MEDIA GRAN PRIX: RADIO & TV.... 8/23
Saturday night local radio and television personalities will be racing for ultimate
bragging rights as Boyd's SpeedThis Saturday night local radio and television
personalities will be racing for ultimate bragging rights as Boyd's Speedway presents
race #1 of the Chattanooga Media Gran Prix. On-Air talent from Clear Channel's
WUSY US101 & Rock105, Cumulus' WGOW Talk Radio 102.3FM and WDSI's Fox 61 will
all be taking part in a special race with full scale professional Dirt Crate Late
Model racecars. Former Late Model National Champion Dale McDowell will be teaching
the disc jockey's and show hosts all the necessary details of piloting a, over
2,000 lb. dirt racecar this week during a special driving school segment for the
media members and their crew. "This will be the first of many media races
we have planned for this season" states owner David Duplissey who came up
with the idea to involve non-racing professionals, and give them a first-hand
glimpse of what goes on at Boyd's Speedway, other than just folks watching racing
for the comfort of their own seats. Six identically prepared racecars will be
on the track Saturday, along with a Full Regular Racing Program of Late Models,
Crate LM's, A&B-Hobby and Mini's. One media winner will advance to the finals
to challenge others for the Chattanooga Media Gran Prix Title. Other members of
various media organizations will have the opportunity to represent their stations
and groups later this year during rounds 2-4. Racing gets underway Saturday at
Boyd's at 7PM. Fans can visit www.BoydsSpeedway.net for more information.
TAKES B-HOBBY MID-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP
TN (8/16/2014) --- Saturday night the
B-Hobby "Heavy Metal Monsters of
the Midway" battled it out for the 2014 Mid Season Championship at Boyd's
Speedway. It was all Dallas Brooks as the Chattanooga, native kept his # 45 "Stonecipher
Drywall , Sexton's Concrete, Queen Construction, Gilbert Construction , Brooks
Race Engines, Whitmire Construction, Stoneciper drywall, Wraps by Outlaw , The
Photoman" sponsored racecar ahead of all challengers in the 20 lap, $300
to-WIN "A" Main Feature race. The Hughes boys from Graysville, gave
Brooks a battle as both Eric and Lamar took their best shots at passing Brooks
for the lead. Eric finished second with Jeff Irvin earning a third place finish
after starting sixth. The "Lawman" Mike Tinker (#T22) of Ringgold, GA
driving his "Madaris Siding & Windows, Tinker's Garage, C&T Automotive,
Fort Lake Taning" sponsored Warrior racecar held off Riley Hickman and a
hard chargin Tod Hernandez in the Late Model - 30 lap feature. Twenty cars were
on hand for the nights action. In the Crate Late
Model division Bryan Pritchard (#3) of Harrison, TN outraced Fast Qualifier Craig
Burrows in the 25 lap feature event. Pritchard, a mild mannered Hamilton Co. School
Bus Driver by day qualified his "Georg Shaw Racing, Ron's Car Wash, Steven
Hogan Fabrication, Spangler Sheet Metal, Sweet Beginnings 4-D Ultra Sound"
sponsored MasterSbilt sixth over the 15-entrants, but got advanced to the "Cat-Birds"
Seat (outside pole) by virtue of the re-draw of the Top 6 fastest. BP lead all
25 laps despite Burrows constant efforts. Booger Brooks won yet another A-Hobby
feature as did "KC" Koty Campbell
in the Mini's. Next Saturday night 8/23 Late Models and Crate LM's and ALL classes
will race as local Chattanooga Media / Radio Personalities square off in a special
Gran Prix event designed to give some first hand on-track experience to on-air
disc jockeys. The Chattanooga Media Gran Prix will see six identically prepared
Dale McDowell Crate LM racecars race after the participants go thru McDowells
Driving School earlier in the week. Stations On-Air DJ's and Show Host from US101,
Rock105, KZ-106, Talk Radio WGOW and ESPN Chattanooga are going to be battling
it out for ultimate radio bragging rights Local TV station news/media specialists
get in on the racing action in October..More details including full rundowns of
all classes will be available later.
DAY WEEKEND KICKOFF:
FRIDAY 8/29 SLM's $3,000 to-WIN
+ SPECIAL CRATE LM RACE
BOILER SERVICE 50 SLM MOTOR RULES.... Friday 8/29
Steelhead Motor: 2250lbs
w/ 12" Spoiler
525 Motor: 2250lbs w/ 12" Spoiler (100lbs must be
on Front of Motor Plate)
525 Motor: 2250lbs w/ 8" Spoiler
2300lbs w/ 10" Spoiler
Open Motor: 2350 w/ 8" Spoiler
Speedway along withAlabama
and Tennessee dirt tracks (Fort Payne Motor Speedway and Duck River Raceway Park)
have banded together for the first time to offer a "Labor Day Triple Crown"
mini series of events for Super Late Models. The three tracks will each host a
$3,000 to-WIN / $300 to-Start
SLM race to wrap up the month of August. Each track will collect the same $100
entry fee from SLM racers in attendance and have available full 24-car fields
to start the 50 lap
races. Tow money of $50 will be offered to any competitor attempting to make the
race thru a B-Main, that fails to transfer into the night's feature. Failure to
attempt to start the SLM feature
forfeits a driver from any/all guaranteed
start money. Each track will govern their own
SLM rules and qualifying format procedures. Only racers that compete in all three
events will be eligible for the $2,000 points fund, payable at the conclusion
of the weekend. Boyd's Speedway will kick off the 3-day extravaganza with the
National Boiler Service 50 Friday night August 29th. The tire rule for the Boyd's
Speedway event is Open Front Tires and Any Hoosier 1600 or AR 56 on Both Rear
Tires. The meat in the Labor Day sandwich is the Complete Cash 50 Saturday, August
30th at Fort Payne Motor Speedway, while the finale the Sam Pugh Extravaganza
is hosted by Duck River Raceway Park on Sunday, August 31st. If one driver wins
all three SLM races the points money will put a $10,000 payday in their pocket.
In the event of a points tie in any of the Top 5 points positions, the tie-breaker
will be highest Top 5 finishes starting with number of runner-up finishes. But
wait..... there's more. As a bonus now the Crate Late Models are getting in on
the action. All three tracks decided to host three adjoining $1,000 to-WIN / 30
Lap Crate Late Model races. This event is being run in cooperation of all three
track promoters/owners (Dale McDowell/David Duplissey, Marvin Ford and David Gentry/Bob
Harris and is being produced by Steve Hixson. For more information visit each
tracks web-site: www.BoydsSpeedway.net, www.FortPayneMotorSpeedway.com and/or
www.DuckRiverRacewayPark.com or their respective Facebook pages.
WINS BOYD's TOP GUN NIGHT.... 8/2
TN (8/2/2014) --- Saturday night Dirt Track Hall of Famer and Two Time Dirt Track
World Champion Ronnie Johnson returned to his home track in East Ridge and picked
up the win in the Steel-head Late Model "Slaton & Smith Construction,
DirtonDirt.com feature. RJ from Chattanooga pocketed the TOP GUN NIGHT payday
at Boyds Speedway of $200, before going on to win the feature over Rick Hixson
and Lil' John Ownbey worth an additional $1,000. Johnson wasn't racing his familiar
#5 racecar, instead he piloted the Richard Austin's owned # A-19 "Austin
Trucking, Tindell & Sons Carpet, KC Graphics, Vinson Racing Engines, Gene's
Racing Parts" sponsored machine. In the Crate LM feature Villanow, Georgia's
Jeff Smith took the victory. Jimmy Smith (no relation to Jeff) of Red Bank, TN
won the B-Hobby and Booger Brooks of Chattanooga won the A-Hobby race. Birchwood's
Koty Campbell won the Mini Stocks race. Boyd's Speedway see the Outlaw Winged
Sprint Cars and Mini Sprints return for the next event on Friday night, August
8th. All Classes except the Pony's will see action with the LLM (Steelhead's)
and the Crate being combined together for one feature race. Gates open at 4PM
Friday with Racing at 7PM. Follow Boyd's Speedway on Facebook
WITH NASCAR DRIVERS AUSTIN & TY DILLON
BARNETT (The Photo Man) PHOTO's
WEAVER TRI-FECTA OVER MADDEN RJ &
TN (7/29/2014) In what can only be described as the biggest crowd ever
at Boyd'sSpeedway, the Schaeffers Oil: Southern Nationals Series presented
by Old Mans Garage was a huge success Tuesday night with NASCAR drivers
Ty & Austin Dillon. With over 90 racecars, four divisions of competition and
a packed general admssion grand stand area, racers from 9-states and 1-country
(Australia) the night of action was jam pack as even four lucky fans received
Rides of a Lifetime during a brief intermission. Crossville, Tennessee's Randy
THE DREAM Weaver won in dominating fashion his third straight SLM event, picking
up the nights $3,500 payday of 36-other top teams. In the local divisions, Red
Bank's Jimmy Smith won the B-Hobby, Booger Brooks of Chattanooga win the A-Hobby
and Harrison's Brian Pritchard won the time shortened Crate LM feature.
Weaver led flag-to-flag for the $3,500 victory, his
sixth career and third on the tour this season on Tuesday Night at Boyds
Speedway in front of a record crowd. Weaver came to victory lane while driving
the Outlaws Race Parts, The Bailey Company, Precision One Trailer Parts and VP
Fuels sponsored Cornett Engines Longhorn Chassis. Weaver took the jump on the
start of the 35-lapper and took to the point with Austin Dillon, Chris Madden
and Ronnie Johnson in tow.
early battle for second spot between Dillon and Madden allowed Weaver to stretch
out a commanding lead on the field of 23. By lap eight, Weaver would work his
way around lapped traffic while battle was heating up between Dillon, Johnson
and Madden. By lap 23, Johnson would work the low side of the track and take the
third spot from Madden but with six laps to go, Madden pulled the slider on Johnson
for second and held on to the end.
yellows slowed the field. On lap ten, Ty Dillon spun around in turn two. The final
caution on lap 21 would wave as Dylan Ames slowed going into turn one. Weaver
was all smiles in Victory Lane. Gotta thank the Lord, hes been way
too good to me, I dont deserve any of it, everything we do is for him, and
Ive not always been that way but Im sure glad Im that way now,
stated an emotional Weaver with his father alongside in victory lane for the third
time this season.
gotta thank this crew, Im telling you, Grant and Josh, probably two of the
most underrated guys in the pits, and it dont matter if it is in the Lucas
(Series) pits or here, everybody is a good group of guys to race with, anytime
you can run with (Ronnie) Johnson down here, that (Chris) Madden, Im telling
you hes tough everywhere, I just cant believe that were having this
much success, stated Weaver.
went on to thank his supporters. I gotta thank all my sponsors,
Ohlins Shocks, Hoosier Tire, that Ford-powered Cornett, that thing was
so drive-able, but has horsepower when you need it, and Longhorn Chassis, that
Kevin Rumley texted me before we hot lapped, to him its just like putting
a puzzle together, to me I dont understand it, but he tells us what to do
and we do it, we go out and try to win races and luckily weve been doing
win at Boyds Speedway Tuesday Night has been a culmination of victories
with various sanctions going back to the first win July 11th at Smoky Mountain
Speedway during an Ultimate-sanctioned event to Tuesday where he picked up his
sixth victory in a row. Weavers momentum has come along in recent weeks
and attributes his fathers health as a big factor. My dad is feeling
better and gotta thank God for that, anytime hes going good, and coming
by the shop and kind of straightening us out when were doing it wrong, that
makes a big difference, chuckled Weaver.
Johnson of Chattanooga, Tenn. was the highest finishing Steel Head Late Model
in the field and received a $200 cash bonus for his third place finish and Riley
Hickman of Cleveland, Tenn. received the Spec. Engine Bonus and $200
cash for that award finishing sixth in the main event.
Official Summary of
Round # 7 of Schaeffers Oil Southern
Nationals Series by Old Mans Garage
Speedway-Chattanooga, TN/Ringgold, GA
Night July 29, 2014
1. Randy Weaver-Crossville,
2. Chris Madden-Gray Court, S.C.
Ronnie Johnson-Chattanooga, Tenn.
4. Austin Dillon-Welcome,
5. Riley Hickman-Cleveland, Tenn.
Dane Dacus-Lakeland, Tenn.
7. Jason Croft-Woodstock,
8. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, Tenn.
10. Austin Kirkpatrick-Ocala,
11. Austin Smith-Cedartown, Ga.
Vic Hill-Mosheim, Tenn.
13. Cory Hedgecock-Loudon,
14. Skip Arp-Georgetown, Tenn.
Eric Jacobsen-Rio Del Mar, Cal.
16. Heath Hindman-Signal
17. Craig Vosbergen-Perth, Australia
Anthony Burroughs-Minden, La.
19. Brandon Kinzer-Allen,
20. Josh Adkins-Talladega, Ala.
Stacy Boles-Clinton, Tenn.
22. Dylan Ames-Harvest,
23. Ty Dillon-Welcome, N.C.
Time of Race: 14 minutes, 20 seconds
of Victory: 03.729 seconds
Yellow Flags: Two (laps
Red Flags: None
Leaders: Weaver (1-35)
Provisional Starters: Eric
Jacobsen, Anthony Burroughs, Stacy Boles
37 from nine states (TN, NC, SC, AL, LA, GA, KY, FL, CA), 1 (Australia)
Qualifier: Randy Weaver-14.758
Dash for Cash Finish (4 laps): Randy Weaver, Austin Dillon, Ronnie Johnson, Chris
No. 1 Finish (10 laps, top-4 transfer): Cory Hedgecock, Billy Ogle Jr., Austin
Smith, Josh Adkins, Andy Picklesimer, Derek Ellis, Bo Eaton, Matt Henderson, Ronnie
No. 2 Finish (10 laps, top 4 transfer): Dane Dacus, Vic Hill, Brandon Kinzer,
Skip Arp, Aaron Ridley, Anthony Burroughs, Ethan Hunter, Ruben Mayfield.
B-Main No. 3 Finish (10 laps, top 4 transfer):
Jason Croft, Riley Hickman, Austin Kirkpatrick, Ty Dillon, Eric Jacobsen, John
Ownbey, David Payne, Jim Manka.
No. 4 Finish (10 laps, top 4 transfer): Dylan Ames, Donald McIntosh, Heath Hindman,
Craig Vosbergen, Pierce McCarter, Jacob Grizzle, Brad Allen, Stacy Boles.
Series Championship Points (after July 29):
2. Eric Jacobsen-1,302
Billy Ogle Jr.-1,281
4. Vic Hill-1,266
6. Austin Smith-1,245
8. Stacy Boles-1,213
10. Tony Knowles-1,038
Bodies Rookie of the Year Points (after July 29):
2. Craig Vosbergen-1,228
Mason & Jerry Coffman Bring Old Bosses to Victory Lane
TN (7/12/14) --- Robbie Mason and Jerry Coffman neighbors separated by a few miles
between Hixson and Soddy Daisy, Tennessee brought a pair of # 30s to Victory
Lane Saturday night at Boyds Speedway in part of the former owners Robert
and Richard Harvey. The Tennessee Roofing Contractors, S&H Erectors,
New Salem Alignment sponsored teams won the Steel-head Late Model feature
and the special Crate Late Model Mid Season Championship race. Booger Brooks of
Chattanooga won his second consecutive A-Hobby feature, while Eric Hughes of Cleveland
took the B-Hobby feature. Birchwoods Koty Campbell won again in the Pony
class. Next Friday night (7/18) the U.S.C.S Outlaw Sprint Cars come for their
one and only yearly visit to Boyds Speedway with their high-flyin, wheelie
poppin, alcohol burning action. Crate LMs, A & B-Hobby will also
be in action Friday. Gates open at 5PM EST and racing begins at 7PM. (see results