Fastrack  GM $50,000 Championship


William Thomas Wins Night 1 of FASTRAK  Grand Nationals by Inches

William Thomas, or “Mr. Smooth” as they call him,the third generation driver from Phoenix City Alabama certainly proved worthy of his nick name, as he clipped  leader Lee Cooper of Spartanburg SC by inches at the checkered flag in what had to be the most dramatic finish in FASTRAK Late Model history at night one of the FASTRAK 'Grand Nationals' at Green Valley Speedway in Glencoe Alabama . "Once I got going & got in position I just waited to make my move" said the longhaired youngster that many have tabbed as the next lead of the famed 'Alabama Gang'.

This was the night that the entire Southern and Mid East Regions had been fighting for all year earning points towards this stellar event. A broken a-frame that cracked a spark plug wasn`t enough to deny Thomas from the winning charge

Fifty six competitors were on hand to make their bid of night 1 for the $50,000 TO WIN Fastrak Grand Nationals. As every FASTRAK Region had in their night 1, this was it for the Southern/Mid East teams and did they respond ! 

Qualifying was under way with the 21 of Frankie Beard from Hartwell GA setting to the pace and earning the GM Performance Parts “TOP GUN” award. The qualifying was done with a unique format with 4 cars at a time on the track . Beards time was an amazing 15:081 making him the man to beat.

Five heats took the top three cars and three consolation races took the top three to make the 75 lap event.



 FASTRAK/ Green Valley Speedway

Finish Order - Points Won

William Thomas 35

Lee Cooper 34

Buddy Smith 33

Owen Osteen 32

Gathan Burns 31

David Smith 30

Blake Stewart 29

Chris Ferguson 28

Kasey Hall 27

Timbo Mangum 26

Jordy Nipper 25

Donald Brasher 24

Matt Long 23

Ryan Bryson 22

AJ Watson 21

Keeny Peoples 20

Will Shuffler 19

Billy Thompson 18

John King Jr 17

David McCoy 16

Frankie Beard 15

Scott Morgan 14

Eddie Terry 13

Phillip Gann 12

10 points each for the cars that tried to make the race.

Add these to the starting points for each driver.

Next FASTRAK Grand national events;


 Oct 17th and 18th Mountain Raceway Park, Maryville TN

 (Night 2 for the entire Nation)


Wed Oct 18th & Thursday Oct 18th Night 2                 


Oct 19th Rain Date $2000 to win $400 to start


Oct 19th and 20th Volunteer Speedway, Bulls Gap TN

(Night 3 for the entire Nation and the Grand Finale)


Friday Oct 19th & Saturday Oct 20th Night 3                  

 Oct 21st Rain Date $2000 to win $400 to start


$6000 in tow money for the last 2 days of the Grand Nationals.


*For teams that participated in all 3 nights and did not make the show on nights 2 and 3.                                      


$50,000 to win- $250,000 in point money “up for grabs”


Partners of the FASTRAK Racing Series Include: Goodyear Racing, GM Performance Parts, Sunoco Race Fuels, Maypole Chevrolet, Duralite Wheels, PPM Racing Products, Heintz Performance, MK-Direct, Braswell Carburetion, Mastersbilt Racing Chassis, TNT Racing Chassis, Rocket Racing Chassis, Modern Chevrolet, Schoenfeld Headers.


*THE FASTRAK DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES is based on the GM crate engine program using both the 602 and 604 engine types. All teams utilize Goodyear Racing Tires as the “spec tire” allowing teams tremendous savings in both engine and tire expense. The National Championship of the FASTRAK RACING SERIES is one of the largest in the United States totaling over $350,000.00 for the 2007 season.  









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