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Bailes Prevails In FUEL Season Opener At Cherokee

(Gaffney, SC) - In the opening race of 2015, it was a familiar sight in victory lane. Defending series champion Ross Bailes led all 40 laps en route to his 5th career FUEL Racing Series win and first of the new season and a $3,000 pay day in City Chevrolet Performance Victory Lane.

In qualifying, it would be Trent Ivey, the former 2-time Cherokee Speedway Crate Late Model champion who would take the Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Fast Time award with a record shattering lap of 15.703, breaking the old FUEL qualifying record at Cherokee formerly held by Billy Hicks (16.203). Amazingly, the top seven qualifiers would all dip under the former record! Bailes, Brett Hamm, and Steve Banal would join Ivey in the D&E Marine Top 4 Dash where Bailes would eventually prevail to earn the pole position for the feature event.

In heat race action it would be a pair of newcomers to the FUEL Racing Series seeing success with Tim Neighbors securing the Milwaukee Tool Heat Race #1 win and Carter Stokes scoring the win in Heintz Performance Heat Race #2.

Bailes vaulted to the lead at the drop of the green with Hamm and Ivey close behind as they battled for the runner up spot. After a couple of early cautions, Bailes set sail but could not ompletely separate himself from the hard charging Ivey and Hamm. While the top 3 looked to distance themselves from the field, Donald Bradsher was charging from his 15th starting position and piling up the JRi Shocks Hard Charger points. Young Carter Stokes was impressive in his first FUEL event as well. Bailes fought of multiple challenges from Ivey on the restarts and led the field to the finish line. Ivey, Hamm, Stokes, and Bradsher rounded out the Top 5.

The FUEL Racing Series moves on to Fayetteville Motor Speedway next Saturday, April 18th for the Fast & Furious 40 presented by Tolar Supply of Fayetteville.

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Partners of FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance, Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, State Water Heaters, Klotz Synthetics, Milwaukee Tool, FK Rod Ends, Heintz Performance, D&E Marine, Performance Tees, JRi Shocks, B&B Motorsports, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Kenny Lamb Racing Engines, KRC Components, Renegade Race Fuels, Integra Racing Shocks, Beyea Headers, VP Racing Fuels, WP Racing Shocks, DRIVEN Oil, ARbodies, Superior Trailers, To The Point, Flag To Flag, Velocita, & Thomas Clarke Performance

City Chevrolet Performance Feature Results: Ross Bailes, Trent Ivey, Brett Hamm, Carter Stokes, Donald Bradsher, Brian Ligon, Cale Conley, Ricky Weeks, Gib Gibbons, Brian Carswell, Dale Timms, Carson Ferguson, Travis Stoner, J.R. Mosely, Brian Connor, Brandon Atkinson, Pat Lindsay, Steve Banal

Heintz Performance Heat Race #2 Results: Carter Stokes, Brian Ligon, Brian Connor, Ricky Weeks, Dale Timms, Brandon Atkinson, Travis Stoner

Milwaukee Tool Heat Race #1 Results: Tim Neighbors, Gib Gibbons, J.R. Mosely, Cale Conley, Brian Carswell, Donald Bradsher, Pat Lindsay, Carson Ferguson

D&E Marine Dash Results: Ross Balies, Brett Hamm, Trent Ivey, Steve Banal

Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials (2 laps) - Trent Ivey 15.703, Ross Bailes 15.724, Brett Hamm 16.046, Steve Banal 16.078, Gib Gibbons 16.117, Carter Stokes 16.130, Tim Neighbors 16.199, Brian Connor 16.206, J.R. Mosely 16.225, Brian Ligon 16.275, Donald Bradsher 16.344, Ricky Weeks 16.392, Brian Carswell 16.443, Dale Timms 16.451, Cale Conley 16.524, Brandon Atkinson 16.726, Carson Ferguson 16.818, Travis Stoner 16.908, Pat Lindsay 17.209

FUEL Finalizing Associate And Contingency Partners


(Charlotte, NC) - With the first FUEL even just weeks away, the series is finalizing its list of associate and contingency partners for 2015. Momentum for the CT525 powered series continues to grow thanks to the rising participation of drivers, increased partnership with tracks, and support of industry companies. A wide variety of awards will be available for FUEL competitors in addition to the standard $3000 To Win / $300 To Start event purses. While we finalize the remaining partnership opportunities, we thank the following companies for joining the existing list of FUEL supporters and giving us the opportunity to represent their organization.

Milwaukee Tool
Klotz Synthetics
FK Rod Ends
JRi Shocks
State Water Heaters
D&E Marine
Heintz Brothers Performance
Performance Tees
Superior Trailers
Beyea Headers
WP Racing Shocks
Renegade Race Fuels
KRC Power Steering
VP Racing Fuels
DRIVEN Racing Oil
Integra Shocks
To The Point Embroidery & Graphics

JRi Shocks Partners With FUEL For Hard Charger Awards

(Charlotte, NC) - FUEL Racing Series drivers will be presented a new opportunity in 2015 thanks to a series partnership with JRi Shocks. A contingency partner in 2014, the Jeff Ryan founded and Mooresville, NC based company will now offer a season long contest rewarding the top 2 competitors who improve their starting position the most over the course of the 2015 season.

JRi's success has catapulted the company's market share in oval track racing and their stock continues to rise in dirt late model competition. "We wanted to create a season long challenge that would increase driver motivation and competition", stated representative Matt Logan. "JRi Shocks prevailed in every FUEL event in 2014. We look forward to this new Hard Charger program, rewarding our existing customers, and welcoming new drivers into the JRi family!"

For more information about JRi Shocks, contact 704-660-8346, visit them online at, find them on Facebook (JRi Shocks), and follow them on Twitter (@JRiShocks).