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Big South Announces Women's Basketball Players of the Week - Jan. 15

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( – High Point junior guard Emma Bockrath (Dayton, Ohio) has been named the Big South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, while UNC Asheville guard Nadiria Evans (Gainesville, Fla.) has been named the Freshman of the Week for games played Jan. 8-14, it was announced today by the Conference office.

Bockrath posted back-to-back 20-point performances in a pair of Big South victories last week. On Tuesday, the guard finished 9-for-11 (81.8 percent) from the field, headlined by a 3-for-3 mark from 3-point range, for 23 points against Presbyterian College. In addition, she grabbed eight rebounds and added three assists in the 81-55 home victory. She then scored a game-high 25 points, grabbed six rebounds and swiped five steals in a road win at Winthrop on Saturday.

Evans averaged 7.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in back-to-back conference wins last week. Her week was highlighted by an 11-point effort in an 82-52 win over Longwood on Saturday. She closed the two-game stretch with 15 points and six rebounds.

Also nominated for Player of the Week: Summer Price (Campbell), Ola Makurat (Liberty), Autumn Childress (Longwood), Kacie Hall (Presbyterian College) Destinee Walker (Radford) and Khaila Webb (UNC Asheville).

Also nominated for Freshman of the Week: Ashtyn Baker (Liberty).


Big South Announces Men's Basketball Players of the Week - Jan. 15

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( – Campbell junior guard Chris Clemons (Raleigh, N.C.) has been named the Big South Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, while Charleston Southern guard Phlandrous Fleming Jr. (Athens, Ga.) is the Freshman of the Week for games played Jan. 8-14, it was announced today.

Clemons averaged 26.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals in leading the Camels to two come-from-behind wins last week.  In a 28-point outing to lead all scorers in Tuesday’s 83-79 win at Presbyterian, Clemons hit 8-of-13 from the floor, including 2-of-4 threes, and 10-of-11 from the line as Campbell rallied from a seven-point deficit with 5:54 remaining.  He then scored a game-high 25 points -- including the winning three at the buzzer -- in Friday’s 65-64 victory over High Point in which the Camels came back from nine down with 2:03 left.  For the week, Clemons was 18-of-32 from the field ( =56.3 percent) and 13-of-15 from the charity stripe ( =86.7).

Fleming averaged 11.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two games last week.  He tallied a game-high 17 points on 7-for-13 shooting to help CSU take first-place Radford down to the wire last Tuesday.  He added five rebounds, two assists and two steals against the Highlanders.  Fleming then contributed a season-high four assists and added two rebounds Friday against Winthrop.

Also nominated for Player of the Week: David Efianayi (Gardner-Webb), Lovell Cabbil (Liberty), Isaiah Walton (Longwood), MaCio Teague (UNC Asheville) and Adam Pickett (Winthrop)

Also nominated for Freshman of the Week: Isaiah Williams (Liberty)


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ESPNU To Televise Jan. 18 UNC Asheville at Winthrop Contest

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( – ESPNU has selected the UNC Asheville at Winthrop men’s basketball contest scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18 as its Big South Wildcard Selection broadcast, it was announced today by the Big South Conference office.  Game time will be 9:00pm inside the Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill, S.C.  Matt Schick (play-by-play) and Paul Biancardi (analyst) will handle the call from courtside.

The game will be the first meeting of the season between the two teams and the third straight head-to-head match-up on ESPNU.  Last year’s Big South co-regular-season champions, both squads opened Big South play this past Saturday with victories.  Winthrop enters this week 7-5 overall, while Asheville is 8-6.  During the non-conference season, the Eagles won by 19 at Furman, while UNC Asheville knocked off Monmouth, Wofford and UNC Greensboro.

Four preseason All-Conference players will take the court on Jan. 18 -- Winthrop’s Xavier Cooks and Asheville trio Ahmad Thomas, MaCio Teague and Kevin Vannatta.  Cooks and Thomas are one of four Big South players ranked among the league’s Top 10 in both scoring and rebounding.  Teague is ninth in the conference in scoring while tied for first in steals, while Vannatta is eighth in assists.  In addition, Cooks is approaching a Big South first -- 1,500 career points, 800 career rebounds, 175 career blocks, 200 career assists and 100 career steals.  Thomas is on the cusp of becoming just the second Big South player in league history with 1,000 points, 600 rebounds, 200 assists and 200 steals.

Last season’s meetings on ESPNU were memorable, as Winthrop won the first meeting in Rock Hill by three points (76-73) behind Cooks’ 19 points and 13 rebounds.  The Feb. 9 game in Asheville was a classic 104-101 double-overtime triumph by the Bulldogs with Thomas (26 points, 10 rebounds) and Teague (24 points) leading the way.

The UNC Asheville at Winthrop game is the first of four Big South ESPNU Wildcard broadcasts this season, the fifth consecutive year four regular-season Big South games will be carried by the 24-hour college sports network.  ESPNU also has Wildcard broadcasts scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7:00pm, Thursday, Feb. 15 at 9:00pm and Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7:00pm, and those selections will be determined 21 days in advance.


Big South Announces Men's Basketball Players of the Week - Jan. 8

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( – Radford junior forward Ed Polite Jr. (Lanham, Md.) has been named the Big South Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, while Highlanders’ redshirt-freshman guard Carlik Jones (Cincinnati, Ohio) is the Freshman of the Week for games played Jan. 1-7, it was announced today.

Polite averaged 26.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals while shooting 69.2 percent in leading Radford to wins over the Big South’s top two preseason favorites last week.  He opened with 23 points, 12 boards and two steals last Wednesday vs. Winthrop, then totaled a career-high 29 points on 9-of-10 from the field with eight rebounds and four steals Saturday vs. UNC Asheville.  Polite was 18-of-26 from the floor -- including 7-of-12 from three-point range ( =58.3 percent) and made 9-of-11 from the charity stripe.

Jones scored 18 points and had five rebounds and five assists in Radford’s victory over UNC Asheville.  He was 8-of-11 from the floor and 2-of-4 from beyond the arc against the Bulldogs, in addition to two steals.  Jones opened his week plagued by foul trouble against Winthrop and finished with five points and an assist in his second-shortest outing of the season.

Also nominated for Player of the Week: Chris Clemons (Campbell), David Efianayi (Gardner-Webb), Jahaad Proctor (High Point), Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz (Liberty), B.K. Ashe (Longwood), Francois Lewis (Presbyterian) and Bjorn Broman (Winthrop)

Also nominated for Freshman of the Week: Isaiah Williams (Liberty) and Jordan Cintron (Longwood)


Big South Announces Women's Basketball Players of the Week - Dec. 27

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( – Radford redshirt-junior guard Claudia Quevedo (Canary Island, Spain) has been named the Big South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, while Liberty guard Ashtyn Baker (Nesbit, Miss.) has been named the Freshman of the Week for games played Dec. 18-24, it was announced today by the Conference office.

Quevedo tallied back-to-back 15-point performances in Radford’s two victories at the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic last week. The guard shot 71.4 percent (10-for-14) from the field, headlined by a 7-for-8 mark from behind the 3-point line in the two wins. In RU’s 71-65 triumph over Abilene Christian on Thursday, she finished 5-for-6 from the field -- including a perfect 4-for-4 mark from beyond the arc in addition to a pair of steals and an assist. The following day, the redshirt-junior later added three treys, three assists and two steals in a 69-66 win over Towson.

Baker paced the Liberty offense with 20 points and five assists in the Flames’ come-from-behind victory over Denver on the opening day of the UMKC Roo Holiday Classic last Tuesday. The guard shot 57.1 percent (8-for-14) from the contest and added a perfect 2-for-2 mark from the free throw line. The next day, she scored seven points, tallied a pair of assists and added two steals in a setback against Northern Colorado.

Also nominated for Player of the Week: Summer Price (Campbell), Emma Bockrath (High Point), Keyen Green (Liberty) and Jessica Wall (UNC Asheville).

Also nominated for Freshman of the Week: Tatyana Carver (Campbell), Jiselle Thomas (High Point) and Amaryah Corpening (UNC Asheville).


Big South Announces Men's Basketball Players of the Week / Updated Report

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( – UNC Asheville sophomore guard MaCio Teague (Cincinnati, Ohio) has been named the Big South Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, while Radford redshirt-freshman guard Carlik Jones (Cincinnati, Ohio) is the Freshman of the Week for games played Dec. 18-24, it was announced today.

Teague averaged 21.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals in two games last week.  He opened with 25 points, 11 rebounds and three steals in Asheville’s 67-60 come-from-behind win at UNC Greensboro on Dec. 19, and followed with 18 points, five boards and two steals at Saint Mary’s.  For the week, Teague was 13-of-23 from the field ( =56.5 percent), made 13-of-16 free throws ( = 81.3 percent) and handed out three assists.

Jones averaged 14.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals in helping the Highlanders win the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic.  After scoring a career-high tying 19 points at San Francisco last Tuesday, he led Radford with 14 points and had six rebounds and three assists in the Highlanders’ 66-60 win over North Carolina A&T.  Jones then tallied 10 points and seven boards in RU’s 72-62 overtime win over UC Davis.  For the week, he was 14-of-30 from the field ( =46.7) and drained 13-of-15 from the charity stripe ( =86.7).

Also nominated for Player of the Week: Chris Clemons (Campbell), Christian Keeling (Charleston Southern), Andre Fox (High Point), Scottie James (Liberty), Reggie Dillard (Presbyterian), Ed Polite Jr. (Radford), Xavier Cooks (Winthrop)

Also nominated for Freshman of the Week: Jamaal David (Charleston Southern), Elijah Cuffee (Liberty), Kamil Chapman (Longwood)


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McDevitt Announces Signings of Crump and Jude


Thursday, November 16, 2017
Men's Basketball Contact: Brian Hand (

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – UNC Asheville men's basketball head coach Nick McDevitt recently announced the signings of Anthony Crump and Coty Jude.

Crump joins the UNC Asheville men's basketball program out of Plymouth High School in Inkster, Mich.

The team captain and team Most Valuable Player for Plymouth High School, Crump has been named one of the top-25 players in the state of Michigan. He averaged 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists last year.

A 6-foot-7 guard, Crump plays his AAU basketball with Greenwood Elite.

Jude joins the UNC Asheville men's basketball program after spending most of his prep career at Tolsia High School in Fort Gay, W.Va. He is spending his final prep season this year at Believe Sports Academy in Athens, Tenn.

The 2017 Tolsia High School Athlete of the Year, Jude averaged 21 points, eight rebounds and four assists last season. The 6-foot-7 forward set the Tolsia single-game scoring record last year with 54 points.

The duo joins a UNC Asheville men's basketball program that was picked to win the Big South Conference at the annual Media Day on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Renaissance Suites Hotel.

UNC Asheville's choice as preseason No. 1 marked the first time since the 2011-12 preseason poll that the Bulldogs have been tabbed to finish first. The Bulldogs have now been picked five times (1989-90, 1997-98, 2002-03, 2011-12 and 2017-18) to win the league in the official preseason poll.

UNC Asheville men's basketball had another banner year last year as the Bulldogs picked up their sixth Big South Conference regular season title in the 2016-17 season (1996-97, 1997-98, 2001-02, 2007-08, 2011-12 and 2016-17). McDevitt has been a part of five of the six Big South Conference regular season crowns either as a player, assistant coach or head coach (1997-98, 2001-02, 2007-08, 2011-12 and 2016-17).

UNC Asheville started the 2017-18 season having collected back-to-back 20-win seasons and having made two straight postseason appearances with the Bulldogs playing in the 2016 NCAA Tournament and the 2017 Tournament.

The 2016-17 Bulldogs claimed a share of the Big South regular season championship and earned the second-most wins in program history in a season with 23. Asheville reached 20 wins faster than any other team in program history in 27 games.


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SEST : WEAVERVILLE. native Ashton Higgins

SEST Writer/Photographer KEITH Anderson

Ashton Higgins and the #9 Team (ALH Motorsports) announced recently the team will launch into a full season racing with the Southeast Super Trucks Series for 2018. While Higgins has achieved valuable seat time in the Southeast Super Stocks Series for 2017, everyone knows his history that keeps track of the series and ALH Motorsports. Plain and simple, Higgins not only has a grip on handling a race car and race truck, he now has a GRIPP ENERGY DRINK sponsorship for 2018. This is a fine example of getting a marketing campaign started early for sponsorship in racing. Today, we had a very nice sunny 39 degrees and the photo session was successful.
Higgins will have a challenge racing with many top drivers in the series, or should I say, they will have a challenge competing with this wildcat that has the skills to win races and contend for a championship and rookie of the year in the SEST Series. We already know how that worked out for him in the SESS Series...he won races and won the series points championship for 2017.
Talk about a GRIPP, you bet, he has it !
Visit and notice the difference in quality, ingredients and flavor.
Thanks to the Higgins family, Jeff Myers (SEST Series)  and Al Albiker (GRIPP ENERGY DRINK). Happy New Race Year to you folks !    
Photo: Keith A. / Lake Louise,  Weaverville, NC / Ashton Higgins, driver of the #9 GRIPP ENGERY DRINK Truck for 2018. "Please share with all"


WEAVERVILLE NC ,  rising racing star ASHTON HIGGINS a student at NORTH BUNCOMBE will compete in the TRUCKS DIVISION of the SOUTHEAST SuperTruck in 2018. CLICK LINK and READ Gerald Harris feature story on Ashton Higgins..  ::::




Images of the Southeast Super Trucks & Southeast Super Stocks Series, Mini Cups. Front Wheel Drives and Legends Divisions from Anderson Motor Speedway (11-04-2017) are now post in a gallery on my website. Thanks to ALL of our wonderful Fans, Sponsors, Teams & Staff. Congratulations to the 2017 Points Champions !
Photo: Keith H. Anderson / Lee Tissot & the #27 Rocket Ship Team celebrate their THIRD SEST Series Championship in a row at AMS last Saturday night.
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Images of the Southeast Super Trucks & Southeast Super Stocks Series, Mini Cups. Front Wheel Drives and Legends Divisions from Anderson Motor Speedway (11-04-2017) are now post in a gallery on my website. Thanks to ALL of our wonderful Fans, Sponsors, Teams & Staff. Congratulations to the 2017 Points Champions !
Photo: Keith H. Anderson / Lee Tissot & the #27 Rocket Ship Team celebrate their THIRD SEST Series Championship in a row at AMS last Saturday night.
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2017 Mini Cup Point Standings as of 10/1/17

Car # Driver Championship Point Standings
1 #6 Anthony Price 257
2 #3 Lee Gibson 251...
3 #8 Ashley Johnson 215
4 #4 Darrell Price 164
5 #5 Chas Price 157
6 #7 Courtney Gosnell 134
7 #92 Ricky Thornburg 56
8 #10 Rayna Holland 54
9 #25 Elijah Rice 47
10 #74 Steve Beach 28
11 #55 Chuck Sims 28
12 #17 Frankie Beach 27
13 #35 Paul Buford 27
14 #81 Jeff Davis 27
15 #10 Kayla Powell 20

Here is your Final Four in the 2017 Jeff's Auto Sales Chase For The Championship:

Southeast Super Stocks
1. #9B Ashton Higgins
2. #81 John Gallman...
3. #10 Marion Thomas
4. #65 John John Mamph

Southeast Super Trucks
1. #5 Toby Hollifield
2. #21 Jamie Barbrey
3. #2 Ronnie Davis
4. #27 Lee Tissot

2017 SESS Chase Point Standings as of 10/1/17

Car # Driver Championship Point Standings
1 #9 Ashton Higgins - R - C 87
2 #81 John Gallman - C 82...
3 #10 Marion Thomas - R 76
4 #65 John Mamph 71
5 #28 Derek Lane - C 66
6 #18 TJ Williams - R 62
7 #3 Everette McMahan - C 59
8 #99 Sawyer Frady - C 25


SEST SUPERSTOCK DIVISON Winner in Kingsport Tn last Friday 9-15 #9 ASHTON HIGGINS from Weaverville brings it home at Kingsport SPEEDWAY and KEITH Anderson Photos




Kingsport (TN) Speedway - Press Release: 9/8/17

Wayne Hale of Bluff City, Tenn., captured his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car feature win of the season Friday at Kingsport Speedway.

Derek Lane of Kingsport, Tennessee, recorded his first-ever NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car feature win Friday at Kingsport Speedway.

Wayne Hale (No. 19) noses former Roush Racing NASCAR Xfinity Series Rookie-of-the-Year Danny O'Quinn Jr. (No. 96) out for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car victory by about one-foot in the first of two twin 35-lap features Friday at Kingsport Speedway.

Photos courtesy of official Kingsport Speedway photographer Randall Perry.


NASCAR Whelen All-American Series ‘Championship Night’ wraps up season at Kingsport Speedway

By Robert Walden
Kingsport Speedway - Media/Public Relations

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Sept. 8, 2017) — The 2017 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing season at Kingsport Speedway began on a sunny Saturday afternoon back in March, and concluded Friday with Championship Night presented by Richmond Gear and Toyota of Kingsport.

While the temperature was unseasonably chilly in the Model City with everyone in attendance bundled up trying to stay warm, the racing action was heated at “The Concrete Jungle” as both Wayne Hale of Bluff City and Derek Lane of Kingsport became first-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car feature race winners this season.

All Kres VanDyke had to do was take the green flag in the first race and that would secure his second Late Model Stock Car track championship, but he looked to close the season out by trying to add another victory to his total of nine wins and reach double figures.

In the first of two twin 35-lap features, VanDyke jumped out to the lead at the start over Nik Williams, Hale, former NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Danny O’Quinn Jr. and Joey Trent. Hale quickly got around Williams for second just a couple of laps in, while a little further back Trent was trying to maintain his position and hold Robbie Ferguson off.

Ferguson moved to inside of Trent racing into the first turn on lap 5, and over the next three circuits they raced side-by-side before Ferguson took the fifth spot. Racing up off (turn) two on lap 9, O’Quinn passed Williams to move into third in the running order. The event’s first caution waved on lap 10, when Bruce Blessing’s engine went up in smoke and dumped fluid on the track.

Off the ensuing double-file restart, VanDyke powered back out into the lead over O’Quinn and Hale, with Williams and Ferguson trailing. With VanDyke riding out front seemingly in command, his car suddenly slowed midway down the backstretch on lap 25 with transmission issues and the field sped past him as he made his way around to the pit opening at exit of the fourth turn.

O’Quinn moved into the lead over Hale, Ferguson, Williams and Trent. But first misfortune for Williams when he slowed and entered the pits on lap 25, and just five circuits later Ferguson spun with a flat tire to bring the caution out.

The stage was set for a five-lap shootout for the win, and what unfolded was an all-time classic finish between O’Quinn and Hale. With O’Quinn taking the white flag, racing into the first turn Hale drove in to the inside.

Battling side-by-side down the backstretch into the third turn, it was anyone’s guess who would gain the advantage accelerating off the fourth turn back to the stripe. In a photo finish Hale barely edged O’Quinn out for the win by one-foot (margin of victory 0.019 seconds), with Austin Peters, Derek Lane and Trent rounding out the top five.

Completing the top 10 finishers were Allen Hawkins, Sawyer Frady, Darrin Silver, Billy Light and Ferguson.

In the second 35-lapper, Frady (who had NASCAR Cup Series legend Dave Marcis in his pits) grabbed the early lead over Hawkins and Lane. Lane passed Hawkins for second on lap 5 and closed right in behind Frady, while Hawkins was feeling pressure from several drivers including Trent, Hale, O’Quinn, Ferguson, Williams and VanDyke.

Lane moved past Frady to take the lead on lap 8 and, with the door open the line of Trent, Hale, O’Quinn, Ferguson, Williams and VanDyke all dropped both Frady and Hawkins back in the running order.

O’Quinn moved around both Hale and Trent working lap 10 to settle into the second spot behind leader Lane, with Ferguson and Williams also advancing past Hale and Trent soon after. With the race reaching lap 20, Lane was showing the way out front over O’Quinn, Ferguson, Williams, Hale and VanDyke.

But just as in the first race, transmission trouble once again sidelined VanDyke on lap 25 as he slowed and entered the pits. The top four of Lane, O’Quinn, Ferguson and Williams were running nose-to-tail, with Hale about six car lengths behind.

With the flagman showing five fingers to the field for five laps remaining, would Lane be able to maintain his position leading the race? Indeed he would, as he hit his marks and never missed a beat en route to capturing his first-ever NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car feature win over O’Quinn, Ferguson, Williams and Hale.

Completing the top 10 finishers were Trent, Frady, Peters, Silver and Hawkins.

While it looked like the Modified Street feature winner’s trophy would be going back across the mountain to North Carolina with either Jason Leatherwood or Alan Rich, the duo tangled while battling for the lead on the white flag lap in turn four and wrecked. Trey Lane of Kingsport had a clear view of the incident and he capitalized on the situation to capture his first-ever victory over Rusty Clendenin, Jared Broadbent, Paul Shull and Royce Peters. The night proved to be special for Lane, as his older brother Derek also visited victory lane in the second Late Model Stock Car feature. … Peters, who recording a division-leading six victories this season, captured the Modified Street championship over Broadbent, Shull, Kevin Wolfe and Clendenin.

Keith Helton of Piney Flats recorded his third straight “Toyota of Kingsport” Pure 4 win, but the real story was how the divisional championship played out. Kenny Absher of Kingsport scored the apparent race win over Helton, Billy Byington, Jason Ketron and Billy Ketron. But when Absher, his teammate Byington and the Ketron brothers refused to go through post-race technical inspection, they were disqualified and thus the victory went to Helton over Larry Stapleton, Michael Nelson, Bucky Smith and Chris Stine. … However, Absher still captured the Pure 4 championship over Billy Ketron, Kevin Darnell, William Hale and Jason Ketron.

Kevin Canter of Abingdon, Virginia, successfully defended his Mod 4 championship in style as he captured his division-leading seventh feature win this season over Joshua Gobble, David Brown, Kirby Gobble and Billy Duty. … Canter won the title over Duty, Chris Amburgey, Hershell Robinette and Jessie Amburgey.

Jamie Meadows sped to an apparent Pure Street feature win over Doug Austin and Peter Alley. But when the trio refused to go through post-race technical inspection they were disqualified and it shook up more than just the final race results. Jay Swecker of Kingsport inherited the victory over Jason Herron, Dustin Smith, Bobby Durbin and Bobby Talbert. Austin and Swecker entered the night tied for the points lead, but with Austin’s disqualification and Swecker getting the win, he also captured the Pure Street championship.



1. Wayne Hale #19-Bluff City, TN

2. Danny O’Quinn Jr. #96-Abingdon, VA
3. Austin Peters #66-Kingsport, TN

4. Derek Lane #28-Kingsport, TN

5. Joey Trent #26-Gray, TN

6. Allen Hawkins #14-Kingsport, TN

7. Sawyer Frady #99-Mills River, NC

8. Darin Silver #12-Spruce Pine, NC

9. Billy Light #8-Bluff City, TN

10. Robbie Ferguson #40-Jonesborough, TN

11. Nik Williams #32-Greeneville, TN

12. Kres VanDyke #15-Abingdon, VA

13. Steven Deskins #12-Sevierville, TN

14. Rick Pannell #33-Kingsport, TN

15. Bruce Blessing #00-Gate City, VA


1. Derek Lane #28-Kingsport, TN

2. Danny O’Quinn Jr. #96-Abingdon, VA

3. Robbie Ferguson #40-Jonesborough, TN

4. Nik Williams #32-Greeneville, TN

5. Wayne Hale #19-Bluff City, TN

6. Joey Trent #26-Gray, TN

7. Sawyer Frady #99-Mills River, NC

8. Austin Peters #66-Kingsport, TN

9. Darin Silver #12-Spruce Pine, NC

10. Allen Hawkins #14-Kingsport, TN

11. Billy Light #8-Bluff City, TN

12. Rick Pannell #33-Kingsport, TN

13. Kres VanDyke #15-Abingdon, VA

14. Steven Deskins #12-Sevierville, TN

Did Not Start: Bruce Blessing #00-Gate City, VA


1. Trey Lane #40

2. Rusty Clendenin #40c

3. Jared Broadbent #74

4. Paul Shull #48

5. Royce Peters #42

6. Scott Franklin #7

7. Rick Utsman #12

8. Kevin Wolfe #17

9. Bruce Crumbley #33

10. Dustin Dowell #89

11. Jason Leatherwood #29

12. Alan Rich #03

13. Sam Hurd #44

1. Keith Helton #74

2. Larry Stapleton #15

3. Michael Nelson #17

4. Bucky Smith #99

5. Chris Stine #10

6. Craig Phelps #00

7. Kevin Darnell #4

8. Jimmy Thomas #14

9. Paul Stanley #40

10. Jason Francis #6

11. Levi Cox #1

12. Josh Collins #77

13. Richard Quillen #13

14. William Hale #47

15. Mitch Gibson #94

16. Michael Blair #84

17. Alexcia Ray #99

Disqualified: Kenny Absher #11, Billy Byington #11w, Jason Ketron #28, Billy Ketron #26

MOD 4 (30 laps)

1. Kevin Canter #3

2. Joshua Gobble #77

3. David Brown #13

4. Kirby Gobble #57

5. Billy Duty #1

6. Chris Amburgey #17

7. Darrell Whitehead #43

8. Jessie Amburgey #7

9. Hershell Robinette #9

10. Brad Ball #88

PURE STREET (25 laps)

1. Jay Swecker #77

2. Jason Herron #22

3. Dustin Smith #5

4. Bobby Durbin #2

5. Bobby Talbert #67

6. Anitra Little #31

7. Virgil Young #13

Disqualified: Jamie Meadows #11, Doug Austin #18, Peter Alley #7

Did Not Start: Ryan Hyatt #24



Saturday night October 14 at Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, NC, will be another big night for our Mini-Cups. They will be battling it out for 50 laps and a big pay check. Spread the word out to other drivers. You can refer to our website for complete list of rules

50 Lap race: 25 Laps - then 5 minute break - then 25 more Laps

Purse will be: $350.00 to win...
2nd - 250.00
3rd - 125.00
4th - 75.00
5th - 50.00
6th - 35.00
7th - 35.00
8th - 35.00
on so on...this purse is based on an eight or better car count.


Top 3 cars will be teched and further if need be - please refer to the rules on

Also; we will be looking at the following and more if need be:

(All Photos provided by the SEST Series Photographer Keith Anderson)



John Tweed of Greeneville led flag-to-flag en route to capturing his first-ever Steel Head Late Model feature win Saturday at Volunteer Speedway. Tweed is President and CEO of Landair Transportation headquartered in Greeneville, but when the weekend rolls around he enjoys getting behind the wheel of a dirt late model at “The Gap.”

John Tweed (No. 5) and Mike Weeks (No. K37) battle for the lead during the Steel Head Late Model feature Saturday at Volunteer Speedway.

Tim Byrd of Jonesborough recorded his first Crate Late Model feature win of the season Saturday at Volunteer Speedway.

Chris Rickett of Morristown captured his division-leading sixth Modified Street feature win Saturday at Volunteer Speedway.

On-track Fan Appreciation Night photos.

Tweed, Byrd, Sise, Rickett, Adams, Keck capture Volunteer Speedway ‘Fan Appreciation Night’

By Robert Walden
Volunteer Speedway Media/Public Relations

BULLS GAP, Tenn. — With Volunteer Speedway offering $5 grandstand admission Saturday for the always popular Fan Appreciation Night, the largest weekly crowd of the season enjoyed an action-packed six division racing program with a total car count of 115 gathered in the pits.


John Tweed of Greeneville captured the Steel Head Late Model victory, while Tim Byrd of Jonesborough recorded the Crate Late Model win. Zach Sise of Knoxville took the Sportsman Late Model victory, with Chris Rickett of Morristown getting the Modified Street win. Don Adams of London, Kentucky, captured the Open Wheel Modified win, with Eli Keck of Corryton recording the Classic victory.


Chase King was fastest in Steel Head Late Model qualifying at 13.477 seconds, with Greg Estes second quickest on the clock to nail down the outside front row starting berth for the 30-lap feature. Following two flawed attempts to begin the race by King and Estes, the second row of Bobby Mays and John Tweed were moved up a row to let them try getting the field up to speed.


During the week Tweed serves as President and CEO of Landair Transportation headquartered in Greeneville, but when the weekend rolls around he enjoys getting behind the wheel of a dirt late model at “The Gap.”


On the start Tweed powered into the lead over Estes, Eddie King Jr., Mays and Mike Weeks. Outside the top five Chase King, Layne Clifton, John Llewellyn, Jody Horton, Michael Smith, Josh Henry and Jason Cardwell were jockeying for position.


With Tweed in command out front leading, running positions were being exchanged between King Jr. and Weeks, with Weeks moving into second and setting his sights ahead on Tweed. Mays got around King Jr. for the third spot on lap 17 racing off the second turn down the backstretch and he quickly closed in behind Weeks.


Tweed was feeling pressure from Weeks, but he remained calm and hit his marks lap-after-lap to maintain his advantage at leading the race. A late caution on lap 28 set the stage for a classic shootout for the win, when Llewellyn slowed exiting the fourth turn onto the front straightaway.

Tweed smashed the loud pedal to rocket out ahead over Weeks and Mays on his way to capturing his first-ever Steel Head Late Model victory, and on the white flag lap racing off the fourth turn to the flag stand Mays shot to the inside of Weeks to barely nose him out for an apparent second-place finish. But it proved to be disappointment for Mays when crossing the scales post-race and his car weighed 10 pounds light and was disqualified.

Tweed got the win over Weeks, King Jr., Estes and Chase King.


Tim Byrd jumped out into the lead at start of the 30-lap Crate Late Model feature over Josh Henry, Tim Maupin, Ross White and Danny Yoder. The event’s first caution waved on lap 3 when Preston Whitehead spun in the fourth turn.


On the ensuing restart, with Byrd flexing his muscles to show the way out front, Maupin’s night ended prematurely with a broken rear axle sending him into the pits. Byrd owns three Crate Late Model championships (2013, 2015 and 2016) at Volunteer Speedway, but the current campaign has not produced results he’s accustomed to.

But Byrd finally put all the pieces of the puzzle together to capture his first win of the season by leading flag-to-flag, with White, Rusty Ballenger, Henry and Mack McCarter rounding out the top five finishers.


Zach Sise scored his first-ever win at “The Gap” last month and starting the 20-lap Sportsman Late Model feature from the front row he was looking to take another trophy home. Pole-sitter Matt Tharp and Sise led the stellar 25-car field to green and it was Sise grabbing the lead over Tharp, while Jed Emert, Brad Seagle, Chris Coffey, Andy Ogle, Kevin Lewis, Rex Coffey, Heath Alvey and Warren McMahan battled for real estate behind the front-running duo.

With Sise showing the way out front, Tharp was riding on his back bumper and on occasion sticking his nose underneath the leader in the corners, hoping young Sise would make a mistake. But the 17-year-old Sise clicked off flawless laps en route to recording his second feature win on the season over Tharp, Seagle, Emert and Ogle.


Austin Atkins jumped out to the lead at start of the 20-lap Modified Street feature over Chris Rickett, Kurt Owens, Brad Davis and Jeffrey Melton, setting the pace out front for the first eight laps, Atkins tangled with a slower car while working lapped traffic between turns one and two and came to a stop high in the banking to bring the caution out.


Back under green Rickett led Owens and Davis, while behind them battles for position involved Melton, Shannon Emery, Wayne Rader, Parker Estes, Nick Presley, Jon Cook and Blake Kelley. Tough luck for both Davis and Melton with the laps winding down, as Davis spun while negotiating lapped cars between turns three and four on lap 16, and Melton was spun between turns one and two and had to be towed into the pits with apparent rear-end issues.

But there would be no denying Rickett from capturing his division-leading seventh win of the season over Owens, Emery, Rader and Estes.


Shon Flanary set fast-time over a strong 17-car Open Wheel Modified field in qualifying at 14.751 seconds, but it was Don Adams powering into lead at the start. While Flanary kept pace with Adams in the early going, he was eventually passed for the runner-up position by Chase King. Adams was chased to the checkered flag by King, Flanary, Brad Hall and Jeff Hamby.


Eli Keck captured his second Classic victory on the season over Chris Worsham, Jesse Hickman, Tony Trent and Chris Nix.






1. John Tweed #5

2. Mike Weeks #K37

3. Eddie King Jr. #39

4. Greg Estes #31

5. Chase King #44

6. Michael Smith #4

7. Josh Henry #70

8. Jody Horton #56J

9. Jason Cardwell #07

10. Layne Clifton #23

11. Ellery Leake #34

12. Gary Crittenden #18

13. John Llewellyn #2

14. Mitchell Childress #71

15. Dale Reed #52

16. Trevor Sise #73

17. Kevin Jackson Jr. #20


Did Not Pass Post-Race Technical Inspection (Light At Scales): Bobby Mays #25


Did Not Start: Brandon Tipton #4




1. Tim Byrd #24

2. Ross White #0

3. Rusty Ballenger #29

4. Josh Henry #B00

5. Mack McCarter #51

6. Gary Crittenden #18

7. Drew Kennedy #K37

8. Brad Hall #52

9. Chris Chandler #88

10. Jordon Horton #56J

11. Kenny Ford #61

12. Taran Hurst #22

13. Michael Jenkins #31

14. Danny Yoder #2

15. Preston Whitehead #81

16. Tim Maupin #3

17. Josh Fields #11

18. John Llewellyn #2

Did Not Start: Chuck McMurray #00, Wesley Johnson #16




1. Zach Sise #9

2. Matt Tharp #43

3. Brad Seagle #31

4. Jed Emert #98

5. Andy Ogle #68

6. Rex Coffey #2

7. Heath Alvey #7

8. Chris Coffey #97

9. Warren McMahan #33

10. Brandon Miller #89

11. Kevin Lewis #K15

12. Tyler Smith #32

13. Floyd Self #3

14. Grant Corum #49

15. Ray Jarnagin #773

16. Adam Mitchell #50

17. Nicholas Shelton #9

18. David Bullington #20

19. Richard Adkins #73

20. Tyler Pearson #00

21. Kyle Manis #25K

22. Cory Summers #18

23. Chris Long #75

24. Justin Talley #23

25. Tony Jones #25


Did Not Start: Michael Boyd #3




1. Chris Rickett #36

2. Kurt Owens #14

3. Shannon Emery #M2

4. Wayne Rader #01

5. Parker Estes #31

6. Nick Presley #69

7. Blake Kelley #K5

8. Jon Cook #0z

9. Kaleb Trent #3

10. Chris Brady #77

11. Brad Davis #88

12. Mike Williams #119

13. Shawn Henry #C5

14. Logan Cobb #4

15. Jeffrey Melton #4M

16. Sam Ferguson #1

17. Tony Reed #17

18. Charles Bates #27

19. Chris Hickman #9

20. Tracy Wolfe #11

21. Landon Steele #18

22. R.J. Mayes #6M

23. Austin Atkins #14

24. Brandon Johnson #J5




1. Don Adams #90

2. Chase King #7

3. Shon Flanary #98

4. Brad Hall #47

5. Jeff Hamby #15

6. Joey Cotterman #29C

7. Wayne James #4

8. Jody Puckett #J3

9. Greg Brown #313

10. Tyler James #J4

11. Jamie Mosley #11

12. Jeff Akard #00

13. Don Scalf #77

14. Dustin Diden #112

15. Dustin Duncan #21

16. Coty Adams #2


Did Not Start: Terry James #J1


CLASSIC (20 laps)


1. Eli Keck #8

2. Chris Worsham #78

3. Jesse Hickman #69

4. Tony Trent #501

5. Chris Nix #77

6. Shaun Sise #59

7. Richie Overholser #18

8. Russell Hefty #0
9. Lee Merritt #14



Volunteer Speedway (Recording Only): 423 235-5020
Volunteer Speedway (General Manager): 865-257-7223
Joe Byrd (Tech Official): 865-776-1798


Ferguson, McCarty split NASCAR Late Model twins at Kingsport Speedway

By Robert Walden
Kingsport Speedway - Media/Public Relations

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Aug. 25, 2017) — With the 2017 racing season winding down at Kingsport Speedway and schools around the region back in session, “The Concrete Jungle” hosted Back to School Night at the Races presented by Precision Electrical Company, Select Seven Credit Union, along with K&N Performance Parts.

Veteran Robbie Ferguson of Jonesborough and two-time defending track champion Ronnie McCarty of Kingsport each captured crowd-pleasing NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car victories. Both Ferguson and McCarty each had one win on the season, and they also each had several top-five finishes. But neither had visited victory lane since back at beginning of the season over the first two races.

Current point leader and nine-time winner this season Kres VanDyke set fast-time at 15.125 seconds in qualifying to earn pole position, with McCarty second quickest at 15.132.

McCarty jumped out to the lead at start of the first 35-lap LMSC race over VanDyke and Nik Williams. While the lead trio began to put some distance between themselves and their closest challengers as the race reached the halfway distance, it was a good four-car battle for position among Wayne Hale, Austin Peters, Joey Trent and Ferguson back behind them.


With the race running clean-and-green and the laps winding down, McCarty was feeling pressure from VanDyke for the lead. Lap-after-lap VanDyke was glued to McCarty’s back bumper racing off the corners down the straightaway, and tried sticking his nose underneath racing up off the turns.

Racing down the backstretch into the third turn on lap 28, VanDyke made contact with McCarty between turns three and four which resulted in the leader spinning and also getting into McCarty was Williams to bring the caution out. Both McCarty and VanDyke restarted from the rear of the field, while Williams remained in the pits.


Going back green proved disastrous for Trent as his engine went up in smoke dumping oil down the front straightaway and around turns one and two, which produced a lengthy red-flag situation to allow track crew to clean the liquid up.

Hale and Peters were on the front row for the double-file restart, with Hale winning the drag race into the first turn to move ahead over Peters and Ferguson. Ferguson quickly disposed of Peters to move into second behind Hale, and on lap 32 racing off the fourth turn Ferguson drove the Dalton Direct Carpets/Quality Heat & Aire/Hedgecock (Race Cars) Racing Enterprises/RW Race Engines/No. 40 Ford Fusion, past Hale for the lead and recorded his second win of the season over VanDyke, who barely nosed out Hale for the runner-up spot. Finishing fourth and fifth, respectively, were McCarty and Peters.

“Just an awesome run for our team and it’s a great deal to finally get back here in victory lane,” said the 56-year-old Ferguson after climbing from his car and sitting on the roof waving the checkered flag to cheers from the crowd. “I want to thank my car owner Ken Daffron who owns Dalton Direct Carpets for allowing me the opportunity to drive such a good hot rod, along with sponsor Sonny Brown who owns Quality Heat and Aire for his support.

“My old crew chief from back many years ago, Larry Collins, has recently started helping us and we’ve really got our car working exceptionally well. I’m fortunate to have Larry along with Mark Williams, Jeff Herron and Jason Herron in the pits because they all are very knowledgeable about preparing a race car.”

The top eight finishers from the first race were inverted for the second 35-lapper, placing Billy Light and Darin Silver on the front row. Before one lap was complete, Silver spun in the fourth turn following contact from behind to bring the caution out. But that would prove to be the only yellow period during the finale.

Finally under green, Peters grabbed the lead over Light, McCarty, Ferguson and Williams. Light quickly began dropping backward as he was quickly overtaken by McCarty, Ferguson, Williams and VanDyke.

McCarty got to the inside of Peters on lap 6 between turns three and four to take the lead, which also opened the door for Ferguson, Williams and VanDyke to also get past him as he was trapped on the high-side.

With the race reaching the halfway distance the top four cars were running nose-to-tail around the .375-mile banked concrete oval. McCarty, driving a car with significant front-end damage (minus nosepiece, hood and both front fenders) following his incident in the first race was the hunted with Ferguson, Williams and VanDyke chasing.

But the 30-year-old McCarty, driving the Ron’s Mobile Home Parts & Service - Kingsport/Chilli’s - Kingsport/UNDR Industries/A-Hood Bonding - Kingsport/Corner’s Nest Antique Mall - Elizabethton/Price & Ramey Insurance - Kingsport/Moon Tuxedo/Wheel Chill/Signs by Roach - Kingsport/Charlie Long Race Engines/Marlowe Racing Chassis/Performancenter Racing Warehouse/No. 5 Ford Fusion, never allowed Ferguson to get (stick) his nose underneath him racing up off the corners, hitting his marks and clicking off flawless laps en route to capturing his second win of the season over Ferguson, Williams, VanDyke and Hale.

“Even with our car minus the body pieces, we still had a really good race car tonight,” said a smiling McCarty as his car was going through post-race technical inspection. “Not having the hood, front fenders or nosepiece, it was almost like I was driving a NASCAR Modified. I really thought we were going to win the first race, but the deal with (Kres) VanDyke put an end to that. After my crew worked on the car in the pits while under caution removing the damaged pieces, we were able to get back on-track and salvage a fourth-place finish.

“Back in the pits before the finale, we had a lot to do getting the car ready for battle. We were on a mission, because we really felt like we had one (win) taken away from us in the first race. Never say quit, that’s our race team because we’re not going down without giving it our best effort. We got around Austin (Peters) there early to take the lead and I just managed to stay out front and hold (Robbie) Ferguson, (Nic) Williams and (Kres) VanDyke off to park it in victory lane. I want to thank my Dad and Mom (Ron and Gina McCarty) for all they do for me, along with my crew chief Mark Ketron, team members Kellie Hooper, Mike Loyd and Doug Finley, and great support from my fiancée Patricia Dygert.”

Alan Rich jumped out to the lead in the 30-lap Modified Street feature and appeared headed toward a visit to victory lane. Rich paced the field for the first 25 laps before tangling with the lapped car of Paul Shull between turns three and four and spinning to bring the caution out.

Both Rich and Shull restarted from rear of the field. Rich was obviously upset with Shull, and showed his displeasure by spinning Shull just a couple of laps back green flag racing which led to him being parked in the pits by track officials.

Royce Peters of Kingsport captured his sixth feature win of the season and built his points advantage over Jared Broadbent and Shull, who both finished outside the top five. With Peters getting the victory, it was an exciting three-car battle for position racing off the fourth turn behind him with Rusty Clendenin coming home in the runner-up spot, followed by Jason Leatherwood, Scott Franklin and Rick Utsman.

The usual key players week-in and week-out in the “Toyota of Kingsport” Pure 4 division once again led the way, with Keith Helton of Kingsport recording his second consecutive feature win over points leader Kenny Absher, Billy Ketron, Jason Ketron and Bucky Smith.

Kevin Canter of Abingdon, Virginia, battled with the Gobbles throughout the 30-lap Mod 4 feature before assuming control of the race around the halfway distance. Canter, defending division champion, captured his sixth win of the season over Joshua Gobble, Kirby Gobble, Hershell Robinette and Chris Amburgey.

Jay Swecker took the initial lead in the 25-lap Pure Street feature before Doug Austin of Castlewood, Virginia, moved to the point on lap 3, and once out front Austin never looked back en route to claiming his division-leading sixth victory. Austin was chased to the checkered flag by Swecker, Jason Herron, Dustin Smith and Bobby Talbert.



1. Robbie Ferguson #40-Jonesborough, TN

2. Kres VanDyke #15-Abingdon, VA
3. Wayne Hale #19-Bluff City, TN

4. Ronnie McCarty #5-Kingsport, TN

5. Austin Peters #66-Kingsport, TN

6. Allen Hawkins #14-Kingsport, TN

7. Derek Lane #28-Kingsport, TN

8. Darin Silver #12-Spruce Pine, NC

9. Billy Light #8-Bluff City, TN

10. Jamie Harrison #76-Church Hill, TN

11. Rick Pannell #33-Kingsport, TN

12. Nik Williams #32-Greeneville, TN

13. Joey Trent #26-Gray, TN

14. Joshua Gobble #7-Abingdon, VA

15. Sam Hurd #11-Kingsport, TN


Did Not Start: Lee Tissott #27-Asheville, NC


1. Ronnie McCarty #5-Kingsport, TN

2. Robbie Ferguson #40-Jonesborough, TN

3. Nik Williams #32-Greeneville, TN

4. Kres VanDyke #15-Abingdon, VA

5. Wayne Hale #19-Bluff City, TN

6. Austin Peters #66-Kingsport, TN

7. Derek Lane #28-Kingsport, TN

8. Joey Trent #26-Gray, TN

9. Darin Silver #12-Spruce Pine, NC

10. Jamie Harrison #76-Church Hill, TN

11. Billy Light #8-Bluff City, TN

12. Rick Pannell #33-Kingsport, TN

13. Allen Hawkins #14-Kingsport, TN

14. Joshua Gobble #7-Abingdon, VA

15. Sam Hurd #11-Kingsport, TN


Did Not Start: Lee Tissott #27-Asheville, NC



1. Royce Peters #42

2. Rusty Clendenin #40

3. Jason Leatherwood #29

4. Scott Franklin #7

5. Rick Utsman #12

6. Trey Lane #40

7. Chris Tunnell #6

8. Bruce Crumbley #33

9. Paul Shull #48

10. Kevin Wolfe #17

11. Jared Broadbent #74

12. Alan Rich #03

13. Dennis Deese #24

14. Same Hurd #44



1. Keith Helton #74

2. Kenny Absher #11

3. Billy Ketron #26

4. Jason Ketron #28

5. Bucky Smith #99

6. Billy Byington #11

7. Chad Jeffers #38

8. Kevin Darnell #4

9. Jimmy Thomas #14

10. Larry Stapleton #15

11. Josh Collins #77

12. Paul Stanley #40

13. William Hale #47

14. Craig Phelps #00

15. Jason Francis #6

16. Alexcia Ray #99

17. Richard Quillen #13

18. Levi Cox #1

19. Chris Stine #10

20. Dylan Bates #6

21. Michael Blair #84

22. Brandon Sutherland #5


MOD 4 (30 laps)

1. Kevin Canter #3

2. Joshua Gobble #88

3. Kirby Gobble #77

4. Hershell Robinette #9

5. Chris Amburgey #17

6. Jerry Miller #01

7. Larry Bowens #18

8. Billy Duty #1


PURE STREET (25 laps)

1. Doug Austin #18

2. Jay Swecker #77

3. Jason Herron #22

4. Dustin Smith #5

5. Bobby Talbert #67

6. Bobby Durbin #2

7. Ryan Hyatt #24

8. Jeremy Draughn #7

9. Anitra Little #31

10. Peter Alley #7

11. Virgil Young #13

12. Chris Neeley #2



SUPER K , Kenneth HEADEN UPSTATE Native won the SouthEast Super Truck Series TRUCK RACE August 19 at ANDERSON Motor Speedway. A SEST Truck Champion over the years Kenneth Headen was the Winner.



CLICK to LISTEN to Gallman and Cochran with Chris Kelly


#4 Super Truck Driver WADE DAY at Lonesome Pine Speedway 7-29 :: Photo KEITH " Eagle Eye " Anderson SEST



SEST Lonesome Pine 7-29

Southeast Super Trucks Official Results Lonesome Pine Raceway July 29, 2017 Keith Anderson SEST
1. 22R Kenneth Headen 
2. 4 Wade Day 
3. 13 Dakota Slagle 
4. 17 Greg Bohanon Jr 
5. 22B Duke Bare 
6. 21 Jamie Barbery 
7. 2 Ronnie Davis 
8. 5 Toby Hollifield 
9. 66 Bennie Davis 
10. 82 Lee Saunders 
11. 76 Jamie Harrison 
12. 54 Shelby Bohanon 
13. 16 Tyler Worley 
14. 99 David Messer 
15. 55 Jason Cochran 
16. 02 Don Davis


LINDSEY GOODENOUGH '' Up and Coming Driver ''





The mountains in Virginia will roar to life this Saturday night as the Southeast Super Truck Series rolls into Lonesome Pine Raceway. And guess what?  It's just 5 bucks to get in. Yes, you read that right 5 BUCKS! Bring your family, your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors.

The Southeast Super Truck Series is known as the "Most Awesome Show On Wheels". And that we are, every division puts on one of the best races you will ever see. The drivers in each and every series are the most competitive drivers out there, mixed with high adrenaline they won't fret to let you down.

The 2017 Jeff's Auto Sales Chase For The Championship is taking shape with more and more top notch drivers locked in both the Super Stocks and Super Trucks. In the Super Stocks there has been a different winner in every race, except one. Ashton Higgins is the only repeat winner so far this season picking up both wins the two times the series visited Tri-County Motor Speedway, John Gallman was the first winner of the year at Anderson. Derek Lane a Tennessee native won at Newport, and locked himself in the chase, Tyler Worley picked up a win at Anderson, and the most recent winner Wayne Webb two weeks ago at Newport. So all 5 drivers are locked into the Chase, along with Everett McMahan who punched his ticket by finishing in the next position.

The Super Trucks has also been a wild ride so far. Lee Tissot picked up the first win of the season at Anderson and Newport, Jason Cochran dominated at the first Tri-County Motor Speedway, Kenneth Headen captured the win at his home track Anderson, Dakota Slagle pulling off a stellar win at the second Tri-County race, and Wade Day winning the most recent race at Newport, however he was already locked in due to finishing in the next position behind Tissot's second win. And with Day winning and already locked in, the Chase invitation went to Ed Surrett.

Who will be the next driver to lock into the Jeff's Auto Sales Chase For The Championship? Come on out to Lonesome Pine Raceway this weekend and find out for yourself! The Southeast Super Truck Series Presented by Textron Off-Road and City Chevrolet will be a night to remember, not to mention the 3rd installment of the #GrippEnergyAllStarTour.

Again it's only 5 bucks, also come meet all the drivers during the on track Autograph session before the green flag falls. We hope to see you all there.




A change starting July 15th for SEST TYLER WORLEY of Fairview NC


CLICK to LIsten to Worley talking to Chris Kelly


John Gallman JOHN GALLMAN drives the #81 machine in the Super Stock Divison


UPDATE and conversation with John Gallman and CHRIS Kelly.. 7-15-17 -  CLICK to listen to interview


SEST Super Stock WINNER WAYNE WEBB / Anderson NEWPORT Speedway


Newport Speedway 7-15-17 , WAYNE " Spider " WEBB in the #88 Super Stock machine lead from start to finish and won the S E S T , SouthEast Super Truck Series SUPER STOCK Event in Newport , Tennessee. #9 ASHTON HIGGINS stayed on his bumper but just couldn't pass Webb. Webb has won Newport Speedway Championships and over 100 wins at that fast track and after the win SEST KEITH Anderson spoke to him , sponsored by KEN WILSON FORD Canton
NC , 800 532-4631


CLICK to LISTEN to WEBB interview Chris Kelly - Keith Anderson and Wayne Webb Super Stock Event


#9 HIGGINS Super Stock Divison


SOUTHEAST Super Truck Series Featured interview , with #9 ASHTON HIGGINS talking with Chris Kelly

CLICK to listen to 7-15-17 pre race interview Higgins


#9 Ashton Higgins






SEST Truck Race Winner NEWPORT Speedway 7-15

SOUTHEAST SUPER TRUCKS SERIES in Newport , Tn TRUCK RACE saw #4 WADE DAY dominated the 75 lap race before a large crowd of SEST fans at Newport Speedway. 2015-2016 Defending SEST Truck Champion Lee Tissot came in second in the #88 , and Asheville native too Ed Surrett brought the #8 truck home third. SouthEast Super Trucks were roaring in Newport , Tennessee. After the race , SEST Photographer KEITH ANDERSON subbed as Track Announcer and was part of team coverage POWERED by Ken Wilson FORD 800-532-4631  ... ::::

CLICK to hear and SEST Victory Lane interview with CHRIS Kelly , and KEITH Anderson talking to #4 WADE DAY the Truck Race Winner !


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SouthEast Super Trucks Series

by Keith Anderson

This Saturday night the Southeast Super Truck Series invades Newport Speedway. The Jeff's Auto Sales Chase For The Championship is heating up as more and more drivers are locking into the Chase Playoffs. The Super Trucks will be battling it out for the  $3,000 Championship on top of the nice trophy and all of all of the prizes. Lee Tissot, Jason Cochran, Kenneth Headen, and Dakota Slagle all have won by winning and advanced, Wade Day locked in by being the next driver in line.

And in the Southeast Super Stocks John Gallman, Ashton Higgins, Derek Lane, Tyler Worley all advanced by winning and our most recent invitee Everette McMahan, into the Jeff's Auto Sales Chase For The Championship. Remember you don't have to have competed with us to win and lock in, Derek and Dakota both just came and won our most recent two races. So come on out and see who the next driver will be to be entered into the Chase.

Get there early, because it's round #2 of the Gripp Energy All-Star Tour. And on top of all of the other excitement, the Mini-Cups will be battling it out for 50 laps and some cold hard cash, $350 to win. This being one of their biggest races to date. It's going to be a awesome night of racing, we will sell you the whole seat, however you will only use the edge because the "Most Awesome Show On Wheels" will be one of the races you won't want to miss.

Divisions Racing are Front Wheel Drive, Carolina Vintage Racers, Mini-Cups, Southeast Super Stocks,  and Southeast Super Trucks. Gates open at 4, Qualifying starts around 5:30, On-Track Autograph session/ Fan & Driver Meet Greet at 6 and the Green Flag drops at 7.

Admission Prices:
Adults - $12
Seniors  - $8
Children Ages 6-12 - $6
5 & Under Free
Trackside - $15

We hope to see you there.


WORLEY 7-1 WIN 2 ??

UPDATE : After a closer look and more SEST investigation , the SouthEast Super Stock Divison Officials DQ #16 TYLER Worley for non sanctioned cam under the hood in race at TRI COUNTY Speedway on 7-1-2017. So Tyler WORLEY #16 Chevrolet Racing Team still has one win here in 2017 in a tight SEST Super Stock Racing Series. will look into this story more SATURDAY July 15th at NEWPORT Speedway. CK 7-7-2017


Dakota Slagle WINS at TRI COUNTY SPEEDWAY :: Story from NESBITT Racing

Dakota Slagle was the winner last night at Tri-County Speedway with the SEST Series. Dakota would like to thank his primary sponsor Southern Sun Construction. The Nesbitt Team would like to thank Leicht Race Cars, Leicht Designs, Eugene Leicht, Alan's Jewelry & Pawn, Universal Construction, Asheville Bolt and Screw, Davis Automotive and Towing, Brisco Laser Cutting, Daytona Performance, Hendren Racing Engines and McGunegill Engine Performance,  We would also like to thank the crew  Lewis Slagle, Taylor Nesbitt, Mike Anderson, Steven Fisher, Corky Hollifield, Ronnie Davis, Mark Fisher, and our crew chief Martin Nesbitt!!  It feels great to be back in victory lane!!  Thanks to everyone for their continued support!!



CREDIT Keith Anderson Race Story on TYLER Worley :: PHOTO

Jeffrey Worley Racing and driver Tyler Worley in the #16 Southeast Super Stocks Series "were not" saying rain, rain, go away at Tri-County Motor Speedway Saturday night (7-1-17). The SESS Series race event was over half way complete when the rain came and the rain dance begun as they sung! :) The Worley racing team scored their second win for 2017 in the Jeff's Auto Sales Race to the Chase. Now the team is more excited than they can stand or swim. To top their second victory off Billy Worley and Tyler Worley both cerebrated Birthday's with the family with the gift of the winning trophy and the pay day check.
It is unfortunate at times racing see's changing weather patterns that can jeopardize a racing event, but with many safety concerns track officials have to make important decisions for teams and fans.
It surprises me to hear some people make thundering comments when rain cancels an event. I have experienced and heard of rain outs and rain delays since I was a kid for crying "rain drops" out loud. It is up to ALL you fans to encourage others to support short track racing and not make a fool out of your self complaining... Complain to God, he sends us wonderful rain to h

CSN College Football


The parallels were easy enough to draw. For much of 2017, it felt as if Texas was trapped in an inescapable episode of déjà vu. But there existed a final, straightforward way to snap the spell connecting present to past – beat Missouri in the Texas Bowl.

Three years ago, first-year coach Charlie Strong arrived at NRG Stadium with a 6-6 record. An SEC opponent, Arkansas, stood in the way of a winning campaign. The season would have been a happier tale had the Longhorns managed to reverse the outcomes of a 3-point loss to No. 12 UCLA and a 5-point loss to Oklahoma.

Those Longhorns were demolished, 31-7, in one of the worst postseason performances in program history.

Wednesday night, first-year coach Tom Herman arrived at NRG Stadium with a 6-6 record. An SEC foe stood in the way of a winning campaign. UT dropped three one-score games to top-12 ranked opponents which, had they gone the other way, would have dramatically altered the season's narrative.

But this Texas team, it seems, was not doomed to repeat the mistakes of its past. The Longhorns (7-6) defeated Missouri (7-6), 33-16, to claim their first bowl title since 2012 and first winning season since 2013.


Sophomore Shane Buechele and true freshman Sam Ehlinger split Texas' first four offensive drives at quarterback, and each managed to manufacture points. The former hooked up with Daniel Young, who broke open following a fake handoff and trotted in for a 22-yard score. The latter rolled left and tossed a 7-yard dart to John Burt, who tapped both toes in the end zone before tumbling out of bounds to put UT up 14-0 late in the first quarter.

That was about as good at it got for UT's offense, though. Buechele played most of the first half before suffering a groin injury, clearing the way for Ehlinger to close it out. But neither was overwhelmingly effective after that quick start.

Without a depleted defense stepping up, and without punter Michael Dickson (nine punts downed inside the 20) putting on one of the greatest kicking displays in bowl history, Texas doesn't get this win.

It helped that the Longhorns carried with them the spirit of school legend Tommy Nobis. Nobis, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame who died at 74 earlier this month, was honored both with a "60" team helmet decal and individually by junior defensive end Breckyn Hager, outfitted in a No. 60 jersey instead of his usual No. 44.

Hard-nosed Nobis would undoubtedly have approved of UT's defensive performance against a Missouri offense that entered the game averaging 51.3 points and 578 yards of total offense over its six-game winning streak.

Mizzou didn't cross into UT territory until nearly three minutes had passed in the second quarter. Quarterback Drew Lock connected with receiver J'Mon Moore on receptions of 19- and 15-yards, then Moore drew a holding penalty on Davante Davis. One play later running back Ish Witter ran in untouched for a four-yard touchdown to chop the Longhorns' two-touchdown advantage in half.

A few minutes later, with Missouri feeling itself, safety P.J. Locke pried the ball loose from Witter's hands. Linebacker Anthony Wheeler snatched the bouncing ball from midair, juked Lock, stiff-armed tight end Albert Okwuegbunam and crossed into the end zone 38 yards later.

Lock opened the second half by throwing a perfect, parabolic 79-yard touchdown strike to Johnat Johnson. After missing the extra point, UT's lead was down to 21-16.

A botched snap sailed over Lock's head late in the third quarter, giving UT a 23-16 lead. A few minutes later kicker Josh Rowland nailed a 41-yard field goal, and the defense didn't surrender an inch for the rest of the contest.

"I think winning this game will be important for us in terms of momentum," Herman said on Tuesday. "It's not life or death, but we sure as heck can use this to springboard us into the offseason for 2018."