Late Models

Sheppard gets Last Lap Pass on Moran for East Bay Opener

TAMPA, FL (February 5, 2018) – Brandon Sheppard passed Devin Moran coming off turn four on the final lap to win the opening night of the Wrisco Industries 42nd Annual Winternationals – Presented by E3 Spark Plugs. The 30-lap, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event saw four different leaders. Moran held the top spot at two different points and finished in second, with Earl Pearson, Jr. claiming the third position. Jonathan Davenport was in contention for the win until the end when he came home fourth. Scott Bloomquist romped…

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FASTRAK Welcomes Clary’s Motor Speedway as Weekly Sanctioned Track

CARNESVILLE, GA – FASTRAK Racing Series is welcoming Clary’s Motor Speedway in Brinkleyville, North Carolina as a weekly sanctioned race track. Drivers in the FASTRAK Chevrolet Performance Late Models at the 3/10-mile track will be eligible to compete for the National Weekly Championship which pays $10,000 to win. FASTRAK also puts $1,000 into a divisional point fund for each race track. Divisions are formed based on geography, allowing for drivers to compete for an additional points fund. Drivers must become FASTRAK members to be eligible for any point money. “I…

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$1,000 will go to 2018 FASTRAK Racing Series Rookie of the Year

CARNESVILLE, GA – The FASTRAK Racing Series has announced an increase in the award for its Rookie of the Year. In 2018 the FASTRAK Racing Series Rookie of the Year will receive $1,000 at the Night of Champions banquet. The increase comes as FASTRAK continues to look for ways to recognize young talent coming through the organization. “We’ve had a lot of great drivers come through the FASTRAK Racing Series,” said FASTRAK Founder Stan Lester, “Guys like Johnathon Davenport, Chris Ferguson, Ty Dillon, and Austin Dillon have all competed in…

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Richards Sweeps Super Bowl of Racing Weekend at Golden Isles

BRUNSWICK, GA (February 3, 2018) – Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Josh Richards overcame several obstacles to win Saturday night’s RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing – presented by General Tire final at Golden Isles Speedway. Richards had to resort to a back-up car, after issues arose with his main car during an earlier heat race. Richards then had the power steering fail on the back-up car as he tried to start the B-Main. The Best Performance Motorsports team ten fixed the issue, barely making the call…

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Richards Wins Exciting Lucas Oil Season Opener at Golden Isles

BRUNSWICK, GA (February 2, 2018) – The 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season kicked off in grand fashion on Friday night of the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing – presented by General Tire. Defending series champion Josh Richards earned a hard-fought victory over 2017 Rookie-of-the Year, Hudson O’Neal. Richards took the lead from Jonathan Davenport on lap five and then held off a furious late-race charge from the 15th-place starting O’Neal. O’Neal made what appeared to be a winning pass on Richards in turns three and four on…

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Dirt Unlimited Late Model Power Rankings: January

(Mike Ruefer Photo) January 31st, 2018 – With the month of January coming to an end, let’s take a look at how everyone ranked based on wins, Top 5s and Top 10 finishes.   #10 – Ryan Gustin Ryan Gustin made the annual trip out to Arizona Speedway for the Wild West Shootout. With an up and down week of racing, he earns the 10th spot for the month of January. Night 1 in Arizona saw Gustin finishing outside the top 10. Night 2 was a solid rebound for Gustin,…

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Cole Wells joins Sunoco rookie contingent

Wheatland, Missouri (January 5, 2018) – Recently Aurora, Missouri driver Cole Wells informed Lucas Oil MLRA officials of his intentions to joint the tour for the coming season and compete for the Sunoco Racing Fuels Rookie of the Year Award. Wells, 22, has competed in the Late Model division for the past seven years on mostly the local level, with scattered starts regionally. To date Wells biggest triumph came last summer in the Four State Dirt Track Championship at his hometrack Monett Speedway in Monett, Missouri. Wells will have the…

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rolls into East Bay Raceway Park

BATAVIA, OH (January 30, 2018) – One of the biggest weeks of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season is just around the corner. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will invade East Bay Raceway Park for the 42nd Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals – Presented by E3 Spark Plugs, February 4th-10th. An Open Practice from 6:00pm – 9:00pm on Sunday will kick off a week-long stretch of racing action. From Monday, February 5th through Saturday, February 10th the nation’s top dirt late model drivers will battle in pursuit…

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Over $23,000 up for grabs for FASTRAK Opener at Screven Motor Sports Complex!

OVER $23,000 UP FOR GRABS FOR FASTRAK OPENER AT SCREVEN MOTOR SPORTS COMPLEX CARNESVILLE, GA – The temperature may be cold, but the season is ready to heat up for the FASTRAK Racing Series. As part of Winter Freeze at Screven Motor Speedway, the Chevrolet Performance Late Models will hit the red clay to battle for over $23,000 in two complete shows. The FASTRAK Racing Series is set to begin its 15th season, February 9th and 10th at the Sylvania, GA race track. Drivers will compete for $2,000 to win…

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Looney adds name to Sunoco rookie slate

Wheatland, Missouri (January 18, 2018) – Recently Payton Looney and the Atnip Enterprisies team informed Lucas Oil MLRA officials of their intentions to follow the tour and compete for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title. Originally scheduled to compete last year, Looney had to remove himself from contention when engine issues reared their head on Memorial Day weekend. “We planned to do this last season,” said Looney, who still ran several shows. “We had trouble at the Show Me 100 and it put us in a position where we…

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