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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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Rouse Earns First Series Win As Emory Secures FUEL Championship

(Elm City, NC) Coming from the 5th starting position, track champion Michael Rouse out dueled Justin Williams and defending race winner Steve Banal to earn a $5000 payday at County Line Raceway's Race For The Kids. It was the 50th event in FUEL Racing Series history and while Rouse celebrated his 1st series win, Delaware's Robbie Emory posted a 10th place finish to earn the 2018 FUEL Racing Series championship.

In Renegade Race Fuels Time Trials, Banal bested a staggering field of 39 competitors with a lap of 14.521 seconds around the 3/8 mile oval. Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1 featured Banal and Rouse dueling early on. Banal maintained the point for all 8 laps to earn the heat race win over Rouse, Willie Milliken and Matthew Bissette. In FK Rod Ends Heat Race 2, Michael Batten and Shaun Harrell would bring the field to the green. Batten would grab the early lead while Walker Arthur mounted a late race charge in pursuit of a transfer spot. Batten would go on to earn the win over Harrell, Austin Holcombe, and Arthur. City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race 3 started with Justin Williams and Derrick Ramey battling door to door for the lead early on. Williams would eventually seize the position while Christian Joyner would take second. Ramey and Daniel Baggerly would round out the Top 4. Hicks Waterstoves Heat Race 4 featured Russell Erwin with the early lead while a great battle developed for 2nd between Daulton Wilson and Daniel Tucker. Erwin went on to secure the win while Wilson finished just ahead of Tucker and Robbie Emory who rallied from the tail of the field due to an emergency engine exchange that the team performed after mechanical woes plagued them in hot laps. With one final attempt to make the starting grid left, Dustin Mitchell, Ethan Wilson and Gary Dillon would transfer in B-Main 1 as Derrick Quade, Brandon White and Shaun Sewell secured their spots in the feature event by transferring via B-Main 2.

In The Direct Racing Industry Virtual Expo Main Event, Banal grabbed the lead early with Justin Williams in pursuit as Rouse, Erwin and Batten battled through a long green flag stretch to start the race. Race leader Banal spun to avoid an incident and would maintain the lead for the restart but unfortunately sustained damage to the right side his race car. On the ensuing restart, Rouse made a charge to the front. On lap 35, he slid by Banal to take the lead and shortly thereafter Justin Williams vaulted to the runner-up spot. After a lengthy caution just past halfway, Banal made one last charge for the lead. The defending series champion and 2018 race winner slid by Rouse and Williams on the outside to reclaim the lead. However, Rouse would not be denied as he eventually reclaimed the top spot and pulled away at the end to earn his first FUEL Series victory. It was also the first Race For The Kids Win for Rouse who was followed to the checkered flag by Williams, Banal, Erwin, and Batten.

While Rouse celebrated in Victory Lane, a jubilant Robbie Emory celebrated his championship accomplishments and Derrick Ramey wrapped up FK Rod Ends Rookie of the Year honors. Emory displayed incredible consistency over the course of his 2018 season that included 3 wins, 3 Pole Awards, only 2 finishes outside the Top 5. Emory became the 4th different driver to earn a FUEL Racing Series championship as the series completed its 5th season of competition. A detailed recap of Emory's championship season and Ramey's Rookie of the Year performance is forthcoming and we extend our sincerest congratulations to both teams.

For more information on the FUEL Racing Series, 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, Hoosier Racing Tire, FK Rod Ends, Renegade Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tire, The DRIVE Racing Expo, Ntense Graphics, and Speed51.com

County Line Raceway 10/20/2018
The DRIVE Main Event Results
(Pending Tire & Fuel Test Results)

1) Michael Rouse #23R

2) Justin Williams #89

3) Steve Banal #8B

4) Russell Erwin #22

5) Michael Batten #21

6) Shaun Harrell #3

7) Mark Dysart #66

8) Walker Arthur #87

9) Dustin Mitchell #32

10) Robbie Emory #9E

11) Daniel Tucker #0

12) Chris Radford #69

13) Derrick Ramey #12

14) Ethan Wilson #18E

15) Matthew Bissette #23B

16) Derick Quade  #74

17) Willie Milliken #1

18) Trevor Peoples #47P

19) Christian Joyner #C9

20) Brandon White #26

21) Gary Dillon #82

22) Chuck Smith #33

23) Daulton Wilson #D8

24) Shaun Sewell #06

DNS - Glenn Erwin #50

DNS - Austin Holcombe #8A

DNS - Adam Yarbrough #57

DNS - Mason Price #8P

DNS - Spencer Liggon #18

DNS - Roger Lucas #79

DNS - Dean Bowen #55

DNS - Cy Nelms Jr #37

DNS - Joey Cascell #59

DNS - Daniel Baggerly #16

DNS - Damon Kotke #91

DNS - Cody Wright #18

DNS - Dale Arnold #22

DNS - Don Corbett #57C

DNS - Sherman Underwood #46


Renegade Race Fuels Fast Time Award: Steve Banal 14.521

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1 Winner: Steve Banal

FK Rod Ends Heat Race 2 Winner: Michael Batten
 

City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race 3 Winner: Justin Williams

Hicks Waterstoves Heat Race 4 Winner: Russell Erwin

County Line Raceway "10th Annual Race For The Kids" Next For FUEL

The FUEL Racing Series will make their return to "The Little Place Making Big Noise" County Line Raceway for the "10th Annual Race For The Kids" Benefiting Victory Junction Friday October 19th and on Saturday October 20th. FUEL Late Model competitors will go door to door around the 3/8 mile clay oval for 60 action packed laps all chasing a $5,000 payday. The FUEL event will also be paying $500 to start.

The "10th Annual Race For The Kids" is scheduled to kick off at County Line Raceway on Thursday October 18th and lasting through Saturday October 20th.

Thursday October 18th the Raceway will host open practice for all competing divisions scheduled on the "10th Annual Race For The Kids" event program. Pit gates will open at 4:00 PM with grandstand gates opening at 6:00 PM. Practice will be from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

Friday October 19th race program will include the Dirt Cup Challenge UMP Modified Tour Twin events for 20 laps paying $750 to win, FUEL Racing Series Preliminaries which will include qualifying and heats, and the Lucas Oil Midgets paying $1,000 to win based on 21 plus cars. Pit gates will open at 4:00 PM with grandstand gates opening at 6:00 PM. Drivers meeting is set for 6:30 PM. Registration will also end at 6:30 PM. Slow roll in 6:45 PM followed by practice, qualifying, heats, and features.

Saturday October 20th race program will include the FUEL Racing Series for 60 laps paying $5,000 to win along with the FUEL last chance race, the Dirt Cup Challenge UMP Modified Tour for 40 laps paying $5,000 to win along with Dirt Cup Challenge UMP Modified Tour heats and last chance race, Mod Lite, and a Enduro Survivors Race. Pit gates will open at 2:00 PM with grandstand gates opening at 3:30 PM. Drivers meeting is set for 3:15 PM. Registration will also end at 3:15 PM. Slow roll in 3:45 PM followed by practice, qualifying, heats, and features.

Headed into the "10th Annual Race For The Kids" FUEL event at County Line Raceway the current top five in the FUEL Racing Series 2018 Standings include Robbie Emory #9, Shaun Harrell #3, Steve Banal #8B, Derrick Ramey #12, and Brandon White #26.

Come out to County Line Raceway for the "10th Annual Race For The Kids" October 19th - 20th and feel the excitement of the FUEL Racing Series and feel the horsepower of the FUEL Late Models. The event will be the final race for the FUEL Racing Series in 2018. Come join us and see who will be the 2018 FUEL Racing Series Champion.

County Line Raceway is located at 6953 Stagecoach Road in Elm City, North Carolina (27822). For further information on County Line Raceway visit the Raceway online at www.countylineracewaync.com .

 

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.

Banal Scores Tribal Nationals Victory


(Gaffney, SC) Fighting through a challenging season of ups and downs, Steve Banal scored his first series victory of the season Saturday night at Cherokee Speedway. The 2017 FUEL Racing Series champion started 6th, methodically worked his way into the runner up position, and paced the field the rest of the way after inheriting the lead when Anthony Sanders experienced terminal mechanical failure. The $2500 victory came at the perfect time for Banal as the series heads into the season finale.

Spartanburg, South Carolina’s Anthony Sanders topped the charts in Renegade Race Fuels Time Trials and was joined on the front row by Adam Yarbrough as Brian Carswell, championship leader Robbie Emory, and series veteran Chuck Smith rounded out the Top 5.

In the Direct Racing Industry Virtual Expo Main Event, Sanders seized control of the event from the drop of the green. As the pursuing drivers behind him shuffled positions, Sanders established a comfortable margin ahead of his nearest pursuers. Thanks to a smooth surface and multiple racing grooves, several positions were traded back-and-forth through the early and middle stages of the event. Carswell and Ramey remained solid while Banal and Brandon White charged toward the front. Shortly after Banal took advantage of a mid-race restart to vault into 2nd, misfortune struck the race leader as Sanders lost power while leading with just under 10 laps remaining. The fast qualifier’s heartbreak immediately became the defending series champion’s opportunity. Though Banal would inherit the lead, his path to victory was definitely not secured. Rookie of the Year contender Brandon White was eyeing his first career series victory and pulled alongside Banal on two occasions in the closing laps. Banal would hold for the victory over White as Ramey, Carswell, and Yarbrough rounded out the Top 5.

Up next for FUEL is the 2018 series finale featuring our October 19th & 20th trip to County Line Raceway for the $5000 To Win / $500 To Start RACE FOR THE KIDS! For more information on the FUEL Racing Series, 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, Hoosier Racing Tire, FK Rod Ends, Renegade Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tire, The DRIVE Racing Expo, Ntense Graphics, and Speed51.com

Cherokee Speedway 10/6/2018
The DRIVE Main Event Results
(Pending Tire Test Results)

 

1) Steve Banal #8B

2) Brandon White #26

3) Derrick Ramey #12

4) Brian Carswell #17

5) Adam Yarbrough #57

6) Mark Dysart #66

7) Chuck Smith #33

8) Robbie Emory #9E

9) Anthony Sanders #421

FUEL Introduces CT525 Rebuild Program

After considerable research and multiple discussions with longtime series partner City Chevrolet, FUEL Racing Series officials have agreed to introduce a CT525 Engine Rebuild Program. The announcement of this program provides an option for the CT525 engine owner that is approved for FUEL Racing Series competition and takes effect immediately.

"Our partners at City Chevrolet continue to support FUEL and the introduction of this CT525 Engine Rebuild Program is just another example of their commitment to our growth" explained FUEL Racing Series Director Jason Atkins. "First and foremost, we knew that our CT525 competitors needed a series approved option to repair their engines. Our steel block engine competitors have the option to repair their engines and our CT525 teams deserve that very same opportunity. With the creation of this program, CT525 teams now have a way to get series approved repairs to their engines and are not forced to purchase a new engine in order to compete in FUEL Racing Series events. In order to preserve the integrity of this process, a binding contract between the series and approved engine rebuilder has been secured. Any series approved CT525 engine rebuilds will be certified with documentation and FUEL Racing Series Seals."

At this time and upon recommendation from our partners at City Chevrolet, FUEL Racing Series approved rebuilds are only available at Lamb Racing Engines. The Inman, South Carolina business has a long standing partnership with City Chevrolet and the series. For more information, please contact Lamb Racing Engines representative Kenny Lamb at 864-578-9508

 

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.

Cherokee Speedway Saturday October 6th Next For FUEL

The FUEL Racing Series will make their return to "The Place Your Mama Warned You About" Cherokee Speedway located in Gaffney, South Carolina on Saturday October 6th. The FUEL Racing Series event will be apart of the "2nd Annual V-8 Tribal Nationals" paying $2,500 to win.

The "2nd Annual V-8 Tribal Nationals" is scheduled to kick off at Cherokee Speedway on October 4th and lasting through October 6th. On Thursday October 4th the Speedway will host open practice for all divisions with gates opening at 5:00 PM and open practice held from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Friday October 5th the race program will include qualifying and heats for SECA Crate Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Renegade, and SECA Thunder Bomber along with full programs for the 604 SECA Crate Late Model and SECA Pure Stock divisions. Gates will open at 4:00 PM with the drivers meeting set for 7:00 PM and racing to follow. Saturday October 6th the race program will include B mains and features for SECA Crate Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Renegade, and SECA Thunder Bomber along with full programs for the Thunder Series 602 Late Models, the FUEL Racing Series, and SECA Open Wheel Modified. Gates will open at 3:00 PM with the drivers meeting set for 6:00 PM and racing to follow.

The entire race program for the FUEL Racing Series will he held on Saturday October 6th only, but FUEL Late Model competitors are welcome to join open practice on Thursdays portion of the "2nd Annual V-8 Tribal Nationals".

Headed into the October 6th FUEL event at Cherokee the current top five in the FUEL Racing Series 2018 Standings include Robbie Emory #9, Shaun Harrell #3, Steve Banal #8B, Derrick Ramey #12, and Brandon White #26.

"2nd Annual V-8 Tribal Nationals" Admission:
Thursday: Pits $25 / Grandstands: FREE
Friday: Pits $25 / Grandstands: $10
Saturday: Pits $35 / Grandstands: $20
Kids 10 and Under Free!

Come out Saturday October 6th to Cherokee Speedway "The Place Your Mama Warned You About" and feel the excitement of the FUEL Racing Series and feel the horsepower of the FUEL Late Models.

Cherokee Speedway is located at 153 Speedway Road in Gaffney, South Carolina (29341) off I-85 Exit 96. For further information on Cherokee Speedway visit the Speedway online at www.cherokeespeedwaysc.com .

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.

Emory Stays Hot With 311 Victory

(Pine Hall, NC) Robbie Emory continued his impressive streak of Top 5 finishes and took another important step towards his first series championship with a $3000 victory Saturday night at 311 Motor Speedway.

Emory topped the charts in Renegade Race Fuels Time Trials with a lap of 16.927 seconds. In Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1, Emory grabbed the lead as Jay Sessoms would battle with former series champion Jonathan Edwards Jr. for the 2nd position. Emory would lead all 8 laps while Edwards Jr. would edge out Sessoms for the runner-up position on the final lap. In FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2, Steve Banal took the lead at the drop of the green. Shaun Harrell would slide high in Turn 3 and surrender the 2nd spot to Justin Williams. However, Harrell would quickly regain the position and follow Banal to the finish line ahead of Williams.

In The Direct Racing Industry Virtual Expo Main Event, Emory and Banal would lead the field to the opening green flag. Emory vaulted to the lead initially while Edwards and Banal battled just behind the race leader. Edwards was solid and held the spot before ultimately giving way to Banal on a restart. Derrick Ramey, who started from the 8th position, quickly began moving towards the Top 5. However, the hard charger of the race was Matthew Nance. After starting 13th, Nance worked his way towards the front of the field as several drivers contended for a solid finish. Though Emory would lead all 40 laps, Banal closed in on the leader as the two series veterans navigated lap traffic late in the event. Once the leaders got back in clean air, Emory rebuilt a sizable margin and paced the field the rest of the way to earn his 3rd career FUEL Racing Series victory. Banal, Edwards, Ramey and Williams rounded out the Top 5.

Up next for the FUEL Late Models will be a Saturday, October 6th trip to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC for the 2nd Annual Tribal Nationals. For more information on the FUEL Racing Series, 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, Hoosier Racing Tire, FK Rod Ends, Renegade Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tire, The DRIVE Racing Expo, Ntense Graphics, and Speed51.com

311 Motor Speedway 9/8/2018
The DRIVE Main Event Results
(Pending Tire Test Results)

1) Robbie Emory #9E
2) Steve Banal #8B
3) Jonathan Edwards #32
4) Derrick Ramey #12
5) Justin Williams #89
6) Matthew Nance #4
7) Mark Dysart #66
8) Jay Sessoms #84
9) Chuck Smith #33
10) Timmy Rominger #448
11) Shaun Harrell #3
12) Brandon White #26
13) Samuel Bryant #20

Renegade Race Fuels Fast Time Award: Robbie Emory 16.927

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1 Winner: Robbie Emory

FK Rod Ends Heat Race 2 Winner: Steve Banal

311 Motor Speedway "Dirt Wars" Saturday September 8th Up Next For FUEL

 

The FUEL Racing Series is geared up as the Series will make their first appearance to the place known as "The Daytona Of Dirt" 311 Motor Speedway located in Pine Hall, North Carolina Saturday September 8th as 311 Motor Speedway presents "Dirt Wars". FUEL Late Model competitors will battle it out for 40 action packed laps all chasing a $3,000 payday and to see who will claim their spot in FUEL Victory Lane.

 

Headed into the September 8th FUEL event at 311 the current top five in the FUEL Racing Series 2018 Standings include Robbie Emory #9, Shaun Harrell #3, Brandon White #26, Derrick Ramey #12, and Steve Banal #8B. 

 

311 Motor Speedway will present a action packed program on Saturday September 8th with "Dirt Wars" including racing in the FUEL Racing Series, the Fastrak Racing Series, the Mid-East Modified Tour, and UCAR.

 

For additional information concerning the "Dirt Wars" September 8th event please visit www.311motorspeedway.net .

 

311 Motor Speedway is located at 4390 U.S. Hwy 311 N in Pine Hall, North Carolina (27042). For further information on 311 Motor Speedway visit the Speedway online at www.311motorspeedway.net .

 

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.

Lancaster Speedway Event Scheduled For August 18th Cancelled


After multiple conversations between the track and series, Lancaster Speedway Caskey / Munn officials have elected to cancel this Saturday night's FUEL Racing Series with hopes of a potential event in the future.

"On behalf of our teams and staff, I can truly say that we were looking forward to this weekend. The 2018 season has been the strongest season in series history and we are disappointed that we will not get the opportunity to share that with the Lancaster Racing Family. With that said, we wish them good luck with their events and encourage our followers to stay tuned for a potential schedule update in the very near future."

Jason Atkins
FUEL Racing Series

 

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.

Emory Soars To Emotional Victory At Cherokee

(Gaffney, SC) Holding off challenges from Shaun Harrell in front of a large crowd and the Speed 51 cameras, Robbie Emory took a big step towards the FUEL Racing Series championship with a dominating and victorious performance Saturday night at Cherokee Speedway.

In Renegade Race Fuels Time Trials, Robbie Emory topped the 25 car field for his second pole award of the season with a lap of 16.039 seconds. In Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1, Emory would battle with Doug Sanders early before eventually pulling away for the win over Sanders and Mark Dysart. FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 featured Shaun Harrell and Chris Blackwell battling head-to-head for the lead Harrell would slide by Blackwell on lap 3 and never look back en route to the win with Blackwell and Anthony Sanders rounding out the Top 3. In City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race #3, an early battle was developing between Jonathan Edwards Jr. and Derrick Ramey but driveshaft troubles would force Ramey to retire. Edwards Jr. would go on to capture the heat win with Adam Yarbrough and Austin Holcombe finishing second and third respectively.

In The Direct Racing Industry Virtual Expo Main Event, Robbie Emory and Shaun Harrell led the field to the green. Emory would seize the lead early while Harrell and Edwards battled for the runner up spot. While the action behind the Top 3 intensified, defending series champion Steve Banal was mounting a charge from the 21st starting position after experiencing mechanical woes in the heat race. Side by side racing continued behind the lead trio as Doug Sanders, Chris Blackwell, Adam Yarbrough, Austin Holcombe, and others jockeyed for track position. In the end, Emory would keep the field at bay one final time to score the victory and $2500 payday. The Milton, Delaware racer was followed by Harrell and Edwards Jr. Blackwell and Yarbrough would round out the Top 5.

Up next for the FUEL Late Models will be a Saturday, August 18th visit to Lancaster Motor Speedway in Lancaster, SC. For more information on the FUEL Racing Series, 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, Hoosier Racing Tire, FK Rod Ends, Renegade Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tire, The DRIVE Racing Expo, Ntense Graphics, and Speed51.com

Cherokee Speedway 7/28/2018
The DRIVE Main Event Results
(Pending Tire Test Results)

1) Robbie Emory #9E
2) Shaun Harrell #3
3) Jonathan Edwards #32E
4) Chris Blackwell #6
5) Adam Yarbrough #57
6) Steve Banal #8B
7) Mark Dysart #66
8) Pat Lindsey #89
9) Brandon Hailey #51
10) Chuck Smith #33
11) Austin Holcombe #8A
12) Timmy Rominger #448
13) Anthony Sanders #421
14) Brandon White #26
15) Doug Sanders #42
16) Bubba Russell #32
17) Charlie Walker #48
18) Cody Tanquary #26T
19) Dan Yarbrough #57D
20) Jeff Cooke #99
21) Will Bailey #97
22) Robbie Bailey #72

FK Rod Ends Rookie of the Race: Austin Holcombe

Renegade Race Fuels Fast Time Award: Robbie Emory 16.039

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1 Winner: Robbie Emory

FK Rod Ends Heat Race 2 Winner: Shaun Harrell

City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race 3 Winner: Jonathan Edwards

FUEL Heads To Cherokee Speedway Saturday July 28th

 

The FUEL Racing Series is set to return to racing as the Series makes their return to "The Place Your Mama Warned You About" Cherokee Speedway located in Gaffney, South Carolina Saturday July 28th as the Speedway will present the "Peach Festival". FUEL competitors will battle it out all chasing a $2,500 payday along with $275 to start.

 

Cherokee Speedway will have a action packed program on July 28th which will include the FUEL Racing Series, SECA Crate Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Renegade, Stock 4, Extreme 4, Young Guns, SECA Thunder Bomber, and SECA Pure Stock.

 

Gates will open at 4:00 PM with drivers meeting at 7:00 PM and racing to follow. Admission will be $15 in the grandstands and $30 in the pits. Individuals who attended Cherokee Speedway on Saturday July 21st may use their ticket stubs and armbands from the July 21st rained out event as a credit toward Saturdays July 28th admission.

 

Come out Saturday July 28th to Cherokee Speedway "The Place Your Mama Warned You About" and feel the excitement of the FUEL Racing Series and feel the horsepower of the FUEL Late Models.

 

Cherokee Speedway is located at 153 Speedway Road in Gaffney, South Carolina (29341) off I-85 Exit 96. For further information on Cherokee Speedway visit the Speedway online at www.cherokeespeedwaysc.com .

 

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 Post Race Inspection Results In DQ; Emory Declared FUEL Carolina Speedway Event Winner

 

At the conclusion of the June 29th FUEL Racing Series event at Carolina Speedway, post race inspection was completed by series officials. During this inspection, a fuel sample from the winner was taken and secured for analysis at an independently contracted laboratory.

The result of this analysis have confirmed that the fuel does not comply with the guidelines set forth in the FUEL Racing Series Rulebook. As a result of these findings, series officials are in the process of correcting the official rundown from the June 29th event at Carolina Speedway beginning with Robbie Emory being declared as the official winner.

The FUEL Racing Series staff extends its appreciation to everyone involved for their professionalism and, at his request, has agreed to include the following statement from Ben Watkins in this release.

"First we would like to thank the series for working with us in a professional manner during this difficult situation and we respect the series, officials, and employees of FUEL. With that being said we are very disappointed with the final decision and we assure our fans and team that we did not intentionally break the rules pertaining to fuel. We pride ourselves in operating within the sanctioning body's rules and ran a VP product that was represented as a legal product. We would never jeopardize our championship hopes by adding an illegal additive to our fuel. We are in contact with VP Fuels to figure out what the issue is with the said product. I will add more as we continue to work with VP to figure out what caused the sitiation and hopefully keep anything like this from ever happening again."

 

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 Prevails At Carolina Speedway


(Gastonia, NC) Despite a rash of cautions and his closest championship competitor knocking at his door, South Carolina’s Ben Watkins led all 35 laps en route to his 3rd FUEL Racing Series victory of 2018 this past Friday night at Carolina Speedway.


In Renegade Race Fuel Time Trials, Watkins blistered the stopwatch with a 16.002 second lap to edge Steve Banal (16.004) for his 3rd pole of 2018 and a new FUEL Series qualifying record at the Gastonia, NC oval.

In Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1, Watkins would battle early with Derrick Ramey for the top spot. Caution flags in the opening laps would temporarily disrupt the pace but Watkins would ultimately earn the win over Ramey and Mark Dysart to capture the pole position for the main event.

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 showcased Steve Banal grabbing the initial advantage while Robbie Emory, Shaun Harrell, and Bryan Mullis battled feverishly behind the leader. In the end, Banal would hold off all pursuers to earn the heat race victory.

Rookie of the Year contender Brandon White and Anthony Sanders would lead the field to the green flag in City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race #3. White was able to grab the early edge, but as the laps wound down Sanders would get closer and closer to the race leader. White would prove to be up for the task, holding off Sanders for his first FUEL Racing Series heat race win.

In the Direct Racing Industry Virtual Expo Main Event, Ben Watkins and Steve Banal guided the field to the opening green but multiple cautions in the opening laps hindered the field from establishing any early momentum. Through early cautions, Watkins maintained his lead as the battle for position inside the Top 10 intensified.

White and Emory would spar for the runner up spot early on. Emory would soon find just enough bite off of the corner to take the 2nd spot away from White who was working towards his best finish of the season with the FUEL Racing Series. Multiple drivers had to work from the back to the front after being involved and/or caught up in cautions. Ramey, who started 4th, got involved in an early caution would work his way from the rear back into the top 5. Adam Yarbrough would show similar grit after having to come from the back and get rallied through the field and into the Top 5.

Despite the early cautions and the pursuit from Emory, Watkins would not be denied as he would pull of the proverbial “hat trick” (Fast Time, Heat Race, and Main Event). Robbie Emory maintains his streak of Top 4 finishes with another runner-up performance and Brandon White earned his best finish of the season with his 3rd place outing.

Up next for FUEL is a few weeks off for summer vacation before we return to action on July 28th at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC. For more information on the FUEL Racing Series 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, FK Rod Ends, Renegade Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tire, The DIrect Racing Industry Virtual Expo, Ntense Graphics, Hicks Waterstoves and Flag to Flag.

Carolina Speedway 6/29/2018
The DRIVE Main Event Results
(Pending Tire Test Results)

1) Ben Watkins #16
2) Robbie Emory #9E
3) Brandon White #26W
4) Derrick Ramey #12
5) Adam Yarborough #57
6) Shaun Harrell #3
7) Doug Sanders #42
8) Gary Puckett #P90
9) Chuck Smith #33
10) Timmy Rominger #448
11) Reid Windham #2
12) Anthony Sanders #421
13) Dylan Davis #10
14) Willie Milliken #1
15) Bryan Mullis #67
16) Jonathan Warlick #4
17) Lance Moss #71
18) Mark Dysart #66
19) Steve Banal #8B
20) Coty Tanquary #26
21) Brandon ONeil #65


Renegade Race Fuels Fast Time Award: Ben Watkins 16.002

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1 Winner: Ben Watkins

FK Rod Ends Heat Race 2 Winner: Steve Banal

City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race 3 Winner: Brandon White

Carolina Speedway Friday June 29th Next For FUEL

The FUEL Racing Series will travel to Carolina Speedway located in Gastonia, North Carolina on Friday June 29th as the Speedway will host the "3rd Annual Fish Camp Jam" featuring the FUEL Late Models along with double points in their support divisions. The FUEL Racing Series event will be 35 laps paying $2,500 to win / $275 to start.

Carolina Speedway will host a full night of racing on Friday June 29th with racing in the FUEL Racing Series, Super Street, Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Open Wheel Modified, Hornets, and Thunder Bomber. Pits gates will open at 4:00 PM with grandstand gates opening at 5:00 PM followed by on track action. Grandstand admission will be $15 for Adults with Kids under 11 free. Pit admission will be $25.

Come out Friday June 29th to "Carolinas Action Track" Carolina Speedway and feel the excitement of the FUEL Racing Series as FUEL competitors battle around the 4/10 mile oval all chasing a $2,500 payday.

The June 29th FUEL event is the one and only race of the 2018 season scheduled for the FUEL Late Models at Carolina so be sure to join us and see the stars of the FUEL Racing Series.


Carolina Speedway is located at 6355 Union Road in Gastonia, North Carolina (28054). For further information on Carolina Speedway visit the Speedway online at www.carolinaspeedway.net .
 

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 Soars To Summer Sizzle Victory


(Fayetteville, NC) Overcoming the sizzling heat and keeping a deep field of talent at bay behind him, Willie Milliken scored the $3000 FUEL Racing Series victory over Shawn Sewell and Robbie Emory last night at Fayetteville Motor Speedway’s Summer Sizzle..

In Renegade Race Fuel Time Trials, Shaun Harrell would earn his first pole of the 2018 season with a time of 16.475 seconds. Harrell’s blistering lap would be good enough to establish a brand new FUEL Series pole record at Fayetteville Motor Speedway.

In Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1, Shaun Harrell and Shawn Sewell would lead the field to green. After a close battle early on, Harrell would slide underneath Sewell to secure the lead and earn the heat race win.

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 featured Milliken, Ben Watkins, and Ethan Wilson battling for point position. Milliken secured the early lead with Watkins and Wilson waging war for the runner-up spot. Milliken would hold off their challenges to grab the win with Wilson finishing 2nd and Watkins rounding out the Top 3.

In The Direct Racing Industry Virtual Expo Main Event, Milliken and Harrell would lead the field to the green with Milliken surging to the lead from the outside lane. Harrell would have to battle with Shawn Sewell tooth and nail before Sewell would eventually secure the 2nd place position.


As Milliken showed the way, misfortune would strike the championship leader as Watkins fell victim to mechanical failure after contact with Shaun Harrell just before the halfway mark. Watkins was not the only contender that had a strong night end prematurely as Derrick Ramey lost a driveshaft after charging from 11th to 6th.

Avoiding the mishaps, Robbie Emory and Zach Cox took advantage and charged towards the front. Emory would ultimately work his way up to 3rd but could go no further forward. Sewell would give Milliken one last challenge but could not catch the race leader as Milliken would hold on for the win. The victory is Milliken’s 5th career FUEL triumph and his 4th series win at Fayetteville Motor Speedway.

Up next for the FUEL Late Models is a $2500 to win/$275 to start 35 lap event on Friday, June 29th at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC. For more information on the FUEL Racing Series 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, FK Rod Ends, Renegade Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tire, The DIrect Racing Industry Virtual Expo, Ntense Graphics, Hicks Waterstoves and Flag to Flag.

Fayetteville Motor Speedway 6/23/2018
The DRIVE Main Event Results
(Pending Tire Test Results)

1) Willie Milliken #1
2) Shawn Sewell #06
3) Robbie Emory #9E
4) Shaun Harrell #3H
5) Steve Banal #8B
6) Zach Cox #12
7) Brandon White #26
8) Chuck Smith Jr #33
9) Brian Strickland #13
10) Woody Cromartie #8
11) Doug Sanders #42
12) Anthony Sanders #421
13) Mark Dysart #66
14) Derek Ramey #12JR
15) Mason Price #8MP
16) Ethan Wilson #18E
17) Ben Watkins #16
18) Brandon Haley #51
19) Damon Kotke #91
DNS - Dale Arnold #22


Renegade Race Fuels Fast Time Award: Shaun Harrell 16.475

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1 Winner: Shaun Harrell

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Winner: Willie Milliken

Carolina Speedway FUEL Event For June 29th Update

After thorough discussion and a mutual agreement between track and series officials, our Friday June 29th FUEL Racing Series event at Carolina Speedway will be a 35 lap main event paying $2500 To Win / $275 To Start.

 

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 Returns To Fayetteville Motor Speedway Saturday June 23rd For "Summer Sizzle"

The FUEL Racing Series will host their fifth event of the 2018 race season Saturday June 23rd as FUEL competitors head to Fayetteville Motor Speedway located in Fayetteville, North Carolina for the "Summer Sizzle" paying $3,000 to win / $300 to start.

Fayetteville Motor Speedway will host a full night of racing Saturday June 23rd as the Speedway will host racing in the FUEL Racing Series, Modified, Super Street, Pure Stock, Legends, Sportmodz, and U-Car. Pits gates will open at 4:00 PM with grandstand gates opening at 5:00 PM followed by on track action.

Grandstand admission will be $20 for Adults, Students $10, and Kids under 10 free. Pit admission will be $30 for Adults and Kids under 10 free.

Come out Saturday June 23rd to Fayetteville Motor Speedway and feel the excitement of the FUEL Racing Series as FUEL competitors battle around the 1/2 mile oval for a $3,000 payday in the "Summer Sizzle".

Fayetteville Motor Speedway is located at 3035 Whitman Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina (28306). For further information on Fayetteville Motor Speedway visit the Speedway online at www.fayettevillemotorspeedway.com .

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.

Highside Hustle Pays Off For Batten At County Line


(Elm City, NC) Using the outside line to surge to the lead on Lap 5, Michael Batten led the final 35 Laps en route to his second career FUEL Racing Series win and his first of the 2018 season.

In Renegade Race Fuel Time Trials, Robbie Emory prevailed over 28 other drivers and took Fast Time honors with a lap of 14.305 seconds around the 3/8 mile oval. It was Emory’s first pole of the 2018 season and it also broke the previous FUEL qualifying record at County Line Raceway.

In Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1, Emory battled early with Christian Joyner for control of the lead. Emory would hold off Joyner’s challenge to grab the win and pole position for the feature over Joyner and Steve Banal who finished 3rd. FK Rod Ends Heat Race 2 featured Ben Watkins and Austin Holcombe dueling early before Watkins would eventually take the lead. Mark Dysart, 5th in FUEL points entering the event, slowed near the end of the heat race with a mechanical problem that would unfortunately end his evening prematurely. Watkins led the rest of the way as was followed to the line by Holcombe and Shaun Harrell. In City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race 3, Michael Batten seized control while a war for the 3rd position developed between Christian Thomas, Justin Williams and Dustin Mitchell. Batten would capture the heat race victory as Michael Rouse and Thomas rounded out the Top 3.

In The Direct Racing Industry Virtual Expo Main Event, Robbie Emory and Ben Watkins would lead the field to the green flag. Emory would grab the early lead over Watkins and Batten. When racing restarted after 2 early cautions, 3rd place Michael Batten began to make his move. While Emory favored the inside groove, Batten slid past Watkins and began utilizing the high side to reel in the race leader. Batten’s momentum vaulted him by Emory and into the lead on Lap 5 via the outside lane on the multi-groove surface. While Emory regrouped in hopes of regaining the lead, Dustin Mitchell was clawing his way to the front from his 15th place starting spot. Ben Watkins maintained 3rd and Christian Joyner controlled 4th as the FUEL drivers rewarded the CLR fan base with 38 caution free laps after the Lap 2 caution.

At the end of 40 laps Batten would navigate lap traffic and hold off the field to grab his first victory of the 2018 FUEL season. Emory would earn a runner up finish for the second consecutive event while Watkins, Joyner and Mitchell rounded out the Top 5. The $3000 win gave Batten his 2nd career FUEL Racing Series victory at County Line.

Up next is our June 23rd event at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, NC. For more information on the FUEL Racing Series, 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, FK Rod Ends, Renegade Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tire, The DRIVE Racing Expo, Ntense Graphics, and Flag to Flag.

County Line Raceway 6/2/2018
The DRIVE Main Event Results
(Pending Tire Test Results)

1) Michael Batten #D8
2) Robbie Emory #9E
3) Ben Watkins #16
4) Christian Joyner #C9
5) Dustin Mitchell #32
6) Steve Banal #8B
7) Michael Rouse #23R
8) Justin Williams #89
9) Ethan Wilson #18E
10) Shaun Harrell #3
11) Brandon White #26
12) Christian Thomas #11X
13) Matthew Bissette #23B
14) Austin Holcombe #8A
15) Cy Nelms Sr #37
16) Chuck Smith #33
17) Gary Dillon #82
18) Travis Stoner #99
19) Bobby Bottoms #47B
20) Damon Kotke #91
21) Daniel Tucker #0
22) John Eller #5

Renegade Race Fuels Fast Time Award: Robbie Emory 14.305.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1 Winner: Robbie Emory

FK Rod Ends Heat Race 2 Winner: Ben Watkins

City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race 3 Winner: Michael Batten

FK Rod Ends Rookie of the Race: Brandon White

County Line Raceway Saturday June 2nd Next For FUEL

The FUEL Racing Series will travel to County Line Raceway located in Elm City, North Carolina on Saturday June 2nd for the fourth event of the 2018 FUEL season. The event will be 40 laps paying $3,000 to win along with $300 to start.

County Line Raceway will host a full night of racing Saturday June 2nd as the Raceway will host racing in the FUEL Racing Series, Limited Sportsman, Pure Stock V8, Super Stock 4 Cylinder, and Pure Stock 4 Cylinder. Pit gates will open at 4:00 PM with grandstand gates opening at 5:00 PM. Drivers meeting is set for 6:30 PM with racing to follow.

The FUEL Racing Series moves into County Line Raceway Saturday with a tight battle atop the 2018 point standings. Ben Watkins currently leads the standings with 286 points over Robbie Emory who sits second in the standings with 282 points. Shaun Harrell (280 PTS), Derrick Ramey (270 PTS), and Mark Dysart (244 PTS) round out the top five in the current standings.

Current winners this season with the FUEL Racing Series include Ben Watkins with two wins and Shaun Harrell with one win.

Come join us Saturday June 2nd at the "Little Place Making Big Noise" County Line Raceway and feel the excitement of the FUEL Racing Series. We will see you at the line!

County Line Raceway is located at 6953 Stagecoach Road in Elm City, North Carolina (27822). For further information on County Line Raceway visit the Raceway online at www.countylineracewaync.com .
 

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.

Harrell Holds Off Emory For Friendship Victory

(Elkin, NC) Fending off multiple and often relentless challenges from Robbie Emory, Shaun Harrell held his pursuers at bay Saturday night at Friendship Speedway to earn his first win of the season and the second of his FUEL Racing Series career.

23 FUEL Late Models made the call for the 3rd race of the 2018 campaign. In Renegade Race Fuels Time Trials, Steve Banal would set the tone with a 15.747 second lap breaking the old FUEL qualifying record of 15.800. Harrell, Robbie Emory, Derrick Ramey and Adam Yarbrough would round out the Top 5 overall qualifiers.

In Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1, Steve Banal would grab the early lead as Ben Watkins made a charge from the tail of the field after experiencing mechanical problems in qualifying. Banal would fend off a charge from 2016 Series Champion Jonathan Edwards Jr for the win with Watkins, Yarbrough and Daniel Tucker rounding out the Top 5.

In FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2, Shaun Harrell would overcome a penalty on the initial start to charge to the lead after battling with Christian Thomas. Harrell would eventually pull away for the win with Matt Long finishing just behind him. Brandon Haley would finish third followed by Thomas and Michael Alderman.

In City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race #3, Robbie Emory and Derrick Ramey would initiate an intense battle for the lead early on. On a restart with Ramey out front, contact between Ramey and Brandon White would open the door for Emory to take the lead and never look back. Ramey and White would regroup to follow Emory to the finish line with Matthew Nance and Tommy Jones rounding out the Top 5.

In The Direct Racing Industry Virtual Expo Main Event, Banal and Harrell would bring the field to the initial green flag with Harrell grabbing the early lead. Emory would work his way up to the runner-up position and to mount a challenge at Harrell for the race lead. While the battle for the race lead developed, series championship leader Ben Watkins was on the move coming from his 7th starting position and worked his way to 4th in the early stages of the race. Ramey and Edwards would also contend inside the Top 5 for position as Emory and Harrell battled tooth and nail for the lead throughout the majority of the event. A caution with 6 Laps to go would bring the field together one final time and bring some late race intensity into the equation. On the final restart, Harrell finally pulled just far enough away to earn the $3000 victory win while Emory settled for 2nd. Ramey finished 3rd as Edwards Jr and Thomas rounded out the Top 5.

With their 1-2 finish at Friendship, Harrell and Emory have unofficially tightened up the series championship battle. Ben Watkins (286) leads the way through 3 events followed by Emory (282), Harrell (280), Ramey (270), and Mark Dysart (244).

Up next for FUEL is a trip to Elm City, NC for Round 4 at County Line Raceway on Saturday June 2nd. For more information on the FUEL Racing Series, 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, FK Rod Ends, Renegade Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tire, The DRIVE Racing Expo, Ntense Graphics, and Flag to Flag.

Friendship Motor Speedway 5/5/2018
The DRIVE Main Event Results
(Pending Tire Test Results)

1) Shaun Harrell #3
2) Robbie Emory #9E
3) Derrick Ramey #12
4) Jonathan Edwards #32
5) Christian Thomas #11
6) Matt Long #55
7) Ben Watkins #16
8) Daniel Tucker #0
9) Lance Moss #71
10) Tommy Jones #31
11) Chuck Smith #33
12) Mark Dysart #66
13) Travis Stoner #99
14) Brandon ONeil #65
15) Brandon White #26
16) Brandon Haley #51
17) Michael Alderman #08
18) Gary Wood #35
19) Adam Yarbrough #57
20) Steve Banal #8B
21) Coty Tanquary #26T
22) Matthew Nance #4

Renegade Race Fuels Fast Time Award: Steve Banal 15.747

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1 Winner: Steve Banal

FK Rod Ends Heat Race 2 Winner: Shaun Harrell

City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race 3 Winner: Robbie Emory

FK Rod Ends Rookie of the Race: Derrick Ramey

Friendship Motor Speedway Saturday May 5th Next For FUEL

The FUEL Racing Series will travel to Friendship Motor Speedway located in Elkin, North Carolina Saturday May 5th for the third event of the 2018 FUEL season. The event will be 40 laps paying $3,000 to win along with $300 to start.

 

Friendship Motor Speedway will host a full night of racing Saturday May 5th as the Speedway will host racing in the FUEL Racing Series along with selected support divisions. Gates will open at 2:00 PM with drivers meeting around 5:30 PM. On track action is set to begin at 6:00 PM.

 

Come join us Saturday May 5th at Friendship Motor Speedway and feel the excitement of the FUEL Racing Series.

Friendship Motor Speedway is located at 11420 NC 268 in Elkin, North Carolina (28621). For further information on Friendship Motor Speedway visit the Speedway online at www.friendshipspeedwaync.com .

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 Conquers Fayetteville's Fast & Furious 40

(Fayetteville, NC) With a hungry pack of charging racers behind him, Ben Watkins held off a hard charge from Shaun Harrell to earn a $3000 payday at Fayetteville Motor Speedway and his 2nd consecutive FUEL Racing Series win of 2018.

A field of 24 late models entered Renegade Race Fuels Time Trials where Watkins would post the fastest overall time with a lap of 16.771 seconds. That lap would also be quick enough to break the former FUEL Pole Record for Fayetteville Motor Speedway ironically set by Watkins himself at 17.409 just last season.

In Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1, Watkins would grab the early advantage but a hard charging Willie Milliken would stress the fast qualifier for the duration of the heat race. In the end, Watkins would prevail and earn the pole position for the 40 Lap Main Event. FK Rod Ends Heat Race 2 opened up with Zach Cox making a powerful and daring 3 wide move on the opening lap to snatch the lead away from Robbie Emory and Zach Blackwell. Cox would hold his challengers at bay the rest of the way and earn the #2 starting position in the feature. City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race 3 featured Shaun Harrell flexing his muscle and local prowess as he led flag to flag over Ethan Wilson and Derrick Ramey to complete the main event starting lineup.

In The Direct Racing Industry Virtual Expo Main Event, Watkins would lead the field to the green for the 2nd consecutive race. As Watkins paced the field early, Harrell and Milliken battled intensely before mechanical troubles plagued Milliken ending his chances to challenge for the win. While Harrell continued his pursuit of the race leader, Emory and Cox turned up the heat while Dustin Mitchell began a march towards the Top 5 from his 12th starting position. As the laps clicked away, Harrell mounted one final charge but would ultimately be denied as Watkins would score his 3rd career FUEL Racing Series victory.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series is our May 5th visit to Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, NC. For more information on the FUEL Racing Series, 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, FK Rod Ends, Renegade Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tire, The DRIVE Expo, and Flag to Flag.

Fayetteville Motor Speedway 4/21/2018
The DRIVE Main Event Results
(Pending Tire Test Results)

1) Ben Watkins #16
2) Shaun Harrell #3H
3) Robbie Emory #9E
4) Zach Cox #12
5) Dustin Mitchell #32
6) Mark Dysart #66
7) Derrick Ramey #12JR
8) Chuck Smith #33
9) Brandon Haley #51
10) Brandon White #26
11) John Odonnell #75
12) Brad Rigdon #09
13) Shawn Sewell #06
14) Willie Milliken #1
15) Travis Stoner #99
16) Michael Mason #11
17) Tim Neighbors #0
18) Ethan Wilson #18E
19) Zack Blackwell #17
20) Michael Batten #21
21) Woody Cromartie #8
22) Dykes Maynard #7
23) Steve Banal #8B

Renegade Race Fuels Fast Time Award: Ben Watkins 16.771

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1 Winner: Ben Watkins

FK Rod Ends Heat Race 2 Winner: Zack Cox

City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race 3 Winner: Shaun Harrell

FUEL Returns To Fayetteville Motor Speedway Saturday April 21st For The "Fast & Furious 40"

The FUEL Racing Series will host their second event of for the 2018 race season Saturday April 21st as FUEL competitors head to Fayetteville Motor Speedway located in Fayetteville, North Carolina for the "Fast & Furious 40" paying $3,000 to win / $300 to start.

Fayetteville Motor Speedway will host a full night of racing Saturday April 21st as the Speedway will host racing in the FUEL Racing Series, Super Street, Pure Stock, Open Wheel Modified, Sport Mod, Legends, and U-Car. Pits gates will open at 4:00 PM with grandstand gates opening at 5:00 PM. On track action is scheduled to begin 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM.

Grandstand admission will be $20 for Adults, Kids 11-15 $10, and Kids under 10 free. Pit admission will be $30 for Adults and Kids under 10 free.

Come out Saturday April 21st to Fayetteville Motor Speedway and feel the excitement of the FUEL Racing Series as FUEL competitors battle around the 1/2 mile oval for a $3,000 payday in the "Fast & Furious 40".

Fayetteville Motor Speedway is located at 3035 Whitman Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina (28306). For further information on Fayetteville Motor Speedway visit the Speedway online at www.fayettevillemotorspeedway.com .

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 Rockets To FUEL Win At Cherokee

(Gaffney, SC) Though his opponents were not often far behind him, Ben Watkins set quick time, won his heat, and took home the victory in Saturday night's City Chevrolet Performance FUEL Racing Series opener at Cherokee Speedway. A strong field of 26 Late Models signed in for the 41st race in series history and FUEL's 6th stop at the famed South Carolina venue.

In Renegade Race Fuels Time Trials, Watkins blistered the track with a lap of 15.554 seconds and successfully eclipsed the FUEL qualifying record at Cherokee previously held by Trent Ivey. In Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1, Watkins vaulted to the lead over FUEL newcomers Adam Yarbrough and Derrick Ramey. Watkins displayed the speed that helped him set Fast Time time to score the win and earn the pole position for the feature. In FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2, Steve Banal and Ricky Weeks would battle fiercely in the opening laps. Banal would ultimately edge ahead and hold off Weeks to score the heat victory. In City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race #3, Anthony Sanders utilized the outside lane through Turns 1 & 2 to spring ahead of Brandon Haley on the opening lap. Despite a couple of restart challenges, Sanders would not be denied as he emerged victorious in the final heat of the evening.

In The Direct Racing Industry Virtual Expo Main Event, Watkins and Banal would lead the field to the green flag. As Watkins grabbed the early lead, Adam Yarbrough began a charge toward the front to battle feverishly with Banal for the 2nd position. Robbie Emory would also be on the move in the early stages as the Milton, Delaware native charged from his 9th starting position into the Top 5. While side by side racing ensued throughout the field and Watkins maintained his early lead, the Cherokee faithful were treated to an epic battle for the runner up position. Literally side by side for the majority of the main event, Yarbrough and Banal waged war just behind the race leader. The two racers swapped the 2nd spot on multiple occasions and while they raced each other respectfully, neither was about to willingly surrender the position and their shot at the race leader.

Just past halfway and as the field was beginning to settle in for a dash to the checkered, an unfortunate wreck on lap 21 would halt the action as the steering on Brian Ledbetter's car collapsed sending him into the inside wall and fence. With assistance from officials, Ledbetter would thankfully walk away but repairs to the damage done in the infield would delay the event for nearly 30 minutes. With the main event reduced from 35 to 30 laps due to the delay, Watkins would never look back en route to his 2nd career FUEL Series win. Banal would secure the 2nd position on the final restart and was followed to the finish line by Yarbrough, Emory and FK Rod Ends Rookie of the Year contender Derrick Ramey.

Up next for the FUEL Late Models is our April 21st visit to Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, NC for a $3000 to win/$300 to start main event. For more information on the FUEL Racing Series, 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, FK Rod Ends, Renegade Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tire, The Direct Racing Industry Virtual Expo, Ntense Graphics, and Flag to Flag.

Cherokee Speedway 4/14/2018
The DRIVE Main Event Results
(Pending Tire Test Results)

1) Ben Watkins #16
2) Steve Banal #8B
3) Adam Yarbrough #57
4) Robbie Emory #9E
5) Derrick Ramey #12
6) Anthony Sanders #421
7) Ricky Weeks #1W
8) Shaun Harrell #3
9) Jay Sessoms #84
10) Mark Dysart #66
11) Michael Batten #21
12) Brandon White #26
13) Brandon Haley #51
14) Travis Stoner #99
15) Chuck Smith #33
16) Brian Ledbetter #01
17) Daulton Wilson #18D
18) Josh Richerson #14
19) Willie Milliken #1M
20) Lance Moss #71
21) Jeff Cooke #99
22) Doug Sanders #42

Renegade Race Fuels Fast Time Award: Ben Watkins 15.554

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1 Winner: Ben Watkins

FK Rod Ends Heat Race 2 Winner: Steve Banal

City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race 3 Winner: Anthony Sanders

FUEL Heads To Cherokee Speedway Saturday April 14th For The 2018 FUEL Season Opener

 

The FUEL Racing Series will host their 2018 season opener for the Series along with their 5th season in racing Saturday April 14th as FUEL competitors head to Cherokee Speedway located in Gaffney, South Carolina for a $2,500 to win / $275 to start event.

 

Cherokee Speedway will have a action packed program on April 14th which will include the FUEL Racing Series, SECA Crate Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Renegade, Stock 4, Young Guns, SECA Pure Stock, and Dirt Cup Challenge DIRTcar UMP Modified.

 

Gates will open at 4:00 PM with drivers meeting at 7:00 PM and racing set to begin at 8:00 PM. Admission will be $20 in the grandstands and $30 in the pits.

 

Come out Saturday April 14th to Cherokee Speedway "The Place Your Mama Warned You About" and feel the excitement of the FUEL Racing Series as we kick off 2018.

 

Cherokee Speedway is located at 153 Speedway Road in Gaffney, South Carolina (29341) off I-85 Exit 96. For further information on Cherokee Speedway visit the Speedway online at www.cherokeespeedwaysc.com .

 

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 Releases 2018 Touring Schedule

As we prepare to begin our 5th year of competition, series officials are pleased to release the 2018 FUEL Racing Series Touring Schedule.

As a reminder, discussions of additional events are currently ongoing and race dates are subject to change should the series need to adjust the schedule to best fit the needs of its partnering tracks #FuelUpIn2018

FUEL Racing Series 2018 Touring Schedule
April 14th - Cherokee Speedway
April 21st - Fayetteville Motor Speedway
May 5th - Friendship Motor Speedway
June 2nd - County Line Raceway
June 23rd - Fayetteville Motor Speedway
June 29th - Carolina Speedway (Twin Races)
July 21st - Cherokee Speedway
August 11th - Friendship Motor Speedway
August 18th - Lancaster Speedway
October 6th - Cherokee Speedway
October 19th & 20th - County Line 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.

 

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