After two weeks away from stock car racing action due to the Night of Destruction and the time needed to clean up after it, Auburndale Speedway gets it’s season into high gear starting this Saturday night. The Sunshine State Challenge Series has a pair of 50-lap contests on tap for the Open Wheel Modifieds and the Street Stocks plus the Mini Stocks and Scramblers will also see action.
Along with the racing, there will be a huge “Easter Bash.” This big Easter egg and prize hunt will take place at intermission when track officials and a bevy of volunteers lay out the prizes and eggs on the track and in the infield. Once the goodies are set out, the younger kids aged 7 and under will go with their parents to one area to do their hunt. They will be given a set time to collect all they can and then the kids aged 8-12 will be given a set time to go through all that remains on the track. The children will be asked to be on their best behavior, though, as the speedway will not allow any running, pushing etc. If any child becomes unruly, track officials will ask them to stop collecting and go back to stands with their parents as the speedway wants everyone to have a good, yet safe, fun time. After the “hunting” concludes, track workers will clean up everything that remains quickly so racing can be resumed in a timely manner. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
CHARLOTTE, NC (April 11) – The best short track racers from across North America will once again be descending on Hickory Motor Speedway this weekend as they seek to claim the checkered flag in the 12th Annual Easter Bunny 150. Super Late Model racers have flocked to the legendary speedway nestled in the North Carolina Piedmont since 2006. The “Bunny” has become an Easter weekend tradition for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models and this year’s race has added importance. In addition to being part of the PASS National Championship Series, the Easter Bunny 150 will serve as a major tune up for November’s Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300, which will pay $15,000 to the winner. Likewise, fans of short track racing recognize the Easter Bunny 150 as one of the sport’s premier races, thanks in large part to the star-studded field of drivers the event attracts year after year.
Names like Rowe, Lawler, Williams, Naase, Grissom, and Shaw have all visited victory lane in the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory. And, only former national champions, Ben Rowe and Preston Peltier, have achieved victory in racing’s ultimate Easter egg hunt more than once. But, even with the best the sport has to offer coming to duke it out against one another, it is a homegrown product of Hickory Motor Speedway that some have circled on their entry lists as an early favorite. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
COCHRAN, GA-Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA., paid visit number three to Southern All Star victory lane in 2017 as he moved under Travis Pennington on lap 31 who was slowed by a lapped car to get his 12th career win with the series and also pad his points lead over second place Bo Shirley. Pennington in his first start with the series in 2017 led the first half of the event as he and Roberts swapped the lead back and forth several times. Pennington then made one last run at Roberts on the last restart but he had to contend with a late race challenge from Michael Page to hang on to second, third went to Page who worked the high side most of the night, fourth place went to Austin Horton of Newnan, GA., who had his best run so far with the series this season and it moved him into the third spot on the points standings and finishing fifth was 2008 Southern All Star Rookie of the Year Jason Fitzgerald of Jacksonville, FL., who rode the high side all night but could never get the traction he needed to advance further.
RACE TIDBITS: Ivedent Lloyd had an impressive run from 24th to 11th; Clint Smith rolled his car in qualifying, then drove back on track qualified it then had to bring out back up car, only to end his night with broke driveshaft; Hunter Peacock broke a motor in qualifying; 2004 Southern All Star Champion Shane Tankersley made his first appearance again with the series after being off for 13 years. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway it was Kyle Bronson picking up the win in the 50-lap Scott Thompson Memorial for the Late Models. Also winning was Jon Basquin in the V8 Warriors, Kenny Brewer in the Florida Mini Sprints Action Series and Thomas Adams in the 4 Cylinder Bombers.
In the first feature of the night it was V8 Warriors in their 15-lap event with Jon Basquin picking up the win holding off Jason Burnside for second and Justin Rodgers for third.
In the Florida Mini Sprint Action Series it was Kenny Brewer picking up his very first win at East Bay Raceway Park holding off Zak Gorski for second and Russ Heider for third.
In the Scott Thompson Memorial Late Model 50-lap feature it was Kyle Bronson picking up the win and his second guitar trophy. Coming home in the second spot was Keith Nosbisch and Doug Horton for third. (pending tire samples)
In the 4 Cylinder Bombers 15-lap feature it was Thomas Adams bringing home his second win of the year over second place Robert Kissam and third place David Wilber. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
LOCUST GROVE, AR (April 8, 2017) – Tim McCreadie held off Scott Bloomquist to win the Bad Boy 98 on Saturday night at the Batesville Motor Speedway. McCreadie and his Sweeteners Plus, Pro Power Racing Engines, Longhorn Chassis earned $20,000 for the victory in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and COMP Cams Super Dirt Series co-sanctioned event.
McCreadie bolted to the lead at the start of the 98-lap main event and held off several challengers for his second LOLMDS win of the season. Bloomquist started ninth and finished second, followed by 14th starting Shannon Babb in the Donley Trucking, Petroff Towing, Rocket Chassis. Josh Richards’ Best Performance Motorsports, Dargie Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis came home in fourth. Don O’Neal’s Clint Bowyer Racing, Peak Antifreeze and Coolant, Club 29 completed the top five.
“I want to thank the fans for coming out tonight. I hope we put on a good show for them. It’s not the Topless 100, but it feels just as good to win this race. I am a little speed sensitive. The car felt good in clean air. I just didn’t know where to be. I am glad I had Phillip [Snellen], my crew chief down there helping me out by giving me signals. I got lost out there a little bit just running the top. Then I went back to the middle,” said McCreadie in Lucas Oil Victory Lane. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
JAMAICA, VA – Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA returned to his dirt late model roots Saturday night and won the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth 40 for the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Series at Virginia Motor Speedway. Davenport began his dirt late model racing career with the FASTRAK Series, and has since gone on to superstardom in the sport.
After starting on the outside of the front row for the main event, Davenport took the lead and never looked back. The driver known as “Superman” led all 40 laps for the win driving the C&H Paving Barry Wright “House Car.”
“We’re off to a good start this year with our Chevrolet Performance Circle Track Engine program, as we’re three for three so far this season,” Davenport said. “Now, if we could just get some of that success to rub off on our super late model program we would be in good shape.”
The win was worth $3,000 to Davenport, who took the checkered flag with a 2.896 second margin of victory over Tyler Bare of Rockridge Baths, VA in the Bluegrass Farms Rocket. Bare was the Fast Qualifier among the 32 entrants with a lap around the ½-mile clay oval in 18.810 seconds to earn $200 from M&W Transport and Towing. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
(Story by Michael Despain) Sweetwater, TN (April 8, 2017)- The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Series Super Late Model visited I-75 Raceway for the track’s first-ever Super Late Model event and Kenny Collins of Colbert, Ga. would etch his name in the record book as the winner of the 30 lap, $3,000 to win event.
Collins would sweep the evening’s activities as he would also be the top qualifier and he would lead all 30 circuits of the main event to score the victory in his Dockery Specialized Transport/Southeast Miscellaneous Erectors/Jake’s Drywall/Collins Signs/Thomas Clarke Performance/Erwin Racing Supply/Kenny Harris Grading sponsored Longhorn entry. Collins’ victory also came on American Racer Tires.
Kenny Collins would take the lead at the drop of the green flag, with Carder Miller, David Payne, Ray Cook, and Billy Ogle, Jr. giving chase. The action would slow quickly though as Craig Greer and Brian Selby would tangle in turn one on lap 2. The restart would see Payne challenge Miller immediately for the second position, with Payne able to work past Miller for the position on lap 3. Meanwhile, Ogle, Jr. would challenge Cook for fourth position, but mechanical gremlins would strike Cook as he would slow on the backchute and stop in turn four to draw a caution flag on lap 4. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
JAMAICA, VA – Brandon Overton of Evans, GA drove to his second straight ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series South East Region win on Saturday night and pocketed $20,000 in the Aaron’s King of Commonwealth at Virginia Motor Speedway. Overton battled with Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA early and often before taking the lead for good on lap 28 of the 60-lap race.
Dale McDowell of Rossville, GA was strong in the second half of the race, and finished second. The ride of the night belonged to Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN, who pitted under caution on lap three with what he thought was an engine problem. His crew found everything under the hood O.K., and sent their driver back out on the track to restart the race in the 24th and last spot.
Marlar was the fastest car on the track and he blazed a path through the field, but fell two spots short of victory and salvaged a third-place finish. Davenport led 20 laps of the race in a back and forth battle for the lead with Overton, and ended up fourth at the checkered flag.
Chris Madden of Gray Court, SC was fifth after topping the 34-car field in Qualifying with a lap around the ½-mile clay oval in 17.580 seconds. That earned Madden the $400 Fast Time Award from M&W Transport and Towing. Austin Hubbard finished sixth and Rick Eckert of York, PA took the seventh spot.
Matt Cosner came home in the eighth position, and ninth went to Chris Ferguson of Mt. Holly, NC. Dale Hollidge rounded out the top ten, and was the Keyser Manufacturing Hard Charger of the Race Award winner after starting 17th.
The win was the second straight ULTIMATE SE win for Overton, who also won the season opener on March 4 at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, GA. In preliminary action on Saturday night, the four eight-lap Heat Races were won by Overton, Davenport, Madden and Marlar. The two ten-lap B-Main races were won by Hollidge and Nick Davis.
After starting on the outside of the front row, Davenport took the lead from polesitter Overton with a crossover move to the inside coming off the second turn on the first lap that saw Marlar, Madden and Hubbard in third through fifth respectively.
One crossover move is worth another, as Overton returned the favor on Davenport to take the lead on lap two, as McDowell got by Hubbard for the fifth spot. The caution flag was unfurled for the first time on lap three when 2016 ULTIMATE SE Rookie of the Year Glenn Elliott spun in turn four. Marlar gave up the third spot on the track to pit under caution.
The double-file restart saw Overton leading Davenport, Madden, McDowell, and Hubbard. When the green bulb was fired up, Hubbard was on the move, as he passed McDowell for fourth on the restart, and then got around Madden for third on lap four. The fifth lap saw Davenport pull alongside Overton to battle for the lead.
Overton pulled in front of Davenport on lap seven, and Madden worked his way back around Hubbard for the third spot. Davenport made an inside move on Overton coming off the fourth turn on lap nine to take the lead. Hubbard and Madden were still contesting the third spot, with Hubbard reclaiming the position on the 11th lap.
Davenport reached the cars on the tail end of the lead lap on lap 13, and McDowell got around Madden to take the fourth spot on lap 15. Overton chased down Davenport in lapped traffic, and began to challenge for the lead on lap 20. McDowell and Madden got by Hubbard to move up to third and fourth respectively on lap 20.
Davenport was able to keep Overton behind him in lapped traffic, but once they had clear race track in front of them, Overton dove to the inside going into turn three on lap 28 to take the lead from Davenport. McDowell then closed on Davenport and they raced side-by-side for second on lap 30. Elliott brought out the caution flag for a second time on lap 32 to bunch up the field for a restart.
The double-file restart saw Overton leading Davenport, McDowell, Madden, Hubbard, Jason Covert, Ferguson, Eckert, Tyler Millwood, and Ross Robinson in second through tenth respectively. McDowell passed Davenport for second on the restart, with Ferguson bolting into the fifth spot. Marlar came from out of nowhere to take over the sixth spot.
By lap 35, Overton had pulled out to a half straightaway lead over McDowell. Marlar moved into the top five again on lap 38 when he got around Ferguson. The final caution flag of the race came out on lap 44 for debris in turn four. Overton led McDowell, Davenport, Marlar, Madden, Ferguson and Hubbard double-file back to the green flag.
Marlar passed Davenport for the third spot on lap 45, and with ten laps to go, Overton had once again opened up a half straightaway lead over McDowell. Overton found himself in lapped traffic on lap 53.
Overton had increased his lead over McDowell to a full straightaway on lap 55. At the checkered flag, Overton was out of sight of McDowell and took the checkered flag with a 4.175 second margin of victory. The next race for the ULTIMATE SE Super Late Model Series will be the $5,022-to-win Jack Starrette Memorial Race at Modoc Speedway in Modoc, SC on April 15.
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OFFICIAL RESULTS OF ROUND 2 AT VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN JAMAICA, VA ON 4/8/17:
POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN LAPS $ WON
1. 1 116 Brandon Overton Evans, GA 60 $20,000
2. 6 17m Dale McDowell Rossville, GA 60 $10,000
3. 4 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN 60 $5.000
4. 2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 60 $3,000
5. 3 44 Chris Madden Gray Court 60 $2,000
6. 5 11 Austin Hubbard 60 $1,750
7. 7 7 Rick Eckert York, PA 60 $1,500
8. 11 66c Matt Cosner 60 $1,250
9. 10 22 Chris Ferguson Mt. Holly, NC 60 $1,100
10. 17 0 Dale Hollidge 60 $1,000
11. 15 72 Jason Covert 60 $900
12. 12 18 Brett Hamm 60 $875
13. 9 7r Ross Robinson 60 $850
14. 8 31 Tyler Millwood 59 $825
15. 13 24 Kenny Mooreland 59 $800
16. 21 4 Amanda Whaley 59 $775
17. 19 55 Darryl Hills 58 $750
18. 23 29 Jason Welshan Maryville, TN 58 $725
19. 24 5 Glenn Elliott 57 $700
20. 18 92 Nick Davis 55 $675
21. 22 27 Michael Lake Uniontown, PA 42 $650
22. 14 2 Dennis Franklin Gaffney, SC 42 $625
23. 20 32 Dustin Mitchell 29 $600
24. 16 1 Willie Milliken 14 $575
FAST QUALIFIER: Madden, 17.580 Seconds
PROVISIONALS: Welshan and Elliott
LEAD CHANGES: 3
LAP LEADERS: Davenport, 1; Overton, 2-8; Davenport, 9-27; Overton, 28-60
LAPS LED: Overton, 40; Davenport, 20
KEYSER INDUSTRIES HARD CHARGER OF THE RACE: Hollidge (started 17th and finished 10th)
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 4.175 Seconds
TIME OF THE RACE: 45 Minutes and 10.698 Seconds
NEXT RACE: April 15, Modoc Speedway, Modoc, SC
1. 116 Brandon Overton, 17.936
2. 4 Amanda Whaley, 18.000
3. 11 Austin Hubbard, 18.124
4. 24 Kenny Mooreland, 18.125
5. 7r Ross Robinson, 18.142
6. 89 Justin Williams, 18.228
7. 281 Kyle Pierce, 18.301
8. 93 Donald Bradsher, 18.371
9. 5n Tim Allen, 18.702
1. 0 Dale Hollidge, 17.698
2. 17m Dale McDowell, 17.720
3. 49 Jonathan Davenport, 17.775
4. 22 Chris Ferguson, 17.899
5. 55 Darryl Hills, 18.073
6. 2 Dennis Franklin, 18.193
7. 79 Zack Mitchell, 18.228
8. 87 Walker Arthur, 18.409
9. 19 Jason Miller, 18.605
1. 44 Chris Madden, 17.580
2. 7 Rick Eckert, 17.703
3. 32 Dustin Mitchell, 17.805
4. 66 Matt Cosner, 17.947
5. 5 Glenn Elliott, 18.240
6. 72 Jason Covert, 18.315
7. 92 Nick Davis, 18.572
8. 29 Jason Welshan, 18.639
1. 157 Mike Marlar, 17.918
2. 31 Tyler Millwood, 18.034
3. 22 G.R. Smith, 18.051
4. 88 Rick Elliott, 18.084
5. 18 Brett Hamm, 18.104
6. 46 Tyler Emory, 18.408
7. 27 Michael Lake, 18.518
8. 1 Willie Milliken, 18.792
HEAT RACES (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer To Main Event):
1ST HEAT: 1. Overton; 2. Hubbard; 3. Robinson; 4. Mooreland; 5. Williams; 6. Pierce; 7. Whaley; 8. Allen; 9. Bradsher DNS.
2ND HEAT: 1. Davenport; 2. McDowell; 3. Ferguson; 4. Franklin; 5. Hills; 6. Hollidge; 7. Z. Mitchell; 8. Miller; 9. Arthur DNS.
3RD HEAT: 1. Madden; 2. Eckert; 3. Cosner; 4. Covert; 5. D. Mitchell; 6. Davis; 7. G. Elliott; 8. Welshan.
4TH HEAT: 1. Marlar; 2. Millwood; 3. Hamm; 4. Milliken; 5. Emory; 6. Smith; 7. R. Elliott; 8. Lake.
B-MAINS (10 Laps – Top 3 Transfer To Main Event):
1ST B-MAIN: 1. Hollidge; 2. Hills; 3. Whaley; 4. Williams; 5. Allen; 6. Miller; 7. Z. Mitchell; 8. Pierce; 9. Bradsher DNS; 10. Arthur DNS.
2ND B-MAIN: 1. Davis; 2. D. Mitchell; 3. Lake; 4. G. Elliott; 5. Welshan; 6. Emory; 7. Smith DNS; 8. R. Elliott DNS.
The ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series would like to recognize their marketing partners for the 2017 season which include: American Racer, Hoosier Race Tires, VP Race Fuels, M&W Transport, PPM Racing Products, Arizona Sport Shirts,DirtonDirt.com, Big A’s Custom Graphics, AR Bodies, Five Star Race Bodies, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil and Lubricants, Autolite/Fram, RockAuto.com, Safecraft, Simpson, Thomas Clarke Performance Web Design and RacingJunk.com. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
TOCCOA, GA – Benji Hicks of Mt. Airy, NC drove the T&K Enterprises Rocket to a $2,000 victory on Saturday night in the 40-lap 2017 season opener for the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Series South East Region at Toccoa Raceway. Hicks was the Group 1 Fast Qualifier with a time of 13.090 seconds, the first ten-lap Heat Race winner, and led all 40 laps of the main event to get the sweep.
Hicks had to hold off the defending FASTRAK SE Champion Cla Knight of North Augusta, SC to post the win. Knight had to settle for second in the Augusta Aquatics Longhorn. Colby Cannon took the third spot, and Kenny Collins of Colbert, GA drove to a fourth-place finish.
Forrest Trent of Talbott, TN finished fifth in the Service 101 Rocket. Trent was the overall Fast Qualifier of the event, topping Group 2 qualifiers with a lap around Toccoa Raceway in 12.953 seconds. Trent followed that up with a victory in the second ten-lap Heat Race to earn the outside front row starting spot for the 40-lap Main Event.
Jensen Ford of Piney Flats, TN was sixth in the Tim Byrd Motorsports TNT, and Tyler Arrington of Rural Retreat, VA took the seventh spot. Ron Parker of Belwood, NC drove the Schaefer Oil Rocket to an eighth-place finish, and Frankie Beard of Hartwell, GA finished ninth in the Jessica Cornett Racing Mastersbilt. Matthew Nance of Rhonda, NC rounded out the top ten in the Ultra Shield Barry Wright. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
WHEEL, TN (April 2, 2017) – The former Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Don O’Neal outdueled defending National Champion, Scott Bloomquist on Sunday night at Duck River Raceway. O’Neal took the lead from Bloomquist for the final time on lap 38 to claim his first LOLMDS win of the season.
Trailing the two former series champions to the checkers was young-gun Tanner English – who recorded his best career LOLMDS finish. Brandon Overton came home fourth, followed by Dennis Erb Jr. rounding out the top five.
O’Neal made a clean sweep of the night – setting the overall fast time, winning his heat race, and claiming the 50-lap main event for his first series victory since April 2015. The 52-year-old, piloted a two-race old, Club 29 Race Car powered by a Clements Racing Engine for Clint Bowyer Racing.
In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the forty-second time in his career, O’Neal was estatic with his hard-fought victory. “The crew has worked so hard on this car, people don’t realize how much work goes into these cars. Anthony Burroughs and “Big Snack,” they don’t get any days off it seems. Last night at East Alabama was the first time we ran this car. I never thought he [Bloomquist] would get around me on the outside and then he went to the bottom. When he did that I thought, I could do that as well and it worked out.”
“I have had so much bad luck recently, it feels great to get back to victory lane again. Thanks to Peak Antifreeze and Coolant, Cometic Gasket, Club 29 Race Cars, Crawford Outdoor, Clint Bowyer Autoplex, Traeger Wood Fire Grills, Penske Racing Shocks and Sunoco Race Fuels.” ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
HANFORD, CA – April 1, 2017 –Shark Racing’s Logan Schuchart started the 35-lap Kings Outlaw Showdown from the 19th position at Keller Auto Speedway — the KSE Hard Charger award winner picked his way to the front of the 26-car field. Late in the race, Schuchart found the bottom groove of the 3/8th-mile oval to work his way past eventual runner-up, Ian Madsen on the final lap to score his first victory of the 2017 season.
After starting the season having overcome adversity when the teams tow-vehicle broke down on the way to the opening World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series event, the team relied on support from the racing industry to assist with getting them to each Outlaw event.
“This adds onto the excitement and the accomplishments. It doesn’t matter if you start from the pole or wherever, if you can win an Outlaws race, these things are really tough [to win] no matter where you go. I’m just happy for my team to be able to get a win and it just makes it that much more exciting to start from 19th. We just really need to thank [Ryan] Smith family for letting us use their toter-home to come all the way [to California] and everyone that donated to the GoFundMe, you never want to be in that position but we were in a tough spot and we wouldn’t be out here if it wasn’t for those people.” ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
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