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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals

From PaddockTalk

 Dirt racing’s ultimate spectacle of speed returns to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Thursday through Saturday, as the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals builds to a crescendo with three days of wheel-to-wheel, dirt-flying excitement around Charlotte’s four-tenths-mile clay oval.
Here’s a look at eight things to keep an eye on during the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals, dirt racing’s most unforgettable weekend:

• THREE’S COMPANY: This weekend marks the season finale for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models and Super DIRTcar -Block Modifieds;
• WEEKEND: Donny Schatz has his eighth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car title and third in a row in hand, while Josh Richards is ready to celebrate his record fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model crown. Matt Sheppard leads the way in the quest for the Super DIRTcar ;
• WHAT A GATHERING: Fans from 47 U.S. states and six countries will converge on dirt racing’s premier October attraction at The Dirt Track at Charlotte;

Chappell rides to NFS Late Model win Two Gaineys and Caudill also take checkers

Donnie Chappell

By Rob Lee

LAKE CITY, Fla. (Oct. 22) – As Donnie Chappell’s car roared to life at the green flag, Late Model fans knew the other competitors had a challenge on their hands.
Chappell’s SCS Electrical Contractors/Spivey and Sons Trucking/Chappell Heating and Air machine sped from the pole and won the 20-lap Late Model feature Saturday evening at North Florida Speedway.
“We knew we had something special tonight,” Chappell, of Jacksonville, said in Victory Lane. “Track was a little rough, but still able to get some great racing. Car ran good and we were able to use the top some and stay out front.”
Rich Pratt had to start at the rear after a mechanical issue in his heat. He methodically worked his way to the second spot. Nevin Gainey had an up and down ride, but charged to third by the end. Stanton Mills, driving Jason Fitzgerald’s car and Bo Allen rounded out the top five.
Allen, a fan favorite and former NFS track champion, challenged Chappell early before fading a few spots and brought home the top five.
Georgia pilot Jay Johnson won his heat and was involved in an early altercation in the feature. He recovered for sixth.
Multiple cautions slowed the race, but Chappell broke away on each green flag to top the 18-car field.
“It was good to be out in the clean air and that helped the race car. I can’t thank everyone enough that helps. We found what we needed.”
Gainey did double duty in the R.O.T. Construction/Schaeffer Oil/Snow Brothers Race Cars house car for Late Models and Florida Outlaw EMod Series.
In the latter, he took advantage of the top line around the 3/8-mile clay oval to run to the front of the FOES pack. He moved by Shane Taylor about halfway through the 15-lap event and then checked out from the field even on multiple restarts.
Devin Walker recovered from a restart at the tail to speed to the runner up spot. David Markam, Dale Graham and Jason Garver completed the top five.
Graham continues to top Garver in the series points.
Gainey’s dad, veteran Eddie Gainey, swept the Thunder Stocks show. After winning his heat he paced all 15 laps of the feature and waited out several cautions and one red flag.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Videos: Georgia State Championships At Cochran Motor Speedway

Here are the videos from the Georgia State Championships races which were run at Cochran this past weekend.

Super Street Feature & Finishing Order

1) 09S     Luke Scott
2) 23B    Russell Brown
3) 15       Dustin Miller
4) 5S       Justin Sapp
5) 3         Lance Griffith
6) 17R    Daniel Roland
7) 77       Jottie Burgamy
8) 21       Corey Dunn
9) 21S    Knuckles Shurling

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Casey Roberts Nabs Senoia Raceway Fawl Brawl 40

Casey Roberts

Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo Credits: Francis Hauke

(October 23, 2016 - Senoia, GA)  After starting from the pole, Casey Roberts of Toccoa took home the victory in the Ultimate Super Late Model Series "Fall Brawl 40" at Senoia Raceway Saturday night.  Roberts held off several challenges from Zebulon’s Shane Clanton to lead the race from flag to flag capturing his 19th career win on the Ultimate Super Late Model Series tour and second at the tough 3/8ths mile bull ring Senoia Raceway.

“I knew he was right there,” said Roberts in victory lane afterwards speaking of Clanton’s continuous pressure. “But, my wife was giving me great signals while we were running through traffic.”

Roberts took the lead out of the second turn of the initial lap and then held off Clanton’s attempt to slide underneath while the duo sliced and diced their way through lapped traffic.  Kansas’ Chase Junghans and Cedartown’s Austin Smith battled through the middle part of the race before Junghans secured the third place position for good on lap 31.  Alabama’s Tom Maddox rounded out the top five finishers by keeping his distance ahead of the race’s hard charger Clint ‘Cat Daddy’ Smith.  The two-time Super Late Model track champion at Senoia Raceway climbed from his eleventh place starting position to finish in sixth place using the high line most of the night.

The ‘Fall Brawl 40’ served as a good warm-up for the travelling super late model drivers preparing for the “Showdown at Senoia” special on November 10, 11 and 12.  The inaugural event will offer drivers the largest purse ever paid in track history including a $10,000 pay day for the winner of the super late model feature.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Brown’s win as big as Texas at NeSmith World Championship Edge, Whitener also among the GIS Showdown winners


WAYNESVILLE, Ga. (Oct. 18) – A world championship should have representation from all over.

The top five in the NeSmith Performance Street Stock World Championship was from five different states. But the winner’s domination was as big as Texas.

Chris Brown made a surprise visit to Golden Isles Speedway pay off in a huge way.

The Super Late Model regular jumped behind the wheel of Jesse McNorton’s brand new machine and swept the weekend, topped off by the $10,000 100-lap win. The event was part of the Third Annual Showdown on the Coast.

Disqualified Drivers Withdraw Lawsuit; Case Dismissed By Federal Court

ROSSBURG, Ohio (October 18, 2016) – A federal lawsuit filed against World Racing Group, Inc. (WRG) and subsidiary DIRTcar Racing, Eldora Speedway, Inc., and its owner Tony Stewart by five drivers and race teams disqualified following June’s Dirt Late Model Dream was dismissed today in U.S. Federal Court for the Northern District of New York (NDNY).
The Honorable U.S. District Court Judge Mae A. D’Agostino signed the dismissal order in Albany, New York.
“With ticket renewals beginning today for our 2017 Major Event Calendar, we are pleased with the voluntary motion by the plaintiffs and today’s dismissal,” said general manager Roger Slack.  “We trust this marks the end of the matter and everyone can re-focus their energy on the drama which promises to unfold next season on the high-banks of Eldora.”
Plaintiffs Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Gregg Satterlee, Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Thornton, Jr., and team owners R&W Motorsports, LLC, W.G. Satterlee & Sons, Inc., Best Performance Motorsports and JR. Motorsports, LLC, filed a voluntary motion for dismissal on Monday.
The New York law firms of Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LLP and Ahmuty, Demers & McManus represented WRG, DIRTcar, Eldora and Stewart in NDNY.  Counsel from IceMiller, LLP (Indianapolis) and Apollo Sports & Entertainment Group Law (Charlotte) complemented the team.
Ticket and campsite renewals for 2017’s $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream (June 8-9-10), the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal (July 13-14-15), the Eldora Dirt Derby for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (July 19) and 47th World 100 (September 7-8-9) are now underway.  Holders of advance tickets and campsites for the 2016 event can renew online 24 hours a day at through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 20 or by calling (937) 338-3815, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET).

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sheppard holds off Pearson to win Dirt Track World Championship

Brandon Sheppard pockets over $100,000 at the Dirt Track World Championship
from the fayobserver

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Brandon Sheppard grabbed the lead with 23 laps to go and rolled on to a $100,700 win in the Dirt Track World Championship on Saturday night.
Sheppard, 23 and a native of New Berlin, Illinois, got by Josh Richards of Shinnston, West Virginia, on lap 77 of the 100-lap event at Portsmouth Raceway Park. Dunn-Benson Ford team driver Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida, was the runner-up, and Richards ended up third. The race wrapped up the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season.
“We haven’t finished a race in four weeks,” Sheppard said. “To come out and get progressively better all weekend and then to get the win in the last Lucas Oil race of the year means the world to me.”