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That will conclude today’s activity at Rockingham Speedway. Your winners today were Brodie Kostecki (UARA STARS) and Chuck Barnes, Sr. (Frank Kimmel Street Stocks).

The next race for the UARA STARS is May 18th at Dillon Motor Speedway.

 

6:51

Unofficial Results – Frank Kimmel Street Stocks

1 5 Chuck Barnes, Sr. 100
2 11 Ronnie Newsome 100
3 7 Tony Conway 100
4 1 Chad Hall 100
5 64 Gary Davis 100
6 74 Jason Garver 100
7 87 Willie Reynes 100
8 32 Roger Williams 99
9 2 Ron Lux 98
10 56 John Guker 98
11 36 Wally Leatherwood 97
12 20 Gary Taff 96
13 90 Nathan Peckham 96
14 28 Joshua Varney 96
15 35 William Ashton 95
16 21 Chris Flowers 95
17 03 Alan Rich 93
18 116 Todd Bradbury 93
19 8 John Wesley 86
20 42 Curtis Peeples 84
21 26 Jeff Berg 79
22 3 Greg Grindstaff 79
23 70 Steve Hadley 77
24 6 Jeff Melton 74
25 0 Charles Hutto 64
26 38 Randy Merwin 33
27 12 Jason Calhoun 27
28 97 Phillip Odom 23
29 88 Lee Newsome 17
30 311 Keith Bissinger 12

 

6:44

We are inquiring if there are full results to the Street Stocks Nationals race available. We have been told they may be coming shortly, so we will be waiting for a bit longer. Thanks for your patience.

 

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6:26

Winner Barnes says that even though he’s won here four times that he’s had to drastically change the set up each and every time he comes to the track.

 

6:25

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Congrats to Barnes Sr on the win,Thanks for the coverage Speed 51

 

6:20

Chuck Barnes receives the winner’s trophy (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:15

A tired Chuck Barnes climbs from the #5 machine (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:13

Winning machine for Barnes (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:13

This is Barnes’ fourth FKSSN win at The Rock

 

6:11

LAP 100 – CHECKERED – Chuck Barnes, Sr. wins the Frank Kimmel Street Stock Nationals feature over Newsome and Conway. It looks like Hall recovered for fourth.

 

6:10

LAP 99 – WHITE – Chuck Barnes has had the dominant car all day but had this made easier when the four cars right behind him fell out in a ten lap window. Just a mile to go to victory.

 

6:09

LAP 97 – Conway will clear the lapped traffic but will trail Barnes by about three seconds. Newsome dogs him for second.

 

6:08

RESTART – Four to go. Barnes is long gone from the rest of the lead lap cars when they enter Turn One.

 

6:07

Trying to figure out who is now second. We believe believe it’s now the #7 of Tony Conway followed by the #11 of Ronnie Newsome. Barnes will have about five lapped cars separating him from those two when we go back green.

 

6:05

Back to yellow.

 

6:02

RED – Going red to save some laps while we clean up the mess in Turn Two. 92 of 100 laps are on the scoreboard.

 

6:02

Looks like the crew is attending to left front damage (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:01

Now second place Hall will pit under yellow. Attrition & bad luck is befalling the front runners.

 

5:58

When we get this race restarted we will have about five laps to go. Chad Hall should be able to start right with leader Barnes.

 

5:58

Looks like the #70 of Steve Hadley was collected in the accident and his car will need the hook from the apron of Turn Two.

 

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5:56

Looks like it was third place runner Willie Reynes who hits pit road with a flat.

 

5:56

LAP 89 – CAUTION – Crash in Turn Two.

 

5:56

LAP 89 – But then two lappers go side by side after Barnes goes by and Barnes’ pursuers are absolutely barricaded.

 

5:55

LAP 88 – Barnes catches another pack of lappers and this time in the wrong place. Chad Hall cuts a lot off the lead.

 

5:54

LAP 86 – Newsome repasses Conway, this is now for fifth with Peeples out.

 

5:53

LAP 85 – Third place Peeples off the pace and limps into Turn One on the apron.

 

5:53

LAP 85 – Barnes cuts through the traffic well enough, his lead holds station on Chad Hall.

 

5:52

LAP 83 – Barnes lead may be threatened as he hits a hornet’s nest of lapped traffic. He will have to slice and dice through them well to avoid diminishing his lead.

 

5:51

LAP 80 – Conway by Newsome for sixth. Those two have been swapping that spot for practically the whole 80-lap distance.

 

5:50

LAP 78 – Barnes continues to lead by about two seconds. Hall, Peeples, and Reynes are nose to tail for second through fourth.

 

5:49

LAP 76  Reynes pulls up alongside Peeples for third but Peeples will hold the spot down the backstretch

 

5:48

LAP 75 – Barnes has his biggest lead of the da with twenty-five laps to go. It’s a two second lead as they flash across the stripe.

 

5:47

LAP 72 – Give a call to Jeff Melton. He did not take time in yesterday’s qualifying session, had to start shotgun (29th) on the field, and yet is up to 8th.

 

5:47

LAP 71 – Rich’s move backfires, he now has to fall back to fifth. It’s Barnes, Hall, Peeples, Reynes, and Rich.

 

5:46

LAP 69 – Now Rich is throwing his hat in the mix, he pulls alongside Peeples and Hall for second.

 

5:45

RESTART – Barnes gets a great jump and Hall blows by Peeples for second.

 

5:44

One to go signal is given. Barnes chooses the inside with Peeples starting on his outside. We will get the green with 68 of 100 laps in the books.

 

5:39

Hutto was able to drive the car to pit road.

 

5:38

LAP 62 – CAUTION – Charles Hutto pounds the Turn One wall right side first.

 

5:38

LAP 61 – Peeples by Hall for second. He trails Barnes by six carlengths.

 

5:37

LAP 58 – RUNNING ORDER:

1 Chuck Barnes
2 Chad Hall
3 Curtis Peeples
4 Alan Rich
5 Tony Conway

6 Kevin Reynes
7  Ronnie Newsome
8 Jeff Melton
9 Gary Davis
10 Charles Hutto

 

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LAP 54 – As was the case before the midway break, the top three of Barnes, Hall, and Peeples are all glued nose to tail.

 

5:33

LAP 52 – Newsome and Reynes battle for sixth and we are three-wide in the middle of the pack.

 

5:32

LAP 51 – Peeples couldn’t make it stick, allowing Hall to slide back to second and Rich to pull up to challenge for third.

 

5:32

RESTART – Another fine start for Barnes as he leaves Hall to battle Peeples for second.

 

5:31

One to go signal before we go for the final 50 laps. It’s Barnes, Hall, Peepeles, Alan Rich, Tony Conway as your first five.

 

5:24

Looks like Barnes was able to get the car to go and the cars are now returning to the track. We believe they are being rolled out in their running position, so this should help us figure out who is on the lead lap and who is not.

 

5:22

Comment From Lenny 

Thanks for the coverage Speed 51,saw Chuck Barnes race twice last year,he is a very talented driver

 

5:22

Leader Barnes is needing a push to try to get refired and he’s not having any success. Everyone else is rolling fine.

 

5:21

With a new-found excitement, the CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series will continue its 2013 past the Dillon season opener April 6 with the Catawba Valley 250 on April 20 at Hickory Motor Speedway .  The legendary North Carolina facility will host the Pro Cup stars in one of the most anticipated events of the Pro Cup Season.  Check out www.x1rprocup.com for more details on this event or any others on the 2013 Pro Cup schedule.

 

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5:20

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Willie thinks and races smart he can win this race for Ontario!

 

5:19

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5:19

‘The Scorpion’ entertains fans during this break (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:14

Curtis Peeples has also been a factor and will look for some adjustments to push him over the edge (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:12

Tire change for Chad Hall (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:12

Chuck Barnes has led much of the first 50 lap distance (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:09

LAP 50 – HALFWAY – Chuck Barnes leads Chad Hall by four carlengths. A little further back to Peeples. Reynes is fourth and we believe Conway is fifth.

 

5:07

LAP 48 – Reynes has caught Rich and Conway as he looks to climb back to fourth.

 

5:05

LAP 44 – Good restart for Rich and Conway, they are up to 4th and 5th.

 

5:05

LAP 43 – Perhaps the biggest lead of the day for Barnes, six carlengths on Hall after this restart.

 

5:05

RESTART – Lapped cars causing a jam in the back of the pack, but it’s clear sailing for Barnes who gets wound up and gone in a hurry.

 

5:03

We will add a lap. Looks like we will restart at the order of the field at the time of caution, we see cars we know are lapped intermingled with the lead lap cars.

 

5:03

We are doubling up for a restart which will come with 41 of 100 laps in the books.

 

5:00

Running Order – LAP 38:

1 #5 – Chuck Barnes, Sr.
2 #1 – Chad Hall
3 #42 – Curtis Peeples
4 #87 – Willie Reynes
5 #11 – Ronnie Newsome
6 #03 – Alan Rich
7 #7 – Tony Conway

 

4:58

Despite the smoke we saw at the time of the caution, Chuck Barnes will remain on the track.

 

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4:57

Caution laps will count in the Frank Kimmel Street Stock race.

 

4:57

CAUTION – LAP 36 – Barnes gets the lead back but we are now seeing smoke trailing from his machine. The #20 of Gary Taff spins in Turn Three to draw the caution meanwhile.

 

4:56

LAP 35 – Barnes is not going away. Hall led that lap yet again but just by a nose.

 

4:55

LAP 34 – LEAD CHANGE – Chad Hall at the line by a door on Chuck Barnes, Sr.

 

4:55

LAP 33 – Hall takes another run at Barnes, runs side by side for the entirely of the lap

 

4:54

LAP 32 – Barnes seems to be doing just enough to keep Hall and Peeples behind him, no more, no less. The lead fluctuates between 2-4 carlengths per lap.

 

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4:52

LAP 28 – Two consecutive laps now we have seen cars blow their engines down the frontstretch and limp to the pits.

 

4:51

LAP 27 – The top three of Barnes, Hall, and Peeples have a full straightaway lead on Reynes in fourth.

 

4:50

Battle for the lead (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

4:50

LAP 25 – Hall made a run at Barnes, pulling alongside entering Turn One, but now he falls back by two carlengths into the clutches of Peeples

 

4:49

:LAP 24 – Chad Hall has caught Barnes for the lead.

 

4:48

LAP 22 – The best battle on the track is for sixth between Ronnie Newsome and Greg Grindstaff.

 

4:47

LAP 20 – Chuck Barnes leads Chad Hall once again. Curtis Peepels has moved up to third as Calhoun has faded in the last two laps to fourth.

 

4:46

LAP 18 – Mechanical attrition is a huge factor in a race with such low-budget machines on such a demanding track. About half a dozen drivers have already pitted today with some sort of issue.

 

4:45

LAP 15 – The #26 of Jeff Berg does a lazy spin through Turn Three, corrects it enough to prevent a caution, and then comes to pit road.

 

4:44

LAP 14 – Whale of a duel for second continues behind Barnes. You could throw a sheet on the top-five. Calhoun goes to second for now.

 

4:43

LAP 12 – Barnes has never had more than a five carlength lead in this race, as the others are keeping sight of him for now. Barnes led much of this race last year, but blew a motor near halfway handing the lead & ultimately win to Frank Kimmel, II.

 

4:43

LAP 10 – Hall comes back on Reynes to take second and the 12 of Calhoun follows him through for third.

 

4:42

LAP 7 – Chubk Barnes, Willie Reynes, Chad Hall, Jason Calhoun, and Curtis Peeples are your top-five.

 

4:41

LAP 6 = Barnes continues to lead but it is by no means a cakewalk for him as the top-five are all one his tail. Reynes takes second from Hall.

 

4:40

LAP 4 – Two-by-two-by-two in the third through tenth place battles. Give fourth to Willie Reynes

 

4:39

LAP 2 – Chad Hall has emerged from the frackas with the second position.

 

4:39

LAP 1 – The field has managed to sort themselves out without much issue and it’s Barnes by a few carlengths on a jumble of cars from second through fifth.

 

4:38

START – Polesitter Barnes elected to start the race in the low line and he’s off and running through Turn One as the field fans out behind him.

 

4:37

It will be a three-wide start (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

4:36

Frank Kimmel Street Stock Starting Lineup
Qualifying was held Friday

1 5 Chuck Barnes, Sr.
2 1 Chad Hall
3 12 Jason Calhoun
4 87 Willie Reynes
5 3 Alan Rich
6 42 Curtis Peeples
7 7 Tony Conway
8 11 Ronnie Newsome
9 3 Greg Grindstaff
10 74 Jason Garver
11 64 Gary Davis
12 0 Charles Hutto
13 2 Ron Lux
14 26 Jeff Berg
15 32 Roger Williams
16 116 Todd Bradbury
17 38 Randy Merwin
18 35 William Ashton
19 36 Wallace Leatherwood
20 88 Lee Newsome
21 70 Steve Hadley
22 20 Gary Taff
23 8 John Wesley
24 311 Keith Bissinger
25 90 Nathan Peckham
26 56 John Guker
27 28 Joshua Varney
28 21 Chris Flowers
29 6 Jeff Melton

 

4:35

Pace laps for the street stocks (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

4:33

Engines are fired.

 

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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

 

4:27

Driver intros are complete and we’ll be firing these machines up shortly.

 

4:25

Todd Bradbury, a former Concord Speedway champ, is also going to race today in his #116 (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

4:23

Former Florida late model driver Jason Garver finds himself here in Rockingham’s street stock race (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

4:22

Street Stocks will start this race three wide (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

4:17

Street Stocks are now gridding up.

 

4:11

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4:01

Red and black flags fly for the Trucks, so we will start to see the Street Stocks rolling onto the track in a little bit.

 

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3:57

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice will be coming to a close at any minute, which should signal the Street Stock drivers to strap into their machines and grid on the fronstretch.

 

3:51

Some odds & ends from today’s UARA race:

* Brodie Kostecki becomes the second consecutive driver to win his first career UARA race at Rockingham (Clay Rogers won the November 2012 race).

* Ty Dillon finished 4th in his first series race at Rockingham.

* Rookie Tyler Edwards has finished in the top-ten in all three races in 2013.

* One week after winning his first ever LMSC race, David Garbo Jr. finishes last today.

 

3:32

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 Never before in history have the ARCA CRA Super Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour competed together in the same race at the same track. That all changes in a big way in 2013 when both tours battle it out together and side-by-side at Toledo Speedway (OH) on April 20 in the “Border Wars” 7-Up 150.  Race fans can save $5 per ticket if purchased prior to race day by calling the Toledo track office at 419-727-1100 or downloading the 2013 ticket order form at www.toledospeedway.com, located under forms. The order can be electronically mailed to the track.

 

Toledo Speedway is located at the I-75/Alexis Road exit on Benore Road at the Michigan-Ohio border.  For more information, visit www.toledospeedway.com.

 

3:29

Remaining schedule:

3:00NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice
4:15Frank Kimmel Street Stocks Pre-Race
4:45Frank Kimmel Street Stock race (100 Laps)

 

3:26

Unofficial Results – UARA STARS at Rockingham

1 40 Brodie Kostecki 75
2 41 Ben Rhodes 75
3 04 Ronnie Bassett, Jr. 75
4 2 Ty Dillon 75
5 54 Clay Rogers 75
6 28 Travis Swaim 75
7 33 Brandon Jones 75
8 35 Devin Jones 75
9 7 Tyler Edwards 75
10 44 Dillon Bassett 75
11 12 Garrett Campbell 75
12 95 Michael Leavine 75
13 02 Randy Benson 75
14 4 Dylan Hall 75
15 88 Garrett Jones 75
16 99 Brandon White 75
17 32 Trey Marcham 75
18 6 Will Gallaher 75
19 89 Bobby Reuse 75
20 20 Cory Joyce 65
21 76 Darrell Wallace, Jr. 50
22 81 Chandler LeVan 44
23 39 Spencer Euler 26
24 8 David Garbo, Jr. 5

 

3:17

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Over 12,000 spectators turned out on a warm Tuesday night to witness third-generation Wisconsin racer Travis Sauter beat several NASCAR stars – in a field of 71 super late model racers – to score a popular victory in the 150-lap Howie Lettow Memorial Midwest Tour super late model race at the historic Milwaukee Mile.

This summer, the highly-anticipated event returns to the Milwaukee Mile with the ARCA Midwest Tour and moves to the second Monday and Tuesday in July. Event organizers, building on the success of last year, are adding a Monday night concert featuring the heritage Southern rock band 38 Special. NASCAR drivers Matt Kenseth and Kenny Wallace are also scheduled to be a part of the Howie Lettow Memorial event.

Tickets for the July 8-9, 2013 “ARCA Fest” are now on sale at www.ARCAfest.com.

 

3:17

Tyler Edwards was the UARA Rookie of the Race (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

3:14

By virtue of two wins and now a third, Ronnie Bassett will remain well entrenched in the UARA points lead. He told 51 that is still on a race-by-race basis though with the UARA series since they are seeking sponsorship. He is also hoping to procure some dollars to run some K & N Pro Series East races later this season.

 

3:09

Ben Rhodes in his post race interview said he’s trying to remain positive that he’s finishing top-five race in and right out while being locked out of the winner’s circle but “I know that win is coming, but it better come sooner than later”

 

3:07

We are waiting for full UARA results, we will post them as soon as we can.

 

3:01

Brodie Kostecki gets the winner’s interview (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

3:00

Winner Brodie Kostecki just announced in his post-race conference he will make his NASCAR K & N Pro Series East debut at Richmond in a few weeks.

 

2:59

In his post-race press conference ,Dillon Bassett said that passing today was very hard and that once he got jumbled up with Ty Dillon racing for the lead he just could never really get the air right to make another run at the lead.

 

2:53

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Congrats to Brodie Kostecki on his first career win

 

2:53

Kostecki receives the trophy and winner’s check from Miss UARA (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:52

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2:48

One very happy first-time winner (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:46

Kostecki gets his checkered (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:44

Heading down to Victory Lane.

 

2:44

LAP 75 – CHECKERED – Win it Kostecki shall over Ben Rhodes, Ronnie Bassett, Ty Dillon, and Clay Rogers.

 

2:43

LAP 74 – WHITE – Australian Brodie Kostecki looks in the good to win his first ever UARA race.

 

2:43

LAP 73 – POPSICLE STICKS – Kostecki, Rhodes, and Ronnie Bassett. Bassett begins to close on Rhodes for the runner-up slot.

 

2:42

LAP 72 – Kostecki shows now signs of slowing and with such a big lead it is his race to lose.

 

2:41

LAP 70 – Five to go and Kostecki’s lead is steady on Ben Rhodes.

 

2:41

LAP 69 – Clay Rogers on a late comeback effort, he’s through to fifth via the outside of Travis Swaim.

 

2:41

LAP 69 – Now Basett finally maneuvers around Dillon for third.

 

2:41

LAP 68 – Rhodes did ultimately take second but Dillon has not let Bassett by for third.

 

2:40

LAP 67 – Eight to go. Kostecki with half a straightaway lead.

 

2:40

LAP 66 – Rhodes by Dillon for second with Bassett hoping to follow through.

 

2:39

LAP 66 – Cory Joyce pits out of the top-ten

 

2:39

LAP 65 – They were about four-wide in the back of the pack for half a lap, with Devin Jones geting the best of the deal as he is up to 8th.

 

2:39

LAP 64 – Kostecki is getting gone as the middle of the pack are bouncing off each other.

 

2:38

LAP 63 – Travis Swaim makes a three wide move at the line to take fifth.

 

2:38

LAP 63 – There have been quite a few Australians to compete in UARA Late Models over the years, but none has won. We are a dozen laps away from seeing if Kostecki can do it.

 

2:38

LAP 62 – LEAD CHANGE – Brodie Kostecki to the lead with thirteen to go. Ben Rhodes is through to third.

 

2:37

LAP 61 – Dillon slams the door on Kostecki in turn three, but Kostecki fights right back at start-finihs.

 

2:37

RESTART – Dillon got the jump by Kostecki got through the gearbox quicker and we are door to door down the back.

 

2:37

Getting the restart with 15 to go.

 

2:37

Doubling up for the restart. Here is the top-ten:

1 Ty Dillon (choosing the outside line)
2 Brodie Kostecki
3 Ronnie Bassett, Jr.
4 Ben Rhodes
5 Clay Rogers
6 Cory Joyce
7 Travis Swaim
8 Tyler Edwards
9 Brandon Jones
10 Devin Jones

 

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2:36

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.

 

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2:34

Wallace hurdles the wall as he goes back to pack up the pit box (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:33

Wallace’s day is done (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:32

LAP 56 – CAUTION – Darrell Wallace, Jr. has stopped on the frontstretch right after returning to the race. Window net is down.

 

2:31

LAP 55 – LEAD CHANGE – Now it’s Kostecki looking for the lead down low. Give it to him at the line.

 

2:31

LAP 55 – Bassett very loose out of Turn Two, he’ll drop to third behind Kostecki.

 

2:30

LAP 54 – LEAD CHANGE – This time Dillon is able to lead by a door. He’s pinning Bassett down low.

 

2:30

LAP 53 – LEAD CHANGE – Bassett just nips Ty Dillon at the line.

 

2:30

LAP 52 – Darrell Wallace pits with smoke still trailing from his #76.

 

2:29

LAP 51 – Rhodes has taken fourth from Rogers.

 

2:29

LAP 50 – Kostecki eats away his deficit that lap, the top three are now nose to tail with 25 laps to go.

 

2:29

LAP 49 – Ronnie Bassett Jr is now hounding Ty Dillon for the lead. Brodie Kostecki is still well within striking distance as well.

 

2:28

LAP 47 – Wallace’s car is beginning to smoke badly.

 

2:27

LAP 45 – Swaim by Wallace for seventh.

 

2:27

LAP 43 – RUNNING ORDER:

1 Ty Dillon
2 Ronnie Bassett
3 Brodie Kosetcki
4 Clay Rogers
5 Ben Rhodes

6 Cory Joyce
7Darrell Wallace
8  Travis Swaim
9 Tyuler Edwards
10  Brandon Jones

 

2:26

LAP 42 – Swaim is another ‘goer’. He loses seventh to Cory Joyce.

 

2:26

LAP 42 – Kostecki by the fading Rogers for third.

 

2:25

LAP 40 – Ben Rhodes has come to fifth over Darrell Wallace and Travis Swaim.

 

2:25

LAP 39 – Rogers now slipping back, here comes Ronnie Bassett by for second.

 

2:25

LAP 38 – LEAD CHANGE – Ty Dillon takes the lead at the halfway point. Ronnie Bassett is also by Kostecki for third.

 

2:24

LAP 37 – Dillon dives to the inside of Clay Rogers for the lead. Rogers will nip him at the line though.

 

2:24

LAP 36 – Rogers, Dillon, Kostecki, R. Bassett, Wallace, Swaim, Rhodes, Joyce, Tyler Edwards, Dylan Hall.

 

2:23

LAP 35 – Dillon completes the pass and immediately begins to size up Rogers for the lead. Further back, Darrell Wallace Jr is by Swaim for fifth.

 

2:22

LAP 34 – But Rogers ultimately preails in one & two. Now Ty Dillon uses the outside line to draw even with Kostecki for second.

 

2:22

LAP 33 – Kostecki by a nose at the line.

 

2:22

RESTART – Rogers chose the outside line for the restart yet again. And yet again, we are dead even down the backstretch for the lead with Kostecki on the inside.

 

2:20

Getting the one to go and we will double up.

 

2:18

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2:18

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2:17

D. Bassett and Spencer Euler will pit under this yellow.

 

2:16

It may have had something to do with Dillon Bassett, who is trying to catch up with the field.

 

2:16

CAUTION – LAP 26 – No visible issue on the track. We will keep looking to see if we can find the cause of this yellow.

 

2:15

LAP 25 – RUNNING ORDER:

1 Clay Rogers
2 Brodie Kostecki
3 Ronnie Bassett
4 Ty Dillon
5 Travis Swaim

6 Darrell Wallace
7 Cory Joyce
8 Ben Rhodes
9 Brandon Jones
10 Dylan Hall

 

2:14

LAP 24 – Rhodes gets KNPSE teammate Brandon Jones for eighth.

 

2:14

LAP 23 – Devin Jones gets by Dylan Hall for tenth.

 

2:13

LAP 22 – Garbo has returned to the race.

 

2:13

LAP 22 – Leaders lap Bobby Reuse.

 

2:13

LAP 20 – Joyce tries again, but his lower groove in Turn Three can’t keep up with Wallace’s high-line momentum exiting Turn Four.

 

2:12

LAP 19 – Cory Joyce dives to the inside of Wallace for sixth, but nothing doing for now and will tuck in line exiting Turn Four.

 

2:12

Leaders keeping it tight (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:11

LAP 16 – Dillon Basett’s freefall continues. He started 3rd, he’s now 15th.

 

2:10

LAP 15 – The top four are now more or less nose to tail. About a carlength and a half evenly separates each of the top runners.

 

2:10

LAP 14 – Chander LeVan pits his car from the rear of the field.

 

2:10

LAP 13 – RUNNING ORDER:

1 Clay Rogers
2 Brodie Kostecki
3 Ronnie Bassett, Jr.
4 Ty Dillon
5 Travis Swaim

6 Darrell Wallace, Jr.
7 Brandon Jones
8 Cory Joyce
9 Ben Rhodes
10 Dylan Hall

 

2:08

LAP 10 – Racing is hot and heavy for 6th on back. Darrell Wallace Jr now paces Brandon Jones, Cory Joyce, Dillon Bassett, and Ben Rhodes.

 

2:08

LAP 9 – Cory Joyce had a moment in Turn Three. He came down the backstretch with so much momentum he almost drove right into Dillon Bassett.

 

2:07

LAP 8 – Swaim gets around Dillon Bassett who next faces pressure from Darrell Wallace, Jr.

 

2:07

LAP 6 -Now Dillon Basett slips to the grasp of Travis Swaim and the battle for fifth is on.

 

2:06

LAP 5 – Rogers, Kostecki and Ronnie Bassett. Then it’s Ty Dillon getting by Dillon Bassett for fourth.

 

2:06

LAP 4 – Ty Dillon is working Dillon Bassett hard for fourth. He seems to be beating him really badly in the center of the corner.

 

2:05

L:AP 3 – Rogers leads Kostecki, but the Australian is keeping his car well within striking distance of the leader.

 

2:05

LAP 2 – David Garbo, who couldn’t qualify due to a mechanical issue, has hit pit road. Something appears to still be wrong in his suspension.

 

2:04

LAP 2 – Ronnie Bassett took brother Dillon for third, Ty Dillon up to fifth.

 

2:04

LAP 1 – Kostecki keeps it even down the backstretch, but Rogers uses the high line momentum to clear out of Turn Four.

 

2:04

GREEN FLAG – Rogers chose the outside line for the start but Kostecki is even going into Turn One.

 

2:03

Lights off on the pace car, one lap until green.

 

2:03

Today’s field features the following stock car champions:

Clay Rogers (Pro Cup 4-time champion)
Ty Dillon (2011 ARCA champion)
Garrett Jones (2012 SELLMS Challenger Division champion)
Travis Swaim (2012 UARA champion)

 

1:59

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Go Ronnie Bassett and Darrell Wallce JR

 

1:59

Pace laps (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:59

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1:56

UARA Starting Lineup (75 Laps)

1 54 Clay Rogers
2 40 Brodie Kostecki
3 44 Dillon Bassett
4 04 Ronnie Bassett, Jr.
5 28 Travis Swaim
6 2 Ty Dillon
7 76 Darrell Wallace, Jr.
8 88 Garrett Jones
9 33 Brandon Jones
10 20 Cory Joyce
11 4 Dylan Hall
12 41 Ben Rhodes
13 35 Devin Jones
14 95 Michael Leavine
15 99 Brandon White
16 12 Garrett Campbell
17 7 Tyler Edwards
18 6 Will Gallaher
19 02 Randy Benson
20 32 Trey Marcham
21 81 Chandler LeVan
22 39 Spencer Euler
23 89 Bobby Reuse
24 8 David Garbo, Jr.

 

1:56

Drivers have been given the command, the engines are fired, and we are about to go racing.

 

1:55

Former K & N Pro Series East champ Max Gresham chats with Cory Joyce on the grid (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:55

Ronnie Bassett will go for three in a row today (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:53

Invocation & National Anthem being given for the UARA stars.

 

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1:53

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1:49

Ben Rhodes tells us that his team threw the kitchen sink at their #41 last night. Way too tight for the team yesterday and qualifying indicated the tightness has not quite left yet. But he believes this race will come down to tire strategy. He’s raced a lot of abrasive tracks already this year like Myrtle Beach, but he says this place will be the hardest on tires yet

 

1:45

Garrett Jones is the youngest driver in today’s race (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:44

The UARA grid, twelve rows deep (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:42

Dillon Bassett will start inside of brother Ronnie in Row Two today (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:39

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1:39

We see the UARA cars have rolled off pit road to grid on the fronstretch, so we’re going to go join them and get a few last minute pictures and quotes before today’s race starts.

 

1:38

We talked with Andy Seuss about his truck opportunity after practice. Seuss works for Rahmoc Racing Engines, which provides engines to the Rosenblum Racing team, so one thing let to another with the Modified hotshoe being picked up by the team for this weekend’s race.

Seuss, though, is actually leaving Rockingham now. He is still racing tonight in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, as he will pilot the #11 machine at South Boston Speedway. It’s about a two and a half hour drive from here.

 

1:37

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1:37

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1:31

Truck practice has ended so UARA drivers are being called to pit road to help grid the cars.

 

1:29

The Street Stock garage is also starting to get busy (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:15

One of the more surprising faces in the Truck garage today is Andy Seuss. The Whelen Southern regular is attempting to make his Truck Series debut with Rosenblum racing tomorrow (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:10

Bobby Reuse, a familiar face in the Deep South, has ventured rock to meet ‘The Rock’ (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:05

Rogers has swapped a late model for the #92 truck for a time (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:59

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12:58

We’re headed back pitside to talk to some drivers, we’ll be back in a little bit.

 

12:58

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12:57

Rogers spins off of Turn Four late in last April’s race. He won the November race here but can he get some springtime redemption today? (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:55

If you’re thinking this is a bit of de ja vu to last’s year’s April UARA race you are not alone. Rogers in the #54 machine also set fast time in qualifying. He would go onto lead most of the race, but looped it off of Turn Four with three laps to go and Corey LaJoie inherited the lead.

 

12:37

Right now the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series cars are on track for their first practice session. Drivers running both the UARA & CWTS races are Ty Dillon, Darrell Wallace, and Clay Rogers.

 

12:33

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12:33

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12:32

Points leader Ronnie Bassett, Jr. comes into today’s race on a two-race win streak. If he can make it three straight, he will be the first driver in this series to do so since Brennan Poole pulled off the hat trick in the summer of 2010. Poole is the only driver to pull of the feat thus far.

 

12:28

Brodie Kostecki poses by his car after setting second fast time in time trials (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:23

We’re back from a delicious lunch courtesy of track president Andy Hillenburg. The 1995 ARCA champion always treats media and drivers well and he remains an ultra-popular personality in the garage. Like most promoters you’ll find at your local short track, Hillenburg is here today in his work clothes, being a jack of all trades and always working hard to meet and greet as many people as he can.

 

12:03

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12:03

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12:02

UARA Qualifying Times

1 54 Clay Rogers 24.999
2 40 Brodie Kostecki 25.043
3 44 Dillon Bassett 25.087
4 04 Ronnie Bassett, Jr. 25.124
5 28 Travis Swaim 25.180
6 2 Ty Dillon 25.233
7 76 Darrell Wallace, Jr. 25.278
8 88 Garrett Jones 25.381
9 33 Brandon Jones 25.500
10 20 Cory Joyce 25.544
11 4 Dylan Hall 25.586
12 41 Ben Rhodes 25.593
13 35 Devin Jones 25.617
14 95 Michael Leavine 25.724
15 99 Brandon White 25.735
16 12 Garrett Campbell 25.788
17 7 Tyler Edwards 25.829
18 6 Will Gallaher 25.856
19 02 Randy Benson 25.922
20 32 Trey Marcham 26.150
21 81 Chandler LeVan 26.211
22 39 Spencer Euler 26.320
23 89 Bobby Reuse 26.390
24 8 David Garbo, Jr. 00.000

 

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11:52

Some UARA general rules stressed in the drivers’ meeting: Today’s race is 75 laps. Caution laps do count. This is a four-tire race, which means the four tires on the cars for the start of the race need to stay there all race long. Restarts are double file. Lucky dogs are awarded up to ten laps to go

 

11:49

Drivers’ meeting now underway (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:47

Randy Benson reviews the paperwork at the UARA drivers’ meeting (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:46

David Garbo says a malformed right front tire broke their shock mount. They are now replacing that part of the right front suspension (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:43

Qualifying time sheet. We will try to type this out when we return to the media center.

 

 

11:40

Dylan Hall was one of the final drivers to qualify (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:39

Clay Rogers has won the pole for today’s race.

 

11:34

Travis Swaim flys down the frontstretch (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:31

Devin Jones watches qualifying (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:30

Darrell Wallace Jr. gives his characteristic grin after time trials. Says his car was a little too tight (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:27

Tyler Edwards climbs out after his time trial lap (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:25

Brandon White is making his start at Rockingham today. He won last years Airport Auto Brokers Late Model championship in California before heading east this year (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:21

Ben Rhodes next on the track (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:19

Ty Dillon about to head out (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:18

Clay Rogers will now watch and wait to see if his lap time holds up (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:17

Clay Rogers is the fastest after his lap. He won the November race here

 

11:17

Garbo’s team believes it is something in the left front wheel mechanism that is broken. They are looking at both the wheel shape and the spindle to try to figure it out

 

11:13

Dave Garbo did not complete a lap in qualifying, he pulled his car off the track on the warmup lap

 

11:10

Dave Garbo, Jr. is back at it after winning his first ever late model race last weekend at Hickory (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:07

Dillon Bassett will be the first to go out to qualify (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:00

We are now going to head down to pit road as qualifying will come up in about ten minutes.

 

10:56

Interesting to note that the defending race winners for this Rockingham event are not in attendance this year, meaning we will have some new event winners in 2013. Last year Frank Kimmel, II won the Street Stock race with Corey LaJoie taking the UARA event.

 

10:53

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10:49

Frank Kimmel Street Stock Starting Lineup
Qualifying was held Friday

1 5 Chuck Barnes, Sr.
2 1 Chad Hall
3 12 Jason Calhoun
4 87 Willie Reynes
5 3 Alan Rich
6 42 Curtis Peeples
7 7 Tony Conway
8 11 Ronnie Newsome
9 3 Greg Grindstaff
10 74 Jason Garver
11 64 Gary Davis
12 0 Charles Hutto
13 2 Ron Lux
14 26 Jeff Berg
15 32 Roger Williams
16 116 Todd Bradbury
17 38 Randy Merwin
18 35 William Ashton
19 36 Wallace Leatherwood
20 88 Lee Newsome
21 70 Steve Hadley
22 20 Gary Taff
23 8 John Wesley
24 311 Keith Bissinger
25 90 Nathan Peckham
26 56 John Guker
27 28 Joshua Varney
28 21 Chris Flowers
29 6 Jeff Melton

 

10:47

UARA Practice Times (FRIDAY):

1. 2 Ty Dillon 25.404
2. 76 Darrell Wallace, Jr. 25. 427
3. 04 Ronnie Bassett, Jr. 25.438
4. 40 Brodie Kostecki 25.441
5. 28 Travis Swaim 25.637
6. 54 Clay Rogers 25. 825
7. 44 Dillon Bassett 25.854
8. 7 Tyler Edwards 25. 931
9. 8 David Garbo Jr, 25.961
10. 41 Ben Rhodes 26.018
11. 32 Trey Marcham 26.087
12. 88 Garrett Jones 26. 101
13. 12 Garrett Gampbell 26.218
14. 33 Brandon Jones 26. 238
15. 20 Cory Joyce 26.259
16. 35 Devin Jones 26. 323
17. 02 Randy Benson 26.366
18. 4 Dylan Hall 26.447
19. 39 Spencer Euler 26.521
20. 6 Will Gallaher 26.610
21. 99 Brandon White 26. 970
22. 89 Bobby Reuse 27.293

 

10:46

Schedule for Today’s Events:

11:10UARA Qualifying (2 laps)
12:30NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice
1:40UARA Pre-Race Ceremonies
2:00UARA race (75 Laps)
3:00NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice
4:15Frank Kimmel Street Stocks Pre-Race
4:45Frank Kimmel Street Stock race (100 Laps)

 

10:40

It is a gorgeous day for racing, with temparatures expected in the mid-70s with occassional cloudcover this afternoon.

 

10:39

Good morning everyone to the sandhills of North Carolina and Rockingham Speedway for today’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200, which will feature the UARA STARS Late Model Series and the Frank Kimmel Street Stock Nationals today.

 

10:38

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Trackside Now: UARA-STARS – Rockingham Speedway (NC) – 4/13/13