USAC Honda HPD Eastern Midget Series Added To Action Packed Night At Wake County Speedway

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June 22, 2014
Raleigh,N.C.
By Mike Ray and Ms.Hotrod

The action at America’s Favorite Bullring,Wake County Speedway just got a little hotter with the addition of the USAC Honda HPD Eastern Midget Series to Friday nights USAC Midgetsracing card. The open wheel warriors arrived yesterday to practice for their feature and 13 year old Calvin Carroll from Andover,N.J. turned   impressive lap times on the 1/4 mile asphalt oval. Carroll stated after practice runs he liked running the bullring and his lap times were in the 13.3 second range,comparable to the speeds turned by the Metal Depot Late Model division. Current point leader,Scott Hunter, Walled Lake, Mich and 11 year old Nikki Carroll, the youngest competitor in the series plus the Brown and Noffsinger Racing crew all gained valuable experience at the county.

USAC MIdgetsThe Metal Depot Late Model drivers will run a 50 lap feature event Friday night; the Pepsi/ Mountain Dew Jump Start UCAR/ Stock 4 Cylinder stars will run twin 20 lap feature events plus the Legends and Bandolero divisions will run 25 and 15 lap features.The Open-Wheel rockets,the USAC Honda HPD Eastern Midgets feature is TBD.

The summer has just arrived but the season long chase in the ” Race To Richies” point championship battle is heating up as well with Clay USAC Midgets(1)Jones, Wilson leading Bradley McCaskill, Knightdale in the Late Models.Dennis Capps, Garner leads Roxboro’s Brandon Baker in the Modified 4 class. Jeremy Ottaway, Raleigh leads Sanford Speedster Justin Fussell in the Stock 4 class with Dwayne Godwin leading Patrick Arch in the Pepsi/ Mt.Dew UCAR Division. Dillon Spain leads on the Legends Division with Kade Lambert leading the Bandolero Division.

USAC MidgetsWake County Speedway is located off NC Highway 401 South, Raleigh on Simpkins Road.Bring your family and friends out for a fun filled, up close in your face night of racing excitement at America’s Favorite Bullring. Great Concessions,Great customer service and clean restrooms plus your favorite stars and cars this Friday night June 27,2014. The grandstands open at 6:00 pm;Fan friendly pricing and giveaways. Please follow @wcspeedway on twitter;   on the webWake County Speedway – America’s Favorite Bullring and like us on Facebook.By the Grace of GOD and 600 horsepower, hope to see you at the races!

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Dillon Wilson Wins Metal Depot 100 At Wake County Speedway

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June 14, 2014
Raleigh,N.C.
By Mike Ray and Ms. Hotrod

Hickory’s Dillon Wilson roared to victory last night in the Late Model big money race at Wake County Speedway. The UCAR/4 Cylinder winners were Justin Fussell, Sanford and Ron Dupont in his Richard Aliff prepared Honda UCAR in the
Pepsi/Mountain Dew feature event. Austin Janocha was standing in victory lane with a great Bandolero win, Dillon Spain continued his winning ways in the Legends division and Roxboro’s Brandon Baker took 10464164_662640680477761_2339391170577471610_ndown the win in the Modified 4 Division.

The first big money, extra distance race of the season for the Metal Depot Late Model division was a thriller, a little lighting in the air and a lot of fireworks on the track. The start of the feature found Bradley McCaskill, Knightdale and Willow Spring driver Randy Renfrow leading the field to the green flag. McCaskill and Renfrow traded the early lead with a hungry pack of drivers behind them. Clay Jones, Goldsboro 1513792_662640853811077_5433191414107837633_nwas making his way through the field and lead at the halfway mark and picked up the $1000.halfway bonus money. The second half of the event saw the Hickory speedster, Dillon Wilson flex his muscle and streak into the lead.The Fireworks started in the pack as the laps ran down and when the beating and banging had finished, Raleigh’s Bobby Gower and Clay Jones,Goldsboro rounded out the top 3 finishers.Steve Smith, Fuquay-Varina had a great run in his ServiceMaster machine running 4th with Garner’s Todd Langdon and his State Farm,Powertech Washing Ford rounding out the top 5. In victory lane Wilson thanked his fans, family, crew and sponsors. The speedster saved his equipment and tires early and was rewarded with the big paycheck.

The Bandoleros feature winner was Austin Janocha, Clayton who streaked under the waving checkered flag followed by point leader Kade Lambert, Ethan Johnson and the Broadbent family, Henry and Xander in their Rowan Home Restoration Bandoleros.10406384_662640900477739_7098665794067889616_n

Dillon Spain, Clayton bounced back from a crash earlier in the day to win the Legends feature. The young gun started shotgun on the field and raced his way through the field to win another 2014 trip to victory lane. Kenneth Tripp,Jr. ran
strong again, finishing in 2nd place with Justin Mitchell, Goldsboro; Zach Brown, Holly Springs and Caleb Day, Garner your top 5 when the checkered flag flew.

Brandon Baker, Roxboro has taken a liking to America’s Favorite Bullring. The driver of the Summey Electric Ford won the 25 lap Pro 4 Modified feature holding off multi-time track champ Dennis “The 10452362_662640643811098_1468784193592256926_nDominator” Capps in his Cleveland Drafthouse Ford. Raleigh’s Keith Oliver came home in 3rd place followed by Matthew Denton, Raleigh and Fayetteville’s Mark Hovis.

The UCAR/4 Cylinder Mini Mayhem feature event winners were Sanford’s Justin Fussell and Ron Dupont. Dupot’s win in the feature was his first at Wake County Speedway. The top five finishers of the combo event were: Fussell, JeremyOttaway,Raleigh, Dupont, Jonathan Kornegay and Joey Morgan.

Wake County Speedway will run again in 2 weeks with a full racing card plus the USAC HPD Eastern Midget Open Wheel Series making their 1st ever appearance at the 1/410297583_662640723811090_1238670878937243904_n mile bullring.Wake County Speedway is located off Highway 401 S.,Raleigh,N.C. on Simpkins Road. Six action packed divisions racing June 27th.Bring your family and
friends out for a fun filled evening of racing action and like us on Facebook, @wcspeedway on Twitte10394508_662640773811085_3579723614380593801_nr and on the web at wakecountyspeedway.com.

Pray for Robert Arch;the track champion had an accident this week and needs prayers,thank you.By the Grace of GOD and 600 hors
epower; hope to see you at the races

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$2000 To Win Summer Bash 100 At Wake County Speedway This Friday June 13, 2014

June 7, 2014
Raleigh,N.C.
By Mike Ray and Ms.Hotrod

Wake County Speedway is hosting this year’s first special event of the season this Friday night at America’s favorite bullring. The Metal Depot Late Model stars and cars will battle,all seeking to grab the big money. Twenty plus cars are expected from the tri-state area. Goldboro speedster Clay Jones, Knightdale’s Bradley McCaskill and a host of other drivers are all looking to be in victory lane after 100 laps. Drivers eligible to win the big money have run at least the last 3 features at the track if they haven’t they are still eligible for a $500 halfway bonus and $1000 to win.

The Pepsi/ Mt.Dew Kick Start UCARS/ 4 Cylinder warriors will run a 25 lap feature event with Raleigh driver Jeremy Ottaway, Justin Fussell, Saford and Hickory’s A.J. Saunders plus UCAR driver Patrick Arch from Clayton all vying for another trip to victory lane.

Dennis “The Dominator” Capps will be looking to extend his point lead in the 25 lap Modified Four Cylinder event.The multi time track champion has his eyes on yet another title with a strong opening night victory. Dillon Spain, Clayton is having a storybook season in the Legends Division. The Clayton Comet is having a fantastic season at the bullring and will be looking once again for the checkered flag in the 20 lap race for the Legends. Kade Lambert headlines a great field of young gun’s in the 15 lap Bandolero feature.

Wake County Speedway is located at 2109 Simpkins Road, Raleigh,N.C. off Highway 401 South. Come out and enjoy a great evening of racing excitement at America’s fan and family,friendly racing complex. Please like us on FB;follow @wcspeedway on twitter and on the web at wakecountyspeedway.com.. Wake County Speedway is also available for track rental and we offer Sunoco Racing Fuel and Hooiser Tires for sale;call Michael Cooper at (919)906-1256. By the Grace of GOD and 600 horsepower,hope to see you at the track

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Wake County Reopens Friday, June 14th

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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!

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