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Logan Clark and Zachary Miracle Split Bandolero Twins; Chris Lilly Victorious in Legends Division

Midlothian, VA – Twin 15-lap races were on the schedule this past weekend at Southside Speedway for the INEX Bandolero series. Zachary Miracle was the quickest in group qualifying earlier in the afternoon which earned himself a bonus point in the championship standings. Miracle, however, would take the green flag in the fourth position after the invert handing the top spot over to the No. 58 of Eddie Sagle. Logan Clark, Leyton Harrison, Eddie Slagle, and Teddy Cranmer were the fastest five qualifiers.

Slagle took full advantage of the invert and jumped out to the early lead once the green flag was displayed. He would deal with the yellow flag just twice – once for debris on the front stretch from Harrison and the second just three laps later when Harrison went for a spin in turn four – before surrendering the lead to the No. 15 of Logan Clark on lap eight. Once out front Clark would be able to hold off the rest of the field and take the victory. Eddie Slagle, Zachary Miracle, Leyton Harrison, and Teddy Cranmer rounded out the top five finishers.

The top two cars were inverted for race number two after Clark pulled the number two pill while in victory lane putting Slagle on the pole for the second time in one evening. Zachary Miracle had other plans for race number two, however, and looked to take the lead early down the backstretch. Contact was made between the two as Miracle looked to take the lead. Three other cars spun as well in an attempt to avoid Slagle. Miracle would be sent to the rear for the contact but was able to drive back to the front of the field officially taking the lead on lap and driving to victory. Harrison, Slagles, Clark, and Lee rounded out the top five.

Carter Weeden was the fastest in qualifying running a 15.487-second lap, however, we would roll off third following the invert. This would hand the top spot to Daniel Silvestri and leave Chris Lilly on the outside pole. Lilly would jump out to the front of the field early and lead the field to victory in the caution free 25-lap feature. Carter Weedon, Daniel Silvestri, Conner Jones, and Carter Wood completed the top five.


Bandolero Race 1 OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #15 Logan Clark; 15
  2. #58 Eddie Slagle; 15
  3. #32 Zachary Miracle; 15
  4. #43 Leyton Harrison; 15
  5. #59 Teddy Cranmer; 15
  6. #5 Peyton Lee; 15
  7. #87 Kenton Case; 15
  8. #00 Gage Burrow; 14
  9. #02 Julliana Case; 12


Bandolero Race 2 OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #32 Zachary Miracle; 15
  2. #43 Leyton Harrison; 15
  3. #58 Eddie Slagle; 15
  4. #15 Logan Clark; 15
  5. #5 Peyton Lee; 15
  6. #00 Gage Burrow; 14
  7. #87 Kenton Case; 14
  8. #02 Julliana Case; 10


Legends OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #27 Chris Lilly; 25
  2. #22 Carter Weedon; 25
  3. #97 Daniel Silvestri; 25
  4. #14 Conner Jones; 25
  5. #31 Carter Wood; 25
  6. #25 Dustin Honeycutt; 25
  7. #77 Colby Sipe; 24
  8. #2 Herman Luck; 23

Daniel Silvestri Grabs First Legends Win and Conner Jones Keeps Rolling in Bandos

INEX Legends

Cody Carlton once again showed his speed in the new car he is running setting a 15.462 second lap just edging Daniel Silvestri by .005 seconds for the pole point. Cody pulled a five on the invert and this put Carter Weedon in control of the field coming to the green. Off the start Weedon fell back pretty quickly as Tommy Jackson Jr, Chris Lilly, and Silvestri. The race was full of bumper to bumper racing between the top-3 in most of the race creating some very exciting racing for the fans. Daniel Silvestri passed Lilly, second in national Semi-Pro points, for the lead with five to go. He was able to grab his first legends win in his rookie season after winning the bandolero track championship last year.

INEX Bandoleros

Franklin Caricofe ran a 17.182 around the banked 3/8th mile track to get the bandolero pole point and Conner Jones qualified in second. With the two in a row win rule in effect at Southside Speedway he would be sent to the rear to start the race. Jones, 4th in national bandits points, made quick work of the field jumping up to third in two laps, second place two laps later, and took the lead on lap-8. Cole Bruce who started second fell back to 6th and made a spot up to 5th before the checkers flew.

Legends Results
1. Daniel Silvestri 25
2. Chris Lilly 25
3. Cody Carlton 25
4. Tommy Jackson Jr 25
5. Ryan Matthews 25
6. Carter Weedon 25
7. DJ Elzey 25
8. Carter Wood 25

Bandolero Results
1. Conner Jones 15
2. Franklin Caricofe 15
3. Josh Speas 15
4. Eddie Slagle 15
5. Cole Bruce 15
6. Leonard Harrison IV 15
7. Wesley Newell -1
8. Kenton Case -2

Ryan Matthews Inherits INEX Legend Win at Southside Speedway – Conner Jones Pass on the Outside Proves to be Enough

Ryan Mathews sails into turn one during a round of practice at Southside Speedway. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Ryan Mathews sails into turn one during a round of practice at Southside Speedway. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Midlothian, VA – Chris Lilly, who entered the weekend third in the INEX Semi-Pro National Points, qualified his machine on the pole of the nine car field with a time of 15.645 (76.694 mph) seconds. Up and coming sensation Cody Carlton was just two-hundredth’s of a second off Lilly’s speed to earn the second starting position. Lilly would eventually draw a two pill after post-qualifying inspection to invert the front row.

After four attempts to get the 25-lap feature underway, Carlton used the bottom to his advantage to get around Lilly to lead the first circuit around the tough Southside Speedway. Cody Carlton and Chris Lilly were clearly the class of the field this past Friday night. How could you tell? Just five laps into the caution filled feature, the front two had a just about a full straightaway lead over the third place car of Ryan Mathews.

Things really started to get interesting as the laps dwindled down and the caution periods picked up. The fifth caution of the night actually worked in favor of Lilly who was able to lead just one lap on the outside, beating Carlton to the line by mere inches. Carlton would rally back to the lead the following lap and again would be slowed by another yellow.

Eventually, race officials started to count yellow flag laps after Carter Wood went for his second spin in two laps in turn two. Interesting enough just four laps later, DJ Elzey and David Turner would tangle in turn four to bring out the last caution of the night and set up a Green, White Checkered finish. Carlton elected to stay on the bottom when the cone was displayed, Chris Lilly, of course, tried his luck to the outside. Carlton again was lights out on the restart and was able to be the first car to the checkered flag. Chris Lilly followed suite just a tenth of a second back, followed by Mathews, Silvestri, and Elzey.

A tired looking Carlton was excited in victory lane thanking car owner John Weaver and all the work they have done on the car after pretty much starting over after an incident at Langley Speedway weeks prior. Carlton and Lilly, however, would not make it out of the tech shed without having their first and second place finishes encumbered – pretty sure that’s a good word to bring down to the short track level. Both drivers were disqualified for failing post-race tech.


Conner Jones was the fastest man in town Friday night at Southside Speedway in the six car Bandolero field. Posting a lap of record at 17.164 seconds. An average of 69.907 mph around the very tight and flat speedway. By the luck of the draw, Jones was forced to start from the third position handing the pole position over to Eddie Slagle. Cole Bruce, posting the second fastest time in qualifying, lucked out and got to keep his starting position on the grid.Took just two attempts to

Took just two attempts to kick off the racing action in the Bando’s, took just one lap for Cole Bruce to get his car wound up on the outside to take the lead from Slagle. Took just two laps for pole sitter Conner Jones to get around Slagle and up to the lead. Taking the hard route around Bruce, Jones made the pass for the lead on the outside coming to lap two and never looked back.The 15-lap feature was only slowed once for a

The 15-lap feature was only slowed once for a spin, in turn four from Layton Harrison. Harrison was on the low side attempting a pass for position and looked to just get loose. He did a great job of keeping the car off the wall and other competitors and was able to rejoin the field, gaining two positions before the checkered flag waved.Jones was rock solid on the restart and was able to hold off Cole Bruce and Franklin Caricofe to earn a trip to victory lane.

Jones was rock solid on the restart and was able to hold off Cole Bruce and Franklin Caricofe to earn a trip to victory lane.


INEX Legends OFFICIAL Results:

  1. #51 Ryan Mathews; 25
  2. #97 Daniel Silvestri; 25
  3. #00 DJ Elzey; 25
  4. #79 David Turner; 25
  5. #31 Carter Wood; 25
  6. #27 Kevin Yeatts; 23
  7. 7 #22 Carter Weedon; 0
  8. #94 Cody Carlton; 25 – DQ
  9. #27 Chris Lilly; 25 – DQ


INEX Bando OFFICIAL Results:

  1. #14 Conner Jones; 15
  2. #31 Cole Bruce; 15
  3. #33 Franklin Caricofe; 15
  4. #43 Layton Harrison; 15
  5. #58 Eddie Slagle; 15
  6. #15 Logan Clark; 15

Chris Lilly Dominate Legends Night Cap at Southside – Cole Bruce Victorious in Interesting Bando Finish

#27 Chris Lemons celebrates in victory lane after a very dominating win in the second race of the season at Southside Speedway. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Midlothian, VA –Chris Lilly set the fastest time in qualifying earlier in the afternoon with a time of 15.499 seconds – an average of 77.417 mph – and it proved come race time. However, due to that pesky invert that Southside uses, Lilly was forced to start in the third position, handing the top spot over to Daniel Silvestri. The top three cars of Lilly, Carlton, and Silvestri were only separated by two-hundredth of a second. We also need to point out that this past weekend was the first time Silvestri has raced his #97 Legends since moving up from the Bandolero division.

When the green flag was displayed to the field it was very clear it was going to be a three-way battle between the top three cars for the win. Chris Lilly has always shown speed around the .333-mile oval and Carlton has been on a tear in Virginia of top-three finishes since the start of the 2017 season. Silvestri held his own for three laps at the front of the field before Lilly worked his way around and left him to deal with Carlton.

It was a pretty calm race as Chris Lilly opened up a very comfortable lead while Carlton tried to work around Silvestri for the second position. Carlton put on a pretty heavy assault on the rear nerf bar of Silvestri but was not able to make a clean pass and ended up falling back several car lengths. Kevin Yeatts was the only car with a problem when his car slowed way off the pace on lap sixteen. He would limp the car on the apron to finish the race.

Lilly was open up a huge lead while second and third place battled halfway through the race. That was all he needed to secure the win over Silvestri, Carlton, Matthews and opening night winner Strouse. Matthews would be later disqualified.


Legends OFFICIAL Results;

1.#27 Chris Lilly; 25
2. #97 Daniel Silvestri; 25
3. #94 Cody Carlton; 25
4. #4 Ernie Stouse; 25
5. #00 DJ Elzey; 25
6. #33 Colby Flowers; 24
7. #79 David Turner; 24
8. #63 Kris Kurz; 23
9. #27 Kevin Yeatts; 19
10. #51 Ryan Matthews; DQ




Cole Bruce celebrates in victory lane after being sent to the rear of the field and waiting out a rain delay at Southside Speedway on April 22nd, 2017. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Cole Bruce celebrates in victory lane after being sent to the rear of the field and waiting out a rain delay at Southside Speedway on April 22nd, 2017. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Franklin Caricofe was fastest in the afternoon’s practifying session, posting a lap of 17.105 (70.148 mph) seconds. After winning the pole, Caricofe pulled the number four pill – a random pill draw invert is something that Southside Speedway still does – to invert the top four positions for the green flag. Giving the #58 of Eddie Slagle the pole position when Jody Adkins displayed the green flag.

Didn’t take long for things to get interesting here at Midlothian, Virginia short track. Caricofe, trying to drive his way back up to the top spot, made contact with Conner Jones who looped the car around. Jacob Putman got a piece of the action and ended up facing the wrong way out of turn two around this flat .333-mile oval. Kenton Case, with nowhere to go out of two clips Putman sending him hard into the inside wall. Jones is able to drive away, while Putman and Case were not, however, they were both able to exit their machines under there own power.

Conner Jones jumped out to the lead when the race got back underway for a brief moment. Eddie Slagle was the reason for the second caution just two laps after getting back under green. With Cole Bruce hot in his tracks, Slagle’s car looped around off turn four bringing out the second caution, race control did move Cole Bruce to the rear of the field for being involved in the yellow.

What we thought was going to be the final restart of the race Caricofe and Jones have a great battle for the lead. Caricofe, who was strong on opening night, looked to have the lead all to himself but a great crossover move from fourteen car allowed Jones to grab the lead. Caricofe had one more shot to snag the win as the field rolled through turns three and four. With the white flag in the air, Caricofe looked to give a shot to Jones. This caused Jones to spin coming off four and Caricofe to hit the wall. Jones was able to drive away but the #33 of Caricofe needed assistance getting off the track.After a brief rain shower brought the cars down pit road for track officials to dry the track, we had five cars answer the call for the green-white-checkered finish. Took two attempts to complete the feature after a single car spin

After a brief rain shower brought the cars down pit road for track officials to dry the track, we had five cars answer the call for the green-white-checkered finish. Took two attempts to complete the feature after a single car spin occurred, in turn, four on the white flag lap. Cole Bruce, however, was able to endure both restarts to end up in victory lane after an interesting night of racing.


1.#31 Cole Bruce
2. #14 Conner Jones
3. #6 Jake Waltman
4. #33 Franklin Caricofe
5. #58 Eddie Slagle
6. #15 Logan Clark
7. #3 Jacob Putman
8. #87 Kenton Case