Family of racers receive championship trophies at Tifton banquet last Friday

Published 5:40 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A father and two sons were recognized at a racing banquet last Friday night for their achievement of each earning a championship in the divisions they race in.

Earl Boyett and his sons Colby and Nicholas race stock cars in Georgia, and each hoisted a championship trophy for the division they raced in during the banquet in Tifton.

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Earl won the points championship for the limited late model at Needmore Speedway, Colby won the points championship limited late model in Albany and Nicholas won the points championship for C Class late model.

More than 200 racers were at the banquet to accept trophies, enjoy dinner and win door prizes throughout the night. Competitors from across the Southeast were able to meet with each other in a non-competitive environment.

“That is impressive for a father and two sons to all three win a championship the same year,” Earl said. “We raced every Saturday night from March to November to be able to win this thing. Plus, trying to be able to race at some other tracks during that time. So we had to be there, and we had to compete and we had to place. It was an extremely good year.”

The Boyetts were also awarded the Pannell Cup, an award that goes to the team the most points after winning a championship in their division.

The sponsors for Boyett’s cars include Flint Equipment out of Albany, Peter Built out of Albany, Ferguson Waterworks of Tallahassee, and Circle B Contracting of Bainbridge.

“We can’t do it without them,” Boyett said. “They have been with us a pretty good while.”

Next for the Boyetts is another year of stock car racing kicking off in March.

Colby was working in Texas and not able to attend the banquet, but was recognized with a trophy that was accepted by his family.