10:47
Thanks for joining us. Goodnight and don’t forget to join us tomorrow for more short track coverage on www.speed51.com
10:45
We’ll have more on this race in the coming days on www.speed51.com
10:45
10:45
Today’s coverage of the Pro Late Model Top Gun 100 at Gresham Motorsports Park is presented by Ford Racing. Ford Racing offers the widest line of Sealed Racing Engines from 350 to 590 HP. Ford Sealed Racing Engines are engineered, tested and built to professional racing series standards and deliver reliable lasting performance. Their engines are approved for many short track series and tracks around the United States. Their engines have won the last five Snowflake 100’s. Click here for more information.
10:44
Bubba Pollard sweeps the Pro Late Model season with his win in the PPG Paints Top Gun Sealants 100. (Speed51.com photo)
10:37
Tech has now cleared. Bubba Pollard is the official winner.
10:19
Nemechek has cleared tech. Pollard remains.
10:14
The damage to the Nemechek car. (Nemechek Team Photo)
10:12
John Hunter Nemechek said he got into a lap car and messed up his right front fender. That killed the handling on his car.
10:01
Tech is underway. (Speed51.com photo)
9:59
The Pollard win is the 13th of the year in Late Models.
9:58
Comment From Lenny

Congrats to Pollard on the win,Thanks for the coverage Speed 51

9:58
Comment From Steve in SLC

Great job Bubba, congrats to the whole team. Great coverage as always Speed51.

9:31
Bubba Pollard in victory lane. (Speed51.com photo)
9:31
Bubba Pollard in victory lane. (Speed51.com photo)
9:27
More to come in a few minutes.
9:27
Unofficial Results

 

1 26 Bubba Pollard 100
2 8 John Hunter Nemechek 100
3 12 Harrison Burton 100
4 21 Riley Thornton 100
5 43 Justin South 100
6 30 Fredick Moore 100
7 18 Korey Ruble 100
8 23 Dalton Grindle 100
9 1 Josh Adkins 100
10 04 Jerrod Foley 99
11 21 Emilee Riley 98
12 54 Matt Craig 97
13 95 Warren Mobley 96
14 24 JR Bolden 95
15 6 Matt Wallace 93
16 41 TJ Reaid 91
17 5K Daniel Keene Jr. 55
18 2 Kyle McCallium 55
DNS 3 Jordan McCallium
9:25
Lap 100: Bubba Pollard picks up the win here at Gresham Motorsports Park.
9:24
Lap 99: White Flag for Bubba Pollard.
9:24
Thornton’s run might have ended as Burton gets away.
9:24
Lap 97: Three laps to go for Pollard.
9:23
Lap 95: Pollard works lap traffic out front as Thornton looks to get by Burton for third.
9:23
Lap 94: Thornton closes up on Burton for third.
9:22
Lap 92: Nemechek was faster then Pollard on the last lap, but Pollard gains the following lap.
9:22
Justin South has come up to fifth now.
9:21
9:21
10 laps to go.
9:21
Lap 88: Top Five: Pollard. Nemechek, Burton, Thornton and Moore.
9:20
Matt Wallace is off the pace and comes to pit road.
9:20
Lap 85: Justin South has come back up to sixth.
9:20
Lap 83: While that was going on Harrison Burton has been under fire from Riley Thornton for the third spot.
9:19
Lap 82: Bubba Pollard to the point clear all around.
9:19
Pollard leads again at the line, but he’s not clear yet.
9:19
Lap 80: Pollard looks low again for the lead. They are door-to-door.
9:18
Lap 78: Nemechek fights back on the outside for the lead.
9:18
Nemechek gets out of shape and Pollard led at the line.
9:17
Lap 75: Pollard goes low again for the lead.
9:17
Lap 74: It looks like this could be a two car battle for the win.
9:17
Lap 70: Pollard got out of shape under Pollard and got into Nemechek. Pollard rolled out of the gas and let Nemechek gather it back up.
9:15
Matt Craig will return.
9:15
Lap 68: Pollard is looking over Nemechek on every turn.
9:15
9:14
Matt Craig is smoking and heads to the pits.
9:14
Nemchek gets a big run on the high side and keeps the lead.
9:14
Lap 64: Pollard looks low on Nemchek for the lead.
9:13
Lap 63: TJ Reaid is back on the track 10 laps down.
9:13
Lap 60: Riley Thornton is under Moore for the fourth spot. He’ll get it.
9:12
Lap 58: Burton goes to third and Fredrick Morore is up to fourth.
9:12
Lap 57: Nemchek leads the pack as they stack up behind him.
9:11
GREEN FLAG: Back to racing on lap 56: Nemchek and Pollard charge to turn one.
9:11
Getting set for a restart.
9:10
56 laps are complete.
9:06
9:06
Today’s coverage of the Pro Late Model Top Gun 100 at Gresham Motorsports Park is presented by Ford Racing. Ford Racing offers the widest line of Sealed Racing Engines from 350 to 590 HP. Ford Sealed Racing Engines are engineered, tested and built to professional racing series standards and deliver reliable lasting performance. Their engines are approved for many short track series and tracks around the United States. Their engines have won the last five Snowflake 100’s. Click here for more information.
9:06
Running Order:
1. Nemchek
2. Pollard
3. Thornton
4. Burton
5. Grindle
6. Moore
7. Ruble
8. Adkins
9. South (Free Pass)
10. Wallace -1
As they run on the track.
9:05
Riley Thornton has come to third.
9:04
Lap 57: YELLOW FLAG: Daniel Keene Jr. and Kyle McCallum spin in three.
9:04
Lap 56: The lead is about a second.
9:04
Lap 54: Nemchek made good work of the lap traffic, but Pollard has not.
9:03
Lap 53: Justin South is now ninth and the next car to go down a lap.
9:03
Lap 51: Reaid is off the pace again.
9:02
Lap 49: As we come to halfway Nemchek has lapped up to 11th.
9:01
Lap 46: South went low on Keene and the two made slight contact. South has now taken the spot.
9:01
Lap 45: Korey Ruble is up to seventh now.
9:00
Lap 44: South is now 10th.
9:00
Justin South is 11th and behind him is Matt Craig, Kyle McCallum, Jerrod Foley, Emilee Riley, Waren Mobley, JR Bolden and TJ Reaid.
8:59
8:59
Top 10: Nemchek, Pollard, Burton, Thornton, Grindle, Moore, Keene, Ruble, Adkins, and Wallace.
8:58
Reaid is running right behind Pollard who is second.
8:57
Lap 34: TJ Reaid is back on the track five laps down.
8:57
Lap 32: Josh Adkins almost went around in turn tow, but made a heck of a save. He rides eighth now.
8:56
Lap 30: Nemchek leads Polard, Burton, Thornton and Grindle.
8:56
Lap 27: Nemchek looked to have problems with a lap car. He lost some ground for a second.
8:55
Lap 26: Reaid goes to the pits.
8:55
Lap 24: TJ Reaid is off the pace.
8:53
Lap 20: Nemechek still leads as the leaders close up on the back of the pack.
8:53
Lap 19: Thornton goes to fourth around TJ Reaid.
8:52
Lap 15: Sixth on back: Moore, Grindle, Keene Jr., Adkins and Ruble.
8:51
Lap 14: Top Five: Nemechek, Pollard, Burton, Reaid and Thornton.
8:51
Lap 12: JR Bolden goes down a lap.
8:51
8:50
Lap 11: Harrison Burton is up to third now.
8:50
Lap 9: Back in the pack Justin South almost lost it in turn four. He’s back to 10th after sliding out of the lane.
8:49
Lap 7: Pollard is looking for the lead again.
8:49
Lap 4: Riley Thorton rides in fifth a little bit behind the top four.
8:48
Lap 3: Pollard looks low on Nemechek for the lead, but falls back.
8:47
Lap 2: Nemchek leads Pollard, TJ Reaid and Harrison Burton.
8:47
Lap 1: Nemechek will lead lap one.
8:47
GREEN FLAG: We are racing at Gresham.
8:46
One lap to green.
8:45
We are a few laps from the green flag.
8:44
Jordan McCallium is a scratch tonight. He wrecked in practice and will not race tonight.
8:44
8:43
Coming by for the wave lap.
8:43
Comment From Steve in SLC

Let’s go Bubba, get that trophy!

8:40
Cars are now rolling out on the speedway. This race is 100 laps and yellow laps do not count.
8:37
Starting Lineup PPG Paints Top Gun Sealants 100

1 8 John Hunter Nemechek
2 26 Bubba Pollard
3 12 Harrison Burton
4 41 TJ Reaid
5 23 Dalton Grindle
6 21 Riley Thornton
7 43 Justin South
8 30 Fredick Moore
9 5K Daniel Keene Jr.
10 6 Matt Wallace
11 1 Josh Adkins
12 18 Korey Ruble
13 54 Matt Craig
14 04 Jerrod Foley
15 2 Kyle McCallium
16 95 Warren Mobley
17 21 Emilee Riley
18 24 JR Bolden
19 3 Jordan McCallium
8:36
8:36
Outlaw Late Model Unofficial Finish
1. 28 Lee Langford 30
2. 98 Russell Fleeman 30
3. 87 Russell Shore 30
4. 32 Stuart Dutton 30
5. 35 David Murphy 30
6. 91 Marlin Gunter 29
7. 49 Alex Leverett 29
8. 10 Shawn Simpson 11
8:28
Lap 30: Lee Langford picks up the win over Russell Fleeman.
8:28
Lap 28: Fleeman is starting to close in, but he’s running out of time.
8:27
Lap 23: Langford leads by almost two second.
8:25
Lap 20: 10 laps to go for Langford.
8:25
Lap 18: Lanford leads Fleeman and now Russell Shore.
8:24
Lap 12: Russell Shore is now looking over Stuart Dutton for third.
8:23
Shawn Simpson heads to pit road again.
8:23
Lap 10: Stuart Dutton goes to third as Russell Shore comes to fourth.
8:22
8:22
Today’s coverage of the Pro Late Model Top Gun 100 at Gresham Motorsports Park is presented by Ford Racing. Ford Racing offers the widest line of Sealed Racing Engines from 350 to 590 HP. Ford Sealed Racing Engines are engineered, tested and built to professional racing series standards and deliver reliable lasting performance. Their engines are approved for many short track series and tracks around the United States. Their engines have won the last five Snowflake 100’s. Click here for more information.
8:21
Lap 6: Langford goes to the point.
8:21
Lap 5: Fleeman and Langford side-by-side for the lead.
8:19
Lap 1: Russell Fleeman leads the race over David Murphy.
8:19
GREEN FLAG: We will try it again.
8:18
Simpson has gone to the pits.
8:16
YELLOW FLAG: Shawn Simpson spins and Russell Shore spins to avoid.
8:15
GREEN FLAG: We are racing.
8:15
Starting Lineup
1. Shawn Simpson
2. David Murphy
3. Russell Fleeman
4. Lee Langford
5. Stuart Dutton
6. Russell Shore
7. Martin Gunter
8. Alex Leverett
8:14
Outlaws are now coming on the track.
7:58
7:57
Unofficial Results Truck Race
1. Matt Vassar 30
2. Jami Weimer 30
3. Kevin Vassar 30
4. Dawson Gay 30
5. Matt Wortman 30
6. Ronnie Wehunt 11
7. Kristin Wallace 7
7:56
Lap 30: Matt Vassar picks up the win over Jami Weimer.
7:54
Lap 25: Five to go.
7:53
Ronnie Wehunt did not return
7:53
Lap 20: No change in the top five.
7:51
Lap 16: Matt Vassar leads Jami Weimer and Kevin Vassar.
7:50
GREEN FLAG: Matt Vassar pulls away on the restart.
7:50
7:47
Top Five: Matt Vassar, Jami Weimer, Kevin Vassar and Matt Wortman.
7:46
Ronnie Welhunt looked to be leaking and Dawson Gay spins in turn two. We are YELLOW.
7:44
Wallace is now off the pace and pits.
7:43
Lap 5: Matt Vassar leads Jami Weimer and Wallace.
7:42
Lap 2: Matt Vassar takes the lead from Wallace.
7:41
Lap 1: Kristin Wallace gets the leads on the first lap.
7:41
GREEN FLAG: We are racing.
7:39
The first start was waved off.
7:39
GREEN FLAG: We are racing in the truck feature.
7:39
They will go 30 laps.
7:39
7:38
Trucks have fired engines and are on the speedway for their feature.
7:36
Track officials told us there are going to be more racing events in 2015. Plans are in the works to have Pro Late Models running more times in 2015. The World Crown 300 of course will return and the Southern Super Series.

They also said they plan on having more non-racing events that will be announced at a later date. More information will be coming to both www.RaceGMP.com and www.Speed51.com

7:33
Comment From CDB47

Good luck to #04 JLJ Motorsports driver Jerrod Foley! ROLL WITH IT

7:33
Tammy Jo Kirk won the Snowball Derby in 1994. (Speed51.com photo)
7:32
7:32
7:32
The fast 15 final nominations for the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. Some family members were representing those who could not be here tonight. (Speed51.com photo)
7:30
Six time NHRA champion Warren Johnson is a GRHOF member. (Speed51.com photo)
7:28
7:28
Today’s coverage of the Pro Late Model Top Gun 100 at Gresham Motorsports Park is presented by Ford Racing. Ford Racing offers the widest line of Sealed Racing Engines from 350 to 590 HP. Ford Sealed Racing Engines are engineered, tested and built to professional racing series standards and deliver reliable lasting performance. Their engines are approved for many short track series and tracks around the United States. Their engines have won the last five Snowflake 100’s. Click here for more information.
7:28
Some of the hall of fame cars here tonight. (Speed51.com photo)
7:25
Features will be up in a few minutes.
7:25
The bios are from the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.  We’ll have more on the Hall of Fame on Speed51.com next week.  
7:24
7:24
Leon Archer – Griffin, GA – Born Dec. 27, 1939, where he still lives with his wife Sandra and son Mickey. He ran his first race at Zebulon Speedway in 1967, won for the first time at Newman Speedway in 1968 and before he retired in the mid-1980s won more than 250 feature events in his dirt Late Model cars. He was the first champion of the National Dirt Racing Association in 1979, and his car No. 222 remains one of the iconic car numbers in stock car racing. Archer won races at numerous tracks across America including Senoia Raceway, West Atlanta Raceway, Dixie Speedway, Rome Speedway, East Alabama Motor Speedway, Anderson (SC) Speedway, Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, N.C., Lavonia Speedway, Hartwell Speedway, Thunderbowl Speedway in Valdosta, Swainsboro Raceway, 441 Speedway in Dublin, LaGrange Speedway, Concord Motor Speedway, Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn., Atomic Speedway in Knoxville, Newport Speedway, Smoky Mountain Raceway, Hagerstown (MD) Speedway, Myrtle Beach (SC) Speedway. He also won numerous poles and set a number of track records over the years. While he got the majority of his victories in cars he owned and prepared himself, he also found victory lane in cars owned by others including Barry Wright, Billy Thomas, Fred Johnson, Darrell Monk and Denny Ross. For nearly all of his career, Archer was a full-time racer, and spent countless hours working on his cars and developing innovative chassis set-ups at a time when there was little technology to be purchased.
7:24
Charlie Burkhalter – Athens, GA – Deceased – Successful competitor in the north Georgia area – raced and won many times at the Athens Speedway, Toccoa, the Peach Bowl, Jefco (Gresham Motorsports Park), Banks County, and other tracks all over the southeast.   Championship Super Modified (Skeeter) racer – Won races and titles against Hall of Famers Charlie Mincey, Bud Lunsford, Buck Simmons and others.   Passed away in May of 2010.
7:24
Julius Hughes – Atlanta, GA – Deceased – Began drag racing in 1955. Joined the Georgia Tech Auto Club in 1956, and, with the help of Hoyt Grimes, built a gas dragster, and competed at Ted Edwards’ Drag Strip thorough the 50s.   Raced at the 1955 National Championship Drag Races in Kansas City, MO, winning in his class in a ’32 Ford Roadster, which was later featured in a Hot Rod Magazine article entitled “The Georgia Foursome.”   Scored wins in the 1955 Winter National at Daytona Beach and the 1956 Oklahoma City Nationals.   From 1955 to 1964, he directed racing events at Ted Edwards’ Dragstrip in Fairburn, GA.   Opened the Atlanta Speed Shop in 1960, the first speed shop in Georgia.   Won the D/Gas Class at the 1959 Nationals at Detroit driving his famed “Zot” 1955 Chevy.   Won AA/Altered class at the 1964 US Nationals driving “Zot II”.   Set a National record with a 9.55 ET at 162 mph.   In 1964, he began management of the Newton County Drag Strip in Covington.   The name was changed to the Atlanta Speed Shop Dragway and became the first NHRA sanctioned drag strip in Georgia.   Held the annual “Atlanta $10,000 Drag Race” for the first time in 1964, and continued until 1972.   Won the 1965 NHRA Division 2 Top Fuel championship driving the nitro-powered “Zot III”.   His last drag race as a driver was in the 1971 Winternationals.   During the 70s, he and his son, Julius III, began racing drag boats, campaigning in the “Zot Squirt”.   In 1986, Julius, who had been diagnosed with diabetes and had been on insulin since he was 16, had a kidney transplant, which ended his driving career.   He would continue as a member of the racing industry.   He would become an ARCA and NASCAR car owner, with such drivers as David Sosebee, Rob Mororso, and Jimmy Hensley.   In 1989, he was inducted into the NHRA Division 2 Hall of Fame.   He would continue to operate the Atlanta Speed Shop until his death on February 15, 1992.   He was posthumously inducted into the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame in 2003.
7:24
Jack Pennington – Winston, GA – Began racing in 1974, competing and scoring wins at Oglethorpe, Myrtle Beach, Gordon Park and other dirt speedways – Won 1979 track championship at Myrtle Beach, winning 12 poles in 13 races during the year – Ran the NDRA series in 1980, winning six times.   Won 39 races on the circuit in 1985 – Moved to the NASCAR Sprint Cup series in 1990, was runner up for the Rookie of the Year – Led six laps in that year’s Daytona 500 – Returned to dirt, winning the 1992 Stick Elliott Memorial at Cherokee Speedway and the National 100 at East Alabama Motor Speedway – Inducted into the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in 2006.
7:24
Roscoe Smith – Griffin, GA – Born Dec. 13, 1939. Began racing drag cars and go-carts in 1956. Ran several drag cars, including a front engine Hoyt Grimes dragster, a self built 1965 Mustang A/FX, a front runner to Funny Car and Cheating 4bb1 Class, etc, partially funded by the Ford Motor Company. Won Top Eliminator at an NHRA Meet in Phenix City, AL in 1965. Ran two drag racing match races against Richard Petty in 1965. Moved to oval track racing in 1969, winning countless races across Georgia, along with racing in Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. Won Florida State Championship in 1977. Ran in the World 100 at Eldora Speedway in 1976 and 1977. Won several events over the years, including the Pepsi 100 at West Atlanta Raceway and a 100 lap feature at Middle Georgia Raceway. Competed in the next to last race at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta, GA. Opened his racing business and sold racing parts and built cars for 25 years. Bought Ernie Elliott’s Standard Speed Supply Company and Bud Lunsford’s Southern Auto Parts Company. Built cars for some of the top racers in the country. Worked with Robert Smalley in organizing the NDRA. Sold his racing business in 1988.
7:23
7:23
Leon Archer, Charlie Burkhalter, Julius Hughes, Jack Pennington and Roscoe Smith are the 2014 Georgia Racing Hall of fame inductees.  
7:14
We are about hear this year’s class for the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.
7:03
Mike Wallace and his son Matt Wallace chat before the race. (Speed51.com photo)
7:03
Comment From Guest

Go get’em Daniel Keene 5K

7:03
Comment From Steve in SLC

Good luck to Bubba Pollard, watching the coverage in Salt Lake City….thanks Speed51!

7:03
Comment From [email protected]

Go John Hunter and Harrison!

6:59
Pre race activities are about to start.
6:49
Harrison Burton will roll off third tonight. (Speed51.com photo)
6:37
The announcement of the Hall of Fame drivers from Georgia should be coming soon.
6:37
The announcement of the Hall of Fame drivers from Georgia should be coming soon.
6:24
Tammy Jo Kirk (in the black shirt) meets some fans as she talks about her 1994 Snowball Derby win. (Speed51.com photo)
6:20
The Drivers from Georgia Hall of Fame and their special guests are now signing autographs.
6:20
Cars are gridded on the infield quarter mile. (Speed51.com photo)
5:54
PPG Paints Top Gun Sealants 100

1 8 John Hunter Nemechek 17.153
2 26 Bubba Pollard 17.178
3 12 Harrison Burton 17.300
4 41 TJ Reaid 17.333
5 23 Dalton Grindle 17.359
6 21 Riley Thornton 17.361
7 43 Justin South 17.390
8 30 Fredick Moore 17.466
9 5K Daniel Keene Jr. 17.490
10 6 Matt Wallace 17.492
11 1 Josh Adkins 17.503
12 18 Korey Ruble 17.539
13 54 Matt Craig 17.604
14 04 Jerrod Foley 17.664
15 2 Kyle McCallium 17.791
16 95 Warren Mobley 17.957
17 21 Emilee Riley 17.991
18 24 JR Bolden 18.776
19 3 Jordan McCallium Withdrew
5:51
John Hunter Nemechek sets fast time over Bubba Pollard.
5:51
Name: 5 – Daniel Keene Jr.
Lap 1: 17.509
Lap 2: 17.490
Best: 17.490
9th of 18
5:48
Name: 26 – Bubba Pollard
Lap 1: 17.178
Lap 2: 17.265
Best: 17.178
2nd of 16
5:47
5:47
Name: 54 – Matt Craig
Lap 1: 17.604
Lap 2: 17.635
Best: 17.604
10th of 15
5:46
Name: 2 Kyle McCallum
Lap 1: 17.841
Lap 2: 17.791
Best: 17.791
11th of 14
5:45
Name: 21 – Riley Thornton
Lap 1: 17.400
Lap 2: 17.361
Best: 17.361
5th of 13
5:44
Name: 24 – JR Bolden
Lap 1: 18.776
Lap 2: 18.937
Best: 18.776
12th of 12
5:43
Name: 8 – John Hunter Nemechek
Lap 1: 17.198
Lap 2: 17.153
Best: 17.153
1st of 11
5:42
Name: 12 – Harrison Burton
Lap 1: 17.300
Lap 2: 17.417
Best: 17.300
1st of 10
5:41
Name: 23 – Dalton Grindle
Lap 1: 17.428
Lap 2: 17.359
Best: 17.359
2nd of 9
5:40
Name: 300 – Fredrick Moore
Lap 1: 17.466
Lap 2: 17.473
Best: 466
3rd of 8
5:39
Name: 18 – Korey Ruble
Lap 1: 17.608
Lap 2: 17.539
Best: 17.539
4th of 7
5:38
Name: 41 – TJ Reaid
Lap 1: 17.333
Lap 2: 17.577
Best: 17.333
1st of 6
5:37
Name: 04 – Jerrod Foley
Lap 1: 17.664
Lap 2: 17.667
Best: 17.664
3rd of 5
5:36
Name: 21 – Emilee Riley
Lap 1: 17.991
Lap 2: 18.199
Best: 17.991
4th of 4
5:35
Name: 43 – Justin South
Lap 1: 17.390
Lap 2: 17.503
Best: 17.390
1st of 3
5:33
Name: 6 – Matt Wallace
Lap 1: 17.667
Lap 2: 17.492
Best: 17.492
1st of 2
5:32
Name: 95 – Warren Mobley
Lap 1: 18.006
Lap 2: 17.957
Best: 17.957
5:31
Engines have fired and we are underway.
5:26
Five minutes to time trials.
5:25
Korey Ruble will run Gresham for the first time since the change from Peach State to GMP.
4:55
Local drivers meeting starts in just a few minutes.
4:48
The Pro Late Model cars are set for time trials at 5:30pm. (Speed51.com photo)
4:29
4:29
Today’s coverage of the Pro Late Model Top Gun 100 at Gresham Motorsports Park is presented by Ford Racing. Ford Racing offers the widest line of Sealed Racing Engines from 350 to 590 HP. Ford Sealed Racing Engines are engineered, tested and built to professional racing series standards and deliver reliable lasting performance. Their engines are approved for many short track series and tracks around the United States. Their engines have won the last five Snowflake 100’s. Click here for more information.
4:29
The track will now be down for an hour before Pro Late Model time trials.  We will use this time to gather stories and notes for later tonight and to recharge our batteries. 
4:28
Outlaw Final Practice / Time Trials
1. 98 – Russell Fleeman 18.201
2. 32 – Stuart Dutton 18.286
3. 35 – David Murphy 18.341
4. 10 – Shawn Simpson 18.342
5. 87 – Russell Shore 18.365
6. 49 – Alex Leverett 18.995
7. 91 – Martin Gunter 19.105
4:22
Outlaws have until 4:30pm to make laps.
4:21
4:21
4:20
Outlaws are now out for time trials. Only four have been on the speedway.
4:17
Truck Final Practice / Time Trials
1. 69 – Matt Vasser 19.193
2. 47 – Jami Weimer 19.292
3. 12 – Kristin Wallace 19.546
4. 44 – Kevin Vasser 19.695
5. 5 – Ronnie Wehunt 19.757
6. 81 – Dawson Gay 20.303
7. 32 – Matt Wortman 20.148
4:05
Several truck have come out for time trials/practice two that sat out the first round.
4:03
4:03
Outlaw Practice One
1. 98 Russell Fleeman 18.382
2. 10 Shawn Simpson 18.469
3. 35 David Murphy 18.520
4. 87 Russell Shore 18.617
5. 32 Stuart Dutton 18.850
6. 91 Marlin Gunter 19.334
7. 49 Alex Leverett 20.598
4:01
The next round will be time trials for the trucks and the Outlaw.
4:00
Outlaw practice has now ended. The last few minutes saw an empty race track.
3:57
Russell Fleeman leads Outlaw practice with a lap of 18.580.
3:56
just as we say that the Race Monitor is now working.
3:41
TJ Reaid earlier today in practice. (Speed51.com photo)
3:40
3:40
Jerrod Foley is one of the first Pro Late Models to pass tech as he gets pushed to the front stretch.
3:36
Shawn Simpson leads Outlaw practice over David Murphy in the first few minutes.
3:34
Outlaws are on the track for practice.
3:34
Jami Weimer and Ronnie Welhunt led truck practice with 19.581’s. Dawson Gay was third and Matt Wortman was fourth quick
3:31
3:31
We mention today is Georgia Hall of Fame racing night here at GMP – Here are the members of the hall of fame http://georgiaracinghof.com…
3:30
Ronnie Welhunt, Matt Wortman, Dawson Gay have also come out for truck practice.
3:28
Many of these Pro Late Model drivers will be back in action in two weeks at Five Flags Speedway (FL) for the final 100-lap race of the season there and championship night.
3:27
Normally the timing scoring is working on the right side of your Trackside Now page. Today there is a problem that the GMP staff is working on. They feel the problems is on Race monitors ends, but we’ll keep you updated.
3:23
Jami Weimer has been the lone truck out for practice.
3:22
We have crews at Riverhead, NY – http://speed51.com/race-cen…

South Boston, VA – http://speed51.com/race-cen…

for Modified action.

3:20
3:20
GMP Trucks are now getting ready for practice.
3:17
Pro Late Model will soon be making their way to pre-qualifying tech.
3:06
3:06
Today’s coverage of the Pro Late Model Top Gun 100 at Gresham Motorsports Park is presented by Ford Racing. Ford Racing offers the widest line of Sealed Racing Engines from 350 to 590 HP. Ford Sealed Racing Engines are engineered, tested and built to professional racing series standards and deliver reliable lasting performance. Their engines are approved for many short track series and tracks around the United States. Their engines have won the last five Snowflake 100’s. Click here for more information.
3:06
We had a quick shower after PLM practice and the sun is now back out. Trucks and Outlaws will be up next for practice.
3:06
Riley Thornton led practice today here at GMP. (Speed51.com photo)
3:02
To give you someback ground information on Riley Thornton he’s been running well all season long in the Pro Late Model ranks.  He was third at the Lee Fields Memorial two weeks back. He also won the truck portion of the Snowball Derby last December.  
2:57
Final Practice Results for PLM

1 21 Riley Thornton 17.317
2 26 Bubba Pollard 17.401
3 12 Harrison Burton 17.402
4 8 John Hunter Nemechek 17.464
5 54 Matt Craig 17.587
6 43 Justin South 17.589
7 23 Dalton Grindle 17.621
8 41 TJ Reaid 17.640
9 18 Korey Ruble 17.668
10 5K Daniel Keene Jr. 17.672
11 30 Fredick Moore 17.756
12 1 Josh Adkins 17.887
13 6 Matt Wallace 17.934
14 21 Emilee Riley 18.205
15 95 Warren Mobley 18.209
16 24 JR Bolden 18.826
17 2 Kyle McCallium no time
18 3 Jordan McCallium no time
19 04 Jerrod Foley no time
2:52
2:52
Thornton finished on top in practice. Full results coming up.
2:45
Final few minutes of practice now.
2:39
Riley Thornton leads final practice with the best lap of the day at 17.317.
2:27
Only six cars have been out in the third round and Justin South currently leads.
2:26
Bubba Pollard led the second round of practice. (Speed51.com photo)
2:24
This is the final round of Pro Late Model practice and it ends at 2:45pm.
2:24
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Pro Late Model Practice Two Times  

1 26 Bubba Pollard 17.410
2 18 Korey Ruble 17.532
3 04 Jerrod Foley 17.581
4 21 Riley Thornton 17.604
5 41 TJ Reaid 17.606
6 43 Justin South 17.632
7 23 Dalton Grindle 17.642
8 54 Matt Craig 17.651
9 12 Harrison Burton 17.654
10 5K Daniel Keene Jr. 17.654
11 30 Fredick Moore 17.769
12 6 Matt Wallace 17.829
13 95 Warren Mobley 17.967
14 2 Kyle McCallium 17.978
15 1 Josh Adkins 18.010
16 21 Emilee Riley 18.310
17 8 John Hunter Nemechek no time
18 3 Jordan McCallium no time
19 24 JR Bolden no time
2:23
Pro Late Model Practice One Times

 

1 8 John Hunter Nemechek 17.490
2 26 Bubba Pollard 17.569
3 18 Korey Ruble 17.587
4 12 Harrison Burton 17.645
5 21 Riley Thornton 17.667
6 30 Fredick Moore 17.695
7 41 TJ Reaid 17.740
8 43 Justin South 17.758
9 6 Matt Wallace 17.772
10 54 Matt Craig 17.851
11 3 Jordan McCallium 17.988
12 04 Jerrod Foley 18.099
13 21 Emilee Riley 18.128
14 1 Josh Adkins 18.237
15 95 Warren Mobley 18.364
16 2 Kyle McCallium no time
17 23 Dalton Grindle no time
18 24 JR Bolden no time
19 5K Daniel Keene Jr. no time
2:18
Practice two has now ended. We’ll have the speed for one and two in a second.
2:18
We have to make a correction as it was Jordan McCallium who got into the wall earlier today. He has withdrawn from the event.
2:13
Jerrod Foley is up to third in the second round of practice. (Speed51.com photo)
2:11
Pollard still leads practice two as there are about four minutes left.
2:06
2:06
Today’s coverage of the Pro Late Model Top Gun 100 at Gresham Motorsports Park is presented by Ford Racing. Ford Racing offers the widest line of Sealed Racing Engines from 350 to 590 HP. Ford Sealed Racing Engines are engineered, tested and built to professional racing series standards and deliver reliable lasting performance. Their engines are approved for many short track series and tracks around the United States. Their engines have won the last five Snowflake 100’s. Click here for more information.
2:06
Korey Ruble is second on the speed chart this round. (Speed51.com photo)
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2:05
Let all get things messed up with names. Today’s race will feature Emilee Riley in a black number 21 with red sponsors decals. Today’s race will also feature Riley Thornton in a black number 21 with blue trim. Hope that clears it up for the fans in the stand tonight as we hope to get it right each time.
2:03
Emilee Riley is a former truck driver here at GMP. (Speed51.com photo)
2:00
1:55
15 cars have been out in this wave.
1:55
Bubba Pollard leads round two over Korey Ruble and Riley Thornton.
1:54
Harrison Burton waits for his next trip out on the Gresham high banks. (Speed51.com photo)
1:47
Nemechek led round one over Pollard, Ruble, Burton and Riley Thornton. We’ll have the full list when we get finished with pictures.
1:46
Jordan McCallium after hitting the wall in turn one. (Speed51.com photo)
1:43
YELLOW FLAG: Round one comes to an end as Jordan McCallium hits the wall in turn one.
1:38
Korey Ruble is now third quick after his first few laps of the day.
1:35
Justin South won a Pro Late Model event here last year at GMP. (Speed51.com photo)
1:33
Bubba Pollard comes up to second on the board.
1:30
Nemechek leads Harrison Burton and TJ Reaid after 15 minutes of practice.
1:26
Other cars have now come out for practice.
1:21
John Hunter Nemechek was the first car out and he’s come back in after three laps.
1:20
The track is now open for practice.
1:20
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Today’s coverage of the Pro Late Model Top Gun 100 at Gresham Motorsports Park is presented by Ford Racing. Ford Racing offers the widest line of Sealed Racing Engines from 350 to 590 HP. Ford Sealed Racing Engines are engineered, tested and built to professional racing series standards and deliver reliable lasting performance. Their engines are approved for many short track series and tracks around the United States. Their engines have won the last five Snowflake 100’s. Click here for more information.
1:11
Local classes will feature Trucks and Outlaw. (Speed51.com photo)
1:04
John Hunter Nemechek won in this car the last time it raced in Milwaukee. (Speed51.com photo)
12:58
Practice will run 90 minutes split into three rounds.
12:49
The Ronnie Sanders team has another car here which is part of the car he won the Snowball Derby with in 1977. (Speed51.com photo)
12:47
Comment From Lenny

Go #26 Pollard,Thanks for the coverage Speed 51

12:45
Practice starts at 1:15pm.
12:44
There was one other Pro Late Model race here this season which was won by Bubba Pollard.
12:44
12:44
Tonight’s race is also a TV event that will be aired at a later event. Check www.RaceGMP.com for more information on air times after this weekend.
12:43
This is the last Late Model race of the seaosn here at GMP.  They will be in action next week for the final Stockerama show of 2014.  We have been told that there are lots of plans in the works for GMP for 2015.  We’ll have some of that info later today.  
12:37
12:37
Tonight is also Georgia Racing Hall of Fame tonight. We will get to hear this years class during pre-race tonight.
12:36
Tonight’s driver autograph session is mandatory.
12:35
The track is thanking PPG Paints for their sponsorship of today\’s race. (Speed51.com photo)
12:32
Driver Roster for the Pro Late Models

 

1 Josh Adkins
2 Jordan McCallium
3 Kyle McCallium
04 Jerrod Foley
6 Matt Wallace
8 John Hunter Nemechek
12 Harrison Burton
18 Korey Ruble
21 Riley Thornton
21 Emilee Riley
23 Dalton Grindle
24 JR Bolden
26 Bubba Pollard
30 Fredick Moore
41 TJ Reaid
43 Justin South
54 Matt Craig
95 Warren Mobley
5K Daniel Keene Jr.
12:30
The drivers meeting is about to start.
12:29
Bubba Pollard was in the tech area as he and Josh Adkins had their engines double checked before the race today with tech man Ricky Brooks. (Speed51.com photo)
12:18
The Dalton Grindle ride. (Speed51.com photo)
12:17
We are working on a driver roster.
12:14
12:14
Matt Wallace is here today. The younger Wallace is the son of NASCAR driver Mike Wallace. (Speed51.com photo)
12:11
Today’s Schedule
10:30 am – Pit Ticket Sales Open

10:45 am – Pit Gate Opens

11:00 am – Driver Registration – Transponder Pickup Opens at Infield Tech Building –Draw for qualifying when you pick up your Transponder

11:15 am – Hoosier Tire Trailer open to pick practice tires

11:15 am – Tech Opens for all Divisions (MANDATORY FOR PRO LATE MODELS)

12:30 pm – Pro Late Model Driver’s Meeting (MANDATORY FOR DRIVER, CREW CHIEF and SPOTTER)

1:00 pm – Race Tire Selection (Pick all 4 tires)

1:15 – 2:45 pm – Pro Late Model Practice

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Tech for Pro Late Model Qualifying (Failure to be off scales and FINISHED by 4:30 pm = 1 lap to Qualify) (Will start the release of qualifying tires in the tech line)

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Round One Practice for GMP Trucks

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Round One Practice for Outlaw Late Models

4:00 pm – Grandstand, Trackside Gates Open

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm – Round Two Practice for GMP Trucks

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm – Round Two Practice for Outlaw Late Models
Round Two times are the laps of record for qualifying for Local Divisions

4:30 pm – Chapel Services at Infield Tech Building

4:45 pm – MANDATORY Driver’s Meeting for ALL LOCAL DIVISIONS

5:30 pm – Pro Late Model Qualifying (Impound Race)

6:10-6:55 pm – On-track Driver Autograph Session Following Late Model Qualifying (All Divisions)

7:10 pm – Opening Ceremonies
Welcome – Announcer
Speaker – John Close
Invocation – Reverend Phil Martin
Presentation of Colors – Jefferson High School Jr. ROTC
National Anthem –

7:35 pm – Feature Events

Trucks – 30 Laps or 30 minutes

Intermission – GRHOF VINTAGE RACE CAR PARADE

Outlaw Late Models – 30 Laps or 30 minutes

Intermission – BELL’S FOOD STORES ‘DASH FOR CASH’

Driver Introduction – Drivers To Ride Around Track In Trucks

PPG PAINTS TOP GUN SEALANTS 100 – 100 Green Flag Laps (Two Attempts Green/White/Checkered)

*All times are tentative and subject to change.

12:10
Cars in tech here at Gresham. (Speed51.com photo)
12:08
The tech line is open for the Pro Late Models and drivers are going across the scales in preparation for practice today.
12:07
12:07
Today’s coverage of the Pro Late Model Top Gun 100 at Gresham Motorsports Park is presented by Ford Racing. Ford Racing offers the widest line of Sealed Racing Engines from 350 to 590 HP. Ford Sealed Racing Engines are engineered, tested and built to professional racing series standards and deliver reliable lasting performance. Their engines are approved for many short track series and tracks around the United States. Their engines have won the last five Snowflake 100’s. Click here for more information.
12:07
Good afternoon and welcome to Gresham Motorsports Park for today’s running of PPG Paints Top Gun Sealants 100. Tonight’s main race is a 100-lap Pro Late Model event. Outlaws and Trucks will be in action today as well.
12:04
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Trackside Now – Pro Late Model 100 – Gresham Motorsports Park (GA) – 9/13/14