7:21
Thanks again for participating in Speed51.com’s Trackside Now coverage from SpeedFest 2012.  We’ll see you next time in New Smyrna.  Good night! 
7:21
Thank you very much for checking out Speed51.com’s Trackside Now coverage of SpeedFest 2012.  We appreciate the support from race fans across the globe.  We do it for you.

And apologies again for the technical difficulties on the radio end earlier today.  It was 100-percent beyond our control and even phone calls to tech support could not rectify the issues we were having.  We are fully committed to ensuring the issues do not occur again and won’t rest until we make it right.

We did record the entire broadcast and will have it available on-demand in the coming days on Speed51.com

7:19
We’ll have winners’ videos from both Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch later this week on Speed51.com as well as more coverage from SpeedFest 2012. 
7:18
Speed51.com’s next Trackside Now event comes on Saturday, February 11th at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida for the Pete Orr Memorial. 
7:17
7:16
Thanks to Racecar Engineering once again for their support of this weekend’s SpeedFest 2012 coverage on Speed51.com.  Visit them online at www.racecareng.com
7:15
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7:12
The Kyle Busch Motorsports team celebrates the SpeedFest 2012 Super Late Model win. (Speed51.com Photo)
7:11
To win the Pro Late Model race, Chase Elliott had to dodge a spinning Jeff Fultz (166) in turn four of the last lap. (Speed51.com Photo)
7:10
Kyle Busch (51) and Bubba Pollard (26) battle for the Super Late Model win. (Speed51.com Photo)
7:09
Chase Elliott celebrates his JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Rheem 150 win. (Speed51.com Photo)
7:09
Kyle Bryant goes for a spin in the Pro Late Model race. (Speed51.com Photo)
6:49
Unofficial JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Rheem 150 Finish

1 9 Chase Elliott 150
2 1 Mike Garvey 150
3 54 Daniel Hemric 150
4 18 Bubba Pollard 150
5 166 Jeff Fultz 150
6 4 Kyle Plott 150
7 66 Korey Ruble 150
8 25 Brent Downey 150
9 23 Chris Koslek 150
10 133 Ricky Brooks 150
11 127 Kyle Maynard 150
12 71 Kyle Benjamin 150
13 01 Roger Adkins 150
14 16 David Hodges 150
15 10 RS Senter 150
16 6 Brandon Hermiller 150
17 33 Wes Griffith, Jr. 150
18 33s Brandon Jones 149
19 77 Mike Slone 148
20 27 Joe Ross 148
21 12 Ronnie Whitlock 147
22 98 Russell Fleeman 141
23 41 Chris Davidson 141
24 38 Shane Sawyer 141
25 79 Kyle Bryant 139
26 2 Brady Boswell 139
27 45 Dwayne Buggay 127
28 04 Jerrod Foley 71
29 29 Spencer Davis 49
30 61 TW Fisher 32
31 23s Dalton Grindle 7
32 129 Anderson Bowen 1

6:42
JEGS finish upcoming… 
6:27
Unofficial CRA Super Late Model Finish

1 51 Kyle Busch  200
2 26 Bubba Pollard 200
3 6 David Ragan  200
4 99 Casey Smith 200
5 41 T.J. Reaid 200
6 9 Chase Elliott 200
7 71s Kyle Benjamin 200
8 29 Austin Theriault 200
9 25 Ross Kenseth 200
10 74 Clay Rogers 200
11 8 John Hunter Nemechek 200
12 01 Travis Braden 200
13 39 Kenzie Ruston 200
14 67 Jeff Fultz 200
15 51s Stephen Nasse 200
16 71 Jimmy Doyle 200
17 09 Randy Gentry 200
18 83 Scotty Ellis 200
19 0 Joe Beaver 199
20 12 Jared Marks 199
21 82 Terry Fisher Jr.  199
22 32 John Long 199
23 29s Allen Karnes 197
24 2 Donnie Wilson 112
25 23 Dalton Grindle 100
26 4 Erik Jones 96
27 1 Mike Garvey 63
28 7 Erik Darnell 58
29 45 Dwayne Buggay 46
30 5 Johnny Sauter  44

6:17
Kyle Busch interviewed by 51’s Duke Kentfield. (speed51.com photo)
6:14
We will have more in a few minutes! 
6:13
CHECKERS – Kyle Busch wins the CRA SpeedFest 200. Pollard second, Ragan third, Smith fourth, and Nasse fifith. 
6:12
Lap 197 – Ragan and Smith racing hard for third. 
6:12
Lap 195 – Busch pulling away. 
6:11
Lap 192 – Busch’s lead is up to 8 car lengths. 
6:10
Lap 191 – Leaders will catch lap traffic before it is over. 
6:10
Lap 188 – A wiggle by Pollard allows Busch to pull away by 4 car lengths. 
6:09
Lap 186 – Pollard back to the rear deck of Busch, 
6:09
Lap 184 – Busch goes by for the lead. 
6:08
Lap 183 – The battle for the lead is on. Pollard vs. Busch. 
6:08
19 to go – Pollard’s lead is two car lengths. 
6:07
Lap 177 – TJ Reaid makes his way to the top 5 for the first time. 
6:07
Lap 175 – Pollard begins to pull away. 
6:05
Lap 172 – Pollard with a power move to the outside and the lead. 
6:05
GREEN – Lap 171 – Busch inside, Pollard outside take the field to the corner, 
6:03
YELLOW – Lap 166 – Debris. 
6:02
GREEN – Lap 165 – Busch leads. 
6:01
Top 5 with 37 to go – Busch, Pollard, Ragan, Smith, and Nasse. 
5:59
YELLOW – Lap 161 – Allen Karnes loops his car on the backstretch. 
5:59
Lap 160 – Pollard shuts the door. 
5:58
Lap 159 – Ragan under Pollard for second again. 
5:57
Lap 155 – Ragan wants second as he dives under Pollard. 
5:57
Lap 153 – Contact between Smith and Pollard and Smith loses two spots. 
5:56
Lap 152 – Busch to the lead, Smith under Pollard for second. 
5:56
Lap 150 – 50 to go and Pollard and Busch are side by side for the lead. 
5:56
GREEN – Lap 149 – Busch and Pollard lead once again. 
5:55
Ross Kenseth returns from a pit stop. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:55
Nemechek and Rogers are being sent to the rear for the cause of the caution. 
5:55
Travis Braden running a very quiet but impressive race, started 23 but currently runs 10. 
5:52
5:51
YELLOW – Lap 141 – Kenseth could not save it this time. He spins off the front end of Clay Rogers. 
5:51
Busch leads Pollard. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:50
Lap 140 – Big slide for Kenseth, but he saves it. 
5:49
Lap 137 – Smith takes third from Ragan. 
5:49
GREEN Lap 137 – Busch leads the field to the corner. 
5:48
Sounds like a winner to us! 
5:48
Comment From Richie 

Barbeque watermelon! 

5:48
Top 10: Busch, Pollard, Ragan, Smith, Elliott, Nasse, Rogers, Kenseth, Nemechek, Theriault. 
5:47
The fire is in the same location where Jared Marks came to a stop a few laps ago. We believe they are related. 
5:47
The sun sets here at Watermelon Capital.
5:46
We agree, Pirate3. 
5:46
Comment From pirate3 

Thats not your normal yellow! 

5:45
YELLOW – Lap 134 – Grass fire in turn three. 
5:44
Lap 134 – Four car breakaway becomes three as Smith loses ground, 
5:44
Top Five: Busch, Pollard, Ragan, Smith and Elliott. 
5:43
Lap 130 – Four car break away: Busch, Pollard, Ragan and Smith. 
5:43
Lap 127 – Nemechek making ground up. 
5:42
Lap 125 – Ragan and Pollard side by side. 
5:41
GREEN – Lap 123 – Busch and Pollard to turn one. 
5:41
Busch takes the inside for the restart. 
5:40
Top 10 – Busch, Pollard, Ragan, Smith, Elliott, Nasse, Rogers, Theriault, Kenseth, and Nemechek. 
5:39
YELLOW – Lap 119 – Jared Marks has come to a stop in the grass outside of turn three. 
5:38
Lap 117 – Pollard takes it, and David Ragan to third. 
5:38
Lap 116 – Pollard goes side by side with Elliott for second. 
5:37
GREEN – Lap 115 – Busch leads to one with 85 to go. 
5:36
Donnie Wilson is on pit road to repair damage. 
5:35
Kyle Busch edges ahead of Chase Elliott on the restart. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:34
YELLOW – Lap 110 – Ruston spins in four. 
5:34
Lap 109 – Busch rockets away from the field. 
5:33
GREEN – Lap 108 – Busch leads to turn one. 
5:33
We will run 5 green laps to finish. They do not have to be consecutive laps. 
5:33
Comment From Richie 

Does race have to finish under green? 

5:31
YELLOW – Lap 104 – Jared Marks spins off the bumper of John Long. 
5:31
Lap 103 – Busch checks out by three car lengths. 
5:30
Lap 102 – Busch takes the lead. 
5:30
.GREEN Lap 101 – Elliott leads Busch, Pollard, Nasse, and Theriault to turn one. 
5:27
5:27
Elliott took zero as the rest took at least two. 
5:24
16th on back – Jeff Fultz, Travis Braden, TJ Reaid, Joe Beaver, Kyle Benjamin, Randy Gentry, Jimmy Doyle, Scotty Ellis, and Allen Karnes 
5:22
F-40’s 
5:22
Comment From kenneth 

What compound Hoosier they running on 

5:21
Top 15 after the halftime break – Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, Bubba Pollard, Austin Theriault, Donnie Wilson, Kenzie Ruston, John Long, Jared Marks, Terry Fisher Jr., David Ragan,Ross Kenseth, John Hunter Nemechek Casey Smith, Stephen Nasse, Clay Rogers 
5:18
Just like in 2011, Chase Elliott takes no tires. 
5:16
Kyle Busch’s pit. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:15
John Hunter Nemechek hits pit road at halfway as the leader. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:15
Bubba Pollard changes two tires. 
5:14
We will have lineup as soon as the CRA officials set the field. 
5:09
Fultz’s car shows no real damage, just dirt and dust. 
5:09
Fultz has climbed back in to his car. and is driving it back out to the speedway. 
5:07
Cars taking no tires will start ahead of cars that take one. One tire cars will start ahead of two and so forth. 
5:06
Crews will have ten minutes to service the cars. 
5:05
This yellow flag takes us to our “halftime” break. 
5:05
Top 10: As seen on the track: Nemechek, Busch, Smith, Pollard, Elliott, Nasse, Ragan, Theriault, Rogers and Kenseth. 
5:04
The only serious damage we see is to Fultz. His car is setting in the ditch that separates the track property from the watermelon patch. 
5:03
Busch was fish tailing and almost went off the track, but manged to stay on the track. We will need a minute to reset the order. 
5:02
Several cars spun to avoid the mess. 
5:02
Jones lost a motor going into turn three sending the field sliding. Cars involved: Busch, Ruston, Wilson, Fultz, and many more. 
5:02
Jeff Fultz is off in the Watermelon patch. 
5:01
YELLOW – BIG Spin in turn three. 
5:00
Lap 96 – Jones takes the spot. 
5:00
Lap 95 – Busch and Jones side by side for second. 
5:00
GREEN – Lap 93 – Nemechek and Jones lead to the banking. 
4:59
6 – 10: Nasse, Elliott, Ragan, Theriault, and Rogers. 
4:58
Unofficial JEGS rundown. We will type it out after the CRA race.
4:57
Pit stop for Kyle Benjamin. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:56
Top 5: Nemechek, Jones, Busch, Pollard and Smith. 
4:56
Prior to the caution, Smith was able to take fifth from Nasse. Nasse then made contact with Chase Elliott but was able to save it. 
4:54
YELLOW – Lap 85 – Debris. 
4:54
Lap 82 – Benjamin takes tenth from Theriault. 
4:54
Casey Smith, Stephen Nasse, and Chase Elliott battle in the top 10.
4:53
Lap 80 – Smith and Nasse still door to door. 
4:52
Lap 78 – Busch takes third from Pollard. 
4:52
Top 10: Nemechek, Jones, Pollard, Busch, Smith, Nasse, Elliott, Ragan, Theriault, and Benjmain. 
4:52
Lap 77 – Smith works under Nasse for fifth. 
4:52
Lap 75 – Austin Theriault and Kyle Benjamin battle for tenth. 
4:51
Due to circumstances beyond our control we are unable to provide live audio coverage on the rest of the SpeedFest event. We are taping the broadcast for a future re-air date and we still have our live feed on Trackside Now so you can follow along. Thank you for following Speed51.com
4:50
Lap 71 – After starting 17th, Casey Smith has climbed to 6th. 
4:50
Lap 69 – Nemechek leads Erik Jones annd Bubba Pollard. 
4:49
GREEN Lap 66 – Nemechek takes the lead to one. 
4:49
Garvey’s crew completes their work and the #1 returns to action. 
4:49
Garvey’s crew goes under the hood. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:48
Kenseth has gone back out. He has minor damage. 
4:47
Ross Kenseth comes in to pit after getting some damage. 
4:47
Mike Garvey brings his car to pit road, and the team is going under the hood. 
4:45
Erik Darnell clipped the rear of Kenseth’s car and broke something in the front end. The #7 is going on the hook. 
4:43
YELLOW – Lap 58 – Kenie Ruston, Ross Kenseth, Jeff Futlz, spin in turn one. 
4:42
Lap 54 – Busch and Jones make contact, but drive away. 
4:42
Lap 53 – Door to door throughout the field. 
4:41
Lap 51 – Nemechek takes the field to turn one. 
4:40
Dwayne Buggay hits pit road. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:40
We have learned the Johnny Sauter’s day is done due to a broken suspension. 
4:38
Top 10 – Nemechek, Pollard, Busch, Jones, Ragan, Nasse, Smith, Gravey, Elliott, and Benjamin. 
4:37
Johnny Sauter pits to address right-front damage. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:37
Johnny Sauter brings his car to pit road. 
4:36
YELLOW Lap 44 – Dwayne Buggay backs his car in to the wall inside of turn three. 
4:34
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4:34
Lap 41 – Top four have broken away. Pollard, Nemechek, Busch and Jones. 
4:34
Lap 39 – Nemechek to the outside of Busch for second. 
4:33
Lap 34 – Top three nose to tail: Pollard, Busch, and Nemechek. 
4:32
Lap 31 – Donnie Wilson charging through the field, going four wide on the backstretch. 
4:31
Lap 29 – Busch under Pollard for the lead. 
4:31
Lap 28 – Jared Marks off the pace. 
4:30
GREEN – Lap 27 – Pollard and Busch take the field to the banking. 
4:29
Pollard elects to take the inside lane for the restart. 
4:29
Three of Late Model racing’s brightest young starts run nose to tail in 5-7: Stephen Nasse, Erik Jones, and Kyle Benjamin. 
4:27
YELLOW – Lap 23 – Erik Darnell and Donnie Wilson spin in turn two. 
4:26
Lap 17 – Pollard holds on to the lead for now, but Busch is there. 
4:25
GREEN – Lap 16 – Pollard and Busch take the field to one. 
4:24
Allen Karnes brings his machine to pit road. 
4:23
Top 5 – Pollard, Busch, Nemechek, Ragan, and Jones 
4:23
Kenseth got in to three a little to hot and just looped his Ford. 
4:22
YELLOW Lap 10 – Ross Kenseth spins in turn three. 
4:21
Lap 7 – Nasse to the rear bumper of Jones for fifth. 
4:20
Lap 4 – Ragan powers to the inside of Jones for fourth. 
4:20
Lap 3 – Pollard shuts the door on Busch. 
4:19
Lap 2 – Busch to the bottom of Pollard for the lead. 
4:19
GREEN – Lap 1 – Bubba Pollard leads John Hunter Nemechek, Kyle Busch, Erik Jones, and David Ragan to turn one. 
4:18
Two to go. 
4:18
The second pace truck pulls off and the field becomes one. 
4:18
Pace laps.
4:17
Cars pick up speed to get some heat in the tires. 
4:11
The field is rolling behind the pace car, as we get ready for the CRA SpeedFest 200. 
4:09
CRA Southern Six-Pack Tour Speedfest 200 Starting Line-Up (200 Laps)

Row 1
26 Bubba Pollard
8 John Hunter Nemechek

Row 2
51 Kyle Busch
4 Erik Jones

Row 3
6 David Ragan
1 Mike Garvey

Row 4
71s Kyle Benjamin
5 Johnny Sauter

Row 5
51s Stephen Nasse
12 Jared Marks

Row 6
9 Chase Elliott
39 Kenzie Ruston

Row 7
7 Erik Darnell
2 Donnie Wilson

Row 8
09 Randy Gentry
29 Austin Theriault

Row 9
99 Casey Smith
67 Jeff Fultz

Row 10
45 Dwayne Buggay
25 Ross Kenseth

Row 11
74 Clay Rogers
41 T.J. Reaid

Row 12
01 Travis Braden
0 Joe Beaver

Row 13
83 Scotty Ellis
82 Terry Fisher Jr.

Row 14
71 Jimmy Doyle
23 Dalton Grindle

Row 15
32 John Long
57 Chad Pierce

Row 16
29s Allen Karnes
93 Marc Mitchell

Withdrawn for the weekend: 12s Ronnie Whitlock and 76 Colt James 

4:08
4:06
We are waiting on some spotters to make their way “Spotterville” to get the CRA SpeedFest 200 underway. 
4:05
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4:05
4:00
We are recording the audio broadcasts and will have replays later in the week. The problem is not on our end. 
3:58
3:56
We will have the rundown when it’s available. We still have to prep for another race and move quickly into Super Late Model mode! 
3:54
We understand that we are having technical problems with our radio and live updates. Rude comments are not appreciated for the hard work we are doing to provide you FREE coverage. 
3:52
Chase Elliott and crew in victory lane. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:49
As we came to the checkered flag the field had to scramble to avoid some cars that had gotten together coming to the white flag. Elliott was able to pick his way through the mess to pick up the win as Mike Garvey was second and Daniel Hemirc jumped in to take third. It took a few seconds to figure things out. 1) Elliott 2) Garvey 3) Hemric 4) Pollard 5) Plott 
3:41
We will be right back after heading track side for interviews. 
3:40
CHECKERS – Chase Elliott wins the Rheem 150 by a car length over Mike Garvey. 
3:39
White Flag – 149 – Ellliott leads Garvey 
3:38
Lap 147 – Elliott has a three car length lead over Garvey. 
3:36
Kyle Bryant climbs from his mangled car. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:34
Bryant got the worst end of that incident, as he backed it in the turn one wall hard and was unable to drive away. 
3:34
YELLOW – Lap 139 – Shane Sawyer, Roger Adkins, and Kyle Bryant wreck in turn one. 
3:33
Lap 136 – Ruble can’t get going on the restart and drops out of the top five. 
3:32
GREEN – 134 – Elliott lead the field to turn one once again. 
3:30
Chase Elliott has been warned about his restarts. 
3:30
YELLOW Lap 130 – Wes Griffith spins on the front. 
3:28
GREEN – Lap 129 – Elliott and Garvey lead Plott, Pollard and Hemric to turn one. 
3:27
Battle of the furniture wagons up front with Elliott and Garvey. 
3:27
Buggay’s car gets towed in (Speed51.com Photo)
3:25
Prior to the caution, Bubba Pollard was having trouble keeping his car on the bottom of track. 
3:24
Red has been lifted and the field is rolling behind the pace car. 
3:20
We are under a red flag to clean up the debris in turn four. 
3:18
The leaders rest under red. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:17
Lap 128 – Top 10 – Elliott, Garvey, Plott, Pollard, Hemric, Ruble, Fultz, Downey, Sawyer, and Benjamin. 
3:16
The incident transpired after Ricky Brooks dove to the bottom, cutting off the inside lane, and cars spun behind them. 
3:15
Buggay’s car caught fire for a brief moment, but he climbed out ok. 
3:14
YELLOW – Lap 128 – Buggay and Boswell crash in turn four. 
3:13
Lap 125 – Elliott leads Garvey by two car lengths. 
3:12
Lap 123 – Plott takes third from Pollard. 
3:12
Lap 122 – Elliott to the lead. 
3:12
Lap 120 – Elliott and Garvey side by side for the lead. 
3:11
Lap 118 – Plott under Pollard for third. 
3:11
Lap 116 – Senter moves Brooks out of the way for 12th. 
3:10
Lap 114 – Plott stalks Pollard for third. 
3:10
Lap 113 – Elliott to the rear of Garvey. 
3:09
Lap 109 – Ruble goes under Downey for fifth. 
3:08
Lap 107 – Elliott by Pollard for second. 
3:07
GREEN – Lap 105 – Mike Garvey takes the field to the banking in one. 
3:04
Kyle Maynard has marched from 28th starting spot to 12th. 
3:04
YELLOW Lap 100 – Mike Slone has spun on the front stretch 
3:02
Lap 94- Pollard under pressure form Elliott for second as Garvey tries to get away. 
3:01
Comment From Brayden Downey 

come on daddy!!! Keep going! 

3:00
Lap 85 – Pollard using the outside lane to keep pace with Garvey. 
2:59
Lap 82 – Pollard stalks the rear end of Garvey, while Elliott takes third from Downey. 
2:58
Lsp 77 – Garvey powers by Pollard for the lead. 
2:58
Correction, Kyle Plott is in the number 4 in the PLM race. 
2:57
A great crowd on a beautiful day. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:57
GREEN – Lap 78 – Pollard lead them to green. 
2:55
The turnout is amazing today. Standing room only, with just nine days notice. 
2:55
Comment From Alan G 

How was the turnout for today’s race 

2:54
Kyle “Rowdy Busch will be in the CRA Southern Six Pack Tour race after the conclusion of the JEGS All-Star Tour Rheem 150. 
2:54
Comment From jeff lagueux 

where is kyle bush 

2:53
The field is now under a “rolling red.” Laps will not count until we go back yellow.
2:52
Pit stop for Dwayne Buggay. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:52
6 – 10 at halfway – Erik Jones, Korey Ruble, Jeff Fultz, R.S. Senter, and Ricky Brooks 
2:51
Top five at halfway (Lap 75) – Bubba Pollard, Mike Garvey, Chase Elliott, Brent Downey, and Daniel Hemric. 
2:49
David Hodges on pit road as Brandon Jones is spun on the track. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:48
Foley and Fleeman wrecked on the front stretch. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:48
Foley has climbed out of his machine. 
2:48
Jerrod Foley had made heavy contact with the inside wall, while Chris Davidson and David Hodges spin off the top of turn two. 
2:46
YELLOW – Big wreck in turn one. 
2:46
Lap 68 – Pollard pulls away. 
2:45
Lap 65 – Pollard and Garvey side by side for the lead. 
2:45
Lap 65 – Garvey takes second back and looking for the lead off of two. 
2:44
Lap 63 – Elliott with a bold move takes second, looking for more. 
2:43
GREEN – Lap 62 – Pollard and Garvey lead the field to turn one. 
2:43
Ronnie Whitlock has been given a stop-and-go penalty for not running the correct line with the lead lap cars. 
2:42
Pit stop for Spencer Davis. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:40
Slone returns the field with no major damage. 
2:40
Brandon Jones is the recipient of the lucky dog under this caution. 
2:39
Top 5 – Pollard, Garvey, Elliott, Hemric, and Plott 
2:38
YELLOW Lap 54 – Mike Slone loops his car turn three. 
2:37
Lap 52 – Pollard, Elliott, and Garvey run nose to tail for the top three. 
2:36
Lap 49 – Ruble finally takes the spot. 
2:36
Lap 48 – Brooks and Ruble still side by side. 
2:36
Lap 45 – Garvey takes third from Hemirc, sets his sights on Elliott. 
2:35
Lap 44 – Ruble looks to the bottom of Brooks for seventh. 
2:35
Lap 43 – Second through eighth are nose to tail. 
2:34
Lap 41 – Traffic stacks up the field from second on back. 
2:34
Lap 39 – Leaders in heavy lap traffic. 
2:33
Lap 36 – Garvey drops to the inside of Plott and will take the spot off of turn four. 
2:32
Lap 32 – Whitlock and Fischer have gone down a lap. 
2:31
Lap 30 – Kyle Benjamin picking up spots quickly. He is up to 18th. 
2:30
Lap 29 – Plott and Garvey stalk the rear deck of Hemric. 
2:30
Lap 27 – Elliott beginning to reel in Pollard. 
2:29
Lap 25 – Garvey by Downey as well, Ricky Brooks trying to follow through. 
2:29
Lap 23 – Kyle Plott takes fourth from Downey. 
2:28
Lap 18 – Russel Fleeman and R.S. Senter make contact send both drivers for a big slide, but able to hang on. 
2:27
Lap 15 – Single file through the top 10. 
2:27
Lap 14 – Plott and Garvey using the outside lane to pass Ricky Brooks. 
2:26
Lap 12 – Elliott takes second from Hemric. 
2:26
GREEN Lap 11 – Pollard lead Hemric and Elliott to the banking. 
2:25
Repairs to Brady Boswell’s car. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:25
Doubling up behind the pace car. 
2:24
Buggay returns to the track. 
2:24
Some of the cars that have come to pit road will not lose laps since they were not the cause of the caution. 
2:22
Bowen and Boswell are on pit road, as well.
2:21
Caution laps will count in the Rheem 150, until the final five circuits. 
2:21
Early turn one carnage. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:20
Spencer Davis’ machine has severe damage to the nose and he has come to pit road.
2:20
Buggay was tagged going in to turn one, setting off the mele. 
2:19
YELLOW – Lap 2 – Dwayne Buggay, Brandon Jones, Brady Boswell, Kyle Benjmain, and Anderson Bowen involved in a crash in turn two. 
2:18
Lap 2 – Pollard takes the lead as trouble breaks out behind him. 
2:17
GREEN – Lap 1 – Bubba Pollard and Daniel Hemric take the field to one. 
2:17
One to go. 
2:17
Two to go until green. 
2:16
Pit road speed is 30 mph for today’s action.
2:15
Cars have been given the signal to double up. We are moments away from the green flag in the Rheem 150. 
2:12
The crowd is standing room only here at Watermelon Capital Speedway, on only nine days notice. 
2:11
The field is coming by the grandstands for the wave lap. 
2:09
Officials scratched the LCQ for the JEGS Tour. All 32 cars will start the Rheem 150. 
2:09
Comment From race1 

have we run the LCQ for pro cars yet 

2:07
62 late models have come to life at Watermelon Capital Speedway. 
2:06
All 62 cars will fire on the command, then the SLMs will pull to the backstretch infield area where the will be impounded until the SpeedFest 200. 
2:02
The invocation and national anthem are up next. 
2:01
Bubba Pollard might be the luckiest man in south Georgia this weekend. Pollard handed both poles, after David Ragan pulled a six for the CRA Southern Six Pack Tour, and Chase Elliott pulled a three for the JEGS All-Star Tour 
1:57
The field of cars stage in front of a capacity crowd. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:55
Kyle Busch is greeted by track owner Marvin Ragan. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:54
Driver intros have wrapped up and drivers are getting strapped in to the machines. 
1:43
Packed crowd today.
1:43
Packed crowd today.
1:39
Sorry for the delay the radio problems are now fixed. 
1:23
We’re having some issues with internet signal here at Cordele. We’re working on it and hope to be back soon. It’s affecting Trackside Now and our radio broadcast. 
1:11
The broadcast is now live. You’ll hear some music for a few minutes until we go on air from the track:

http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/CRA/CRA_radio.html

1:01
We’re making our final preparations for the broadcast. We’ll be on air shortly. 
12:58
Comment From Johanna . L 

Thanks Speed 51 for keeping us updated !!!!! Wish I was there! – JO 

12:56
Comment From Guest 

A. Mackey, E. Traylor, M. Kentfield, M. Prieur todays version of B. Jenkins, B. Parsons, N. Jarrett, Dr. Punch 

12:49
The parking lot is filling up quickly. (Speed51.com Photo)
12:48
The parking lot is filling up quickly. (Speed51.com Photo)
12:47
Comment From TonyP 

Great crowd at the track! Speedfest has found a new home! 

12:39
Speed51 radio coverage of SpeedFest 2012 will begin live at 1 p.m. (EST). Adam Mackey, Matt Kentfield, Elgin Traylor, and Matt Prieur will have the call. 
12:35
12:33
Fans begin the move to the race track for the autograph session. (Speed51.com Photo)
12:33
The gates are open and fans head to the front stretch to seek their favorite driver’s signature. 
12:21
Bubba Pollard’s Super Late Model efforts will be housed out of the family shop, while the PLM racing will be done with the Ronnie Sanders team. The Pollard Motorsports #26 will have some technical assistance form the Sanders team. 
12:21
Comment From racefan 

since it was brought up, wat is the deal with bubba pollard in the 26 super and the 18 in pro? 

12:12
Fans have lined up for autograph session, and the lines stretches from the flag stand to turn four. 
12:08
Donnie told us that he just wanted to change things up a little in 2012. 
12:08
Comment From Guest 

why did donnie wilson change his number from 82 

12:07
Augie elected to take the weekend off from driving and work on cars at his Grand American Race Cars (GARC) shop in Alabama. 
12:07
Comment From KM 

I might have missed it from earlier in the weekend…where’s Auggie Grill at? Great coverage, looking forward to the radio broadcast. 

12:02
12:02
Thanks to all the fans who voted and to Speed Media for presenting our Best Appearing Car Awards. 
12:02
Pro Late Model Best Appearing Car: Ricky Brooks
12:02
Super Late Model Best Appearing Car – Donnie Wilson
12:02
And the drivers with the most fan votes and hereby winners of product certificates from Speed Media (www.speed-media.com) are… 
12:00
It’s now noon and voting is closed for the Best Appearing Cars of SpeedFest 2012. We’re tabulating the votes and will announce the winners momentarily. 
11:53
In the driver’s meeting, Glenn Luckett said there would be a SpeedFest 2013. Where it will be has not yet been finalized, but Luckett did say that with a good crowd today, it’ll be right here at Watermelon Capital Speedway.

So far, there’s already a great crowd here today and there’s a long line of folks waiting to get tickets!

11:50
11:48
Saturday’s Photo Gallery from SpeedFest 2012:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150494866110981.373127.57768655980&type=1
11:47
Lots of Late Models.
11:45
How about tech man Ricky Brooks starting near the front in the Pro Late Model event. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:39
Kyle Benjamin is running both races today.
11:31
Lots of Kyle Busch fans on the house. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:28
Shane Sawyer gets ready for the scales.
11:28
A early morning engine change is underway in the Jared Marks pit. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:26
11:26
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11:23
Gary Crooks tunes the back up motor for Austin Theriault after loosing one in practice. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:23
As most cars go through inspection, one team is hard at work on their machine. Jared Marks’ team is swapping engines on their #12 Super Late Model. When the team unloaded the car this morning, they found water in the cylinders. The team has until 12 noon to present the car for inspection in order to compete today. 
11:16
The Jeff Fultz rides get set for tech.
11:14
11:14
While the short track world is here in Cordele, Georgia for SpeedFest 2012 this weekend, we’re just a few short weeks away from the nine-night racing extravaganza known as the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway. Speed51.com is the official news website of Smyrna Speedweeks with live coverage every single night of the various Late Model and Modified divisions. For more on Smyrna Speedweeks, visit www.newsmyrnaspeedway.org
11:14
Erik Darnell in tech.
11:09
Comment From 51 Fan 

Good Luck to Stephen Nasse!!! Show em how it’s done!!! 

11:08
Comment From Guest 

WAY TO GO MIKE GAVEY FROM IRVIN JOHNNY JIMMY RUTHERFORD P.S. WIN.IT

11:08
Comment From 4fan 

Good luck to Erik Jones today in the 200 lapper! 

11:07
11:07
We at Speed51.com get a ton of emails, tweets and Facebook messages asking for some publicity for drivers, series and tracks. Much of the news-worthy stuff ends up on one of our outlets. Sometimes, we do take their advice and make them a feature story or do something cool to promote what they have going on.

Now, we want to step up our coverage and publicity for drivers throughout North America to continue bringing fans the most comprehensive short track racing coverage on the web.

To do that, we need your help for two new areas of Speed51.com. Sign up for our Speed51.com Driver Database and Social Media directory. It’ll help you get some story ideas through us at 51 and some new fans when we publish the social media page.

http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/51/database_sign_up.html

11:06
Cars are assembling on the frontstretch after going through tech for the autograph session. There’s a great crowd already on hand here with still a few hours before the races begin. 
10:35
Brandon Jones, Casey Smith and Johnny Sauter listen in on Luckett’s instructions. (speed51.com photo)
10:34
10:34
10:34
Vote up until noon today for the Speed51.com/Speed Media Best Appearing Pro Late Model and Super Late Model of SpeedFest 2012.

We’ve narrowed it down to five finalists in both the Pro Late Models and the Super Late Models. The winner of each will receive a product certificate from Speed Media of Grand Rapids, MI. For more on Speed Media, visit www.speed-media.com.

To vote, let us know who you think has the Best Appearing Pro Late Model and Super Late Model (finalists’ photos to follow) and submit them in the Comments section below. We will combine today’s votes with yesterday’s and announce the winner before racing action today. 

10:33
Race director Glenn Luckett holds court at the drivers meeting. (speed51.com photo)
10:32
Chase Elliott is ready to keep the streak going today. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:32
Chase Elliott could be the one that we are all looking at today. Elliott won both legs of SpeedFest in 2011 at Lanier, but this is Watermelon Capital Speedway (GA). Even with the track change Elliott is a former winner here and is coming off his biggest win yet, last year’s Snowball Derby win. He will be up front all day today. 
10:28
10:27
We at Speed 51 are big football fans so we’ll be off next weekend for the Super Bowl, but we get things going right after that with the Pete Orr Memorial 100 at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) on February 11th. The 100 lap Super Late Model show will take place just days before Smyrna SpeedWeeks. 
10:26
Don’t forget to join our Facebook to get up to the date information, photos and results on the short track racing world. Our page is facebook.com/speed51
10:25
10:25
We will be there, but before we get to that event we will be racing at South Alabama Speedway in the Rattler 250 the first weekend in March. Hope to see all the deep south race fans there. 
10:23
Comment From Jake 

Thank you for the updates. See you at 5 Flags for the Blizzard races. 

10:20
JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts Rheem 150 Starting Line-Up (150 Laps)

Row 1
18 Bubba Pollard
54 Daniel Hemric

Row 2
9 Chase Elliott
25 Brent Downey

Row 3
133 Ricky Brooks
4 Kyle Plott

Row 4
166 Jeff Fultz
129 Anderson Bowen

Row 5
1 Mike Garvey
45 Dwayne Buggay

Row 6
98 Russell Fleeman
66 Korey Ruble

Row 7
71 Kyle Benjamin
10 R.S. Senter

Row 8
2 Brady Boswell
33 Wes Griffith Jr.

Row 9
16 David Hodges
38 Shane Sawyer

Row 10
33s Brandon Jones
23 Chris Koslek

Row 11
29 Spencer Davis
41 Chris Davidson

Row 12
04 Jerrod Foley
01 Roger Adkins

Row 13
6 Brandon Hermiller
77 Mike Slone

Row 14
23s Dalton Grindle
127 Kyle Maynard

Row 15
79 Kyle Bryant
27 Joe Ross

Row 16
12 Ronnie Whitlock
61 T.W. Fisher 

10:15
CRA Southern Six-Pack Tour Speedfest 200 Starting Line-Up (200 Laps)

Row 1
26 Bubba Pollard
8 John Hunter Nemechek

Row 2
51 Kyle Busch
4 Erik Jones

Row 3
6 David Ragan
1 Mike Garvey

Row 4
71s Kyle Benjamin
5 Johnny Sauter

Row 5
51s Stephen Nasse
12 Jared Marks

Row 6
9 Chase Elliott
39 Kenzie Ruston

Row 7
7 Erik Darnell
2 Donnie Wilson

Row 8
09 Randy Gentry
29 Austin Theriault

Row 9
99 Casey Smith
67 Jeff Fultz

Row 10
45 Dwayne Buggay
25 Ross Kenseth

Row 11
74 Clay Rogers
41 T.J. Reaid

Row 12
01 Travis Braden
0 Joe Beaver

Row 13
83 Scotty Ellis
82 Terry Fisher Jr.

Row 14
71 Jimmy Doyle
23 Dalton Grindle

Row 15
32 John Long
57 Chad Pierce

Row 16
29s Allen Karnes
93 Marc Mitchell

Withdrawn for the weekend: 12s Ronnie Whitlock and 76 Colt James 

10:14
We will have live radio coverage today beginning at 1pm ET. We will have the call of both races today on Speed 51 radio. 
10:13
David Ragan was the fastest car in time trials and will roll off fifth today in the Super Late Model race. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:08
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10:08
10:06
We left last night thinking that we would have a last chance race for the Pro Late Models. That has been called off and we will only have features today. We will have the JEGS race lineup in a few minutes. 
10:05
REVISED Schedule of Events for Sunday, January 29th

9:30 Gates Open —- Pro and Super 1st Set Tires Released
10:00 Drivers Meeting
10:30 All Cars to Tech
11:30 Chapel Service
12:15 All Cars Must be Gridded
12:30 Autograph Session for Both Divisions
1:00 CRA 2nd Tire Set Released
1:15 Autograph Session Ends
1:30 Driver Introductions
2:00 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts (Pro Late Models) “Rheem 150”
3:30 CRA Southern Six-Pack Tour (Super Late Models) “SpeedFest 200” 

10:04
DISCLAIMER: All updates posted on Speed51.com’s Trackside Now are property of 51 Sports, LLC and may not be duplicated in any form unless prior permission has been given by 51 Sports, LLC.
10:04
Good morning and welcome to Watermelon Capital Speedway, where today SpeedFest 2012 will take place with the CRA Southern Six Pack Super Late Models and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour.

Trackside Now: SpeedFest 2012 – Watermelon Capital Speedway (GA) – 1/29/12