Southeast Dirt Modifieds at Dublin – 4/23/16

Last Update: 12:38 a.m.

(Updated throughout the day – Be sure to refresh this page frequently)

mods-sedms-hoffman-win-dublin-motor-speedway-042316

Nick Hoffman captured his fourth series win in six starts in 2016 after retaking the lead from Derrick Ramey with just two laps to go. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Won the Race:

Passion: Nick Hoffman was not happy after being penalized a spot for jumping a late race restart and got back past Derrick Ramey with just two-to-go to take the win.

The Finish:

1) 2 Nick Hoffman
2) 91 Derrick Ramey
3) 8S Kyle Strickler
4) 35 David Stremme
5) 10 Daniel Parker
6) 64 Billy Workman Jr
7) 99 Chris Arnold
8) 17B Timmy Blackwell
9) 8H Austin Holocombe
10) 14D David Taylor
11) 21 Taylor Cook
12) 9S Slater McCray
13) 5 Mack Coxe
14) 25 Shawn Beasley
15) 47 Matt Quade
16) 20 Carlos Jaramillo
17) 11B Eric Bentley
18) 6 Ryan Ayers
19) 14J Jordan Taylor
20) 11 Troy Loomis
21) 2M Shawn Martin
22) 33 Joe Meadows

The Skinny:

Derrick Ramey dominated the first two-thirds of the main event while Nick Hoffman remained within striking distance. With less than ten laps to go Hoffman got to the inside of Ramey in turn two and powered down the backstretch and into three before completing the first pass for the lead in turn four.

A late race restart saw Hoffman penalized back to second for firing too early according to series officials. Ramey pulled away first on two ensuing restarts, including the final one with just three laps remaining.

With Ramey protecting the inside groove in turn three, Hoffman slide to the high-side and cleared Ramey as they got the two-to-go signal and went on to take the win.

Winning Quote:

“They just really pissed me off and I knew I had to drive my a– off.” – Nick Hoffman on his penalty and outside pass for the lead with just over two laps to go.

Notebook:

Following practice a moderate rain shower passed over the speedway lasting approximately 30 minutes, delaying qualifying and the start of racing action.

Car Count:

There are 27 Modifieds signed in for tonight’s event.

Title Fight:

Southeast Dirt Modified Series – Point Standings
Top Ten as of April 22, 2016

1) 21 Taylor Cook 406.000
2) 91 Derrick Ramey 393.000
3) 99W Chris Arnold 279.000
4) 312 Greg Brown 279.000
5) 84 Ryan Toole 258.000
6) 35 David Stremme 253.000
7) 8H Austin Holocombe 248.000
8) 6 Ryan Ayers 220.000
9) 11B Eric Bentley 205.000
10) 8S Kyle Strickler 197.000

Winning Chassis: Elite Chassis

On the Move:

David Taylor (14D) gained 12 spots after starting dead last in 22nd to grab a top-ten finish taking home the 10th spot.

Biggest Loser:

Dropping a total of 14 spots, Matt Quade (47) started on the pole and dropped back during the opening third of the race before eventually dropping outside of the top ten and was eventually scored 15th at the checkered flag.

Starting Line-Up:

1) 47 Matt Quade
2) 91 Derrick Ramey
3) 2 Nick Hoffman
4) 35 David Stremme
5) 9S Slater McCray
6) 10 Daniel Parker
7) 8S Kyle Strickler
8) 11B Eric Bentley
9) 33 Joe Meadows
10) 64 Billy Workman Jr
11) 25 Shawn Beasley
12) 17B Timmy Blackwell
13) 2M Shawn Martin
14) 21 Taylor Cook
15) 20 Carlos Jaramillo
16) 14J Jordan Taylor
17) 6 Ryan Ayers
18) 99 Chris Arnold
19) 5 Mack Coxe
20) 8H Austin Holocombe
21) 11 Troy Loomis
22) 14D David Taylor

Last-Chance Race Results:

Top four finishers transfer to the Feature

1) 6 Ryan Ayers
2) 99 Chris Arnold
3) 5 Mack Coxe
4) 8H Austin Holocombe
5) 14D David Taylor
6) 11 Troy Loomis
7) 1A Dale Arnold
8) 3 Dennis Brewer
9) 38 John Marshall

Heat Race Results:

The Heat Race winners will redraw for their feature starting spots.

Heat Race 1 Results:

1) 35 David Stremme
2) 9S Slater McCray
3) 33 Joe Meadows
4) 2M Shawn Martin
5) 99W Chris Arnold
6) 11 Troy Loomis
7) 14D David Taylor

Heat Race 2 Results:

1) 91 Derrick Ramey
2) 10 Daniel Parker
3) 64 Billy Workman Jr
4) 21 Taylor Cook
5) 6 Ryan Ayers
6) 38 John Marshall
7) 73 Daniel Hill

Heat Race 3 Results:

1) 2H Nick Hoffman
2) 8S Kyle Strickler
3) 25 Shawn Beasley
4) 20J Carlos Jaramillo
5) 5X Mack Coxe
6) 8H Austin Holocombe
7) 77 Bryan Anderson

Heat Race 4 Results:

1) 47 Matt Quade
2) 11B Eric Bentley
3) 17B Timmy Blackwell
4) 14J Jordan Taylor
5) 3 Dennis Brewer
6) 1A Dale Arnold

Qualifying Results:

1) 35 David Stremme 16.936
2) 91 Derrick Ramey 17.111
3) 2H Nick Hoffman 17.175
4) 47 Matt Quade 17.277
5) 33 Joe Meadows 17.420
6) 10 Daniel Parker 17.483
7) 17B Timmy Blackwell 17.500
8) 2M Shawn Martin 17.537
9) 64 Billy Workman Jr 17.566
10) 20J Carlos Jaramillo 17.572
11) 11B Eric Bentley 17.572
12) 9S Slater McCray 17.618
13) 21 Taylor Cook 17.648
14) 8S Kyle Strickler 17.704
15) 14J Jordan Taylor 17.763
16) 99W Chris Arnold 17.773
17) 6 Ryan Ayers 17.794
18) 5X Mack Coxe 17.827
19) 3 Dennis Brewer 17.847
20) 11 Troy Loomis 17.859
21) 38 John Marshall 17.882
22) 8H Austin Holocombe 17.883
23) 1A Dale Arnold 18.023
24) 14D David Taylor 18.124
25) 73 Daniel Hill 18.302
26) 77 Bryan Anderson 18.921

Qualifying Events:

Cars will qualify in groups of 3-4. Heat Races will be used to lock in the top 16 and 4 will transfer from the Consi race with the final 2 positions SEDMS provisional spots. A total of 22 cars will take the green flag for the 30 lap feature.

Practice Results:

There were no practice times available from the SEDMS Modifieds.

Event Schedule:

SEDMS Modifieds Heat Races – 8 laps ea.
Pure Stock Feature – 15 laps
SEDMS Modifieds Consi – 10 laps
Super Street – 20 laps
SEDMS Modifieds – 30 laps
Late Models – 25 laps
Ucar Feature – 15 laps

Who To Watch For:

Nick Hoffman won three out of five SEDMS races in February and is making his first run with the series since winning back on February 7th.

The only other drivers with wins under their belt are Derrick RameyKyle Strickler and Taylor Cook who has two wins to his credit in 2016. All are in attendance for tonight’s event.

Davis Stremme has pledged that if he is able to win tonight, all proceeds will be donated to the family of Charlie Floyd, who passed away after injuries suffered in an on-track accident last week in Ohio.

Entry List:

1 1A Dale Arnold
2 2H Nick Hoffman
3 2M Shawn Martin
4 3 Dennis Brewer
5 5X Mack Coxe
6 6 Ryan Ayers
7 8H Austin Holocombe
8 8S Kyle Strickler
9 9S Slater McCray
10 10 Daniel Parker
11 11 Troy Loomis
12 11B Eric Bentley
13 14D David Taylor
14 14J Jordan Taylor
15 17B Timmy Blackwell
16 20J Carlos Jaramillo
17 21 Taylor Cook
18 25 Shawn Beasley
19 33 Joe Meadows
20 35 David Stremme
21 38 John Marshall
22 47 Matt Quade
23 64 Billy Workman Jr
24 73 Daniel Hill
25 77 Bryan Anderson
26 91 Derrick Ramey
27 99W Chris Arnold

The Track:

The New Dublin Motor Speedway dates from the late 1970’s. Its original configuration was a thrilling 5/8 mile banked oval that featured changing elevations. The frontstretch went ‘downhill’ into the first turn, and the backstretch ‘climbed’ from the second to the third turn. Although not as pronounced, the elevation difference can still be seen today.

The late 1970’s was an exciting era for dirt racing as the sport gained a nationwide presence with the formation of Robert Smalley’s National Dirt Racing Association (NDRA). The touring pros of the NDRA made several appearances at the Dublin Speedway over the years. In its heyday, the speedway also featured an infield kart speedway, an external moto-cross facility, arcade, skating rink and basketball arena.

As bright and active as Dublin Speedway was, its presence became increasingly sporadic during the 1980’s and the final racing events were held in the early 1990’s. Mother nature marched on, however, and the speedway grounds became the home of various mud-bogs, rodeos, and the Dublin Peanut Festival.

Local contractor, Cyde Bordeaux, was called in to build the new 4/10 mile facility within the confines of the old speedway. The track’s infrastructure: stands, tower, and concessions were largely still intact and useable, accelerating the rebuilding process. Work progressed throughout the fall and winter of 2004-05 and the New Dublin Motor Speedway was re-opened in March 2005.

Weather:

The weather is currently overcast with temperatures are in the low 70º’s.

Next Series Race:

May 13, 2016
Princeton Speedway
Race Track Road
Princeton, West Virginia

Speed Central – Hoffman Bounces Back From Penalty at Dublin