Wake County Speedway is going to close out the 2014 racing season with a first of it’s kind $20,000 “Winner Take All Shootout”. More information to follow, but the preliminary information finds driver’s competing for a winner take all 125 lap event made up of 5 – 25 lap segments. As the time approaches, look back to Wake County Speedway’s website and Facebook site for additional information.
May 29, 2014
By Mike Ray and Ms.Hotrod
The finest stars and cars of the Tri-State region will roar into Raleigh,N.C. Friday night at Wake County Speedway. Six divisions running six action packed features will highlight the evening. The Metal Depot Late Models run twin 30 lap events. The Pepsi/ Mt. Dew Kick Start Mini-Mayhem UCAR/ 4 Cylinders combo event will throw down for 25 laps of up close, in your face racing excitement. The Legends feature will run 25 laps, the Bandoleros will run 15 laps and the Bombers will run 20 laps.
America’s Favorite Bullring News and Notes: The point leaders coming into this Friday evening in the highly competitive season shows Clay Jones from Goldsboro leading Bradley McCaskill, Knightdale and Cory Walker, Fuquay-Varina in the Metal Depot Late Models. Dennis “The Dominator” Capps, Garner leads the Mod 4 standings.The Pepsi/ Mt. Dew Kick Start Mini- Mayhem leader is Raleigh’s Jeremy Ottaway over Justin Fussell, Sanford in 4 cylinders and Patrick Arch, Clayton leads Dwayne Godwin, Wendell and Jim Bounds, Raleigh in the UCAR division. Dillon Spain, Clayton is your leader in the Legends division followed by Will Bristle and Jason Austin. The Bandoleros division is lead by Kade Lambert, Bradley Wilson.Hugh events coming soon: 100 laps for the Metal Depot Late Models on June 15,2014.If drivers aren’t qualified $1000.00 to win;$500.00 halfway bonus, if qualified “Big Money” to the victor! USAC HPD Midget Series coming to the county on June 27th;open wheel midget madness at the 1/4 mile bullring. $500,000 Race To Richies continues;where 1 lucky fan or driver has a shot to win 1/2 million at the banquet in September! Things are heating up at as the Summer Bash starts this weekend.
Wake County Speedway is located off Highway 401 South of Raleigh on Simpkins Road.Bring your family and friends out for a great night of racing entertainment.Great concessions;fan friendly customer service, clean restrooms and the finest racing in the southeast! Follow us on Facebook, @wcspeedway on twitter and Wake County Speedway – America’s Favorite Bullring By the Grace of God and 600 horsepower hope to see you at the races!
Wake County Speedway Roars Into Action This Friday May 16, 2014
May 13, 2014
By Mike Ray and Ms.Hotrod
Seven action packed features including the return of the Mighty Pro 4 Modified division highlight this weekend’s show at Wake County Speedway. America’s Favorite Bullring will be running the Metal Depot Late Models in a 50 lap feature event. The Pepsi/ Mt. Dew Kick-Start UCAR/ 4 Cylinder Mini Mayhem combo stars and cars will run 25 laps as will the Mighty Pro 4 Modifieds. Twin 20 lap feature events for the Legends plus Twin 15 lap features for the Cooper Bandoleros will round out the evenings events.
News and Notes from pits: Summertime is still a few weeks away but the action on the track is hot and heavy in the Metal Depot Late Model Division. Goldsboro speedster Clay Jones is your points leader and he will look to keep his winning streak going in the highly competitive division. Jeremy Ottaway,Raleigh is leading the points in the 4 Cylinder mini mayhem division with Patrick Arch,Clayton leading the UCAR points race. Dillon Spain,Clayton is your leader in the Legends class with Kade Lambert leading the Cooper Bandelero divison.
Wake County Speedway is located off Highway 401 South,Raleigh,N.C. on Simpkins Road. Grandstands open at 6:00 pm with practice starting at 7:00 pm.Qualifying and Feature events follow at 8:00 pm. Wake County Speedway also offers track rental through out the week as well as Sunoco racing fuel and Hoosier Racing tires for sale.Call Michael Cooperor Adam Resnick 919-464-6835. The Race To Richies $500,000 dollar racing contest continues this coming Friday night. Fan and family friendly racing excitement,great concessions and a great staff await you. By the Grace of God and 600 horsepower,hope to see you at the races.
Raleigh, NC(December 24th, 2012) – After 27 straight successful seasons, The Simpkins Family ,for the second time in the tracks 50 year history has decided to “hang up the helmet”, and lease Wake County Speedway. A multi-year agreement between the Simpkins and Adam Resnick has been inked.
Acting as President of Racing Operation, Resnick is promising to put The “NEW” Wake County Speedway back on top. He has hired as Promoter and General Manager, Charlie Hansen. Hansen will handle the day to day operations of the business. He is no stranger to the local racing scene. Coming off a great year as GM at Southern National Motorsports Park in 2012, he has proven himself as being able to bring Professionalism, Fairness, and Integrity to the track!
Adam is committed to Charlie the resources necessary to make The “NEW Wake County Speedway” the best Friday Night track on the east coast. There will be several new projects going on in the short off season. There are plans for a new Tech Shed, Lighting Improvements, repair and reseal the track surface, sound system improvements, bleacher and sign repair just to name a few.
The 2013 schedule is still being fine tuned, but at this time there are 19 weeks of racing on tap. The 2013 season will kick off Friday April 5, 2013 and conclude Friday September 6, 2013.
The “Featured” division will be the Nascar/ASA type Late Models running scuff tires and 350cfm carburetors. The track will also run the Street Stocks, Mini-Modifies, U-Cars, Modified 4cylinders, and Legends. The track is also looking to add some shows for the Super Late Models, Southern Ground Pounders, Flat Head Fords, Allison Legacy Series, and Bandolero’s.
The “NEW” Wake County Speedway is looking forward to lots of the support from Car Owners, Drivers, Fans, Sponsor’s and Advertisers.
For more information contact Charlie Hansen. Email CharlieHansen13@aol.com. Charlie will be out of town until January 2, 2013. He will return all emails and questions as promptly as possible.
An inside look at MiniCups
By Paul Bommer
Flood Racing – Team Engineer & Part-time Crew Chief
#65 MiniCup Ford F150 & #88 MiniCup Ford Fusion
“So what is a MiniCup anyway? Is it like a Bandolero or a go-kart?” I can’t say how many times I’ve been asked that question over the last four years. I usually respond with this canned answer while demonstrating the features and recounting some facts:
“No, it’s a ½ scale fully adjustable race car, with four corner coilovers, adjustable control arms, panhard bar, rack and pinion steering, and disc brakes powered by a Honda GX390 single cylinder engine mounted in the back. All the same stuff as a Late Model, just without the swaybars, and a lot less power, but it rolls through the corners as fast as the Late Models…yes, a 10 year old drives it…” more…