Conley Transfers into Season-Ending DTWC; Rod and Delmas Ready
(October 25, 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 PRP can be obtained by accessing www.lucasdirt.com.
While R.J. most likely competed in his final race of the 2018
campaign, Delmas and Rod are both scheduled to unload this Saturday
evening, October 27 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. Both CMI
pilots will be gunning for the $2,500 top prize in the unsanctioned
'Trick or Treat 30.' With cooler temperatures expected, racing
action will get underway at 3:00pm at the former K-C Raceway.
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The respective #71 teams would like to thank the following
companies for their support this season: Conley Trucking, Conley
River Terminal, XR1 Rocket Chassis, Valvoline Oil, Poske's Performance
Parts, Shain Custom Decals, Draime Racing Engines, Impact Race
Gear, Ohlins Shocks, Mason Racin', Bazell Race Fuels, Beyea
Headers, Performance Rod & Custom (PRC), UniFirst Uniforms,
Sunoco Race Fuels, Allstar Performance, Delph Communications,
Accu-Force Shock Dynos, Quarter Master, Out-Pace Racing Products,
Design 500, Jones Racing Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, and
The latest news and schedule information on Delmas, Rod, R.J.,
and J.T. Conley can be found online at www.ConleyMotorsportsInc.com.
Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications