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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Video: Montana Dudley Wins At Cochran!

Montana Dudley had his car dialed in last night and handily won the Friday night feature at the 2nd Annual Arlene Pittman Memorial. Ricky Culpepper came in 2nd and Keith Edge finished 3rd in a 24 car field.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ray Cook $10000 Heavier After Nesmith Championship at BRP

  Ray Cook came home $10000 heavier after last Saturday's Nesmith Championship race at Bubba Raceway Park. Starting tenth in the feature, Cook stayed patient and waited for his turn to lead the field. Ray Cook passed William Thomas a little after halfway and dominated the field until the end of the race. Driving the 114 car owned by Howard Stall instead of his usual 53 which is being worked on still from damage he got in East Alabama, Cook seemed to have the right set up and tire choice that combined to make him the victor at Bubba Raceway Park.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tim Powers Wins Big In Hobby Stock At Bubba

Hobby Stock Feature and Crate Late Model heats are on this post. Nesmith feature will be posted when done.



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Friday, November 22, 2013

Steven Roberts Wins Earlybird 75 After DQ of Clanton

   This past weekend at Needmore Speedway, there was a multitude of fans and drivers that flocked to the race track to see who would dominate the late model feature with a nationally known driver Shane Clanton coming into town to try his hand at the track. It was one of the best races of the year and Shane Clanton make quick work of taking charge of the field and lapping cars with the 111 of Steven Roberts behind him. Clanton ended up crossing the finish line as the winner but in a protest by the 111 car, it was found that Clanton's car had an illegal fuel pump and was disqualified giving the win to Roberts.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ronnie Newsome Wins Day 1 of Earlybird 75 After DQ

   Saturday was the start of features in Hobby, Enduro, Skeeter, Superstreet, and Mini Stocks. There was 3 and 4 wide racing on Needmore's new track configuration and track workers had worked feverishly to prepare the racing surface and what they created was a Needmore unlike we had seen in the past. It was perfect for racing and created some of the best racing I have seen there all year. In the mini stock division Tyler Summerlin brought home the win and in Enduro Ryan Hembree had a hard fought battle for the win but prevailed. The skeeter car feature saw Mr. Lonnie Roberts take home the win and in Superstreet Bobby Piper was the top dog for Saturday bringing home the checkers. Hobby division saw a little bit more of a dramatic finish when the 11 car of Ronnie Newsome and 7 car of Leon Childs were battling for the win on the last lap and as the checkered flag dropped Leon crossed the finish line first but once the race was over Childs' car turned up the race track in turn one and it ended with Newsome in the wall. Leon was disqualified and Ronnie Newsome, who finished second was declared the winner. It was, to say the least, an exciting finish by both men.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Friday, The Beginning Of the Earlybird 75 Showdown

   The saying "the early bird gets the worm" is a popular saying but what does an Earlybird winner get? They get a nice, cool, ten grand. Can I scream this to you?! TEN GRAND! This Friday will begin the weekend for the 2nd annual Earlybird 75 at Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Ga. Speaking from experience, last year's race lived up to the hype that surrounded it. It was a nonstop roller coaster ride of side by side action in each and every division. Last year's winners, I'm sure are ready to defend their titles and this weekend will be the proving ground for top drivers in all classes. Cars and drivers from all over the country are "flocking" (get it?) to Needmore to test their skills against some of the hometown guys and whichever comes out on top it's sure to be matchups of the highest skills between these guys and gals.

   The track has been under work every since the last regular season race and Keith and Dan have been working furiously to bring everything together so fans and drivers can come and have an experience they won't soon forget. Friday will kick off with practice for that day and all drivers and fans can come out and see what their cars can do and to get a sneak peek at what the action will be like for the weekend. Saturday will be the second day but the first day of features in Superstreet, Hobby, Enduro, Skeeter, and Mini Stocks. Late Models and Limited Late Models will qualify with consolation races running for them on Sunday.
   Needmore is expecting a huge field of cars for this weekend and the list of drivers coming just gets bigger and bigger. Just a few of the drivers coming are:
Ivedent Lloyd Jr.
Jason Fitzgerald
Joe Armistead
Brandon Overton
Clay Knight
Shane Clanton
Will Herrington
Keith Edge
and a few more surprises in there, but you'll have to come out to see the full field. I couldn't forget the hometown guys either. Kelly Walker, Ronnie Newsome, Brandon Dewitt, Cale Simons, Lavon Sloan, Russell Brown Jr., Steven Roberts and last year's Earlybird winner, Stacey Roberts. There's way more drivers that are coming but like I said, you have to come to find out. I myself am ready to see how the local drivers do against our out of town guys. It's always a friendly competition between both groups and so much respect between them that it always makes these races as great as they are. It'll be a weekend of exciting racing, good people, and a friendly atmosphere.
   All classes will bring with them guys and gals that are out to prove themselves. That they can take on a full field and dominate it all the way to the checkered flag. No giving up, no quitting. Hard-nosed, full out, everything on the line racing. No giving breaks, no backing down tough as nails drivers. It's all or nothing this weekend and these guys will be giving it everything they have with every drop of sheer determination they have in them. It's not going to be as simple to some as Needmore being the home of racing for the weekend. It's the battleground and the troupes are lined up for battle on the track. Sunday will end the weekend and these guys will have given it their everything with nothing more left. Until the next race.
   It's not a weekend to miss and it's not something you want to just hear about the next week. You want to be there to experience each and every fender rubbing, sliding sideways action you can see for yourself. It wouldn't be fair to yourself to miss out on this. Come see what everyone will be talking about for weeks to come. Gates open at 4pm on Friday, 12 noon Saturday with racing at 3pm, and 10am Sunday with racing at 2pm. Be ready, because you don't want to miss this!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Legend Of Bobby Thomas Continues At The Nationals

Sportsman winner for the National 100 Bobby Thomas

Also the Bomber, Superstreet, Hobby, Superstreet, and Crate Late Model videos are on this post



Monday, November 11, 2013

10 Questions Part 2 Nationals

  This is the second part to the 10 questions segment from East Alabama. These guys were just as funny and caught off guard as the first group. I would like to thank Tim McCreadie, Jake Knowles, Jonathan Davenport, Barry Wright, and Ivedent Lloyd Jr. for making truly enjoy doing what I do and indulging my crazy questions. They were all willing to answer any and everything I threw out at them.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Videos: 441 Speedway 11/9/13

Let's get started this week with the Pure Stock feature at 441 Speedway. Danny Rycroft picked up his first victory this year in this division.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Clips Of The Week (Nationals 100)

  We have five clips of the week

The finish to the National 100 Super Late Model race.
PLUS: A bad Mod crash.
            The Cruiser rollover
            Wall cam, close call
            A Mini Stock fire that want go out

 Just clip read more to view all five

Jordan McDonald Brings Home The National 100 In Cruiser

All of Saturday nights action can be seen right here. Mods, Cruiser, and the Mini Stock features are below. Just click read more.

  Jordan McDonald started his feature from the second row inside and he made it a point to drive his new R&C Motorsports cruiser to the front. Powered by Beaver Motors, he began his climb to the front jumping to the second position behind the 58 of Steven Jenson. It was a long fought battle between both with Jenson preferring the top line and Jordan sticking to the bottom line. At one point Jordan catches the lead and after a caution gets the top spot. Jordan held onto the position until the end of the race. On the last lap Billy Duell Jr. was knocking on Jordan's door in turn 3 but Jordan pulled off of turn 4 and checked out. To say he and his crew were excited would be an understatement. Jordan now comes home and until next year can be claimed the National 100 Cruiser Champion.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

10 Questions Part 1

I had such a good time with these 10 questions. I believe I caught some of these drivers off guard just from the looks on their faces. I hope you enjoy these interviews as much I enjoyed them. Remember, these are only part one and there's more to come. Special thanks to Bridgett Whitener for her help and especially Augie Burtram, who was lifesaver. Enjoy!

Eric Gano Starts A New Tradition With His Apple Pie Moonshine At EAMS

Moonshine, Alabama, and stock car racing just naturally seem to go together. For sure, Eric Gano sees it that way and he has started a new tradition at East Alabama Motor Speedway during the State and National races. Check out the video below to learn more.
You can learn more about Eric Gano and his photography work at EAMS by clicking here to go to his EPA Photgraphy Facebook page.

Winners of the moonshine at the National 100 included Super Late Model - 24 Rick Eckert, Late Model Sportsman - 90 Bobby Thomas, Crate Late Model - 22 Jimmy Thomas, Super Street - 22 Danny Stroud, Hobby - 73 Jason Floyd, Bomber - 99.3 Billy Duell, Sr, Modified - 10 Jeff Culpepper, Cruiser - 18 Jordan McDonald, KMSA Mini Stock - 32 Dan Bennett. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

39th Annual National 100 (Friday Night)

For many years I have been hearing talk of the big races that East Alabama Motor Speedway holds each year. Well, I decided to check it out a few weeks ago when they ran the State Championship races. It was one of the biggest eye-openers I have ever had. It sorta reminded me of a dirt track version of Talladega. Yeah, the racing and the atmosphere was that good. How good? Let me tell you this, you usually can't get me away from a high school football field on a Friday night or not see me in Jacksonville during the Georgia-Florida weekend but here I am in good ole Phenix City this weekend enjoying what racing is all about. Hundreds of cars and thousands of fans are here. It is awesome. You can still make it and be a part of this too. Hop in your car and come join us. To give you an idea about what you will be seeing, here is some video from the Zaxby's Past Champions Race which was run last night. This is just bits and pieces, Leo will be putting the whole race up later.