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DRIVERS FROM ULTIMATE AND CAROLINA CLASH TO BATTLE FOR OVER $36,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARNESVILLE, GA – The ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series South East Region and the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series will join forces for the first time this weekend to co-sanction a pair $4,000-to-win races with over $36,000 in prize money up for grabs this Friday night at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC and on Saturday night at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, GA.

The ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series will make its first-ever visit to Carolina Speedway this Friday night for a 40-lap $4,000-to-win, $400-to-start race.  The ULTIMATE SE and Carolina Clash Caravan will then make its journey to Lavonia Speedway on Saturday night for a second 40-lap $4,000-to-win, $400-to-start event.

The complete payout for each race is as follows:  1. $4,000; 2. $2,000; 3. $1,350; 4. $1,000; 5. $875; 6. $775; 7. $700; 8. $600; 9. $500; 10. $450; 11. $425; 12. $400; 13. $400; 14. $400; 15. $400; 16. $400; 17. $400; 18. $400; 19. $400; 20. $400; 21. $400; 22. $400; 23. $400; 24. $400.  M&W Transport will put up $200 each night for the “Haulin’ It” Fast Time Award.

The top ten drivers from the ULTIMATE SE Tour are Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA, Jason Welsham of Maryville, TN, Autolite/Fram/DirtOnDirt.com Rookie of the Year point leader Tyler Millwood of Cartersville, GA, three-time ULTIMATE Champion Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA, defending and two-time ULTIMATE Champion Dennis Franklin of Gaffney, SC, two-time 2017 ULTIMATE race winner Brandon Overton of Evans, GA, 2011 ULTIMATE Champion Chris Ferguson of Mt. Holly, NC, Brett Hamm of Newberry, SC, Michael Page of Douglasville, GA, and G.R. Smith of Statesville, NC.

Among the top ten drivers in the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series are Zack Mitchell, Johnny Pursley, Michael Brown, Anthony Sanders, Jeff Smith, Scott Shirey, David Yandle, and Ben Watkins.  Dennis “Rambo” Franklin and G.R. Smith are also top ten drivers in the Carolina Clash point standings.

Drivers will earn points in both series at both events.  Each race will utilize a Hoosier 1350 and 1600, or American Racer 48 and 56.  Both series use a similar format for setting the field which will also be used at these two races.  The only difference will be the starting field of 24 will allow for two point provisional starters for each series.

Otherwise, event rules will be governed by the respective lead series.  The Carolina Speedway race on Friday night will be officiated by Carolina Clash Officials, and the Saturday night Lavonia Speedway race will be officiated by ULTIMATE SE Officials.

On Friday night at Carolina Speedway, the gates open at 5 p.m. with Pre-Race Registration from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The Drivers Meeting is set for 7 p.m. with Hot Laps to follow and Racing is scheduled for 8 p.m.

Carolina Speedway is located at 6355 Union Road, Gastonia, NC  28056.  For more information call 704-869-0313, or visit the track web site at www.carolinaspeedway.net.  You can also follow them on Facebook at Carolina Speedway, and on Twitter @carolinaspeed.

On Saturday night at Lavonia Speedway, the Pit Gate opens at 3 p.m. with Pre-Race Registration from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  The Drivers Meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. with Hot Laps to follow and Racing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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Southern Nationals Bonus Series Plus Iron-Man Late Models & Modifieds Headline Mike Roland Memorial May 20th at Richmond Raceway

Contact: Chris Tilley
Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series P.R. Coordinator

BRASSTOWN, N.C. - May 16, 2017 - On Saturday Night May 20th, the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series and the Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship Super Late Model Series will co-sanction the Mike Roland Memorial at the Yantz Family-promoted Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Ky. The Super Late Models will be the headlining event paying $10,000-to-win and $500-to-start. In addition, the Brucebilt Performance Open Wheel Modified Series will sanction the $1,200-to-win Modified Division event.

The double-header weekend opens on Friday May 19th at Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tenn. as the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series races for $4,000-to-win.

Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y. leads the point standings for the Southern Nationals Bonus Series by virtue of winning the first event at Boyd's Speedway on March 18th while 12-year-old sensation Carder Miller of Salem, Va. leads the Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series point standings and Brad Hall of Knoxville, Tenn. leads the Brucebilt Iron-Man Modified Series points.

On Saturday Night at Richmond Raceway, the KDRA Super Stocks ($750-to-win) and Four Cylinders ($500-to-win) will all be on the racing card. The pit gates open at 2:00 on Saturday, the general admission gates will open at 3:30 pm, the driver's meeting is scheduled for 5:45 pm and hot laps are slated for 6:15 pm. All times Eastern. Adult general admission is $25.00 adult pit passes are $45.00. The Super Late Model event will feature a complete show of practice, qualifying, heat races, consolation races and the 50-lap main event.

This will mark the fourth-ever visit by the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series to Richmond Raceway. Former Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series winners at Richmond Raceway have been: Zack Dohm in June of 2016 ($10,000), Mike Marlar in July of 2015 ($10,000) and Justin Rattliff in September of 2015 ($3,000).

The entry fee for the Super Late Model division will be $100 and the tire rules will be as follows: Hoosier 1350 and 1600 or American Racer 48 and 56. Also, Super Late Model teams will need to get their transponders for the series and the rental fee is $10 (or a $5 scoring fee if a driver has their own transponder). The series will also pay a $200 bonus to the highest finishing driver using all Steel/Spec engine and a $200 bonus to the highest finishing driver using a CT525 engine.

The entry fee for the Brucebilt Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified division will be $20 (which includes transponder rental) and the tire rule will be as follows: Front- Medium, A40S, M-30s, A40, Hard, H40, & M-60 (siping allowed on front due to carry-over from 2016 season); Rear- Hoosier A40S, M-30S, A40, Hard, H40, M-60 and American Racer Hard and Extra Hard with no grooving allowed. The only tires that can be siped on the rear is the Hoosier M-60 and American Racer Extra Hard.

The car and driver weight rules for this event will be as follows: 2350 lbs. for an Open Motor, 2300 lbs. for a Steel Block/Aluminum Head - Spec Motor Only (8" spoiler allowed, 12" sides), 2250 lbs. for a CT525 Motor (8" spoiler allowed) and 2250 lbs. for an all Steel Motor or Crate Motor (8" spoiler allowed, 12" sides). There will be a pound per lap burnoff plus 5 lbs. in Heats, Last Chance races and in the Feature.

The track will host an open practice session on Friday May 19th from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm EST.

Richmond Raceway is located at 328 Greens Crossing Road. Promoter Larry Yantz can be reached at (606) 510-5331 or track co-promoter Chad Yantz at (606) 510-4836 or log on to their official website at www.richmond-raceway.net. The phone number at the track for information concerning race events and raceday information is (859) 624-5640.

Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .

Super Late Model Purse (50 laps): 1) $10,000, 2) $5,000, 3) $2,500, 4) $2,000, 5) $1,500, 6) $1,100, 7) $1,000, 8) $950, 9) $900, 10) $850, 11) $800, 12) $750, 13) $650, 14) $600, 15) $550, 16) $530, 17) $520, 18) $500, 19) $500, 20) $500, 21) $500, 22) $500.

Open Wheel Modified Purse (25 laps): 1st- $1,200, 2nd- $600, 3rd- $350, 4th- $250, 5th- $200, 6th- $175, 7th- $150, 8th- $140, 9th- $130, 10th- $125, 11th- $120, 12th- $115, 13th- $110, 14th- $110, 15th- $110, 16th- $110, 17th- $110, 18th- $110, 19th- $110, 20th- $110, 21st- $110, 22nd- $110.

Current Southern Nationals Bonus Series Points (after March 18th)
1. Tim McCreadie-200
2. Dale McDowell-196
3. Mike Marlar-194
4. Jason Hiett-192
5. Donald McIntosh-190
6. Michael Page-188
7. David Payne-186
8. Shanon Buckingham-184
9. Riley Hickman-182
10. Jason Welshan-180

Current Iron-Man Late Model Points (after May 13):
1. Carder Miller-554
2. Ray Cook-524
3. Levi Ashby-443
4. Craig Greer-435
5. Joey Standridge-425
6. David Payne-396
7. Kenny Collins-392
8. Billy Ogle Jr.-388
9. Shane Tankersley-366
10. Casey Turman-354

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ADAM SMITH LEADS FASTRAK WEEKLY RACING SERIES NATIONAL POINTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARNESVILLE, GA – Adam Smith leads the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Weekly Racing Series National point standings after the first six weeks of competition.  Smith took the FASTRAK Pro Late Model win on Saturday night at Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, GA, and he also leads the Division 1 point standings.

Only FASTRAK Members are awarded points towards the National and Divisional Weekly Racing Series point standings.   In the points breakdown shown on the FASTRAK web site at www.fastrackracing.com, the drivers shown with points in red are point accumulated when they were non-members.  Their totals are shown to reflect where they could have been if they were members.

The 2017 FASTRAK Weekly Racing Series National Champion will receive $10,000.  Drivers can earn National points at any sanctioned race in any Division.  The top 15 finishes a driver records will count towards their 2017 FASTRAK Weekly Racing Series National point total.  A FASTRAK Weekly Racing Series win is worth 45 points, with one point less per position through the field.

Smith holds an 11 point lead over Derek Harvey, who has 203 points.  Harvey is also second in the Division 1 point standings.  Frankie Beard is third in the National point standings with 196 points, Tyler Stutler is fourth with 185 points, and Tyler Bare is fifth with 172 points.

Parker Herring is six in the FASTRAK Weekly Racing Series National point standings with 171 points, and Justin Williams is seventh with 169 points.  Henry Hornsby III is eighth with 166 points and Matt Quade is ninth with 153 points.  Sparky Davision rounds out the top ten in the FASTRAK Weekly Racing Series National standings after the first six weeks with 151 points.

Herring is third in the FASTRAK Weekly Racing Series Division 1 standings with 171 points behind Smith and Harvey.  Beard is fourth with 163 points, and Larry Waters is fifth with 148 points.  In FASTRAK Weekly Racing Series Week 6 Division 1 action, Joshua Bishop took the win last Saturday night at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, GA.

Tyler Arrington is the FASTRAK Weekly Racing Series Division 2 point leader with six points separating the top three in the standings.  Arrington has 86 points, Terry Cregger is second with 82 points, and Teddy Tate is third with 80 points.  Tommy Eastridge is fourth with 78 points, and Brent Hilton is fifth with 55 points.  Kenny Peeples was the FASTRAK Pro Late Model winner Saturday night at Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, VA.

Tyler Bare leads the FASTRAK Weekly Racing Series Division 3 standings with 172 points to hold a three-point lead over Justin Williams, who has 169 points.  Matt Quade is third with 153 points, Davis Lipscombe is fourth with 129 points, and Jared Powell is fifth with 111 points.

Tyler Stutler leads the FASTRAK Weekly Racing Series Division 4 standings with 164 points, and holds a 13-point lead over Sparky Davisson, who is second with 151 points.  Kyle Lukon picked up the win on Saturday night at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, WV to move up to the third spot with 134 points.  Henry Hornsby III is fourth with 123 points and Brandon Weigle is fifth with 116 points.

The FASTRAK Weekly Racing Series Week 7 schedule of events shows six races in three divisions.  In Division 1, Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, GA and Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, GA will be in action this Saturday night.

Division 2 FASTRAK Weekly Racing Series Pro Late Model Week 7 competition will be held this Saturday night at Princeton Speedway in Princeton, WV and Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, VA.  In Division 3, Virginia Motor Speedway will be off until June 3 for the $3,000-to-win FASTRAK Pro Late Model Series National Touring event.  Drivers can earn Division 3 points in this event.

The FASTRAK Weekly Racing Series Division 4 schedule of events begins on Friday night at Elkins Raceway in Kerens, WV.  Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, WV will be in action on Saturday night with the FASTRAK Pro Late Models in Weekly Racing Series competition.

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Southern All Stars & Senoia Raceway Teams Up For Michael Head Jr Memorial

FAYETTEVILLE, TN—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series has always held a race that honored the fallen son of 1991 Southern All Star Champion Mike Head with an event at the Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL., well in 2017 the event has found a new home and that is the Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA.,

Bill & Mayes Massey along with Lynn Acklin & Dewayne Keith worked the deal out with Lynn Phillips at Talladega Short Track to move the annual race closer to the Head family where all the family members would be able to attend and enjoy a night of racing honoring his Michael who was killed in an Atlanta carjacking attempt that went wrong.

The Southern All Stars are once again honored to be a part of this event and are glad that the Massey’s at Senoia want to keep the traditional race on the Southern All Star calendar.  This year’s event will be 54 laps event that will pay $4,054 to win.  The 2016 event got rained out at Talladega, the last five winners of the event include Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, TN., Todd Morrow of East Ridge, TN., Randy Weaver a two time winner from Crossville, TN., and William Thomas of Phenix City, AL.

The 2017 version of the event should be a home game for the drivers atop the series standings as Austin Horton of Newnan, GA., & T J Reaid of Acworth, GA.,  are one and two going into this weekend’s race and fellow Georgian Tristan Sealy of Moultrie is third, Bo Shirley of Gadsden, AL., is fourth and Eric Hickerson of Linden, TN., is fifth all of these drivers are expected to be in action along with Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA., Brad Skinner of Spring Hill, TN., coming off his first Southern All Star win last week at Thunderhill, Clint Smith of Senoia, GA., Brandon Overton of Appling, GA., J R Moseley of Columbus, GA., Riley Hickman, Michael Page of Villa, GA., along with many of the Senoia drivers as well as regional drivers from across the southeast.

The pit gates open at 4pm with race time s et for 7:30pm along with the Southern All Stars program there will be a full racing program of Senoia Raceway divisions.

Purse 1. $4,054; 2. $2,000; 3. $1,000; 4. $900; 5.$800; 6.$700; 7.$600; 8.$550; 9.$525; 10.$500; 11.$450; 12.$425; 13.$400; 14.$400; 15.$400; 16.$400; 17.$400; 18.$400; 19.$400; 20.$400; 21. $400; 22. $400; 23. $400; 24. $400

Tire rule for this event will be Hoosier 1350/1600/70

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Go 50 at I-80 Speedway Set for Tuesday, May 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
BATAVIA, OH (May 16, 2017) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make their first of two visits to I-80 Speedway on Tuesday, May 23rd. The nation's elite dirt late model teams will tackle the high banks of the Greenwood, NE oval during the inaugural running of the Go 50.
 
It is customary for I-80 Speedway to provide some of the most thrilling, door-to-door racing action in the nation, lap after lap. The event will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains, highlighted by a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. The A-Mods will also be in action on Tuesday, May 23rd, competing for $2,000-to-win.
 
I-80 Speedway is located at Exit 420 off I-80, just a short drive from Omaha, NE. To purchase advanced tickets and find more information, call (402) 342-3453 or visit: www.i-80speedway.com.
 
Championship Standings
1. Scott Bloomquist 2700
2. Tim McCreadie 2575
3. Josh Richards 2520
4. Don O'Neal 2420
5. Jimmy Owens 2390
6. Earl Pearson Jr. 2370
7. Darrell Lanigan 2270
8. Dennis Erb Jr. 2150
9. Steve Francis 2065
10. Hudson O'Neal 1995

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2017
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1. Scott Bloomquist 2700
2. Tim McCreadie 2575
3. Josh Richards 2520
4. Don O'Neal 2420
5. Jimmy Owens 2390
6. Earl Pearson Jr. 2370
7. Darrell Lanigan 2270
8. Dennis Erb Jr. 2150
9. Steve Francis 2065
10. Hudson O'Neal 1995

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