Welcome to the official website of the FUEL Racing Series. The FUEL (Fast Unified Engine Late Model) Racing Series is a dirt late model organization featuring Chevrolet's CT 525 engine.








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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.

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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.


Bailes Extends Championship Lead With Win At Rolling Thunder

Using the top groove and a wealth of experience at a track he has tamed before, Ross Bailes earned his 4th FUEL Racing Series win of the season Friday night at Rolling Thunder Speedway in Ararat, VA. With the win, Bailes extended what was already a 14 point lead in the championship standings, and earned his first win since July 5th.

“We got on a bad streak for a while there and couldn’t find victory lane, but it definitely feels good to be back here” said Bailes. “We got the car a lot better than it’s been the past couple of races. I’ve been here before in my SECA (South Eastern Crate Association) car and I think that was to my advantage. This place gets really slick so you have to be easy on the throttle.”

Prior to qualifying, a light rain would grace the race track. Action on the track was delayed nearly an hour but with the help of racers and track crew the surface was rolled back in allowing the racing action to resume. Due to a strict time curfew at Rolling Thunder Speedway, the two standard heat races for the FUEL series were scratched.

In Klotz Synthetic Lubricants time trials as 14 cars would make the call. 13 cars into qualifying, it appeared Bailes would earn his third fast time award until the #07 Gib Gibbons took the top spot earning his third pole award of the season instead. After the traditional top 4 redraw Gibbons would keep his pole position with Brett Hamm joining him on the front row. Bailes and Billy Hicks would round out the top 4 starters for the 40 lap feature.

Off the start Gibbons jumped out front early but that progress was slowed by a lap 1 caution involving Mitchell Coble and Brandon Umberger. On the subsequent restart, 2nd place running Bailes would be on the outside of Gibbons on the front row and would take the lead before a lap 2 caution involving Bill Tesh and Matthew Nance. Bailes, choosing the outside line on each restart, would hold the lead from there on out. After three consecutive cautions on lap 16 the race would finally run green for the remainder of its 40 lap distance. While Bailes was leading, 2nd place running Jonathan Davenport would stay close along with Billy Hicks as the top 3 broke away from the field. Hicks applied pressure to Davenport and Davenport closed in on Bailes, yet neither were able to overtake the race leader as Bailes would hold on for the victory.

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.

RESULTS FROM FRIDAY, AUGUST 22ND AT ROLLING THUNDER SPEEDWAY

City Chevrolet Performance Feature Results: Ross Bailes, Jonathan Davenport, Billy Hicks, Donald Bradsher, Brandon Umberger, Mitchell Coble, Gib Gibbons, Brett Hamm, Ryan Atkins, Jerry Cochran, Derrick Brown, Bill Tesh, Kenny Vandeveer, Matthew Nance


FUEL Racing Series Looks Ahead To 2015

With its 2014 season winding down, FUEL Racing Series officials are hard at work in preparation for the 2015 campaign. After establishing itself in its inaugural season, the series looks to grow next year as more teams continue to take a stronger look at the CT525 engine package. To this point, FUEL has already received commitments from 5 different tracks for 2015 events. In addition, FUEL has just finished finalizing another CT525 engine promotional package which will be released very soon!

"We still have a few races to complete for 2014 but the time to start planning 2015 is now", stated FUEL's Jason Atkins. "We've been blessed to have the support of numerous drivers, tracks, and marketing partners. People sometimes fail to realize that is a brand new series with a brand new engine package. Those tracks and drivers that supported FUEL have paved the way for future growth and opportunity. With that being said, we are pleased to know that we are already planning for next year."

"In what continues to be a challenging environment, FUEL has done an admirable job of introducing their series", explained City Chevrolet Parts Manager Chris Knight. "We are on track to exceed our 2014 CT525 sales projections and we feel that growth can continue now that the series has established itself. The drivers and tracks that supported FUEL in 2014 are greatly appreciated and commended. Based on the phone calls we receive and engine information that has been requested, there continues to be considerable interest in the engine and this series. FUEL's commitment to 2015 is just one indication of their stability and will provide inquiring teams the confidence needed to embrace the program. We at City Chevrolet Performance Parts are proud to support this effort and we look forward to a continued partnership with FUEL again in 2015!"

While the series continues to have open discussion with numerous other tracks, we can inform everyone that the following tracks have already agreed to host a FUEL event on one or more occasions in 2015: Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, SC), Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, NC), Friendship Speedway (Elkin, NC), Harris Speedway (Rutherfordton, NC), and Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, VA).

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.