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NeSmith Chevrolet Southeastern Classic Postponed until September 17 - 19

August 21, 2015 | Author: Roby Helm

NeSMITH CHEVROLET SOUTHEASTERN CLASSIC POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 17-19

(CARTERSVILLE, GA – August 19, 2015) - The 60-lap $10,000-to-win NeSmith Chevrolet Southeastern Classic at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, GA for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division has been postponed until September 17-19 due to the forecast of unfavorable weather conditions this weekend. 

Golden Isles Speedway officials have reported that rain that has already fallen this week have saturated the grounds at the track, and even more rain is forecast for the remainder of the week and into the weekend.  Despite the conditions, Golden Isles Speedway officials said they will attempt to run their weekly show this Saturday night.

Baize Continues to Lead Cometic Gasket Hardcharger Standings

August 21, 2015 | Author: Glenn Luckett

Baize Continues to Lead Cometic Gasket Hardcharger Standings

(Salem, IN - August 19, 2015) – ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS Senneker Performance Rookie racer Hunter Baize is still leading the Cometic Gasket Hardcharger standings after nine ARCA/CRA Super Series events so far this season. Baize, winner of the series event last Saturday at Flat Rock Speedway and on May 25th at Illiana Motor Speedway, has gained a total of 31 positions, an average of over three positions per race so far this season. There are five events left in the series 2015 points schedule including this Saturday’s Summit City 100 Presented by Trucking Fort Wayne at Baer Field Speedway in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Part-time series competitor Paul Shafer Jr. is in second place with 27 gained positions so far this season. Fellow series rookie competitor Matt Hall is in third place with 25 gained positions. Series veteran Eddie Van Meter in fourth place with 22 gained positions. 2014 Cometic Gasket Season Hardcharger Award winner Wes Griffith Jr. is in fifth place with 16 gained positions.

Sweeney RUSH Late Models Take On McKean County Thursday as Part of Their Fair Race for the Insinger/Sunoco Northern Tours Series

August 21, 2015 | Author: Mike Leone

SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS TAKE ON MCKEAN COUNTY THURSDAY AS PART OF THEIR FAIR RACE FOR THE INSINGER/SUNOCO NORTHERN TOURING SERIES

(East Smethport, PA – August 19, 2015)...After a short break following Sunday's Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Northern Tour event that attracted 36 cars for the "Bill Emig Memorial" at Tri-City Raceway Park, the cars and stars of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series will head further north on Thursday night for their first of two appearances this season at McKean County Raceway. The event is part of the 110th annual McKean County Fair. Racing begins at 7:30 p.m.

McKean has been closed all year, but will roar back to life on Thursday for their first of two events followed by the "Fall Classic" on October 10. The Sweeney Tour events in years past have typically drawn car counts in the upper 30s to upper 40s. Last year's counts were 38 for the Fair race, 43 for "Manufacturers Night" and 45 for the "Fall Classic".

47th Annual Hillbilly Hundred Quickly Approaching!

August 18, 2015 | Author: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series PR

47th Annual Hillbilly Hundred Quickly Approaching!

(WAYCROSS, GA - August 18, 2015) - The oldest running event in dirt late model racing is just around the corner. The 47th Annual "Hillbilly Hundred" will take place on September 5th-6th at I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, WV.
The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will battle regional stand-outs such as Tim Dohm, Jared Hawkins, and Freddie Carpenter, all chasing a $25,000 top prize. I-77 Raceway Park is accustomed to thrilling, edge of your seat racing action. In 2014, Don O'Neal fended off race-long charges from Jimmy Owens (2nd) and Steve Francis (3rd) to claim his first-career "Hillbilly Hundred" victory. Dennis Erb Jr. and Jonathan Davenport rounded out the top five finishers.
The festivities will kick off on Saturday, September 5th with the "Hillbilly Fifty," which pays $4,000-to-win for Steel Block Late Models. Saturday's program will also include a $5,000-to-win event for Fastrak Crates and a $1,000-to-win event for AMRA Modifieds.
The action heats up on Sunday, September 6th when the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series takes center stage for the "Hillbilly Hundred". The event will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 100-lap, $25,000-to-win main event. A pre-race concert with West Virginia natives, The Marshall Lowry Band is also on tap from 3:00pm - 5:30pm.
To purchase tickets or find more information on the 47th Annual "Hillbilly Hundred," visit: www.racei77.com or call the speedway office at (304) 373-1110.
Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Georgia leads the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship standings over three-time champion, Jimmy Owens. Two-time champion, Scott Bloomquist is third, followed by four-time champion, Earl Pearson Jr. Defending champion, Don O'Neal completes the top five in series standings.
Track Information:
I-77 Raceway Park-63 Cedar Lakes Drive, Ripley, WV 25271-304-373-1110
Tracks Promoter: Kenney Newhouse-Website: www.racei77.com

NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 21 Round Up

August 18, 2015 | Author: Roby Helm

NeSMITH CHEVROLET WEEKLY RACING SERIES WEEK 21 ROUND UP

(CARTERSVILLE, GA  - August 17, 2015) – For the third straight NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series season, a driver is closing in on record perfect 14 week point total of 700 points.  Michael Arnold of Hattiesburg, MS drove The Strength Center Special to his 16th win of the season Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS, and now has a best 14 week point total of 699 points with six weeks to go in the 2015 season.

NeSmith/AR Bodies Street Stock Division Week 21 Round Up

August 18, 2015 | Author: Roby Helm

NeSMITH/AR BODIES STREET STOCK DIVISION WEEK 21 ROUND UP

(CARTERSVILLE, GA  - August 17, 2015) – Richie Stephens of Salem, AL has become the first driver in the three-year history of the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division Presented By AR Bodies to post a perfect 14 week point total of 700 points in a single season.  Even though Stephens has a perfect score, there are still some other scenarios to be played out before he can clinch the National Championship.

Baer Field Speedway up Next for ARCA/CRA Super Series

August 18, 2015 | Author: Glenn Luckett

Baer Field Speedway up Next for ARCA/CRA Super Series

(Salem, IN - August 18, 2015) – For the first time since the 2011 racing season, the fast 1/2 (0.500) mile semi-banked paved oval of Baer Field Speedway located in Fort Wayne, Indiana will host the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS in the running of the Summit City 100 Presented by Trucking Fort Wayne on Saturday, August 22nd. This race will be the first appearance by the ARCA/CRA Super Series at the Northeastern Indiana speed plant since May 22nd, 2011 when Brian Campbell scored the win in Asphalt Wars 100 over four years ago.

There have been 14 ARCA/CRA races at Baer Field dating back to the first race on June 26th, 1999 won by Two-Time Series Champion, Brian Ross. Three-Time Series Champion, Scott Hantz has five of his 31 career wins at BFS while Eddie Hoffman has been to victory lane twice. In addition to Campbell and Ross, a pair of short track legends, Fort Wayne’s own Larry Zent and Canadian, Junior Hanley have a win apiece. So does 2005 Series Champion, Jeff Lane, 2004 Series Champion, Chuck Barnes Jr., and J.R. Roahrig.

Richards Claims Back-to-Back Victories in WoO Mid-Atlantic Region Tripleheader

August 17, 2015 | Author: Andrea Richards

Richards Claims Back-to-Back Victories In World of Outlaws Mid-Atlantic Region Tripleheader

 (SHINNSTON, WV - August 17, 2015) -Josh Richards scored back-to-back wins at Delaware International Speedway and Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, Md., Friday and Saturday. The victories came during the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Mid-Atlantic region three-race weekend. Richards rounded out the trip with a top-10 finish at Winchester (Va.) Speedway on Sunday.

17 Year-Old Rookie, Hunter Baize Goes to Victory Lane at Flat Rock Speedway after Thrilling 7-Up 125 Vicotry

August 17, 2015 | Author: Glenn Luckett

17- Year-Old Rookie, Hunter Baize Goes To Victory Lane at Flat Rock Speedway after Thrilling 7-Up 125 Victory

Fast 1/4 mile in Southeast Michigan hosts the ARCA/CRA Super Series for the fourth time in four years

 (Flat Rock, MI - August 15, 2015): The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS teams had just a couple of days to regroup from racing in Kalamazoo Klash XXIII at Kalamazoo Speedway on Wednesday, August 12th before traveling east across the Great Lakes State. Champion Racing Association's (CRA) yearly visit to the 1/4 (0.250) mile high-banked paved oval of Flat Rock Speedway, located south of Detroit in Flat Rock, Michigan was next on the schedule for the running of the 7-Up 125.

Seekonk Provides Breakthrough Winner, Bounty Captured

August 17, 2015 | Author: Bob Guptill

Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour presented by Twisted Tea

Seekonk Provides Breakthrough Winner, Bounty Captured

(Seekonk, MA – August 16, 2015) - Under the hot sunny summer skies of Southern Massachusetts 29 Texas Roadhouse Mini Stocks rolled into the pit area of Seekonk Speedway for the first race of the 2015 Thirty Racewear Triple Crown and the 7th event for the season points championship. Toby Wells has won the previous 6 events in 2015 in dominating fashion.