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Glenski Survives For 1st Late Model Win Of The Season At Florence
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TIMMONSVILLE, SC (May 8) – Mooresville, NC’s Ryan Glenski survived an off-track excursion with 13 laps to go to score his first NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stock win of the year Saturday night at Florence Motor Speedway.
Zack Miracle qualified on the pole with a lap of 82.536 miles per hour, but would lose the lead to Jeremy McDowell at the drop of the green flag.McDowell led until his car slowed on a lap 23 restart following a caution for Janson Marchbanks’ Chevy stalling in turn three.With McDowell’s problems, Glenski assumed the lead before the field was slowed on lap 30 when Anthony Adams’ machine went over the turn one embankment.
Travis Truett had a strong top five run going until he spun entering turn one with 27 laps to go.Likewise, Casey Kelley was running in the top five when he was sent spinning by Jamie Weatherford with 13 laps to go.
The tension level would raise up a notch on the restart as Glenski and Matt Cox battled for the lead into turn one.Glenski’s car went wide exiting turn two, briefly going off the pavement on the backstretch and then nearly spinning through turns three and four.Luckily for Glenski, the caution waved for a spin off the track in turn three by Kade Brown, handing the lead back to Glenski for the final restart.Glenski led the rest of the way for his first Late Model Stock win of the season over Cox, Adams, Justin Hicks and Marchbanks.Rounding out the top 10 were RA Brown, Truett, K. Brown, Austin Somero, and Jessica Cann.
After starting 7th, veteran racer Gus Dean made his way through the field, taking the lead late in the going from Leland Honeyman and leading the rest of the way for his first career Carolina Pro Late Model Series win.Tovia Grynewicz started on the pole and led the first 35 laps before surrendering the top spot to Honeyman.The 100-lap race went caution-free as Dean sped to the checkered over Nick Loden, Honeyman, William Sawalich, and Grynewicz.
Denver, NC’s Clint King got the best of Adam McCumbee on a restart with 13 laps to go and held on to take the checkered flag for his first SuperTruck win of the year.Despite a bump from Jody Measamer on lap three, McCumbee managed to lead all but one lap prior to King taking advantage on lap 27.Early on, Cody Kelley’s top five run ended after contact with Measamer sent Kelley into the outside wall on the front stretch.Strom Altman made several runs into the top five but spun down the backstretch to set up the restart that propelled King to the win.Following King and McCumbee at the finish line were Measamer, Lucas Williams, and Remington Prince.
Averitt Lucas led flag-to-flag from the pole to take a dominating win in the Chargers division.Rounding out the top five were Bobby Tumbleston, III, Brian Owens, Shae Lane, and Corey Weatherford.
Justin Snow was the winner in the Carolina Pro 602 Modified feature, while Drake Williamson took his third Allison Legacy Series win of the year.
The next race at Florence Motor Speedway will be Local Business Appreciation Night on Saturday night, May 22nd, featuring the the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stocks, Chargers, SuperTrucks, Mini Stocks, Vintage Cars Thunder & Lightening, Allison Legacy Series, and Southeast Limited Junior Elites.Be sure to “Like” Florence Motor Speedway on Facebook, follow @FlorenceMSpdwy on Twitter to keep up on all that’s going on in 2021, visit fmspeedway.com. or watch all the action live each week on fmspeedway.tv.
Rain forces Attica to cancel
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Friday, May 7, 2021
ATTICA, Ohio – Rains throughout Thursday night with more forecasted for Friday afternoon have forced Attica Raceway Park officials to cancel the May 7 racing on Stillwater Metal/Bazell Racing Fuels Night.
“We had very saturated grounds from Thursday night’s rains and more rains and cold temperatures are called for today. We will try again next week,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park.
Attica Raceway Park will host the Eric Phillips 33rd Anniversary Classic on American Powersports of Findlay and Sandusky Night, Friday, May 14. The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products 410 Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group will battle for $4,000 to win thanks to Spanky’s Pizza of Carey, with the NAPA Auto Parts of Bryan 305 AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales gunning for $1,000 to win thanks to Gressman Powersports. The Propane.com/Dirt Nerds UMP Late Models are also in action.
And coming in just two weeks, Friday, May 21, the Kistler Engines Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series visits Attica Raceway Park for the first of two appearances. Reserved seats are available by going to www.atticaracewaypark.com and clicking on the Kistler Engines Classic banner at the top of the page.
(Macon, IL) The second week of the 2021 Macon Speedway racing season saw familiar winners grace the winner's circle on a night which saw seven divisions compete at the 76-year-old dirt oval. Over 100 racecars filled the pit area and a full grandstand continued to bring along plenty of excitement on the first Saturday of May.
Among the familiar winners to find victory lane was Jeremy Nichols in the Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman division. Nichols took the checkered flag in the season opener two weeks ago and looked dominate again in the 15-lap main event. Tailed by former division champions Dennis Vandermeersch and Scott Landers, Nichols pursued the top groove and ran it flawlessly to extend his lead over the pack. Vandermeersch moved on the top side, as well, but ran into the wall and up the fence in turn one on the final lap and was towed off the track. That allowed Landers to become the second place car and stayed close on the restart but Nichols was too much for Landers and the rest of the field.
Nichols looked ready for his second 2-for-2 of the season as he led in the Archer's Alley Street Stocks feature. Running at the top with Bobby Beiler, Nichols was again moving fast along the top of the track. As Nichols was moving fast, he came up on a car about to become a lap down and Nichols tagged into the back of it and caused the car to spin out. Nichols would be penalized for the spinout that led to the yellow flag and be put to the back of the field. With five laps remaining, Beiler took his role as the leader and would go on to the feature win.
Kyle Helmick led wire-to-wire in the Pro Modified 15-lap feature event and outdueled Kevin Crowder, Billy Knebel and Nick Justice for the win. Knebel looked poised for a top spot takeaway with a fast run on the top but lapped traffic running on the top slowed him down and allowed Helmick, a bottom groove racer, to hold on to the lead and the win.
Helmick got the pole position assignment in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds 20-lap feature and led for the first three laps continuing to run on the bottom. However, he was not able to fend off Guy Taylor who was smooth running up top. Taylor's lead would grow and be comfortable although defending champion and Opening Night feature winner Tommy Sheppard, Jr. closed in.
Aiden Purdue took the top honors out of 25 drivers in the Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis. Purdue, native of Clinton, started from the pole position and made short work of the group. Decatur's Jacob Tipton started seventh and ran all the way up to second place for the finish. The Micro Sprints got a taste of the Macon Speedway track before the POWRi Midgets and Micro Sprints national touring series arrives next Saturday.
Jose Parga and Jake Little took off in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model feature. Parga opened up the advantage and led the small group around for the 20-lap feature race win.
The seven division night of racing ended with the 4-cylinder Hornets and a wild one ensued with Michael McKay of Springfield getting the win with a fast car from the top lane. Shelby Beiler led the early laps from the pole position and fended off Billy Mason, Kyle Keller and Brandon Miller but when McKay got running up top, he made the pass and took off. McKay rolled his car a few weeks earlier at Lincoln Speedway and has been working to get it back on the track. The work paid off as he crossed the finish line first ahead of the 14-car field.
Despite nearly 120 racecars and seven divisions, the night of racing was quick and fast and over shortly after 10pm. Micro Sprint driver and 10-year-old Aarin Squires of Springfield as well as Scooter's Auto Sales LLC in Springfield donated two bicycles to be given away at intermission as part of the night's CEFCU Kid's Club. Mother's Day weekend at Macon Speedway welcomes the POWRi Midgets and Micro Sprints to the 1/5th mile dirt track. The Macon Speedway Pro Late Models, Modifieds and Hornets will also be on hand to compete. Gates will open up at 5pm for specators, hot laps at 6pm and racing by 7pm.
Measamer and Singletary pick up victories in Carteret thriller
PELETIER, NC – Jody Measamer and Chase Singletary’s thrilling wins headlined Saturday night’s Battle at the Beach at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway.
Measamer had trailed pole-sitter Jared Fryar, who was driving as a teammate to Measamer, during the first half of the 50 lap Super Truck feature. After racing side-by-side for several laps, Measamer was able to edge past Fryar on lap 28 and then eventually able to clear him a few laps later – but was never able to drive away.
“I’m glad to get this deal pulled through,” Measamer said. “I’d like to thank Jared for everything he did. He had a good truck, looked like it might have got a little free. Mine got tight. Neither truck was perfect. Tickled with it. This is what it’s all about.”
Fryar ran within a truck length or two of Measamer until the checkered flag waved, however, he was not close enough to make the race-winning move on the last lap and settled for a runner-up finish.
“That was fun,” Fryar said. “I can’t thank Jody or Kenneth [Packer] and everybody on this team enough for giving me the opportunity to run this. Jody had a little better truck. We got a little free off and he got by me. I feel like, we’ll come back and make it better. I enjoyed it.”
Adam Fulford finished in third – also within striking distance of a potential win.
Chase Singletary picked up his third Legends win, and the biggest win of his career to date, after making a daring pass on pole sitter Brenton Irving in the early laps of the race and holding the two-time division champion at bay. Irving spun trying to make a pass on Singletary on the 10th lap of the race, but Singletary still had to hold off a challenge from Brenton Irving’s father, Shane Irving, to score the win.
“That was good ass racing,” Singletary said. “I had a lot of fun in that race. My arms are worn out after that one. We had a really fast car today and I was able to pull it off. I can’t tell you how hard I was driving.”
Shane Irving ultimately held on to finish second.
“We got a little loose but Chase, he’s a good driver,” Irving said. “He’s an up-and-coming good driver. He raced me clean. We raced hard.”
Irving had blown a motor while leading in the April 17th race. He got an engine from fellow Legends racer Frank Pass prior to Saturday night’s race.
Brenton Irving rallied from his lap 10 spin to finish third.
“Congratulations Chase,” Irving said. “He drove his butt off, and my dad drove his butt off. I was about to knock my dad up the track, it was getting a little tricky there. Awesome run. I think that was a great show for the fans and fans better come back for the sequel.”
The Super Trucks and Legends weren’t the only thrillers of the evening. The Invidia FN Bomber race featured a thrilling, often three-wide battle for the second position. Duane Walker scored the win while Ricky Heigl raced his way back up to second after a penalty early in the race, and Joey Vereen finished third. The Champ Kart division also saw a close finish between teammates Sean Wales and Tyler Foster, with Wales winning.
Other divisions: Adam Mattice picked up his fourth consecutive Jr. Mini Cup victory, Travis Miller held off Andrew Jackson in the Battlefield Tire Pros Mini Stock feature, while Tyler Smith picked up his first career Carteret County Speedway win in the Street Stock class.
The next race at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway will take place on Saturday, May 15th, headlined by the Solid Rock Carriers Fast Five Late Model Series.