FASTRAK Racing Series gears up for Championship Weekend at Screven Motor Speedway

Carnesville, GA – The FASTRAK Racing Series is gearing up for the 2017 Championship Weekend, a two-night event at Screven Motor Speedway, November 17th and 18th. The first night of Championship Weekend will be a $2,000 to win feature event with the second night paying $3,000 to win.
The 2017 FASTRAK Racing Series has seen a competitive points battle all season long. The Championship will be decided after the second night of Championship Weekend. Benji Hicks, of Mt. Airy, NC, currently leads the FASTRAK Racing Series with 392 points. Hicks has picked up four wins during the 2017 campaign. A run of four consecutive top-fives helped stretched his points lead to 22 points heading into the final two races of the season. He has finished in the top-five in eight races this season.
Jensen Ford of Piney Flats, TN, currently sits second in the Championship fight with 370 points. Ford has one victory this season, winning the June 17th race at Toccoa Raceway, and four top-fives.
Defending Champion, Cla Knight of North Augusta, SC is in third with 369 points. Knight picked up a win at the Rebel Yell in FASTRAK’s last visit to Screven Motor Speedway on July 22nd. He has piloted his way to four top-five finishes on the FASTRAK Racing Series tour.
Ronda, NC’s Matthew Nance sits fourth in the FASTRAK Racing Series points with 366. Nance has four top-five finishes this season and notched his first career FASTRAK Racing Series win on July 3rd at Lavonia Speedway.
Ron Parker of Belwood, NC rounds out the top five in points with 349. Parker has driven to four top-five finishes during the 2017 FASTRAK Racing Series season.
The total purse for the FASTRAK Racing Series Championship Weekend is over $25,000. FASTRAK’s sister series, the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series will also host their championship event at Screven Motor Speedway with a $5,000 to win event on November 18th.
Additionally, the FASTRAK Racing Series will try a new format at Screven Motor Speedway. Teams will be divided into two groups, A and B, for qualifying by pill draw. Teams’ qualifying efforts will lock them into heat races within their groups.
“Several of our teams have said they would like to see a new format,” said Stan Lester of FASTRAK, “We try to listen to our teams and although I disagree with them on this one, I am willing to try it and see if we are not seeing something they are. As long as it still brings the competitive racing we always see in the FASTRAK late model series events, because our fans are happy as well, then we will consider it for 2018”.

Full purse for Friday, November 17:
1) $2,000; 2) $1,000; 3) $700; 4) $600; 5) $500; 6) $450; 7) $400; 8) $375; 9) $350; 10) $325; 11) $315; 12) $300; 13) $275; 14) $265; 15-24) $250

Full Purse for Saturday, November 18:
1) $3,000; 2) $1,500; 3) $900; 4) $650; 5) $600; 4) $500; 5) $450; 6) $425; 7) $400; 8) $365; 9) $340; 10) $325; 11) $300; 12-24) $275

Check out the official website for the FASTRAK Racing Series at www.fastrakracing.com and continue to follow our social media networks for the FASTRAK Racing Series. Like and Follow our Fan Page on Facebook plus follow @FASTRAK_SE and/or @FASTRAK_MOV on Twitter to get up to the minute news and details as they become available.

The 2017 marketing partners for the FASTRAK Racing Series are Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Beyea Headers, Rocket Chassis, TNT Race Cars, Arizona Sport Shirts, Simpson Safety Equipment, Safecraft Fire Suppression Systems, Rockauto.com, RacingJunk.com and Thomas Clarke Performance.

—FASTRAK PR

By |2017-10-30T21:32:29+00:00October 30th, 2017|Fastrak Late Model Series, Racing News, Regional, ULTIMATE Super Late Model Seires|Comments Off on FASTRAK Racing Series gears up for Championship Weekend at Screven Motor Speedway

Hudson O’Neal Emerges as Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year

BATAVIA, OH (October 30, 2017) Hudson O’Neal of Martinsville, IN has quickly established himself as a future star in dirt late model racing. O’Neal wrapped up the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season in ninth place in the final championship standings and officially clinched the 2017 Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year – Presented by Hot Rod Processing.

“I’ve accomplished so much this year and learned a lot,” O’Neal exclaimed. “I didn’t meet all my expectations, but I learned more than I could ever have imagined, and had the time of my life doing it! I’m already looking forward to the 2018 season.”

O’Neal ended his rookie season with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with seven (7) top five finishes, seventeen (17) top ten performances and he will collect over $10,000 in cash and other prizes at the year-end awards banquet.

O’Neal attributes his success this season to his team and the support of his sponsors. “I want to thank Todd Burns for this opportunity, I can’t say enough about this team and how hard they’ve worked all season. I’m so grateful to my sponsors: Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Tarpy Trucking, Sub-Surface of Indiana, West Side Tractor Sales Co, Kimball Midwest by Krissie, Mark Martin Automotive and Penske Racing Shocks.”

Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company’s marketing strategy. Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA. For more information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit: www.lucasoil.com.

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By |2017-10-30T19:54:48+00:00October 30th, 2017|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Hudson O’Neal Emerges as Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year