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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Outlaws Head to the House of Hook

CONCORD, N.C.—March 14, 2017—The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series is gearing up to head back out on the road for the first time since the conclusion of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park at the end of February. The first stop in March will be at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. on March 24 and it will be nothing less than an action packed shootout.
In the past, when leaving the February jaunt the points gap has been pretty wide making it a catch up game for the rest of the season for some but this season that is not the case. Only four points separates the first and second position in the championship points standing and only 28 points between first and fifth. That means one race can make it or break it for the point’s leader.
Headed into the Feature at Whynot Motorsports Park, Brandon Sheppard and Rick Eckert will lead the way in the points race. Although we still have  a long way until we reach the World of Outlaws World Finals every race counts towards the end of the season.
“We still have a long way to go until the end of the season but this is the first time in a couple years that we’ve come out of Florida this close in points and we’re in a good of a position,” said Eckert.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Clanton Claims Senoia Raceway Season Opener

Submitted by: Ted Austad
Phot credits: Francis Hauke

Shane Clanton

(Senoia, GA – March 19, 2017)  Former Craftsman Tools World of Outlaws champion, Shane Clanton of Zebulon, set the fast time Saturday night and then led every lap of the Super Late Model feature race to snag the top honors for opening night of the 2017 racing season at Senoia Raceway.  Clanton held off a great start by Douglasville’s Mason Massey to retain his lead and then never looked posting his sixth career victory at the tough bull ring 3/8ths mile track.  One hundred twenty-two cars packed the pit area to usher in the third season under the promotional direction of Mayes Massey, Bill Massey and Doug Stevens.

East Alabama Motor Speedway 3/18/2017 Recap

Submitted by: Lamar McClellan
Photo credits: Eric Gano, EPA Photography

Here is your recap of the racing from EAMS last night - 3/18/2017

Dana Eiland

EAMS Late Model - 25 Laps:
1 - #K9 Dana Eiland - started 3rd, moved to 2nd on lap 2, and took over the lead from #55 Montana Dudley on lap 16 when Dudley's engine blew.  Undefeated in two races in the regular season in defense of his 2016 Championship.
2 - #13 Bailey Harris - started 8th, moved into the top 5 on lap 13, up to 3rd on the lap 16 restart, and took 2nd on the last lap when #7 Tyler Thomason slipped high off the track coming off turn 2.  Great run, especially considering this is (to my knowledge) his first trip to EAMS.
3 - #14 Patrick Wall - started 5th, up to 4th on lap 9, dropped back to 5th, and then moved up to 3rd on the last lap.
4 - #7 Tyler Thomason - started 4th, ran as low as 6th, was up to 2nd on lap 16 an actually gave a strong challenge for the lead for a couple of laps after the lap 16 restart, then fell back to 4th after running high off turn 2 on the final lap.
5 - #5 Thomas Lewis - started 2nd, appeared to hook a rut in turn 1 on the start, dropped to 3rd on lap 2, lost spots to Harris and Wall late to finish 5th.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Videos!! 441 Speedway Played Host To Some Friday Night Racing

McDaniel and Vaughn come together in the 602 crate race.

602 LM'S



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bedenbaugh conquers home town track with NFS win Wells, Hansford, Hunt, White also take checkers

Brian Hansford picks up the Hobby feature win


 LAKE CITY, Fla. (March 11) – Watching the temperature gauge.
Adam Bedenbaugh had one eye on the water temperature and the other on the North Florida Speedway clay Saturday evening. Despite a bevy of caution flags, the temperature stayed in range while he drove the Increte Systems/Bratcher Construction/Capital Metal Supply/Top Flight Construction/Afco Shocks/O'Neal Roofing/Swift Lube Snow Brothers chassis out of the range of the rest of the Late Model Competitors. The 20-lap win flying the top groove was worth $2,000.
“I made a commitment on the initial fire and somebody got underneath me,” Bedenbaugh said in Sunoco Race Fuels Victory Lane. “I was kind of committed to the top side, we rode it out, got the dust blown off and was able to ride right back around them.”
The hometown driver used Wildcat Performance power and took off from the outside front row with Megan Rae Meyer alongside. Valdosta, Ga. superstar Travis Carter steered low of both of them to take the point on the very first lap. Carter actually did that twice as the first start was waved off.
That lead was short lived as Carter’s ride developed issues early and Bedenbaugh sped back to the top for good on lap 5.

“We’ve got a lot of fans and being right here in Lake City it’s always a great experience to win here,” Bedenbaugh added. “I was keeping my eye on the temperature gauge because we’ve been battling overheating issues. But it made it the whole race.”

Carter brought out a yellow early and eventually retired from the event.
Nevin Gainey also used the top shelf, but could not chase down Bedenbaugh. Gainey fell to third on a lap 7 restart when Blake Spencer outgunned him utilizing the bottom groove.
Spencer, Gainey, Kyle Bridges and Brandon Catto rounded out the top five. Tom Smith took seventh and was the Deep Dixie Racing Hard Charger Award winner after taking the green from 12th.

Late Models

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Southern All Stars Return To Southern Raceway For First Time Since 1990

Look for Florida's own Matt Perry at Milton

FAYETTEVILLE, TN—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series will be back in action this weekend with the series returning to the Southern Raceway in Milton, FL., on Friday & Saturday night Match 17th & 18th for the 1st Annual Bash at the Beach.  Friday night will be a 40 lap event that pays $4,000 to win and on Saturday night it will be a 50 lap event that pays $5,000 to win.  This will be the first appearance by the series at the north Florida track since 1990 when Larry Lambeth of Flomaton, AL., beat Mike Head by a half a car length to get his one and only Southern All Star win.

Gulf coast race fans may remember the Southern All Star Asphalt Series that made frequent stop at the Five Flags & Mobile Speedway, but it has been 27 years since the series has been on the gulf coast and for many dirt fans in the region a chance to see super late models in action.
Promoter Tom Lowery & his wife Kim Lowery have worked hard in making this event happen and all the gulf coast racing fans should come out this weekend for a great weekend of racing with the Southern All Stars, but also all the local divisions of racing will be in action.