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

Southern All Stars Return to Thunderhill Raceway For First Time Since 2001

SAS Thunder Hill RacewayFAYETTEVILLE, TN–The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series has raced at 86 racetracks across the southeast in the 33 year history of the series, and Saturday night May 7th the series visit one of those tracks it has been gone from for a long time and that is the Thunderhill Raceway on Summertown, TN. The event will be 40 lap $4,000 to win and mark the first time the series has been back to Thunderhill Raceway since 2001 when Byron Michael of Florence, AL., scored the win and the first every visit to the high banked ¼ mile oval was in 1992 when Johnny Williams of Lexington, TN..

Track promoter Ricky Spurgeon was looking for something different to bring the race fans of west Tennessee to the track and since the super late model series had not been to the track since 2001 he thought it would be a good idea to bring the series back. The Southern All Stars will be holding their third series event at the track and look to crown a third different winner in three races there and also look to have a great show for the west Tennessee fans. (more…)

By |2016-05-04T16:42:36+00:00May 4th, 2016|Featured, Front Page News, Southern All Stars|Comments Off on Southern All Stars Return to Thunderhill Raceway For First Time Since 2001

Hayden Campbell Picks Up First Win In Sprint Car At East Bay Raceway Park

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GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway it was Austin Sanders picking up the win in the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds. Nick Hebrank won in the Outlaw Fours, Hayden Campbell won in the East Bay Sprints, Doug Horton won in the Late Models, Dan Darnell won in the Florida Old Time Modifieds and Dustin Cates won in the Mini Sprints.

In the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds it was Austin Sanders holding off the Varnadore brothers. Mavrick came in second with Travis in third. (more…)

By |2016-03-13T19:33:25+00:00March 13th, 2016|Archives, East Bay Raceway Park, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results, Racing News|Comments Off on Hayden Campbell Picks Up First Win In Sprint Car At East Bay Raceway Park

BRP 3/12

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Hobby Stock – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points
1 4 37     Tyler Sistrunk      Lake City, Fl 50.00
2 2 73     Brandon Tillander      Ocala , Fl 48.00
3 3 83     Martin Johnson       – 46.00
4 1 5     Tom Sheehan      Belleview , Fl 44.00
5 5 111     Jacob Antis      Ocala , Fl 0.00

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By |2016-03-13T19:29:23+00:00March 13th, 2016|Archives, Bubba Raceway Park, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results|Comments Off on BRP 3/12

Beckner crowned Sportsman King of the Blacktop

7Heading into Saturday night’s Sportsman King of the Blacktop 100 at Desoto
Speedway, Earl Beckner had a simple strategy: ride in the top 15 and then
get to the top 10 to get to the final 20-lap shootout.

Beckner did just that, finishing in the top 10 in the first segment and
landing in the perfect spot for the inversion of the final segment of the
elimination-style race. That gameplan – coupled with a little help from
Lady Luck – saw Beckner take the main event and earn the crown of King of
the Blacktop for the Sportsman for 2016. (more…)

By |2016-03-06T21:39:22+00:00March 6th, 2016|Archives, DeSoto Speedway, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results, Racing News|Comments Off on Beckner crowned Sportsman King of the Blacktop