Up Front Early at Brownstown; Jameson Heads East
14, 2019) Justin Rattliff and his #16 team were in the
pit area at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on Saturday
evening, April 13 for a visit by the Schaeffer's Oil MARS Racing
Series, which paid $5,000 to the winner. Justin qualified well and
ran second in his heat race to earn the inside of the fourth row
for the start of the 40-lap feature event. The "Rattler"
quickly vaulted up to as high as third in the running order before
a skirmish on a mid-race restart dropped him back in the top ten.
Justin eventually crossed underneath the checkered flag at the 1/4-mile
fairgrounds oval in the eleventh finishing position.
Teammate Jason Jameson headed east with the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series and two events from April 11-14 escaped the wrath of
Mother Nature. At Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Thursday night,
Jason ran sixth in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and twenty-first
in the $12,000 to win headliner after suffering front end damage
late in the 50-lap distance. In another $12,000 to win throwdown
at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland on Saturday evening,
Jason utilized a provisional to gain access into the 50-lapper,
but was an early retiree and was paid for a twenty-fifth place showing.
Full results can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com
Reaches Victory Lane at Richmond for $2,000!
7, 2019) Justin Rattliff, of Campbellsville, Kentucky,
recorded his first win of 2019 on Saturday night, April 6 in a visit
to Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky! Justin laid down the
second fastest lap overall during qualifying and later rolled off
from the outside of the second row in the 30-lap Super Late Model
headliner. During the course of the unsanctioned contest, Justin
found his way to the front and held off Brandon Fouts, Connor Meade,
Todd Coffman, and Kirk Phillips to pocket the $2,000 winner's check!
Teammate Jason Jameson returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series scene on April 5-6 at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee
and North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia for a pair of
$12,000 to win battles. On Friday night at 411, Jason finished sixth
in his heat race, fourth in his B-Main, and fourteenth in the 50-lapper
after drawing an early caution flag. At North Georgia on Saturday
evening, Jason ran into problems during his heat race, but won his
B-Main before winding up twenty-second in the final finishing order
of the attrition-filled 50-lap feature. Full results from each race
can be found online at www.richmond-raceway.net
(Jimmy Pittman Photo)
on Podium in Spring 50; Jameson Encounters Bad Luck
24, 2019) The 43rd edition of the 'Spring 50' was next
up on the racing calendar for Justin Rattliff Racing (JRR), as they
traveled to Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Saturday, March
23 for the unsanctioned special. A 23 car field assembled at the
Cincinnati-area speedplant to vie for the $5,000 winner's check.
Jason Jameson earned Fast Time honors during qualifying, placed
third in his heat race, and led laps 11-19 of the main event. Unfortunately
on lap 20 while racing for the lead with Bobby Pierce, contact from
a slider by Pierce resulted in Jason receiving heavy damage, which
dropped him to a disappointing sixteenth place showing. Teammate
Justin Rattliff finished fourth in his stacked heat race, but stayed
out of trouble in the attrition-filled 'Spring 50' to move up eight
spots to place third and on the podium behind only victor Pierce
and runner-up Kent Robinson. Full results from Florence last night
can be viewed online at www.florencespeedway.com.
and Justin Rattliff in Action in Indiana Icebreaker
17, 2019) The #12 JRR team ventured to Atomic Speedway
in Alma, Ohio and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on
March 15-16 for a pair of $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series throwdowns. With the 'Buckeye Spring 50' washed out at Atomic
at the tail end of qualifying on Friday night, the 22nd edition
of the 'Indiana Icebreaker' at Brownstown on Saturday evening went
off without a hitch. Jason Jameson timed in second quickest in Group
B during qualifying, but unfortunately spun at the outset of his
heat race and eventually finished eighth. Following a fifth place
effort in his B-Main, Jason utilized a series provisional to gain
access into the 50-lapper where he eventually wound up eighteenth
in the final rundown.
Teammate Justin Rattliff also made his 2019 debut at Brownstown
on Saturday night. Piloting a new XR1 Rocket Chassis, Justin placed
seventh in his loaded heat race and eighth in his B-Main. Unfortunately,
the "Rattler" was unable to make the start in the 'Indiana
Icebreaker,' which was won by Brandon Sheppard. Complete results
from the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Nightly Results from Volusia
16, 2019) Jason Jameson wrapped up the 48th edition of
the 'DIRTcar Nationals' tonight at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, as
another $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs for the 45 car field.
Jason ran seventh in his loaded heat race, but unfortunately hit
the wall hard in his B-Main, which caused heavy rear end damage
and dropped him to a thirteenth place finish. The Lawrenceburg,
Indiana ace was unable to transfer into the 50-lap grand finale
that was won by Brandon Sheppard.
(February 15, 2019) The penultimate event of the
2019 'DIRTcar Nationals' at Volusia Speedway Park took center stage
in the Dirt Late Model world tonight and the World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series presided over another $10,000 to win
spectacular. Jason Jameson narrowly missed out on the 50-lap main
event after finishing fourth in his loaded heat race and third in
(February 14, 2019) Valentine's Day for the #12
team was headlined by another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series shootout tonight at Volusia Speedway
Park in Barberville, Florida. Jason Jameson could not find a way
into the 50-lap feature event unfortunately, as he ran sixth in
his heat race and eleventh in his B-Main.
(February 13, 2019) The World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series returned to competition tonight at Volusia
Speedway Park and a $10,000 top prize was on the line for the stellar
44 car field. Jason Jameson unfortunately could not transfer into
the 50-lap headliner after finishing ninth in his heat race and
seventh in his B-Main.
(February 12, 2019) Tonight's DIRTcar-sanctioned
program at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida has been
washed out from afternoon showers with more rain on the way. The
$7,000 to win 'DIRTcar Nationals' showdown at the Daytona Beach-area
oval will not be rescheduled. Action will get back underway at VSP
tomorrow, as the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series
will preside over a 50-lapper, which will boast a $10,000 payday.
(February 11, 2019) The 48th edition of the 'DIRTcar
Nationals' for the Super Late Models started tonight at Volusia
Speedway Park with a $7,000 to win shootout at the 1/2-mile Barberville,
Florida speedplant. Jason Jameson bagged the seventh quickest time
in his group during qualifying prior to running eighth in his heat
race and fourth in his B-Main. After starting the 30-lap sprint
from the outside of the twelfth row, Jason was able to move up six
positions during the contest to claim an eighteenth place effort.
Winter Nationals Rained Out
10, 2019) A $10,000 to win throwdown at Bubba Raceway Park
in Ocala, Florida was scheduled for tonight to wrap up the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series portion of "Speedweeks" in
Georgia and Florida. However, the annual 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals'
was rained-out shortly before hot laps started and the program,
which was set to be highlighted by a 50-lap main event, will not
Nightly Results from East Bay
9, 2019) The final round of the 'Winternationals' at East
Bay Raceway Park paid out another $12,000 top prize tonight. A strong
field of 41 competitors signed in at the pit gate at the Gibsonton,
Florida facility to do battle in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
special. Jason Jameson timed in sixth quickest in Group A during
qualifying before finishing third in heat race action. Jason then
started eleventh in the 50-lap grand finale and advanced to eighth
in the running order, but a lap 19 wreck helped relegate him to
a nineteenth place showing.
(February 8, 2019) Night five of the 'Winternationals'
at East Bay Raceway Park drew a huge crowd and the live MAVTV television
cameras. The $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series program
marked the first points paying event of the busy week at the Tampa-area
venue. Jason Jameson knocked down the ninth quickest lap in Group
B during the qualifying session, but later slipped back to eighth
in his loaded heat race. After grabbing the third and final transfer
spot through his B-Main, Jason roared past fourteen competitors
during the 50-lap headliner to record an impressive eighth place
(February 7, 2019) The fourth leg of the 43rd
annual 'Winternationals' greeted Justin Rattliff Racing (JRR) tonight
at East Bay Raceway Park and another $7,000 paycheck was on the
line for the cars and stars racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series. In qualifying at the Gibsonton, Florida oval tonight,
Jason Jameson rocked the 1/3-mile track fourth fastest in Group
A and later ran second in his stacked heat race. After rolling off
from the inside of the fourth row in the 40-lap main event, Jason
slipped outside of the top ten early in the distance and officially
wound up seventeenth in the final finishing order.
(February 6, 2019) Round three of the 'Winternationals'
at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida took place earlier
tonight and all eyes in the pit area were on capturing the $7,000
payday. Jason Jameson unfortunately had a short evening, as motor
problems in qualifying led to him scratching from the remainder
of the program. Jonathan Davenport went on to win tonight's 40-lap
headliner while the #12 team worked hard to change powerplants for
(February 5, 2019) Another $5,000 windfall was
up for grabs with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight at
East Bay Raceway Park. The Gibsonton, Florida facility drew a stout
56 car field and Jason Jameson started his night off by clicking
off the nineteenth quickest lap in Group A during time trials. Jason
then placed sixth in his loaded heat race and eighth in his B-Main.
Following a sixth place showing in the Strawberry Dash, Jason was
forced to watch the 30-lapper that was eventually won by Tyler Erb.
(February 4, 2019) The 43rd annual 'Winternationals'
kicked off tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida
and 53 competitors showed up to do battle for the $5,000 winner's
check. Jason Jameson laid down the eighth fastest time in Group
A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying prior to grabbing
the third and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race.
After starting the 30-lap sprint from the inside of the eighth row,
Jason was officially placed twentieth in the final rundown tonight
at the "Clay by the Bay."
of Racing Nightly Results from Golden Isles
2, 2019) Another $12,000 payday was on the line with the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight in the 'Super Bowl of Racing'
finale at Golden Isles Speedway. A stout 37 car field signed into
the pit area at the Brunswick, Georgia-area oval and a large crowd
was on hand to witness all of the ground-pounding action. Jason
Jameson timed in eleventh quickest in Group A during qualifying
before placing sixth in his stacked heat race. After grabbing the
third and final transfer spot through his B-Main, Jason streaked
past eleven competitors during the 50-lapper to score a solid tenth
(February 1, 2019) The 2019 edition of the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series season got underway tonight in the 'Super
Bowl of Racing' opener at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick,
Georgia. Most of the $12,000 to win racing program was completed
this evening, but the final B-Main and the 50-lap headliner were
pushed to Saturday afternoon after inclement weather struck the
southern Georgia speedplant. Jason Jameson, wheeling the #12 Swartz
car for Justin Rattliff Racing, did not record a time during the
qualifying session prior to running fifth in his heat race and winning
his B-Main. After starting seventeenth in Saturday's daytime main
event, Jason was involved in a lap 20 incident and wound up placing
seventeenth in the final finishing order.