Johnny VanDoorn Battles Back To Win Big Payday In 2nd Annual Battle At Berlin 251
Famed West Michigan Speed Plant; Berlin Raceway hosts Round II of the $100,000 JEGS Triple Crown Series
(Marne, MI - Saturday, July 19, 2014): The prestigious $100,000 JEGS Triple Crown Series for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS continue with race #2 of the three-race series. The 2nd Annual Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics was at the historic Berlin Raceway (MI), located west of Grand Rapids in Marne, Michigan on Saturday, July 19th. The famed West Michigan speed plant would see a stellar field of cars from all over North America vie for the big $10,000 to Win payday. Making the show was an accomplishment in itself as another cool $2,000 awaited those who would take the green flag.
Owens Gives Competition a Nightmare on Wednesday Night at Lakeside Speedway
(KANSAS CITY, KS - July 15, 2014) - Tonight, Jimmy Owens showed why he is the 3-time and defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Champion. Owens dominated the "Clash of the Titans" on Tuesday Night at Lakeside Speedway. Owens took the lead on lap 19 from Scott Bloomquist and ran off from the field in winning by over eight seconds.
Terry Phillips charged from ninth to finish second, and was faster in the closing laps than Owens, but was still nearly a half-a-lap behind, with two laps remaining. The race went caution-free, which enabled Owens to open up a huge advantage over his nearest competitors. Bloomquist finished third, followed by Brandon Overton, and Don O'Neal.
Billy Moyer Slays Summer Nationals Foes for Wins at Terre Haute, Farmer City, & Burlington!
(July 15, 2014 - BATESVILLE, AR) Red-hot Billy Moyer continued his assault on UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals competition last week with a trio of wins in the states of Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa from July 9-12! On Wednesday night at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana, Billy laid down the quickest lap overall during qualifying and won his heat race prior to starting the 30-lap feature from the pole position. The Batesville, Arkansas star then led from flag-to-flag on the big 1/2-mile oval to bag the $5,000 top prize over Brian Shirley, Shannon Babb, Brandon Sheppard, and Austin Dillon!
Following a day off on Thursday, the Billy Moyer Racing (BMR) team rolled into Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on Friday evening for another UMP Summer Nationals showdown. With light rain falling much of the night, Billy once again swept the night's racing program in the Land of Lincoln. He set Fast Time in qualifying, won his heat race, and then paced the feature field for all forty circuits to claim the $10,000 winner's check. Billy reached the checkers ahead of Bobby Pierce, Shannon Babb, Mike Spatola, and Kevin Weaver at the 1/4-mile, fairgrounds venue!
Kenzie Ruston Partners with Bully Hill Vineyards for the Bully Hill Vineyards 125
(Watkins Glen, NY, July 15, 2014) – Ben Kennedy Racing is pleased to announce Kenzie Ruston will drive the Bully Hill Vineyards #96 Chevrolet in the Bully Hill Vineyards 125 at Watkins Glen International on August 8, 2014. Bully Hill has a long history of supporting NASCAR racing; the partnership with Kenzie Ruston and Ben Kennedy Racing continues the rich legacy of the Taylor Family’s involvement in the sport.
“Bully Hill is synonymous with auto racing,” said Lillian Taylor, owner of Bully Hill Vineyards. “We’ve been involved in racing since the 1970’s, when the SCCA would race triumphs and spitfires on the estate itself. I’m extremely excited to give Kenzie her shot in the Bully Hill 125 in the Bully Hill Vineyards Chevrolet. Kenzie is an extremely talented driver, as evident with her selection in the NASCAR Next Program, and we couldn’t be happier to have her represent Bully Hill Vineyards.”
David Ragan ready to compete in ARCA/CRA 7-Up 125 at Flat Rock Speedway August 16
(TOLEDO, Ohio - July 15, 2014) - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran David Ragan is planning some good old-fashioned short-track fun around his scheduled visit to Michigan Int'l Speedway (MIS) in mid-August.
The Unadilla, Georgia driver has filed an entry for the ARCA/CRA Super Series 7-Up 125 at Flat Rock Speedway Saturday night, August 16. Although Ragan has visited Flat Rock on several occasions, the event marks the first time he will compete on the renowned quarter-mile oval in Flat Rock, Michigan. Ragan will have his work cut out for him, racing against the likes of ARCA/CRA Super Series point leader Ross Kenseth (son of NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Matt Kenseth), Michigan short track champion Brian Campbell and Indiana's Scott Hantz, who will attempt to win his third consecutive ARCA CRA Super Series race at Flat Rock.
Billy Moyer Runner-Up at Pevely; Two More Summer Nationals Stops Ahead
(July 2, 1014 - BATESVILLE, ARKANSAS) Billy Moyer Racing (BMR) invaded the states of Kentucky and Missouri for a pair of UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals stops over the June 27-28 weekend. Following a rain-out on Friday night at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky, Billy Moyer's lone event of the weekend took place on Saturday evening at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri. Billy was shooting for his fourth consecutive Summer Nationals victory at the 1/3-mile, high-banked facility.
"Mr. Smooth" knocked down the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying and later scored the win in his heat race at Pevely over Brady Smith, Rickey Frankel, and Billy Moyer, Jr. After drawing the pole position prior to the drop of the green flag in the $10,000 to win feature, Billy led the talented field for the first 36 circuits and looked primed to score another win at the St. Louis-area venue. However, Brian Birkhofer was able to pass the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer with only four laps remaining and Billy was forced to settle for a strong runner-up performance. You can view complete results from Pevely by pointing your web browser to www.thehelltour.com.
Jimmy Owens Earns Crenos 50 Victory at Muskingum County Speedway
(ZANESVILLE, OH - July 3, 2014) - Jimmy Owens sped away for his fourth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Thursday Night at Muskingum County Speedway after taking the lead for good on lap 18. Owens withstood a caution with nine laps to go and motored away from the field to take the win in the Creno's 50 in front the standing room only crowd.
Owens becomes the 10th different driver in ten appearances by the LOLMDS to win at Muskingum County since 2005. Rick Eckert had his best LOLMDS finish of the season, taking second, followed by series point's leader, Don O'Neal, Eddie Carrier, Jr., and the previous night's winner at Roaring Knob, Earl Pearson, Jr.
Owens Wins His 3rd CMH Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway
(WHEATLAND, MO - July 12, 2014) - Jimmy Owens returned to dominance on Saturday Night at Lucas Oil Speedway by winning the 8th Annual CMH Diamond Nationals. With car owner Mike Reece looking on, Owens ran away from Scott Bloomquist to record his 50th career win with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The event was co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models.
Both Owens and Bloomquist entered the event with 49 wins, each, in series history. Owens initially took the lead on lap three from Earl Pearson, Jr. and then had to fight off the challenges of Bloomquist. Owens and Bloomquist ran side-by-side for a handful of laps in heavy traffic. Bloomquist led for four laps until Owens pulled ahead for good on lap 19. The race saw only one caution flag and that was for a multi-car accident four laps into the race.
O'Neal Wins Terrific Battle at the Beach at Tri-City Speedway Friday Night
(GRANITE CITY, IL - July 11, 2014) - A day after celebrating his birthday, current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader, Don O'Neal gave himself quite a present by winning the Battle at the Beach 50 on Friday Night at Tri-City Speedway. O'Neal took the lead from his teammate Steve Francis on lap 26 and withstood challenges from Jimmy Owens and Scott Bloomquist for the win.
In a battle amongst the top three in LOLMDS points standings, O'Neal held on for his fifth series win of the season. Bloomquist snuck by Owens at the end to finish second. Owens came home third, followed by 12th starting, Brian Birkhofer, and Francis rounded out the top five.
Columbus Motor Speedway and ARCA/CRA Super Series to Honor Bud St. Amant
Rescheduled Event to now Pay $5000 to Win
(Salem, IN - July 10, 2014) – Columbus Motor Speedway and the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS have announced that the series event that was postponed from June 28th because of rain and rescheduled for Saturday, August 2nd will now be the JEGS Bud St. Amant Memorial 174 Presented by CoughlinCars.com. The event will be 174 laps and will pay $5000 to win.