County Line Raceway Set to Open The 2014 Season With Two National Events In One Weekend

For avid basketball fans ‘March Madness’ may symbolize the greatest time of the year as a field of 64 hopefuls hope to win the ultimate prize as National Champion. For the County Line Crazies and fans of dirt track racing this March is bringing a “madness” of the dirt modified variety. The stars and cars of the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour as well as an expected fifty plus contenders from all of the United States are putting the final touches on their machines in hopes of claiming the record setting $10,000 dollar prize set back in November by the promoters of County Line Raceway. Each working diligently through the winter with the same aspirations of their court playing counterparts, to be the “Nationals Champion” including NASCAR limited participant David Stremme of South Bend, IN.

Furthermore, a full slate of Friday night action is planned for fans in attendance with gates opening at 5pm and racing getting underway at 7pm. Friday nights racing activities include a full program of practice, heat racing, last chance qualifiers, and two 25lap twin $1,000 to win main events for the first appearance in track history for the nation’s fast growing dirt modified tour the Renegades of Dirt. As well, a pair of open practice sessions for the Fastrak Late Models in attendance tuning up for Saturday’s Nationals will be mixed in throughout the evening. General admission for Friday night is set at just $15 for adults, 65+ $10, Kids 11-15 $5, 10 & under FREE. Pit admission for the weekend is set at $60 for adults, 10 & under just $25. Pit admission for Friday only is set at $25 for adults and 10 & under is only $10.
Then on Saturday night the weekend culminates with a history making evening on tap. For the first time in County Line Raceway history the Fastrak Late Model National Touring division enters the “Little Track Making Big Noise” to co-headline with the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour who will also be paying a tour and track record setting $10,000 to win. The monumental top prize for the division will be the largest single day payout in the Eastern United States in 2014. The “National” event that has caught the entire nations attention will be a can’t miss for ‘Tarheel State’ race fans featuring a full evening of modified and Late Model action beginning with qualifying scheduled for 6:15pm and heat racing promptly at 7pm. In addition to the Renegades of Dirt $10,000 to win A-Main a $750 to win “Race of the States” is on tap for twenty of the evenings highest finishing non-qualifiers from each state represented from throughout the country. The Fastrak National Late Model Series is also set to pay a rich $3,000 dollar award to the 40lap main event winner of the inaugural Fastrak event at the Elm City oval. General admission for Saturday’s weekend finale is set at just $25 for adults, 65+ $20, Kids 11-15 $10, 10 & under FREE. Pit admission for the history making Saturday night is set at just $40 for adults and 10 & under is only $20.  Racers and fans are also reminded that if needed a rain date for Saturday night will be on Sunday with gates opening at noon and racing getting underway at 2pm.
“As of now the weather looks warm and sunny, however in the event of rain we will do all we can to get the show in which also includes utilizing Sunday afternoon to ensure that any traveling fans and drivers can rest assured and feel good about the travel knowing that the NC Nationals WILL be held this week” stated Steve Summerlin.
In addition to the great on track action fans and participants will have the chance to win some extra prizes as part of a week long “SOCIAL MEDIA SUPERSTAR” campaign leading up to and throughout the ‘North Carolina Nationals’. Starting on Monday the Renegades of Dirt will be running a week long “Social Superstar” contest selecting a fan and three drivers whom are deemed to be the most socially active on Facebook and Twitter about the “North Carolina Modified Nationals”, the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour, and XSAN the official LIVE PPV broadcaster of the Renegades of Dirt and the North Carolina Nationals. “SOCIAL MEDIA SUPERSTAR” contest criteria that will be judged will be sharing XSAN advertisements, event ads, tour statuses, track statuses, commenting, using the #renegadesofdirt, checking in at the County Line Raceway, and general helping to trend the HUGE weekend of action. Also on the criteria will be the drivers attempt at keeping the fan updated regularly throughout the week leading up to the event as well as throughout the entire weekend. The winning fan will win a FREE 2014 Tour T-Shirt and a FREE pass to the Renegades of Dirt “Monster Modified Weekend” of events on April 18th and 19th or the live broadcast of the events on XSAN. The winning driver will receive a FREE pass to the “Let It Ride 55” as well as a 2014 Tour T-Shirt, and $100 dollars cash. The second and third place drivers will each win a FREE pass to the Renegades of Dirt event of their choice as well as a certificate packet valued at $150 worth of FREE parts and racing products. The tour Facebook can be found at www.faceb0ok.com/rodconnect or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rodconnect.
County Line Raceway is a 3/8 mile clay oval located at 6953 Stagecoach Road in Elm City, N.C. The track has been in operation since May 21st, 1988. County Line Raceway is a family run track, currently being managed by James Upchurch and Brenda Holcombe. For a ‘Unique Entertainment Experience” take your family and and friends out to County Line Raceway!

Inaugural $3,000 to win FASTRAK NATIONAL EVENT this Weekend at County Line Raceway!!

**As Spring quickly approaches and the miserable Winter comes to an end. FASTRAK and County Line Raceway are excited to unveil an awesome racing spectacular this weekend for the 1st time ever now paying $3,000 to win with also impressive contingencies on the line up for grabs throughout the field. The race will be entitled “The Inaugural Mid-Atlantic Crate Nat

(Carnesville, Georgia) – County Line Raceway the 3/8th mile clay oval located in Elm City, North Carolina and the famed “county line crazies” are ready to go back racing since November 2013. The 2014 official race season for the track celebrating it’s 26th consecutive year of operations kicks off this Thursday and everyone is ready for the 1st Green Flag to fly. Dignitaries’ of County Line Raceway and FASTRAK are very excited this weekend for the $3,000 to win – $300 to start NATIONAL Touring Show entitled – Mid Atlantic Crate Nationals. The early season dates will make the County Line event one of the marquee events of the year which teams can earn points towards their weekly and touring championships as well as reaching the ever-important 12 race minimum required to qualify for FASTRAK’s year-ending World Championship to be held October 2014 at Virginia Motor Speedway.

The $3,000 to win event being a FASTRAK NATIONAL show will draw the “best of the best” in crate late models across the Country in both the Southeast/Mideast/Northeast regions that run under the FASTRAK banner. In addition to the purse, the new 2014 FASTRAK Contingency Program and Bonus Money will make this be a race event to draw drivers in from all over to take on “The Little Track Making BIG Noise!!” These competitors are all invited to attend this mega event as the Mid Atlantic Crate Nationals will also be a part of the Inaugural North Carolina Modified Nationals paying $10,000 to win in a 3 day show March 20-22 sanctioned by the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour. History will be made at County Line to kick off the 2014 season with this MEGA EVENT!!

“We have been throwing this idea around all during the holiday break and beginning of the year. We added FASTRAK to our weekly late models in 2013 and the crate powered cars are starting to gain momentum. So we thought an event like this would help us continue to build the division here by allowing some of the area guys to come over and run for a great purse and see what we have to offer here at County Line. We are really excited about putting this together now as a NATIONAL event paying $3,000 to win.” said County Line Raceway’s PR Steve Summerlin.

A race this early on in the season should really deliver a good mix of our FASTRAK Northeast Touring, FASTRAK Southeast Touring and our FASTRAK Weekly Racing Division guys. It will be a good opportunity to pick up some points or get another race of their required 12 for the World Championships. We want to thank Brenda, James, Steve, Tyler, Edward, Carolyn and the whole staff for their desire and drive to bring their fans the best in dirt racing. This weekend at the Mid-Atlantic Crate Nationals our boys are going to Rock N’ Roll” exclaimed FASTRAK Founder Stan Lester.

“I have been with County Line Raceway for 10+ years and got my 1st start in announcing dirt racing with them. FASTRAK Companies International is very proud to be associated with everyone at County Line Raceway. They have built a great fan base and weekly program over the last few years. They have really brought themselves to the forefront of dirt racing in the United States. We have had some very successful ULTIMATE Super Late Model events there the last couple of years and we really look forward to doing the same thing with our FASTRAK Divisions on the NATIONAL Touring and Weekly level” concluded FASTRAK PR Wesley Outland.

Are you interested in being a sponsor for this race?? If you are and would like to have your business/ company promoted you still have time. We’d love to hear from you. Have your business and/or company become a part of this historic racing weekend for the County Line Raceway and FASTRAK Racing Series in North Carolina. Contact Steve Summerlin – County Line Raceway PR Director at (252) 315-7503 or Brian Haynes – FASTRAK Director of Operations at (706) 340-4781 and they’ll make it happen.

For more racing information on the North Carolina Modified Nationals – Mid-Atlantic Crate Nationals set for this weekend March 20-22 look out for more PR’s and also watch www.countylineracewaync.com, www.fastrakracing.com and/or www.fastrakne.com for complete details as they become available.

Anticipation Continues To Build For History Making Season Opener, Event Details Released!

Inaugural $10,000 To Win North Carolina Modified Nationals Set For March 20th – 22nd, 2014!

(Middlebourne, WV) Winter has been painfully stubborn this year but that makes the countdown till March 20th that much sweeter for the biggest event in Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour presented by Arizona Sport Shirts history! Just six weeks from today the tour is set to launch its third year campaign at an all new touring venue but one that boasts an impressive modified resume, the County Line Raceway in Elm City, NC. Anticipation is trending up at a rapid rate as the tour gets set to pay its first ever five figure event winner. As a result twenty two early entries from six different states have already mailed their intentions into the Renegade of Dirt offices vying for the shot at over $45,000 dollars in purse. The 3/8 mile red clay oval in anxiously waiting the Renegade of Dirt’s invasion during the inaugural “North Carolina Modified Nationals” on March 20-22, 2014. Fans can expect to see the entire explosive lineup of Renegade regulars, a large group of regional contenders, and the famous County Line regulars…a mix sure to provide plenty of fireworks upon their arrival.

When action gets underway on Thursday March 20th participants will be given the opportunity to shake down their rides in an evening of Test N’ Tune. However, on Friday the long awaited first competitive laps of 2014 will be turned. The entire field will split up and run two complete/separate $1,000 to win, $100 to start preliminaries that will give at least forty racers the opportunity to race in an A-Main. Pill draw will be utilized in setting up the two groups and the heat race line-ups. The tours new ‘passing points’ format will then be utilized to qualify cars for the main event and their respective dash events. The highest two cars in passing points from each heat will be rewarded the opportunity to run the XSAN “Dash For Cash” to earn their spots for the main event. The dash will be lined up based on total passing points from all of the dash qualifiers, most to least. The cars who fail to transfer out of their heat races will be placed in a B-Main and lined up based on passing points, most to least. Once in the B-Main the transfers to the A-Main will be determined by finishing order, first to last, and the number of transfers.

On Saturday night action will continue as the racers will return to the “Little Track Making Big Noise” for a follow up performance, this time with record setting ten grand on the line. Racers will qualify in groups of 10-12 cars who they qualify with will remain their group through the heat races, the fastest overall time will pull the invert pill after the heats 0, 2, 3, or 4. Upon the completion of heat races, winners will redraw for starting spots for the lineup in the feature, non-transfer cars will have to go through B-Mains in order to transfer into the A-Main. The highest two finishing cars from each represented state that does not transfer into the main event will then be placed in the $750 to win, $120 to start, “Race of the States” feature event, the lineup for it will be based entirely on pill draw. The $10,000 to win “North Carolina Nationals” A-Main will be 40 laps in distance, racers will be allowed to enter a designated ‘hot pit’ but will be unable to take fuel and re-enter the track. Tires, body work, and troubleshooting is all the will be permitted. Entry forms are also available and must be mailed to EDGE P.O. Box 475, Middlebourne, WV 26149 by March 7th to receive the $25.00 discount on entry. Racers who do not pre-enter can still register at the event, just will not receive the $25.00 advanced entry discount. Below is more information on the event including times, tentative event schedule, and the ticket prices for the event.

Thursday, March 20th
Open Practice for all Divisions
4:00 Gates Open
6:30 Practice begins
10:00pm Practice ends

Friday, March 20th
4:00 Pit Gates Open/Driver Registration Begins
5:00 Grandstand Gates Open
6:00 Driver Registration Ends
6:10 Driver’s Meeting
6:30 Slow Roll-In
7:00 Heats/Consi
RoD Open Wheel Modified – Practice
FASTRAK Crate Late Model – Practice
RoD Open Wheel Modified – Heats
FASTRAK Crate Late Model – Practice
RoD Open Wheel Modified – Consi’s (10 laps)
Renegades of Dirt Open Wheel Modified – $1,000 to win Feature 1
Renegades of Dirt Open Wheel Modified – $1,000 to win Feature 2

Saturday, March 21st
2:00 Pit gate Opens/Drivers Registration Begins
4:00pm Grandstand Gate Opens
5:20 Drivers Registration Ends
5:30 Driver’s Meeting
5:45 Slow Roll In
6:15 Heats/Qualifying
FASTRAK Crate Late Model Practice
RoD Open Wheel Modified – Qualifying 2 laps (Groups of 3)
FASTRAK Crate Late Model – Qualifying 2 laps (Groups of 3)
RoD Open Wheel Modified – Heats
FASTRAK Crate Late Model – Heats
RoD Open Wheel Modified – Consi’s
FASTRAK Crate Late Model – Consi’s
9:00 Features
FASTRAK Crate Late Model Feature— 40 laps
Renegades of Dirt Race of States — 20 Laps
North Carolina Modified Nationals— 40 laps

**Schedule Tentative and Subject to Change as Needed**

Thursday March 20th
Grandstand Pits
Adults – $5 $10
Kids11-15 – $2
10 & Under – FREE $5

Two-Day Pass (21st & 22nd)
Adult Pit Pass – $60
10 & Under Pit Pass – $25

Friday March 21st
Grandstand Pits
Adults – $15 $25
65 & Over – $10
Kids 11-15 – $5
10 & Under – FREE $10

Saturday March 22nd
Grandstand Pits
Adults – $25 $40
65 & Over – $20
Kids 11-15 – $10
10 & Under – FREE $20

The full “North Carolina Nationals” A-Main purse is as follows; 1. $10,000, 2. $4,000, 3. $3,000, 4. $2,000, 5. $1,500, 6. $1,200, 7. $900, 8. $800, 9. $700, 10. $650, 11. $600, 12. $575, 13. $550, 14. $525, 15. $500, 16. $500, 17. $500, 18. $500, 19. $500, 20. $500

County Line Raceway is a 3/8 mile clay oval located at 6953 Stagecoach Road in Elm City, N.C. The track has been in operation since May 21st, 1988. County Line Raceway is a family run track, currently being managed by James Upchurch and Brenda Holcombe. For a ‘Unique Entertainment Experience’ take your family and and friends out to County Line Raceway!

“Race of the States” Added To ‘North Carolina Nationals’ At County Line Raceway!

Renegades of Dirt
January 3rd, 2014
www.renegadesofdirt.com
For Immediate Release:

(Middlebourne, WV) Since plans were unveiled for the richest and first five figure dirt modified event in the state of North Carolina and the first $10,000 to win show ever to be sanctioned by the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour excitement continues building by the day for the season opening event set for March 20-22, 2014. Just days into the 2014 calendar, officials from the County Line Raceway and the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour are pleased to announce the already history making stakes for the Inaugural “North Carolina Modified Nationals” are going up!

Officials are happy to inform participants and fans that an additional feature has been added to the weekend line-up pushing it to four feature events in just two days of racing action. The newly added “Race of the States” will be run on Saturday night and pay the victor $750 dollars to win OR a chance to start on the tail of the ‘NC Nationals A-Main’. The “Race of the States” will take the top two highest finishing cars from each represented state that DOES NOT MAKE IT INTO THE A-MAIN through Saturday evenings Heats and B-Mains. In the event there are more than fourteen states represented the tour will take one car from each state and if needed will fill the remaining twenty car field using the results of the B-Mains from the first non-transfer down each B-Mains finishing order. The state vs. state shootout will reward the winner ultimate bragging rights for his triumph, not just for his race team but the state they represent. Full ‘Race of the States’ purse: 1) $750, 2) $400, 3) $300, 4) $250, 5) $200, 6) $190, 7) $180, 8.) $170, 9) $160, 10) $150, 11) $140, 12) $135, 13) $130, 14) $125, 15-20) $120.

“With the large car count expected we wanted to put a Non-Qualifier type show together on Saturday night” stated, Watson. “The Race of the States should showcase all the talent and different states in attendance while giving travelers a chance at a little extra cash to those who may have had some bad luck earlier in the night” concluded, Watson.

“The excitement continues to grow and we can’t wait for it to get here…the fans will see the best of the best battle it out for two nights and one of the highest modified purses ever” added, Steve Summerlin. “Entries are already coming in for the event, Kenny Wallace has plans to attend, and so much more…this will be a must see for any dirt modified enthusiast” concluded, Summerlin.

The event will kick off on Thursday March 20th where participants will be given the opportunity to shake down their rides prior to racing action in 2014. On Friday night the action heats up as the field will split up and run two complete/separate $1,000 to win, $100 to start preliminaries that will give at least forty racers the opportunity to race in an A-Main. Then on Saturday March 22nd the event will culminate in a complete $10,000 to win Renegade of Dirt Modified show plus the newly added $750 to win, “Race of the States”. It was also announced that the Fastrak Racing Series will join the weekend card adding to the already can’t miss weekend of racing action at the 3/8 mile Elm City, NC dirt oval.

The “Nationals” will also be part of the Renegade of Dirt Modified inaugural ‘Triple Crown’ in 2014 in which the tours three biggest shows will be grouped together as an added bonus to create even more incentives for participation and success.

County Line Raceway is a 3/8 mile clay oval located at 6953 Stagecoach Road in Elm City, N.C. The track has been in operation since May 21st, 1988. County Line Raceway is a family run track, currently being managed by James Upchurch and Brenda Holcombe. For a ‘Unique Entertainment Experience” take your family and friends out to County Line Raceway!

You can contact the Eastern Dirt Grassroots Entertainment Company or Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour anytime for further information by texting/calling 304.771.5051 or faxing 304.758.4411 with any further questions on rules, procedures, and more on the upcoming season. Renegade fans can receive up to the minute breaking news and live updates on our active media outlets which can be accessed via a variety of social media sites including Facebo0k at www.facebo0k.com/rodconnect or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rodconnect.

The Renegades of Dirt thanks the following sponsors for their support in 2014: American Racer / Lias Tire, Outlaw Graphics & Automotive, Arizona Sports Shirts, 4m.net, GottaRace.com, DirtCast.com, OVDTR.com, ModFury.com, Innovative Graphics, Slicker Graphics, and 2Brothers Motorsports.

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Roberts & Hoffman Pick Up Big Wins In the Race for the Kids

Night 1 of the 2013 5th Annual Race for the Kids

It all comes down to tonight, the final race of the 2013 season, the grand finale, the 5th Annual Race for the Kids!! With 24 Ultimate Super Late Models signed in and 45 Open Wheel Modifieds registered, everyone was more than ready to get things started.

On the schedule for night one, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division lined up with Cy Nelms, Jr. picking up the $100 Denton Truck Repair Fast Qualifier Award. At the drop of the green flag these guys were on the gas! As they came to the start finish line, they were 3 wide! Matthew Bissette would come out of turn 2 in the lead followed by Cy Nelms, Jr. Mark Boykin, Brad Hamm & Skeeter Liles. The caution would come out early as David Royal spun coming out of turn 4 on lap 3. Back green with no change in the top 5, but plenty of hard racing from 6th back as Luke Owens held off Joey Cascell and started putting pressure on Liles for 5th. Caution again on lap 4 when Mark Canup spun on the back straightaway. Back green with Matthew Bissette trying to pull away from Cy Nelms, Jr. Mark Boykin held on to 3rd spot as Brad Hamm inched closer and closer to Boykin’s bumper. Up front, Nelms, Jr. was challenging Bissette for the lead when Willie Schwann would spin, causing Nelms, Jr. to spin to avoid hitting him. The caution flag would fly briefly, but we were quickly back green. Bissette continued to lead Nelms, Jr., Boykin, Hamm & Liles. Lap 10 would see yet another caution as JP Cascell would spin over in turn 2. Green flag, but only for 1 lap as the caution would come out again for the 17 of Mark Canup and the 07 of Jimmy Gray. Matthew Bissette would lead Cy Nelms, Jr., Mark Boykin, Brad Hamm and Skeeter Liles to the green flag. Luke Owens was putting pressure on Liles for the 5th spot as we came to the half way mark. Matthew Bissette was catching the tail of the field, as Cy Nelms, Jr. was closing in as the laps continued to wind down. Nelms, Jr. was on the leader’s bumper as they weaved through the lap traffic. Lap 22 would see the caution yet again as Joe Taylor spun over in turn 1. With 3 to go, Matthew Bissette leads Cy Nelms, Jr., Mark Boykin, Brad Hamm and Skeeter Liles to the green flag. Matthew Bissette would bring home the win followed by leads Cy Nelms, Jr., Mark Boykin, Brad Hamm and Skeeter Liles. Congratulations Matthew Bissette on the $1000 paycheck! Lane Proctor picked up the Richie Ballance Flooring Hard Charger Award for gaining the most spots.

After 2 laps of qualifying and 4 heat races sponsored by Owens Construction, the DRU Inc. Open Wheel Modifieds, 18 of the 45 were locked in. Russell Erwin & Kyle Strickler took the front row, with Erwin picking up the $200 2 Brothers Motorsports Fast Qualifier Award. Winners of the 4 heats included Nick Hoffman, Chris Parker, Andy Floyd & Hank Edwards.

The Ultimate Super Late Models would see the 87 of Walker Arthur setting fast time & picking up the $200 Batten Seamless Gutters fast qualifier award. Setting the stage for 3 heat races, taking the top 6, we would see Casey Roberts, Chris Ferguson & Jonathan Davenport.

Night 2 of the 2013 5th Annual Race for the Kids

After an exciting night of racing on Friday night, everyone was ready for the grand finale tonight. With Walking Tall the monster out of Tappahannock, Virginia made the trip down to put on a show for the folks later on, along with a demo derby, but the main event, the Ultimate Super Late Model Series racing for $10,000 to win & the Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $5,000. Casey Roberts, the 2013 Ultimate Series Points Champion and Chris Ferguson would lead the field to green from the front row for this 50 lap feature. Starting on the front row for the Open Wheel Modified 40 lap event Russell Erwin and Kyle Strickler. With a big payout available in both of these classes, the US Legends Dirt Modifieds, the Walking Tall Monster Truck & a demo derby, the stage was set for an exciting night of racing!

Up first, the US Legends Dirt Modifieds would line up for their feature with John Taylor and Gary Dillon on the front row. Damien Bryant would bring out the first caution on lap 3 when he spun over in turn 1 on lap 2, but after a short caution period we were back green. John Taylor stretched his lead over Dillon by several car lengths followed by Ryan Shattuck and Damien Bryant. The final laps would see Dillon slip back to 3rd as Shattuck took over 2nd. Coming to the checkers it would be John Taylor, Ryan Shattuck and Gary Dillon.

Thundering out of turn 4, the Ultimate Super Late Models rolled onto the track for their 50 lap main event feature. Casey Roberts & Chris Ferguson lead this massive field to the green flag and as the powered down into turn 1, they were 3 wide! Casey Roberts would take the lead followed by Ferguson, Jonathan Davenport, Chris Garnes & Jeff Smith. Timmy Blackwell would bring out the caution when he slowed on the backstretch. After a push from track officials, we were back green with Roberts out front. Stretching his lead over Davenport by about 5 or 6 car lengths, Roberts started to catch the tail of the field quick. Jeff Smith worked his way around Ferguson for 3rd spot as Booper Bare held off Scott Bloomquist for 5th. Joe Cox, about to be put a lap down, would spin over in turn 2 just as the leader was on his bumper. MIchael Batten & Dave Pettyjohn would bring out the caution out of turn 2 just as we went back green. On the restart, 3 cars would get tangled up with Booper Bare, Ray Tucker, Brett Miller all getting mixed up, with Bare spinning in front of the field.This would move Scott Bloomquist up into the 5th position. Back green, Roberts leading Davenport, Smith, Ferguson and Bloomquist with 11 laps in the books. Scott Bloomquist started working on Chris Ferguson for the 4th spot, as the leader was catching the tail of the field just as they crossed the stripe with 19 complete. As Roberts put a lap on Roger Lucas, Jonathan Davenport gained a little ground to close the gap. Spencer Liggon would go up in flames on lap 22, bringing out the caution again. After clearing the track, we were back green with Roberts continuing to lead Davenport, Smith, Ferguson & Bloomquist. Roberts & Davenport put some distance on the 3rd place car as we approached lap 34. Davenport was inching closer and closer with each lap, gaining ground on Roberts as they worked lap traffic. Davenport started working the outside line, trying to get around Roberts for the lead but couldn’t complete the pass. Chris Ferguson was working the inside of Jeff Smith trying to take back the 3rd spot as we came to 5 to go, but up front it was Roberts & Davenport. Ferguson would make it around Smith as they took the 2 to go. Caution out! Brett Miller would slow on the backstretch before exiting the track, setting up a green, white, checker. Can Roberts hold off Davenport? We’ll know in 3 laps folks! Green flag. Roberts, Davenport, Ferguson, Smith & Bloomquist your top 5. Ferguson would slip up beside Davenport, 2 wide all the way around the track finally clearing Davenport for 2nd spot!! Casey Roberts, pole sitter, lead flag to flag, is your winner! Chris Ferguson, Jonathan Davenport, Jeff Smith & Scott Bloomquist would round out the top 5.

Our final feature of the night, the Open Wheel Modifieds lined up on the backstretch with Russell Erwin & Kyle Strickler on the front row. $5,000 to win, 40 laps, 26 cars! As the green flag fell, Kyle Strickler jumped out front followed by Russell Erwin, Nick Hoffman, Chris Parker & Andy Floyd. Erwin would work the high side, getting around Strickler to take the lead. Taylor Cooke would bring out the caution on lap 4 with a spin over in turn 2. Back green with Erwin leading Strickler, Hoffman, Parker and Floyd. 2 wide from 6th back to 10th spot, and even at the tail of the field! Hoffman up beside Strickler for 2nd spot but Hoffman could not complete the pass. Lap 14 would see the caution come out for Tyler Evans. Back green with Erwin leading the field. Hoffman continued to work on Strickler, finally get by him on the high side going down the backstretch. Hoffman worked his way around Erwin to take the lead as we approached the half way mark. Kyle Strickler worked his way to the inside of Erwin trying to get around him to take over 2nd spot but couldn’t complete the pass as Hoffman caught the tail of the field. David Stremme was trying to get around Andy Floyd to take over 5th spot, but Floyd was having none of it. Lap 28 would see Strickler & Erwin, battling hard for the 2nd spot, make contact causing Erwin to have a tire go down. This would shift the top 5 as Hoffman lead the field to the green flag followed by Kyle Strickler, David Stremme, Joe Meadows & Andy Floyd. Caution again, lap 34, for Brian Anderson and a solo spin over in turn 4. Quick caution because we are back green with 6 to go. Hoffman leads Strickler, Meadows, Stremme & Floyd. Joe Meadows found a line on the outside that just shot him to the rear of Strickler, almost giving him the momentum to pass for 2nd! Joe Meadows would break as they took the white flag!! Nick Hoffman would take the checkers for the 2nd year in a row! He was followed by Kyle Strickler, David Stremme, Andy Floyd & “Hurricane” Hank Edwards.

Thank you all so much for your support and dedication this year. County Line Raceway would be nothing without the drivers & fans. For 25 years, you have joined us each racing season for great racing action & we thank you from the bottom of hearts. As we enjoy our off-season, please have a Happy Thanksgiving & a very Merry Christmas! We’ll see you in 2014 at County Line Raceway!

County Line Gears Up for 5th Annual Race for the Kids (November 14-16)

Elm City, NC. —  Race fans and the Mid-Atlantic regions elite Super Late Model and Open-Wheel Modified dirt modified drivers are locked and loaded for Friday nights November 15th kickoff event at County Line Raceway for the 5th Annual “Race for the Kids” Benefiting Victory Junction Gang Camp  – the undisputed marquee event for County Line Raceway.

Set for Thursday-Saturday, November. 14th-16th, more than $70,000 in prize money will be up for grabs in this year’s blockbuster event, with $10,000 to win for the Ultimate Super Late Model Series, $5,000 to win for the Open Wheel Modifieds, $1,000 to win Thunder & Lightning and the return of the US Legends Dirt Modifieds over the course of three nights. Saturday night will also feature The Walking Tall Monster Truck and a $1,000 winner take all demolition derby.

Drivers will turn practice laps Thursday night at ‘The Line.’ Drivers will look for just about every track condition they might encounter throughout the weekend.  Pit gates will open at 4pm, Grandstand at 5pm with cars hitting the track at 6pm!

On Friday, the Thunder & Lightning Division feature will pay $1,000 to the winner and $100 to start. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series drivers will hit the track for the H&R Block Night of Qualifying. 2 laps make up qualifying followed by heats. The Open Wheel Modified Division Owens Construction Night of Qualifying will also hit the track with 2 laps of qualifying followed by heats. Drivers will be fighting for the top 2 spots as they are locked into Saturday nights $5,000 to win 40 lap feature. The night will also see the US Legends Dirt Modifieds hit the track for a test n tune session. Pit gate opens at 4pm. Gates open for the fans at 5 p.m. and the first green flag waves at 7:15 p.m.

A Bean Bag Tournament begins earlier in the day on Saturday. Pit and grandstand gates will open at 2pm. Saturday’s explosive finale will feature the hottest dirt track pilots in the nation battling for over $70,000 in prize money.  Last chance races for the Ultimate Super Late Model Series kick off the night’s action along with the return of the US Legends Dirt Modifieds.  The Ultimate Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified main events that will take to the track with a 4 wide salute to the fans! 40 laps make up the Open Wheel Modified main event with a $5,000 payday awaiting the winner. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series drivers will blister the 3/8ths mile clay oval in 14 seconds at close to 100 mph average speed. 50 laps make up the contest with a whopping $10,000 prize awaiting the champion.  The night will end with a bang as The Walking Tall Monster Truck smashes his way down the front stretch, thrilling fans of all ages. If that isn’t enough, the fan favorite, $1,000 winner take all demolition derby returns once again. All the metal mashing action takes place right on the front stretch!

To learn more about the 5th Annual Race for the Kids visit www.countylineracewaync.com/ or call the track phone at 252-985-1949.

Boykin Takes Inaugural Four Cylinder Nationals

An absolutely beautiful day greeted drivers, fans and staff for the 1st Annual 4 Cylinder Nationals at County Line Raceway. This event, months in the making, would have been a dream come true for Victor May. Victor, had 49 over all wins with 38 of those wins coming in the super stock 4 division. We lost Victor in April of 2011, but he will never be forgotten. Tonight, we honored him with a new banner in our victory lane, as well as offering several contingency awards in his name.

Up first, the return of the Modified 4’s. These tube chassis 4 cylinders have not run at County Line Raceway in the last 10-15 years, but would make their return tonight. Jason Clark and Edward Street would lead the field the green, but Street would experience mechanical problems on lap 2 which would bring out the caution. Jason Clark would lead Rusty Kelley from lap 2 to the very end of this 20 lap feature bringing home the win.

Our 2nd feature of the night, the Walls Roofing UCAR Nationals UCAR division lined up with Dwayne Godwin and Marty Dean on the front row. Godwin would bring out the caution on lap 1 when got up on the berm in turn 4. Back green with Marty Dean leading Daniel Thomas, Dale Pate, Mike Chapman & Tim Brown. The leader, Marty Dean, would get into the wall in turn 1 bringing out the caution on lap 4, moving Daniel Thomas into the lead. Mike Chapman took over 2nd spot from Dale Pate, as Time Brown and Dwayne Godwin battled for 4th spot. Lap 6 would see a caution for debris, slowing these cars once again. Lining up with a “Delaware” style restart which gives the leader his lane choice out front alone, Daniel Thomas brought them to the green. Sided by side the 18 of Chapman and 22 of Dale Pate would run down the backstretch with Chapman taking the spot. Dwayne Godwin & Dale Pate would go side by side with Godwin on the high side trying to take the 3rd spot from Pate. Chapman would catch up with Thomas and as they caught slower traffic Chapman would get around Thomas to take the lead with 4 to go! Mike Chapman would go on to bring home the win followed by Daniel Thomas, Dwayne Godwin, Dale Pate & Jesse Jones.

Coming up for 25 laps, the Pure Stock 4 cylinders lined up with Gary Dillon and Damien Bryant on the front row. Gary Dillon would go out front as Damien Bryant, Daniel Hill, Michael Webb and Brandon Hill. Lap 3 would see a caution for Brandon Edmondson as he slowed coming out of turn 4. Back green with Dillon holding off Bryant, Hill and Webb, as Brandon Hill lost ground allowing Cooper Edwards to get around him to take over the 5th spt. Damien Bryant would slip and falloff the pace just enough to allow faniel Hill to get around him for 2nd spot, then Michael Webb got around him as well. Cooper Edwards started looking on the inside of Bryant just as the caution came out for Brent Atkinson, who slowed in turn 4 on lap 8. Back green with Dillon continuing to lead Daniel Hill, Michael Webb, Damien Bryant & Cooper Edwards. Lap 12 would see 2 cars get together over in turn 2 which would bring out the caution yet again. Thomas Holbrooke & Eric Hill got together, and after clean up from track staff, we were back green with Dillon still out front as he took the half way cross flags. Michael Webb would make the move on Daniel Hill to take over 2nd spot, while Damien Bryant challenged Hill for 3rd. Joey Morgan would challenge Bryant just as Bryant experienced some sort of issue that would slow him and he would exit the track with only 10 to go. Gary Dillon would lead Michael Webb, Daniel Hill, Cooper Edwards and Joey Morgan to the green flag. Morgan would go inside of Edwards to take over 4th spot as JP Brantley moved around to take over 5th. Dillon held his ground, putting about 4 car lengths between him and 2nd place Webb. A caution on lap 23 would slow this field yet again, meaning we would have a green, white, checker finish. Gary Dillon brought us to the green, followed by Michael Webb, Daniel Hill, Joey Morgan & JP Brantley. Bringing home the $1250 win Gary Dillon! He was followed by Michael Webb, Daniel Hill, Joey Morgan & JP Brantley.

Our final event, the 50 lap Super Stock 4 race would show their appreciation for the fans with a 4 wide salute and as they fell back in line, Mark Boykin & Austin Holcombe would lead this field to the green. Mark broke the track record earlier tonight with a fast time of 17.369, picking up the $169 given by Lewis Tax Service & Troy Liles/Farm Bureau. Side by side, Boykin & Holcombe raced the first lap, but it would be Holcombe leading lap 1. Lap 3 would see the 17H of Michael Hall get around in turn 1 bringing out the caution. Back green with Holcombe leading Boykin, William Carroll, Hunter Bailey & Kevin Pierce. Hard racing throughout the field would see the 44 of Chris Moore get into the wall off of turn 2 and flip on the backstretch. Chris was ok and able to exit the car. After clean up by track officials, we were back green with Holcombe leading Boykin, William Carroll, Hunter Bailey & Kevin Pierce. Lap 5 would see a huge mess on the backstretch as Hunter Bailey got into Kevin Pierce just slightly, causing Pierce to go up the track, then back down in front of the field. He would collect Dustin O’Neal, as Dustin Mitchell got into Jason Horne and Eric Hobgood was involved. After clean up we were back green with Holcombe leading, William Carroll, Mark Boykin, Greg Brew and John Proctor. Lap 6 would see another caution for a slow car, but it was a very short yellow. Holcombe leads Carroll Boykin, Proctor and Russell Erwin. Lap 14 would see a caution when Pete Brew experienced mechanical issues and slowed out of turn 3. William Carroll, currently running 2nd, would pit with some sort of mechanical issues dropping him out of the top 5. Back green with Holcombe leading, but Mark Boykin would get around him to take the lead. John Proctor would attempt to get around Holcombe to take over 2nd spot, door to door for 2 laps until Proctor completed the pass. Lap 19 would see another caution, as Dustin O’Neal slowed down the backstretch but could not make it to the entrance of pit road. Back green with Boykin leading Proctor, Erwin, Holcombe and Eric Hill. Eric Hill would work his way around Holcombe to take over 4th spot as John Proctor was trying to run down Mark Boykin. Eric Hill would spin on lap 23 in turn 2, but with a competition caution coming at lap 25, he could most likely make it up. Boykin continued to lead Proctor, who was looking hard at getting around Boykin as Dustin O’Neal would spin over in turn 4. Coming up on a 10 minute break, these teams were allowed to change anything on their cars within the 10 minute time limit. After the break, we were back green with Boykin leading Proctor, Erwin, Pierce and Holcombe. Bobby Bottoms held on to 6th spot followed by Jimmy O’Neal, William Carroll, Eric Hill and Jesse Duke rounded out the top 10. Mark Boykin put about 4 car lengths between he and Proctor on lap 32. Russell Erwin held steady in 3rd spot Austin Holcombe in 4th and Kevin Pierce in 5th. William Carroll would challenge Kevin Pierce just as the caution came out for Ron Hill on lap 35. Back green with Boykin leading Proctor, Erwin, Holcombe and Carroll. Lap 40 would see Kevin Pierce spin after contact with Eric Hill in turn 4 collecting Austin Larrison. Green flag, Boykin leading Proctor, Erwin, Carroll. Holcombe, Jimmy and Dustin O’Neal were 3 wide all battling for 5th spot. Holcombe would take the spot as brothers battled for 6th. Up front, Boykin, Proctor and Erwin were nose to tail just as Eric Hill brought out the caution when he got out of shape in 4 and got up on the hill. Back green with Mark Boykin leading. At the start/finish line they were 3 wide with Austin Holcombe suffering as he got caught up in the melee. Back green, Mark Boykin holding off John Proctor and Russell Erwin. Erwin got around Proctor, Jimmy O’Neal held on to 4th spot as Glenn Bottoms maintained 5th. Coming to the 2 to go flags, and it’s still anybody’s race folks! People were on their feet as the top 3 battled it out for that $4000 paycheck. As the checkered flag fell it would be Mark Boykin, John Proctor, Russell Erwin, Jimmy O’Neal and Glenn Bottoms. ***After post race tech inspections, the top 5 were altered due to a disqualification.***

Please be sure to join us November 14, 15 & 16th as we have the return of the Ultimate Super Late Models as they race for $10,000 to win! The Open Wheel Modifieds will be back in action for $5,000 to win, Thunder & Lightning will battle it out for $1,000 to win!

If you have any questions, please contact the track at 252-985-1949, check out our website at www.countylineracewaync.com/, www.localracechat.com, our Facebook or twitter (@countylinenc).

As always, thank you so much for the support & we’ll see you for our season closer at the Line!

Lamm Picks Up Largest Pure Stock V-8 Purse in CLR History

Due to the forecast of imminent rain in the area for Saturday, County Line Raceway made the call early to have the Final/Double Points night on Friday. With points championships on the line, $1,000 for PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division and the final race of the Barnes Equipment Fast Five with $2,000 going to the winner, everyone was excited as they rolled through the gates.

Up first, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4 division, with Jason Horne and Austin Holcombe on the front row. Holcombe would take the lead from Horne after a hard charge out of turn 2, quickly putting distance between them. Hunter Bailey held tight to 3rd spot followed by Zack Bunn and Eric Hill. By lap 7, Holcombe was lapping the tail of the field. As Holcombe made his way through slower traffic, it was giving Horne the chance to close the gap just a little. Lap 15 would see a 4 car mess over in turn 4 involving Nevin Twiddy, James Manning, Ron Hill and Jesse Duke. Austin Holcombe would get a piece of one the cars causing him to have a flat tire, as Ron Hill would end up on the wall in turn 4. After clean up, we were back green with 5 to go and Jason Horne out front. Hunter Bailey would drive in turn 2 deep, trying to take the lead only to spin. Back green, Horne leading Eric Hill, Glenn Bottoms, Bill Winstead and John Proctor. As the checkers fell, Horne would bring home the win followed by Eric Hill, Glenn Bottoms, Bill Winstead and Austin Holcombe. Congratulations to John Proctor on his 2013 Middlesex Family Dental Championship Points win!

Our 2nd feature, the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 would see 20 cars start this 15 lap race with Gary Dillon on the pole with Daniel Hill to his outside. Dillon would quickly get out front followed by Damien Bryant, Daniel Hill, Michael Webb and JP Brantley. Gary Dillon would dominate this feature race, although he did have quite the battle from Damien Bryant. As they came to the checkers, Michael Webb would get into Bryant just barely, spinning himself out, as Bryant struggled to maintain control of his car. JP Brantley would get caught up by Bryant right before the start/finish line. Gary Dillon would bring home the win followed by Daniel Hill, Thomas Holbrooke, Jeremy Benson and Cooper Edwards. Congratulations to Cody Keith on his 2013 PlayTyme Concessions Championship Points win!

Next out, the Barnes Equipment Late Models lined up for their $2,000 to win 30 lap feature. This is the final round of the Barnes Equipment Fast Five with Christian Joyner leading Bobby Bottoms by only 2 points in this special, added incentive for the late models. Christian Joyner and Michael Batten would be your front row starters and as the green flag dropped, these guys were jockeying for position. Christian Joyner took command quickly as Michael Batten fell in behind him. Dustin Mitchell was all over Batten trying to get that 2nd spot away from him followed by Roger Lucas and Travis Hair. Ray Tucker would bring out the caution on lap 12 when he slowed out of turn 3. Back green with Joyner leading Mitchell, Batten, Lucas and Hair. Spencer Liggon would spin on the backstretch bringing out the caution again on lap17, but we were quickly back green with Joyner continuing to lead Mitchell, Batten, Lucas and Hair. Christian Joyner would bring home his 9th win of the season as well as be crowned the Barnes Equipment Fast Five champion and the Barnes Equipment Late Model Champion. Congratulations Christian!

With only 86 points separating 1st and 2nd, the ARCO Restoration was sure to come down to the wire between Mark Boykin and Brad Hamm. Cy Nelms, Jr. and Mark Boykin would lead the field to the green flag with Boykin going out front quick. Nelms, Jr wouldn’t back down as he stayed on Boykin’s bumper. Nelms, Jr. would take the lead from Boykin as Matthew Bissette held onto 3rd, Bard Hamm 4th and Joey Cascell rounded out the top 5. Melvin Edmondson would bring out the caution lap 7 when he spun on the front stretch. Back green with Nelms, Jr continuing to lead Mark Boykin, Matthew Bissette, Brad Hamm and Joey Cascell. With 17 complete of 20, CJ Cascell spun on the backstretch bringing out the caution which would bring us to a 3 lap shootout. Back green with Nelms, Jr still leading Mark Boykin, Matthew Bissette, Brad Hamm and Joey Cascell. Cy Nelms, Jr would bring home his 2nd win of the season followed by Mark Boykin, Matthew Bissette, Brad Hamm and Joey Cascell. Congratulations to Brad Hamm who brought home the 2013 ARCO Restoration Points Championship, winning by 66 points over Mark Boykin.

Our feature event, the $1,000 to win PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 special would see Archie Whitely & Jerry Williams on the front row. Several attempts to get a lap in would be made, with over half the cars out of the race before a lap was scored. Finally going single file, Phillip Lamm would lead Amanda Liles, Carly Fulghum, Dewayne Whitley and Archie Whitley. Carly Fulghum would make her way around Amanda Liles to take over 2nd spot on lap 7. Unfortunately, Carly would spin out of 2 on lap 12, relinquishing 2nd spot to Amanda Liles. Back green with Phillip Lamm leading Amanda Liles, Archie Whitley, Dewayne Whitley and Carly Fulghum. Archie Whitley would attempt to get around Liles out of turn 2 but couldn’t complete the pass, the first time, but next time around he would complete the pass. Dewayne Whitley got around Liles also as Fulghum started to work on the L4 of Liles. With 2 to go, some debris in turn 2 would cause us to go under the yellow flag. Coming to a green, white, checker finish, Phillip Lamm leads Archie Whitley, Dewayne Whitley, Amanda Liles & Carly Fulghum. Archie Whitley would hit the wall hard in turn 4 as they took the white flag, and Phillip Lamm would bring home the $1,000 payday! He was followed by Dewayne Whitley, Amanda Liles, Carly Fulghum & Dewayne Whitley. Congratulations to PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 champion Jerry Williams!

Our final event of the night would be our annual Powder Puff races. In the 4 cylinder division, we would see 12 ladies line up to take the green flag. In the end though, it would be Danah Raper bringing home the win. In the Pure Stock V8 division, unfortunately only 2 cars were able to enter the 5 lap race. Lori Kearney would lead 4 and 3/4 of a lap only to spin going into turn 4 allowing Faye Cascell to bring home the win. Thanks to all of the ladies for entering.

We are all looking forward to the 4 Cylinder Nationals that will be held on November 2! This is already shaping up to be a huge race, and we are looking forward to seeing all of our regular drivers as well as welcoming new ones. November 1 we will hold an open practice, as well as have tech inspection available. On Saturday, Super Stock Four Cylinder, Pure Stock Four Cylinder, Modified Four Cylinder, UCAR will battle it out. With $4000 on the line for the Super Stock 4, $1250 for the Pure Stock 4’s and the Walls Roofing LLC UCAR Nationals will run for $500 to win. Make plans to be there folks, it’s gonna be a great show!!

If you have any questions, please call the track at 252-985-1949, or check our website at www.countylineracewaync.com/, LocalRaceChat.com, our Facebook or our Twitter.

See you in 2 weeks at the Line!

Dustin Mitchell Puts His ‘Pinked Out’ D8 in Victory Lane

Last year, mother nature prevented us from putting on our Race for the Cure benefiting Susan G. Komen, but this beautiful day would see not only great racing, but a 1 lap walk around the track & balloon release in honor of survivors & in memory of those that we loved who lost their lives to this horrible disease. On tap for tonight the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4’s, PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4’s, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 & the Barnes Equipment Late Models.

Our first feature event, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4 lined up with Hunter Bailey & William Carroll on the front row. Lap 1 would see Carroll jump out front quickly bringing John Proctor with him. Hunter Bailey, back in 3rd spot would try to hold off Bill Winstead while Dustin O’Neal and Jason Horne battled for 5th. These guys were 3 wide at one point jockeying for position, with Austin Holcombe getting up in the mix. Horne would get on the brakes hard in turn 4 on lap 6 causing Holcombe to get into him. Both were sent to the rear and we were back green after allowing Holcombe 2 laps for a flat tire. William Carroll, John Proctor, Hunter Bailey, Bill Winstead & Dustin O’Neal rounded out the top 5 as we came to lap 7. Through the field, Eric Hill, Jamie Bailey, Jimmy O’Neal, Zack Bunn and Glenn Baker completed the top 10. Hunter Bailey would get loose on the backstretch allowing 3 cars to get around him dropping him back to 7th. Glenn Bottoms and Austin Holcombe would bring out the caution on lap 9 as they got together on the backstretch. Back green with Carroll leading Proctor, Winstead, Dustin O’Neal and Eric Hill. Lap 12 would see Jamie Bailey challenge Eric Hill for 5th spot, then go after 4th from Dustin O’Neal. John Proctor started challenging Carroll for the lead when Eric Hill would spin in turn 2 bringing out the caution with 4 to go. Back green, Carroll holding off John Proctor, Bill Winstead, Jamie Bailey & Dustin O’Neal. Proctor was on the bumper of Carrol pulling up beside him at one point but couldn’t complete the pass. White flag, Carroll holding off Proctor although they were side by side at the line, and remained that way through one and two. A lot of hard racing down the backstretch between Carroll and Proctor, and as the checkered flag fell, John Proctor would bring home the win followed by Jamie Bailey, Bill Winstead, Dustin O’Neal and Austin Holcombe.

Up next, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division with Wade Ferrell on the pole with Gary Whitley on the outside. Whitely would jump out in front of Ferrell at the line taking the lead in commanding fashion. Ferrell would be followed by Amanda Liles, Jerry Williams and Roy Hall. Hard racing all through the field, as each driver seemed to be racing as though their lives depended on it. As the laps wound down, the top 5 would remain the same. Gary Whitley would bring home the win followed by Wade Ferrell, Amanda Liles, Jerry Williams and Roy Hall.

The PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 division lined up on the backstretch with Thomas Holbrooke & Cody Keith on the front row. Keith would take the point as Holbrooke got loose at the start. David Haggins would take advantage and get around Holbrooke to take over 2nd spot as Robby Causby challenged for 3rd spot followed by Brent Atkinson. Turn 4 would see a mess as one car got loose causing several cars to get together collecting Damien Bryant and JP Brantley. Bryant was able to continue, although Brantley would have to pit. Back green with Keith leading Atkinson, Robby Causby, Joey Morgan and Cooper Edwards. Damien Bryant, who was involved in a lap 1 spin in turn 4, would take over 2nd spot and challenge Keith for the lead. Cody Keith took the checkered flag followed by Bryant, Brent Atkinson, Joey Morgan and Thomas Holbrooke.

ARCO Restoration, the proud sponsor of our Thunder & Lightning division, watched as Johnnie Edmondson and Skeeter Liles lead this 18 car field to the green flag. Lap 1 would see a huge pile up over in turn 2 with at least 7 cars involved. Since no laps were complete, we would see a complete reset of the starting line up. Unfortunately, Matthew Bissette would be towed to the pits, although he would return several laps later. Green flag with Skeeter Liles and Buddy Isles, Jr. on the front row. Buddy Isles, Jr would take the lead out of turn 2 followed by Skeeter Liles, Chris Radford, David Meredith and Mark Boykin. Scott Baines would bring out the caution on lap 7 with a solo spin over in turn 3. Back green with Isles, Jr. leading Liles, Radford, Meredith and Boykin. Lap 10 would see Boykin get around Meredith to take over 4th spot as Brad Hamm stayed close on the bumper of Meredith hoping to get into the top 5. Meredith would get high in turn 4 allowing Hamm to take the 4th spot away from him. Mark Boykin tried to get around the 3rd place of Radford as a 4 car pile up in turn 1 slowed the field. Mark McDaniels, Scott Baines, Doug Williams and Matthew Bissette would all suffer damage. Back green with 5 to go as Isles, Jr. lead Liles, Radford, Boykin and Hamm. Boykin got up beside Radford trying to take over 3rd spot, as Radford held him off as they crossed the start finish line. Boykin would try again as they came to 2 to go but unfortunately, the caution would come out again for CJ Cascell. As they checkers flew, we would see our 10th different winner in this division as Buddy Isles, Jr. would bring home the win. Skeeter Liles, Mark Boykin, Brad Hamm & Lane Proctor.

The very exciting Barnes Equipment Late Models would see Christian Joyner & Dustin Mitchell on the front row of this 30 lap feature event. Mitchell would take command of this race quickly followed by Christian Joyner, Michael Batten, Ray Tucker and John Staton. Two cautions early would slow this field, as Mitchell continued to dominate this race. Christian Joyner held on to 2nd spot followed by Michael Batten, Ray Tucker and John Staton. Randy Lucas would get into the turn 3 wall hard bringing out the caution on lap 18, and as track staff quickly pulled him off the track, we were ready to go back green. With 10 to go, Mitchell continued to lead Christian Joyner, Michael Batten, Ray Tucker and John Staton. Bringing home his 6th win of the season, Dustin Mitchell would put his pink Rocket in victory lane. He was followed by Christian Joyner, Michael Batten, Ray Tucker and John Staton.

If you’re in the area on Friday, tune in to 98.5 the Big DAWG as Jeff Hall gives the run down on this week’s event as well as previews next Saturday’s races.

Be sure to join us next week as we have the PL Woodard & Company Pure Stock V-8 Special. The PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division will race for $1000! Also on the schedule, the Barnes Equipment Late Model, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock Four Cylinder, & the PlayTyme Concession Pure Stock Four Cylinder.

Thanks for your support & we’ll see you next week at the Line!

 

Top 5 points:

Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4

1              90           John Proctor              3970

2              8              Austin Holcombe     3764    -206

3              27           James Bailey            3623     -347

4              97           Bill Winstead             3323      -647

5              61           Eric Hill                     3198       -772

 

ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning

1              49           Brad Hamm        3354

2              7              Mark Boykin       3264       -90

3              L3            Skeeter Liles      3205       -149

4              P50         Lane Proctor      2902       -452

5              44           Scott Baines       2869       -485

 

PL Woodard Pure Stock V8

1              44           Jerry Williams    4208

2              99H        Gary Whitley      4052       -156

3              1/48       Kevin Beard        3850       -358

4              42           Wade Ferrell      3800       -408

5              50           Carly Fulghum   3526       -682

 

PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4

1              12           Cody Keith                           3917

2              81           Brent Atkinson               3789         -128

3              51           Thomas Holbrook            3588       -329

4              J5            JP Brantley                        3542         -375

5              71           Robbie Causby               3397         -520

 

Barnes Equipment Late Models

1              C9           Christian Joyner                3501

2              47           Bobby Bottoms                 3141       -360

3              21           Michael Batten                               3109         -392

4              91           Travis Hair                         2936         -565

5              79           Roger Lucas                     2935          -566

Brad Hamm Ushers In Fall With a Win

For the 2nd time this season, we are racing on Sunday after Mother Nature just threw a hissy fit on Saturday. Luckily, the weather was perfect for some Sunday night racing as drivers and fans returned to County Line Raceway. On the schedule for tonight, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4’s, PL Woodard Pure Stock V8, PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4’s and the ARCO Restoration Thunder and Lightning.

Up first, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4’s would line up with Nevin Twiddy & William Carroll on the front row. William Carroll would jump out front of Nevin Twiddy taking the lead with Twiddy falling back to 2nd spot. Jamie Bailey & Austin Holcombe battled for 3rd spot, with Bailey taking the spot from Holcombe, while Bill Winstead held onto 5th. Nevin Twiddy lost 2nd spot to Jamie Bailey on lap 4 when Twiddy slipped up to the high side just enough for Bailey to slide by. John Proctor started putting pressure on Holcombe for 5th spot as they came around to complete lap 8. Bill Winstead, in 4th spot, got door to door with Twiddy trying to take over 3rd spot as Proctor was side by side with Holcombe again for 5th. Proctor would take the spot from Holcombe as they crossed with 7 to go. With 5 to go, it was still William Carroll, Jamie Bailey, Nevin Twiddy, Bill Winstead and John Proctor. Bringing home his 2nd win it would be William Carroll, Jamie Bailey, Nevin Twiddy, Bill Winstead and John Proctor.

Coming out next, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division with Wade Ferrell and Jerry Williams starting on the front row. Williams would take the point when Ferrell slipped up in turn 2. Carly Fulghum would bring out the caution with excessive fluid leaking from her car, on lap 2, and as we went back green, it was still Jerry Williams, Wade Ferrell, Gary Whitley, Roy Hall and Kevin Beard. Caution out again for the 42 of Wade Ferrell when he popped the wall while running 2nd in turn 3. Kevin Beard would also suffer mechanical failure and be pushed to the pits as well. Back green with 3 to go with Williams leading Gary Whitley, Roy Hall, Anthony Silveri and Willie Schwann. As we came to the checkers, it would be Jerry Williams, Gary Whitley, Roy Hall, Anthony Silveri and Willie Schwann.

Our third feature of the night, the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4’s with David Haggans and Cody Keith on the front row. Keith would take the lead quickly followed by Haggans, Chris Collins, Cooper Edwards & Damian Bryant. First caution would involve 4 cars on lap 1 over in turn 4. Everyone involved was able to continue, and we were quickly back green. Thomas Holbrooke would suffer an engine failure and exit the track, while the battle was heating up between Damian Bryant and Gary Dillon with Dillon taking over 3rd spot. Up front it was Cody Keith and Cooper Edwards. As the laps wound down, and lap traffic became an issue, Cody Keith maneuvered around and brought home his 5th feature win this year. He was followed by Cooper Edwards, Gary Dillon, Damian Bryant and JP Brantley.

Our final event of the night, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division with Johnnie Edmondson and Brad Hamm on the front row. Lap 1 would see a caution for debris over in turn 1 as a piece of sheet metal came off of a car. Back green with Brad Hamm leading Johnnie Edmondson, Chris Radford, Luke Owens and Mark Boykin. A 2 car spin on the backstretch would bring out the caution but both cars were able to continue. Back green with Brad Hamm leading Chris Radford, Luke Owens, Mark Boykin and Lane Proctor. Mark Boykin was holding onto 5th spot while Lane Proctor was chomping on his bumper for the position. Coming to the flag stand, with 5 to go, Proctor and Boykin would make contact pushing Boykin into the wall. After Boykin was taken to the pits, we were back green. Brad Hamm continued to lead Chris Radford, Luke Owens, Lane Proctor and Matthew Bissette. As they came to the checkers, it would be Brad Hamm, Chris Radford, Lane Proctor, Luke Owens and Matthew Bissette.

County Line Raceway will be closed next week, but we will be back in full effect on Oct 5thRacing to Benefit Susan G Komen. On the schedule, the Barnes Equipment Late Models, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock Four Cylinder, PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 & the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock Four Cylinder. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to call the track office at 252-985-1949, check our website atwww.countylineracewaync.com/www.localracechat.com, our Facebook or Twitter.

Please enjoy your weekend off, and we’ll see you in October at the Line!