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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (June 13, 2019) – Kyle Bronson battled to re-take the lead from Brandon Overton on lap 44 and then cruised to his second career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory on Thursday night at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. With the win, Bronson becomes the tenth different winner this season on the tour. A healthy crowd was on hand for the Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial – presented by GETSCO. Trailing Bronson and Overton across the finish line were Tyler Erb, Hudson O’Neal, and Jonathan Davenport. Bronson is also the fifth different winner in the five appearances by Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Fayetteville. Erb led the first twelve laps of the race until Davenport forged ahead on the thirteenth circuit. Davenport held the lead over Bronson until lap 31 when Bronson took over the point. Overton led one lap until Bronson raced back around him for good with six laps remaining. It was a big week for Bronson as he celebrated his 29th birthday on Tuesday and picked up the victory in his first-ever appearance at Fayetteville. “I have had a really good car the last few months, but we don’t have the results to show for it. With all the bad luck we have had, we showed how fast of a car we have tonight. I let JD [Davenport] get the lead and I was kicking myself about how I let him by.” “It was a fun track to drive on, it had some character,” Bronson added. “I have to give a big thanks to Mark Richards, he has helped me so much. We stay at Bob Pierce’s shop when we are out on the road. This is the first time we have gotten to come here because we got rained out here last year. We have a fast race car and I knew our time was going to come to get another win. Hopefully we can ride this wave out a little longer.” Overton in the Rum Rummer Racing, Rocket Chassis finished second as he and his team were competing with heavy hearts after the passing of crew member Billy Vacek. “It’s been a tough week with Billy’s passing. I am going to try so hard like I did tonight to get a win for him this weekend. Our hats are off to Kyle for the win. I led a lap and then he got back around me. He [Bronson] did a really good job. I really wanted to get that win for Billy. I guarantee you the fans got their money’s worth tonight. I am looking forward to Cherokee tomorrow night.” Erb continued a string of impressive runs with his third-place finish. “We got the lead early, but the more the race went on, the crazier it got. Kyle did a good job, especially on the restarts. I think we were about three-wide for a second. We finished and I don’t know how. We have two more nights of racing so we have to work on it some more to get this car better. Congrats to Kyle, he is one of my best buddies, we travel up and down the road together and I am really happy for him.” The winner’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by: Brandon Ford, Brandon Collision, Race Car Engineering, Keyser, VP Fuels , Integra Shocks, Valvoline, and All-Florida Real Estate Group. Completing the top ten were Josh Richards, Devin Moran, Dustin Mitchell, Jimmy Owens, and Michael Brown. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Dunn Benson Ford Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial presented by GETSCO   
Fayetteville Motor Speedway – Fayetteville, N.C.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Billy Moyer Jr. / 15.970 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Josh Richards / 15.974 seconds 

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tyler Erb ®, Billy Moyer, Jr., Earl Pearson, Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Dale Arnold, Stormy Scott, James Parker, Mason Price-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Don O’Neal, Hudson O’Neal, Shanon Buckingham, Daulton Wilson, Corey Gordon, Kerry King, Billy Greenhill

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Overton, Jimmy Owens, Willie Milliken, Devin Moran ®, Shaun Harrell, Matthew Nance-DNS

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Kyle Bronson, Tim McCreadie, Chris Ferguson, Michael Brown, Dustin Mitchell, Donald Bradsher, Chris Blackwell

FAST Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Devin Moran ®, Dustin Mitchell, Donald Bradsher, James Parker, Billy Greenhill, Dale Arnold, Corey Gordon, Kerry King, Stormy Scott, Matthew Nance, Willie Milliken, Shaun Harrell-DNS, Chris Blackwell-DNS, Mason Price-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS1440BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$10,7002102Brandon OvertonEvans, GA$5,500311TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$4,3004771Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$3,4505649Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$3,3506214Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$2,6007171MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$2,200818D89Dustin MitchellSelma, NC$1,30091420Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$2,000101679Michael BrownLancaster, SC$1,1001191Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$1,875121150Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$1,85013521Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$1,7251435Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,80015839Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$1,650162072James ParkerEastover, NC$92517232sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$900181222FChris FergusonMount Holly, NC$875191518DDaulton WilsonFayetteville, NC$850201975Donald BradsherAlamance, NC$825222100Billy GreenhillFayetteville, NC$800212222Dale ArnoldFayetteville, NC$80023241WWillie MillikenRoanoke Rapids, NC$80024130Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$800 Race Statistics
: 30 
Lap Leaders: Tyler Erb (Laps 1 – 12); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 13 – 30); Kyle Bronson (Laps 31-42); Brandon Overton (Lap 43); Kyle Bronson (Laps 44 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Kyle Bronson
Margin of Victory: 0.722 seconds
Cautions: Billy Greenhill (Lap 8); Billy Moyer Jr. (Lap 11); Dale Arnold, Josh Richards, Daulton Wilson, Donald Bradsher, James Parker (Lap 12); Stormy Scott (Lap 17); James Parker (Lap 22); Don O’Neal (Lap 30); Shanon Buckingham (Lap 33); Michael Brown (Lap 42); Earl Pearson Jr. (Lap 44) 
Series Provisional: Stormy Scott
Miller WeldersFast Time Provisional: Willie Milliken
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Devin Moran (Advanced 10 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Dustin Mitchell
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Tyler Erb 
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines 
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis 
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Tanner Birdwell (Kyle Bronson)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Kyle Bronson (Lap #26 – 16.5161 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Shanon Buckingham
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led
: Kyle Bronson (19 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Tyler Erb 
Time of Race: 63 minutes 10 seconds
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:POSCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNPOINTSEARNINGS149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA3035$121,97521TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX2660$74,10021Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL2660$61,750414Josh RichardsShinnston, WV2520$50,50051MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH2515$43,625639Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY2380$43,775720Jimmy OwensNewport, TN2310$46,125871Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN2275$46,050940BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL2235$41,425105Don O’NealMartinsville, IN2190$40,2001121Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR2020$23,1501250Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN1975$19,850132sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM1850$16,9251412JJason Jameson ®Lawrenceburg, IN1650$18,950150Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN1535$13,150
*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

By |2019-06-17T14:29:24+00:00June 14th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on BRONSON BANKS $10,000 AT FAYETTEVILLE


Rain tried its best to dampen the spirits of everybody Saturday at Auburndale Speedway but track owner Rex Guy would stick a dagger in Mother Nature and the show went on despite a late start in front of a very good crowd… and it would be a long night.

Persistent rain, heavy at times, fell at the track off and on between 2 and 5 pm as everything was put on hold.  Just after 5, the skies began to clear and it was time to dry the track and get to the business of racing.

The big event of the night would be a 50-lap point race for the Florida Pro Truck Challenge Series and the pits were crowded as 32 Truck teams showed up to do battle.  Qualifying was held almost two hours late from its scheduled time with 31 of the Trucks getting laps in as Jacob Nicoletti’s team was thrashing on his machine after hitting the turn four wall in hot laps.

Quick time would again go to Derek Pugh who seems to have a handle on how to get around Auburndale Speedway all by himself.  Pugh’s lap of 14.364 topped the laps turned by Cody McDuffie, Jason Lester, Becca Monopoli and Brent Huber.  The top 16 in time trials were locked in to the big show with everybody else relegated to a pair of 15-lap B-Main qualifiers including Huber who had to run one of the B’s after being set down in post-qualifying tech.

The top four in each race would move on to the 50 lapper that would start a field of 24.

Huber worked his way through the field to claim the first B-Main trailed by Adam Briggs, Shea Montgomery and Dodge Carlbert as those four moved on to the feature.  The night ended early for Bryton Horner, Carter Brown, Dave Fewox and Nick White.

Leroy Moore, celebrating his birthday, led all the way to claim B-Main number two with Billy Carlbert second and Jeff White third.  Dylan Martin spun on lap three but drove like crazy to grab the final transfer spot.  Martin was making his first start in his Pro Truck since a near-fatal motorcycle accident several months ago.  Failing to transfer were Nicoletti (who did a great job considering his big wall hit in practice), Johnny Marra, Mark Kemick and Josh Haranda.

The top six qualifiers were inverted for the start of the 50-lap contest placing young Brennon Pletcher on the pole flanked by veteran Truck racer Steve Darvalics who quickly powered his way to the lead at the drop of the green.  Caution was out quickly on lap five as Colt Cecil bit out a chunk of the back stretch wall.  Cecil pitted and was able to return to action.

Darvalics continued to set the pace but McDuffie was on the move taking second from Monopoli on lap eight then blasting his way to the lead two laps later.

Pugh moved by Pletcher into fourth as McDuffie was already in lapped traffic by the 16th circuit.  At that point McDuffie was in a class of his own as he had opened up a full straight lead by the half way mark.  The top ten at lap 25 consisted of McDuffie, Darvalics, Monopoli, Pugh, Lester, Mike Kohut, Pletcher, Rich Clouser, Danny Anderson and Richard Griffis.

Everything would change big time on lap 26, though, as the trucks running 3rd thru ninth would all end up with damage after an altercation off turn two with several lapped trucks.  Pugh and Lester pitted as did Kohut who did not return.  Other machines with damage included Clouser, Pletcher, Shea Montgomery and Jeff White.  Both Pugh and Lester made it back out for the restart which saw another multi-truck melee on the front stretch that ended the night for Kristen Clements.  Also receiving damage were the trucks of Danny Anderson, Adam Briggs and Brent Huber although all would eventually continue.  Rich Clouser pitted his machine during the caution and did not return.  At this point 19 trucks were still in the running.

McDuffie continued to lead easily as Monopoli forged here was by Darvalics into second on lap 29 only to see that pass negated when Martin spun around in turn two.  Jason Lester pitted to try and fix damage and returned minus his hood and fenders but the right front of the truck had gone askew and he went to the pits a final time and was later DQ’d to the rear of the field for an undetermined issue.

McDuffie continued to overwhelm the field as the drivers managed to get all the way to lap 36 before Jeff White spun in turn two.  Three laps later the red flag was out as Huber climbed over the left side of Anderson’s truck in turn four, nearly getting on his side.  Anderson was out of the event while Huber returned briefly only to drop out soon after.  Quite a bit of fluid and debris littered the turn four area and it took close to 15 minutes to clean up, adding to the long night.

Once the green flag came back out, the final 11 laps ran off without a hitch other than a late front stretch spin by Billy Carlbert that starter Julian Mullis was not about to throw another caution flag for.  McDuffie took the checker well ahead of Darvalics who had to hold off a hard-charging Monopoli over the final laps.  Pletcher held on for fourth while Brey Holmes had the best race of his career, staying out of trouble all the way to score a fifth place finish for a team that has been plagued with mostly mechanical issues during the past year.

Pugh held on to finish sixth with Leroy Moore, Griffis, Briggs and Shea Montgomery rounding out the top ten.  Completing the finishers were Dodge Carlbert, Martin, Cecil, Billy Carlbert, Jimmy Frazier III (who had a top ten run end late when he hit the wall), Anderson, Huber, Colt Hensley, Jeff White, Kohut, Clouser, Clements, Big Donnie Burkhalter and Lester.  Burkhalter had a tough weekend, blowing an engine in Friday practice then losing his brakes early in the race.

Immediately after the Truck race finished, Dodge Carlbert climbed in his Pure Stock car… then he went out and won the 20-lap feature after starting scratch on the field.

Wild Child Jammie Dunnahoe, Jr, won the Pure Stock heat and had the pole for the feature but broke a transmission coming off turn two on the opening lap, scattering the field.  Chuck Mathias held the top spot for ten laps but could not hold off Carlbert who scored his second victory in a row.  Aaron Holmes was back behind the wheel on this night and he made a late pass to claim second over Mathias, James Wright III, Kate Clouser (making her very first start here), Matt McCrary and Dunnahoe.

Jason Bartram got a huge monkey off his back as his new car performed flawlessly for once and he led start to finish to claim the 25-lap Sportsman feature.  Jamie Kennedy charged up to run on Bartram’s bumper over the final laps but had to settle for second over Charlie Brown, Tom Zimmerman, Alexa Anderson and Steven O’Steen.  O’Steen was driving a car that he’ll be taking to Bristol, TN in a few weeks and was doing a “shake down” run.

In other action, James Wright III led all the way to claim yet another V-8 Bomber victory trailed by Travis Todd, Bud Bronson, Ronnie Abney, Brian Harbin, Brandon Love, Jimmy McLeod and Jason Sopczak.  Wright also won the heat.

Wilson Martins, Sr. topped the Mini Cup action over heat winner Maria Martins, Leandro Martins, Bill Rychel and Russell Bush.

Chris Narramore, Jr. topped both the heat and feature in the Mini Stocks outgunning Chuck Frazier, David McCaig, Freddy Martin and Tav Gary.

Guy Kolmel won his first career feature in the Scramblers leading Donnie Mosman and Trenton Henick to the checker.  Kolmel also was the heat race winner.

By |2019-05-07T15:40:41+00:00May 7th, 2019|Auburndale Speedway, Local, Racing News|Comments Off on CODY McDUFFIE SURVIVES WILD FLORIDA PRO TRUCK SERIES RACE AT AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY

Tazewell and Florence Lucas LM Events Postponed to June 28-29

BATAVIA, OHIO (May 2, 2019) – Due to the likelihood of rain and thunderstorms this weekend, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events at Tazewell (TN) Speedway and Florence (KY) Speedway have been postponed.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to Tazewell Speedway on Friday, June 28 for the Toyota Knoxville/Secret City Dodge Jeep/Ted Russell Ford 50. The 33rd Annual Ralph Latham Memorial at Florence Speedway will follow on Saturday, June 29. Both events will remain a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event.

“We have a lot of competitors and fans who travel and enormous amount of highway miles to attend our events,” said Series Director, Rick Schwallie. “We don’t want anyone to have the burden of making a long trip for nothing. This gives everyone involved enough notice to change plans and get ready for the rescheduled dates.”

Fans who currently have tickets for either event may use them for the rescheduled events on Friday, June 28 at Tazewell Speedway and Saturday, June 29 at Florence Speedway. No refunds will be given. For more information, visit: www.TazewellSpeedway.com or www.FlorenceSpeedway.com.

By |2019-05-02T14:32:11+00:00May 2nd, 2019|National, Racing News|Comments Off on Tazewell and Florence Lucas LM Events Postponed to June 28-29

New Show Brenden Smith “Parks It” in VSP Victory Lane

13 year old Brenden Smith takes home his first ever win in the 602 Late Model division. AJ Maddox bests a field of 20 Top Gun Sprints and turns a fast lap of 15.1 seconds on the big half mile! One Shot Mike Tovet brings home the Thunder Stock win in his first race back in the 2019 season and Mark Whitener visits a place he is very familiar with, Victory Lane in the Pro Late Model division. The stands were packed, the car counts were great with three heats each in the top three classes and the racing was nothing short of awesome. Thanks to all the racers and fans that turned out Saturday Night at Volusia Speedway Park.

11ShotMike Tovet4
298Kent Corbin2
3118Ron Adams17
477Mark Chicca5
513Shaun Daugharty8
62XCFreddy Corey19
731Donnie Birdwell3
852Hank Baker16
988James Parrish10
10XErick Armino9
114Rj Glaser18
128Mike Harrison14
1342Dale Kump13
1473David Szczepanik12
1518Raymond Showers7
1621Henry Lanier11
1718TWill Taylor15
18119Joe Belkey6
1972Karlin Ray1
15WMark Whitener Sr3
225Donnie Chappell6
366Kyle Chappell1
43KKyle Van Sickle5
515Joe Kump10
65DDavid Whitener7
74Michael Whipple2
859Brandon Catto9
99WJimmy Waldrop12
109Mikey Kopka4
1124Dennis Williams16
1251Larry Anderson15
1341Jack Williams13
1477Treveor McKinley8
159XJosh Peacock14
1610Mark Steube17
17XErick Armino18
187Dusty Sparkman11
19 Justin Merry
13aAj Maddox2
25Hayden Campbell4
319Keith Butler8
441Luke Hill6
56SRobbie Smith11
630Dj Peeples10
712BBryan Eckley12
852Shane Kreidler14
91Tim George9
10G6Brandon Grubaugh5
1111BBilly Bridges19
1232Andrew Griffin13
1320CFrank Carlsson16
1444AMike Steinruck17
151TDave Thomas15
1682Garrett Green1
170Harley Zimmerman3
1820NCole Nichols20
1991Kyle Connery7
2051XJoshua Watkins18
117sBrenden Smith2
227Bruce Harvey4
39Kody Jett3
43Eddy Gainey5
5B2Robert Gast6
628Ben Hutto1
761Lisa O Connor7
By |2019-04-29T19:13:07+00:00April 29th, 2019|Local, Racing News, Volusia Speedway Park|Comments Off on New Show Brenden Smith “Parks It” in VSP Victory Lane

Brandon Overton Thrills Large Crowd At Talladega Southern All Star Event

RACE RECAP: MARYVILLE, TN–The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by Max Fab made its first stop of the season Saturday night at the Talladega Short Track during NASCAR Weekend in the area and the record crowd on hand got to see a true battle for the 40 lap main event as Brandon Overton got his fourth career series win. It was hard fought as he moved to the outside of Ashton Winger who led lap one, and then Overton took the spot back on lap two. Then with the addition of Austin Horton,  the trio battled for the top spot throughout the race three wide several times with Overton coming out on top. Winger had to battle with Horton late in the race to keep second but he managed to get his second top five finish of the weekend. 2017 Southern All Star Champion Austin Horton made his first start with the series this year and was in the battle all night and just came up short and finished third, fourth went to Kyle Beard from his 10th starting spot and fifth to Riley Hickman finished fifth after his 22nd place finish the night before at Smoky Mt.  Neil Baggett finished sixth, Dillon Tidmore seventh, Zach Leonhardi eighth, Ahanna Parkhurst ninth and Bub McCool tenth.

RACE TIDBITS: Ahanna Parkhurst in her first start with the series in 2019 moved from 18th to 9th in race. Bub McCool was in early race caution and fought back to a tenth place finish. Overall fast qualifier Jack Hale fell out early due to mechanical issue as did three time Southern All Star Champion Ronnie Johnson who was driving the Cruz Skinner car.

Overton Sponsors: Rum Runner Racing/Rocket Chassis/Broward Armature & Generator/CIV Driver Optimization

Car Count: 35

SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A: Brandon Overton 14.818 Group B Jack Hale 14.738

Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: Jack Hale

PPM Race Products B Mains: Zach Leonhardi; Tanner English; Austin Smith; Ronnie Johnson

AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Austin Smith

COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Bub McCool

36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Ahanna Parkhurst

BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Kyle Beard

Rugged Radios Communications Award: Brandon Overton

Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Brandon Overton; 2.Ashton Winger; 3.Austin Horton; 4.Kyle Beard; 5.Riley Hickman; 6.Neil Baggett; 7.Dillon Tidmore; 8.Zach Leonhardi; 9.Ahanna Parkhurst; 10.Bub McCool; 11.Josh Putnam; 12.Andy Picklesimer; 13.David Breazeale; 14.Jason Lively; 15.Auston Smith; 16.Billy Franklin; 17.Austin Arnold; 18.Josh Adkins; 19.Dallas Cooper; 20.Jack Hale; 21.Tanner English; 22.Tom Maddox; 23.Ronnie Johnson; 24.Christian Hanger

DNS: Tim Roszell; Mark Dodson; J R Moseley; Andrew Littleton; Tommy Taylor; Joseph Faulkner; Brad Skinner; Bryan Elder; Mark bangs; Ryan Crane; Lance Johnson

For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com2019 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB: 1.David Breazeale 416; 2.Riley Hickman 412; 3.Zach Leonhardi 408; 4.Billy Franklin 360; 5.Jay Scott 294; 6.Neil Baggett 282; 7.Brandon Overton 274; 8.Andrew Littleton 264; 9.Mark Dodson 244; 10.Austin Arnold 238

By |2019-04-29T19:01:37+00:00April 29th, 2019|Racing News, Regional, Southern All Stars|Comments Off on Brandon Overton Thrills Large Crowd At Talladega Southern All Star Event

High Bank Holdup Weekend Rained Out

FULTON, NY – April 26, 2019 – Anticipated steady rain on Friday coupled with forecasted temperatures on Saturday in the 30s and 40s with gusty winds has forced Fulton Speedway staff, in conjunction with Super DIRTcar Series officials, to cancel the ‘High Bank Holdup Weekend’ Friday and Saturday, April 26-27. No rescheduled dates for either event have been scheduled at this time for either the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series: Central Region season opener or the High Bank Holdup 100.

The Super DIRTcar Series returns to action on Tuesday, May 7 for the Ultimate Outlaw 100 at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY. Come out and see the stars like defending Series Champion Matt Sheppard, defending NAPA Super DIRT Week Champion Larry Wight, and many more.

If you can’t make it to the race track, our partners at FloRacing have you covered with live HD streaming video.

Stay tuned to SuperDIRTcarSeries.com, Twitter, and Facebook for news and notes.

— DIRTcar PR

By |2019-04-27T05:07:06+00:00April 27th, 2019|Racing News, Regional, Super DirtCar Series|Comments Off on High Bank Holdup Weekend Rained Out


Again it was “just one of those nights” Saturday evening at Auburndale Speedway that saw plenty of great racing, some wild action and some “hurt feelings” along the way as the show wrapped up just 20 minutes shy of finishing on Easter Sunday.

All in all it was a great night for the kids and they were out in force for a big Easter egg hunt that was sponsored by PB of Central Florida (a demolition contractor in Winter Haven) and Kitto Sheds & Equipment of Dundee.  Several of the eggs contained special gold tickets and those kids got new bikes, scooters and games courtesy of the sponsors.  After the egg hunt, the drawings were held for a large number of Easter baskets donated by race teams, track staff and fans.  Needless to say, the kids all left the track very happy.

The headliner for the night was the Easter Bunny Special for the Super Late Models.  Scheduled for 100 laps, the race was trimmed to 50 laps due to the lateness of the hour, among other things.

Just ten cars signed in but it was a stout field as Michael Atwell made the trip up from Naples and set quick time at 13.661 seconds with Chris Fontaine second fastest at 13.792 followed by Matt McCrary, George Gorham, Jr. and Jon Guy.  The top six in time trials were inverted for the start of the feature placing Ft. Pierce driver David Green on the pole and Guy on the outside pole.

Green jumped out front but the overall complexion of the race would change on lap three.  Gorham hit the back of Guy’s car going into turn two as Guy checked up briefly.  Gorham then spun collecting most of the field.  When all was said and done both Gorham and Kendall Anderson were done for the night while Guy and Charles Kopach pitted to make repairs but returned to action.

Other cars also had minor cosmetic damage but were able to stay on the speedway.  At this point, with just 8 cars left and the time closing in on 11 pm, track officials decided to cut the race to 50 laps.

Green continued to set the pace after the restart just ahead of Fontaine who lost second spot to McCrary on the tenth lap only to return the favor two laps later bringing Atwell with him into third spot.  Fontaine, who was driving very aggressively, forced his way by Green in turn one and grabbed the lead on lap 19.  Two laps later Atwell got by Green for second just as Guy fell out of the event as the earlier damage had hurt the performance of his racer.

McCrary also called it a night during the 29th lap.

Atwell began to really put the pressure on Fontaine who was doing all he could to hold on to the top spot.  With five laps to go, Atwell slammed his way by Fontaine coming off turn four and took the lead… a move that did not set well with Fontaine.  Fontaine stayed right with Atwell then turned him around in turn three during the final lap.

Although Fontaine crossed the stripe first, he got the black flag instead of the checker.  Green, running third when the white flag flew, was thus awarded the victory, his first ever at Auburndale Speedway.  Atwell got his car going and finished the race but was also placed at the rear of the finishing order for aggressive driving.  That allowed Roger Blevins to take home the runner up spot followed by Brian Dorer.  Charles Kopach was a lap down but took fourth as credited as being the last car running after the DQ’s.

“We don’t get to race as often as we would like to,” said Green in victory lane.  “I just want to thank the Drawdy brothers for giving me the opportunity to drive their car and it’s great to get them a win tonight.”

Although he fell out just past half way, McCrary was credited with fifth spot followed by Guy, Gorham, Anderson, Atwell and Fontaine.

The Legend Car brought 17 machines to the track and the twin heat races were won by Seth Adams and Sam Cornman.  Several drivers were making their Legend Car debut including former TBARA Sprint Car champion Bo Hartley who was “testing” a car that will eventually be driven by his son Stephen. Adams started on the outside pole for the feature and led every lap to score the win in a race that saw a few cautions but only for minor incidents.  It would be the last race here for Adams as he’ll be going into the ranks of the U. S. Army in just a few days.

Noah Cornman, winner of the last two Legend Car races here, was the driver putting on a show in this one as he methodically drove his way to the front and “Little Gator” was right behind Adams at the finish with Adams’ teammate Kyle Pitts holding on for third over Jarrett Wagman and Dennis Misuraca.

Completing the top ten were Jojo Viverito, Mike Verhaagh, Brad Perez, Derek Stansbury and Hartley.  Rounding out the finishers were Jason Carpenter, Dylan Brewer, Bob Wilson, Logan Misuraca and Sam Cornman.

Mike Rudder and Jeff Firestine topped the heat races for the Modified Mini Stocks but Rudder had problems during the pace laps for the feature and fell out before the green flag flew.  Kenny Uhl, Jr. grabbed the lead at the start and never looked back taking his first win here in some time.  Ken Nurse, Jr. held off Firestine for second with Chris Spring fourth and Clint Holmes fifth.  Mike Kerrivan, Richard Browm, Rachelle Rudolph, Mike Prevatt, Dalton Williamson and Rudder completed the finishing field.

The best race of the night was the V-8 Bomber feature.  Just six cars were in the field but they put on quite a show.  Heat winner James Wright III was getting plenty of pressure as he led the way after starting on the pole for the feature.  Ronnie Abney, Jr. had his new car handling well and he went to the outside of Wright with three laps to go as Wright was battling an engine that was beginning to “lock up.”  Despite bouncing off the wall at one point, Abney was able to make the outside pass stick and he took a very popular win, the first of his young career at Auburndale Speedway.

Brandon Love came through to claim second trailed by George Gorham, Jr. and Wright, who faded to fourth on the final lap.  Brian Harbin was fifth and Bud Bronson sixth.

A wild and wacky Mini Stock feature saw for drivers – Fred Martin, John Cummins, Jr., Matt Cummins and Steven O’Steen – all disqualified for rough driving and unsportsmanlike conduct.  Things got so out of hand that the race got the checker three laps early just to calm things down.  That did not matter to Chuck Frazier as he led every lap to claim his first win of the year after also winning the earlier heat race.  Chris Narramore, Jr. outlasted the rest of the field to claim second over David McCaig, Devin Brown and Guy Kolmel.

Heat winner Maria Martins dominated the Mini Cup feature taking the lead from Russell Bush on lap three then streaking away for a very easy win.  Bush took second ahead of Clay Samuels, Bill Rychel, Leandro Martins (Maria’s cousin who was making his first start here), Wilson Martins and Douglas Herrin, Jr.

There was a scary moment during the Daytona Antique Auto Racing Association (DAARA) Sprint Car feature when heat winner Robert Campbell slammed hard into the turn one wall.  His immaculate Sprinter was badly damaged but Campbell emerged unhurt.

Duane LeCornu went on to win the race taking the measure of Chris Hahn, Josh Rynd, Dave Cash and Campbell.  Merle Strickland did not start.

Cush Revette, Jr. drove his “Crown 7” 1957 Chevy convertible to the win in the DAARA V-8 Stock Car feature ahead of heat winner Dr. Carl Doughty.  Steve Slaughter was third ahead of Darren Nichols and Tommy Gamble.

The DAARA 6-Cylinder Stock Car feature was claimed by Richie Gomes who also won the heat race.  Dave Davis trailed in second ahead of Steve Parrish, Rocky Buckles and David Glenn.

By |2019-04-22T18:28:12+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Auburndale Speedway, Local, Racing News|Comments Off on DAVID GREEN INHERITS LAST LAP SUPER LATE MODEL VICTORY AT AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY

Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Announces Schedule Adjustments

The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by MaxFab events for Saturday night April 20th are still on schedule.  The area has had some rain overnight and throughout the day, but the weather service says the moisture should be moving out of the area overnight and should be away from the Summertown, TN., and area tomorrow. 

Stay tuned to websites, twitter and Facebook for the latest updates concerning the weather for Saturday. 

Pits gates will open at 3pm, registration ends at 6pm, drivers meeting at 6pm and hot laps to follow. 

For track information contact www.thunderhillracewaypark.com or 931-964-2120.

By |2019-04-22T18:23:38+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Racing News, Southern All Stars|Comments Off on Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Announces Schedule Adjustments


HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 13, 2019) – Jonathan Davenport became the first repeat winner in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned events at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night.

Heading into tonight’s event at the Dirt Capitol, the series had made 11 appearances and there had been 11 different winners. The defending National Champion led the entire race on his way to winning the 38th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic. Davenport now sits at five series wins so far in 2019, and his 41st overall.

Brandon Sheppard roared to a runner-up finish, holding off Jimmy Owens at the line. Rick Eckert was fourth and Tim McCreadie rallied from his 19th starting position to round out the top five.

“It’s really great to become the first driver to win twice in series races at Hagerstown, this is such a historic track,” said Davenport. I was getting really, really loose on that long green flag run and I got behind those lapped cars. Jimmy [Owens] and Sheppard were right on us. Thank goodness for that caution. It saved us. I haven’t raced here many times; but it definitely brings back memories of my asphalt days. You have to drive the track straighter than most. You also have to have a different mindset to drive this track. Thank you to Jason, Tyler, Matt, and everybody who works on the crew.”

A caution for Jason Jameson on lap 25 allowed lapped traffic to clear out in front of Davenport after Owens and Sheppard closed to within a car length. On the restart, Davenport pulled away and Sheppard moved around Owens for second.

“A couple of the lap-cars were giving me fits tonight. One of them kept switching lanes on me and I am not sure if he saw me because he was racing me side-by-side. I bumped wheels with him, and I thought here we go. Jack Cornett is here tonight, and he builds a great engine. Thanks to all of the fans for coming out tonight looks like they had a great turnout.”

Sheppard had his second straight runner-up finish with the series. “We were all bunched up racing for the lead and then the caution came out. JD and Owens were doing a good job and I was going to have a tough time passing them. It was a lot of fun out there. I had to run my stuff harder than I wanted to. Luckily, on the restart I slipped by Jimmy. I couldn’t gain any ground on JD. I was trying all sorts of things to catch him, but I think I burnt my tires up too much. This was a lot better than my last showing at Hagerstown for sure.”

Tonight, Owens piloted the same back-up car which got him to victory lane Atomic on Thursday and recorded another podium finish on Saturday night. “JD was really good, and he was making his way through traffic really well. I felt at the time we had gotten to him [Davenport] and we were a little better than him. We had a bird’s eye view and I thought we could sneak up on him and then the caution came out and ruined it for us. Our tires didn’t refire and it was just a drag race until we got to traffic again.”

The winner’s Lance Landers Motorsports Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by: Nutrien Ag Solutions, ASC Warranty, Penske Racing Shocks, Spartan Mowers, Go Lithium Batteries, Valvoline, Hoosier Tires, and Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas.

Completing the top ten were Earl Pearson Jr., Josh Richards, Trever Feathers, Gene Knaub, and Jason Covert.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, April 13, 2019
38th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic
Hagerstown Speedway – Hagerstown, Md.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Kyle Bronson / 18.179 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Gene Knaub / 18.554 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Rick Eckert, Josh Richards, Kyle Bronson, Kyle Hardy, Tim McCreadie, Kyle Lee, Jamie Lathroum, Tyler Bare

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Tyler Erb ®, Gregg Satterlee, Devin Moran ®, Austin Hubbard, Ryan King, Colton Flinner, Jason Jameson ®, Mason Zeigler, Dan Stone

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Gene Knaub, Jason Covert, Brandon Sheppard, Hudson O’Neal, Trever Feathers, Alex Ferree, Shanon Buckingham, Tyler Horst, Gary Stuhler

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Billy Moyer, Jr., Dylan Yoder, Don O’Neal, Stormy Scott, Matt Cosner, Justin Kann, Justin Weaver, Jacob Hawkins-DNS

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Kyle Hardy, Tim McCreadie, Jamie Lathroum, Austin Hubbard, Tyler Bare, Mason Zeigler, Colton Flinner, Ryan King, Kyle Lee, Dan Stone, Jason Jameson ®

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Trever Feathers, Stormy Scott, Shanon Buckingham, Matt Cosner, Alex Ferree, Gary Stuhler, Tyler Horst, Justin Kann, Justin Weaver, Jacob Hawkins-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):
FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS1149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$13,1002101SBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$5,5003320Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$4,300450Rick EckertYork, PA$2,75051939Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$2,950641Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$2,6007914Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$2,30081820FTrever FeathersWinchester, VA$1,300921KGene KnaubDover, PA$1,20010672CJason CovertYork Haven, PA$1,100111340BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$1,77512151MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$1,850131224Dylan YoderSelinsgrove, PA$1,0251471TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$1,700151471Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,700162145Jamie LathroumMechanicsville, MD$1,000172250Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$1,00018202sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$1,000191736VKyle HardyStephens City, VA$1,00020241GkRyan KingSeymour, TN$1,000211122Gregg SatterleeIndiana, PA$1,00022821Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$1,700232572WJustin WeaverWilliamsport, PA$1,00024165Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,800252312JJason Jameson ®Lawrenceburg, IN$1,800

Race Statistics
Entrants: 37
Lap Leaders: Jonathan Davenport (Laps 1 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport
Margin of Victory: 2.497 seconds
Cautions: Don O’Neal (Lap 6); Jason Jameson (Lap 25)
Series Provisionals: Jason Jameson, Ryan King
Hagerstown Speedway Provisional: Justin Weaver
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Advanced 14 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Jamie Lathroum
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Sheppard
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jason Durham (Jonathan Davenport)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Lap #1 – 20.446 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Jason Jameson
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (50 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Jonathan Davenport
Time of Race: 23 minutes 49 seconds

By |2019-04-14T08:49:37+00:00April 14th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on DAVENPORT BECOMES FIRST REPEAT WINNER AT HAGERSTOWN


HARTFORD, OHIO (April 12, 2019) – Friday night’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned Steel Valley 50 at Sharon Speedway has been canceled. After a period of heavy afternoon rain, Sharon Speedway management officials made the decision to cancel the event. The event will not be made up. All pre-sale tickets will be refunded. The weekend swing for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series continues on Saturday at Hagerstown (MD) Speedway and Sunday at Port Royal (PA) Speedway. Hagerstown’s feature pays $12,000-to-win while a $10,000 top prize is posted for Port Royal’s A-Main.

By |2019-04-12T19:57:49+00:00April 12th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on SHARON’S LUCAS LATE MODEL RACE A WASH