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)
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.
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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.
“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.
Following practice a moderate rain shower passed over the speedway lasting approximately 30 minutes, delaying qualifying and the start of racing action.
There are 27 Modifieds signed in for tonight’s event.
Southeast Dirt Modified Series – Point Standings
Top Ten as of April 22, 2016
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.
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.
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Last-Chance Race Results:
Top four finishers transfer to the Feature
Heat Race Results:
The Heat Race winners will redraw for their feature starting spots.
Heat Race 1 Results:
Heat Race 2 Results:
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Heat Race 3 Results:
Heat Race 4 Results:
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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.
There were no practice times available from the SEDMS Modifieds.
|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 Ramey, Kyle 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.
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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.
The weather is currently overcast with temperatures are in the low 70º’s.
Next Series Race:
May 13, 2016
Race Track Road
Princeton, West Virginia