R.J. Conley Transfers into Season-Ending
DTWC at Portsmouth
22, 2018) Next up on the racing calendar for
Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) was a visit to the nearby Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio from October 19-21 for the
38th edition of the 'Dirt Track World Championship.' The Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series season finale took place at the facility
on the banks of the Ohio River and a gargantuan $100,000 paycheck
was on the line. R.J. Conley returned to racing action after
a long layoff and finished fifth in his first heat race on Friday
night and ninth in his final prelim. After placing fifth in
his B-Main on Saturday evening, R.J. received a track provisional
to gain access into the 100-lap DTWC. During the crown jewel
spectacular, which was run on Sunday afternoon due to inclement
weather, R.J. started twenty-seventh on the grid, was caught
up in a lap 44 pileup, and was eventually placed seventeenth
in the final finishing order after retiring late in the distance.
Rod Conley, of nearby Wheelersburg, Ohio, ran sixth in his
first heat race on Friday and fifth in his final heat race prior
to running sixth in Saturday's B-Main. "Hot Rod" then
drove up to second in the $3,000 to win 'Jim Dunn Memorial'
for non-qualifiers, but was unfortunately not able to transfer
into the 'Dirt Track World Championship.' Delmas Conley, the
patriarch of the racing Conley family, unfortunately had a short
weekend, as front end damage in his first heat race on Friday
night caused him to scratch for the remainder of the program.
Complete results from the season finale at PRP can be obtained
by accessing www.lucasdirt.com.
"Hot Rod" Conley Advances
into Second Career World 100 at Eldora
14, 2018) Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) trekked
back to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio on October 12-13 for the completion of the rain-postponed
'World 100.' The dirt-slinging action was slated to get back
underway at the "Big E" on Friday evening with a pair
of Twin 25s, but the $10,000 to win prelim shows were pushed
back to Saturday afternoon due to inclement weather. Rod Conley
grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his stacked
heat race, but was unfortunately the first retiree in the 25-lap
daytime affair to finish in the twenty-fourth position.
Following a quick reworking of the racetrack for
Saturday night's grand finale, the 48th edition of the 'World
100' took center stage and a whopping $51,000 paycheck was up
for grabs. Rod placed sixth in his heat race and fifth in his
B-Main, which allowed him to start the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza
from the outside of the fifteenth row. The Wheelersburg, Ohio
ace was eventually credited with a twenty-second place performance
in the "Biggest Dirt Race in the World." Complete
results from the hectic day/night doubleheader at Eldora Speedway
can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Rod Conley Bags Eighth Feature
Win of 2018 at Atomic Speedway!!!
7, 2018) "Hot Rod" Conley captured
his eighth main event win of the 2018 campaign on Saturday night,
October 6 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio! After winning his
heat race, Rod led each of the feature laps to claim the $2,000
payday ahead of Matt Irey, Chris Shannon, Mark Frazier, and
Kyle Thomas. Each of Rod's eight victories this season has taken
place at the former K-C Raceway. Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer
Delmas Conley placed second in his heat race and later started
fifth on the grid in the A-Main. After getting run off the track
and falling to the tail of the feature field, Delmas rallied
all the way back inside of the top ten and eventually notched
a solid sixth place performance. Complete results from the Season
Championship race at Atomic can be viewed online at www.atomicspeedway.net.
"Hot Rod" Conley Enters
Outlaw Invasion Weekend at Atomic Speedway
30, 2018) Rod Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio,
traveled up the road to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on September
28-29 for the 'Outlaw Invasion' weekend, which featured a pair
of high-profile World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
shootouts. On Friday night in the $8,000 to win weekend opener,
Rod placed eighth in his loaded heat race and sixth in his B-Main,
which unfortunately kept him out of the 40-lap headliner. At
Atomic on Saturday evening in the $10,000 to win finale, Rod
ran fifth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later wound
up nineteenth in the final finishing order of the 50-lapper.
Complete results from both 'Outlaw Invasion' programs can be
accessed online by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Rod Conley Claims Seventh Win
of 2018 in Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial!!!
16, 2018) "Hot Rod" Conley, of Wheelersburg,
Ohio, racked up his seventh feature victory of his 2018 campaign
on Saturday night, September 15 in the annual 'Bob Crace, Sr.
Memorial' at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio! Rod won his heat
race in preliminary action and later led flag-to-flag in the
unsanctioned headliner to capture the $2,323 payday ahead of
Mark Frazier and Greggie Oliver. Delmas Conley, the patriarch
of the racing Conley family, was close behind at the former
K-C Raceway, as he won his heat race prior to notching a strong
fourth place performance in the A-Main. Complete results from
last night at Atomic Speedway can be viewed online at www.atomicspeedway.net.
Soggy World 100 Weekend for Rod
Conley at Eldora Speedway...
9, 2018) Rod Conley was one of the 101 entrants
that piled into the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio
from September 6-8 to compete in the 48th edition of the 'World
100.' Things kicked off on Thursday night - actually the wee
hours of Friday morning after a long rain delay - with a pair
of Twin 25 programs, each of which paid $10,000 to the winner.
Rod finished eighth in his heat race and seventh in his B-Main,
which unfortunately was not good enough to transfer the Wheelersburg,
Ohio ace into the 25-lapper at the "Big E." Friday's
$10,000 to win Twin 25s and Saturday's prestigious 'World 100,'
which was scheduled to boast a $51,000 windfall, both fell victim
to the rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon and have been
postponed until October 12-13. Full results from Thursday's
start to the crown jewel extravaganza can be accessed by pointing
your Internet browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Conley Motorsports, Inc. Competes
in Bob Miller Memorial at PRP
2, 2018) Delmas, Rod, and R.J. Conley all made
their way to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on
Saturday, September 2 for the 'Bob Miller Memorial,' which was
sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. A strong
field of competitors signed into the pit area at PRP to vie
for the $12,000 winner's check. Unfortunately, each of the Conley
Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) drivers were unable to crack the starting
grid for the 50-lap main event. Delmas finished seventh in his
heat race and did not start his consolation event, while Rod
placed fifth in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main - missing
out on a coveted transfer spot by one position. R.J. went for
another wild ride in his heat race, as he flipped violently,
but thankfully emerged relatively unscathed from the incident.
Complete results from the 'Bob Miller Memorial' can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Delmas and Rod Conley Both Capture
Checkered Flags for $2,000 Wins!
26, 2018) Two Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI)
drivers reached victory lane on Saturday evening, August 25
at two different area ovals! Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Delmas
Conley picked up his first win of 2018 at the nearby Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. Delmas won his heat race and
later led the majority of the weekly Super Late Model main event
to pocket the $2,000 payday ahead of Shannon Thornsberry, Kevin
Wagner, Kenneth Howell, and Josh Hall. At Atomic Speedway in
Alma, Ohio, Rod Conley placed second in his heat race before
starting the weekly A-Main from the outside of the second row.
"Hot Rod" then wheeled his #71r machine to his sixth
victory of the season, as he took the lead late in the feature
distance to claim the $2,000 top prize over Billy Gullion, Kody
Evans, Greggie Oliver, and Chad Smith.
R.J. Conley, on the other hand, made his way north to Mansfield
Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio on August 24-25 for the inaugural
running of the 'Dirt Million.' On Friday night, R.J. placed
third in his heat race, but later went with a wrong tire selection
in the $10,000 to win, 30-lap feature event that helped drop
him to sixteenth in the final finishing order. The Wheelersburg,
Ohio ace then finished third in both his heat race and his B-Main
on Saturday evening, which unfortunately narrowly kept him out
of the 100-lap 'Dirt Million,' which paid over $202,000 to the
winner. Complete results from all three Buckeye State facilities
can be found online at www.portsraceway.com,
(Mark Bias Photo)
Rod Conley Nabs Top Five in Wild
Fred Dillow Memorial at Portsmouth
19, 2018) All three Conley Motorsports, Inc.
(CMI) drivers converged on the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park
in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday evening, August 18 to compete
in the 24th Annual 'Fred Dillow Memorial.' Rod Conley had the
best night for the Wheelersburg, Ohio-based Super Late Model
team, as he posted the ninth quickest lap in qualifying before
picking up the victory in his heat race. After driving up to
third in the $5,000 to win headliner, Rod suffered an untimely
flat tire and had to restart at the tail end of the lead lap
cars. "Hot Rod" then surged back towards the front
to salvage a strong fourth place effort in the unsanctioned
contest behind only victor Jackie Boggs, Colten Burdette, and
Delmas and R.J. Conley unfortunately had rough endings to their
2018 'Fred Dillow Memorial' experience, as they both flipped
wildly on the rain-soaked racing surface. Delmas, who is a Dirt
Late Model Hall of Famer, qualified fifteenth quickest in time
trials before flipping his #71 machine during heat race action.
R.J., on the other hand, won his heat race and was hovering
around the top five in the A-Main when his #71c entry endured
a wild series of flips. Both drivers emerged unscathed from
the serious incidents, but R.J. was relegated to a sixteenth
place showing. Complete results from the 'Fred Dillow Memorial'
can be viewed online at www.portsraceway.com.
R.J. Conley Sweeps Weekend at
Brushcreek & PRP; Wins Buckeye Dirt Week Title!
5, 2018) R.J. Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio,
swept the final weekend of Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week action
on August 3-4 to claim the miniseries point championship and
elevate his 2018 win total to six! On Friday night at Brushcreek
Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio, R.J. qualified well and
won the fast dash to earn the pole position for the 40-lap headliner.
He then took the lead on lap two and led the remainder of the
feature distance to pocket the $3,000 payday ahead of Jared
Hawkins, Jared Miley, Mike Maresca, and Duane Chamberlain. His
brother Rod Conley was close behind, as he scored a victory
in his heat race prior to advancing up to sixth in the A-Main.
Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week then wrapped up on Saturday evening
at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. R.J. placed
third in the fast dash before grabbing the point early in the
40-lap main event. He then held the lead throughout the remainder
of the contest to collect the $5,000 top prize over Eddie Carrier,
Jr., Jared Hawkins, Rod Conley, and Ryan Montgomery. "Hot
Rod" won his heat race in preliminary competition and later
picked off four cars during the 40-lapper to secure the fourth
place effort. Delmas Conley, the patriarch of the racing Conley
clan, finished second in his heat race and twelfth in the feature.
Following Saturday's grand finale at PRP, it was determined
that R.J. won the Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week title by a single
point over his brother Rod to give Conley Motorsports, Inc.
(CMI) a one-two finish in the final standings! Complete results
from the two weekend battles in southern Ohio can be found online
(Jim DenHamer Photo)
R.J. Conley Dominates Moler for
$3,000 Triumph; Rod Runner-Up at Atomic!
29, 2018) The Conley Motorsports, Inc. teams
were busy with the start of Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week in
a trio of $3,000 to win programs from July 26-28. On Thursday
night in the opener at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio, R.J. Conley
won his heat race and took the lead briefly in the 40-lap feature
event until a tangle with a lapped car shortly after the halfway
mark dropped him to a disappointing fifteenth place finish.
Rod Conley placed third in heat race action prior to passing
eleven competitors during the main event to secure an impressive
runner-up effort behind only victor Eddie Carrier, Jr. Delmas
Conley, the patriarch of the racing Conley clan, ran second
in his loaded heat race, but later started at the tail in the
A-Main and retired early in the twenty-fourth position.
At Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio on Friday evening,
R.J. dominated the night to score his fourth feature win of
the 2018 campaign! R.J. qualified second fastest in time trials,
won the fast dash, and later led all forty circuits in the headliner
to bag the $3,000 payday ahead of Tim Dohm, Steve Casebolt,
Josh Rice, and Cody Mahoney. His brother Rod won his heat race
before starting/finishing eighth in the 40-lap affair at MRP.
The tripleheader weekend then concluded on Saturday at Wayne
County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio with another $3,000 to win
shootout. "Hot Rod" led the charge by qualifying well,
finishing fourth in the fast dash, and climbing to third in
the feature to trail only race winner Chub Frank and runner-up
Mike Maresca. R.J. won his heat race, but slipped back to fourteenth
in the running order with a tight racecar before climbing back
up to seventh by the drop of the checkered flag. Complete results
from all three weekend races can be found online at www.atomicspeedway.net,
(Steve Alcorn Photo)
"Hot Rod" Dominates
Atomic Again for Fifth Triumph of 2018 Campaign!
15, 2018) "Hot Rod" Conley visited
victory lane for the fifth time in 2018 on Saturday night, July
14 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio! Rod qualified well and
later won his heat race in preliminary action. After leading
all 25 circuits in the weekly Super Late Model feature event,
Rod earned the $2,000 paycheck over Jason Montgomery, Duane
Chamberlain, Chris Shannon, and Greggie Oliver. All five of
the Wheelersburg, Ohio native's triumphs this year have come
at the former K-C Raceway!
Delmas and R.J. Conley were also in competition on Saturday
evening, but at the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth,
Ohio. Another weekly Super Late Model program was held at the
track located on the banks of the Ohio River and a $2,000 top
prize was on the line. Delmas laid down the tenth fastest lap
during the qualifying session prior to scoring the victory in
his heat race. The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer then started
and finished second in the A-Main behind only victor Eddie Carrier,
Jr. His son R.J. was close behind, as the driver of the #71c
placed second in his heat race and third in the feature event.
Complete results from both Buckeye State venues can be found
online at www.atomicspeedway.net
Rod Conley Nabs Fourth Feature
Win of 2018 Saturday at Atomic Speedway!
8, 2018) Rod Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio,
racked up his fourth feature win of the 2018 racing season on
Saturday evening, July 7 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio! Rod
ran second in his heat race and later started the weekly Super
Late Model main event from the outside of the second row. "Hot
Rod" then methodically made his way to the front and led
the final five circuits to bag the $2,000 payday ahead of Jason
Montgomery, Kenny Christy, Mark Frazier, and Chris Shannon.
His Hall of Fame father Delmas Conley was close behind, as he
won his heat race in preliminary action prior to knocking down
a solid sixth place effort in the A-Main. Complete results from
Atomic Speedway can be accessed online at www.atomicspeedway.net.
Hectic Holiday Weekend for Conley
Motorsports, Inc. in Kentucky & Ohio
(July 3, 2018) The
hectic stretch of racing leading up to the 4th of July holiday
wrapped up tonight at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville,
Ohio, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over
another $12,000 to win throwdown. In front of a huge crowd at
MCS, Rod Conley logged the sixth quickest lap in Group A during
the qualifying session prior to grabbing the third transfer
spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature
event from the inside of the sixth row, "Hot Rod"
slipped back to fifteenth in the final rundown of the 'McHugh
Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat 50.'
(July 1, 2018) Another
$12,000 top prize was on the line for Rod and R.J. Conley tonight
with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Mansfield Motor
Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. R.J. placed second in his loaded
heat race and later started/finished sixth in the 50-lap main
event behind only victor Don O'Neal, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy
Owens, Earl Pearson, Jr., and Hudson O'Neal. "Hot Rod"
ran third in his respective heat race before winding up eighteenth
in the final finishing order of the 'Freedom 50.'
(June 30, 2018) Next
up was a visit to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio
tonight for the $12,000 to win 'Independence 50,' which was
sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Rod Conley
won his heat race in preliminary action before claiming an impressive
fourth place feature showing behind only race winner Jason Jameson,
Josh Richards, and Scott Bloomquist. R.J. Conley placed fifth
in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and thirteenth in the
50-lap headliner. Delmas Conley, the patriarch of the racing
Conley clan, unfortunately missed out on the A-Main after finishing
eighth in both his heat race and his consolation event.
(June 29, 2018) A
huge holiday weekend leading into the 4th of July kicked off
tonight for both Rod and R.J. Conley at 201 Speedway in Sitka,
Kentucky. The Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship Series presided
over the 'Paul H. Salyer Memorial,' which boasted a $10,000
payday. R.J. won his heat race and led the first ten circuits
of the headliner before winding up a strong runner-up behind
only victor Zack Dohm. Rod ran third in heat race action prior
to blasting past seven competitors during the A-Main en route
to a solid fourth place effort.