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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Videos & Recap: Memorial Day Feature Races At East Alabama Motor Speedway, Including Southern Thunder Late Models

Southern Thunder Late Models 4-wide salute to fans at EAMS.

Submitted by Lamar McClellan

Southern Thunder Late Model Series (40 Laps)
1 - #27T Terrance Nowell - started 8th and took his 604 crate engine steadily to the front and never looked back.
2 - #5T Thomas Lewis started 14th and found his groove early and followed Terrance to the front.
3 - #4J Jeremy Faircloth - started 9th and ran a smooth race.
4 - #27 Larry Harrod - started 12th and battled his way to a top 5.
5 - #27G Garrett Loyd - started from the pole.
Check it out, 3 "#27" cars in the top 5...
There was no shortage of passing as you can see from where these 5 cars started vs. where they finished - they raced all the way from the bottom to the top in both ends of the track.

602 Late Model Sportsman (15 Laps)
1 - #111 Richie Stephens - started 8th in a rare EAMS appearance this season using the car typically driven by Jackson Thomason.
2 - #17N Nevin Gainey - started 11th and quickly moved to the front.
3 - #8G Bubba Gorman - from the outside pole, competed at the front all race long - expands his points lead over #14 Dustin Ducker.
4 - #D9 Dustin Diem - started 12th and steadily worked his way to the front.
5 - #17M Brandon McDaniel - good run from his 6th starting position after recently spending some time in the hospital - welcome back!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ricky Weiss Wins as Overton Breaks in Schaeffer's Spring Nationals at Crossville Speedway

By Michael Despain

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. - May 19, 2017 - The Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV would visit Crossville Speedway on Friday evening and Ricky Weiss of Headingly, Manitoba, Canada would take advantage of race leader Brandon Overton's misfortune on the final lap to claim the $4,000 payday.

The win by Weiss would be his first career Spring Nationals series victory and would come in the AEI Construction/Orthopedic Institute of Western Kentucky/Turk Enterprises/Derrick's Sandblasting/Land-Air Transport sponsored #7 Longhorn Chassis sporting a Vic Hill Race Engine.

East Alabama Motor Speedway Plans Memorial Day Shootout

The Southern Thunder Late Model Series (STLMS) rolls into town Saturday May 27th for their first stop in a double header weekend at East Alabama Motor Speedway! They will go head to head for 40 laps to see who walks away with the $2000 to win prize!

Also in action will be 5 other racing divisions!

602 Late Model Sportsman - $700 to win
Hobby Stock - $600 to win
NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division - $500 to win
Road Warrior - $500 to win
Hot Shots - $500 to win

(($25 entry fee))

Pit Gate opens at 5pm (EST) | $35 Adults | $15 Children

Grandstands open at 6pm (EST)
$20 General Admission | $15 Military | Children under 10 FREE
$25 Premium Seating is available

*Indoor Box Seating (air conditioned, movie theater style seating) available upon request as well!

Hot Laps get underway at 7:30 with racing action to follow! EAMS invites everyone to come on out and enjoy a night of racing as they celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with night full of family fun - Racing, Water Slide and FIREWORKS!!

East Alabama Motor Speedway is located 6 miles west of Phenix City on Hwy 80. Give them a call for more information 334-297-2594.

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Instagram: @eamsdirt
Twitter: @EAMSdirt

The Southern Thunder Late Model Series is scheduled to be at Cochran Motor Speedway the next day, Sunday May 28th.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Recap of the racing at EAMS on Saturday, 5/13/2017

Dalton Cook

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

EAMS Late Model (25 Laps):
1 - #1D Dalton D Cook - came from behind to take the lead and easily outdistance the field - picks up his 2nd win of the season.
2 - #110 Rick Culpepper - started 5th, got to the lead early but lost the battle to Cook a few laps in.
3 - #5 Thomas Lewis - 4th top 3 of the season.
4 - #K9 Dana Eiland - started outside pole - maintains 36 point lead over Culpepper.
5 - #54 Tim Dixon - 3rd 5th place finish in a row.

Brandon Pijnenburg

602 LM Sportsman (15 Laps):
1 - #83 Brandon Pijnenburg - shows up and shows out - wins in his 1st points race at EAMS this season.
2 - #8G Bubba Gorman - 6th top 3 finish - expands his points lead
3 - #14 Dustin Ducker - best finish of the season - looked really good tonight - starting to get the hang of this.
4 - #94 Trenton Pijnenburg - good job in his first race in a Late Model at EAMS.
5 - #21 John Holdinghausen - 1st outing this season - not bad for a shake down run with his new car.

Winger Wins Again At Senoia, This Time In Super Late Models

Ashton Winger

Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

(Senoia, GA – May 14, 2017)   Senoia’s sixteen-year-old sensation, Ashton Winger, continues to win where ever he races these days.  Winger has dominated in the Crate Late Model division at Senoia Raceway this season, but won at Rome Speedway last weekend before dropping a 358 Chevy into this #12 ride and then winning the Super Late Model main at Senoia on Saturday night.  It was the first career Super Late Model victory for the young gun.

Other winners on Mother’s Day Eve were Locust Grove’s Jason Williams in the Limited Late Model, Sharpsburg’s Dennis Lykins, Jr. in the Crate Late Models and Bobby Arnold of Newnan in the Late Model Sportsman.  Villa Rica’s Joe Hillman was victorious in the Hobby Stock while Hampton’s Mark Newton topped the Mini Stocks, Whitesburg’s Derick Matthews won the Bombers and Morgan Pittman of Grantville was first in the Hot Shots main event.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Blant Duke Takes Home May Day Special At Senoia Raceway

Submitted by Ted Austad
Photo credits: Francis Hauke

Blant Duke

(Senoia, GA – May 7, 2017)   The ‘Whitesburg Warrior’ Blant Duke wrestled away the lead from pole sitter Richard Goode on the second lap of the May Day Special for the Late Model Sportsman division at Senoia Raceway on Saturday night and then kept everybody behind him the remainder of the way.  The veteran competitor notched his eighteenth career victory at the Bull Ring in the division while pocketing the top pay of $1000.

Recap of racing at EAMS Saturday 5/6/2017

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

Rick Culpepper

EAMS Late Model
1 - #110 Slick Rick Culpepper - took the pole with a 15.96 and lead flag to flag, pretty much unchallenged - picks up his 3rd win of the year.
2 - #5 Thomas Lewis - best finish of the season after 2 3rd place finishes earlier - race long battle with #K9 Dana Eiland for 2nd.
3 - #K9 Dana Eiland - 6th top 5 in 8 races - leads points by 35.
4 - #19 Josh Cox - best performance yet after moving up to Late Model.
5 - #54 Tim Dixon - 3rd straight top 5 - contended with Cox for 4th.