Andrew Grady Sweeps Accent Imaging Night At Wake County Speedway

By Mike Ray and Ms.Hotrod
April 5,2014
Raleigh,N.C.

Image by Steve Svalina Photography

The Southern Ground Pounders Touring Series featuring vintage race cars always put on a great show and James Turner, 73 years young held off Mack Tatum to open the 2014 racing season. James Brown roared under the checkered flag in 3rd place with Chase Parsons and Thomas Clayton coming home in 4th and 5th place.

The Pepsi Legends Feature was a wild affair with great battles through out the field. 2013 Track Champion Dillon Spain won the hotly contested feature over Caleb Day.

The Bandolero feature winner was young gun Alex McCollum who held off Austin Janocha and Dustin Yeoman.  Henry Broadbent and Bradley Wilson rounded out the top 5 finishers in the action packed feature.

The UCAR/4 Cylinder feature winner was A.J. Saunders who held off Jeremy Ottaway and Brad Martin for the victory.

The 2nd 30 lap feature Metal Depot Late Model win went to Grady who doubled down grabbing both features. The action was fast and furious as McCaskill was able to nip Jones at the stripe. Dillon Wilson and Brandon Clements rounded out your top 5 finishers in the nightcap.

Packed in-field for opening night.

On behalf of Adam Resnick,Michael Cooper and the entire Wake County Speedway Staff;  Thank you fans, drivers, car owners and crew members Thank you all for coming out on a beautiful evening and enjoying a great night of up close.in your face racing excitement at the 1/4 bullring. Packed grandstands and pits made for a history making evening. Wake County Speedway will have another fan and family night of racing excitement April 18,2014 as the Pro 4 Modifieds will make their 1st appearance of the racing season. Feature racing also on tap will include the Metal Depot Late Models,UCAR/4 Cylinders,Pepsi Legends and Bandoleros. Like us on Facebook, follow us on twitter:@wcspeedway and check us out on the web at www.wakecountyspeedway.com. By the grace of God and 600 horsepower;hope to see you at the races.

 

 

WAKE COUNTY SPEEDWAY HOSTS HALF-A-MILLION DOLLAR “RACE TO RICHE$”

WAKE COUNTY SPEEDWAY HOSTS HALF-A-MILLION DOLLAR “RACE TO RICHE$”
- One lucky fan or driver will win chance at $500,000 -

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RALEIGH  – After a historic opening year, The New Wake County Speedway is racing into the 2014 season with a very rich opportunity for both fans and drivers.

The chance to win $500,000.stacks-of-money

The Simpkins Road speedway is hosting a 2014 “RACE TO RICHE$” giving fans and eligible drivers a shot at half-a-million dollars in prize money.

Race track president Adam Resnick said the event is a way for the speedway to thank every fan in the bleachers and all the drivers behind the wheel for their continued support.

During every Friday night race between April and September, one lucky fan will get an entry into the annual prize drawing along with every racer on the ¼ mile track.

The drawing will be held at The New Wake County Speedway’s year-end banquet on Nov. 7 at Rush Hour Karting, located at 5335 Raynor Rd in neighboring Garner.

One lucky winner will be drawn and receive a $500 cash prize and the chance to win $500,000.

The winner must be in attendance at the banquet to claim their cash prize and chance at riches. In addition, any driver drawn must have competed in 75% of speedway races or raced during Wake County Speedway’s special Super Late Model event on August 30.

If the lucky winner meets all eligibilities, they will get a chance to choose one bag out of 100, with one of the 100 bags holding a $500,000 prize.

About Wake County Speedway
Wake County Speedway was opened in 1962 and for more than 50 years has brought the best of short track racing to the triangle area. Current owner Adam Resnick took over the speedway in 2013 and renovated the entire facility along with all race operations.  The New Wake County Speedway, already dubbed “America’s Favorite ¼ Mile Bullring” by drivers and fans, will begin its second season of racing on Friday, April 4.  For more information contact Adam Resnick at 919-464-6835. For rules and regulations visit the speedway online at www.wakecountyspeedway.com.

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 www.wakecountyspeedway.com. Thank you.

WAKE COUNTRY SPEEDWAY REOPENS

PRESS RELEASE
June 12, 2013

WAKE COUNTRY SPEEDWAY REOPENS
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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WCS: WakeCountySpeedway.com

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!