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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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September 9th FUEL Event At Friendship Postponed

 

Due to the current management transition at Friendship Motor Speedway, the FUEL Racing Series event scheduled for Saturday September 9th has been postponed.

Track and series officials are currently discussing a new race date and once a decision is reached, we will update our race teams and fans accordingly.

In the meantime, we extend our support to Friendship Motor Speedway and look forward to visiting the Elkin, North Carolina facility very soon!

 

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.

Friendship Motor Speedway Next For FUEL

 

The FUEL Racing Series will be traveling to Friendship Motor Speedway located in Elkin, North Carolina on Saturday September 9th for a $3,000 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.

Milliken Becomes First Repeat Winner As Championship Battle Leaves Carolina Deadlocked

(Gastonia, NC) Capturing his 4th career FUEL Racing Series victory, Willie Milliken stormed to the lead from from the 9th starting position Friday night at Carolina Speedway to score his 2nd series win of the season. In addition to Milliken becoming the only repeat winner this season, the 2017 Championship Standings are officially tied as Matt Long and Steve Banal each have 546 points heading into the final 2 events.

In Langley Collision Center Time Trials, Timbo Mangum blistered the track with a 16.412 lap besting the time of 16.624 from Bryan Mullis and the rest of the 23 car field. Jonathan Edwards, Steve Banal, Travis Pennington, and Doug Sanders would round out the Top 6 qualifiers.

In the Renegade Race Fuels Dash, a quick move made by Mullis around the outside earned him the early lead and ultimately the victory over Pennington, Mangum, Sanders and Banal.

In Hoosier Racing Tire Heat #1, Ben Watkins and Willie Milliken would battle tooth and nail each lap for the lead. Watkins would hold off Milliken's charge to earn the win and an extra $75 from Der-Kel Chemical Specialty Products.

In JRi Shocks Heat #2, Matt Long would vault to the early lead as Jay Sessoms would have to battle Russell Kennerly all 8 laps for the 2nd position Long cruised to the preliminary win while Sessoms used a last lap pass to take 2nd over Kennerly. For his heat race efforts Long, also earned an extra $75 from Der-Kel Chemical Specialty Products.

In the City Chevrolet & Direct Racing Industry Virtual Expo Main Event, Mullis and Pennington led the field to the initial green flag with Mullis controlling the pace of the race in the early stages. Mullis was in firm control of the lead until Lap 11 when contact with lap traffic would unfortunately end the leader's night prematurely. As the race restarted with Pennington at the point, Milliken continued his march to the front from the 9th starting position. Pennington, despite the damage to the right front of his car from the Lap 11 incident, initially held Watkins and the rest of the field at bay. Through the middle stages of the event, Milliken flexed his muscle while utilizing the top groove. The Roanoke Rapids racer secured the lead, held off a spirited challenge from Watkins, and led the field to the finish line. Watkins, Pennington. Ricky Weeks and Robbie Emory rounded out the Top 5 finishers.

Up next on the FUEL Racing Series schedule is a return visit to Friendship Speedway in Elkin, NC on September 9th. The championship battle is a dead heat as Banal and Long are officially tied atop the standings in the tightest point battle in series history!

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, The Direct Racing Industry Virtual Expo, 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.

Carolina Speedway City Chevrolet Performance Feature Results (Pending Tire Tests)

1) Willie Milliken
2) Ben Watkins
3) Travis Pennington
4) Ricky Weeks
5) Robbie Emory
6) Matt Long
7) Timbo Mangum
8) Jay Sessoms
9) Gary Puckett
10) Pat Lindsay
11) Brandon O'Neil
12) Lance Moss
13) Mark Dysart
14) Brian Ledbetter
15) Chuck Smith
16) Bryan Mullis
17) Steve Banal
18) Doug Sanders
19) Deano Long
20) Carter Fischlein
21) Russell Kennerly
22) Josh Richeson
DNS - Jonathan Edwards

Langley Collision Center Pole Award: Timbo Mangum 16.412

Renegade Race Fuels Dash Winner: Bryan Mullis

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1 Winner: Ben Watkins

JRI Shocks Heat Race 2 Winner: Matt Long

The FUEL Racing Series Travels To Carolina Speedway Friday August 18th

 

The FUEL Racing Series will be traveling to Carolina Speedway located in Gastonia, North Carolina on Friday August 18th for a $3,000 to win / $300 to start event. Carolina Speedway is a 4/10 mile oval and is currently known as "The Action Track". The Speedway is home to the annual Shrine 100 and "King Of The Carolinas" events. Make plans to join us Friday August 18th as the FUEL Racing Series will do battle on the 4/10 mile oval for a $3,000 payday. Langley Collision will award $200 to the fast qualifier for the FUEL Racing Series 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.

August 12th FUEL Event At Lavonia Postponed

After multiple conversations between track and series officials, Lavonia Speedway has elected to postpone the August 12th FUEL Racing Series event.

While we at FUEL were very eager to return to the northeast Georgia facility this Saturday night, we look forward to the possibility of returning to Lavonia later this season and again in 2018 when it best fits their schedule.

Our next race will be Friday, August 18th at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC for a $3000 to win/$300 to start main 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.

Milliken And Batten Earn Wins In East Coast Swing

(Charlotte, NC) On the lone doubleheader weekend of 2017 for the FUEL Racing Series, Willie Milliken and Michael Batten earned their first FUEL wins of the season at Fayetteville Motor Speedway and County Line Raceway respectively. Remarkably, the series extended its streak of competitive events without a repeat winner as a different team has visited Victory Lane in each event thus far in 2017.

Friday's action at Fayetteville was filled with drama and tension that began with championship leader Matt Long losing an engine in qualifying. Local standout Shawn Sewell would earn the Chevrolet Performance Pole Position with a 17.692 lap around the 4/10 mile venue. Sewell would also win the Renegade Race Fuels Dash, but that victory did not come easy. Sewell led early in the Dash but temporarily surrendered the lead to a hard charging Willie Milliken. Milliken made an eye-opening pass on the outside to briefly secure the lead but the persistent Sewell regained the lead on the inside and ultimately scored the Dash victory. Zack Cox then took the checkered flag in the JRi Shocks Heat Race to set the stage and complete the starting grid for the main event.

Fast Qualifier and Dash winner Shawn Sewell set the pace early in the main event. It didn't take long for the action to heat up as Milliken set his sights on the leader while a three-way battle between Steve Banal, Justin Williams, and Bryan Mullis ensued just behind the lead duo. Sewell was strong early on and kept Milliken at bay. Banal, looking to gain valuable points in the championship battle, raced with poise inside the Top 5 during the early stages. Milliken continued to work multiple lines and would eventually slide by Sewell for the race lead. Banal would gain valuable track position in the runner-up spot while side by side racing continued behind them. Milliken controlled the event the rest of the way and was followed to the checkered flag by Banal, Sewell, and Williams. Milliken became the 5th different FUEL winner in the 2017 season and Banal headed to County Line Raceway tied with Long for the championship lead.

The following day at County Line Raceway, the FUEL Late Models would make their first visit of the season to the Elm City, NC oval. With the 2017 series season finale scheduled at County Line, it was a sneak preview as to what the teams and fans can look forward to in November.

In qualifying it was Michael Batten earning the pole with a new series record time of 14.382 seconds. In the Renegade Race Fuels Dash, Batten would feverishly battle with previous CLR FUEL winner Dustin Mitchell. Batten would hold on for the Dash win over Mitchell, Steve Banal, Christian Joyner and Bryan Mullis.

In the JRI Shocks Heat Race, it was Michael Rouse holding off a hard charging Matt Long. Rouse overcame his heartbreak from mechanical woes during the parade lap on Friday night at Fayetteville and Long was fielding a backup car after losing an engine on Friday night.

In the feature Michael Batten jumped out to the early lead over Banal, Mitchell and Christian Joyner. After a few early caution periods, a long green flag run ensued with Batten showed dominance over the long run, as he pulled away from Banal, Mitchell, and Joyner. The battle for 2nd stayed red hot throughout the feature as Banal and Joyner battled door to door until Joyner finally took 2nd for good over Banal. Down to the end it was all Batten as he extended his lead and earned his first career FUEL Racing Series win.

The competition within the series continues to remain at an all-time high. So far in 2017, the FUEL Racing Series has 6 different winners in 6 events and has also featured 5 different pole sitters. Up next for the FUEL Racing Series Late Models will be a return visit to Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, GA on Saturday, August 12th for a $3000 to win/$300 to start main event.

For more information about FUEL you can visit our 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.

 

Fayetteville Motor Speedway City Chevrolet Performance Feature Results (Pending Tire Tests)
 

1) Willie Milliken
2) Steve Banal
3) Shawn Sewell
4) Justin Williams
5) Bryan Mullis
6) Robbie Emory
7) Tim Neighbors
8) Dale Arnold
9) Chuck Smith
10) Mark Dysart
11) Brad Rigdon
12) Zach Cox
13) Deano Long
14) Woody Cromartie
15) Dykes Maynard
16) Michael Rouse

DNS - Matt Long


Pole Award: Shawn Sewell 17.692
Renegade Race Fuels Dash Winner: Shawn Sewell
JRi Shocks Heat Race Winner: Zack Cox
 

County Line Raceway City Chevrolet Performance Feature Results
(Pending Tire Tests)

 

1) Michael Batten

2) Christian Joyner

3) Dustin Mitchell

4) Steve Banal

5) Bryan Mullis

6) Matt Long

7) Robbie Emory

8) Matthew Bissette

9) Deano Long

10) Brad Rigdon

11) Bobby Bottoms

12) William Carroll

13) Chuck Smith

14) Dykes Maynard

15) Michael Rouse

16) Mark Dysart

DNS - Justin Williams

Pole Award: Michael Batten 14.382
Renegade Race Fuels Dash Winner: Michael Batten
JRi Shocks Heat Race Winner: Michael Rouse

Fayetteville And County Line Doubleheader Next For FUEL

 

This Friday July 21st and Saturday July 22nd the FUEL Racing Series will pull double duty with a pair of $3,000 to win / $300 to start main events. Friday, July 21st the series will be at Fayetteville Motor Speedway located in Fayetteville, North Carolina and on Saturday, July 22nd the series heads to County Line Raceway located in Elm City, North Carolina. Make plans to join us either Friday at Fayetteville, Saturday at County Line, or BOTH!

 

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.

Carolina Speedway June 30th FUEL Event Postponed

 

After speaking with track officials and reviewing the unfortunate weather forecast, tonight's $3,000 to win FUEL Racing Series event at Carolina Speedway located in Gastonia, North Carolina has been postponed. The rescheduling of the FUEL Racing Series event is already being discussed and will be passed along once a final decision has been reached.

 

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.

The FUEL Racing Series Travels To Carolina Speedway Friday June 30th

 

The FUEL Racing Series will be traveling to Carolina Speedway located in Gastonia, North Carolina on Friday June 30th for a $3,000 to win / $300 to start event. Carolina Speedway is a 4/10 mile oval and is currently known as "The Action Track". The Speedway is home to the annual Shrine 100 and "King Of The Carolinas" events. Make plans to join us Friday June 30th as the FUEL Racing Series will do battle on the 4/10 mile oval for a $3,000 payday.

 

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.

County Line Raceway June 24th FUEL Event Postponed

 

After reviewing multiple weather forecast models and taking the lengthy travel of many teams into consideration, tonight's $3,000 to win FUEL Racing Series event at County Line Raceway located in Elm City, North Carolina has been postponed.

At this time, County Line Raceway still plans to host weekly racing action this evening. The rescheduling of the FUEL Racing Series event is already being discussed and will be passed along once a final decision has been reached.

 

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.

Fayetteville Motor Speedway June 23rd FUEL Event Postponed

 

Due to extremely wet conditions throughout the entire week and not having the opportunity to prepare the track along with the possibility of additional rain in the forecast; Fayetteville Motor Speedway and series officials have mutually agreed to postpone tomorrow June 23rd $3,000 to win FUEL Racing Series event. Alternate dates are currently being discussed in hopes of announcing a new date very soon!

 

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.

Fayetteville And County Line Doubleheader Next For FUEL

 

This Friday June 23rd and Saturday June 24th the FUEL Racing Series will pull double duty with a pair of $3,000 to win / $300 to start main events. Friday, June 23rd the series will be at Fayetteville Motor Speedway located in Fayetteville, North Carolina for the second time this season and on Saturday, June 24th the series heads to County Line Raceway located in Elm City, North Carolina. Make plans to join us either Friday at Fayetteville, Saturday at County Line, or BOTH!

 

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.

Watkins Scores First Career FUEL Victory At Lavonia

(Lavonia, GA) Completing the "series trifecta" last night at Lavonia Speedway, Ben Watkins topped the charts in qualifying, won his dash race, and completed the evening sweep by capturing the $3000 FUEL Racing Series Main Event presented by City Chevrolet Performance.

23 FUEL Late Models would make the call for the 4th race of the 2017 season and the 1st race in series history at the northeast Georgia venue.

In A Stroke Above Services Time Trials, South Carolina's Ben Watkins blistered the field and the scoring monitor with a lap of 16.161 seconds. Travis Pennington, making his FUEL debut, qualified 2nd fastest (16.309) and was followed by Trent Ivey, David McCoy and current series championship leader Matt Long.

In the Renegade Race Fuel Top 6 Dash, it was Watkins jumping out to the lead and never looking back. Pennington would have to fend off late race charges from McCoy and Ivey to hold onto the 2nd position. McCoy followed in 3rd with Ivey, Long and Drew Collins rounding out the 6 car field.

In Hoosier Race Tire Heat Race #1, Steve Banal would hold off Ashley Poole to earn the win with Deano Long rounding out the Top 3. In JRi Shocks Heat Race #2, Ricky Weeks would vault to an early lead and never look back en route to a preliminary win over Robbie Emory and Clayton Turner.

In the City Chevrolet Performance feature, Watkins and Pennington were paired up side by side. Off the start, Watkins grabbed the early lead but Pennington would remain persistent throughout the main event. Also staying within striking distance was 3rd place David McCoy. Behind the leaders in the early stages, Ricky Weeks moved up by utilizing an outside line to forge his way into the Top 5 while Bryan Mullis worked his way into the Top 10 after starting 14th.

Lap traffic helped bring Pennington and McCoy back to Watkins but the top spot would never be relinquished despite their feverish pursuit of the race leader. Watkins would ultimately hold off all challengers, earn his 1st career win with the FUEL Racing Series victory, and earn a $3000 pay day in the process. Pennington would finish a close 2nd as McCoy, Ivey, and Weeks rounded out the Top 5.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series Late Models is the only doubleheader currently on the 2017 schedule. The series heads to Fayetteville Motor Speedway on Friday June 23rd and then ends the weekend the following night at County Line Raceway. Both events are $3000 to win/$300 to start in what is becoming one of the most anticipated weekend's of the 2017 season.

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 Tests)

1) Ben Watkins
2) Travis Pennington
3) David McCoy
4) Trent Ivey
5) Ricky Weeks
6) Drew Collins
7) Matt Long
8) Steve Banal
9) Bryan Mullis
10) Ashley Poole
11) Robbie Emory
12) Deano Long
13) Doug Sanders
14) Chuck Smith
15) Mark Dysart
16) Bubba Russell
17) Stephen Segars
18) Russell Kennerly
19) Scotty Chatham
20) Clayton Turner
DNS - Chris Seagars
DNS - Jason Dehn
DNS - Jonathan Edwards

A Stroke Above Services Pole Award: Ben Watkins (16.161)

Renegade Race Fuels Dash Results:

1) Ben Watkins
2) Travis Pennington
3) David McCoy
4) Trent Ivey
5) Matt Long
6) Drew Collins

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1 Winner: Steve Banal
JRi Shocks Heat Race #2 Winner: Ricky Weeks

The FUEL Racing Series Heads To Lavonia Speedway June 3rd

 

The FUEL Racing Series will be traveling to Lavonia Speedway located in Lavonia, Georgia on Saturday June 3rd for a $3,000 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.

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.

The FUEL Racing Series Heads To Wythe Raceway May 13th

 

The FUEL Racing Series will be traveling to Wythe Raceway located in Rural Retreat, Virginia on Saturday May 13th for a $3,000 to win / $300 to start event. Join us Saturday May 13th as the FUEL Racing Series takes to the high banks of Wythe Raceway.

 

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 Tests)


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

Friendship Motor Speedway Next For FUEL

 

The FUEL Racing Series will be traveling to Friendship Motor Speedway located in Elkin, North Carolina on Saturday April 29th for a $3,000 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.

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 Tests)

 

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

Fayetteville Motor Speedway Next For FUEL

 

The FUEL Racing Series will be traveling to Fayetteville Motor Speedway located in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Saturday April 22nd for a $3,000 to win / $300 to start event. Make plans to join us Saturday April 22nd as the FUEL Racing Series tackles the 1/2 mile at Fayetteville Motor Speedway for a $3,000 payday.

 

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.

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 Tests)

 

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:

 

1) Trent Ivey

2) Furman Parton

3) Matt Long

4) 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 4:30 PM and the FUEL Racing Series Drivers Meeting is set for 6:45 PM.

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.

 

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