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)
Conley Motorsports, Inc. Releases
Early 2018 Race Dates!!!
19, 2017) The Conley Motorsports Inc. (CMI)
teams announced this week on www.conleymotorsportsinc.com their
intention of starting the 2018 racing season on Saturday, March
10 at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. Both Rod and R.J.
Conley - weather pending - are slated to compete in the $5,000
to win 'Spring 50' at the 1/2-mile Florence oval to kick off
their respective '18 campaigns. From there, they will be joined
by their Hall of Fame father Delmas Conley on March 16 at Atomic
Speedway in Alma, Ohio when the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
rolls into town to preside over a $12,000 to win special. You
can view all early-season race dates for the CMI teams by logging
onto www.conleymotorsportsinc.com! (Michael
Rod Conley Transfers into $100k
Dirt Track World Championship at PRP!
22, 2017) The Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI)
teams made their way to the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in
Portsmouth, Ohio on October 20-21 for the 37th Annual 'Dirt
Track World Championship.' A stellar 72 car field assembled
at the 3/8-mile facility on the banks of the Ohio River to compete
in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season finale, which
once again boasted a gigantic $100,000 windfall. On Friday night,
Rod Conley had the best showing of the trio by finishing fourth
in his first heat race of the evening prior to scoring a victory
in his second and final prelim. After accumulating the tenth
most passing points to earn the outside of the fifth row for
the start of Saturday's 100-lap headliner, "Hot Rod"
ran inside of the top ten at times before his bald rear tires
caused him to slip back to thirteenth at the checkered flag.
Delmas Conley also claimed a heat race triumph in his first
heat race on Friday before running sixth in his second heat
race and fifth in Saturday night's consolation event. R.J. Conley,
on the other hand, finished eighth in his first heat race, seventh
in his second heat race, and fifth in both his B-Main and the
$3,000 to win 'Jim Dunn Memorial' for non-qualifiers on Saturday.
Unfortunately, Delmas and R.J. were both unable to make the
start in the DTWC, which was eventually won by Josh Richards.
Full results from the lucrative DTWC weekend, which turned out
to be the season finale for all three CMI teams, can be obtained
by visiting www.lucasdirt.com.
R.J. Conley Comes Out on Top
of Fall 40 at Atomic Speedway!
15, 2017) For the third straight weekend, a
Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) driver reached victory lane,
as R.J. Conley steered his #71c to a big win in the annual 'Fall
40' at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Saturday evening, October
14! R.J. clicked off the second fastest lap overall during time
trials prior to taking the win in his heat race. The Wheelersburg,
Ohio ace then took control of the feature field on lap 22 when
leader Tyler Carpenter suffered a flat tire. R.J. then led the
rest of the 40-lap distance to bag the $4,000 winner's share
over Jason Montgomery, Tyler Carpenter, Austyn Mills, and Rod
"Hot Rod" placed third in his loaded heat race before
driving to a strong top five showing in the unsanctioned 'Fall
40.' The patriarch of the racing Conley family - Delmas Conley
- qualified well and ran second in his heat race, but was involved
in an early incident in the headliner and was forced to retire
with heavy right front damage to his XR1 Rocket racecar. Complete
results from the 'Fall 40' can be obtained by pointing your
Internet browser to www.atomicspeedway.net.
(Steve Alcorn Photo)
Rod Conley Cashes $2,000 Paycheck
for Second Win of 2017 Campaign!
8, 2017) Rod Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio,
stood tall in victory lane for the second time in 2017 on Friday
evening, October 6 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio! Rod won
his heat race in preliminary action prior to leading each and
every circuit of the Super Late Model main event. "Hot
Rod" beat Rusty Schlenk, Tyler Carpenter, Jackie Boggs,
and Jason Montgomery to the checkered flag at the former K-C
Raceway to claim the $2,000 top prize! A day later on Saturday
at 201 Speedway in Sitka, Kentucky, Rod ran third in his heat
race and later bagged a fifth place performance in the $3,000
to win 'Paul H. Salyer Memorial' behind only victor Jackie Boggs,
Zack Dohm, Chris Combs, and Eric Wells.
The patriarch of the racing Conley family - Delmas Conley -
also decided to go racing at the last minute on Saturday night
and his #71 team wound up at Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio.
The unsanctioned 'Harvest 50' was held at the ultra-slick oval
and another $3,000 winner's check was on the line. Delmas clicked
off the second fastest lap during the qualifying session and
later picked up the victory in heat race action. The Dirt Late
Model Hall of Famer then wound up fifth in the final finishing
order of the 50-lapper behind only winner Tyler Carpenter, Chris
Carpenter, Clint Keenan, and Corey Conley. Complete results
from each of these weekend races can be viewed online at www.atomicspeedway.net,
(Michael Hamilton Photo)
Delmas Conley Bags Career Win
#557 for $2,000 at Atomic Speedway!
1, 2017) Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Delmas
Conley recorded career win #557 and the fourth triumph of his
2017 campaign on Saturday evening, September 30 at Atomic Speedway
in Alma, Ohio! Delmas won his heat race in preliminary competition
prior to leading each and every circuit in the 25-lap weekly
Super Late Model showdown. At the checkered flag, Delmas beat
Jason Montgomery, Dave Hornikel, Billy Gullion, and Harrison
Hall to bag the $2,000 winners check!
His sons Rod and R.J. Conley ventured to Midway Speedway in
Crooksville, Ohio on Saturday night for the annual running of
the 'Jim Dunn Memorial.' The unsanctioned program drew 45 competitors
to the Buckeye State facility to vie for the $12,000 top prize.
R.J. laid down the third fastest lap in Group B during qualifying
prior to picking up the win in heat race action. The Wheelersburg,
Ohio ace then fought a tight racecar during the 50-lap main
event, but was still able to claim a solid fifth place performance
behind only victor Tyler Carpenter, Zack Dohm, Eddie Carrier,
Jr., and Devin Moran. Rod finished sixth in his stacked heat
race and third in his B-Main prior to advancing up to tenth
in the 'Jim Dunn Memorial.' Full results from both weekend races
can be viewed online at www.atomicspeedway.net
and the Midway Speedway Facebook page. (Stephen
Conley Motorsports, Inc. Invades
Brownstown, Ohio Valley, and Atomic...
24, 2017) The Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI)
teams went separate directions and entered Super Late Model
events in the states of Indiana, West Virginia, and Ohio over
the September 22-23 weekend. R.J. Conley invaded the legendary
Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana for the 38th Annual
'Jackson 100,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series. On Friday night in the $7,000 to win weekend opener,
R.J. ran fourth in his loaded heat race prior to placing fifteenth
in the final rundown of the 30-lap sprint. In Saturday's $15,000
to win 'Jackson 100,' the Wheelersburg, Ohio ace grabbed the
fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race and later
wound up being paid for seventeenth at the pay window following
Rod Conley headed to Ohio Valley Speedway in Lubeck, West Virginia
on Saturday evening for the unsanctioned 'Gibby's King Championship,'
which boasted a $5,000 payday. "Hot Rod" finished
second in his heat race and was running in the top five late
in the feature distance before a skirmish with another competitor
dropped his #71r to twelfth in the final finishing order. Delmas
Conley - the patriarch of the racing Conley family - was in
the pit area at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio for a weekly Super
Late Model show that paid $2,000 to the winner. Delmas won his
heat race and led early in the 25-lap main event before a flat
tire relegated him to a disappointing twentieth place effort.
Full results from all three racetracks can be viewed by clicking
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)