Monthly Archives: June 2014

2013 LMSC National Runner-up Joins the Ranks of The Driver Series

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Raleigh, North Carolina native Deac McCaskill was the most recent driver to join the star-studded cast of The Driver Series over the weekend. McCaskill who races primarily in North Carolina has been on a tear recently at NASCARS newest sanctioned track East Carolina Motor Speedway. Last years National points runner-up is currently sitting second in points at East Carolina (mainly due to missing a few races here lately), ninth in points at Southern National,  30th & 48th at Motor Mile and South Boston respectively.

When we asked McCaskill during a post race interview about wanting to focus on National points this year he told us that he is just going to focus on running and winning races, if at some point they have a real shot then they will take it from there. As of June 15th McCaskill sits 41 in National standings with 16 starts, 5 wins (remember a few times McCaskill took the hit in the tech shed and his victory taken away).

Make sure you follow the link –> #08 Deac McCaskill to get a chance to learn more of what this driver is all about! I want to take a minute to personally thank Deac for allowing me in and asking these questions and sharing them with our fans! Hopefully everyone enjoyed the interview!

Waltz Capitalizes While Others Struggle, Win No. 5 In The Books

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Photo Courtesy of Erin Goodman Photography

Hampton, VA – Missing the full moon by just one day, Langley may have seen some left over “Full Moon” mojo as some very interesting events unfolded over the weekend. After a week of rain outs, Mother Nature was kind enough to give us one day to get some Late Model action in! This was supposed to be a double-header weekend for us with East Carolina Motor Speedway hosting their Whelen Night but, heavy rain storms in North Carolina forced track officials to pull the plug early. I know it has to be tough to make that decision but hind sight is the time and money the track saved the drivers and fans. We will have to wait another two weeks to see the cars work their way around the tricky tri-oval!
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On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!

TM3Seaford, VA – So besides my corny little title that I thought seemed oh so perfect for this weeks guest has he launched out of the gates and onto the track in an entirely new division this year. This week we have had the honor to getting to know one of the Grandstock drivers at Langley Speedway, the driver of the #88, Thomas Marks. I really hope you enjoyed the first part of our interview as we try a few new things here in the office with this series. I want to thank Thomas for taking some time and being patient as we learn the ropes of how all this works. I would also like to thank him for making my job so much easier, he answered some questions so great I couldn’t ask any follow-up questions because he covered it all! Again thanks again!
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#88 Thomas Marks – Grandstocks

profileThomas Marks
D.O.B: June 4, 1989 (25)
Hometown: Seaford, VA
Hometrack: Langley Speedway
Occupation: Hutchens Chevrolet (Shop Foreman)

Sponsors: Hampton Roads & Southside Harley Davidson, Wormley Creek Marina, Charlies Auto Repair, Fit For a King Catering, Johns Custom Heating and Cooling, Marks Graphics, And Auto Ink of Yorktown.

Describe yourself in three words or less.

Confident and Determined would be 2 words to describe me and my personality.

What is your favorite holiday?

My favorite holiday is July 4th getting all the family and friends together having fun and of course fireworks.
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Cole Timm Captures First PASS South Super Late Model Win!

IMG_3501South Boston, Virginia – (June 7, 2014) It was a beautiful Saturday for short track racing all over the eastern region, no rain in the forecast, plenty of sunshine and a nice breeze to boot! South Boston Speedway played home to the PASS South Super Late Model series over the weekend and we were there to check more events off our list. Until this past weekend I have never been to South Boston, every year I tried to plan on going for their big 200 lap race in July but something would always come up.

This year was a different story I am in a little bit better position to travel to these tracks and experience new racing. This is exactly what was in store for the crew here at The Weekly Racer, and when I say crew I mean my father! Who I might add has been extremely helpful on these trips helping me carry equipment, an extra set of eyes, and more than willing to take notes for me!

Not only was this both of our first experience with South Boston Speedway but also with the Super Late Model’s! Before this weekend the closest that I have been to this track was the few races I have competed in on iRacing! I was very impressed with the complex in a whole. The drive to the speedway, though pretty long for us, was easy an easy one! It’s a straight shot down 58 and a right hand turn onto James D Hagood Hwy and boom the track is on the right!

A 4/10 mile short track that has in my opinion an incredible mix of old school and new school appeal! I will go out on the line and say this track is one resurface away from being one of if not the premier track in the state of Virginia! I loved the appeal of the wooden bleachers and the named grandstands, it adds to the allure and the history of the sport. The staff was very welcoming and helpful, a staff member was constantly bringing up to date lap time information to us. I want to personally thank the staff for allowing us to come into their facility and cover the event. We will certainly be back to cover more events in the future!

FULL EVENT RECAP TO FOLLOW

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