The promoters are surprised that the lease of the dirt road is not renewed for 2021
Senoia Raceway is a 3/8 mile dirt track. The facility hosts Saturday Night Races with Super Late Models, Limited Late Models, Crate Late Models, B Cadets, HobbyStocks, Mini Stocks and Bombers.
The track has also hosted a wide range of special events. This includes bikes and Monster Trucks.
Ahead of the 2021 season, Senoia Raceway promoters Mayes Massey and Doug Stevens were pulled from operations at the Senoia, Ga., Track. Charlie Edwards, the owner of the property chose not to renew the lease.
Mayes Massey lost her father Bill Massey on December 15th. Bill was also involved in runway operations prior to his tragic death. That same day, Massey received a call from Edwards where he was told the lease would not be renewed.
The termination of the lease came as a surprise to Stevens and Massey.
Mayes Massey’s comments on Senoia Raceway
âWe couldn’t get the deal Charlie wanted,â Mayes Massey said.
âIt’s kind of a disappointment. We felt we had done a lot of good for the trail and wanted to keep going. We just couldn’t make the purchase and that’s what Charlie wanted.
âIt really took us by surprise. We scrambled, made a few calls, but in the end the deal just couldn’t come through for our team. Charlie sort of had the idea that someone else would have control of the trail, it seems.
The three have been operating the track since 2015. They quickly reshaped the track and brought in new clay to renovate the running surface. The stands quickly filled with fans.
In 2018, the super late models returned to the runway for the first time in nearly 30 years.
In 2019, the resort added a new runway to the facility. In 2020, Jack Mills took over the promotions of the Senoia Raceway Karting Complex.
âIt’s kind of a bitter taste that stays in our mouths,â Massey said. âThis place meant a lot to my father. We wanted to continue to make him grow in his honor. It’s just a bad deal for us.
Mayes Massey and Doug Stevens have removed all of their personal equipment from the facility.
âOur friend Clint Smith offered to store the equipment nearby in his store until we could find a place to put it all,â Massey said. “He was a great friend to us and was just as surprised as we were by Charlie’s decision not to renew the lease.”
âWe have been honored to serve the racing community over the past few years and appreciate how they have supported us throughout,â Massey said with Stevens nodding in approval. “We will cherish the memories we made with each of them.”
Charlie Edwards is considering selling the facility.