Late Blown Tire Costs Rod Conley
in Muskingum County's Season Opener...
21, 2017) Rod Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio,
and his #71r race team made the trek north to Muskingum County
Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio on Saturday evening, May 20. The
track's season opener was held last night and a $2,000 winner's
check was on the line in the unsanctioned Super Late Model event.
Rod had a strong run going in the A-Main and was up to the second
spot late in the distance, but unfortunately blew out a right
rear tire. Significant right side and deck damage from the blown
tire caused "Hot Rod" to retire his XR1 Rocket Chassis
from the race and he was unable to be around at the drop of
the checkered flag. He was the lone Conley Motorsports, Inc.
(CMI) driver in action over the May 19-20 weekend, as Delmas
and R.J. Conley both enjoyed the weekend away from the racetrack.
Full results from last night at Muskingum County Speedway can
be accessed online at www.muskingumcountyspeedway.com.
Hall of Famer Delmas Conley Reaches
Victory Lane for First Time in 2017!
14, 2017) The patriarch of the racing Conley
family - Delmas Conley - laid claim to his first victory of
the 2017 campaign on Saturday evening, May 13 at Atomic Speedway
in Alma, Ohio! Delmas won his heat race in preliminary action
and later led each and every circuit of the weekly 25-lap Super
Late Model show to pocket the $2,000 top prize. The 75-year-old
Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer beat son Rod Conley, Steve Casebolt,
Jackie Boggs, and Jeremy Berwanger to the checkered flag! Rod
placed second in his heat race prior to moving up one position
in the feature en route to the strong runner-up performance
behind his ageless father.
On Friday night, May 12, brothers Rod and R.J. Conley were
both in the pit area at Midway Speedway in Crooksville, Ohio
for the unsanctioned 'King of Hillbilly Hill,' which boasted
a $5,000 payday. R.J. ran third in his heat race before blasting
past seven competitors during the 40-lapper on his way to an
impressive runner-up showing behind only race winner Devin Moran.
"Hot Rod" also finished third in heat race action,
but was collected in a wreck during the headliner that dropped
him to thirteenth in the final finishing order. Full results
from both Buckeye State venues can be accessed online on the
Midway Speedway Facebook page and www.atomicspeedway.net.
(Stephen Wright Photo)
Delmas and Rod Conley Tackle
Dan Reno Memorial at Atomic Speedway
7, 2017) The father-son duo of Delmas and Rod
Conley ventured about an hour north to Atomic Speedway in Alma,
Ohio on Saturday evening, May 6 for the 9th edition of the 'Dan
Reno Memorial.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model special boasted
a $2,022 winner's check and a myriad of other bonuses. Delmas
won his heat race in preliminary action and led early in the
main event. At the checkers, the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer
settled for a third place podium showing behind only race winner
Jason Montgomery and runner-up Eddie Carrier, Jr. Rod placed
second in his heat race prior to knocking down a sixth place
effort in the 25-lap headliner. Full results from the annual
'Dan Reno Memorial' can be viewed online by clicking on www.atomicspeedway.net.
Brothers Rod and R.J. Conley
Battle Lucas Oil Foes in Buckeye Spring 50
21, 2017) Brothers Rod and R.J. Conley rolled
back north to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Thursday evening,
April 20 for the annual running of the 'Buckeye Spring 50.'
The cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series invaded
the former K-C Raceway and a $10,000 winner's check was up for
grabs. R.J. timed in ninth quickest in Group A during the qualifying
session prior to running second in his loaded heat race. Rod,
on the other hand, laid down the seventh fastest lap in Group
B during time trials and later grabbed the fourth and final
transfer spot through his heat race. However, both Conley Motorsports,
Inc. (CMI) drivers were hampered by a soft tire selection in
the 50-lap headliner, which helped drop Rod to nineteenth in
the final finishing order and R.J. to twenty-first at the pay
window following the race. Full results from the 'Buckeye Spring
50' can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
Conley's on Podium in $2,500
to win Jim Dunn Qualifier at Atomic Speedway
16, 2017) Conley Motorsports, Inc. was in the
pit area at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Saturday evening,
April 15 for a 'Jim Dunn Qualifier.' The unsanctioned Super
Late Model special boasted a $2,500 winner's check. Rod Conley
timed in second quickest during the qualifying session prior
to running second in both his heat race and the caution-free
main event. "Hot Rod," who fell back early in the
feature distance, advanced back up to the runner-up position
to trail only victor Jackie Boggs at the checkers. Hall of Famer
Delmas Conley earned Fast Time honors during qualifying at the
former K-C Raceway before finishing second in his heat race
and third in the headliner. Complete results from the 'Jim Dunn
Qualifier' can be accessed by clicking on www.atomicspeedway.net.
(Michael Hamilton Photo)
R.J. Conley Cashes $2,000 Win
at Atomic Speedway; Conley's Fill Podium!
26, 2017) R.J. Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio,
kicked off his 2017 campaign in victorious fashion on Friday
evening, March 24 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio! R.J. swept
the night's racing activities at the former K-C Raceway, as
he set Fast Time during the qualifying session, won his heat
race, and later led all 25 circuits of the weekly Super Late
Model main event. At the conclusion of the feature distance,
R.J. was ahead of Rod Conley, Delmas Conley, Nick Latham, and
Eddie Carrier, Jr. to pocket the $2,000 windfall. Rod and Delmas
both finished second in their respective heat races before giving
Conley Motorsports, Inc. a podium sweep in the A-Main!
The #71r team of Rod Conley then ventured to the venerable
Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Saturday night, March
25 for the annual running of the 'Spring 50.' He qualified well
and won his heat race in preliminary action to earn the pole
position for the 50-lap feature event, which boasted a $5,000
payday. "Hot Rod" fought brake issues throughout the
distance and eventually slid back to fourteenth in the final
finishing order. Complete results from both venues can be accessed
online at www.atomicspeedway.net