Three CMI Drivers Transfer into
Inaugural $50k Buckeye Nationals!
15, 2016) Delmas, Rod, and R.J. Conley all trekked
to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on May 13-14 for the inaugural
running of the 'Buckeye Nationals.' The Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series presided over the two-day extravaganza, which boasted
a whopping $50,000 payday and drew a stellar field of 49 entrants.
On Friday night during preliminary action, R.J. qualified third
quickest in Group A and Rod timed in fifth fastest in Group
B, while Delmas laid down the fourteenth best time in Group
A. All three Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) drivers then advanced
into the main event through their respective heat races, as
R.J. and Delmas finished second and Rod brought home a third
place prelim performance.
When the 75-lap headliner went green on Saturday evening, each
of the three Wheelersburg, Ohio pilots had their sights solely
set on the lucrative $50k winner's check. At the end of the
action-packed race, "Hot Rod" was the lone CMI driver
on the track and he crossed underneath the checkers in the thirteenth
position. R.J. and Delmas both retired prematurely and finished
twentieth and twenty-fourth respectively in the final rundown
of the 'Buckeye Nationals.' Complete results from Atomic Speedway
can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Conley Motorsports, Inc. Busy
in Weekend Events Across Southern Ohio
(May 8, 2016) The
Conley Motorsports, Inc. teams invaded a trio of different facilities
in the Buckeye State over the May 6-7 weekend and were able
to walk away with a couple of Top Five performances. On Friday
night, Rod Conley tackled the Legendary Hilltop Speedway in
Marietta, Ohio where a $3,000 top prize was on the line in an
AMRA/STARS Late Model Alliance showdown. "Hot Rod"
placed fourth in his heat race prior to finishing tenth in the
final rundown of the main event. His brother R.J. Conley traveled
down the road to a weekly Super Late Model show at Southern
Ohio Speedway in Wheelersburg, Ohio on Friday and emerged with
a third place effort in the $1,500 to win headliner after storming
from the tail due to a flat tire in his heat race.
At Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Saturday evening, the annual
running of the 'Dan Reno Memorial' took place and a $3,622 winner's
check was up for grabs. Rod qualified well and won the dash
to earn the pole position for the 36-lapper. After leading the
early stages of the unsanctioned race, Rod wound up fourth at
the checkers behind only winner Devin Moran, Freddie Carpenter,
and Duane Chamberlain. Delmas Conley clicked off the fastest
lap during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors prior to finishing
sixth in the fast dash and seventh in the 'Dan Reno Memorial.'
Full results from all three tracks can be found online at www.legendaryhilltopspeedway.com,
R.J. Conley Pockets $2,000 for
Emotional Charlie Floyd Memorial Benefit Win!
30, 2016) R.J. Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio,
scored his first victory of the young 2016 racing season on
Friday evening, April 29 in the 'Charlie Floyd Memorial Benefit'
race at the nearby Southern Ohio Speedway! R.J. earned Fast
Time honors in qualifying for the AMRA/STARS Late Model Alliance
show and later took the win in heat race action. After starting
the 25-lapper from the pole position, R.J. led each and every
circuit en route to the emotional $2,000 triumph over Stephen
Breeding, Kevin Wagner, Mark Frazier, and Robbie Lewis! Complete
results from Southern Ohio Speedway can be obtained by clicking
(Tyler Carr Photo)
Rod and R.J. Conley Land in Top
Five at Atomic Speedway!
24, 2016) The Conley Motorsports, Inc. team
was in the pit area at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Saturday
night, April 23 for a weekly Super Late Model program, which
boasted a $2,250 winner's check. R.J. Conley posted the quickest
lap in qualifying aboard his new XR1 Rocket Chassis to earn
Fast Time honors and later placed third in his heat race. After
starting the headliner from the inside of the fourth row, R.J.
was able to drive past a couple of competitors on his way to
a fifth place showing.
His brother Rod Conley ran second in his heat race and also
found himself in the top five at the conclusion of the main
event. "Hot Rod" wound up fourth in the final finishing
order behind only race winner Devin Moran, Duane Chamberlain,
and Eddie Carrier, Jr. Delmas Conley was also in action at Atomic
Speedway over the weekend and finished second in his heat race
before running into issues during the feature and retiring in
the nineteenth position. Complete results from Saturday evening
can be accessed by clicking on www.atomicspeedway.net.
Conley Motorsports, Inc. Litters
the Top Five at Moler and Atomic!
(April 17, 2016) Brothers
Rod and R.J. Conley ventured to Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg,
Ohio on Friday night, April 15 for a $3,000 to win Ultimate
Battle of the Bluegrass Series showdown. R.J. ran third in heat
race action and later passed four competitors during the A-Main
en route to a strong fourth place performance behind only winner
Devin Moran, Duane Chamberlain, and Dustin Linville. Rod placed
fourth in his heat race and hung around the top ten during the
feature event before eventually claiming a solid tenth place
The patriarch of the Conley racing family - Delmas Conley -
then joined his sons on Saturday evening, April 16 at Atomic
Speedway in Alma, Ohio. R.J. set Fast Time during the qualifying
session, won his heat race, and later led the opening laps of
the $2,250 to win main event before settling for an impressive
runner-up showing behind only winner Jason Montgomery. Rod experienced
mechanical woes during his heat race, but passed ten competitors
during the headliner on his way to a fourth place finish. Delmas
won his heat race and battled early for the lead in the feature
before settling for a fifth place payout at the pay window.
Complete results from both racetracks can be found online at
R.J. Conley Fourth in Johnny
Salyer / Roger Breeding Memorial at 201
3, 2016) R.J. Conley was the lone Conley Motorsports,
Inc. driver to turn a wheel over the weekend, as his #71c team
rolled into 201 Speedway in Sitka, Kentucky on Saturday, April
2 for the annual running of the 'Johnny Salyer / Roger Breeding
Memorial.' The Super Late Model special in the Commonwealth
of Kentucky was unsanctioned and boasted a $3,000 top prize.
R.J. clicked off the third quickest lap during the qualifying
session and later placed fourth in the fast dash. After rolling
off from the outside of the second row in the 30-lap main event,
R.J. climbed to as high as second and battled Tim Dohm for the
lead late in the distance. After an unsuccessful bid for the
point took him out of the preferred racing groove, the Wheelersburg,
Ohio ace slipped back to fourth at the checkers behind only
winner Dohm, Josh Hall, and Eddie Carrier, Jr. Complete results
can be obtained by clicking on www.201speedway.net.
Delmas Conley Records First Feature
Win of 2016 Season at Atomic Speedway!
27, 2016) The ageless wonder Delmas Conley,
who recently turned 74 years young on March 18, picked up his
first Super Late Model feature victory of the young 2016 campaign
on Saturday evening, March 26 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio!
Delmas won his heat race in preliminary action to earn the pole
position for the weekly feature event. The Wheelersburg, Ohio
Hall of Famer then paced the field from flag-to-flag in the
A-Main to bag the $2,250 payday over Nick Latham, Rod Conley,
Jason Montgomery, and Zack Dohm! Rod, who ran second in his
heat race, moved up one spot to finish on the podium in the
third position. Complete results from Atomic Speedway can be
accessed by clicking on www.atomicspeedway.net.
(Michael Hamilton Productions)
Conley's Start 2016 Campaign
with Buckeye Spring 50 at Atomic Speedway
19, 2016) The Conley Motorsports, Inc. teams
lifted the lid to their 2016 racing season on Friday evening,
March 18 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. The Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series roared into the Chillicothe area to preside
over the 'Buckeye Spring 50,' which boasted a $10,000 winner's
check and attracted a huge fifty car field. While Delmas and
J.T. Conley were unable to transfer into the 50-lap feature
event, brothers Rod and R.J. Conley did put their respective
#71 machines into the starting field.
Rod posted the thirteenth quickest time in Group B during the
qualifying session and later grabbed the third and final transfer
position through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside
of the seventh row in the A-Main, "Hot Rod" eventually
wound up twentieth in the final rundown of the caution-free
affair. R.J. clicked off the second fastest lap in Group B during
time trials before placing fourth in his heat race and second
in his B-Main. The Wheelersburg, Ohio ace then worked past five
competitors during the 50-lapper on his way to a seventeenth
place showing. Complete results from the 'Buckeye Spring 50'
can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.