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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Videos!! Travis Pennington takes the Nesmith Crate win at OSP

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Nesmith Crates

Southern Dirt Mods

Super Street

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Videos!!! Cochran opens the doors for the regular season

Joseph Brown picked up the Late Model win Saturday night at Cochran
Late Models

Monday, March 27, 2017

One Wild Night at North Florida

Photo by Wesley Keller

LAKE CITY, Fla. (March 25) – Kevin Davis was right where he wanted to be.

Out front.

He became the third leader in three laps and then sped away from the C Class/Limited Late Model field Saturday evening at North Florida Speedway.

He may not have had the best grip of the racing surface with his Davis Golf Carts Snow Brothers chassis, but it was obviously good enough in the 15-laps feature, shortened to 11 laps due to time limit.

“The track was a little sandy,” Davis said. “We were spinning the whole time. It just wasn’t right, but I just want to thank everybody on this car.”

Davis left the rest of the field to survive. Two massive accidents brought out the red flag.

The first was right after the heat race green flag. Lake City’s Jason Kight slammed into the wall entering turn one, became air born, took out the catch fence and pirouetted to a nose down stop on the fence. He was not hurt, but his Snow Brothers chassis was heavily damaged.

The second occurred during the feature when Billy Kervin spun on the back stretch, collected Donnie Padgett and crashed hard into the outside barrier, almost turning over. He also was not injured.

“I don’t know what those guys were doing behind me,” Davis added. “I’m glad I was in front of them and not behind them.”

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Senoia Raceway Spring Nationals Recap

A view of the crowd at the Senoia Raceway Spring Nationals.

Submitted by: Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – March 26, 2017)  Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville passed Brandon Overton while bouncing off a lapped car on the final lap to claim the Saturday night finale of the Senoia Raceway Spring Nationals.  McIntosh used a late race caution and lapped traffic to snatch the lead away from Overton who had wrestled away the lead from McIntosh near the halfway mark.  The victory was McIntosh’s first career victory on the dirt at Senoia Raceway.
Donald McIntosh

“This is awesome,” said an excited McIntosh in victory lane. “You could race anywhere and when I saw TJ (Reaid) check up, I was like oh oh, I am committed and just went for it. Awesome.  Just awesome.”

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.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

East Alabama Motor Speedway 3/11/2017

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

Dana Eiland

EAMS Late Model:
1 - #K9 Dana Eiland (Mike Harris) - started outside pole, took the lead in 1&2 on the first lap and then used all of his years of experience to hold off the constant challenges from #55 Montana Dudley.
2 - #55 Montana Dudley - top qualifier but was unable to clear #K9 Dana Eiland through 1&2 on the first lap and found himself challenging Dana on just about every turn of every lap. This battle for the lead reminded me of the irresistible force (Dudley) meeting the immovable object (Eiland). Even though Montana was alongside Dana several times, Dana never flinched. What a masterful job of driving by both of these EAMS veterans!!
3 - #5 Thomas Lewis - started 3rd, finished 3rd in a solid run
4 - #14 Patrick Wall - started 6th and moved smartly up to a top 5 finish - his new colors look great on the track!
5 - #11 Dylan Holmes - started 4th, got pinched into the outside wall early, but persevered for an excellent top 5 finish.

Josh Cox

602 LM Sportsman:
1 - #19 Josh Cox - started on the pole and lead them all in dominating fashion - on cruise control....
2 - #S21 Shane Stodghill - started 5th and turned in his best performance in recent history.
3 - #8G Bubba Gorman - started 2nd, finished 3rd. His new colors are really looking good!
4 - #50JR Steven Gaines - showed up late, didn't run his heat, started last in the feature, but still managed a top 5 finish - good job!
5 - #24 Justin Thornton - started 7th and won his battle with #14 Dustin Ducker for a top 5 finish

Chuck Coggins

1 - #R68 Chuck Coggins - came from a 4th place start to storm his way into the lead coming off turn 2 on lap 1 !! In his first race back since having a rather large tool box fall on him late last season, Chuck showed everybody that he's going to be a strong contender at the front of the pack this season.
2 - #294 John Michael Schmear - started 3rd, ran 2nd with lots of ups and downs throughout this race - good finish in a car that looked to be a real handful at times.
3 - #31 Richie Grantham - started 2nd, ran 3rd on a track that was to his liking - a bit "soupy"....
4 - #6 Marty Beckwith - didn't run his heat, but appeared to have a car to contend with early on, actually leading for a few feet after a kamikaze dive in turn 1 early in the race. Faded after that.
5 - #57 Johnathan Morris - won his heat, started on the pole, but lost the lead on lap 1 and it was downhill the rest of the way for him.

Herbie Donath

Nesmith Street Stock:
1 - #25 Herbie Donath - started outside pole, took the lead early, and pulled away to a dominating victory - was on a rail !!
2 - #29 Derrick "Duck" Pearce - from the pole, just didn't have enough for Herbie.
3 - #24 Allen McConnell - started 4th, finished 3rd
4 - #55 Zack Lee - started 3rd, finished 4th
5 - #71 Edward Holmes (Spud) - never in contention tonight

Brooks Shelley

Road Warrior:
1 - #101 Samuel Brooks Shelley - lead the all in dominating fashion to pick up his 1st ever win at EAMS
2 - #17 Brian Bo Robinson - at times appeared to have the faster car, but couldn't run consistent laps in order to challenge
3 - #1 Rickey Harrelson - had trouble early and pitted while trailing smoke

Hot Shots:
1 - #1 Bryan Britton (Ashley Britton) - won his heat and lead the entire race to pick up his 1st ever win at EAMS
2 - #24 Jason Newsome - came up from 13th on the start to challenge for the lead - great run!
3 - #71 Tater Holmes - from the outside pole, just didn't quite have enough to challenge for the lead, though not from a like of trying...
4 - #2 Patrick Harrelson - started 5th, showed his consistency once again for a top 5 finish
5 - #17 Joshua Napier - started 11th and turned in his best ever performance for a good top 5 run

Next race, next Saturday 3/18/2017. Hope to see you all there !!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Middleburg Florida's Mark Whitener Takes Home The Crate and Late Model Bama Bash Championships

Photo from Bridgett Whitener
Mark Whitener put $8,000 in his pocket Saturday at EAMS

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Late Models

Road Warrior

2017 Bama Bash Recap

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

131 racers converged on the racing surface at EAMS in Phenix City this weekend to compete in the 2017 Bama Bash.  Here is my recap of that event:

EAMS Late Model (40 Laps): (UNOFFICIAL - Tire protest on #5 by #92 - results of testing on tire samples will be posted later this week)
1 - #5 Mark Whitener - started 3rd and took the lead early - hard to beat here
2 - #92 Joseph Brown - started 5th and moved up slowly to challenge late
3 - #27 Larry Harrod - from 4th, was a bear on that top line once it came in
4 - #110 Rick Culpepper - started way back in 13th and found the track to his liking as the race progressed
5 - #26 Jimmy Sharp, Jr. - started on the pole but couldn't stay up there

Mark Whitener

604 Crate Late Model (40 Laps):
1 - #5 Mark Whitener - started 4th and moved to the top around mid-way to take the lead and never gave it up
2 - #27 Larry Harrod - started 8th, moved immediately into the top 5 at the start, was 4th by lap 4, fell back to 7th by mid-way, but then was one of the 1st ones to move to the top groove and used that to get all the way to 2nd
3 - #101 Forrest Trent - started on the pole, fell back to 8th in the early going, but moved back into the top 5 by mid-way
4 - #57 Shep Lucas - big mover of the day, starting 25th, was 16th by lap 4, back to 24th by lap 10, up to 13th by lap 16, into the top 10 by mid-way, and cracked the top 5 right at the end
5 - #P4 Jamie Perry - started 5th, took the lead early, and lead up to mid-race before getting passed by #5 using the top line, was still 2nd at lap 38, but lost 3 positions right at the end

Videos: Golden Isles Speedway 3/4/2017

Super Street 
1 Chris Keller 
2 Allen Tatum
3 Paul Jones
4 Maurice West
5 Scott Crews
6 Luke Hayes
7 Carl Singletary
8 Devin Rowland
9 Steven Crosby
10 Sonya Kelly
11 Will Gardener
12 Glen Smith

1 John Carlino
2 Billy Ammons
3 Kyle Davis
4 Leighton Ammons
5 Johnny Barker
6 Tristan Kinchen
7 Wally Wallace
8 Stephen Kinchen
9 Johnathan Rowe
10 Danny Farmer
11 Chad Taylor
12 Sammy Hatcher
13 Timy Roach
14 Keith Kendrick
15 Russell Waters
16 Kris Boyette
17 Scott Thomas
18 Johnathan New
19 Kohn Mimbs
20 Dale Todd