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Apr 04 2016

Rescue Smokers Race to Win at Hawkinsville Smokin’ the Track

Rescue Smokers Race to Win at Hawkinsville Smokin’ the Track

The heavy rains & muddy conditions forced a shutdown of the harness racing at Hawkinsville Smokin’ the Track.  Most of the Georgia Barbecue Association’s (GBA) teams, however, were tucked in out of the weather under the shelter of the horse arena.  It came down to a photo finish as just two tenths of a point separated the top two entries of the day. Robby Royal & Rescue Smoker won the Grand Championship when his final round Rib entry scored a 599 out of a possible 600 to slip past Brad Sweet & 92 BBQ’s score of 598.8 in Pulled Pork.

Grand Champion - Rescue Smokers

Grand Champion – Rescue Smokers

92 BBQ made finals in both Loin & Pulled Pork and added a 6th place in Ribs to take the Reserve Grand Championship.

Reserve Grand Champion - 92 BBQ

Reserve Grand Champion – 92 BBQ

Rescue Smokers topped the Loin category.  Forget Me Not BBQ & 92 BBQ tallied identical 593.3 scores in finals to tie for 2nd place.  Forget Me Know won on the first tiebreaker – taste – to claim the runner-up spot.  Fourth place went to We Want Que with Real South BBQ taking 5th place. Southern Hogs camin 6th, Rub Shakers Que came in 7th & Johnson Boys BBQ came in 8th place.  In 9th place was Holy Smokes and in 10th place was Kelvin’s BBQ.

Ragin' Smoke BBQ

Ragin’ Smoke BBQ

 

92 BBQ had the best Pulled Pork entry of the day. Bubba Grills took 2nd place. Ragin’ Smoke BBQ made finals for the first time in the GBA & finished in 3rd place.   Smokin’ AJ’s was back after a long layoff & took 4th place.  Holy Smokes came in 5th with Real South BBQ just 0.3 back in 6th and  another 0.3 back was Southern Hogs in 7th place.  Kelvin’s BBQ, Just Blowing Smoke & Johnson Boys BBQ finished 8th thru 10th respectively.

The Grand Championship Ribs of Rescue Smokers took first place honors. Smokin’ AJ’s came in 2dn with Southern Hogs in 3rd place. The 4th place call went to H&J Cooking Team. Kelvin’s BBQ walked for the third time of the day, this time for 5th place.  92 BBQ completed their strong cook with the 6th place call. Ragin’ Smoke BBQ took 7th place; Holy Smokes took 8th & Old Henry’s BBQ claimed 9th place. Just Blowing Smoke rounded out the top 10.

The GBA congratulates Smokin’ the Track contest committee for going above & beyond in harsh conditions and delivered a well run contest.  The GBA next heads to Jackson for Smoking Pork “N” Butts on April 15-16.

Full Results (note:  1st, 2nd & 3rd place scores are from finals rounds. All other scores are from preliminary rounds)

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 598.7 Rescue Smokers 1 598.8 92 BBQ 1 599 Rescue Smokers
2 593.3 Forget Me Not BBQ 2 593.7 Bubba Grills 2 593.4 Smokin AJ’s
3 593.3 92 BBQ 3 591.2 Ragin Smoke BBQ 3 592 Southern Hogs
4 594.8 We Want Que 4 596.1 Smokin AJ’s 4 595.1 H & J Cooking Team
5 594.5 Real South BBQ 5 594.8 Holy Smokes 5 594.8 Kelvin’s BBQ
6 591.1 Southern Hogs 6 594.5 Real South BBQ 6 590.2 92 BBQ
7 590.8 Rub Shakers Que 7 594.2 Southern Hogs 7 587.91 Ragin Smoke BBQ
8 590.3 Johnson Boys BBQ 8 591.2 Kelvin’s BBQ 8 587.9 Holy Smokes
9 589.8 Holy Smokes 9 590.5 Just Blowin Smoke 9 587.5 Old Henry’s
10 588 Kelvin’s BBQ 10 589.9 Johnson Boys BBQ 10 586.2 Just Blowin Smoke
11 583.2 Dixie Davis Cooks 11 589.6 Rub Shakers Que 11 582.6 Real South BBQ
12 582.3 Just Blowin Smoke 12 586.8 Rescue Smokers 12 582 Bubba Grills
13 580.2 Smokin AJ’s   13 582.3 We Want Que 13 581 Johnson Boys BBQ
14 575.6 H & J Cooking Team 14 581.1 H & J Cooking Team 14 579 Rub Shakers Que
15 572 Ragin Smoke BBQ   15 578 Forget Me Not BBQ 15 570.5 Forget Me Not BBQ
16 571.1 Bubba Grills 16 575.5 Old Henry’s 16 568.4 We Want Que
17 564.4 Old Henry’s 17 570.9 Dixie Davis Cooks 17 564.5 Ocmulgee Smoke
18 559.6 Ocmulgee Smoke   18 569 Ocmulgee Smoke 18 562.6 Dixie Davis Cooks

 

Reserve Champion Scores:

Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 92 BBQ 599.1 596.4 590.2 1785.7
2 Southern Hogs 591.1 594.2 595.4 1780.7
3 Rescue Smokers 598.2 586.8 595.7 1780.7
4 Kelvin’s BBQ 588.0 591.2 594.8 1774.0
5 Smokin AJ’s 580.2 596.1 596.4 1772.7
6 Holy Smokes 589.8 594.8 587.9 1772.5
7 Real South BBQ 594.5 594.5 582.6 1771.6
8 Johnson Boys BBQ 590.3 589.9 581.0 1761.2
9 Rub Shakers Que 590.8 589.6 579.0 1759.4
10 Just Blowin Smoke 582.3 590.5 586.2 1759.0
11 Ragin Smoke BBQ 572.0 598.2 587.9 1758.1
12 Bubba Grills 571.1 598.8 582.0 1751.9
13 H & J Cooking Team 575.6 581.1 595.1 1751.8
14 Forget Me Not BBQ 599.1 578.0 570.5 1747.6
15 We Want Que 594.8 582.3 568.4 1745.5
16 Old Henry’s 564.4 575.5 587.5 1727.4
17 Dixie Davis Cooks 583.2 570.9 562.6 1716.7
18 Ocmulgee Smoke 559.6 569.0 564.5 1693.1

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