BRONSON TAKES KID ROCKET OVER THE LIMIT FOR NeSMITH LATE MODEL WIN AT BRP

bronsonVLbrp013016OCALA, FL – Kyle Bronson of Brandon, FL drove the Brandon Ford Special to victory on Saturday in a spectacular Round 3 of the RockAuto.com Winter Shootout. The 50-lap race for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series saw a continuation of Friday night’s battle between Bronson and Kid Rocket Josh Richards.

Bronson and Richards raced side-by-side throughout the race and swapped the lead on two occasions. Bronson led the first ten laps with Richards all over him. Richards took the lead on lap 11 and led the next 33 laps with Bronson putting on the pressure. Bronson took Richards over the limit of control on lap 44, as Richards spun the Sallack Well Service Rocket coming off turn four.

Richards went to the back of the pack for the restart, and Bronson cruised home unchallenged to pick up the $3,000 win, his third career win with the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. (more…)

By |2016-02-01T17:22:47+00:00February 1st, 2016|Front Page News, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series|Comments Off on BRONSON TAKES KID ROCKET OVER THE LIMIT FOR NeSMITH LATE MODEL WIN AT BRP

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

17-RACE 2016 NeSMITH PANHANDLE CHALLENGE SERIES SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

pcslogo-300x254CARTERSVILLE, GA – NeSmith Racing officials have announced the 17-race 2016 NeSmith Panhandle Challenge Series schedule of events that will take place at three different tracks in Northwest Florida and Southwest Alabama. This will be the second season for the NeSmith Panhandle Challenge Series for NeSmith Late Models.

The 2016 NeSmith Panhandle Challenge Series will be contested with seven races scheduled at Flomaton Speedway in Flomaton, AL, six races scheduled at Southern Raceway in Milton, FL, and four races scheduled at Northwest Florida Speedway in Baker, FL. The season will run from March 26 through September 24.

Southern Raceway will open the 2016 NeSmith Panhandle Challenge Series season on March 26. They will also host races on April 23, June 11, July 9, August 13, and then present the final race of the 2016 NeSmith Panhandle Challenge Series season on September 24. (more…)

By |2016-01-22T19:33:22+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Front Page News, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series|Comments Off on 17-RACE 2016 NeSMITH PANHANDLE CHALLENGE SERIES SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

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

NIPPER FINDS THE CHEVY SUPER SERIES TO HIS LIKING AFTER PENTON WIN

nipperVLpen071715PENTON, AL – Jordy Nipper of Gray, GA made his maiden voyage with the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series a successful one by driving the Scotty’s Muffler Rocket to victory on Friday night at Penton Raceway. Nipper took the lead from his outside front row starting spot at the start of the race and never looked back, leading all 40 laps.

Nipper found the Chevy Super Series to his liking both from a performance and an economical standpoint. Nipper has found that with the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series, it is possible for a driver to spend less and earn more.

“I really like the engines in this series with the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series and our Chevrolet Performance CT 525 Engine gave us good power,” Nipper said. “I’ve been running Limited Late Models for the past few seasons, and we’ve wanted to try this series for a long time. This series is a lot easier on the wallet and we’ll be running the Chevy Super Series a lot more.”

Tyler Crowder of Lamont, FL finished second in the Crowder Excavating Special after earning the pole position for the race by setting fast time among the 34 entrants with a lap in 14.294 seconds. Chad Wallace of LaGrange, GA was third in the Wallace Racing GRT, and Chase Edge of LaFayette, AL took the fourth spot in the Edge’s Gas Company Special.

Adam Martin of Talladega, AL drove the Seals Insurance Special to a fifth-place finish and was the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Race. Ricky Culpepper of Hamilton, GA was sixth in the H&M Auto Care Rocket and defending Chevy Super Series National Champion Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN finished seventh.

Jake Knowles of Rome, GA took the eighth spot in the Coosa Heating and Air Rocket and Mario Gresham of Rome, GA finished ninth in the Gresham Race Parts Special. Matt Dooley of Brooks, GA rounded out the Top 10 in the Scott’s Auto Machine Special. (more…)

By |2015-07-20T20:25:57+00:00July 20th, 2015|Featured, Front Page News, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, Race Results|Comments Off on NIPPER FINDS THE CHEVY SUPER SERIES TO HIS LIKING AFTER PENTON WIN

JOHNSON WON THE NeSMITH LATE MODEL RACE AT TALLADEGA, BUT CLEM STOLE THE SHOW

clemjohnson050215tstEASTABOGA, AL – On a normal night when Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN comes from the 12th starting spot and wins a NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series race, it’s a pretty big story. That wasn’t the case at Talladega Short Track on Saturday night. The big story was the driver that finished fourth. His name is Tyler Clem of St. Petersburg, FL and he’s 12-years-old.

 

                The race was billed as a Race For The Ages on the Grand Stage of Talladega NASCAR Weekend. The oldest driver in the field was 82-year-old Legend Red Farmer of Hueytown, AL, and 70 years his junior, Clem at age 12 was the youngest driver among the 58 different drivers that competed over the weekend with the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.

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By |2015-05-03T20:08:01+00:00May 3rd, 2015|Archives, Front Page News, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, Race Results, Racing News|Comments Off on JOHNSON WON THE NeSMITH LATE MODEL RACE AT TALLADEGA, BUT CLEM STOLE THE SHOW

GOLDEN ISLES SPEEDWAY HAS FIVE NeSMITH LATE MODEL RACES IN 2015

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, GA announced at the Performance Racing Industry Show that they will host five NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division Races in 2015.  One of those events will include a $10,000-to-win race for America’s Leader In Affordable Dirt Late Model Racing.

Golden Isles Speedway will begin their NeSmith Late Model 2015 events with a pair of 50-lap $2,500-to-win races on February 14 and 15.  These two events will be Rounds four and five of the 2015 NeSmith Late Model season.

On August 21-22, Golden Isles Speedway will host the second $10,000-to-win 100-lap race of the season for the NeSmith Late Models.  The first will be the 10th Annual Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL on January 31 that was rescheduled from a November 22 rainout. (more…)

By |2014-12-16T13:04:46+00:00December 16th, 2014|Featured, Front Page News, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, Series|Comments Off on GOLDEN ISLES SPEEDWAY HAS FIVE NeSMITH LATE MODEL RACES IN 2015

DUCK RIVER RACEWAY PARK TO HOST NeSMITH LATE MODEL 5K-TO-WIN RACE ON MAY 1-2

imageINDIANAPOLIS, IN – NeSmith Racing officials announced at the Performance Racing Industry Show that Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, TN will host the $5,000-to-win Rumble At The River 75 for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division on May 1-2.  The race will be the first visit to Duck River Raceway Park for the NeSmith Late Models since 2007.

On May 1 at Duck River Raceway Park, the NeSmith Late Models will compete in Qualifying and Heat Races to determine the front half of the starting field for the Rumble At The River 75.  On May 2, the NeSmith Late Models will compete in B-Main races to determine the back half of the starting field, and that will be followed by the $5,000-to-win main event.
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By |2014-12-16T12:11:28+00:00December 16th, 2014|Featured, Front Page News, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, Racing News|Comments Off on DUCK RIVER RACEWAY PARK TO HOST NeSMITH LATE MODEL 5K-TO-WIN RACE ON MAY 1-2

IDOM IS THE CHAMP – NeSMITH/AR BODIES STREET STOCK DIVISION WEEK 24 ROUND UP

NeSmith_Street_Stock_Division_logo-1-800x403-2CARTERSVILLE, GA – Jeremy Idom of Hattiesburg, MS is the 2014 NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division Presented By AR Bodies National Champion.  Idom clinched the title on Fridaynight with a spectacular win at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS for his 14th victory of the season driving the Performance Bodies “Throwback” 1957 Chevrolet.

Idom had to win the NeSmith/AR Bodies Street Stock Division feature race at Hattiesburg Speedway in order to clinch the championship.  Josh Stringer of Foxworth, MS made valiant effort to play the role of spoiler, as he led all but the last lap with Idom right on his back bumper.

Idom made several attempts to work the inside in an effort to pass Stringer for the lead.  With Stinger between Idom and a National Championship, Idom made a bold inside move on the last lap to make the pass for the lead.  The fans in the stands had the joint rockin’ as Idom beat Stringer to the checkered flag and clinch the NeSmith/AR Bodies Street Stock Division National Championship. (more…)

By |2014-09-08T22:00:30+00:00September 8th, 2014|Featured, Front Page News, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, Race Results|Comments Off on IDOM IS THE CHAMP – NeSMITH/AR BODIES STREET STOCK DIVISION WEEK 24 ROUND UP

NeSMITH CHEVROLET DLMS READY FOR THE TWO-DAY OZARK NATIONALS AT BATESVILLE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Justin McRee of Woodstock, AL is the defending Champion of the Ozark Nationals for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, AR.  This year’s Ozark Nationals will be this Friday night and Saturday night at Batesville Motor Speedway with a pair of 50-lap $2,500-to-win races, Rounds 6 and 7 of the 2014 season.  (NeSmith Racing File Photo)

Justin McRee of Woodstock, AL is the defending Champion of the Ozark Nationals for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, AR. This year’s Ozark Nationals will be this Friday night and Saturday night at Batesville Motor Speedway with a pair of 50-lap $2,500-to-win races, Rounds 6 and 7 of the 2014 season. (NeSmith Racing File Photo)

CARTERSVILLE, GA – The 2nd Annual Ozark Nationals, Rounds 6 and 7 of the 2014 NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series season, are coming up this Friday night and Saturday night at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, AR with a pair of 50-lap $2,500-to-win events.  There are still a plethora of drivers battling for the $20,000 Championship.

NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point leader Walker Arthur will make the long tow from Forest, VA to Batesville, AR to attempt to put some more distance between himself and all challengers for the NeSmith Cup.  Arthur brings a season resume of 372 points after one win, three top five finishes and four top ten finishes in five races.

Arthur holds a 24-point lead over the second-place driver in the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series standings, Josh Adkins of Talladega, AL who has 348 points after two top five finishes and four top ten finishes in five races.  Mack McCarter of Gatlinburg, TN is ten points behind Adkins in the third spot, ten points behind Adkins with 338 points after two top five finishes and three top five finishes in five starts.

Defending NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National Champion Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN is currently fourth in the standings with 336 points.  The National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Inductee has one top five finish and two top ten finishes in five starts.  Johnson finished fifth in last year’s Ozark Nationals at Batesville Motor Speedway,

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By |2014-05-01T00:16:54+00:00May 1st, 2014|Featured, Front Page News, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series|Comments Off on NeSMITH CHEVROLET DLMS READY FOR THE TWO-DAY OZARK NATIONALS AT BATESVILLE MOTOR SPEEDWAY