Rod Conley Runner-Up in Boone
Coleman Gator 50; R.J. Comes Home Sixth
17, 2018) All three Conley Motorsports, Inc.
(CMI) drivers converged on the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park
in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday evening, June 16 to compete
in the annual running of the 'Boone Coleman Gator 50.' Rod Conley
led the charge, as he finished second in his heat race and a
strong runner-up in the $5,000 to win headliner behind only
victor Brandon Fouts. His brother R.J. Conley placed fourth
in his heat race prior to battling back from a flat tire in
the A-Main to salvage a sixth place showing. Delmas Conley,
the patriarch of the Conley racing clan, ran fifth in his loaded
heat race and later started/finished ninth in the 'Boone Coleman
Gator 50.' Full results from the unsanctioned Super Late Model
special at PRP can be accessed online at www.portsraceway.com.
Rod Conley Transfers into Dirt
Late Model Dream; R.J. on Podium at Portsmouth
(June 10, 2018) Rod
Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, made the trek to the famed Eldora
Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 7-9 for the annual running
of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' After Thursday night's $5,000
to win prelim was pushed back to Friday afternoon, Rod ran seventh
in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and twentieth in the
25-lap daytime sprint. Later that evening, Rod grabbed the fifth
and final transfer spot through his heat race before finishing
nineteenth in the final rundown of the $10,000 to win headliner.
At the "Big E" on Saturday, "Hot Rod" finished
fifth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and fifteenth
in the $100,000 to win 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which marked
Rod's first career start in the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza.
Delmas and R.J. Conley both headed to the nearby Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday, June 9 for a weekly
Super Late Model contest, which boasted a $2,000 payday. R.J.
laid down the sixth quickest lap during the qualifying session
prior to running second in his heat race and third in the A-Main
behind only victor Brandon Fouts and runner-up Eddie Carrier,
Jr. His Hall of Fame father Delmas was not far behind, as he
finished fourth in his heat race before advancing up to sixth
in the weekly feature event. Complete results from both Buckeye
State venues can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com
Rod Conley Cashes in Again at
Atomic Speedway; Delmas Runner-Up at PRP!
3, 2018) Wheelersburg, Ohio standout Rod Conley
laid claim to his third feature victory of the 2018 racing season
on Saturday evening, June 2 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio!
Rod won his heat race in preliminary action and later led flag-to-flag
in the weekly Super Late Model headliner to bag the $2,000 payday
over Randy Armes, Dave Hornikel, Mark Frazier, and Bryan Eaton.
His Hall of Fame father Delmas Conley was also in competition
last Saturday, but at the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in
Portsmouth, Ohio. Delmas placed third in his heat race prior
to advancing up to second in the $2,000 to win A-Main to finish
a strong runner-up behind only victor Eddie Carrier, Jr. Complete
results from both Buckeye State venues can be found online at
Rod Conley Emerges Victorious
in Thursday Night Thunder at Atomic!
28, 2018) Rod Conley kicked off his Memorial
Day holiday weekend in grand fashion on Thursday evening, May
24 in a special Thursday Night Thunder program at Atomic Speedway
in Alma, Ohio, as he emerged victorious to capture his second
feature win of the 2018 campaign! Rod won his heat race in preliminary
action and later beat Jason Montgomery, Kody Evans, Austin Mills,
and his father Delmas Conley to the checkered flag in the unsanctioned
feature event to score the $2,000 windfall! Delmas, who was
making his 2018 season debut, finished third in his heat race
before knocking down the top five showing in the main event.
R.J. Conley was also in competition at the former K-C Raceway,
but had a flat tire late in the headliner that dropped him to
tenth in the final finishing order.
Following a rain-out of the $10,000 to win 'Jim Dunn Memorial'
on Saturday night at Midway Speedway in Crooksville, Ohio, Delmas
and Rod Conley made their way to the nearby Portsmouth Raceway
Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Sunday for the track's season opener.
Delmas ran second in heat race action and later moved up to
third in the $2,000 to win contest. "Hot Rod" advanced
from the tail of his heat race to finish fourth prior to blasting
all the way up to fifth in the A-Main to trail only victor Eddie
Carrier, Jr., Brandon Fouts, Delmas Conley, and Shannon Thornsberry
at the checkered flag. Complete results from both weekend shows
can be viewed online at www.atomicspeedway.net
(Michael Hamilton Photo)
R.J. Conley Sweeps Weekend Events
at Moler and Atomic to Pocket Over $4k!
13, 2018) R.J. Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio,
picked up his first two victories of the 2018 racing season
over the May 11-12 weekend at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg,
Ohio and Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio! On Friday night in the
unsanctioned 'Spring Clash' at Moler, R.J. ran third in his
heat race from the tail prior to starting the 30-lapper from
the inside of the third row. R.J. then blasted to the race lead
on lap two and led most of the remainder of the feature distance
to pocket the $2,000 winner's check ahead of Duane Chamberlain,
Rod Conley, Robby Hensley, and John Whitney, Jr. In the 65th
Anniversary Night at Atomic on Saturday evening, R.J. won his
heat race and later led from flag-to-flag in the headliner to
score another $2,065 payday over Steve Casebolt, Duane Chamberlain,
Rod Conley, and Mark Frazier.
Rod was very strong throughout the weekend as well in earning
a pair of top five feature finishes. "Hot Rod" ran
second in his heat race prior to finishing third and on the
podium at Moler Raceway Park. He then won his heat race and
ran second early in the main event at Atomic Speedway before
settling for a solid fourth place effort. You can view complete
results from both southern Ohio venues by clicking on www.molerracewaypark.com
Conley Motorsports, Inc. Gets
First Win of 2018 Season at Atomic Speedway!
29, 2018) Rod Conley and Conley Motorsports,
Inc. (CMI) visited victory lane for the first time in the young
2018 racing season on Saturday evening, April 28 at Atomic Speedway
in Alma, Ohio! Rod knocked down the fastest lap overall during
the Super Late Model qualifying session before scoring the victory
in heat race action. "Hot Rod" then led early in the
weekly main event before taking advantage of a Tyler Carpenter
flat tire to regain the top spot. The Wheelersburg, Ohio ace
then went on to beat Ryan Markham, Mark Frazier, Matt Irey,
and Kevin Wagner to the checkered flag to bag the $2,000 winner's
check! Complete results from the former K-C Raceway can be located
online at www.atomicspeedway.net.
(Stephen Wright Photo)
Rod Conley Nabs Top Five in King
of Hillbilly Hill at Midway!
22, 2018) Rod Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio,
was the lone Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) driver in competition
on Saturday evening, April 21, as he traveled to Midway Speedway
in Crooksville, Ohio. The unsanctioned 'Gibbys King of Hillbilly
Hill' was held at the Buckeye State oval and a $5,000 top prize
was on the line for the Super Late Models. Rod dropped a spot
to finish fourth in his heat race and later rolled off from
the outside of the fourth row in the 50-lap feature event. On
the rough racing surface during the headliner, "Hot Rod"
tried to stay out of trouble and survive, as he moved past a
trio of competitors on his way to a solid fifth place outing
behind only victor Tyler Carpenter, Zack Dohm, Jared Miley,
and Derek Doll. Full results from Midway Speedway can be found
on their Facebook page. (Tyler Carr Photo)
Rod and R.J. Conley Finally Kick
Off 2018 Season in Buckeye Spring 50
14, 2018) Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) finally
unloaded for the first time in 2018 on Friday evening, April
13 in the 'Buckeye Spring 50' at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio!
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over
the single-day shootout, which drew 30 competitors to vie for
the $12,000 top prize. Rod Conley qualified twelfth quickest
in Group B during the time trial session before finishing eighth
in his loaded heat race. He then advanced past several cars
during the B-Main to grab the fifth transfer spot into the 50-lap
main event. "Hot Rod" then steered his XR1 Rocket
Chassis by eight competitors in the 'Buckeye Spring 50' to nab
a respectable thirteenth place effort against national competition
in his season lid lifter.
R.J. Conley also unloaded his #71c machine at Atomic on Friday
night and promptly laid down the eighth fastest lap in Group
A during qualifying. He was then running in a coveted transfer
position in his heat race before unfortunately going for a spin
in turn four. R.J.'s mount suffered damage in the incident and
he was not able to make the call for the B-Main, which kept
him out of the 50-lapper that was eventually won by Scott Bloomquist.
Complete results from the 'Buckeye Spring 50' can be accessed
by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
(Michael Hamilton Photo)