Hogan, McLeod take big wins at Desoto

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by Scott Lockwood

The long awaited regular season opener at Desoto Speedway saw a packed house treated to an action packed night of racing that saw Scott Hogan claim the Pro Truck “King of the Blacktop” title and Devin McLeod take the Florida Modified Invitational 100.

 

In the Q Auto and Injury Attorneys Desoto Pro Truck main event, Hogan started on the pole and grabbed the lead at the start of the opening 50-lap segment from Jeff Guilbault and Steve Darvalics. He held a slim lead when the caution flew for Cameron Cruse’s spin in turn one just after the field completed 11 laps.

 

Hogan withstood a series of challenges on a rash of restarts over the next 14 laps. Darvalics made a move for the lead and had just cleared Hogan before the caution flew at the halfway point – meaning that Hogan would keep the lead for the next restart – a restart that saw four trucks eliminated in a crash as the field came to the green flag. (more…)

By |2016-02-28T15:42:43+00:00February 28th, 2016|Archives, DeSoto Speedway, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results|Comments Off on Hogan, McLeod take big wins at Desoto

BUSY WEEK AHEAD FOR NeSMITH LATE MODELS AT BUBBA RACEWAY PARK

arthurVLbrp013115CARTERSVILLE, GA – The NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series will open the Bubba’s Army Winternationals at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL with a busy schedule of running four races over three days of racing. Rounds 2, 3 and 4 of the Rock Auto.com Winter Shootout will happen on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Saturday will feature a double-header, as the $10,000-to-win 100-lap 11th Annual Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race will also take place. The Qualifying and Heat Races took place on November 20, 2015 to fill the front half of the main event that was rained out on November 21, 2015 and rescheduled for Saturday night.

Kyle Bronson of Brandon, FL set Fast Time and won the first Heat Race in November to earn the pole position for the 11th Annual Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race. Chase Edge of LaFayette, AL won the second heat race, and starts outside Bronson in the front row. Dennis Franklin of Gaffney, SC and Keith Nosbisch of Valrico, FL will make up row two after winning heat races three and four respectively. (more…)

By |2016-01-27T15:44:05+00:00January 27th, 2016|Featured, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series|Comments Off on BUSY WEEK AHEAD FOR NeSMITH LATE MODELS AT BUBBA RACEWAY PARK

SpeedFest 2016 Entry List Continue to Grow With Lots of Talent Already Entered

CRA Speedfest Entry List Continues to GrowSalem, IN (January 15, 2016) – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials have added several names to the entry list for SpeedFest 2016, which will be held on Saturday, January 30th and Sunday, January 31st at Crisp Motorsports Park – Home of the Watermelon Capital Speedway located in Cordele, Georgia. As announced earlier this week, 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch has added his name to the entry list for the 200 lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model event, but that’s just the beginning of the talent that is entered for both events with SpeedFest 2016.

Additional entries added for the 200 lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model event include NASCAR Xfinity Series competitor Brennen Poole, 2015 NASCAR K & N East Series Champion William Byron, Brandon Setzer, son of former NASCAR competitor Dennis Setzer, Southern Super Series winner Casey Roderick, three time ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Scott Hantz, Minnesota racer Cole Anderson, winner of the Red Eye 100 at New Smyrna Speedway two weeks ago, 14 year old Wisconsin racer Derek Kraus, also Ron Young, Kyle Bryant, Scotty Ellis, Mason Massey, Derek Scott Jr., John Coffman and Todd Brown. (more…)

By |2016-01-18T00:55:13+00:00January 18th, 2016|CRA Racing Series, Featured, Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on SpeedFest 2016 Entry List Continue to Grow With Lots of Talent Already Entered

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Kyle Busch to Race at SpeedFest 2016

Kyle Busch CRA CarSalem, IN (January 13, 2016) – Crisp Motorsports Park – Home of the Watermelon Capital Speedway officials have announced that 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Kyle Busch will be racing in the 200 lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model event with SpeedFest 2016, which will be held on Saturday, January 30th and Sunday, January 31st.

“We are very, very fortunate to be able to announce that Kyle Busch will be racing in SpeedFest 2016,” remarked Crisp Motorsports Park General Manager Scott Sumner. “He found out we were doing this event again, and he always looks forward to coming back to South Georgia. Kyle says all the people are very, very hospitable in South Georgia and he’s looking forward to coming back here. We drew a huge crowd when he was here last, I hope our fans are excited and want to come out and see him race again.”

“I’ve always enjoyed racing at SpeedFest and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to go back this year thanks to the support from Rheem Heating and Cooling and JEGS.com,” Busch said. “Everything went well with my latest surgery and I feel really good. Without an opportunity to get in a Sprint Cup Series car before we get to Daytona, running this race will be a good tune-up prior to Speedweeks.” (more…)

By |2016-01-14T16:55:14+00:00January 14th, 2016|CRA Racing Series, Featured, Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Kyle Busch to Race at SpeedFest 2016

NeSMITH LATE MODEL ROCK AUTO.COM WINTER SHOOTOUT BEGINS THIS WEEK AT ICEBOWL

Rockautologo (3)CARTERSVILLE, GA – The eight-race NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Winter Shootout Series begins this week with the 25th Annual Icebowl at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL.  The Winter Shootout Series has picked up a sponsor in RockAuto.com, and will now feature a $5,000 point fund for drivers with perfect attendance.

The action will begin on Thursday with an open practice session to prepare for the RockAuto.con Winter Shootout opener at Talladega Short Track with the gates opening at 9 a.m., and practice from 12 noon to 5 p.m. There will also be a practice on Friday with the gates opening at 9 a.m. and the practice from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m.

Qualifying and Heat Races to fill the front starting spots for the $3,000-to-win 50-lap RockAuto.com Winter Shootout opener for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series will be on Saturday.  The gates open at 8 a.m., with Pre-Race Registration from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  The Drivers Meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and Hot Laps will begin at 10 a.m. (more…)

By |2016-01-05T15:54:58+00:00January 5th, 2016|Featured, Front Page News, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series|Comments Off on NeSMITH LATE MODEL ROCK AUTO.COM WINTER SHOOTOUT BEGINS THIS WEEK AT ICEBOWL

W-16 Engine Approved for Competition in DIRTcar 358-Modified Division

$10,000 Engine Option Opens Doors for New Teams in Division

By Mike Mallett

super_dirtcar_10WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Dec. 29, 2015 – After a full year of testing, the Wegner Motorsports W-16 Engine is approved and ready for implementation in the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. For less than $10,000, the engine will be legal at all DIRTcar sanctioned facilities as well as in the 358-Modified Series in 2016.

The new combination will allow drivers to enter the division while giving those already in competition an economical option.

“What we wanted was an alternative for the Sportsman guys moving up as well as for drivers who are already in the division and looking for an economical option,” said Mike Perrotte, DIRTcar director, series and sanctioning. “This isn’t for everyone, but it is affordable and will keep more people racing. We’ve seen what the GM Performance option has done to grow the Sportsman ranks and we hope to help some of them move up to the 358-Modified division.” (more…)

By |2015-12-29T15:42:44+00:00December 29th, 2015|Featured, Front Page News, Racing News, Super DirtCar Series|Comments Off on W-16 Engine Approved for Competition in DIRTcar 358-Modified Division

Showtime 10/24

Eddie Brann Memorial
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 7    Josh Todd     Polk City, Fl 24.00
2 3 99    Cody Stickler     Pinellas Park, Fl 23.00
3 7 24    Bruce Bennett Jr.    Belle Isle, Fl 22.00
4 6 21    Devin Mcleod     Zephryhills , Fl 21.00
5 1 42    Richie Smith      – 20.00 (more…)
By |2015-10-25T20:35:14+00:00October 25th, 2015|Archives, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results, Racing News|Comments Off on Showtime 10/24

Darvalics, Barfield take wins at Desoto

By SCOTT LOCKWOOD

Desoto Speedway

Steve Darvalics and Travis Barfield won the headline events in Saturday

night’s racing action at Desoto Speedway.

Brooke Storer got the jump on the start of the 40-lap Sportsman feature and

needed just a handful of laps to build a big lead. Steve Darvalics got to

second place on the fifth lap and five laps later caught Storer. A caution

for an accident involving Joey Sims and Rick Reed on lap 10. (more…)

By |2015-10-25T20:30:36+00:00October 25th, 2015|Archives, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results, Racing News|Comments Off on Darvalics, Barfield take wins at Desoto