CARNESVILLE, GA – The ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series South East Region is ready for a Peach State Double-Header this weekend with a pair of 40 lap $4,000-to-win, $400-to-start races. The action begins this Saturday night Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA, and then the action moves the fast high-banked half-mile on Sunday night at Rome Speedway in Rome, GA.
After the first three races of the 2017 ULTIMATE SE season, Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA leads the point standings with 92 points and a 14-point lead over the second-place driver Jason Welshan of Maryville, TN with 78 points. Brandon Overton of Evans, GA won the first two ULTIMATE SE races this season, and is tied for third in the standings with 70 points.
Also with 70 points in the third spot is Tyler Millwood of Cartersville, GA. Millwood will be racing at his home track, Rome Speedway, on Sunday night as the Autolite/Fram/DirtOnDirt.com Rookie of the Year point leader of the ULTIMATE SE Region. Continue reading
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MESQUITE, TX — April 15, 2017 — For the second night in a row, Brad Sweet worked his Kasey Kahne Racing 49 machine along the bottom of the high-banked half-mile oval at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, this time sticking it out for the win. With only five laps to go, Sweet stole the win from David Gravel, who led all previous laps but was having some trouble getting his CJB Motorsports No. 5 out of lap traffic.
“Awesome race there with David [Gravel],” said Sweet. “Lap traffic was just crucial. My car seemed like it was a little bit better. We were just right on him. Once I got a little clean air I was able to start picking off those lap cars and it felt good.”
Gravel had been working on the bottom all race, but he got caught behind Shane Stewart and met his demise when he tried to go high to pass him.
“I cleared a lot of lap cars really good, and then I got to Shane and I just could’t do anything with him,” said Gravel. “He was running the bottom in 3 and 4. I tried to pass him on the outside, and obviously the bottom of three and four was the best lane to be in. That’s where Brad was. That’s just the advantage sometimes of sitting back there watching, seeing what happens.” Continue reading
Second Win of the Season, Seventh Career Series Win
MESQUITE, TX — April 15, 2017 — Jason “the Ragin’ Cajun” Johnson dominated night one of the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, leading all 25 laps of the evening’s Feature after winning the Craftsman Club Dash from the pole and running fastest in qualifying.
“It’s one of these nights you always imagine and you dream of,” said Johnson from Victory Lane. “We set quicktime, won a heat, won a dash, won a feature. That’s a first for me, so hats off to this crew: Jeff, Jacob, Phillip. They’re working their tails off, and it’s a lot of fun to drive right now,” he continued with a chuckle. “It feels great to be back in Victory Lane.”
Johnson’s second win of the season leaves him fourth in points standings and finally puts a little distance between him and Daryn Pittman. It’s also his seventh career series victory, the first one having been at Texas Motor Speedway fourteen years ago. Continue reading
For the second time this season Auburndale Speedway hosted twin 50-lap events for the Sunshine State Challenge Series Open Wheel Modifieds and Street Stocks along with celebrating the Easter weekend with a huge Easter egg “bash” and prizes for the kids including bicycles and nearly 50 Easter baskets donated by the drivers, race teams/sponsors and fans.
Polk City’s Josh Todd, who had a stellar 2016 season driving a Modified for Dick Anderson before Anderson sold the car late in the year, was back with his old team and they had a brand new #0 car on track for the first time.
Everything was working well for Todd as he was fastest in qualifying right out of the box turning a lap of 13.935 seconds to just nip veteran Herb Neuman by one-one-thousandth of a second as Neuman stopped the clocks at 13.936! Bobby Blake of Eustis was third quick at 14.253.
Shawn Harper and Blake would bring the field down for the start with Neuman and Todd making up row two. Harper led the opening three circuits before Neuman stormed past bringing Chad Rutherford and Todd along with him. Continue reading
Packed House Cheers on Haudenschild after Three Collisions
WILLIS, TX — April 14, 2017 — “It is official. David Gravel has cleared the scales in the CJB Motorsports No. 5, headed to Victory Lane!” cried Johnny Gibson over the P.A. at Gator Motorplex Thursday night. This was win number four of the season in the No. 5 machine, and a twentieth career win for Gravel.
He worked hard for this one, starting in ten and working the high side. While Jason Sides started on the pole, with NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne in second, it was Paul McMahan in the lead when Gravel finally took it in lap 30 — and he took it from below.
“I started tenth and was in second before I knew it,” said the inaugural Gator Bash champ. “I knew it was a 40-lap race. I tried to be really patient with Paul [McMahan]. The curve got really really really tricky as the race went on, and I almost bit the wall a couple of times.” Continue reading