County Line Raceway would like to welcome our newest sponsor for the 2013 season, CJ Auto Used Parts. Located at 345 Eaton Ferry Road in Macon, NC, CJ Auto Used Parts offer new and used parts for your import or domestic vehicle. They offer… next day delivery and if you are local, the delivery is free! Live out of the area, no worries CJ Auto Used Parts will UPS your part right to your doorstep! Give them a call at 252-586-7463 or toll free at 1-800-897-6846. You can also find them on the web at http://www.cjautousedparts.com/ as well as Facebook!
Thurmond, NC (March 5, 2013) – Weasel Town debuts its first ever sponsored race at County Line Raceway April 6th, 2013.
The Weasel Town 100 will feature a concession tent, DJ music, food and of course WEASEL TOWN BBQ SAUCE. Sherry, Weasel and Fat Steve will also be judging the Car Show. Weasel Town was featured in a pilot for Discovery back in November using County Line Raceway as the backdrop for their pilot. With the support of County Line Raceways staff Weasel Town has been in negotiation with several networks and are very close to landing a reality TV show this fall.
“We wanted to thank everyone for supporting our pilot back in November and we could not think of a better way than supporting County Line Raceway at one of their major events this season,” said Weasel, CEO of Weasel Town. Weasel Town’s goal is to support local NC race communities and to grow the Weasel Town brand throughout the Carolinas. April 6 will be one of the first big events of 2013. “Our plan is to go straight to the fans and offer great food and refreshing drinks.” said Sherry, the boss of Weasel Town. Weasel Town will be open at the start of the car show and will be open until the end of race day on April 6.. “I can’t wait to be back at County Line. We loved the way the pilot turned out and could not have done this without the support of Steve Summerlin, Brenda Holcombe, Jimmy Holcombe and all of the friends and family of County Line Raceway.,” said Fat Steve, president of Weasel Town.
Weasel Town is a catering and entertainment company that serves over 5000 track services employees on the NASCAR and NHRA circuit and countless race fans with food, disc jockey services and party functions. For additional information you can contact us at www.weaseltown.com or you can reach us by email at email@example.com. Connect with Weasel Town on Facebook at www.facebook.com/weasel.town.1 and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/Weaseltown
After what most of the ‘County Line Crazies’ would call the longest four months of the year, the off season finally ended Saturday night when cars returned to the 3/8th mile clay oval in Elm City to begin the track’s Silver Anniversary Season. The Cabin Fever 80 featured the stars of the DRU Inc Modifieds, Barnes Equipment Company Late Models and ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning divisions.
After a quick round of practice for all divisions, Thunder & Lightning would be the first division to hit the track for qualifying. Brad Hamm would capture the pole position for the evenings feature event with a time of 16.905. This was Hamm’s first attempt in the Thunder & Lightning division as he is moving up from the Super Stock Four Cylinder division. Buddy Isles Jr would claim the outside starting position with a time of 17.052. Isles would jump out to a quick lead. Caution on lap 4 would send the 01 of Luke Owens and 44 of Jeff Parsons to the rear of the field for the restart. Two more cautions would slow the pace, but in the end it was Bailey’s Skeeter Liles picking up the first feature victory of 2013. Luke Owens would rebound from the lap 4 caution to finish 2nd, followed by Buddy Isles Jr, newcomer Matthew Bissette, and Wade Ferrell rounding out your top five.
The drivers of the Barnes Equipment Late Model division were eager to take to the track but attrition became a huge issue for some. Russell Erwin blew a motor in a Friday night practice session and would not be able to participate. Charles Hanson, Travis Hair and JP Cascell all had issues during Saturday practice sessions and would not be able to make the field. Qualifying was a clear indication that the track was going to be fast. ‘The Professor’ Christian Joyner set fast time with a lap of 14.977. Russell Jones had the second fastest lap with a time of 15.265, but his time was disqualified after coming in underweight after his lap. That would move the 79 of Roger Lucas to the outside pole for the start of the feature. Several quick cautions would slow the field and Christian Joyner picked up his first career Late Model victory. Roger Lucas would finish second followed by Daniel Tucker, Justin Pinno and Russell Jones.
Once the Late Model checkerd flag, all attention turned to the opening in turn four as the DRU Inc Open Wheel Modified division where a stout field of cars from all over the east coast were lined up and set to roll to see who could bring home the $2,000 payday. Qualifying would set the first two rows of the feature and the lineups for the two heat races. Taylor Cook would set fast time with a 15.612. Nick Hoffman would clock in taking the outside pole. In heat number one, Chris Parker would take the win with Russell Erwin finishing second after starting 8th, due to a weight issue after his qualifying attempt. Heat two would see Rich Michaels take the checkerd followed by Tony Quade in car 28.
With 22 cars registered, only 19 would make it to the green flag. A spin in turn 2 would force a second attempt at a double file restart. Several more cautions for single car spins and debris would slow the field but nothing could stop Nick Hoffman. Hoffman took the checkerd, the points lead and was able to do his signature backflip on the front straightaway after his win. Taylor Cook came home second followed by ‘The High Side Tickler’ Kyle Strickler, ‘The Commonwealth Bandit’ Russell Erwin, and ‘The X Factor’ Chris Parker.
County Line Raceway will be closed next week but return with another double header March 22 & 23. Friday night March 22, the track will be open for practice for all divisions. March 23 brings one of the most anticipated shows ever, the Roger Matthews Memorial. The Barnes Equipment Late Model division will be going Topless for 49 laps with $2,500 going to the winner. Also on the card are the DRU Inc Open Wheel Modifieds and the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning.
For more information on County Line Raceway, you may call the track 252-985-1949, find us on the web at www.countylineracewaync.com/, ‘Like’ us on Facebook, or ‘Follow’ us on Twitter (@countylinenc). We’ll see you at ‘THE LINE.’
Written by: Steve Summerlin
Elm City, North Carolina — The Southeast elite dirt Modified drivers begin their quest for the 2013 Edge Weekly Racing Series championship as the 25th season for County Line Raceway begins with the Cabin Fever 80 Friday and Saturday, March 8th – 9th with 3 exciting divisions of racing at County Line Raceway in Elm City.
With the best names in the business expected for this year’s lid-lifter, just making the A- main will be a feat but one driver could come up smelling like roses and walk away with $2,000 at the 3/8-mile clay oval located just off highway 97 behind the Rocky Mount/Wilson Airport.
Saturday nights show will pay $2,000 to win for the DRU Inc. Open Wheel Modifieds, $1,200 for the Barnes Equipment Late Models and $550 going to the winner of the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning Division! The Fast Qualifier for the DRU Inc. Open Wheel Modifieds will receive a $100 Rapid Red Racing Supply Gift Certificate.
A practice session is slated for Friday night, March 9th, from 6-10 p.m. Admission to the grandstands is $5. Pit passes are $10.
On Saturday, the pit gate opens at 3pm, grandstand gates open at 4, hot laps begin at 5:45 and racing kicks off at 7:30 p.m. The DRU Inc. Modifieds will compete for 30 laps, Barnes Equipment Late Models 30 laps and the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning 20 laps.
Grandstand tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for ages 11-15, ages 10 and under free! Pit passes are $25.
Nick Hoffman of Mooresville, NC, who captured the Saturday night feature in last year’s season opener, comes in as the event’s defending champion, but all eyes will be on The “X Factor” Chris Parker.
Less than three months ago, the driver from Parkton, North Carolina held a firm lead in the tracks blockbuster season finale paying $5,200 to win only to see his hopes dashed as the pilot of the Canady’s Pest Control sponsored Shaw chassis became entangled in lapped traffic allowing Nick Hoffman to close and slip by on the outside and go on for the win. Parker will be looking for redemption this weekend. Not to be overlooked are the defending DRU Inc. Modified points champion, Beaverdam, Virginia’s Russell Erwin and multi-time feature winner in 2012 Kyle Strickler.
County Line Raceway is located at 6953 Stagecoach Road in Elm City. For more information on this and other season events, call the track phone at 252-985-1949 or find us on the web at www.countylineracewaync.com/. Facebook users can check out our page and twitter users can follow us at @countylinenc
County Line Raceway is proud to announce our Victory Lane Sponsor, 3 Aces Speed Shop has also signed on as the official sign and graphics provider for the 2013 season. 3 Aces Speed Shop owner Jennifer Bray stated, “This is really exciting, we can’t wait to get the season started with County Line Raceway”! 3 Aces Speed Shop is your one stop shop for all your racing needs. This includes bodies, wraps, signs, race setups etc. Give them a call at 919-915-3478 or 434-532-3667!! Be sure to head over and “like” their Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/pages/3-Aces-Speed-Shop
County Line Raceway is happy to announce the Pure Stock 4 Cylinder Division will be sponsored by Playtyme Concessions! Playtyme Concessions is your source for all your party needs. Church events, school events, fund raisers and birthday parties, guaranteed lowest prices! Owner “Nute” Pete Hill states, “I am very excited to be a part of County Line Raceway and the Pure Stock 4 Cylinder Division during the 2013 25th Anniversary season!” Let Playtyme Concessions handle your next event, give them a call at 252-904-0593 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
County Line Raceway is happy to announce the return of Barnes Equipment Company as title sponsor of our Late Model Division for the 2013 Silver Season! And what a season it will be for the Barnes Equipment Late Model Teams.
This season there will be 2 points championships up for grabs; County Line Raceway’s season long points battle and now a 4 race points chase!! Dubbed the “Barnes Equipment Shootout”, 4 races have been chosen by Barnes Equipment owner Ashley Barnes. The points for the 4 races will be tracked separate with the shootout champion and 2nd thru 5th place honored on the front stretch October 19th. 1st place will receive $1,000, 2nd $750, 3rd $500, 4th $250 and 5th $100.
Ashley Barnes states, “I want to do something to reward the County Line Raceway regulars. They work so hard every week to put on a great show for us. I hope they enjoy this format, I know I’m excited and can’t wait for the first event!” Race dates for the Barnes Equipment Shootout will be April 6th, June 8th, August 24th with the finale taking place on our final point’s night, October 19th.
The exciting news doesn’t end there! County Line Raceway is excited to announce that the Barnes Equipment Late Models will have their own event Friday night, November 15th! Once again, Barnes Equipment has stepped up big as the title sponsor for this event that at this time will pay $2,000 to win, $200 to start. Barnes states, “it is very exciting to see the Super Late Models back at County Line, the Limiteds have such a dedicated following and should have their own event. I could see the Limited teams struggling last November so let’s give them their own event and make the Race for the Kids even more exciting than it already is”. We hope to offer the same contingencies for this event as we do the others. If more sponsors come on board, this purse will go up!
In closing County Line Raceway would like to thank Barnes Equipment Company for their support. The 2013 season will certainly be an exciting one!!
About Barnes Equipment – Barnes Equipment is a family-owned and operated business that started back in 1916. Currently our business is being managed by the 3rd and 4th generations of the Barnes family. Farm machinery was added back in 1963 when we became a dealer for Oliver Corporation. Through the years, we have expanded our product lines to include White, Massey Ferguson, Tye, New Idea, Glencoe, and Farmhand. Barnes Equipment is a service-oriented dealership that stocks parts for what we sell and looks after our customers. Barnes Equipment Inc. 6651 Rock Ridge School Rd Sims , NC 27880
After a successful and competitive first season, we are bringing back the fantasy league bigger and better in 2013! Last season saw 69 fantasy league racers with the points coming down to the last event! For our Silver Season we look forward to having even more competition with a new structure and more prizes. The most noticeable and exciting change will be the format. This season, we are going to implement a ‘Chase’ format. With 5 races left on the schedule, scoring will be reset giving everyone a chance at the win. The new season will also see many more prizes for fantasy league participants. This season, the winner will have the option to get behind the wheel at the Dirt Track Driving School or a 2014 Grandstand Season Pass, how awesome is that! The champion will also be honored and receive their plaque on stage at the yearend awards banquet. This season we are not only giving to the overall winners! The top point earner weekly will receive tickets to the following weekend’s event. Since we are implementing the ‘Chase’ format there will also be a regular season champion. That person will win tickets to the remaining point’s races. We have posted complete rules on our website (www.countylineracewaync.com/). We have lots of fun in store so make sure you register and good luck!
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** January 4th 2013 FASTRAK PR
(Four Oaks, North Carolina) – There has been much talk about wanting to build up the (crate) pro late model program in Eastern North Carolina. Especially up the Interstate 95 corridor. That’s finally going to be a reality as the County Line Raceway in Elm City, North Carolina, celebrating their 25th Anniversary “Silver Season” will be aligning with the FASTRAK Racing Series for drivers in the Barnes Equipment Late Model division.
The FASTRAK Chevy 602 or 604 GM Crate engines will run along with the steel-head motors. However the point’s structure will be tweaked. County Line Raceway PR Director Steve Summerlin stated, “Steel-head and FASTRAK late model drivers will run together but points will be separate, unison to what Bill and Clarke Sawyer have done with their Late Model program at Virginia Motor Speedway also combining FASTRAK.”
**For instance if a FASTRAK driver finishes 5th in a race behind 4 steel-head drivers then he’ll be paid for 5th place, but will receive 1st place race points to go towards the FASTRAK weekly racing division program. The finishes also include contesting in the $300,000 FASTRAK World Championship weekend running the minimum races needed. **
“We want to develop the (crate) program in this area especially along the I-95 corridor, we believe with hard work, effort and support it will grow successful in this area just as the “steel-head” late models did.” Summerlin explained.
Steve Summerlin in an interview with FASTRAK PR Director Wesley Outland proclaimed, “FASTRAK Companies International is a great organization to have at your local race track, we’ve had so much success with their “sister series” the Ultimate Super Late Models Series and now we’re ready for the same outcome of results with the FASTRAK Racing Series in 2013 and beyond.” In closing there are also possible plans for a FASTRAK City Chevrolet Touring Divisional Series race, details and logistics are currently still being ironed out. For further information about County Line Raceway please call (252)-985-1949 or go online to their website www.countylineracewaync.com/ or like them on Facebook at County Line Raceway and also on Twitter @CountyLineNC.
Series officials are diligently working on schedules and securing more member tracks in the days and weeks ahead. Look for additional information on this and the touring schedules as they are completed over the next few weeks.
The FASTRAK Racing Series City Chevrolet Touring Divisions would like to thank all of its marketing partners for their great and continuing support. Those 2013 sponsors include: Hoosier Race Tires, VP Racing Fuel, City Chevrolet, Chevrolet Performance Parts, Vicci Apparel, TNT Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, Longhorn Race Cars, RockAuto.com and FK Rod Ends. FASTRAK would also like to welcome Genesis Race Shocks, Cool Shirt, Five Star Bodies, Hooker Harness, Velocita USA Driving Suits, Beya Headers, Kooks Custom Headers, R2C Filters, Sisco Fire and Safety and Tiger Rear Ends to our line-up of product sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Premier Pro Late Model Series in the Country please contact Stan Lester or Brian Haynes at the FASTRAK Corporate Office at (678) 935-7304 or Series Director Kelley Carlton at (864) 871-1442. Also Visit the FASTRAK Racing Series online at www.fastrakracing.com and be sure to like us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter at @FASTRAK_Racing!!
(Middlebourne, WV) Anticipation continues to build within the new TSMA presented by EDGE Modified Sanction for 2013. Just days into the 2013 campaign EDGE is hard at work to continue to revitalize the open wheel modified division in the Eastern United States. Directors Daniel Patterson and Cody Watson remain diligent in their efforts to expand the ‘outside-the-box’ EDGE sanction into new markets and strengthen their firm base of facilities in the Ohio Valley. As another race season fast approaches the Eastern Dirt Grassroots Entertainment team is excited to announce partnership has been reached with County Line Raceway of Elm City, North Carolina to join the EDGE E-Modified fold for 2013.County Line Raceway is a family run track, currently being managed by James Upchurch and Brenda Holcombe. The ‘Unique Entertainment Experience’ displayed at CLR encourages families and friends to patronize the fast growing facility every Saturday night! County Line Raceway is a 3/8 mile clay oval located at 6953 Stagecoach Road in Elm City, N.C and has been in operation since May 21st, 1988. CLR continues to gain national motorsports attention through its successful six division weekly racing program as well as its annual marquee ‘Race for the Kids’ event in November that benefits the Victory Junction Gang Camp.
County Line Raceway is set to kick-off their season with an open practice on Friday, March 8th allowing racers the opportunity to shake the ‘cob webs’ prior to the following evening’s March 9th $2000 to win, $200 to start Modified Special. Approximately ten modified races are planned for 2013 with details for the 5thAnnual Modified ‘Race for the Kids’ to be announced soon. The partnership set forth will allow racers a temporary ‘burn-off’ period between January 1st and June 1st to use up any existing inventory of soft compound tires. After June 1st, all participants will utilize the current EDGE tire rule for the remainder of the 2013 season, which allows only the use of any medium or harder compound 8″ modified racing tire. After June 1st, the use of any SOFT compound tire will be illegal. Any medium or harder compound which includes the Hoosier M100 & M200 compound tires ARE LEGAL. The tires may be siped and grooved, however, chemically altering the tire by any means (treatments, etc.) is illegal and strictly enforced. We understand that through our current twelve race weekly sanction format and the EDGE Playoffs that participants will not be able to get the required number of shows by just running at County Line Raceway. Therefore, we have developed a program for CLR for 2013 that will not mandate that racers sign up for membership within our sanction. However, racers who choose to sign up for an EDGE license will receive full points at all County Line Raceway’s modified events (and any other edge sanctioned track) that will continue towards his or her national points totals and will make them eligible for 2013 EDGE points funds and contingencies. As well he or she will receive increased marketing and exposure that comes with being a member of the EDGE. Racers who do not sign up as members can still participate at CLR the same as any other they will just not earn national EDGE points, national points funds, or contingencies within the EDGE sanction. They will still earn track points and weekly purses. It is noted that racers who anticipate running any Renegade of Dirt Modified Touring event in 2013 will be required to have a valid EDGE license prior to competing at any touring event.
“We’re excited to expand our ‘sanction footprint’ into the state of North Carolina for 2013 and beyond” stated EDGE Competition Director, Cody Watson. “We would like to thank County Line Raceway owners; James Upchurch and Brenda Holcombe as well as Steve Summerlin for their support in joining our forward movement for the modified division. The EDGE is really anxious to get to work with a great group of promoters who share similar ideas and ambitions in order to strengthen the division in the Tarheel State” replied Watson. “Although County Line racers are not required to become members of the EDGE in 2013 we hope that all will do so in order to receive the full benefits and marketing opportunities awarded to the elite members of the EDGE sanction and have the chance at our unique season ending races and contingency programs” stated Dan Patterson. “County Line Raceway is very excited to be a part of the national EDGE weekly racing organization for our Open Wheel Modified Division. EDGE fits our programs goals and will enhance the racing experience for our teams as they earn points towards a track and possibly an EDGE championship” stated CLR Public Relations Director, Steve Summerlin. “Racers who participate as EDGE members will be able to track themselves in the standings at www.edgeconnect.co and see how they rank with some of the best modifieds, not just in the Eastern U.S., but in the entire country. In addition, making them eligible for the many benefits and year end awards for being an EDGE member” replied Summerlin. Racers are reminded to stay tuned for more info and details in the coming weeks. Any questions regarding County Line Raceway can be directed to Brenda Holcombe by calling 1-252-985-1949 or emailing email@example.com/. You can visit CLR on the web at www.countylineracewaync.com/ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/countylineracewaync. Race teams can find current procedures, rules, and more by visiting the Eastern Dirt Grassroots Entertainment Company on the web at www.edgeconnect.co. You can also contact the EDGE offices anytime for further information by texting/calling 304.771.5051 or faxing 304.758.4411 with any further questions on rules or procedures for the 2013 season. EDGE 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 Facebook at www.facebook.com/connect2edge or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/connect2edge.