4:49

Until next time, good evening from Southern National Motorsports Park, where Ronnie Bassett, Jr. is the first winner of the 2013 UARA-STARS season.

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4:48

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4:46

That concludes today’s coverage of the UARA-STARS season opener at Southern National Motorsports Park. Thanks to Brad Allen and his staff here at SNMP and to the Bodenhamer family and their UARA-STARS organization for their hospitality today.

 

4:45

CHECKERED FLAG: Gary Ledbetter, Jr. wins the final race of the day, the 25-lap Street Stock feature, over Kevin Benton and Danny Brewer. Kornegay in fourth and Mike Ganoe in fifth.

 

4:44

WHITE FLAG for Ledbetter, Jr.

 

4:44

Five laps to go for Ledbetter. Danny Brewer is up to second, Benton is third and Jonathan Kornegay is fourth.

 

4:41

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4:37

Back under green, it’s all Ledbetter up front. Kevin Benton is second and now Mike Ganoe is up to third.

 

4:35

YELLOW FLAG Lap 16: Tyler Matthews spins in turn two.

 

4:34

10 laps to go for Ledbetter

 

4:33

Lap 10: Gary Ledbetter, Jr. is checked out up front. Kevin Benton is second, Danny Brewer is third, Mike Ganoe is fourth and Chet Christman is fifth.

 

4:31

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4:31

One of the most prestigious Super Late Model events in the country celebrates its 30th running in 2013. It’s the World Crown 300 at Jefferson, Georgia’s Gresham Motorsports Park. The World Crown winners’ list reads like a who’s-who in short track racing and drivers from throughout the country will try to etch their name into World Crown history on July 4 in the 30th annual running of the 300-lap event. For more details on the 30th Annual World Crown 300 at Gresham Motorsports Park, visit www.racegmp.com

 

4:29

Gary Ledbetter, Jr. is the early leader of the Street Stock tilt.

 

4:28

The final event of the day is a 25-lapper for the Street Stocks.

 

4:27

Finishing Order
Southern National Raceway Park Limited Late Models – 65L

1 18 Bradley McCaskill 65
2 15B Clay Jones 65
3 15 Joe Heigl 65
4 70 Gary Ledbetter 65
5 7 Lewis White 65
6 22 P.J. Flowers 65
7 4 Buckshot Jones 65
8 24 Nick Leitz 65
9 46 Dillon Spain 64
10 14 Brad House 64
11 10 Michael Fose 63
12 81 Taylor Howard 37
13 20 Donald Brace 17
14 4BL Adam Resnick 11

 

4:22

McCaskill does is interview as his little daughter Kinley looks on. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

4:17

CHECKERED FLAG: Bradley McCaskill picks up the win over Clay Jones and Joe Heigl.

 

4:17

WHITE FLAG for Bradley McCaskill

 

4:17

Lap 62: Two laps to go for McCaskill. Jones, Heigl, Ledbetter and White round out the top five.

 

4:16

Lap 60, 5 to go: McCaskill is up by half a straight away on Clay Jones.

 

4:15

Eight laps to go for Bradley McCaskill.

 

4:14

Lap 55: Heigl is on a mission. He’s on the inside of Ledbetter for third.

 

4:13

Three car battle for third (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

4:13

Lap 50: Heigl by white for fourth.

 

4:12

Lap 45, 20 to go: McCaskill leads Jones, Ledbetter, White and Heigl still in the top five. Then it’s Flowers, B. Jones, Leitz, Spain and Fose.

 

4:11

Lap 42: Ledbetter gets tagged by White in turns one and two. White tries to get under Ledbetter, but can’t quite make a pass.

 

4:10

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4:10

Lap 38: Taylor Howard comes to pit road at a snail’s pace.

 

4:09

Lap 34: McCaskill leads by three car lengths on Jones. They’re up a half straight-away on Ledbetter, White and Heigl who battle for third, fourth and fifth.

 

4:08

GREEN FLAG: McCaskill again clears Jones up front. Ledbetter and White in third and fourth.

 

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McCaskill leads Jones, Ledbetter, White, Heigl in the top five. Sixth through 10th are Howard, Flowers, B. Jones, Nick Leitz and Dillon Spain

 

4:05

YELLOW FLAG Lap 26: Brad House loops his No. 14 on the backstretch.

 

4:04

Lap 25: In a backup car, Joe Heigl goes past Taylor Howard for fifth.

 

4:04

Lap 23: Ledbetter in third now has a rear-view mirror full of Lewis White.

 

4:03

Lap 19: Clay Jones gets under Ledbetter for second through turns one and two.

 

4:03

Brace gets to pit road without a caution.

 

4:02

Lap 17: Donald Brace’s No. 20 sounds sick and he’s crawling around the track.

 

4:02

Lap 17: McCaskill has opened up a five car length lead over Ledbetter and Jones, who are nose-to-tail for second.

 

4:01

GREEN FLAG: McCaskill holds the inside and continues to lead with Ledbetter now second and Jones back to third.

 

4:00

Smoke continues to come out of the machine of Tyler Resnick (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

3:59

Jones stalks McCaskill for the lead (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

3:58

YELLOW FLAG Lap 11: Tyler Resnick goes up in a big plume of smoke in turn three. He immediately turned his car down pit road.

 

3:58

Lap 9: Donald Brace loses the inside groove and gets freight-trained back to 13th after bein gpassed by Joe Heigl, Dillon Spain and others.

 

3:57

Lap 5: McCaskill still holds off Jones up front. Then Resnick has settled in third with Gary Ledbetter, Sr. fourth and Lewis White fifth.

 

3:56

Lap 3: Clay Jones looks inside McCaskill. Can’t quite get to his door.

 

3:55

Clay Jones, who like McCaskill is a former Super Late Model winner here at SNMP, is second.

 

3:55

GREEN FLAG: Resnick doesn’t go at the start, giving the lead to Bradley McCaskill into turn one.

 

3:54

We checked in with the Bassett team and they said they were good in technical inspection and they are officially the winner of the UARA season opener.

 

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3:54

Heigl had issues with his primary car earlier today and has gone to a backup car. He’ll have to start at the tail of the field.

 

3:53

LIMITED LATE MODEL STARTING LINEUP

1 4 b Adam Resnick
2 18 Bradley McCaskill
3 22 PJ Flowers
4 15B Clay Jones
5 7 Lewis White
6 70 Gary Ledbetter
7 4 Buckshot Jones
8 81 Taylor Howard
9 10 Michael Fose
10 20 Donald Brace
11 15 Joe Heigl
12 46 Dillon Spain
13 24 Nick Leitz
14 14 Brad House
15 33 Jonathan Kornegay

 

3:48

Next up is the 65-lap Limited Late Model feature. We’ll continue our Trackside Now coverage for that one.

 

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3:46

CHECKERED FLAG: Jason Horne wins the 30-lap Mini-Modified feature over Tyler McDonald and AJ Sanders.

 

3:44

Back under green, Horne still leads with McDonald on his back bumper.

 

3:39

YELLOW FLAG: Justin Gill spins out of third by himself in turn two.

 

3:38

Halfway in the Mini-Mod feature. Jason Horne leads Tyler McDonald, Jason Gill, AJ Sanders, Jeremy Nohne, Hunter Bailey, Bruce Bizzell and Michael O’Brien.

 

3:33

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3:33

The 30-lap Mini-Modified has gone green. Jason Horne, the fast qualifier, has led from the drop of the green flag. Justin Gill is second with Tyler McDonald third. Eight cars took the green.

 

3:22

Matt Emory wins the 20-lap Bandolero feature. Next up is the Mini-Modified 30 lap feature over Madyson Mulligan and Matt Wiles.

 

3:20

Emory, Mulligan and Wiles are the top three with two to go

 

3:18

Brinkley has been given the black flag and will have to go pit side in violation of the track’s three spin rule.

 

3:17

YELLOW FLAG Lap 12: Blaise Brinkley spins again in turn four.

 

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3:14

YELLOW FLAG Lap 12: Brinkley and Madyson Mulligan make contact battling for second. They both spin.

 

3:10

Lap 4: Matt Emory takes the lead. Brinkley is now back up to third after two early spins.

 

3:09

Brinkley spins again to bring out another yellow.

 

3:09

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3:07

Cody Wiles inherits the lead.

 

3:06

Just as we say that, Brinkley spins out on his own while leading on lap three.

 

3:05

Blaise Brinkley leads from the start of the Banodlero feature.

 

3:02

We’re sticking around to provide updates of the 65-lap Limited Late Model race to follow in just a bit. First, it’s a Bandolero feature and then a Mini-Modified race.

 

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2:59

Travis Swaim debriefs with his team after fading from the lead late (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:58

The winning team (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:54

Ronnie Bassett happy to be back in Victory Lane (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:52

Bassett won four races in two days here in LMSC competition last year.

 

2:51

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
1. Ronnie Bassett, Jr.
2. Travis Swaim
3. Ben Rhodes
4. Garrett Campbell
5. Dillon Bassett
6. Brandon Jones
7. Tyler Edwards
8. Devin Jones
9. Dave Garbo, Jr.
10. Garrett Jones
11. Thomas Beane
12. Dylan Hall
13. Michael Leavine
14. Will Gallaher
15. Chandler LeVan
16. Brodie Kostecki

 

2:49

CHECKERED FLAG: Ronnie Bassett, Jr. opens the 2013 UARA-STARS season with a victory here at Southern National.

 

2:49

WHITE FLAG for Bassett.

 

2:49

Lap 148: Two to go for Ronnie Bassett. He gets by a lapped car of Leavine and one more, Thomas Beane is all he has to get by to be in clear traffic.

 

2:48

Lap 144: Ben Rhodes has caught Travis Swaim and will put the pressure on for second. They’re still three-quarters of a straight-away behind the leader Bassett.

 

2:47

Seven laps to go for Ronnie Bassett, Jr.

 

2:47

Lap 140, 10 laps to go: Garrett Campbell goes to the inside of Dillon Bassett and takes fourth away.

 

2:46

Lap 138: Brandon Jones moves up to sixth spot with his Turner-Scott Motorsports No. 33.

 

2:46

Bassett hounding Swaim for the lead

 

 

2:46

Lap 137: Tyler Edwards is trying to get the sixth spot from Dave Garbo, Jr. He does in turn one.

 

2:45

Lap 133: Ronnie Bassett, Jr. leads Swaim by three car lengths. It’s eight car lengths back to Ben Rhodes in third and the same gap back to Dillon Bassett and Garrett Campbell in fourth and fifth.

 

2:45

Chandler LeVan around on the frontstretch (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:44

Lap 131: Dylan Hall bobbles in turn two in the 12th spot, but continues on.

 

2:44

Swaim gives one last-ditch effort to keep himself along side Bassett to no avail. Ronnie Bassett is clear in the lead.

 

2:43

Swaim is hanging tough on the outside, not just giving Bassett he spot.

 

2:43

Lap 128: Ronnie Bassett goes low on Swaim in turn three. Bassett takes the lead at the stripe.

 

2:43

Chandler LeVan around on the frontstretch (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:42

It’s 10 car lengths back to Rhodes and D. Bassett in third and fourth.

 

2:42

Lap 124: Ronnie Bassett, Jr. is on Swaim’s back bumper for the lead.

 

2:42

Lap 120: Contact between Rhodes and Dillon Bassett gives Rhodes third.

 

2:41

Lap 119: The lapped car of Leavine holds up Dillon Bassett in third, allowing Rhodes to take a peak under Bassett, but thinks better of it.

 

2:41

Lap 117: Ronnie Bassett by Dillon for second. Rhodes trying to fill the hole for third.

 

2:40

Lap 116: Swaim is pulling away from Dillon Bassett up front. Ronnie is right on his litte brother’s back bumper.

 

2:40

Lap 115:
1. Swaim
2. D. Bassett
3. R. Bassett
4. Rhodes
5. Campbell
6. Garbo
7. B. Jones
8. Edwards
9. D. Jones
10. G. Jones
11. Beane
12. Hall
13. Leavine
14. Gallaher
15. LeVan
16. Kostecki

 

2:39

Lap 112: Swaim, Dillon Bassett and Ronnie Bassett run nose-to-tail in the top three.

 

2:39

On the restart, Dave Garbo lost fifth to Garrett Campbell.

 

2:38

They run the full restart lap side-by-side before Swaim clears Dillon Bassett.

 

2:38

GREEN FLAG Lap 108: Double file Swaim on the inside and Dillon Bassett hangs tough on the outside.

 

2:37

RUNNING ORDER UNDER YELLOW
1. Swaim
2. D. Bassett
3. R. Bassett
4. Rhodes
5. Garbo
6. Campbell
7. Edwards

 

2:36

LeVan rights his No. 81 after hitting the inside wall and rejoins at the rear of the field.

 

2:35

YELLOW FLAG Lap 103: Chandler LeVan goes for a spin off turn four. There was some contact between LeVan and David Garbo, Jr.

 

2:34

Kostecki on pit road. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:34

Kostecki off the pace (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:33

Lap 99: Brodie Kostecki comes to pit road with an ill-sounding car. The team immediately goes under the hood.

 

2:32

Lap 95: Garbo gets by Kostecki for fifth and brings Campbell with him to sixth. Kostecki back to seventh.

 

2:32

Lap 93: Swaim leads Dillon Bassett by five car lengths. It’s 12 car lengths back to Ronnie Bassett in third. Rhodes is two back of Bassett with Kostecki, Garbo and Campbell battling for fifth.

 

2:31

Lap 90: The lapped cars of Leavine and Gallaher are banging doors down the front stretch, but continue on.

 

2:31

The lapped traffic of Will Gallaher and an extremely loose Michael Leavine have forced some drivers like Kostecki, Garbo and Campbell to check up.

 

2:30

R. Bassett applying the pressure to Rhodes for 3rd

 

 

2:30

Lap 85: Ronnie Bassett to the inside of Rhodes. Give him the spot in turns three and four.

 

2:30

Lap 82: Traffic again has helped Ronnie Bassett get right back on Rhodes’ back bumper.

 

2:29

Lap 79: Lapped traffic has opened the gap between Rhodes and Ronnie Bassett a few car lengths.

 

2:28

HALFWAY Lap 75:
1. Travis Swaim
2. Dillon Bassett
3. Ben Rhodes
4. Ronnie Bassett, Jr.
5. Brodie Kostecki
6. Dave Garbo, Jr.
7. Garrett Campbell
8. Tyler Edwards
9. Dylan Hall
10. Garrett Jones

 

2:26

Lap 70: Ronnie Bassett, Jr. still rides right in the tire tracks of Ben Rhodes in a battle for third. Kostecki is three car lengths behind.

 

2:25

Lap 65: Swaim is pulling out to an even bigger lead as he runs through lapped traffic. He’s now up on Dillon Bassett by about 10 car lengths.

 

2:24

Lap 63: Leaders put another lap on Gallaher. All 16 starters still remain on track.

 

2:23

Lap 60: Leader Swaim is close to catching a gaggle of lapped cars and soon-to-be-lapped cars, including Chandler LeVan, Will Gallaher and Thomas Beane.

 

2:22

Lap 55: Ben Rhodes appears to be turning up the wick a bit in third. He’s closed in from about a 12 car length gap to Dillon Bassett in second to about eight car lengths.

 

2:21

Lap 50:
1. Swaim
2. D. Bassett
3. Rhodes
4. R. Bassett
5. Kostecki
6. Garbo
7. Campbell
8. Edwards
9. Hall
10. G. Jones
11. D. Jones
12. B. Jones
13. Beane
14. Levan
15. Leavine
16. Gallaher

 

2:21

Garrett Jones gives the rear bumper of Devin Jones a tap (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:19

Travis Swaim continues to pace the field (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:19

Lap 45: Swaim still leads Dillon Bassett, Ben Rhodes, Ronnie Bassett, Jr. and Brodie Kostecki in the top-five

 

2:18

Lap 40: Leaders have put a lap on Michael Leavine.

 

2:18

Devin Jones appears to have a handful of his No. 35 car. He was just passed by the unrelated Brandon Jones for 10th.

 

2:16

Lap 35: Swaim has put Will Gallaher a lap down and brought Dillon Bassett along by with him.

 

2:16

Ronnie Bassett, Jr. told 51 earlier today that his family has purchased a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East chassis and has plans to run some events in that series later this year, provided sponsorship funding can be obtained.

 

2:15

Lap 30: Ronnie Bassett, Jr. is all over the back bumper of Ben Rhodes for third.

 

2:15

Lap 28: Swaim is pulling away a bit from Dillon Bassett, who is also pulling away from third on back.

 

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2:14

Lap 23: Kostecki is starting to rally back after losing spots earlier. He has just gotten by Garbo to get back up to fifth.

 

2:13

Tyler Edwards is eighth, Devin Jones ninth, Dylan Hall 10th. Then it’s Garrett Jones, Brandon Jones, Thomas Beane, Michael Leavine, Chandler Levan and Will Gallaher.

 

2:13

Lap 20: Kostecki gets underneath Campbell and takes sixth.

 

2:12

LLap 16: No changes up front. Swaim still leads now by three car lengths with Dillon Bassett in tow. Still about 10 car lengths back to Rhodes, Ronnie Bassett, Garbo, Campbell and Kostecki.

 

2:11

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2:11

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2:11

Lap 13: Kostecki bobbles in turn four and he moves up the track. He’s been passed by Ronnie Bassett, Garbo and Campbell and now runs seventh

 

2:10

Lap 10: Third through 11th, Rhodes, Kostecki, R. Bassett, Garbo, Campbell, Edwards, D. Jones, G. Jones and Hall are all nose-to-tail.

 

2:09

Lap 8: Swaim has a three car length lead on Dillon Bassett. Rhodes, Kostecki, Ronnie Bassett and a swarm of others are nose-to-tail about 10 car lengths behind the top two.

 

2:08

Lap 5: The field is now completely single-file with the exception of Will Gallaher on the outside of Michael Leavine for 13th.

 

2:07

Lap 3: Swaim leads D. Bassett, Rhodes, Kostecki, R. Bassett and Garbo

 

2:07

Lap 1: Dillon Bassett and Ben Rhodes clear Kostecki, bumping the Australian back to fourth.

 

2:06

GREEN FLAG: Swaim beats Kostecki into turn one.

 

2:06

One lap to green…

 

2:06

STARTING LINEUP
1 Travis Swaim
2 Brodie Kostecki
3 Dillon Bassett
4 Ben Rhodes
5 Ronnie Bassett, Jr.
6 Tyler Edwards
7 Dave Garbo, Jr.
8 Garrett Campbell
9 Garrett Jones
10 Devin Jones
11 Brandon Jones
12 Dylan Hall
13 Thomas Beane
14 Chandler LeVan
15 Michael Levine
16 Will Gallaher

 

2:05

Two laps to green.

 

2:02

The command to fire engines has been given. The 16-car field rolls away from the grid to begin a series of pace laps before we go green for this 150-lap season opener for the UARA-STARS Series at Southern National Motorsports Park.

 

2:02

Grid is set (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:02

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2:01

Swaim’s track-record-setting lap was his ninth career UARA Sunoco Pole Award.

 

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1:59

The cars and stars of the ARCA/CRA Super Series are set to kick off an exciting 2013 season in just a few short weeks at one of the toughest racetracks in the country.  The 2013 ARCA/CRA Super Series season will start at the quarter-mile Anderson Speedway in Indiana on Saturday, April 13.  The short track gladiators of the ARCA/CRA Super Series will battle for 125 laps in one of the most anticipated early-season Super Late Model events, the Anderson 125.  For more details, entry forms for racers and more, visit www.cra-racing.com

 

1:58

Driver introductions are now underway.

 

1:56

Dylan Hall gets ready to strap in. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:55

Ronnie Bassett, Jr. chats with Jamie Yelton pre-race. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:52

Fans are now being called back to their seats and we will soon progress to opening ceremonies.

 

1:48

Garrett Campbell signs autographs for some fans. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:42

Fans here at Southern National are now meeting the UARA drivers during an on-track autograph session.

 

1:31

Max Gresham helps Gallaher get ready for qualifying earlier. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:30

Qualifying for the local divisions is now complete, so the UARA machines are now being gridded on the frontstretch for their autograph session.

 

1:27

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Max Gresham is here serving as spotter/coach for Will Gallaher today.  Gresham told 51 that he shook down Gallaher’s car yesterday and he fell in love with the racetrack.  He said he’d love to see a NASCAR Truck Series race here someday.

 

1:22

LLM competitor Clay Jones was ready to qualify just a few minutes ago. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:20

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1:20

Gresham Motorsports Park is ready to kick off its 2013 season in a big way on March 30th with the Larry Fleeman Memorial Race when Mini Stocks, Renegades, Sportsman, Trucks, Outlaw Late Models and Pro Late Models return to GMP. The Larry Fleeman Memorial features a 198-lap, two-segment Pro Late Model event that will draw some of the best short trackers in the country to the Jefferson, Georgia half-mile. For more details on the Larry Fleeman Memorial, visit www.racegmp.com

 

1:19

Always ones to check out the local delicacies from the concession stand at any track we go to, Speed51.com’s staff enjoyed Flapper J’s concessions here at SNMP just a few minutes ago.  “Flapper J” himself told us about the quarter-pound bologna burgers, which he called a “bologna steak.”  We tried it and it sure was good.  Any trip to SNMP isn’t complete without a stop at Flapper J’s concession stand for some great food at great prices.

 

1:17

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1:14

Qualifying Times
Southern National Limited Late Models

1 4B Adam Resnick 15.718
2 18 Bradley McCaskill 15.725
3 22 P.J. Flowers 15.855
4 15B Clay Jones 15.876
5 7 Lewis White 15.900
6 70 Gary Ledbetter 15.901
7 4 Buckshot Jones 15.928
8 81 Taylor Howard 16.018
9 10 Michael Fose 16.096
10 20 Donald Brace 16.111
11 15 Joe Heigl 16.120
12 46 Dillon Spain 16.120
13 24 Nick Leitz 16.280
14 14 Brad House 16.345

 

1:10

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Good luck dj and the youngs motorsports team in kenly.

 

1:00

Comment From Lenny 

Good luck to Ronnie Bassett and Michael Leavine

 

12:58

Next up are the Limited Late Models, who will qualifying “European Style”. That is they will go out in groups and run 5 green flag laps and the best lap will be their qualifying time of record.

 

12:57

Qualifying Times
UARA STARS Season Opener

1 28 Travis Swaim 15.142
2 40 Brodie Kostecki 15.201
3 44 Dillon Bassett 15.407
4 41 Ben Rhodes 15.427
5 04 Ronnie Bassett, Jr. 15.428
6 7 Tyler Edwards 15.434
7 8 Dave Garbo, Jr. 15.453
8 12 Garrett Campbell 15.475
9 88 Garrett Jones 15.476
10 35 Devin Jones 15.576
11 33 Brandon Jones 15.623
12 4 Dylan Hall 15.652
13 31 Thomas Beane 15.811
14 81 Chandler LeVan 15.831
15 95 Michael Levine 15.877
16 6 Will Gallaher 16.153

 

12:56

16 cars have taken qualifying times for today’s race. Defending series champ Travis Swaim, who was the fast qualifier in 8 of the 16 races last year, won the pole with a 15.142. This shattered the old track record of 15.293.

 

12:54

#12 – Garrett Campbell – 15.475
#8 – Dave Garbo, Jr. – 15.453
#4 – Dylan Hall – 15.652
#35 – Devin Jones – 15.576

 

12:49

#44 – Dillon Bassett – 15.407
#88 – Garrett Jones – 15.476

 

12:48

#81 – Chander LeVan – 15.831

 

12:47

#28 – Travis Swaim – 15.142
#40 – Brodie Kostecki – 15.201
#33 – Brandon Jones – 15.633
#31 – Thomas Beane – 15.811
#6 – Will Gallaher – 16.153

 

12:45

Will Gallaher.

 

 

12:45

 

 

12:44

Tyler Edwards at speed (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:43

#41 – Ben Rhodes – 15.427
#04 – Ronnie Bassett, Jr. – 15.428
#7 – Tyler Edwards – 15.434
#95 – Michael Leavine – 15.877

 

12:40

Qualifying has begun with the #04 of Ronnie Bassett, Jr.

 

12:34

Last-minute pre-qualifying prep for Devin Jones. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:25

UARA qualifying is next on the docket, coming up in five minutes.

 

12:14

SECOND/FINAL UARA PRACTICE TIMES

1 Garrett Campbell 15.320
2 Brodie Kostecki 15.352
3 Travis Swaim 15.416
4 Dillon Bassett 15.429
5 Ronnie Bassett, Jr. 15.470
6 Ben Rhodes 15.511
7 David Garbo, Jr. 15.533
8 Brandon Jones 15.564
9 Devin Jones 15.639
10 Dylan Hall 15.654
11 Garrett Jones 15.666
12 Tyler Edwards 15.670
13 Michael Leavine 15.768
14 Will Gallaher 15.803
15 Chandler LeVan 15.849

 

12:04

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12:04

It’s an unprecedented triple-header of Super Late Model action North of the Border in 2013…the Autobus La Quebecois Triple Crown at the Autodrome Chaudiere in Valley Junction, Quebec in 2013.  The Autobus La Quebecois Triple Crown will pit the best Super Late Model drivers from across North America in a series of three events with a purse totaling $135,000.  And, as an added bonus, drivers who compete in all three Triple Crown events will vie for their share of a bonus points fund totaling $30,000.   Round 1 will be a 150 lapper on May 18, 2013 and will double as the Autodrome Chaudiere season opener.  Round 2 will be staged on August 6, 2013 and will feature NASCAR star Kyle Busch competing at Chaudiere.  The final round will be a 200 lap race on September 7, 2013.  It will be pay $10,000 to win and will pay $100 per lap to the race leader, a total of $20,000 in guaranteed lap leader money.

For more details, visit www.autodromechaudiere.com

 

12:03

UARA crews get their machines ready for qualifying in about 30 minutes. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:02

On-track activity has come to a close here for the time being.  Next on track will be UARA qualifying at 12:30pm.

 

11:57

Ronnie Bassett, Jr. flies under the flagstand at SNMP. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:56

Brodie Kostecki’s new Mustang bodied No. 40. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:54

We do know that Garrett Campbell was quickest in final UARA practice.  Full results will be available shortly.  Scoring officials were working out internet router issues when we checked in for practice times.  As soon as we can get them, we’ll certainly pass them along.

 

11:47

Dylan Hall looped his No. 4, but didn’t hit anything. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:47

The red and black flags were displayed soon after Hall’s loop and this session is over. Times in a bit.

 

11:44

Dylan Hall has looped his machine on the frontstretch and will drive away without damage.

 

11:43

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Good luck to Brodie Kostecki from us at Visual Innovations sweet looking ride huh!!

 

11:42

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11:42

In June of 1953, Herb Thomas spoiled a dominant effort by Lee Petty to win a race in the series now known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at a newly-opened Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.

Now nearly 60 years later, NASCAR racing will be back at Five Flags.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first-ever NASCAR event held at Five Flags, the legendary half-mile track will see the debut of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at the track April 12 and 13. See all the rising stars of NASCAR racing at Five Flags for the first time ever in the NAPA 150. Advanced reserved tickets are now available by calling the Five Flags Speedway box office at 850-944-8400 and more information can be found on www.5flagsspeedway.com

 

11:41

Devin Jones at speed. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:36

Getting down to the late stages of second UARA practice, Garrett Campbell is quickest over Brodie Kostecki, Travis Swaim, Ronnie Bassett, Jr. and Dave Garbo, Jr.

 

11:34

It sure is.  The Goldsboro, North Carolina veteran joins Bradley McCaskill and Joe Heigl as occasional Super Late Model racers at events in the southeast that will be competing in the Limited Late Model event here today.

 

11:34

Comment From Ralph 

Not a bad looking Limited field. Same Clay Jones that almost won a PASS race there?

 

11:32

Ben Rhodes at speed. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:28

LIMITED LATE MODEL PRACTICE TIMES

1 4 Buckshot Jones 15.889
2 4 Adam Resnick 15.890
3 18 Bradley McCaskill 15.903
4 7 Lewis White 15.965
5 70 Gary Ledbetter 16.046
6 15 Clay Jones 16.057
7 15 Joe Heigl 16.087
8 81 Taylor Howard 16.094
9 46 Dillon Spain 16.264
10 14 Brad House 16.303
11 20 Donald Bace 16.381
12 24 Nick Leitz 17.000

 

11:21

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11:20

Second and final UARA practice is now on track.  Garrett Campbell is the quickest of four cars that have taken time in this session so far.

 

11:18

PAST UARA SEASON-OPENING WINNERS

2012 Ronnie Bassett Jr. at Hickory
2011 Brennan Poole at Hickory
2010 Shane Huffman at Hickory
2009 Matt McCall at Bristol
2008 Ross Furr at Concord
2007 Dennis Queen at Hickory
2006 Kyle Grissom at Hickory
2005 Matt McCall at Hickory
2004 Tommy Cherry at East Carolina
2003 Lee Tissot at Anderson
2002 Keith Bumgarner at Hickory

 

11:17

51 SNAPSHOT: Garrett Campbell hard at work (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:15

Second Limited Late Model practice is now complete. We will have times shortly.

 

11:10

Dylan Hall (4) shows the way for Garrett Jones (88) during UARA practice. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:08

Defending UARA-STARS Champion Travis Swaim was in the top five in first practice. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:01

FIRST UARA PRACTICE TIMES

1 David Garbo, Jr. 15.274
2 Brodie Kostecki 15.291
3 Garrett Campbell 15.388
4 Ronnie Bassett, Jr. 15.397
5 Travis Swaim 15.429
6 Devin Jones 15.496
7 Garrett Jones 15.530
8 Dillon Bassett 15.546
9 Ben Rhodes 15.547
10 Tyler Edwards 15.571
11 Dylan Hall 15.615
12 Brandon Jones 15.621
13 Thomas Beane 15.681
14 Michael Leavine 15.806
15 Chandler LeVan 15.826
16 Will Gallaher 15.829

 

10:58

Tyler Edwards was the final car on track as the checkered flag waved for first UARA practice

 

10:56

Dillon Bassett watches brother Ronnie pace this high banked oval (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:55

Ronnie Bassett, Jr. is the only car on track with just 10 laps remaining in practice.

 

10:53

On the time sheet with just about six minutes left in this first practice, Dave Garbo, Jr. is still atop the board, followed by Campbell, Bassett, Kostecki and Swaim. Then it’s Devin Jones, Garrett Jones, Dillon Bassett, Ben Rhodes and Tyler Edwards

 

10:53

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10:53

“Old School” is the approach the Southern Super Series is taking in their debut season of 2013. The 16-race slate brings together five racetracks in four different states and will include such legendary races as the World Crown 300 and the All American 400. Alabama’s Mobile International Speedway and Montgomery Motor Speedway, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway, Georgia’s Gresham Motorsports Park and Tennessee’s Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville

 

10:51

Comment From Ted 

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10:49

Ben Rhodes chats with crew chief Lee McCall (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:45

Travis Swaim made one practice run this session and has since been content to sit on the sidelines (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:43

A few members of the Turner Scott Motorsports team are here today helping out Brandon Jones. Jones will drive a part-time K & N Pro Series schedule for TSM in 2013 so they are using this UARA race to build some chemistry

 

10:40

Brodie Kostecki watches his fellow UARA drivers practice as his team adds fuel to the machine (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:36

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10:36

Super Late Models and Pro Late Models from across the country will battle for the famed Rattlesnake Trophy during the 37th Annual Rattler 250 weekend at South Alabama Speedway, March 15, 16 and 17. Some of short track racing’s biggest names have put their name in the Rattler 250 record books over the years and this year many Super Late Model racers will try to do the same. Pro Late Model racers will also have a major part in Rattler weekend with their 100-lap feature. For more details on Rattler weekend, visit www.southalabamaspeedway.com.

 

10:33

A fine looking pace machine here at SNMP (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:32

So far in this practice, David Garbo, Jr. has the quickest time at 15.274 over Garrett Campbell, Ronnie Bassett, Jr., Brodie Kostecki and Travis Swaim

 

10:22

Limited Late Model drivers using this UARA practice to make final adjustments to their machines (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:21

Devin Jones shows the way (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

10:17

Even the tire carts get decaled out in the UARA pits (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:16

Thomas Beane and Chandler LeVan shoot down the backstretch (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:12

We are out shooting some photos of this first session and will have more updates in just a few minutes.

 

10:07

Brodie Kostecki was fastest in practice yesterday (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:06

Early on in this practice, Kostecki has picked up right where he left off, topping the charts over Devin Jones and Dillon Bassett.

 

10:05

The Bassett Brothers are strapping in to their machines (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:04

FRIDAY FINAL PRACTICE TIMES

1. 40 Brodie Kostecki 15.215
2. 28 Travis Swaim 15.224
3. 8 David Garbo, Jr. 15.228
4. 12 Garrett Campbell 15.236
5. 35 Devin Jones 15.336
6. 04 Ronnie Bassett, Jr. 15.360
7. 88 Garrett Jones 15.503
8. 41 Ben Rhodes 15.527
9. 7 Tyler Edwards 15.533
10. 44 Dillon Bassett 15.549
11. 4 Dylan Hall 15.552
12. 33 Brandon Jones 15.586
13. 95 Michael Leavine 15.664
14. 6 Will Gallaher 15.743
15. 31 Thomas Beane 15.745
16. 81 Chandler LeVan 15.748

 

10:03

UARA cars have hit the track for their first of two practice sessions. Ben Rhodes was the first car on track, followed by Brodie Kostecki, who was quickest in the series’ open practice session here yesterday.

 

10:02

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10:02

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10:01

UARA AT SOUTHERN NATIONAL DRIVER ROSTER

04 Ronnie Bassett, Jr.
4 Dylan Hall
6 Will Gallaher
7 Tyler Edwards
8 David Garbo, Jr.
12 Garrett Campbell
28 Travis Swaim
31 Thomas Beane
33 Brandon Jones
35 Devin Jones
40 Brodie Kostecki
41 Ben Rhodes
44 Dillon Bassett
81 Chandler LeVan
88 Garrett Jones
95 Michael Leavine

 

10:00

Defending series champ Travis Swaim starts 2013 at the top of the heap (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:57

TODAY’S SCHEDULE

9:00am: Practice Begins for local divisions (10 minute rounds)
Bandolero, Street Stock, Mini Mod, Limited Late Models
9:30am: UARA Drivers/Crew Chief Meeting
10:00am: UARA 1st Practice
11:00am: LLM Second and Final Practice
11:00am: Grandstands Open
11:15AM: UARA Second and Final Practice
11:50am: Bandolero Final Practice (Group Qualifying)
12:05pm: Drivers Meeting
12:15pm: UARA Tech Opens
12:30pm: Qualifying Begins
UARA
LLM (Group 5 Laps)
Street Stock (Group 5 Laps)
Mini Mod (Group 5 Laps)
1:40pm: UARA Driver Intro/Autograph Session
1:45pm: Pre-Race Ceremonies
2:00pm GREEN FLAG DROPS
UARA-STARS (150 Laps)
Bandoleros (20 Laps)
Mini Modifieds (30 Laps)
Limited Late Models (65 Laps)
Street Stocks (25 Laps)

 

9:50

It’s a gorgeous day here in Eastern North Carolina. Temperatures are currently in the mid-40’s as of 9:30 am and are expected to climb close to, if not into the 60’s by mid-day.

 

9:43

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9:21

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9:20

Good morning and welcome to Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, North Carolina, just outside the limits of Kenly, NC, for today’s UARA-STARS Late Model Stock Car Tour season opener.

 

9:20

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Trackside Now: UARA-STARS Opener – Southern National Motorsports Park (NC) – 3/9/13