Event Preview: Duck X Productions Lights Out 14 "Just Send It"
Jan 26, 2023The baddest small tire racers on the planet return to Valdosta, Georgia’s legendary South Georgia Motorsports Park for Donald “Duck” Long’s Duck X Productions Lights Out 14 “Just Send It” all-out run for glory event on February 23-26, 2023.
RTJ Dominates Peach State While Sheppard Takes Castrol Flo Championship
Nov 13, 2022In a cinematic version of Saturday's caution-free, 75-lap domination at Senoia Raceway, the winner might've said something clever like: "How 'bout them peaches?"But after Ricky Thornton Jr. of Chandler, Ariz., thoroughly dismantled a top-notch field in the Castrol® FloRacing Night in America finale for a $53,053 victory in the Peach State Classic, there wasn't much left to say about the story Thornton's SSI Motorsports No. 20rt told with his dazzling victory.In a 20-minute race where Thornton crossed the finish line 10 seconds ahead of his competition and lapped all but five drivers, Thornton got an unusual signal from a teammate as he motored around car after car from his pole starting spot."My crew guy's jumping up and down telling me to slow down," Thornton said, "so I knew I was pretty good."Pretty good is a $53,053 understatement as Thornton grabbed his richest victory of the season and wrapped up a $15,000 runner-up check on the second-year tour behind tour champion Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., who finished 13th in the finale.Third-starting Hudson O'Neal of Martinsville, Ind., vainly chased Thornton in finishing 10.224 seconds behind while Devin Moran of Dresden, Ohio, settled for third. Ashton Winger of Hampton, Ga., improved six spots to finish fourth and last year's race winner Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C., rounded out the top five.The outcome was never in doubt. Thornton built a 3.4-second lead after 10 laps, and while that margin was cut to 1.1 seconds seven laps later when he hit his biggest batch of slower cars, once Thornton cleared that traffic he built an insurmountable lead that kept him out of sight of the competition most of the rest of the way."I was really good. My crew guy kept telling me I had a good lead, but every time I'd slow down, I'd start getting loose and then really get stuck behind a lapped car," said Thornton, whose crew chief is veteran wrench Anthony Burroughs. "We tried (a suspension setup) that Burroughs wanted to do and it was really good for us."In Friday's preliminary night, when Kyle Bronson of Brandon, Fla., raced to a $20,000 victory, Thornton rallied but couldn't quite get into contention and ended up getting caught up in one wreck and spinning another time. Things went his way Saturday."With the way last night went, I felt like we could've run top-three and then we got caught in that wreck. I didn't know what I needed to do today to stay ahead of (top contender Mike) Marlar. I figured if we went out and won, we wouldn't worry about it."Down by nearly six seconds just past halfway, O'Neal knew he was running for second unless misfortune befell Thornton."He was pretty good. He was just a little bit more maneuverable than I was. I couldn't quite get the (car to) slide quite good enough down there, but we'll take a second," said O'Neal, who was making his second-to-last start with Double Down Motorsports before heading to the Rocket Chassis house car in 2023. "First time ever here and this thing raced pretty awesome. There was lapped cars everywhere and I would have never thought it went 75 green (laps). It was really cool. We had we had to good hot rod all weekend, just obviously needed to be quite a bit better to catch the 20."Moran, who fielded the JBR Motorsports car of NASCAR Cup crew chief Jeremy Bullins, rebounded from failing to make the starting lineup for Friday's 50-lapper."Major turnaround from last night," Moran said. "Man, I got into that (infield tire barrier). I tried running the very bottom off of (turn) two, and them things are pretty hard and they don't move, so I broke the bumper and jacked the left front up."Despite the damage, Moran was able to pressure O'Neal late in the race and a third-place finish helped him enjoy his Southern journey that might've been spoiled by weather except for massive efforts to dry the facility after Thursday, Friday and Saturday rain."They have a great staff, you know, from the gates to the concession stand to everywhere else. I don't get to race down in Georgia a whole lot, but man I love coming down here and hanging out with these guys," Moran said, adding that "this is the heart and soul of Dirt Late Model racing. The best Dirt Late Model racers always come out of Georgia and Tennessee."We sucked last night. We stayed up and thought about stuff and talked all morning and we just worked really hard. So I want to thank Jeremy and all these guys that he brought to the races with us. They all worked their butts off."The 2022 season has now drawn to a close for Castrol® FloRacing Night in America with Brandon Sheppard claiming the $75,000 championship. This year’s campaign saw 11 features contested with 10 different winners and 219 drivers entering at least one event.
Kyle Bronson Scores First Win Of Season In Peach State Opener
Nov 12, 2022Senoia Raceway was the perfect place for Kyle Bronson to put an end to his year-long drought. And the Brandon, Fla., driver was quick to thank his crew, family and car owners Wayne and Shirlene Hammond after Friday's Castrol® FloRacing Night in America victory on the opening night of the Peach State Classic."I'm just glad they didn't give up on me," Bronson said. "It's been a rough year here, man."Putting the pain of a winless season behind him, the 32-year-old Bronson led all 50 laps from outside the front row, staying ahead of some feisty action behind him in grabbing a $20,000 payday and his first Castrol tour victory (last year's Peach State Classic wasn't a tour event).
Senoia Raceway's Unique Plan To Save Peach State Classic From Hurricane
Nov 10, 2022Mother Nature has thrown a wrench into this year’s Peach State Classic at Senoia Raceway, as Hurricane Nicole made landfall early Thursday morning in Florida as a category one hurricane. Thursday night the track is likely to see significant rain showers from the band of storms.
Senoia Raceway Counters Hurricane Nicole's Punch With Tarp Project To Save Peach State
Nov 10, 2022
Grounds crews at Senoia Raceway are prepping the facility for the effects of Hurricane Nicole by using large tarps to cover the racing surface.
Mike Marlar Expects Wall-To-Wall Racing At Senoia For Peach State Classic
Nov 9, 2022
Mike Marlar talks about his excitement to go race at Senoia Raceway for the FloRacing Castrol Series finale.
Dale McDowell Ready To Chase Big Money At Peach State Classic
Nov 9, 2022
Dale McDowell reflects on the increased popularity of Dirt Late Model racing and influx of higher paying races all year long ahead of the Peach State Classic.
Bubba Pollard Gives You A Tour Of Senoia Raceway Prior To Peach State Classic
Nov 7, 2022
Bubba Pollard gives us a tour of the Senoia Raceway in Georgia as the family prepares for the Peach State Classic as part of the Castrol FloRacing Night In America Series.
No Mercy 13 Final Elimination Rounds
Oct 31, 2022
Check out all the final round action from DXP No Mercy 13 thanks to our Race Day Replay sponsor Mountain Top.
Warpath vs Bipolar in N/T Truck Semi-Finals at No Mercy 13
Oct 30, 2022
Brad Edwards in "Warpath" takes out Andy Mac in "Bipolar" with the gap during the semi-finals of No Time Truck on Saturday night. Check out all the action from DXP No Mercy 13 thanks to our Race Day Replay sponsor Mountain Top.
Pro 275, ODR, Ultra, & L235 E3 Action from No Mercy 13
Oct 30, 2022
Catch round 3 of eliminations in Pro 275, Outlaw Drag Radial, Ultra Street, and Limited 235 from Saturday night. Check out all the action from DXP No Mercy 13 thanks to our Race Day Replay sponsor Mountain Top.
Paul Gargus Goes #1 in ODR with Record 3.90 at No Mercy 13
Oct 29, 2022
Paul Gargus secured the #1 qualifying spot in Outlaw Drag Radial qualifying with a huge, record-setting 3.909 at 193.57 mph blast from his '69 Camaro on Friday night. Check out all the action from DXP No Mercy 13 thanks to our Race Day Replay sponsor Mountain Top.
Dillard & Dutton Qualify #1 & #2 in Pro 275 at No Mercy 13
Oct 29, 2022
With a 3.702 at 200.08 mph run from Eric Dillard and a 3.715 at 200.65 mph hit from Tim Dutton, the top two Pro 275 positions were locked in on Friday night. Check out all the action from DXP No Mercy 13 thanks to our Race Day Replay sponsor Mountain Top.
Justin Harris Goes Up in Smoke at No Mercy 13
Oct 29, 2022
Justin Harris's Fox body Mustang lets loose with a dramatic smoke show during the fourth session of Outlaw Drag Radial qualifying on Friday. Check out all the action from DXP No Mercy 13 thanks to our Race Day Replay sponsor Mountain Top.
Rylan McClaskey's Wheelie in Ultra Street at No Mercy 13
Oct 29, 2022
Rylan McClaskey's beautiful nitrous-huffing '67 Camaro went wheels up on Friday afternoon during Ultra Street qualifying, but the driver set it down and carried on without major damage. Check out all the action from DXP No Mercy 13 thanks to our Race Day Replay sponsor Mountain Top.