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)
Conley Motorsports, Inc. Advances
Three Cars into WOOLMS Showdown
28, 2017) Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) invaded
Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Friday evening, May 26 for
a $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
shootout. Rod Conley enjoyed the best night of the three CMI
drivers, as he laid down the fourth fastest lap in Group A during
the qualifying session before grabbing the fourth transfer spot
through his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner
from the outside of the seventh row, "Hot Rod" was
able to maneuver past a handful of competitors on his way to
a steady ninth place effort.
R.J. Conley placed third in his loaded heat race and had moved
up inside of the top five in the feature event before being
taken out by Tyler Erb. The incident left his #71c machine battered
and dropped R.J. to a disappointing seventeenth place showing.
Delmas Conley - the patriarch of the racing Conley family -
also finished third in heat race action before retiring early
from the main event in the twenty-third position. Saturday's
scheduled 2017 season lid lifter at the nearby Portsmouth Raceway
Park in Portsmouth, Ohio was then unfortunately washed out by
Mother Nature. Full results from the Outlaws visit to the former
K-C Raceway can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Late Blown Tire Costs Rod Conley
in Muskingum County's Season Opener...
21, 2017) Rod Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio,
and his #71r race team made the trek north to Muskingum County
Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio on Saturday evening, May 20. The
track's season opener was held last night and a $2,000 winner's
check was on the line in the unsanctioned Super Late Model event.
Rod had a strong run going in the A-Main and was up to the second
spot late in the distance, but unfortunately blew out a right
rear tire. Significant right side and deck damage from the blown
tire caused "Hot Rod" to retire his XR1 Rocket Chassis
from the race and he was unable to be around at the drop of
the checkered flag. He was the lone Conley Motorsports, Inc.
(CMI) driver in action over the May 19-20 weekend, as Delmas
and R.J. Conley both enjoyed the weekend away from the racetrack.
Full results from last night at Muskingum County Speedway can
be accessed online at www.muskingumcountyspeedway.com.
Hall of Famer Delmas Conley Reaches
Victory Lane for First Time in 2017!
14, 2017) The patriarch of the racing Conley
family - Delmas Conley - laid claim to his first victory of
the 2017 campaign on Saturday evening, May 13 at Atomic Speedway
in Alma, Ohio! Delmas won his heat race in preliminary action
and later led each and every circuit of the weekly 25-lap Super
Late Model show to pocket the $2,000 top prize. The 75-year-old
Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer beat son Rod Conley, Steve Casebolt,
Jackie Boggs, and Jeremy Berwanger to the checkered flag! Rod
placed second in his heat race prior to moving up one position
in the feature en route to the strong runner-up performance
behind his ageless father.
On Friday night, May 12, brothers Rod and R.J. Conley were
both in the pit area at Midway Speedway in Crooksville, Ohio
for the unsanctioned 'King of Hillbilly Hill,' which boasted
a $5,000 payday. R.J. ran third in his heat race before blasting
past seven competitors during the 40-lapper on his way to an
impressive runner-up showing behind only race winner Devin Moran.
"Hot Rod" also finished third in heat race action,
but was collected in a wreck during the headliner that dropped
him to thirteenth in the final finishing order. Full results
from both Buckeye State venues can be accessed online on the
Midway Speedway Facebook page and www.atomicspeedway.net.
(Stephen Wright Photo)
Delmas and Rod Conley Tackle
Dan Reno Memorial at Atomic Speedway
7, 2017) The father-son duo of Delmas and Rod
Conley ventured about an hour north to Atomic Speedway in Alma,
Ohio on Saturday evening, May 6 for the 9th edition of the 'Dan
Reno Memorial.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model special boasted
a $2,022 winner's check and a myriad of other bonuses. Delmas
won his heat race in preliminary action and led early in the
main event. At the checkers, the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer
settled for a third place podium showing behind only race winner
Jason Montgomery and runner-up Eddie Carrier, Jr. Rod placed
second in his heat race prior to knocking down a sixth place
effort in the 25-lap headliner. Full results from the annual
'Dan Reno Memorial' can be viewed online by clicking on www.atomicspeedway.net.