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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 Racing Series May 13th Event Postponed At Wythe Raceway

 

After much deliberation and with respect to everyone's traveling schedule, Wythe Raceway and FUEL Racing Series officials have elected to postpone this Saturday night's event. A rescheduled race date for this event is being reviewed at this time.

On behalf of Wythe Raceway and the FUEL Racing Series, we thank you for your support and extend our wishes to each of you for a Happy Mother's Day weekend!

 

For more information about FUEL you can visit the website (fuelracingseries.com), find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FuelLateModels)

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, KRC Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, Flag To Flag, Threewide Clothing, D&E Marine, WP Racing Shocks, Renegade Race Fuels, JRi Shocks, Beyea Headers, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphics, Velocita, Hicks Waterstoves, & Thomas Clarke Performance.

Weeks Conquers Friendship For 1st Career FUEL Victory

(Elkin, NC) - Leading all 40 laps with multiple contenders knocking at his door, Ricky Weeks persevered for his 1st career FUEL Racing Series win presented by City Chevrolet Performance last night at Elkin, North Carolina’s Friendship Speedway.

In Flag To Flag Time Trials, Bryan Mullis bested the field with a quick lap of 16.070 besting FUEL Series veterans Furman Parton, defending series champion Jonathan Edwards Jr. and Weeks. The Renegade Race Fuel Top 4Dash started off with a flare as the action was nearly 3 wide for the lead as Mullis exited Turn 2 with Parton rolling the outside and Weeks charging hard underneath him. Mullis would hang on to score the Dash win followed by Weeks, Parton and Edwards Jr.

In Hoosier Race Tire Heat Race #1, current series point leader Matt Long would vault to the lead on the opening lap while Deano Long and Robbie Emory would battle feverishly behind him. Matt Long would hold for the heat race win while Emory and Deano Long round out the Top 3 respectively. In JRi Shocks Heat Race #2, Steve Banal would power to the top spot and never look back in a dominating win as series first-timer C.S. Fitzgerald and Brian Ledbetter rounded out the Top 3.

In the City Chevrolet Performance Feature, Mullis and Weeks would lead the field to the green flag. Utilizing the high line, Weeks would work around Mullis as the 2 and 3 wide battles for track position in the opening laps intensified to the delight of the Friendship Speedway faithful. Mullis remained within striking distance of Weeks early on as Long, Banal, and Edwards Jr. made their moves. As Weeks continued to lead, Edwards would overtake Parton for 2nd and Matt Long would squeak by for 3rd. Mullis would settle in 4th with Deano Long in tow. With Weeks methodically negotiating lap traffic late in the event, Edwards Jr. would get one final look at the leader but it was to no avail as the Rutherfordton, North Carolina veteran held on to score the win and the $3000 pay day. Matt Long, Mullis, and Deano Long rounded out the Top 5.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series Late Models will be a Saturday, May 13th trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains to Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, VA for a $3000 To Win / $300 To Start event.

For more information about FUEL you can visit the website (fuelracingseries.com), find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FuelLateModels)

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, KRC Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, Flag To Flag, Threewide Clothing, D&E Marine, WP Racing Shocks, Renegade Race Fuels, JRi Shocks, Beyea Headers, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphics, Velocita, Hicks Waterstoves, & Thomas Clarke Performance.

CITY CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE FEATURE RESULTS *Pending Tire Test* (40 laps)

1) Ricky Weeks
2) Jonathan Edwards
3) Matt Long
4) Bryan Mullis
5) Deano Long
6) Steve Banal
7) Dan Breuer
8) Brian Ledbetter
9) C.S. Fitzgerald
10) Russell Kennerly
11) Mark Dysart
12) Jonathan Warlick
13) Johnny Stovall
14) Furman Parton
15) Robbie Emory
16) Pat Lindsay

DNS - Chuck Smith

Flag To Flag Pole Award: Bryan Mullis (16.070)

Renegade Race Fuels Dash Winner: Bryan Mullis

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1 Winner: Matt Long

JRi Shocks Heat Race #2 Winner: Steve Banal

Mitchell Captures Fayetteville's Fast & Furious 40

(Fayetteville, NC) Flexing the muscle of his Black Diamond race car, Dustin Mitchell led flag to flag en route to a $3000 win at Fayetteville Motor Speedway's Fast & Furious 40 last night with the FUEL Racing Series.

21 FUEL Late Models would make the call for the 2nd race of the 2017 season and the 6th race in series history at the historic Fayetteville Motor Speedway.

In Total RV Care Time Trials, Ben Watkins blistered the track with a lap of 17.409 setting a new FUEL Racing Series qualifying record at Fayetteville. Watkins carried his momentum into Renegade Race Fuels Dash until mechanical woes sidelined the South Carolina driver as the dash neared its completion. Mitchell capitalized on the opportunity to score the win over Robbie Emory, Matt Long, Steve Banal, Watkins and Brent Robinson.

In Hoosier Race Tire Heat Race #1, Daulton Wilson and Cherokee Speedway FUEL winner Trent Ivey exchanged the lead on multiple occasions before Wilson would eventually prevail. In JRi Shocks Heat Race #2, Willie Milliken would vault to the early lead and set a torrid pace for the duration en route to the heat race victory.

From the outset of the City Chevrolet Performance feature, Mitchell asserted himself at the point to set the early pace ahead of Emory and the rest of the field. As Mitchell began to advance his lead, a lap 5 caution would slow the pace as Trent Ivey broke a right front shock and ended the championship leader's night. During the same caution, both Daulton Wilson and previous FUEL winner Willie Milliken would both have to retire their entries as well.

On the subsequent restart, the drivers settled in for an extended green flag run that saw Mitchell ease away with the lead while Matt Long and Steve Banal advanced into the top 3. Over the course of the long green flag run Mitchell would maintain his cushion over Long and the remainder of the field. As the leaders worked lap traffic, Long and Banal turned up the intensity in an effort to reel in Mitchell. Local competitor Christian Thomas methodically worked his way up from the 11th starting position into the 5th position. Scott Neighbors recovered from an untimely spin in time trials and rebounded nicely making it up to the 7th position. Though Long and Banal exhausted late race efforts to pressure the leader, Mitchell was never seriously threatened and led the field to the stripe to earn the $3000 victory.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series, will be a Saturday, April 29th date at Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, NC for a $3000 to win/$300 to start main event. It will be the first of 2 trips to Friendship for the FUEL Late Models.

For more information about FUEL you can visit the website (fuelracingseries.com), find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FuelLateModels)

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, KRC Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, Flag To Flag, Threewide Clothing, D&E Marine, WP Racing Shocks, Renegade Race Fuels, JRi Shocks, Beyea Headers, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphics, Velocita, Hicks Waterstoves, & Thomas Clarke Performance.

CITY CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE FEATURE RESULTS *Pending Tire Test*

 

1) Dustin Mitchell

2) Matt Long

3) Steve Banal

4) Robbie Emory

5) Christian Thomas

6) Brent Robinson

7) Scott Neighbors

8) Mark Dysart

9) Dale Arnold

10) Hunter Bailey

11) Bryan Mullis

12) Deano Long

13) Chuck Smith

14) Russell Kennerly

15) Ray Mason

16) Daulton Wilson

17) Willie Milliken

18) Trent Ivey

19) Woody Cromartie

20) Doug Sanders

DNS - Ben Watkins

Total RV Care Pole Award: Ben Watkins (17.409)

Renegade Racing Fuel Dash Winner: Dustin Mitchell

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1 Winner: Daulton Wilson

JRi Shocks Heat Race #2 Winner: Willie Milliken

Ivey Soars To First Career FUEL Victory

(Gaffney, SC) In a 40 lap display of sheer dominance on his home turf, Trent Ivey swept Saturday night's festivities at Cherokee Speedway to score his first win in the FUEL Racing Series presented by City Chevrolet Performance. It was the opening event of 2017 as FUEL kicked off its 4th season of racing and Ivey made history by adding his name to the All-Time Win List via his $3000 payday.

In Klotz Synthetics / D&E Marine Time Trials, it was Ivey who grabbed the pole with a lap of 15.808 seconds. Matt Long would time in 2nd quick at 15.879 while Furman Parton and Steve Banal rounded out the top 4. In the Renegade Race Fuels Top 4 Dash, Ivey would follow up his pole run with a win over Parton, Long and Banal.

In Hoosier Race Tire Heat 1, Doug Sanders would vault to the early lead and never look back en route to his first ever heat race win with the FUEL Racing Series. In JRi Shocks Heat 2, Bryan Mullis held off defending series champion and hard charging Jonathan Edwards Jr to claim the victory.

In the City Chevrolet Performance feature Ivey set the pace early on with Parton in pursuit. Long followed closely in 3rd as the field was slowed early on by a couple of brief cautions. On an ensuing restart that led to a lengthy green flag run, the 6th place starting Mullis jumped up to 3rd. Mullis then worked his way into 2nd and attempted to run down the race leader. As the green flag run continued, Ivey steadily pulled away from Mullis and the rest of the field.

A caution on Lap 35 would bring the field back to Ivey's back bumper for one final sprint to the checkers. On the restart, Ivey would steam away from the field and hold on to pocket the $3000 winner's check over Parton, Long, Steve Banal, and Mullis.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series will be a Saturday, April 22nd date at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, NC for a $3000 to win/$300 to start main event. It will be the first of 2 trips to Fayetteville for the FUEL Late Models.

For more information about FUEL you can visit the website (fuelracingseries.com), find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FuelLateModels)

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, Flag To Flag, Threewide Clothing, D&E Marine, WP Racing Shocks, Renegade Race Fuels, JRi Shocks, Beyea Headers, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphics, Velocita, Hicks Waterstoves, & Thomas Clarke Performance.

CITY CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE FEATURE RESULTS *Pending Tire and/or Fuel Test* (40 laps)

 

1) Trent Ivey

2) Furman Parton
3) Matt Long
4) Steve Banal
5) Bryan Mullis
6) Dan Brewer
7) Timbo Mangum
8) Ricky Weeks
9) Brian Ledbetter
10) Greg Clark
11) Brandon Oneal
12) Russell Kennerly
13) Deano Long
14) Jonathan Warlick
15) Doug Sanders
16) Jonathan Edwards
17) Pat Lindsay
DNS - Douglas Davis


Klotz Synthetics/ D&E Marine Pole Award: Trent Ivey 15.808

Renegade Race Fuels Dash Results: Trent Ivey, Furman Parton, Matt Long, Steve Banal

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 1 Winner: Doug Sanders

JRi Shocks Heat 2 Winner: Bryan Mullis

Cherokee Speedway Poised To Host FUEL Racing Series Opener

For the 4th consecutive year the FUEL Racing Series heads south this Saturday night to Gaffney, South Carolina’s Cherokee Speedway to kick off its season. Several series veterans and some new faces are expected as CT525 and Steel Block Late Model drivers across the southeast prepare to battle for 40 laps and a $3000 payday at The Place Your Mama Warned You About!

Jonathan Edwards captured the 2016 Series Championship as Matt Long prevailed in a 3-way battle for the runner-up spot in the championship standings over Deleware’s Robbie Emory and South Carolina’s Steve Banal. Long, Ross Bailes, and Willie Milliken were the only drivers that captured 2 victories in 2016 as the 12 race schedule delivered 9 different feature winners.

The 2017 campaign currently has 11 events scheduled as series officials look to finalize the terms of 2 additional events in the coming days Some teams have already flexed their muscle in early season competition. Timbo Mangum scored a victory at Cherokee while Edwards and Bryan Mullis have added 2017 Limited Late Model wins at Carolina Speedway to their résumé.

Klotz Synthetics Time Trials, Renegade Racing Fuels Dash, Hoosier Racing Tire & JRi Shocks Heat Races, and the City Chevrolet Performance Main Event await the teams on Saturday April 8th at Cherokee Speedway. Who will prevail in the 40 Lap Main Event and which newcomer will take the early lead in the race for FK Rod Ends Rookie of the Year?

Technical Inspection is scheduled to open at 4:30PM and the FUEL Racing Series Drivers Meeting is set for 6:45PM.

For more information about FUEL you can visit the website (fuelracingseries.com), find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FuelLateModels)

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, Flag To Flag, Threewide Clothing, D&E Marine, WP Racing Shocks, Renegade Race Fuels, JRi Shocks, Beyea Headers, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphics, Velocita, Hicks Waterstoves, & Thomas Clarke Performance.

FUEL Racing Series Technical Bulletin

After thorough review during the off season and as the 2017 Rulebook is being finalized, series officials have determined that the tire rule for the FUEL Racing Series will be as follows and will take effect at the 2017 season opener.

Hoosier HTS 1350
Hoosier Crate Racin' USA D21 (No steer tires)
Hoosier HTS 1600
Hoosier Crate Racin' USA D55
No Grooving and/or Siping allowed

FUEL Racing Series Prepares For 2017 Season

With its 3rd season of competition complete and the recent crowning of 2016 champion Jonathan Edwards still fresh on our minds, the FUEL Racing Series is eyeing the upcoming trade show season as plans for the 2017 season are already well underway. From the season opener at Cherokee Speedway to the finale at County Line Raceway, 2016 delivered several exciting events at multiple venues across the southeast. A healthy blend of different tracks and talented drivers delivered one of the most intriguing seasons in FUEL history. While the series remains committed to reviewing all aspects of its program, this past season has definitely provided a great foundation for growth.

Numerous events have already been booked for 2017 as series officials continue to work with multiple tracks and series in the southeast to deliver an action packed 2017 schedule. “We’ve had great response thus far”, stated Series Director Jason Atkins. “With 3 seasons under our belt, we feel that FUEL has earned a home on the southeast regional touring level. Though a lot of work still remains to complete our 2017 plan, we are very pleased with the response and support that we have received to this point. We have great track partners that host our events and our marketing partners continue to give us the resources necessary to be successful.” While series officials continue to work on their schedule and review their plans for 2017, FUEL will be represented at the Performance Industry Trade Show (December 8th – December 10th) in Indianapolis, IN.

Numerous teams have already expressed their interest to continue with the series next season. In addition, fans will be treated to some new faces as interest continues to grow. Detailed information about the upcoming season will be released throughout the off season. Until then, we thank everyone for their continued support and encourage each of you to visit us online (fuelracingseries.com), find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (FUEL525SERIES)

Consistency Delivers Edwards FUEL Championship & Rookie of the Year Honors

(Charlotte, NC) When the 2016 FUEL Racing Series scheduled was first released Jonathan Edwards Jr. and his team was torn on whether or not to follow a touring series for the 2016 season. After analyzing the schedule with his father, the South Carolina racer set his sights on the FUEL Racing Series and that commitment was ultimately rewarded with the 2016 FUEL Racing Series Championship.

Edwards kicked his 2016 FUEL campaign with 4 consecutive Top 5 finishes highlighted by a runner-up finish at Friendship Speedway. After misfortune derailed him in the June visit to Fayetteville, Edwards roared back to post back to back runner-up finishes at Modoc Raceway and Carolina Speedway. The 2nd place performance at Carolina may have very well been the defining moment in his championship run. After mechanical woes prevented him from making the call in time trials, Edwards rebounded in the heat race and survived a race filled with attrition to increase his championship lead. “We avoided a huge setback at Carolina”, Edwards recalled. “We were having battery/ignition problems and when we couldn’t get the car started for qualifying, I was afraid that our chance at a championship was beginning to slip away.” Edwards kept his pursuers at bay and maintained his position atop the championship standings through the season finale at County Line Raceway. While Edwards may not have achieved his goal of visiting Victory Lane in FUEL competition, capturing the series championship definitely solidified a season that included multiple weekly event victories as well as the track championship at Carolina Speedway. In addition, Edwards was named the FK Rod Ends Rookie of the Year. “We definitely had some opportunities to get a FUEL victory but we just couldn’t seal the deal. That is disappointing but to have our consistency rewarded with a championship is obviously fulfilling. I would personally like to thank the following people and companies that supported our team this season: My family, Edwards Grading Service, Wesley Page with WP Racing Shocks, Dirtwrap, Schaeffer’s Oil, Vascular Technologies, PFC Brakes, our crew, and everyone that pitched in to help at the shop and track throughout the season.”

Rounding out the Top 5 in the 2016 FUEL Racing Series Championship Standings were series rookie Matt Long (2 wins & 6 Top 5 finishes), Deleware racer Robbie Emory (4 Top 5 finishes), series veteran Steve Banal (1 Win & Top 5 finishes), and rookie Bryan Mullis (1 win & 3 Top 5 finishes). On behalf of the FUEL Racing Series and our marketing partners, we extend our congratulations to these drivers and our appreciation to every track and team that made 2016 a successful season.

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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphics, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Mitchell Scores First FUEL Victory, Edwards Secures Series Championship


(Elm City, NC) On a night filled with side-by-side racing and intense late race restarts, Dustin Mitchell denied multiple challengers and kept his new Longhorn Chassis out front en route to $3000 and his first career win with the FUEL Racing Series. While Mitchell withstood a late race challenge from Brent Robinson to secure the victory, Jonathan Edwards was busy wrapping up his first series championship.

In Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials, Daniel Tucker bested a field of 23 FUEL Late Models to capture fast time honors with a lap of 14.554. Dustin Mitchell and Russell Erwin rounded out the Top 3 qualifiers. In the D&E Marine Top 6 Dash, Mitchell surged to the lead from the outside of the front row and never looked back in capturing the dash victory over Tucker, Erwin, Donald Bradsher, Steve Banal and Austin Holcombe. Jonathan Edwards Jr dominated Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1 while Brent Robinson held off a hard charging Matt Long to earn the win in Heintz Performance Heat Race #2.

In the City Chevrolet Performance main event, Mitchell took command and captured the lead. Daniel Tucker would apply early pressure along with series newcomer Russell Erwin and Donald Bradsher. As the cars raced side by side and sometimes even three-wide, Brent Robinson was mounting a charge from his 8th starting position. Mitchell maintained his lead throughout the race but the action just behind him remained intense throughout the course of the event. Restarts were pivotal throughout the race as everyone inside the Top 10 jockeyed for track position. The final caution emerged with just 4 laps to go, bringing the field back to Dustin Mitchell. On the final restart Mitchell would hold off a final charge from Robinson, Tucker and Russell Erwin to earn the final win of the 2016 FUEL Racing Series season.

Clover, South Carolina driver Jonathan Edwards claimed his first FUEL Racing Series Championship. A detailed look into the champion's season and his thoughts on the 2016 season will be chronicled in a forthcoming press release.

With that, the FUEL Racing Series concludes its 3rd season of competition. Stay tuned to FuelRacingSeries.com for up-to-date news and information. Be sure find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES).

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

City Chevrolet Performance Feature Results (*Results unofficial pending Tire Tests)

1. Dustin Mitchell
2. Brent Robinson
3. Russell Erwin
4. Daniel Tucker
5. Matt Long
6. Steve Banal
7. Michael Barnett
8. Austin Holcombe
9. Cy Nelms Jr
10. Donald Bradsher
11. Robbie Emory
12. Justin Pinno
13. Joey Cascell
14. Cy Nelms Sr
15. Matthew Bissette
16. Jonathan Edwards
17. Mark Dysart
18. Brad Rigdon
19. Bobby Bottoms
20. Bryan Mullis
21. Roger Lucas


Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Quick Time: Daniel Tucker (14.554)

D&E Marine Dash Winner: Dustin Mitchell

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1 Winner: Jonathan Edwards Jr

Heintz Performance Heat Race 2 Winner: Brent Robinson

FUEL Already Looking Ahead To 2017

With the series finale set for this Saturday night at County Line Raceway and the 2016 racing season drawing to an end, FUEL Racing Series officials are already working towards continued growth into 2017. With 3 seasons under its belt, FUEL has set its footprint here in the southeast thanks to the support of numerous race teams, marketing partners, and tracks.

2016 was indeed a year of growth for the FUEL Racing Series as Steel Block Late Model engines were blended with the CT525 engines. Extensive research and consideration were exercised in merging these engines in an effort to provide a platform of fair and equal competition across the board. While the Chevrolet Performance CT525 serves as the foundation of FUEL, Steel Block Late Models have been positive addition to the series considering their strong performance highlighted by 4 victories in 11 series events thus far.

While series officials continuously look for ways to improve, the growth in 2016 has reassured them that FUEL is headed in the right direction in its effort to provide a series that is competitive amongst the drivers, appealing to dirt late model fans, and productive for track owners/promoters.

With preparations for 2017 underway, the immediate tasks ahead are this weekend’s event at County Line and the 2016 FUEL Racing Series awards presentations. Once these are completed, series officials will move plans for 2017 into high gear. We extend our appreciation for everyone’s support and look forward to seeing you Saturday at County Line.

FUEL Season Finale Set To Invade County Line Raceway

For the 12th and final event of the 2016 season, the FUEL Racing Series storms into County Line Raceway this Saturday night for another $3000 To Win / $300 To Start event. It will be the 2nd trip to the Elm City, NC venue where an ultra competitive field of CT525 and Limited Late Model competitors is expected to collide for another exciting showdown. In addition to the $3000 winner's payday, a series championship and Rookie of the Year honors are also up for grabs as FUEL completes its 3rd season and looks ahead to 2017.

This year’s finale boasts several storylines. Jonathan Edwards has seized control of the championship race. While that 1st career FUEL victory has eluded the Clover, SC racer to this point, Edwards has avoided disastrous setbacks thanks to his consistency throughout the season. Robbie Emory and Matt Long enter the final event tied for 2nd in the standings. Emory has been a persistent competitor the entire season and though Long has 2 victories to his credit, he and Emory are now locked in a one race showdown. Steve Banal, the previous winner at County Line, looks to rebound from misfortune at Fayetteville. Another strong showing at County Line could propel Banal back up the championship ladder. A contingency of local and regional drivers are set to join the series regulars to form a lengthy list of racers looking to make their first appearance in FUEL Victory Lane.

Drivers are reminded that the amended tire rule from Fayetteville applies to Saturday's event at County Line as well. Teams will once again be allowed to use any Hoosier 1300 or Hoosier 1350 with one exception an HTS 1350 or HTS 1600 must be utilized on the Right Rear at ALL times. After registering 27 entries at the recent event at Fayetteville, FUEL and County Line officials are optimistic that a stellar field of cars will be in attendance. In addition to the FUEL Racing Series season finale the following divisions are also slated to be in action as well: Open Wheel Modifieds ($1500 To Win), Limited Sportsman ($1500 To Win), Pure Stock V8 ($500 To Win), and the Ladies V8 Powder Puff Derby.

For more information about County Line Raceway you can visit their website (countylineracewaync.com), find them on Facebook (County Line Raceway), and follow them on Twitter (@countylinenc). For more information about FUEL Racing Series you can visit our website (fuelracingseries.com), find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES).

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphics, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Milliken Captures 2nd FUEL Win At Fayetteville

(Fayetteville, NC) For the second time in 2016, Willie Milliken defended his home turf by scoring the FUEL Racing Series victory at Fayetteville Motor Speedway and pocketing the $3000 winner's purse.

27 FUEL Late Models would sign in for the 11th race of the 2016 season. In Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials, Ben Watkins made a powerful FUEL Racing Series debut by blistering the track with a lap of 18.020 seconds and edging out Donald Bradsher (18.049). Brent Robinson, Dustin Mitchell, Willie Milliken, and Shaun Harrell rounded out the Top 6.

Watkins paced the field for the D&E Marine Dash for the Top 6 qualifiers. The South Carolina racer vaulted to the lead and never relinquished it as he led all 8 laps to secure the top starting spot for the 40 lap main event.

After rain interrupted the start of Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1, Jonathan Edwards Jr and Matt Long would lead the field to the green after the weather delay. Edwards, the current leader in the championship standings, would jump out to an early advantage and never look back as he dominated the heat race. In Heintz Performance Heat Race #2, Robbie Emory rallied from his 4th starting spot and powered by early race leader Steve Banal to score the win.

In the City Chevrolet Performance feature, Ben Watkins would take the lead and set the pace with Milliken and the rest of the field in tow. While several drivers jockeyed for position behind the lead duo, Watkins retained the lead with Milliken in hot pursuit for the first 22 laps. Side by side racing was abundant as Brent Robinson battled with Donald Bradsher, Dustin Mitchell and Shaun Harrell for spots inside the top 5. A jumping penalty on the restart with 13 laps to go slowed the momentum of Watkins and gave Milliken the opportunity to pace the field. Milliken would control the lead but Watkins quickly rebounded, asserted himself in the 2nd position, and brought a challenge from Brent Robinson along with him. Through lap traffic and tight quarters, Milliken would outlast the challenge from Watkins and the rest of the competition to secure his 2nd FUEL Series win of 2016.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series will be the 2016 season finale and a return trip to County Line Raceway in Elm City, NC for a $3000 to win/$300 to start main event on Saturday, October 15th.

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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

City Chevrolet Performance Feature Results (*Pending Tire Test)

1. Willie Milliken
2. Ben Watkins
3. Brent Robinson
4. Donald Bradsher
5. Shaun Harrell
6. Dustin Mitchell
7. Jonathan Edwards
8. Daulton Wilson
9. Robbie Emory
10. Matt Long
11. Shaun Sewell
12. Bryan Mullis
13. Scott Neighbors
14. Mark Dysart
15. Jimmy McNamara
16. Chuck Smith
17. Ray Mayson
18. Callen Hammond
19. Roger Hammond
20. Roger Lucas
21. Christian Thomas
22. Steve Banal
23. Zack Cox
24. Dale Arnold
25. Chris Blackwell

Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Quick Time: Ben Watkins 18.020

D&E Marine Dash Winner: Ben Watkins

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1 Winner: Jonathan Edwards Jr

Heintz Performance Heat Race 2 Winner: Robbie Emory

FUEL Gears Up For Boom City Fall Classic

With only 2 events remaining in the chase for the 2016 FUEL Racing Series championship, the series heads to eastern North Carolina this weekend for the 2nd Annual Boom City Fall Classic at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. Saturday night’s $3000 To Win event will showcase several of the series veterans along with a host of regional east coast drivers. Jonathan Edwards remains atop the standings, but a host of drivers are looking to shine at “The Hometown Track” including Matt Long and Steve Banal who are currently tied for the runner-up position in the standings just 2 points ahead of Delaware’s Robbie Emory.

The Fayetteville contingency prevailed in each of the FUEL events held earlier this season. Willie Milliken held off a late charge from Donald Bradsher to score his 1st series win back in April. Shaun Harrell scored his 1st series victory in June by persevering in a race with high attrition. Many of the teams have used the recent break in the series schedule to test and compete in their effort to prepare for the final two races of the season. If anyone is going to pressure Edwards for the championship, a solid performance at Fayetteville is a must as the South Carolina racer continues to set the bar thanks to a consistent 2016 season.

“Jim Long Jr. has put together a staggering lineup for this weekend”, explained FUEL’s Jason Atkins. “Three action packed days await the Fayetteville faithful and we look forward to seeing drivers and fans from all across the eastern seaboard at Fayetteville.” For more information on the 2nd Annual Boom City Fall Classic at Fayetteville Motor Speedway, visit the speedway online (fayettevillemotorspeedway.com) find them on Facebook (Fayetteville Motor Speedway), and follow them on Twitter (@FayMotorSpeed).

For more information about FUEL Racing Series, 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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

FUEL Amends Fayetteville & County Line Tire Rule

With the addition of FUEL to the 2nd Annual Boom City Classic at Fayetteville Motor Speedway on October 1st and the rescheduling of the series finale for October 15th at County Line Raceway, series officials have consulted with Hoosier Tire South and promoters from both tracks to amend the tire rule for the final 2 events of the season.

For the October 1st event Fayetteville and October 15th event at County Line, the FUEL tire rule is as follows: All Hoosier 1300’s and 1350’s are acceptable for these events with one exception……the Hoosier HTS 1350 or HTS 1600 must be utilized on the Right Rear at ALL times. In addition, competitors will NOT be required to abide by the “one tire change for the feature event only” rule for these two events.

In an effort to grow the series and work towards aligning tires and rules in the future, making a slight adjustment to the tire rule is something series officials have contemplated for quite awhile. Realizing the Hoosier 1300 & Hoosier 1350 compounds are commonly utilized at Fayetteville and County Line, series officials consulted with both promoters and Hoosier officials in regards to revising the current FUEL tire rule for these events.

For more information about FUEL Racing Series 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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.


Fayetteville's Boom City Fall Classic Welcomes FUEL

With the recent announcement of the rescheduled Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event for September 29th, Fayetteville Motor Speedway officials have set the stage for an unprecedented weekend of racing with the 2nd Annual Boom City Fall Classic! Day 1 of the 3 day extravaganza begins with the Dunn Benson Ford Wayne Gray Memorial, a 10,000 To Win Lucas Oil sanctioned event. Three action packed days of racing await the Fayetteville fans, including the addition of the FUEL Racing Series event on Saturday October 1st.

“We’ve worked extremely hard to build a star-studded weekend for both the drivers and the fans”, stated Fayetteville Promoter Jim Long Jr. “We wanted to build an event that our supporters would be proud of. Our weekly divisions will be in action that weekend and we have 3 great headlining series with Lucas Oil, Carolina Clash, and FUEL. It will definitely be a weekend and an event to remember!”

Willie Milliken captured the FUEL Racing Series victory back in April as he held off a late challenge from series veteran Donald Bradsher. When the series returned in June, Shaun Harrell held on to score his 1st series victory as tire management became a challenge for multiple competitors in the late stages of the event. It will be the 3rd visit of 2016 for FUEL to the historic eastern North Carolina venue in what is shaping up to be one of the biggest events of the entire season.

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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

County Line Raceway Announces New FUEL Season Finale Date

With the recent announcement of the inaugural World Short Track Championship at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte, County Line Raceway officials have reviewed the regional dirt late model schedule and moved the FUEL Racing Series event originally scheduled for October 22nd to October 15th.

“While we recognize and respect the new event coming to the Dirt Track @ Charlotte, we really wanted to keep our event with FUEL”, explained County Line’s Brenda Holcombe. By moving the race to October 15th, we can give our fans the FUEL Racing Series event and also allow them to go support the World Short Track Championship the following weekend. I am glad we were able to make this work for all parties involved.”

Steve Banal picked up his first career series victory on FUEL’s initial visit back in July. Banal is currently tied for 2nd in the standings with Matt Long as both racers try to chase down Clover, South Carolina’s Jonathan Edwards for the series championship.

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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

FUEL Series Rookie Leads Championship Battle

While consistency has paved his way to the top of the series championship standings, one must also take just a moment to realize that Clover, South Carolina driver Jonathan Edwards is also in his rookie season with the FUEL Racing Series. Though winless on the 2016 tour, Edwards sits atop the chase for the championship and currently leads the FK Rod Ends Rookie of the Year standings over Concord, North Carolina racer Matt Long.

Edwards kicked off the 2016 tour with 4 consecutive Top 5 finishes including a runner-up finish at Friendship Speedway. Though misfortune struck Edwards at Fayetteville, he rebounded with poise and scored back to back runner-up finishes at Modoc Raceway and Carolina Speedway. With the bulk of the 2016 tour under his belt, Edwards currently holds a 44 point lead and has his eyes set on a sweep of the series championship and Rookie of the Year honors.

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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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

August 6th Race At Wythe Raceway Postponed

 

After multiple discussions and a thorough review of the regional dirt late model schedule, FUEL Racing Series and Wythe Raceway officials have elected to postpone their August 6th event.

"The FUEL Series is expanding and we continue to support their efforts", stated Wythe Raceway's Fred Brown. "We have had great events with FUEL in each of the past 2 seasons. Selecting the best event date possible for both the parties is very important and though we are redirecting this particular event, we look forward to working with FUEL in the future"

Mullis Slides To First FUEL Win In Epic Finish At Friendship

(Elkin, NC) In the most dramatic finish in the history of the FUEL Racing Series, Bryan "Cheeseburger" Mullis captured his 1st career series victory with a last lap slide job off of Turn 4 in a crowd thrilling three way battle with veteran Jeff Smith and championship leader Jonathan Edwards. It was the 2nd trip of the 2016 season to Friendship Speedway and the loyal fans at the Elkin, NC oval would be treated to one of the most intense events and finishes in recent racing memory.

In Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials, Matt Long captured Fast Time Honors with a lap of 15.929 narrowly edging out Mitchell Coble's time of 15.930. Edwards, Smith, Mullis, and Furman Parton would round out the Top 6 qualifiers.

In the D&E Marine Top 6 Dash it was a battle of the top qualifiers as Long and Coble would go toe-to-toe for the entire 8 laps. Coble would pull alongside Long numerous times but Long would hold on to win and earn the pole position for the City Chevrolet Performance main event. Coble would follow in a close 2nd. Smith would finish 3rd with Edwards, Mullis and Parton rounding out the finishing order for the dash.

In the Hoosier Racing Tire/Heintz Performance Heat Race, Steve Banal would vault to the lead and pace the field for the first 2 laps before disaster struck. Damage to the nose of the Swartz 8B forced Banal to the pits. Timbo Mangum would inherit the lead and dominate the rest of the way to set the starting lineup for the 40 lap feature event.

From the start, Matt Long used his pole position to jump to the early lead. Long would battle with Mitchell Coble back and forth for the top position early on. As the battle for the lead raged on, Jeff Smith and Jonathan Edwards were working their way into contention just behind the lead duo. Just past the halfway point, disaster would strike the early race leaders as Coble would hit the outside wall while working the high line of the speedway and that incident would ultimately end his night. On the Lap 21 restart, Jeff Smith would jump to the top of the track and successfully power around Long to steal the lead away. Smith began to distance himself away from the field before a caution flag gave Long, Edwards, and the rest of the field a shot at the Dallas, NC veteran.

The restart was intense as Long and Edwards exhausted every effort to get by Smith. With just 7 laps to go and Smith maintaining his lead, trouble would find Long as his hopes for a series leading 3rd victory literally went up in smoke due to engine failure. The final restart of the event offered more of Smith at the head of the pack as he would lead the way into the closing laps though Edwards and Mullis would follow right behind. While Smith held strong, his lap times begin to slow ever so slightly. With 3 laps remaining the stage was set for a thrilling conclusion as Mullis (working the inside) and Edwards (rolling his momentum up top) drew within striking distance of the leader. As the white flag fell, all three drivers left nothing in reserve as the 1 lap dash for $3000 was in full force. While Smith (fighting potential engine woes) and Edwards worked the outside line, Mullis remained poised and committed to the bottom groove. A strong surge into Turn 3 gave Mullis the room to clear Smith exiting the final turn. The South Carolina rookie completed the veteran-like move and prevailed for the largest win and payday of his career. Smith and Edwards would follow close behind in 2nd & 3rd respectively. Michael Batten and Robbie Emory would round out the Top 5.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series is the annual trip to Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, VA for a $3,000 to win / $300 to start event. 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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

City Chevrolet Performance Feature Results (*Results are unofficial pending Tire Test)

1. Bryan Mullis
2. Jeff Smith
3. Jonathan Edwards
4. Michael Batten
5. Robbie Emory
6. Mark Dysart
7. Matt Long
8. Chuck Smith
9. Brandon O'Neil
10. Mitchell Coble
11. Timbo Mangum
12. Furman Parton
13. Steve Banal

14. Gary Wood

Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Quick Time: Matt Long 15.929
D&E Marine Dash Winner: Matt Long
Hoosier Racing Tire/Heintz Performance Heat Race Winner: Timbo Mangum

FUEL Blazes A Path Towards Friendship

With the 2016 championship tightening up after the last event at County Line Raceway, the FUEL Racing Series makes it return to Friendship Speedway this Saturday night for a $3000 to win / $300 to start event. It will be the 10th stop on the 2016 tour for the CT525 / Steel Block Late Model series and the 2nd trip to the Elkin, North Carolina venue this season.

While Clover, South Carolina racer Jonathan Edwards still sits atop the standings, Steve Banal and Matt Long are both riding recent momentum that has propelled both drivers into championship contention. Long is one of only two repeat winners this season and currently rides 3rd in the standings. Banal, after overcoming mechanical challenges earlier in the season, has four consecutive Top 4 finishes including his first win of the season in the most recent event at County Line. Long picked up his 1st career FUEL victory in the earlier visit to Friendship Speedway back in May. Robbie Emory and Bryan Mullis, who currently reside 4th & 5th in the championship standings respectively, are looking for redemption at the 4/10 mile oval. Veterans Donald Bradsher, Jeff Smith, Dan Breuer, Michael Batten, Tim Neighbors and numerous others are very familiar with Friendship and are more than capable of capturing the $3000 payday. With only 2 races remaining on the current schedule after this Saturday night's event, the showdown at Friendship is destined to play a deciding role in this year's championship.

In addition to the $3000 To Win FUEL headliner, Friendship has another stellar night of racing scheduled. The five other divisions on the agenda include SECA Late Models, SECA Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Renegade, & Xtreme Stock 4. For more information about Friendship Speedway, visit them online (friendshipspeedwaync.com) or on Facebook (Friendship Motor Speedway).

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: City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, & Thomas Clarke Performance.

Banal Draws "The Line" In Elm City Showdown

(Elm City, NC) Overcoming early season adversity and thrusting himself back into championship contention, Steve Banal turned away a late race charge from Dustin Mitchell to score his 1st career series victory and the $3,000 payday in FUEL's inaugural visit to County Line Raceway.

21 FUEL Late Models lined the grid for Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials where Donald Bradsher would blister the track with a lap of 14.939 seconds. Bradsher edged out Matt Long for Fast Time accolades and would follow up his pole run with a win in the D&E Marine Dash over Long and Banal.

In Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1, local product Michael Batten would earn a popular win. In Heintz Performance Heat Race #2, Brent Robinson would make a late race pass for the lead and hold on for the win over championship leader Jonathan Edwards Jr.

In the City Chevrolet Performance Main Event, Bradsher would spring to the early lead building nearly a 1.5 second advantage. Lap traffic became a challenge as side by side racing was in abundance throughout the field in the 19 lap stretch of green flag racing that set the tone for the evening. Bradsher's lead would literally be "cut" short as contact with lap traffic forced Bradsher to the pits with a flat tire. Banal, who had closed in on Bradsher ever so slightly before the caution flew, inherited the lead. Seizing the opportunity, Banal flexed his muscle at the point. Long and Christian Joyner were in a heated battle trying to fend off challenges from Dustin Mitchell. Mitchell eventually surged into the runner-up spot and set his sights on the race leader. With laps winding down, Banal would be tested as Dustin Mitchell stalked the leader in search of his first series win as well. Ultimately, Mitchell could not close the gap enough to give himself a chance for victory and Banal would hold on for the win. Mitchell would follow the 1st time FUEL winner to the stripe with Joyner, Long, and Michael Batten rounding out the Top 5.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series is a return trip in 2016 to Friendship Speedway in Elkin, NC for a $3,000 to win / $300 to start main event.

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: City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

City Chevrolet Performance Unofficial Feature Results (*Pending Tire Test)

1. Steve Banal
2. Dustin Mitchell
3. Christian Joyner
4. Matt Long
5. Michael Batten
6. Brent Robinson
7. Cy Nelms Jr
8. Hunter Bailey
9. Robbie Emory
10. Daniel Baggerly
11. Bobby Bottoms
12. Austin Holcombe
13. Cy Nelms Sr
14. Donald Bradsher
15. Jonathan Edwards
16. Bryan Mullis
17. Chuck Smith
18. Tim Neighbors
19. Mark Dysart
20. Matthew Bissette
21. Gary Dillon

Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Pole: Donald Bradsher 14.939
D&E Marine Dash Winner: Donald Bradsher
Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1 Winner: Michael Batten
Heintz Performance Heat Race #2 Winner: Brent Robinson

FUEL Championship Battle Heads to County Line Raceway

Finishing up the most demanding stretch of the 2016 touring schedule, the FUEL Racing Series heads to County Line Raceway this Saturday night for another $3000 to win and $300 to start event. For the first time in series history, FUEL visits the Elm City, North Carolina oval in what is shaping up to be another exciting event for CT525 and steel block late-model competitors.

The James Upchurch and Brenda Holcombe managed 3/8 mile venue is no stranger to high profile late model events and with 8 events completed, the championship battle is beginning to take shape. Jonathan Edwards, who avoided disaster last Friday night at Carolina Speedway, remains atop the championship standings. The Clover, SC racer was plagued by electrical issues during time trials and had to rally from the rear of the heat race. Edwards then battled his way to a runner-up finish and simultaneously preserved his bid for a championship. Furman Parton (Carolina) and Ross Bailes (Lancaster) picked up victories this past weekend. Matt Long and Steve Banal have also flexed their muscle in recent weeks. Jeff Smith and Bryan Mullis are both coming off of TOP 5 finishes at Lancaster. The combination of FUEL Series regulars and eastern North Carolina late model competitors will set the stage for another exciting showdown this weekend at “The Line”.

For more information about County Line Raceway, you can visit the website (countylineracewaync.com), find them on Facebook (County Line Raceway), and follow them on Twitter (@countylinenc)

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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Parton Breaks Through At Carolina While Bailes Raises The Bar At Lancaster

(Gastonia, NC - Lancaster, SC) In the season's only doubleheader weekend, Furman Parton became a first time FUEL series winner at Carolina Speedway and Ross Bailes earned his record setting 12th career FUEL win at Lancaster Speedway.

Friday night at Carolina Speedway 17 FUEL late models signed in for the first of two weekend races. In Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials, it was Furman Parton grabbing the pole with a record breaking lap of 16.064 seconds. Parton would back up his pole run with a win in the D&E Marine Dash. In Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1, Ross Bailes would hold off charges from Bryan Mullis and Timbo Mangum for the win. In Heintz Performance Heat Race #2, it was Matt Long emerging with a win over Kenny Rominger Jr.

In the City Chevrolet Performance 40 lap feature, it was Parton who would jump to the lead race early. Trouble would strike several contenders early as both Long and Bailes would have to retire early with mechanical failure. Six caution flags would slow the feature, but would not slow down Parton or the intense racing behind him. From 2nd on back, points leader Jonathan Edwards would work his way by Timbo Mangum to get to 2nd. It was a remarkable comeback for the current series point leader who failed to make the call for qualifying due to an electrical issue on his car. Parton would stay out front while Edwards would finish 2nd, followed by Mangum, Steve Banal and Bryan Mullis who rounded out the Top 5.

Saturday night, the FUEL series would make its first ever trip to Lancaster, SC's Lancaster Speedway. 14 FUEL Late Models signed in for the second leg of the doubleheader weekend. In Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials, Matt Long recovered from his Friday night mechanical woes to earn the pole with a lap of 20.686 seconds. Long would follow that up with a win in the D&E Marine Dash over Bailes and Bryan Mullis. In the Heintz Performance Heat Race, Lancaster favorite Timbo Mangum would earn the win.

In the City Chevrolet Performance feature, 2nd place starter Ross Bailes would vault to the lead on the initial start, leaving Long and Jeff Smith behind him to lead the first of his 40 laps led on the night. Behind the leader Long would fend off charges from Smith and Steve Banal but Long would hold on for 2nd. Only three caution flags plagued the event and on the final restart....Steve Banal would aggressively move himself into 3rd where he would finish. Jeff Smith would finish 4th while Bryan Mullis would rebound from an early pit stop to finish 5th giving the series rookie back to back Top 5 finishes.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series will be a first time trip to County Line Raceway in Elm City, NC on Saturday, July 9th for a $3,000 to win $300 to start main event.

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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Friday Stats - Carolina Speedway 07/01/16

City Chevrolet Performance Feature Results (*Pending Tire Test)

1. Furman Parton
2. Jonathan Edwards
3. Timbo Mangum
4. Steve Banal
5. Bryan Mullis
6. Tim Neighbors
7. Kenny Rominger Jr
8. Chuck Smith
9. Gary Puckett
10. Mark Dysart
11. Robbie Emory
12. Jeff Smith
13. Pat Lindsay
14. Ross Bailes
15. John Paris
16. Matt Long

Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Pole: Furman Parton 16.064
D&E Marine Dash winner: Furman Parton
Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1 winner: Ross Bailes
Heintz Performance Heat Race 2 winner: Matt Long

Saturday Stats - Lancaster Speedway 07/02/16

City Chevrolet Feature Results (*Pending Tire Test)

1. Ross Bailes
2. Matt Long
3. Steve Banal
4. Jeff Smith
5. Bryan Mullis
6. Jonathan Edwards
7. Chuck Smith
8. Tim Neighbors
9. Kenny Rominger Jr
10. Mike Huey
11. Mark Dysart
12. Timbo Mangum
13. John Paris
14. Hank Taylor

Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Pole: Matt Long 20.686
D&E Marine Dash winner: Matt Long
Heintz Performance Heat Race winner: Timbo Mangum

Carolina & Lancaster "FUEL Up" For Independence Weekend

With Independence Day and the appreciate of freedom on the minds of many drivers and fans alike, the FUEL Racing Series is set to kick off holiday celebrations with back to back races this weekend at Carolina Speedway (Gastonia, NC) and Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster, SC). With 6 events in the books so far on the tour, this weekend’s doubleheader will definitely set the tone for the stretch run to the 2016 series championship.

Jonathan Edwards sits atop the championship standings heading into Friday night’s event at Carolina Speedway. Edwards, fresh off a runner-up finish at Modoc, has been extremely consistent to this point but is still looking for that elusive series victory. The recent momentum belongs to series newcomer and rookie Matt Long. After a disappointing start at Cherokee in the season opener, the Concord, NC racer has 2 wins to his credit in the past 4 events, the 2nd of which came this past weekend at Modoc Raceway. Robbie Emory, Donald Bradsher, Steve Banal, and Dan Breuer have been on the doorstep as well which has created the most competitive and intriguing lineup in series history. The merger of CT525 and Steel Block Late Model engines has diversified the growing series and opened the door to increased competition to the delight of race fans across the southeast. Several other drivers including regional standouts Ross Bailes (FUEL season opener winner at Cherokee) and Jeff Smith may very well join the growing list of entries.

In 6 events this season, 5 different winners have graced FUEL’s Victory Lane. It is the first trip to Carolina Speedway in 2016 for the CT525/Limited Late Model tour and the first trip in series history to Lancaster Speedway. Both tracks offer their own unique and respective challenges to the drivers but both have an exciting action packed agenda for their fans. In addition to the on track competition, each speedway has an elaborate fireworks show planned to help kick of the patriotic holiday weekend.

For more information about FUEL Racing Series, visit the website (fuelracingseries.com), find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES).

Partners of FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

"Long" Wait For A Repeat Winner Ends At Modoc

(Modoc, SC) Through a caution filled and intense main event, Matt Long led 39 of 40 laps Saturday night at Modoc Raceway to earn his 2nd FUEL Racing Series win of the year. The Concord, NC racer also became the first repeat winner of the 2016 season.

19 FUEL Late Models made the call for the 6th event of the season and 2nd ever visit to Modoc. In Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials, it was Long topping the charts with a lap of 17.525 seconds. In the D&E Marine Dash, Long followed up his pole run with a win and secured the top starting spot for the feature, holding off a hard charging Ross Bailes.

In Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1, Jeff Smith would flash his speed with a win over Chris Usry and Pat Lindsay. In Heintz Performance Heat Race #2, Brian Connor held off a stiff challenge from Donald Bradsher to earn the victory.

Off the start of the 40 lap feature Long would jump out to an early advantage. Right behind the leader, a fierce back-and-forth battle would be waged as Jonathan Edwards and Steve Banal battled for the 2nd spot. The race would be slowed by multiple cautions, slowing the pace and rhythm of the main event. Robbie Emory, who briefly took the lead on lap 2, and Donald Bradsher made their presence felt as well as Chris Usry looked to break into the Top 5.

On the final restart Long would continue his winning ride and hold on for the win and the $3,000 payday. Edwards would hold on for 2nd as Bradsher slipped by Steve Banal on the final circuit to finish 3rd. Chris Usry would follow Banal to the line to round out the Top 5.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series will be a doubleheader weekend. Friday, July 1st the FUEL Series roars into Gastonia, NC and Carolina Speedway. Saturday, July 2nd the FUEL Series rumbles into Lancaster, SC and Lancaster Super Speedway. Both shows will be $3,000 to win and $300 to start.

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: City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

*City Chevrolet Performance Feature Results (Pending Tire Tests):

 

1. Matt Long
2. Jonathan Edwards
3. Donald Bradsher
4. Steve Banal
5. Chris Usry
6. Dan Breuer
7. Ahnna Parkhurst
8. Elijha Gonzales
9. Mark Davis
10. Brian Moody
11. Robbie Emory
12. Bryan Mullis
13. Pat Lindsay
14. Mark Dysart
15. Jeff Smith
16. John Bishop
17. Chuck Smith
18. Ross Bailes
19. Brian Connor


Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Pole: Matt Long 17.525
D&E Marine Dash Winner: Matt Long
Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1 Winner: Jeff Smith
Heintz Performance Heat Race 2 Winner: Brian Connor

FUEL Throttles Up For Modoc Raceway Showdown

Coming off one of the most intriguing finishes in series history, FUEL reloads this week and heads south to the Georgia/South Carolina border for a $3000 To Win shootout at Modoc Raceway. Riding the competitive wave of 5 different winners in 5 events, the series heads to the recently renovated track surface which is sure to set the stage for an epic clash between CT525 and Steel Block Late Models.

“The Cushman family and Brian Stewart have poured countless resources and hours into improving Modoc Raceway”, stated FUEL’s Jason Atkins. “Last year’s event was thrilling as Brandon Overton held off challenges from Ross Bailes early and Brian Connor late in the race on an “elbows up” track. Several of our series regulars will be a threat to win Saturday, assuming they can prevail over numerous drivers in the area with tons of knowledge and experience at Modoc”.

Modoc Raceway is no stranger to hosting big dirt late model events and this weekend is shaping up to be an another chapter in dirt late model history as the South Carolina oval has an action packed show planned for Saturday. For more information Modoc Raceway visit the online (modocraceway.com), on Facebook (Modoc Raceway), and follow them on Twitter (@ModocRaceway).

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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Harrell Survives Late Race Madness To Score First FUEL Victory

Managing a right rear tire with literally no tread remaining, Shaun Harrell prevailed in a 2 lap shootout to capture the $3000 win Saturday night at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. Harrell inherited the lead when race leader Matt Long blew a tire as he approached the white flag while at the same time a caution was displayed for another incident on the speedway. It was the first FUEL Racing Series win for Harrell as the series crowned its 5th different winner in 5 events so far in 2016.

The night began with Matt Long setting Fast Time in Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials. Long narrowly edged Willie Milliken in qualifying but it was Milliken who prevailed in the D&E Marine Top 6 Dash. Harrell and Christian Thomas captured Heat Race wins to set the remainder of the grid.

Long took the lead at the drop of the green with Milliken, the winner of the FUEL event at Fayetteville in April, in hot pursuit. Milliken stalked the Concord, NC racer through the early stages of the event but Long held strong at the point while the battle between Jonathan Edwards, Donald Bradsher, Harrell, Thomas, Hunter Bailey, Michael Batten and Thomas ensued. A couple of early race cautions regrouped the field as Long remained at the point. Milliken, who seemed to be fighting a carburetor stumble, also suffered a flat tire near the midpoint sending him to the rear of the field. Long had the race in control as he exited Turn 4 to receive the white flag. As he approached the white, caution emerged on the speedway and before the cars slowed their pace to acknowledge the caution, Long’s tire expired bringing heartbreak to the FUEL rookie who was looking to become the first 2 time winner in 2016. Series regular and current point leader Jonathan Edwards suffered a flat tire on the same Lap 38 caution and the 2 lap shootout was on. Harrell assumed the point and drove his #3 Capital to victory in one of the most intriguing events in series history. He was followed to the finish line by Bailey, Michael Batten, Emory, and Bradsher.

City Chevrolet Performance Main Event Results (Pending Tire Samples):


1. Shaun Harrell
2. Hunter Bailey
3. Michael Batten
4. Robbie Emory
5. Donald Bradsher
6. Daniel Baggerly
7. Timmy Neighbors
8. Bryan Mullis
9. Dan Breuer
10. Matt Long
11. Jonathan Edwards
12. DJ Tyndall
13. Willie Milliken
14. Christian Thomas
15. Steve Banal
16. Mark Dysart

17. Travis Stoner
18. Ray Mason

Up next for the series is Modoc Raceway this Saturday night. 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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Freeman Awarded FUEL Victory At Hartwell

Following the completion of detailed post race inspection, Keith Freeman has been declared the official winner of the May 21st FUEL Racing Series event at Hartwell Speedway.

Freeman, who initially finished 2nd in the event, was awarded the victory when tire samples from competitor Donald Bradsher were analyzed by an independently contracted laboratory and subsequently failed to meet the benchmark set forth by the tire manufacturer.

Freeman's victory is his first with the series and he also becomes FUEL's 4th different winner in 4 events in 2016. In addition, all other drivers will be moved up one position accordingly in the official rundown. Thanks to everyone involved for their patience, cooperation, and professionalism throughout this process.

Travelers Rest Speedway June 10th Event Postponed

 

With speedway management's recent decision to move from Friday night racing to Saturday night racing, the FUEL Racing Series event originally scheduled for Friday, June 10th at Travelers Rest Speedway has been postponed.

Series officials are working with track officials in an effort to reschedule the event later this season. Up next for FUEL is a return trip to Fayetteville Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 18th.

With 4 different winners in each of the 4 events so far this season, the competition in the series is at an all time high.

For more information about FUEL Racing Series, visit fuelracingseries.com

Bradsher Electrifies Hartwell With Rousey Memorial Victory

(Hartwell, GA - Mark Bochiardy Photo) After knocking on Victory Lane's door for three consecutive events, Donald Bradsher sealed the deal Saturday night by capturing the Wendell Rousey Memorial at Hartwell Speedway. Bradsher vaulted to the lead on the opening lap from his front row starting spot and never looked back in scoring the $3000 victory.

Bradsher, the Klotz Synthetics Fast Qualifier, finished 2nd in the D&E Marine Dash as local standout Ashley Poole captured the Dash victory over Bradsher, Jonathan Edwards, and Brian Connor.

Caution flags, including one for front row starter Ashley Poole's flat tire, plagued the event in the early stages. As Bradsher set the pace early on, Ross Bailes made his move toward the front before retiring with damage to the nose of his #87. Connor, Keith Freeman, Dustin Mitchell, and Robbie Emory battled feverishly throughout the event to position themselves for a run at the race leader. Contact between Connor and Mitchell on the back straightaway led to a late race caution setting the field up for a sprint to the checkered flag.

Freeman made one last valiant effort to reel in the race leader but he could not overtake Bradsher as the Burlington, NC driver would not be denied his first series victory of the season. Bradsher, who extended his championship point lead, was followed to the line by Freeman, Emory, Dan Breuer, and Jonathan Edwards.

Our sincerest thanks and appreciation goes to Hartwell Speedway and the entire Rousey family for allowing us to share this annual tradition and celebration with them once again.

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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

*City Chevrolet Performance Feature Results (Pending Tire Test)

1. Donald Bradsher
2. Keith Freeman
3. Robbie Emory
4. Dan Breuer
5. Jonathan Edwards
6. Frankie Coates
7. Bryan Mullis
8. Steve Banal
9. Chuck Smith
10. Brian Connor
11. Dustin Mitchell
12. Travis Stoner
13. Ross Bailes
14. Justin Hudspeth
15. Ashley Poole
16. Travis Blackwell
17. Mark Dysart


Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Fast Qualifier: Donald Bradsher
D&E Marine Dash Winner: Ashley Poole
Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1 Winner: Bryan Mullis
Heintz Performance Heat Race #2 Winner: Ross Bailes

FUEL Championship Battle Heads To Hartwell

As Round 4 of the 2016 FUEL Racing Series heads to Hartwell Speedway this weekend, series officials are honored to once again be partnering with Hartwell for the Wendell Rousey Memorial.

With three different winners in three events so far this season, Saturday night's showdown should be even more electric as several local and regional drivers are expected to make their 2016 series debut.

While Donald Bradsher still leads the championship standings, Jonathan Edwards continues to hang tough thanks to his runner-up finish at Friendship. Jeff Smith, Robbie Emory, and Friendship winner Matt Long round out the Top 5 in the current standings.

It will be the 2nd consecutive year that FUEL has joined the Rousey family and Hartwell Speedway to celebrate the life of one of our sport's greatest friends. Once again the Rousey family has extended their personal support by offering $200 to the fastest qualifier for the FUEL Racing Series teams! Brett Hamm turned back a hard charging Brandon Overton in last year's event and we expect this year's race to be just as thrilling as the series continues to grow through support from series veterans and several new faces.

For more information about this prestigious event, visit Hartwell Speedway online (Hartwell-Speedway.com), on Facebook, (Hartwell Speedway) and on Twitter (@HartRacing)

FUEL fans can stay connected with the series online (fuelracingseries.com), on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES)

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Matt Long Dominates Friendship, Captures First FUEL Victory

(Elkin, NC) - For the 2nd consecutive race, the FUEL Racing Series welcomed a first time winner as Matt Long prevailed for his first career FUEL Series win Saturday night at with a flag to flag performance at Friendship Speedway.

The night began with 22 FUEL Late Models signed in for the 3rd race of the 2016 season. In Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials, Long blistering lap of 15.800 topped the charts and also eclipsed the old FUEL Series qualifying record at 4/10 mile oval. Long followed up his quick time award with a win in the D&E Marine Top 6 Dash edging out series point leader Donald Bradsher.

The remainder of the main event starting lineup was set through heat races. In Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1, Ricky Weeks prevailed over Ryan Atkins. Jonathan Edwards captured Heintz Performance Heat Race #2 over Justin Hudspeth.

Long vaulted to the lead at the drop of the green with Donald Bradsher and Jeff Smith in tow. A couple of early caution flags slowed the event early on, hindering any long green flag runs from occurring. The most unfortunate incident occurred on lap 16 when a multiple car pileup entering Turn 1 ended the night of multiple contenders including Smith and Michael Batten.

Once the racing action resumed, Long flexed his muscle at the point and began to show his dominance while the remainder of the Top 5 battled feverishly behind him. Long controlled the race the rest of the way and led the remaining 24 laps to earn the $3000 payday. Jonathan Edwards followed Long to the line to score his best finish of the season. Bradsher, hard charger Dan Breuer, and Ricky Weeks rounded out the Top 5.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series is a Saturday, May 21st trip to Hartwell Speedway in Hartwell, Georgia for a $3,000 to win $300 to start main event.

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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

*City Chevrolet Performance Feature Results (Pending Tire Tests): Matt Long, Jonathan Edwards, Donald Bradsher, Dan Breuer, Ricky Weeks, Robbie Emory, Jimmy Mac, Bryan Mullis, Robbie Bailey, Greg Clark, Steve Banal, Michael Batten, Jeff Smith, Timbo Mangum, Tim Neighbors, Travis Stoner, Ryan Atkins, Justin Hudspeth, Gary Wood, Mark Dysart, Furman Parton, Chuck Smith.

Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Fast Qualifier: Matt Long (15.800)
D&E Marine Dash Winner: Matt Long
Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1 Winner: Ricky Weeks
Heintz Performance Heat Race #2 Winner: Jonathan Edwards

FUEL Drivers D.A.R.E. To Tame Friendship


With a return to one of its cornerstone tracks, the FUEL Racing Series storms into Elkin, NC Saturday night for the first of two visits to Friendship Speedway in 2016. Off the heels of 2 successful events, Round 3 this Saturday night is on everyone’s radar as FUEL headlines Friendship’s D.A.R.E. TO CARE event honoring Surry County’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program.

While Ross Bailes (Cherokee) and Willie Milliken (Fayetteville) each have a victory under their belt so far this season, it is veteran Donald Bradsher (192) who sits atop the championship standings. Bradsher, who emerged victorious when the series last visited Friendship in 2015, has back to back runner-up finishes and is steadily knocking on the door of victory lane in 2016. Series newcomer Jonathan Edwards (184) has been very consistent as well and trails Bradsher by only 8 points entering the event. Jeff Smith (180), Robbie Emory (174), Michael Batten (166), Matt Long (158), Steve Banal (148), and Travis Stoner (148) lead the next group of drivers trying to work their way into championship contention.

Nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Friendship Speedway offers the competitors a new challenge as the smallest track the series has visited so far in 2016. Bailes, Bradsher, and Ryan Atkins are all previous winners at FMS which has produced some of the best racing and storylines in series history. $3000 and a piece of FUEL history are up for grabs Saturday night as a stellar field of late models are set to battle it out in the 40 Lap Main Event.

For more information about FUEL Racing Series and this weekend’s D.A.R.E. To Care event at Friendship, fans are encouraged to find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series & Friendship Motor Speedway) and follow us on Twitter (FUEL525SERIES & FMSracing media).

Partners of FUEL Racing Series include City Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Milliken Scores 1st Career FUEL Win At Fayetteville

Fayetteville, NC- Making his FUEL Racing Series debut, Willie Milliken earned his first career win leading flag to flag in Fayetteville Motor Speedway's Tolar Supply Fast & Furious 40. Milliken held off a persistent challenge from Donald Bradsher to earn the $3,000 payday and become the 7th different winning driver in FUEL Series history.

23 FUEL Late Models signed in for the 2nd series race of the 2016 season boasting a lineup filled with series regulars along with several drivers making their FUEL Series debuts.

In Klotz Synthetic Lubricants time trials it was series newcomer Willie Milliken setting quick time with a 17.957 second lap at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. Milliken would follow his pole winning run with a win in the D&E Marine Dash over Bradsher, Jonathan Edwards, and Robbie Emory.

In the two heat races Jeff Smith and Hunter Bailey prevailed to help set the starting lineup for the 40 lap feature.

Milliken would jump out to the early lead in the feature with Bradsher tucked in behind in a close 2nd. Throughout the night, 3rd place would be a revolving door of drivers as Edwards, Emory & Matt Long would all make runs in and out of the Top 3. Within the final 10 laps Bradsher would make one last charge at Milliken's lead and would cut the lead down to a single car length but Milliken would hold strong and earn the victory. Bradsher would finish a close 2nd followed by Edwards, Emory & Long.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series is a Saturday, May 14th trip to Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, NC for a $3,000 to win, $300 to start main event.

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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Results UNOFFICIAL Pending Tire Test(s)


FEATURE(40 laps) - Willie Milliken, Donald Bradsher, Jonathan Edwards, Robbie Emory, Matt Long, Jeff Smith, Christian Thomas, Chris Blackwell, Michael Batten, Dan Breuer, Timbo Mangum, Justin Hudspeth, Gib Gibbons, Tim Neighbors, Bryan Mullis, Chuck Smith, Travis Stoner, Mark Dysart, Zack Blackwell, Hunter Bailey, Daniel Tucker, Ray Mason, Steve Banal.

D&E Marine Dash winner: Willie Milliken
Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1 winner: Jeff Smith
Heintz Performance Heat Race #2 winner: Hunter Bailey
Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Pole Time: Willie Milliken 17.957

FUEL Blazes Trail To Fayetteville For Fast & Furious 40

Riding the momentum of last week’s historic season opener, FUEL Racing Series teams are zeroing in on Round 2 this Saturday at Fayetteville Motor Speedway where $3000 will be up for grabs in the Tolar Piping & Supply Fast & Furious 40. Defending series champion Ross Bailes, after an intense battle with Donald Bradsher, prevailed in the series opener last Saturday night at Cherokee which delivered a staggering and record setting 34 entries.

Side by side racing was abundant through the field throughout the event as several new teams feverishly battled the series veterans. Steve Banal kicked off his 2016 FUEL campaign with a strong 3rd place run as he edged out FUEL newcomers Jeff Smith and Jonathan Edwards who finished 4th and 5th respectively. Track and series officials have already received commitments for multiple teams that plan to make their series debut this weekend at “The Hometown Track”

If last year’s event at Fayetteville and this past weekend's season opener are any indication of the racing action to come, Saturday night could be historic in its own right as the local and regional stars collide with the FUEL series regulars for the first of 2 visits to the eastern North Carolina venue in 2016.

For more information about Fayetteville Motor Speedway, you can visit the website (fayettevillemotorspeedway.com), find them on Facebook (Fayetteville Motor Speedway), and follow them on Twitter (FayMotorSpeed)

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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Bailes Emerges Victorious As FUEL Makes History At Cherokee

(Gaffney, SC) Making a pass for the lead with just 12 laps to go after an intense battle with race leader Donald Bradsher, Ross Bailes earned his second win at Cherokee Speedway and the 11th of his FUEL Racing Series career.

History was etched into the record books before the on-track action even began as a staggering 34 FUEL Late Models signed in. It was the largest number ever recorded in series history for entries.

In Klotz Synthetics Time Trials it was Donald Bradsher setting quick time with a 16.172 second lap around the 3/8 mile South Carolina oval. Bradsher would follow his pole run with a win in the D&E Marine Top 6 Dash.

The racing action from the dash transitioned into the three heat races as well. Justin Hudspeth, Robbie Bailey and Jonathan Edwards earned heat race wins to help set the lineup for the 40 lap City Chevrolet Performance Main Event.

Bradsher soared to the early lead off the initial start with Bailes following behind in second early on. Bradsher was strong early but his growing momentum would be hindered by a couple of caution flags. Steve Banal, Jeff Smith and Trent Ivey established their presence in the top 5 and kept the lead duo close.

On lap 28, Bailes made his move for the point and overtook Bradsher for the top spot. A caution on lap 30 regrouped the field and set the stage for a 10 lap shootout to the finish. Bailes solidified his position on the restart and never looked back as he secured the win in his CT525 powered #87. Bradsher followed close behind in 2nd and Banal would hold on for 3rd. Smith and Jonathan Edwards rounded out the Top 5.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series is a Saturday, April 16th trip to Fayetteville Motor Speedway for a $3,000 to win/$300 to start event.

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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

UNOFFICIAL Results Pending Tire Test(s)

City Chevrolet Performance Feature Results (40 laps): Ross Bailes, Donald Bradsher, Steve Banal, Jeff Smith, Jonathan Edwards, Trent Ivey, Bryan Addy, Michael Batten, Robbie Emory, Carter Stokes, Travis Stoner, Chris Usry, Ken Rominger, Chuck Smith, Doug Sanders, Matt Long, Mark Dysart, Justin Hudspeth, Timbo Mangum, Dan Breuer, Bryan Mullis, Robbie Bailey, Greg Clark, Tim Neighbors, Michael Brown.

D&E Marine Dash Results (8 laps): Donald Bradsher, Steve Banal, Ross Bailes, Matt Long, Trent Ivey, Jeff Smith

Heintz Performance Heat Race Winners: Justin Hudspeth, Robbie Bailey, Jonathan Edwards

Klotz Synthetics Fast Time: Donald Bradsher


FUEL Set To Light Up 2016 At Cherokee

With two seasons under their belt, FUEL Racing Series competitors are set to throttle up the 2016 campaign with this Saturday night's season opener at Cherokee Speedway. While many of the familiar faces of the tour are expected to return this season, numerous teams have indicated their intention to make their series debut this weekend. For the 3rd consecutive year, the South Carolina oval plays host to the series season opener.

With 13 events paying $3000 to win on the 2016 schedule and a $5000 check awaiting the series champion at the end of the season, FUEL continues its development as one of the nation's most affordable and exciting dirt late model tours in the country. The interest in the series is at an all-time high as competitors from as far away as Delaware have expressed their intent to be at this weekend's event.

This season's format will offer race fans Qualifying, Top 4 Dash, Heat Races, and the customary 40 Lap Main Event feature with action packed Delaware double file restarts. Thanks to the continued support of track partners and series marketing partners, we anticipate a competitive and action-packed season filled with veteran racers and rising stars.

Who will conquer historic Cherokee Speedway, secure a $3000 payday, and fire the first shot at the 2016 championship? Join us Saturday as a series record field is expected to attend.

For more information about Cherokee Speedway, visit them online (cherokeespeedwaysc.com), find them on Facebook (Cherokee Speedway), and follow them on Twitter (@Cherokee_DirtSC)

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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, 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, VP Racing Fuels, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

FUEL Steel Block Late Model Engine Rules

 

With the recent announcement that FUEL would be allowing Steel Block Late Models into competition for 2016, series officials are pleased to release the following Steel Block Engine Rules as we prepare for an exciting 2016 season.

We appreciate the continued support of our tracks, teams, and marketing partners. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding these engine rules, feel free to contact Jim Baggerly of the FUEL Racing Series at jim@fuelracingseries.com

 

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2016 FUEL Racing Series Schedule

As the excitement builds for the 3rd season of FUEL Racing Series competition, several tracks continue to outline their respective 2016 schedules.

While our 2016 tour continues to grow, we want to take a moment and extend our thanks to the tracks who have already partnered with FUEL for the upcoming season.

The 2016 schedule will offer teams a blend of tracks and events. In addition, more dates and announcements can be expected in the coming weeks. For the latest news regarding FUEL, visit us online (fuelracingseries.com), on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and on Twitter (FUEL525SERIES).
 

April 9th - Cherokee Speedway
April 16th - Fayetteville Motor Speedway
May 14th - Friendship Speedway
May 21st - Hartwell Speedway
June 10th - Travelers Rest Speedway
June 18th - Fayetteville Motor Speedway
June 25th - Modoc Raceway

July 1st - Carolina Speedway
July 2nd - Lancaster Speedway

July 9th - County Line Raceway

July 23rd - Friendship Speedway
August 6th - Wythe Raceway
October 22nd - County Line Raceway


**Schedule subject to change as additional race tracks and dates are added**

FUEL Set To Allow Limited Late Model Competitors In 2016

After thorough research and consideration, series officials are pleased to announce that steel block limited late model engines will be eligible for FUEL Racing Series competition in 2016. Series officials carefully observed numerous events this past season where CT525 and steelhead limited late model powered cars raced together intensely and competitively. While the 2016 rulebook is still being reviewed and finalized, tracks and fans in the southeast can look forward to one of the most exciting years in regional dirt late model history in 2016.

“FUEL has been blessed with great support and success over the past 2 seasons”, stated Series Director Jason Atkins. “We have grown as a series and we have learned that the CT525 engine has a bright future in dirt late model racing. While our commitment to the CT525 engine is as strong as ever, we realize the value that allowing steel block limited late models brings to our track partners. Steel block limited late models and CT525 engines have competed with each other in several weekly and high profile regional events this season. Based on those observations and with our continued commitment to delivering maximum value to our tracks, we feel this is a positive direction for FUEL heading into 2016.”

Stay tuned for more details throughout the off season. As we prepare for the 2015 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, we would like to take this time to thank every track, driver, and marketing partner for their continued support. We look forward to a competitive and exciting 2016 season!

 

For more information about the FUEL Racing Series, visit fuelracingseries.com, find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES).

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance, Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, B&B Motorsports, 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, ARbodies, VP Racing Fuels, DRIVEN Racing Oil, Integra Shocks, Flag To Flag, To The Point Embroidery & Graphics, Velocita, & Thomas Clarke Performance

Bailes Dominates Travelers Rest To Secure 2nd Consecutive FUEL Championship

On a cool Halloween night, Ross Bailes came away with a $4,000 treat and a series high 6th win of the 2015 season. After vaulting to the lead at the drop of the green, Bailes would set the pace and turn back a charge from Brett Hamm in the closing stages of the 40 lap event to secure the $4000 payday. With the win, the South Carolina standout put an exclamation point on his 2015 FUEL Racing Series championship.

Bailes kicked of the Halloween season finale with a lap of 15.820 which bested the field in Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials. At the drop of the green, Bailes would take an early lead with Brett Hamm in tow. The 3rd place battle was intense throughout the entire race as Donald Bradsher, David McCoy, and Ricky Weeks battled feverishly behind the lead duo. Only 3 brief cautions slowed an event that seen the preferred groove start up against the wall then move down the track as the drivers searched for traction in the latter stages of the event. would go back and forth throughout the event. Following the race winner and defending series champion to the finish line were Hamm, McCoy, Bradsher and Weeks.

City Chevrolet Performance Feature Results:


1. Ross Bailes
2. Brett Hamm
3. David McCoy
4. Donald Bradsher
5. Ricky Weeks
6. Scott Neighbors
7. Gib Gibbons
8. Trent Ivey
9. Brian Carswell
10. Chris Usry
11. Tim Neighbors
12. Brent Russell
13. Bryan Addy
14. Travis Stoner
15. Pat Lindsay

For more information about the FUEL Racing Series, visit fuelracingseries.com, find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES).

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance, Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, B&B Motorsports, 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, ARbodies, VP Racing Fuels, DRIVEN Racing Oil, Integra Shocks, Flag To Flag, To The Point Embroidery & Graphics, Velocita, & Thomas Clarke Performance


Travelers Rest Set To Host FUEL Season Finale

After a few weeks off, FUEL Racing Series teams are gearing up for their 2015 season finale as FUEL heads to South Carolina on October 31st for Travelers Rest Speedway’s Monster Madness!

With his series leading 5 victories, Ross Bailes leads the championship standings and looks to capture his 2nd consecutive championship as the CT525 powered series concludes its 2nd season of competition. “It may be the final event of 2015, but we are excited about this race and the overall direction of the series”, stated FUEL series director Jason Atkins. “It will be our first trip to Travelers Rest and we are pleased that we were able to finalize the program to make this a $4000 To Win event. Promoter Scott Childress has been very supportive of FUEL and this will be a great season finale as we head into a very busy off season planning for 2016.

In addition to Bailes, other drivers visiting FUEL Victory Lane this season include: Brett Hamm, Gib Gibbons, Brandon Overton, and Donald Bradsher. Several other veterans and rising stars are looking to get that elusive win before the season concludes. In addition to crowning our 2015 series champion at Travelers Rest, FUEL will also acknowledge the FK Rod Ends Rookie of the Year, JRi Shocks Hard Charger of the Year, and Renegade Race Fuels Challenge Winner.

Stay tuned for more details as series officials work with speedway officials to celebrate Monster Madness and the Halloween holiday with some exciting racing action, including a special treat for all of the kids that will be in attendance.

For more information about Travelers Rest Speedway and Monster Madness, visit them online at trspeedwaysc.com

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, Milwaukee Tool, 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, VP racing Fuel, The Joie of Seating, To The Point, Integra Shocks, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphcs, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Bradsher Awarded FUEL Victory Following Post Race Inspection

Following the completion of post race inspection from this past Saturday night’s event, Donald Bradsher has been declared the official winner of the September 19th FUEL Racing Series event at Friendship Speedway.

Bradsher, who initially finished 2nd in the event, was awarded the victory when tire samples from competitor Donnie Chappell were analyzed by an independently contracted laboratory and subsequently failed to meet the benchmark set forth by the tire manufacturer. As a result and in accordance with the 2015 FUEL Racing Series rulebook, Chappell is hereby disqualified from the September 19th FUEL Racing Series event at Friendship Speedway.

Bradsher’s victory is his first with the CT525 series after multiple Top 3 finishes. He also becomes FUEL’s 5th different winner in 2015. In addition, all other drivers will be moved up one position accordingly in the official rundown. Thanks to everyone involved for their patience and professionalism throughout this entire process.

 

For more information about the FUEL Racing Series, visit fuelracingseries.com , find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES).

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance, Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, B&B Motorsports, 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, ARbodies, VP Racing Fuels, DRIVEN Racing Oil, Integra Shocks, Flag To Flag, To The Point Embroidery & Graphics, Velocita, & Thomas Clarke Performance

Donnie Chappell Scores First Career FUEL Win at Friendship

For the third time in 2015, the FUEL Racing Series had a first time winner as Jacksonville, Florida's Donnie Chappell powered his way to Victory Lane at Friendship Motor Speedway. Chappell led all 40 laps and held off a hard charging Donald Bradsher to pocket the $3,000 winner’s purse.

Brett Hamm's lap of 16.214 topped the charts in Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials. Hamm also scored the win in the D&E Marine Dash as Chappell edged out Ryan Atkins and Donald Bradsher for the runner up spot. Ross Bailes secured the win in Milwaukee Tool Heat #1 while Ricky Weeks held of a persistent Billy Hicks in Heintz Performance Heat #2.

Chappell vaulted to the lead utilizing the outside line to set a torrid pace early in the event. A five car battle quickly ensued as Hamm, Bradsher, Atkins, Bailes, and Hicks battled intensely just behind the race leader. Bradsher vaulted into the runner up spot as the feature event was only slowed by two cautions. The most critical moment of the race for Chappell would come on lap 34 when the 2nd caution of the race would fly for Travis Stoner in turn 2. Chappell was able to withstand the charge of the series veterans on the late race restart and score his first career FUEL win in only his 3rd career start with the series. Bradsher followed Chappell to the line followed by Bailes, Hamm, and Atkins.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series will be an October 31st stop at Travelers Rest Speedway in Travelers Rest, SC which will also serve as the series finale for the 2015 season.


City Chevrolet Performance Results:

1. Donnie Chappell

2. Donald Bradsher

3. Ross Bailes

4. Brett Hamm

5. Ryan Atkins

6. Billy Hicks

7. Brandon Atkinson

8. Ricky Weeks

9. Dan Breaur

10. Gib Gibbons

11. Chris Usry

12. Tim Neighbors

13. Pat Lindsay

14. Travis Stoner

15. Bryan Addy

For more information about the FUEL Racing Series, visit fuelracingseries.com , find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES).

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance, Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, B&B Motorsports, 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, ARbodies, VP Racing Fuels, DRIVEN Racing Oil, Integra Shocks, Flag To Flag, To The Point Embroidery & Graphics, Velocita, & Thomas Clarke Performance

Bailes Reigns At Wythe To Extend Championship Lead

Rising to the challenge of the largest track on the schedule, Ross Bailes scored his series leading 5th victory of the season Saturday night at Wythe Raceway and simultaneously took a commanding lead in the FUEL Racing Series championship standings.

After late afternoon showers initially plagued the Rural Retreat venue, the action heated up quickly in Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials. Bailes lap of 17.321 narrowly edged out Virginia's Daniel Baggerly to capture Fast Time Honors. Unfortunately for Baggerly, mechanical problems struck at the conclusion of his qualifying session and ended his night prematurely. Due to time constraints created by the rain delay, Wythe and FUEL officials agreed to scratch the dash and heat races from the schedule. However, in honor of Wythe Raceway's 45th Anniversary, the main event was extended from 40 to 45 laps.

Bailes set a torrid pace early followed by Brandon Atkinson. Early caution flags saw the night's of Billy Hicks and then Shanon Buckingham come to an early end. Bailes extended his lead through the middle stages of the event only to have Atkinson close in as the leader worked through lap traffic. Newcomer Donnie Chappell controlled the 3rd position as Ricky Weeks and Dan Breuer, who overcame an early race spin, worked into the Top 5. Atkinson got one final chance to contend with Bailes on a late race restart but the Clover, South Carolina racer would not be denied as Bailes completed an impressive flag to flag performance. Atkinson continued his recent momentum by scoring his best career finish with the series. In only his 2nd series event, Chappell finished a strong 3rd with Weeks and Breuer rounding out the Top 5.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series is a September 19th race at Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, NC. For more information about the FUEL Racing Series, visit fuelracingseries.com , find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES).

City Chevrolet Performance Results:

1. Ross Bailes
2. Brandon Atkinson
3. Donnie Chappell
4. Ricky Weeks
5. Dan Breuer
6. Tim Neighbors
7. Gib Gibbons
8. Donald Bradsher
9. Scott Neighbors
10. Brett Hamm
11. Lance Brasington
12. Pat Lindsay
13. Travis Stoner
14. Shanon Buckingham
15 Billy Hicks
DNS - Daniel Baggerly

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance, Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, B&B Motorsports, 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, ARbodies, VP Racing Fuels, DRIVEN Racing Oil, Integra Shocks, Flag To Flag, To The Point Embroidery & Graphics, Velocita, & Thomas Clarke Performance


Overton Conquers Modoc To Capture First FUEL Victory

After taking command at the drop of the green, Georgia's Brandon Overton captured $3000 and his 1st career FUEL victory in an exciting series debut at Modoc Raceway.

Ross Bailes set fast time in Klotz Synthetics Time Trials and was joined in the D&E Marine Dash by Overton, Ricky Weeks, & Gib Gibbons. Overton prevailed in the dash followed by Bailes, Weeks, & Gibbons.

Brandon Atkinson secured the win in Milwaukee Tool Heat #1 while Brett Hamm scored the victory in Heintz Performance Heat Race #2.

Overton took command early with Bailes stalking his every move. The action intensified quickly behind the lead duo as side by side battles developed throughout the field. While Brian Connor began his march towards the front, the racing gods were not as kind to the series championship leaders. In a 15 lap span, each of the Top 3 championship contenders (Bailes, Hamm, & Gibbons) found themselves sidelined and out of contention.

Connor slid by Ricky Weeks and quickly began his pursuit of Overton. Connor nearly erased the gap between himself and the leader but Overton refused to relinquish his position at the point. Overton closed the door one final time late in the event and was followed to the finish line by Connor and Weeks. Wendell Chavous and a rapidly improving Brandon Atkinson finished 4th and 5th respectively.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series is a trip to Rural Retreat, Virginia's Wythe Raceway on Saturday August 15th for another $3000 To Win event, $300 to start event!

CITY CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE RESULTS

1. Brandon Overton
2. Brian Connor
3. Ricky Weeks
4. Wendell Chavous
5. Brandon Atkinson
6. Bryan Addy
7. Pat Lindsay
8. Gib Gibbons
9. Travis Stoner
10. Ross Bailes
11. Tim Neighbors
12. Jordy Nipper
13. Brett Hamm
14. Chris Usry
15. Mark McLeod
16. Trent Ivey

For more information about the FUEL Racing Series, visit fuelracingseries.com , find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES).

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance, Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, B&B Motorsports, 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, ARbodies, VP Racing Fuels, DRIVEN Racing Oil, Integra Shocks, Flag To Flag, To The Point Embroidery & Graphics, Velocita, & Thomas Clarke Performance

Bailes Captures Historic FUEL Win At Friendship

On a night where history was made in the FUEL Racing Series, Ross Bailes capturing his series leading 4th win of 2015 and pocketed $3,000 with his flag to flag performance.

The first historic moment came early in the evening as 20 drivers would make the call for the race making it the largest field of FUEL Late Models to enter a single event in the short history of the series. Adding his own personal entry into the record books in Klotz Synthetics Time Trials, Bailes eclipsed the previous CT525 track record of 16.003 with a lap of 16.000 seconds around the Elkin, NC oval.

Bailes would also go on to win the D&E Marine Dash to earn the pole position for the 40 lap feature. Ricky Weeks secured the victory in Milwaukee Tool Heat Race #1 while Donald Bradsher cruised to victory in Heintz Performance Heat Race #2.

After powering to the lead at the drop of the green, Bailes would be pursued and occasionally tested as championship contender Brett Hamm would make a run at the race leader. The intensity heated up behind the lead duo as Mitchell Coble, Gib Gibbons, Ricky Weeks and Donald Bradsher battled throughout the event. Billy Hicks and Ryan Atkins joined the war for the Top 5 as Hamm prepared to make one last charge at the race leader. Hamm went on to finish a close 2nd, followed by a hard-charging Ryan Atkins who would come from 8th to finish 3rd in the feature. Gib Gibbons and Billy Hicks rounded out the Top 5.

Bailes unofficially extended his championship lead to 10 points as the series makes its first visit to Modoc Raceway on Saturday, August 8th.

CITY CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE FEATURE RESULTS:

1. Ross Balies
2. Brett Hamm
3. Ryan Atkins
4. Gib Gibbons
5. Billy Hicks
6. Ricky Weeks
7. Mitchell Coble
8. Brandon Atkinson
9. Donnie Chappell
10. Donald Bradsher
11. Dan Breuer
12. Trent Ivey
13. Tim Neighbors
14. Chris Usry
15. Bryan Addy
16. Scott Neighbors
17. Chuck Smith
18. Travis Stoner
19. Forrest Trent
20. Pat Lindsay

For more information about the FUEL Racing Series, visit fuelracingseries.com , find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES).

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance, Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, B&B Motorsports, 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, ARbodies, VP Racing Fuels, DRIVEN Racing Oil, Integra Shocks, Flag To Flag, To The Point Embroidery & Graphics, Velocita, & Thomas Clarke Performance


Bailes Reclaims Championship Lead With Fayetteville Victory


For the third time in 2015, Ross Bailes bested the field of FUEL Late Models en route to a $3,000 payday. Last night's triumph in the Tolar Supply Fast & Furious 40 at Fayetteville Motor Speedway also vaulted the Clover, South Carolina racer back atop the championship standings.

In Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials, it was Ricky Weeks setting quick time with a lap of 17.831. Bailes emerged victorious in the D&E Marine Dash over Weeks, Brett Hamm, & Gib Gibbons. Donald Bradsher claimed Milwaukee Tool Heat Race #1 while local standout Tim Neighbors secured the win in Heintz Performance Heat Race #2.

Looking for his first career FUEL victory, Weeks surged to the lead at the outset of the race. While Bailes and Brett Hamm stormed after the race leader, The action just behind them intensified as Donald Bradsher, Gib Gibbons, Daniel Baggerly, and others waged war in an effort to join the top three. Bailes reassumed the lead on the Lap 9 restart. A mid-race spin involving Bradsher and Gibbons sent both competitors to the rear of the field but the action was far from over! Both racers stormed from the back of the pack back to the front while Baggerly began working on Hamm for the runner-up spot. Bailes retained command for the duration of the event and led the field to the finish line followed by a hard charging Baggerly, Weeks, Gibbons, and Chris Usry who earned his first Top 5 finish in FUEL competition.

With the win, Bailes also takes the championship lead away from Brett Hamm as the series heads to Elkin, NC for an August 1st showdown at Friendship Speedway.

Tolar Supply Fast & Furious 40 Rundown From Fayetteville Motor Speedway:
 

1. Ross Bailes

2. Daniel Baggerly

3. Ricky Weeks

4. Gib Gibbons

5. Chris Usry

6. Brett Hamm

7. Donald Bradsher

8. Brandon Atkinson

9. Patric Lindsay

10. Chuck Smith

11. Chris Staples

12. Timmy Neighbors

13. Scott Neighbors
14. Lance Brasington

15. Steve Banal

16. Billy Hicks

17. Mark McLeod

18. Travis Stoner

19. Colby Jenerette

For more information about the FUEL Racing Series, visit fuelracingseries.com , find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES).

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance, Chevrolet Performance, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, B&B Motorsports, 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, ARbodies, VP Racing Fuels, DRIVEN Racing Oil, Integra Shocks, Flag To Flag, To The Point Embroidery & Graphics, Velocita, & Thomas Clarke Performance


FUEL Event At Friendship Speedway For June 27th Rained Out

The FUEL Racing Series and Friendship Motor Speedway has postponed all racing for June 27th at Friendship Motor Speedway due to the rain received at the speedway last night and with today's forecast of potential thunderstorms. The FUEL Racing Series event will be rescheduled for a future date later this season.

For more information about FUEL Racing Series, visit us online (fuelracingseries.com), on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES). 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


Bailes Prevails In FUEL Showdown at Harris

For the first time in 2015, the FUEL Racing Series saw a repeat winner as Clover, South Carolina's Ross Bailes piloted his #75 to his 2nd series win of the season this past Saturday night at Harris Speedway.

Current point leader Brett Hamm bested the 17 car field in Klotz Synthetic Lubricants time trials with a lap of 15.288 around the 3/8 mile speedway. Hamm would follow up his fast time award with a victory in the D&E Marine Dash over Bailes, Forrest Trent, & Daniel Baggerly. Brian Connor scored the victory in Milwaukee Tool Heat Race 1 while Trent Ivey secured the win in Heintz Performance Heat Race 2 to set the starting grid for the $3000 To Win 40 lap main event.

Hamm led the field to the green but it was an aggressive move to the outside that gave Bailes the race lead on the opening lap. Hamm refused to back down as he continually pressured Bailes throughout the early stages of the race. As the leaders approached lap traffic, a hard charging Trent Ivey soon made it a three-way battle at the front of the field. While the top three waged war, the battle behind them was just as intense. Three caution flags slowed the event creating several exciting restarts and side by side battles. Hamm, after fighing off multiple challenges from Ivey, would pull close to the leader once again in the closing laps but Bailes would not be denied as he would hold on for his 2nd FUEL win of the season.

Though Bailes gained valuable points, Hamm maintains his lead atop the championship standings as the series heads to Friendship Speedway this coming Saturday for another $3000 to win showdown! It will be the first of two stops at the high banked Elkin, North Carolina venue.

City Chevrolet Performance Results:

1. Ross Bailes
2. Brett Hamm
3. Trent Ivey
4. Forrest Trent
5. Daniel Baggerly
6. Brian Connor
7. Scott Neighbors
8. Tim Neighbors
9. Gib Gibbons
10. Travis Stoner
11. Pat Lindsay
12. Chuck Smith
13. Ricky Weeks
14. Furman Parton
15. Steve Banal
16. Brian Carswell
17. Carson Ferguson

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

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance, Chevrolet Performance, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, B&B Motorsports, 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, ARbodies, VP Racing Fuels, DRIVEN Racing Oil, Integra Shocks, Flag To Flag, To The Point Embroidery & Graphics, Velocita, & Thomas Clarke Performance

Gibbons Prevails In FUEL Showdown At Screven

Sylvania, GA - In the inaugural race for the FUEL Racing Series at Screven Motorsports Complex, Gib Gibbons (photo courtesy of Richard Barnes) jumped to the lead at the drop of the green and then fended off multiple challenges from Brett Hamm and Ross Bailes in capturing his first career FUEL Racing Series victory.

In Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials it was local racer Garrett Shurling who captured set fast time with a lap of 15.542. Shurling was joined in the D&E Marine Dash by Gibbons, Hunter Peacock, and Bailes. Gibbons scored the Dash win and secured the pole for the main event. In Milwaukee Tool Heat Race #1, Brett Hamm held off Donald Bradsher. Heintz Performance Heat Race #2 saw Florida's Carter Stokes hold off Trent Ivey in a thrilling race.

16 FUEL late models started the City Chevrolet Performance main event. Though Gibbons would eventually defend the lead for all 40 laps, Bailes maneuvered his way to 2nd and quickly posed a threat to the leader throughout the majority of the event. Current point leader and 5th starting Brett Hamm worked his way towards the front and positioned himself to challenge Gibbons late in the event. Those several drivers exchange positions behind the leader, no one could overtake Gibbons as he led the field to the checkered flag ahead of a hard charging Hamm, Bailes, Shurling, and Donald Bradsher.

Hamm maintains his lead in the championship standings over Bailes and Ivey as the series heads to Harris Speedway on June 20th. Trent Ivey currently leads the Renegade Race Fuels Challenge. For more information about Harris Speedway visit them online (harrisspeedway.com), on Facebook (Harris Speedway), and on Twitter (@HarrisSpeedway).

City Chevrolet Performance Feature Event Results:

1. Gib Gibbons
2. Brett Hamm
3. Ross Bailes
4. Garrett Shurling
5. Donald Bradsher
6. Wendell Chavous
7. Steven Bloodworth
8. Tim Neighbors
9. Trent Ivey
10. Chuck Smith
11. Carter Stokes
12. Mike Akeson
13. Hunter Peacock
14. Carson Ferguson
15. Travis Stoner
16. Mitchell Coble

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

June 13th Event At Harris Moved To June 20th

 

After consulting with promoter Scott Childress and reviewing the overall regional racing schedule, the FUEL Racing Series event originally scheduled for June 13th at Harris Speedway has now been moved to Saturday, June 20th.

On behalf of FUEL and Harris Speedway, we appreciate everyone's cooperation and flexibility with this schedule change. We look forward to another exciting event at Harris Speedway on June 20th!

 

For more information about FUEL Racing Series, visit us online (fuelracingseries.com), on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES). 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


FUEL Racing Series Schedule & Technical Updates:

1) Our race at Fayetteville Motor Speedway has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 18th.

2) Our August 14th event at Travelers Rest will be removed due to a scheduling conflict. We are working with the staff and a new race date in September should be announced very soon.

3) Effective June 1, 2015 FUEL Racing Series will allow grooving & siping on all tire compounds that are series approved for competition.

4) Rules Amendments for GM604 Crate Cars at Screven (CT525 Cars will compete under the current FUEL Racing Series tire rule including today's announcement of the allowance of grooving and siping).

GM604 Tire Rule: Any Hoosier (1300, 1350, or 1600) or American Racer (44, 48, & 56) compound tires will be allowed for the event at Screven. Tire Samples WILL be collected at this event as they are at all FUEL Racing Series events.

Per standard FUEL rules; all participants must heat race on the same 4 tires they use for qualifying. Participants will be allowed to change 1 tire for the feature event only

Additional grooves and/or sipes are permitted.

Properly sealed GM604 crate motors only. Motors sealed with RM bolts or other non-approved seals will not be allowed to compete.

Minimum weight of 2,250 LBS at all times. No burn off for GM604 Crate Cars. GM604 Crate Cars will also abide by the FUEL Racing Series 8" spoiler rule.

Hamm Storms To Victory & Championship Lead At Hartwell

After two consecutive rainouts, the FUEL Racing Series vaulted back onto the racing scene this past Saturday night with 19 drivers competing for the $3000 To Win Wendell "Peanut Man" Rousey Memorial at Hartwell Speedway! Coming off a 3rd place finish in the season opener at Cherokee, Brett Hamm leaped to the race lead from the outside of the front row and never looked back in picking up his first series victory of the season and also taking over the lead in the championship standings.

Georgia's Brian Connor (16.784) set fast time in Klotz Synthetics Time Trials and was joined in the D&E Marine Top 4 Dash by, Hamm, Brandon Overton, and Trent Ivey. Cherokee Speedway winner Ross Bailes captured Milwaukee Tools Heat Race #1 while Donald Bradsher bested Ricky Weeks in Heintz Performance Heat Race #2.

Though Connor's dash victory gave him the pole for the main event, it was Hamm that set the pace early. Hamm extended his race lead while the racing intensified throughout the remainder of the top five. Connor and Brandon Overton traded the runner-up position on multiple occasions throughout the event. Behind the Top 3, the action picked up with Ivey and Weeks holding off challenges from several different drivers attempting to invade the top five.

The Delaware double file restarts proved interesting and exciting on the 3/8 mile facility to the delight of the Hartwell faithful. In the end, despite multiple late race restarts, Hamm was too strong for the competition and held off all challengers to safely secure a huge win for his Newberry, SC team. Hamm was followed to the line by Overton, Connor, Ivey, and Weeks.

The victory vaulted Hamm to the top of the championship standings giving him a slim lead over Ivey and defending champion Ross Bailes. Ricky Weeks and Brian Connor round out the top 5.

Up next is a trip to Screven Motor Speedway on June 6th for the Georgia /Carolina GM Late Model Shootout! Visit them on Facebook (Screven Motor Sports Complex), Twitter (@Screven MSC), or online at www.screvenmotorsportscomplex.com

For more information about FUEL Racing Series, visit us online (fuelracingseries.com), on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES). 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: Brett Hamm, Brandon Overton, Brian Connor, Trent Ivey, Ricky Weeks, Steven Bloodworth, Ross Bailes, Dale Timms, Brent Russell, Carson Ferguson, Chuck Smith, Ross Martin, Mike Akeson, Travis Stoner, Gib Gibbons, Bryan Addy, Chris Usry, Donald Bradsher

FUEL Championship Standings (Top 10): Brett Hamm (194), Trent Ivey (188), Ross Bailes (186), Ricky Weeks (174), Brian Connor (164), Dale Timms (162), Carson Ferguson (156), Donald Bradhser (154), Gib Gibbons (152), Travis Stoner (146)

FUEL Eyes Upcoming Georgia Swing At Hartwell & Screven

After two consecutive rainouts, the FUEL Racing Series is more than ready to get back on track as the series gears up for back to back events in Georgia. On May 30th, FUEL visits Hartwell Speedway (Hartwell, GA) for the 2nd Annual Wendell "Peanut Man" Rousey Memorial. On June 6th, the series invades Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, GA) for the GM CT525 Georgia Shootout. It will be the first visit for FUEL Racing Series to each of these venues and both events will offer a $3000 To Win/$300 To Start purse for the competitors.

Ross Bailes took the season opening event at Cherokee Speedway followed by Trent Ivey and Brett Hamm. Carter Stokes, Donald Bradsher, Ricky Weeks, Steve Banal, and others are looking to improve at Screven as several FUEL regulars and many regional teams are expected to make the Georgia Swing. Follow the FUEL series online (fuelracingseries.com) on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series) and on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES) leading up each of these exciting events.

FUEL's visit to Hartwell will be a special visit as the series headlines the 2nd Annual Wendell "Peanut Man" Rousey Memorial. Hartwell Speedway is filled with tradition and for the series to be affiliated with the memory of one of Hartwell Speedway's patrons is a distinct pleasure and honor. Several of the areas drivers are expected to join the FUEL regulars for battle on a track that is known to produce some intense racing and exciting finishes. Other divisions scheduled to compete are: Limited Late Model, SECA Late Model, Hobby, Modified Street, Stock V8, Stock Four, & Up Front.

The June 6th trip to Screven Motorsports Complex has been circled on the calendar of many teams. Screven Motor Speedway is no stranger to high profile dirt late model events and the GM CT525 Georgia Shootout will be no different. Screven is known for side by side racing and it will be interesting to see if the GM 604 crate engines can prevail against the CT525 engines. Screven's unique surface and banking combination offers the prime battlefield for these two engine combinations to compete. Other divisions scheduled to compete include: Super Streets, Road Warriors, Pure Stock V8, Mini Stocks, and Renegade 4's.

For more information about Hartwell Speedway, visit them online (hartwell-speedway.com), on Facebook (Hartwell Speedway), and on Twitter (@HartRacing)

For more information about Screven Motor Speedway and Screven Motorsports Complex, visit them online (screvenmotorsports.com), on Facebook (Screven Motor Sports Complex), and on Twitter (@Screven MSC)

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

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.

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

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
ARbodies
VP Racing Fuels
DRIVEN Racing Oil
Integra Shocks
To The Point Embroidery & Graphics
Velocita

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 jrishocks.com, find them on Facebook (JRi Shocks), and follow them on Twitter (@JRiShocks).

FK Rod Ends Introduces "Rookie of the Year" Program For 2015

(Charlotte, NC) - With a year of competition under its belt, FUEL series officials are pleased to introduce its new partnership with FK Rod Ends and the presentation of a Rookie of the Year award for 2015. Thanks to the new program, eligible participants will be competing for 2 brand new sets of rod ends and a $500 check courtesy of the Southington, Connecticut company!

Still a family owned and operated company, FK is one of the most respected and recognized organizations in our sport. Their high quality products are only exceeded by their customer service and generosity towards the sport. From individual race teams to Fortune 500 companies, their products and services have been a preferred choice for over 3 decades.

For more information about FK Rod Ends, contact them at 800-662-4003, visit fkrodends.com, find them on Facebook (FK Rod Ends), and follow them on Twitter (@FKrodends).

FUEL Welcomes Back City Chevrolet Performance As Presenting Partner

(Charlotte, NC) - As the FUEL Racing Series gears up for its sophomore season, series officials are proud to announce the return of City Chevrolet Performance & Chevrolet Performance as its presenting partner for the 2015 season. The Charlotte, North Carolina based company has been vital in establishing and growing the presence of the CT525 engine based series.

A long supporter of short track racing, City offers a complete line of engine and performance parts to meet your needs, headlined by the reliable CT525 engine. Chris Knight and Darrell Langford lead a knowledgeable team that continues to service customers nationwide. For more information about their products and services, visit citycratemotors.com or call 800-763-2489.

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).


FUEL Sets 2015 Season Preview Meeting

(Charlotte, NC) - With the 2015 schedule being recently released, series officials are moving forward with its annual Season Preview Meeting. Open to teams and track promoters, the meeting will outline the 2015 season and include discussion on Schedule, Event Format, Rules, Championship Format, and the overall direction of the series.

With FUEL also being represented at the Charlotte Racers Expo (January 24th & 25th), this meeting will be held near the trade show on Saturday January 24th (9AM - 12PM) at the Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte North (9315 Statesville Road - Charlotte, NC 28269).

For more information about FUEL, you can visit us online at fuelracingseries.com, find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series) and follow us on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES).

FUEL Racing Series Releases 2015 Schedule

(Charlotte, NC) - After establishing itself in 2014 with a successful inaugural campaign, FUEL Racing Series officials are in the process of finalizing an exciting 2015 schedule. With the support of FUEL and the purchase of CT525 engines continuing to rise, 2015 will offer a blend of tracks the series visited in 2014 along with trips to multiple facilities that will be new to both the series and many of its drivers.

"We are blessed to have event commitments from numerous tracks across the southeast", stated Series Director Jason Atkins. "While much of our schedule is finalized, we are diligently working with a few tracks to get the best available date for their respective facility. Details of the FUEL Season Preview Meeting are set to be released within the next few days.

2015 FUEL Racing Series Schedule
Cherokee Speedway (April 11th)
Fayetteville Motor Speedway (April 18th)
Tri-County Race Track (May 8th)
Princeton Speedway (May 16th)
Hartwell Speedway (May 30th)
Screven Motor Speedway (June 6th)
Harris Speedway (June 13th)
Friendship Speedway (June 27th)
Cherokee Speedway (July 4th - Tentative)
Friendship Speedway (August 1st)
Travelers Rest Speedway (August 14th)
Wythe Raceway (August 15th)
411 Motor Speedway (TBA)
Modoc Raceway (TBA)

Toccoa Speedway, Lavonia Speedway, & County Line Raceway are also considering 2015 FUEL events.

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.


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.


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.


Hamm "Doubles Up" With FUEL At Carolina & Fayetteville

Brett Hamm took the FUEL Racing Series weekend by storm by sweeping the $3000 to win features on Friday night at Carolina Speedway and then on Saturday at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. For Hamm, they were his 3rd and 4th wins of the season for the Newberry, SC native who now has 3 consecutive victories in FUEL Racing Series action.

The weekend kicked off on Friday night at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC. While the series was rained out during its first attempt at Carolina (June 27th), Mother Nature was very cooperative this time around. Gib Gibbons would once again capture the pole in Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials. R.E. Suspension Heat Race #1 would see the pole sitter Gibbons finish as a runner up to Donald Bradsher who would drive to the win. In KRC Power Steering Heat Race #2, three time series winner Ross Bailes earned the victory with Brett Hamm finishing 2nd. After the traditional re-draw for the top 4 Brett Hamm would draw the pole position. After starting out front Hamm would never relinquish the lead as he led flag to flag for the win. While several drivers made a valiant effort to chase down the race leader, they would all be denied in front of a packed house. Donald Bradsher, who surged to 2nd with an impressive performance, scored his season best finish with the series via his runner up effort. Ross Bailes, Gib Gibbons and Steve Banal rounded out the top 5 in a fast paced event that yielded only 1 caution flag.

Saturday, the FUEL Racing Series headed East for its first visit to Fayetteville Motor Speedway. In Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials it would be Ross Bailes setting the fastest time and capturing the pole award. In R.E. Suspension Heat Race #1, it would be another dominant Bailes performance as he would prevail with a hard charging Mitchell Coble finishing 2nd. In KRC Power Steering Heat Race #2, an amazing show would unfold as Donald Bradsher, Billy Hicks and Brett Hamm would exchange the lead several times. Hicks would hold on for the win with Hamm finishing 2nd and earning a spot in the redraw along with Hicks, Bailes, & Coble. Brett Hamm would draw the pole for the feature. Billy Hicks joined Hamm on the front row while Bailes and Coble filled up row 2 on the feature starting grid. While Hamm surged to the initial lead, multiple caution flags word force the Newberry, SC driver to reestablish his position at the point through the double file restarts. While most of the caution flags resulted in drivers returning to the speedway to compete, both the track and series officials held their breath on one unfortunate incident. Veteran racer Billy Hicks would go for a scary ride in turn 1 as his #79 would abruptly hit the inside wall during an intense double file restart. While the violent incident severely damaged his car, all in attendance breathed a huge sigh of thanks and relief as the long time racer emerged to walk away from the accident. From there, it was all Hamm once again as his #18 rolled to his 3rd consecutive win and 4th FUEL triumph of the season. Donald Bradsher secured a highly successful weekend by scoring his 2nd consecutive runner up finish and was followed to the finish line by Gib Gibbons, Ross Bailes and Mitchell Coble.

Next up for the FUEL Racing Series will be a newly announced trip to Rolling Thunder Speedway in Ararat, VA . The small bullring nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains will host the next series event on Friday August 15th.

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, JULY 25TH AT CAROLINA SPEEDWAY

City Chevrolet Performance Feature Results: Brett Hamm, Donald Bradsher, Ross Bailes, Gib Gibbons, Steve Banal, Ryan Atkins, Mitchell Coble, Billy Hicks, Pat Lindsay, Casey Traxler, Kenny Van Derveer, Furman Parton, Clinton Cook

R.E. Suspension Heat Race #1 Results: Donald Bradsher, Gib Gibbons, Steve Banal, Mitchell Coble, Pat Lindsay, Clinton Cook, Casey Traxler

KRC Power Steering Heat Race #2 Results: Ross Bailes, Brett Hamm, Ryan Atkins, Furman Parton, Billy Hicks, Kenny Van Derveer

Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials: Gib Gibbons, Ross Bailes, Steve Banal, Brett Hamm, Mitchell Coble, Ryan Atkins, Donald Bradsher, Furman Parton, Pat Lindsay, Billy Hicks, Clinton Cook, Kenny Van Derveer, Casey Traxler.

RESULTS FROM SATURDAY, JULY 26TH AT FAYETTEVILLE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

City Chevrolet Performance Feature Results: Brett Hamm, Donald Bradsher, Gib Gibbons, Ross Bailes, Mitchell Coble, Tim Neighbors, Colby Jenerette, Pat Lindsay, Chris Staples, Casey Trexler, Chuck Smith, Billy Hicks, Steve Banal

R.E. Suspension Heat Race #1: Ross Bailes, Mitchell Coble, Gib Gibbons, Steve Banal, Colby Jenerette, Chris Staples, Chuck Smith

KRC Power Steering Heat Race #2: Billy Hicks, Brett Hamm, Donald Bradsher, Tim Neighbors, Pat Lindsay, Casey Traxler

Klotz Sythetic Lubricants Time Trials: Ross Bailes, Brett Hamm, Gib Gibbons, Billy Hicks, Mitchell Coble, Donald Bradsher, Steve Banal, Tim Neighbors, Colby Jenerette, Pat Lindsay, Chuck Smith, Casey Trexler, Chris Staples


Carolina & Fayetteville Headline FUEL Weekend

Coming off a successful event at Cherokee, the FUEL Racing Series fires back up this weekend with 2 exciting events. While Ross Bailes continues to sit atop the championship standings, Brett Hamm closed in ever so slightly with his impressive victory at Cherokee. The combination of these upcoming events now offers FUEL drivers and other teams with CT525 engines the chance at a $6000 weekend! Several drivers including Donald Bradsher, Ryan Atkins, Kenny VanDerveer, Billy Hicks, Steve Banal, Furman Parton, and many others are still looking to break through with their first series win.


This Friday, the series heads to Carolina Speedway for Friday Night Live and a $3000 to win event! The 40 lap FUEL feature highlights an action packed night filled with Carolina Speedway's support divisions and a special visit from Lizard Lick Towing & Recovery's Bobby Brantley! The series was rained out in its previous attempt at Carolina and it returns this week ready for an exciting night at Gastonia, NC oval.

On Saturday, FUEL travels to the eastern part of the state for its first visit to Fayetteville Motor Speedway. The Toler Supply Fast & Furious 40 headlines the card along with Fayetteville's support divisions. While many of the drivers have raced at the 4/10 mile venue, some teams will be making their first visit to the Fayetteville, NC facility.

As a reminder, Crate Late Model teams with the GM604 engines are welcomed in the FUEL series as well. Crate Late Model teams racing with FUEL should note that they are allowed to run the tire(s) that coincide with the local track rule for crate late models.

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.


Hamm "Twice As Nice" In FUEL Series Event At Cherokee

In dominating fashion, Brett Hamm piloted his #18 late model to the $3000 victory at Gaffney, South Carolina's Cherokee Speedway this past Saturday night.  It was the 2nd FUEL Racing Series win of the season for the Newberry, SC racer with his previous win also coming at Cherokee Speedway came in the inaugural FUEL Racing Series event back in April.

"This feels real good", said Hamm in victory lane. "We've been searching around and things hadn't been working the way we wanted but tonight we got the car back where we needed it."

Hamm would have to hold off hard charges from points leader Ross Bailes and eventual race runner up Ricky Weeks.  Thanks to a series of cautions in the 40 lap main event, Hamm was forced to choose on multiple restarts which line he would go with as the race leader.  "The first few starts we had something to lean on in turn 1. Then after awhile, everyone went to the bottom and threw all of the marbles up top so I just got down to the bottom."

While Hamm would start the night off atop the speed charts after hot laps, in Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials it would be Steve Banal who would top the charts with a lap of 16.248.  Bailes, Hamm, Mitchell Coble and Ryan Atkins would round out the top 5 in time trials.

In R.E. Suspension Heat Race #1, pole sitter Steve Banal led the field to the green but was quickly overtaken by Brett Hamm on the outside as Hamm would go on to win. In KRC Power Steering Heat Race #2, it would be a dominating win for Ross Bailes while Donald Bradsher would overtake Mitchell Coble just past halfway to earn a runner up finish in the heat race.

After the top 4 redraw, Bradsher would draw the #1 starting position out of the hat with Hamm joining him on the front row. Bailes and Banal drew the 3rd and 4th positions respectively.

To start the feature, the high side was the place to be as Hamm would use the top groove on the speedway to put himself out in front of the field on the opening lap of the main event.  Early disaster would strike down in turns 3 & 4 as Furman Parton and Kenny Van Derveer would get collected in a wreck that immediately ended Parton's night and eventually ended Van Derveer's race as well.  As the race wore on, 9th starting Ricky Weeks methodically worked his way towards the front.  Hamm would face several close challenges, initially from Bailes and later from Weeks, but no one could pull alongside and wrestle away the lead. Hamm widened his margin and cruised to the checkered flag followed by the hard charging Weeks, Ross Bailes, Ryan Atkins and Donald Bradsher.

Up next is a doubleheader on Friday, July 25th at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC followed by a Saturday night show on July 26th at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, NC.

CITY CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE PARTS Main Event Results: Brett Hamm, Ricky Weeks, Ross Bailes, Ryan Atkins, Donald Bradsher, Matthew Turner, Greg Knight, Casey Traxler, Steve Banal, Mitchell Coble, Kenny Van Derveer, Furman Parton, Gib Gibbons (DNS)

R.E. SUSPENSION HEAT RACE #1 Results: Brett Hamm, Steve Banal, Ryan Atkins, Gib Gibbons, Ricky Weeks, Greg Knight, Casey Traxler.

KRC POWER STEERING HEAT RACE #2 Results: Ross Bailes, Donald Bradsher, Mitchell Coble, Matthew Turner, Kenny Van Derveer, Furman Parton.

KLOTZ SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS Time Trials: Steve Banal 16.248, Ross Bailes 16.275, Brett Hamm 16.315, Mitchell Coble 16.402, Ryan Atkins 16.499, Donald Bradsher 16.510, Gib Gibbons 16.518, Matthew Turner 16.527, Ricky Weeks 16.687, Furman Parton 16.708, Greg Knight 16.871, Kenny Van Derveer 16.992, Casey Traxler 17.743.

For more information about FUEL Racing Series, 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.


Bailes Stays Hot, Dominates Friendship For 3rd Win Of 2014

For the third time in 2014, Ross Bailes rose to the top and never looked back as the Clover, SC native won his 3rd race of 2014 in the FUEL Racing Series Saturday at Friendship Motor Speedway. Bailes became the first back to back winner this season and scored his 2nd series win at Friendship in as many visits for FUEL to the Elkin, NC track.

"This thing was a rocket ship," said Bailes. "The groove was up top and once I got up there it took off. I went down into turn 1 on a restart on the outside, drove it in deep, and it stuck. After that, I stayed on the top."

In Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials, it would once again be a shining moment for Bailes as he set quick time by posting a 16.133. He was followed closely by Ricky Weeks with his lap of 16.163. R.E. Suspension Heat Race #1 would produce an intense battle as Bailes would hold off a hard charging Billy Hicks to earn the heat race victory. In KRC Power Steering Heat Race #2, for the 2nd straight race, Ricky Weeks would take home the win followed closely by Brett Hamm. After a redraw of the top 2 finishers from each heat race, Ricky Weeks would draw the pole for the 40 lap feature, followed by Hamm, Hicks and Bailes.

Off the start, Weeks would jump out front and control the race early on followed by Brett Hamm. While Weeks established himself at the point, Bailes would battle intensely with Hicks for the 3rd position. After several laps of tough nose fighting, Hicks would finally relent and Bailes would get by for 3rd. Bailes would eventually slide by Hamm to position himself behind the race leader. Following the first caution of the night, Bailes would go to the high side for a restart and was able to put his #75 out in front of Weeks for the lead. As Bailes began building himself a lead, several contenders were having troubles of their own. Over a series of cautions, Kennie Compton Jr., Ryan Atkins, and Ricky Weeks would all fall out in separate incidents. That would open the door for series newcomer Steve Banal. Banal moved around Hicks and into 2nd place. Banal tried hard, but Bailes was not to be denied as he streaked away from the field for the victory. Banal would hold on for a runner up finish in his first FUEL event of the season and Hicks claimed 3rd as Donald Bradsher and Brett Hamm rounded out the top 5.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series will be a July 12th race at Cherokee Speedway. After being rained out on July 3rd, the series returns to the Gaffney, SC venue for event #6 of the season.

CITY CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE PARTS Main Event Results: Ross Bailes, Steve Banal, Billy Hicks, Donald Bradsher, Brett Hamm, Mitchell Coble, Pat Lindsay, Greg Knight, Gary Wood, Ricky Weeks, Kenny Van Derveer, Ryan Atkins, Lance Reynolds, Kennie Compton Jr.

R.E. SUSPENSION Heat Race #1 Results: Ross Bailes, Billy Hicks, Ryan Atkins, Kennie Compton Jr., Kenny Van Derveer, Donald Bradsher, Lance Andrew Reynolds

KRC POWER STEERING Heat Race #2 Results: Ricky Weeks, Brett Hamm, Steve Banal, Mitchell Coble, Greg Knight, Pat Lindsay, Gary Wood

KLOTZ SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS Time Trials: Ross Bailes 16.133, Ricky Weeks 16.163, Kennie Compton Jr. 16.180, Steve Banal 16.219, Billy Hicks 16.265, Brett Hamm 16.265, Ryan Atkins 16.418, Mitchell Coble 16.492, Donald Bradsher 16.558, Greg Knight 16.621, Lance Reynolds 16.662, Pat Lindsay 16.878, Kenny Van Derveer 17.025, Gary Wood 17.190

For more information about FUEL Racing Series, 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.


Cherokee & Friendship Prepare For Round 2 With FUEL

With one of the most anticipated week's on the schedule upon us, the FUEL Racing Series heads into the Independence holiday weekend with a pair of exciting events for dirt late model fans here in the Carolinas. These tracks hosted the first two FUEL events earlier this season and if the racing back in April is any indication, race fans can expect a pair of stellar events this weekend as well.

On Thursday, the series makes its return to Cherokee to kick off the holiday weekend with a $3000 to win event. Brett Hamm captured the win earlier this season at Cherokee and currently trails point leader Ross Bailes by 24 points in the championship standings. Bailes has been solid in FUEL competition with 2 wins and 2 runner up finishes to his credit this season. With this being a return visit to Cherokee, the teams are well aware of what it takes to succeed at the South Carolina oval.

On Saturday, the series makes a return visit to Friendship Speedway. Earlier this season, Ross Bailes and Jonathan Davenport battled continuously for the lead with Bailes emerging as the victor. Additional banking was implemented at Friendship during the offseason and the racing action there has definitely increased! It could be a very pivotal weekend as Ricky Weeks, Donald Bradsher, Jason Pack, Ryan Atkins, Kenny VanDerveer, and others look to gain on Hamm and Bailes in the championship standings.

Some of the drivers that have competed with the series and/or expressed their interest in this weekend's events include: Billy Hicks, Brett Hamm, Carson Ferguson, Casey Traxler, Chris Cantrell, Clinton Cook, David Smith, Donald Bradsher, Furman Parton, Gib Gibbons, Greg Knight, Jason Pack, Jonathan Davenport, JR Moseley, Kennie Compton, Kenny VanDerveer, Lance Reynolds, Matthew Turner, Mitchell Coble, Ricky Weeks, Ross Bailes, Ryan Atkins, Steve Banal, & Steve Cooke.

For more information about Cherokee Speedway, visit them at cherokeespeedwaysc.com , find them on Facebook (Cherokee Speedway), and follow them on Twitter (@Cherokee_DirtSC). For more information about Friendship Speedway, you can visit (friendshipspeedwaync.com) or find them on Facebook (Friendship Speedway).

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.


Fayetteville Motor Speedway Joins FUEL Schedule

The FUEL Racing Series is pleased to announce its new partnership with Fayetteville Motor Speedway and the addition of a $3000 to win FUEL event at the eastern North Carolina venue on Saturday July 26th.

"It is always exciting to have the opportunity to take our series to a new facility", said FUEL's Jason Atkins. "Fayetteville not only offers us a different venue but it also allows us to grow the brand awareness of our series in a new geographical area. Fayetteville is no stranger to high profile races and has hosted a variety of successful dirt late model events. We are appreciative of the opportunity and look forward to working with promoter Jim Long Jr. and the Fayetteville Motor Speedway staff."

"It is nice to see a new series develop and we at Fayetteville are glad to be partnering with FUEL", stated Long. They are a new dirt late model series full of excitement and potential. We look forward to working with FUEL and being a part of their growth moving forward!"

Powered by the Chevrolet Performance CT525 engine, the event at Fayetteville will be the first trip to the eastern part of the state for FUEL. In addition to the FUEL event on July 26th, CT525 engines are also welcomed at Fayetteville for The I-95 Challenge ($2500 to win) event at Fayetteville on July 19th! With the rescheduled event at Carolina Speedway set for July 25th, the series now has an action packed weekend for the region's dirt late model fans. Both tracks have exciting support division action planned, as more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

For information about Fayetteville, visit the website (thenewfayettevillemotorspeedway.com) or find them on Facebook (Fayetteville Motor Speedway). For more information about FUEL Racing Series, 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.

Carolina Speedway & FUEL Reschedule Friday Night Live!

With last week's event failing victim to Mother Nature, Carolina Speedway and FUEL officials have been working collectively in regards to rescheduling the June 27th event that was rained out. After reviewing their respective race schedules, both parties have agreed to run the $3000 To Win FUEL Racing Series event at Carolina Speedway on Friday July 25th!

A huge thanks to Mark Gibbons, Clint Elkins, and the Carolina Speedway staff for working with the series in an effort to reschedule this event. Stay tuned as an announcement about an exciting addition to Friday July 25th will be coming soon from Carolina Speedway officials!

For more information about Carolina Speedway, visit them online at carolinaspeedway.net , find them on Facebook (Carolina Speedway), and follow them on Twitter (@carolinaspeed). 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.


FUEL Racing Series & Lancaster Speedway Announce Schedule Change

After several detailed discussions between series and track officials, FUEL Racing Series and Lancaster Speedway have agreed to reschedule this weekend's scheduled visit to the 1/2 mile oval. Several factors went into the decision and those discussions have led both parties to work towards a better date in the future.

"Doug and his staff have been very supportive of FUEL", stated Series Director Jason Atkins. "He approached us with an idea to run the event on a different date that would better fit his track and their schedule. We respect his professionalism and will work with them to make the adjustment to the schedule." The August 30th race date at Lancaster remains on the schedule as discussion regarding an alternative date for this weekend's event continues.

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 Becomes First Repeat Winner With Triumph At Harris

Ross Bailes vaulted to the lead at the drop of the green and never looked back to capture a $3,000 victory this past weekend at Harris Speedway. With the win, Bailes extends his FUEL Championship point lead and becomes the first driver to win multiple events in series competition.

"We had a great car tonight. We struggled a little bit in qualifying and in the heat race but the car was really fast in the main," said Bailes. The Clover, SC native not only padded his lead in the point standings, but also kept his streak alive of finishing in the top 2 in each of the FUEL Racing Series events in 2014. "We've got a great team! Its a little bit of luck as well, but we've got a fast car and hopefully we can keep this momentum."

The night started off with Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials where Gib Gibbons, appearing in his first FUEL Racing Series event in 2014, recorded the fastest time around the 3/8's mile speedway with a lap of 15.639. In RE Suspension Heat Race #1, pole sitter Gibbons would keep his #07 out front for the win with Bailes finishing in 2nd. In KRC Power Steering Heat Race #2 it was local favorite Ricky Weeks who would delight his hometown crowd with a win and followed by Ryan Atkins. The results of the customary top 4 redraw after the heat races were as follows: Gibbons, Bailes, Weeks, & Atkins.

The opening lap of the feature would spell early disaster as the frontrunners jockeyed for position exiting turn 2. Atkins would hit the outside wall on the back stretch, essentially ending his race, along with Lance Reynolds who also retired from the race at that point. The race would run green until lap 9 when Carson Ferguson would find trouble as his car went for a spin. Under that caution, Donald Bradsher would retire from the event after making heavy contact with the wall in turn 1 off a restart. From that point, the race would run caution free until lap 31, when Ferguson would experience more trouble as his car went up in smoke in turn 1. The engine troubles would end the young driver's bid for his first top 5 of the season. For the remaining 9 laps, the best battle would be a two car fight for the lead between Bailes and Weeks. Weeks, who slid by Gibbons earlier in the event on a double file restart, would get to within one car length of Bailes but could never pull alongside to attempt a pass. The hard charging Weeks would have to settle for a season best 2nd place finish. Brett Hamm, Gibbons, and Greg Knight rounded out the top 5.

City Chevrolet Performance Parts Main Event Results: Ross Bailes, Ricky Weeks, Brett Hamm, Gib Gibbons, Greg Knight, Kenny Van Derveer, Furman Parton, Carson Ferguson, Jason Pack, Donald Bradsher, Ryan Atkins, Lance Reynolds.

Bailes (392) extended his point lead to 24 over Brett Hamm (368) and resides atop the championship standings. Ricky Weeks (358) moves up to 3rd followed by Donald Bradsher (346) and Jason Pack (336). Ryan Atkins (326), Kenny Van Derveer (322), Carson Ferguson (304), Greg Knight (294), and Billy Hicks (266) round out the top 10.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series will be the first double header on the 2014 tour. On Friday June 27th, the tour visits Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC for a 40 lap and $3,000 to win main event. The series completes the weekend swing the following night with a visit to Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, SC.

For more information about FUEL Racing Series, 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.


Beckley Motor Speedway Joins 2014 FUEL Touring Schedule

The FUEL Racing Series is pleased to announce the addition of Beckley Motor Speedway to its 2014 touring schedule. The historic high banked 3/8 mile facility, in its first year under the ownership of Rick Strattis, traditionally offers multiple lanes of racing for the competitors and exciting action for the fans. The $3000 to win event is scheduled for Friday September 12th as FUEL officials are already working diligently with Beckley in preparation for the track's first ever CT525 touring race.

"Beckley is definitely a welcomed addition to our series and schedule", stated Series Director Jason Atkins. "I was thrilled to receive their call and appreciate the interest they have expressed in FUEL. This event offers our drivers a totally different look and helps expand the FUEL brand and overall reach. We've been blessed with great racing so far this season. I look forward to working with Rick, Joe, and the Beckley staff for this event and hopefully many more in the future."

"We are excited to announce this partnership between our speedway and FUEL", stated promoter Joe Rush. "We are thrilled to be the first track in The Mountain State to host an official CT525 touring event. We see the FUEL series picking up steam to the south of us and we are happy to jump on board to host this event. With the talent the series brings with its drivers, it's sure to be an exciting show with 3 and possibly 4 wide racing!"

Current 2014 FUEL Racing Series Championship Standings

1. Ross Bailes 292
2. Brett Hamm 274
3. Donald Bradsher 266
4. Billy Hicks 266
5. Ricky Weeks 262
6. Jason Pack 254
7. Ryan Atkins 248
8. David Smith 246
9. Clinton Cook 238
10. Kenny Van Derveer 234
11. Carson Ferguson 220
12. Greg Knight 204
13. Jonathan Davenport 196
14. Chris Cantrell 190
15. Noel Tucker 172

The addition of the September 12th event at Beckley now gives the FUEL Racing Series a double header weekend. After Beckley, the teams travel south down to Friendship Speedway (Elkin, NC) on Saturday for a $3000 to win event to complete the weekend. In 3 events so far this season, 3 drivers (Brett Hamm, Ross Bailes, & Jonathan Davenport) have visited victory lane. Will that trend continue this season and at Beckley?

For more information on Beckley Motor Speedway, visit them at beckleymotorspeedway.net and find them on Facebook (Beckley Motor Speedway). For more information about FUEL Racing Series, 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.


Davenport Soars To FUEL Victory At Wythe

After last week's epic battle and eventual runner-up finish to Ross Bailes at Friendship, Jonathan Davenport bested a highly competitive field last night at Wythe Raceway to score his first FUEL Racing Series victory. Davenport, who became FUEL's 3rd different winner in as many events this season, overtook early race leader Ross Bailes just past the halfway point in the race and never looked back as he soared to the victory and $3000 payday.

Wythe Raceway would see 17 cars make the call for the first FUEL event at the Rural Retreat, Virginia venue. David Smith put his #71 on the pole in Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials with a lap of 17.313 followed by Davenport, Bailes, Ryan Atkins, and Matthew Turner. Bailes captured RE Suspension Heat Race 1 over Smith and Donald Bradsher while Davenport scored the win in KRC Power Steering Heat Race #2 over Atkins and Jason Pack. The customary Top 4 redraw results prior to the feature were as follows: Bailes - Davenport - Smith - Atkins.

Bailes assumed the point at the drop of the green with Davenport in tow. Bailes was strong early as Davenport worked the high side of the speedway while the battle behind them for a top 5 spot ensued. While several drivers worked to maintain position, Billy Hicks mounted a charge from his 10th place starting spot. As Davenport grabbed the lead, Hicks worked his way into the Top 5. Though Bailes remained solid, it would be Davenport who lead the field to the checkered with Bailes, Hicks, Brett Hamm, and Ricky Weeks rounding out the Top 5 finishers.

"We let one get away from us last week. We let him (Bailes) get back by us on a restart and this time we got by him on a restart." said Davenport. "Once we got rolling I knew the top would come in and the bottom would slow down so I just stayed up there."

After a few weeks off, the FUEL Racing Series will return to action on June 14th at Harris Speedway (Rutherfordton, NC), with a 40 lap, $3000 to win feature event as some new faces are expected to appear thanks to the growing interest and popularity of the new series.

For more information about FUEL Racing Series, visit our 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, Hoosier Racing Tire, State Water Heaters, Klotz Synthetics, RE Suspension, KRC Power Steering, 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

Jonathan Davenport, Ross Bailes, Billy Hicks, Brett Hamm, Ricky Weeks, David Smith, Donald Bradsher, Noel Tucker, Clinton Cook, Ryan Atkins, Teddy Tate, Kenny Van Derveer, Greg Knight, Carson Ferguson, Jason Pack, Kenny Peeples Jr, Matthew Turner

R.E. SUSPENSION Heat Race #1 Results

Ross Bailes, David Smith, Donald Bradsher, Ricky Weeks, Noel Tucker, Greg Knight, Teddy Tate, Matthew Turner, Carson Ferguson

KRC POWER STEERING Heat Race #2 Results

Jonathan Davenport, Ryan Atkins, Jason Pack, Brett Hamm, Billy Hicks, Clinton Cook, Kenny Van Derveer, Kenny Peeples Jr

KLOTZ SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS Time Trials

David Smith 17.313, Jonathan Davenport 17.436, Ross Bailes 17.557, Ryan Atkins 17.579, Matthew Turner 17.685, Jason Pack 17.756, Donald Bradsher 17.797, Brett Hamm 17.817, Noel Tucker 17.892, Clinton Cook 17.916, Ricky Weeks 17.944, Billy Hicks 18.008, Greg Knight 18.033, Kenny Van Derveer 18.265, Carson Ferguson 18.300, Kenny Peeples Jr 18.448, Teddy Tate 18.580


Wythe Raceway Ready For FUEL Invasion

With two exciting events already under its belt in the 2014 season, the FUEL Racing Series heads to Wythe Raceway this weekend for a highly anticipated showdown at one of the nation's most historic dirt tracks. For over 45 years the popular high banked 1/2 mile venue has delivered some of the most intriguing and competitive racing that our sport has ever seen. Ross Bailes, riding the momentum of his victory this past weekend at Friendship, leads a talented group of drivers into battle this weekend at Wythe.

"Visiting Fred Brown and the Wythe Raceway family is always a treat", explained FUEL Series Director Jason Atkins. "Their staff does an amazing job with track preparation and they are excellent at facilitating both weekly and special event races. Wythe offers high speed racing with multiple lanes for the competitors to choose from. It is unlike any track we have visited this year and I look forward to seeing how our racers adapt to it this coming weekend."

Bailes enters this weekend's event atop the FUEL Championship Standings. Jason Pack, Brett Hamm, and Donald Bradsher are in pursuit of the leader amidst their own battle for the runner-up spot. Billy Hicks, Ricky Weeks, and several others are looking to make their way back into championship contention. This weekend's showdown at Wythe will complete FUEL's early season swing in three different states. Will Bailes or Hamm get their 2nd victory of the season or will FUEL see its 3rd different winner in as many races? Those questions and many more will be answered this Saturday night under the lights at Wythe Raceway!

This weekend's action is set to get underway with the FUEL Racing Series drivers meeting at 6PM. Racing action is scheduled to begin thereafter with the FUEL Racing Series and several of Wythe Raceway's action packed weekly divisions. For more information regarding Wythe Raceway, please visit them online at wytheraceway.com, find them on Facebook (Wythe Raceway), and follow them on Twitter (@wytheraceway).

For more information about FUEL Racing Series, 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, Hoosier Racing Tire, State Water Heaters, Klotz Synthetics, RE Suspension, KRC Power Steering, 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 Fends Off Davenport, Captures Win At Friendship

Ross Bailes followed up his runner-up effort at the season opening event at Cherokee and staked an early claim on the 2014 FUEL Racing Series Championship with an exciting win on Saturday night at Friendship Motor Speedway in the 2nd race of the 2014 tour. It would not come easy for the Clover, SC native as he would battle almost the entire race with Blairsville, Georgia's Jonathan Davenport. Multiple lead changes and intense competition highlighted the event as Bailes, after surrendering the lead, stormed back by Davenport to score the $3000 victory and take over the championship point lead.

Noel Tucker set fast time in Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Time Trials and would go on to win RE Suspension Heat Race #1 over Billy Hicks. KRC Power Steering Heat #2 would go to Davenport followed closely by Bailes. The Top 4 redraw results were: Bailes - Tucker - Davenport - Hicks.

Bailes and Tucker led the field to the green in the feature event only to have the initial start halted by a multicar incident entering turn 3. Once the track was cleared, Bailes surged to the point on the opening lap with Davenport, Hicks, and Tucker all in tow. Bailes set the pace early as the action picked up behind the race leader. Ricky Weeks began making his way through the field as Davenport began to pressure Bailes for the lead. Davenport continued to work the high side of the speedway and eventually made his way around Bailes with an exciting pass exiting turn 4. Davenport's lead would be short lived as Bailes reassumed his position at the point on the next double file restart and never relinquished the lead in route to the win.

"It feels great, that was one heck of a show," said Bailes. "Jonathan gave me a good run and I was trying to protect the bottom. I didn't think anyone could run the top but he (Davenport) showed me the way around there and on the last restart I got a good jump. I started running up high and picked up a little bit."

Davenport, who made his series debut this weekend, would bring home a 2nd place finish in the feature. Ricky Weeks of Ruthefordton, NC would finish 3rd, followed by Ellenboro, NC's Jason Pack and Donald Bradsher of Burlington, NC. Pack and Bradsher joined Bailes as the only drivers with Top 5 finishes in each of the first two events.

Next up for the FUEL Racing Series will be Round #3 on the 2014 tour and a trip to Wythe Raceway in the Blue Ridge Mountains on Saturday May 3rd for a $3,000 to win main event. Make plans to come watch the stars and cars of the FUEL Racing Series powered by City Chevrolet Performance as they tackle the historic 1/2 mile in Rural Retreat, VA.

For more information about FUEL Racing Series, 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, Hoosier Racing Tire, State Water Heaters, Klotz Synthetics, RE Suspension, KRC Power Steering, 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 MAIN EVENT RESULTS (40 LAPS)

Ross Bailes, Jonathan Davenport, Ricky Weeks, Jason Pack, Donald Bradsher, Noel Tucker, Ryan Atkins, Kenny Van Derveer, Brett Hamm, Greg Knight, Billy Hicks, Bill Tesh, Chris Cantrell, Clinton Cook, David Smith, Carson Ferguson, Derek Brown.

RE SUSPENSION HEAT RACE #1 RESULTS (10 LAPS)

Noel Tucker, Billy Hicks, Ricky Weeks, Kenny Van Derveer, Donald Bradsher, Jason Pack, Chris Cantrell, Bill Tesh, Furman Parton

KRC POWER STEERING HEAT RACE #2 RESULTS (10 LAPS)

Jonathan Davenport, Ross Bailes, Ryan Atkins, Brett Hamm, David Smith, Carson Ferguson, Clinton Cook, Derek Brown

KLOTZ SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS TIME TRIALS (2 LAPS)

Noel Tucker 16.003, Ross Bailes 16.017, Kenny Van Derveer 16.046, Jonathan Davenport 16.057, Chris Cantrell 16.155, Ryan Atkins 16.189, Donald Bradsher 16.216, David Smith 16.246, Billy Hicks 16.254, Brett Hamm 16.456, Jason Pack 16.474, Carson Ferguson 16.904, Furman Parton 16.943, Clinton Cook 16.963, Ricky Weeks 17.079, Derek Brown 17.106, Bill Tesh 17.987, Greg Knight 19.767

FUEL RACING SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

Ross Bailes (196) - Jason Pack (184) - Brett Hamm (182) - Donald Bradsher (180) - Billy Hicks (172) - Ricky Weeks (172) - Ryan Atkins (168) - David Smith (158) - Kenny Van Derveer (158) - Clinton Cook (156) - Carson Ferguson (148) - Chris Cantrell (140) - Greg Knight (130)


FUEL Set To Invade Friendship Speedway

After an exciting debut at Cherokee, the FUEL Racing Series heads north this Saturday to Friendship Speedway for a highly anticipated event at the recently reconfigured track. It will be the first of three scheduled stops at Friendship, as inaugural winner Brett Hamm leads a highly talented roster of drivers to the Elkin, North Carolina venue.

"I really think this is going to be an exciting event", stated Series Director Jason Atkins. "Friendship offers action packed racing and they have very passionate fans. Some additional banking was added in the off season and the racing should be quite interesting this weekend."

"The fans at Friendship have been talking about this event ever since we scheduled it", explained FMS promoter Michael Tesh. "I truly believe in FUEL and the potential that the series holds. Mike Brown and I are working hard to make this the best event of the season and we look forward to an exciting night of racing this weekend."

Though Hamm was impressive at Cherokee, Friendship will offer he and several of the other drivers a much different challenge. Veteran Billy Hicks has tons of experience to rely on as he looks to overtake Hamm in the championship standings. Ross Bailes, the runner-up at Cherokee, picked up the SECA pro late model win this weekend at Friendship and looks to ride that momentum this coming weekend. Ricky Weeks, Donald Bradsher, and Ryan Atkins are among the drivers that have numerous laps at the 3/8 mile oval.

A full night racing is scheduled as Friendship will have many of their exciting support divisions, including the SECA pro late models, in action. The night is scheduled to get underway shortly after the 6PM Drivers Meeting. For more information about Friendship Speedway, visit friendshipspeedwaync.com or find them on Facebook at Friendship Motor Speedway.

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, Klotz Synthetics, RE Suspension, KRC Power Steering, 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, Velocita, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.


FUEL Announces Touring Schedule Change

After significant consideration and thorough evaluation, the FUEL Racing Series has elected to cancel its May 10th event at 311 Speedway. While the staff at 311 has been very accommodating and supportive of FUEL, series officials have elected at this time to proceed with canceling the event.

"Mr. Fulp was very positive and open minded in working with our management team", stated Series Director Jason Atkins. "311 is a wonderful facility and has some of the best fans that dirt track racing has to offer. However, due to underlying circumstances, we just felt that this was necessary given the time frame. We look forward to working with 311 later this season on our September event that we have scheduled there. We wanted to give everyone involved ample notice and we at FUEL appreciate the continued support of our partners, drivers, and fans."

While the series is currently in discussions for additional events, the tour resumes Saturday (April 26th) at Friendship Speedway. Inaugural winner Brett Hamm leads a talented field to the Elkin, NC venue for a $3000 showdown.

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, Klotz Synthetics, RE Suspension, KRC Power Steering, 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, Velocita, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance


Hamm Conquers Cherokee To Capture Inaugural FUEL Event

Gaffney, SC - Brett Hamm vaulted to the lead at the drop of the green and never looked back as he captured the FUEL Racing Series season opener this past Saturday night at Cherokee Speedway. The Newberry, South Carolina racer led all 40 laps and held off a late charge from Ross Bailes to secure the $3000 payday in the inaugural touring event of the new CT525 series.

In Klotz Synthetic Lubricants time trials, it was Billy Hicks who recorded quick time and the first ever pole award with a lap of 16.203 around the storied speedway.

With no drivers locked in from Time Trials, the heat race action was intense and competitive. Ricky Weeks captured RE Suspension Heat Race #1 while Ross Bailes emerged victorious in KRC Power Steering Heat Race #2.

After a redraw of the top 2 finishers from both heat races, the field was set with Hamm drawing the pole starting position. Hamm set a blistering pace early on as the battle ensued behind him between Weeks, Bailes, and Hicks. Weeks was very strong early in the event, However, a flat tire ended his bid for the win. Hicks and Bailes resumed the battle for 2nd and even closed in on Hamm in the closing laps of the event but would ultimately fall short in their attempt to overtake the eventual winner.

"We had a good car all weekend long," said Hamm. "We've won both races we've ran with this engine so far this season. This FUEL Racing Series competition is tough but we'll take what we learned tonight up to Elkin in 2 weeks." Bailes, Hicks, Jason Pack, and Donald Bradsher would round out the top 5.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series will be a Saturday, April 26th trip to Friendship Speedway in Elkin, NC. Be sure to make plans to come watch as the stars and cars of the FUEL Racing Series powered by City Chevrolet Performance.

For more information about FUEL Racing Series, 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, Klotz Synthetics, RE Suspension, KRC Power Steering, 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, Velocita, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

KLOTZ SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS TIME TRIALS: Billy Hicks 16.203, Ross Bailes 16.280, Chris Cantrell 16.312, Brett Hamm 16.327, Ricky Weeks 16.390, Donald Bradsher 16.411, Ryan Atkins 16.423, Matthew Turner 16.432, Kenny Van Derveer 16.435, Jason Pack 16.534, Carson Ferguson 16.542, David Smith 16.567, Johnny Pursley 16.619, Clinton Cook 16.668, Steve Cooke 16.746, Trent Ivey 16.824, Kip Cochran 17.636.

R.E. SUSPENSION HEAT RACE #1: Ricky Weeks, Johnny Pursley, Billy Hicks, Chris Cantrell, Kenny Van Derveer, Steve Cooke, Carson Ferguson, Kip Cochran, Ryan Atkins.

KRC POWER STEERING HEAT RACE #2: Ross Bailes, Brett Hamm, Donald Bradsher, Jason Pack, Matthew Turner, Clinton Cook, David Smith, Trent Ivey.

FEATURE RESULTS: Brett Hamm, Ross Bailes, Billy Hicks, Jason Pack, Donald Bradsher, David Smith, Matthew Turner, Clinton Cook, Ryan Atkins, Carson Ferguson, Ricky Weeks, Trent Ivey, Kenny Van Derveer, Steve Cooke, Johnny Pursley, Kip Cochran, Chris Cantrell


RE Suspension Builds Coalition With FUEL

The FUEL (Fast Unified Engine Late Models) Racing Series is proud to announce its partnership with RE Suspension for the 2014 racing season. Founded in 2002, RE quickly became the choice of numerous teams thanks to their wide variety of suspension services, parts, and accessories. Located in Mooresville, NC, they work with numerous manufacturers to offer a diversified portfolio to meet any racer's needs. In addition, RE Suspension will be an Associate Partner with FUEL and the presenting sponsor of Heat Race #1 in each FUEL event this season.

"RE Suspension is proud to be a part of the inaugural FUEL Racing Series season", stated RE Suspension's Jason Enders. "We love dirt racing, and our late model dirt racers; and we're looking forward to being a part of FUEL's growth over the next several years!"

For more information about RE Suspension, give their customer friendly staff a call at 704-664-2277, visit them online at resuspension.com, or find them on Facebook at RE Suspension.

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, Klotz Synthetics, RE Suspensions, KRC Power Steering, 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, Velocita, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.


Heintz Performance Partnership Strengthens FUEL

The FUEL (Fast Unified Engine Late Models) Racing Series is proud to welcome Heintz Performance to its team of marketing partners for the 2014 racing season. A long time supplier and supporter of the auto racing world, Heintz Performance currently has 2 locations (Statesville and Concord, NC). Diversified inventory, experienced staff, and nationwide shipping have made them the preferred choice for numerous teams both regionally and nationwide.

"Heintz Performance & Heintz Brothers Performance are glad to be sponsoring FUEL for 2014", stated Steve Heintz. "We've tried to support crate series for years to allow a team to race on a more affordable level. We firmly believe that a crate series can allow more racers to stay in racing and we all know that ANY racing is expensive. NOW, if the tracks that these crate series race on will get more standardized with tires, it will help to lower the cost of racing even more."

To contact the staff at Heintz Performance (Concord, NC) contact 704-455-9422. To speak to the team at Heintz Brothers Performance (Statesville, NC), contact 704-872-8081.

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, Klotz Synthetics, RE Suspension, KRC Power Steering, 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, Velocita, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.


Renegade Race Fuel Aligns With FUEL Racing Series

The FUEL (Fast Unified Engine Late Models) Racing Series is pleased to announce its partnership with Renegade Race Fuel / Ford's Fuel the 2014 racing season. As the Master Distributor of Renegade Racing Fuel in the Southeast, Ford's offers a wide range of products that are both dyno and race test proven. Delivering quality products and excellent customer service since 1923, Ford's has remained at the top of the industry. Teams competing with FUEL will be eligible to earn numerous contingency awards this season through this partnership program.

"Renegade Race Fuel/Ford's Fuel is excited to be involved with the FUEL Racing Series", stated Tim Tyner of Ford's Fuel. "We look forward to working with this organization and supporting the racers. I think it will be a great year of racing and Good Luck to all of the teams that will be competing. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone throughout the season!"

For more information about Renegade Racing Fuel & Lubricants / Ford's Fuel, you can contact representative Tim Tyner at 800-615-5981 or visit them online today at mrracefuel.com

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, Klotz Synthetics, RE Suspension, KRC Power Steering, 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, Velocita, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.


JRi Engineers Coalition With FUEL Racing Series

The FUEL (Fast Unified Engine Late Models) Racing Series is proud to announce its partnership with JRi Shocks for the 2014 racing season. Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, JRi is leading a new era in the world of shock technology and development. They are already off to a blazing start in 2014 with resounding victories in multiple high profile dirt late model events.

Drivers competing with FUEL Racing Series can look to the knowledgeable staff at JRi for all of their shock questions and needs. JRi's contingency partnership with FUEL will allow racers to be eligible for their contingencies throughout the season at each and every touring event.

"This series has a ton of potential in the region and with high level racers such as Ross Bailes and Ryan Atkins committing to the full schedule, it makes sense for JRi Shocks to be involved and support the racers in this series", said JRi's Brannon Earnest. "We are very excited about this opportunity and we look forward to working with everyone at FUEL."

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

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, Klotz Synthetics, RE Suspension, KRC Power Steering, 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, Velocita, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.


Klotz Synthetics Integrates With FUEL Racing Series

The FUEL (Fast Unified Engine Late Models) Racing Series is proud to announce its marketing partnership with Klotz Synthetic Lubricants for the 2014 racing season. For over 50 years, Klotz has exceeded the ever-challenging demand of numerous markets within the automotive industry. By mastering the science of synthetic lubrication, Klotz is an industry leader with unparalleled commitment to quality and efficiency. Their elaborate line of oils and lubricants have stood the test of time both on and off the race track. Klotz joins FUEL as a presenting partner as series competitors will battle in the "Klotz Synthetics Time Trials" at each event!

The FUEL Racing Series is a great way to showcase Klotz Products in one of the nation's dirt late model racing hotbeds," said John C. Klotz Jr., Founder & CEO. A spec engine-based series is a great way to keep costs in check and allow competitive grassroots racing to flourish. We're excited to get involved at the ground floor, work cooperatively with the engine builders in the research and development process, and provide the racers with a purposely-formulated lubricant specific to their needs."

For more information about Klotz, contact 800-242-0489, find them on Facebook (Klotz Synthetic Lubricants), follow them on Twitter (@klotzlube) or visit them at klotzlube.com

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, Klotz Synthetics, RE Suspensions, KRC Power Steering, 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, Velocita, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.


Hoosier Racing Tire Partners With FUEL Racing Series

The FUEL (Fast Unified Engine Late Models) Racing Series is proud to announce its partnership with Hoosier Racing Tire & Hoosier Tire South for the 2014 racing season. Consistently building Tires Designed For Champions, Hoosier continues to meet the racer's needs and demands through its superior products and efficient distribution system. FUEL competitors will utilize the HTS 1350 & HTS 1600 compounds this year in pursuit of the inaugural FUEL championship.

As the industry leader in dirt late model tires, Hoosier is proud to be the Official Tire of FUEL Racing Series", said Brian Key of Hoosier Tire South. "FUEL's management team has a strong vision and commitment. We look forward to supporting the series and growing with them for years to come!"

For more information about Hoosier Racing Tire, you can call Hoosier Tire South's Charles Roberts at 865-457-988, Brian Key at 770-570-9868, or visit them online at hoosiertire.com

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, Klotz Synthetics, RE Suspensions, KRC Power Steering, 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, Velocita, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.


City Chevrolet Performance Powers FUEL Racing Series

The FUEL (Fast Unified Engine Late Models) Racing Series is pleased to announce its series marketing partnership with City Chevrolet Performance for the 2014 racing season. The Charlotte, North Carolina company has served as the foundation of the series and the driving force in providing FUEL race teams with the powerful and affordable CT525 engine.

"City Chevrolet is the foundation of our series and marketing plan", stated Series Director Jason Atkins. "If people only knew just how generous Chris (Knight) has been to short track racing, then they would completely understand our loyalty and commitment to him and their company. Fortunately for FUEL, we have the privilege of representing them in an effort to be a positive voice for their organization. I hope our drivers and fans will continue to support City Chevrolet with the same loyalty that City has shown our series and sport."

"I can't begin to describe how excited we are to be a part of this series", explained City's Chris Knight. "I truly believe this will be the most exciting division in dirt late model racing for this season and for years to come. FUEL has an incredible group of drivers and partners assembled. The anticipation for the first race is like waiting for Christmas! Thanks to everyone involved with FUEL for their support in making this a great partnership for our company."

For more information about City Chevrolet Performance, you can call Chris at 800-763-2489, find them on Facebook at City Chevrolet Performance Parts, and visit citycratemotors.com

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, Klotz Synthetics, RE Suspensions, KRC Power Steering, 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, Velocita, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Driver Support Continues To Multiply For FUEL Racing Series

(Charlotte, NC) - With the season opening event at Cherokee Speedway just over a month away, FUEL (Fast Unified Engine Late Models) Racing Series officials have been hard at work in preparation for this year's campaign. Countless hours of research and planning have been spent laying the groundwork to create the most exciting and competitive dirt late model touring series possible.

While the company partners of the series richly deserve notoriety, FUEL realizes that this would not even be possible without the commitment of the race teams and tracks. The 2014 FUEL Racing Series Touring Schedule is filled with great track partners and we intend on rewarding their loyal fans with exciting racing action.

Over the past few months, many have asked, "Who will be racing with FUEL this season"? While several teams are still considering the CT525 engine, we can tell you that many drivers have already made that all important first step. A huge THANK YOU goes out to these drivers for sharing our vision and giving us an impressive list of racers to bring to our partner tracks. While more information about participating drivers will be released as it is made available, the drivers that plan to participate in FUEL events currently include:

Billy Hicks, Brett Hamm, Brian Ligon, Carson Ferguson, Chris Cantrell, Clinton Cook, Colton Robinson, Daniel Baggerly, Donald Bradsher, Furman Parton, Gib Gibbons, Jason Pack, Johnny Pursley, Kenny Van Derveer, Matthew Turner, Ricky Weeks, Ross Bailes, Ryan Atkins, and Steve Banal.

FUEL is already blessed with a blend of young talent and seasoned veterans. That list continues to grow as we draw closer to the season opener. Over the next few weeks, we will also outline the series and the partnering companies that have so generously extended their support.

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, Klotz Synthetics, RE Suspensions, 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, Roush Yates Performance Products, AR Bodies, Velocita, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

FUEL Racing Series Schedules Introductory Meeting

With the 2014 racing season drawing near, the FUEL Racing Series has scheduled its 2014 Introductory Meeting for Saturday January 18th at the Courtyard Charlotte Gastonia (1856 Remount Road) in Gastonia, NC from 10AM until 2PM. Realizing that several teams may have questions about the CT525 engine and the series in general, series officials felt it was imperative to share open discussion well in advance of the April 12th season opener at Cherokee Speedway.

Several topics are on the agenda as the series embarks on its inaugural season. The timing of this meeting will give race teams the necessary time needed to prepare accordingly. Topics currently scheduled to be covered are: CT525 Engines, 2014 Race Schedule, Race Procedures, Race Purse, Point Fund, and Rules. In our effort to cover every question and/or concern, an open floor Question & Answer session is scheduled as well.

For the latest information regarding the 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 City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, B&B Motorsports, Flag To Flag, Heintz Brothers Performance, WP Racing Shocks, Kenny Lamb Racing Engines, and Thomas Clarke Performance.


FUEL Gains Momentum At CARS, Releases New Website

After weeks of research and work, the new FUEL Racing Series had a very successful exhibition this past weekend at the Charlotte Auto Racing Show (CARS) as several tracks and drivers confirmed their support of the region's first CT525 late model series! Realizing that racers need the stability of a tour schedule to pledge their support, FUEL was able to land confirmations from 8 different race tracks thanks to the generosity and vision of local and regional promoters.

"We are thankful for the continuous growth of support we have experienced to this point", stated Series Director Jason Atkins. "It is no secret that in order for FUEL to be successful, we need both the racers and tracks to share our vision. Our schedule is approximately 75% complete at this time and I couldn't be happier for everyone involved in making this happen. Once we return from the PRI show in Indianapolis this weekend, we will press forward in finalizing our 2014 touring schedule for our partnering tracks and racers.

In addition, we are pleased to release our brand new website. Thanks to the creative efforts of Thomas Clarke Performance, followers can now visit us (fuelracingseries.com) online. The site gives viewers a detailed look at the series partners, tracks, rules, and other related information.

Tracks that have committed to hosting a 2014 FUEL event(s) are 311 Speedway, Carolina Speedway, Cherokee Speedway, Friendship Speedway, Harris Speedway, Lancaster Speedway, Laurens Speedway, and Wythe Raceway. Other tracks are also considering a FUEL event as we speak. Should those turned into confirmed race dates, we will update the schedule accordingly.

For the latest information regarding the FUEL Racing Series you can visit the website, find us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter (FUEL525SERIES). Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Kenny Lamb Racing Engines, Flag To Flag, and Thomas Clarke Performance.


FUEL Racing Series Releases CT525 Engine Package

Series officials are pleased to announce the release of the FUEL CT525 Engine Package. The FUEL Engine Package includes a Chevrolet Performance CT525 from series partner City... Chevrolet and several other key components. "We've had an enormous amount of interest in this engine and our series in general", stated Series Director Jason Atkins. "Phone calls and emails continue to pour in from racers exploring the CT525. In addition, the response from both tracks and companies within the industry has been very positive".

FUEL CT525 Engine Package Notes & Facts

• City Chevrolet is the exclusive supplier of CT525 engines and LSX ignition controllers included in the FUEL package

• FUEL has partnered with Lamb Racing Engines as the exclusive supplier of this introductory CT525 engine package and pricing.

• KRC is the official supplier of the FUEL CT525 Component Package

• Beyea Custom Headers is the official supplier of FUEL CT525 Header Package

• Engines and components are in stock and available for immediate delivery

• Introductory pricing of the FUEL Racing Series CT525 package listed below is: $9,950.00

Contact Kenny @ Lamb Racing Engines (864-597-9757 ) to get your new CT525 engine package

The FUEL Racing Series CT525 Engine Package:

• CT525 engine (P/N 19271821)

• GM Performance LSX ignition controller with wiring harness (P/N 19171130) which is the only ignition controller approved for FUEL competition.

• KRC CT525 Component Package (Includes valve cover breather assembly, water pump, serpentine pulleys, water pump belt, belt tensioner, water by-pass kit, LS motor mounts, 16V or 12V alternator, alternator bracket, alternator belt, all water pump & alternator mounting hardware)

• HTD flywheel with GM Performance fly-wheel bolts

• Beyea Tri-y Headers with ARP headers bolts

• Oil Pressure Adapter & assorted metric bolts required for CT525 installation

• HVH 2 inch 4-hole carburetor spacer, Fel-Pro premium carburetor gaskets, & ARP carburetor stud kit

Optional accessories, depending on each racer's individual needs, are also available: Braswell or Stealth Carburetors - Bell Housing Mounted Power Steering/Fuel Pump Combo - Remote Oil Filter Mount & Oil Cooler - Motor Assembly & Dyno Tuning to your carburetor

**In addition to the listed package, the first 15 racers to take advantage of this promotional package will receive a FREE 2014 FUEL Racing Series Membership!**

The FUEL Racing Series would like to thank everyone involved for their continued interest and support. We will be exhibiting at CARS (Charlotte, NC) on December 5th - 7th. Stop by and see us at the CARS event and stay tuned for more exciting news to be released soon regarding the FUEL Racing Series 2014 Rules and Schedule. Until then feel free to contact FUEL Series Director Jason Atkins (336-648-5757), email us (fuelracingseries@gmail.com), visit our FUEL Racing Series Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter at @FUEL525SERIES


CT525 Engine By City Chevrolet Performance Parts

Those interested in the CT525 Engine for the FUEL Racing Series in 2014 can speak with Chris Knight at City Chevrolet Performance Parts. Call Chris at 800-763-2489 or visit them online at www.citycratemotors.com

FUEL Racing Series Releases Facebook And Twitter Page

The
FUEL (Fast Unified Engine Late Models) Series can be found on Facebook and Twitter. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter .

FUEL (Fast Unified Engine Late Models) Series

Series officials are pleased to announce the formation of a new dirt late model series titled FUEL (Fast Unified Engine Late Models). FUEL is powered by City Chevrolet Performance Parts and will be a dirt late model touring
series featuring the Chevrolet CT 525 engine. Originated as a concept this summer and now finalized, FUEL looks to launch its inaugural tour in 2014 with 12 - 15 events targeting a $3000 to win/$300 to start purse structure.

"I am very pleased to be affiliated with the FUEL Racing Series", stated City Chevrolet's Chris Knight. "The CT 525 engine is a powerful, reliable, and affordable engine that definitely deserves a home in our sport. The FUEL management team has a great vision for our racers, tracks, and fans. I look forward to supporting their efforts!"

A detailed rules package with approved tire compounds is currently under evaluation as FUEL organizes its 2014 event schedule with a focus on events within a 3 hour radius of central North Carolina. "We are excited about this new series and the principles that it is built upon", stated Series Director Jason Atkins. " Dirt late models powered by fast and cost effective engines are the foundation behind the series. FUEL is designed to bring fans exciting racing, promoters affordable purses, and race teams a cost efficient option of competing at a regional touring level. We've had several detailed conversations with drivers, team owners, and other racing industry leaders. We have many announcements to make in the coming weeks as we finalize partnership details with several organizations that have so graciously offered their support."

The series, in conjunction with City Chevrolet, is in the process of developing a turnkey engine option. Stay tuned for more details as our rules, schedule, and website are all being finalized. For more information, contact the FUEL Racing Series via email at fuelracingseries@gmail.com


Thomas Clarke Performance Releases Website For The FUEL (Fast Unified Engine Late Models) Series 

Thomas Clarke Performance releases a new website for the
FUEL (Fast Unified Engine Late Models) Series. The new FUEL (Fast Unified Engine Late Models) Series website can be found online at www.fuelracingseries.com .