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Virginia Motor Speedway to host the $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship Saturday, July 20th

Jamaica, VA – The stars and cars of the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Touring Series will invade Virginia Motor Speedway for the $3000 to win Prelude to the World Championship. Many of the Mid-Atlantic’s top Pro Late Model drivers will be on hand to not only try to take home the $3000 top prize but also get some valuable track time for the $50,000 to win FASTRAK World Championship set for September 13-14, 2019.

With the King of the Commonwealth rained out in April speedway officials worked with officials from the FASTRAK series to re-schedule the Pro Late Model portion of the event knowing that drivers up and down the East Coast would be looking for a chance to get some track time in before the big event in September.

“With that rainout in April, we thought it was important to have another chance for the FASTRAK drivers to get some track time against some of the best Pro Late Model competitors on the East coast,” commented track owner and President Bill Sawyer.

Sawyer added, “the FASTRAK Pro Late Model races are some of the best races we host here at Virginia Motor Speedway; no matter where you look there is always three and four wide action throughout the field.”

Expected to compete are Touring Series regulars point leader Carson Ferguson, Matt Long, Nick Schlager, Michael Brown and a host of our regulars that will be tough to beat, Corey Almond, Justin Ferguson, Matt Glanden, Davis Lipscombe, Matt Quade, Chuck Bowie, Jared Powell, Brad Rigdon, Ray Love Jr., Nick Love and host of other very competitive drivers.

Also see the tracks Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stocks in action.

Competitor gates for Saturday, July 20th, will open at 3 pm with spectator gates opening at 4 pm. On track activities will begin at 6:00 pm with hot laps.

Adult tickets are just $15; seniors (60+) $12; military $8; students 13 – 17 years old $6; and children 12 and under free. Pit passes, regardless of age, will be $25. All tickets will be sold the day of the event.

16” coolers are welcomed, but no glass is allowed. There is plenty of free lit parking, and camping (no hookups) is allowed at no charge on a first come, first served basis.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland, and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2019 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. Also, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Just-In Time for Pruitt to Collect Big Win at Dixieland Speedway; Mark Overman Wins Sportsman Feature

Elizabeth City, NC – Justin Pruitt cruised his Chevrolet Monte Carlo to victory lane Friday night to score the special 40-lap Little Caesars Super Street win at Elizabeth City’s Dixieland Speedway. Pruitt, 24, of Chesapeake, collected his second checkered flag of the 2019 season and earned $500 for his efforts. He held off Kevin Bray and Josh Letson, who finished second and third respectively.

With the win and his sixth finish of second or better, Pruitt padded his points lead by eight markers over Dennis Barnes headed into this weekend’s event.  He is considered a favorite for the championship and the season stats show he has the momentum to propel him to a first possible title.  In seven starts, his worst finish is fourth, reflecting the consistency the young driver has headed into the second half of the season.

Billy Hubbard continued his dominance by winning the 30-lap Budweiser Allstar Late Model event over Chesapeake native and veteran racer John Staton.  Curtis Hughes of Bohannon, Virginia, crossed the finish line in third, earning his season-best finish.  The win was Hubbard’s fifth in 2019 and allowed him to nearly catch points leader Larry Jackson by just two points headed into this weekend’s races. Jackson has earned 162 points thus far, while Hubbard now has 160.

Mark Overman showed his continued improvement throughout the season and finally parked his Chevrolet in the winner’s circle after earning the victory in the Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman division.  It was Overman’s first win after finishes of sixth, fourth, third and second before Friday. To accomplish the victory, he had to hold off powerhouse drivers Troy Brickhouse and Joe Weiss, who finished second and third.

Mark Gonzales didn’t have the night he was planning after unofficially finishing in eighth place. With that result, he gave up the points lead to Troy Brickhouse.  Brickhouse, of Elizabeth City, now leads with 168 markers, 10 ahead of Gonzales.

James Hissom, Jr’s. baby shark painted car ate everyone else’s lunch Friday as he continued to show his strength in 2019 by earning his fifth win of the season.  Hissom held off Trevor Battoia, who finished second and Louise Pasderetz earned the final podium finish of third.  Hissom continues to lead the points by 26 over second place Battoia, whose runner-up finish allowed him to surpass Kolton Stevens, who falls to third, just 28 points behind.

Racing resumes Friday, July 19thand includes a special 40-lap Budweiser Allstar Late Model event with a $1,200 winner’s purse.  Kids in Go-Karts action also returns.  Additionally, the Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman, Little Caesars Super Streets, Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Stock Fours and R & D Excavating Super Fours will compete.  Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the action kicks off at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets will be available for purchase in person.  For more information dial 252-771-5151 or visit online at dixielandspeedway.net.

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About Dixieland Speedway:

 

Dixieland Speedway is northeastern North Carolina’s premier action track.  The 3/8-mile dirt oval has hosted exciting Friday night racing since 1983.  Long straightaways and tight turns lead to intense on-track action.  The clay track is 55 feet wide and turns one and two are banked at 12 degrees, while turns three and four are eight-degrees.  Race fans from all over the region have come to witness spectacular side by side racing through the years.  The family-friendly facility offers something for everyone as on-track action keeps fans on the edge of their seats all night long.  Refreshment and souvenir stands are on site.  Tickets for all events are available for purchase in person.  Don’t miss your chance to see why they call Dixieland, the track that started it all. To learn more, visit dixielandspeedway.net or follow Dixieland Speedway on Facebook (Dixieland Speedway), Twitter (@DixielandSpdwy) and Instagram (@dixielandspeedway).  Information by phone, dial 252-771-5151.  Dixieland Speedway is located at 1520 Northside Road in Elizabeth City.

Virginia Motor Speedway Returns to Racing Saturday, June 29

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing on Saturday, June 29 and host week 6 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action. The night will feature all four of the speedway’s Dirt Series Championship divisions in action. See the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in some exciting side by side racing

After a rainout on June 8 Corey Almond of Appomattox, VA holds a 5-point advantage over Justin Williams of Concord, VA in the Victory Lap Pro Late Model points. With the division averaging 26 cars a week, this is the most competitive division at the speedway.

In the Budweiser Modified division, there have been three different winners in as many races with defending champion Hunter McClendon of Williamsburg, VA holding a 20-point lead over Lance Grady of Hanover, VA in the race for the championship.

The tightest points battle is in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman division where Tyler Shipp of Mechanicsville, VA holds a slim 1-point advantage over defending champion Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA. 

And in the Collision One Limited Stock Car division Corey Bradley of Hopewell, VA holds a 3-point advantage over defending champion James Givens of Henrico, VA.

With the points so tight and every race more important than the next, this Saturday nights racing should be unbelievably exciting.

Competitor gates for Saturday, June 29 will open at 4 pm with spectator gates opening at 5 pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30 pm for hot laps. 

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (35 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (30 laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 laps) and the Collision One Limited Stock Cars (25 laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland, and the Hampton Roads area.

For more information about Virginia Motor Speedway or the 2018 events, visit www.vamotorspeedway.com or call (804) 758-1867. Also, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

Staton Cruises to Two-Barrel Late Model Win at Dixieland Speedway Collecting $4,000

Elizabeth City, NC – Veteran racer John Staton led flag-to-flag to claim the annual Two-Barrel Budweiser Late Model win at eastern North Carolina’s motor speedway.  Staton of Chesapeake, Virginia, made his first start in 2019 and began the 50-lap race from the pole position.  The driver of the number 17 machine led the parade of 17-late model stock cars and quickly checked out on the field.  Several battles on the speedway developed for multiple positions, but the most aggressive was for second place with more than four cars vying for it, and at times so close a blanket could have been thrown over them.

It took three attempts to start the event as multiple drivers were involved in incidents before lap one.  The most serious was when outside pole-sitter Brent Robinson bobbled in turns three and four forcing multiple drivers to check up to avoid contact.  This set off a chain reaction of events that carried over on the front stretch when Ryan Steeley’s vehicle overturned beside Billy Hubbard.  Steeley’s night was over early and Hubbard was able to limp along.

Willie Milliken of Roanoke Rapids appeared to be a possible contender for the win until his car experienced mechanical issues while running inside the top three in the second half of the event.

In the end, Staton was able to hold off Ethan Wilson of Fayetteville who piloted the winning car from the last two years when Dustin Mitchell steered it.  Robbie Emory of Milton, Delaware finished third and Russell Erwin of Beaverdam, Virginia claimed fourth.

“It was very sweet,” said Staton in victory lane.  “I want to thank God for a safe night and really want to dedicate this race to Greg Hubbard.  He was a great friend of mine.

Staton earned $4K for the victory.

Troy Brickhouse navigated his car back to winner’s circle for the second time in 2019 in the Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman division.  The Elizabeth City racer dominated the 20-lap race that was slowed four times for spins involving Kris Staton and third place qualifier Doug Lincoln among others.  Joe Weiss nearly made it to the end with a fourth-place finish until his car expired on the final lap.  He ended up finishing 10th.

Following Brickhouse across the line was Mark Overman, who earned second, his best finish of the season and Brad Cox claimed third in his first start in 2019.

Points leader Mark Gonzales had problems from the early stages of the evening as he was not able to qualify his car when it broke during practice.  His crew worked feverishly over the next two hours to get it to race-ready condition, subjecting him to start at the rear of the field.  Racing in the back has its challenges and Gonzales saw his fair share after being caught up in an earlier incident.  He was able to carry on and muster a fourth-place finish.  Gonzales maintains the points lead by a narrow two markers over Brickhouse headed into Friday night’s races.

Josh Letson made a triumphant return to victory lane Friday after claiming the Little Caesars Super Street win, his second of the season.  Letson started the 20-lap feature on the outside pole and quickly worked his way around pole-sitter Kevin Tacy.  The battle for the top spot intensified near the latter stages of the event when Kevin Bray of Maple, North Carolina mounted a serious challenge. Bray was on the rear bumper of Letson when his car suddenly slowed on lap 14, ending his opportunity for a victory.

Josh Letson held off Justin Pruitt who finished second, Allen Shiflett third and Dennis Barnes rounded out the top four.  Pruitt started at the rear of the field and worked throughout the night to get his car to the front.  In a bizarre event during track roll-in before practice, Pruitt’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo went over the embankment in turn four and became stuck.  Fortunately for the 24-year old Chesapeake racer, his car experienced no damage and was able to compete with no issues.

With his second-place finish, Pruitt overtakes Dennis Barnes as the new championship standings leader. He leads Barnes by a slim two points.

James Hissom, Jr. bounced back with a vengeance on Friday after a miserable run one-week prior with a blown engine and a disappointing finish.  This time he was able to beat the competition by crossing the finish line first in the 15-lap event.  The Moyock native held off Justin Bohn and Louise Pasderetz, who claimed their career-best finishes of second and third.  With the win, Hissom padded his points lead over Kolton Stevens by 22 points. Trevor Battoia is now only two points outside of second place.

The action heats back up again on Friday evening during Biggs Cadillac, Buick, GMC night with a special 40-lap, $1,000 to win Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman event.  The Budweiser Allstar Late Models, Little Caesars Super Streets, Biggs Cadillac, Buick, GMC Stock Fours and R & D Super Fours will also compete.  Gates open at 5:00 p.m.  Racing begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets will be available for purchase in person.  For more information dial 252-771-5151 or visit online at dixielandspeedway.net.

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About Dixieland Speedway:

 

Dixieland Speedway is northeastern North Carolina’s premier action track.  The 3/8-mile dirt oval has hosted exciting Friday night racing since 1983.  Long straightaways and tight turns lead to intense on-track action.  The clay track is 55 feet wide and turns one and two are banked at 12 degrees, while turns three and four are eight-degrees.  Race fans from all over the region have come to witness spectacular side by side racing through the years.  The family-friendly facility offers something for everyone as on-track action keeps fans on the edge of their seats all night long. Refreshment and souvenir stands are on site.  Tickets for all events are available for purchase in person.  Don’t miss your chance to see why they call Dixieland, the track that started it all.  To learn more, visit dixielandspeedway.net or follow Dixieland Speedway on Facebook (Dixieland Speedway), Twitter (@DixielandSpdwy) and Instagram (@dixielandspeedway).  Information by phone, dial 252-771-5151.  Dixieland Speedway is located at 1520 Northside Road in Elizabeth City.

Two-Barrel Late Model Championship Race Returns to Dixieland Speedway on Friday

Ryan Steeley practices at Dixieland Speedway in preparation for the Budweiser Allstar Late Model event. Photo courtesy of Beverly Pritchett

Elizabeth City, NC The Two-Barrel Budweiser Late Model Championship race makes its annual stop at Elizabeth City’s motor speedway on Friday evening.  Drivers from across the region will make the trip to the 3/8-mile clay oval for their shot at winning the first place prize of $4,000.

Dustin Mitchell of Princeton, North Carolina, has won the event forthe last two consecutive years and is a favorite to take the 2019 trophy as well.  He and other heavy-hitter competitors mark their calendars to participate in this race each season.

This is a big event for dirt late model racers, and we look forward to welcoming back the drivers, crews, and fans for what promises tobe an incredible show,” said Red Swain, owner and promoter of Dixieland Speedway. “There are no points on the line, only a big paycheck and that will make the competitors hungry to make it to the finish line first.  This event only happens once a year, so you’ll want to make plans to join us for this fun and exciting evening. 

Three other classes will compete with point standings on the line, including Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman, Little Caesars Super Streets and the Biggs Cadillac, Buick, GMC Stock Fours.

The event follows an exciting night of racing one week ago that saw an emotional Billy Hubbard return to victory lane in the Budweiser Allstar Late Models after recently losing his father.  With the win, Hubbard swapped places in the point standings with Tom Wilson who had mechanical problems, subjecting him to his first finish outside of the top five.  Hubbard, second in the standings, now trails championship point’s leader Larry Jackson by 12 markers headed into their next pointspaying event Friday, June 28th.  Trevor Battoia and Danny Bagwell earned their first wins of the season in the Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Stock Fours and R & D Super Fours.

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Practice kicks off at 6:30 p.m. followed by qualifying and racing begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets will be available for purchase in person.  For more information dial 252-771-5151 or visit online at dixielandspeedway.net.

About Dixieland Speedway:

Dixieland Speedway is northeastern North Carolina’s premier action track.  The 3/8-mile dirt oval has hosted exciting Friday night racing since 1983.  Long straightaways and tight turns lead to intense ontrack action.  The clay track is 55 feet wide and turns one and two are banked at 12 degrees, while turns three and four are eight-degrees.  Race fans from all over the region have come to witness spectacular side by side racing through the years.  The family-friendly facility offers something for everyone as on-track action keeps fans on the edge of their seats all night long.  Refreshment and souvenir stands are on site.  Tickets for all events are available for purchase in person.  Don’t miss your chance to see why they call Dixieland, the track that started it all.  To learn more, visit dixielandspeedway.net or follow Dixieland Speedway on Facebook(Dixieland Speedway), Twitter (@DixielandSpdwy) and Instagram(@dixielandspeedway).  Information by phone, dial 252-771-5151.  Dixieland Speedway is located at 1520 Northside Road in Elizabeth City.  

 

Brandon Overton Holds off Rick Eckert to Score $20,000 USA 100 Victory; Carson Ferguson Scores $3000 FASTRAK Win

Jamaica, VA – In the closest finish in Ultimate Super Late Model Series history Brandon Overton of Evans, GA held off Rick Eckert of York, PA by .119 seconds to score the $20,000 win in the 43rd annual USA at Virginia Motor Speedway. Overton would take the lead on lap 21 and looked to have the race in hand that is until lap 56 when Eckert began to pressure Overton for the lead. On the final lap Eckert worked under Overton in turn 3, the two raced side by side back to the finish line with Overton holding off Eckert for the win.

“I was just holding on there the last couple of laps, I guess Billy (Vacek) was riding with us tonight; I wanted to win the other night at Fayetteville but I will take this $20,000 over that $10,000 any day,” commented a very emotional Brandon Overton in WhosYourDriver.org victory lane.

Rick Eckert, Ross Bailes, Zack Mitchell, and Chris Ferguson rounded out the top five.

In other action Carson Ferguson of Charlotte, NC was at the right place at the right time, taking the lead when race leader Layton Sullivan blew a right rear tire coming out of turn 4 heading to the checkers to score the $3000 victory in a caution-filled FASTRAK Racing Touring Series 40 lap feature. It was Ferguson’s third touring series win in a row. Rounding out the top five were Trevor Feathers, Layton Sullivan, Corey Almond, and Ryan Adams.

Ross Bailes and Michael Brown led the 30 car field to green with Brown taking the lead out of turn 2 followed by Chris Ferguson. Bailes would take second back on the next circuit. By lap 5 brown had worked to a two-car length advantage. The races first caution would fall on lap 7 for a stopped Corey Gordon in turn 4.

On the restart, Bailes rocketed around Brown in turn 1 and 2 to take over the top spot. On lap 9 Brandon Overton went to second with an inside pass of Brown in turn 2. By Lap 16 Overton was within a car length of Bailes as they approached lapped traffic. On lap 18 Overton was on the back of Bailes as they began to enter the lapped traffic. On lap 20 Overton made his move, getting to the inside of Bailes out of turn 2. They raced side by side until turn 4 where Overton took over the lead. Eric Erwin would bring out the caution on lap 21 as he slowed in turn 4.

On the restart Overton jumped out to a quick two-car length lead while Rick Eckert went from fifth to third in two corners, getting by Chris Ferguson and Brown. By lap 30 Overton was back in lapped traffic allowing Bailes and Eckert to close. Just as it looked like things were going to get interesting Trevor Feathers brought out the third caution of the race when his car slowed going down the backstretch.

On the lap 32 restart, Overton once again jumped to a three car length advantage over Bailes and Eckert. On lap 36 Casey Roberts, who had made a run from twenty-eighth to tenth, slowed on the front stretch with mechanical issues. On the lap 36 restart, Overton once again got a great jump on the field as Ferguson took back third from Eckert. ON lap 42 the best battle on the track was the one for third between Ferguson, Eckert and fourteenth starting Zack Mitchell. By lap 48 Eckert had taken third and Mitchell fourth. On lap 48 the races fifth caution would fall for Jamie Lathroum who came to pit road for a flat right rear tire.

On lap 49 Bailes got inside Overton coming out of turn 4, Overton would hold at the line. On the next circuit, things got really interesting as Overton, Bailes, Overton, and Mitchell were all battling for the lead. On lap 53 Eckert would dive under Bailes going down the backstretch. On lap 54 caution would fall for a stopped Jeff Smith in turn 4. On the races final green Overton and Eckert would jump out to a two car length on the rest of the field. On lap 56 Eckert worked his way inside Overton in turn 4 and then again in turn 2. On the final lap, Overton led Eckert into turn 2 and down the backstretch. As the barreled into turn 3 Eckert got inside Overton, as they raced off turn 4 they raced side by side to the line with Overton holding off Eckert by .119 seconds for the victory.

Heat race winners – Ross Bailes, Michael Brown, Chris Ferguson, and Daulton Wilson.

 

In the FASTRAK Touring Series, 40 lap feature Jensen Ford and Justin Williams led the 29 car field to green. The two raced side by side back to the line with Ford take the lead by inches at the line. In turn 1 Ford would get by to put some distance between himself and Williams. Ford would pace the field until lap 19 when Ford slowed coming out of turn 2 bringing out the caution.

On the restart, Williams got a good jump on the field with Logan Roberson and Trevor Feathers in tow. A big crash involving seven cars on lap 26 would bring out a red flag for clean-up. It took five times to get the race restarted on lap 25 but once it did Williams began to pull away. On lap 34 Williams’ night came to an end when he blew a right rear tire sending him to the infield. That started the beginning of flat right rear tires going flat. First Trevor Feathers just after taking over the lead on the caution on lap 35, then Kyle Lear amongst others. Layton Sullivan would lead the field to green for the final time and looked to have his first career win only to blow a right rear tire coming out of turn 4 to the checkers, which allowed Carson Ferguson to take the $3000 victory over Trevor Feathers, Layton Sullivan, Corey Almond and Ryan Adams rounding out the top five.

The Speedway will take the weekend of June 22 off and return to racing Saturday, June 29th and host week 6 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing action featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions.

Admission price for adults is only $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

Competitor gates for Saturday, June 29th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland, and the Hampton Roads area.

 

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2017 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

 

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RACE RESULTS FOR 43rd ANNUAL USA 100 – SATURDAY JUNE 15, 2019:

 

ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODEL USA 100 FEATURE (60 Laps): 1. 2C-Brandon Overton, [5]; 2. 0R-Rick Eckert, [10]; 3. 87-Ross Bailes, [1]; 4. 57-Zack Mitchell, [14]; 5. 22-Chris Ferguson, [3]; 6. 16-Ben Watkins, [18]; 7. 55-Benji Hicks, [6]; 8. 22G-Gregg Satterlee, [23]; 9. 79-Michael Brown, [2]; 10. 8-Jacob Hawkins, [29]; 11. 2T-Kyle Lee, [8]; 12. 72-Jason Covert, [21]; 13. 45-Jamie Lathroum, [26]; 14. 0-Dale Hollidge, [17]; 15. 00-Jeff Smith, [20]; 16. 2-Dennis Franklin, [13]; 17. 7-Darryl Hills, [27]; 18. 421-Anthony Sanders, [16]; 19. 43A-Tyler Bare, [12]; 20. 5-Corey Gordon, [19]; 21. (DNF) 18D-Daulton Wilson, [4]; 22. (DNF) 25Z-Mason Zeigler, [11]; 23. (DNF) 101-Casey Roberts, [28]; 24. (DNF) 19-Greg Roberson, [22]; 25. (DNF) 20-Trevor Feathers, [7]; 26. (DNF) 11-Austin Hubbard, [15]; 27. (DNF) 22E-Russell Erwin, [9]; 28. (DNF) 42-Doug Sanders, [30]; 29. (DNF) 6-Chris Blackwell, [24]; 30. (DNF) D89-Dustin Mitchell, [25]

 

Heat 1 (10 laps) 1. 87-Ross Bailes, [1]; 2. 2C-Brandon Overton, [6]; 3. 22E-Russell Erwin, [3]; 4. 2-Dennis Franklin, [4]; 5. 0-Dale Hollidge, [7]; 6. 72-Jason Covert, [8]; 7. D89-Dustin Mitchell, [5]; 8. 8-Jacob Hawkins, [2]

 

Heat 2 (10 laps) 1. 79-Michael Brown, [1]; 2. 55-Benji Hicks, [2]; 3. 0R-Rick Eckert, [4]; 4. 57-Zack Mitchell, [5]; 5. 16-Ben Watkins, [3]; 6. 19-Greg Roberson, [7]; 7. 45-Jamie Lathroum, [6]; 8. 42-Doug Sanders, [8]

 

Heat 3 (10 laps) 1. 22-Chris Ferguson, [2]; 2. 20-Trevor Feathers, [1]; 3. 25Z-Mason Zeigler, [3]; 4. 11-Austin Hubbard, [6]; 5. 5-Corey Gordon, [4]; 6. 22G-Gregg Satterlee, [5]; 7. 7-Darryl Hills, [7]

 

Heat 4 (10 laps) 1. 18D-Daulton Wilson, [2]; 2. 2T-Kyle Lee, [5]; 3. 43A-Tyler Bare, [4]; 4. 421-Anthony Sanders, [6]; 5. 00-Jeff Smith, [7]; 6. 6-Chris Blackwell, [3]; (DNS) 101-Casey Roberts,

 

Overall Fast Qualifier: Ross Bailes – 17.461 seconds

 

FASTRAK RACING SERIES USA 100 FEATURE (40 laps): 1. 00-Carson Ferguson, [12]; 2. 20-Trevor Feathers, [5]; 3. 08-Layton Sullivan, [8]; 4. 7A-Corey Almond, [3]; 5. 12-Ryan Adams, [19]; 6. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [6]; 7. 01-Matt Glanden, [10]; 8. 41-Brent Bordeaux, [24]; 9. 7R-Cameron Ramsey, [20]; 10. 100-Troy Williams, [18]; 11. 22-Nick Schlager, [27]; 12. 151-Kyle Lear, [9]; 13. 11-Banjo Duke, [7]; 14. 2W-Justin Williams, [2]; 15. 55-Matt Long, [26]; 16. 17R-Logan Roberson, [4]; 17. 92-Nick Davis, [16]; 18. 55D-Jimmy Duncan, [14]; 19. 80-Ray Love Jr, [13]; 20. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [11]; 21. 17-Zach Blackwell, [29]; 22. 38-Nick Love, [22]; 23. 83-Jensen Ford, [1]; 24. 52-Bryan Benton, [23]; 25. 69-Cecil Cash Jr, [25]; 26. 71T-Tyler Hoy, [15]; 27. 71K-Jim Rogers, [21]; 28. 09-Brad Rigdon, [17]; 29. 5J-Darrell Dow, [28]

 

Heat 1 (10 Laps) 1. 83-Jensen Ford, [1]; 2. 20-Trevor Feathers, [2]; 3. 151-Kyle Lear, [3]; 4. 80-Ray Love Jr, [4]; 5. 09-Brad Rigdon, [5]; 6. 71K-Jim Rogers, [7]; 7. 69-Cecil Cash Jr, [6]

 

Heat 2 (10 Laps) 1. 2W-Justin Williams, [2]; 2. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [3]; 3. 01-Matt Glanden, [4]; 4. 55D-Jimmy Duncan, [7]; 5. 22-Nick Schlager, [6]; 6. 100-Troy Williams, [8]; 7. 38-Nick Love, [5]; 8. 55-Matt Long, [1]

 

Heat 3 (10 Laps) 1. 7A-Corey Almond, [1]; 2. 11-Banjo Duke, [2]; 3. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [3]; 4. 71T-Tyler Hoy, [4]; 5. 12-Ryan Adams, [5]; 6. 52-Bryan Benton, [7]; 7. 17-Zach Blackwell, [6]

 

Heat 4 (10 Laps) 1. 17R-Logan Roberson, [2]; 2. 08-Layton Sullivan, [1]; 3. 00-Carson Ferguson, [3]; 4. 92-Nick Davis, [4]; 5. 7R-Cameron Ramsey, [7]; 6. 41-Brent Bordeaux, [6]; 7. 5J-Darrell Dow, [5]

Hubbard Captures Emotional Win at Dixieland Speedway; Trevor Battoia and Danny Bagwell earn first wins of the season

Elizabeth City, NC – Billy Hubbard dominated the 30-lap Budweiser Allstar Late Model event on Friday evening to garner his fourth victory of the season.  It was an emotional win for the 44-year old driver from Cobbs Creek, Virginia who recently lost his father, William Hubbard on June 5th.

“This one’s for him,” said Hubbard in victory lane following the race.  He was surrounded by team and family members who reflected on the night and on the life his father led.

Larry Jackson started the feature in third place and quickly moved into the runner up position to begin his attempt to overtake Hubbard.  While running in third place on lap seven, Knotts Island, North Carolina’s Tom Wilson experienced mechanical problems that would sideline the veteran front running racer whose average finish before this event was 2.6.

Jackson ultimately finished the event in second with Sherman Underwood securing the third and final podium finish.  It was Underwood’s best finish of the season.

Following his win, Hubbard moves from third to second in the points, swapping places with Wilson. Hubbard trails championship leader Larry Jackson by 12 markers headed into the next points-paying race on June 28th.

Mark Gonzales led flag to flag en route to his third win of the season in the Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman division.  The 27-year old Elizabeth City racer put his Chevrolet to the point and never looked back, holding off Troy Brickhouse who finished the 20-lap feature in the runner up position.  Mark Overman earned third place, his best finish of the season after taking nearly five years off from competition.

Seven yellow flags slowed the race due to spins, debris and a three-car incident on lap 16 that transpired on the front stretch involving Devin Weatherly, Nick Odell and Lee Waddell. Weatherly was involved in two other spins before that on laps 10 and 11.  In the first half of the race, Weatherly had his Chevrolet Camaro near the front of the field, hovering around third place.

Gonzales padded his points lead following the victory.  He left Friday nights races with 126 points, now eight markers over second place Brickhouse and 34 ahead of third places Joe Weiss.

Veteran racer Dennis Barnes steered his Chevrolet Monte Carlo to winner’s circle for the third time in 2019 in the Little Caesars Super Street division.  The Camden racer had to contend with another seasoned competitor in Allen Shiflett.  Shiflett started the 20-lap race on the pole position and quickly found himself in the clutches of Barnes, who started on the outside pole.  Shiflett would later credit his lack of winning performance to the tire setup compared to track conditions.

Following Barnes across the finish line was Justin Pruitt, who earned second and Shiflett claimed third.

With the win, Barnes broke the points tie over Pruitt and takes sole possession as the series championship leader by two markers headed into Friday night’s races.

It was the survival of the fittest for the Biggs Cadillac, Buick, GMC Stock Fours 15-lap feature event. The attrition rate was elevated as multiple drivers experienced mechanical issues and cut tires.  The most significant one occurred on lap five when points and race leader James Hissom, Jr.’s car began to smoke heavily while exiting turn two.  Immediately following that the vehicle erupted into flames on the backstretch as his engine expired, forcing the Moyock competitor to the garage and out of contention for the win.

Two laps later, front runners Justin Bohn and Louise Pasderetz tangled on the front stretch entering turn one, adding these two drivers to the list of disappointed racers.

Finally, on the eighth circuit, third place contender Chris Freemon cut a tire, dousing any hopes of a top finish.

In the end, Trevor Battoia of Elizabeth City was able to hold off Kolton Stevens to claim the win. It was Battoia’s first win since August 24thof last year and Steven’s best finish ever.  David Simmond’s, Jr. earned third place, also accomplishing a career best.

Despite a poor finish, Hissom, Jr. continues to lead the point standings, although at a narrower margin.

Danny Bagwell picked up his first win Friday in the R & D Excavating Super Fours division, holding off Windsor, North Carolina father-son duo Kyle and James Barnes who finished second and third respectively in the race that highlighted Father’s Day weekend.  With the win, Bagwell overtakes Dale Ore, Jr. as the points leader.

Sarah Whitsell earned the kids in Go Karts victory edging out defending winner Carter Weiss at the finish line.

The host of Performance Racing Network’s At the Track, Lenny Batycki from Charlotte was on hand Friday evening to promote and cover the action at the raceway.  He featured the winners on his segment on SiriusXM NASCAR radio’s The Front Stretch with Pat Patterson Saturday morning.  PRN’s At the Track weekly radio show highlights personalities and stories from grassroots racing and can be found on broadcast radio stations, the free PRN app and iTunes.

Racing resumes for the sixth time this season on Friday evening with a major $4,000 to win two-barrel Late Model championship race.  The Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman, Little Caesars Super Streets and Biggs Cadillac, Buick, GMC Stock Fours will also compete.  Gates open at 5:00 p.m.  Racing begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets will be available for purchase in person.  For more information dial 252-771-5151 or visit online at dixielandspeedway.net.

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About Dixieland Speedway:

 

Dixieland Speedway is northeastern North Carolina’s premier action track.  The 3/8-mile dirt oval has hosted exciting Friday night racing since 1983.  Long straightaways and tight turns lead to intense on-track action.  The clay track is 55 feet wide and turns one and two are banked at 12 degrees, while turns three and four are eight-degrees.  Race fans from all over the region have come to witness spectacular side by side racing through the years.  The family-friendly facility offers something for everyone as on-track action keeps fans on the edge of their seats all night long.  Refreshment and souvenir stands are on site.  Tickets for all events are available for purchase in person.  Don’t miss your chance to see why they call Dixieland, the track that started it all.  To learn more, visit dixielandspeedway.net or follow Dixieland Speedway on Facebook (Dixieland Speedway), Twitter (@DixielandSpdwy) and Instagram (@dixielandspeedway).  Information by phone, dial 252-771-5151.  Dixieland Speedway is located at 1520 Northside Road in Elizabeth City.

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