Conley Motorsports, Inc. Closes
Season with Dirt Track World Championship
20, 2019) The Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI)
team was out in full force on October 18-19 at the nearby Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, which wrapped up their 2019
campaign. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned
the 39th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship' and 66 entrants
converged on PRP to vie for the whopping $100,000 winner's check.
Unfortunately, each of the four CMI drivers were unable to transfer
into the 100-lap crown jewel headliner, which was ultimately
won by Brandon Sheppard.
R.J. Conley finished fifth in his heat race, sixth in his B-Main,
and third in the $3,000 to win 'Jim Dunn Memorial' for non-qualifiers
behind only victor Dale McDowell and runner-up Jared Hawkins.
Rod Conley placed seventh in his heat race and sixth in both
his consolation event and the 25-lap 'Jim Dunn Memorial.' Delmas
Conley ran fifth in his loaded heat race, twenty-first in his
B-Main, and nineteenth in the non-qualifiers race, while his
grandson J.T. Conley wound up ninth in his heat race, twenty-third
in his B-Main, and eighteenth in the NQR. Complete results from
the season-ending DTWC weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Pair of Conley's Inside of Top
Five in Atomic's $5,000 to win Fall 50
(October 13, 2019) R.J.
Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, started his October 11-12 weekend
on Friday night at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio.
The 'Championship Bash' was held at MRP and a $5,000 paycheck
was on the line for the Super Late Models. R.J. ran second in
his heat race and was scheduled to roll off from the inside
of the third row in the 32-lap main event. Unfortunately, Mother
Nature swooped in prior to the start of the race and rain showers
wiped out the remainder of the unsanctioned contest.
On Saturday evening, R.J. was joined by his father Delmas Conley
and his brother Rod Conley at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio,
as the track played host to their annual 'Fall 50,' which also
boasted a $5,000 payday. R.J. earned Fast Time honors during
the qualifying session and ran second in his heat race, but
later suffered mechanical trouble running third in the 50-lapper
and was forced to retire his smoking car in the fifteenth position.
Delmas qualified well, won his heat race, and later steered
his familiar #71 machine to a stellar third place performance
in the 'Fall 50' behind only victor Freddie Carpenter and runner-up
Tyler Carpenter. "Hot Rod" was not far behind his
Hall of Fame father, as he placed second in his heat race and
fifth in the headliner at the former K-C Raceway. Complete results
from both southern Ohio facilities can be accessed online at
Conley's Litter Front of Field
in Weekly Show at Atomic Speedway
29, 2019) A trio of Conley Motorsports, Inc.
(CMI) drivers converged at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on
Saturday evening, September 28 for a weekly show for the ground-pounding
Super Late Models. Hall of Famer Delmas Conley led the charge
and had the best night overall, as the ageless wonder earned
Fast Time honors of the 18 entrants during qualifying prior
to running second in his heat race. Delmas then blasted up to
second in the $2,000 to win headliner to earn a strong runner-up
performance behind only victor Duane Chamberlain. His son Rod
Conley ran second in heat race action before knocking down a
solid fifth place effort in the A-Main, while his grandson J.T.
Conley placed fourth in his heat race and seventh in the weekly
feature event. Full results from last Saturday at Atomic Speedway
can be accessed online at www.atomicspeedway.net.
R.J. Conley Pockets $2,000 for
Fifth Feature Win of 2019 at Portsmouth!
22, 2019) R.J. Conley and his #71c team celebrated
in victory lane for the fifth time in 2019 on Saturday evening,
September 21 at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio!
R.J. clicked off the second quickest lap overall during qualifying
and won his heat race to earn the outside of the front row for
the start of the 25-lap weekly Super Late Model main event.
The Wheelersburg, Ohio hotshoe then grabbed the point on the
second circuit and led the remainder of the feature distance
to pocket the $2,000 windfall well ahead of Eric Wells, Brandon
Fouts, Rod Conley, and Kenny Christy. While his brother Rod
placed third in his heat race prior to knocking down the fourth
place effort, his son J.T. Conley ran sixth in his heat race
before steering past five competitors in the finale to post
a solid sixth place showing.
Delmas Conley, the patriarch of the racing Conley family, found
himself at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Saturday night for
a similar $2,000 to win contest. The Dirt Late Model Hall of
Famer posted the second fastest time during the qualifying session,
but was unfortunately caught up in a grinding heat race wreck.
Due to the damage inflicted to his #71 Rocket Chassis, Delmas
was unable to make the start in the weekly Super Late Model
headliner. Full results from both southern Ohio facilities can
be viewed online at www.atomicspeedway.net
Delmas Conley Leads Majority
of Dean Knittel Memorial; Finishes Runner-Up!
15, 2019) Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Delmas
Conley was the lone Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) driver in
action on Saturday evening, September 14, as the Wheelersburg,
Ohio native ventured north to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio
for the unsanctioned 'Dean Knittel Memorial.' Delmas laid down
the quickest lap overall during the Super Late Model qualifying
session to earn Fast Time honors and later scored the victory
in his heat race. After leading much of the 25-lap headliner
and eyeing the $3,554 top prize, Delmas wound up settling for
a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Steve Casebolt.
Full results from Atomic Speedway can be accessed online at
R.J. Conley Transfers into 49th
Annual 'World 100' at Eldora Speedway
8, 2019) Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) invaded
the hallowed ground of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from
September 5-7 for the 49th edition of the fabled 'World 100.'
The three-day crown jewel extravaganza in the Buckeye State
started with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs.
On Thursday evening in the weekend lid lifter, both CMI drivers
in attendance failed to transfer into their 25-lap sprints,
as R.J. Conley ran eighth in his heat race and third in his
B-Main and Rod Conley finished ninth in his heat race and fifth
in his B-Main. A similar story was unfortunately told on Friday
night at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant, as both R.J.
and Rod placed fourth in their consolation events to miss out
on their 25-lappers by a mere two positions.
A whopping $52,000 top prize was then up for grabs
at the "Big E" on Saturday, as a record crowd gathered
to witness the culmination of the annual 'World 100.' While
"Hot Rod" wound up ninth in his heat race and eleventh
in his B-Main to unfortunately miss out on transferring into
the 100-lap headliner, his brother R.J. was able to advance
into the 'World 100' feature field. After finishing fifth in
his loaded heat race and fourth in his B-Main, R.J. steered
past six competitors during the extra-distance affair to land
a twenty-second place effort in the most prestigious event in
our industry. Complete results from the action-packed weekend
can be viewed by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
R.J. Conley Steers to Top Ten
Performance in Bob Miller Memorial at PRP
(September 2, 2019) The
Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) teams found themselves in Labor
Day weekend action on August 31-September 1 at Portsmouth Raceway
Park in Portsmouth, Ohio and Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series invaded PRP on Saturday
evening for the annual 'Bob Miller Memorial,' which boasted
a $12,000 top prize. R.J. Conley grabbed the fourth transfer
spot through his stacked heat race and later picked off four
competitors during the course of the 50-lap feature event to
nab a solid ninth place performance. Rod Conley, of Wheelersburg,
Ohio, finished fifth in his heat race, sixth in the B-Main,
and nineteenth in the 'Bob Miller Memorial.'
At Eldora on Sunday night in the annual running of the 'Baltes
Classic,' the two Conley brothers did battle to vie for the
$5,000 winner's check in the American Late Model Series (ALMS)
special. R.J. wound up eighth in his heat race and fourth in
his B-Main, while Rod placed seventh in his heat race and fourth
in his B-Main. Unfortunately, both CMI drivers missed a coveted
transfer spot into the 30-lap feature by one mere position through
their consolation race and were forced to watch the headliner
that was eventually won by Ricky Weiss. Complete results from
the holiday weekend can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com
Fourth Win of 2019 Campaign for
R.J. Conley Comes at Nearby Portsmouth!
25, 2019) R.J. Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio,
racked up his fourth triumph of the 2019 racing season on Saturday
evening, August 24 at the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in
Portsmouth, Ohio! R.J. knocked down the second fastest lap overall
during qualifying prior to finishing second in the fast dash
and grabbing the point on lap two of the 25-lap weekly Super
Late Model headliner. He then kept the field behind him for
the remainder of the contest to bag the $2,000 payday ahead
of Brandon Fouts, Delmas Conley, Kenny Christy, and Robbie Lewis!
Delmas, the patriarch of the racing Conley family and a National
Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer, also qualified well before running
fourth in the dash and climbing to a podium effort in the 25-lapper.
Rod Conley was also in the pit area at PRP and finished second
in his heat race before steering his familiar #71r past a couple
of competitors in the A-Main to secure a seventh place showing.
Complete results from Portsmouth Raceway Park can be located
online at www.portsraceway.com.
(Josh Wilson Photography)
R.J. Conley Runner-Up in Ike
Moler Memorial; Rod Conley Fourth at PRP
18, 2019) Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) found
themselves at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio and Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on August 16-17 for a pair
of unsanctioned special events. At Moler on Friday night in
the annual 'Ike Moler Memorial,' R.J. Conley turned in the best
performance, as he timed in second fastest overall in qualifying,
placed second in the fast dash, and later earned an impressive
runner-up effort in the $5,000 to win headliner after slipping
back to as far as sixth in the running order early in the 50-lapper.
When the checkered flag waved over the field, R.J. found himself
trailing only victor Steve Casebolt. Rod and J.T. Conley were
also in the pit area at Moler, but mechanical issues for both
drivers cost them a chance to advance into the 'Ike Moler Memorial.'
At Portsmouth on Saturday evening, the 25th and final 'Fred
Dillow Memorial' was on tap and a $6,083 top prize and several
lucrative bonuses were on the line. Rod wound up with the best
finish for the Wheelersburg, Ohio-based Super Late Model team,
as he won his heat race in preliminary action before streaking
past a trio of competitors in the 40-lap main event to garner
a strong fourth place showing behind only race winner Steve
Casebolt, Devin Gilpin, and Brandon Fouts. Hall of Famer Delmas
Conley was spun while leading his heat race, took the victory
in the B-Main, and blasted past eleven cars in the A-Main to
salvage a sixth place finish. J.T. ran fourth in his heat race
and thirteenth in the feature, while his dad R.J. finished second
in the dash and was running second early in the headliner when
motor issues dropped him to a disappointing eighteenth place
outing. Full results from both of these races can be accessed
online at www.thenewmrp.com
Busy Weekend for CMI Nets Pair
of $2,000 Victories in Buckeye State!
4, 2019) The Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI)
teams were very busy in the states of Ohio and West Virginia
over the August 2-3 weekend, but the hectic couple of days led
to a pair of $2,000 feature victories for both Delmas and R.J.
Conley! Delmas won his heat race in preliminary action at Atomic
Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Saturday prior to taking advantage
of leader Steve Casebolt's misfortune to lead the final seven
laps of the weekly main event. The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer
picked up the $2,000 payday for his second victory of the 2019
season over Mark Frazier, Clint Keenan, Lee Logan, and Ralph
R.J. Conley shrugged off a disappointing sixteenth place finish
on Friday at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio
to land his third triumph of 2019 on Saturday evening at Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! R.J. swept the weekly Super
Late Model program at PRP by setting Fast Time in qualifying,
winning the heat race, and leading each and every lap of the
headliner to bag the $2,000 top prize over Shannon Thornsberry,
Kenny Christy, Audie Swartz, and his son J.T. Conley. J.T. had
finished fourth in the heat race prior to claiming the top five
finish, which marked his best run so far during the 2019 campaign!
Rod Conley competed in a pair of Ultimate Mid-Ohio Valley Super
Late Model Series specials over the weekend at Brushcreek Motorsports
Complex and Princeton Speedway in Princeton, West Virginia.
On Friday in a $3,000 to win battle at Brushcreek, Rod knocked
down the second quickest time overall during qualifying, placed
fifth in the fast dash, and later advanced up to third in the
feature to trail only victor Tyler Carpenter and runner-up Jackie
Boggs. At Princeton on Saturday night in a $5,000 to win throwdown,
the Wheelersburg, Ohio ace placed seventh in the final finishing
order of the 'West Virginia Dirt Cup.' Full results from each
of these races can be accessed online at www.atomicspeedway.net,
Delmas Fourth at Atomic; Rod
Lands in Top Ten with Ultimate MOV Tour
(July 28, 2019) Delmas
and Rod Conley were both in dirt-slinging action over the July
26-27 weekend in the Buckeye State of Ohio. Delmas, who is a
Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer, unloaded his famed #71 machine
on Saturday evening at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. The patriarch
of the racing Conley clan placed third in his heat race and
ran amongst the top five throughout the $2,000 to win weekly
main event. At the checkers in the 25-lapper, Delmas found himself
in the fourth position behind only victor Steve Casebolt, Mark
Frazier, and Freddie Carpenter.
Rod and his #71r team invaded both Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg,
Ohio and Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio over the weekend
for a pair of $3,000 to win Ultimate Mid-Ohio Valley Super Late
Model Series tilts. On Friday at Hilltop, Rod wound up sixth
in the final finishing order behind only race winner Tyler Carpenter,
Corey Conley, Freddie Carpenter, Mike Pegher, Jr., and J.R.
Gentry. At Wayne County on Saturday night in the annual 'Gross
Memorial,' Rod finished second in heat race action and later
crossed the finish line in the ninth spot after 30 green flag
feature circuits. Full results from all three facilities can
be viewed online at www.atomicspeedway.net
Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI)
Tackles Richmond and Portsmouth
(July 21, 2019) The
Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) team headed to two different
tracks in the states of Kentucky and Ohio over the July 19-20
weekend. Rod Conley took his #71r machine south to Richmond
Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky to compete in the annual 'Butch
Shay Memorial,' which was sanctioned by the Ultimate Mid-Ohio
Valley Super Late Model Series. On Friday night in the $3,000
to win weekend opener, Rod won his heat race in preliminary
action and later moved up one spot in the 30-lapper to land
in the sixth finishing position. At Richmond on Saturday evening
in the $5,000 to win 'Butch Shay Memorial,' Rod finished seventh
in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and thirteenth in the
50-lap headliner after blitzing past ten competitors.
Delmas Conley was the other CMI driver in competition over
the weekend, as he ventured to the nearby Portsmouth Raceway
Park in Portsmouth, Ohio for a weekly Super Late Model program.
Delmas posted the fifth fastest lap overall during the qualifying
session and later placed second in his heat race. After starting
the main event from the inside of the second row, the Dirt Late
Model Hall of Famer was gunning for the $2,000 payday before
eventually settling for a fourth place showing behind only victor
Steve Casebolt, Kenny Christy, and Shannon Thornsberry. Full
results from both facilities can be accessed online at www.richmond-raceway.net
R.J. Conley Celebrates in Victory
Lane for Second Time in 2019 at PRP!
14, 2019) R.J. Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio,
claimed his second feature win of 2019 on Saturday evening,
July 13 in a "Christmas in July" show at the nearby
Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! R.J. swept the
night, as he earned Fast Time honors in qualifying, won his
heat race, and later led flag-to-flag in the main event. He
beat Brandon Fouts, Shannon Thornsberry, Audie Swartz, and Ron
Hinds II to the checkered flag to bag the $2,000 top prize.
His son J.T. Conley was also in action at PRP and ran fourth
in his heat race prior to vaulting up inside of the top five
in the feature before settling for a solid sixth place showing.
Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Delmas Conley wound up at Atomic
Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Saturday night, July 13 for a similar
weekly show, which also boasted a $2,000 winner's check. Delmas
laid down the quickest lap overall during qualifying and ran
second in his heat race. Unfortunately, the patriarch of the
racing Conley family was ran off the track during the feature
and was an early retiree, as Delmas was paid for an eighteenth
place performance. Full results from both southern Ohio facilities
can be viewed online at www.atomicspeedway.net