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August 8th, 2012
GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – With the playoffs behind them, the drivers of the United States Modified Touring Series are set to embark on their annual championship battle in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy.
The youth movement carries the USMTS flag into this year’s title bout. Stormy Scott not only leads the Rookie of the Year standings, but the 22-year-old from Las Cruces, N.M., comes into ‘The Hunt’ atop the points while another 22-year-old
leadfoot – Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas – sits in the runner-up spot just three points back.
Just six more markers back is defending USMTS national champion Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa, who won’t reach his 22nd birthday until this October. At 32 years of age, fourth-ranked Bryan Rowland of Woodward, Okla., is the elder statesman among the top five while the younger of the twin tandem, Johnny Scott, sits fifth.
Rounding out the top 10 coming into ‘The Hunt’ are 2010 USMTS national champion Jason Hughes, Daniel Hilsabeck, Jon Tesch, Dereck Ramirez and Mike Steensma. Nine-time USMTS national champ Kelly Shryock is just one point behind Steensma in
With a new qualifying format this year, 297 drivers are separated by just 119 points with 17 events over the course of 45 days remaining to sort out the very best of the Best of the Best. It all begins this week with four big events in the heartland of America.
THURSDAY, AUG. 9 – VALLEY SPEEDWAY, GRAIN VALLEY, MO
Action kicks off this Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. This will be the third visit to the 1/3-mile semi-banked dirt oval this season with Ryan Gustin winning a USMTS Casey’s Cup Series qualifying race here in April and Chris Brown taking down the win for the USMTS National Championship Series on June 23.
Jeremy Payne and his SLAP Frozen Energy machine will be on hand at the Casey’s General Store located at 1251 SW Eagles Parkway in Grain Valley from 12-2 p.m. for autographs and pictures with fans. In addition to both Grain Valley locations, coupons good for $2 off adult admission to Thursday’s race will be available at Casey’s locations in Blue Springs, Independence and Oak Grove.
Pit gates open 5 p.m., fan gates open at 6 and hot laps begin at 7:30 with racing to follow. Joining the program will be the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA B-Mods plus Midwest Mod Lites.
The Valley Speedway is a located 0.9 mile south of I-70 (exit 24) on Main St. (Buckner-Tarnsey Rd.), then 0.4 mile east on Old US 40. For more information, call 816-229-2222 or visit www.valleyspeedway.com online.
FRIDAY, AUG. 10 – HUMBOLDT SPEEDWAY, HUMBOLDT, KS
On Friday, the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup ventures to Ron and Rhenda Whitworth’s popular Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. Stormy Scott has two wins at ‘The Hummer’ this season including the King of America II Modified Nationals in March. He returned to the winner’s circle on June 22 in his first night driving for Rowland Racing.
Al Hejna and his Snickers-sponsored ride will be on hand to greet fans and sign autographs Friday at the Casey’s General Store located at 712 E. Madison Ave. in Iola from 12-2 p.m. Race fans can get $2-off coupons at Casey’s locations in Chanute, Iola and Yates Center.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with hot laps at 7:30 and the first heat race at 8 p.m. Also on the racing card will be USRA B-Mods, Factory Stocks and Pure Stocks. The Humboldt Speedway is a located 0.1 mile west of US 169 at the Humboldt Exit, then 0.5 mile south, then 0.9 mile east on Georgia Rd. For more information call 620-431-2470 (office) or 620-473-3694 (track) or visit www.humboldtspeedway.com.
SATURDAY, AUG. 11 – LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY, WHEATLAND, MO
On Saturday, Aug. 11, it’s the much-anticipated return to the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” as ‘The Hunt’ returns to the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 3rd Annual Lucas Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout.
Ryan Gustin drove to his second straight win during ‘The Hunt’ in last year’s event at the Lucas Oil Speedway, with a record number of drivers expected to be on hand for Saturday’s showcase event.
Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 7 and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Also on hand will be B-Mods Factory Stocks.
Race fans can pick up $2-off coupons on Friday at the Casey’s General Store in Wheatland, located just two blocks from the racetrack. Jason Cummins and his Cheetos-sponsored USMTS Modified will be there from 12-2 p.m. to meet ‘n’ greet fans.
The Lucas Oil Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked clay oval located 0.2 mile south of US 54 on SR 83, then east. For more information, call the track hotline at 417-282-5984 or visit www.lucasoilspeedway.com online.
SUNDAY, AUG. 12 – MONETT SPEEDWAY, MONENT, MO
On Sunday, the USMTS Modifieds make their 14th appearance at Randy Mooneyham’s Monett Speedway in Monett, Mo., for the 7th Annual USMTS Summer Shootout. With his win earlier this season on April 22, Terry Phillips leads all drivers with
three career USMTS wins at the ‘Grand Ol’ Lady’ while Ryan Gustin and Jason Hughes both have two wins at the 3/8-mile red clay oval. Other former winners here include Kelly Shryock, Johnny Bone Jr., George White and Mark Noble.
In addition to the USMTS Modifieds, fans will see USRA B-Mods, Pure Stocks and Legends Cars in action too. The pit gate opens at 4 p.m., grandstand gates open at 5, hot laps begin at 7 and the first green flag will be unfurled at 7:30 p.m.
Race fans can pick up $2-off coupons on Sunday at both Casey’s General Stores locations in Monett. Jeremy Payne and his SLAP Frozen Energy Modified will be meeting and greeting fans from 12-2 p.m. at the 1601 E Cleveland Ave. location in
The Monett Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked red clay oval located just south of US 60 on Chapel Dr. For more information, visit www.monettspeedway.net.
While the drivers participating in ‘The Hunt’ will be grappling for their piece of more than $60,000 in year-end points fund cash and thousands in contingency awards, all entrants will lock horns on a nightly basis for at least $3,000 to win and more than $400,000 in prize money up for grabs during the 17-race, 45-day campaign.
‘The Hunt’ will wrap up at the Deer Creek Speedway with the 14th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-22, where the 2012 USMTS Casey’s Cup champion will be crowned.
Proving that any driver who qualifies for ‘The Hunt’ is capable of winning the title, Jason Krohn captured the 2007 title after entering the first event with just seven points and ranked 18th in the standings. He became just the second driver to wear the USMTS crown, dethroning Kelly Shryock who had captured all eight previous titles.
Similarly, Tim Donlinger found himself outside of the top-10 in points after the first two races of the 2008 championship crusade. He won the third event, but was only seventh in the rankings with 11 races to go but went on to upset Shryock for
the 2008 title, sealing the deal with a thrilling victory on the final night of the Featherlite Fall Jamboree.
Despite winning just two races all season, Shryock went on to claim his ninth USMTS National Championship in 2009 by just 33 points, beating an 18-year-old up-and-comer named Ryan Gustin. Jason Hughes finally secured his first USMTS National
Championship in 2010 while Gustin settled for runner-up honors again, but ‘The Reaper’ roared back in 2012 to claim his first title.
HOW THEY GOT HERE: At each of the 22 USMTS Casey’s Cup Series qualifying events, drivers earned points which they could accumulate until the start of the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup. At each race, the main event winner earned 11 points, with 10 points for the second-place finisher, 9 points for third and so on down to a minimum 3 points for every “A” Main starter. Drivers not qualifying for the “A” Main got 2 points.
Drivers could earn a maximum of 100 points and three drivers – Stormy Scott, Rodney Sanders and Ryan Gustin – reached that plateau. Then, following the final qualifying event, each driver who had competed in at least one event got 1 bonus point for each successive event attended without an absence. Stormy Scott’s perfect attendance during the USMTS Casey’s cup Series explains why he has 22 bonus points while Sanders received 17 bonus points as he competed in 17 straight events before missing one race late in the campaign.
From here on out, the traditional USMTS points system is used for each event in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup.
CASEY’S CREW: Jason Cummins, Al Hejna and Jeremy Payne will represent Casey’s General Stores and their affiliated vendors during each race of ‘The Hunt.’ All three members of the Casey’s Crew will have unique graphics for their USMTS Modifieds, snazzy new branded driving suits, autograph cards and more, plus each driver will be making appearances at local Casey’s General Stores locations at various events.
Thursday’s event at the Valley Speedway will be the debut of this year’s Casey’s Crew drivers and their newly-designed Modifieds. Cummins, of New Richland, Minn., will be carrying the Cheetos colors on his #71 Skyrocket Modified while fellow young gun Payne, of Springfield, Mo., will represent SLAP Frozen Energy with his #186 GRT Modified. Last but not least, Hejna will be making his second go-around as a member of the Casey’s General Stores sponsored trio. ‘The A-Train’ from Clear Lake, Iowa, will be driving the #7 BC Chassis sponsored by Snickers.
Be sure to stop by a Casey’s General Store location before and after the races for all your supplies and needs, and remember to get your $2-off admission coupons available on raceday at most events during ‘The Hunt.’ Check out www.caseys.com for more information or to find the location nearest you.
TOP DOG BONUS: Beginning with Thursday’s kick-off at the Valley Speedway, all drivers ranked among the top-10 points in ‘The Hunt’ are guaranteed a minimum of $400 in winnings at each event. Each driver must maintain perfect attendance during
the campaign to remain eligible. The Top Dog Bonus is not offered at the Hunt-ending Featherlite Fall Jamboree.
In addition, all other drivers who have perfect attendance during ‘The Hunt’ but fail to finish among the top 15 in points will get $1,000.
April 13th, 2012
Phenix City, Alabama – William took part in the Junk Money Nationals over the course of last weekend at Green Valley Speedway (Glencoe, Alabama) and came away with a pair of strong runs to show for his efforts.
The team traveled to Green Valley Speedway (Glencoe, Alabama) over the course of last weekend for a $10,000-to-win, Crate Late Model event as well as a $10,000-to-win, Limited Late Model program.
On Friday night with 41 Limited Late Models on hand, William qualified sixth fastest in his group, which locked him into the sixth starting spot for his heat race. He would advance two spots to finish fourth, which locked him the 15th starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday night. It was discovered after the heat that the car had a broken, ball joint, so the team made repairs and preparations for Saturday’s finale. In the feature he would mount a great charge to the front of the pack as he made several attempts to pass the leader. Despite not being able to see late in the race, due to a helmet covered in mud, he would still manage to cross the finish line in second behind race winner, Kenny Compton Jr.
Friday evening also found Thomas taking part in preliminary action for the Crate Late Model division as 43 competitors registered for action. He advanced to a third place finish in his heat race, which locked him into the eleventh starting spot for the 54 lap feature on Saturday night. The finale would prove to be an interesting race for William as he charged to the second spot early in the event before slipping off the back stretch. As he returned to the surface a pair of cars spun behind him, and Thomas was credited with the caution and sent to the tail of the field. He would rebound in the closing laps and was battling for the fourth position, when contact with another car in the corner sent him spinning. He would again tag the tail of the field and crossed the finish line in 10th but was notified after the feature he would be scored 15th for bringing out two cautions.
Full results from both events are available at www.GreenValleySpeedway.com.
This weekend, April 13th-14th he will take his #22 Extreme Power Sports/Zaxby’s Super Late Model into battle in the inaugural Spring Throw Down at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi). On Friday night a $2,000-to-win purse is up for grabs, while Saturday’s program will be headlined by an $8,000-to-win event. For more information on the unsanctioned event, please visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com .
William Thomas Motorsports would like to thank Extreme Power Sports, JW Miller Land & Timber, Zaxby’s, Gil’s Auto Sales, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Race Tires, Shorty’s Motorsports, Speed Stuff, David Smith Carburetor, Rick Hixson Fabrication, Lamar Hunt Racing Engines, Sunoco Racing Fuel – Bearden Oil, PPM Racing Products, Kinser Air Filters, Winters, PST Drive Shafts, Sweet Mfg, Outlaw Disc Brakes, Ultra-Shield, Auto Meter, Cloyes, Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, Holley, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, KRC Steering Pumps, Lunati, PRC, T&D Machine Products, Weld Wheels, Wiseco, Wrisco Allstar Performance, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For the latest information on William Thomas, please visit www.WilliamThomas.net
April 4th, 2010
Glencoe, Alabama – Officials with Green Valley Speedway in Glencoe, Alabama received the lab results on Thursday, April 1st from the tire analysis performed on the top three finishers in the 2nd Annual Crate Nationals held at the facility on March 26th-27th.
Event winner, Jonathan Davenport, along with second and third respective finishers, Chris Madden and Ronnie Johnson, were all found to have legal tires that had not been altered in any way. Full payout for these three drivers will now be released.
For more information on Green Valley Speedway, please visit www.GreenValleySpeedway.com.
March 28th, 2010
Fulton, MS- Eric Cooley is set to take his best shot at claiming the $25,000 top prize in this weekend’s 2nd Annual Crate Nationals at Green Valley Speedway in Glencoe, Alabama.
Last Saturday, Eric entered his second Super Late Model event of the 2010 season at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Alabama with the P.R.O. Dirt Car Super Late Model Series. Eric started the night by qualifying 8th fastest in his group to earn the fifth starting spot in a qualifier. He went on to finish 5th in the qualifier, which resulted in him starting 16th in the 40 lap, $2,500 to win feature. In the main event, Eric would begin marching toward the front of the pack early in the event as he was up to the 10th position by the race’s midway point. Over the remainder of the event, he raced his way to a solid 6th place finish, and along the way earned the Hard Charger Award.
This weekend, March 25th-27th, Eric, who is the 2009 NeSmith National Late Model Series Champion, will travel to Green Valley Speedway in Glencoe, Alabama for the $25,000 to win/$1,000 to start Crate Nationals. However, he will not be in his familiar #33c entry as he will be behind the wheel of the #21 Mastersbilt Crate Late Model, which is owned by Norman Braxton. Eric is
not a stranger to the car though as this is one of his former cars that he recently sold to Braxton.
“I’m really excited about the Crate Nationals this weekend, and I can’t thank Mr. Braxton enough for giving me the opportunity to pilot his car in this huge event. Hopefully I can bring home the $25,000 check!” commented Cooley.
Eric and everyone at Cooley Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors, which include 78 Towing & Recovery Inc., Cooley Transport Inc., Twisted Designs (Fayette, AL), GW Performance, MSRMafia.com, Victory Circle By Moyer, and Simpson Race Products.
Cooley Motorsports is currently looking for new sponsors and marketing partners. For more information on joining the team, please visit www.EricCooleyRacing.com .
For more information on Cooley Motorsports, visit the official team website at www.EricCooleyRacing.com.
March 6th, 2010
Vicksburg, MS – Bub McCool powered his #57J McCool Logging/Trakstar/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model to a top five finish over the weekend in the 13th Annual Bama Bash at Green Valley Speedway in Glencoe, Alabama.
Bub entered the 13th Annual Bama over the weekend at Green Valley Speedway. McCool looked to shake the monkey off his back that followed him around the state of Florida during the course of the Winternationals. The $10,000 to win event drew 54 Super Late Models, and Bub would turn the third fastest lap in his group to earn the third starting spot for his qualifier. McCool would go on to finish second in his qualifier to Stacey Holmes, which earned him the seventh starting spot for Sunday’s 75 lap feature. In the main event, Bub would pick off a pair of positions to record a solid, 5th place finish behind race winner, Ray Cook, Chris Wall, Randy Weaver, and Ronnie Johnson.
McCool Motorsports is back in Vicksburg, busily preparing for the upcoming weekend, which will see the #57J chauffer in action in a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Series events. The weekend will get underway with the $10,000 to win, Spring Thaw at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee on Saturday, March 6th.
On Sunday, March 7th, McCool will travel to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina for March Madness VIII, which will also pay $10,000 to win. For more information on the events, please visit www.VolunteerSpeedway, www.Cherokee-Speedway.com, and www.LucasDirt.com .
Bub and everyone at McCool Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors, which include McCool Logging, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Trak-Star Race Cars, Phase 2 Sign Supply, Good Hope Lumber, X-Treme Graphics by J-Rod, Boland Performance, Phase II Graphics, & MSRMafia.com.
For more information on Bub & McCool Motorsports, please visit the official team website at www.BubMcCool.com .
October 23rd, 2009
Corinth, Mississippi-Anthony Burroughs rocketed his #121 Mississippi 811 Inc/BHL Motorsports/Mastersbilt By Stuckey/Wall-2-Wall
Racing Engine Super Late Model to the $3,000 feature win over the weekend at Green Valley Speedway in Glencoe, Alabama.
Mother Nature once again altered the weekend plans of BHL Motorsports as cold weather forced the postponement of the Southern Regional Racing Series event scheduled for Saturday night at Cleveland Speedway in Cleveland, Tennessee. As a result, the team entered the $3,000 to win Super Late Model event at Green Valley Speedway in Glencoe, Alabama on Saturday, October 17th. Burroughs started the weekend by setting fast time around the 4/10 oval on Saturday night, which earned him the pole position for the dash. He recorded a second place finish in the dash to earn the outside front row starting spot for Sunday’s 40 lap feature. Burroughs snagged the lead at the onset of the event, and went on to take the $3,000 win, which brings his win total for 2009 to nine! For complete results, please visit http://www.greenvalleyspeedway.com/ Weather permitting, the team will invade Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi this weekend for the 15th Annual Coors Light Fall Classic, which boasts a $15,000 to win/$1,000 to start Super Late Model purse. Anthony recorded a solid top five finish at Whynot Motorsports Park two weeks ago, and he, along with the entire BHL Motorsports team, are excited about their chances of taking home the $15k top prize this weekend.
Festivities are slated to get underway with an Open Practice Session on Thursday night with time trials and heat race action on Friday night. Saturday night will see b-mains, and the 75 lap feature event. For more information, please visit http://www.whynotmotorsportspark.com/.
BHL Motorsports would like to thank its corporate sponsors including Mississippi 811 Inc., ABC Cash Register Company, Stuckey Enterprises, 441 Race Wraps, Wall-to-Wall Performance Engines, Greenes Vinyl Products, along with their associate sponsors, JRI Shocks By Precision Suspension, 5150 race trailers, All-Star Performance, MSRMafia.com, Simpson Racing Products, Hypercoils, and Oval Craft.
For the latest BHL Motorsports information, please visit http://www.burroughs121.com/.
February 27th, 2009
Tyrone, Georgia – Tony Knowles entered the 12th Annual Bama Bash at Green Valley Speedway in Glencoe, Alabama over the weekend in his #26 RSD Enterprises/SAE Parts/Rocket Chassis/Custom Race Engine Super Late Model, and by the time that the dust settled on Sunday’s main event, he was credited with a 5th place finish.
Thirty-one Super Late Models signed in for the event on the fast, red clay, oval. In time trials, Tony qualified fourth fastest, which earned him the outside front row starting position for the first heat race. In the 15 lap event, Knowles would finish a close second to the fast qualifier, Ray Cook, which resulted in him starting fourth in the 75 lap, $7,500 to win/$500 to start feature on Sunday afternoon. He had high hopes for the event, but as is typical for daytime events, there was only one good groove for the
feature. As a result, Tony would fall in line in the 5th position, and that’s where he would finish at the checkered flag. The top five finish marked his second top five in his first four events of 2009.
TKR will travel to Boyds Speedway in Chattanooga, Tennessee this Saturday, February 28th to enter the Cabin Fever 40 at the racy, ¼ mile oval. The 40 lap event is slated to pay $3,000 to win. Tony opened the 2009 season at the facility and came away with a 5th place finish. For more information on the event, please visit http://www.boydsspeedway.com/.
Tony Knowles Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors including RSD Enterprises, SAE Parts, Hoosier Race Tires, VP Racing Fuel, Simpson Race Products MSRMafia.com, Rocket Chassis, Hunter Electric, GW Performance, Ohlins Racing Suspension, and All Star Graphix.
Tony Knowles Racing is always looking for new sponsors and marketing sponsors. If you or your company is interested on becoming a member of TKR please visit http://www.tonyknowles26.com/.
For more information on TKR Motorsports, please visit http://www.tonyknowles26.com/.
Ben Shelton, Owner
The Midsouth Racing Scene
February 22nd, 2009
Tyrone, Georgia – Tony Knowles is set to return to action this weekend in his #26 RSD Enterprises/SAE Parts/Rocket Chassis/Custom Race Engine Super Late Model in the 12th Annual Bama Bash at Green Valley Speedway in Glencoe, Alabama.
This weekend’s program at Green Valley Speedway will boast a $7,500 to win/$500 to start, 75 lap event. Tony found his way into victory lane at the high-speed, clay oval late in the 2008 season, and will look to use his previous experience to pick up the big payday this weekend. Action gets underway with an open practice session for the Super Late Models on Friday, February 20th. On Saturday, time trials and heat races are slated to be held with b-mains and the main event on Sunday afternoon. For more information on the event, please visit www.GreenValleySpeedway.com http://www.greenvalleyspeedway.com/.
TKR competed in the second event of 2009 last weekend in the 7th Annual Winterfest at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Tennessee. On Friday night, an Open Practice Session was held, and a $1,000 to win King of the Hill event was also held. The King of the Hill event consisted of randomly matched pairings in the Super Late Model event, where drivers battled in a green, white, checkered format. The last unbeaten driver was declared the King of the Hill and won $1,000. Tony was able to race his way to the King of the Hill title, and claimed the $1,000 check over a field of 20 competitors!
On Saturday, February 14th, a complete program was held that culminated in a $3,000 to win main event. With 42 Super Late Models entered for the event, Tony qualified second in his group, which earned him the 7th starting position for the feature event. However, by the time that the feature hit the track, the racing groove had narrowed considerably, and passing was at a
premium. As a result, Tony had to settle for an 8th place finish.
Tony Knowles Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors including RSD Enterprises, SAE Parts, Hoosier Race Tires, VP Racing Fuel, Simpson Race Products MSRMafia.com, Rocket Chassis, Hunter Electric, GW Performance, Ohlins Racing Suspension, and All Star Graphix.
Tony Knowles Racing is always looking for new sponsors and marketing sponsors. If you or your company is interested on becoming a member of TKR please visit www.TonyKnowles26.com <http://www.tonyknowles26.com/.
For more information on TKR Motorsports, please visit www.TonyKnowles26.com http://www.tonyknowles26.com/.
February 21st, 2009
Corinth, Mississippi – Anthony Burroughs and BHL Motorsports are the latest will invade Green Valley Speedway in Glencoe, Alabama this Friday-Sunday, February 20th-22nd for the 12th Annual Bama Bash.
This weekend’s 12th Annual Bama Bash will mark the 2009 season opener for the north-central, Alabama facility, which has seen a lot of improvements in the off-season. The weekend for BHL Motorsports will get underway on Friday with an open practice session, in which the team hopes to test some new setups. On Saturday, February 21st, time trials and heat races will be held
for the Super Late Model division, and on Sunday, February 22nd, b-mains and the 75 lap main event will be held. The event pays $7,500 to win and $500 to start and is expected to draw many of the South’s top drivers. For more information, please visit www.greenvalleyspeedway.com/.
Last weekend BHL Motorsports traveled to Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Tennessee for the 7th Annual Winterfest 40. The team competed in an Open Practice session on Friday night, and on Saturday they entered the $3,000 to win event. With 42 Super Late Models on hand, the field was divided into four groups. Anthony would qualify 5th in his group, which earned him a 3rd
starting position for his heat race. At the drop of the green flag, Anthony would fall back to the fourth position, and that is where he would cross the finish line. As a result, he started on the front row for his last chance qualifier, and he would run second for the majority of the event, but as the race wore on the handling on his #121 entry began to fade. On a late race
restart, David Jackson would pass Burroughs for the final transfer spot. Anthony went on to finish third, but with only the top two cars transferring to the feature event his night came to an end.
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, MSRMafia.com, Simpson
Racing Products, Hypercoils, and Oval Craft.
For the latest BHL Motorsports information, please visit http://www.burroughs121.com/.
February 19th, 2009
Vicksburg, MS – Bub McCool will attack the high speed, clay oval at Green Valley Speedway in Glencoe, Alabama this weekend in the 12th Annual Bama Bash.
After almost a month since his last event, Bub will return to action behind the wheel of his #57J McCool Logging/Trakstar/Barker Racing Engine Super Late Model in this weekend’s 12th Annual Bama Bash. The weekend for McCool Motorsports will get underway on Saturday afternoon with time trials and heat races. On Sunday, consolation races and the feature event will be
held. The main event pays $7,500 to win and $500 to start. For more information, please visit www.GreenValleySpeedway.com .
Make sure to go by the McCool Motorsports this hauler to participate in the Wish Campaign 2009. The Wish Campaign 2009 gives young race fans, 12 years of age and younger, the chance to have their face on his 2009 Halloween themed Trakstar chassis. At every event in 2009 up until September 13th, children and their parents can purchase a raffle ticket for $1 each at the McCool Motorsports hauler. The tickets will have the contact information for each entrant on them. On September 12th, 2009 the winning ticket will be drawn and the winning child will be contacted. A photo of the child will be obtained and Xtreme Graphics By J-Rod, will incorporate the child’s photo into the graphic’s design for Bub’s 2009 Halloween car. The winning child
will also receive Bub McCool apparel as well as a signed door panel from the Halloween car at the end of October. There is no limit to the number of entries that each entrant can purchase. All proceeds from the raffle will go to the select children’s charity.
The team was last in action on Saturday, January 31st in the 9th Annual Winter Classic at Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi. With 39 Super Late Models on hand, Bub set quick time in his group and third quick time overall in qualifications. Via his qualifying effort, he earned a third starting position for the 40 lap main event on an extremely racey, but slick Columbus Speedway. At the drop of the green flag, McCool began battling with Justin McRee for the second spot. Bub would battle in the top three for the first half of the event, before a small mishap temporarily stalled his battle at the front of the pack. Entering turn three on lap 23, third running, Rick Rickman had his left rear tire explode causing Rickman to spin up the track making contact with McCool. The pair spun to the bottom of turn three. Rickman was credited with the caution, so McCool resumed his third position. Over the remaining laps, Bub would closely pursue James Cline for the second spot, but fell just short of making the pass at the finish line. As a result, McCool recorded a solid third place finish in his second event of 2009.
Bub and everyone at McCool Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors, which include McCool Logging, Barker Racing Engines, Trak-Star Race Cars, Phase 2 Sign Supply, Good Hope Lumber, X-Treme Graphics by J-Rod, Boland Performance, Phase II Graphics, & MSRMafia.com.
For more information on Bub & McCool Motorsports, please visit the official team website at www.BubMcCool.com.
February 21st, 2008
Last weekend, Bub traveled to Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Tennessee for the 6th Annual Winterfest, which paid $3,000 to win. McCool’s weekend got off to a rough start, when he flipped his car in practice on Friday night. Bub was uninjured but his car suffered heavy damage after a series of end over end and barrel roll flips. As a result, the team was forced to their backup car for Saturday’s event. He timed in 4th in his group, which earned him a second starting spot for his heat race, which he won. Via his heat win, Bub earned a 12th starting spot for the feature event. At the drop of the green flag, McCool began his march to the front, and was battling for the sixth spot just past the race’s midpoint, when his air filter flew off. As a result, Bub was forced to retire from the event.
This weekend McCool Motorsports will invade Green Valley Speedway in Glencoe, Alabama in search of their second feature win of the year. This weekend’s 11th Annual Bama Bash pays $10,000 to win. On Friday there will be an open practice session with qualifying and heat races on Saturday, and b-mains and feature events on Sunday. For more information, please visit www.GreenValleySpeedway.com.
Bub and everyone at McCool Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors, which include McCool Logging, Barker Racing Engines, Trak-Star Race Cars, Phase 2 Sign Supply, X-Treme Graphics by J-Rod, Boland Performance, Phase II Graphics, & MSRMafia.com.
For more information on Bub & McCool Motorsports, please visit the official team website at www.BubMcCool.com.
February 19th, 2008
The event, now with over a decade of history for short track all-stars, offers one of the most lucrative purses of the early racing season each year. Heavy hitting drivers from across the nation will roll into the Gadsden area beginning with Thursday’s open practice sessions which open the huge weekend of racing activities at the high banked clay oval located in Glencoe. The main event, a $10,000 to win 75 lap affair for the Super Late Model dirt cars will draw a hefty field of high-horsepowered machines and their teams all vying for the championship title of this year’s ‘BAMA BASH’.
World of Outlaw title contender Clint Smith of Senoia, Georgia will lead the field into Green Valley Speedway as the three-time defending champion of the prestigious ‘BAMA BASH’. Smith heads into the special event fresh off of a huge SpeedWeeks win in Daytona Beach where he roared to victory at Volusia Speedway Park. Known as ‘The Catdaddy’, Clint Smith is a former four-time Southern All-Star (SAS) champion and was the original champion of the Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series. Numerous other headline drivers that will be in action during the ‘BAMA BASH’ include one of the all-time winningest drivers in the history of Green Valley Speedway, Ronnie Johnson a.k.a. ‘The Chattanooga Flash’. Johnson, a two-time SAS champion and two-time winner of the Dirt Track World Championship, is expected to be a busy driver during the weekend competing in several of the divisional battles including the Super Late Model main event.
‘The Bama Bash is always a very competitive race to make and one that you’ve got to be on the top of your game to win,’ points out Clint Smith, who’s conquered the event in both 2007 and 2006. ‘Once all of the racing is done in Florida during SpeedWeeks everyone’s focus turns to Green Valley,’ adds Smith, ‘It’s kind of like a second start to the season each year and you had better be on top of your game. You’ve not only got to be ready to face the biggest guns in the nation but you’ve got to go up against a very strong bunch of local and regional racers from Alabama and North Georgia that didn’t wear out their equipment and energy down in Florida,’ adds Smith. ‘It’s a tough race to win on a track that demands a lot from you.’
Other all-stars heading to this weekend’s ‘BAMA BASH’ include former multi-time national champion and former SAS title holder Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Georgia who claimed the ‘BAMA BASH’ title in 2001, and
Batesville, Arkansas wheelman Wendell Wallace, the 2002 ‘BAMA BASH’ champ. Terrance Nowell of Phenix City was the ‘BAMA BASH’ winner in 2003 and will be on the hunt for another title at Green Valley Speedway.
Young guns and cagey veterans alike will all be in action with the likes of former SAS champs James Cline (Oxford, Alabama) and Mike Head (Ellenwood, Georgia) in the mix with 2000 ‘BAMA BASH’ winner John Jones of Rock Springs, Ga. National title contender Shane Clanton of Locust Grove, Georgia as well as Crossville, Tennessee hotshoe Randy Weaver and Southern Regional Racing Series leader Tony Morris of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Many other drivers who have been competing nightly during the past three weeks of SpeedWeeks action will join the battles in pursuit of the big bucks during Green Valley Speedway’s season-opening weekend of racing. Among them will be a variety of champions from major national events and travelling sanctions including Ray Cook (Brasstown, North Carolina); Skip Arp (Georgetown, Tennessee) all ready to rumble toward a notch in their gunbelts with an early season win in the special event.
In addition to the large purse up for grabs for the Super Late Model field, two other late model classes will be battling for their own laurels and cash with $5,000.00 to win going to both the winning drivers of the Limited Sportsman and Crate Late Model division events which will each spotlight 50-lap features. Also on the racing schedule will be Super Streets, Hobby, Modified Pony, Cruiser and Pure Pony divisions, each racing for high dollar purses and the chance to claim the trophies as ‘BAMA BASH’ champions for 2008.
A long list of history making racers have competed and won major events at Green Valley Speedway over the decades of the track’s storied past, including legends Red Farmer who is expected to be on hand for the ‘Bama Bash’ weekend.
Following the open practice session on Thursday (Feb 21) for all classes of cars, Friday night will see preliminary heat racing action for Modified Pony, Pure Pony and Cruiser division, plus added practice sessions for all other classes. On Saturday (Feb 23) the action intensifies with Time Trial Qualifying for the Super Late Models, Limited Sportsman and Crate Late Models which will be followed by Qualifying Heat Races for each of these top divisions. Also on Saturday night feature events will be conducted for the Modified Pony, Pure Pony and Cruiser divisions.
Gates will open at Noon on both Thursday and Friday with activities beginning at 6:00 p.m. on each of the first two nights. On Saturday, gates will open at 10:00 a.m. with Qualifying slated to get underway at 4:30 Saturday afternoon. Sunday’s main events will see gates open at 9:00 a.m. with the first feature events getting the green flag at 1:00 p.m.
Kids 12 and under are admitted FREE into the Grandstands each day when accompanied by a paying adult. Special 2-Day and 3-Day Ticket or Pit Passes packages are offered for the weekend event with all information available online at the track’s web site, www.greenvalleyspeedway.com. For additional event information contact Alex Hudson at (256) 504-6086 or for competitor rules and tech information call Tim Willingham at (256) 492-4547.
Former BAMA BASH Champions
2007 Clint Smith
2006 Clint Smith
2005 Clint Smith
2004 Rick Eckert
2003 Terrance Nowell
2002 Wendell Wallace
2001 Dale McDowell
2000 John Jones
Past Major Event Winners at Green Valley Speedway:
July 16, 1984 – Don Hester (SAS)
Sept 2, 1985 – Red Farmer (SAS)
Mar 11, 1985 – Ronnie Johnson (SAS)
May 25, 1987 – Ronnie Johnson (SAS)
Mar 13, 1988 – Ed Gibbsons (SAS)
Apr 10, 1988 – Ronnie Johnson (SAS)
May 29, 1988 – Ronnie Johnson (SAS)
Sept 5, 1988 – Ronnie Johnson (SAS)
July 10, 1988 – Rudy Boutwell (SAS)
Mar 19, 1994 – Dale McDowell (SAS)
Apr 29, 1994 – Scott Bloomquist (Hav-A-Tampa)
Apr 8, 1995 – Tom Maddox (SAS Bandit)
Apr 15, 1995 – Scott Bloomquist (Hav-A-Tampa)
Mar 26, 1995 – Bill Frye (SAS)
Jun 8, 1995 – Jody Summerville (SAS Bandit)
Aug 19, 1995 – Byron Michael (SAS Bandit)
Apr 13, 1996 – Jody Summerville (SAS Bandit)
Jul 5, 1996 – Dale McDowell (SAS)
Aug 17, 1996 – Jody Summerville (SAS Bandit)
Mar 26, 1999 – Ronnie Johnson (SAS Bandit)
Sep 3, 1999 – Duayne Hommel (SAS)
Feb 27, 2000 – John Jones (SAS – BAMA BASH)
Apr 7, 2000 – Scott Slay (Miss. Champ Series)
May 26, 2000 – Wesley Hood (SAS)
Jul 28, 2000 – Jason Smith (SAS)
Mar 11, 2001 – Dale McDowell (SAS – BAMA BASH)
June 17, 2001 – Ronnie Johnson (SAS)
July 27, 2001 – Ronnie Johnson (SAS)
Sept 28, 2001 – Jimmy Mars (UDTRA)
Sept 29, 2001 – Billy Moyer (UDTRA)
Feb 24, 2002 – Wendell Wallace (SAS – BAMA BASH)
May 18, 2002 – Duayne Hommel (GVS)
Feb 23, 2003 – Terrance Nowell (SAS – BAMA BASH)
Feb 29, 2004 – Rick Eckert (BAMA BASH)
Jun 26, 2004 – Greg Skinner (GVS)
Mar 13, 2005 – Clint Smith (BAMA BASH)
Oct 28, 2005 – Robert Gant (Southern Thunder)
Feb 26, 2006 – Clint Smith (BAMA BASH)
Feb 25, 2007 – Clint Smith (BAMA BASH)
May 5, 2007 – Robert Gant (SRRS)
July 3, 2007 – Dale McDowell (Advance Thunder)
July 23, 2007 – Dion Deason (SAS)
Sept 15, 2007 – Byron Michael (SRRS)
Other former feature winners during Green Valley Speedway’s history include: Gene Chupp, Don Gibbs, Mickey Gibbs, Red Farmer, James Cline, Mike Head, Tommy Noblin, Danny McDowell, Earl Jones, Larry Spurlock, Bo Shirley, Freddie Lee, Joe Ritchey, Gar Dickson, Bruce Griffin, Mark Mears, Bo Shirley, Danny Peoples, Mark Bangs among others.
Area Host Hotels for the February 21-24 BAMA BASH:
DEERFIELD INN (Southside, AL) (256) 413-1300
MOTEL 6 (Gadsden, AL) (256) 543-1105
COMFORT SUITES (Gadsden, AL) (256) 538-5770
GADSDEN INN & SUITES (256) 543-7240
HAMPTON INN (Gadsden, AL)(256) 546-2337
April 6th, 2007
William Thomas is fresh off his $2,000 victory last Saturday night at East Alabama Speedway, where he won the opening night of the Southern Region Touring Series. Thomas will look to fend off local hot shoe Clay Grogan, who has three wins in a row at the track. Grogan will be sure to have his hands full against all the touring FASTRAK racers in this big early season event.
Included in the night will be the famous tennis ball throw, fan in the stands, fireworks, and the traditional autograph session leading up to the four-wide salute and the 50-lap event is the also the kickoff of the Mid-East Region Touring Series.
“Green Valley Motor Speedway has now re-opened under new management with a whole new staff,” explained track promoter Dennis Harker. “We’ve invested lots of money to bring our track to the forefront of family entertainment. Our new track is now a family-oriented facility that you can bring your mother for a night of family fun. If you’ve never raced at Green Valley before, come back and try out our newly renovated track. If you’ve never raced here before, what are you waiting for!?”
Gates open at 4 p.m. with the drivers meeting slated for 6:15, hot laps at 7 p.m., and heat racing taking to the track at 8 p.m. Adult admission is just $10, while pit admission is $25.
Race highlights will be shown on local Channel 24 on Monday at 9 p.m. with pre-race highlights at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Don’t forget that RaceTrackTv.net will also be filming this event.
It was also recently announced that the new Green Valley Speedway will be the site of the regional playoff for Night 1 of the National Championship in October.
“We’re looking forward to racing at Green Valley and all the improvements Dennis has done,” stated FASTRAK Founder Stan Lester. “Last weekend was a great kickoff to the Southern Region and this should be a great event with the Southern Region joining the Mid-East Region for their season opener. It’s also going to be a good tune-up for the regional playoff event held here in October. We’ve gotten lots of calls from people inquiring to see if we’re still racing as much of the country is getting a blast of cold air, but everything is a go. It’s going to be cool, but sunny.”
Dennis Harker can be reached at 256-312-2748. Check out www.greenvalleyspeedway.com for the latest. For hotel information, contact the Hampton Inn at 256-546-2327 and ask for the reduced Green Valley rate.
Partners of the FASTRAK Racing Series Include: Goodyear Racing, GM Performance Parts, Maypole Chevrolet, Duralite Wheels, PPM Racing Products, Heintz Performance, MK-Direct, Braswell Carburetion, Mastersbilt Racing Chassis, TNT Racing Chassis, Rocket Racing Chassis and Modern Chevrolet.
March 27th, 2007
If afternoon Sun becomes an issue we will push hot laps back accordingly.
Drivers Meeting Promptly @ 6:15
Hobby Hot Laps 6:40 pm
Super Street Hot Laps 6:50 pm
Modified Pony Hot Laps 7:00
Super Late Model Hot Laps 7:10 pm
Limited Late Model Hot Laps 7:20 pm
Crate Late Hot Laps 7:30 pm
Cruiser 7:40 pm
Pure Pony 7:50 pm
Take a 10 minute break from 7:50 to 8:00
Qualifying & Features 8:00 pm
Hobby (less than 16 cars a 20 lap feature begins , if more than 16 cars heat races begin)
Super Street (less than 16 cars a 20 lap feature begins , more than 16 cars heat races begin)
Super Late Model (2 laps of qualifying)
Modified Pony (less than 16 cars a 20 lap feature begins , if more than 16 cars heat races begin)
Limited Late Model (10 lap heat races)
Crate Late (10 lap heat races)
Cruiser (15 lap feature races)
Pony (15 lap feature races)
We will be taking a 10 minute restroom break after the last heat.
Hobby ( if heat races were run 15 lap feature begins / otherwise Super Streets begin)
Super Street (if heat races were run 15 lap feature begins / otherwise Modified Ponies begin)
Modified Pony (if heat races were run 15 lap feature begins / otherwise Super Late Models begin)
Super Late Model (30 lap feature race)
Limited Late Model (25 lap feature race)
Crate Late (25 lap feature race)
All Pits $25.00 entry – Children10 yrs & under FREE
insurance sign in required in Pits for all entrants
Wrist bands required on all patrons & on all four wheelers, (no exceptions)
Grandstands $10.00 adults
Family Package: $25 2 adults up to 4 children
Children10 yrs and under FREE
Extra ATV’s $10.00 each/ each Car entered is allowed ONE FREE ATV per car entered.
March 23rd, 2007
The evening’s events all started with the National Vintage Association Race Car who entertained the fans with their old time race cars from the 1930’s through the 1960’s. These folks came from all over the South to entertain at Green Valley and certainly did not disappoint. It made many folks dream of years gone by and brought back memories of their early racing experiences, both as drivers and fans alike. After the NVRA Vintage Cars, it was time for the cars and drivers that you will see through out the season at the Valley. In the Super Late Model class Tony “The Tiger “Morris from Murfreesboro, Tn. was the leader for a good portion of the race and was being chased and finally passed by a local favorite Robert Gant, whom many assumed at that point would win the race. However, that was not to be, as furious late charge and side by side racing by T. J. Alford proved to gain him the victory with the last second passage of Robert Gant. “Top Gun” to be Alford finished 1st followed by Gant and in third was Tony Morris.
In other action the Limited Late Models had Joe Noojin 1st followed by Steve Vann, 2nd and Lewis Rakestraw of Albertville, Al. third. In the Crate Late Model’s Clay Grogan of Southside, Al. was 1st, Lamar Haygood 2nd and Don Farmer 3rd. In the Super Street class Michael Jones of Rome, Ga. won with Bart “Super Star” Starr of Hokes Bluff a close second and David Beam finished third. In the Modified Pony division there was a bit of controversy as second place finisher Terry Gant protested the winner Brian Dodgen’s first place finish. After a through inspection by the Technical folks at Green Valley, it was ruled that Dodgen had indeed been legal and he was awarded the win, with Gant remaining second and Jimmy Plumlee rounding out the top three.
This coming Saturday the Rebel Challenge Series will have a Super Late Model match with a FasTrak Crate Late Model feature and all the other classes that will run this season. With all that is planned at the Valley this year it is no wonder that many folks feel “The Thunder is truly back at Alabama’s premiere dirt track, Green Valley Speedway.”