Eastbay raceway Park kicks of 2020 Winternationals Tuesday 1/21/2020

Be sure and check out the Eastbay Raceway Park winter nationals schedule that kicks into full gear Tuesday night 1/21/2020 with UMP/EBRP open wheel Modifieds and Street Stocks for 5 nights of door to door dirt track action.

 

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By |2020-01-21T04:17:02+00:00January 21st, 2020|East Bay Raceway Park, Featured, Racing News|Comments Off on Eastbay raceway Park kicks of 2020 Winternationals Tuesday 1/21/2020

NASCAR Hall Of Famer Glen Wood, 93

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Glen Wood, a founding member of Wood Brothers Racing and an inductee into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, has died. He was 93 years old.

Wood Brothers Racing announced Wood’s passing on Twitter Friday morning.

“This is a difficult day for all of us at Ford Motor Co.,” said Edsel B. Ford II, member of the board of directors for the Ford Motor Co. “Glen Wood was the founding patriarch of the oldest continuously operating NASCAR Cup Series team and we consider Wood Brothers Racing a part of our family, the Ford Family. The Wood Brothers race team, by any measure, has been one of the most successful racing operations in the history of NASCAR. Most importantly for our company, Glen and his family have remained loyal to Ford throughout their 69-year history.”

From Stuart, Va., Wood started his career in NASCAR has a driver. Between 1953 and 1964 he made 62 starts in what would eventually become the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, winning four times at North Carolina’s Bowman-Gray Stadium.

He eventually hung up his helmet and alongside his brother, Leonard, would go on to field race cars for some of NASCAR’s most legendary drivers.

Of those drivers, there was none better than David Pearson, who won 43 times while racing for the Wood Brothers between 1972 and ’78. The biggest of those wins was the 1976 Daytona 500, which saw Pearson and his long-time rival Richard Petty crash on the final lap. Pearson was able to re-fire his car and limp across the finish line to win the race.

The Wood Brothers have won the Daytona 500 five times. In addition to Pearson, Tiny Lund won the race in 1963, Cale Yarborough won in ’68, A.J. Foyt drove to victory lane for the team in ’72 and Trevor Bayne won for the team in ’11.

All told Wood Brothers Racing has earned 99 victories at the top level of NASCAR with drivers like Pearson, Yarborough, Foyt, Lund, Neil Bonnett, Buddy Baker, Donnie Allison, Dan Gurney, Marvin Panch, Curtis Turner, Speedy Thompson, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett, Morgan Shepherd, Elliott Sadler, Bayne and most recently Ryan Blaney.

Wood inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2012 and his brother Leonard, who served as the team’s crew chief for many years, joined him the following year.

— SpeedSport News PR

By |2019-01-18T16:36:54+00:00January 18th, 2019|Featured, Racing News|Comments Off on NASCAR Hall Of Famer Glen Wood, 93

Dylan Colding Wins Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprint Feature At East Bay Raceway Park

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway it was Brian Morgan winning in the Hobby Stocks, Cliff Evans in the Micro Sprints, Dylan Colding in the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprints, David Kelley in the Florida Old Time Modifeds and Andrew Hopkins in the Late Model Sportsman.

In the first feature of the night it was the Hobby Stock 15-lap event as Brian Morgan won with Jim Baker finishing second with Buck Woodhouse third.

In the Micro Sprints 15-lap feature it was Cliff Evans picking up his first feature win with a hard charging Joseph Taylor finishing second with Wade Evans third. (more…)

By |2017-04-17T14:14:29+00:00April 17th, 2017|Archives, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results|Comments Off on Dylan Colding Wins Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprint Feature At East Bay Raceway Park

Bad day turns into a great day for Davis at Desoto

By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
Desoto Speedway
Dave Davis had to call in a favor to a fellow racer on Saturday after his car suffered a radiator failure during pre-race practice.
Once Jimmy Frazier brought in a spare radiator, Davis’ car roared back to life and proved to be nearly untouchable. Davis drove from deep in the pack, took the lead early and drove on to his first win in the last several seasons
Davis went from fourth to second and then around early leader Marshall Parr at the completion of the sixth lap. He built up a lead of over half a lap on Rachelle Rudolph and Mike Kerrivan when Clint Holmes spun and brought out the caution just prior to the halfway point.

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By |2017-04-17T13:54:44+00:00April 17th, 2017|DeSoto Speedway, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results|Comments Off on Bad day turns into a great day for Davis at Desoto

Steele killed in sprint car crash at DeSoto Speedway

By SCOTT LOCKWOOD

Desoto Speedway

Former USAC Silver Crown Champion and two-time Little 500 winner Dave Steele lost his life in a tragic accident on the opening lap of Saturday night’s Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series at DeSoto Speedway in Bradenton.
Steele, 42, was one of the best drivers to have ever strapped into a sprint car. He was the USAC Silver Crown champion in 2004 and 2005, won the prestigious Little 500 in 1996 and 2009 and was the winner of the 2001 and 2003 Turkey Night Grand Prix events at Irwindale Speedway in California. Steele earned 60 USAC national feature wins over the course of his career and won multiple championships in the former TBARA series.
Steele was even more dominant in Florida racing. He recently won his 100th feature in the state of Florida – the first to ever accomplish that feat – when he took the checkered flag in the Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series feature at 4-17 Southern Speedway. Steele also owned every sprint car record at DeSoto Speedway, including the fastest lap turned in the track’s history. His two Florida 400 wins were the highlights of his many victories on the 3/8-mile oval.
By |2017-03-26T17:01:42+00:00March 26th, 2017|Archives, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results, Racing News|Comments Off on Steele killed in sprint car crash at DeSoto Speedway

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Comes to Life in 24 Hours

Annual Mega Event Scheduled for September 22nd -24th at Magnolia Motor Speedway

magnolialogoColumbus, Mississippi (09/21/16) – In just 24 hours the annual Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 will kick off at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi. The huge event will be held on Thursday-Saturday, September 22nd-24th, 2016.

The 2016 Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Presented by Cooper’s Country Meat Packers will be headlined by a $20,000-to-win/$1,200-to-start, 100 lap finale for the Super Late Models as competitors look to tame the 3/8-mile oval in hopes of claiming their share of the total purse that . approaches $70,000.

Entries for this weekend already represent a stellar field of national, regional, and local competitors. More entrants are expected on race day.

Drivers, who have already entered or voiced an intent compete include defending champion, Morgan Bagley, as well as Mike Marlar, Dale McDowell, Chris Madden, Billy Moyer, Rick Rickman, Brian Rickman, Shane Clanton, Billy Moyer Jr., Timothy Culp, Garrett Alberson, B.J. Robinson, Ray Cook, Kyle Bronson, Chandler Petty, Jack Sullivan, Wendell Wallace, Tyler Erb, Eric Cooley, Dylan Ames, Allen Tippen, Clay Fisher, Zach McMillan, Kyle Beard, Josh Putnam, Tanner Kellick, Brandon Overton, Hunter Rasdon, Chad Thrash, David Breazeale, Tyler Millwood, Jason Croft, Michael Arnold, Billy Franklin, Ashton Winger, and a host of others. (more…)

By |2016-09-22T01:00:26+00:00September 22nd, 2016|Featured, Racing News|Comments Off on Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Comes to Life in 24 Hours