Monthly Archives: May 2015

cfa Academy, Mount, Mallard Creek and more represented in Big 22

Cody Reece, Connor O’Donnell on watch list
Cody Reece from Mount Pleasant and Connor O’Donnell from cfa Academy are on the Big 22 Watch List for WSOC-TV. Here are the details:
The Big 22

The regular season starts Aug. 20 and Friday, Aug. 21 for most teams in the area. The first Cabarrus County game is Central Cabarrus at Mount Pleasant Thursday, Aug. 20.

Smith, Conner win with racing return to Concord

Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model points leader Zane Smith took the lead following contact between leaders Roger Lee Newton and Jeff Fultz with 11 laps to go and led the rest of the way to win Friday night’s Old Glory 125 at Concord Speedway. Smith’s victory came in the first race back at the venerable half-mile speedway in nearly three years.

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“I don’t know how I won this one, I told them on the radio ‘I don’t know how I’m going pass them, but I’m going to figure out a way to get by’,” said Smith in victory lane afterwards. “To be honest, I kinda saw it coming because they [Newton and Fultz] were running so close. We didn’t qualify great, but we were consistent and I knew we would be good in the race. And, luckily we were.”

In qualifying, Jody Measamer scorched the half-mile triangular speedway with an average lap speed of over 116 miles per hour. Following the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Measamer would start third behind Roger Lee Newton and Tate Fogleman.
Newton jumped to a quick lead at the start, but Ryan Moore and Corey Lajoie were the two cars on the move in the early going. After starting 20th, Moore made his way around Brandon Ward and into the top 10 on lap 34. Just two laps later, 11th place starter Lajoie passed Spencer Davis to move into the top five.

On the final restart, Moore, who was running third at the time, spun entering turn one collecting Ward and Matt Craig. Smith led the rest of the way to claim the win over Fultz, Davis, Jared Irvan, and Fogleman. Rounding out the top 10 were Peltier, Newton, Derek Scott, Jr., Campbell, and Trevor Noles.

Kodie Conner led all 50 laps to take his 4th PASS Pro Late Model win of the season over Austin Thompson, Adam Welch, Chandler Smith, and Ryan Krachun.

Sonny Schofen took the Mid-Atlantic Street Stock win over a 25 car starting field with Bryan Thomas and Gary Ledbetter completing the top three.

Burt Myers held off his brother, Jason, for his third KOMA Unwind Modified Madness win of the season.

The PASS South Super Late Models hit the track again for 150 laps on Saturday, June 6 at South Boston Speedway, along with Twin 75s for the NASCAR Late Model Stocks and action for the USAC Eastern Midgets and Legends.

Super late models Top 10

1) 77 – Zane Smith – 125 Laps
2) 54x – Jeff Fultz – 125
3) 129 – Spencer Davis- 125
4) 28 – Jared Irvan – 125
5) 8f – Tate Fogleman – 125
6) 74x – Preston Peltier – 125
7) 33 – Roger Lee Newton – 125
8) 01 – Derek Scott Jr.- 125
9) 12 – Garrett Campbell – 125
10) 2 – Trevor Noles – 125
11) 62 – Brandon Ward – 125

Pro Late Models Top 5

1) 45 – Kodie Conner – 50 Laps
2) 2 – Austin Thompson – 50
3) 71 – Adam Welch – 50
4) 26 – Chandler Smith- 50
5) 29 – Ryan Krachun – 50

World of Outlaws at The Dirt Track

Summer Shootout returns for 21st season

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CONCORD, N.C. (May 21, 2015) – For more than two decades, the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway has served as a training ground for grassroots racers hoping to rise through the ranks to NASCAR’s premier series.
Several current NASCAR drivers who got their start on the frontstretch quarter-mile were on hand Thursday to help U.S. Legends Car International officials roll out plans for the 21st annual summer series, which features intense Legend Car and Bandolero racing over an eight-week series in June and July.
In addition to a new title sponsor, Bojangles’, the 2015 edition of the Summer Shootout Series will bring together the most competitive field of Legend Car and Bandolero drivers from across the country to compete for a coveted championship.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Joey Logano, David Ragan and Camping World Truck Series driver Daniel Hemric were on hand to talk about the family fun at Bojangles’ Summer Shootout.
“The Summer Shootout is all about family fun,” Logano said. “I remember coming out here with my whole family. David (Ragan) would be out here racing with his dad; it’s just a great family atmosphere.”
Ragan said it’s also the best place to learn the ropes of car control and racing and advance up the motorsports ladder.
“With the harder tires and the handling of these cars, Legends racing is a great way to learn car control and how to race in traffic,” Ragan said, adding that the Summer Shootout provides some of the most competitive Legends racing out there, with drivers coming to Charlotte Motor Speedway from across the country to compete in the eight-week series each year.
The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway begins on June 9 and will run each Tuesday night through July 28. In addition to a full slate of Legend Car and Bandolero racing, fans will enjoy weekly exhibition races, including action-packed school bus racing, a thrilling mascot mania go-kart race, a gigantic Fourth of July fireworks display and more. The full schedule of entertainment follows:
June 9, 2015 – Principal School Bus Races
June 16, 2015 – Team Spirit Night, Mascot Mania
June 23, 2015 – Media Mayhem, School Bus Races
June 30, 2015 – Fourth of July Blow Out, Fireworks, Champ Truck Display/Demo
July 7, 2015 – Faster Pastor, School Bus Races
July 14, 2015 – Little Luggies 600, Power Wheels Race
July 21, 2015 – First Responder Night, School Bus Races
July 28, 2015 – Champions Night, Fireworks, two-wheel stunt spectacular
Continuing its partnership with MAVtv, the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout will once again be televised during 30-minute weekly highlight shows. In addition to the weekly highlight show, fans can watch live action through a pay-per-view for just $14.99 per night (or $9.99 per night when you order the full season). The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout on the Performance Racing Network will be co-anchored by Lenny Batycki and Bob Dillner, with former Miss Sprint Cup, Amanda Wright, working as pit reporter. For more details or to purchase a pay-per-view subscription for the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout, visithttp://www.GOPRN.com/SummerShootout.
Adult admission is just $8 and children ages 13 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Legend Car racing is divided into four categories based on a driver’s experience. The Pro division features veteran drivers, while the Semi-Pro category is for those with limited Legend Car experience. The Young Lions division is for those new to Legend Car racing and the Masters division is for drivers 40 years of age and older.
Bandolero cars are divided into three divisions with competitors grouped by age. The Bandits division is for racers 8 to 11 and the Outlaws category features drivers 12 and older. The Beginner Bandits is for racers in their first year of competition.
Competitor registration is now open for the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series.Click here to register.
For more information on the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series call the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit the Charlotte Motor Speedway website. Connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway onTwitter, Instagram or Facebook fan. Keep up with all the latest updates from the track with the Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.

PASS rolls into Concord Speedway Friday, Coca-Cola 600 week

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Coca-cola 600 Week

Denny Hamlin took the checkered flag in Saturday’s Sprint All-Star Race. Can he sweep Charlotte? There are a lot of other drivers who will have something to say about that.

ZZTop will be there and there will be lots of activities leading up to the Coca-Cola 600 Sunday. Get all the detail at Charlotte Motor Speedway

American Legion baseball opener at NW Cabarrus

Concord Post 51 versus Kannapolis Post 115

Regular season finales at Davidson, Charlotte

Davidson wins first two from Richmond

49ers split with UTSA, need win today

The Davidson Wildcats beat the Richmond Spider 4-3 Thursday and 22-7 Friday to move to 14-9 in Atlantic 10. It puts the Wildcats within a game of first place in the conference standings and virtually clinches a spot in next week’s A10 Conference Tournament. Only the top seven teams make the tournament.

The regular season finale is at noon Saturday at Wilson Field. Get all the details at Davidson Wildcats dot Com

Charlotte beat UTSA 4-3 Thursday, but fell 15-3 on Friday, setting up today’s finale at Hayes Stadium at 1 p.m. The 49ers need a win to clinch a spot in the C-USA Baseball Tournament. Get all the details at Charlotte 49ers dot com

Highlights from the first two games against UTSA are below.


 

Big weekend series for both Charlotte, Davidson

Photo by Charlotte 49ers Sports Information
Photo by Charlotte 49ers Sports Information

Charlotte 49ers battling to make C-USA tournament

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte baseball will host UTSA in the final Conference USA series of the year, wrapping up the 2015 regular season, in hopes of qualifying for the C-USA Tournament to be held at Southern Miss next week. The Niners are one of six teams still alive for the three final berths in the annual tournament.

To get in next week, the Niners will need to take at-least two from UTSA at home this weekend and have help from other teams and their series outcomes. Close to a dozen scenarios are still to be determined based on this weekend’s Thursday-Saturday series in Conference USA. Charlotte did take two-of-three from UTSA on the road in San Antonio last year.

The complete schedule, stats and series preview are on Charlotte49ers.

Davidson battles Richmond for spot in A10 tournament

DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Davidson baseball team will cap off the regular season with its final home series against the Richmond Spiders starting Thursday at 6 p.m. at Wilson Field.

The series is crucial for both teams as it determines fate in the Atlantic 10 Championship, which begins next week at George Mason starting Wednesday, May 20. The top seven A-10 teams qualify for the Championship with the No. 1 seed receiving a bye.

Get all the details at Davidson Wildcats dot Com

A10 Assists: Davidson wins community service challenge

NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— Davidson College athletics has won the second-annual Atlantic 10 Conference Assists Challenge, completing over 19,000 hours of community service during the 2014-15 academic year. In all, student-athletes and staff at the 14 A-10 member institutions completed 71,848 community service hours, three times more than last year.

An amazing number by itself, the record-breaking hours is a fitting finish in a landmark year for the Atlantic 10 SAAC, which included increased involvement in all levels of collegiate athletic administration, heavy participation in the It’s On Us Campaign and an annual video competition that saw high participation numbers.

Read more about the A10 Assists challenge

Byron, Haws win in CARS, baseball pairings coming

William Byron, Brayton Haws win CARS features at Hickory
William Byron, Brayton Haws win CARS features at Hickory

William Byron won the CARS Super Late Model Catawba Valley 250 and Brayton Haws won the Late Motor feature at Hickory Motor Speedway Saturday. The Top Ten for both races is below. For complete results and how they won, visit CARS Racing Tour.

SLM FINISHING ORDER:

1. 9 William Byron
2. 9E Chase Elliott
3. 31 Kyle Grissom
4. 57 Cole Timm
5. 74 Preston Peltier
6. 98 Daniel Hemric
7. 29 Anderson Bowen
8. 77 Zane Smith
9. 7 Tyler Church
10. 5D Dominique Van Wieringen

LMSC FINISHING ORDER

1. 41 Brayton Haws
2. 12M Austin McDaniel
3. 7 Justin Crider
4. 16s RD Smith
5. 58 Tyler Ankrum
6. 00 Shane Lee
7. 2 Myatt Snider
8. 07 Clint King
9. 7 Blake Stallings
10. 1 Trent Barnes

NCHSAA baseball, soccer and softball state playoffs

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The N.C. High School Athletic Association posted baseball, women’s soccer and softball state championships pairings today.

Baseball playoffs

Softball playoffs

Women’s soccer playoffs

 

Hickory cranks up with Super Late Models

Engines are cranking up all over the Piedmont in garages from the Cup teams to the racers in the backyard garages. We will try to give you a taste of it with our new racing page.

Check our new page here. We will be adding more as the season goes along so check back often.

The biggest race in the area this weekend is at Hickory Motor Speedway with the Catawba Valley 250. Super Late Models and Late Models will take battle on the historic track.

Catawba valley 250

Concord Speedway quarter-mile

Concord Speedway has completed its Spring Championships and is moving into its regular season racing program. For complete results and schedule check out their website www.concordspeedway.net

Panthers draft, I’s record, Stamp Out Hunger

Record attendance for Kannapolis Intimidators
The Kannapolis Intimidators set a new 3-day franchise attendance record over the weekend by welcoming 12,018 fans to CMC-NorthEast Stadium on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  The Intimidators – now playing the 21st season of baseball in Kannapolis – drew 3,976 on Friday followed by 4,038 on Saturday and 4,006 on Sunday to reach the new milestone.
The weekend featured popular promotions such as Jurassic Ballpark on Friday with Dakota and Friends, postgame fireworks on Saturday presented by Cabarrus Eye Center, and a princess party with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf on Kid’s Day Sunday presented by Cornerstone Church.  The Intimidators also welcomed thousands of students from area school districts to the ballpark to be recognized as part of the team’s second annual Reading All-Stars Celebration, which honors students from kindergarten through eighth grade for their achievements in literacy.
Both the Friday and Sunday games set franchise attendance records for the respective days of the week, excluding Independence Day fireworks shows.  Earlier this season, the Intimidators drew a season-high 4,550 to the annual Education Day presented by CMC-NorthEast on Wednesday, April 22, the largest Education Day crowd since 2011.  The Intimidators have averaged 2,858 fans in 10 openings so far this season.
The team wraps up the current home stand on Monday with Belly Buster Monday presented by Buffalo Wild Wings, featuring all-you-can-eat for only $10 (some exclusions apply) before opening a 7-game road trip to West Virginia and Lexington. The Intimidators return home for a 4-game series in Kannapolis May 14-17 against the Lakewood BlueClaws.  Tickets are available by calling the F&M Bank Box Office at (704) 932-3267.
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