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Nick Smith Goes Flag to Flag in Dominating Legends Feature; Ryley Music Returns to Dale Lemons Victory Lane

Hampton, VA – Nick Smith grabbed the pole out of 11 cars for the 25 lap feature. Ryan Matthews, Spencer Saunders, Connor Jones and Ryan Center were the fast five in qualifying.

As the green flag was waved, the field sailed into turn one side by side. Coming out of turn two, Smith would get the edge and take the initial lead. Saunders followed behind him while Matthews fell in line to third. It didn’t take long for Matthews to get second back as he went right around Saunders in turn two on lap two. Jones also wanted to take position away from Saunders as he was on his back bumper as well. Lap eight and Smith had already built up a half a straightaway lead over Matthews. Going into turn one, Jones got a good run to the inside of Saunders and took third away going into turn two.

Carter Wheedon and Ryan Center had a heated battle for the fifth position as they made contact in turn one result long in Center going for a spin. No caution came out as all cars kept forward momentum and continued going. With Five laps to go Nick Smith had clean racetrack in front of him. Matthews did all he could do to catch Smith but couldn’t pull it off. Checkered flag flew and Nick Smith picked up his first Cycle City Corp Legends win of the season. Ryan Mathews, Connor Jones, Spencer Saunders, and Carter Wesson rounded out the top five.

Cycle City Corp Legends Results

1 #88 Nick Smith; 25

2 #51 Ryan Matthews; 25

3 #14 Connor Jones; 25

4 #7 Spencer Saunders; 25

5 #22 Carter Wheedon; 25

6 #33 Colby Flowers; 25

7 #88 Ryan Center; 25

8 #6 Chris Hammett; 25

9 #4 Chris Hayes; 24

10 #27 David Steele; 24

11 #51 Bradley Wilson; 23

 

Cycle City Corp Bandoleros

Cody Bryant captured the pole with a time of 21.171 over a field of seven cars. Ryley Music, Jacob Derrick, Wyatt Philyaw and Logan Clark were the fast five in qualifying. When the green flag flew to start the race, Bryant didn’t get a good start at all allowing Music to take the lead heading into turn one. Bryant would fall to second with Derrick third.

A three car battle began for fourth position between Clark, Philyaw and Paynter. With the intense battle, Paynter and Philyaw made contact coming out of turn four sending Paynter for a spin to bring the first caution out on lap three. As the field regrouped coming to the green, Music got another great start and took charge into turn one. Derrick, however, did not get the start he wanted and Clark went to his inside to take third away. Derrick would fall off the pace and fall to sixth position before getting back up to speed.

Paynter and Philyaw began battling for fourth and continued to make contact with each other. Derrick looked to get in on the battle and made it a three car battle for fourth. With just three laps to go, Bryant looked to make a late race move on Music, but the veteran Music knew better to leave the bottom lane open and didn’t allow Bryant to get past him. Checkered flag flew and Ryley Music picked up his fourth win of the season. Also coming to the checkered flag, the battle for fourth got even more physical coming out of turn four. Paynter and Philyaw made contact again, but this time sending Paynter nose first into the inside wall. Though Paynter’s car was removed from the racing surface on the hook, she was able to pop out of her car quickly and exit under her own accord.

Cycle City Corp Bandoleros Results

1 #47 Ryley Music; 15

2 #00 Cody Bryant; 15

3 #15 Logan Clark; 15

4 #8 Jacob Derrick; 15

5 #14 Aaliyah Paynter; 15

6 #22 Wyatt Philyaw; 15

7 #8 Conner Weddell; 15

Spencer Saunders Finds Victory Lane at Langley Speedway after Strong INEX Finishes in North Carolina

Hampton, VA – After going down to Carteret County Speedway in North Carolina, a track very similar to Langley Speedway, Spencer Saunders found the boost he needed. Finishing second the first time seeing the track, and then finishing second out of 38 cars last week in a $2,500 to win race. Saunders looked to keep that momentum up this weekend at Langley.

Ryan Matthews grabbed the pole for the Cycle City Corp Legends 25 lap feature earlier in the afternoon. Spencer Saunders, Matt Dail, Ryan Center, David Steele, Bradley Wilson, and Chris Hayes rounded out the field. When it came time for the green flag to wave Matthews got a little pedal happy and started the race before flagman Shane Snider could drop the rag. Take two was much better and the field went two-by-two into turns one and two. By turn three, Matthews would take the initial lead with Saunders and Dail taking second and third. Ryan Center and Wilson took fourth and fifth. Multiple laps of Saunders haunting Matthews back bumper would cause them two to pull away from the field a bit.

Saunders continued to give nudge after nudge to Matthews in every spot of the track that he could but Matthews just would not budge. Halfway and it was Matthews, Saunders, Dail, Center and Wilson your top five. Lap 15 up in lights and Saunders would give Matthews the nudge he needed heading into turn one but, Matthews slammed the door on him and held onto the lead. Lap 20 came up on the board and the lap traffic appeared in the leaders windshield. Lap 21 and Saunders took advantage of lap traffic and took the lead from Matthews. Lap traffic wasn’t kind to Matthews as they held him up from getting back to Saunders back bumper. The checkered flag flew and Spencer Saunders picked up his first win of the season. Ryan Matthews, Matt Dail, Ryan Center, and Bradley Wilson were your top five finishers.

After coming up short on the pole position two weeks ago, Jacob Derrick grabbed the pole for the 15 lap Cycle City Corp Bandoleros division. Ryley Music, Logan Clark, Aaliyah Paynter, and Wyatt Philyaw rounded out your field.

The green flag flew and the field went two by two into turns one and two. Jacob Derrick and Ryley Music battled side by side for the lead for 5 laps with Logan Clark, Wyatt Philyaw, and Aaliyah Paynter going single file. Music had a fast car on the outside but with Clark giving a bump to Derrick, it allowed for Derrick to get an edge on Music for the lead.

As Clark looked to make a move on Music for second, the first and only caution of the night would come out as Aaliyah Paynter spun around in turn one. The green flag would fly again and Derrick took off and never looked back. With the white flag in the air, Paynter looked to make a move on the outside of Philyaw for the fourth position. With no one around to challenge for the lead, Jacob Derrick would pick up his second win on the season. Ryley Music second, Logan Clark third, Aaliyah Paynter made the last turn pass to take fourth and Wyatt Philyaw finished fifth.

Cycle City Corp Legends OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #7 Spencer Saunders; 25
  2. #51 Ryan Matthews; 25
  3. #07 Matt Dail; 25
  4. #88 Ryan Center; 25
  5. #51w Bradley Wilson; 24
  6. #4 Chris Hayes; 24
  7. #27 David Steele; 24

 

Cycle City Corp Bando OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #8 Jacob Derrick; 15
  2. #47 Ryley Music; 15
  3. #15 Logan Clark; 15
  4. #14 Aaliyah Paynter;15
  5. #22 Wyatt Philyaw; 15

Spencer Saunders Scored Impressive Second Place Finish in Carteret County Speedway Short Track Shoot Out; Builds Strong Notebook for Fall Nationals

Saunders sails into turn one at Carteret County Speedway during a practice session ahead of the INEX Legends $2,500 to-win Short Track Shoot Out. (📸 Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Carrollton, VA– For the second time in a row Spencer Saunders is leaving Carteret County Speedway with a second-place finish. Two weeks ago the team called it sheer luck and being in the right place at the right time citing they had a top-five car but certainly not one to compete for the win. Fast forward two weeks and Saunders Motorsports would once again leave the Emerald Coast with a second place finish. However, this podium finish was more than just luck, it was in front of a much better field of cars, and created a pretty stout notebook for fall nationals.

Saunders was one of twenty-four INEX Legend cars to make the trip down to the 4/10-mile flat track searching for speed. Luckily for the No. 7 machine, they were able to unload out of the box with a pretty fast piece. This allowed him and his father, the crew chief on the Smoke BBQ, Taylor Waste Services, Crush Con Aggregates machine, to make only minor adjustments throughout the weekend to find the speed they needed to stay up front.

“I didn’t have to put it [the car] back in the box in pieces so that was like a win for us,” Saunders went on to say. “Our goal was to unload Friday and run somewhere in the threes. When we ended up hitting a one on the stopwatch during practice I knew we had something.”

Not only did they make the trip with the hopes of bringing $2,500 big ones back to the Hampton Roads Area, but it was also a way for the team to get a feel for the asphalt nationals at the end of the year. Saunders, who currently sits ninth in the national points for the Pro division, is expected to go into that event come October sitting pretty well in the points standings with more than thirty races on this schedule. After this weekends events, they feel like they might have an even better shot at a win when it really counts.

“This one feels pretty good,” Saunders said following his second-place finish Saturday night. “We had a good night tonight.  Second place is a good run for us.  This means a lot more than a couple weeks ago the first time we ran here. I felt like we had a car to win, we just got to beating and banging there on those restarts. That’s just how it goes. When you are stuck on the outside you are pretty much done.”

Crew Chief, Car Owner, and Father David Saunders follows his driver out of turn four looking to see where he can find just a little more speed as practice was finishing up Friday night. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Saturday Saunders backed that up again by posting the third and second fastest times during final practice. That speed ultimately transferred over to qualifying when he clocked the fifth fastest time of the afternoon. When it was time to go racing Saunders didn’t really have plans to stay that far back and shot up to the second position almost as quick as the green flag was displayed. The 29-year old driver from Carrolton, Virginia was able to keep that track position for most of the night, falling only as far back as the seventh position on a mid-race restart.

“This weekend was really good for us,” Saunders commented. “We did come away as the highest finishing pro driver so that essentially is a win for us and 100 points towards our national total. It really a testament to the work just my dad and I do on the car coming down here with all these big teams. Plus we are leaving here with a really solid notebook for October.”

Saunders, who entered the weekend ninth in Pro national points standings, finished ahead of Caleb Heady so he will make ground up there. The runner-up spot was also the highest finish for all Virginia drivers who made the trip – a region that we cover quite the most based on our location.

Saunders will return to his home track of Langley Speedway – the same speedway he has multiple wins and a track championship – to compete for the win next week, Saturday, May 18th. The Weekly Racer will have LIVE updates on Twitter of that 25-lap feature. To keep up with everything that is Spencer Saunders make sure to follow his racing page ‘Spencer Saunders’ on Facebook as well as on Instagram.

 

Will Bristle Earns Biggest Win of Legends Career in Carteret County Speedway Legends Short Track Shoot Out

Will Bristle powers down the front stretch at Carteret County Speedway Friday afternoon in preparation for Saturday nights $2,500 to win feature. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Swansboro, NC – When you offer up $2,500 to the winner of any race you are going to attract a crowd. When that same race just happens to be at the same venue as your series national finals towards the end of the year you really attract a crowd. That crowd was in the tune of thirty-eight Legend cars converging on the .400-mile speedway of Carteret County Speedway and for one driver he, or she, would walk away with a wad of cash and a decent amount of national points.

Daniel Silvestri was the fastest man on the property during group qualifying as the sun set over turn three and earned the right to lead the field to the green flag. However, as the field sailed off into turns one and two and raced down the backstretch it was the pair of sevens of Zach Miller and Spencer Saunders leading. Miller was able to hang onto that lead until lap eight when Dillon Spain Motorsports driver Will Bristle was able to power around him.

Once Bristle, who showed considerable speed throughout the weekend, got the lead and clean track in front of him, he was lights out. Restart after restart Bristle had to hold off charges from Hampton, Virginia’s Spencer Saunders who was already coming off an impressive second-place finish a couple weeks prior during his Carteret debut. One restart in particular with five laps to go got rather wild when everyone in the top five got jacked up. Bristle went airborne; Saunders went spinning right round through the grass. After officials reviewed the video on hand from Legends Nations, officials deemed it to be a bad start overall and decided to re-rack the field and try it all over again.

That following restart was much better and Bristle yet again powered to the lead. Saunders was able to recover and drive his way back up to the second position after a brief battle with Daniel Silvestri. Zach Miller was also able to get around Silvestri to take the third and final podium finish.

“First off I have to thank Carteret County Speedway, God, Dillon Spain Motorsports for putting this piece together for me,” an excited Bristle said in victory lane. “We worked extremely hard on our stuff to make it this fast and it’s really showing. I gotta thank all of these guys for racing me really clean there, except when they tried to run me over that one restart. It’s a huge win and I think it really prepared us for nationals.”

The win was no doubt one of the biggest in Bristle’s Legends career and set him and his team up with some pretty high hopes going into the Nationals that will be making their debut at the speedway later in October.

“I would say this is the closest race that would compare to what the nationals will be like here in October,” Bristle said. “Really stiff competition. Just a fun race overall. Came from fourth to the front and never looked back.”

The race was slowed eight times for cautions and stopped three due to red flags. There was only one lead change between two drivers. Carteret County Speedway will return to action in two weeks on Sunday, May 26thof the Memorial Day Classic. Check out their website for more details.

 

INEX Legends Short Track Shoot Out UNOFFICIAL Results

  1. #91 Will Bristle; 35
  2. #7 Spencer Saunders; 35
  3. #7M Zach Miller; 35
  4. #97 Daniel Silvestri; 35
  5. #82 Caleb Heady; 35
  6. #8 Sam Butler; 35
  7. #99 Cody Hall; 35
  8. #01 Tyler Lester; 35
  9. #51M Ryan Matthews; 35
  10. #16 Jordan Lamothe; 35
  11. #14J Conner Jones; 35
  12. #24 Bryson Ruff; 35
  13. #29 DJ Canipe; 35
  14. #28 Landon Rapp; 35
  15. #50 Peter Bennett; 35
  16. #88 Zach Brown; 35
  17. #14TJ Tucker Jones; 35
  18. #00 Aaron Crumpler; 35
  19. #51 Jim Smith; 30
  20. #22 Ryan DeMartini; 29
  21. #10 Alex McCollum; 29
  22. #84 Kyle Beattie; 27
  23. #8 Mike Alcaro; 24
  24. #72A Jason Austin; 23
  25. #1S Brian Sullivan; 15
  26. #21 Eric Courtney; 15
  27. #B1 Brenton Irving; 8
  28. #4 Chase Scott; 2

Will Bristle Expecting Strong Performance in Carteret Shootout

PELETIER, NC – Will Bristle has had a lot of success at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway and he’s hoping to add one more Carteret trophy to his mantle on Saturday night in the $2,500-to-win Short Track Shootout.

Bristle, 18, from Raleigh, North Carolina has scored multiple victories at Carteret County Speedway – including a victory in a $2,500-to-win race in last year’s Labor Day Classic.  Saturday night, however, could be one of the biggest challenges he’s faced as an ultra-competitive field is set to converge upon Carteret County Speedway.

“A win this weekend would definitely be ranked pretty high up there with that strong competition coming in,” Bristle said.  “We have been very successful at Carteret in the past.  We plan on working on that and keeping the momentum going.”

While the $2,500 check that will go to the winner is incentive enough for many competitors, Saturday night’s event will also be a prime opportunity for racers to get dialed in for the INEX Legends Asphalt Nationals, the largest Legends event in North America, which will be held from October 17th through October 19th at Carteret County Speedway.

“The money’s a really big factor that we’re going for,” Bristle remarked.  “We’re definitely expecting a lot of tough competition coming own.  Preparing for the Nationals as well.  It’s what we’re all here doing.  We want to find some good speed for the Nationals.  We’re expecting upwards of 150 cars that week so we have to be on our game that week, on point.  We’re making speed here preparing for May 11th and the Nationals in October.”

Bristle scored three victories at Carteret County Speedway in 2019 driving for the dominant Dillon Spain Motorsports team which has also racked up wins with Spain, Zach Lightfoot, Eric Courtney, and Mason Diaz in the past and been in contention for wins all season with Emily Day.  Bristle, who is a former Legends champion at Southern National Motorsports Park, does not race regularly himself and often spends much of his time working with other DSM drivers.

“We have a wonderful group of guys with us,” Bristle stated.  “Great drivers we work with.  We’ve got Emily.  Tucker Jones is rolling.  We’ve got Jason Austin.  We’ve got some good speed.  It should be a really great show.  We’re expecting a lot of cars.  It should be a blast.”

The Legends race will see a slightly altered format.  If there are more than 30 cars attempting to make the field, the top 20 starting positions will be determined in qualifying, which will commence at 5:30pm, and the rest will have an opportunity to race in a B-Main style event with the top eight finishers from that race transferring to the feature race.

The 35-lap, $2,500-to-win Legends feature will be the headline act in the Short Track Shootout on Saturday night, May 11th.  The green flag will fly at 7pm and will also feature racing for Street Stocks, Mini-Stocks, U-CARs, Champ Karts, and the Coastal Carolina Mini Cup Series.

Tickets are $15 for adults while kids 10 and under get in free.  In honor of Mother’s Day, moms will get $5 off general admission.

For more information about Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway, visit the track’s official website at www.carteretspeedway.com, “like” Carteret County Speedway on Facebook or follow @carteretcoswy on Twitter.

Daniel Silvestri Goes Two-for-Two in the Legends Division Over the Weekend; Ryley Music Leads Every Lap En Route to Bando Win

Hampton, VA – After capturing the pole, Ryley Music didn’t look to slow down when race time came. Jacob Derrick, Wyatt Philyaw, Logan Clark, Aaliyah Paynter, and Andrey Morrero rounded out the field. The green flag flew and Music took off to the lead early. The only move of the race was on lap two as Philyaw took second from Derrick. Paynter looked to make a move on Clark for fourth but was unable to make it stick. Ryley Music would go on to lead every lap of the race to pick up the win. Wyatt Philyaw, Jacob Derrick, Logan Clark, Aaliyah Paynter, and Andrey Marrero were you’re finishing lineup.

Daniel Silvestri picked up the pole for the Cycle City Corp Legends. Ryan Matthews, Conner Jones, Spencer Saunders, and Devon Courtney rounded out your starting five. Green flag flew and Silvestri also took off to an early lead while two time and defending race winner Ryan Matthews fell back to the fifth position. Matthews battled his way past Courtney and Jones to make his way back to the third position. With 10 laps complete Saunders began to put the pressure on Silvestri for the lead. Lap traffic came into play between the leaders as Saunders found his way to Silvestri’s back bumper once again.

Saunders with multiple attempts at taking the lead just couldn’t manage to get the car to stick. Lap 21 came up in lights and Saunders finally got the opportunity to stick his nose to the inside of Silvestri in turn two and took the lead. Silvestri took no time to recover and the very next lap, he took the lead right back from Saunders and put a gap between the two. The checkered flag flew and Daniel Silvestri picked up his first ever win here at Langley Speedway – it was Silvestri’s second Legend win of the weekend after finding victory lane the night before at Southside Speedway. Spencer Saunders, Ryan Matthews, Conner Jones and Devon Courtney were your top five finishers.

 

 

Cycle City Corps Legends OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #97 Daniel Silvestri; 25
  2. #7 Spencer Saunders; 25
  3. #51 Ryan Matthews; 25
  4. #14 Connor Jones; 25
  5. #17 Devon Courtney; 25
  6. #88 Ryan Center; 25
  7. #31 Carter Wood; 25
  8. #51w Bradley Wilson; 24
  9. #4 Chris Hayes; 24
  10. #27 David Steele; 24

Cycle City Corps Bando OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #47 Ryley Music; 15
  2. #22 Wyatt Philyaw; 15
  3. #8 Jacob Derrick; 15
  4. #15 Logan Clark; 15
  5. #14 Aaliyah Paynter; 15
  6. #73 Andrey Marrero; 15

Barron Finally Finds Victory Lane at Carteret

TJ Barron celebrates after winning at Carteret County Speedway on April 27th. (Andy Marquis photo)

PELETIER, NC – TJ Barron outlasted the competition in Saturday’s Clash at the Coast to score his first career victory at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway.

Barron made his move late in the race, passing Brandon Clements on lap 48 in the 60-lap race and driving away for his first Carteret County Speedway win.  The victory was special for Barron.  He was able to snap a winless drought that dated back to 2013 when he last won at Coastal Plains Raceway in Jacksonville.  After the race, he was given the winner’s trophy by his youngest son, Colton.

“This is pretty special,” Barron said in victory lane.  “We worked our butts off man.  This place has eluded me for last year and the first part of this year.  We had a good car.  It’s been since 2013 since we last won.  We finally won somewhere else besides Coastal Plains.  That’s pretty special.”

Chris Burns dominated for much of the first part of the race, but Clements was able to get in position to make a run at the lead when electing to start on the outside after a lap 35 caution.  On lap 37, Clements was able to make his way around Burns before eventually surrendering the lead to Barron.  Clements settled for second.

“I don’t know why everybody’s scared to jump out there, you can make it happen,” Clements remarked.  “We’re chipping away at it, little at a time.  It’s getting better and better.  I think we’ll come back out next time and we’ll have the heat for them.”

Eric Winslow finished third while Chris Burns and Rusty Daniels rounded out the top-five.

Jordan Lamothe led only one lap in the Legends feature, but it was the most important lap.

Lamothe inherited the lead on the last lap when race leaders Emily Day and Brian Sullivan wrecked on the backstretch.  The incident between Day and Sullivan immediately brought out the caution flag, which ended the race, allowing Lamothe to score his first Carteret County Speedway victory.

“I don’t really know what happened back there,” Lamothe said.  “I hope they’re both okay.  Sometimes it doesn’t matter what lap you lead as long as you’re the first one who crosses the start-finish line.  I just have to thank my mom, dad, fiancé, and everyone for all the support.  I hope the fans had a good time.”

Spencer Saunders finished in second while Shane Irving, Zack Brown and Aaron Crumpler rounded out the top-five.

Robert Arch picked up the victory in the Mini-Stock division, his third Carteret County Speedway win of the year, holding off Kris Hetu and Stephen Sanders.  After competing in the Mini-Stock feature, Sanders headed north to Winston-Salem where he won the Stadium Stock feature at Bowman Gray Stadium’s season opener later Saturday night.

Arch also competed in the U-CAR division, where he picked up his first two wins of the year, finishing second to Andrew Jackson.  The victory was Jackson’s first of the year.

Chris Burns picked up his second consecutive Street Stock victory over Mike Cooper and Billy Slater, while Sean Wales was victorious in Champ Kart competition and Charles Pudenz won in the Mini Cup feature.

The next race at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway, scheduled for May 11th, will be the first night race of the 2019 season.  The Short Track Shootout is headlined by a $2,500-to-win Legends race which appears destined to attract one of the largest fields in Carteret County Speedway history.

For more information about Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway, visit the track’s official website at www.carteretspeedway.com, “like” Carteret County Speedway on Facebook or follow @carteretcoswy on Twitter.

Carteret County Speedway 4/27/19 Results

Limited Late Model

  1. T.J. Barron
  2. Brandon Clements
  3. Eric Winslow
  4. Chris Burns
  5. Rusty Daniels
  6. Tyler Horne

INEX Legends

  1. Jordan Lamothe
  2. Spencer Saunders
  3. Shane Irving
  4. Zack Brown
  5. Aaron Crumpler
  6. Brian Sullivan
  7. Emily Day
  8. Trevor Thacker
  9. Matt Bell
  10. Josh Spence
  11. Brent Norris
  12. Brenton Irving

Battlefield Tire Pros Street Stock

  1. Chris Burns
  2. Mike Cooper
  3. Billy Slater
  4. John Sharp
  5. Dennis Woehrle
  6. Roy Marley
  7. Gary Rochelle, Jr.

Mini-Stock

  1. Robert Arch
  2. Kris Hetu
  3. Stephen Sanders
  4. Travis Provost
  5. Gary Murphy
  6. Travis Miller
  7. Adam Resnick
  8. Andrew Deal

U-CAR

  1. Andrew Jackson
  2. Robert Arch
  3. Steve Sullivan
  4. Curtis Lanier
  5. Joe Lanier
  6. Abby Jolly
  7. Brian Mattice

Champ Kart

  1. Sean Wales
  2. Cory Dimauro
  3. Justin Mitchell
  4. Gaston Davis

Mini Cup

  1. Charles Pudenz
  2. Roy Combs, III
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