June 12, 2013

Summertime Racing is Back on Track

Raleigh, North Carolina
 –  Wake County Speedway (WCS) is reopening its doors Friday evening, June 14 for fans to experience once again in the Raleigh area. The WCS is located at 2109 Simpkins Road in Raleigh.

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.

Built in 1962 as a quarter mile dirt track, the speedway achieved asphalt status at the conclusion of the 1986 season. Major renovations were again completed in time for the 2013 season that ends September 6.

Fans can now enjoy food from concessions through out the evening, children can meet the track mascot, and six different categories of racing are held throughout the season, including:

  • Modified 4 Cylinders
  • Legends
  • U Cars
  • Bandoleros
  • Southern Ground Pounders
  • Late Models

Races are held every two weeks on Friday nights from June through September. Gates open at 6pm, drivers practice begins at 7pm, qualifying and heat races begin at 8pm, and the main event begins at 8:30pm.

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

For fun family entertainment, the WCS is great way to spend a summer Friday night and is why they call it “America’s Favorite Bullring.”

For more info, visit WakeCountySpeedway.com.

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Wake County Reopens Friday, June 14th

Wake County Speedway will be reopening its doors on Friday, June 14 for fans to experience racing in the Raleigh area. Wake County Speedway is a recently renovated local race track that provides great opportunities for upcoming drivers to make a name for themselves. It is also a great place for entertainment in the Wake County area.  Fans can arrive at 6:00pm to grab a seat. Adults can enjoy the action for $12 and children 6-11 years old can get a seat for $5.00.  Children five and under can get in the gate for free. Racing action starts at 7:00pm with drivers practice. Qualifying and heat races start at 8:00pm followed by the main event at 8:30.

Wake County Speedway was built in 1962 as a .23 mile dirt track.  In 1987 the track was changed to an asphalt surface. Earlier this year Adam Resnick took ownership of the facilities and renovated the entire facility. One major renovation included the repainting of the track walls, infield and grandstands to the bright blue and yellow colors. It certainly adds character to the updated facility.

Friday nights are fun for the whole family. Along with the racing. families can enjoy great food from the concessions through out the night.  Items include funnel cakes, hot dogs, hamburgers and more.  Children also get a chance to meet the track mascot who loves to hang out with the kids. There are multiple racing classes for fans to see. Cars that race at Wake County Speedway include Modified 4 cylinders, Legends, U-Cars, Bandoleros, Southern Ground Pounders and Late Models.

The speedway will hold raced every two weeks on Friday night starting with the opener on June 14. The season will end of September 6 with a 100 lap Late Models featured event.

Wake County Speedway is a great place to spend an evening with the whole family and experience short track racing at its best; they call it “America’s favorite bullring” for a reason. Come and see why for yourself on Friday, June 14!

Arch Sweeps Wake County Speedway Doubleheader Weekend!

Robert Arch, Raleigh turned the double this past weekend winning the Dirt Cheap U-Car 25 lap feature events on both Friday and Saturday night at America’s favorite Bullring,Wake County Speedway. The 2 day racing extravaganza featured drivers from the tri-state region running both night’s.  The Aviator Brewery Late Model stars shined Friday evening with Ricky Jones roaring under the checkered flag first in the 60 lap feature event.Bradley McCaskill, Knightdale continued his strong 2013 racing season with a hard fought 2nd place finish. Hickory’s Brandon Setzer crossed under the waving flag in 3rd place with Garner drivers Alex Fleming and Joe Heigl rounding out the top 5 positions. Robert Arch is a threat to win anytime he straps into a racecar and won Friday’s 25 lap Dirt Cheap 25 lap feature event. Speedster Kristin Gault had a great night, finishing in 2nd place holding off Dwayne Godwin at the stripe.Patrick Arch came home in 4th place followed by Chris Gault in 5th place.
These drivers had the fans on their feet battling 3 and 4 wide through the turns.
The C-Mini Mart Mayhem Stock Division continues to grow in cars with Lee K. winning the 25 lap feature event. Opening night winner, Jeremy Ottaway finished up in the runner up position. Knightdale’s  Jessie Richardson,Jr. and Michael Woodard had a tremendous battle  for 3rd with Jessie nipping Michael at the stripe by 2/10ths of a second.Young Gun Thomas Poole finished in 5th in his Mustang.
 The Rockside Tires Legends feature winner Keith Newcomer turned back all challengers in winning the 25 lap feature event. Dillion Spain ran 2nd followed by Caleb Day in 3rd place, Billy Hall in 4th and multi-time track champ, Billy Gomez, Jr. in 5th place.
The Southern Ground Pounders Series put on  a show with coupes,coaches and late model sportsman cars. The Sportsman winner was Mack Tatum and the Mod winner was Chris Burns. Thank you club members for towing from the tri-state region.
Saturday night featured many new visitors to victory lane with Multi-time track champ Alex Fleming of Garner nailing the exciting 60 lap Aviator Brewery Late Model Feature event.
Fleming, McCaskill and Setzer battled between themselves all race long before Alex roared under the checkered flag for the win. McCaskill finished 2nd in his Atlantic Toyota with Setzer placing 3rd. Brandon Clements and Garner’s Joe Heigl rounded out the top 5 finishers.
Round 2 of the weekend for Robert Arch in the Dirt Cheap U-Cars feature event found Arch in victory lane with the broom, sweeping both night’s racing card. Chris Gault ran great, coming home in 2nd place with Patrick Arch and Kristin Gault running in 3rd and 4th with James Stroud rounding out the top 5 positions.  Garner driver, Kenny
Tabler capped off a great night of action winning the Mt. Dew Kickstart Modified 4 feature event holding off, Dennis “The Dominator” Capps. Raleigh’s Randy Ayers had a great run to cross under the stripe in 3rd place. Todd Langdon, Garner finished the evening in 4th place with Raleigh’s Tommy Turner coming home in 5th place. Dillion Spain was your Rockside Tires Legends feature event winner holding off Kenneth Tripp who had a strong 2nd place finish. Billy Hall ran 3rd followed by Billy Gomez, Jr. and Caleb Day.
Wake County Speedway wants to thank everyone for celebrating the Custom Brick and Supply/
Mini-Mart Weekend with us; the fans, the drivers, car owners, The Southern Ground Pounders Series.  A great night of racing action is on tap this coming weekend,May 4th as Wake County Speedway presents Twin 30 lappers for the Aviator Late Models, 30 laps for the Mt.Dew Kickstart Mod 4′s, 25 laps for the Dirt-Cheap U-Cars plus a Bandoleros feature.
Wake County Speedway is located off of Highway 401 South on Simpkins Road in Raleigh, N.C. . Pit’s open Friday night at 5 with the grandstands opening at  6 o’clock. Fan and family tickets prices are only $10. for adults, 6-11 years of age $5. and kids under 5 admitted free!
By the Grace Of God and 600 horsepower,hope to see you at the races!

Media Day and Open Practice – March 29, 2013

March 25, 2013
RALEIGH – The New Wake County Speedway is racing into the 2013 season with new leadership, a total facilities overhaul and a mission to become the best Friday night track on the East coast.

The storied speedway, open for half a century, is unveiling its massive makeover at Media Day from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m this Friday, March 29. New ownership will be available for interviews and cars will be on track for photo.

The 2013 season is scheduled to begin on Friday, April 5 with close to 20 weeks of racing scheduled and fanfare anew.
New owner Adam Resnick has leased the 50-year-old facility from the Simpkins family and joined forces with speedway veteran Charlie Hansen to bring big time racing back to the Triangle area.

Resnick, acting as President of Racing Operations, and Hansen, working as Promoter and General Manager, have already received a flood of support from car owners, drivers, fans, sponsors and advertisers on the heels of historic improvements.

The speedway facility has been completely remodeled from the bleachers to the lighting to the track surface, and every space in between. Along with renovations and additions has come a fresh face for the track including, among other things, a mascot, new marketing and a rebirth as “The New Wake County Speedway: America’s Favorite Bullring.”

The New Wake County Speedway is located at 2109 Simpkins Road in Raleigh, right off 401 South heading out of Raleigh. The track is located online at wakecountyspeedway.com.

Media Day is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Friday, March 29.
For more information contact Adam Resnick at 919-478-0877 or adamwcs@yahoo.com.

Alex Fleming Leads Wire to Wire at WCS

Alex Fleming has won the bulk of races at Wake County Speedway this season, but they haven’t come easy. Friday night Fleming looked to all but cement his track championship hopes, looking for his sixth win in seven events.

Fleming would put his Dunn-Benson Ford Super Late Model on the pole, with Joe Heigl starting to his outside. Early on it appeared as though Heigl had something for the Raleigh driver, with Heigl making a handful of attempts to get by. Fleming would fight off Heigl lap after lap, and eventually stretch his lead out to .3 seconds.

Behind the leaders, last race’s winner Charlie Stephenson found himself racing hard with a fresh face in Kevin Harvick Inc. driver Gray Gaulding. The 13 year old PASS South driver qualified just ahead of Stephenson, but it was Stephenson’s experience that would prevail, making it by Gaulding and allowing him to set his sights on Heigl and Fleming.

Fleming would pull away late, leaving Heigl to fend for himself against Stephenson. The final 10 laps saw a duel between two veterans, with Stephenson waiting until the final lap to try a bump-and-run move that would come up short. Alex Fleming would take his sixth win of the season, Joe Heigl would fight off Charlie Stephenson for second, while Stephenson, Keith Oliver and Gray Gaulding would round out the Dunn Benson Ford Super Late Model top five.

Justin Jones has dominated the Pro Modified this season, winning all but one event. Dennis Capps looked to end that streak on a night where the Garner driver looked back to his championship form. Jones would take the lead from the start, but Capps would give chase, never letting Jones’s black and yellow machine more than a second out of sight. Late slower traffic would give Capps one last good shot at Jones, but Jones would prove too strong, taking the checkered flag and all but clinching a track championship in the process. Capps would hold onto second, with Todd Langdon holding off Matthew Denton for third.

The Harper’s Grafix Limited Late Model division has been Will Roland’s sandbox all season, and Friday night proved no differently. Roland would place his Chevy on the pole, and while division rookie Robert Arch would give chase, he proved no match for the Limited Late Model veteran. Roland would lead all 25 laps, all but clinching a 2011 track championship. Arch would finish second, with Curtis Simpkins crossing the line third.

Jeremy Ottaway won the season opener in Citgo Mini-Mart Four Cylinders, but since then it’s been the Jesse Duke show. Duke has piloted his Ford to victory lane in every race since the early-season upset. Friday night proved to be no different, with Duke being the class of the competition. Ottaway would hold off Wilbur Duke for second, with the elder Duke finishing third.

In Dirt Cheap Sand Rock & Mulch UCARs, Darrell Haynie continued his late-season domination of the division. Having missed a few early-season races, Haynie is out of the track championship chase, but has put on a solid showing throughout the second half of the season. Haynie would lead wire to wire ahead of Chris Gault and Josh Taylor. Gault’s runner-up finish, coupled with late race trouble for point leader Kristin Gault moves Chris Gault within 18 points of sister Kristin.

Lawson Flood dominated the Noles Cabinets Mini Cup race, holding off a hard-charging Nick Robinson late, while in Southern Ground Pounders action, Rodney Dye made a late-race pass on Cory Agee to win his first of the season.

Racing returns to Raleigh’s bullring in two weeks for the next to last race of the season. In action will be the Dunn Benson Ford Super Late Models, Harper’s Grafix Limited Late Models, Modified 4 Cylinders, Citgo Mini-Mart Four Cylinders, Dirt Cheap Sand Rock & Mulch UCARs and the INEX Legends series. Tickets are just $10 for adults, with kids 6-11 just $5, and children 5 and under free. Surf to www.wakecountyspeedway.com for more information.