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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


Beckley Cancels September 12th FUEL Event

After lengthy deliberation, officials at Beckley Motor Speedway have elected to cancel the FUEL Racing Series event originally scheduled for September 12th. The event at Beckley Motor Speedway was scheduled to be the 10th event for the series.

With the cancellation of the event at Beckley, the series now focuses on its September 13th event at Friendship. It will be the 3rd trip to the Elkin, NC venue. Championship leader Ross Bailes has emerged victorious in both of the previous events at Friendship this season.

For more information about FUEL, visit fuelracingseries.com, find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES). For more information on Friendship Speedway, follow them on Facebook (Friendship Motor Speedway) or visit friendshipspeedwaync.com

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.


FUEL Event At Lancaster Cancelled

After numerous discussions between track officials and series officials, the FUEL Racing Series event originally scheduled for August 30th at Lancaster Speedway has been cancelled. The event was scheduled to be the 10th event for the new CT525 series and was FUEL's 2nd attempt to visit the 1/2 mile facility this season.

"We were really looking forward to visiting Lancaster", said FUEL's Jason Atkins. "I know that many of our teams were excited about this event as well. We had high hopes of adding them as a track partner this season. However, we were not able to secure a solid confirmation for this event from them at this time."

"We look forward to having the opportunity to host a FUEL event in the foreseeable future when it better coincides with our schedule", stated Lancaster Speedway's Doug McManus.

For more information about FUEL Racing Series you can visit the website (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.