11:20
11:20
Thank will conclude our coverage from Bradenton, Florida.  
11:20
We’d like to thank you for joining us for today’s coverage of the Bright House Challenge Series Championship from Desoto Speedway (FL).

Congratulations to race winner and 2014 champion Jesse Dutilly.  

11:00
Jeff Firestine takes the Bombers feature win. (Speed51.com photo)
10:59
10:59
Bombers – 12 laps
Unofficial Results:

1 1 Jeff Firestine
2 75 Carl Thompson
3 63 James Wright
4 10 Tristan Collins
5 32 Shawn Shinault

 

10:54
The final feature race of the night is on track now. A 12 lap main event for the bombers.
10:53
10:53
10:52
Pure Stocks – 25 laps
Unofficial Results:

1 3 Duane Best
2 67 Jimmie Best
3 63 Kyle Best
4 97 Chris Scott
5 29 Brad Tindall
6 36x James Widner
7 44 Rick Hess
8 98 Codey Benoit
9 57 Aaron Holmes

 

10:48
Duane Best in Victory lane. (Speed51.com photo)
10:43
10:42
Dutilly is the 5th different race winner in 2014 and now the 5th different champion for the series.
10:36
Sparks flew under second place finisher, Anthony Sergi, towards the beginning of the Bright House race. (Speed51.com photo)
10:33
With tech official, the record books for Bright House Challenge Series Champions will now read as follows:

2006 BJ McLeod
2007 Tim Russell
2008 Tim Russell
2009 David Rogers
2010 David Rogers
2011 David Rogers
2012 David Rogers
2013 Travis Cope
2014 Jesse Dutilly

 

10:32
Just two races remain on the night, a 25 lap Pure Stock feature and 15 laps for the Bombers.
10:31
Accomplished Pro-Truck and Modified driver Nick Hernandez in Victory Lane with the Street Stocks. (Speed51.com photo)
10:30
10:30
10:30
Street Stocks – 50 laps
Unofficial Results:

1 45 Nick Hernandez
2 6 James Nanney
3 42 Dennis Wilson
4 77 James Dellea III
5 2 Bobby Fisher
6 64 Dave Bowman
7 98 Codey Benoit
8 10 Tim Miller
9 27 John Heidenthal
10 57 Jim Brenner
11 50 David Blanchard
12 33 Brian Teeters
13 91 Ander Jackson
14 7 James Dellea

 

10:25
A look back at the Super Late Model race with the battle between Scofield and Dutilly with Clouser close behind. (Speed51.com photo)
10:25
A look back at the Super Late Model race with the battle between Scofield and Dutilly with Clouser close behind. (Speed51.com photo)
10:25
As the hometown favorite, who started his career here at Desoto, the win for Dutilly was a very popular one amongst the fans. (Speed51.com photo)
10:19
With 20 laps remaining in the Street Stock feature, Nick Hernandez is showing the way ahead of James Nanney and Dennis Wilson.
10:16
10:16
10:16
Bright House Challenge Series Champion Jesse Dutilly said his car ran the best it did the final 15 laps of the race, “I think we could have run 125 and the car would have kept getting better.” Dutilly stated.

As for the early part of the race when Boyd was in control up front, “We set our car up for the long run, it was tight there in the beginning.”

“We set fast time here at Desoto all year and won a few features but I really wanted to get a Bright House race and I’m just real happy we could pull it off here in the last one.”  

10:08
Under caution 10 laps in and Ander Jackson has taken his car to the Pits and is being reported by pit officials as done for the night with mechanical problems.
10:03
Just 7 laps into the Street Stock feature and Ander Jackson, who elected to start 13th for a chance at a $200.00 bonus if he can win, is up to 6th.
9:59
The BHCS Super Late Model tech has been cleared and the results are now official.
9:58
9:58
9:58
The Street Stocks are on track for their 50 lap main event that was postponed earlier in the year due to inclement weather.
9:57
We will have post race comments from your winner anc champion, Jesse Dutilly shortly.
9:57
Bright House Challenge Series Championship
Super Late Models 100
Unofficial Results:

1 30 Jesse Dutilly
2 20 Anthony Sergi
3 6 Jeff Scofield
4 10 George Gorham
5 9 Rich Clouser
6 128 Dylan Bigley
7 17 Nick Neri
8 07 Tyler Scofield
9 47 Chris Fontaine
10 5a Jerry Artuso
11 16 Tim Sozio
12 28D TJ Duke
13 77 Scott Walters
14 5 Joe Boyd
15 5x Steve Gill
16 42 Troy McNabb
17 32 Harold Crooms
18 4 Dennis Colletti
19 14 Mario Maresca

 

9:54
Jesse Dutilly takes fast-time, the race win, and is the 2014 Bright House Challenge Series Champion. (Speed51.com photo)
9:53
Second place finisher Sergi said he knew going into the final restart that Scofield was having issues, “I knew he had something wrong with his transmission because I saw it on restarts earlier. I just had to make sure I avoided him and was able to get around him for second.”
9:51
9:48
Sozio sliding across the checkers as the leaders finish the race. (Speed51.com photo)
9:43
CHECKERED FLAG: Dutilly wins race and Championship, Sergi second, Scofield third.
9:42
WHITE FLAG for Dutilly, Sergi second.
9:42
GREEN FLAG: Scofield did not get going.
9:41
One to go. Green, White, Checkered coming up.
9:41
Dutilly is getting great restarts and leading Scofield by a full car length by turn one each time.
9:41
Damage to No. 77.
9:40
This is what we believe will be the restart order,

1 30 Jesse Dutilly
2 6 Jeff Scofield
3 20 Anthony Sergi
4 9 Rich Clouser
5 10 George Gorham
6 17 Nick Neri
7 128 Dylan Bigley
8 16 Tim Sozio
9 07 Tyler Scofield
10 5a Jerry Artuso
11 28D TJ Duke
12 47 Chris Fontaine

 

9:39
YELLOW FLAG: Lap 98: Contact between Sergi and Fontaine stacked the field up three wide. Sergi dropped back and Duke got a run inside Fontaine. The two came together in turn three and Fontaine goes around. Both cars have been deemed at fault by officials and will both be sent to the rear for the restart.
9:38
Lap 97: Sergi fending off Fontaine for third. Duke and Couser battle for fifth.
9:37
GREEN FLAG: Dutilly again with the jump.
9:37
Walters has been towed back to the pits. Green next time
9:35
This will be the restart order with 4 laps remaining.

1 30 Jesse Dutilly
2 6 Jeff Scofield
3 20 Anthony Sergi
4 47 Chris Fontaine
5 9 Rich Clouser
6 28D TJ Duke
7 17 Nick Neri
8 10 George Gorham
9 128 Dylan Bigley
10 07 Tyler Scofield
11 16 Tim Sozio
12 5a Jerry Artuso

 

9:34
YELLOW FLAG: Lap 96: Scott Walters goes hard intto the turn one wall after it appeared something broke.
9:33
Fontaine sideways after contact with SERGI. (Speed51.com photo)
9:33
Lap 95: Five to go for Dutilly.
9:33
Lap 94: Dutilly’s lead three car lengths.
9:33
Lap 92: Fontaine now to the inside of Sergi and they touch off of turn two. Fontaine has to chase the car to the inside but stays fourth.
9:32
Lap 91: Fontaine works the high side of Sergi for third but can’t take the spot.
9:32
Lap 90: Ten to go for Dutilly
9:32
GREEN FLAG: Dutilly leads into turn one.
9:31
Restart order with 11 laps remaining.

1 30 Jesse Dutilly
2 6 Jeff Scofield
3 20 Anthony Sergi
4 47 Chris Fontaine
5 9 Rich Clouser
6 17 Nick Neri
7 77 Scott Walters
8 28D TJ Duke
9 10 George Gorham
10 07 Tyler Scofield
11 16 Tim Sozio
12 5a Jerry Artuso
13 128 Dylan Bigley

 

9:30
If Dutilly finishes ahead of Clouser, he will take the championship.
9:29
9:29
Caution. (Speed51.com photo)
9:28
Scofield will have another shot on this ensuing restart.
9:28
Boyd stands over his car, done for the night. (Speed51.com photo)
9:28
This yellow will erase Dutillys commanding lead.
9:27
YELLOW FLAG: Lap 89: Contact between Bigley and Gorham and they both soin in turns three and four.
9:27
Lap 87: The lead for Dutilly is over 10 car lengths.
9:26
Lap 86: Fontaine goes outside and around Clouser for fourth.
9:26
Lap 85: Scofield to the outside of Sergi and drives by for second.
9:26
Lap 84: Fontaine looks inside Clouser for fourth. Can’t get it done.
9:25
Lap 82: Dutilly opens up the lead. Scofield chasing down Sergi for second.
9:25
Lap 80: Contact between Fontaine and Clouser for 4th.
9:24
Lap 79: Dutilly, Sergi, Scofield top three.
9:24
GREEN FLAG. Scofield doesn’t go.
9:24
Jeff Scofield has been slowing creeping towards the front.
9:23
We will recalculate the points following the race finish to determine the champion if Boyd is unable to finish in the top nine.
9:23
Crews cleaning up. (Speed51.com photo)
9:22
Here is the running order with 22 laps remaining.

1 30 Jesse Dutilly
2 6 Jeff Scofield
3 20 Anthony Sergi
4 47 Chris Fontaine
5 9 Rich Clouser
6 77 Scott Walters
7 17 Nick Neri
8 28D TJ Duke
9 10 George Gorham
10 5a Jerry Artuso
11 07 Tyler Scofield
12 16 Tim Sozio
13 128 Dylan Bigley

 

9:21
Boyd stopped on backstretch. (Speed51.com photo)
9:21
Joe Boyd will get pushed into the pits with fluids leaking out of his car.
9:19
Field avoiding the No. 28.
9:19
Boyd has to finish 9th or better to clinch the championship. There 14 cars on the lead lap.
9:19
Boyd’s car appears to be losing power drastically under green.
9:18
YELLOW FLAG: The field checked up and Bigley goes around.
9:18
Lap 78: Boyd drops all the way back to 5th.
9:17
Lap 77: Dutilly leads. Scofield shoots through to second.
9:17
GREEN FLAG: Dutilly with the jump
9:17
Caution. (Speed51.com photo)
9:16
Field is doubled up and ready for green.
9:16
With no additional laps scored from the restart, the restart order will remain the same with Boyd the leader.
9:15
9:14
There is damage to Fontaine’s car as he got into the back of Boyd when Boyd’s car didn’t go.
9:14
No. 5 spun. (Speed51.com photo)
9:14
YELLOW FLAG: Boyd missed a shift and stacked up the field. Several cars spin in turn two.
9:13
GREEN FLAG:
9:13
It was ruled contact from Duke that spun Artuso. Duke to the rear, Artuso gets his spot back.

Restart Order:

1 5 Joe Boyd
2 30 Jesse Dutilly
3 20 Anthony Sergi
4 6 Jeff Scofield
5 47 Chris Fontaine
6 9 Rich Clouser
7 128 Dylan Bigley
8 77 Scott Walters
9 10 George Gorham
10 17 Nick Neri
11 5a Jerry Artuso
12 07 Tyler Scofield
13 16 Tim Sozio
14 28D TJ Duke

 

9:12
Restart done to the officials satisfaction. (Speed51.com photo)
9:12
Since the lap was completed, Boyd is the new leader.
9:12
Right before the false start. (Speed51.com photo)
9:11
YELLOW FLAG: Artuso goes around out of turn four.
9:11
Lap 76: Boyd retakes the lead at the line.
9:11
GREEN FLAG: Good start for both leaders.
9:10
They will get the one to go again this time.
9:10
FALSE START: Boyd jumps the start.
9:09
No. 10 turned around. (Speed51.com photo)
9:09
One to go, green next time. Boyd has to finish 9th or better to take the championship.
9:08
The field has been told to double up.
9:08
Running order with 75 laps complete,

1 30 Jesse Dutilly
2 5 Joe Boyd
3 20 Anthony Sergi
4 6 Jeff Scofield
5 47 Chris Fontaine
6 9 Rich Clouser
7 128 Dylan Bigley
8 77 Scott Walters
9 10 George Gorham
10 5a Jerry Artuso
11 07 Tyler Scofield
12 17 Nick Neri
13 28D TJ Duke

 

9:08
Sozio enters the pits. (Speed51.com photo)
9:08
Tim Sozio pits under this caution.
9:07
YELLOW FLAG: After contact between Gorham and Duke, Gorham goes around on the front stretch.
9:06
Lap 74: Boyd is trying to run down Dutilly now from about six car lengths back.
9:05
Lap 72: Top five are Dutilly, Boyd, Sergi, Scofield and Fontaine.
9:05
Lap 70: Dutilly with a commanding lead now.
9:05
Lap 68: Boyd finally able to clear Sergi for 2nd.
9:04
Lap 66: Dutilly leads with Sergi alongside Boyd for second.
9:04
GREEN FLAG: Boyd spins the tire.
9:04
Green next time.
9:03
They continue to run under the caution as they dry up the fluids in turn four.
9:01
9:01
9:00
It appears as though it was a radiator on the Gill car that let loose so the fluid is water and should not take too long to clean up.
9:00
Car engulfed in smoke. (Speed51.com photo)
8:59
Running Order for the restart with 66 laps complete,

1 30 Jesse Dutilly
2 5s Joe Boyd
3 20 Anthony Sergi
4 47 Chris Fontaine
5 6 Jeff Scofield
6 9 Rich Clouser
7 128 Dylan Bigley
8 77 Scott Walters
9 5 Jerry Artuso
10 10 George Gorham
11 28D TJ Duke
12 16 Tim Sozio
13 17 Nick Neri
14 07 Tyler Scofield

 

8:58
Safety crews are checking the fluid on the track to see if it is water or oil.
8:58
YELLOW FLAG: Lap 62: Steve Gill has gone up in smoke and spins in turn four.
8:56
Lap 59: Sergi has put some room between himself and Fontaine. Scofield running down Fontaine for 4th.
8:56
Lap 57: Dutilly’s lead has opened up to about 8-10 car lengths. The biggest lead of the night.
8:55
Lap 55: Fontaine looking inside Sergi for third.
8:54
Lap 53: Clouser takes 6th from Bigley on the high side.
8:54
Lap 51: Sergi and Fontaine nose to tail for third.
8:54
GREEN FLAG: Boyd gets a good start up high but drifts up in turn two and Dutilly retakes the lead.
8:53
One to go signal being given. Green next time.
8:53
Dennis Colletti has taken his car to the pits and is done for the night.
8:50
8:50
Here is what the running order will be for the restart.

1 30 Jesse Dutilly
2 5s Joe Boyd
3 20 Anthony Sergi
4 47 Chris Fontaine
5 6 Jeff Scofield
6 9 Rich Clouser
7 128 Dylan Bigley
8 77 Scott Walters
9 5 Jerry Artuso
10 10 George Gorham
11 16 Tim Sozio
12 28D TJ Duke
13 4 Dennis Colletti
14 17 Nick Neri
15 07 Tyler Scofield
16 5x Steve Gill

 

8:49
The Yellow Flag is back out and the field is rolling.
8:48
A disappointing end to the night for Mcnabb who surveys the damage one last time. (Speed51.com photo)
8:46
Drivers involved in wreck exchange words. (Speed51.com photo)
8:44
A closer look at the damage to the No. 42. (Speed51.com photo)
8:44
8:43
Wreck in turn one. (Speed51.com photo)
8:43
Running Order under Red

1 30 Jesse Dutilly
2 5s Joe Boyd
3 20 Anthony Sergi
4 47 Chris Fontaine
5 6 Jeff Scofield
6 9 Rich Clouser
7 128 Dylan Bigley
8 77 Scott Walters
9 5 Jerry Artuso
10 10 George Gorham
11 42 Troy McNabb
12 32 Harold Crooms
13 16 Tim Sozio
14 28D TJ Duke
15 4 Dennis Colletti
16 17 Nick Neri
17 07 Tyler Scofield
18 5x Steve Gill

 

8:42
RED FLAG: The drivers have been cleared by track crew but with fluids running down the track officials have red flagged the race.
8:41
YELLOW FLAG: Lap 46: Troy McNabb hits the turn three hard along with Harold Crooms.
8:40
Lap 46: Jeff Scofield takes 5th.
8:40
Lap 44: Clouser outside Scofield for 5th.
8:40
GREEN FLAG: Dutlly gets a great jump.
8:40
The hood of Steve Gill gets duct tape. (Speed51.com photo)
8:39
Doubled up and ready for green next time by. Steve Gill pits and returns.
8:37
YELLOW FLAG: Lap 42: Tyler Scofield goes around out of turn four.
8:36
Lap 42: Boyd wants the lead back and applies pressure to Dutilly. Sergi can not run them down as of yet.
8:36
Lap 40: Scofield taked 5th. Clouser trying to hold off Bigley now.
8:36
Battle that was just outside of top five. (Speed51.com photo)
8:36
Lap 38: Fontaine got a run and drove past Clouser and into fourth. Scofield tries to follow.
8:35
Lap 37: Sergi is all by himself in third.
8:35
Lap 36: Up front it’s Dutilly by a solid car length over Boyd.
8:35
Lap 35: Fontaine is all over Clousers bumper with Scofield on him.
8:34
Lap 33: Clouser takes fourth from the high side with Fontaine following him to 5th.
8:34
Lap 31: Bgiely and Clouser side by side for fourth. Behind them its Fontaine and Scofield.
8:34
GREEN FLAG: Dutilly your leader. Side be side from 4th on back.
8:33
Bigley, Fontaine and Scofield were locked into a battle for 5th when the caution flew.
8:31
YELLOW FLAG: Debris in turns one and two.
8:31
Lap 27: Scofield and Fontaine battle side by side for 7th.
8:31
Lap 25: Clouser and Bigley side by side for 4th.
8:30
Lap 23: Dutilly completes the pass for the lead on the outside.
8:30
GREEN FLAG: Dutilly gets the jump.
8:30
Some tension filled side by side racing. (Speed51.com photo)
8:29
One to go this time. Green next time by.
8:29
Dutilly and Boyd at last restart. (Speed51.com photo)
8:28
YELLOW FLAG: Lap 20: After contact on the front stretch between Colletti and Sozio, Sozio stops in turn one. Reports of debris on the front stretch under this yellow.
8:27
Lap 20: Fontaine is all over Bigley for 6th.
8:27
Lap 18: Boyd just able to clear Dutilly to complete that lap. Bigley and Fontaine get around Artuso.
8:26
GREEN FLAG: Boyd gets the jump to the line.
8:26
Green next time by.
8:25
The field taking the green. (Speed51.com photo)
8:25
YELLOW FLAG: Lap 15: Dennis Coletti spins in turn two. No other cars involved.
8:25
Lap 15: Bigley pressuring Artuso for fifth.
8:24
Lap 14: Sergi looks inside Clouser in three and four but can’t get alongside.
8:24
Lap 13: Sergi is pressuring Clouser for third now nose to tail.
8:24
Lap 12: Dutill starts to close back in up front.
8:23
Lap 10: Boyd opens up the lead now to three car lengths. Third place Clouser is a third of a straightaway behind Dutilly.
8:23
Lap 8: Boyd, Dutilly, Clouser, Sergi, Artuso top five.
8:22
Lap 6: Boyds lead less than a car length over Dutilly.
8:22
Lap 4: Clouser clears Sergi and takes fourth. Artuso rounds out the top five.
8:22
Lap 3: Dutilly takes 2nd. Sergi and Clouser now side by side for third.
8:21
Lap 2: Side by side for second with Sergi and Dutilly.
8:21
GREEN FLAG: Dutilly spins the tires and Boyd leads first lap.
8:20
One to go. Green flag next time.
8:20
Two laps from green now.
8:20
The fans are giving the Drivers the wave this time by.
8:19
Pace laps are underway.
8:18
8:18
Bright House Challenge Series Championship
Super Late Models 100
Starting Lineup:

1 30 Jesse Dutilly
2 5 Jerry Artuso
3 9 Rich Clouser
4 20 Anthony Sergi
5 128 Dylan Bigley
6 5 Jerry Artuso
7 28D TJ Duke
8 6 Jeff Scofield
9 47 Chris Fontaine
10 4 Dennis Colletti
11 5x Steve Gill
12 10 George Gorham
13 77 Scott Walters
14 16 Tim Sozio
15 32 Harold Crooms
16 42 Troy McNabb
17 17 Nick Neri
18 07 Tyler Scofield
19 14 Mario Maresca

 

8:17
This race will be 100 laps. The first 3 laps of every caution will count up until the last 25. The final 25 laps will be run under green.
8:16
The command has been given and the engines are fired.
8:12
Not too young or furry. (Speed51.com photo)
8:10
8:10
Fans are being summoned back to the grandstands and we are moments away from Driver Intros.
8:07
Dennis Colletti proves you\’re never too young to love racing. (Speed51.com photo)
8:06
Jerry Artuso signs a happy fans arm. (Speed51.com photo)
8:06
Jerry Artuso signs a happy fans arm. (Speed51.com photo)
7:54
Bright House Challenge Series
Championship Point Standings
Top Ten:

1 5s Joe Boyd 228
2 30 Jesse Dutilly 216
3 9 Rich Clouser 211
4 20 Anthony Sergi 203
5 10 George Gorham 202
6 51x Michael Atwell 185
7 11 David Rogers 173
8 33 Daniel Webster 163
9 59 Jake Perkins 159
10 28D TJ Duke 135

 

7:53
Tonight’s season finale for the Bright House Challenge Series will crown it’s fifth different champion in the 9 year history of the series. Here is a look at the Series Champions.

2006 BJ McLeod
2007 Tim Russell
2008 Tim Russell
2009 David Rogers
2010 David Rogers
2011 David Rogers
2012 David Rogers
2013 Travis Cope
2014 ???

 

7:50
The BHCS Super Late Models are being brought out now for an on-track Autograph Session for the fans. The Championship 100 will be immediately following, followed by the Strictly Stock 50 and feature races for the Pure Stocks and Bombers.
7:48
7:47
The 50 lap Street Stock race will now feature a $200.00 bonus for fast-qualifier Ander Jackson is he is able to win from the tail end of the field. Points leader Jackson has accepted the challenge put forth by the Speedway.
7:47
Firestine in Modified Mini-Stock Victory Lane. (Speed51.com photo)
7:46
Modified Mini-Stocks – 15 laps
Unofficial Results:

1 93 Jeff Firestine
2 32 Dean Butrum
3 6 Dave Davis
4 95 Ronnie Brock Jr

 

7:45
The Modified Mini-Stocks finished their 15 lap race with a photo-finish and the win going to Jeff Firestine.
7:35
The first feature race of the night is set to roll. It will be a 15 lap Modified Mini-Stock event. Following that, there will be an on-track Autograph Session with the stars and cars of the Bright House Challenge Series – Super Late Models.
7:33
Comment From Lenny

Go Duke and Sergi,Thanks for the coverage Speed 51

7:31
7:31
7:07
While Heat Races are going on our 51 crew is going to grab some of the great food here at Desoto Speedway.
7:06
Racing action for the night has started with Heat Races for the Modified Mini-Stocks.
6:59
Bright House Challenge Series Championship
Super Late Models 100
Starting Lineup:

1 30 Jesse Dutilly
2 5 Jerry Artuso
3 9 Rich Clouser
4 20 Anthony Sergi
5 128 Dylan Bigley
6 5 Jerry Artuso
7 28D TJ Duke
8 6 Jeff Scofield
9 47 Chris Fontaine
10 4 Dennis Colletti
11 5x Steve Gill
12 10 George Gorham
13 77 Scott Walters
14 16 Tim Sozio
15 32 Harold Crooms
16 42 Troy McNabb
17 17 Nick Neri
18 07 Tyler Scofield
19 14 Mario Maresca

 

6:58
We will have the Official Starting Lineup for the BHCS Super Late Models posted shortly.
6:58
6:57
6:56
Street Stock 50 Qualifying
Unofficial Results:

1 91 Ander Jackson 16.413
2 45 Nick Hernandez 16.727
3 27 John Heidenthal 16.795
4 33 Brian Teeters 16.831
5 2 Bobby Fischer 16.945
6 42 Dennis Wilson 17.091
7 6 James Nanney 17.114
8 50 David Blanchard 17.238
9 7 James Dellea 17.286
10 77 James Dellea III 17.326
11 57 Jim Brenner 17.421
12 64 Dave Bowman 17.447
13 69 Keith Neff 18.283
14 10 Tim Miller Jr 19.050

 

6:53
Drivers wait once more for qualifying times. (Speed51.com photo)
6:52
91 – Ander Jackson
Lap 1: 16.594
Lap 2: 16.413
Best Lap: 16.413
6:51
6 – James Nanney
Lap 1: 17.310
Lap 2: 17.144
Best Lap: 17.144
6:51
The sun has set here at Desoto Speedway while only two remain. (Speed51.com photo)
6:50
27 – John Heidenthal
Lap 1: 16.905
Lap 2: 16.795
Best Lap: 16.795
6:50
33 – Brian Teeters
Lap 1: 16.955
Lap 2: 16.831
Best Lap: 16.831
6:49
57 – Jim Brenner
Lap 1: 17.421
Lap 2: 17.427
Best Lap: 17.421
6:49
James Nanney. (Speed51.com photo)
6:48
42 – Dennis Wilson
Lap 1: 17.306
Lap 2: 17.091
Best Lap: 17.091
Position: 3
6:48
No. 69 experiences issues. (Speed51.com photo)
6:47
50 – David Blanchard
Lap 1: 17.798
Lap 2: 17.238
Best Lap: 17.238
Position: 3
6:46
Ready for some qualifying \”action\”. (Speed51.com photo)
6:45
69 – Keith Neff
Lap 1: 18.283
Lap 2: N/T
Best Lap: 18.283
6:44
2 – Bobby Fischer
Lap 1: 17.063
Lap 2: 16.945
Best Lap: 16.945
6:43
77 – James Dellea III
Lap 1: 17.446
Lap 2: 17.326
Best Lap: 17.326
Position:
6:42
7 – James Dellea
Lap 1: 17.352
Lap 2: 17.286
Best Lap: 17.286
6:42
Tim Miller Jr spun on his first timed lap. (Speed51.com photo)
6:42
Street Stock drivers prepare for Qualifying. (Speed51.com photo)
6:41
10 – Tim Miller Jr
Lap 1: 27.125
Lap 2: 19.050
Best Lap: 19.050
Position: 3
6:41
64 – Dave Bowman
Lap 1: 17.380
Lap 2: 17.447
Best Lap: 17.380
Position: 2
6:40
45 – Nick Hernandez
Lap 1: 16.954
Lap 2: 16.727
Best Lap: 16.727
Position: 1
6:40
Street Stock Qualifying is underway.
6:39
Street stocks lined up for staging. (Speed51.com photo)
6:39
Qualifying Unofficial Results:

1 30 Jesse Dutilly 14.710
2 20 Anthony Sergi 14.721
3 47 Chris Fontaine 14.733
4 5s Joe Boyd 14.781
5 4 Dennis Colletti 14.905
6 9 Rich Clouser 14.906
7 128 Dylan Bigley 14.934
8 28D TJ Duke 14.952
9 6 Jeff Scofield 14.962
10 5 Jerry Artuso 15.017
10 5x Steve Gill 15.017
12 10 George Gorham 15.023
13 77 Scott Walters 15.030
14 16 Tim Sozio 15.091
15 32 Harold Crooms 15.113
16 42 Troy McNabb 15.164
17 17 Nick Neri 15.190
18 07 Tyler Scofield 15.373
19 14 Mario Maresca 15.798

 

6:34
32 – Harold Crooms
Lap 1: 15.404
Lap 2: 15.113
Best Lap: 15.113
6:33
6 – Jeff Scofield
Lap 1: 15.163
Lap 2: 14.962
Best Lap: 14.962
6:33
10 – George Gorham Jr
Lap 1: 15.180
Lap 2: 15.023
Best Lap: 15.023
6:33
Drivers wait anxiously outside their cars to hear who made fast time. (Speed51.com photo)
6:32
Only four remain. (Speed51.com photo)
6:32
07 – Tyler Scofield
Lap 1: 15.430
Lap 2: 15.373
Best Lap: 15.373
6:31
4 – Dennis Colletti
Lap 1: 15.165
Lap 2: 14.905
Best Lap: 14.905
6:31
5x – Steve Gill
Lap 1: 15.218
Lap 2: 15.017
Best Lap: 15.017
6:30
The No. 30 and No. 6 watch their competitor Jesse Dutilly qualify. (Speed51.com photo)
6:30
28D – TJ Duke
Lap 1: 14.994
Lap 2: 14.952
Best Lap: 14.952
6:30
128 – Dylan Bigley
Lap 1: 15.059
Lap 2: 14.934
Best Lap: 14.934
6:30
9 – Rich Clouser
Lap 1: 14.949
Lap 2: 14.906
Best Lap: 14.906
6:29
30 – Jesse Dutilly
Lap 1: 14.776
Lap 2: 14.710
Best Lap: 14.710
Position: 1
6:28
Steve Gill rocks the sunglasses under his helmet. (Speed51.com photo)
6:28
5 – Jerry Artuso
Lap 1: 15.173
Lap 2: 15.017
Best Lap: 15.017
6:28
77 – Scott Walters
Lap 1: 15.219
Lap 2: 15.030
Best Lap: 15.030
6:28
14 – Mario Maresca
Lap 1: 15.817
Lap 2: 15.798
Best Lap: 15.798
6:27
16 – Tim Sozio
Lap 1: 15.341
Lap 2: 15.091
Best Lap: 15.091
6:27
5 – Joe Boyd
Lap 1: 14.902
Lap 2: 14.781
Best Lap: 14.781
6:26
47 – Chris Fontaine
Lap 1: 14.863
Lap 2: 14.733
Best Lap: 14.733
Position: 2
6:26
A view from the back of the pack. (Speed51.com photo)
6:25
The radiator of the No. 17 bubbles with anticipation. (Speed51.com photo)
6:24
42 – Troy McNabb
Lap 1: 15.327
Lap 2: 15.164
Best Lap: 15.164
Position: 2
6:22
20 – Anthony Sergi
Lap 1: 14.819
Lap 2: 14.721
Best Lap: 14.721
Position: 1
6:22
Field lined up for qualifying. (Speed51.com photo)
6:21
The first car is on the track.
6:19
6:18
Cars are on track now and ready to stage in the infield for Qualifying.
6:01
6:00
We are just minutes away from Qualifying for both the Bright House Challenge Series – Super Late Models and the Street Stocks.
5:59
We have received word that Billy Bigley has withdrawn from tonight’s race.
5:54
5:41
Comment From Tim

Thank you for the updates, headed to the track soon!

5:41
Bright House Challenge Series
Super Late Models
Championship 100
Driver Roster – UPDATED:

1 4 Dennis Colletti
2 5 Jerry Artuso
3 5x Steve Gill
4 5s Joe Boyd
5 6 Jeff Scofield
6 07 Tyler Scofield
7 9 Rich Clouser
8 10 George Gorham
9 14 Mario Maresca
10 16 Tim Sozio
11 17 Nick Neri
12 20 Anthony Sergi
13 28D TJ Duke
14 28 Billy Bigley Jr
15 30 Jesse Dutilly
16 32 Harold Crooms
17 42 Troy McNabb
18 47 Chris Fontaine
19 77 Scott Walters
20 128 Dylan Bigley

 

5:38
5:27
George Gorham Jr is another car that has seen a considerable amount of track time in this final session. (Speed51.com photo)
5:26
The Sears Race Team of Rich Clouser reports that they are searching for more speed out of the No. 9 car.
5:19
Both Duke and Clouser are seeing by far the most track time in this final session.
5:18
We will have an updated Roster posted prior to Qualifying.
5:17
5:17
5:15
TJ Duke is the most recent BHCS winner here at Desoto back in May. (Speed51.com photo)
5:13
Rich Clouser is always a threat to win when the Bright House Challenge Series comes to town. (Speed51.com photo)
5:10
We have not received an official lineup sheet, but by our count, there are 20 Super Late Models that have taken practice.
5:08
Comment From Tim

How many super late models are there now?

5:07
Dennis Colletti brings his car out for the final 30 minute BHCS practice session. (Speed51.com photo)
5:02
Tj Duke\’s car gets checked over once more before heading out. (Speed51.com photo)
4:55
Last minute adjustments continue in the pits before the final practice. (Speed51.com photo)
4:54
Championship leader Joe Boyd has seen very little track time this afternoon in practice compared to most of the other cars. Boyd reports the car is good and he is confident heading into tonight’s finale.
4:44
The Bombers are on track to practice now. (Speed51.com photo)
4:40
It appears to have been an electrical problem for the Dutilly car.
4:39
George Gorham Jr (10) and Chris Fontaine (47). (Speed51.com photo)
4:36
Jeff Scofield (6) and Joe Boyd (5) will undoubtedly be two of the cars to beat tonight. (Speed51.com photo)
4:35
Dutilly needed some assistance after this most recent session. We are heading pit side to get the scoop. (Speed51.com photo)
4:33
Two groups of cars took part in the most recent session for the Supers.
4:27
After problems in the first session, Mario Maresca is back on track in the No. 14. (Speed51.com photo)
4:15
4:15
Boyd hops in car to make his first practice appearance. (Speed51.com photo)
4:15
The Super Late Models are beginning to stage for their next round now.
4:13
Dutilly just after conferring with his team. (Speed51.com photo)
4:09
4:01
It\’s all hands on deck for the No. 9 team. (Speed51.com photo)
3:59
Duke and Fontaine stayed close together for the end of the second practice. (Speed51.com photo)
3:57
3:56
First group of the second round. (Speed51.com photo)
3:56
The second round of practie for the Bright House Challenge Series – Super Late Models is now complete.
3:53
The final group of this session is now on track which includes, Dylan Bigley, former BHCS winner here at Desoto TJ Duke and Chris Fontaine, who is here fresh off of a 7th place finish in the Camping Wolrld Truck Series at Talladega Superspeedway (AL).
3:49
Artuso now joins the group on track.
3:49
Tyler Scofield, son of Jeff Scofield, is now on track.
3:49
The Super Late Models are back on track now with George Gorham, Scott Walters, Nick Neri, Harold Crooms, Jesse Dutilly, Anthony Sergi, Rich Clouser, Tim Sozio all on track.  
3:47
3:44
Jerry Artuso supervises the work being done to his No. 5 machine. (Speed51.com photo)
3:40
The Super Late Models are not running transponders for practice so we will be unable to update any practice times.
3:39
The Tim Sozio team swaps tires before a second round of practice. (Speed51.com photo)
3:36
3:36
Bright House Challenge Series
2014 Race Winners:

2/1 Desoto Joe Boyd
4/5 New Smyrna Stephen Nasse
5/10 Desoto TJ Duke
7/3 New Smyrna Steve Wallace
9/27 New Smyrna Stephen Nasse
10/25 Desoto ???

 

3:34
Bright House Challenge Series
Past Champions:

2006 BJ McLeod
2007 Tim Russell
2008 Tim Russell
2009 David Rogers
2010 David Rogers
2011 David Rogers
2012 David Rogers
2013 Travis Cope
2014 ???
3:33
Pure stocks in staging. (Speed51.com photo)
3:32
3:30
Street stocks making their way to turn one. (Speed51.com photo)
3:26
Clouser leads the field after an overall successful practice. (Speed51.com photo)
3:26
The Street Stocks are now on track for their first practice. They will be going for 50 laps tonight in support of the BHCS Super Lates.
3:25
Maresca spewing smoke after the spin. (Speed51.com photo)
3:22
After spinning to beign out the yellow earlier, Maresca will need some assistance to get back to the pits. It appears as though a rear-end issue is to blame.
3:21
3:20
Joe Boyd is looking to become just the 5th driver to claim a Bright House Challenge Series Championship since the Series’ inception back in 2006. Here is how the top ten in points shapes up heading into tonight’s final event:

1 5s Joe Boyd 228
2 30 Jesse Dutilly 216
3 9 Rich Clouser 211
4 20 Anthony Sergi 203
5 10 George Gorham 202
6 51x Michael Atwell 185
7 11 David Rogers 173
8 33 Daniel Webster 163
9 59 Jake Perkins 159
10 28D TJ Duke 135

 

3:18
Joining the cars on track now are Chris Fontaine, George Gorham, Steve Gill, and Canada’s Jerry Artuso.
3:17
Mario Maresca has brought out the first yellow of practice after spinning on the front stretch. There did not appear to be any contact or other cars involved and we are back to green.
3:15
The BHCS Super Late Models are taking the track now for thier first practice of the afternoon. Among them are Dennis Colletti, Tim Sozio, Jesse Dutilly, Dylan Bigley, Scott Walters, Rich Clouser and Mario Maresca.
3:11
A beautiful breeze flowing as practice has just begun. (Speed51.com photo)
2:49
Bright House Challenge Series
Super Late Model Championship 100
Tentative Schedule of Events:

All Times are Eastern Time (ET)
3:00-5:00pm Practice by Division
4:00pm Grandstans Open
5:00-5:30pm BHCS Super Late Model Practice
5:45pm Drivers Meeting
6:00pm Qualifying:
BHCS Super Late Model
Street Stocks
7:00pm Racing Begins
Modified Mini-Stocks – 20 laps
BHCS Autograph Session
BHCS Championship
Super Late Models – 100 laps
Street Stocks – 50 laps
Pure Stocks – 25 laps
Bombers – 15 laps

 

2:42
Here is a list of cars that are on the grounds still roughly 20 minutes before the start of practice. We do know of at least a couple more cars that are in tow.

1 4 Dennis Colletti
2 5 Jerry Artuso
3 5x Steve Gill
4 5s Joe Boyd
5 6 Jeff Scofield
6 07 Tyler Scofield
7 10 George Gorham
8 14 Mario Maresca
9 16 Tim Sozio
10 17 Nick Neri
11 20 Anthony Sergi
12 28D TJ Duke
13 28 Billy Bigley Jr
14 30 Jesse Dutilly
15 32 Harold Crooms
16 47 Chris Fontaine
17 128 Dylan Bigley
11:11
A total of 17 cars took part in last night’s optional practice with several more expected today. We will have a complete roster of cars on the grounds posted shortly.
11:10
Fans and Drivers alike could not ask for a more perfect weather day with this high temperature hovering just around 80º and barely a cloud in the sky.
11:09
11:09
Good afternoon and welcome to Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, Florida for tonight’s 2014 Championship race for the Bright House Challenge Series – Super Late Models.  
11:08
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Trackside Now – Bright House Challenge Series – Desoto Speedway (FL) – 10/25/14