warriors, the Crown Vic pros and juniors, and the 440s.
Grandstand tickets will be $15 for adults and $10 for children (ages six to 11).
Pit passes will cost $35 for adults and $20 for kids.
Paul and Debra Purvis, owners of the local half-mile oval, are excited to put on this event as part of the 75th Annual Pine Tree Festival programming. They had a great crowd in 2021, and they’re looking forward to welcoming drivers and their families, along with fans, on Saturday.
“We’re expecting another good crowd. We had a full house last year, and we hope to match it. If you’re looking for family-friendly fun this weekend, come on out and watch some red Georgia dirt fly on Modoc Road in Swainsboro.”