R.J. Conley Cashes $3,023 Paycheck
for Winning Bob Crace Memorial!
17, 2017) R.J. Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio,
racked up his fifth feature win of the 2017 racing season on
Saturday evening, September 16 in the annual 'Bob Crace Memorial'
at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio! R.J. posted the third fastest
lap during the qualifying session prior to winning his heat
race in preliminary action. R.J. then grabbed the point from
his brother Rod Conley on the sixth circuit and drove to victory
in the 25-lapper to score the $3,023 payday ahead of Tyler Carpenter,
Rod Conley, Jackie Boggs, and Jason Montgomery. "Hot Rod"
also won his heat race at the southern Ohio venue prior to leading
early in the feature and leaving Atomic with a strong podium
Delmas Conley - the patriarch of the racing Conley family -
took his #71 operation to the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park
in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday night for a $2,000 to win weekly
Super Late Model program. After struggling early in the evening,
Delmas unloaded a back-up car before the start of the A-Main.
The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer then stormed all the way up
to the second spot during the headliner before a fuel line came
off, which caught his XR1 Rocket Chassis on fire. Delmas escaped
injury, but was done for the night and was forced to settle
for a twelfth place performance at PRP. Full results from both
racetracks can be accessed online at www.atomicspeedway.net
(Stephen Wright Photo)
R.J. Conley Competes in $25,000
Hillbilly Hundred at Tyler County Speedway
4, 2017) Over a rainy Labor Day holiday weekend
from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, Conley Motorsports, Inc.
(CMI) got one race into the record books - the $25,000 to win
'Hillbilly Hundred' on Sunday, September 3 at Tyler County Speedway
in Middlebourne, West Virginia. R.J. Conley timed in eleventh
quickest in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
qualifying prior to running seventh in his stacked heat race.
After grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his
B-Main, R.J. rolled off from the inside of the eleventh row
in the 100-lap main event. The Wheelersburg, Ohio ace was then
caught up in a couple of caution flags during the 'Hillbilly
Hundred' and eventually retired in the twenty-fifth position.
Full results from Tyler County can be obtained by clicking on
Rod Conley Lands in the Fourth
Spot in Return Trip to PRP
27, 2017) Delmas Conley and his son Rod Conley
were both in action at the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in
Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday night, August 26, as the track
on the banks of the Ohio River paid out $2,000 to win for the
Super Late Models. Both Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) drivers
scored the win in their respective heat races to earn starting
spots in the fourth row of the main event. "Hot Rod"
moved past a trio of racecars aboard his #71r XR1 Rocket racecar
en route to a strong fourth place feature showing behind only
race winner Jackie Boggs, Brandon Fouts, and Josh Bocook. Delmas,
the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer, was unfortunately collected
in a wreck and retired with right front damage in the seventeenth
position. Complete results from PRP can be located by pointing
your web browser to www.portsraceway.com.
R.J. Conley Cashes $5,000 for
Sixth Career Fred Dillow Memorial Title!
20, 2017) Wheelersburg, Ohio standout R.J. Conley
came out on top of an entertaining battle on Saturday evening,
August 19 to claim his sixth career 'Fred Dillow Memorial' title
at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! R.J. timed in
fifth quickest overall during Super Late Model qualifying prior
to running third in the fast dash. R.J. then took the point
from early race leader Scott James and led the majority of the
'Fred Dillow Memorial' on his way to capturing the $5,000 winner's
check over Jackie Boggs, Steve Casebolt, Shannon Thornsberry,
and Brandon Fouts. Rod Conley worked his way past five competitors
during the unsanctioned feature to finish in the sixth position,
while Delmas Conley passed nine racecars en route to a solid
ninth place showing at PRP.
A day earlier, Rod and R.J. Conley were both in competition
on Friday night, August 18 at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg,
Ohio in the annual running of the 'Ike Moler Memorial.' R.J.
stopped the clock fourth quickest in time trials and won the
fast dash to earn the pole position for the $3,500 to win special.
After leading early in the distance and swapping the top spot
with eventual winner Jason Jameson, R.J. settled for a strong
runner-up effort. "Hot Rod" placed second in heat
race action and later blasted past seven cars during the 'Ike
Moler Memorial' to garner a strong fourth place performance.
Complete results from both Moler and Portsmouth can be accessed
online at www.molerracewaypark.com
(Mark Bias Photo)
R.J. Conley Transfers into North/South
Shootout at Florence Speedway
13, 2017) R.J. Conley and his #71c team invaded
the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August
10-12 for the 35th Annual 'North/South 100,' which was once
again sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The
three-day extended weekend in the Commonwealth of Kentucky kicked
off on Thursday night with the 'North/South Shootout,' which
boasted a $10,000 top prize and drew a stout 67 car field. R.J.
knocked down the eleventh quickest time in Group B during qualifying
prior to grabbing the third and final transfer spot through
his stacked heat race. The Wheelersburg, Ohio ace eventually
wound up nineteenth in the final finishing order of the 50-lap
feature event that ran caution-free for the entire distance.
On Friday evening, the 'North/South 100' officially got underway
with a double set of qualifying heat races at the Cincinnati-area
facility. R.J. ran third in his first heat race of the night
and ninth in his final prelim. He then finished tenth in his
B-Main on Saturday, which unfortunately did not transfer him
into the $50,000 to win 'North/South 100,' which was won by
Tim McCreadie. Complete results from the crown jewel extravaganza
can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Brothers Rod and R.J. Conley
Victorious at Two Southern Ohio Ovals!
6, 2017) Brothers Rod and R.J. Conley both visited
victory lane over the August 4-5 weekend at two different venues
in southern Ohio! "Hot Rod" Conley won his heat race
on Friday night at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio
to earn the pole position for the unsanctioned feature event.
Rod then controlled the field from flag-to-flag to bag the $2,000
winner's check over Steve Casebolt, John Whitney, Jr., Jason
Montgomery, and Mike Meyers. On Saturday evening in another
$2,000 to win program at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio, Rod
placed second in both his heat race and the main event - finishing
behind only victor Jackie Boggs.
R.J. took his #71c team to the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park
in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday and proceeded to pick up his
third triumph of the 2017 racing season! R.J. won the dash and
later led all 25 circuits in the headliner from the pole position
to claim the $2,000 payday over his Hall of Fame father Delmas
Conley, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Josh Bocook, and Kenny Christy.
Delmas - the patriarch of the racing Conley family - ran third
in the fast dash before moving up one spot in the weekly Super
Late Model A-Main. Full results from all three Buckeye State
venues can be viewed online at www.molerracewaypark.com,
(Steve Alcorn Photo)
Conley's All Land Inside Top
Five in Buckeye Dirt Week Finale at Atomic!
30, 2017) After rain-outs earlier in the weekend,
the Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week wrapped up on Saturday evening,
July 29 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. All three Conley Motorsports,
Inc. (CMI) drivers were in action at the former K-C Raceway
and had their sights set on the $5,000 winner's check. R.J.
Conley had the best night representing the Wheelersburg, Ohio
race team, as he posted the fastest time in Group B during the
qualifying session before running second in his heat race. After
starting the 40-lap main event from the outside of the third
row, R.J. put on a show getting up to second in the running
order and battling for the lead before placing an impressive
runner-up behind only race winner Tyler Carpenter!
Rod Conley, who was last year's Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week
Champion, timed in fifth quickest in Group A prior to placing
second in his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of
the third row next to his brother, "Hot Rod" battled
hard for a top five finish and crossed underneath the checkers
in the fourth position. Delmas Conley, the patriarch of the
racing Conley family, finished third in heat race action and
later started the 40-lapper from the inside of the sixth row.
The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer then blasted past six competitors
en route to a steady fifth place performance. Complete results
from Atomic Speedway can be accessed online at www.atomicspeedway.net.
Rod Conley Sixth in Buckeye Late
Model Dirt Week Opener; Rain Wins Saturday
(July 23, 2017) Rod
Conley kicked off Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week on Friday night,
July 21 at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio in
defense of his 2016 series title. Rod laid down the fastest
lap of the 37 entrants during the qualifying session to earn
Fast Time honors and later placed third in heat race action.
The Wheelersburg, Ohio native then climbed to sixth in the $3,000
to win headliner and trailed only winner Jared Miley, Corey
Conley, Tyler Carpenter, Michael Davis, and Devin Moran at the
After Saturday evening's $4,000 to win Buckeye Late Model Dirt
Week race at Wayne County Speedway was washed out early in the
day, Rod joined Delmas Conley and R.J. Conley in the pit area
at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio for a weekly
Super Late Model program, which was scheduled to pay out $2,000
to the winner. Unfortunately, Mother Nature intervened at PRP
as well, as the feature was rained-out and will not be rescheduled.
Full results from Friday's showdown at MCS can be accessed online
Conley's Strong at Three Different
Buckeye State Ovals Over Weekend
(July 17, 2017) Delmas
Conley and his son Rod Conley both traveled to area tracks on
Saturday evening, July 15 for $2,000 to win weekly programs.
At the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, Delmas
started thirteenth on the feature grid before driving up to
second to finish an impressive runner-up behind only victor
Robbie Lewis. Rod was in action at Atomic Speedway in Alma,
Ohio and unfortunately suffered a flat tire during the headliner,
but was still able to salvage a steady sixth place performance.
Rod and his #71r team then headed north to Mansfield Motor
Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio on Sunday for an unsanctioned Super
Late Model battle, which boasted a $5,000 top prize. "Hot
Rod" placed third in his heat race and later started the
30-lap feature from the inside of the fifth row. The Wheelersburg,
Ohio ace then strolled past six competitors during the A-Main
en route to a third place podium showing behind only race winner
Rusty Schlenk and runner-up Jared Miley. Complete results from
all three Ohio racetracks can be found online at www.portsraceway.com,
Delmas Conley Wins Heat Race;
Finishes Fifth at Atomic Speedway
9, 2017) Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Delmas
Conley was the lone Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) driver in
competition on Saturday evening, July 8, as his #71 team was
in dirt-slinging action at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. Delmas
won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the
$2,000 to win feature event from the inside of the second row.
The Wheelersburg, Ohio native then hung around the top five
on the rough racing surface during the 25-lapper and eventually
wound up fifth in the final finishing order behind only winner
Kody Evans, Steve Casebolt, Jackie Boggs, and Billy Gullion.
Full results from the former K-C Raceway can be viewed online
Brothers Rod and R.J. Conley
Both Earn Top Tens with Lucas Oil Series
(July 4, 2017) Brothers
Rod and R.J. Conley were busy over the weekend leading up to
Independence Day, as one or both of them were in action at four
different Ohio facilities from June 30-July 3. The hectic weekend
kicked off on Friday night at Midway Speedway in Crooksville,
Ohio with a $4,444 to win topless AMRA special. Rod stormed
to a stellar fourth place performance in the 44-lapper after
crossing the checkers behind only race winner Freddie Carpenter,
Zack Dohm, and Michael Davis.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series then took center stage
in the Buckeye State, as high-profile showdowns were held at
Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, Mansfield Motor
Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, and Muskingum County Speedway in
Zanesville, Ohio. At PRP on Saturday evening, R.J. pitted for
new tires during the $12,000 to win 'Independence 60' and salvaged
a seventh place showing, while Rod wound up eleventh in the
final rundown of the 60-lap affair. "Hot Rod" was
the lone CMI driver in attendance on Sunday in the $10,000 to
win tilt at Mansfield and was credited with a fifteenth place
effort. In the $12,000 to win weekend finale on Monday at Zanesville,
Rod blitzed past fourteen competitors during the 60-lap feature
en route to a sixth place finish, while R.J. retired with overheating
issues in the twenty-first spot. Complete results from all four
weekend races can be found online on the Midway Speedway Facebook
page and www.lucasdirt.com.
Delmas Conley Gets Career Win
#556 Saturday Night at Portsmouth!
25, 2017) Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Delmas
Conley emerged victorious on Saturday night, June 24 at Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio to notch his 556th career feature
win! Delmas won his heat race in preliminary action and later
started the weekly 25-lap main event from the pole position.
The Wheelersburg, Ohio patriarch then took the lead for good
on the ninth circuit and led the remainder of the feature distance
to pocket the $2,000 winner's share over Kenny Christy, Freddy
Carpenter, Josh Bocook, and Shannon Thornsberry. His son Rod
Conley was also in action at PRP over the weekend, as he placed
fifth in his heat race and seventh in the A-Main. Full results
from Saturday at Portsmouth Raceway Park can be located online
(Tyler Carr Photo)
R.J. Conley Nabs Top Five in
Boone Coleman Memorial Gator 50 at PRP
18, 2017) Delmas and R.J. Conley were in the
pit area on Saturday evening, June 17 at the nearby Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, as the annual running of the
'Boone Coleman Memorial Gator 50' took center stage on the banks
of the Ohio River. The unsanctioned Super Late Model special
drew a strong field of cars with all eyes focused on the $5,000
payday. R.J. timed in fourth quickest during qualifying, ran
third in his heat race, and later placed fourth in the 50-lapper
behind only victor Brandon Fouts, Eddie Carrier, Jr., and Steve
Casebolt. Delmas finished sixth in his stacked heat race and
was unfortunately an early retiree in the 'Boone Coleman Memorial
Gator 50' - eventually relegated to a fourteenth place performance.
Full results from PRP can be obtained online at www.portsraceway.com.
Delmas Conley Claims $2,000 Victory
at PRP for #555 Career Win!!!
11, 2017) Delmas Conley racked up win #555 in
his illustrious career on Saturday evening, June 10 at the nearby
Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! Delmas stopped
the clock sixth fastest during the qualifying session prior
to picking up the victory in the fast dash to earn the pole
position for the weekly Super Late Model main event. The Dirt
Late Model Hall of Famer and patriarch of the racing Conley
family then took control of the feature field on lap six and
steered his XR1 Rocket Chassis to the $2,000 triumph ahead of
Ben Adkins, Shannon Thornsberry, Audie Swartz, and Brandon Fouts!
His sons Rod and R.J. Conley ventured to the famed Eldora Speedway
in Rossburg, Ohio from June 8-10 to compete in the 23rd edition
of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' While Rod was unable to put
his #71r machine into an A-Main at the 1/2-mile, high-banked
speedplant, R.J. was able to transfer into both preliminary
features. The Wheelersburg, Ohio ace won his heat race and finished
ninth in the $5,000 to win weekend opener on Thursday, while
he retired early in the twenty-fourth position in Friday's $10,000
to win main event. Unfortunately, both drivers missed out on
transferring into Saturday night's 'Dirt Late Model Dream' headliner,
which once again paid $100,000 to the winner. R.J. ran fourth
in his stacked heat race and twenty-sixth in his B-Main, while
"Hot Rod" placed ninth in his heat race and fifteenth
in his B-Main. Full results from both Buckeye State venues can
be accessed online at www.portsraceway.com
(Tyler Carr Photo)
R.J. Conley Gets Second Victory
of 2017 Saturday in PRP Opener!
4, 2017) R.J. Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio,
nabbed his second feature victory of the 2017 season on Saturday
evening, June 3 in the season opener at the nearby Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! R.J. swept the racing action
on the banks of the Ohio River by earning Fast Time honors,
winning his heat race, and leading flag-to-flag in the feature
to grab the $2,000 payday. Finishing behind his #71c machine
was R.J.'s brother Rod Conley, Kenny Christy, Stephen Breeding,
and Kenneth Howell!
"Hot Rod" placed third in his heat race at PRP before
advancing up to the runner-up finish in the weekly Super Late
Model main event. Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Delmas Conley
traveled up to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Saturday night
for another $2,000 to win weekly showdown. Delmas gave Conley
Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) another podium performance by running
third in the A-Main behind only victor Steve Casebolt and runner-up
Jason Montgomery. Complete results from both Buckeye State facilities
can be viewed by clicking on www.portsraceway.com
(Tyler Carr Photo)