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Riley Hickman Races to MARS Checkers in Opener at Clarksville

March 12th, 2014

Cleveland, Tennessee -After a couple weekends of bad luck for Riley Hickman, the Cleveland, Tennessee driver bounced back for a $3,000 victory in Friday night’s Mid America Racing Series (MARS) DIRTCar Series opener at Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, Tennessee) in his #R1 BIF Motorsports/Hickman Manufacturing Company/CVR Super Late Model.

Thirty-five entries highlighted the Super Late Model Portion of the annual Tuckassee Toilet Bowl in round #1 of the doubleheader weekend. Riley posted the quickest lap in his respective group during time trials and went on to win his heat race, locking him into the outside pole position for the main event. During the shortened 20 lap feature, Hickman jumped into the top spot and opened a comfortable lead early. A hard-charging Brian Shirley was able to close on the leader during the late stages of the race but it was all Hickman at the finish line, picking up his second win of the season over Shirley, Justin Asplin, Jason Riggs, and Walker Arthur.

Saturday night’s finale drew twenty-seven competitors for the $5,000-to-event, and Hickman started the night off by winning his heat race, which locked him into the third starting spot for the 40 lap main event. Unfortunately, the night came to an early end when heavy rain moved into the area during the feature with just nine laps complete. The event was not rescheduled and Hickman was credited with a third place finish.

Full results are available at

This weekend, March 15th-16th, will see Riley entering a pair of events in Tennessee and Georgia. On Saturday night the final 41 laps of last Saturday night’s preempted feature will be completed at Clarksville Speedway. The unsanctioned race pays $2,500-to-win. On Sunday afternoon the team will travel to Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Georgia) for a $5,000-to-win program with the Ultimate Super Late Model tour. For more information on Riley’s scheduled events please visit and .

Riley Hickman would like to thank all of his sponsors including Hickman Manufacturing Company, American Billet, RH Designs, CVR Race Cars, Austin Trucking, A-1 Towing and Recovery, Competition Racing Equipment, MRC Racing Components, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Performance Masters Inc., All-Star Graphix, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Hoosier Racing Tires, JRI Shocks, VP Race Fuels, Comp Cams, Weld Wheels, FSR Racing Products, Design 500, Fel-Pro, KRC Power Steering, Wiles Racing Drive Shafts, Old Mans Garage, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Riley Hickman, please visit

William Thomas Wins Again in Chevrolet Performance Competition

September 19th, 2013

Phenix City, Alabama – On Saturday evening the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series invaded Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, Tennessee), and William Thomas continued his dominant performances in his #A19 Alexander’s Industrial Services/JW Miller Land & Timber/GRT Super Late Model with the new tour by winning for the fourth time in five races!

The $3,000-to-win race attracted a field of 21 entries to the 1/4 mile, bullring for the James Corlew Chevrolet 50. Qualifying found Thomas recording the 2nd fastest time to lock into the 2nd starting spot alongside pole sitter, Chase Edge. As the caution-plagued race went green William took the lead and would go on to again lead every lap to score his 8th win of 2013! Ronnie Johnson, Tim Busha, Tait Davenport, and Ted Lackey rounded out the top five finishers.

“We didn’t think the track would get as slick as it did, but it was still a good surface to race on and we just had to adjust our driving style for it,” Thomas said. “I knew Ronnie Johnson was back there, so I knew I had to run hard, but at the same time, not overdrive the race track. We still have a lot of racing left in this season, and if I do win this championship, I know Ronnie is going to make me earn it.”

William Thomas extended his lead in the series’ standings with a 42 point advantage over Ronnie Johnson. Full results from both races as well as the latest standings are available at .

This weekend, September 21st-22nd, the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series will host a pair of $3,000-to-win events in East Tennessee. Action opens on Saturday night at 411 Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) before moving to Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee) for an event that was postponed by rain in August. For more information on the events please visit .

William Thomas Motorsports would like to thank Alexander’s Industrial Services, Austin Trucking Company, Hoosier Race Tires, Shy Racing Suspension, Dirtwrap, Stealth Carburetors, Kinser Air Filters, Winters, PST Drive Shafts, Sweet Mfg, Ultra-Shield, Cloyes, COMP Cams, Eibach Springs, Holley, KRC Steering Pumps, Lunati, PRC (Douglasville) T&D Machine Products, Wiseco, Wrisco, AR Bodies, Schaefer Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Sunoco Fuel, Keizer Wheels, Jay Dickens Motors, FK Rod ends, TWM, Napa and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on William Thomas, please visit .

Dillan White Claims Fifth Win of 2011

September 16th, 2011

Crofton, Kentucky – Dillan White continued his late season surge in his #54 DW Motorsports/Mastersbilt/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model as he earned his fifth feature victory of 2011 with a win on Sunday evening at Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, Tennessee.

After seeing the event on Saturday night postponed a day by rain to Sunday, the team was finally able to enter the Weekly Racing Series Event at Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, Tennessee) on Sunday afternoon. Nineteen cars were on hand for the program, and with threatening weather in the area, the feature grid was lined up by time trials. After qualifying seventh fastest, White started seventh in the feature. He would quickly work his way forward in the feature before racing his way to the top spot. Once out front he wouldn’t look back on his way to his fifth win of the 2011 season! The victory came over Tanner English, Caleb Ashby, Gavin Schmidt, and Fred Perry. Full results are available at

For the upcoming weekend, the team plans to once again enter a single event as they travel to Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) on Saturday night for the 7th Annual Hall of Fame Classic, which is slated to pay $2,500-to-win. For more information on the program please visit .

Dillan also has new t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and beanies. The items can be viewed and ordered via his website at and can also be purchased at the team’s hauler during any upcoming event.

Dillan White and DW Motorsports are currently looking for sponsors for their team, and have packages available for any companies’ advertising budget. For more information, please visit .

For more information on DW Motorsports, please visit .

Jack Sullivan Claims Biggest Career Late Model Win At Clarksville

July 3rd, 2010

Greenbriar, Arkansas- Jack Sullivan powered the #1 AAA Diesel/Bryant Motorsports/GRT/Vic Hill Racing Engine Super Late Model to his biggest career Super Late Model win on Saturday night at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee as he picked up the $10,000 prize in UMP Summernationals action.

Saturday night was a big night for Jack and Team GRT as Sullivan claimed the $10,000 win for his first ever UMP Summernationals triumph at Clarksville Speedway in the annual Toilet Bowl. After winning his heat race, Sullivan drew the second starting position for the feature event. However, he would not get a good start and would slip to fourth early in the event. As the race wore on his car began to come to him, and by lap 20, he was pressuring Jeep Van Wormer for the lead. Five laps later he would race past Van Wormer to take the lead, and went on to lead the remainder of the event en route to taking the big win over Van Wormer, Ryan Unzicker, Rodney Melvin, and Dennis Erb Jr.

“I can’t thank Dicky Allen with Triple A Diesel, Joe Garrison with GRT Race Cars, Bryant Motorsports, and all of my other great sponsors enough for supporting me. We haven’t had the best of luck over the past couple of months, but things have really been coming together since we have been on the UMP Summernationals tour. I want to win the Summernationals title, but right now we are just focused on winning races every time that we hit the track,” commented Sullivan.

Jack is currently third in the latest UMP Summernationals points behind leader, Shannon Babb, and Dennis Erb Jr. Keep up with all Jack and Team GRT by going to . Jack Sullivan would like to thank all of his sponsors including Triple A Diesel, Bryant Motorsports, GRT Race Cars, Central Arkansas Pest Services, Rinehart Trucking, Merrill Bonding Co., Vic Hill Racing Engines, JFR Graphics, Xtreme Suspension Technology, AFCO Radiators, Allstar Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Brinn Transmissions, BSB Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt Safety Equipment, CV Products, Delph Communications, Frankland Rear Ends, Goodridge Hose & Fittings, GRT Fab, Hoosier Racing Tire, Hypercoils, Joe’s Racing Products, K-B Carburetors, Out-Pace Racing Products, Penske Shocks, Performance Bodies, Performance Powder Coating, Peterson Fluid Systems, QuarterMaster, QuickCar, R2C Air Filters, Sweet Mfg.,, Trick Race Parts, Turbo Start Batteries, Wiles Driveshafts, and Wilwood

For more information on Jack Sullivan, please visit his official internet home at .

Ben Shelton

Gary Christian Rocks To Second Place Finish At Clarksville

March 19th, 2010

Broken Bow, OK- Gary Christian opened the 2010 M.A.R.S. campaign in his #58x Pannell Chipping/LCM Cedar Fiber/GRT/Kuntz & Company Racing Engine Super Late Model on Friday night and came away with a great second place finish.

Christian Motorsports traveled to Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee for Gary’s first ever event at the 1/4 mile oval. The $3,000 to win event, which was sanctioned by the Mid America Racing Series (M.A.R.S.) Super Late Model tour drew a field of 35 Super Late Models. Via heat race action, Gary earned the outside front row starting spot for the feature event alongside pole-sitter, Eric Turner. Turner took the lead as the race got underway with Christian in the second spot. Over the next several laps, Christian would pressure Turner for the lead and would even briefly take possession of the top spot on a mid-race restart before slipping back to the third spot a few circuits later as Brian Shirley drove past him. Gary would run third for next several laps before driving back around Shirley in turn three on the white flag lap to record a strong second place finish to race winner, Eric Turner.

On Saturday night a $5,000 to win M.A.R.S. race was rescheduled, but it was nixed by rain.

This weekend, March 19th-20th, the team will travel to Mid-America Speedway in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma for the Bud Purkey Memorial, which posts a $6,000 to win prize and will be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Model Series tour. For more information, please visit

Gary and everyone at Christian Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors, which include Pannell Chipping, Team 5 Enterprise, LCM Cedar Fiber,, Smith Equipment, Integra Racing Shocks, Out-Pace Racing Products, and Fast Shafts.

For more information on Christian Motorsports, please visit the official team website at

Travis Senter Jr. Claims $2k At Clarksville!

May 24th, 2009

Osceola, AR– It took two separate trips to Clarksville Speedway inClarksville, Tennessee to complete one event, but Travis Senter Jr. finally sealed the deal on Saturday, May 16th as he picked up the $2,000 feature win!

Senter Motorsports first traveled to Clarksville Speedway back on April 18th for the $2,000 to win, 600cc Mini Sprint event. Travis qualified 2nd in time trials, and went on to win the pole sitter’s dash. Six laps into the feature, Mother Nature decided to take control of things and nixed the balance of the program.

The event was rescheduled for Saturday, May 16th, and once again a much less than favorable forecast was donned for the event. Despite the forecast, Senter Jr. made the long tow to Clarksville Speedway and luckily the rains would stay away. Even though six laps had previously been completed, the race was completely restarted with Senter Jr. on the pole. He grabbed the
lead at the drop of the green flag in his #22 Stallard Chassis/FTZ Racing Engine 600cc Mini Sprint, and it became evident early in the event that he had a great car. Despite having a great handling entry, Senter Jr. still had to withstand strong challenges from Joe Miller and Derek King. In the end though, Travis would take the win, which marked his 5th straight victory in the annual event!

An elated Senter Jr. commented, “I thought winning last year (2008) for the 4th time was special, but this one is truly special considering the way others have stepped up their programs and the racing is much tougher these days. My crew and I pride ourselves on a well built and well presented race car. Its hard enough to win big races once, much less 5 time in succession!”

Anthony Burroughs Clarksville Bound This Weekend

March 28th, 2009

Corinth, Mississippi –Anthony Burroughs and BHL Motorsports are set to invade Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee this Saturday night for the 2009 Southern Regional Racing Series Super Late Model opener in their #121 BHL Motorsports/Mississippi One Call/Mastersbilt By Stuckey/Wall-2-Wall Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Last weekend the team was in action in close proximity to their home base as they entered a pair of opening events for the newly formed Bama Super Series for Super Late Models. On Friday night, March 20th the team was in action at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Alabama for a $2,000 to win, 40 lap event. With 36 Super Late Models on hand, Anthony locked into the feature via time trials, and would battle throughout the top ten for much of the event before racing his way to a 5th place finish on a race track that did not lend itself to much passing.

On Saturday night, things would not go as well for Burroughs. 34 Super Late Models signed in for the $3,000 to win, 50 lap event. Anthony was running second in his qualifier when the engine shut down, due to electrical problems, which brought his night to an early end.

“We were happy with our Friday night performance, but our expectations for Saturday night were brought to a disappointing end early in the night when we had the electrical problem. We’ll be looking to get things back on track this weekend at Clarksville,” noted Burroughs.

The BHL Motorsports team will enter a lone event this weekend as they travel to north-central Tennessee for the Southern Regional Racing Series (SRRS) opener. Clarksville Speedway is a ¼ mile, clay oval that features tight and fast racing. The event will pay $3,000 to win/$300 to start. The program will consist of time trials, qualifiers, and a feature event. For more
information, please visit and

BHL Motorsports would like to thank its corporate sponsors including Mississippi One Call System Inc., ABC Cash Register Company, Stuckey Enterprises, 441 Race Wraps, Wall-to-Wall Performance Engines, Greenes Vinyl Products, along with their associate sponsors, Ohlins Advanced Suspension Technology, 5150 race trailers, All-Star Performance,, Simpson
Racing Products, Hypercoils, and Oval Craft.

For the latest BHL Motorsports information, please visit

Ben Shelton, Owner

Billy James Preps For UMP Summernationals Action at Clarksville Speedway

June 30th, 2007

The event on Saturday night will pay $10,000 to the winner of the UMP sanctioned event. Billy has only competed at Clarksville Speedway once before, and it was in Northern All Star Late Model Series action in 2005.
James set quick time that night, and went on to record a top ten finish.
For more information on the event, please visit

Billy was in action on Tuesday night with the UMP Summernationals tour at
Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Billy’s night got off to a
rough start with an ill handling car in time trials and his heat race.
Billy actually raced his #5jr Rocket/Robinson Racing Engine Super Late Model
into a transfer spot in his b-main, but during a late race caution, his
tires sealed over, and in the closing laps, he faded a few spots, and missed
the transfer by one spot.

“It was just one of those nights where nothing went right, and against this
caliber of competition, if you are a little bit off of your game, you are in
trouble. We’ll be looking to get our season back on track at Clarksville
Speedway on Saturday night,” commented James.

Billy James along with the entire James-Robinson Motorsports Team would like
to thank all of their sponsors, who make their racing program possible.
Sponsors include James Excavation, Robinson Racing Engines, Royal Signs &
Graphics, LaPlant Transport, Tri State Truck & Trailer Maintenance, Oz Hay
Enterprises, Martindale Chevrolet, Barkley’s Transmission, and
James-Robinson Motorsports is always looking for new sponsorship
opportunities. For information on joining the team as a marketing partner,
please visit .

Seven Car Pileup on Lap One of Late Model Race

March 29th, 2007

Late Model heat winners of the night were Tony Albright(1), Gil Smith(7) and Ben Kittrell (01) . Open Wheel winners were Charles Zimmerman (93) and Aj Garber(70). Mini Sprint winners were Brian Nance (39) and Eric Edwards (1E), Street Stock winners were Floyd Clinard (05) and Don Everett (9). Pure Mini winner was Mike Rittenberry and his brother Jeff Rittenberry.

Feature time was in the air on a night that was just right for racing as Mini Mods show the way with Ronnie Richardson Car (15) showing the way in the 12 lap race with (20) Danny Taylor in 2nd. Crate Late Model was next with 15 laps to go. Fast Eddie Pace would show the way for a little bit but fall to the side with car troubles giving (93) Charles Zimmerman the lead and the win for his 2nd in a roll. Pro Street was next to see the race track with Joseph Ham (J3) getting the win with Charles Zimmerman(22) coming in 2nd . Late Model came out next with 17 car fields and on the first lap a seven car pieup in 1 and 2 put some on the trailer with out seeing a lap of racing, but that did not stop Rusty Griffaw and Tony Albright from putting on a good show to the end finishing 1st and 2nd. Next out of the box was the Street Stock and with new motor rules putting the cars side by side with Floyd Clinard(05) picking up the win with Don Everett(9) coming in the number two spot. Open Wheel was next on the list showing the way was Charles Zimmerman(93) and Steven Ellison(00x )coming in 2nd. Mini Sprint winners were Eric Edwards(1e) and 2nd went to (12 )Josh Clark. Last of the night would see the Pure Mini class show the way with (39) Danny Johnson coming home with the win and (16 )Keith Kaylor coming in the runner up spot.

Next week the gate will open at 4:00 pm and hot laps will go off at 5:30 with racing action by 8:00 pm. The gate price will be $9.00 for Adults and 6-10 will be $5.00 , children 5 and under will be free along with all Senior over 70. So come on out and have some fun on the red dirt. Call 931-645-2523 for more imformation or visit us at

Ray Cook Leads Wire to Wire and Takes Home the Toilet Bowl!

March 4th, 2007

With snow flakes in the air drivers and fans brave the strong winds and cool weather to be on hand for the third annual running of the Toilet Bowl Classic presented by Patriot Chevrolet. Quick sixteen drivers were locked in for the main event from Fridays qualifying heats but the rest of the 40 plus drivers in attendance would start the night off with the B-Main Events.

With only 3 positions transferring and 12 cars for the first 12 lap B-main the crowd was in for a thrill. From the start local favorite #1 Tony Albright took to the lead and wouldn’t look back going on to win and transferring to the A-main event. Also transferring was #38 Chad Bone of Shelbyville TN and # 53D Perry Delaney of Bush Creek, TN.

B-main 2 would turn out to be a survival of the fittest as on 5 of the scheduled 12 starters would finish the 12 lap race. in the end it would be #112 Michael Luna of Sparta with the win and joining him for transfer spots was #98 Eric Hickerson of Linden and 7x Gil Smith of Nashville setting the final spots for the 3rd annual Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic.

With Cook and Tyler Landers setting the pace to the initial green the racing action was set. Side by side, mud slinging, snow falling, one by one down the drain they went. Finishing second was Mike Marlar who raced side by side with the third place finisher Landers.

The Tuckasee Toilet trophy is actually a working toilet! Fans applauded as Cook took the time to show off his unique trophy and actually made time to have his picture taken while sitting on the championship throne!

Fans weathed the ice cold wind which was blowing at least 40 miles an hour at times. We asked some of our die-hard racing fans (as they left the track) what they thought of the Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Late Model race and their replies were all the same, It was dirt track racing at its best!

Toughest Brave It Out at the Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic Night 1

March 4th, 2007

40 plus Late Model drivers entered the pits at Clarksville Speedway to enter the 3rd annual running of the event including 2006 champion Tim Tungate. When qualifying began #16R Justin “the Rattler” Rattliff was first to hit the track and turned a quick time of 13.074 seconds. That time would stand up through the rest of qualifying.

In the heats Rattliff started on the poll of heat one but was quickly over took by outside poll sitter # 53 Ray Cook. Cook will sit on the Poll for tonight’s 75 lap main event. Other heat winners included #56 David Gentry, #01 Tyler Landers and #34 Mary Lou Stephens who have all set them selves up in good position to take home the coveted Toilet Bowl Trophy and the $10,000.00 that goes along with it.

Weather is looking very favorable for today’s races as the sun will be shining for most of the events. With hot laps expected to start at 2:30 and racing shortly there after most racing will be done before the sun goes down.

Today’s racing will see Clarkesville weekly classes of Street Stock and Mini Mods kick off there 2007 regular season as well as consolation races for the Open Wheel Modifieds and the Late Models.

Final events of the day will be the crowning of the 2007 Patriot Chevrolet Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Champions with a 30 Lap Open Wheel Main and 75 Lap Late Model Championship. Gates open at 12:00 pm and racing set to take place 2:30 pm.

Be sure your plans include the trip to the Clarksville Speedway for the biggest race of the 2007 season today March 3rd. For more information on this event or any of the other exciting events coming up throughout the 2007 season be sure to call 931-645-2523 or visit

Demo Derby On Tap at Clarksville Speedway

September 7th, 2006

All of the other eight classes including the Late Models will be strutting their stuff on the high-banked clay oval as well. Lots of family fun and excitement. You don’t want to miss the crashing and banging of the Demo cars. We have a $1000 total purse just for the Demo race. Total purse for the night will be around $12,000.00.

General admission prices are as follows: Adults $14.00, Seniors $12.00 Children 10 years and younger FREE with a paid Adult, if not the cost is $5.00 ages 6-10. Pit Admission is $25.00.

On Sunday Sept 10th. We will have our $1500.00 To Win Big Buck Shoot Out Footbrake race at the Dragstrip. Gates open at 10:00am Time Trials by color at 12:00 noon and Eliminations will begin at 2:00pm.

Every person has Pit access for $10.00 12 years and younger FREE with a paid Adult.

For more information, please call 931-645-2523 or visit us at

Watch NASCAR Stars Play in the Dirt July 26th

July 24th, 2006

Schrader,Wallace and Purvis will show us all how they got to be such great racers. It all started, that’s right! on a dirt track! Schrader is proudly sponsored by Federated Auto Parts , Wallace by Stacker 2 and Purvis by These men are multi-talented racers and will strut their stuff at Clarksville Speedway .All three men will have a meet and greet session, so that all of the fans get a chance to meet them. Whether you are a racing fan or not, you certainly will be after this race.

Also, don’t miss your chance to ride with one of these famous NASCAR driver’s in Clarksville’s very own Late Model Ride Car. This is a super late model with a very fast motor! You can purchase a chance ticket for $5.00 upon arrival at the racetrack. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. If you are the lucky winner, you will receive the ride of a lifetime. This great race is brought to you by The American Cancer Society, Recycle Oil, Buckle Up your Truck, Patriot Chevrolet, Budweiser of Clarksville and Sprint PCS.

Prices are as follows: Adults $20.00, Children 6-10 yrs. old $5.00, 5 yrs. old and under Free. Pit Entry fee $30.00. Gates open at 5:00pm. For more information and a chance to bid for a VIP package on line, visit us at or call 931-645-2523 for directions. No advance tickets will be sold.

Ride-a-Long with NASCAR Stars to Benefit Cancer Society

July 14th, 2006

All of the money raised through the auctions will benefit the American Cancer Society to help in the race to find a cure for cancer.

An impressive trio of drivers has been lined-up to chauffer the high bidders. Clarksville’s own Jeff Purvis will be one of the drivers. Purvis is an inductee in the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame, and after becoming the premier dirt late model driver in the county during the 80s; he went on to a distinguished career in NASCAR.

Purvis has recently returned to his racing roots, and is a current top-ten driver in the Dirt Late Model Series, where he has a fast time, and two top five finishes in National Touring Dirt Late Model Series events at Clarksville Speedway. Purvis also has a win this season at his home track in Weekly Racing Series action.

The other two drivers offering breathtaking rides around Clarksville Speedway on July 26 are two St. Louis, MO drivers, who are also popular personalities on the SPEED Channel.

Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, in addition to being successful NASCAR drivers, are also accomplished dirt track racers. Both Schrader and Wallace have competed in Dirt Late Model Series National Touring competition, and have recorded top ten finishes.

Purvis, Schrader, and Wallace will be driving a specially built dirt late model race car with a passenger seat. The passenger will have the opportunity to feel what it’s like to slide into a corner at speeds approaching 100 miles per hour, and then blasting off the turns just inches away from the concrete outside retaining wall.

To place a bid to Ride-A-Long with Purvis, Schrader, or Wallace to benefit the American Cancer Society, visit the Dirt Late Model Series web site at and click on the driver’s name you would like to ride with. That will link you to the appropriate site to register for a free account, and place your bid.

You can keep track of the bids, and make your maximum bid to win the ride of a lifetime. The bidding will be open until 12 Noon on July 24. You can also check out all of the other auctions on to find interesting items offered for sale, or even sell merchandise yourself. It’s simple, it’s easy, and it’s free.

The highest bidders will not only receive a high-speed five-lap ride in the two-seat dirt late model, but also receive VIP Guest Box seating for two at Clarksville Speedway during the night’s racing action, an autographed 1/24 scale die-cast collectable replica of the dirt late model driven by Jeff Purvis, and a Dirt Late Model Series T-Shirt.

Pace Makes His Mark at Clarksville Speedway

July 10th, 2006

The Late Model fast time was set by Rusty Griffaw at 13.834. Winning tonight’s $1000 purse was (25S) Mike Sweeney followed by (127) Ben Cox. First place Heat winners were (53) Eddie Sykes and (66) David (Speedy) Thompson.

Open Wheel Modified fast time was held by (12) Lucas Lee at 15.074. Tonight, fast time didn’t decide who would win the race as the first place winner was our very own (15) Clayton Miller followed closely by (93) Charles Zimmerman. Tonight’s heat winner was (25S) Mike Sweeney.

Pro-Street fast time was 15.305 set by (J3) Joseph Hamm. Hamm also proved he could run off with the checkered flag! Taking second was (7) John Maines.

The Mini Sprint winner was (21) Jodie Schnaph followed by (5) Matt Baker. Heat winners include: (26) Chris Hunter and (5) Matt Baker. These bumblebee-sounding cars make a statement here at Clarksville Speedway FAST!!!

Street Stock seems to have a new king this year as (77) Mike Neighbors runs away with yet another win! Placing second was (35) Bernd Kollman.

Our Mini Modified winner was (89) Micah Smith followed by (1F) Kyle Fleming.

Pure Mini winner (10) Michael (Goober) Rittenberry wins yet another race! Running second place was (28) Rick Champaign.

Don’t miss the exciting racing action next Saturday night July 15th as all classes will be racing here at Clarksville Speedway. We have a special payout for the following classes: Pro-Street $500 to win, Street Stock $300 to win, Mini Modified $150 to win along with our Late Models, Crate Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Mini Sprints and Pure Mini race cars. Lot’s of family fun at a very affordable price. Please call 931-645-2523 or visit us at Clarksville for more information.

Smith & Johnson Earn Front Row Spots for Freedom 75

July 5th, 2006

Smith earned the pole position by winning the Lightning Quick 6 Dash for heat race winners driving the Allsouth Performance Parts Warrior. Smith won the third 12-lap heat race and led wire-to-wire after starting on the outside of row one in the dash.

Johnson, who won the second 12-lap heat race, finished second in the dash, and will start his Miller Brothers Coal Warrior on the outside of the front row for the 75-lap main event. A pair of Clarksville Speedway Weekly Racing Series regulars will make up the second row.

Steven Ashby of Cunningham, TN won the fourth 12-lap heat race, and finished third in the dash to earn the inside second row spot in The Wheel Shop Stinger. Tony Albright of Clarksville, TN won the first 12-lap heat race, finished fourth in the dash, and will line up his Albright Racing GRT on the outside of the second row,

The top four finishers in each of the four 12-lap heat races on Monday night transferred to the feature race on Tuesday night.

Following Albright in the first heat were fast qualifier and the current DLMS National point leader Shannon Buckingham of Morristown, TN, Zach Nichols of Cedartown GA in the B&B Specialized Hauling GRT, and top DLMS Rookie Frankie Beard of Hartwell, GA in the Old 29 Golf Carts Barry Wright.

Buckingham in the S&S Millwright Barry Wright was the quick timer among the 34 entrants with a time during qualifications around the ¼-mile clay oval in 13.278 seconds for an average speed of 67.781 miles per hour. Buckingham earned $500 for the lap from Hog Chain, MS Mayor Lacy Harralson and Swinging Bridge Raceway in Jackson, MS.

Trailing Johnson in the second heat and earning a seat in the big show were David Gentry of Lewisburg, TN in the Dixon Plumbing Mastersbilt, Carnell Parker III of Clarksville, TN in the Parker Racing Mastersbilt, and Terry Lumley of Twin City, GA in the Kar House Racing Radiators Mastersbilt.

Joining Smith out of the third heat and into the main event were second through fourth-place finishers Jeff Purvis of Clarksville, TN in the Chevrolet Warrior, Danny Jolly of Christopher, IL in the Walters 24-Hour Towing Rayburn, and James Young of Richland, MS in the Swinging Bridge Raceway GRT.

Taking the second through fourth positions behind Ashby in the four heat were Don Young of Hopkinsville, KY in the Don Young Custom Hauling Rocket, Gil Smith of Nashville, TN in the Full Throttle Warrior, and Rick Hixson of Soddy Daisy, TN in the Austin Trucking Mastersbilt.

Drivers that finished fifth on back in the four heat races will be back on Tuesday night for another try at making the feature race by transferring out of one of two 15-lap B-Main races.

Among the DLMS top 15 drivers in National points not yet qualified for the big show are fifth-place Jeff Fields of Aragon, GA, tenth-place Matthew Turner of Dawsonville, GA, and 15th-place Ryan Gifford of Winchester, TN.

The top three finishers from each B-Main will transfer to the feature race, and there will be two DLMS Provisional spots at the tail of the starting line-up for top 15 points drivers that fail to qualify through heat or B-main competition.

Babb Takes UMP Summer Nationals Stop # 8 at Clarksville

June 27th, 2006

Babb took the win over Dennis Erb Jr., Jeep VanWormer, Randy Korte, and Steve Sheppard Jr. This win was Babb’s fourth on the 2006 UMP Summer Nationals tour which competes in 29 races over 30 days. Babb also had wins at Boswell, Indiana; Peoria, Illinois; and Macon, Illinois before stopping at the Clarksville Speedway.

There were 33 entries from 7 states represented. Heat Race winners were Wendell Wallace, Rodney Melvin, Jeep VanWormer, and Randy Korte. The B-Mains were won by Randle Sweeney and Brian Shirley.

A-Feature Finish:
1. Shannon Babb-Mowequa, Illinois-$10,000
2. Dennis Erb Jr.
3. Jeep VanWormer
4. Randy Korte
5. Steve Sheppard Jr.
6. Terry English
7. Randle Sweeney
8. Rodney Melvin
9. Kevin Weaver
10. Brian Shirley
11. Frank Heckenast Jr.
12. Rusty Griffaw
13. Tony Albright
14. Perry Delaney
15. Jordan Bland
16. Gary Frost
17. Brett Wyatt
18. Patrick Sheltra
19. Matthew Potter
20. Wendell Wallace
21. Michael Steele

Items of Interest:
33 entries from 7 states (MO, KY, IL, MI, AR, FL, TN)
Heat-1: Wendell Wallace, Dennis Erb Jr., Rusty Griffaw, Michael Steele, Patrick Sheltra
Heat-2: Rodney Melvin, Frank Heckenast Jr., Terry English, Brett Wyatt, Randle Sweeney
Heat-3: Jeep VanWormer, Perry Delaney, Matthew Potter, Jarryd Holshouser, Gary Frost
Heat-4: Randy Korte, Shannon Babb, Kevin Weaver, Steve Sheppard Jr., Brian Shirley
B-Main 1: Randle Sweeney, Michael Steele, Brett Wyatt, Patrick Sheltra, Tony Albright
B-Main 2: Brian Shirley, Steve Sheppard Jr., Gary Frost, Ben Kittrell, Jarryd Holshouser

Clayton Miller of Elkton, Kentucky took the UMP Open Wheel Modified Feature event win over Charles Zimmerman, Gregg Brown, Lucas Lee, and Curt Cherry. The Dash event was won by Clayton Miller, and Heat wins were taken by David Flowers and Mitchell Burkhart.

Kyle Fleming took the Mini Mod A-Feature event over Ronnie Richardson, Michael Perrigo, Kenneth Knight Sr., and Ronnie Melton rounding out the top-five.

Ryan Langston, driving the # 9L sprint car, took the Outlaw Mini Sprint A-Feature event win over Matt Baker, Chris Hunter, Stephen Schnapf, and Ed Mummert. The Heat races were won by Ryan Langston and Chris Hunter.

Charles Zimmerman, a man on a mission this season at Clarksville Speedway, took the Pro-Street A-Feature event win over Joeseph Hamm, Anthony Manzella, Ben Britt, and John Maines. Zimmerman was also Fast Time of the night.

Michael Rittenberry captured the Pure Mini Stock A-Feature event win. Rittenberry took the win over Michael Bottom, Richard Champagne, Travis Treat, and James Lovelady.

The Street Stock preliminary Heat races were won by Michael Byard and Michael Neighbors. Neighbors would go on to win the A-Feature event in the 16 car field over Don Everett, Ricky Wood, Joe Wilson, and Chris Peltier.

For more information on the Clarksville Speedway, please log on to the official website at or phone the Speedway at (931) 645-2523.

Randle Sweeney in Control at Clarksville

June 12th, 2006

Seventeen UMP Super Late Models rolled into the pits Saturday night with Randle Sweeney taking fast time with a 14:286 seconds. The dash winner was Sweeney and Duke Wright took the Heat Race win. The A-Feature was won by Sweeney of Clifty, Kentucky over Rusty Griffaw of Festus, Missouri, Tony Albright of Clarksville, Tennessee, Jarryd Holshouser of Hollybush, Kentucky, and Perry Delaney of Sparta, Tennessee.

The UMP Open Wheel Modified division saw Clayton Miller taking both fast time and the dash win. His quick time of the night saw a 15:530 seconds on the board. The heat winner was Gregg Brown. The A-Feature was won by Clayton Miller over Charles Zimmerman, David Flowers, Mike Sweeney, and Anthony Garber.

The Weekly Racing Series Crate Late Models were dominated in the A-Feature by Clarksville, Tennessee’s Tony Albright taking the win over Steven Ashby of Cunningham, Tennessee, with Brian Caudle, Don Young, and Jason Davis rounding out the top-five. Albright set fast time of the night with a 14:375 seconds around the speedway.

The Outlaw Mini Sprints A-Feature event saw Eric Edwards take his # 1E sprint to victory lane by taking the win over Matt Baker, Chris Hunter, Brian Nance, and Darrell Lovett rounding out the top-five. The Heat Races were won by Baker and Edwards.

The Mini Mod A-Feature was won by Ronnie Richardson taking the top spot in the # 15 race-car over Micah Smith, Kyle Fleming, Adam Wright, and Danny Taylor.

The Pro Street A-Feature event was won by Don Everett driving the # 22 to victyory lane by taking the event win over Joeseph Hamm, John Maines, Bubba Boyd Jr., and Anthony Jackson. Fast Time was Maines with a 15:449 seconds.

The Pure Mini Stocks was won by Michael Rittenberry, taking yet another win on the season by driving the # 10 race-car to the win over Richard Champagne, Michael Bottom, James Lovelady, and Travis Treat.

The Street Stock A-Feature was captured by Michael Neighbors in the # 77 race-car over Paul Musser, Don Everett, Buster Smith, and Larry Barber Jr. The Heat Races were won by Barber Jr. and Neighbors.

Next Saturday night June 17 the Clarksville Speedway will feature a complete show of all of the eight exciting racing classes and Mid-Season Championships for the Outlaw Mini Sprints, and UMP Open Wheel Modifieds. Fans will also be voting for Father of the Year as Father’s Day will soon be approaching on Sunday June 18.

The June 24 event will feature an annual stop in the UMP Summer Nationals Late Model tour as the event winner will receive a cool $10,000 for their efforts.

For more information on the Clarksville Speedway, please contact the track by phone at (931) 645-2523 or log on to the official website on your web browser at

Official UMP Super Late Model A-Feature Results
June 10, 2006
Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, TN)
1. Randle Sweeney
2. Rusty Griffaw
3. Tony Albright
4. Jarryd Holshouser
5. Perry Delaney
6. Bryan Singleton
7. Mike Chamdler
8. Duke Wright
9. Richard Frost
10. Chuck Proctor
11. Duane Hodges
12. Gary Frost
13. Wendell Bratton
14. William Simmons
15. Randy Welch
16. Steven Stehle
17. David Miller

Griffaw Takes Super Late Model Victory

May 24th, 2006

Other event winners May 20 included Steven Ashby of Cunningham, Tennessee taking the Weekly Racing Series Crate Late Model Feature, Ronnie Richardson taking the Mini Mod Feature event win, Jonathan Hendrick in the Outlaw Mini Sprints A-Main, Don Everett, Mike Deala in the Pure Mini Stock feature, Michael Neighbors in the Street Stock feature, and Clayton Miller in the UMP Open Wheel Modified Feature.

On Sunday afternoon May 21, a special event was held for the Outlaw Mini Sprints with Travis Senter Jr. driving his # 22 Sprint Car to the victory over Eric Wright, Jonathan Hendrick, Kara King, and Dereck King. Other event winners included Michael Rittenberry in the Pure Mini Stock feature event taking the win over Chadd Hembree, Travid Treat, and Richard Champagne. The UMP Open Wheel Modified feature event was won by Charles Zimmerman taking the win over David Flowers, Clayton Miller, and Anthony Garber. Clayton Miller set fast time with David Flowers taking the Heat Race win.

The Wednesday night May 24, the Clarksville Speedway will host a special racing event for the Weekly Racing Series Crate Late Models. The event will pay $1,000 to the winner of the special event tune-up event before the $3,000 Dirt Late Model Series on Saturday night May 27. The UMP Super Late Models, Outlaw Mini Sprint Cars and the rest of the support divisions will be in attendance this Saturday night May 27. The Wednesday schedule includes an open practice for all other support divisions with gates opening at 5:00 p.m. and Hot Lapping at 6:30 p.m. Pit Passes are $25.00 for this event with Adult Grandstand admission only $5.00

The Saturday night May 27 the special Dirt Late Model Series event will feature the cars and the stars of the touring Crate Late Model Series, which will be playing host to the track regulars including Carnell Parker III, Steven Ashby, Brian Caudle, Don Young and the rest of the speedway competitors. The points chase with the series includes top regulars Shannon Buckingham, Ronnie Johnson, Frankie Beard, David Gentry, Jimmy Kay, Jeff Fields, Denny Slayton, Jeff Smith, Carnell Parker III, Zach Nichols, Jeff Purvis and the rest of the touring series regular competitors. The Gates open on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. with Hot Lapping at 5:30 p.m. Pit Passes are $30.00 for this event with Adult grandstand admission being $15.00 and kids 10 and under with a paid adult ticket are admitted free.

This Sunday afternoon May 28 another Sprint Car special event will be held with the O’Reilly United Sprint Car Series 10th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour taking to the track paying $2,000 to the winner of the sanctioned event. The event at the Clarksville Speedway will be apart of the 2006 annual Speed Week which runs for 7 races in 9 nights across Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi. The tour starts in Malden, Missouri and ends in Columbus, Mississippi. The Sunday Memorial Day Weekend special event will also feature the Weekly Racing Series Crate Late Models, UMP Open Wheel Modifieds, and Mini Sprints on the racing card. The Gates open at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon with Hot Lapping slated for 5:30 p.m. Adult admission in the stands is only $20.00 with pit passes being $30.00.

For more information on the Clarksville Speedway, please log on to their official website at or phone the track at (931) 645-2523.

Weber Big Winner in $2,000 Modified Event at Clarksville

May 17th, 2006

A total of 126 race-cars for the seven classes took to the track during the night’s action. The Mother’s Day weekend special event drew cars from several states and Mothers were treated to a special gift in the Grandstands as each mother received a flower, compliments of Four Seasons Florist and the track staff. Although the cool weather seemed to stray, the action on the track was fast and furious with two and three wide racing all night long in front of a excellent crowd Saturday Night.

20 Super Late Models took to the track in Time Trials and Rusty Griffaw took fast time with a 13:853 seconds. The Dash Winner was Griffaw and Heat wins went to Matthew Potter and Gary Johnson.

The $2,000 to win UMP Open Wheel Modified event drew 28 entries to the Speedway with Matt Mevert taking Fast Time in Time Trials with a 14:343 second lap. The Dash was won by Denny Schwartz with Heat Race wins going to Anthony Garber, Scott Weber, and Charles Zimmerman. The B-Main was won by Joeseph Menser.
UMP Open Wheel Modified A-Main Finish:

The Mini Sprint A-Main was won by Race Neeley over Byron Reuelette, and Eric Clavert.

The Pro-Street A-Main was captured by Charles Zimmerman driving the # 31 race-car taking the win over Joeseph Hamm, and John Maines. Zimmerman also took Fat Time of the night in Time Trials with a 14:861 second lap.

The Street Stock A-Main event was won by Mike Neighbors of Hopkinsville, Kentucky taking the $1,000 win over Joeseph Hamm, and Larry Barber Jr..

The Mini-Modified A-Main event saw Micah Smith of Erin, Tennessee take the win in the # 89 race-car over Ronnie Richardson, and David Shephard.

The Pure-Mini A-Main event saw Michael Rittenberry take the win over Chad Hembree, and Thomas Clinard Jr. rounding out the third spot.

This Tuesday Night May 16, the Clarksville Speedway will feature a special event for the Weekly Racing Series Crate Late Model division. A $1,000 to win Crate Late Model event will take place this Tuesday with Gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and all other divisions may have an open practice. Just $5.00 General admission this Tuesday Night at Clarksville Speedway with pit passes being $25.00. This Saturday Night May 20 all divisions will be competing with a special salute to the Armed Forces with $6.00 general admission to the military personnel who show their official ID. Next Sunday May 21, a $2,000 to win Outlaw Mini Sprint A-Main event will be on the racing card with Open Wheel Modifieds, and Pure Mini’s. Pit Admission is only $25.00 for this special event and general grand-stand admission is $15.00 with Children 10 and under free. Gates Open at 4:00 p.m. with Hot Lapping at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 7:00 p.m.

Demo Derby on Tap at Clarksville

May 5th, 2006

This Saturday May 6 will feature the Crashing and Smashing of the ever-popular Demolition Derby along with a complete racing show of UMP Super Late Models, UMP Open Wheel Modifieds, Crate Late Models, Mini Mods, Outlaw Mini Sprints, Pro Streets, Pure Mini Stock, and Street Stock divisions.

Tony Albright of Clarksville, Tennessee sits high atop the points standings for the UMP Super Late Models and the Weekly Racing Series Crate Late Model Division. Albright leads Steven Ashby of Cunningham, Tennessee in the Crate Points chase after the April 22 race program. Albright also leads Rusty Griffaw and Bryan Singleton in the UMP Super Late Model points. David Flowers leads Anthony Garber in the UMP Open Wheel Modified track points with Stephen Schnapf leading Ed Mummert in the Outlaw Mini Sprints division. Michael Neighbors leads the Street Stock points with Jeff Joiner currently holding down the second spot. Mini Mod points are being held down by Micah Smith over Kyle Fleming. Pro Street point standings are being held down by Charles Zimmerman over Joeseph Hamm and Michael Rittenberry holds the top spot in the Pure Mini Stock points over Timothy Hunter.

The Main Gates will open this Saturday at 4:00 p.m. with Hot Lapping slated for 5:30 p.m. on the Dirt Track. Adult Grandstand admission is only $14.00 and Pit Passes are $25.00. For more information on the Clarksville Speedway please click your web browser to or the track phone is (931) 645-2523.

Albright Takes Second Win in a Row at Clarksville

April 25th, 2006

Albright also picked up the Weekly Racing Series win in the Crate Late Model division. Other event winners included Charles Zimmerman in the Pro-Street division, Michael Rittenberry in the Pure Mini Stock Feature, Micah Smith of Erin, Tennessee in the Mini-Mod Feature event, Dereck King in the Outlaw Mini Spring Feature, Michael Neighbors in the Street Stock Feature, and Charles Zimmerman in the UMP Open Wheel Modified Feature event.

The UMP Super Late Models saw 14 entries taking laps in time trials with Jarryd Holshouser of Hollybush, Kentucky taking the Fast Time award with Tony Albright taking the Dash win and Matt Wilson taking the Heat Race event win. The Feature Event saw Tony Albright, who was pulling double-duty in both the Crate and Super Late Models picking up his second feature event win of the season at the Clarksville Speedway over David Gentry of Lewsiburg, Tennessee, Rusty Griffaw, Jarryd Holshouser, and Steven Ashby of Cunningham, Tennessee.

The Weekly Racing Series Crate Late Model Division saw Tony Albright of Clarksville, Tennessee picking up the win over Carnell Parker III of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Steven Ashby of Cunningham, Tennessee. Mikey Hay and Brian Caudle rounded out the top-five.

The Pro-Street Feature event was won by Charles Zimmerman over Joeseph Hamm, John Maines, Ben Britt, and Donnie Rollins rounding out the top-five.

The Pure Min-Stock Feature event was Michael Rittenberry taking the checkered flag over Richard Champagne, Michael Perrigo of Erin, Tennessee, Timothy Hunter, and Wayne Key.

The UMP Open Wheel Modified Feature event saw Charles Zimmerman, who was also pulling double-duty, pick up the feature event win over David Flowers, Curt Cherry, Anthony Garber, and Mitchell Burkhart.

The Mini-Mod Feature event winner was Micah Smith of Erin, Tennessee over Kyle Fleming, Danny Taylor, Michael Perrigo of Erin, Tennessee, and Carl Smith rounding out the top-five running order.

The Outlaw Mini-Sprint Feature event was captured by Dereck King over Kara King, Clint Collins, Les Riley, and Stephen Schnapf.

Finally, the Street Stock Feature winner of the event was Michael Neighbors of Hopkinsville, Kentucky taking the win over Jeff Joiner of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Michael Byard, Robert Phillips of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Buster Smith.

The next Dirt Track Racing event at the Clarksville Speedway will come up this Saturday April 29 with a Full Show of UMP Super Late Models, UMP Open Wheel Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw Mini-Sprints, Mini-Mod’s, Pure Mini-Stock’s, and Pro-Street’s. The Gates Open on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. CST with Hot Lapping at 5:30 p.m. General Grandstand admission will be $14.00 for adults and Pit Passes are $25.00 for this event. Firefighters night will be this Saturday with the Crashing and Smashing of the exciting Demolition Derby taking place on race-night. Kid’s 3-legged races will also take place at the Clarksville Speedway this Saturday Night.

On the Drag Strip Friday Night April 28 at the Clarksville Speedway will be Bracket Racing with Gates opening at 5:00 p.m. with Racing at 7:00 p.m., and on Sunday afternoon April 30, Motorcycle Racing takes place with Gates opening at 10:00 a.m. and Time Trials at 12:00 p.m.

For more information on the Clarksville Speedway, please contact the track by phone at (931) 645-2523 or on your web browser at

Lots Going on at Clarksville

April 11th, 2006

Bring out the entire family for lots of fun and excitement at the race track. This is Police Officer’s night at the races on Saturday April 15th. All officers get in free with a work id. We plan to have an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday as well for all children 9 years and younger. Listed are the many activities planned for this weekend:

This Wed. April 12th Test & Tune on the Dragstrip. Gates open at 5:00 pm $5 per person and $5 per Tech card.

Friday April 14th Dragstrip – Bracket Races; Gates open at 5:00 pm – Times Trials at 7:00 pm. General Admission $10 12 years and younger Free with a paid adult. Sponsored by: Radfords Office Technologies, O’Reilly Auto Parts and The Wheel Shop.

Also on Friday: Midnight Madness at the Dragstrip; Time: 11:30pm until 2:30am. $5 per person and $5 per car.

Saturday April 16th – Dirt Track Races – Easter Egg Hunt planned; Gates open at 4:00 pm Hot Laps at 5:30 pm races at 7:00 pm. General Admission $12 Adults, 10 years and younger FREE with a paid Adult. If not $5 each. Police Officers get in free tonight with police id. Sponsored by Legends Bank, Sprint, Budweiser, and Fire Mountain.

Please come on out for a night of family fun! Call 931-645-2523 for more information.

Clarksville to host $2K Summer Series Mod Race

April 4th, 2006

Dragstrip events for this Friday night include Bracket Races at 7:00 p.m. and Midnight Madness from 11:00 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. with Street Legal Racing on the strip taking place. Dragstrip Events for Sunday April 9, 2006 include a $2,500 to win Foot Brake Race. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Sunday with Time Trials at 12:00 noon. Eliminations will take place at around 2:00 p.m.

This Saturday night April 8, 2006 the Clarksville Storm Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee will feature a complete show of UMP Super Late Models, Crate Late Models, UMP Open Wheel Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pro-Streets, Pure Mini’s, Mini-Mod’s, and Outlaw Mini Sprint’s. The Open Wheel Modified Summer Series event will take place this Saturday paying $2,000 to win for the Modifieds.

The Gates open on Saturday at the Dirt Track at 4:00 p.m. with Hot Lapping around 5:30 p.m. Pit Passes will be $30.00 with adult general grandstand admission only $15.00. Children ten and under are admitted free with a paid adult ticket.

For more information on the Clarksville Storm Speedway, please log on to the official website at or by phone at (931) 645-2523.

Randle Sweeney Picks Up First 2006 UMP LM Win

April 3rd, 2006

Other event winners included Clayton Miller of Elkton, Kentucky in the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds, Charles Zimmerman in the Pro-Street division, Tony Albright of Clarksville, Tennessee in the Crate Late Model class, Eric Wright in the Outlaw Mini Sprints division, Mike Neighbors of Hopkinsville, Kentucky in the Street Stock division, Micah Smith of Erin, Tennessee in the Mini-Mod Feature event, and Mike Deala in the Pure Mini Feature racing event.

With well over 100 race cars flooding the pit area on Saturday night at Clarksville Speedway, the great weather in the area played true and racing was fast and furious. In the UMP Late Model racing division, 17 race-cars entered time trials and Tony Albright of Clarksville, Tennessee picked up the fast time award with a time of 13:261 seconds. The Dash event was won by Randle Sweeney over Tony Albright and Jeff Glisson. Heat-1 was won by Rusty Griffaw over Perry Delaney of Sparta, Tennessee. Heat-2 was won by Jarryd Holshouser of Hollybush, Kentucky, the 2005 Northern Allstars Late Model Racing Series Rookie of the Year driver, over Duke Wright, and Dave Crawford. Randle Sweeney won the exciting Late Model feature event over Benton, Kentucky’s Terry English, Tony Albright of Clarksville, Tennessee, Jeff Glisson, and Rusty Griffaw.

The UMP Open Wheel Modified Feature event was won by Clayton Miller of Elkton, Kentucky in the Wilson’s Printworks sponsored # 15 race-car. Miller took the win over Michael Lee of Paris, Tennessee, and Gregg Brown of Burns, Tennessee. Fast Time in Qualifications was Michael Lee taking a 14:474 seconds lap. The Dash was won by Clayton Miller. Heat-1 was won by Ronnie Falloway over Tom Wilson, and Dennis Milligan.

The Crate Late Model division was won by Tony Albright of Clarksville, Tennessee driving the Beachaven Towing sponsored # 1 Late Model taking the win over Steven Ashby of Cunningham, Tennessee. Third in the event was Brian Caudle of Clarksville, Tennessee in the Beach Oil and RC Cola sponsored # RC1. Fast time was Tony Albright with a 13:894 seconds.

The Pro-Street feature winner was Chales Zimmerman taking the win over Tommy Harris, and Dale Phillips. Fast Time of the 12 entrants was Zimmerman with a 14:532 seconds. The Mini-Sprints had 24 entries on hand and Eric Wright of Goodletsville, Tennessee took the feature event win over Rick King of Vienna, Illinois, and Chris Hunter of Salem, Kentucky, last years points champion was third.

The Street Stock feature winner was Mike Neighbors of Hopkinsville, Kentucky taking the win over Jeff Joiner of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and third was Robert Phillips of Clarksville, Tennessee. 17 entries was on hand for the Street Stock event. Micah Smith of Erin, Tennessee took the Mini-Mod feature win over Kyle Fleming of Ashland City, Tennessee and third was Michael Perrigo of Erin, Tennessee. The Pure-Mini Feature event winner was Mike Deala taking the win over Michael Perrigo, and Bobby Dennis.

Next Saturday night April 8, 2006 the Clarksville Storm Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee will feature a complete show of UMP Super Late Models, Crate Late Models, UMP Open Wheel Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pro-Streets, Pure Mini’s, Mini-Mod’s, and Outlaw Mini Sprint’s. The Open Wheel Modified Summer Series event will take place this Saturday paying $2,000 to win for the Modifieds. Fore more information on the Clarksville Storm Speedway, please log on to the official website at or by phone at (931) 645-2523.

First Points Event This Saturday at Clarksville

March 30th, 2006

This Saturday night at Clarksville Storm Speedway will be the annual Teacher’s night at the races. Teachers: if you show your teaching ID, you will receive free admission on Saturday night at Clarksville. Adult admission in the Grandstands for this event will be $12.00. Children 10 and under are admitted free with a paid adult ticket. The Gates open Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and Hot Lapping is slated for around 6:30 p.m.

There have been two different winners in the Super Late Models thus far this season at Clarksville Speedway. Tim Tungate of Campbellsville, Kentucky took the $7,500 prize in the 2nd annual Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic back on March 18, 2006 and last Saturday night March 25, Benton, Kentucky’s Terry English took home his first feature victory of the 2006 season at Clarksville Speedway. Other event feature winners on Saturday night March 25 included Tony Albright of Clarksville, Tennessee in the Storm Crate Late Model division, Michael Lee in the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds, Corey Anderson in the Mini-Mod feature, Chris Hunter in the Outlaw Mini-Sprint feature, Charles Zimmerman in the Pro-Street, and Paul Musser in the Street feature.

For more information on these exciting racing events, please log on to the official website of the Clarksville Storm Speedway at or by phone at (931) 645-2523.

Tungate Takes $7,500 in Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic

March 20th, 2006

Tungate drove the J & L Motorsports owned Bullock Powered CJ Rayburn entry to victory lane. The number 18 is sponsored by American Racer Tires, Guardian Mortgage, Cox Properties, B & W Metals, K & N Air Filters, Bell, White Construction, Children’s Palace, Shelley’s Hot Styles, ABC Child Care, and Sunoco Race Fuels. Tungate led the entire 40 laps in the feature event to take the UMP Late Model feature event win.

Other event winners of the evening included Clayton Miller taking the $500 UMP Open Wheel Modified Feature event over Gregg Brown in the 11 car field. The Street Stock Feature event was won by Paul Musser taking the $500 prize over Mike Neighbors, and Dale Phillips. The $500 Pro-Street race was won by the 2005 Clarksville Storm Speedway Track Champion Don Everett, winning over Joshua Phillips, and Thomas Harris. The Mini Modified Feature event was won by Ronnie Richardson, over Michael Perrigo, and Kyle Fleming in the # 1f. In the Pure Mini Modified Feature event, Rookie racer Corey Anderson started at the tail end of the field and won the main event over Michael Rittenberry, and Jame Scott.

Next Saturday March 25, 2006 the Clarksville Storm Speedway will host a reguilar racing program for all classes including Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Pro-Street, Street Stocks, Mini Modifieds, and the Pure Mini Modifieds. Clarksville Speedway’s track phone number is (931) 645-2523 and the official website is .

Summary of Results
March 18, 2006
2nd annual Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic

1. Tim Tungate-$7,500
2. Terry English
3. Dan Schlieper
4. Scott Riggs
5. Billy Drake
6. Shannon Babb
7. Lee DeVasier
8. David Gentry
9. Jay Brinkley
10. Dennis Erb Jr.
11. Greg Johnson
12. Jordan Bland
13. Randle Sweeney
14. Matthew Potter
15. Rodney Melvin
16. Tony Albright
17. Carnell Parker III
18. Tony Morris
19. Darren Miller
20. Michael England

$7,500 Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic Hits Clarksville

March 15th, 2006

The UMP Super Late Model special will feature Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 40 lap $7,500 to win A-Main event which will pay $750 to start in the 20 car field. Drivers not transferring to the main event, will receive $50 tow money. The Late Model rules on tires may be the LM-40 and the LM-20 only, and all UMP rules will be observed. There will be a $100 entry fee for the Late Models at this event.
The March 5, 2005 winner of the Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic was Billy Moyer of Batesville, Arkansas taking the $10,000 Northern Allstars Late Model Racing Series sanctioned win over Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tennessee, and Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Georgia.

2005 Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic Summary:

March 5, 2005-50 entries

A-Main: Billy Moyer, Randy Weaver, Dale McDowell, Steve Barnett, Steve Francis, Dennis Erb Jr., Steve Hillard, Shannon Babb, Jeep VanWormer, Randle Sweeney, Billy James, Chuck Proctor, Joey Lingauer, John Van Den Berg, Tony Albright, Timothy Hamburg, Scott James, Don O?eal, Richard Frost, Michael England, Tony Morris, Patrick Duggan, Duane Chamberlain, Kevin Cole.

Gates open at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday with Hot Lapping at 2:30 p.m. General Admission is only $25.00 and Pit Passes are $35.00. For more information, please contact the Speedway at (931) 645-2523 or on the internet at

Five Classes Take to the Track at Clarksville

March 11th, 2006

We hope that all of improvements will exceed each and every person’s expectations. We are here for you our potential and or existing fans. Without you we would not be here.

We hope that we have developed an environment suitable for every age group. We strive daily to make our facility a family oriented racetrack. If you are tired of doing the same boring thing every weekend, please take a chance and visit us for lots of racing crashing, flipping action. We promise even if you are not a race fan, you will soon change your mind!

Racing this weekend are the following classes; Crate Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Pro-Street, Street Stock, Mini Modifieds and Pure Mini. Gates open at 12 noon Hot Laps at 3:00 and races begin around 4:00.

For the remainder of March, the track will open the gates at 12 noon; Hot Laps will begin at 3:00 and races around 4:00. We are trying to race with Mother Nature not against her. So we are making a time compromise. We look forward to seeing a lot of smiling faces as our 2006-racing season begins. Please call us at 931-645-2523 or visit our website at

Clarksville Rewards Chilly Fans with Hot Racing

March 7th, 2006

The first feature out on the track was the Street class with Don Everett taking the win, while Matt Musser finished second. Next out was the Pro Street with Tommy Harris taking the checked with John Maines not far behind.

In the Open Wheel class it was our 2005 track champion David Flowers showing the way with new comer Anthony Garber sliding into second. Also winning was Kyle Fleming in the Mini Mod. Class and in the Pure Mini class was Eric Perry.

Not to be out done, the Storm Crate cars roll on the track with two-time Hall of fame winner Jeff Purvis taking the first checkered flag of the season and following a close second was 2005 track champion Carnel Parker and Steven Ashby taking a third place position.

For the remainder of March, the track will open the gates at 12 noon; Hot Laps will begin at 3:00 and races around 4:00. We are trying to race with Mother Nature not against her. So we are making a time compromise. We look forward to seeing a lot of smiling faces as our 2006-racing season begins.

Clarksville Readies for March 4th Season Opener

February 28th, 2006

We are very excited, as we have added two new classes this year, Crate Late Models and a beginner class for the Mini Sprints. We have had a tremendous response concerning these added classes. This brings our total class count up to nine!

Everyone is preparing for the $50,000.00 to win Crate Late Model race, which will happen on July 28th 2007. Our phones haven’t stopped ringing. I spoke to Mr. Sid Johnson of Wyatt and Johnson Auto Dealership this past Saturday. He has made a spectactular jester! He has announced that any driver that purchases a crate motor from his dealership (which is located here in Clarksville Tennessee) will be given an additional $200.00 to the winner of the Crate Late Model race. Our first place winner of the Crate Late Model wins $800.00, so if the driver has purchased a motor from Mr. Johnson he will take home $1000.00. Wow! Not bad for the new and upcoming Late Model class!

This is our 5th season here at the Speedway. We continue to update most everything in site. Since the close of last season, we have added the new VIP Suites, new Pit Tower, about $5000.00 in repairs on the bleachers, a new Grand Entrance and a Game Room for the kid at heart. We have also purchased transponders, which will speed up the races even more. We always finish our races by 12:00 midnight as a jester to our fellow neighbors.

If you haven’t seen Clarksville Speedway lately, you haven’t seen anything!

Sponsorship Adds Fuel to Speedway’s Dreams

January 21st, 2006

Before became the primary sponsor of the Crate Racin’ USA Series, CEO Steve Girsky admits he wasn’t much of a racing fan.

Now, he can’t watch enough racing, and the company he helped launch four years ago has increased its impact on the local racing scene. — a payment processing company for online auctions — became the primary sponsor of Clarksville Speedway, the 40-year-old dirt track that launched the career of Clarksville’s Jeff Purvis, and is the central track for the launch of the Crate Racin’ Series, which has grown from a regional racing event into a national series.

The two-year deal, with an option for an additional two years, became official when Girsky and speedway owners William and Tammy Scogin made the venture officially known Friday.

With having its headquarters in Clarksville, becoming the primary sponsor of the clay-oval dirt track was an ideal fit.

“Truthfully, the sponsorship of our local track in the hometown of our corporate headquarters was a natural extension of our racing endeavors of what we’ve undertaken in the past year,” Girsky said., which was launched in 2002, does business in 200 countries and is expanding its services to include e-mail accounts, Web pages, domain registry and Web-based tools.

With this major sponsorship endeavor, the Clarksville Speedway is positioned to speed up its current expansion and renovation, while providing bigger purses for the Crate Racin’ USA Series.

“We haven’t ear-marked money for any particular purpose, other than set aside monies from the sponsorship to these purses to make them bigger,” Girsky said.

Most dirt tracks pay $400 to their winner, but the speedway will pay its winner $800.

The new Clarksville Speedway is currently building corporate suites — a first for a dirt track — in addition to a new media and scoring tower.

“We’re trying to give the community a place to have people come in, businesses come in, and have a place to entertain their clients,” Tammy said. “We’re hoping that these suites go well this year, and that maybe if word gets out, that we can add another roll of them next year.”

Added Girsky: “We’ve been to several (dirt tracks) here recently and we haven’t come across one yet that has suites.”

Last season, the speedway was the host site for 200 events — including some that weren’t race related — and averaged 1,200 in attendance with its stock car series.

“All these corporate businesses, from mom and pa, to 2,000 people, we can entertain out here,” Tammy said. “We can give them a little place they can do something at.”

Other renovations to the track facility include replacing the fence alongside the road in front of the track, in addition to building a new entrance and new signs.

“It is a good venture for both companies. It’s an asset for us we know, and we hope it’s an asset for them,” William said. “Tammy and I have tried to improve the place the longer we go.”

The speedway has invested $30,000 in transponders to assist in scoring the cars and the laps they’ve run. will also help drivers find corporate and business sponsors to cover the costs of their operation.

“For these guys, it costs a lot of money to race and expand the base of the sport,” Girsky said. “If we can get sponsorship for the drivers, we’ve helped another set of fans.”’s interest in auto racing was initiated after it was approached by a Nextel Cup team looking for sponsorship. Girsky met with Purvis, who spent nearly 20 years racing on the ARCA, NASCAR Busch and then-Winston Cup series, to learn what would be involved in sponsorship.

It was Purvis who tipped, which is the primary sponsor of Purvis’ Crate Series car, about the Crate engine, and its future in dirt track racing.

Motors for late model cars can cost $40,000, but the Crate engines cost between $3,000 and $5,000, and their speeds and horsepower are similar to those of the more costly motors.

“This whole series is the wave of the future,” Girsky said. “You can race a car and buy an engine from $3,000 to $5,000 dollars, and race against NASCAR-level competition.”

Jimmy Trodglen is sports editor and can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at 245-0261.

Clarksville Speedway Gains New Name, New Sponsorship

January 21st, 2006

Financial terms were not disclosed, but Steve Girsky, CEO of, said sponsorship dollars will allow the renamed Clarksville Speedway to continue its expansion and renovation, while increasing the cash awarded to race winners.

Girsky and speedway owners William and Tammy Scogins began discussions about the business venture two weeks ago. is the primary sponsor of the Crate Racin’ USA Series, which has grown from a regional dirt racing event into a national racing series in only one year.’s involvement in the speedway, a clay-oval dirt track on Needmore Road, is a separate business deal from its sponsorship of the racing series.

“Anything and everything we do out here will be focused around,” William Scogins said. “It’s a great handshake that we’ve been able to find somebody in our own town, in our community that’s going to take interest in racing the way they’ve had.”’s involvement with the speedway also includes the Friday night drag racing series and the go-cart track.

The speedway is undergoing its most extensive renovation since the Scoginses bought the facility five years ago. Corporate suites and a new media tower are under construction.

Jimmy Trodglen is sports editor and can be reached at or at 245-0261.

Clarksville Readies for Season Championships

September 12th, 2005

Gates open at 4:00, Hot Laps start at 5:30 and races at 7:00. Adult prices $12.00 Children 6-11 years old are $3.00. Pit Admission $25.00. Lot’s of action happening at Clarksville Speedway as we wind down the season with a bang! Coming September 24th the World of Outlaws “Dirty Dozen” Late Models grace our presence for a $10,000 to win purse.

Don’t miss the first ever Clarksville Haunted Woods and Dooms Day Ride starting in October. This will be the most scared you have ever been! More information to follow in the following weeks.

Visit us at or call 931-645-2523.

Clarksville Speedway Has Lots of Action Planned

August 31st, 2005

Clarksville Speedway proudly announces a Double Header weekend on the Dirt Track
Each night:

General Adult Admission $11.00, Kid’s 6-11 $3.00 5 and under free Pit Admission $25.00
Gates open at 4:00 Hot laps at 5:30 racing action starts at 7:00

Saturday Sept 3rd Classes racing include: Late Models, Open Wheels Mini Sprints , Pro Street and Mini Mod

Sunday Sept 4th $2000.00 to win! Outlaw Mini Sprint races along with Open Wheel, Street Stock and Pure Mini.

Don’t miss the action as mother nature brings us cooler weather! The Outlaw Mini Sprints will be coming from all over to see who will take home the cash! We especially thank all of our sponsors for bringing you the best racing action around! Budweiser, Sprint PCS, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Choppers Roadhouse located on Madison Street.

For more information, please call 931-645-2523 or visit us at

Clarksville Hosts NASCAR Stars July 27th

July 20th, 2005

Gates open at 5:00, Hot laps begin at 5:30 and racing action around 7:00pm. General Admission prices are as follows: Adults $20.00, Children 6 to 10 years old $10.00 and children 5 years old and younger FREE. Meet these Nascar drivers personally in our Pits for only $30.00 per person. All seven classes will be racing including Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Mini Sprints, Pro-Street, Street Stock, Mini Mod. and Pure Mini. Souvenir’s available on site. For more information, please call us at 931-645-2523 or visit us at

Sweeney and Everett Win Twice

June 28th, 2005

In the Mid-Season Championship race for the Outlaw Mini Sprints Josh Clark turned in a dominant performance and took the checkered flag. Chris Hunter took second place after starting in row five.

In the Street Feature race Don Everett passed Neal Grisham coming out of turn two with one lap to go and was able to hold on for the victory. Everett had to overcome several yellow flags for his first victory of the night.

Everett’s second victory of the night came in the Pro Street Feature, where he had to battle Larry Hamm for the victory. Everett was able to stretch his lead and secure the victory when Hamm got held up by the lapped traffic.

The Mini Mod feature race showcased a photo finish as Ronnie Richardson was leading throughout the race he had the misfortune of a flat tire coming out of turn four and was unable to hold of Micah Smith down the finish. Smith won the race in what was the closest finish of the evening.

The Pure Mini Stock featured race was won by Micheal Perrigo as Michael “Goober” Rittenberry took second and Christopher Perrigo finished in third.

This Wednesday, June 29, the UMP Summer National traveling series will race at the Clarksville Speedway Racing Complex. For more information, call 645-2523 or visit on the Internet.

UMP Summer Nationals Coming to Clarksville

June 22nd, 2005

We will be having a special firework’s display by Allen’s Fireworks. Prices are as follows: Adults $22.00 Children 6-11 years old $10.00 Children 5 year old and under FREE. Pit passes $35.00.

The first place payout for the Late Model class is $6,000.00 with a total purse for the night well over $25,000.00. All classes will be racing including the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds, Mini Sprints, Pro-Street, Street Stock, Mini Stock and Pure Mini. Late Model previous winners include Tony Stewart and Don O’Neal. All of the big boys in racing are expected to attend our UMP Summer Nationals.

We will have Joyce the clown, which will include face painting, animal balloons and don’t forget the excitement of the fireworks will entertain the children. We have a safe environment and a fenced in playground area.

If you haven’t been to Clarksville Speedway in the past few years, you have missed some of the greatest races ever. Clarksville Speedway has had a complete makeover with new concession buildings, playground area, new bathrooms and hours and hours of major clean up.

Our concession stands just received a score of 96 and we are graded just like an O’Hares Restaurant. Come on out and spend a night of family fun and entertainment with some of the nicest people you will ever meet. For more information, please call 931-645-2523 or visit us on the web at

Don Everett Wins Them All

June 20th, 2005

The second Heat winner was Carnell Parker (75). Matt Potter (64) wins the B-Feature. Parker starts deep in the field and passes Gary Frost on the last lap to record the win.

Sixteen Mini Sprints showed the fans what racing was all about tonight. Les Riley (13R) wins our first Heat. Daniel Robertson (24) wins Heat two. Chris Hunter (26) takes the checkered flag in our main Feature race.

In the Open Wheel Modified race Clayton Miller set the fastest time at 13.982. Miller (15) also wins the Dash. Charles Zimmerman (93) wins Heat one and Clayton Miller also claims his victory win in the Feature event.

The Pro-Street class had a car count of eighteen; Don Everett (22) wins the Dash. Mike Sweeney (K37) takes the win in Heat one and Larry Barber (T54) picks up the win in Heat two. Don Everett goes on to take the Feature win as well. Truly a night for celebration for the much deserved Everett racing team.

In the Street Stock race consisting of 16 cars, Don Everett now driving car #9 wins the first Heat while Mike Neighbors (77) wins Heat two. Michael Byard (68) won Heat three. Don Everett comes back to make a clean sweep of the night and wins this feature, making this his fourth win for the night.

The Mini Modifieds started out with Micah Smith (13X) winning the Heat race. Ronnie Richardson (15) comes back to take the checkered flag for the night.

The Pure Mini class consisted of the following winners: Michael Rittenberry (5) and Christopher Perrigo (14) pick up the Heat wins and Rittenberry also wins the Feature race.

Don’t miss the action next weekend as the Open Wheel Modified’s and the Mini Sprints race for their cash and trophies in the Mid-Season Championship race. Also, coming up on Wednesday June 29th, the UMP Summer National traveling series strut their stuff here at The Clarksville Speedway Racing Complex. Please call 931-645-2523 or visit us at

A Night of Photo Finishes at Clarksville

June 5th, 2005

The B feature winner was Brian Singleton (72). With the field set, the green flag flies, with many positions juggling back and forth. Every driver was giving it all they had all the way until the checkered flag dropped. Neck in neck Chandler and Tony Albright (1) battle it out all they way across the finish line. The crowd goes wild as Albright wins by about 12 inches. This is what our fans come out to see. Now that’s racing!

The Open Wheel dash winner was our very own Clayton Miller (15). Heat winner #1 showed Jamie Mann (3) catching the checkered flag. When feature time rolled around David Flowers (99) wins first place while Randall Sweeney (182) takes second.

Mini Modifieds racing for the Mid-Season Championship with the top five receiving trophies puts on quite a show as the heat race winner starts with Ronnie Richardson (15). He also went on to win the feature race taking home the first place trophy. Taking second place was Micah Smith (14X), Brian Smith (13X) takes third place, Stan Ferry (2) wins fourth and Kyle Fleming (1F) wins fifth.

As the Mini Sprints roll onto the track, Race Neeley (14R) shows them who was boss in heat one. Les Riley (13R) wins heat two and goes on to take home the big money in the feature race. If you haven’t seen these guys in action, you haven’t seen racing!

The Street Stock class also had their Mid-Season Championship race with the top five receiving money and trophies. With a field of eighteen cars, any ones guess as to who would take home the win. Starting the night out with the heat races were the following drivers: Mike Neighbors (77) wins heat one. Dorris McCord (45) takes the second heat win and Wally Walker (71) wins the third heat. Feature time displays some more photo finishes as drivers Ronnie Hedgepath (H55) and Don Everett (9) battle it out. Again the win was within a foot. The final outcome for victory was Dorris McCord finishing first as Neighbors takes second place, while Everett places third, Hedgepath finishes fourth and Matt Musser (8) take fifth place. This has to be one of the most exciting street stock races thus far this season with some outstanding, professional racers showing the fans how it is done.

The Pure Mini’s also celebrated their Mid-Season Championship. Heat race winners were Darryl Johnson (30)winning the first heat and Michael Perrigo (14) winning the second heat. Feature race displayed Perrigo again taking the checkered flag as Brad Groves (8G) takes second place, Stan Ferry (1) placing third, Tony Wallace (21) taking fourth and Tim Hunter (77) placing fifth. They all received money and trophies designed by Sporty’s Awards.

The Pro-Street class had Brian Caudle (RC1) setting fastest time. Don Young (41) wins the Dash race and Larry Barber Jr. (T54) wins the Heat. Don Young also made a statement as he takes the feature win.

A special thank you goes out to all of our fans and drivers as they donated over $500.00 to help out our fellow racers Tyrone Dossett as he has been in a terrible automobile accident and David Liberatore as he was in a really bad fire. I know their families are very appreciative of your kindness. Please keep their families in your prayers as they recover from these deadly accidents.

Don’t miss the action later this week as we have our first ever NWA Wrestling match this Thursday night. Gates open at 6:00 with the event starting at 7:00 General Admission tickets are only $7.00 and children 10 and under FREE. Also next Saturday night June 11th the Mid-Season Championships will continue as the Late Models and Pro-Street give it all they got to receive both money and trophies. Gates open at 4:00 Hot laps at 5:30 and racing around 7 pm. Don’t miss a night of family fun, join us at Clarksville Speedway Racing Complex located at 1600 Needmore road. Call 931-645-2523 for more information or visit us on the web at

Albright Reclaims the Throne at Clarksville

May 23rd, 2005

Heat #1 ran smoothly as Arville Pittman (53) takes the first win of the night. Heat #2 was led by Joseph Linguaer (28) all the way to victory lane. The Dash leader was long time fan favorite (F14) Gary Frost. Albright (1) leads the first seven laps with Steven Ashby (16) hot on his heels and Mike Chandler (51) trailing not far behind. Lap seven Darrell Brown (33T) jumps up to second, but Ashby soon takes it from him. Leading every lap Albright finally reclaims the thrown with his first win in several weeks.

Open Wheel – Sponsored by Wyatt Johnson Fastest time was set by David Flowers (99) at 14.400. During Heat #1 Flowers led every lap. Flowers in every lap led the feature race. Hot on his heels was Charles Zimmerman (93 all the way until lap seven where Gil Smith (7X) battles for second. During lap eleven Ben Shearon (7) takes over second place while David Flowers takes the checkered flag.

Mini Sprint – Sponsored by Clarksville Disposal Heat #1 had many driver changes. Lap one and two was led by Dwayne Emberton (43) taking over lap three and for was Ed Mummert (17) then taking over the led to finfish as the first winner was Chris Hunter (26). The second Heat was a battle for first and second place as Race Neeley (14R) and Lynn Ambrose (36) duke it out until the last lap as Ambrose takes the checkered flag. Fourteen Sprints grace the clay oval as they roll out for the feature. Leading every lap all the way to victory lane would be Chris Hunter (26) and taking second place during the last two laps was Ronnie Ambrose (44).

Pro Street – Setting fast time at 14.517 and letting the crowd know that it would be his night to shine was Brian Caudle (RC1) Heat #1 Leading every lap was Brian Caudle taking second place was Tyrone Dossett (44). Heat #2 also leading every lap was Roy Brewington (34) and taking second place was #(11L) Larry Hamm. The feature consisted of thirteen cars. Leading every lap all the way to victory lane was Brian Caudle. Finishing second place was Larry Barber (T54).

Street Stock –Heat # 1 leading every lap was Mike Neighbors (77). Battling out for second place was Don Everett (9) and Dorris McCord (45) but McCord’s lets the crowd know who is boss Heat #2 with his only win of the night was Dale Phillips (87). Winning second place was Mike Neighbors (77). Feature time was pretty consistent as Mike Neighbors and Neal Grisham lead the pack to victory lane. Watch out Street Stock drivers it looks like Neal is going for the next checkered win!

Mini Modified – Sponsored by Lester Ellis Plumbing Consisted of one Heat race. Taking the checkered flag and leading every lap was Thomas Clinard (55). Finishing second place was Ronnie Richardson (15). Feature time rolls around as Charles Newberry (23) leads every lap but was disqualified as his car didn’t weight enough making Ronnie Richardson out first place winner. Finishing second was Brian Smith (13X).

Pure Mini – The Heat race winner was Daryl Johnson (D 1). Feature winner was also Johnson and taking second place was Michael Rittenberry (5).

‘Drag’ Boat Race Leads off Special Events in May

May 17th, 2005

Kind of a demolition race, the object of the race is to crash the canoes chained to the other cars. The last car running with his boat intact wins! Gates open at 4:00 Hot Laps start at 5:30. All other classes are running including the Late Models and Mini Sprints.

Then on Sunday May 22nd Clarksville Speedway has it’s first ever ENDURO race! Cars race 50 laps with no cautions. The only way the race is stopped is if the track is completely blocked. If you like crashes, you don’t want to miss this one. Race times are as follows: Gates open at 12:00 noon racing begins at 2:00.

The action just doesn’t stop because on Tuesday May 22nd Clarksville Speedway will have a “Run What You Brung Race”, any street legal car has a chance to race on the big clay oval. Don’t tell Mom! Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Only $5.00 general admission and $5.00 Entry fee for any car racing. Again, the first ever!

Also, making a special appearance will be Jeff Purvis! He will be practicing for a major event coming up on Sunday May 29th when the USCS Outlaw Sprints will be in town. Jeff will be racing again in the first ever “Crate Late Model 50 lap, $3,000.00 to win race”. Also, appearing will be the UMP Modifieds and the Outlaw Mini Sprints. Gates open at 4:00 Hot Laps at 5:30 and racing action at 7:00.

So as you can see, Clarksville Speedway isn’t just a regular racetrack! If you request it, we will try to bring it to you, our very special fans! Please call 931-645-2523 or visit us at

Northern All Stars Heat up Clarksville Track

May 3rd, 2005

The night started out with the Pro Street class. Brian Caudle car # RC1 set the fastest time of 15.009. The Open Wheel Modifieds fasted time was set by Randle Sweeney car # 15 at 14.631. We had four separate groups qualifying in the Late Model class. They race as follows; Group 1 was car # M31 Tony Morris, Group 2 was car # 75 Carnell Parker a fan favorite, who is also leading the Clarksville Speedway points set a time of 13.612. Group 3 setting fast time was Dennis Erd car #28 at 13.569. Then came Group 4 as another local track favorite Gary Frost car # F14 set a time of 13.462.

Next out the Heat races began as the Outlaw Mini Sprints heat winners were Josh Clark #12 and Chris Hunter #26. The Pure Mini winners were #2X Brad Merrit and Heat 2 winner was #12X Mike Conrad. The Street Stock showing the way as Wally Walker #71 wins the first heat and Mike Neighbors #77 takes the second Heat win. Next out was the much, anticipated Northern All Stars as 32 cars tested the waters!

Taking the first heat win was #81 Kevin Cole. The second Heat winner was #116 Randy Weaver. The third Heat winner was #89 Steve Barnett and the fourth was #71 Don O’Neal. Dash winner for the Open Wheel Modifids was #37 Randall Sweeney. Charles Zimmerman #93 wins the Heat race. Last out for the Heat races were the Pro Street class. Leading the way was #22 Don Everett as he subbed for the injured Anthony Manzella. The second Heat race winner was #T54 Larry Barber Sr.

With eighteen cars in the field, the B feature will put the remaining four cars into the show. Bronson Berry, Steven Ashby, Mike Chandler and Jeremy Williams wins a chance to make the A Feature for the Northern All Stars.

As the features start, the Mini Mod. will be the first cars off the list. Ronnie Richardson #15 shows them the way to victory lane. Next was the Open Wheel Modifieds as Randall Sweeney pulling double duty wins the feature. The Pure Mini class rolls out with sixteen cars as 2X Brad Merritt takes his second win for the night. As the crowd roars and the Late Model strut onto the track.

Side by side action and three wide at times the thirty lap feature was worth the money showing that the locals Carnell Parker and Randall Sweeney could run with some of the best drivers around. But Don O’Neal would take the checkered flag again at Clarksville Speedway.

The twenty lap feature for the Outlaw Mini Sprints winner was #26 Chris Hunter fighting his way to the front and taking home the cash! Tonight’s winner for the Street Stock class was substitute Don Young replacing Dorris McCord car # 45. Bringing up the rear to close out the night was the Pro Street class. Don Everett setting the pole had to back out as car troubles brought him down for the night. So taking the checkered flag was #RC1 Brian Caudle.

Don’t miss all of the action as next Saturday night we race the Demolition Derby at Clarksville Speedway. Gates open at 4:00 Racing begins around 6:30. The derby will be held during intermission. Please call 931-645-2523 for more information.

Hot Over Hamilton’s Antics

April 25th, 2005

As he was running in second place, Bobby Hamilton Jr. tried to pass Day on the inside for about six or seven laps, good side by side racing when coming up off of turn two, Bobby Hamilton Jr. crowded Day to the outside wall causing Day to scuff the wall and in return caused the two cars to touch which sent Hamilton into the wall. Hamilton ended up with major damage to his car.

After Hamilton fired up his car, he drove one complete lap around the race track and turned into pit lane, traveled all the way down pit road and turned into the right side of Day’s car. Two crew members, one of which just happens to be my husband William Scogin, the other was Keith a friend of the family, were both working on the left front side of the car when the impact sent them both flying through the air. Afterwards, there was a major fight then Hamilton Jr.’s crew came into Day’s pits and began hitting on the same ones he tried to run over!

This was totally unsportsmanlike! What happens on a race track stays on a racetrack, you don’t try to intentially run over someone. Another driver asked Hamilton Jr. “What would you have done if you would have seriously hurt one of those guys?” to which he is said to have replied “All can say is that I should have been going faster!”.

This was another driver that spoke to Hamilton and called into 104.5 radio station after the races.

It’s a poor day in racing, when you can’t take a day off to actually enjoy what should have been a great racing event. I am sorry to say this but I thought that when a racer makes the big time like NASCAR’s Nextel Cup, that they stopped playing redneck games on the race track. My concern is what will this man do to someone the next time he looses his temper on a race track? Maybe the next crew member won’t be as lucky as my husband and his friend were today!

Clarksville HostsTrophy Queen Contest and Demo Derby

April 21st, 2005

Gates open at 4:00, Hot Laps begin at 5:30, Races start around 7:00 and the Demolition Cars will race during intermission at approximately 8:30. We will also be crowning our 2005 Trophy Queen, who will rein the entire 2005 Racing Season. Ladies 17 years old and up, come dressed to impress the crowd as you must win the majority vote!

Also, the following events are happening at Clarksville Speedway this weekend:

Friday night: The Drag Strip has Bracket Racing. Gates open at 5:00 Time Trials begin at 7:00. And then at Midnight, The Drag Strip presents the Midnight Madness races. Gates open at 12:00 am and all compact cars, low noise cars and motorcycles race until 3:00 am.

Friday Night: The Go Kart track opens at 5:00 racing starts at 7:00. Bring your own kart to race. Ages as low as 5 years old strut their stuff! All Racing karts welcome. We run Burris Rules.

Saturday: At the Drag Strip, The Good Fellas Meet me at the track! Second Annual Car Show.

For lots of family fun and excitement come on out and spend a day or night at the Clarksville Speedway racing complex located at 1600 Needmore Road in Clarksville Tennessee. Please call 931-645-2523 for more information or visit us at See you at the races!

Clarksville Crowd Enjoys a Full Night of Racing

April 17th, 2005

Qualifying began with Pro-Street Brian Caudle setting fast time at 14.347. Open Wheel with Lucas Lee at 13.716. Late Model fast time was Randle Sweeney at 12.994.

As 7 o’clock rolled around we stared with our first Heat Race. Pure Mini Heat one winner was Michael Rittenberry; Heat two winners was Michael Perrigo, rolling out next in the Mini Mod. Class was Thomas Clinard. Coming out next was the Street class. Heat winner one was Dorris McCord; Heat winner two was Mike Neighbors. Next came the Late Model class.

Randle Sweeney wins the Dash and winning Heat one was Tony Morris and Heat two winners was Joey Lingauer. Mini Sprint also had two Heat races. The first winner was Chris Hunter and Race Neeley too the win for Heat two. The Open Wheel Dash winner was Randle Sweeney taking his second win for the night. David Flowers wins the next Heat race. Pro-Street Dash winner was Brian Caudle; Heat one winner was Dusty Laman and Tommy Harris winner of the second Heat.

Feature time rolls around ahead of schedule. The first class out shows Ronnie Richardson leading flag to flag. Next class out was the Open Wheel showing Randle Sweeney being on top of his game. Next Brian Caudle wins the Pro-Street. Next up on the agenda was the Late Models, which went 19 laps without a caution when leader Carnel Parker tangles with a lap car. The lap car was sent to the rear and Parker was sent back to the front to take his second feature win in a row.

Next out was the 600CC Mini Sprints, which are now racing every weekend at Clarksville Speedway. Taking the feature win was car number 12 Josh Clark after Chris Hunter led most of the race he passed him with two laps to go to pick up his first victory win. We then move up to the Street class showing Dorris McCord as the winner with a late race pass on the backstretch, which gives him the win over Mike Neighbors.

We cap off the night with the Pure Mini class. After the twelve-lap feature, and inspection was completed, Stan Ferry takes the win, as Michael Rittenberry, Timothy Hunter and Brandon Pearson were found illegal. With all of the racing action, running approximately 300 laps, the night ended early at 10:30.

Don’t miss all of the action next Saturday April 23rd as Clarksville Speedway has the first Demolition Derby of 2005. Gates open at 4:00; Hot Laps begin at 5:30. The demolition cars will run during intermission around 8:30. Come on out for lots of excitement and family fun.

Clarkville Hosts Open Wheel Classic

March 30th, 2005

They will be racing with us every Saturday night. We will have a special firework’s display by Allen’s Fireworks immediately following the nights events. Clarksville Speedway will be collecting can goods for our city. The can goods/dry goods will be distributed to any church in need. This is our way of helping out our community.

Gates open this Saturday, April 2nd at 1:00 with hot laps starting at 3:00 and racing will begin approximately at 5:00. Come early for the best seats. Come on out and bring the entire family for lots of racing action. General Admission prices for Adults are $18.00 ages 6 years old to 11 years are $8.00 children 5 years and younger are free. Pit admission price is $30.00 per person regardless of age.

There is an ATM machine available on site. Please call 931-645-2523 for more information or visit us on the web at Clarksville Speedway is located at 1600 Needmore Road. This racing action is brought to you by Sprint PCS, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Budweiser “The Official beer of Clarksville Speedway.”

$10K Awaits Winner of Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic

March 2nd, 2005

Gates open at noon, hot laps start at 3:00. The highest price purse ever in the history of Clarksville Speedway! Approximately $40,000 payout! All other classes will be racing for big money too! All of the big names are expected to be here! Don O’Neal, Steve Francis, Kevin Weaver, along with our local favorites Terry English, Tony Albright, Randall Sweeney, Gary and Richard Frost.

We are very excited that the Northern All Star Late Models will be racing at our facility. We will be having a special firework’s display by Allen’s Firework’s. General admission is $25.00 per adult ticket, 6-11 years old $10.00 and 5 years and under FREE. The Pit Pass is $35.00 per person. An ATM will be available on site.

Don’t miss the biggest race of the year! Clarksville Speedway Racing Complex located at 1600 Needmore Road Clarksville, Tennessee. Please call 931-645-2523 for more information or visit us at

Miller and Phillips Win the War at Clarksville Speedway

October 3rd, 2004

When the green flag dropped, Miller started the Feature in second place and Flowers in the seventh position. Eventually, Flowers chased down Miller to fall only one position short of the Season Championship. The winner of the feature was (55) Michael Lee making Miller the Open Wheel Champion for 2004. Finishing second place was David Flowers.

When the Late Models rolled onto the track, points were not a deciding factor of the night. (1) Tony Albright who had won the 2004 Season Championship over Richard Frost, was racing in MO with The Challenge of the Champions season finale leaving twenty late models to carry on without him. In the Dash (75) Carnell Parker took the win and would start outside front row of the feature. Strutting his stuff in Heat one was (8) Ronnie Frost. Heat two was a new comer (32) Vince Grondzki. Taking the checked flag for the Feature win was (33) Randle Sweeney and Parker coming in a close second.

That being said and done, we moved onto the Street Stock race which was a heated battle between (87) Dale Phillips and (H55) Ronnie Hedgepath. Both led every lap and won their Heat races. Rolling out onto the track for the Feature race, Hedgepath had to win and Phillips had to finish fourth for Hedgepath to win the 2004 championship. This didn’t happen. Phillips won the feature with Hedgepath on his bumper, giving the fans a great show for their money. Dale Phillips won the battle and the war making him once again our 2004 Season champion. The $500.00 bonus plan won’t hurt his feelings either since this was his second year in a row to show all who really in top dog!

The Pro Street action started out with the Dash winner (64) Matt Potter and Heat one winner Don Young. Matt Potter wins the feature and Young taking a quick second. Larry Hamm becomes the 2004 Season Championship winner, two years in a row.

Mini Mod. racing was a smooth night. Heat one winner was (54) Don Donegan. (55) Mike Johnson wins Heat two. Taking the victory flag for the Feature race was again Donegan. Points winner for 2004 Season Championship was (23) Charles Newberry winning by notable fashion.

Pure Mini class ends their points season with the young man (12) Christopher Perrigo taking top honors as 2004 Season Champion. Stan Ferry taking a close second. The nights feature winner would go to (77) Tim Hunter leading every lap in the feature.

Potter Crowned Pro Street Season Champion

September 12th, 2004

And Randle Sweeney (33) stopped the clock in 12.632 seconds ahead of Lee
DeVasier’s (5) 12.975. In all, four Late Model drivers squeezed in below
thirteen seconds, the other two, Gary L. Frost (F14) and Tony Albright (1)
are long-standing champions of the red, clay oval.

The first heat race to hit the track was Pure Mini Stock cars. The
sure-to-be crowned point leader Christopher Perrigo (12), had a good
challenge for the first half of the race; Clarksville Speedway welcomes
Bobby Huff (11H) who gave it to him. The first Street Stock heat had Dorris
McCord (45) chasing champion Kenny Gibbs (71) until a stalled car brought
out the yellow flag. These two drivers put themselves nearly a quarter of a
lap ahead of the rest of the field before the restart. Gibbs held McCord off
for the win. The second Street Stock hat got off to a bad start with debris
on the track and a misaligned field, it was restarted. The action didn’t
stop till the checkers dropped. Mike Neighbors brought out #77 and found
himself challenging Dale Phillips (87) right up to the end. Sticking to
Phillips bumper, Neighbors moved up to pass with two laps to go but Phillips
wouldn’t let him. On the last lap Neighbors gave it all he had, but it
wasn’t enough to stop Phillips from taking the checkered first. Pro Street
action followed next, with “The R-C Man” sitting on the pole next to Matt D.
Potter (64) who qualified just a tenth of a second off Caudle. These two
were side-by-side for the first lap of the dash but Potter took over from
there. Don Young (41) was running a close third until just after the
half-way point when Rc1 suffered mechanical failure. Young finished second
behind Potter and Ty Dossett (44) pulled in for show. The Pro Street heat
barely got a lap in when fluid on the track slowed the pace. By the half-way
point Joeseph Hamm (J1) had a solid hold on first place but second wasn’t so
easily decided. A second caution thinned out the field where Bernd Kollmann
(35) pulled in second and Don Bradley (5) came in to show. UMP Late Model
cars took to the track next. With Randle Sweeney (33) and Lee DeVasier (5)
in the front row at the drop of the green flag, they seemed to stay there,
side-by-side, until three laps in, when the dash had its first caution in
recent weeks. DeVasier was just far enough ahead to restart in first place
and even pulled away from Sweeney by a few car lengths. Sweeney made up the
distance and pulled ahead for the win on the last lap, coming out of the
last turn. The first Late Model heat had Gary Johnson (20) and Wendell
Bratton (24) on the front row but Ronnie Frost (8) pulled up from the second
row past Bratton to finish second behind Johnson, who seemed to gain on the
rest of the field for the entire race. In the final Late Model heat, Rod
Reed (47) had the punch from the start and pulled away from Jimmy Grant (4)
till after the crossed flags came out, followed by a yellow. Reed had the
power from the restart as well crossing the checkered flag first. In Mini
Modified action Ronnie Richardson (15) pulled away from the field at the
drop of the green and Dale McCord (31) pursued. Just after the crossed
flags, Richardson slowed the pace and let McCord gain a little, but picked
back up taking it to the checkers with McCord in tow. Clarksville Speedway
welcomes Greg Wilson (18) to this class of Minis who pulled in third behind
McCord. The second Mini Modified heat had Kyle Fleming (1F) and Stan Ferry
(2) on the front row. Floyd Clinard Jr. (05) quickly pulled up from the
fourth row to challenge Fleming and Ferry. The going got rough but Fleming
prevailed taking the checkers ahead of Clinard. Clayton Miller (X15) drove
the Open Wheel dash to the checkered flag with Randle Sweeney (182)
challenging for most of the race. Michael Lee (55) snuck past Sweeney on the
last lap to pull in second behind Miller. A spin on the first lap of the
first Open Wheel heat race shrunk the field and allowed Gil Smith (7X) to
finish first and Scott Boley (O1) to pull in the place. Lucas Lee (12)
wrapped up the heats for the night ahead of Charles Zimmerman (93) and Jamie
Mann (88M) in their UMP Open Wheel Modifieds.

Don Young (41) picked right back up in the Pro Street feature where he left
off in the dash, chasing Matt Potter and #64. A caution closed the distances
between cars in the second half of the race and Ty Dossett (44) used it to
pull ahead of Young placing second behind Potter who won the distinguished
Pro Street season championship. When the Pure Mini Stock feature took to the
track, Christopher Perrigo (12) took his customary lead and let Sunny
“Sundial” Liberatore (89) and Michael Perrigo (14) decide second. Liberatore
would take the show behind Chris when the checkered fell. Clayton Miller
(X15) spent the first part of the Open Wheel feature holding off Michael Lee
(55), but when the crossed flags came out, Lee was first overcome by Randle
Sweeney (182) and later Mike Neighbors (711N) who finished third. Meanwhile,
in the second half, Sweeney edged past Miller for the lead leaving a closely
following Miller second place. Dale Phillips (87) had fun in the Street
Stock feature when, after leading the first few laps got passed by Mike
Neighbors (77). Neighbors held the lead until after the half-way point but
suffered mechanical failure handing the lead back over to Phillips. Dorris
McCord (45) was running a good third place spot for most of the race until
mechanical failure hit him as well leaving Ronnie Hedgepath (H55) the second
place win. And up from the fourth row, Buster Meador (1) took the show.
Randle Sweeney (33) lapped half the field of UMP Late Models before taking
the checkered flag in the feature race. In the beginning, Tony Albright (1)
held the second spot but Gary Frost (F14) slipped past and took it for a
couple laps. Albright would take it back, but before the crossed flags came
out Carnell Parker III (75) would pass them both and hold on to take second
in behind Sweeney. Wrapping up the action for the night, the Mini Modified
feature put Ronnie Richardson (15) out front where he held the lead for the
duration. Dale McCord (31) held second place behind Richardson even when one
caution after another slowed the racing. Charles Newberry (23) pulled in for
the show.

Clarksville Speedway would like to thank all the racers and staff and most
of all the wonderful fans that make this wildest of sport the success it is.

Gibbs Takes Home Championship Trophy

September 6th, 2004

Anxiety at the green flag led to an immediate restart of the first heat as cars slipped
in turn one causing a pileup. Kenny Gibbs (71) started on the front row and
stayed there despite Ronnie Hedgepath’s (H55) pressure coming from the
second row. Both of these top drivers got past Chris Peltier (2) who started
on the pole, and had to take the third place, Gibbs with the win, and
Hedgepath in second ran those positions for the entire race. With Dorris
McCord (45) on the pole and Don Everett (9) on the outside of the second
Street Stock heat, no other competitors had much chance to go for glory.
McCord took the win with Everett and David Cline (4) taking second and
third. The Open Wheel Dash may just as well have been a family feud with
Michael (55) and Lucas (12) Lee, Randle (182) and Mike (25s) Sweeney filling
four of the six spots. They left enough room for David Flowers (99) and
Clayton Miller (X15) to get a piece of the action. We have to thank Clayton
for leading the track in prayer before the racers take to the track. When
the clay finally cooled, Flowers was the leader as the checkered fell with
Lucas Lee and Clayton Miller following in second and third. Gil Smith (7X)
led the first Open Wheel heat up to the crossed flags when a slip allowed
Mike Neighbors (711N) to take over from there. Neighbors took the win ahead
of Smith with Darrell Brown (36) in for the show spot. The second Open Wheel
heat took its toll on the drivers as mechanical failure overcame one car
after another. In the end the only ones left standing were Jeff Rogers (2R)
with the win and Charles Zimmerman (93) making through for second place.
Mini Modified heats were up next. Charles Newberry (23) had the first heat
wrapped up leaving a sizable field a ways behind. It left Floyd Clinard Jr.
(05) and Michael Dial (Z2) to decide second, but Clinard pulled away in the
last half of the race leaving Dial the third place. Randle Sweeney (33) led
a rumbling Late Model Dash across the finish line ahead of Tony Albright (1)
and Gary Frost (F14) who slipped past a determined Carnell Parker III (75)
just before the half way. The first Late Model heat saw Ronnie Frost (8)
start on the front row and stay there for the win after the race had its
share of cautions. Joseph Lingauer (28) came up from the third row to take
second in this fast-paced heat race. Gary Johnson’s rebuilt #20 was back
firing up the red clay in the second Late Model heat, which ran a little
smoother than the first. John put nearly quarter lap between his car and
finishers David Miller (K1) and Benji Putty (21) taking second and third
places. Pro Street racers staged their dash and Brian Caudle (RC1) took the
glory by quite a distance from his nearest competitors, Matt Potter (64) and
Curt Cherry (11X). Don Young (41) closed out the heat racing action in the
Pro Street series where he started and finished up front. Young had the
likes of Mickey Jerles (45) and Don Bradley (5) to handle, after a caution
slowed the pace, just after the half way point.

After a quick ‘Meet & Greet’ on the front stretch during intermission,
where fans can view the racers up close and personal, the Street Stock
season championship race got under way. Dorris McCord led the field for the
first couple laps until debris on the track slowed the action. A second
caution still had McCord out front with Kenny Gibbs (71) and Don Everett (9)
sticking to his tail until lapped traffic brought out the yellow once again.
When the dust settled, Gibbs would be in the lead and Everett pulled in
second place. Kenny Gibbs is crowned the Street Stock Season Champion at
Clarksville Speedway. Christopher Perrigo didn’t have it as easy in the Pure
Mini feature as he did in the heat, but he did have more luck. With Douglas
Belew (Z3) leading the race and Timothy Hunter (77) running a close second,
a mechanical failure in turn three slowed the action. It left Perrigo the
checkered flag and Stan Ferry (1) to pull in second. Open Wheel modified
cars took to the track for their feature. With Flowers using his option to
start on the outside, three-wide racers scorched the clay coming down the
front stretch at the drop of the green. They didn’t all make it past turn
one bringing up a yellow flag and restart. One lap into the race, another
caution slowed the field and Flowers found himself in the lead. A couple
more cautions would break the action but Flowers stayed the course. Toward
the end of the race Randle Sweeney (182) would be the closest to #99 with a
chance to keep it from the checkered flag. Flowers took #99 around the track
inches from the outside wall where Sweeney rode the inside. Mike Sweeney
(25s) kept a solid hold of third place throughout until Randle hit a soft
spot in turn three with just a couple laps to go. Flowers took the win with
Mike and Randle Sweeney coming in second and third. Just a couple laps into
the Pro Street feature, drivers getting ready for their championship next
week, pushed hard with a slip in turn one putting a car into the fence.
Brian Caudle (RC1) held out for the win ahead of Matt Potter (64) and heat
winner Don Young (41). At the drop of the Late Model feature green flag,
Sweeney (33) and Albright (1), would drive hard for the lead with Frost
(F14) riding in on their bumpers. A caution straightened out the field with
Albright out front. Tony put quite a few car lengths between his #1 and
followers on the restart until another yellow brought the action down. Back
into racing Frost, Sweeney and Parker wouldn’t let Albright out of their
sights this time when, upon approaching lap traffic, a spin stopped the
action again. Against the race directors urging, infield officials penalized
Albright and moved him to the rear on the restart. He still raced his way
back up sixth place before Frost (F14) brought down the checkered with
Parker (75) right behind in second. Mini Modifieds closed out the show
tonight where veteran drivers Ronnie Richardson (15) and Don Donegan (54)
took top honors. Richardson grabbed the lead after winning his heat and
starting on the front row of the big race. And after sticking to Ronnie’s
tail, Charles Newberry (23) fell to mechanical failure leaving Jerrel Jones
(32) and Floyd Clinard Jr. (05) to deal with Donegan but not quite making
it. Jones took third and Clinard fourth, wrapping up the action for the

Richardson Takes Top Honors at Clarksville

August 30th, 2004

Sweeney set 14.299 as the fast time in Open Wheel #182 with Clayton Miller (X15) putting 14.689 seconds on the clock behind Randle. Matt Potter qualified Pro Street #64 in 15.254 seconds to top that class and get racing underway.

Pure Mini Stock drivers agreed to run their feature race from the pill draw leaving Street Stock heats to open the show. “Johnboy” Smith (28) and “Buster” Smith (38) both found themselves starting in the front row of the first Street Stock heat, with Buster leading for the first couple laps, Johnboy snuck past him to cross the checkered ahead of a steadily gaining field. In the second Street Stock heat, Dale Phillips (87) started on the pole and ran away with the win to lock down a front row spot in the feature.

It would be Clayton Miller (X15) getting the edge in the Open Wheel dash with Sweeney (182) never giving him more than a car length to spare, Miller would take the pole for the feature with his win. With late Open Wheel entries coming in the pit gate, a large heat race was set with ten cars and a few mechanical failures. Front row starters Scott Boley (16) persisted to the finish and Lucas Lee (12) settling in second.

Michael Dial (Z2) took over the lead in the first Mini Modified heat with Charles Newberry (23) sticking to his rear bumper. Dial took the win. Ronnie Richardson (15) had the luck of the draw with the pole position in the second Mini heat. Richardson put plenty of distance between himself and the rest of the field for the front row, next to Dial in the feature.

Brian Maynard (18) flew across the finish line in the Late Model dash with Tony Albright (1) and Gary Frost (F14) in tow. Randle Sweeney pulled along side Gary a couple times in the last laps but had to take the fourth spot. In the first Late Model heat, David Miller (K1) would start on the pole with Wendell Bratton (24) on the outside. Bratton would get the edge off the start and Steven Ashby (16) would slip past Miller to grab the second spot. A late arriving Rodney Melvin (27) would turn the second Late Model heat upside down, starting from the last row and moving all the way to the front leaving Carnell Parker (75) and Joseph Lingauer (28) battling for second.

The Pro Street dash had Matt Potter (64) and Brian Caudle (RC1) on the front row at the start. Potter would hold on as Caudle would slip to Don Young (41) in the ‘Warhorse’. Bernd Kollmann (35) started the Pro Street heat next to Skip Wilson (13) in the front row. Wilson would lead the race up to the half way before suffering mechanical failure, leaving Kollmann to take the glory and finish up the heats for the night.

Voted most popular in a recent poll of Speedway fans, Ronnie Richardson (15) led the Mini Modified feature race across the finish line to take the championship trophy. Dale McCord (31) had the fun of keeping Ronnie on his toes up to the half way point where Ronnie began pulling away into the lap traffic. A good, clean race crowned Richardson tops for the season. Modified Minis were followed by the Pure Mini Stock racers.

Christopher Perrigo (12), voted favorite in this class, also took the trophy ahead of Timothy Hunter (77). Hunter led the little feature for most the race and Perrigo got past with just three laps left. Sweeney (182) and Miller (X15) would spend most of the Open Wheel feature race side-by-side, at the front, despite a caution at the crossed flags. Michael Lee (55) would try the same with Gil Smith (7X) for the third spot but A spin through the infield with #182 left Smith the second place behind Miller’s win.

Pro Street feature race action Matt Potter (64) moving through lap traffic with Don Young (41) in pursuit right up to the finish. A much anticipated Late Model feature took to the track after the Pro Street. The drop of the green flag had Tony Albright (1) with the edge over Brian Maynard (18) but a caution brought them back to a restart. The second time around, Maynard wouldn’t give in so easy sticking to Albright on the outside for a couple laps until a tangle in turn two slowed the pace again. With mechanical failure causing Gary Frost (F14) to leave the track, Sweeney (33) had a solid third place spot as another yellow flag slowed the race. Sweeney would keep sights set on Maynard, and second place, as Albright led the field into lap traffic with a spectacular finish for the win.

First to run heats and last in features, the Street Stock racers started with a comfortable field and cars fell with mechanical failure. Dale Phillips (87) wasn’t immune to the nature of machines after leading past the half way point only to have Dorris McCord (45) take over from there. Don Everett (9) hung in behind McCord for the second place spot with Timmy Wilson (29) for the show. All of these Street Stock racers have work cut out for them to prepare for their Season Championship next Saturday night.

Clarksville Readies for the Season Championships

August 23rd, 2004

Chris Peltier (2) had the luck starting in the front
row of the first heat and finishing there after heavyweight Dale Phillips
(87) took the lead at the green, all the way to the white flag when his car
gave out, leaving the win to Chris with Ronnie Hedgepath (H55) steadily
gaining but taking second place. The second Street Stock heat had Buster
Smith (38) leading from the green but Dorris McCord (45) pulled out of the
pack and got past Buster in the first few laps. Dorris and Buster held their
spots till the checkered flag flew. With the track warming up for the
drivers and fans, UMP Open Wheel cars filed out onto the track next and
started the dash. Clayton Miller (X15) started on the outside row when
Michael Lee (55) got an edge from the inside at the drop of the green.
Miller never got off Lee’s door during the eight lap dash and moved along
side every chance he got. By mid-race Miller settled down for the haul while
Gil Smith (7X) had Mike Sweeney (25S) to reckon with for the third spot.
When the white flag dropped, Miller made his move but didn’t quite get out
of turn four fast enough when Lee’s power overcame for the win. Veteran
driver Gerald Hodge (10) led the first Open Wheel heat to the checkered with
David Flowers (99) keeping him occupied the whole time. Lucas Lee (12) even
made it up to Flowers rear bumper for some of the action but when the
checkered fell, had to settle for third, Hodge taking the win. Curtis
Rodenhaber (26) edged up from his outside starting place to lead the second
Open Wheel heat with Darrell Brown (36T) moving up quickly. Brown took over
from Curtis early on and held the winning spot for the remainder of the
race, though Curtis didn’t make it easy for him, riding his tail the whole
time. When the Late Model dash took to the track, the starting flag had
Richard Frost (15) on the inside and Gary Johnson (20) outside, both in the
front row ready to clash. Johnson’s #20 slammed into the turn one wall
ripping up the front end and frame, virtually totaling the car and the race
slowed to an idle. Gary climbed out of the car, walked along the track
towards the approaching field and Frost swerved the #15 towards him. For
behavior on the part of both of these drivers, Clarksville Speedway is
levying fines on each driver, and notification of the United Midwestern
Promoters (UMP) sanction will result in probation for unsportsmanlike
conduct as well. Tony Albright (1) and Carnell Parker III (75) went on to
give the fans a good racing show with Albright taking the win from the final
turn. The first Late Model heat had Steven Ashby (16) leading up to the
white flag when his car suffered mechanical failure. Mike Chandler (51),
settling in to the second spot found himself actually taking the win. David
Daniels (18D) took the lead in the second Late Model heat with David Miller
(K1) driving in close. By the half-way point Miller made the move past
Daniels to take the win. The Pro Street dash put Matt Potter (64) next to
Brian Caudle (RC1) right up to the half-way point where he pulled away and
took the lead. Caudle (RC1) would suffer mechanical failure on the last lap
leaving Curt Cherry, driving for Larry Hamm (11L) to place second. It took
Joey King (55) a few laps to edge past Larry Barber Sr. (T54) to move into
second behind Skip Wilson (13) during the Pro Street heat. Wilson concluded
the race quickly with a lengthy lead as King began to gain settling for
second place. The first Mini Modified heat put Ronnie Richardson (15) next
to Michael Dial (Z2) on the front row at the start, where Ronnie moved into
the lead by a good distance. Dial would have to deal with Floyd Clinard Jr.
(05) for most of the race until Clinard’s car gave out to mechanical
failure, Richardson taking the win. Don Donegan, driving for Charles
Newberry (23) took the lead in the final heat of the night, to keep Newberry
in the points lead. The nearest contender would be Stan Ferry (2) keeping a
comfortable distance to lock in second place ahead of Kyle Fleming (1F).

Christopher Perrigo (12) came back to Clarksville Speedway to build on his
point lead in the Pure Mini Stock class during the feature race that was run
from pill draw. Micheal Liberatore (2K) would pull in behind Chris for the
second spot. Michael Lee (55) and Clayton Miller (X15) were at each others
tailpipes again in the Open Wheel feature, but this time Miller took the
lead. Gil Smith (7X) and Mike Sweeney (25S) would be right behind when a
caution slowed the action. On the restart, Sweeney would fall to mechanical
failure and Charles Zimmerman (93) used the opportunity to move past Smith
to take the third spot while Miller held Lee off for the win. Matt Potter
(64) led the field of Pro Street racers around the red, clay, oval with the
11L challenging in the first few laps. The Hamm racing team (11L) let Don
Young (41) slip into second place for the show spot, with the power of
Potter’s #64 taking the checkered first. Race Promoter Thomas Jerles (0PA)
took to the track tonight to join the UMP Late Model champions and was
quickly, yet modestly, lapped by leader Tony Albright (1). Carnell Parker
III (75) was the closest challenger to Tony but also had the likes of Mike
Chandler (51) and Gary Frost (F14) closely following. Albright wrapped up
the twenty-lap event without any cautions to slow him down, a fantastic show
of driving skill. Clarksville’s Street Stock feature brought out the
excitement next. Chris Peltier (2) sat inside on the front row but Dorris
McCord (45) took the lead quickly from the outside. Peltier lost ground to
top driver Ronnie Hedgepath (H55) in the first few laps, and after a caution
Buster Smith (38) made his way up to third forcing Peltier to hold on to
fourth from there. A second caution let drivers catch their breath but
McCord consistently held the lead. McCord was followed through the checkered
by Hedgepath and Smith. Wrapping up the night’s events, Ronnie Richardson
(15) brought home the prize in the Mini Modified feature as Don Donegan (23)
never let up from second place.

Season championships start here at Clarksville Speedway next week with Mini
Modified and Pure Mini Stock classes. Trophies go out to the top ten drivers
and double points are awarded to these classes for their racing.

Sweeney Goes For Second Straight

August 16th, 2004

Randle came back out in the Burr # 33 Late Model to set fast time in the UMP class with a 12.849, only one of two times under thirteen seconds. The other was set by Tony Albright (1) in 12.986. Brian Caudle “The R-C Man” (RC1) has set the fast time for Pro Street for the last seven weeks straight, this week with a 14.430.

Timothy Hunter (77) led the Pure Mini Stock heat race to the checkered flag in the first race of the night, after a quick shuffle at the start. The drivers that seemed to have the most fun were David Shepherd (11) and Stan Ferry (1) when they spent the entire race nearly side-by-side, forward & back, looking for fourth place. Shepard got the prize. Dale Phillips (87) put some car lengths between his Street Stock car and the nearest competitor, Don Everett (9), who had Timmy Wilson (29) riding his draft for the duration of the first heat. In the second Street Stock heat, Sam Morgan (D4) tried to keep up with Henry Gibbs (75) when the D4 fell to mechanical failure just before the half way mark. Dorris McCord (45) drove up from the last row to take over second place behind Gibbs taking the checkered flag. Clayton Miller (X15) had his eye on second place in the Open Wheel dash when the car gave him trouble in turn three forcing him to leave the track. Mike Sweeney (25S) reckoned with Randle (182), who nearly caught him just before the crossed flags came out. Mike stayed the course and landed the pole position in the feature. Charles Zimmerman (93) had Gary Tatum (24T) riding his tail for most of Open Wheel heat one, and Tatum even tried to move into first on a restart, but eventually slowed enough to let track points leader Michael Lee (55) past to finish in second behind Zimmerman. The second Open Wheel heat put David Flowers (99) in front of a caution-filled field of tough competitors. Although David’s machine over-powered the rest, during the race, Gerald Hodge (10) stuck close to Scott Boley (16) throughout and pulled in a close third-place spot behind Scott. Quick as a flash Randle Sweeney (33) wrapped up the Late Model dash in front of a tight field that lasted the first few laps. Tony Albright (1) was locked into second with Gary Frost (F14) in third, but Mike Chandler (51) would make the crowd guess if he could overtake Frost. When the white flag came out, Frost would have a solid third place behind Albright and Sweeney. Carnell Parker III (75) took the lead in the first Late Model heat race with Jimmy Grant (4) and Ronnie Frost (8) in tow. Grant would pull away from Frost after the first couple laps to move up to Parker’s rear bumper. Carnell kept up the throttle and Grant would have to take second place. It took two restarts to get the final Late Model heat underway. Machines left the track as pileups took their toll. Richard Frost (15) grabbed the lead and held it a few car lengths from David Miller (K1) who brought in the close second place. The first couple laps of the Pro Street dash was a good run with Caudle (RC1) leading the way. Excessive smoke from one car obscured views, slowed the race, and put one car off the track. Other cautions followed as only three cars finished the race with Caudle winning, Tommy Harris (98) second, and after holding second for half the race, Don Young (41) in third. Joey King (55) put over a quarter of a lap between himself and his nearest contender, Bernd Kollmann (35). The rest of the field closely followed as King led the way across the finish line, keeping the lengthy lead. Stiff competition dominated the first Mini Modified heat race, where a pileup in turn four was ruled no-fault and lined the cars back up with Michael Dial (Z2) in front. On Dial’s tail was Floyd Clinard Jr. (05), Ronnie Richardson (15) and Charles Newberry (23), all who had their sights set on the prize. At times only three car lengths would separate these four cars. Dial hung in for the win with Clinard and Richardson pulling up to place and show. With one quick caution the second Mini Modified heat wrapped up the heat races for the night where Dale McCord (31) kept his lead on the field throughout. Jerrel Jones (32) kept McCord in his sights but couldn’t quite prevail. McCord took the checkered first.

Timothy Hunter (77) put over a half lap of distance between his car and the second place finisher, Craig Woldt (99), in the Pure Mini Stock feature. Tim’s long-awaited win comes as track champion Chris Perrigo didn’t make it out to the track tonight. When the Open Wheel feature took to the track, a “Sweeney Front Row” led the nineteen cars past the green flag as Mike (25S) and Randle (182) began their challenge. They didn’t make it into the second lap before the caution came out. On the restart, they were at it again for three more laps until debris on the track slowed the race again. One lap into the restart, Randle pulled ahead of Mike and a spin towards the rear of the field brought out the yellow flag a few laps later, then another yellow on that restart. On the third restart the pursuing drivers caught Mike up in the fray as Clayton Miller (X15) pulled up from his third row start to take over second place and Gil Smith (7X) and Michael Lee (55) were left to decide third. A final caution slowed the pace and let Miller stay close to Randle Sweeney through the finish. And it let Michael Asberry (1A) move past Lee with one lap to go to take the third spot. Brian Caudle (RC1) took a customary lead in the Pro Street feature. That left Don Young (41) and Matt Potter (64) to slug it out for second. A mechanical failure slowed the race and Young tried to keep up on the restart. Instead it was Potter looking for second, but he didn’t quite make it as Caudle took home the top prize followed by Young, then Potter to show. Tony Albright (1) was in hot pursuit of Late Model feature race leader Randle Sweeney (33) with Gary Frost (F14) right behind in the opening laps of the race and slipped past Sweeney when F14 would fall to mechanical failure. On the restart Albright would have the lead spoken for but Sweeney wouldn’t allow it, gunning it past Albright early on. Albright found Mike Chandler (51) passing him as well right at the half way point, as leaders were well into lap traffic dodging in & out of the field. Twenty grueling laps later Sweeney takes home another win as Chandler held second place and Albright pulled in for the show. The Street Stock feature had cars four-wide on the back stretch on the first lap as mid-field competitors kept close check of each other. Dale Phillips (87) would take the early lead while Dorris McCord (45) and Henry Gibbs (75) drove side-by-side for second. A caution left McCord solidly in second and as the feature got back underway, moved him up close to Phillips. One lap later McCord had the lead and Gibbs would stick to Phillips until the white flag flew. Gibbs would make a gallant effort on the final lap to get second but wouldn’t quite make it; Phillips took second place behind Dorris McCord. Mini Modified race cars had the track to close out the show as Ronnie Richardson (15) and Michael Dial (Z2) led the first lap. Dial would slip and let Richardson take a good lead ahead of Dale McCord (31) and Floyd Clinard Jr. (05). And by the time it was over, 31 would be out due to mechanical failure and Clinard had Charles Newberry (23) opting for second. Clinard held up for second place while Richardson had all the fun and glory with the win.

UMSA Helps Kids Sprint Back to School

August 7th, 2004

Setting fast time for the track tonight was Randle Sweeney in the Burr 33
Late Model who drove each of his two laps in nearly twelve and a half
seconds, the fastest 12.507. Clayton Miller (X15) shot his Open Wheel
Modified car around the track in 14.061 seconds to rate fastest in that
class. And The R-C Man, Brian M. Caudle (RC1) put his big Pro Street car at
the top with a 14.360 fast lap.

With Don Everett (9) starting the first Street Stock heat race on the pole,
Sam Morgan (D4) made a tight race sticking to Everett’s side until suffering
mechanical failure with only two laps to go leaving Dale Phillips (87) to
take an easy second place, Everett taking the win. Mike “Smokey” Kondwros
(7X) drew the poll position for the second Street heat and was quickly
looking at the rear bumpers of Ronnie Hedgepath’s H55 and Dorris McCord’s
number 45 as the two point leaders passed him on the first lap. McCord would
keep a comfortable distance from Hedgepath as the H55 led the entire race
without caution to the finish. Sprinters ran their course in two heats only
to have a dice roll invert the first and third rows. In the Open Wheel Dash,
Michael Lee (55) got an edge over Clayton Miller (X15) and held the lead to
the checkered flag. Miller would have to deal with pressure from Randle
Sweeney (182) until a caution slowed the field. When the pace picked back
up, Sweeney put himself in a solid second place finish while David Flowers
(99) and Lucas Lee (12) left the track for repairs. The first Open Wheel
heat took a couple of restarts to get the action on track. Gerald Hodge (10)
took the lead and brought Mike Neighbors (711N) along with him. It would
take Neighbors into the third lap to get past Hodge and grab the lead, when
a caution stopped the action. Restart, and more cautions, Scott Boley (16)
moved up to take second place and Murry Burns (9B) settled into third. Gil
Smith (7X) got the second Open Wheel heat going in the lead with Kenneth Gay
(01) hanging on for a challenge. A slip would move Gay back and allow Ricky
Knight (43) to take over the second spot followed by Darrell Brown (36),
Smith winning the race. By the time the first lap of the Late Model Dash was
complete Randle Sweeney had a few car lengths between his #33 and the other
five cars, with only “The Milkman” Clay Baumann (77) hanging on. When the
crossed flags dropped, Gary Frost (F14) and Tony Albright (1) had moved
ahead of Baumann and stayed in those places to the end, Sweeney taking the
win again. In contrast, when the first lap of the Late Model heat was
finished, the racers were under caution, but the only caution. Ronnie Frost
(8) took his poll position start all the way to the end while the other
contenders shifted a few spots here or there. Gary Johnson (20) moving up
from his second row start to finish the race behind Frost in second, while
Jimmy Grant, driving for Wendell Bratton, up from the last row, took third.
The front row starters of the Pro Street Dash didn’t want to separate on
their first lap, but starting into the second, Don Young (41) edged past
Caudle for the lead and held it straight through to the checkered – no
cautions. The Pro Street seemed to take after the Late Model heat, getting
into yellow flags just after the first lap. But Skip Wilson (13) crept out
far enough to take over the lead; led on the restart, and took the checkered
a well.

To make room on the schedule for the visiting Sprint cars, the both Mini
Stock classes ran their feature races from the pill number draw. Pure Minis
ran just before intermission. Craig Woldt (99) found the luck as he started
on the poll of the race with Stan Ferry (1) on the outside. Over-eager
racers stopped the green flag for a restart. When the green did drop, the
small cars went down the front stretch nearly four wide with Christopher
Perrigo (12) driving low and taking over the lead quickly. In a few more
laps, Tim Hunter (77) and Stan Ferry (1) would slip past Woldt and Ferry
would try to move past Hunter later on to no avail. Perrigo takes the
checkered again with Hunter and Ferry in tow. UMSA Sprint Cars saluted the
fans of Clarksville with a Meet & Greet on the track just before their
feature, and as the cars got warmed up idling four-wide around the track.
The high attrition feature race finished with Jimmy McClain Jr. (81M) taking
the top prize. The Open Wheel feature race suffered a couple cautions before
the half-way mark, but nothing but thrills after that restart. While Michael
Lee (55) led three quarters of the race and Miller (X15) staying just on the
inside of him, the final restart had Sweeney (182) take up position on the
outside of Lee. A wedge of these three cars circled the track for nearly
four laps until Miller edged ahead of Lee and Sweeney not quite getting
past. Don Young (41) used the poll sitters privilege to start the Pro Street
feature on the outside of row one. It helped for the first few laps, but on
a restart after a caution, Matt Potter (64) and The R-C Man (RC1) kept up
with Caudle passing a few laps later. And Potter ended up giving the show
spot to Larry Hamm (11L). Randle Sweeney (33) and Gary Frost (F14) began the
Late Model feature on the front row and got the race off to a spectacular
start. Sweeney took the 33 off ahead of Tony Albright (1) and Gary Frost for
a few car lengths but a caution before the half way mark slowed them all
down. On the restart, Albright edged ahead of Sweeney for a little more than
a lap before Sweeney took the lead back over. Richard (15) had a slight lead
on Gary Frost that was somewhat short-lived as Gary pulled ahead into third.
When Randle hit lap traffic, Albright was moving back up to stay with
Sweeney and closed some distance. With just two laps to go, Gary suffered
mechanical failure leave Richard to take third behind Albright and Sweeney
picks up another win after Tony’s upset last week. Then the Street Stocks
took the stage. With Everett (9) and Hedgepath (H55) in the front row at the
start, the other track champions, Dorris McCord (45) and Dale Phillips (87),
made there way up from the second row past Everett and tried to get a
position on Hedgepath. With one lap to go, track officials made a major
unintended mistake by calling a caution and restarting the field. Phillips
had a solid hold on second place until the restart when his car suffered
mechanical failure causing him to lose the spot to McCord which otherwise
may not have happened. And to close up the night, Mini Modifieds got their
feature race off with a crash. But Charles Newberry (23) held the lead
throughout after starting on the outside of the front row. Most of the
racing was for second place. Dial (Z2), Clinard (065) and Dale McCord (31)
would spend the race often side-by-side in a bid to grad second place.
McCord stayed clear of the bumping and banging that put drivers to the rear
on a couple occasions and Newberry took the checkered first to wrap up the
night of racing.

Stock Cars Bring Out Thrills at Clarksville Speedway

August 1st, 2004

Randle set the fast time again with his #182 UMP Open Wheel Modified, for the third straight week, in 14.254 seconds. Michael R. Lee (55) shaved a close 14.359 lap in behind
Sweeney to set up the front row of the Dash. It was Brian M. Caudle’s (RC1)third week as well pulling the fastest in Pro Street with a 14.277 second lap. The height of summertime heat was taking it’s toll in the pits, on the track and in the stands as well, where eager consumers patiently awaited the watermelon eating contest scheduled for intermission.

Drawing the luck of the pill number, Tim Hunter (77) finished the Pure Mini
Stock heat race in the same place he started – first. Stan Ferry (1) and
Christopher Perrigo (12), finishing second and third, stuck it out in this
heat to the fullest but would have to wait for the feature to try to even up
the score. Henry Gibbs (75) led the first Street Stock heat right up to the
half way point when his car suffered mechanical failure leaving Ronnie
Hedgepath (H55) and Dale Phillips (87) to slug it out for the lead. Putting
another lap behind them, they swaggered enough to let Dorris McCord (45)
past them both where he gladly took the checkered first. It took one restart
to get Robert Phillips (1) out in front of the second Street Stock heat.
Once he was there, it was just a matter of keeping his eye on the road as he
moved into lap traffic just after the crossed flags came out and took the
checkered without delay.

The Open Wheel Dash poised Clayton Miller (X15) and
Michael Lee (55) side-by-side for the first few laps while Sweeney’s (182)
spot up front moved further away from the field. Miller suffered mechanical
failure early on leaving Gil Smith (7X) a chance at second place. Michael
Lee wouldn’t let him have it so Smith took the show position. Lucas Lee (12)
got a good start in Open Wheel heat one with Gary Tatum (24T) and Scott
Boley (16) manuvering for second place. Boley edged ahead of Tatum enough to
hold it when a caution slowed the pace. Just past the half way point Tatum
made his move as Boley eased up and 24T was in second. As occasionally
happens, a surprising finish put Lee, the leader, into a spin, on the final
turn of the final lap and the rest of the field passed him by. Boley taking
second was followed by Jamie Mann (88) in third. The second Open Wheel heat
brought just as much excitement as two cars brushed going into turn one at
the drop of the green; sheet metal flew as body panels tumbled down the back
stretch and the yellow came out. With mainly cosmetic damage, all the cars
restarted the race. On the restart, Scotty Owens (76) would lead Gerald
Hodge (10) and Charles Zimmerman (93) for most of the race until a spun car
trying to make it back out onto the track caused another caution. This time
on the restart, Hodge would edge into the lead and Zimmerman would move into
second another lap later as Owens damaged car slowed. When the white flag
dropped, #10 would fall to mechanical failure while Zimmerman took the
checkered flag first. It took Randle Sweeney (33) one minute and fifty
seconds to wrap up the Late Model Dash with Tony Albright (1) and Richard
Frost (15) in tow, both passing Carnell Parker III (75) to set the stage for
the big feature. A single caution slowed Bronson Berry’s (00) lead in the
first Late Model heat, but didn’t keep him from winning the race while he
steadily gained from the field. Mike Chandler (51) barely kept Jeff Glisson
(12) at arms reach during the third Late Model heat. Glisson even got close
to Chandler a couple of times before Mike ran the course in less than two
minutes to win. The Pro Street Dash ran without a caution. Brian Caudle
(RC1) took his fast time a little faster as he flew farther and farther away
from the other contenders. Caudle took the win with Don Young (41) following
in second. Curt Cherry (11X) had the likes of Jeff Joiner (24) to deal with
in the first couple laps of the Pro Street Heat. This heat also ran without
caution with Cherry prevailing and Joiner holding fast for runner up. Late
arrivals made it into the Mini Modified heat staging lane just in time to
start the race. The dropping of the green flag saw cars squeezing into turn
two, four-wide, which didn’t work out too well. Three cars would leave the
track before the restart. When the green came out again, the non-stop race
had Thomas Clinard (55) up front with Floyd Clinard Jr. (05) barreling at
full speed around the track next to each other. The #05 was constantly
trying to get an edge up but didn’t quite make it when the checkers flew,
but both would start the feature in the front row to even it out.

Three cars wide down the front stretch, went Pure Mini Stocks as their
feature race began. Hunter (77) sandwiched between Perrigo (12) and Stan
Ferry (1) gained a short-lived lead as at first Perrigo, then Ferry pulled
past him. Ferry even moved up to Perrigo by the half way mark and a few laps
later tried to pass on the back stretch, but Perrigo would hold up for the
win. As the Open Wheel feature was starting into its second lap, traffic
towards the rear of the field clashed on the front stretch bringing out the
first caution and causing two cars to leave the track. Randle Sweeney (182)
was holding on to his lead when another caution a few laps later took out
another car near the rear of the field. The restart didn’t make it out of
the first turn when a pileup took out a couple more cars. Sweeney (182) lost
the lead to Michael Lee (55) in the process and Gil Smith (7X), who was
giving Clayton Miller (X15) a good run for second place was lost as well.
Clayton Miller (X15) hung in for second and David Flowers (99) pulled in for
show as Lee won the race and topped the point standing. Skillful Pro Street
drivers took to the clay next as Caudle (RC1) slid away from Don Young (41)
off the start. Young stuck with it weaving behiind Caudle in the lap traffic
with Ty Dossett (44) in third for most of most the race. Larry Hamm (11L)
would edge past Dossett with only a few laps to go as Caudle kept the crown.
The Late Model feature had its share of yellow flags as Sweeney (33) took
the lead from the start and held it until after the second caution. On the
restart, Tony Albright (1) squeezed past #33 and took it all the way to the
checkered. Richard Frost (15) had a cool Bronson Berry (00) riding his tail
for the duration until Berry made his move and took the show spot behind
Sweeney. Street Stock drivers troed to follow suit with the Pure Mini when
they tried to go three and four cars wide on the first lap. That didn’t work
out too well as three restarts had them lined up single file. Dorris McCord
(45) kept a firm grip on the lead, with Hedgepath nearest, until just after
the half way point when the yellow came out again. On the restart, Hedgepath
wouldn’t let McCord get too far away as both drivers moved away from the
rest of the field. Two and three-wide racing was how the rest of the Street
Stocks continued the rest of the race. Luckily for the scorers, they thinned
out a little more to single file as they crossed the finish line, #45
leading the way. A single caution slowed the frenzied Mini Modified racers
as a tire came off one of the cars during their feature. Floyd Clinard Jr.
(05), solidifying his lead pulled ahead again on the restart. Thomas Clinard
(55) had Michael Dial II (Z2) to reckon with during the first half of the
race when Dial pulled ahead. Thomas used the last few laps to his advantage
to get the second place back from Dial who finished in third.

Repeat Performance Thwarted by Frost

July 24th, 2004

No surprise, with the power on hand in the Frost pit, Gary
couldn’t go wrong with his two sons, Richard (15) and Ronnie (8) all
bringing talent to the Late Model lineup here tonight. Sweeney (182) was the
only Open Wheel driver to break the fourteen second mark by driving a 13.921
qualifying lap. Brian M. Caudle, “The RC Man”, (RC1) would set the pace in
Pro Street action with a 14.277 second fast time.

Clarksville’s premier class of Pure Mini Stocks opened up the heat racing
action with Chadd Hembree, driving in place of Chris Perrigo, keeping the
number 12 car out front.

While all three Street Stock point leaders ended up
in the first heat with Dale Phillips taking the checkered flag. Ronnie
Hedgepath (H55) and Dorris McCord (45) would challenge for runner-up, but
Hedgepath prevailed. The second Street Stock heat put Don Everett (9) out
front by a quarter of a lap to win. And with Sweeney (182) keeping the
“Fix-It” X15; Clayton Miller at bay during the Open Wheel Dash, Gary Tatum
(24T) would edge past Michael Lee (55) with only one lap remaining to take
the show.

In Open Wheel heat one, Brian Heizer (9D7) took on the lead with
Scott Boley (16) keeping in close. Mechanical failure would allow Jamie Mann
(88M) to move into second place as Boley pulled off the track with only two
laps to go. The final Open Wheel heat had Mike Sweeney (25S) off to an early
lead, which he kept for the duration, while Lucas Lee (12) tried to make up
the difference. Lee would take second behind Sweeney and Darrell Brown (36T)
would show.

The thrilling Late Model Dash put Randle Sweeney (33) ahead of
Tony Albright (1) and Gary Frost (F14) by some car lengths. Frost and
Albright would be door-to-door for the first couple laps of the race, but
Albright overcame Frost by the half-way point to pull in behind Sweeney’s
win. Gary Johnson (20) kept ahead of the melee in the first Late Model heat
race to take the checkered. And Steven Ashby (16) took the honors in the
second Late Model heat.

The Pro Street Dash began with a tight field, but
Brian Caudle (RC1) quickly increased his lead from his first row starting
position. A caution moved Don Young’s #41 “Warhorse” up to a solid
second-place finish with Ty Dossett (44) driving in wildly for the show
behind Young and Caudle. A jumped-start gave Mickey Jerles (45) the lead in
the Pro Street heat after the race was restarted. Larry Barber Jr. (33) and
Curt Cherry (11X) would challenge for second place behind Jerles, with
Barber coming out ahead.

Brian Smith (13X) was the driver who led Charles
Newberry (23) and Dale McCord (31) across the finish line in the first Mini
Modified heat race. Newberry and McCord would ride close to the front but
not quite advance enough to get past Smith. Heat race excitement finished up
with a Mini Modified race where the lead changed three times. Floyd Clinard
Jr. (05) held the honors for the first few laps and was passed by Mike
Johnson in car #30. By lap number six, Thomas Clinard (55) was side-by-side
with Johnson and stepped up the speed. Thomas Clinard was still gaining when
the checkered flag fell.

Chadd Hembree (12) didn’t have it so easy in the Pure Mini feature. Timothy
Hunter (77) and Stan Ferry (1) kept steady pressure on him when, with two
laps to go, Hunter tried to pull up on the first spot. Hembree held up and
it was Hunters turn to feel the heat. As the cars crossed the finish line,
Ferry nearly had the second spot but Hunter made it with only feet to spare.

Tail to tail, UMP Open Wheel Modified racecars fired up the clay oval.
Miller (X15) and Sweeney (182) rounded the first lap of the feature race
side-by-side and had a close scrape in the front stretch going into lap two.
Sweeney pulled ahead and, just as last week, reached the tail of the field
before the crossed flags dropped. Other positions hardly thinned out while
often three-wide traffic roared out of the turns. Miller took the
opportunity to close on Sweeney weaving around lapped cars, but a surely
disappointed Miller gave Sweeney the checkered flag. Michael Lee (55),
matched with the likes of Gil Smith (7X) and Gary Tatum (24T), grabbed the
third place and took over tracks point lead from David Flowers (99) with
only nine points separating Clarksville’s top three Open Wheel drivers.

Getting the Pro Street feature underway, Don Young (41) kept Brian Caudle
(RC1) in his sights for ten of the twelve laps until a mechanical failure
forced him off the track. Caudle takes home another first-place win as Curt
Cherry (11X) hung in there taking the second spot. UMP Late Model racers
filed out onto the track next for their feature. Turn three brought them bad
luck forcing two restarts when first-lap spins and crashes slowed the action
down and forced cars out of the running. With Sweeney (33) gaining the quick
lead, he was slowed by lap traffic which let Gary Frost (F14) catch back up,
but not enough. By the time the checkered fell, Sweeney had lapped all but
his closest four competitors, and he was working his way up on them. Gary
Frost found himself nearly half a lap behind in second place.

When the green
flag dropped on the Street Stock feature, the first lap saw the leaders in
two rows searching for a position to fill. Dale Phillips (87) gladly took
over the lead but it didn’t last long as a restart after a caution allowed
Ronnie Hedgepath (H55) to take over from there. Hedgepath held on for half
the race until Dorris McCord (45) made his way past. A final caution slowed
down the field and upon restart, pitted Phillips against McCord for the
shootout. McCord took the first place win for the prize.

Finally, Brian
Smith (13X) continued his run during the night as he drove across the finish
line ahead of Thomas Clinard (55) and Charles Newberry (23) in the Mini
Modified feature race. Smith’s win moved him up four rungs on the point
ladder for this very popular class of race car here at Clarksville Speedway.

Sweeney Sweeps Two Classes Leaving Nothing but Dust

July 19th, 2004

By the time heat races began, the track resembled a paved asphalt road as
tire rubber deposited on the surface turned the top of the red-colored clay,
black. The first heat, Pure Mini Stocks, is where points leader Christopher
Perrigo (12), propped up his lead even farther winning the race by quite a
few car lengths. The Street Stock heat races saw Buster Smith (38) winning
the first, Don Everett (9) prevailed in the second and Dale Phillips (87)
taking the checkered flag first, in the third heat. Not so easy in the Open
Wheel Dash. Randle Sweeney (182) and David Flowers would fiercely compete
for the checkered. Every position was heavily challenged as every other car
was side-by-side with their closest competitor. Sweeney overcame Flowers to
win. During the first Open Wheel heat, Lucas Lee (12) would pull a car
length ahead of challengers as tires were having a hard time keeping grip on
the track. This race was a little more defined as Lee took the checkered
ahead of Gary Tatum (24T), but drivers Gregg Brown (5) and Ricky Knight (43)
would muscle their cars for the show, Brown kept enough ahead to take it.

The second Open Wheel Heat had Charles Zimmerman (93) contacting the wall in
turn one hard enough to take him out of the race. With the eight laps
finally finishing, Gil Smith (7X) would keep far ahead of Mike Neighbors
(711N) to take the win. Randle Sweeney (33) wrapped up the Late Model Dash
in a quick two minutes leaving the rest of the field nearly a third of a lap
behind. Jimmy Grant (4) tried to follow suit and placed second with room to
spare. The first Late Model heat saw one caution as a spin in turn three
slowed them down. Mike Chandler (51) prevailed in the heat with Bryan
Singleton (72) his nearest competitor. Tony Albright (1) led the last Late
Model heat race with Gary Johnson (20) on his tail for the first couple
laps. As Albright pulled away, Johnson would have to contend with Gary Frost
(F14) for the show spot. A caution straightened out the field but the
restart put the drivers back in similar positions. On the final lap, Frost
pulled ahead of Johnson to finish second behind Albright. Then old-time
rivals were pitted against each other in the Pro Street Dash. Larry Hamm
(11L) led the first four laps as fast-qualifier Brian Caudle (RC1) got a
feel for the track. Just after the crossed flags waved, Caudle made his move
on the outside and took over the lead. Hamm had to settle for second with
Matt Potter (64) in tow. Although a spin in the Pro Street heat kicked up
dust in the infield, and another put a car into the turn two wall, Bernard
Kollmann (35) led the field for most of the race until Larry Barber Jr. (33)
drove high after the restart to take the checkered. Three laps into the
first Mini Modified heat, a bounce off the back stretch wall from further
back in the pack slowed Ronnie Richardson’s (15) lead to a restart. Ronnie
put a quarter lap between himself and his nearest competitors, Floyd Clinard
Jr. (05) and Charles Newberry (23), to win the heat. Thomas Clinard (55)
drove a similar race in the second Mini Modified heat for the win. A
three-way battle for second place ensued for a couple laps before Dale
McCord (31) overcame the other two.

Christopher Perrigo (12) adds another feature race to his points lead in
the Pure Mini standings. And although Stan Ferry (1) moved up early on to
challenge Timothy Hunter (77) for second, Stan would have to settle for
third. Cars drove out of turn two, four-wide, as the green flag started the
Open Wheel Feature race. That action came to a grinding halt as this class
would suffer two initial restarts. The cautions didn’t affect Randle
Sweeney’s (182) lead and David Flowers (99) pursuit. Other point leaders
drove the tough race skillfully as even Zimmerman (93) made necessary
repairs and made it out to place tenth after starting at the rear of the
nineteen car field. While Sweeney and Flowers were relatively solid in their
leading positions, Michael Lee (55) kept challengers Scott Boley (16) and
Mike Sweeney (25S) in his sights riding the inside. Getting past Boley,
Michael eventually edged past Mike Sweeney too and started his move for
third. Just past the crossed flags, Lee again went low to get past Clayton
Miller (X15) while Sweeney (25S) stuck on his tail. Miller didn’t hold off
Sweeney either as 25S took the fourth spot, Michael Lee landing in third,
Flowers the track champion holding second, and Randle Sweeney winning the
feature without further delay. Brian Caudle drove the RC1 Pro Street car to
another victory as well, his seventh for the season. Brian would keep his
distance throughout the feature from Larry Hamm (11L), who finished second
and Matt Potter (64) who pulled in to show through the lapped field. Five
‘thrills & spills’ would bring out the caution during the Late Model Feature
race. Randle Sweeney (33) would hold a consistent lead through every restart
to take the win. Jimmy Grant (4) placing second, would have the likes of
David Miller (K1) moving up on his position, but every time Miller got into
position, the caution lights would come on, and Jimmy would get a good jump
on the restart. Starting way back in the fifth row, Gary Frost (F14) would
move his way up to finish in the fourth spot behind Miller. A late caution
slowed the Street Stock Feature race down where Don Everett (9) kept a solid
hold on the lead ahead of point champions Ronnie Hedgepath (H55), Dale
Phillips (87) and Dorris McCord (45). After starting in the third row,
Hedgepath brought the excitement as he drove past Phillips, to earn the
second position, in the first half of the race. McCord starting even
further back, also got past Phillips to finish in third while Everett took
the checkered first after a second caution delayed the show. Ronnie
Richardson (15) led the Mini Modified Feature for most of the race until
fluid on the track brought out the yellow. After getting past Thomas Clinard
(55), Dale McCord (31) used the caution to get past Richardson on the
restart for the win and take home the 1st Prize of the final race of the