12:30
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12:30
We are going to go ahead and wrap up Trackside Now for this evening. We will be back mid-morning tomorrow to get you ready for World Crown 300 Sunday. Thanks for tuning in this evening and good night (or morning, I guess).
12:29
Dillon Oliver has cleared tech. We will have more on the Michael Pilla DQ situation tomorrow.
11:59
We have gotten word now that the #26 of Willie Allen has officially cleared as well. We are now only waiting for Dillon Oliver to clear.
11:57
For the record, all other divisions have now officially cleared tech, we are only waiting on the Pro Late Models.
11:48
We have also gotten word that Todd Vanderford, winner in the Rheem 35 Outlaw Late Model feature, has been disqualified for a cylinder head infraction.
11:44
We know that some of you may be confused as Gresham Motorsports Park has posted their results via many different outlets, all results are UNOFFICIAL until tech clears this evening.
11:42
We have received word from tech that Bubba Pollard’s win is official and he has cleared tech. We are still waiting on word from second-place Willie Allen and third place Dillon Oliver.
11:27
Dillon Oliver’s car has now rolled into the tech shed for post-race inspection.
11:26
Pilla’s car about to be loaded.
11:25
That means Dillon Oliver’s machine will now be subjected to tech inspection.
11:21
We have learned that the 4 of Michael Pilla has been disqualified for a cam issue.
11:06
The lights have gone off at Gresham Motorsports Park but we still see the tech shed glowing brightly in the infield as engine teardowns continue.
10:56
Action from tech.
10:41
Still waiting on Ricky Brooks’ tech to clear. Taking a long time is not out of the ordinary, not at all for Mr. Brooks’ “Room of Doom”
10:35
10:35
While we’ve been talking a lot about the Snowball, there is one more huge Super Late Model show prior to the Derby and that’s next weekend when Florida’s best host some challengers from the Midwest and Atlantic Seaboard at New Smyrna Speedway for the Governor’s Cup. 51 will again be sending a large crew down for Trackside Now and radio coverage.
10:33
Pollard was asked in Victory Lane if anything from tonight could transfer over to tomorrow night and he admitted he felt he had learned quite a bit, specifically about what lines to run in certain situations and was playing around with that quite a bit prior to the competition caution on lap 75.
10:31
Erik Jones also displayed a Beau Slocumb sticker for this race (Speed51.com Photo)
10:25
Comment From Sheree 

Great job Willie!! Very happy for you and your entire racing team!!!

10:21
Michael Pilla congratulates winner Bubba Pollard (Speed51.com Photo)
10:19
Comment From Tad 

Tell Nasse I will play him heads up on the golf course!!! Haha

10:18
Nasse, on the other hand, finished 8th in his only World Crown start back in 09.

15 of the 34 drivers tomorrow will be making their first World Crown appearance.

10:17
Pollard has never won the World Crown. In fact, looking at his stat sheet, he’s been hit or miss in World Crown success in seven starts – http://bit.ly/vvv353
10:15
Stephen Nasse, who we heard went out and played a round of golf after SLM practice today, will be the polesitter with Bubba Pollard on his outside.

10:15
Remember we will be here tomorrow for the running of the prestigious World Crown for the Super Late Models.

Trackside Now coverage will kick off mid-morning and just like tonight run you all the way through the clearing of tech. We’d love for you to be at the track but if you can’t, we’d love to have you back.

10:12
Thanks to all the viewers who have stuck around and are still watching our coverage. We’ll be sticking around until tech clears to bring you the official results as tech clears.
10:11
Comment From Guest 

what an awesome race it should be. thanks to the gresham family and all the membera of gresham motorsports park for honoring beau in such an aweome way.

10:11
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10:09
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10:05
Also need to give a shoutout to Iowan Mason Mitchell for a solid run in a fairly underfunded machine
10:04
Comment From CRAFan 

Nice run by the veteran Eddie Hoffman, and the young gun Erik Jones! Way to represent the midwest!

10:04
Comment From brian brendan 

love the silver on bubbas car nowadays

10:04
Comment From War Shocks 

Yes we will be at the flake

10:04
Tech is under way.
10:03
10:03
The current entry lists for the Snowball Derby and Snowflake are available on the right hand side of http://5flagsspeedway.com/
10:01
10:01
Allen said in his interview he was getting ready for Five Flags, so I would presume that refers to the Snowflake.
10:01
Comment From brian brendan 

will willie allen be at the snowflake?

10:00
Comment From Guest 

well looks like number 19 one win away from the 20 he wanted

9:59
Pollard poses with the #08 and #18 (Speed51.com Photo)
9:52
The Ronnie Sanders Racing team poses with the tribute hood (Speed51.com Photo)
9:52
Comment From Guest 

Great job Willie Allen way to come from the back, The War Shock gang does it again, The Tennessee boys are on top of the game, heck yay great job to the whole team at War Shocks

9:51
Willie Allen was all smiles after a back-to-runnerup effort here tonight (Speed51.com Photo)
9:47
Bubba Pollard, Jessica Slocumb (Beau’s widow), and Beau’s father pose with the Slocumb hood (Speed51.com Photo)
9:45
Tech is beginning.
9:44
Bubba Pollard embraces Beau Slocumb’s family (Speed51.com Photo)
9:41
Bubba Pollard climbs out of the winning machine (Speed51.com Photo)
9:40
I didn’t do it alone! I couldn’t have done it without Elgin Traylor in the pits this evening and Tim Quievryn beside me with his input and second set of eyes all night.
9:40
Comment From Inside Track Magazin 

ally just wanna say you did a spectacular job tonight

9:39
Bubba Pollard asks for the flag (Speed51.com Photo)
9:39
Comment From Pk dad 

Great job Bubba & Ronnie well deserved

9:39
Comment From Kristen 

Great job Willie!! We are so proud of you.

9:39
Comment From Kim Brown 

Congrats Michael Pilla on a good finish!

9:39
Comment From Karen 

Great job Dillon on 4th place

9:39
Comment From Guest 

bubba pollard you are a true champ.

9:32
The top-three finishers continue to celebrate on the front straightaway.
9:31
As always, I will post the finishing order as it becomes available.
9:31
Comment From bill 

how about the full finising order.us people in ohio would like to know.

9:29
Unofficial Beau Slocumb Memorial Top-25:

1 Bubba Pollard
2 Willie Allen
3 Michael Pilla
4 Dillon Oliver
5 Eddie Hoffman
6 Colt James
7 Dwayne Buggay
8 Tyler Speer
9 Erik Jones
10 Brandon Jones
11 Mason Mitchell
12 Gus Dean
13 Tyler Edwards
14 Spencer Davis
15 Russell Fleeman
16 RS Senter
17 Dalton Grindle
18 Fredrick Moore
19 Donald McIntosh
20 DJ VanderLey
21 Daniel Bolden
22 Michael Lance
23 Tanner Berryhill
24 Jerick Johnson
25 Rodney Benefield

9:27
Unofficial Beau Slocumb Memorial 100 Top Ten Finishers:

1 Bubba Pollard
2 Willie Allen
3 Michael Pilla
4 Dillon Oliver
5 Eddie Hoffman
6 Colt James
7 Dwayne Buggay
8 Tyler Speer
9 Erik Jones
10 Brandon Jones

9:26
Thanks for joining!
9:26
Comment From 97 fan 

Thanks Speed51 for great coverage. I’ll see you tomorrow!

9:23
Full results coming shortly.
9:23
Comment From Guest 

great to see there wasnt the level of carnage that alot of people were worried about

9:23
Comment From Guest 

haters gonna hate

9:23
Comment From fanatic 

SHOCKER!! No inversion and a car from front row wins.

9:23
Comment From Guest 

Willie Allen did a great job starting 30th and finishing 2nd!

9:22
Comment From Guest 

im [email protected] carter

9:21
Pollard says he told his crew before this race that he would give up the 18 late model wins he’s scored this season to win just this race and that he knows Beau was riding with him in the closing laps as his car got free and he was struggling to hold onto it.
9:19
Comment From Robin Wagner 

Congratulations to Bubba Pollard on this very special win!!

9:19
Pollard has parked his car at the fence in front of the fans and climbed out and waved the checkered flag for them.
9:18
Comment From Guest 

Bubba is defiantly one of the best drivers out there right now!

9:18
Comment From Guest 

Chase Elliot will come home third in Phoenix! He’ll be tuff tomorrow!

9:18
Comment From Guest 

Blaney wins k&n race at phoenix

9:18
Comment From Guest 

God bless you Bubba.

9:17
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9:16
Pollard scores an emotional victory for the Slocumb family as he has carried Beau’s colors and a tribute to his fallen friend on the hood of his machine for many races this season.
9:15
CHECKERED: Pollard wins the Beau Slocumb Memorial 100 at Gresham Motorsports Park!
9:15
Bubba Pollard takes the white flag with Allen in tow.
9:15
As they move towards the lapped car of Jerick Johnson Allen closes in on Pollard with two laps to go.
9:14
The leaders are now making their way through lapped traffic.
9:14
Lap 95: With five to go Pollard now holds a .379 lead over Allen.
9:14
Hoffman completes the pass.
9:14
James and Hoffman side by side for fifth.
9:13
Lap 91: Willie Allen is not letting Pollard out of his sights in the closing laps of this event.
9:13
Jeff Fultz is back on pit road.
9:12
Gus Dean makes a save as he slid into Donald McIntosh out of four.
9:12
Lap 89: Bubba Pollard has not pulled away from Allen as they pull away from the rest of the field.
9:11
Lap 88: Pollard continues to lead Allen, Pilla, Oliver, James, Hoffman, Buggay, Jones, Speers and Mitchell.
9:11
Lap 85: Allen can’t hold on to complete the pass and Pollard continues to lead.
9:11
Lap 84: Allen looks under Pollard into turn one for the lead.
9:10
Berryhill off the pace with what appears to be a tire issue.
9:10
Lap 81: Pollard continues to lead as Willie Allen closes in on his back bumper for the lead.
9:09
Speer and Jones beat and bang for tenth.
9:09
Lap 78: Willie Allen now takes second on the outside of Pilla.
9:09
Lap 77: Pollard clears Pilla off turn four for the lead.
9:08
GREEN: Pollard chose the outside and pulls ahead down the backstretch.
9:08
Running Order – Lap 75 of 100:

1 18 Bubba Pllard
2 4p Michael Pilla
3 88 Dillon Oliver
4 26a Willie Allen
5 15 Colt James
6 45 Dwayne Buggay
7 8 Eddie Hoffman
8 7m Donald McIntosh
9 33 Jones
10 97 Berryhill

9:06
We have received a report from the pits that Jeff Fultz is officially done for the night.
9:05
Gus Dean pits, Ross Kenseth is catch-can man.
9:05
Fredrick Moore has actually switched his right sides and left sides on his pit stop.
9:05
Been told left wear is actually worse than right today. Some teams are swapping right sides which is allowed
9:04
Comment From Guest 

left side? why not right

9:04
We will try to get you a full field rundown once pits cycle out.
9:04
Fredrick Moore, Spencer Davis, Erik Jones, Russell Fleeman, RS Senter, Jerick Johnson, Mason Mitchell, Dalton Grindle and Daniel Bolden have all hit pit road.
9:04
Erik Jones on pit road.
9:04
Here’s who is going home early tonight after being eliminated by being a lap down. Tyler Edwards got the Lucky Dog and WILL be in the show:

Jimmy Carter
Wayne Hansard
Mike Bargo
Rodney Benefield
Jeff Fultz
Michael Lance
Anderson Bowen
Brady Boswell
Rob Sanders
Akinori Ogata

9:00
D.J. VanderLey hits pit road before it was open.
8:59
Elgin Traylor indicating Erik Jones will pit. He may be the only one who pits among the leaders. Most of the leaders who we talked to prior to the race indicated track position means a lot more than tires here.
8:59
Reminder: Teams may pit for two left side tires but will lose track position if so.
8:58
Moore will hold on, Pilla was under Pollard at the stripe.
8:58
YELLOW: Lap 75 competition caution.
8:58
Edwards loses a lap and loses his spot in the final showdown. Fredrick Moore will have to hold on one more lap.
8:57
Lap 73 : Pilla looks under Pollard for the lead but he can’t complete the pass in lapped traffic.
8:57
Lap 72 : Buggay has now made his way by Jones for sixth.
8:57
Lap 71: Allen now makes his way under James for fourth and takes the spot.
8:56
Lap 70: Pollard continues to lead Pilla, Oliver, James, Allen, Jones, Buggay, Hoffman, McIntosh and VanderLey.
8:56
Dalton Grindle, Fredrick Moore and Taylor Edwards might be overtaken by the leaders before Lap 75 and be elimintaed save Grindle who has a guaranteed spot.
8:55
Ten laps to the lap 75 competition caution.
8:55
Lap 64: After a long battle Allen wasn’t able to complete the pass and falls in line fifth.
8:54
Lap 63 : Allen works his way under James for the fourth spot.
8:54
Lap 62: Pollard now holds a single car length lead over Pilla.
8:54
Lap 60: We just noticed Willie Allen has come out of nowhere in the last ten laps and suddenly saddles in fifth.
8:53
Lap 58: Pilla is now shrinking Pollards lead. Its now down to just .554-second.
8:53
Tyler Speer and Dalton Grindle almost wrecked out of four racing for 19th and racing to stay on the lead lap.
8:52
Lap 56: Oliver also makes his way around James for third.
8:52
Lap 56: Pilla now takes second from James and sets his sights on Pollard who is 1.014-seconds ahead of the field.
8:51
We saw Butch here earlier and he mentioned he was working with a team. Not sure if it was Pilla.
8:51
Comment From Guest 

Is B. Miller working with Pilla?

8:51
Lap 52: As they work through lapped traffic Pollard continues to lead James, Pilla, Oliver and Jones.
8:50
Lap 50: Pilla now looks under James for second down the backstretch.
8:50
Lap 49: Pilla under James for second into turn three and they’re side by side off four.
8:49
Lap 45: Colt James meanwhile has caught right back up to Pollard after losing a few carlengths earlier.
8:49
Lap 44: Pilla completes the pass on Jones for third as they world through lapped traffic. Jones falls back to fifth behind Oliver.
8:48
Lap 43: Jeff Fultz has to hit pit road.
8:48
Lap 41: Pilla now looks under Jones for third and they’re side by side off turn four.
8:48
Comment From oljonesy 

watch for hoffman after halfway…..

8:48
Comment From Guest 

Don’t worry, Bubba is holding back a little too.

8:47
Dwayne Buggay trying to take 6th from McIntosh, who just lost fifth to Oliver. Buggay though is hampered by bottoming out bad in the turns.

Michael Lance hits pit road off the pace.

8:47
Lap 39: Pollard now holds a three car length and .403-second lead over James, Jones, and Pilla who are all nose to tale in third, fourth and fifth.
8:46
Lap 37: Jones has now fallen back into the clutches of Pilla and they are nose to tail in third and fourth.
8:46
Not sure. He’s third but just two carlengths back of the lead.
8:46
Comment From bobt 

eric jones saving his car and not over driving??

8:46
Comment From willie33 

go dillon 88

8:46
Lap 35: Pollard, James and Jones are now nose to tail around this track and Michael Pilla is only a car length back from them.
8:45
Dillon Oliver and D.J. VanderLey rub fenders for sixth.
8:45
Lap 31: Colt James is stalking right in Pollard’s tire tracks preparing to make his move.
8:45
Fleeman just made his second incredible save of the weekend, stacking up the second half of the field.
8:44
Dalton Grindle had a bad restart and Tyler Edwards made a swerve on the front stretch to save.
8:44
Anderson Bowen’s car.
8:44
GREEN: Pollard gets the run on the outside and leads into turn one.
8:40
LAP 28 – Caution #2 – Running Order (Note that with the pit stops this will change a little in the back)

1 18 Pollard
2 15 James
3 4p Michael Pilla
4 4 Erik Jones
5 72 D.J. VanderLey
6 7m Donald McIntosh
7 88 Dillon Oliver
8 45 Dwayne Buggay
9 98 Russell Fleeman
10 10 RS Senter
11 04m Michael Lance
12 8 Eddie Hoffman
13 33 Brandon Jones
14 26 Willie Allen
15 09 Daniel Bolden
16 30 Jeff Fultz
17 97 Tanner Berryhill
18 55 Mason Mitchell
19 31 Fredrick Moore
20 28 Jimmy Carter
21 2 Brady Boswell
22 23 Dalton Grindle
23 29 Spencer Davis
2456 Gus Dean
25 60 Tyler Speer
26 7 Tyler Edwards
28 12 Wayne Hansard
29 29 Anderson Bowen (OUT, will fall further once green flag laps resume)
30 53 Mike Bargo (same)
31 36 Rodney Benefield (-1)
32 76 Jerrick Johnson (-1)
33 17 Rob Sanders (OUT)
34 83 Akinori Ogata (DNS)

8:39
Brady Boswell has gone behind the wall with engine trouble and Jerick Johnson has come through the pits under this caution.
8:37
Fredrick Moore, Jimmy Carter, Tyler Speer and Gus Dean have all hit pit road under this caution.
8:36
The mess in turn three.
8:36
Mike Bargo was also collected in that incident and his now stopped in the outside turn four wall.
8:35
After Bowen and James made contact, Bowen’s night is now done.
8:34
YELLOW: Colt James made a three wide pass through lapped traffic down the backstretch and Anderson Bowen tried to follow him through and take the second spot but wasn’t able to complete the pass and landed in the inside wall.
8:33
Lap 28: As Pollard continues to weave his way through lapped traffic Bowen is now right on the back bumper of Colt James and planning his next move.
8:33
Comment From 97 fan 

GO BOWEN GO!

8:32
Lap 24: Bowen tried passing Jones for second but got really squirrly through three and four and had to back out.
8:31
Lap 22: The leaders are now working their way through light lapped traffic as they catch the rear of the field.
8:31
Lapping begins as Jerick Johnson and Rodney Benefield run side by side blocking the lead duo.
8:31
Lap 21: Anderson Bowen has now taken the third spot away from Erik Jones.
8:30
Lap 19: Pollard leads James, Jones, Bowen, Pilla, VanderLey, McIntosh, Buggay, Fleeman and Oliver.
8:30
We’ve already noticed Colt James’ rear brake roders glowing just twenty laps in.
8:30
Lap 18: Pollard dove under James into turn three and snatched the lead away.
8:29
Lap 18: Pollard is now right on the bumper of Colt James.
8:29
Lap 15: A car length separates James, Pollard, Jones and Bowen as they pace the field.
8:29
Comment From Guest 

Go colt

8:28
Lap 13: Anderson Bowen now works his way under VanderLey for the fourth spot.
8:28
The back of the field will have to start to hustle. Cars not on the lead lap and do not have a guaranteed spot in the final segment due to their track point standings will be eliminated at the lap 75 break.

Jerick Johnson is currently last but he will be one of the guaranteed drivers

8:28
Lap 10: The field is now single-filed around this Jefferson, Georgia half-mile.
8:27
Lap 9: Jones now looks under Pollard for second into turn three.
8:26
Lap 6: James now dives under Pollard into turn one and takes the lead.
8:26
Lap 5: Pollard is now clear of James and James and Jones now battle side by side for second once again.
8:26
Comment From John 

The spotter tower is awesome what a attribute

8:25
Lap 3: Colt James now takes second and looks under Pollard for the lead.
8:25
Lap 2: Pollard clears Jones for the lead and sets sail as Jones battles side by side with Colt James.
8:25
Lap 1: Pollard was ahead at the line and will be scored as the leader of the first lap.
8:24
GREEN: Pollard again gets a great run on the outside line and they’re side by side into turn one.
8:24
Tyler Edwards is pitting with a wrinkled left front from the Davis spin. He will rejoin the field.
8:21
YELLOW: The caution is out and we will reset the field as Spencer Davis spun in turn two.
8:21
GREEN: Pollard gets a good run on the outside and they’re side by side into turn one.
8:20
8:20
One to go.
8:20
The banner is raised to reveal the newly-christened Beau Slocumb Memorial Tower (Speed51.com Photo)
8:19
Comment From Robin Wagner 

Good luck Eric Jones & Jimmy Carter! You’ve got a lot of cars to pass but u can do it Jimmy!

8:19
Comment From Guest 

I wish I could click “Like” on the 08 comments.

8:17
Comment From Ck 

Go get em RS!!!!!

8:17
Comment From guest 

Beau was first class! Had the honor of knowing him and racing with him. A very great guy and loved racing!

8:16
Beau Slocumb Memorial 100 Starting Lineup

1 Erik Jones
2 Bubba Pollard
3 Anderson Bowen
4 Colt James
5 Michael Pilla
6 DJ VanderLey
7 RS Senter
8 Donald McIntosh
9 Russell Fleeman
10 Dwayne Buggay
11 Brandon Jones
12 Michael Lance
13 Dillon Oliver
14 Eddie Hoffman
15 Mason Mitchell
16 Daniel Bolden
17 Spencer Davis
18 Jimmy Carter
19 Tyler Edwards
20 Gus Dean
21 Jeff Fultz
22 Fredrick Moore
23 Wayne Hansard
24 Tanner Berryhill
25 Dalton Grindle
26 Tyler Speer
27 Brady Boswell
28 Rodney Benefield
29 Akinori Ogata
30 Willie Allen
31 Mike Bargo
32 Jerick Johnson

8:16
Comment From bill 

hats of to gresham for taken the time to properly honor a guy who did a lot for the sport.

8:16
The Slocumb car parades the field.
8:15
Comment From John 

To all the Drivers and Crew have a safe race and may the best team win. Bubba my moneys on you to keep that trophy in Georgia. Have a great race guys

8:15
The command to fire engines has been given and we are now rolling under the pace laps behind Beau’s #08 machine.
8:14
Comment From slm fan 

NHRA finals on the radio & The Beau Slocumb on trackside gets no better than this… .go Bubba!!! Do it for yuor fallen friend:)

8:14
Comment From Tom Q 

Go Bubba!

8:14
Comment From bobt 

good luck Eric, from the michigan crew!!!

8:13
Slocumb’s famous camo scheme (Speed51.com Photo)
8:13
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8:13
Comment From Guest 

It’s a very fitting gesture to have the 08 car pace the field. First class.

8:13
As this is the Beau Slocumb Memorial 100, we are being sure to take ample time to truly honor the family Beau left behind and to give credit where it is due to the Gresham family and the staff here at Gresham Motorsports Park for all they’ve done to honor him.
8:13
Comment From joe 

still not raceing

8:12
Comment From Lenny 

Go #51

8:11
Comment From DY 

Have a great race Erik Jones – from all your fans in Michigan

8:11
Comment From Josh 

Lets get it done Nashville boys!

8:11
Tyler Edwards signed a toboggan on the grid. We also saw Mason Mitchell sign a foot (Speed51.com Photo)
8:11
Don’t forget to tune into the NASCAR Hometracks Radio broadcast of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race on NASCARHometracksRadio.com going on right now at Phoenix International Raceway.
8:09
Dalton Grindle with a young fan on the grid (Speed51.com Photo)
8:08
Good to hear from you Taylor!
8:08
Comment From Hull82 

Let’s go Mcintosh!

8:08
Comment From John 

Franklin,Tn. is wishing Colt James a great race

8:08
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8:06
Comment From Karen 

good luck little buddy Dillon……88

8:06
Comment From 97 Fan 

Good luck to Anderson Bowen. Keep the fenders on it son!

8:06
Comment From Guest 

what an awesome race it should be. thanks to the gresham family and all the membera of gresham motorsports park for honoring beau in such an aweome way.

8:05
Comment From Guest 

go big willie, and all the nashville boys

8:02
Comment From guest 

bring it home to TN, Willie 26

8:02
The Slocumb family and all the drivers in the field pose for a photo.
8:01
Comment From willie33 

Go gettem!!! Dillon 88

8:00
Not yet!
8:00
Comment From Guest 

has anyone ever won the world crown and the snowflake or snowball in the same year?

8:00
We are currently honoring the Slocumb family and thanking the Gresham family for all they’ve done for Beau, his family and here at Gresham Motorsports Park.
8:00
Comment From joe 

put the green flag out lets race.

7:58
Opening ceremonies are underway on the frontstretch.
7:58
Comment From bill 

jimmy carter is always a strong finisher.missed a little on qualifying,but dont count him out in the race.he is patient and has time to get to the front.go jimmy go.

7:56
7:56
Comment From Peaches 

It’s great to honor Beau& watch the ‘young guns’ race. Good luck Erik Jones

7:55
7:55
Yes, scroll down.
7:55
Comment From pcracer 

Is there a qualifying results somewhere?

7:54
It’s a strong crowd for sure tonight, especially considering the frigid temperatures we’re experiencing.
7:53
Comment From Guest 

how is the crowd in the stands

7:49
Comment From Larry 

Cmon Jimmy Carter bring it home to the buckeye state

7:49
The Slocumb family.
7:46
The autograph session is complete and up next will be opening ceremonies and then we will take the green flag in the Beau Slocumb Memorial 100 at Gresham Motorsports Park.
7:44
Comment From John 

Go Bubba win it for Beau

7:44
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7:44
Comment From david wilbert 

we ran asa in 06 he sure was a good young man my heart goes out to his family i know how they feel i losted my son 5 years ago in a car wreck he was 15

7:44
Comment From jimmy dru 

bubba good luck get one for beau!!!!!!

7:41
Comment From Molly (Ms. Peachstate) 

Ms. Peachstate checking in…RIP Beau, prayers are still with his beautiful wife…he was a great man!

7:41
Comment From Lena Lang 

OMG ! To see Beau’s car going around the track …if I was there I KNOW I would be bawling my eyes out !!! It STILL does NOT seem real !!! I will NEVER forget his SMILE …the one that he ALWAYS had on his face !!! I MISS YOU BEAU , and think of you OFTEN !!!!

7:40
Comment From Guest 

Go Bubba. I’d love to see Beau”s good friend bring this one home!

7:28
Comment From Guest 

Great to see the impact Beau made on so many people. Awesome driver… bet its going to be pretty emotional at the start of race.

7:28
Comment From Guest 

Beau is in all of are hearts on this special night

7:28
Comment From Logan Boyett 

Seeing the pace car tonight nearly leaves me speechless. That is incredible. Lead em to the green Bud

7:27
Beau Slocumb tribute car.
7:21
We see a lot of Beau Slocumb shirts and hats tonight. Beau was a popular driver and hundreds have come out to honor him tonight.
7:17
Fans out on the track meeting the drivers.
7:09
Bargo and Jerick Johnson will start from the rear of the field after being DQed in qualifying.
7:09
Tonight the 08 Beau Slocumb Pro Late Model will pace the field for the opening parade laps for the Beau Slocumb Memorial. (Speed51.com Photo)
7:09
Comment From Guest 

Where does mike Bargo start

7:09
Comment From fanatic 

I believe the outlaws there are 2 barrel carbs.

7:00
Fans getting ready to meet the drivers.
6:57
Six drivers are guaranteed to transfer into the final 25 lap segment of the Pro Late Model event. They are:

98 Russell Fleeman
04 Michael Lance
45 Dwayne Buggay
23 Dalton Grindle
56 Gus Dean
76 Jerick Johnson

6:54
Todd Vanderford in Victory Lane (Speed51.com Photo)
6:47
Unofficial Rheem Outlaw 35 Outlaw Late Model Results:

1. Todd Vanderford
2. Matthew Wragg
3. Jason Bates
4. Mike Davidson
5. Jimmy Motes
6. David Murphy
7. Terry Martin
8. Trey White
9. Hoyt Stephens

6:45
With ten laps to go in the Outlaw Late Model feature Todd Vanderford holds a 1.5-second lead over Matthew Wragg, Jason Bates, Mike Davidson and Jimmy Motes.
6:43
Unfortunately, I don’t have a definitive answer to that question other than they are simply a different type of Outlaw. Midwest Outlaws are more like full blown Super Late Models and these are more of an entry level series with crate motors and stock parts.
6:43
Comment From Guest 

Why are the outlaw’s so much slower than the outlaws you see run up north .

6:40
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6:39
That would be the machine of Trey White.
6:38
Comment From ak16 

who is in the 11 outlaw car?

6:36
Nope, just our Trackside Now coverage presented by Atlanta Thrifty Nickel for all of the weekend’s festivities.
6:35
Comment From Guest 

Is this race being broadcast on the radio?

6:34
Comment From RT37MS 

Go Todd Vanderford

6:33
Rheem Outlaw 35 Starting Lineup:

1. Jimmy Motes
2. Trey White
3. Todd Vanderford
4. Terry Martin
5. Matthew Wragg
6. Hoyt Stephens
7. Mike Davidson
8. Jason Bates
9. David Murphy

6:33
No Jerrod Foley this weekend in either late model division.
6:33
Comment From corey 

is jerrod foley racing in pro or super?

6:32
If you’re wondering what’s going on in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West event at Phoenix International Speedway check out NASCAR Hometracks Radio live onNASCARHometracks.com.
6:30
Aaron Calvert dedicated the win to his grandmother, who passed away just last week (Speed51.com Photo)
6:26
6:26
Unofficial Rheem Mini Stocks 25 Feature Results:

1. Aaron Calvert
2. Trace Embry
3. Avery Burgess
4. Spanky Hicks
5. Darrell Carlson
6. Bill George
7. Allen Cantrell
8. Brandon Amos
9. Marc Gallichotte
10. Steve Hill
11. Scotty Beck
12. Matt Meyer
13. BJ Thrasher
14. Dustin Stephan

6:22
6:20
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6:19
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6:16
Not yet, still rolling at lap 17. The Outlaw Late Models have been called to line up for their 35-lap feature next.
6:16
Comment From guest 

are the mimi stocks done?

6:12
6:03
Comment From Guest 

Nice job qualifying Michael, good luck in the race wish we could be there to cheer you on…. Love Mom, Kristen and Jessica

6:01
Comment From Jimmy 

I heard Jimmy Lang was at the track helping a team, He be the best help if he was driving the car. if anybody needs a driver they should hunt him down

5:54
The Rheem Mini Stocks 25 feature is now taking the green flag.
5:51
Mike Childers emerges as the winner of the Renegade feature (Speed51.com Photo)
5:49
Jeff Fultz and his twelve-week old puppy in the driver’s meeting earlier (Speed51.com Photo)
5:49
We have just confirmed it was a tech infraction but there are no other specifics to share.
5:48
Comment From Guest 

Any word of why Johnson and Bargo were disqualified??

5:46
Rheem Renegades 15 Unofficial Finishing Order:

1. Mike Childers
2. Ralph Carnes
3. Sam Stages
4. Jody Trivett
5. Tony Newman
6. Blake Gregory
7. Nathaniel Carlisle
8. Jessie Thomas

5:43
At halfway in the Rheem Renegade 15 Mike Childers leads Carnes, Trivett, Stages, Newman, Gregory, Thomas and Carlisle.
5:39
Rheem Renegades 15 Starting Lineup:

1. Mike Childers
2. Nathaniel Carlisle
3. Jessie Thomas
4. Tony Newman
5. Blake Gregory
6. Jody Trivett
7. Ralph Carnes
8. Sam Stages

5:39
Mickey Cain, normal race director, also on the flagstand for today’s event (Speed51.com Photo)
5:38
Race director Mickey Cain has taken stance in the flagstand for this race in relief of the regular flagman who has been in the stand all day and probably enjoys the reprieve.
5:37
The Renegades have now taken to the track for their 15-lap feature.
5:36
We have three local features and an autograph session to go through before the main event (the pro late model event).
5:36
Comment From Guest 

When will the late model race start?

5:35
Drivers said track lost a bit of grip plus they are in race trim. 16.1 was optimistic.
5:35
Comment From Joe 

Where was the sixteen one!!!

5:35
Comment From Guest 

8th pole this year for Erik!!!

5:35
Sounds like someone is at the track and reading Trackside. Thanks for joining us!
5:34
Comment From Guest 

Willie Allen’s motor was missing on his Q attempt.

5:31
Unofficial Beau Slocumb Memorial 100 Qualifying Results:

Pos. Driver Best Lap
1 Erik Jones 16.454
2 Bubba Pollard 16.510
3 Anderson Bowen 16.574
4 Colt James 16.581
5 Michael Pilla 16.589
6 DJ VanderLey 16.590
7 RS Senter 16.635
8 Donald McIntosh 16.645
9 Russell Fleeman 16.688
10 Dwayne Buggay 16.724
11 Brandon Jones 16.734
12 Michael Lance 16.807
13 Dillon Oliver 16.814
14 Eddie Hoffman 16.818
15 Mason Mitchell 16.822
16 Daniel Bolden 16.838
17 Spencer Davis 16.863
18 Jimmy Carter 16.935
19 Tyler Edwards 17.015
20 Gus Dean 17.028
21 Jeff Fultz 17.041
22 Fredrick Moore 17.042
23 Wayne Hansard 17.083
24 Tanner Berryhill 17.094
25 Dalton Grindle 17.177
26 Tyler Speer 17.181
27 Brady Boswell 17.194
28 Rodney Benefield 17.289
29 Akinori Ogata 17.936
30 Willie Allen N/A
31 Mike Bargo DQ
32 Jerick Johnson DQ

5:30
The local division features will be up next, starting with Renegades.
5:30
We have confirmed that Bargo was DQed and just been told Jerick Johnson was as well.
5:29
This means Erik Jones and Bubba Pollard will be your front row tonight. Complete times in just a second
5:29
Our last qualifier, Willie Allen could not seem to grab a gear and could not make a time
5:27
Jerick Johnson
Lap 1: 17.440
Lap 2: 17.078
Best Lap: 17.078
5:26
There will be no inversions at any stage of the Pro Late Model race tonight
5:26
Comment From Guest 

will there be an invert

5:26
Dalton Grindle
Lap 1: 17.238
Lap 2: 17.177
Best Lap: 17.177
5:25
RS Senter
Lap 1: 16.709
Lap 2: 16.635
Best Lap: 16.635
5:24
Eddie Hoffman
Lap 1: 16.956
Lap 2: 16.818
Best Lap: 16.818
5:23
Gus Dean
Lap 1: 17.028
Lap 2: 17.067
Best Lap: 17.028
5:22
With just five cars to go, your top-five is Erik Jones, Bubba Pollard, Anderson Bowen, Colt James, and Michael Pilla
5:22
Anderson Bowen
Lap 1: 16.664
Lap 2: 16.574
Best Lap: 16.574
5:21
Willie Allen will be the last car out.
5:21
Rodney Benefield
Lap 1: 17.362
Lap 2: 17.289
Best Lap: 17.289
5:20
Bubba Pollard
Lap 1: 16.510
Lap 2: 16.719
Best Lap: 16.510
5:19
Dillon Oliver
Lap 1: 16.814
Lap 2: 16.823
Best Lap: 16.814
5:19
Eddie Hoffman ready to go fast. He won 10 times this year and wants an 11th win.
5:18
Yes, all drivers who attempt to qualify will start the race.
5:18
Comment From Guest 

will all the cars start the race?

5:18
Daniel Bolden
Lap 1: 16.876
Lap 2: 16.838
Best Lap: 16.838
5:17
Here’s your top-five as they stand: Erik Jones, Colt James, Michael Pilla, D.J. VanderLey, Donald McIntosh.
5:17
Colt James
Lap 1: 16.581
Lap 2: 16.682
Best Lap: 16.581
5:16
Rodney Bennefield is getting ready for his two laps.
5:16
5:16
We are halfway through qualifying on Trackside Now presented by Atlanta Thrifty Nickel.
5:16
Brandon Jones
Lap 1: 16.767
Lap 2: 16.734
Best Lap: 16.734
5:15
Russell Fleeman
Lap 1: 16.688
Lap 2: 16.748
Best Lap: 16.688
5:14
DJ VanderLey
Lap 1: 16.596
Lap 2: 16.590
Best Lap: 16.590
5:13
Bubba Pollard will be out soon.
5:13
Michael Lance
Lap 1: 16.838
Lap 2: 16.807
Best Lap: 16.807
5:12
Note we are seeing Mike Bargo DQed on the scoring monitor. Not sure if that’s a glitch or something has happened. We will follow up.
5:12
Mason Mitchell
Lap 1: 16.861
Lap 2: 16.822
Best Lap: 16.822
5:11
Comment From Jj 

How about that 4 car wow

5:10
Comment From Holly Dahlke 

nice lap Erik!

5:10
Donald McIntosh
Lap 1: 16.645
Lap 2: 16.742
Best Lap: 16.645
5:09
Jimmy Carter
Lap 1: 16.951
Lap 2: 16.935
Best Lap: 16.935
5:09
Another former World Crown winner Russell Fleeman.
5:08
Tyler Edwards
Lap 1: 17.015
Lap 2: 17.152
Best Lap: 17.015
5:08
We talked to Fultz prior to qualifying and he admits he is not very good with create motors. It takes him a while to get into the rhythm.
5:07
Comment From Fan 

Looks like Fultz should of left Robbins in the car

5:07
Erik Jones
Lap 1: 16.565
Lap 2: 16.454
Best Lap: 16.454
5:07
DJ VanderLey waits to go out.
5:07
Dwayne Buggay
Lap 1: 16.724
Lap 2: 16.749
Best Lap: 16.724
5:05
Akinori Ogata
Lap 1: 17.936
Lap 2: 18.802
Best Lap: 17.936
5:05
Michael Lance’s number 04.
5:04
Jeff Fultz
Lap 1: 17.242
Lap 2: 17.041
Best Lap: 17.041
5:03
Spencer Davis
Lap 1: 16.959
Lap 2: 16.863
Best Lap: 16.863
5:02
Mike Bargo is from Kentucky, yes.
5:02
Comment From marty 

Is barging from corning,ky

5:02
Fredrick Moore
Lap 1: 17.345
Lap 2: 17.042
Best Lap: 17.042
5:02
Comment From Brad 

Looks like Mike has his car rocking and rolling today!!

5:02
Jimmy Carter’s sharp looking car.
5:02
Sixteen flat for the pole will be a stretch, we expect it to be in the mid-to-high sixteen ones
5:01
Comment From Guest 

any guees as to how quick the pole will be?

5:01
Tyler Speer
Lap 1: 17.213
Lap 2: 17.181
Best Lap: 17.181
5:00
Mike Bargo
Lap 1: 16.847
Lap 2: 16.759
Best Lap: 16.759
5:00
CRA JEGS Champion Erik Jones has been fast all weekend.
5:00
Comment From Guest 

Rain hail lightning thunder we got a team that won’t go under!!!! Go Mason Mitchell!!!!!

5:00
Comment From Guest 

good luck to jimmy carterbring it back to ohio

4:59
Wayne Hansard
Lap 1: 17.255
Lap 2: 17.083
Best Lap: 17.083
4:59
Dwayne Buggay in his office.
4:58
Tanner Berryhill
Lap 1: 17.191
Lap 2: 17.094
Best Lap: 17.094
4:58
The line of 30 plus continues to roll off one-by-one.
4:57
Michael Pilla
Lap 1: 16.628
Lap 2: 16.589
Best Lap: 16.589
4:56
Brady Boswell
Lap 1: 17.194
Lap 2: 17.439
Best Lap: 17.194
4:56
Former World Crown winner Fredrick Moore is running the Pro race tonight.
4:56
Qualifying Order:

1 Brady Boswell
2 Michael Pilla
3 Tanner Berryhill
4 Wayne Hansard
5 Mark Bargo
6 Tyler Speer
7 Fredrick Moore
8 Spencer Davis
9 Jeff Fultz
10 Akinori Ogata
11 Dwayne Buggay
12 Erik Jones
13 Tyler Edwards
14 Jimmy Carter
15 Donald McIntosh
16 Mason Mitchell
17 Michael Lance
18 DJ VanderLey
19 Russell Fleeman
20 Brandon Jones
21 Colt James
22 Daniel Bolden
23 Dillon Oliver
24 Bubba Pollard
25 Rodney Benefield
26 Anderson Bowen
27 Gus Dean
28 Eddie Hoffman
29 RS Senter
30 Dalton Grindle
31 Jerick Johnson
32 Willie Allen

4:55
First car on the track, Brady Boswell.
4:54
Anderson Bowen is the driver that comes most to mind.
4:53
Comment From Guest 

Brady Boswell used to run pro challenge right? Any other pro challenge grads in the field tonight?

4:52
Tanner Berryhill ready to go fast.
4:46
Generators running. Cars on the grid ready to qualify just waiting on the National Anthem to turn them loose.
4:41
Brady Boswell and Michael Pilla will be the group out.
4:40
Comment From Maddux 

I’m watching from Montgomery and I’m rooting for Bubba Pollard. His car owner Ronnie is the MAN WITH THE PLAN!

4:40
Comment From Florida racer 

good luck Stephen Nasse! Bring the trophy home to Florida tomorrow!

4:38
Opening ceremonies set to begin on the frontstretch.
4:36
We ran into former Late Model champ Jimmy Lang and he is planning on making the Snowflake 100. He still needs A little help so look him up of you want to help the South Carolina driver.
4:33
A few more minutes till time trials.
4:32
Chase Elliott is currently racing the K & N West at Phoenix and will fly in tonight. He will start in the rear tomorrow.
4:31
Comment From Private 

is chasee elliott there?

4:31
4:31
Terry Roberts, promoter of New Smyrna Speedway and the World Speedway of Asphalt Stock Car Racing was here encouraging drivers to register for 2012. Speed51 will be covering that New Smyrna tradition as well as the Governor’s Cup next week.
4:31
From pit road we are hearing that Ross Kenseth will make over the wall debut for Gus Dean’s number 56.
4:13
Comment From Guest 

Would like to see Stephen Nasse bring the World Crown 300 trophy back to Pinellas Park, FL. Last time that was done was 1995 by Mike Cope who is a close family friend of the Nasse’s.

4:13
Comment From Tammie 

Good luck #28 Jimmy Carter…..wish we could see the race from home!

4:01
From what we can tell all drivers are at the drivers meeting.
3:55
Hunter Robbins catches up on the days action with Speed51.com on his phone.
3:52
Drivers meeting.
3:43
We posted that earlier in the day, scroll down to view the full starting lineup for tomorrow’s Rheem World Crown 300.
3:43
Comment From speedy 

yall got a lineup for 2moros race?

3:33
Chapel services here at GMP
3:26
Next up will be the mandatory driver’s meeting for all divisions at 3:45pm. While that is going on there will be a Funopolis Funtastic Challenge for the fans, where fans will be allowed to race go karts through an obstacle course.
3:15
The Pro Late Models have not qualified yet. Their qualifying will roll off at 4:30pm.
3:15
Comment From Guest 

What position will Mason Mitchell be in starting the beau slocumb race?

3:14
3:13
Unofficial Renegade Qualifying Results:

1. Mike Childers 21.432
2. Ralph Carnes 21.620
3. Jessie Thomas 21.837
4. Nathanial Carlisle 22.164
5. Tony Newman 22.399
6. Blake Gregory 22.489

3:12
Feature events begin at 4:30pm with Pro Late Model qualifying. Then the Renegades, Mini Stocks and Outlaw Late Models will run their features followed by a Pro Late Model autograph session. The Beau Slocumb Memorial 100 will immediately follow the autograph session. Scroll down to view the full schedule.
3:12
Comment From Guest 

What time does the prolate model race start?

3:11
Comment From Guest 

The beau slocumb race starts at what time?

3:05
Comment From RacinMom7 

Good Luck to Akinori Ogata today in the Pro Late Models !

3:03
3:03
Don’t know the actual number but you are correct, the average would be very young.
3:03
Comment From WIracer 

Whats the average age of the SLM guys about 20? lots of kids now

3:02
Comment From Guest 

Go Bubba Pollard!!!!!!

3:02
Yes, Pro Late Model qualifying is set to roll off at 4:30pm Eastern.
3:02
Comment From Rich down South 

Qualifying @1630?

3:01
The Renegades have now taken to the track for their European qualifying session.
3:01
3:01
Unfortunately we aren’t providing any video or radio broadcasts this evening, just our live Trackside Now coverage presented by Atlanta Thrifty Nickel.
3:01
Comment From amy 

how can I watch the videos online of the qualifing and the race its self I am following Jimmy Carter

3:00
Unofficial Mini Stock Qualifying Results:

Pos. Driver Best Lap
1 Dustin Stephan 20.503
2 Scotty Beck 20.638
3 Aaron Calvert 20.659
4 BJ Thrasher 20.683
5 Darrell Carlson 20.722
6 Trace Embry 20.747
7 Spanky Hicks 20.902
8 Avery Burgess 20.933
9 Matt Meyer 21.038
10 Steve Hill 21.064
11 Allen Cantrell 21.097
12 Bill George 21.644
13 Marc Gallichotte 22.051

2:59
Marty Taylor will be one of the local Pro Late Model drivers timing in at 4:15 PM (Speed51.com Photo)
2:56
Dustin Stephan currently leads in the Mini Stock qualifying with a 20.503-second lap.
2:51
Erik Jones in tech earlier today. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:49
The Mini Stocks are now on track for their European qualifying session.
2:46
Todd Vanderford’s 16.993 is a new Outlaw Late Model track record.
2:45
Unofficial Outlaw Late Model Qualifying Results:

1. Todd Vanderford 16.993
2. Matthew Wragg 17.250
3. Mike Davidson 17.447
4. Jason Bates 17.561
5. David Murphy 17.769
6. Jimmy Motes 17.795
7. Trey White 18.179
8. Terry Martin 18.260

2:42
2:34
Comment From Fitzee 

Mason ! Mason! Mason! Go! Go! Go! Boogedy Boogedy! Boogedy!

2:34
Comment From Shannon 

Good luck to V-Ice and the rest of the T1 Crew!

2:33
The next practice sessions for the local divisions will be their qualifying.
2:33
This round of Renegade practice is over and now the Outlaw Late Models will be up next.
2:28
Comment From Duke 

Checking in on things from the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix, Arizona, where today I and Jason Galvin will be broadcasting the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season finale at PIR. I’ll have another computer on with World Crown coverage open all day. The hardcore fans tonight will have one web window open with the NKNPSW broadcast playing through their speakers with another screen open to Trackside Now. That’s how to do it!

2:27
Comment From Mike Ray 

Good afternoon!It’s gonna be a great show today and tomorrow!Thanks speed51.comfrom Raleigh,N.C.

2:23
Comment From Lasky 

Usually travel with Colt and the James Gang! Unfortunately, couldn’t make the trip to GMP. Been following along on Speed51 while in Long Island, NY. Thanks Speed51! Good Luck Colt!

2:23
2:23
Mini Stock practice has concluded and up next will be Renegade practice.
2:17
2:16
Comment From Guest 

Good luck mason Mitchell! Wish I was there but cheering you on from home!!!!

2:16
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2:15
Outlaw Late Model Practice Round One:

Pos. Driver Best Lap
1 Matthew Wragg 17.314
2 Jimmy Motes 17.667
3 Hoyt Stephens 17.704
4 David Murphy 17.811
5 Mike Davidson 18.049
6 Terry Martin 18.268
7 Jason Bates 18.440
8 Trey White 18.488
9 Todd Vanderford 19.146

2:12
2:12
Outlaw Late Model practice has concluded and the Mini Stocks are now on track for their first practice session.
2:07
Just a few laps into this practice session Matthew Wragg is at the top of the charts with a 17.314. Jimmy Motes is second with a 17.667 and Hoyt Stephens is third with a 17.704.
2:04
The Gresham Motorsports Park local divisions will have european-style qualifying this afternoon.
2:02
The Outlaw Late Models have now taken to the track for their first practice session of the day.
2:00
Comment From Guest 

Good luck Colt

2:00
Mason Mitchell is from Iowa, not to be confused with Mason Mitchell from Texas.
2:00
Comment From Guest 

Good Luck Michael Pilla!!!!

2:00
Comment From Dawg Fan 

GO RS SENTER! YOU GOT THE WORLD CROWN KING ON THE PIT BOX! BEST OF LUCK TO RS AND PK!

1:56
Colt James hopes for a good run tonight.
1:55
Wow, thanks for joining our coverage!
1:55
Comment From Tim 

From Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates….would like to see Ricky drive the 9.

1:53
Comment From Guest 

GO BUBBA – WIN FOR BEAU!!!

1:52
Comment From Guest 

Mobile,Al Good luck Cale Gale

1:52
Comment From Mike Kerr 

Kansas City MO

1:42
Comment From DON PATRICK 

GO BUBBA GO GO GO…..

1:42
Comment From Guest 

Russell Fleeman #98….. Good luck today and tomorrow!

1:42
Comment From Guest 

Wausau, WI – following along all day today and tomorrow, so thanks for the awesome updates! – watching and cheering for my boy Chris Wimmer – wish I was there!

1:35
Grill is busy building GARC chassis for his Snowball Derby clients.
1:35
Comment From Race Chaser 

I’m really surprised Augie Grill is not racing there this year. Any news on why not? Thanks

1:35
Jeff Freeman from Hoosier and Tim Bryant from Five Flags Speedway(FL) have lunch.
1:35
Kirk May Racing’s familiar #14 and #41s are not at the track this weekend. We are not sure of why.
1:35
Comment From Guest 

It doesn’t look like Kirk May Racing is participating in the SLM Event, even though it’s right in their backyard???

1:34
Comment From Guest 

Western New York. Gotta root for Colt James, both he and his Dad are great people!!!

1:34
Comment From 57ME Fan 

Watching from Fort Kent, ME, home town of 17 year old “Awesome Austin” Theriault. Good luck Austin, you have made us proud kid!

1:32
Comment From Roger Lee Newton 

Concord,NC Got my eyes on no one other than Colt James

1:30
Comment From Guest 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada keeping an eye on all the young guys that havent won a big event yet

1:30
It should be noted that the inside frontstretch wall was moved inward towards the infield a bit which allows for a larger margin of error on starts and restarts, a measure which probably saved Rodney Benefield’s machine when he spun just before the flagstand during practice.
1:28
While we’ve got some down time before the local practices begin and as we roam the pits snapping photos, tell us where you’re watching from and who you’re following!
1:27
An engine change is taking place for Teddy Musgrave’s pro car.
1:25
Comment From Chris Cox 

Best of luck to Eddie Hoffman and the TK Racing team. We will be following along on Speed 51 tonight and tomorrow. Also, good luck to Tony D’Ambrose and T1 Racing with Dillon Oliver.

1:25
Yes, Pollard’s #18 and #08 machines are owned by Ronnie Sanders.
1:25
Comment From Guest 

is the Bubba car in that picture the “Mr. Ronnie” car?

1:25
PASS regular Scott Mulkern is helping out Austin Theriault.
1:24
Some Super Late Model teams are still at work.
1:22
Bubba Pollard was fast all morning (Speed51.com Phot)
1:19
Front of the tech line.
1:13
The Pro Late Model tech line.
1:13
As the Pro Late Models roll through tech and the local divisions await the start of their practice sessions at 2pm, a few of the local teams have set up a game of corn-hole on pit road and have drawn a small crowd of participants.
1:11
Comment From 97 Fan 

Go ABR #29!! The kid just needs some luck.

1:06
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12:57
We are still on downtime as Pro Late Model teams roll through tech and local divisions (Outlaws, Renegades) get ready to practice in an hour.
12:55
12:39
 
12:38
Tonight’s event is a memorial race for Beau Slocumb who was a Late Model racer from Georgia who lost his battle with cancer earlier this season. From his final event of 2008, which was the World Crown 300, to his first of 2009, also the World Crown, Slocumb battled cancer and made a remarkable return. We caught up with Slocumb here at GMP in 2009 as he reflected on his battle at the time as his return to GMP. Slocumb raced for the Gresham Family and there was no better place for him to run then here. We know Beau will be watching tonight’s action from above.
12:17
Right now we are down for a brief lunch break here at Gresham Motorsports Park. We’ll be back in a few minutes.
12:14
12:08
With Super Late Model practice done for the day, the next time we’ll see these cars side by side is in the feature (Speed51.com Photo)
12:07
Final Super Late Model Practice Times:

Pos. Driver Best Lap
1 Bubba Pollard 16.628
2 Chris Wimmer 16.639
3 Colt James 16.654
4 Stephen Nasse 16.664
5 Mike Garvey 16.672
6 Donnie Wilson 16.680
7 Erik Jones 16.715
8 Ross Kenseth 16.726
9 Casey Smith 16.726
10 David Quackenbush 16.794
11 Kenzie Ruston 16.797
12 Jeff Fultz 16.815
13 Andy Loden 16.820
14 Steven Dorer 16.834
15 Austin Theriault 16.864
16 Mark Day 16.880
17 Heath Hindman 16.893
18 Cale Gale 16.898
19 Johnny Henderson 16.900
20 Daniel Hemric 16.908
21 Allen Karnes 16.950
22 Dwayne Buggay 16.958
23 Scotty Ellis 16.965
24 Jimmy Garmon 16.987
25 Clay Alexander 17.008
26 Andrew Ponstein 17.020
27 Steven Legendre 17.025
28 Eddie Hoffman 17.067
29 Rodney Benefield 17.142
30 Randy Gentry 17.663

12:02
The final round of Super Late Model practice has concluded and we’ll get those times up shortly. That will conclude all late model practices for the weekend.
12:01
Steve Dorer (Speed51.com Photo)
11:56
Gus Dean (Speed51.com Photo)
11:56
11:52
Rodney Benefield (Speed51.com Photo)
11:50
Daniel Hemric (Speed51.com Photo)
11:44
Caution is back out for a spin by Rodney Benefield on the frontstrech. He didn’t make contact with anything and drove away under his own power.
11:41
Steven Legendre adds fuel to his car prior to practice (Speed51.com Photo)
11:40
Tanner Berryhill makes his way down pit road (Speed51.com Photo)
11:37
GMP is about an hour and a half from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta and about an hour and 45 minutes from the Greenville/Spartanburg Airport just north of Greenville, South Carolina.
11:34
Comment From Guest 

the car count for this weekend is spectacular.,….how far is GMP from the nearest airport?

11:34
Pro Late Model Practice Round Two:

Pos Driver Best Lap
1 Anderson Bowen 16.712
2 Michael Pilla 16.798
3 Erik Jones 16.813
4 Jimmy Carter 16.839
5 Willie Allen 16.909
6 Brandon Jones 16.993
7 Dillon Oliver 17.034
8 Michael Lance 17.086
9 Bubba Pollard 17.096
10 Jeff Fultz 17.146
11 Russell Fleeman 17.153
12 Mason Mitchell 17.170
13 DJ VanderLey 17.188
14 Dwayne Buggay 17.204
15 Spencer Davis 17.252
16 Brady Boswell 17.271
17 Jerick Johnson 17.281
18 Tyler Speer 17.286
19 Tanner Berryhill 17.305
20 Donald McIntosh 17.319
21 Dalton Grindle 17.324
22 Daniel Bolden 17.368
23 Gus Dean 17.380
24 Rodney Benefield 17.476
25 Eddie Hoffman 17.490
26 Mike Bargo 17.505
27 Wayne Hansard 17.517

11:29
This round of Pro Late Model practice has come to a close and we will have the times up for you in just a few moments. Up next will be the second round of practice for the Super Late Models today.
11:23
Anderson Bowen is apparently happy with his car as he is atop the charts with a 16.712-second lap as the team is now pushing his car to qualifying tech.
11:22
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11:21
The view from up top.
11:21
It’s always worth it to come out and see this late models in action!
11:20
Comment From Guest 

Gosh, it would almost be worth going to the races just to have a wonderful lunch. Yummy!!!! Beats the usual hot dogs and burgers most tracks always have. Regards to the kitchen crew.

11:20
Feature events begin at 4:30pm. Bring your ticket stub and you can get half off your grandstand ticket price!
11:20
Comment From Guest 

What is an estimated time for the main event . I am going to the GA game and will be late

11:15
Halfway through final Pro practice, Anderson Bowen leads Erik Jones and Jimmy Carter
11:15
Pro Late Model Practice Round One:

Pos. Driver Best Lap
1 Colt James 16.863
2 Willie Allen 16.874
3 Erik Jones 16.896
4 DJ VanderLey 16.979
5 Bubba Pollard 16.989
6 RS Senter 17.034
7 Anderson Bowen 17.083
8 Jeff Fultz 17.086
9 Russell Fleeman 17.087
10 Dillon Oliver 17.090
11 Michael Lance 17.091
12 Jimmy Carter 17.123
13 Brandon Jones 17.179
14 Dalton Grindle 17.208
15 Michael Pilla 17.213
16 Dwayne Buggay 17.222
17 Tanner Berryhill 17.222
18 Donald McIntosh 17.245
19 Jerick Johnson 17.247
20 Tyler Speer 17.252
21 Spencer Davis 17.309
22 Brady Boswell 17.336
23 Mason Mitchell 17.384
24 Wayne Hansard 17.384
25 Tyler Edwards 17.403
26 Daniel Bolden 17.410
27 Fredrick Moore 17.422
28 Gus Dean 17.433
29 Rodney Benefield 17.439
30 Eddie Hoffman 17.453
31 Mike Bargo 17.646
32 Teddy Musgrave 18.049
33 Akinori Ogata 18.927

11:14
Willie Allen was second on the charts last practice session in his sharp #26 (Speed51.com Photo)
11:14
No, with a few hours of practice yesterday and a 2nd best qualifying time, Pollard didn’t seem in any rush this morning to turn in more SLM laps. We barely saw him out this PLM session either.
11:13
Comment From Guest 

Was Pollard not in the SLM practice round one?

11:06
Jeff Fultz’s #30 was flying yesterday, but Hunter Robbins was in the seat. How will Fultz fare today (Speed51.com Photo)
11:06
Pro Lates back on the track.
11:05
In lighter news, a crisis is developing in the garage as track officials accidentally locked all the food for the infield concession stand in a van. A growing crowd of hungry crew watches intensely as they try to use a wirehanger to open the machine back up.
11:03
Based off what we heard in the drivers meeting, the field will be starting exactly the way they qualified.
11:03
Comment From Guest 

Will the supers start the way they qualified or will there be an invert?

11:03
The Pro Late Model practice session has concluded. Colt James (18.863), Willie Allen, and Erik Jones were the top-three.

We will have full times posted when they become available.

Final Pro practice will take to the track in just a few seconds. This will be their last time on the track prior to qualifying at 4:15.

11:00
Yes, that was even confirmed in the drivers’ meeting this morning.
10:59
Comment From Guest 

Chase will have to start in the rear;, even tho his car was qualified in 26th pos – right!!!

10:58
Brady Boswell nervously waits out his turn in his Pro Late Model, knowing he will have to go out first in qualifying (Speed51.com Photo)
10:55
Erik Jones debriefs (Speed51.com Photo)
10:53
Comment From JW 

Great job with the coverage and awesome photos this weekend. Wish I was down there with you guys. Good luck to Bubba & Fultzy.

10:53
Comment From Guest 

Fans in Michigan wishing Erik Jones two great races!

10:53
Feature events begin at 4:30pm. The full schedule is posted below.
10:53
Comment From Guest 

What time EST does the Beau Slocumb race start tonight? Thank you.

10:52
Michael Pilla waiting out the end of SLM practice (Speed51.com Photo)
10:51
Now we have seen Teddy Musgrave walk the length of the pits to Daniel Hemric’s pits to retrieve him to hot lap his Pro Late Model machine.
10:50
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10:49
You are correct. Jones finished 25th in this years running of the Rowdy.
10:49
Comment From Guest 

Didn’t Jones run Rowdys revenge at Berlin

10:48
Dalton Grindle hopped right out of his #23 Super into his #23 Pro (Speed51.com Photo)
10:48
10:48
We’ve just seen Daniel Hemric running down pit road to hot lap Teddy Musgrave’s #72 machine, however it now looks like Jeff Fultz will have that honor.
10:47
Halfway through this first round of Pro Late Model practice, Erik Jones is at the top of the charts with a 16.896-second lap.
10:46
10:45
Chase Elliott lined up for NASCAR KN Pro Series West qualifying at Phoenix Intl Raceway in AZ.
10:43
Erik Jones is the 2011 JEGS CRA All-Stars champion. This weekend will be his first Super Late Model event. From here he is planning to take part in the Governor’s Cup at New Smyrna Speedway and the Snowball Derby weekend festivities at Five Flags Speedway.
10:43
Comment From Guest 

who is erik johnson??

10:41
The caution is out for a spin by Akinori Ogata in turns one and two.
10:36
Super Late Model Practice Round One:

Pos. Driver Best Lap
1 Mike Garvey 16.698
2 Stephen Nasse 16.712
3 Donnie Wilson 16.744
4 Erik Jones 16.769
5 Chris Wimmer 16.793
6 Dwayne Buggay 16.805
7 Kenzie Ruston 16.811
8 Austin Theriault 16.815
9 Colt James 16.831
10 Andrew Ponstein 16.835
11 Daniel Hemric 16.838
12 Jimmy Garmon 16.846
13 Ross Kenseth 16.891
14 Cale Gale 16.901
15 Andy Loden 16.927
16 David Quackenbush 16.955
17 Jeff Fultz 16.963
18 Steven Dorer 16.963
19 Russell Fleeman 16.993
20 Eddie Hoffman 17.005
21 Scotty Ellis 17.044
22 Allen Karnes 17.057
23 Steven Legendre 17.077
24 Rodney Benefield 17.122
25 Randy Gentry 17.142
26 Clay Alexander 17.159
27 Johnny Henderson 17.366

10:31
The first round of Super Late Model practice has concluded and we’ll have those times up shortly.
10:30
The lunch specials are very popular here at GMP.
10:27
Work continues on Ross Kenseth after a few laps of practice.
10:26
Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for joining our Trackside Now coverage presented by the Atlanta Thrifty Nickel.
10:26
Comment From Guest 

Yay! Thanks for the 52 pic!

10:26
Anderson Bowen waits for Pro Late Model practice with several others.
10:24
10:24
“I thought I lost it,” were the words out of Russell Fleeman’s mouth when he exited his #98 Super Late Model. He and his team have now chosen to park their SLM to work on the rear-end differential and focus on their Pro Late Model for the remainder of the day.
10:24
10:22
Mark Day (Speed51.com Photo)
10:21
Austin Theriault is currently 6th on the charts with a 16.815-second lap. We will post the full times when this session concludes at 10:30am.
10:21
Comment From 57ME Fan 

How’s Austin running this morning?

10:20
PLM Beau Slocumb Memorial 100 Qualifying Order:

1 Brady Boswell
2 Michael Pilla
3 Tanner Berryhill
4 Wayne Hansard
5 Mark Bargo
6 Tyler Speer
7 Fredrick Moore
8 Spencer Davis
9 Jeff Fultz
10 Akinori Ogata
11 Dwayne Buggay
12 Erik Jones
13 Tyler Edwards
14 Jimmy Carter
15 Donald McIntosh
16 Mason Mitchell
17 Michael Lance
18 DJ VanderLey
19 Russell Fleeman
20 Brandon Jones
21 Colt James
22 Daniel Bolden
23 Dillon Oliver
24 Bubba Pollard
25 Rodney Benefield
26 Anderson Bowen
27 Gus Dean
28 Eddie Hoffman
29 RS Senter
30 Dalton Grindle
31 Jerick Johnson
32 Willie Allen

10:17
Cheesehead Chris Wimmer (Speed51.com Photo)
10:14
Comment From Sam from Texas 

Good Luck Texas Boys!

10:13
About halfway through this practice session Mike Garvey holds the top spot with a 16.698-second lap.  Stephen Nasse is second with a 16.712 and Donnie Wilson is third with a 16.744.
10:12
Russell Fleeman holds on (Speed51.com Photo)
10:10
For the second time we’ve seen this weekend Russell Fleeman got his #98 Super Late Model machine way out of control and saved it miraculously.  Fleeman got his car righted and continued on after something that would have sent many drivers to the pits.
10:09
Gus Dean making laps (Speed51.com Photo)
10:05
In GMP’s garage, many famous drivers who come here for testing have signed a block. Here’s the signature of Georgia boy David Ragan (Speed51.com Photo)
10:01
The Super Late Models are now on track for their first round of practice today.
9:59
“Stat Boy” in the pits. Speed51 is glad to be here and if you still have a chance to make it to GMP this weekend, we want you here too (Speed51.com Photo)
9:55
Mike Garvey’s team at the ready (Speed51.com Photo)
9:54
We hear Super Lates warming up. Practice begins in just over five minutes.
9:52
Tonight’s pro race is a six tire event.
9:51
R.S. Senter waits as his car as lowered down the hauler (Speed51.com Photo)
9:48
Big thanks to our presenting sponsor Atlanta Thrifty Nickel.
9:46
We have 34 Pro Late Models on the grounds here at Gresham Motorsports Park that will attempt to take time for tonight’s Beau Slocumb Memorial 100.
9:45
Michael Lance has had some strong runs here in the past. Today he’s in the pro race.
9:35
Colt James getting set for a busy day.
9:34
The first on track activity will be in about half an hour at 10am when the Pro and Super Late Models have rotating practice for 30 minutes at a time until 12pm.
9:31
Jeff Fultz’s #30 Pro Late Model machine posted the fastest Pro Late Model lap time of the four PLM sessions yesterday with a 16.732-second lap.  However, Hunter Robbins made a few laps in that Jeff Fultz machine yesterday and that lap was reportedly set with Robbins in the car during the final round of PLM practice.
9:27
A few notes from this morning’s driver’s meeting:

– There will be no last chance race in either the Pro or Super Late Models, they will start as they qualified.

– At the lap 75 caution the first car one lap down will get the Lucky Dog Award and will be placed back on the lead lap.  Then all lead lap cars and a few local drivers who have competed at GMP all season and have guaranteed spots in the final portion of the event will be the only cars that will advance to the 25-lap shootout at the end.

9:16
Rheem World Crown 300 Qualifying Results:

‎1 Stephen Nasse 16.103
2 Bubba Pollard 16.135
3 Casey Smith 16.172
4 Andy Loden 16.213
5 Daniel Hemric 16.252
6 Erik Jones 16.269
7 Cale Gale 16.292
8 Donnie Wilson 16.295
9 Steven Dorer 16.309
10 Kenzie Ruston 16.309
11 Heath Hindman 16.316
12 Mike Garvey 16.320
13 Chris Wimmer 16.322
14 Jimmy Garmon 16.331
15 Ross Kenseth 16.371
16 Johnny Henderson 16.378
17 Dwayne Buggay 16.412
18 Russell Fleeman 16.421
19 Austin Theriault 16.433
20 Scott Ellis 16.465
21 Mark Day 16.484
22 David Quackenbush 16.535
23 Eddie Hoffman 16.541
24 Clay Alexander 16.588
25 Jeff Fultz 16.615
26 Ricky Turner(C. Elliott) 16.617
27 Colt James 16.631
28 Gus Dean 16.644
29 Steven Legendre 16.761
30 Dalton Grindle 16.807
31 Andrew Ponstein 16.869
32 Allen Karnes 16.916
33 Randy Gentry 17.036
34 Rodney Benefield N/A

9:15
To recap yesterday’s activities, Stephen Nasse grabbed the pole for the 28th Annual Rheem World Crown 300 and Bubba Pollard secured the second starting spot.  Cody Haskins took the win in the Rheem 75 Truck event, Brian Sosebee captured the 20-lap Sportsman feature and Mason Elzey won the 10-lap Mini Cup feature event.
9:11
Billy Wilburn is listed as the crew chief on Chase Elliott’s #94 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West machine at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend.  Lance McGrew, who will be his full-time crew chief in 2012, is assisting that operation this weekend.
9:11
Comment From porkchop 

IF RICKY TURNER IS QUALIFYING ELLIOTTS CAR AT GRESHAM,WHO’S THE CREW CHIEF AT PHEONIX ?

9:10
Stephen Nasse will be on the pole for Sunday. Today is a chance to shake down a fast car.
9:08
Work is already taking place as a crew member works on Eddie Hoffman’s car.
9:07
Cars pitting on the quarter mile.
9:02
9:00
Not sure if this is a first, but it’s definitely something we haven’t seen in a while – they have run out of hauler parking in the infield here at Gresham Motorsports Park and are now parking local competitors on the quarter-mile track just inside pit road.
8:56
Today’s race is the Beau Slocumb Memorial.
8:52
Pro Late Models are the focus of the day. (Speed51.com Photo)
8:44
Comment From JD 

Good luck to the #15 Colt James Racing Team!

8:44
A few notes about tonight’s 100-lap Pro Late Model Beau Slocumb Memorial 100 :

– It will be a split 100-lap event with a competition caution at lap 75 where teams may take two left side tires, should they choose to pit.

– During the lap 75 caution period all pit stops will be live and all cars do not have to pit.  Some may choose to stay out to maintain track position should they decide to do so.

8:40
Thanks for joining us this morning!
8:39
Comment From Mike Kerr 

Thanks for the coverage, guys!

8:39
Saturday, November 12th, 2011
8:00 am or later – Local Division Hauler Parking
8:15 am Pits Open
9:00 am MANDATORY Super & Pro Late Model Driver’s Meeting
Pro Late Model Qualifying Order/Tire Pick to follow
10:00 am Grandstands & Trackside Parking Opens (No RV’s Trackside)
10:00 am Local Division Safety Inspection (MANDATORY PRIOR TO ANY ON-TRACK ACTIVITY)
10:00 am – 11:00 pm Super & Pro Late Model Rotating Practice (Break every ½ hr to clear gate)
11:00 am – 11:30 pm Final Pro Late Model Practice
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Final Super Late Model Practice
11:30 am – 2:30 pm Tech for Pro Late Model Qualifying (Failure to be off scales and FINISHED by 2:30 pm = 1 lap to Qualify)
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Local Division Practice & European-Style Qualifying (Outlaw Late Model, Mini Stock, and Renegade)
3:30 pm Chapel Services at Infield Tech Building
3:45 pm MANDATORY Driver’s Meeting for ALL DIVISIONS
(MANDATORY: FAILURE TO ATTEND & ANSWER ROLL CALL = ONE LAP TO QUALIFY)
3:45 pm Funopolis Funtastic Challenge
4:15 pm Opening Ceremonies
4:30 pm Feature Events
Pro Late Model Qualifying – Top 30 advance on time
Renegades – 15 Laps
Mini Stocks – 25 Laps
Last Chance Race for Pro Late Models – 35 Laps, if needed
Last Chance Race for Super Late Models – 35 Laps, if needed
Outlaw Late Models – 35 Laps
On-track Driver Autograph Session
Beau Slocumb Memorial 100 – Pro Late Model portion of 28th Annual Rheem World Crown 300 – 2 Segments, 100 Green Flag Laps
8:36
Welcome to Speed51.com’s live Trackside Now coverage presented by Atlanta Thrifty Nickel from the 28th Annual Rheem World Crown 300 weekend at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Georgia. Today will be a day packed with Pro Late Model action as we prepare for tonight’s Beau Slocumb Memorial 100.

Trackside Now: World Crown 300 Weekend – Beau Slocumb Memorial – Gresham Motorsports Park (GA) – 11/12/11