Wild night of Racing at
The Batesville Motor Speedway With the Isle of Capri Weekly Racing
BATESVILLE, Ark. (April 12th) We had an exciting evening of racing
action Friday night with the Isle of Capri Weekly racing Series with
thrills' and spills as
Galloway took a wild ride in the 76 IMCA
Modified. Mitchell was shook up but was not seriously injured in the
Our Feature winners this week where
James Emerson in the 99 IMCA Modified, Roger Witt in the 10
Nesmith Late Model, Stan Lewis in the K2 Street Stock, David Hagler
in the 63 Sweet Sport Mod, and Tristen Pulley in the 18 Bad Boy
Super Star Stock.
Great Night of Racing
with the first race for the Isle of Capri Weekly Racing Series
Great Weather, Great track conditions
and Great racing! That's all I can say about the first evening of
the 2013 Isle of Capri Weekly Points racing series.
Our Feature Winners were 47 Chandler
Petty in the NeSmith Late Models, 115 Brandon Smith in the 115 IMCA
Mods, N1 Dale Nelson Street Stocks
1 Lucian Herrington in the BadBoy Super Stars.
Coming up on April 13th we will have
$20.00 Per Car load night at the Batesville Motor Speedway. Bring as
many as you can get into the car, SUV or bus and head to the track
for only $20.00 per car load.
makes it 2 out of 3 with his win in the final night of the
Mid America Modified
BATESVILLE, Ark. (March 16) –
Brandon Smith added a bookend trophy to his collection in Saturday’s
Mid-America Modified Championship.
Better yet, he added a second $1,500
check to his earnings from over the course of the three-day IMCA
Xtreme Motor Sports Modified special at Batesville Motor
“After Thursday, as good as we were, I thought we might have a
chance to win again,” said Smith, who enjoyed a long run at the
front before finishing second to Jeff Taylor on Friday. “But these
guys are tough to beat, especially Jeff. You never know how these
races are going to play out.”
Wayne Brooks was third, Jason Wilkey
fourth and Ronnie Jeffrey fifth in the finale.
As had been the case on opening night, Smith drew the outside row
one start, with Taylor on the pole.
They’d swap the front spot early on,
then run side-by-side or bumper-to-bumper for more than 15 circuits.
Smith denied Taylor’s lower line bid while the two ran in lapped
traffic, before the only caution of the night came out with eight to
Sticking with his preferred higher
line, Smith pulled away on the ensuing restart and took the win well
ahead of Taylor, who had his hands full holding off Brooks for
Smith had become eligible for the
2013 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot with his Thursday
Feature results – 1. Brandon Smith;
2. Jeff Taylor; 3. Wayne Brooks; 4. Jason Wilkey; 5. Ronnie Jeffrey;
6. Dallas Everett; 7. Mike Bowers; 8. Jeremy Tharp; 9. Jack
Sullivan; 10. Brint Hartwick; 11. Troy Cordes; 12. Greg Waugh; 13.
Gavin Landers; 14. James Emerson; 15. Mitchell Galloway; 16. Bill
Pittaway; 17. Adam Maple; 18. Andy Krieger; 19. Jason Snyder; 20.
Jordan Turner; 21. Derek Oberle.
Heat winners were Taylor, Smith,
Tharp and Brooks
takes the win in night 2 of the Mid America Modified Championship
BATESVILLE, Ark. (March 15) – Jeff
Taylor won both IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified features at
Batesville Motor Speedway’s Mid-America Modified Championship last
He’s now half way toward matching that total at this year’s event.
After emerging with the second spot after a lengthy
side-by-side-by-side battle with Troy Cordes and Adam Maple Friday
night, Taylor passed long-time leader and opening night winner
Brandon Smith following a restart just before midway.
He led the rest of the way, holding off Smith to the $1,500
checkers. Taylor has now won four 2013 Fast Shafts All-Star
Invitational ballot qualifying events, most notably the IMCA
Speedway Motors Super Nationals.
Cordes prevailed in the tussle for third, on a track that stayed
fast all the way around and from top to bottom. Wayne Brooks and
Maple completed the top five.
The Mid-America Modified Championship concludes Saturday with
another $1,500 to win main event.
Feature results – 1. Jeff Taylor; 2. Brandon Smith; 3. Troy Cordes;
4. Wayne Brooks; 5. Adam Maple; 6. Jason Wilkey; 7. Jack Sullivan;
8. Greg Waugh; 9. Mike Bowers; 10. Jordan Turner; 11. Jason Snyder;
12. Ronnie Jeffrey; 13. Mitchell Galloway; 14. James Emerson; 15.
Kevin Goben; 16. Andy Krieger; 17. Gavin Landers; 18. Drew
Armstrong; 19. Derek Oberle; 20. Bennett Johnson; 21. Brint
Hartwick; 22. Dallas Everett; 23. Bill Pittman; 24. Rick Engles.
Heat winners were Goben, Smith, Everett and Maple.
Mid America Modified Championship Night 1
goes to Brandon Smith
BATESVILLE, Ark. (March 14) – One of
the last cars through the pit gate was first across the finish line
on opening night of Batesville Motor Speedway’s Mid-America Modified
Brandon Smith was the $1,500 IMCA
Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature winner Thursday evening, taking
the checkers close to a straightaway ahead of runner-up Wayne
Smith started outside Jeff Taylor on
the front row, shot to the front at the flagstand and led all 30
He caught up with the back of the
field on the 10th circuit. Lapped traffic almost became a factor
with 10 to go as Smith had to avoid contact with a slower car
exiting the track.
“We didn’t run away from the field.
We had a very good car but it helped to restart up front,” said
Smith, an IMCA winner for the first time since the 2011 season.
Dallas Everett was third, Taylor
fourth and Jack Sullivan fifth. Taylor had won both Mid-America
Modified features held last year.
“I’ve raced with Jeff a lot of times
over the years. He always races you clean,” said Smith, a late
arrival to the track because of work. “He’s always a contender. I
know he’ll be back on Friday.”
The victory was the sanctioned career sixth for Smith, the newest
addition to the 2013 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.
Features Friday and Saturday also
pay $1,500 to win.
Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. both
days. Hot laps are at 6:30 and racing starts at 7 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $10 for
adults and free for kids 11 and under when accompanying a paying
adult. Pit passes are $30 each night.
Feature results – 1. Brandon Smith;
2. Wayne Brooks; 3. Dallas Everett; 4. Jeff Taylor; 5. Jack
Sullivan; 6. Wendell Wallace; 7. Ronnie Jeffrey; 8. Jeremy Tharp; 9.
Jason Wilkey; 10. Mitchell Galloway; 11. Randy Weaver; 12. Rick
Ingles; 13. Kevin Goben; 14. Gavin Landers; 15. Adam Maple; 16.
Jason Snyder; 17. Brent Hartwick; 18. Drew Armstrong; 19. Andy
Krieger; 20. Bill Pittman; 21. Shawn Knuckles; 22. Greg Waugh; 23.
Troy Cordes; 24. Jordan Turner.
Heat winners were Taylor, Smith,
Everett and Galloway.
The 2013 TrackTek Racing Fuels Spring Street Stock Challenge
Win Goes to Wayne Brooks!
Congratulations to Wayne Brooks for winning the Tracktek Racing
Fuels Spring Street Stock Challenge. Two big wins in 3 days...Great
Finishing in second place was the KEG 1 car driven by Jeremy Russell
of Jonesboro, followed by Brian Ritchie, Cole Farmer, Dale Nelson,
Tony Anglin, Joe Payne, Stan Lewis, Tim Brown, and Brandon Smith.
want to thank all of the drivers, crews, sponsors and fans that came
out and supported this big week of racing at the Batesville Motor
Make plans for the Mid-America Modified Championship coming up next
weekend March 14th-15th & 16th...Open Practice on March 13.
Hope to see you then!!!
Wayne Brooks Wins the
17th Annual Schoenfeld Headers Street Stock Championship
Wayne Brooks takes home the win in the 17th Annual Schoenfeld
Headers Street Stock Championship race on Thursday night at the
Batesville Motor Speedway.
Anglin in the G1 started on the poll and it looked like he had the
race won, but after a number of cautions and restarts Tony never got
the opportunity to build a good lead on the remainder of the field.
Tony managed to hold second place with T.J. Herndon's 35 car
finishing 3rd and the KEG1 of Jeremy Russell finishing 4th.
Wayne Brooks Sets
Fast Time for the
17th Annual Schoenfeld Headers Street Stock Championship, Heat
Races Next on Tap!
A total of 90 Street
Stocks made there way to the Batesville Motor Speedway Thursday
night for the 17th annual Schoenfeld Headers Street Stock
Nationals, 89 of them timed in with Quick time set by Wayne
Brooks in the 3X. During the time trials there where a couple of
OH MY! moments.
One mishap was with the 28 of weeds getting into the turn 2 wall
and taking a wild ride, the other was with the 42 street stock,
doing almost a carbon copy of Woods turn 2 wall maneuver.
Friday night we will
have 6 big Qualifying Heat Races for the street stocks, and a
rain makeup race for the Marks Pharmacy $500 to win Front Wheel
Drive Shootout... Open Modifieds will also be taking to the track
with a fill Program. Gates open at 5:30.. Racing at 7:30.
Production Services Onboard as a National Corporate Sponsor of the
Comp Cams Topless 100
GROVE, AR-October 18, 2012)
proud to announce the addition of CROP PRODUCTION SERVICES as
a national corporate sponsor of the COMP CAMS TOPLESS 100
event to be held August 15-16-17, 2013 at Batesville Motor Speedway.
Steve Martin, General
Manager of CROP PRODUCTION SERVICES, is excited to be a part
of the COMP CAMS TOPLESS 100 event, now in its 21st
year. “We look forward to being a part of the COMP CAMS TOPLESS
100 and BATESVILLE MOTOR SPEEDWAY,” Martin said. “With
Batesville and Independence County being centrally located in our
region, we look forward to developing new business relationships
with all those connected to Batesville Motor Speedway. We are
proud to be associated with the people at Batesville Motor Speedway
who continue to make racing an enjoyable event for its fans by
running a first-class operation at one of the nicest racetracks in
Production Services is the premier agricultural retail supplier in
the markets that it serves, conducting business in 48 states. Crop
Production Services (CPS) provides their customers with the products
and services they need to grow the best crops possible.
promoters, Mooney and Connie Starr are glad to welcome CROP
PRODUCTION SERVICES as an additional sponsor for this crown
SERVICES is making it possible for us to take the annual COMP
CAMS TOPLESS 100 to the next level,” Starr added. “ With the added
sponsorship of CROP PRODUCTION SERVICES , along with COMP
CAMS, and LUCAS OIL, we will be adding two more starting
positions to the COMP CAMS TOPLESS 100, thus adding an additional
$4,000 to the TOPLESS 100 feature event. Also, we will be adding
over $15,000 to the B-features, so that racers will be able to make
it through these tough economic times and continue to race with
us,” said Starr.
addition to Crop Production Services, Comp Cams and Lucas Oil,
BATESVILLE MOTOR SPEEDWAY wishes to thank these fine sponsors which
include Isle of Capri Casinos, Schoenfeld Headers, Tracktek Racing
Fuels, Auto Services Company, Inc., National Recovery Specialists,
Mark Martin Automotive, Bad Boy Mowers, BB’s Excavating, Red River
Dodge, Mark’s Pharmacy, Flowers Baking Company. Citizens Bank,
Kent’s Firestone, Holiday Inn, Ramada Inn, Comfort Suites, Larry
Shaw Racing, GRT Race Cars, McSheer Welding and Trucking, Crow
Burlingame/Bumper to Bumper, First Community Bank, Rockauto.com,
and Jeff Taylor Motorsports.