5:32
Until we meet again, we wish you a great rest of your weekend. Be sure to visitSpeed51.com throughout the week for more news and information from both this race and other events this weekend.
5:32
That will do it then for Speed51.com’s Trackside Now coverage from Talladega Short Track. We just beat the rain as drops begin to hit the glass in front of the press box. We’d like to thank the fine folks at Talladega Short Track for being very helpful and hospitable in 51’s first ever Trackside Now event here.
5:31
5:30
OFFICIAL Crate Late Model Finishing Order

1 29 Jason Welshan 40
2 53 Ray Cook 40
3 18 Chase Edge 40
4 41 Justin McRee 40
5 47X Michael Page 40
6 8X Grant Pearl 40
7 3K Jamey Smith 40
8 5 Logan Yates 40
9 08 Justin Shipley 40
10 11X Cruz Skinner 40
11 18P Mark Page 40
12 73 Ashley Newman 39
13 93 Mason Oberkramer 39
14 1G Jordan Horton 39
15 00 Kyle Black 39
16 1 Kenny Collins 38
17 39J Jimmy Elliott 36
18 A1 Jerry Coffman 34
19 37 Kevin Burke 29
20 18 David Seibers 24
21 25 Matt Larson 22
22 33 Cody Ballard 21
23 67 Kyle Clifton 13
24 119 Mike McConnell 8
25 9M Elbert McCullough 7
5:23
5:20
Track officials decided the two cars that wrecked in four were low enough to let the race run to the finish without caution.
5:20
CHECKERED: Welshan wins over Cook, Edge, and McRee.
5:20
WHITE FLAG: Welshan takes the white but two cars have wrecked in four.
5:19
GREEN FLAG: Welshan nice and smooth as he gaps Ray Cook.
5:19
Three laps will be used to determine the winner of the final Ice Bowl feature.
5:19
Race officials are stating that Elliott caused the caution, so Welshan will be given the lead back. It will be Welshan, Cook, Edge, McRee, and Michael Page.
5:17
YELLOW FLAG – Lap 37: Ray Cook went around Jason Welshan on the outside as Jimmy Elliott blocked Welshan. Welshan bumped him to try to get around, but both wind up stopped in turn one.
5:16
Lap 36: Welshan is catching seven straight lapped cars as Cook is right there.
5:16
Lap 34: Justin McRee nearly got wrecked in fourth as a bunch of lapped cars are racing right around him.
5:14
Lap 30: Ten to go. Welshan puts two carlengths back on Cook.
5:14
Lap 28: Cook took a peak to the inside of Welshan, but did not have the momentum that lap.
5:13
Lap 25 of 40: Oberkramer loses the lead lap and Cook is content to let Welshan do the dirty work for him.
5:13
5:13
Lap 23: Welshan hung up trying to lap Larson and Cook is on his bumper.
5:12
Lap 21: Welshan dispatches of the first lapped car and Cook follows him through.
5:12
Lap 17: Welshan’s speed may be his undoing as he is quickly catching a bunch of cars running nose-to-tail in the rear.
5:10
GREEN FLAG: Another solid fire-off for Welshan. Cook remains second.
5:07
YELLOW FLAG – Lap 13: Kevin Burke and Matt Larson are facing the wrong way in turn two.
5:06
Lap 12: Seibers overdrives turn two and falls out of the top ten.
5:06
GREEN FLAG: Welshan puts three carlengths on Cook by the backstretch.
5:05
YELLOW FLAG – Lap 9: McConnell finds the backstretch wall again. McConnell points it the right way and gives Jimmy Elliott a shove before heading pitside.
5:04
GREEN FLAG: Another no contest for Welshan on that restart.
5:03
5:03
Running Order:

1 Jason Welshan
2 Ray Cook
3 Chase Edge
4 Justin McRee
5 Michael Page
6 Grant Pearl
7 Jamey Smith
8 David Seibers
9 Logan Yates
10 Kyle Black

5:02
Accident scene in turn two (Speed51.com photo)
5:01
YELLOW – Lap 8: Kevin Burke, Mark Page, and Ashley Newman clog up the track in turn two.
5:00
GREEN FLAG: Welshan leads Cook into turn one. Everyone hugging the bottom as twilight has descended in eastern Alabama.
4:59
A bit of a long clean-up, but we are given the one to go signal.
4:53
4:53
Leader Welshan scoots around this calamity in the fourth turn (Speed51.com photo)
4:52
YELLOW FLAG – Coffman, Ballard, and two others are clanged together in turn four.
4:51
GREEN FLAG: Fine restart for Welshan as he puts three carlengths on Ray Cook. Edge hanging on to third with McRee pressuring him there.
4:49
Edge thinks better of it and pulls back into line in third.
4:49
We completed one lap with Welshan leading Cook, McKee Pearl, and Jamey Smith. Edge is slow down the backstretch and looks as though he is going to the pits.
4:48
YELLOW FLAG: McConnell gets the short end of the stick after he rides the wall down the backstretch after a three-wide battle.
4:47
GREEN FLAG: Welshan getss away while Ray Cook and Chase Edge bounce off each other. Lots of tire smoke came out of Edge’s car and he will fall to third.
4:47
Everyone was able to drive away, Edge was given back his spot, and we’re going to do a complete redeux for this 25-car field.
4:44
GREEN FLAG & YELLOW: Outside pole sitter Chase Edge spins in front of the field in turn one and seven more go around.
4:43
4:43
Crate Late Model 40 Starting Lineup

1 29 Jason Welshan
2 18E Chase Edge
3 53 Ray Cook
4 47X Michael Page
5 119 Mike McConnell
6 3K Jamey Smith
7 41 Justin McRee
8 8X Grant Pearl
9 18 David Seibers
10 00 Kyle Black
11 1 Kenny Collins
12 37 Kevin Burke
13 5 Logan Yates
14 1G Jordan Horton
15 39J Jimmy Elliott
16 73 Ashley Newman
17 08 Justin Shipley
18 11X Cruz Skinner
19 18P Mark Pge
20 67 Kyle Clifton
21 9M Elbert McCullough
22 25 Matt Larson
23 A1 Jerry Coffman
24 33 Cody Ballard
25 93 Mason Oberkramer
4:39
Checkered flag in the air in the Bomber/Thunder Car division as Chris Yarbrough went wire-to-wire to claim victory. Kirk Atkins, Kenny Taylor, Rock Ogle, and Mike Franklin rounded out the top-five.
4:33
Still working on finishing up the Bomber race before the Crate Late Model feature. Chris Yarbrough leading Robert George.
4:08
4:08
Stuck on lap 9 in the Thunder Car feature with Yarbrough still leading.
4:07
To go over what happened on that last lap. Riley Hickman made a bonsai move to get around Donald McIntosh in turn three. McIntosh tried the crossover with Hickman getting loose and made contact with Ogle. Both went spinning with Hickman shooting the middle to claim third. McIntosh crossed the line sideways in fourth while Ogle wrecked right at start finish and was credited with fifth. Hickman had a good laugh exiting his car while Ogle shrugged it off as he waited to be towed off.
4:05
2015 Ice Bowl Super Late Model Results

1 6 Tim Roszell 50
2 19 William Thomas 50
3 R1 Riley Hickman 50
4 7 Donald McIntosh 50
5 201 Billy Ogle, Jr. 50
6 81 Aaron Ridley 50
7 33 David Brannon 50
8 11S Lavon Sparks 50
9 97H Luke Hoffner 50
10 00 Jason Welshan 50
11 53 Ray Cook 50
12 57 Josh Adkins 50
13 376 Mark Bangs 50
14 9 Cass Fowler 49
15 41 Ted Lackey 45
16 1 Jason Hiett 42
17 47M Ross Martin 41
18 23 Cory Hedgecock 33
19 15 Tim Busha 28
20 7B Brian Smith 28
21 1T Todd Morrow 21
22 F9 Frank Ingram 17
23 17S Jeff Smith 12
24 51X Mack McCarter 7
25 33B Eric Cooley 3
26 93 Charles Zimmerman 0
4:01
Results to the Ice Bowl are now official. We will post those momentarily. The Bomber/Thunder division is now competing. They are halfway through their race with Chris Yarbrough leading Kirk Atkins.
4:00
3:55
Checkers to Tim Roszell (Speed51.com photo)
3:51
Tim Roszell had plenty of loyal fans come out of the stands to wish him well (Speed51.com photo)
3:50
Tim Roszell emerges victorious for his first Ice Bowl victory (Speed51.com photo)
3:48
But even though he led wire-to-wire, Roszell’s victory did not come without drama. “On that last caution, I went to hit the brakes, and they were pretty much gone. I had to start pumping on them, I couldn’t believe it. Got enough back in them to run those last few laps. Heck, I feel like I could go race another 20 or 30 laps right now.”
3:46
“We’ve been running really well and having a lot of fun lately,” said Roszell, the defending track champion, “But this is the best effort by these guys yet. The car just kept getting better and better every lap.”
3:45
Visibly excited in Victory Lane, Roszell took the cup of ice and started playfully throwing snowballs of some of his supporters in the stands.
3:37
CHECKERED FLAG: Tim Roszell cruises to the 2015 Ice Bowl Super Late Model feature. William Thomas was second. Riley Hickman, Donald McIntosh, and Billy Ogle, Jr. wrecked coming to the checkered. They finished in that order.
3:37
WHITE FLAG: Tim Roszell just needs to hit his marks and he will win handily.
3:36
Lap 47: Eight carlengths in hand on Tim Roszell. This will be his biggest career payday if things stay the same.
3:36
Lap 45: Lackey shuffled out of the top-ten.
3:36
Lap 44: Top five the same since the restart and no one really working anyone else right now.
3:35
GREEN FLAG: Another magnificent start for Roszell as he leaves everyone in his figurative and literal dust.
3:35
Running Order:

1 Tim Roszell
2 William Thomas
3 Donald McIntosh
4 Billy Ogle, Jr.
5 Riley Hickman
6 Aaron Ridley
7 Ted Lackey
8 David Brannon
9 Lavon Sparks
10 Luke Hoffner
11 Jason Welshan
12 Ray Cook
13 Josh Adkins
14 Mark Bangs

3:34
YELLOW FLAG: Track surface is clear so we should be back to green momentarily.
3:33
RED FLAG: To allow track crews maximal room to unhook the two wrecked machines.
3:32
Roszell has had a nice Sunday drive thus far (Speed51.com photo)
3:32
Leader Tim Roszell goes by the Martin-Hiett tangle (Speed51.com photo)
3:30
YELLOW FLAG – Lap 42: Ross Martin crashes and collects Jason Hiett.
3:30
Lap 40 – Ten to go. No pressure from behind for Roszell, who also probably won’t catch the rear for another 6 or 7 laps.
3:28
Lap 35: McIntosh really bounced into Thomas this time. Ogle got his fender under McIntosh, but couldn’t make it stick.
3:28
Lap 34: 1.25 second lead for Roszell.
3:28
Lap 33: Roszell leads Thomas, McIntosh, Ogle, Hickman, Ridley, Lackey, Brannon, Martin, and Sparks.
3:27
Lap 32: Brian Smith calls it a day.
3:27
3:27
Lap 29: McIntosh and Thomas again rub on each other, but Thomas manages to stay ahead for now.
3:27
GREEN FLAG: Everyone fires off cleanly but Roszell is again the class of the field.
3:25
YELLOW FLAG – Lap 28: Cory Hedgecock loop-de-loops his car at the entrance to turn three.
3:24
Lap 25: McIntosh starting to get restlss, gives Thomas a bump at second. Billy Ogle tries to take advantage, but McIntosh cuts him off.
3:24
Lap 25 – HALFWAY: Tim Roszell looking for his first Ice Bowl victory and is walking the dog as they run.
3:23
Lap 24: Ray Cook has come to 16th after starting 26th.
3:23
Lap 22: Roszell, last year’s track champion here, is already a straightaway ahead of Thomas.
3:23
Lap 20: Ted Lackey, dinged up early in the race is by Brannon to take 7th.
3:22
Lap 18: Lavon Sparks cracks the top-ten for the first time today.
3:22
GREEN FLAG: Cars bounce off each other in the back, but everyone keeps it going straight and Roszell puts four carlengths on William Thomas.
3:21
One to go signal is given. Roszell, Thomas, McIntosh, Ogle, and Hickman the top-five.
3:20
3:20
Ingram made a pit stop and will return to the track.
3:18
YELLOW FLAG – Lap 16: Frank Ingram has stopped at the top of turn three.
3:18
Lap 15: Roszell has made his way through the first wave of lapped traffic brilliantly and has a full straightaway on William Thomas as they run.
3:18
Lap 15: Jeff Smith off the pace and will go to pit road.
3:17
Lap 13: Brian Smith is the first car to go a lap down.
3:17
Lap 10: Roszell is quickly reeling in the rear of the field.
3:17
Lap 9: Tim Roszell leads William Thomas, Donald McIntosh, Billy Ogle Jr and Riley Hickman. 6th through 10th is Aaron Ridley, Frank Ingram, Ted Lackey, David Brannon and Ross Martin.
3:16
Lap 7: McIntosh starting to pressure Thomas for second. Popular driver Billy Ogle Jr right there as well.
3:16
Lap 4: Cooley had too much damage and hits pit road
3:15
Lap 3: Roszell pquickly puts five carlengths on William Thomas.
3:15
Lap 1: Riley Hickman working Cooley for fifth.
3:15
GREEN FLAG: Roszell and Thomas get away from the field as McIntosh settles into third.
3:14
Cooley was given his spot back on the outside of the second row as we are going green this time.
3:13
Fowler’s team had a spare tire and was able to join the field again.
3:12
Fowler going off (Speed51.com photo)
3:10
We were about to start the feature when Cass Fowler lost his left rear tire assembly. and stopped at start-finish. His tire rolled down to the turn one pit wall
3:09
3:07
Since we did not complete lap 1, this will be a complete redeux.
3:06
Zimmerman’s rumpled racer (Speed51.com photo)
3:05
First lap parking lot (Speed51.com photo)
3:04
He did not transfer into the race through heats or the B-Main, and was given a promoter’s option.
3:04
Comment From Guest

Why is ray cook in the back?

3:04
Zimmerman has a broken radiator, so he will be done for the day most likely.
3:03
YELLOW FLAG – Lap 0: Last year’s heartbreak kid, Eric Cooley, spins in front of the field. A number of cars pile in. Ted Lackey and Charles Zimmerman collect heavy damage.
3:02
GREEN FLAG: Roszell gets the jump on Thomas.
3:01
Four-wide salute during pace laps (Speed51.com photo)
2:59
Luke Hoffner, who is running in a second Red Farmer car today, made the longest travel to come to the Ice Bowl. He is from Pennsylvania and a regular at the historic Selinsgrove Speedway.
2:57
Starting Lineup – Super Late Model Ice Bowl 40

1 6 Tim Roszell
2 19 William Thomas
3 7 Donald McIntosh
4 33 Eric Cooley
5 201 Billy Ogle, Jr.
6 47 Ross Martin
7 R1 Riley Hickman
8 81 Aaron Ridley
9 41 Ted Lackey
10 93 Charles Zimmerman
11 00 Jason Welshan
12 33 David Brannon
13 15 Tim Busha
14 F9 Frank Ingram
15 51X Mack McCarter
16 11S Lavon Sparks
17 23 Cory Hedgecock
18 97H Luke Hoffner
19 9 Cass Fowler
20 1 Jason Hiett
21 1 Todd Morrow
22 17S Jeff Smith
23 7B Brian Smith
24 57 Josh Adkins
25 376 Mark Bangs
26 53 Ray Cook
2:57
Now the Super Late Models are coming out to grid on the track.
2:53
UNOFFICIAL Limited Late Model Results

1 9 Scottie Pritchett
2 81 Adam Cummings
3 47S Dustin Stewart
4 1 Andy Picklesimer
5 2C Chris Beck
6 94 Randy Gifford
7 6T Tod Hernandez
8 17 Mark Haddon
9 J8 Justin Angle
10 25 Jamie Gowers
11 18 Michael Page
12 15 Henry Hanger
13 1A Jerry Coffman
14 23S Justiin Owens
15 87 Chris Fennell
16 5C Dewayne Cason
17 14S Aaron Wilson
18 12M Doyle Manley
19 47 Dustin Golden
20 11 Ryan Law
21 35 Dallas Cooper
22 55 Parrish Duncan
23 43 Clyde Petty
24 17 Jay Schiller
2:50
CHECKERED FLAG: Scottie Pritchett goes wire-to-wire to win the Limited Late Model title in the 2015 Ice Bowl. Cummings took second while Dustin Stewart stormed late to round out the podium.
2:50
WHITE FLAG: Pritchett with a full straightaway lead.
2:50
Lap 26: Picklesimer gives a little tap for Cummings as he is at the bumper.
2:49
Lap 25: Five to go. Lapped traffic in the windshield is more of a concern for Pritchett now than Cummings is.
2:49
2:49
Lap 23: Picklesimer now reeling in Cummings for second.
2:48
Lap 20: Pritchett now putting a good gap on Cummings with ten laps to go.
2:48
Lap 17: Mud cap flew off some car down the backstretch, but track officials miss it and we stay green.
2:47
Lap 15 – HALFWAY: Pritchett leading Cummings, Picklesimer, Stewart, and Beck. Top-two with a five carlength lead on Picklesimer and Stewart, who themselves have a good gap on 5th.
2:46
GREEN FLAG: Pritchett and Cummings again separate themselves from their rivals.
2:46
Wilson looked it over and returned to the track.
2:42
13 of 30 laps are complete in this one.
2:40
Tussle in the first turn (Speed51.com photo)
2:39
It is Aaron Wilson who wound up on top of Dallas Cooper’s car. Both drivers are okay.
2:37
YELLOW FLAG: One Limited is on top of another in turn one.
2:36
Lap 13: Change at fourth as Dustin Stewart is around Chris Beck
2:36
GREEN FLAG: Pritchett puts two carlengths on Adam Cummings, perhaps his biggest lead of the day.
2:32
Current Top-Five:

1 Scottie Pritchett
2 Adam Cummings
3 Andy Picklesimer
4 Chris Beck
5 Dustin Stewart

2:31
YELLOW FLAG: Lap 11: Lapped car spins in front of the leaders. We notice Pritchett has some sort of metal flapping from the right rollbar of his car.
2:30
Lap 7: Leaders already in heavy lapped traffic.
2:30
Lap 6: Jay Schiller in trouble as he has a tire go down after a prolonged tire rub.
2:29
GREEN FLAG: Pritchett and Cummings get away from the field in a hurry. Chris Beck and Picklesimer trail them by two carlengths.
2:28
2:25
Everyone will drive away.
2:24
YELLOW FLAG – Lap 1: Looks like two cars mid pack spun and four more went away trying to avoid them.
2:24
GREEN FLAG: Scottie Pritchett uses the pole position to get away while Adam Cummings will go from 5th to second.
2:20
Starting Lineup – Limited Late Model

1 9 Scottie Pritchett
2 2C Chris Beck
3 16 Jeff Fields
4 1 Andy Picklesimer
5 81 Adam Cummings
6 23S Justin Owens
7 47 Dustin Golden
8 94 Randy Gifford
9 47S Dustin Stewart
10 35 Dallas Cooper
11 6T Tod Hernandez
12 17H Mark Haddon
13 J8 Justin Angle
14 17 Jay Schiller
15 14S Aaron Wilson
16 43 Clyde Petty
17 25 Jamie Gowers
18 15H Henry Hanger
19 55 Parrish Duncan
20 18X Michael Page
21 12M Doyle Manley
22 1A Jerry Coffman
23 11 Ryan Law
24 87 Chris Fennell
25 5C Dewayne Carson
2:20
2:20
National anthem and invocation have been given. We are ready to race in Talladega. The first A-Main is the Limited Late Model feature.
2:09
Eric Hamby won the B-Main for the Bombers. Preliminaries are over. We will have a hot lap for the Bombers locked in cars real fast and we will move onto opening ceremonies.
2:06
George Ervin is the car in that crash and will need a hook to leave the racing surface.
2:05
Bomber wreck at the transfer spot (Speed51.com photo)
2:02
The sun has just cracked through the clouds for the first time today.
2:00
Good crowd on hand today (Speed51.com photo)
1:58
1:53
First Bomber B-Main goes to Mike Franklin. Cory Hillman also advances.
1:46
Speed51, while we wait for the Bomber B-Mains to finish, would like to send well wishes to Todd Brewster. The 18-year-old was involved in a hard crash last night in the Mini Stock feature. He had a compound fracture in his leg. We were just told by track officials that he underwent surgery this morning. It went well and he is now heading home to begin the recovery process. We certainly want to see Todd back at the race track later this year.
1:41
1:39
UPDATED Starting Lineup – Super Late Model Ice Bowl 40

1 6 Tim Roszell
2 19 William Thomas
3 7 Donald McIntosh
4 33 Eric Cooley
5 201 Billy Ogle, Jr.
6 47 Ross Martin
7 R1 Riley Hickman
8 81 Aaron Ridley
9 41 Ted Lackey
10 93 Charles Zimmerman
11 00 Jason Welshan
12 33 David Brannon
13 15 Tim Busha
14 F9 Frank Ingram
15 51X Mack McCarter
16 11S Lavon Sparks
17 23 Cory Hedgecock
18 97H Luke Hoffner
19 9 Cass Fowler
20 1 Jason Hiett
21 1 Todd Morrow
22 17S Jeff Smith
23 7B Brian Smith
24 57 Josh Adkins
25 376 Mark Bangs
26 53 Ray Cook
1:39
We have also been informed that Limited Late Models will now roll off before the Super Late Models in the feature order.
1:39
Just been informed that past champion Ray Cook has been added to the Super Late Model field as a promoter’s option.
1:37
Comment From 201

LETS GO BILLY OGLE

1:37
The final preliminaries are coming up as the Bomber/Thunder Cars get to it in their B-Mains.
1:33
Comment From Guest

good lluck to the winchester tn guys and tim busha

1:32
1:32
Super Late Model Feature Lineup

1 6 Tim Roszell
2 19 William Thomas
3 7 Donald McIntosh
4 33 Eric Cooley
5 201 Billy Ogle, Jr.
6 47 Ross Martin
7 R1 Riley Hickman
8 81 Aaron Ridley
9 41 Ted Lackey
10 93 Charles Zimmerman
11 00 Jason Welshan
12 33 David Brannon
13 15 Tim Busha
14 F9 Frank Ingram
15 51X Mack McCarter
16 11S Lavon Sparks
17 23 Cory Hedgecock
18 97H Luke Hoffner
19 9 Cass Fowler
20 1 Jason Hiett
21 1 Todd Morrow
22 17S Jeff Smith
23 7B Brian Smith
24 57 Josh Adkins
25 376 Mark Bangs
1:27
Locked in Crates will now get their hot laps in real quick.
1:27
CHECKERED: Elbert McCullough and Cody Ballard will advance. Jade Jones, Wade Howertwon, Dustin Tyler Adams, Chris Harris, Levi Ashby, and Braden Mitchell will not advance.
1:26
WHITE FLAG: After a lot of suspense trying to get a single lap completed, it’s been smooth sailing once we got going for McCullough and Ballard.
1:25
Lap 6: McCullough with a very comfortable lead on Ballard who in turn has no pressure to transfer.
1:25
Lap 3: Only four cars left after the carnage. It’s Jade Jones and a wrinkle Howerton car trying to run down the leaders.
1:24
GREEN FLAG: McCullough gets away from Cody Ballard as they are off cleanly. Or as clean as you can get when you race dirt.
1:17
Chris Harris and Dustin Tyler Adams torn up bad in this wreck (Speed51.com photo)
1:17
GREEN & YELLOW FLAG: Five cars wreck at the green and we have pretty signficant damage on a few of these cars.
1:16
Crate B-Main action (Speed51.com photo)
1:13
GREEN & YELLOW FLAG: We will have to try this a third time as Wade Howerton and Cody Ballard have spun coming to the green in the rear.
1:12
1:12
GREEN & YELLOW FLAG: Braden Mitchell slides into the infield wall coming to the green. We will have a complete restart.
1:12
 

Crate Late Model B-Main 3 Lineup – 2 Will Advance

1 9M Elbert McCullough
2 747 Dustin Tyler Adams
3 13 Dane Burns
4 33 Cody Ballad
5 55C Braden Mitchell
6 1A Levi Ashby
7 B1 Chris Harris
8 17 Jade Jones
9 15 Wade Howerton
10 2 Calvin Cook
1:08
CHECKERED FLAG: Kyle Clifton wins and is in along with Jerry Coffman. Missing the feature are Will Roland, Zack Graham, Brian Courtney, Drew Benfield, Josh Fields, Ahnna Parkhurst, Bubba Vandygriff, Ted Nobbe, and Chris Mahan.
1:08
WHITE FLAG: Kyle Clifton just needs to put in one solid lap and he will transfer. Coffman with a carlength on Roland.
1:07
GREEN FLAG: Bad restart for Graham. He slides back. Jerry Coffman is now in the transfer spot over 12-year-old Will Rolland.
1:07
Slowdown in the B Main (Speed51.com photo)
1:04
YELLOW FLAG: Ahnna Purkhurst, Ted Nobbe, and Drew Benfield tangle in turn four.
1:03
GREEN FLAG: Clifton gets away quickly yet again as Gresham clear in second.
1:02
YELLOW FLAG: Drew Benfield around in turn one.
1:02
Lap 2: Zack Graham in second for now as he has Jerry Coffman threatening on the outside.
1:01
GREEN FLAG: Clifton gets away as they go three wide at second.
1:01
Crate Late Model B-Main 2 Lineup – 2 Will Advance

1 67 Kyle Clifton
2 22 Will Rolland
3 21X Zack Graham
4 A1 Jerry Coffman
5 5N Ted Nobbe
6 71C Brian Courtney
7 11 Josh Fields
8 4 Shane Smith
9 23 Ahnna Parkhurst
10 97 Chris Mahan
11 J6 Bubba Vandygriff
1:00
CHECKERED: Mark Page and Matt Larson transfer. Missing the feature: Mason Oberkramer, Mario Gresham, Parish Duncan, Tom Collini, and Danny Madden.
12:59
WHITE FLAG: Mario Gresham pressuring Oberkramer for third, but neither are close enough to Larson to try to transfer.
12:59
Lap 6: Mark Page just putting on a blistering pace and looks as though he will be unheaded barring a caution. Matt Larson also looking pretty safe as he’s putting a number of carlengths on Oberkramer
12:58
Lap 3: Pole sitter Matt Larson settles into second and has a two carlength lead on Mason Oberkramer.
12:58
GREEN FLAG: Quite a few cars did not answer the bell and Mark Page took advantage to move up in the grid and take the lead at the drop of the green.
12:56
Crate Late Model B-Main 1 Lineup – 2 Will Advance

1 25 Matt Larson
2 38 John Ownbey
3 21 Mario Gresham
4 371 Drew Benfield
5 55 Parrish Duncan
6 18P Mark Page
7 47 Danny Madden
8 93 Mason Oberkramer
9 8 Max McLaughlin
10 99 Tom Collini
11 51 Pierce McCarter
12:56
Those hot laps are done, so the Crate Late Model B-Mains are next.
12:51
12:49
Now the locked in SLMs will get to come out and do some hot laps.
12:47
WHITE: Hiett and Adkins look comfortable to transfer.
12:47
Lap 8: That said, two lengthy slides for Cook in turn four the last two laps have lost him half a straight to Adkins now.
12:46
Lap 7: Cook still right on Adkins’ bumper.
12:46
Lap 6: McConnell and Rowan bang wheels, putting Rowan into the wall at the stripe.
12:45
Lap 4: Adkins got a good run with Cook failing to successfully pull off a crossover.
12:45
Lap 3: Ray Cook is going to work the high line to pull alongside Adkins for second.
12:45
GREEN FLAG: Give the lead to Morrow, who finished fifth in this race last year.
12:44
7 of the 11 answer the bell.
12:44
Super Late Model B-Main 3 Lineup – 2 Will Advance

1 1T Todd Morrow
2 57 Josh Adkins
3 15X Skip Freeman
4 53 Ray Cook
5 22 Jason Wilson
6 119 Mike McConnell
7 11 Danny Peoples
8 56 Jonathan Rowan
9 2 Forrest Gifford
10 T7 Jerry Trotter
11 10J Tony Morris
12:43
12:43
Not transferring: Jamie Oliver, Caleb Ashby, Bobby Lowe, Steve Kirk, Dean Carpenter, and Andy Standridge
12:43
CHECKERED: Hiett wins as Brian Smith does just enough to hold off Jamie Oliver.
12:42
WHITE FLAG: Jason Hiett looks to cruise into the feature. Oliver right on Smiths’ bumper still but has yet to make a move.
12:42
Lap 7: Smith maintains a one carlength lead on Oliver and those are the only two really racing for that spot. Caleb Ashby in fourth is eight carlengths back.
12:41
Lap 5: The battle it appears will be for the second and final transfer spot. Brian Smith leads Jamie Oliver by two carlengths.
12:41
GREEN FLAG: Hiatt with another fantastic jump and is long gone by the time they hit turn three.
12:40
18 cars are locked into the Super Late Model feature via heats yesterday. With 6 more advancing from the B-Mains, we will have 24 starters. There may be a track provisional as well we are hearing.
12:39
YELLOW FLAG: Steve Kirk stops in the infield at the lip of turn four.
12:39
Lap 2: Brian Smith now second over Jamie Oliver.
12:38
GREEN FLAG: Hiatt gets a great bite entering turn one and exits with a two carlength lead.
12:37
Only seven answered the bell for this race. Notably missing is Red Farmer
12:36
Super Late Model B-Main 2 Lineup – 2 Will Advance

1 1 Jason Hiett
2 7B Brian Smith
3 61 Caleb Ashby
4 15S Andy Standridge
5 38 Jamie Oliver
6 15B Brian Smith
7 51 Dean Carpenter
8 97 Red Farmer
9 42 Steve Kirk
10 9X Bobby Lowe
11 311 Scott Groves
12 6X Joey Standridge
12:36
Did Not Transfer: Chris Jones, Mark Bangs, Joe Denby, Dustin Nobbe and Justin Litchford.
12:35
CHECKERED: Cass Fowler, high wide and handsome, makes a three wide pass to claim the B-Main. Jeff Smith gouges enough of a hole to the inside to edge Mark Bangs for the second and final transfer spot.
12:35
Lap 9: Bangs chops off Jeff Smith’s advances and now Fowler is there.
12:34
WHITE FLAG: Door to door between Jeff Smith and Cass Fowler for second.
12:34
Lap 8: Fowler uses the outside line – first time we’ve seen that really used well this weekend – to blow past Jones for third. He is still half a straightaway back of Jeff Smith.
12:33
Lap 5: Mark Bangs and Jeff Smith are well ahead of the third place battle between Chris Jones and Cass Fowler
12:32
Lap 3: Litchfeld slows with a left front tire failure.
12:32
Lap 2: Bangs and Jeff Smith currently in the top-two and the transfer spots
12:32
GREEN FLAG: Still a bit squirrelly but finally we are away cleanly.
12:30
12:30
GREEN FLAG & YELLOW FLAG: Litchford was given his spot back and this time he and Bangs made it to turn one before they turned each other around.
12:28
GREEN & YELLOW: Outside pole sitter Litchford clangs with Bangs coming to the green and spins in front of the field.
12:27
Now that’s a catchphrase (Speed51.com photo)
12:24
We are quickly moving on to the B-Mains for the Super Late Models:

 

Super Late Model B-Main 1 Lineup – 2 Will Advance

1 376 Mark Bangs
2 4 Justin Litchford
3 17S Jeff Smith
4 46 Chris Jones
5 27D Joe Denby
6 9 Cass Fowler
7 95 Brandon Williams
8 9G Larry Greer
9 7X Jerry Ashley
10 5N Dustin Nobbe
11 40 Andy morris
12 G9 Eric Granger
12:21
12:21
The 18 previously locked-in cars for the Limited Late Models are now being given a few hot laps.
12:21
Henry Hanger does go on to win the B-Main #2 for the Limited Late Models. Also advancing: Michael Page, Jerry Coffman, and Chris Fennell. Not advancing are Andy Morris, Michael Evans, Nick Yancy, Jason Jones, John Hammond, and Levi Hicks.
12:20
Drivers helping things get lined up in a crowded pit area (Speed51.com photo)
12:16
Caution halfway through the second B-Main we have a caution as defending LLM winner Levi Hicks has blown an engine and will not be able to defend his title this year. Henry Hanger and Michael Page lead.
12:11
Second and final Limited Late Model B-Main rolling out.
12:11
12:11
Jammie Gowers wins the first LLM B-Main and will advance to the feature with Parrish Duncan, Doyle Manley, and Ryan Law. Missing the feature are: Dewayne Cason, Shawn Mooneyham, Josh Hale, Jackie Steele, Mike Underwood, Cole Smartt, Jeff Jones, and Doodle Lowe.
12:06
Cole Smartt wrecks with a flat tire on lap 5 of the first LLM B-Main. Parrish Duncan had just made the past of Doyle Manley for second. Jammie Gowers still leads.
12:05
2 laps of 10 into the first LLM B-Main, we are under caution for a spin by Doodle Lowe. Jammie Gowers leads Doyle Manley.
12:00
16 LLMs are rolling onto the track. They will be racing for 4 transfer spots into the field.
11:59
We are moments away from the start of the Limited Late Model heat.
11:59
11:59
Cruz Skinner, aka “Cruz Missile”, is ready to roll. The 13-year-old won 5 crate late model races here last season (Speed51.com photo)
11:56
The top-three finishers from last year’s Ice Bowl – William Thomas, Eric Cooley, Ross Martin, are already locked into today’s race.

Last year, local youngster Eric Cooley led the first 49 laps, but let William Thomas slide by coming to the checkered.

11:54
If you’re wondering where Talladega Short Track is in relation to Talladega Superspeedway, they are next door neighbors. The first Superspeedway parking lot driver shares the main driveway with the short track.
11:52
11:52
Here are who transferred into the Super Late Model feature through heats yesterday:

Tim Roszell
Riley Hickman
Tim Busha
William Thomas
Aaron Ridley
Frank Ingram
Donald McIntosh
Ted Lackey
Mack McCarter
Eric Cooley
Charles Zimmerman
Lavon Sparks
Billy Ogle, Jr.
Jason Welshan
Cory Hedgecock
Ross Martin
David Brannon
Luke Hoffner

11:48
JEGS getting down and dirty this weekend in the Ice Bowl (Speed51.com photo)
11:42
Limited Late Model Sportsman drivers are being called to the pen.
11:38
11:38
Crate Late Model B-Main 3 Lineup – 2 Will Advance

1 9M Elbert McCullough
2 747 Dustin Tyler Adams
3 13 Dane Burns
4 33 Cody Ballad
5 55C Braden Mitchell
6 1A Levi Ashby
7 B1 Chris Harris
8 17 Jade Jones
9 15 Wade Howerton
10 2 Calvin Cook
11:36
Crate Late Model B-Main 2 Lineup – 2 Will Advance

1 67 Kyle Clifton
2 22 Will Rolland
3 21X Zack Graham
4 A1 Jerry Coffman
5 5N Ted Nobbe
6 71C Brian Courtney
7 11 Josh Fields
8 4 Shane Smith
9 23 Ahnna Parkhurst
10 97 Chris Mahan
11 J6 Bubba Vandygriff
11:35
Crate Late Model B-Main 1 Lineup – 2 Will Advance

1 25 Matt Larson
2 38 John Ownbey
3 21 Mario Gresham
4 371 Drew Benfield
5 55 Parrish Duncan
6 18P Mark Page
7 47 Danny Madden
8 93 Mason Oberkramer
9 8 Max McLaughlin
10 99 Tom Collini
11 51 Pierce McCarter
11:28
82-year-old Red Farmer and team will try to transfer into the Super Late Model main this afternoon (Speed51.com photo)
11:26
About 20 cars are now circulating on the oval slowly to help work in the surface.
11:26
11:26
Super Late Model B-Main 3 Lineup – 2 Will Advance

1 1T Todd Morrow
2 57 Josh Adkins
3 15X Skip Freeman
4 53 Ray Cook
5 22 Jason Wilson
6 119 Mike McConnell
7 11 Danny Peoples
8 56 Jonathan Rowan
9 2 Forrest Gifford
10 T7 Jerry Trotter
11 10J Tony Morris
11:25
Super Late Model B-Main 2 Lineup – 2 Will Advance

1 1 Jason Hiett
2 7B Brian Smith
3 61 Caleb Ashby
4 15S Andy Standridge
5 38 Jamie Oliver
6 15B Brian Smith
7 51 Dean Carpenter
8 97 Red Farmer
9 42 Steve Kirk
10 9X Bobby Lowe
11 311 Scott Groves
12 6X Joey Standridge
11:23
Super Late Model B-Main 1 Lineup – 2 Will Advance

1 376 Mark Bangs
2 4 Justin Litchford
3 17S Jeff Smith
4 46 Chris Jones
5 27D Joe Denby
6 9 Cass Fowler
7 95 Brandon Williams
8 9G Larry Greer
9 7X Jerry Ashley
10 5N Dustin Nobbe
11 40 Andy morris
12 G9 Eric Granger

 

11:17
11:16
We will try. We should say that timing and scoring is in a different booth than we are today and things are happening very fast with one race rolling out right after another pulls in. We will provide as many rosters, lineups, and running orders as we can. So please be patient with us today and enjoy the show!
11:16
Comment From Lenny

Can we get a driver roster for each divsion? Thanks for the coverage Speed 51

11:13
Despite the chilly weather, plenty of campers here this weekend (Speed51.com photo)
11:11
Order of Events – Sunday, January 11th (starting at noon):

Limited Late Models B-Mains (10 Laps each)
Super Late Model B-Mains (12 Laps each)
Crate Late Model B-Mains (10 Laps each)
Bomber/Thunder Car B-Mains (10 Laps EAch)

FEATURES:
Super Late Model 50
Bomber/Thunder Car 20
Limited Late Model 30
Crate Late Model 40

11:10
The drivers meeting was a very brief affair a few minutes ago. The main purpose was to simply go over the schedule for today, which we will post here in a second. Drivers wanted a chance to work in the track, which will happen at 11:30. They will be pulled off the track at 11:55 and at high noon racing will begin.
11:08
Weather wise, it’s a pretty chilly Sunday here in northern Alabama. Temperatures are currently in the mid-30s with a pretty stiff breeze coming from the East. Luckily, all of today’s races will run in the daylight.
11:06
11:04
284 cars were entered this weekend across seven divisions. Some of the support divisions raced tonight, leaving the featured Super Late Models and three other lower late model classes to race today.
11:03
Good morning and welcome to Speed51.com’s live Trackside Now coverage from Talladega Short Track and its season-opening Ice Bowl.
11:02
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Trackside Now: Ice Bowl at Talladega Short Track (AL) – 1/11/15