Setzer Wins $3000 Season Finale At Wake County Speedway


September 7,2013
By Mike Ray and Ms.Hotrod

Hickory speedster Brandon Setzer has been a front runner all season long at Wake County Speedway and Friday night he turned back all challengers to win the Aviator Brewery 100 lap feature event. One of the best crowds of the season witnessed a great night of racing action at America’s favorite bullring, other big winners included Alex Fleming in the Walls Roofing U-Car/ C Mini Mart 4 cylinder winner Jeremy Ottaway combo feature event. The Dirt Cheap Sand and Gravel Legend feature winner was Dillon Spain with multi-time track champ Dennis “The Dominator” Capps winning the Mt.Dew Kick Start feature. Alex McCollum won in the exciting Wilson Backhoe & Septic Bandoleros feature.

Thank you fans,drivers and car owners for helping make this year so special at Wake County Speedway.A huge field of Bandoleros opened the evening after Prayer and a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem.Young gun, Alex McCollum turned back a pack of hard chargers to win the exciting Wilson’s Backhoe Feature event.

Brandon Setzer,Hickory took home the big money 100 lap Aviator Brewery Late Model Stock victory over Garner’s Joe Heigl. Setzer worked his way through the field after the 50 lap break, picking off drivers one by one until the checkered flag waved. Heigl’s Performance Auto Body runner up finish locked up the 2013 track championship. Andrew “Shady” Grady Raleigh had a great run to come home in 3rd place with Robert “The Outlaw” Arch and Ricky Turner rounding out the top 5 finishers.

The Dirt Cheap Sand and Gravel Legend feature winner was Dillon Spain. Spain has had his car dialed in this year and picked up another trip to victory lane. Following Spain under the stripe was Billy Hall in 2nd place. Raleigh’s Stephen Ford had the best run of his 2013 season,his first in Legends, to nail down a strong 3rd place finish . The Ford family burned the midnight oil alot last week getting the Quality Lightning Protection Legend ready. Fayetteville’s Billy Gomez, Jr. and car #3 crossed under the stripe in 4th and 5th place.Your 2013 track champion ls Dillon Spain.

Multi-time track champion and feature winner, Dennis “The Dominator” Capps doubled down in the Mountain Dew Kick Start Pro 4 Modified cars winning both the feature and capturing the 2013 track championship. Capps from Garner had his Cleveland Draft House Ford in the wind to capture his 9th championship. Ronnie Denton,Raleigh ran 2nd to cap off a great night for Capps Motorsports. Kevin Flores,Billy Tillman and Matthew Denton rounded out your top 5 finishers.

Wake County Speedway would like to thank everyone for coming out during the 51st Anniversary Celebration. The crowds,the giveaways and all of that up close in your face racing action made for great night at the speedway. Wake County Speedway is still open for track rental;tires and gas for purchase;call Michael Cooper 919-906-1256. The Kevin Harvick hood raffle for ALS was a huge success,thank you all. Adam Resnick, Melondy Resnick and the entire staff of Wake County Speedway would like to wish all a blessed fall and winter and we’ll see you next May 2014. By the grace if GOD and 600 horsepower,hope to see you at the races!

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$3,000 To Win Season Finale Friday At Wake County Speedway

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September 5,2013
By Mike Ray and Ms.Hotrod

The fifty-first season of stock car auto racing at America’s favorite “Bullring” wraps up this Friday night at Wake County Speedway. A huge field of Aviator Brewery Late Model drivers will all be gunning for the $3000.00 to win 100 lap feature with current point leader Joe Heigl, Garner, Brandon Setzer, Hickory and the tri-states finest warriors ready to throw down. The division continues to grow and we could see 10-15 late model superstar’s show for the big money event!

The Mountain Dew Kick Start Modified 4 cylinder division will run 30 laps, the Walls Roofing U-Cars/ C Mini-Mart 4 cylinder stars will run 25 laps, the Dirt Cheap Sand and Gravel Legends will run 25 laps and the Wilson’s Backhoe and Septic Bandoleros will run 15 laps.

News and notes: A big Wake County Speedway thank you to Roger Holt and Yankee for providing the Kevin Harvick Hood and Car for the ALS and Driver Point Fund Raffle. Thank you in advance for supporting this cause. New Aviator Late Model driver “Showtime” Sammy Pacitti should make the field after getting a carb for his hotrod. Andrew “Shady” Grady also has his Late Model ready for battle.Modified 4 driver Matthew Denton will return with a new engine in his rocketship. Good guy, Darrell Haynie, who loves to go fast and have fun was shaking down his U-Car car for the 25 lap feature.

Bring your family and friends out Friday night as the New Wake County Speedway celebrates another season of up close,in your face racing excitement. Wake County Speedway in located off Hwy.401 S. on Simpkins Road. Clean Restrooms, Fair Concessions and a fun-filled family atmosphere await you. Adult admission $12. Children (6-12) and kids under 5 Free! By the grace of GOD and 600 horsepower; hope to see you at the races!

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Setzer, Heigl Grab Wins On Fan Appreciation Night At Wake County Speedway

August 23, 2013

August 23,2013
By Mike Ray and Ms.Hotrod

New stars and cars from central Virginia and the tidewater region greeted a great group of fans Friday night at Wake County Speedway. Fan Appreciation Night at America’s favorite bullring was a huge success with multiple giveaways courtesy of Aviator Brewery,Red Robin Restaurant,Tripps Restaurant/Walls Roofing and R.E.I. Outdoors of Cary.Winners for the evening included; Maddy Ryan, Brandon Setzer, Dillon Spain, Robert Arch, Justin Fussell and Joe Heigl.

The Wilson Backhoe and Septic Bandoleros 15 lap feature event was won by Maddy Ryan for her 2nd win of the 2013 racing season. Ryan’s car was on the money as she streaked to victory. Bradley Wilson ran a strong race to nail a 2nd place finish followed by Hunter Hansen,Clayton is the Rockside Tires Bandolero. Point leader Kade Lambert and Ethan Johnson rounded out the top 5 finishers.

The Aviator Brewery Late Model Division winner of the 1st twin 30 lap feature was Hickory speedster Brandon Setzer. Setzer was in the groove during the race, turning wicked fast laps to hold off point leader Joe Heigl, Garner and his Performance Auto Body LMS. Garner’s Todd Langdon and his State Farm,Powertek Washing,Shear Shack ran a great race to roar under the checkered flag in 3rd place with Cory Walker,Apex and Ricky Jones rounding out the top 5 finishers.

6 wins on the season for Young Gun Dillon Spain and his team at the New Wake County Speedway this year. Spain held off Billy Hall and Fayetteville driver Billy Gomez, winning the Dirt Cheap Sand and Gravel 25 lapper. Legends cars #3 and #98 roared under the stripe in fourth and fifth place.

Week in and week out the Walls Roofing U-Cars/ C Mini Mart 4 cylinder drivers put on an amazing show and tonight was a wild one. The “Outlaw” Robert Arch has had a season to write home about; 10 wins in 10 Walls Roofing U-Car events this year. Arch used a 3 wide pass coming out of turn 4 to grab the win .Justin Fussell roared under the flag in 2nd place followed by Alex Fleming and Scott Liles.

The nightcap race of the evening, the Aviator Brewing Late Model second 30 lap twin event winner of the evening was current point leader Garner’s Joe Heigl. Heigl won for the 6th time during the season holding off the winner of the 1st race, Brandon Setzer and Ricky Jones.Todd Langdon,Cory Walker and the Va. cars of #1 Va. and #02.Thank you guy’s for towing down and running with us.

Wake County Speedway will close out the 2013 racing season on September 6,2013. $3000.00 dollars to win 100 laps on the 1/4 mile bullring for the Aviator Brewery Late Models plus racing in all divisions.5 Feature events including 6 divisons of up close in your face racing excitement. Great concessions,fun filled family entertainment,the greatest fans,all await you at the New Wake County Speedway. Wake County is located off Highway 401 South,Raleigh,N.C. on Simpkins Road. Follow us on Facebook;Twitter @wcspeedway or By the grace of God and 600 horsepower,hope to see you at the races!

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Fan Fest at America’s Favorite Bullring

Raleigh, North Carolina
 – Wake County Speedway (WCS) is celebrating fan appreciation night Friday, August 23. Gates open at 6pm. The WCS is located at 2109 Simpkins Road in Raleigh.

Fan appreciation festivities include experiencing the race cars up close while getting autographs and pictures from drivers on the track, giveaways of apparel, merchandise and other items, meet and greet with the track mascot and more.

At WCS, fans can also enjoy food from concessions and five different categories of racing including:

·     Late Models
·     Modified 4 Cylinders
·     Legends
·     U-Cars
·     Bandoleros

The evening’s schedule includes:

·      6pm- Gates Open
·      7pm Drivers practice
·      8pm- Qualifying and heat races
·      8:30pm- Main event racing

Tickets are $5/child (ages 6-11), $12/adult, and children under 5 are free.

The Wake Country Speedway is a recently renovated local race track providing opportunities for upcoming drivers to make a name for themselves while providing great entertainment for racing fans. Fan Appreciation Night is a once a year event at America’s favorite bullring and a highlight of the local racing season.

For more info regarding the Wake County Speedway, visit

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Direct press inquiries to:

Jordan Dodson
Social Media Manager
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Justin Fussell Stops Winning Streak At Wake County Speedway


August 10,2013
By Mike Ray and Ms.Hotrod

Hot August night, up close,in your face racing action and the finest stars and cars of the southeast greeted fans last night at Wake County Speedway. Justin Fussell stopped “Outlaw” Robert Arch’s year long winning steak in the Walls Roofing/ C-Mini Mart 4 cylinder event Joe Heigl swept the Aviator Brewery Twin Late Model Stock events,Dillon Spain won the Dirt Cheap Sand and Gravel Legends event,Kade Lambert took the Bandolero feature and “Showtime” Sammy Pacitti nailed the Mountain Dew Kick Start Mod 4 feature.

Thank you fans for the spending an evening at the New Wake County Speedway and your support of the Cornucopia Cancer Support Center night.Last night was a huge success and a long time fan won the 50/50.
Kade Lambert increased his point lead with a victory in the Don’s Backhoe and Septic Tank Bandolero feature. Lambert thanked his family,friends and fans from victory lane.Hunter Hansen,Clayton had a great run in his Rockside Tire special roaring under the checkered flag in second place. Ethan Johnson had a strong run and held off Maddy Ryan and car #81 to come home with a 3rd place finish! The Bandolero division continues to grow; great job by all competitors.

The Aviator Brewery Late Model 30 lap Double Vision Twins were sweep by Joe Heigl but that only tells half the story. A great field of cars and 2 drivers making their first appearances at the 1/4 bullring with Tim
Allensworth in his first visit starting from P1 after a great qualifying run. The action was fast and furious through the field with battles and lead changes until contact between the leaders bunched the warriors back up! Point leader Heigl and his Performance Auto Body Chevy turned back Brandon Setzer,Hickory and Ricky Jones to secure the victory. Young Gun Bradley McCaskill driving his Atlantic Resources Chevy held off Garner’s Todd Langdon and his State Farm, Powertek, Shear Shack Ford to round out your top 5 finishers. The nightcap saw Heigl in victory lane again with McCaskill, Setzer, Fuquay-Varina’s Steve Smith and newcomer Dusty Williams rounding out the top 5.

Former track champion ,”Showtime” Sammy Pacitti had engine woes that forced the Mountain Dew Kick Start Modified feature winner to start at the rear of the field after missing practice and qualifying earlier in the evening. Early race leader Kevin Flores had a great run going before being sidelined with gremlins. Pacitti from Angier held off Raleigh’s Randy Ayers to grab the “W”.Ayers had a season best 2nd place finish as he continues to get stronger as the season continues. Dennis “The Dominator” Capps, Garner in his Cleveland Draft House Ford ran 3rd followed by Fayetteville driver Mark Hovis and Tommy Turner,Raleigh rounding out the top 5.

The Dirt Cheap Sand and Gravel Legend feature winner Dillon Spain made his 5th trip of the year to victory lane. Dillon worked his way through the field and held off Billy Hall for the victory in 25 lap feature. Fayetteville speedster and muti-time track champ Billy Gomez,Jr. ran third followed by car #39 and Kenneth Tripp.

Wake County Speedway roars back into action on August 23 with another evening of fun filled excitement. Fan Appreciation Night is going to be one Hot August night! Wake County Speedway is located off N.C. highway 401 S. of Raleigh,N.C. on Simpkins Road,Bring your family and friends out,by the Grace of GOD and 600 horsepower,hope to see you at the races!Follow us on FB,on Twitter @wcspeedway or Thank you.

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