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FUEL Racing Series Set To Host Team Meeting In Concord

(Concord, NC) - With its inaugural season completed, new engine package released, and 2015 schedule already being organized, the FUEL Racing Series will host a team meeting on Saturday November 8th from 11AM - 2:00PM at the Courtyard Marriott (7201 Scott Padgett Parkway, Concord, NC). This site is conveniently located less than 1/2 mile from Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Realizing that many teams have ideas, suggestions and questions.......we wanted to give interested supporters of the series a chance to share open conversation about FUEL and its direction in 2015. Understanding that the World Finals at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte is a popular event, we felt this choice of time and location we be as convenient as possible as we look to solidify the direction of the series heading into the off season.

Understanding that there are many teams with interest in this meeting, we ask that the number of attendees be limited to 2 attendees per team. We have limited space available and would like for all of the teams to have equal opportunity for representation. To secure your seat for this meeting, please email the name of your 2 guests and the team they will be representing to Series Director Jason Atkins at fuelracingseries@gmail.com

For more information about FUEL and the new discounted engine package we have available, visit us online at fuelracingseries.com

SECA And FUEL Set To Host Joint Championship Celebration

In a successful 2014 season where 2 different organizations worked collectively hand in hand to better stabilize dirt late model racing, both the South Eastern Crate Association and Fast Unified Engine Late Model Racing Series will continue that working relationship by joining together to celebrate their respective seasons with a unified Championship Banquet on Saturday November 15th at Our Place (1348 Blacksburg Hwy, Blacksburg SC 29702) from 6:30PM - 10PM.

With two independent organizations coming together to crown the same champion, both agree that this will provide the proper setting for the celebration. In addition, teams that supported both organizations will only have to work one banquet into their busy personal schedules.

SECA experienced a huge growth spurt this year as tracks and teams across the region adopted the vision of the 2nd year association. A strategic balance of weekly events and high profile Bonus Races offered competitors the opportunity to race at their weekly track and also travel to different venues. The battle for the City Chevrolet Weekly Championship was as competitive and intense as any fan could ask for as the Top 4 in the final standings were separated by a mere 10 points. SECA will recognize the Top 20 in the championship standings and conclude with the crowning of 2014 City Chevrolet Weekly Champion Ross Bailes.

2014 was the inaugural season for the newly created FUEL Racing Series. Powered by Chevrolet Performance's highly acclaimed CT525 engine, series officials worked tirelessly to integrate its vision and provide the most exciting yet affordable dirt late model racing tour possible. FUEL targeted the support and respect of drivers, tracks, and fans. Thankfully, the series received that and much more as support grew for FUEL and its concept. Ten successful touring races later, FUEL completed its inaugural campaign with Ross Bailes celebrating his 1st FUEL championship and his 2nd series championship of the 2014 racing season.

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the teams that continuously worked to support SECA, FUEL, and their respective marketing partners. Tickets for the Championship Banquet are $30 each but can be purchased for $20 in advance by mailing a list of your guests and a check for your party to South Eastern Crate Association (1358 Wilkinsville Hwy, Gaffney, SC 29340).

Partners of SECA include City Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tires, Collins Signs, Insane Racing Graphics, RockAuto.com, To The Point Embroidery, Heintz Performance, Ellison Racing Engines, Kenny Lamb Racing Engines, Thomas Clarke Performance, Big A's Custom Graphics, Velocita, Gable Automotive, Pro-Comp Machines, G-engineering, ARbodies, & Hendren Racing Engines

Partners of FUEL Racing Series include City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Tire, State Water Heaters, Klotz Synthetics, RE Suspension, KRC, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, B&B Motorsports, Flag To Flag, Kenny Lamb Racing Engines, Heintz Performance, Performance Tees, D&E Marine, WP Racing Shocks, Renegade Race Fuels, JRi Shocks, Beyea Headers, Eibach Springs, To The Point, Gale Force Suspensions, Roush Yates Performance Products, AR Bodies, Insane Racing Graphics, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

 

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Atkins Scores First FUEL Win While Bailes Clinches Inaugural Title

In a night of firsts at the FUEL Racing Series finale at Friendship Motor Speedway, Ryan Atkins broke through in dominating fashion for his first win of the season while Ross Bailes secured the inaugural FUEL Racing Series championship via his 5th place finish.

For Atkins, the night was one of dominance as the Mount Airy, NC native qualified 4th, won his heat race, and led all 40 laps of the feature event. "It's been a very tough year from wrecks to misfortunes, it feels really good" said Atkins.

While Atkins celebrated the win, Ross Bailes celebrated a championship. Bailes who hailes from Clover, SC earned the first ever FUEL Racing Series Championship by winning 4 races, and never finishing outside the top 5 in any of the 10 FUEL races in 2014.

"I can't complain about this year, we've had an outstanding season and I've just got to thank everyone for getting this deal together because it was fun" said Bailes.

The night would start in Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials as 13 FUEL Late Models would make the call at Friendship Motor Speedway. The battle in qualifying would be between Billy Hicks and Bailes as the two shared the track during qualifying and would trade the pole position before Bailes would out-qualify Hicks by .003 seconds.

Heat Race #1 would feature an intense 3 car battle for the win between Ricky Weeks, Brett Hamm and Mitchell Coble while polesitter Bailes would drop back to 5th of the initial start. Weeks would hold on for a hard fought heat win after holding off the hard charging Hamm. In heat race #2, Atkins would withstand an early challenge from Hicks, Atkins would pull away for the win while Hicks held off a determined Donald Bradsher to the finish. After the heat races the top 4 redraw would see Atkins draw the pole while Billy Hicks would draw the outside pole, Ricky Weeks and Brett Hamm would draw a 3 and 4 respectively.

As the 40 lap feature got underway, Atkins would pull away early on in the event. Hicks would hold 2nd place for most of the race before mechanical issues would sideline his bid for a win. Bill Tesh would also have mechanical gremlins strike as his night would end early as well along with Mitchell Coble. Atkins would withstand two restart challenges but would not be denied as his #9 would pull away for his first win of the season leading all 40 laps. Hamm would finish 2nd while Weeks and Bradsher would battle nose-to-nose down to the last lap for 3rd with Weeks prevailing, Ross Bailes would round out the top 5.

Be sure to stay tuned in FuelRacingSeries.com as series officials are already working on the 2015 schedule, also stay tuned for information on the 2014 FUEL Racing Series banquet. For more information about FUEL, visit fuelracingseries.com, find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES).

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include Chevrolet Performance, City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, State Water Heaters, Klotz Synthetics, RE Suspension, KRC, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, B&B Motorsports, Flag To Flag, Kenny Lamb Racing Engines, Heintz Brothers Performance, Performance Tees, D&E Marine, WP Racing Shocks, Renegade Race Fuels, JRi Shocks, Beyea Headers, Eibach Springs, The Joie of Seating, To The Point, Gale Force Suspensions, Roush Yates Performance Products, AR Bodies, Insane Racing Graphics, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

City Chevrolet Performance Feature Results (40 laps)
Ryan Atkins, Brett Hamm, Ricky Weeks, Donald Bradsher, Ross Bailes, Matt Long, Kenny Ven Derveer, Pat Lindsay, Derek Brown, Casey Trexler, Mitchell Coble, Billy Hicks, Bill Tesh

R.E. Suspension Heat Race #1 Results (10 laps)
Ricky Weeks, Brett Hamm, Mitchell Coble, Ross Bailes, Matt Long, Bill Tesh, Casey Trexler

KRC Power Steering Heat Race #2 Results (10 laps)
Ryan Atkins, Billy Hicks, Donald Bradsher, Kenny Van Derveer, Pat Lindsay, Derek Brown

Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials
Ross Bailes 16.424, Billy Hicks 16.427, Ricky Weeks 16.511, Ryan Atkins 16.569, Mitchell Coble 16.609, Donald Bradsher 16.619, Brett Hamm 16.759, Kenny Van Derveer 16.791, Matt Long 16.889, Pat Lindsay 17.059, Bill Tesh 17.484, Derek Brown 17.688, Casey Trexler 18.134