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Local Racing

  • Racing begins Friday

    By Kristopher Blankenship

    Fayette County Speedway promoter Charlie Depew opened the track for practice over the weekend to prepare for the 2014 racing season.  

    Several drivers were in attendance to test and tune their race cars in preparation for this Friday’s opening night. The pits and grandstand open at 5 p.m., with hot laps beginning at 7 p.m. Racing immediately follows hot laps.

    Admission is $30 for a pit pass, $10 for ages 13 and older, $5 for children ages 8-12 and free for children 7-and-under who attend with a paying adult.

  • Slideways moves inside; announces champions

    After completing a successful outdoor points series, the Slideways RC club has moved indoors.

    Slideways has taken over the Highside RC indoor track at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in Brownstown, and has begun making improvements to the facility while also getting in some racing.

    Results from the Nov. 2 race are below, and they are followed by the final points standings from the inaugural points series.

  • Slideways RC (Sept. 28)

    Saturday, Sept. 28
    Kidz Modz
    1. Zach Leigh (1z)
    2. Jarrett Pasley (8P)
    3. Lucas McElroy (22L)
    4. Blane Pruett (33P)
    5. Dawson Barker (99B)
    6. Jason Struble (4)
    7. Chaz Smail (24)
    8. Eric Holaday (2)
    9. Cody Stewart (14s)
    Adult Stock
    1. Jerod Ramsey (14R)
    2. Craig Farmer (48)
    3. Mike Pasley (8P)
    4. John Brackenbush (28)
    5. Rusty Pratt (94)
    6. D.J. Holliday (42)
    7. Jeb Smail (24)
    8. Dru Bennett (13)
    Outlaw Modified

  • Racing Briefs (Oct. 10)

    Big fields expected for special weekend show at Fayette County Speedway

    The Fayette County Speedway will be hosting a special show this Friday and Saturday.

    In an effort to draw racers from a large segment of the state, the Sportmod/B-Mod Division on Saturday will have a $2,000 payout to the winner. The special event is sponsored by Pro-1 Gaming, and there is a $150 prize to start the feature race.

    Racers who have at least five races on any track will be eligible to enter for the big prize.

  • Slideways RC (Sept. 14)

    Saturday, Sept. 14

    Kidz Modz

    1. Blane Pruett (33P), 82 points (hard charger)

  • Leigh wins fourth race at Slideways

    Zach Leigh continued his mastery of the Kidz Modz on Saturday, winning for the fourth straight week in the Slideways RC points series.

    Leigh has not lost during the points series and holds a 27-point lead in the standings.

    In the adult stock division, Don Hatfill would pick up his first win in the points series, and Stacy Stewart earned his second straight feature win in the Outlaw Modifieds.

  • Fayette County Speedway (Results from Aug. 30 and Sept. 6)

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 6
    UMP MODIFIED
    HEAT 1
    1.    BUD1   LARRY ANDERSON
    2.            25C         CRAIG KERN
    3.            N59        CHAD EVANS
    4.            128   ZACH SCHANTZ
    FEATURE

  • Slideways RC (Aug. 29)

    Zach Leigh continued his dominance in the Kidz Modz on Saturday night, winning for the third straight week at Slideways RC.

    Leigh took the victory by two laps and leads the points standings by 17 points.

    Other winners on Saturday night were Jerod Ramsey in the adult stock, and Stacy Stewart in the outlaw modifieds.

    Racing in the points series will resume at the track on Sept. 7.

  • Fayette County Speedway Results (Aug. 16)

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 16TH
    UMP MODIFIED
    HEAT 1
    1.         128 ZACH SCHANTZ
    2.            25C    CRAIG KERN
    3.            66    MICHAEL FOX
    4.            7   MARK LAMONT
    HEAT 2
    1.            N59   CHAD EVANS

  • Two repeat as Slideways winners

    Two racers repeated as feature winners in the second week of the Slideways RC points series.

    Zach Leigh was victorious in the Kidz Modz, and Josh Lofland again took first in the outlaw modifieds on Saturday, giving him a 20-point cushion in the standings.

    Dru Bennett was the winner in the adult modifieds in his first points race, giving him three wins in three overall appearances at Slideways.

    The winners of the two-point hard charger bonus were Blane Pruett, Kidz Modz; John Brackenbush, adult modifieds; and B.J. Deal, outlaw modifieds.