Rod and R.J. Conley Slated to
Open Up 2017 Season in Spring 50
26, 2017) After several months away from the
racetrack, the Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) teams are itching
to get back to slinging dirt and starting their respective 2017
campaigns. For Rod and R.J. Conley, it looks like Saturday,
March 11 will be their season opener at Florence Speedway in
Union, Kentucky. The 41st Annual 'Spring 50' will be held on
that date and a $5,000 payday will be on the line. From there,
Delmas Conley will join his sons the following Friday evening,
March 17 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio for a $10,000 to win
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series shootout. You can view the
confirmed schedule dates for the respective #71 teams by clicking
on the SCHEDULES
page of the website! (Michael Hamilton Photo)
Conley Motorsports, Inc. Closes
Out 2016 Season in Florence's Fall 50
23, 2016) Rod Conley closed out the 2016 campaign
for the Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) teams on Saturday evening,
October 22 at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky.
The annual running of the 'Fall 50' was held at the Cincinnati-area
venue and a $5,000 winner's check was on the line. Rod won his
heat race in preliminary action and later started the 50-lapper
from the inside of the second row. The Wheelersburg, Ohio ace
fought a tight racecar during the 'Fall 50' and eventually wound
up ninth in the final finishing order. Complete results from
the season-ending trip to Florence Speedway can be viewed by
clicking on www.florencespeedway.com.
Rod Conley Nabs Top Ten in $100,000
Dirt Track World Championship at PRP!
16, 2016) Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) ventured
to the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on
October 14-15 for the 36th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship,'
which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
and attracted 80 competitors to vie for the whopping $100,000
winner's share. The unique format for the crown jewel spectacular
started with two sets of heat races on Friday evening. Rod Conley
enjoyed the best weekend of the three CMI drivers in attendance,
as he won his first heat race prior to winding up fifth in his
second prelim. After amassing the eleventh most passing points
during preliminary action to automatically transfer into Saturday's
100-lap DTWC, Rod placed tenth in the final rundown of the extra-distance
R.J. Conley finished sixth in his first heat race and second
in his final heat race prior to scoring the victory in his B-Main
on Saturday night. Unfortunately, his nose folded under early
in the 'Dirt Track World Championship' and he was forced to
retire in the twenty-sixth position. Delmas Conley - the patriarch
of the racing Conley clan - was unable to transfer into the
$100,000 to win main event after running eighth in his first
heat race, fourth in his second heat race, and eighteenth in
his B-Main. Full results from PRP can be accessed online at
Delmas Conley Returns to Atomic
Speedway Victory Lane for $4,000 Windfall!!!
9, 2016) Delmas Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio,
recorded his second straight Short Track Auto Racing Series
(STARS) triumph at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Saturday
night, October 8! Delmas won his heat race in preliminary action
and later started the headliner from the pole position. The
Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer then paced the stout field for
all forty circuits to bag the $4,000 payday over Rod Conley,
Eddie Carrier, Jr., R.J. Conley, and Greggie Oliver! Delmas,
who is 74 years young, now has five feature wins to his credit
during the course of his 2016 campaign!
Rod ran second in his heat race and moved up from the third
starting spot to bag the impressive runner-up showing. R.J.
experienced transponder issues during qualifying and did not
record an official time prior to climbing up to third in his
heat race and fourth in the 'Fall 40' feature event. Earlier
in the weekend, "Hot Rod" won his heat race on Friday
evening at Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio and later posted
an eighth place performance in the $3,000 to win 'Harvest 50,'
which was also sanctioned by the STARS Series. Complete results
from both Buckeye State facilities can be accessed online at
(Michael Hamilton Photo)
Delmas Conley Capitalizes for
$3,000 STARS Win; Rod Conley Atomic Track Champ!
2, 2016) Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) ventured
north to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Saturday evening,
October 1 for a Short Track Auto Racing Series (STARS) showdown.
Delmas, Rod, and R.J. Conley all showed speed in the single
day program, but Delmas was able to come out on top to score
the $3,000 windfall. The 74-year-old Hall of Famer ran second
in his heat race, but was in position to take the victory in
the headliner when his son Rod came up lame on the final turn
of the last circuit. Delmas swooped in to steal the win with
Rod Conley, Greggie Oliver, Billy Gullion, and Chris Shannon
following his famed #71 machine to the checkers!
Rod won his heat race in preliminary action and controlled
the field through much of the feature event. A broken yoke on
the transmission was his downfall on the final lap, but his
runner-up effort secured him the 2016 Track Championship at
Atomic Speedway! R.J. clicked off the fastest lap of the 21
entrants during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors and also
won his heat race. The Wheelersburg, Ohio standout was then
leading early in the feature distance when he suffered a flat
tire, but later charged back into the top five before a broken
rim eventually caused him to retire from the attrition-filled
contest in the sixth position. Complete results from Saturday
at Atomic Speedway can be viewed online at www.atomicspeedway.net.
(Michael Hamilton Photo)
R.J. Conley Captures Third Checkered
Flag of 2016 Season Saturday at PRP!
25, 2016) R.J. Conley racked up his third feature
win of the 2016 racing season on Saturday evening, September
24 at the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio!
R.J. timed in second quickest overall during the qualifying
session and later picked up the win in the fast dash. After
starting the weekly Super Late Model feature from the pole position,
R.J. led from flag-to-flag to record the $2,000 triumph over
Jackie Boggs, Delmas Conley, Kenny Christy, and Jason Montgomery.
Delmas, the patriarch of the racing Conley clan, ran second
in his heat race prior to advancing up to third to earn the
podium effort in the main event.
Rod Conley traveled to Ohio Valley Speedway in Lubeck, West
Virginia on Saturday night for the annual running of the 'Gibby's
Dirt Track Racing Nation King Championship.' The AMRA Super
Late Model special boasted a $5,000 top prize. Rod clicked off
the seventh fastest lap overall during time trials before running
second in his heat race. "Hot Rod" then enjoyed a
top five performance in the 40-lap headliner, as he drove his
#71r machine to a solid fourth place showing behind only feature
winner Corey Conley, Freddie Carpenter, and Eddie Carrier, Jr.
Complete results from both venues can be accessed online at
(Mark Bias Photo)
Delmas Conley Battles Back for
Top Ten at PRP; Rod Conley Sees Rain...
(September 18, 2016) Delmas
Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, invaded the nearby Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday evening, September
17 for a $2,000 to win weekly Super Late Model showdown. Delmas
ran third in his heat race before getting involved in an incident
during the feature event. The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer
then rallied from the back of the pack to salvage a seventh
place effort at PRP. His son Rod Conley unloaded a new XR1 Rocket
racecar on Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio and promptly
set Fast Time in qualifying prior to winning his heat race.
Unfortunately, the $1,500 to win headliner at the former K-C
Raceway was nixed by inclement weather. Full results from the
completed show at PRP can be accessed online at www.portsraceway.com.
R.J. Conley Wins Heat Race to
Advance into 46th Annual World 100!
11, 2016) The "Biggest Dirt Race in the
World" took center stage for Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI)
over the September 8-10 weekend on the hallowed high-banks of
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, as the 46th version of the
'World 100' drew a healthy 108 car field. The three-day crown
jewel showdown at the 1/2-mile, Darke County speedplant started
with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs.
On Thursday night, R.J. Conley won his heat race prior to winding
up twenty-fourth in the final rundown of the 25-lap sprint.
At the "Big E" on Friday evening, R.J. placed third
in his heat race and eleventh in the 25-lapper.
When Saturday arrived in the Buckeye State, the stakes were
significantly heightened, as each of the competitors were focused
on the whopping $49,000 winner's check and the famed globe trophy.
R.J. scored an impressive victory in the first heat race and
later rolled off from the outside of the third row for the start
of the 100-lap headliner. The Wheelersburg, Ohio hotshoe ran
amongst the top ten early in the distance before eventually
settling for a twenty-first place performance in this year's
edition of the 'World 100.' Delmas Conley - the patriarch of
the Conley racing clan - was also in action at Eldora, but was
unfortunately unable to crack the starting grid for each of
his three feature events. Complete results from the extended
weekend can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Rod Conley Lands in Top Five
of Pepsi 60 River Days Rumble at Portsmouth!
4, 2016) The Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI)
teams were out in full force on Saturday evening, September
3 at the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio,
as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series roared into the Buckeye
State to preside over the annual running of the 'Pepsi 60 River
Days Rumble.' Rod Conley had the best night of the Conley clan,
as he wound up inside of the top five in the $12,000 to win
program. Rod timed in tenth quickest in Group A prior to grabbing
the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After
rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in the 60-lap feature
event, "Hot Rod" stormed past six competitors en route
to a strong fifth place showing behind only race winner Jonathan
Davenport, Dennis Erb, Jr., Tim McCreadie, and Earl Pearson,
R.J. Conley finished seventh in his heat race, but later earned
the third and final transfer position through his consolation
event. After starting the 'Pepsi 60 River Days Rumble' from
the inside of the eleventh row, R.J. blitzed through the talented
field to secure a steady ninth place effort. Delmas Conley ran
fifth in his heat race before taking the victory in his B-Main.
After being involved in an early tangle in the headliner, Delmas
wound up retiring with damage and placed twenty-first in the
final finishing order. Full results from PRP over the weekend
can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Delmas and Rod Conley Land in
Top Five in Events at Atomic and PRP
(August 28, 2016) Delmas
and Rod Conley ventured to weekly Super Late Model events at
Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio and Atomic Speedway
in Alma, Ohio respectively on Saturday evening, August 27 and
both walked away with top five efforts. At PRP, Delmas ran fourth
in his heat race prior to moving past four competitors during
the $2,000 to win A-Main en route to a solid third place podium
performance behind only winner Nick Bocook and runner-up Robbie
Lewis. On Saturday at Atomic, Rod placed second in his heat
race and fourth in the $1,500 to win headliner behind only victor
Jackie Boggs, Jason Montgomery, and Billy Gullion. Complete
results from both Buckeye State venues can be accessed online
Conley Motorsports, Inc. Busy
in Weekend Specials at Moler and PRP
(August 22, 2016) The
Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) teams geared up for a pair of
unsanctioned Super Late Model specials over the August 19-21
weekend in their home state of Ohio. On Friday night at Moler
Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio, brothers Rod and R.J. Conley
vied for the $3,500 top prize in the annual running of the 'Ike
Moler Memorial.' R.J. won his heat race in preliminary action
and later ran sixth in the headliner to finish behind only winner
Brandon Sheppard, Devin Gilpin, Jackie Boggs, Devin Moran, and
Duane Chamberlain. Rod placed second in his heat race before
slipping to seventh at the checkers of the 'Ike Moler Memorial.'
Following a rain-out on Saturday evening at Portsmouth Raceway
Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, the 22nd edition of the 'Fred Dillow
Memorial' took center stage at PRP starting Sunday afternoon.
Delmas Conley, the patriarch of the racing Conley clan, posted
the fifth quickest lap in qualifying prior to running third
in the fast dash and fifth in the $5,000 to win main event behind
only feature winner Devin Moran, Tyler Carpenter, Jackie Boggs,
and Dustin Linville. Rod finished fifth in his stacked heat
race and won his B-Main before eventually winding up fourteenth
in the final rundown of the 40-lapper. R.J. placed second in
his heat race, but was an early retiree in the 'Fred Dillow
Memorial' and was paid for an eighteenth place performance.
Complete results from both Moler and PRP can be found online
R.J. Conley Tackles Huge $80,000
Weekend at Florence Speedway...
14, 2016) R.J. Conley and his #71c team traveled
to the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August
11-13 for both the rain-postponed 'Ralph Latham Memorial' and
the 34th Annual 'North/South 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series presided over the huge three-day weekend in the
Cincinnati-area, as a whopping $80,000 in first place prize
money was up for grabs. On Thursday night, R.J. timed in sixth
quickest in Group B during qualifying for the 'Ralph Latham
Memorial' prior to running second in his loaded heat race. After
starting the $30,000 to win headliner from the outside of the
sixth row, R.J. moved forward early in the 75-lapper before
eventually winding up right where he started... in the twelfth
At Florence on Friday evening, a set of double heat races kicked
off the 'North/South 100' portion of the weekend. R.J. placed
eighth in his first heat race and second in his final prelim
of the night. When Saturday rolled around at the undersized
1/2-mile speedplant, the Wheelersburg, Ohio ace finished fourth
in his B-Main and twelfth in the $2,500 to win Non-Qualifiers
Race. Unfortunately, R.J. was unable to transfer into the $50,000
to win 'North/South 100,' which was ultimately won by Bobby
Pierce. Complete results from the long weekend at Florence can
be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Third Feature Win of 2016 for
Delmas Conley Comes Saturday at PRP!
7, 2016) Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Delmas
Conley recorded his third feature victory of the 2016 campaign
on Saturday evening, August 6 at the nearby Portsmouth Raceway
Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! Delmas won his heat race in preliminary
action and later came out on top of the weekly Super Late Model
feature event to lay claim to the $2,000 payday. Finishing behind
his #71 machine at the checkered flag were Nick Bocook, Robbie
Lewis, Kenny Christy, and Josh Bocook!
Rod Conley was the only other Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI)
driver in action over the weekend, as he ventured north to Atomic
Speedway in Alma, Ohio for a $1,500 to win weekly program. Rod
ran third in his heat race and also placed third in the main
event. "Hot Rod" trailed only victor Jason Montgomery
and runner-up Mark Frazier when he flashed underneath of the
checkers. Complete results from both Buckeye State venues can
be viewed online at www.portsraceway.com
(Tyler Carr Photo)
"Hot Rod" Captures
STARS Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week Championship!
1, 2016) "Hot Rod" Conley captured
the 2016 STARS Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week Championship recently
following a consistent final four races on the miniseries! From
July 27-31, Rod racked up a trio of Top Five performances while
adding one additional Top Ten effort. The Wheelersburg, Ohio
standout ran third on Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Alma,
Ohio behind Jackie Boggs and Devin Moran, seventh on Thursday
at Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, third again on Saturday
at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio behind Jackie Boggs and brother
R.J. Conley, and fifth in Sunday's finale at Brushcreek Motorsports
Complex in Peebles, Ohio. In the seven STARS Buckeye Late Model
Dirt Week events held over the past two weeks, Rod never finished
out of the Top Ten and parlayed that consistency into winning
the series Championship by fifteen markers!
R.J. Conley also posted a couple of strong showings on the
miniseries tour, as he set Fast Time, won his heat race, and
finished fifth on Wednesday at Atomic (OH) Speedway and led
early in the $5,000 to win main event on Saturday at Atomic
before claiming the impressive runner-up behind Boggs. Delmas
Conley, the patriarch of the racing Conley clan, unfortunately
got into an incident in Wednesday's Atomic program and was placed
twentieth in the final finishing order. The Dirt Late Model
Hall of Famer was also in action on Saturday evening in a $2,000
to win weekly show at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth,
Ohio, but folded his nose under while battling for the lead
in the feature and retired in the fifteenth position. Complete
results from the action-packed week in the Buckeye State can
be found by logging onto www.starslm.com
(Kristina Dingus Photo)